Ajmer is a renowned holy destination of both Hindus and Muslims, nuzzled at the base of Aravali mountain ranges. The historical city was established during the period of Ajaipal Chauhan, the great king of Chauhan dynasty in the year of 1100 AD. It is a wonderful witness for the secular nature of India. It is naturally blessed with astonishing beauty and flanked by magnificent mountains on all sides. The literal meaning of this city is ‘Invincible Hill’ and it was previously called as Ajaimeru and then coined as Ajmer. One can find a remarkable synthesis of traditions and culture of Hindus and Sufi. The entire region played an important role in the history of Rajasthan. It is a vital state indeed tactically and politically as well. Excellent silver jewellery and artifacts are much famous in Ajmer. The majestic lake, comforting greenery, magnificent peaks, historical monuments and elegant Mugal style mansions are the highlighting features of Ajmer.
Places to visit
Red Temple (Nasiyan Jain Temple)
It is a popular temple and an architectural marvel in Ajmer which grabs visitors from far and wide. It is dedicated to first Theerthankara of Jains.
It is adjacent to Jain temple. It is a famous spot and the construction of the mosque was took only two and a half days. It is a perfect blend of Hindu Muslim architecture.
Ana Sagar, Dargah Sharif, Durga Bag, Kishangarh, Akbar’s Palace and Museum, Abdullah Khan’s Tomb, Targarh Fort, Ropangarh Fort, Ajaipal and Foy Sagar are other popular destinations in Ajmer.
How to reach Ajmer
Sanganer airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport, located at a distance of 132 km from Ajmer.
Ajmer has its own railway junction and well connected to all major cities of India.
All main cities of Rajasthan are well connected to Ajmer by plenty of state and private bus services.
In summer 26-41 C and in winter 8-20 C and best visited from October to March.