Surrounded by Aravali ranges, the city of Ajmer is most famous for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti. This makes Ajmer one of the most significant places of Islamic pilgrimage in t (Read More)he world. Ajmer has a unique charm that lies in the ethos and craftsmanship practised over centuries.

Here is the list of 17 Things to Do in Ajmer

1. Beautiful Ajmer Sharif Dargah

 Beautiful Ajmer Sharif Dargah
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Ajmer Sharif Dargah, also known as Ajmer Dargah, is the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti and is one of the holiest places of worship in India for Muslims and followers of every faith. Being the final resting place of the Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, it has enormously contributed to spreading Islam's ethical and spiritual values.

2. Take a Boat Ride at Ana Sagar Lake

Take a Boat Ride at Ana Sagar Lake
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The gorgeous Ana Sagar Lake is a magnificent artificial lake that is located in the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan, India. This lake is best visited during the sunsets when the views are extraordinarily marvellous to look at. The sight of the lake from the nearby temple is particularly enchanting.

3. Visit the Historic Adhai Din ka Jhopra

Visit the Historic Adhai Din ka Jhopra
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Adhai Din ka Jhopara is a Masjid built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak, first Sultan of Delhi in AD 1199. Rumour has it that this Indo-Islamic architectural site was constructed in two and a half days. Adhai Din ka Jhopra is a relic of an old mosque constructed with remains of Hindu and Jain temples.

4. Pushkar, Rajasthan - The Only Dedicated Brahma Temple and the Mesmerising Cattle Fair

Pushkar, Rajasthan - The Only Dedicated Brahma Temple and the Mesmerising Cattle Fair
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Known For : Pushkar Lake Brahma Temple Savitri Temple

Pushka is a small temple town located around 15 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan. A perfect choice for a weekend getaway from Jaipur, Pushkar has an array of cafes and hostels for a backpacking trip. Every November, Pushkar is host to the Pushkar Mela, one of the biggest camel fairs in the country.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Take a Tour of Akbar's Palace

Take a Tour of Akbar's Palace
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Akbar's palace, constructed in 1570AD, is where he and his troops stayed at Ajmer whenever he visited the Ajmer Sharif Dargah. It is well known for the museum, which portrays the age-old military weapons and exquisite sculptures, paintings and other artefacts of the Mughal era.

6. Ajmer Jain Temple

Ajmer Jain Temple
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Ajmer Jain Temple or Soniji Ki Nasiyan is a Digambar Jain temple dedicated to Lord Rishabhdev (Agnidev), the first of the 24 Tirthankara of Jainism. The temple's main attraction is the main chamber, known as the Swarna Nagari "City of Gold", which has several gold-plated wooden figures.

7. Beautiful Architecture of Nareli Jain Temple

Beautiful Architecture of Nareli Jain Temple
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Nareli Jain Temple, located about 7 km away from Ajmer, is a beautiful marble temple with angular and strikingly appealing designs. The temple is situated on the ranges of the Aravali Mountains. The location makes the views from the temple more scenic.

8. Famous Art and Crafts at Kishangarh City

 Famous Art and Crafts at Kishangarh City
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Known as the marble city of India, Kishangarh city is a tourist spot in itself. Kishangarh is 30 km from Ajmer and 90 km from Jaipur. The city is famous for its art and culture, Bani Thani style of painting and the Kishangarh Fort. It is the only place in the world with a temple of nine planets.

9. Shopping in Ajmer

Shopping in Ajmer
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The local street markets are popular among tourists because people get to buy traditional stuff which reflects the beauty and culture of Rajasthan. The lively markets of Ajmer are well-known for its exquisite momentoes such as embroidered apparels and shoes, silver and lac jewellery, black metal showpieces, handmade jute bags and more.

10. Perfect Picnic Spot at Foy Sagar Lake

Perfect Picnic Spot at Foy Sagar Lake

Built in 1892 as part of a famine relief project by the English architect Mr Foy, Lake Foy Sagar is an artificial lake situated on the Foy Sagar Garden Road in Ajmer. One of the city's popular tourist spots, the lake resonates with peace and serenity and offers a 360-angle view of the neighbouring Aravalli peaks.

11. Take a Stroll in Durga Bagh Gardens

Take a  Stroll in Durga Bagh Gardens
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Durga Bagh is a charming garden on the banks of the majestic Ana Sagar Lake. Maharaja Shiv Dan built the garden in 1868 AD. The Marble pavilions (Baradari) built on the premises of the Daulat Bagh are the main attraction apart from the greenery and numerous trees and flowering plants.

12. Panaromic View from Taragarh Fort

Panaromic View from Taragarh Fort
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Constructed in 1354, the Taragarh Fort is one of the most impressive structures in Bundi. The state of Bundi was founded this year by Rao Deva. Popularly known as the 'Star Fort', the attraction is located on a steep hill and offers a panoramic view of the entire city of Bundi.

13. Serene Sunset at Sambhar Lake

Serene Sunset at Sambhar Lake

Sambhar Lake is the largest inland saltwater lake in India. Boasting from an extremely extensive saline wetland, the lake is divided by a 5.1 kms long dam that helps in the salt-making process. Besides, the area attracts a lot of migratory birds.

14. Royal Forts in Ajmer to Visit

Royal Forts in Ajmer to Visit

The numerous forts in Ajmer reverberate with the splendour and grandeur of the bygone era, boasting impeccable architecture, sturdy fortifications and beautiful design. Rajasthan is known to be synonymous with superb architecture, splendid palaces and magnificent forts, and Ajmer lying in the heart of the state, is no exception to the rule.

15. Celebration of Sufi Saint at Urs Festival

Celebration of Sufi Saint at Urs Festival

The famous Ajmer Sharif shrine in Rajasthan witnesses an annual Urs celebration on the death anniversary of the Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, popularly known as Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, the founder of the Chishti Sufi order in the Indian Subcontinent. Thousands of devotees visit the shrine of Moinuddin Chishti to pay homage to the saint during the Urs festival.

16. Hike to Prithviraj Smarak

Hike to Prithviraj Smarak

Located on the Taragarh Road in Ajmer, Prithviraj Smarak is a memorial dedicated to the fearless Rajput King- Prithviraj Chauhan. A small area with a massive statue of Prithviraj mounted on a black horse has been marked to pay homage to the great warrior.

17. Restaurants to Try in Ajmer

Restaurants to Try in Ajmer

Ajmer's cuisine derives much of its spice, excitement and colour from the street food here. The must haves here are the Chaat, Samosa, Kachori and Kadi-Bhujje. These are popular and widespread in Ajmer's street and can be the most enjoyable. Other than these, Ajmer has a number of restaurants which offer various vegetarian and non-vegetarian option

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