Ajmer

Ajmer is a city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. South of the city's artificial Ana Sagar Lake is Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the domed shrine of the Muslim Sufi saint Garib Nawaz. Nearby, a 16th-century palace built by the Mughal emperor Akbar now houses the Ajmer Government Museum, displaying armor and stone sculptures.

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Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is a famous mosque in Ajmer, Rajasthan located at a distance of 2. 5 km (13 minutes) from the city centre. It is within the city limits.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is quite rich in its tales of its origin. It is believed that once when the then ruler of Ajmer, Mohammad Ghori was passing by, he saw many temples and no mosque. So he ordered his slave Qutbuddin Aibak to construct a mosque to enable the Muslims to offer prayers. The sultan also ordered that the mosque has to be built within two and a half days and thus it got its name Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra ( Shed of Two a...

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Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer Dargah, Ajmer Sharif or Dargah Sharif is a Sufi shrine (Dargah) of Sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti located in Ajmer at a distance of 2. 6 km (12 minutes) from the city centre. It is within the city limits.

The dargah (shrine) of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is an international wakf (endowment), managed under The Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 of Government of India. It is believed that a person, who prays with a pure heart at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, gets all his or her wishes fulfilled. Ajmer Sharif is a Sufi shrine and one of the most visited places in Ajmer. ...

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Akbari Fort and Museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city of Ajmer. Located in Naya Bazaar, the Akbari Fort and Museum is situated at a distance of a mere 2 Km from Ajmer, Rajasthan and can be reached in just 10 minutes via the Ajmer road by a personal vehicle.

Akbari Fort and Museum was once one of the strongest and elegant citadels in the whole country. It was built by the iconic Mughal Emperor Akbar. After Akbar defeated Hemu in the second battle of Panipat at the age of 13 in 1556 AD, his reign as the Emperor of India started. With the help of his trust...

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Akbari Masjid, Ajmer
Within Ajmer city limits

Akbari Masjid is a mausoleum of sufi saint, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty located in the city Ajmer of Rajasthan. It is a part of big shrine complex of Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz. It lies in between Shahjahan Gate and Buland Darwaja in Dargah Sharif. It is situated on Ander Kote Road, Khadim Mohalla near Diggi Bazaar.

This shrine was established in the year 1571 by the Mughal emperor, Akbar. It is made up of red sandstones while the mausoleum is constructed with green and white marbles. The central arc of this masjid is 56 feet high. Akbar built this shrine after his prayer for having...

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Ana Sagar Lake
Within Ajmer city limits
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Ana Sagar Lake is one of the most beautiful tourist sites in the city of Ajmer. This vast lake is located in the heart of the city of Ajmer, Rajasthan and is situated at a distance of 5 Km from the city centre.

Ana Sagar Lake is one of the many artificial lakes of Rajasthan but is quite exceptional in its own way. This lake was built by Arno raja also known as Ana, the grandfather of the iconic king and great warrior Prithviraj Chauhan. The lake was built in a span of 15 years from 1135-1150 AD by putting a dam on the Luni River and was named after Arno raja to honour him. The lake...

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ARV Group Island Ajmer
13 kms from Ajmer city limits
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ARV Group Island is around 13 kms from the main city of Ajmer.

It was founded by the grandfather of Prithivi Raj Chauhan, King Anaji Chauhan between 1135 -1150 AD and Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake and ARVgroup island is at the centre of the lake. The pavilions of the lake were built by Shahjahan in 1637. There is also a Circuit house on a hill near the lake that used to be British Residency. ARV Island is accessible by boat. Boats could be hired from the east side of the Daulat Bagh.

There are Chowaptty and Jetty walkway next to each other and pavilions to capture t...

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Birla City Water Park Ajmer
13 kms from Ajmer city limits
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Birla City Water Park Ajmer is one of the most popular vacation spots in the city of Ajmer for tourists and locals alike. Located near the Makhupura Circle on Ajmer Bypass, It is situated at a distance of approximately 13 Kms from Ajmer. This waterpark is famous for its pools, rides and exciting environment.

Birla City Water Park is one of the biggest amusement parks in not only Ajmer but all of Rajasthan. The park is equipped with all the facilities required in an amusement park and offers all the necessary services. The area around the park is also very well maintained and has be...

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Buland Darwaja, Ajmer
Within Ajmer city limits
Architecture

Buland Darwaja is the main entrance of Ajmer Shariff Dargah. It is a very tall and strong gate which marks the entrance of mausoleum of sufi saint, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty. It is situated in the city of Ajmer, Rajasthan. It lies in the Diggi bazaar of Khadim mohalla on the Ander Kote road.

Buland Darwaja is considered to be the tallest gate in Ajmer. It is almost similar to the entrance gate of Fatehpur Sikri. Around 54 metres in height. the gate was constructed by the funds given by Sultan Mehmood Khilji. There are engravings that are carved on the gate. It is made up of...

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Clock Tower, Ajmer
Within Ajmer city limits
History

Clock Tower in Ajmer is a prominent landmark in the city. Being located very near to the Ajmer Railway Station, this tower is easy to reach from the city. This is located on the National Highway 8.

