Best tourist Places in Ajmer : Exploring the land of Khawaja Gareeb Nawaj

Best tourist Places in Ajmer : Exploring the land of Khawaja Gareeb Nawaj
10 Jun, 2024

The city of Ajmer is surrounded by Aravali ranges, the city well known for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti, which makes Ajmer an important place of Islamic pilgrimage in the world. Situated at a distance of 130 km from Jaipur and 14 kms from Pushkar.


Ajmer has the exquisite Mughal architecture set in a vibe of spirituality. The city is also very famous for its religious spot for Jains because of Golden Jain Temple. Most of travelers visiting Pushkar stop at Ajmer. Ajmer has also been selected as one of the heritage cities for the HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) scheme of the Government of India.


Apart from Ajmer Sharif Dargah and The Jain Temple, there are some other tourist attractions in Ajmer like the Adhai Din ka Jhopra, Ana Sagar Lake, Foy Sagar Lake, Ajmer Government Museum and Taragarh Fort are some of them.


Ana Sagar Lake


The Ana Sagar Lake is located at just 13 kms of the city, Ana Sagar Lake is a amazing artificial lake and the best visited during the sunsets when the views are extraordinarily marvelous.


The Lake is surrounded by Daulat Bagh Gardens, which is a magnificent garden full of vast open spaces and lush greenery, and the Khobra Behroon temple are two popular tourist attractions of Ajmer. An island can be spotted in the centre of the lake, Tourists love to indulge in boating or water scooter rides here.


Ajmer Sharif


Ajmer Sharif Dargah, is the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti is one of the holiest places of worship in India not only for the Muslims but followers of every faith. Being the final resting place of the Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, it has had an enormous contribution in spreading the ethical and spiritual values of Islam amongst masses. Ajmer Sharif was built by the Mughal Emperor Humayun, The Dargah has various constituents like tombs, courtyards and Daalaans.

One can spot two huge cauldrons in the inner courtyard of the shrine. These have a capacity of 2240 kg and 4480 kg and are used during special occasions to cook sweet delicacies like Kheer and haleem.


Akbar Palace


The Akbar's palace, which was constructed in 1570AD is the place where Akbar and his troops stayed in Ajmer whenever he visited the Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The palace has a museum which portrays the age-old military weapons and exquisite sculptures, paintings and other artifacts of the Mughal era.


Adhai Din ka Jhopra


Adhai Din ka Jhopara is a beautiful Masjid built bythe ruler Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak, in AD 1199. Adhai Din ka Jhopra is a relic of an old mosque that was constructed with remains of Hindu and Jain temples. Complete with arched screens, ruined minarets and distinct beautiful pillars it is an amazing place to visit. Every year a fair for two and half day is organized here defining the name Adhai Din ka Jhopara.


Kishangarh City


Kishangarh is known as the marble city of India. Kishangarh is just 30 km away from Ajmer. The city is famous for its art and culture, Bani Thani style of painting and the Kishangarh Fort, Khoda Ganesh Ji temple, Kishangarh Fort, Phool Mahal Palace, and Gondulav Lake are some of the major attractions of the city.


Daulat Bagh Gardens


Durga Bagh is a gorgeous garden on the banks of the majestic Ana Sagar Lake. The Marble pavilions (Baradari) built in the premises of the Daulat Bagh are the main attraction apart from the greenery and numerous trees and flowering plants. The pavilions were constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan. This place is an ideal picnic spot for tourists who visit Ajmer


Taragarh Fort


The Taragarh Fort is one of the most amazing fort in Rajasthan. Popularly known as the 'Star Fort', the attraction is located on a steep hill and offers a panoramic view of the entire city of Ajmer located on the Nagpahari of Aravalli ranges. The fort also holds a shrine dedicated to Miran Saheb ki Dargah.


Shopping markets in Ajmer


The local street markets at Ajmer are popular in tourists because they get to buy traditional stuff which reflects the beauty and culture of Rajasthan. The markets of Ajmer are famous for its exquisite momentoes such as embroidered apparels and shoes, silver and lac jewellery, black metal showpieces, handmade jute bags and more. Diggi Bazaar, Nalla Bazaar, Naya Bazaar, Churi Bazaar are some popular tourist markets at Ajmer.


Best Time to Visit Ajmer


The best time to visit Ajmer is October to March which comprises the Monsoons and Winter season. Most festivals, both religious and cultural takes place during October and November with the beautiful weather as a cherry on top, making it an ideal time to visit Ajmer.


Conclusion


Ajmer is a city that offers a beautiful experience of heritage and culture. The Places here include spiritual pilgrimage sites to ancient forts, beautiful lakes to magnificent temples, this captivating city has something for every traveler. Ajmer will make you mesmerized with its beauty and charm. So, pack your bags and move out on a journey to this magical city and explore the rich heritage and culture of this captivating city.

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