Ajmer is a historic city that is also a major pilgrimage center. It is a significant part of the state of Rajasthan and makes as a major contributor to the state’s revenue. Meanwhile, the city is also an excellent destination for holidaying. Head to the city to explore all its old and new attractions. For accommodations, choose from the best Ajmer hotels, they are available in plenty.
Ajmer is a beautiful city in the state of Rajasthan. Being the place that house the revered tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the city is generally referred to as a pilgrimage site rather than a historic city that is steadily making its presence in competition for being a modern city. The city is the 5th largest city in the state and is also a district. The magnificent Aravali Hills surrounds the city and the Taragarh Hill provides the shelter for the city. There is a grand fort on the summit of the Taragarh Hill, which was once the major element of protection of Ajmer city. The hill fort is called the Taragarh Fort and is counted amongst the most oldest forts in the country. The fort is a major attribute of Ajmer. Other than providing protection to the city, the fort was also used as a medium of rejuvenation. The apt location of the fort, makes it a perfect spot to enjoy sunrise and sunset. Besides, the magnificent panoramic views that one gets from the fort are simply amazing.
Talking about the history of the city, records state that it was the Chauhans who founded the city and took it for the glory. Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan, in particular, was one of the most illustrious rulers of the city, without whose mention the definition of the city’s history is simply incomplete. Ajmer is about 135 km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The Jaipur airport is also the nearest airport to the city. There are taxis and cabs available from the airport that ply in Ajmer. The good thing is there are a couple of good Ajmer hotels that also offer airport pick-and-drop service.
The post monsoon season and winter season are the time when the weather in Ajmer remains lovely and soothing. The city receives good rainfall during monsoon, once again cleansing the entire city. It is best that one avoids summers in Ajmer, as the scalding sun will scorch one down. Nevertheless, Ajmer is one excellent destination for holidaying. The number of places to visit in Ajmer and the things to do-relish is rather long. The religious aspect and the historical forts-monuments dominate the domain of Ajmer tourism.
While one explores the attractions of the city, there is one attraction that one ought to visit. It is the Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra. The tourist attraction is a beautiful mosque, which was commenced by Muhammad Ghori and belonged to the 11th century. To be precise, the monumental structure belongs to much older time, somewhere around 660 AD. The fact is that before the construction of the mosque, there used to exist a Jain Temple on the site. On seizing the lands from the Hindu kings, Muhammad Ghori gave the orders to demolish the temple and in place of it construct a mosque. Today, the mosque is one the finest examples of the architectural style which is a mix of Indo-Islamic architectural styles. There are towering domes, arched screen, pillars, and walls with carvings from the Islamic scriptures. The good thing is that the site of the mosque is not far from the Dargah Sharif, and is easily accessible from anywhere in the city.