The Clock Tower of Ajmer is a royal facade of the ancient Rajput reign which gives commanding view of the nearby locality. Going down the lane of the history, this solid clock tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. A great view of the city can be seen from the balconies of the tower.

Ajmer is accessible and consistently charming through most p...

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Daulat Bagh is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the historical city of Ajmer. Located in Ganj, It is situated at a distance of mere 2. 7 Km from the Ajmer city in Rajasthan.

Daulat Bagh is a vast garden located in the heart of the Ajmer city. It is located adjacent to the renowned artificial lake of Ajmer, the Ana Sagar Lake built by Arno Raja, the grandfather of the legendary warrior king, Prithviraj Chauhan. The lake was built in a span of 15 years from 1135-1150 AD by constructing a dam on the Luni River and was named after Arno Raja to honour him. The Daulat Bagh G...

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Delhi Gate, Ajmer
Within Ajmer city limits
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Delhi Gate is the entry point to Dargah Ajmer Sharif. In old days this gate marked way to Delhi. Being located near the city Ajmer, this gate is a great spot to attract tourists. It is near about 2. 6 kilometers from the center of the city Ajmer and a drive to here will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Delhi Gate is an old gate in the city of Ajmer in front of the Holy shrine of Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz towards Ana Sagar Lake. This gate was the main entrance of the grand fort and was built around 1568 on the western side of the fort to increase the amount of security of the fort. T...

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Government Museum is one of the most popular tourist sites in the city of Ajmer. Located in Naya Bazaar, it is situated at a distance of mere 2. 2 Km from Ajmer city. It is renowned for its rich exhibitions of sculptures and artefacts.

Government Museum of Ajmer, also known as the 'Magazine' among the locals, is located inside the iconic 16th Century Akbari Fort in the heart of Ajmer. It was established under the initiative of two British officials, Lord Curzon and Sir John Marshall in the year 1908. It was established by the Central British Administration as the provincial museum ...

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Indira Gandhi Smarak is a memorandum built in the memory of former Prime Minister and Iron Lady Indira Gandhi. Located in a busy street in Ajmer, this smarak attracts a lot of visitors. The monument is located right at the heart of the city.

The area around Indira Gandhi Smarak is a crowded place and is one of the busiest part of Ajmer. This memorandum gives a tribute to Indira Gandhi. In 2017, Congress installed the statue of Indira Gandhi here, which makes this place more attractive and beautiful. People can take snaps of this place. Visitors can find a wide range of shopping com...

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Lake Foy Sagar
8.4 kms from Ajmer city limits
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Lake Foy Sagar is one of the most popular tourist destinations near the city of Ajmer. This lake is situated at a distance of approximately 8. 4 Kms from the historic city of Ajmer, Rajasthan. Lake Foy Sagar is wildly renowned for its exquisite location and eccentric beauty.

Lake Foy Sagar may seem like a beautiful creation of nature but is actually an artificial lake. The lake was envisioned and finally, created by an English engineer Mr Foy. The lake was created in the year 1892 and was given the name of its creator in order to honour Mr Foy for his efforts. The lake was original...

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Maharana Pratap Statue and Laser Light Show is located at a distance of 8 kms from Ajmer city center.

Maharana Pratap Statue and Laser Light Show is situated between Pushkar and Jaipur road. This place has been beautifully covered by greenery, gardens, and tall trees. One can see a very impressive bronze statue of Maharana Pratap sitting on his favorite horse Chetak. From one side one can the watch laser show on hill at night and from other side visitors get great night view of Ajmer city. In laser show mainly focuses on the different stories of Kings and the history of the region....

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Mayo College Museum
Within Ajmer city limits
History

Mayo College Museum is in the Mayo College ,a boys' residential public school at a distance of 2. 5 km from Ajmer city railway station.

Mayo College Museum also known as Danmal Mathur Museum, is housed in the Jhalawar House of Mayo College. The museum is spread over 18 rooms and possesses a priceless collection of antiques and armory. The museum also has a vast collection of artifacts, old paintings, sculptures, photographs, coins pertaining to various areas of learning and knowledge. Permission is required from the College Administration to visit the Museum.

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The Nareli Jain Temple is a sacred Tirtha of Digambar Jains in the suburban area of Ajmer located at a distance of 8. 4 kms from the city centre. It is on the outskirts of the city.

The Nareli Jain Temple is a relatively new Jain temple located on the outskirts of Ajmer. Ashok Patni of RK Marbles, a marble mogul, constructed this temple. It is said that the construction of the temple had commenced between 1994 and 1995, on account of the divine blessings of the disciple of Acharya Vidya Sagar who was Muni Sudha Sagar. The temple is situated on the Aravali mountain range. Apart fro...

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The Nasiyan Jain temple, also known as Soniji Ki Nasiyan, is an architecturally rich Jain temple located at a distance of 2. 1 km from Ajmer city centre. It is within the city limits.

The Nasiyan Jain temple was built in the late nineteenth century. The temple has been constructed in red stone brought from Karauli, following the typical South Indian style of temple architecture. The gigantic gateway, also termed as Gopuram, is a fine example of its rich architectural technique. The temple is a two-storied structure and is divided into two parts. One part of the temple is the worshi...

