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Places to Visit in ajmer

Surrounded by the Aravalli mountains, Ajmer is considered a sacred place as saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’s Dargah is in the city. Ajmer has a history of more than 700 years and has a cultural and architectural relevance. The exquisite Mughal and Rajputana architecture in Ajmer aids to the heritage of the nation.
Apart from the exceptional monuments and buildings, Ajmer is also popular for ornaments, antiques, paintings, wood crafted products, Bandini, gold and silver jewelry, and Jodhpuri Jutis. Also, a special form of local scent is sold all over Ajmer.

Ajmer is considered as the most secular city in India. At the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, people from all the religion, caste, colour, creed, language, and geographical belonging come to pay offerings. The beliefs of Ajmer give prominence to the message that there is ‘unity in diversity’.
One can visit the city in winter season i.e. between October and March. During this period, the weather remains pleasant and is therefore considered as the best time to visit Ajmer. Some of the well-known and frequent places to visit in Ajmer are:

• Dargah Shariff
• Nasiyan Jain Temple
• Ana Sagar Lake
• Nareli Jain Temple
• Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra
• Akbar's Palace & Museum

To get a detailed Ajmer travel guide and various interesting Ajmer packages, tourists can access the official website of Yatra.

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  • Altitude 700 ft. above sea level
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Attractions in ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Originally a Sanskrit college, Adhai-din ka Jhonpra was converted...
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Daulat Bagh Garden

Daulat Bagh Garden

Gardens-Woods

Spend approx 2 hours

Daulat Bagh Garden is a splendid garden with lush greenery and op...
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Anasagar Lake

Anasagar Lake

Water Bodies

Spend approx 2 hours

The beautiful Ana Sagar Lake was founded in Ajmer by King Anaji C...
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Shah Jahan's Mosque

Shah Jahan's Mosque

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

White marbles and Persian inscriptions are the highlights of Shah...
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Places to eat in ajmer

Madina Hotel

Madina Hotel

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 100

For a lot of travelers waiting at the Ajmer Railway Station, the ...
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Rasoi

Rasoi

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 800

Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Rasoi, where you can savor a variety of...
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Fragrance Of India

Fragrance Of India

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 700

Fragrance of India is a little restaurant located on the Pushkar ...
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Silver Leaf Restaurant

Silver Leaf Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 350

Silver Leaf Restaurant is known for its simple but sophisticated ...
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Nightlife in ajmer

Lazeez Affaire

Lazeez Affaire

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2000

Lazeez Affaire, a specialty restaurant in Ajmer, is one of the be...
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Xenious LN Courtyard

Xenious LN Courtyard

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Xenious LN Courtyard located in Ajmer's Shastri Nagar, is an...
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Ghoonghat Garden Restaurant and Beer Bar

Ghoonghat Garden Restaurant and Beer Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Ghoonghat Garden Restaurant and Beer Bar is a budget establishmen...
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Olive Kitchen and Arabian Night Restaurant

Olive Kitchen and Arabian Night Restaurant

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2500

Indulge in tasty and delectable bites of authentic cuisines prepa...
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3 Interesting Facts About Ajmer Sharif Dargah Most People Don’t Know

3 Interesting Facts About Ajmer Sharif Dargah Most People Don’t Know

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Romantic Escapades For Couples Visiting Ajmer

Romantic Escapades For Couples Visiting Ajmer

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5 Of The Best Gardens In Ajmer

5 Of The Best Gardens In Ajmer

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Places to stay in ajmer

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Popular Flights To ajmer

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Places To Visit In ajmer

Top Tourist Places to visit in Ajmer:

Some of the best and famous places in Ajmer are as follows:

●  Dargah Sharif: Resting place of Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chisti, Dargah Sharif is the most famous pilgrimage centre in Rajasthan. It is a common belief that those who offer prayers with a pure heart at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, gets their all wishes fulfilled.

● Nasiyan Jain Temple: Popularly known as Soni Ji Ki Nasiyan, Nasiyan Jain Temple is a Digambar Jain sacred site in Ajmer. Situated near to the Ajmer Junction Railway Station, this man-made gem is the perfect example of traditional Jain-style architecture that gives an elegant feel to the visitors.

