Ajmer Tourism, Rajasthan

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About Ajmer - Rajasthan Tourism


Ajmer, located at a distance of 135 km from Jaipur, is a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, which is frequented by pilgrims from all religion. The most popular tourist attraction in Ajmer is the Dargah Sharif tomb of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. This city is a perfect example of religious harmony existing in India, with visitors from all religions including Hindus and Muslims, along with Bollywood film stars and business tycoons coming to the dargah. Ajmer is also a big centre of education in Rajasthan state with some highly popular educational institutions including Mayo college based out of here. The natural beauty of this city is also worth mentioning surrounded by the Aravalli hills. 

Ajmer has a very unique tradition and culture mix that has developed with time and long history of dynasties that have ruled the city including the Rajputs, East India company, Mughals, and Scindias. Summer can very hot in Rajasthan and the best time to visit this place is between the months of October to March. The other important places to visit in Ajmer are Anasagar lake - a man made lake, Ajmer fort, Sai Baba temple, Old Rangji temple, and Rajputana museum

Tourists also visit Ajmer to travel to the small town of Pushkar that is popular for its Brahma temple, which is the only Brahma temple in world and the Pushkar fair. Pushkar is located at a distance of 14 km from Ajmer. The Pushkar fair is very popular among both domestic and international travelers. The Pushkar lake is very sacred and thousand of Hindus visit the lake in the month of Kartik (October to November) to take a dip in holy lake. 


History of Ajmer - Rajasthan Tourism

Ajmer, formerly known as Ajaya-meru, was founded in the late 7th century by Dushyant Chauhan from the  Chauhan dynasty. Till the 12th century, this city remained the main center of the Chauhan dynasty. Thereafter, Ajmer was conquered by Muhammad Ghauri, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, in the year 1193. Later, the city was the abode of the Mughal emperors.

In 18th century, it was under the rule of the Marathas and enjoyed stable governance post this period. Under the British Raj, Ajmer was governed by an Agent to the Governor General overseeing Rajputana. After independence in 1947, Ajmer retained its position as a centrally administrated state under a Chief Commissioner for some time. On November 1, 1956, it was merged into Rajasthan state.

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