The city of Ajmer is located in the state of Rajasthan, India & about
130 km from Jaipur. The city was founded in 1100 AD by Aijpal Chauhan &
was the political, religious & the administrative centre for Rajput &
Muslim rulers. It is bounded by the Ana Sagar Lake on one side & hills
of Aravali range on the other.
Hindi & Urdu are the major languages spoken by the people.
The climate of Ajmer is hot. In summer the maxium temperature goes up to 45
degrees C & winters are cooler. The best time to visit is in winter i.e
from November to February.
Attraction in Ajmer
Ajmer is famous as a pilgrimage site & it has several historic
monuments of Mughal era like Dargah or tomb, fort, palaces, mosque &
Khwaja Mauinuddin Chisti Mosque - It is the most important Muslim
pilgrimage site in India. This was constructed by Mughal ruler Humayun &
it is the tomb of sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti.
Akbar's Palace :
This built by Akbar in 1570 which is now
converted into a museum & houses a large variety of stone sculptures,
paintings & weapons.
Taragarh Fort :
It was built by Ajayapal Chauhan on a
hill in 1100 AD & also known as the Star Fort. It gives a superb view of
Nasiyan Jain Temple :
It is located on the Prithvi Raj
Road. It has a series of wodden figures from Jain mythology which represents
the Jain concepts.
Ana Sagar Lake :
This was an artificial lake constructed
by King Anaji located to the north of Ajmer. On the bank of the lake there
is a beautiful park named Daulat Bagh Gardens which was set up by emperor
How to get there
Ajmer can be easily accessed through air, train or road. It lies 130 km
south-west of Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan.
The nearest airport is at Jaipur which is 138 km
from Ajmer & from there, buses & trains are available.
It is well connected to the major cities of India
through rail network. One can get direct train to Ajmer from Delhi, Jaipur,
Ahmedabad, Udaipur & Mumbai.
There are regular bus services from Delhi,
Rajasthan, Gujarat & also from other important cities.