● Ana Sagar Lake: Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake in the city of Ajmer. It was founded by King Anaji Chauhan. The pavilion of this lake was built by Shahjahan and the splendid Daulat Bagh Gardens by Jehangir. During the sunset, its beauty is on its zenith. One can spot an island in the middle of the lake.

●  Durga Bagh Barden: Durga Bagh Garden is situated near the Ana Sagar Lake. It is around 50 km away from the main city and has beautiful flowers. Notably, the Marble pavilions inside the premises of the garden are another attraction of Durga Bagh Garden and add more visual grandeur to the park.

● Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra: Commissioned by Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak, Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra is a mosque in the city of Ajmer which is believed to be built in just two days. It is an early example of the Indo-Islamic architecture and is one of the oldest mosques in India. Notably, it was originally built as a Sanskrit college.

● Akbar's Palace & Museum: Akbar’s Palace & Museum is an ancient citadel. Built in 1570 AD by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, it was built as a home to the king during his visits and pilgrimages to Ajmer. The architectural masterpiece, Akbar’s Palace was converted into a museum in 1908.

Ajmer Sightseeing by bus:

Travelling by bus is cheaper as well as enjoyable. By this means of transportation, you get a chance to create a bond with the locals of the city. Linking to the capital city of India, Delhi and other towns of Rajasthan, Ajmer has an extensive system of broad roads that make travelling through bus very comfortable and time saving. In many parts of the town, one can get Volvo bus operators. However, the best way to explore the city by public transport is by booking a daily tour organised by the Rajasthan State Tourism Development Corporation for Ajmer sightseeing.

Ajmer Sightseeing by Car:

Car is the most private, common, and convenient mode to enjoy Ajmer sightseeing. The major advantage of travelling by car is that you one can stop the vehicle anywhere to take photographs and to visit desired hotels. One of the efficient ways to explore the city is definitely by car. It provides enough space for your luggage. Therefore, drive your car through wide and narrow lanes of Ajmer and notice the city minutely. In addition, reaching to remote areas is easy by car than by public transport. As per the convenience, tourists can also opt for cab and car rental services. Covering most of the key attractions of the city, there are several agencies that provide car rental services for Ajmer sightseeing.

Weekend Getaways from Ajmer:

Near the city, there are a number of popular tourist destinations apart from Ajmer points of interest.

Tourist places near Ajmer within 100 km
Kishangarh and Phalodi in Rajasthan are the two prominent places to visit near Ajmer within 100 kms.

• Kishangarh: The city of Kishangarh is known for its Kishangarh style paintings especially for one called as ‘Bani Thani’. The city is also popularly called as the ‘Marble city of India’. Notably it is believed that no other place in the world, other than this city seems to have temple of nine planets. Famous for its art and culture, Kishangarh has some of the other major attraction like Kishangarh Fort, Khoda Ganesh Ji temple, Gondulav Lake, and Phool Mahal Palace.

• Phalodi: Nestled between the Sun City, Jodhpur and the Golden City, Jaisalmer, Phalodi is known as the Salt City. Being an old caravan centre, it still trades salt using camels as a transport medium. Phalodi is the second largest city of the district and its history can be traced back to the 15th century. During that time, it was called as Phalvaridhika. Moreover, the city is a dream destination for birdwatchers. One can see a huge number of migratory birds in the Khichan village of the region.

● Tourist places near Ajmer within 200 km
Jaipur and Chittorgarh in Rajasthan are the two popular places to visit near Ajmer within 200 kms.

• Jaipur: The archetypal architecture of the Pink City has been the focus of tourists’ attraction since time immemorial. The beauty and historicity of the city are encompassed by various magnificent edifices, which include Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace and Amber Fort.

• Chittorgarh: A culturally and historically important city of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh lies on the banks of river Berach and Gambini. It is quite famous for the historically significant Chittorgarh Fort because the women living there committed Johar thrice. Some of the other prominent attractions here include Tower of Fame, Vijay Stambha, Padmini's Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Kalika Mata Temple, Sanwariaji Temple, and Sathis Deori Temple.

Tourist places near Ajmer within 500 km
Udaipur and Mt. Abu in Rajasthan are two of the well-known places that tourists can explore near Ajmer.

