Ajmer is a small city of Rajasthan where people mostly visit for a religious trip to the famous shrine of the Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Ajmer is mostly considered a pilgrimage center for the Muslims but the tomb of the Saint is also visited by the people of other religion seeing its spiritual magnificence. Besides the trip of the shrine there are many other attractions in Ajmer which are worth visit and one can have a nice time in this small city of Thar.
The city has many historical places which include an ancient fort and an ancient lake too which are truly majestic and gives you a thrilling experience and memory of your trip. The city has many forts and a fine lake which can be one of the best things to do in Ajmer besides visiting the shrine.
Here are some of the few things you can do or visit in Ajmer.
This is the prime place of Ajmer Sightseeing and one can enjoy the best views of the dargah while visiting in this pious place and the tourists love this place because it has the tomb of the Saint Moinuddin Chishti and this place has religious significance in the whole country. This Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, who came to this city from Persia in the year 1192 and died here in 1236. And this shrine was built by the Mughal King Humayun and Akbar used to perform a pilgrimage tour every year from Agra to this place. The doors of the outwards of the tomb were built by other Mughal Kings.
Ana Sagar Lake dates back to 12th century and it was made by blocking River Luni. The lake provides a serene view from the dargah and one can have a nice view of the lake which provides a panoramic view of the Ajmer city. The surrounding view of the lake is magnetic as there are mighty hills and the two gardens are present namely Daulat Bagh and Subash Bagh. The travelrs can go for a nice walking to these gardens as well as the hills can be a nice place for viewing sunset and the lake also provides boating facilities for its tourists.
There are many royal forts are present in the city which are also prominent Attractions in Ajmer and one of them is the Akbar’s Palace which is left in ruins as the palace was built in the 1570 and the Mughal king Akbar built it. Some part of the building is left and one can see some nice collection of sculptures, coins, miniature paintings dated back to 8th century. Another fort is the Taragarh Fort which was built by the Rajput King and it is quite near from the Adhai Din ka Jhopra which is a mosque adjacent to the fort.
Enjoy the mountain landscape, desert and the roses orchid on the camels back in Pushkar. Without the camel ride Rajasthan tour is not completed. Camle Safari are a must to do things in Rajasthan and Pushkar being the host to largest camel fair in Asia offers camel safari during Pushkar Fair. You can also enjoy Camel Safari in Pushkar even if you not able to attend the fair. Pricing for camel ride starts from Rs 1500 for 30 minutes. The safaris can be of maximum of 12 days or a month depends on what type of adventure you want to try.
Tourist can hike the Ratnagiri Hill which is located on the southwest side of the lake. The hike ca be done by anyone and is about 1.5 km which on average takes about 2 hours to reach the top. There is a temple located at the top of the hill with the name of Savitri Temple. It is dedicated to the wife of Lord Brahma. The view from the top is magnificent and the sunsets are just amazing.So if you time you should surely hike the hill.