Ajmer, formerly written Ajmere, is a district in Indian state of Rajasthan. The folklore dotted Ajmer, dating back to the seventh century, the discovery of the intrepid Prithviraj Chauhan, boasts of huge footfalls throughout the year. Surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. Ajmer, also known as Ajaymeru. Pay your homage at the shrine of the venerated Khwaja Mu'in-ud-din Chisti who lived between 1142 and 1236 A.D. The magnificent Ana Sagar Lake, constructed in the twelfth century, is another favorite tourist haunt. Other places are Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Lake Foy Sagar, Mayo College etc.
The world-famous Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is the most frequently-visited pilgrimage point in Ajmer. The complex houses numerous monuments; important attractions within the Dargah include two imposing gates called Buland Darwaza, the mausoleum where Moinuddin Chishti's tomb is placed.
Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra is an ancient temple and a Sanskrit college that was converted into a mosque by the founder of the Slave Dynasty, Qutubuddin Aibak, in 1193. The mosque is popular for the double depth calligraphic inscriptions that adorn its façade.
An artificial lake which was brought to life in the 12th century, Anasagar Lake is named after Anaji Chauhan, Prithviraj Chauhan's grandfather. The scenic lake is adjoined by Daulat Bagh, another important tourist attraction in Ajmer. Ideal for the more laid back, a jetty or paddleboat ride around the Anasagar Lake.
A historic fort that was established by the Chauhan Dynasty, the Taragarh Fort is perched on the Aravallis and offers a bird's eye view of the city of Ajmer. Taragarh Fort is claimed to be the first hill fort in Asia, and is very impressive with its solid rectangular shape and rock-strong 4.5 metre walls.
This is the city museum of Ajmer; a historic palace which was once the royal home of Prince Salim. If you wish to dig deeper into the history and culture of Rajasthan. It showcases a variety of ancient sculptures that take you through the history of the Mughals and Rajputs who once reigned here.
If you have an eye for detail, you must visit the Nasiyan Ji Mandir, which has impeccably designed gold-plated figures of peacocks and elephants from Jain mythology to various continents of the world. This extravagantly built temple is the perfect place to interpret the primeval world from the Jains’ perspective.
Approximately 135 kilometres from Ajmer city, the Sanganer Airport located in Jaipur is the nearest airport from Ajmer. The airport is well-connected to major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a cab to reach Ajmer.
The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation runs deluxe and semi-deluxe buses (both air-conditioned and Non-air-conditioned) connecting Ajmer to nearby cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. There are also several private tour operators who run both regular and Volvo buses on this route.
Located within the city, the Ajmer Junction railway station lies on the Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Jaipur - Delhi line. The station is well-connected with major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Allahabad, Lucknow and Kolkata.