• Udaipur: Known as the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur is surrounded by Aravalli Hills in all directions making this city look beautiful. Apart from the lakes, and temples, the exceptional architecture makes it a beautiful place. The city has got several names because of its charm and exceptional beauty like ‘Venice of the East'.

• Mt Abu: Nestled in the Aravalli mountain range at an approximate height of around 1,220 meters above sea level, Mt Abu is mythologically significant as it is the place where Sage Vashistha retired. Few attractions of this place are Dilwara Jain Temples, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh, Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, and Trevor’s Tank.

Places to Stay in Ajmer:
There are several accommodation options available in Ajmer that ensure the convenience of the visitors.

• 5-star accommodations in Ajmer: Ramada Ajmer and The Gateway Resort are some of the luxurious accommodation options.

• 4-star accommodations in Ajmer: Hotel Chitvan, Regenta Inn Embassy by Royal Orchid Hotels and Paradizzo Resort are some of the 4-star hotels in Ajmer that are known for their high class and personalised services.

• 3-star accommodations in Ajmer: New Hotel Jannat, Hotel Madni Royale and Hotel Kingsway are the 3-star accommodation options that provide spacious rooms equipped with all essential requisites.

Budget accommodations in Ajmer: Park Palace, Hotel Mehmaan Manzil and Hotel Mittal Paradise are some of the budget hotels in Ajmer that are known for providing the best of services.

The best season to visit Ajmer is from October to March, visitors should do their ticket bookings in advance. Though there are no shortages in accommodation options in the city, travellers should pre-plan their trips so that they can enjoy holidays in Ajmer without any hassle.

FAQ's

Q. What one should keep in mind before going to Ajmer?
A. Before visiting Ajmer, one should know that the best time to visit the city is winter season because summer usually remain hot in Ajmer with temperature ranging from 30°C-40°C.

Q. Mention top 5 must-visit destinations in Ajmer?
A. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, Abkari Fort and Museum, and Ana Sagar Lake are the top five must-visit destinations in Ajmer.

Q. What are the fun activities one can do in Ajmer?
A. Boating and taking rides at Birla City Water Park are the two most adventurous things to do in Ajmer.

Q. Which season is considered best that witnesses less rush in Ajmer?
A. If you want to explore the city when it is less crowded, April to July is considered to be the best time. However, during this time the weather in Ajmer remains hot and ranges from 30°C-40°C.

Q. How to truly enjoy a 2-day trip to Ajmer?
A. In order to make the most of a 2-day trip to Ajmer, one should first offer prayers to Dargah Shariff and then visit nearby places like the Jain Temple and Adhai Din Ka Jhopra. Later, one can go to Ana Sagar Lake to rest in the tranquillity of the place. Moreover, going to places like Pushkar which is close to the city is also a good option. However, before going anywhere else, one can do shopping to keep the souvenirs of the place as the remembrance. One must buy antiques, paintings and wood crafted products in Ajmer.

Q. How far is Jaipur from Ajmer, and what are the places to visit in Jaipur?
A. Jaipur is located at a distance of 136 km from Ajmer. Some of the popular places to visit in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Galtaji Temple and Jal Mahal.

Q. Can you suggest some top shopping destinations in Ajmer?
A. The top shopping destinations in Ajmer are Naya Bazaar, Dargah Bazaar, Mahila Mandi, Churi Bazaar, Nala Bazaar, and Urban Haat Bazar.

Q. Can foreigners visit Ajmer without any safety concern?
A. Yes, Ajmer is safe for foreigners. One can visit the place without any fear and concern.

Q. For solo travellers, what are the safe and luxury hotels in Ajmer?
A. KC Inn Ajmer, Hotel Imperial, Hotel Regal, and Delux Golden Hotel are some of the safe and luxury hotels for solo travellers in Ajmer.

Q. Mention some of the top luxury couple hotels in Ajmer?
A. The top luxury couple hotels in Ajmer are Bijay Niwas Palace, Badnor House - The Heritage Homestay and Hotel Royal Palace.

Q. Can you suggest the best site where I can find best Ajmer sightseeing packages?
A. Yatra.com provides best packages for sightseeing in Ajmer.

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