Guarded by the magnificent Aravalli ranges; Ajmer is the pilgrimage centre of Muslims and an inviting route for the hindus embarking on a spiritual tour to Pushkar. The city, possessing a mixed culture of both Hindu and Muslim, embodies mixed heritage. At the top of the Nag Pahari Hill stands the spectacular Taragarh fort, which is one of the oldest hill fort in the world, dating back from the 12th century. Also famous as the ‘Star Fort’, the fort of Ajmer offers the bird’s eye view of the whole city. Apart from the fort, the most popular tourists attraction of Ajmer is its Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. An important pilgrimage site composed of a white marble building with intervening courtyards. Travellers visiting Ajmer, who have keen inclination towards its glorious history, also visit Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, a historic mosque built by Qutub Ud Din Aibak on the lower slopes of Taragarh hill. Akbari Fort is another important tourist place that is a must visit on your trip to Ajmer. And also the Mayo College (1875), that exhibits Indo-Saracenic architecture which is a lavish feast for the eyes.
The holy city Ajmer is blessed with nature’s best offerings that includes the serene Anasagar Lake, a historically significant man-made lake built by Maharaja Anaji (1135–1150 AD). Daulat Bagh, a garden designed by Emperor Jahangir resides nearby for you to relax in after a day of touring at Ajmer. Lake Foy Sagar on the city’s outskirts gives a picturesque view of Ajmer, especially during the evening when nesting birds are bound homeward. For the peace seekers, Soniji Ki Nasiyan; an architecturally appealing 19th century Jain temple is a sure visit. If you are wondering about other things to do in Ajmer, then a visit to the Pushkar is the ideal answer. Located just 11 km away from the Ajmer city, Pushkar is the place where you find the only Brahma Temple in India. Take a dip in Pushkar Lake or indulge into a delightful camel ride. You can sail away on hot air balloon to get a bird’s eye view of Ajmer and Pushkar making it one of the best holiday places to explore in Rajasthan. For an experienced travel guide, contact Tour My India to choose the best holiday package of an unforgettable trip to Ajmer.