The history of Ajmer dates back to centuries. The city was established in the seventh century, by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan, who built the Taragarh Fort, India’s very first hill fort. His descendants ruled the city till the twelfth century. The ruins of this fort are still visible from the Ana Sagar Lake. The city served as a strategic location on the trade route between Delhi and the coast of Gujarat. The last Hindu ruler of Ajmer was Prithviraj Chauhan, who was defeated by Mohammad Ghori in the twelfth century. He is still respected by the people of Rajasthan for his chivalry, intelligence and valour. His life and his battles are documented in an epic poem titled ‘Prithviraj Raso’. The Delhi Sultanate ruled the region till 1326. For the next few centuries, Ajmer suffered from several battles between various clans. In 1559, the city was conquered by Mughal emperor Akbar, who restored the city to its glorious status. During his rule, the city became an important centre. Akbar was a devout follower of Moinuddin Chishti and he built his own palace in Ajmer, named Daulat Khana. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the control of Ajmer was passed into the hands of the Marathas, after which the British took control of the city. It remained a province of India till 1950 and became a part of the Rajasthan state on November 1st, 1956.
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