Ajmer Sightseeing includes its fort
and other monuments that are quite famous throughout the state of
Rajasthan. They are examples of the magnificent architecture for which the
state of Rajasthan is renowned throughout the world. Apart from that,
there are a number of other places to visit in Ajmer.
Dargah Sharif Ajmer:-
The most famous tourist attraction of Ajmer is the Dargah Sharif (Holy
Dargah). The Dargah entombs the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti. The
Khwaja came from Persia and committed his whole life towards the
betterment of the destitute and oppressed. It is one of the most revered
Muslim shrines in the country. The tomb of the Khwaja is made up of marble
and is surrounded by a silver railing and a marble screen.
How to Reach
By Air:- The nearest airport from Ajmer is Jaipur. Jaipur is well
connected to all the major cities which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta,
Jodhpur, Udaipur. Recently, flights to Dubai has also started from Ajmer
by Indian Airlines.
By Train:- Ajmer is on the Broad Gauge and
hence connected to all the metro cities of India. There are daily trains
from Delhi in morning (Shatabdhi Exp) and evening (Intercity Exp).
By Road:- Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from
Jaipur. There are buses from Jaipur to Ajmer every 15 minutes, some
nonstop. The roads are very good, and it takes around 2 hrs from Jaipur.
You can also come by taxi.
Sight Seeing in
Nasiyan (Red) Temple:- The Nasiyan temple, also known as the Red
temple, is a temple of the Digambar Jains. The double story hall of the
temple exhibits a number of gold plated wooden figures. These figures are
a portrayal of Jain mythology legends. Adorning the hall are glass mosaic,
precious stones, gold and silver work, etc.
Ana Sagar Lake:- Named after Anaji Chauhan (grandfather of Prithvi
Raj Chauhan), Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake. This scenic lake is
located to the north of Ajmer. Surrounding the lake is Bardari (marble
pavilion) built by Emperor Shahjahan. Also, there are Daulat Bagh Gardens
next to the lake, set up Emperor Jehangir.
Taragarh Fort:- Taragarh Fort is one of the famous forts of
Rajasthan. Built in 1345, the fort has six gates. The fort also houses
huge reservoirs of solid rock, and one of the largest battlefields, Bhim
Burj. The Dargah of Miran Saheb, the governor of the fort who sacrificed
his life in a war, is also situated inside the fort.
Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra:- An epitome of Indo - Islamic architecture,
Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra is an old mosque. It is believed that the mosque was
built in two and a-half days (Adhai-Din). This led to the name of the
mosque as Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra. The front screen wall of the mosque
consists of seven pointed arches. The mosque has a striking tower inside
it that is used by the Muezzin to chant prayers.