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Ajmer was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan and it is situated in the green oasis wrapped in the barren hills.Ajmer used to be a major center of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. when the Ruler Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. After Prithwiraj Chauhan Ajmer witnessed dynasties, which came and left leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and traditions on the city's history, converting it to an amalgam of various cultures and blend of Hinduism and Islam.
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Today, Ajmer is one of the most significant pilgrimate destination equally important for Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
Ajmer is very close to Pushkar (11 kms) which is significant for the famous fair held normally in the month of October/November. Pushkar, the abode of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake. The Pushkar lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct./Nov.) ,devotes throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake
What to See in Ajmer
Dargah Sharif is a shrine located at Ajmer at the foot of Taragarh hills. It has a grave of Moinuddin Chisti who was a revered saint. It has colorful cheddars that are very beautiful to see, with a mix of silver and gold threads. Thousand of visitors come to visit Ajmer Sharif shrine.
Foy Sagar Lake
A beautiful lake located 5km from city of Ajmer known for it's stunning picnic spot, this lake is a must see for all the visitor of Ajmer.
Ana Sagar Lake
This man-made lake was built mainly to purify the land of Ajmer which was for a long time, a fighting ground. Aravalli hills makes it look like its in a dome. It has a magnificent view with its old buildings creating a picturesque scenery. There are beautiful islands that can be accessed by speed boats or water scooters. Amazingly, the lake dries up in the summer.
Akbar's Palace and Museum
While in Ajmer it’s advisable to visit this palace and the museum. The museum has prehistory relics and numerous ancient exhibits and sculptures. Any history lover will enjoy this place that once housed Prince Jahangir. Songs and sound played brings a great experience to visitors.
Adhai Din ka Jhonpra
This mosque was built from the dismantled remains of the temple found in the area. It was built by the first sultan of Delhi Dutub-Ud-Din-Aibak in two and a half days. For all the history lovers Adhai Din ka Jhonpra holds a great lot of it. This monumental mosque is one of the most renowned site in Ajmer.
It’s an underground temple that was built in the 12th century, with one of the highest number of pilgrims today. The temples stand out as more of a praying place rather than a visiting site.
Mayo collage is a boys only school located in Ajmer. The school is one of the oldest boarding institutions in India. The school was built for the upper-class and the loyal class in Ajmer. It house a museum which showcases armory and antiques.
Gurudwara Shri Guru Ka Taal Sahib
It is one of the most honoured places in the Sikh community. GSoniji Ki Nasyauru ka Taal is well known for its magnificent style of architecture. It has been built over the place where Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down his arms to offer arrest to Aurangazeb. Guru ka Taal was originally a reservoir but now is a holy place since it has been visited by 4 of the 10 Sikh Gurus.