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Historical Places In Ajmer

Ajmer Tourism

A maze of architectural marvels and pilgrimage sites

Tourism in Ajmer

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About Ajmer Tourism

Ajmer is one of those cities in Rajasthan that offers a trip back to ancient times. Surrounded by the magnificent Aravali Mountains, this city is situated in the northwestern region of India. With a plethora of medieval architecture and pilgrimage sites, Ajmer is engulfed with a historic vibe. It is also home to many museums, something that really brings a boost to Ajmer tourism. The forts and palaces situated here make for an astounding tourist location. This place is the eye candy of many histories and architecture enthusiasts. Anyone with a heart for ancient and royal should definitely plan to spend a few days in Ajmer. Ana Sagar Lake, the shrine of Garib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer Government Museum, Indo-Saracenic–style Mayo College are some of the most intriguing places to visit in Ajmer.

History of Ajmer

One of the most amazing things about Ajmer is that its history is infused with such an amazing timeline giving birth to intriguing folktales. This makes it the hub of many history lovers. This draws a huge crowd each year to Ajmer, which is drawn in the name of curiosity and culture. Moreover, no Ajmer tour guide can keep aside the fact that it is one of the oldest cities in the state of Rajasthan and that it is situated at the heart of the state. It was established by Shakambhari Chahamana and was initially named as Ajayameru. Many people halt at Ajmer on their way to Pushkar, it has always been an important connecting point. The city was once ruled by the iconic Prithviraj Chauhan. Ajayadeva, a Rajput ruler, founded the city in the 11th century.

Famous Food in Ajmer

Another thing that lures people to Ajmer is its relishing local cuisine. It is pretty obvious that Rajasthani cuisine dominates the food style of Ajmer, however, one can also savor the taste of Mughlai cuisine here. The city has numerous restaurants that one can choose to dine in. On the other hand, many street food outlets are also available. An Ajmer trip is often a dream come true for any foodie, especially for those with a sweet tooth. Listed below are some of the famous dishes that one can find in Ajmer:

Sohan Halwa

Kachodi Kadhi

Lal Maas

Chicken/Mutton Biryani

Sula Kebabs

Bajre ki Khichdi

Dal Baati Churma

Ghewar

Gatte ki Sabzi

Ker Sangri

Moong Dal Ka Halwa

Rabdi

Tourist Places to Visit in Ajmer

Ajmer is a sprawling city of Rajasthan which has many mesmerizing places to visit. Every year an increasing number of tourists visit the city and explore famous tourist attractions such as religious places, gorgeous lakes, gardens, and historical monuments. The famous religious sites in Ajmer are Dargah Sharif and Pushkar which see a large number of devotees and pilgrimage every year. The most famous lakes in Ajmer are Foy Sagar Lake and Ana Sagar Lake, both these lakes are famous for boating and are nestled amidst gorgeous mountain hills. Other famous places to explore in Ajmer are Daulat Bagh, Mayo College, Nareli Jain Temple, Akbar Palace and Museum, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Taragarh Fort, Clock Tower, and Roopangarh Fort.  

2 Days Tour to Ajmer

A duration of 2 days is ideal for a trip to Ajmer. This duration is apt to explore the historical city of Ajmer at its best. One can plan on visiting Dargah Sharif, Ana Sagar, Adhai Din ka Jhopara, Akbar's palace, Nareli Jain temple, Daulat Bagh, etc. All these attractions give a major boost to Ajmer tourism. Moreover, one can also plan on visiting the Brahma Temple that is situated at a distance of 15.6 km from Ajmer. 

Shopping in AjmerThe vibrant city of Ajmer offers you an amalgam of colorful artifacts, ethnic clothing, Rajasthani handicraft, and much more. Some of the things that are famous in Ajmer are colorful turbans, tableware, perfumes, Jodhpuri joothis, bandhej sarees, brassware, silver ornaments, benzoin resin, leather articles, etc. Listed below are some of the famous markets of Ajmer:

Dargah Bazaar

Urban Haat Bazaar

Chudi Bazaar

Naya Bazaar

Mahila Mandi

Nala Bazaar

Madar Gate  

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Travel To Ajmer

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By Air

Unfortunately there is no airport in Ajmer. People who wish to travel to Ajmer by flight or are traveling from far away places need to land at Sanganer Airport which is 135 km from the city of Ajmer. There is a good connectivity between the airport and ajmer as regular buses and taxis can be taken from the airport to reach Ajmer in 2 hours 30 minutes. If traveling by taxi then it would cost you somewhere between 1500 INR to 2000 INR which depends on how much you negotiate with the driver. Non-stop flights for Jaipur can be taken from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata like SpiceJet, AirIndia, Air India etc.

By Train

Ajmer by train is a good option for those who are on a budget and do not like to spend much money on traveling. There is a good rail network between Ajmer and cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mumbai etc. Ajmer has its own railway station called the Ajmer Railway Junction. Trains like Ajmer Shatabdi and Ajmer Rajdhani run on Ajmer route on a regular basis.

By Road

Ajmer by road is also a great option as it is very well connected with other cities in India via highways and good-conditioned roads. Jaipur to Ajmer is 130.8 km and it takes around 2.5 hours to reach while from Delhi it is approx. 400 km and it will take around 7 to 8 hours. Volvo, AC and state buses are available to Ajmer from other cities of India.

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    FAQ's of Ajmer

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    How far is Pushkar from Ajmer?

    Pushkar is situated at a distance of 15.1 km from the city of Ajmer. Thus, it takes a duration of approximately 40 minutes to complete the journey via NH-58.

    Is there any entry fee for visiting Akbari Fort & Museum in Ajmer?

     

    Yes, the entry fee of INR 10 is charged from Indian nationals and INR 50 is charged from Foreign nationals. The opening hours of the Akbari Fort & Museum are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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