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Prithviraj Smarak is a memorial of Prithviraj Chauhan, the king of Rajput dynasty. It is an epitome of courage and valour. It is located on the way to Pushkar. While going towards Pushkar, you can easily spot this statue and can spend some time there to get mesmerising view of the whole Ajmer city. This statue is situated at Taragarh road, Ajmer.

This statue of the last ruler of Chauhans is constructed of black stone. The figure is mounted on a horse with bow and arrow in his hand. The facts about Prithviraj Chaunhan are engraved under the statue. He was throned in the 12th cent...

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Pushkar Lake
15 kms from Ajmer city limits
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Pushkar Lake situated within city limits of Pushkar, is considered to be one of the most sacred destinations for Hindus, and has a status equal to the holy Ganga river in India. It is located at a distance of 15 kms from Ajmer city center.

Legends of the Lake are that the creator of universe, Lord Brahma prayed with Mata Savitri on the banks of this river. As per Hindu mythology, when lotus petals from the hands of Lord Brahma fell on earth, Pushkar lake was created. It is because of this mythological belief, Pushkar lake is also called as 'Tirtha Raj' or the king of all pilgrimage s...

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Rangji Temple
15 kms from Ajmer city limits
Architecture

About 15 kms from Ajmer, Rangji Temple is situated in Pushkar. The temple is a dedication to Lord Vishnu, incarnation Lord Rangji.

This temple's architecture is influenced by different cultures such as Dravidian, the Rajputana and the Mughal styles and was funded by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal of Hyderabad in 1823. The main attraction of this sacred shrine is the Vaikuntha Venkatesh. The name itself suggests that this it is the heavenly abode dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is guarded by the priests 24×7 and senior priests take turns to remain at the central zone of this building w...

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Roopangarh Fort is a former palace located in Ajmer, Rajasthan. It is located on the main road of Roopangarh, Kishangarh city in the district, Ajmer. Ajmer is around 55 kms from the fort.

The Roopangarh fort was built by the king of Kishangarh, Maharaja Roop Singh. The fort got its name after the name of the king. It was constructed in the year of 1648. The main motive behind building of this huge palace on a hill top was to defend the city of Kishangarh. At once, it was also a point of trade route to the Sambhar Salt lake. The Fort now has been restored and renovated into a her...

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Sai Baba Mandir, Ajmer
Within Ajmer city limits
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Sai Baba Temple is the extremely popular temple within city limits of ajmer.

Sai Baba Mandir is one of the most recent pieces of architecture and is very popular among all Sai Baba devotees. The temple is built with the purest form of marble that possesses the unique quality of a translucent stone, allowing light to pass through it. This beautiful temple is constructed in Ajay Nagar in a plot of 5 beeghas(or over two acres) and it is at a distance of 5 km from Ajmer's railway station.

The Sai Baba Mandir can be visited during timings 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Shelter is provided t...

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Located about 40 kms from Ajmer, The Savitri temple in Pushkar is located on the Ratnagiri hill and is a popular pilgrimage site for the Hindus.

The temple was built by Bangar family in 1687, behind the Bramha Temple. Both the idols of Savitri and Gayatri are installed here. The idol of Savitri dates back to 7 century A. D. There is a popular belief of the people there that When Brahma performed the yajna at Pushkar, his wife Savitri could not reach the yajna in time. So Brahma performed the pooja with the help of a local girl, Gayatri – who then become the second wife of Brahma. Thi...

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Sir Jitendra Fort, Ajmer
90 kms from Ajmer city limits
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Sir Jitendra Fort is a fort located in an old historical village, Bhagera in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. It lies in the centre of the village. It is located around 90 kms away from Ajmer.

As of now, there are no specific details about the construction of this fort. The year is also unknown on which it got constructed and built. It now has been converted into a resort and a hotel which offers comfortable stay for tourists who come from all over the country. The resort gives a royal experience of stay to the customers. The large rooms and huge gallery provide an amazing place for...

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Sri Panchkund Shiva Temple of Pushkar is a great attraction among the tourists. The main deity here is the Lord Shiva. Centrally located in the town, Sri Panchkund Shiva temple is just 2 to 3 kilometers away from the famous Pushkar Lake. It is approximately 14 kms away from the center of the city Ajmer.

According to the stories of Mahabharata, this beautiful temple is known to have been built by the Pandavas and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is mainly a temple and sacred pilgrimage destination with hill views in simple surroundings. Visitors can find a lot of monkeys in the vici...

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Taragarh Fort is an ancient fort located atop the Nagpahari Hill in Ajmer located at a distance of 3. 5 km from the city centre. It is within the city limits.

Built in 1354 under the reign of Maharaja Ajaypal Chauhan, the Taragarh Fort used to be a major vanguard for the Chauhan forces. The Taragarh Fort in Ajmer has six huge gates. There are three well known gateways to the fort Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak which are examples of marvellous architecture. During the Mughal rule in Ajmer, the Taragarh Fort was used as an important centre of military activity. In t...

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