Rajasthan Travel Guide

Tourist Places & Attractions in Ajmer

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Ajmer is a small city located south west of Jaipur. Ajmer city was founded Raja Ajaypal Chauhan in the 7th century AD and at present the city is known as the land of the saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’. Ajmer Shariff is the most famous tourist attraction in Ajmer. As the final resting place of the great Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Muslims from all over the world revere the Dargah Sharif, where the saint lies buried and locally equally revered by both the Hindus and the Muslims. Being a religious city , it is visited by number of tourists and devotees.

There are number of other famous tourist places in Ajmer which attracts locals as well as tourists alike. Ana Sagar Lake is another famous destination in Ajmer where you can relax and enjoy leisure activities. Apart from Ajmer Shariff there are number of other Jain temples which are also popular amongst tourists. Pushakr other popular destination to visit is located nearby the Ajmer city. You can hire taxi or cab for Pushkar from here too.

Top Tourist Destinations in Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is an old mosque in Ajmer Rajasthan. "Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra" literally means "shed of two-and-a-half days". It is regarded as one of the oldest mosques in India which was built in 1199 CE and also the oldest monuments in Ajmer. The mosque is built in Indo Islamic Architecture and is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. It is also known as Arhai Din ka Jhompra or Dhai Din ki Masjid; Alexander Cunningham described it as the "Great Mosque of Ajmer".

Ajmer Government Museum

Ajmer Government Museum museum was established in the early nineties by Major Colvin of Central British Administration as regional museum of the Rajputs. The museum exhibits exclusive collection of 652 stone sculptures, 149 miniature paintings, 3986 coins, 84 inscriptions, 18 metallic objects, 75 arms &armor, 363 terracotta statues and 128 objects of local art & craft and pre-historic eras.

Akbari Fort & Museum

Akbari Fort & Museum is a museum In Ajmer. It was once the residence of Prince Salīm, the son of the Emperor Akbar, and presently houses a collection of Mughal and Rajput armour and sculpture. Construction of this had been commissioned by Akbar in 1570. This is the location from where Salim, as the Emperor Jahangir read out the farman permitting the British East India Company to trade with India.

Ana Sagar Lake

Ana Sagar Lake is another artificial lake and counted amongst famous tourist Places in Ajmer and the lake was built by Arnoraja who was also known as Ana, was the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan. And after that there are many pavilions and a garden named Daulat Bagh is built beside the lake which were built by Shah Jahan and Jehangir respectively.

Birla City Water Park

Birla City Water Park in Ajmer is situated near Makhupura Circle of Ajmer city in Rajasthan. Birla City Water Park is one of the biggest amusement parks in Rajasthan. The water park has a big swimming pool, water fall with rain dance, mini train running for kids, colorful sliding pathway which is very great for children, jumbo rides, merry around the pool, indoor outdoor games, space shuttle and many more. It have everything a family need to enjoy time together.

Daulat Bagh Garden
Daulat Bagh Garden in Ajmer is located adjacent to Ana Sagar Lake. Jehangir built this garden on the bank of the lake. Boating facilities are available in the lake and Boats could be hired from the east side of the Dault Bagh. Ana Sagar Lake is the largest lake in Ajmer. Surrounded by tress and with beautiful natural system it is a popular place for local and tourists in Ajmer. It is famous for the greenery, the flora and the freshness that anyone would want amidst the hustle bustle of the city.
Khawaja Gharibnawaz Dargah Ajmer

Ajmer Sharif Dargah is the popular dargah which is known as the dargah of KhwajaMoinuddinChistiand the most important Places to Visit in Ajmer. The surrounding gates of the dargah where constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The dargah is actually an international endowment which is managed under The DargahKhwajaSaheb Act, 1955 of Government of India. And the management staffs of the dargah are appointed by the Government to maintain it.

Lake Foy Sagar

Lake Foy Sagar is an artificial lake which is named after an Englishman Mr.Foy. The lake was created it to manage with hottest conditions of drought under a famine relief project that may happen in the desert areas. The lake has beautiful and stunning views with theAravalli Mountains on its side presenting panoramic scenery and is also among best Tourist Places in Ajmer.

Mayo College Museum

Mayo College is home to the Danmal Mathur Museum housed in Jhalawar House, which it shares with the Arts School. The museum showcases priceless antiques and an armoury section. It is considered to have one of the best collections of any school museum in the world. The magnificent collection of rare objects in the Museum has always attracted many eminent personalities from all over the world. It is very unique that all the items housed in the Museum have been donated by Old Boys, Parents and other well wishers.

Nareli Jain Temple

An auspicious place of Digambar Jains , Nareli Jain Temple in Ajmer is a newly built jain temple and one of the most famous places and temples in Ajmer city. This temple is located in the outskirts of the city about 7 km from Ajmer. Ajmer is one of the famous places in Rajasthan. There are number of other places to visit in Ajmer nearby. The temple was built by Ashok Patni . You will find it beautiful as it is completely built on marbles.

Nasiyan Red Temple

Nasiyan Red Temple is also known as Ajmer Jain temple or Soniji Ki Nasiya and it was built in the late 19thcentury. The temple is dedicated to the Digambari Jains and the temple is dedicated to Lord Rishabhdev, who is the first of the 24 Tirthankars of the Jains. The beautiful temple is made of red sandstone having the idols of the Tirthankars in it.