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The small town of Ajmer is located in the South west of Jaipur, on
the shore of the Ana Sagar Lake. The city is a popular pilgrimage
center for the Hindus and Muslims, visited by a large number of pilgrims
every year especially during the month of Ramzan.
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While at Ajmer one can always visit the nearby attractions of Pushkar.
The historical city of Ajmer has was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan
in the 7th Century AD and continued to be a major center of the Chauhan
power till 1193 AD.
On your Ajmer Pilgrimage Vacations you can visit some of the most
popular places, like the Dargah Sharif, tomb of a Sufi saint, which
is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims.
Places to Visit
The Dargah Sharif
It is one of the most sacred places and forms a major attraction of
Ajmer. The Dargah Sharif is located at the foot of a barren hill in
the old part of the town and is visited by people of all faiths. It
is actually the tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti who
came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. The Mughal Emperor Humayun completed
the construction of the shrine and the Nizam of Hyderabad added its
massive gate. There are two mosques in courtyard one built by Akbar
and the other by Shahjahan. The saint's tomb with a marble dome is
in the center of the second courtyard and is surrounded by a silver
platform. The Urs Mela held here in the seventh month of the lunar
calendar is an occasion not to be missed.
Ana Sagar Lake
You can visit this artificial lake on your tour to Ajmer. This
Lake was created in the 12th century by damming up River Luni. On
the bank of the Lake is the pleasant park, the Daulat Bagh containing
a series of marble pavilions erected in 1637 by Shahjahan. Here one
can hire boats and enjoy fine views from the hill beside the park.
Taragarh Fort lies about 3 kms beyond the Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra
mosque. The fort was built by Ajaipal Chauhan, the town's founder
and commands a superb view over the city. It was the site of much
the military activity during the Mughal period and was later used
as a sanatorium by the British.
Visit the Nasiyan Temple on your tour to Ajmer. This Red Temple
is a Jain temple built in the 19th century. Its double storey hall
contains a fascinating series of large, gilt wooden figures from Jain
mythology that depict the Jain concept of the ancient world.