Ajmer is a bustling city 130 km from Jaipur and 14 km from the pilgrimage site of Pushkar. Home to a number of attractions, Ajmer is a perfect representation of the diversity of Indian culture and ethics; it exhibits a perfect blend of religion, community and culture that co-exist and flourish in harmony Thats because it is a place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Muslims. The final resting place of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti - Ajmer Sharif Dargah is visited by pilgrims and travelers from all over the world. Ajmer is also home to a beautiful golden Jain temple that also attracts devotees from far and wide.
Ajmer city is surrounded by a vast lake - Ana Sagar and the rugged Aravalli hills that give it a rustic charm. If you want to experience the city firsthand, dont forget to walk around with your camera in tow. Ajmer is also famous for its well-known learning center built in Indo-Saracenic architecture - Mayo College - one of the first schools to be the springboard for the British style of education in the country. At the top of Nag Pahari Hill stands the spectacular 12th-century Taragarh Fort, one of the oldest hill forts in the world. Also known as the Star Fort, the fort offers breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city. Travelers with a strong penchant for Ajmers glorious history also visit Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, a historic mosque built by Qutub Ud Din Aibak on the lower slopes of Taragarh Hill. Akbari Fort is another attraction not to be missed on your trip to Ajmer. Daulat Bagh, a garden designed by Emperor Jehangir; Lake Foy Sagar on the outskirts of the city and Soniji Ki Nasiyan - an architecturally attractive 19th century will make for great visits too