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Tourist Places in Ajmer

Ajmer is located at a distance of 135 km from Jaipur. A famous Muslim pilgrimage center of India, Ajmer is also a popular tourist attraction. The city was founded by Raja Ajaypal Chauhan in the early 7th century AD. Ajmer is famous for housing the Dargah-e-Sharif (tomb) of Khawaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, a revered Sufi saint of the 12th century AD. 

The Dargah of Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja Sharif is at the foot of a barren hill. The shrine is next only to Mecca and Medina for the Muslims of South Asia. It is said that Akbar used to make a pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra once a year. The saint's tomb with a splendid marble dome is in the center of the second courtyard, which is surrounded by a silver platform. The place is one of the largest crowd puller of Rajasthan and has played a pivotal role in the development of the Tours to Ajmer. There is another mosque in the courtyard built by Shahjahan, the most marvelous of all the sanctums within the sanctuary of the Dargah.Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra is a remarkable structure, a masterpiece of Indo-Islamic architecture located on the outskirts, of the city, just beyond the Dargah. As the legend goes, its construction took two and a half days (Adhai-Din) to complete. It was originally a Sanskrit college, built within a temple. In 1193 A.D. Mohhamed Ghauri conquered Ajmer and converted the building into a mosque by adding a seven arched wall in front of the pillared hall in just two-and-half days (adhai-din) and hence the name. Ajmer also has a Jain Temple, Nasiyan Temple in red color built in 1865. The wooden gilt in the double storeyed hall exhibits images from the Jain mythology, describing the ancient Jain concepts.

Taragarh Fort: The 7th century Taragarh Fort (Star Fort) was built by Ajaipal Chauhan, the founder of the city of Ajmer. Perched on a high hill, the fort offers a breathtaking view of Ajmer city.

Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra: The Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra is a small and beautiful mosque, situated on the outskirts of Ajmer. Built by Alauddin Khilji, a Delhi Sultant king, it's one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. The mosque is built on pillars and surprisingly no two pillars are alike. Its archways and the pillars are finely engraved with Kufi and Jughra inscriptions from the holy Quran. 

Ana Sagar Lake: A beautiful artificial lake, Ana Sagar Lake was built by Anaji between 1135-1150 AD. Later the Mughal Emperors made additional constructions to beautify the Lake. While the Baradari, a beautiful marble pavilion, was built by Shah Jahan, Jahangir added the Daulat Bagh Gardens.

How to Reach Ajmer

By Air: The nearest airport from Ajmer is Jaipur at 138 kms. Regular flights reaching Jaipur will help you reach Ajmer easily with the various rail and road services. 

By Rail: Ajmer has a good rail network, connecting the cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Abu Road and Jodhpur by regular rail services. Two of the best trains of the Indian Railways, Pink City Express and Shatabdi Express link Ajmer to Delhi and Jaipur. 

By Road: Road network is extensive and worthy of praise. Regular bus services run from Ajmer to main destinations around. Distances from the chief tourist centres are: 


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