Ajmer: The Shrine City
Location: South west of Jaipur, Rajasthan
Climate of Ajmer: Summer- 40° C to 28° C, Winter- 18° C to 5° C
Best time to visit October to March
Language spoken Rajasthani, English and Urdu
Attraction Dargah-e-Sharif, Forts, Anna Sagar Lake etc.
Religions Hinduism and Islam
A jmer is a desert spring wrapped in the beautifully green Arawali hills.
The city was founded by Raja Ajay Buddy Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D and remained the major focal point of the Chauhan’s till 1193 A.D. Then Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghori, following which Ajmer ended up being home to a significant number of traditions.
Today, Ajmer is especially famous for the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered both by the Hindus and the Muslims. Ajmer is a centre of culture and education.
Ajmer was a favorite residence for the great Mughals. One of the first contacts amidst the Mughal Ruler Jahangir and Sir Thomas Roe occurred here in 1616. The Scindias took over the city in 1818 then after gave it over to the British. Thus Ajmer was the area to be regulated straight by the East Indian outfit.
The British picked Ajmer for its prestigious Mayo University, a school only for Indian respectability at one time. Today, it is one of the fit accessible schools in the nation. Besides Ajmer down the years has become the educational hub.
Places to Visit
Garib Nawaj Khwaja Mauinuddin Chisti Mosque or The Dargah, situated in the old town area, It is the most important Muslim Pilgrimages site in India. The Dargah is the tomb of a Sufi saint, Khuaja Moinuddin Chisti, who came to Ajmer from Perisa in 1192 and lived here until 1233. This Mosque was constructed by Humayun, Akbar used to make pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra every year.
A heavy foot fall of the zairins (pilgrim) happens throughout the year, at the dargah from the nation and abroad, but at the time of celebration of Urs, it is a sight to take a look at.
Different sections of the dargah are gifts of special heads, be it the arch, the columns, or the windows, and a Mughal symbolization might be viewed in the structural planning.
Organized twice a year in the memory of the honored Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, thousands of believers gather at the shrine and offer their prayers.
Ajmer is suituated 80 miles (130 km) west of Jaipur, in a pleasant valley surrounded by the green hills of the Aravali ranges. Ajmer was made in the early seventh century by Ajaipal Chauhan. He named the spot Ajaimeru, the invulnerable hill, on the grounds that here he raised Indias first hill fort, Taragarh.
The Taragarh Fort, at Ajmer was constructed in 1354 A.D. The Taragarh Fort, Rajasthan is a dynamite and extraordinary case of Rajasthani structural planning. The same time as the Mughal govern in Ajmer, the Taragarh Stronghold, Ajmer was utilized as a foremost focal point of military movement. Following this in the later years, around the same time as the British occupation in Ajmer, the post was utilized as a sanatorium.
Adhai-Din ka Jhonpra possibly speaks for religious vandalism of some Muslim Capacities and it was developed on the spot of a Jain temple. It took just over two days for completion of the project of the mosque, it came to be known Adhai-Din which literally means two and a half days. In the first place the structure was a Sanskrit university, and later in 1198 Muhammad Ghori updated it into a mosque. An ideal mix of Hindu Muslim building design, the seven-arched divider and the mainstays of this quite sanctum makes it extraordinary.
The belt of this beautiful mosque comprises of various little arches of yellow limestone. Six more modest arches of Middle Easterner root wherein minor rectangular panels are put for a lighting framework, is a remarkable offer found in aged Middle Eastern mosques. The heart of the Jhonpra (hut) looks similar to a Hindu temple than that of a mosque, with a principle corridor prop up by astonishing segments. A few columns are positioned in a method that the place of worship looks additionally lifted beyond the true stature. With it’s dazzlingly cut roofs, astoundingly outlined sections, this brilliant structure gets the heed of any tourist.
Ana Sagar Lake
Further northwest is the large, beautiful artificial lake created in 12th century by damming the River Luni.A small over a mile from the tourist cottage, past Subhash Bagh, is the quiet Anasagar Lake, located between hillocks. It is very nearly 8 miles (13 km) in perimeter and its magnificence was improved by Shah Jahans white marble bank and pavilions. Ajmer was a Chauhan fort till 1194, the just remains of their times are the fort and the lovely Anasagar Lake, fabricated in 1150.
Foy Sagar Lake
The biggest lake plays a important part in the water supply of Ajmer.
Lush green garden containing a series of Marble pavilions erected in 1637 by Shah Jahan. It the best place in Ajmer to witness the sunset.
This beautiful Red Stone Jain temple is really worth visiting, this double storey hall contains an amazing golden tableau depicting the Jain concept of the ancient world.
