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About Ajmer

Located in the heart of Rajasthan, Ajmer has long been a stop for travellers searching for solace in its many wonderful sites of worship. This city envelopes the banks of the Ana Sagar Lake, is hugged by the mighty peaks of the Aravallis, and is also the ideal gateway to the holy town of Pushkar.

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Sight Seeing

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Ajmer Sharif

This beautiful, golden-topped shrine of the revered Sufi saint Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti was built by Emperor Humayun, and added to by several Mughal rulers that followed. Indeed, even Emperor Akbar made an annual trip to gain blessings here!
Time : 5:00 AM
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Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra

Built in 1153 AD, the beautiful, arched screen, and soaring domes and pillars make this a must-visit in Ajmer. The legends that surround these spectacular ruins are many. While some claim that the mosque took only two and a half days to be built, others believe that it was actually named after a festival that lasted for the same period.
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Nareli Jain Temple

The newer of the two main Jain temples in Ajmer, the sprawling Nareli Jain Temple complex lies a few kilometres outside the city. Designed in a modern style, it is an oasis of calm, with plenty of green spaces to relax in.
Time : 6:30 AM

Activities To Do

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Conquer a hill

Challenge yourself with the steep 3km trek up to Taragarh Fort, built by Ajaipal Chauhan, the founder of Ajmer. Once a mighty citadel that saw much fighting through the Mughal period, this spot now offers spectacular views over the town and Ana Sagar Lake. You can also take a car to the fort.
Time : 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Have a quiet afternoon

Gain some respite from Ajmer’s often searing heat by the banks of the placid Ana Sagar lake. Two beautiful gardens, Subhash Bagh and Daulat Bagh, are nestled on the banks of this manmade lake. The lovely white pavilions within these gardens offer views over the lake with the Aravallis beyond it.
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Take a day trip

Absorb the unique atmosphere and beautiful architecture of the holy town of Pushkar, close to Ajmer, renowned for its camel fair. Pushkar is said to be located around a lake that appeared at the site where Lord Brahma dropped a lotus, and is also home to one of the few temples dedicated to this God.
Time : 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Shopping

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Hit the bazaars

Spend a lively evening wandering through the many colourful bazaars in Ajmer, including Churi Bazaar, Dargah Bazaar and Naya Bazaar. One of the most popular offerings in Ajmer is ittar, natural, oil-based perfumes that are popular for their long-lasting scents.
Time : 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Bedeck yourself in colours

Pay a visit to the popular Mahila Mandi, which sells a variety of vibrant Rajasthani fabrics and footwear. The lovely, embroidered Jodhpuri jootis come in a range of colours and designs. You will also find tie-and-dye fabrics, garments and some striking costume jewellery.
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Dress up your walls

Treat yourself to some beautiful wooden picture frames that replicate the delicate jharokha windows found so commonly in Mughal architecture. You will find these frames in the markets of Pushkar where bargaining is part of the process!
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Immerse yourself in spirituality: Make a wish at the beautiful Ajmer Sharif, gaze upon the Adhai-di-ka-Jhonpra, and drive out to the Nareli Jain temple before picking up some local goodies.
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Pay Your Respects at Ajmer Sharif
Visit a Unique Mosque
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