Far-famed as the land of the shrine of the Muslim sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer is a famous attraction in the state of Rajasthan. Founded by Raja Ajpal Chauhan in 7th century, Ajmer has served as the Bastion of the Chauhan kings. Annexed by Akbar, the Mughal Ruler, surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains, Ajmer is a famous pilgrim destination.
Founded at the end of the 7th century A.D. by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan, earlier known as ‘Ajayameru’, Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. Situated on the lower slopes of the Taragarh hill, the Nagpathar range separates Ajmer from the Thar Desert. The city has the famous artificial lake called Anasagar to its north, and is protected by the rocky Nagpathar range from the Thar Desert.
|Delhi 392 Kms.||Agra 388 Kms.||Ajmer 0|
|Alwar 288 Kms.||Bharatpur 313 Kms.||Jaipur 132 Kms.|
|Jaisalmer 513 Kms.||Jodhpur 208 Kms.||Mt. Abu 375 Kms.|
|Ranthambhore 286 Kms.|
The Ajmer Sharif Dargah is the prime attraction of Ajmer. It is the shrine of the prominent sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. One of the highly revered shrines in Rajasthan, Ajmer sharif is visited by people from various parts of the country & globe irrespective of their caste, creed, and religion. Every year on the 6th & 7th of Rajab (the 7th month of the Islamic calendar) the Urs for the sufi saint is celebrated. During this time the holy attraction is flocked with numerous devotees who visit the shrine to seek blessings from the saint. The highlight of the Urs is the kalanders from Delhi, believed to be the friends of the saint, who travel all the way from Delhi to offer colorful chadders embellished with gold threads to the Khwaja.
The Lake Foy Sagar is an artificial lake situated near Ajmer. Named after its creator, an English engineer, Mr. Foy, the lake was created to provide relief from a famine. The lake comprises a original capacity of 15 million cubic feet, but the water covers an area of 1,300,000 meter square. The lake appears flat and offers the most amazing views of the Aravalli Mountains.
Built by the grandfather of of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Anaji tomar in between 1135 -1150 AD, the Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial Lake in Ajmer. Spread across an area of 13 km, the pavilions at the lake were built later in 1637 by Shahjahan, and it was under the reign of Jehangir that the Daulat Bagh Gardens were constructed. The circuit house situated atop a hill near the lake served as a British Residency. Moreover, there is also an island in the middle of the lake, which can be accessed via a boat ride. One of the biggest lakes of the city, Ana Sagar is one of the must see attractions in Ajmer.