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Ajmer

Garib Nawaj Khwaja Mauinuddin Chisti MosqueAjmer, a popular pilgrimage center, is surrounded by Ana Sagar lake on one side and barren hills of the Aravali Ranges on the other side. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th century AD. The city boasts of a number of monuments belonging to Mughal Area, a skilful architecture and traditional handicrafts. Ajmer (132 Km from Jaipur) covers a total area of 55.76 sq. km. Ajmer has a religious and historical importance. The place is revered by Hindus as well as Muslims. To the Hindus because of the famous Pushkar Temple while for the Muslims, Ajmer has significance because of the tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

Ajmer is the sacred place for the Muslims. It has the famous mosque of Garib Nawaj Khwaja Mauinuddin Chisti.

Places to see
» Garib Nawaj Khwaja Mauinuddin Chisti Mosque or The Dargah : Situated in the old town area, It is the most important Muslim Pilgrimages site in India. The Dargah is the tomb of a Sufi saint, Khuaja Muin-ud-din Chisti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192 and lived here until 1233. This Mosque was constructed by Humayun, Akbar used to make pilgrimage to to the Dargah from Agra every year.
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» Ana Sagar Lake : The beautiful artificial lake was created in 12th century by damming the River Luni

» Akbar's Palace : The palace was built in 1570 by Akbar, now it is converted into a museum & houses a collection of miniature paintings, weapons & stone sculptures.

» Foy Sagar Lake : The biggest lake plays a important part in the water supply of Ajmer.

Daria Daulat Gardens» Daulat Bagh : Lush green garden containg a series of Marble pavilions erected in 1637 by Shah Jahan. It the best place in Ajmer to witness the sunset.

» Mayo Collage : The famous collage for the Maharajas & rich peoples.

» Nasiyan Temple : This beautiful red Jain temple is really worth to visit, this double storey hall contains an amazing golden tableau depicting the Jain concept of the ancient world.

» Taragarh Fort : The massive huge has a historical importance, It was the meeting point of the King Prithvi Raj Chauhan & It has six gates & a dargah. The fort has a wonderful view of the city.

Climate and Best Time to Visit
It is hot in summers and becomes green with first rain as all its small mountains become greenish, in winters temperature is chilled. In summers the temperature rises up to 38ºC and lowers down in winters to 05.5ºC.
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Ajmer Air/Rail/Road Links
» Airways : The nearest airport is Jaipur which is 135 kms away.

» Railways : Ajmer is on the Delhi(399 km)-Jaipur-Marwar-Ahmedabad (487 km)-Mumbai (1038 km) line and most trains halt at Ajmer.

» Roadways : It is connected with bus from all popular places like Jaipur(138 km), Agra (363 km), Aligarh (446 km), Abu road, Bikaner (233 km), Bharatpur (332 km), Barmer, Haridwar, Chittorgarh (191 km), Jodhpur, Jaisalmer(439 km) and Nagaur.

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