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Famous Places & Tourist Attraction in Ajmer

Ajmer
Ajmer is the 5th largest city in Rajasthan and is the center of the eponymous Ajmer District. Ajmer has a population of around 800,000 (2011 census), and is located 135 kilometers west of Jaipur, the state capital, 274 km from Udaipur, 439 km from Jaisalmer, and 391 km from Delhi.

Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. The city is side on the lower slopes of the Taragarh Hill in the Aravalli Range. It is situated almost in the center of Rajasthan. To the north of the city is a large artificial lake, called Anasagar with a marble structure known as Baradari. Ajmer is protected from the Tharp desert by the massive rocks of Nagpathar range.

Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It is a pilgrimage center for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km), an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma.

Famous Places

Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif Ajmer

The Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Mu'inuddin Chishti is situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It contains the domed tomb of the saint. Akbar and his queen used to come here by foot on pilgrimage from Agra every year in observance of a vow when he prayed for a son. The large pillars called "Kose ('Mile') Minar", erected at intervals of two miles (3 km) along the entire way between Agra and Ajmer mark the places where the royal pilgrims halted every day. It has been estimated that around 125,000 pilgrims visit the site every day.
Dargah is situated only 5 minute walks away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Pushkar

Pushkar Lake Ajmer

Pushkar is about 11 kilometers from Ajmer and is an important tourist destination. It is famous for Pushkar Lake and the 14th century Brahma Temple at Pushkar, dedicated to Brahma, according to the Padma Purana, Pushkar is the only place where Brahma may be worshipped. There is a general belief amongst Hindus that no pilgrimage to the four principal pilgrim centers (Char Dham) namely, Badrinath, Jagannath, Rameshwaram and Dwarka, would be complete without a blessing that comes from bathing in the holy Pushkar Lake. Pushkar has 52 bathing ghats and many temples. Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Fair.
Pushkar is situated only 11Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Ajmer

Taragarh Fort, the fort guarding Ajmer, was the seat of the Chauhan rulers. It is reputed to be one of the oldest hill forts in India and the world. It was built by King Ajaypal Chauhan on the summit of Taragarh Hill and overlooks Ajmer. The battlements run along the top of the hill. The walls are two miles (3 km) in circumference and the fort can only be approached by way of a very steep slope. When it fell to the British Raj, the fort was dismantled on the orders of Lord William Bentinck and was converted into a sanatorium for the British troops stationed at the garrison town of Nasirabad.
Taragarh Fort is situated only 3Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, a Vaishnava Hindu temple built in 1153 and converted into a mosque by Qutbuddin Aybak in 1193, is situated on the lower slope of Taragarh hill. Aikbak's successor, Shams al-Din Iltutmish added to the mosque. It is noted for its double-depth calligraphy inscriptions, in the Naskh and Kufic scripts. Apart from the mosque, called Jama' Iltutmish (pronounced Altamish locally), nearly the whole of the ancient temple has fallen into ruins, but the relics are still unsurpassed as examples of Hindu architecture and sculpture. Forty columns support the roof, but no two are alike and the ornaments are exceptional in their decorations.
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda is situated only 1Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Sai Baba Mandir

Sai Baba Mandir

Mr. Suresh K. Lal who was a resident of this Garib Nawaz City constructs Sai Baba temple, but now he is settled in Koba, Japan. It was inaugurated on 2nd Jan 1999.This Beautiful temple is constructed in Ajay Nagar in a plot of 5 beeghas it is at a distance of 5km from railway station.
Sai Baba Mandir is situated only 4Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Magazine

magazine Ajmer

Magazine, the city's Museum, was once the residence of Prince Salim, the son of the Emperor Akbar, and presently houses a collection of Mughal and Rajput armour and sculpture. This is the location from where Salim, as the Emperor Jahangir read out the firman permitting the British East India Company to trade with India.
Magazine is situated only 1Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Mayo College

Mayo College Ajmer

Mayo College was founded in 1875 by Lord Mayo, Viceroy of India. The architecture of the school buildings is in the same style as royal Rajasthan architecture. The school's main building, in white marble, is a classic example of Indo-Saracen architecture.
Mayo College is situated only 3Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Anasagar Lake

Anasagar Lake Ajmer

Anasagar Lake, this historic man-made lake was built by Maharaja Anaji (1135-1150 AD). By the lake is the Daulat Bagh, a garden laid out by Emperor Jahangir. Emperor Shah Jahan later added five pavilions, known as the Baradari, between the garden and the lake.
Anasagar Lake is situated only 1.5Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Soniji Ki Nasiyan

Soniji ki Nasiyan Ajmer

Soniji Ki Nasiyan is an architecturally rich Digambara Jain temple. It was built in the late nineteenth century. The main chamber, known as the Swarna Nagari "City of Gold", has several gold-plated wooden figures, depicting several figures in the Jain religion.
Soniji Ki Nasiyan is situated only 1Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Lake Foy Sager

Foy sager Lake Ajmer

Lake Foy Sager is situated in the outskirts of the city, it is a picturesque artificial lake that was created as a famine relief project in 1892. It offers panoramic views of the neighboring Aravalli mountains as well as of the evening flights of nearby birds.
Foy Sager Lake is situated only 3Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Nareli Jain Temple

Nareli Jain Temple Ajmer

Nareli Jain Temple is a relatively new Jain temple. It is located on the outskirts of Ajmer.
Nareli Jain Temple is situated only 6Km away from the Hotel Pravasi Palace Ajmer.




Education

Ajmer is notable for its public schools formed in accordance with the precepts of English public schools, amongst which are Mayo College, founded by the British Raj in 1875 to educate the children of Rajputana's royalty and nobles. Ajmer is also home to St. Anselm's H.S. School (1904) and Sophia Girls' School (1918/1935) & College (1942), and the historic Ajmer Music College, founded in 1942, the first accredited institution in Rajputana for teaching Hindustani classical music.

The Board of Secondary Education for Rajasthan is located in Ajmer.