In addition to being a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Muslims, Ajmer
remains a popular tourist attraction. Muslims from all over the world are visiting
the final rest of the Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti; indeed, both
Hindus and Muslims have revered the Dargah. The vast Ana Sagar lake and
Aravalli rough hills are surrounding the area. Though Ajmer Sharif Dargah is still
the most popular tourist site in Ajmer, Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti’s shrine, this
town is also well known for its Jain religion and is home to a stunning Jain Golden
Temple. Ajmer is also a popular educational facility. Mayo College was one of the
first Indian schools to serve as a milestone in the British education style and is
now one of Ajmer’s most famous places to visit.
How to reach Ajmer
By Air: Sanganer Airport or Jaipur International Airport is about 135 km away and
is the closest airport to Ajmer. The Kishangarh Airport, which will start service in
October 2016, is another in the vicinity. You can rent a cab to Ajmer once you
reach the airport in Jaipur; the journey takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.
By Road: As it is located at the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway 8 and is
between Delhi and Mumbai, Ajmer is well connected by road. Both the
government and non-AC private cars connect Ajmer to cities like Delhi, Udaipur,
Jogpur, Jaipur, and Jaisalmer. There are also public transportation services
By Rail: On the Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Jaipur-Delhi Line, Ajmer Junction trains are
open. Ajmer is linked to all major Indian towns such as Mumba, Delhi, Jaipur,
Allahabad, Coco, and Lucknow. You can rent a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach
your hotel or any part of the city from the railway station.
Best time to visit Ajmer.
Between October and February is the perfect time to visit Ajmer. At this time the
weather will be very hot. During this time, the daytime temperature facilitates tourists to visit different tourist sites in Ajmer. It is best to avoid the summer months of March to May as the temperature can easily be over 40 degrees Celsius
which is not conducive to sightseeing in Ajmer.
Places to visit in Ajmer
Ana Sagar Lake – Indulge In Boating
An attraction like the Ana Sagar Pool is a must-visit place. You get a spectacular
view of the city from here and associated magnetic ambiance, this artificial lake
provides an amazing view. Although you can just rest and relax here, boating is a
Timings: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Entry Fees: While entry to the lake is free, the boating charges are INR 160 per
Location: Ana Sagar Lake Ana Sagar Circular Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Ajmer Sharif Dargah – Seek Blessings
The holy shrine was erected in honor of Garib Nawaz, the propagator of Sufism
amongst the masses, renowned all over the world. This is a perfect place to go if
you want to experience a little peace and spirituality. Of all the things that Ajmer
Dargah has to do, the most famous of these things is a ‘phoolon ki chaadar.’
Timings: 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM during summer, 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM during
winters and a break from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Entry Fees: There is no entry fee for visiting the Dargah.
Location: Faiz Manzil, Dargah Sharif, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra – Learn Its Legends!
Set in the town of Rajasthan Ajmer, this is a renowned mosque with a perfect
fusion of Indo-Islamic architecture that is very old and adorned with calligraphic
inscriptions. The amazing thing is that it was constructed in just two and a half
days rendered a visit to this place.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fees: There is no entry fee for visiting this place.
Location: Ander Kot Road, Lakhan Kothari, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Akbar Palace and Museum – Witness Its Grandeur
One of the top things in Ajmer, Rajasthan, is the famous Akbar palace. This
majestic palace was built in 1500 AD and is a pleasure to all, particularly those
with eternal historical love. Although it once housed the king and his soldiers, it
now houses a government museum, showing artifacts, sculptures and paintings,
in many ways, of the Mughlai way of life.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday (closed every Monday)
Entry Fees: INR 10 for Indians, and INR 50 for foreigners
Location: Ajmer Village, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Daulat Bagh – Take A Peaceful Stroll
Next to the popular lake of Ana Sagar, there is Daulat Bagh that is one of the
highlights that you have to put on your Ajmer town tour. For all nature lovers and
photographers, it is a perfect place to explore. Here you can spend a relaxing
night walking on the green garden pond.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Entry Fees: There is no entry fee for visiting this garden.
Location: Near Ana Sagar Lake, Ganj, Ajmer, Rajasthan