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Rajasthan Travael GuideAjmer Weather
In Summer: 45 C (Max) - 25 C (Min)
In winter: 18 C (Max) - 4C (Min)
Rainy Season from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (upto 90%)

Our suggestion
Best time to come: Oct to March being part of a princely state.

Ajmer History
Historically, Ajmer always had great strategic importance and was sacked by Mahumud of Ghazni on one of his periodic forays from Afhanistan. Later it became a favorite residence of the great Moghula. One of the first contacts between the Moghula and the British occurred in Ajmer when Sir Thomas Roe met with Jehangir here in 1616. The city was subsequently taken by the Scindias and, in 1818, it was handed over to the British, becoming one of the few places in Rajasthan controlled directly by British rather than being part of a princely state.

Ajmer Fair & Festivals
Urs Ajmer Sharif (According to Lunar Calendar)
Held in the memory of the revered Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti, it is an occasion for thousands of believers to congregate at the shrine and offer their prayers. All of Ajmer seems to take on a festive air and several programs are organized to mark the festivals.

General Travel Information

Reaching Ajmer


By Air
The nearest airport from Ajmer is Jaipur. Jaipur is well connected to all the major cities which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur, Udaipur. Recently, flights to Dubai has also started from Ajmer by Indian Airlines.

By Bus
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur. There are buses from Jaipur to Ajmer every 15 minutes, some nonstop. The roads are very good, and it takes around 2 hrs from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi.

By Train
Ajmer is on the Broad Gauge and hence connected to all the metro cities of India. There are daily trains from Delhi in morning (Shatabdhi Exp) and evening (Intercity Exp).
Getting around
Ajmer is a relatively small town and easy enough to get around on foot, but there are plenty of auto - rickshaws and cycles - rickshaws.

Shopping
Shopping is fun in Ajmer. One can go on a buying spree for various kinds of items representing Rajasthani culture and style, Silver and gold ornaments, jewellery, tie & dye textiles, embroidered Jodhpuri shoes (Mojari) are some of the specialities available on the shelf.

Rajasthan Travael Guide
Places to see

Dargah
The Dargah is the Tomb of a Sufi saint, Khwaja Muinud - din Chishti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun and the gate was added by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Akbar used to make the piligrimage to the Dargah from Agra once a year. The saint's tomb is in the centre of the second court. It has a marble dome and the actual tomb inside is surrounded by a silver platform. The tomb attaracts hundred of thousands of piligrims every year on the anniversary of the lunar calendar.

Adhai - din - ka - jhonpra
According to legend, its construction, in 1153, took two and half days, as its name imdicates. It was built as a Jain college, but in 1198, Muhammad Ghori took Ajmer and converted the building into a mosque by adding a seven - arched wall in the front of the pillared hall.

Akbar Palace
Back in the city, near the railway station, this fort was built by Akbar in 1570 and today houses the Ajmer Museum. The collection has some fine sculpture and a rather poor collection of Moghul and Rajput armour. The museum is closed on Friday and charges a small admission fee.

Nasiyan Temple
The 'Red Temple' on Prithviraj Marg is a Jain Temple built last century. Its double - storey hall contains a series of large, gilt wooden figures from Jain mythology which depict the Jain concept of the ancient world. It's certainly worth a visit.

Taragarh
Three km and a steep one and half hour climb beyond the mosque in Adhai - din - ka - jhonpra, Taragarh, or 'Star Fort' commands an excellent view over the city. The fort was the site of much military activity during Moghul times and was later used as a sansation by the British.

Sahjahan's Mosque
In the corner of the inner court of the Dargah, is a magnificent building in white marble with a long (30.5m) and narrow court having low arcade and delicate carvings with trellis-work.It is the most marvelous of all the sanctums within the sanctuary of the Dargah.

Mayo College
One of the India’s best public schools, located in the south-east of the
Pushkar Lake(11 Km) The lake is situated on the edge of the desert and surrounded by hills on three sides, is separated from Ajmer by ‘Nag Pahar’-the snake mountain. On this mountain the Panchkund and the cave of the saint Agastya are located.

Man Mahal
Along the banks of the Pushkar Lake is the former residence of Raja Man Singh of Amer, Man Mahal. Presently it is converted to RTDC Sarover Tourist Bungalow ensuring convenient accommodation to travellers.Pushakar palace ( Kishangarh House) adjoining it is a heritage hotel.

Foy Sagar(5Km)
A picturesque artificial lake named after the engineer for who created it under a famine relief project

Ana Sagar
Ana sagar is an artificial lake created in 12h century by damming the river Luni.This lake is flanked by hills .It has two fine parks on its bank with a series of marble pavilions that were erected by Emperor Shah Jahan.

Eating out
Mango masala , Gangaur Pizza Point , Honeydew Restaurant , Bhola Hotel , Madeena Hotel , Sheesh mahal.

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Cultural Tours : Aromas of East || Taj at Full moon || The Grand Palace Tour || Glimpses of South India || A Study Tours of the Indian Cuisines || Spirit of India || Historical Gujarat || Northern Raj || Southern Raj || Golden Triangle || Himalayan Sancturies || Treasures of South India || India Southern Spices ||
Classical India Tour || India from North to West || India from North to East || Best of Kerala || Exotic India & Nepal || Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan ||
Heart & Soul of India || Daily Departures Tours ||

Guaranteed Departure Tours : Best of North India || Best of South India || Discover India || Gems of Kerala || Incredible South India || Royal Rajasthan Tour || Splendors of North India Tour || Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Tour

Luxury Tour India : Royal India Tour || Exotic India Tour || Golden Triangle || Golden Triangle with Ranthambore || Glimpses of India || The Maharaja Tour || Himalayan Romance with Taj, Pink City & Lake City

Fixed Departure Tours : New Year at Taj Mahal || Pushkar Fair

Himalayan Panorama : Golden Temple & Kashmir || Bestway Himalayan Adventure || Drive through Buddhist Kingdom || The Holy Mount, Kailash Mansarover Yatra || Mountain Bike Tour

Beach Holidays : Majestic India with Goa || Sun & Sand of East India || Andamans - A Dream Destination || Goa Beach Tours India

Ayurveda,Spa & Yoga Holidays : Ayurveda at its best || Rejuvination India || Yoga in Rishikesh || South India Temples Tours

India by Rail : Palace on Wheels || Royal Rajasthan on Wheels || The Indian Maharaja || The Golden Chariot || Splendours of The South

Kerala Tours: Best of Kerala || Glimpses of South India || Indian Southern Spices

Special Interest Tours : Made for Each Other || The Culinary Art of India || The Best of Tandoori Delights || Dances of India || Project Tiger

Pushkar Mela : Jewels of India & Nepal with Pushkar

Spiritual Tours : Sai Baba of Puttaparthy || Sai Baba of Shirdi || Sri Aurbindo Ashram || The Great Temple Tour || Buddha Tour

Sikkim & Bhutan Tours :
Bestway Himalayan Adventure Tour || Best of Sikkim & Bhutan Tour

North East India Tour : Best of Arunachal Pradesh || Enchanting Nagaland

Trekking in Himalayas : Gangtey Gagona Trek || Bhumtang Cultural Trek || Sources of Ganges Trek || Outer Nanda Devi Sanctuary || Delhi - Delhi Tour || Everest Area || Annapurana Sanctuary || Manang Muktinath Jomsom

Asian Panorama : The Trails of Moghuls || Fascinating Myanmar || Highlights Vietnam || Tour to Mauritius || Tour to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia || Overland Singapore || Splendors of China

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