Ajmer, situated in a green oasis wrapped in barren hills, has been a witness to an interesting past. The city was founded by Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan in the 7th century and continued to be a major centre of Chauhan power until 1193 when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. Since then, Ajmer has been home to many dynasties, which came and left- leaving a blend of Hinduism & Islam with a prestigious private school set up by the British!
At the backdrop of jagged pale blue hills, the serene waters of Ana Sagar lake witness the commotion of bustling city of Ajmer. Beautifully cuddled in the Aravalli hills of royal Rajasthan, Ajmer tours are most preferred by travelers who wish to have a glimpse of Rajasthan’s culture blended with traditions of Islam. Regarded as one of the most sacred places by the followers of Islam, Ajmer is proud to shelter many exquisite architectural wonders that are a mirror to Mughal brilliance in building monuments.
Ajmer tours and travels is second name of enjoying sightseeing tours in Ajmer and having a quality time with family. This one of the most historical cities of Rajasthan was once called Ajaymeru and ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan till 12th century. The city enjoys a glorious past where it has witnessed succession of many dynasties ruling over it. Ajmer had been strategically important during stacking by Mohammed Ghori on one of his periodic forays from Afghanistan. Ajmer is a large crowd puller due to its close proximity to Pushkar which is a sacred place for Hindus.
Though there are many places of interest in Ajmer where travelers have a good time enjoying sightseeing in Ajmer, yet the first and foremost tourist attractions of Ajmer remains the holy shrine, the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Muin-ud-din-Chisti. Built by Humayaun, this shrine is much revered by people of all religion. Even Akbar used to come on a pilgrimage to Ajmer from Agra each year – such is its reverence.
Next among the famous places in Ajmer to see is Ana Sagar Lake. Made in the 12th century by King Anaji, who happens to be the grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, this artificial picturesque location is situated to the north of Ajmer. Next to the lake are situated Daulat Bagh Gardens and Baradari that are also popular places to see in Ajmer.
Ajmer tour packages will also offer tourists to experience the ecstasy of Urs Fair which is held each year to commemorate the death anniversary of the great saint. During Urs Fair in Ajmer, infinite number of travelers and pilgrims horde the city. Ajmer Urs Fair is a vital impetus for Ajmer tourism.
Tourists on tours to Ajmer should miss out Adhai Din ka Jhonpara and Akbar’s Palace which was once a magnificent monument but today a Government Museum. Taragarh Fort is another interesting site of the city. Not only Islam, but followers of Jainism also flock Ajmer for the holy Nasiyan (Red) Temple.
For the shopping freaks, Ajmer has lot of options. Shopping in Ajmer will fill your shopping bags with metal wares in form of pitchers and urns, lovely cane chairs and murahs, children's plastic tricycles and concentrate of attar.
Reaching Ajmer is not a problem for travelers. Ajmer is well connected with other cities of Rajasthan. So you can opt for railways and roads. Taking a tourist bus, a taxi is always good. Nevertheless, railway also has strong network that pass through Ajmer.
Just pack your bags and get going to the city of beautiful charms.
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