Ajmer | India
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Ajmer is located in Rajasthan, in western India. It is more popular as a gateway to Pushkar and is connected by Road with Jaipur and Delhi. This city also has an important Islamic pilgrimage site. The shrine of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is in Ajmer.


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Planning a Trip

1 Get in 1.1 By train 1.2 By bus 1.3 By taxi Interior of Ajmer Jain Temple By train From Delhi - the Delhi-Ahmedabad Mail is a decent overnight train (slow, but it gives you more time to sleep) while the Ajmer Shatabdi Express is the fastest way to get there. There are passenger trains (second unreserved only—definitely an "experience") in the morning and evening to Jaipur and train links down to Ahmedabad. The city is also connected to Udaipur, of which Intercity Express would be a better option. From Kolkata - The Sealdah station and the Kolkata(Chitpur) station are well connected to Ajmer Junction. Trains like Ananya express(Sealdah), Sealdah-Ajmer Daily Express and Kolkata(Chitpur)-Ajmer express are trains for Ajmer. By bus Jaipur is 1.5–3 hours by road (depending on the type of bus you take)(the Jaipur-Ajmer expressway also known as national highway 8 is a 6 lane road and is fantastic to drive on). Jodhpur is 4–5 hours in the opposite direction. By taxi Various tour operators and travel agencies offer chauffeured car-taxi services; these are charged on a per km, per day basis. You can plan to take one to arrive into the city or take one for sightseeing in and around the city. If you want a decent car for the tour you can hire one from the stand in front of Zilla Parishad Bhawan (district's management headquarters); if you are good at bargaining, it's the best option. There are also many car rental services which provide chauffeur-driven cars to Ajmer.


Top Attractions

Akbar's Palace & Museum. Emperor Akbar's royal residence, now serves as a museum, which houses an excellent collection of Mughal and Rajput armour, and some fine sculptures.  26.4719474.628331 Ana Sagar. The dam built by the grand father of Emperor Prithviraj Chouhan in Ajmer. Daulat Bag is an enormous park by the side of Ana Sagar and is a nice place to relax. there are marble monuments by the shore and plenty of ice cream and papad-wallahs selling snacks. There is apparently boat rental, though other than a bumper boats tank.  Brahma Temple. Must go to Pushkar to visit this amazing Brahma Temple near Pushkar Lake, go shopping in the narrow but ethnic and colourful lanes of the marketplace, eat traditional foods as well as international delicacies in the numerous eateries.  The holy Dargah Sharif of Ajmer 26.4562474.628172 Ajmer Sharif Dargah, 111 Faiz Manzil, Nathwan Shah, Dargah Sharif, Khadim Mohalla, ☎ +91 88753 00786. The Dargah is a major pilgrimage centre of Muslim religion and holds a special place in the life of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moin Uddin Chisty(RA). Entry is free, but you should pay the people watching your shoes a couple of bucks. Priests are available to act as guides and to perform ceremonies at the shrine. Men and women must cover their heads, and women must cover their shoulders. The beggars in the Dargah Bazaar can be quite persistent. It is suggested for women not to enter the shrine in western clothes.    Happy Valley. Only if it is rainy season and you don't have old members in your group.  Nareli. A Jain place located on the outskirts (Kishangarh bypass). This is a good place to visit, has a very big temple and offer authentic Jain food (You have to check the meal hours in advance, they are strict in serving meals in those hours only).  26.4415274.616853 Prithviraj Smarak. A park dedicated to Emperor Prithviraj Chouhan of the 11th century.  Shah Jahan's Mosque. This mosque is the most beautiful of all the structures, in the Dargah precinct. It is made of white marble, delicately carved with trellis-work.  Soni Ji Ki Nasiyaan. A Jain temple on the way to Ana Sagar which is quite beautiful from the outside, it has a gold model of the city of Ayodhya, the birthplace of Hindu lord Ram, but usual temple protocols apply.  Taragarh Hill. It has a shrine and it is the second highest peak in Rajasthan