Akbar’s Palace and Museum
The palace was built in 1570 by Akbar, now it is converted into a museum & houses a collection of miniature paintings, weapons & stone sculptures.
Akbar’s Palace is placed near the railway station in Ajmer and is a fabulous course to pick up additional regarding the romantic yet tumultuous history of desert Ajmer. See ancient and medieval weapons and armory on showcase and look wonder eyed at an eminent accumulation of stone figures, questions d’ craftsmanship and fragile scaled down painted creations See the choicest gathering of Rajput and Mughal protection on museum at the Akbar’s Palace Developed in 1570 A.D. by Head Akbar’s Palace was raised for serving as a home to the sovereign in the midst of his visits to Ajmer.
Akbar’s Royal residences’ memorable essentialness falsehoods in the way that this strengthened Mughal bastion served as a stage for an important gathering betwixt Ruler Jehangir and Sir Thomas Roe of the British East India Ensemble The same time as the British occupation of Ajmer, Akbar’s Palace was utilized as an ammunition house and the Britishers nicknamed this castle as the ‘Rajputana Arms stockpile A part of Akbar’s Palace was changed over into an exhibition hall in the year 1908. Be enchanted at the gigantic dark marble icon of the Goddess Kali. Additionally devour your eyes on some 6th and 7th century figures as you tour the Akbar’s Palace in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
Mayo University was established by the 6th Earl of Mayo, who was the Viceroy of India among 1869 and 1872, to confer training of British benchmarks to the pioneers of the royal state. The British organized this available school to give instruction to the Indian best, absolutely the nobles of the Rajputana. Majorly, for the Maharajas and rich people.
The primary manufacturing of the school was planned by Major Mant in the Indo-Saracenic style which was popularised by the State Engineer of Jaipur, Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. The advancing which is made of white marble is a prime illustration of Indo-Saracenic structural planning. The fabricating was developed in eight years among 1877 and 1885.
The storehouse found within the Jhalawar House is home to a large number of antiques and armoury areas. The Coat of the school has a configuration causing by Lockwood To be kipling, the earlier Vital of the School of Abstractions, Lahore. He in addition happens to be the father of the renowned worldwide essayist Rudyard Kipling.
How to reach Ajmer
Air: The nearest airport: Jaipur Airport i.e. 145 Kms
Train: There are many express trains like Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Delhi – Ahmedabd Mail, & the Khandwar express to Ajmer from Delhi
Road: Ajmer is well connected by buses and trains.
There are regular deluxe & express buses from Jaipur(131 kms – 21/2 hours) in every 30 minutes, & also from New Delhi (392 kms – 9 hours).
Distance from major cities
Ajmer – New Delhi 392 Kms
Ajmer – Mumbai 1071 Kms
Ajmer – Jaipur 131 Kms
Ajmer – Udaipur 274 Kms
Ajmer – Jodhpur 205 Kms
Ajmer – Jaisalmer 490 Kms
Places around Ajmer
Pushkar (14Km) is another place of tourist interest for its one of its kind the Brahma temple on the globe. The Pleasant Pushkar Pond is a sacred spot for Hindus. The same time as the month of Kartik (Oct/Nov), aficionados throng in extensive numbers to take a plunge in the hallowed lake.
Places to see at Pushkar
The holy lake is surrounded by numerous ghats & temples. The lake is very busy in the morning, all the devotees & Sadhus take the holy bath in the Sarovar.
This world’s only temple devoted to Bramha, is situated near the market in the old town. Apparently Lord Brahma wanted to perform a Yagna (self mortification) at the lake, and when his wife Savitri didn’t attend, he married another woman on a whim. Savitri, understandably annoyed, vowed that brahma would not be worshipped anywhere else. It’s marked by a red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or the goose symbol, of Bramha.
There are many big & small temples in Pushkar. The famous & major temple is the Bramha Temple.
Pushkar Fair (World’s largest Animal Fair)
Every year so many people converge on the small town with there thousands of camel & other animals. The seven day Camel Fair starts from Neomi & ends on the Kartik Purnima (Full Moon). Besides the business of camels, horses, cow & bulls, people enjoy the camel, horse & bullock cart races. lot of foreign tourist also take part in the races & fun games.
During Pushkar Fair premium rates are charged, so we suggest you to book the rooms or tents way before the fair to confirm your accommodation.
Medical Test and required Vaccinations are Mandatory for all foreign visitors
How to reach Pushkar
Pushkar is well connected by roads. Ajmer is just 14 kms, is well connected to all major cities by trains. There are so many regular buses to/from Ajmer.
Nearest Airport: Jaipur 145 Kms
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