Ajmer is a
blend of Sufi culture and Hindu religion. Ajmer was the seat of
administration for the Chauhans till Prithviraj was defeated
in 1193 AD by Mohammad Ghauri. It then became a part of the
The annual Urs at Dargah
of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is held on a grand scale and
attracts pilgrims from all over the world irrespective of
their caste and religion.
Major Attractions of Ajmer
Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah is the most
important pilgrimage center with splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin
Chisti more popularly known as Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja
Taragarh Fort gives
a bird's eye view of the city. Taragarh Fort or the 'Star
fort' is situated on a hill and to reach there, one has to
take winding bridle path.
Adhai Din ka Jhonpara is the finest examples of
Indo-Islamic architecture. In
1193 AD Mohammad Ghori destroyed the college and a mosque
was built in its place. The archways are
finely engraved with Kufi and Jughra inscriptions from the
Holy Quran (also spelt as Koran).
Ana Sagar Lake
This lake was built by Anaji. The 'Baradari', a marble pavilion was built by
Shah Jahan and the Daulat Bagh Gardens were laid by
Jehangir. This lake is located towards the north of Ajmer
The Dargah Sharif in Ajmer is the place where the Saint's
mortal remains lie buried and is the site of the largest
Muslim fair in India. Many devotees belonging
to different communities gather from all parts of the
country to pay homage to the Khwaja on his Urs (death
Excursions from Ajmer
Pushkar is a holy city and is considered by Hindus to be
one of the most sacred places in India and has, perhaps, the
only existing temple in Asia, dedicated to Lord Brahma.
This town is located 54-km from Ajmer and is famous for the
Badshahi procession festival held on the next day of Holi.
On the road to Jaipur, 27-km from Ajmer is located this
medieval treasure house of art. This place had one of the
finest schools for miniature paintings during 18th century.
Fairs & Festivals - Ajmer
The annual Urs and Pushkar fair.