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Ajmer Tourist Information

Ajmer is one of the major cities of Rajasthan state of India. It is situated 135 km away from the state capital Jaipur. Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains and it is a pilgrimage centre for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and is also the base for visiting Pushkar which is 11 km away from it. Pushkar is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma.
Ajmer city was established by a Shakambhari Chahamana ruler, either Ajayaraja I or Ajayaraja II, and served as the Chahamana capital until the 12th century CE. After the defeat of Prithviraja lll in 1192 CE, the city came under Muslim rule. A few centuries later, the city was handed over to the British, making Ajmer the only region in Rajputana to be directly controlled by the East India Company. Ajmer is now regarded as an educational and cultural centre.

The city of Ajmer gets its name from ‘Ajay Meru’, which means ‘invincible hills’. Ajmer city houses many ancient landmarks such as palatial Forts, Dargah, Mosque, Museum, tomb of Khwaja, temples, lakes and many more interesting places to visit. To explore history, culture and beauty many global visitors visit Ajmer city. To reach Ajmer nearest Airport is Kishangarh Airport and city is well-connected via Rail and Land.

Tourist Attractions in Ajmer

  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah
  • Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
  • Taragarh Fort