Whenever you think of Ajmer, in Rajasthan you are reminded of its sites of worship and devotion which are visited by pilgrims from all nations. One such dargah is the Idgah of Ajmer, a heritage in itself, built several centuries back and yet ahead of the modern structures.
This mosque is one of the finest worship sites in Ajmer. Architecture seemed to be at its best with this beautiful design built under the supervision of Nawab Mirza of Malwa. Located in the outskirts of the city, isolated from the noise and traffic, this Masjid is visited by countless devotees and is counted as a top tourist destination in the suburb zone of Ajmer. With respect to engineering and decoration, this mosque is a fine example of craftsmanship. The walls bear engravings etched artistically. A rooftop with a rewarding aerial view is built above the upper face of the central entrance of the mosque. The walls bear engravings etched artistically. A rooftop with a rewarding aerial view is built above the upper face of the central entrance of the mosque. Also the inscriptions on the Quibla wall give short descriptions on various kings and rulers who existed during the time of Moinuddin Chisti.
The governor of Malwa, Nawab Mirza Chaman Beg and his aid, Shamsuddin on behalf of the Sindhia Rajas, put in their efforts to construct the Idgah of Ajmer. This shrine was dedicated to the holy saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, who harnessed miraculous abilities and professed the Chishti order of Sufism in India. As evident, this Masjid was built during the Muslim reign.
There is efficient communication established between Ajmer and other major cities of Rajasthan. Those travelling from Jaipur can consider hiring a cab or reserving railway tickets. Similarly, there are buses, trains and private cabs plied every hour from other districts to Ajmer. The Idgah is a distinct landmark in Ajmer; you can easily locate the mosque using local transportation.
After seeking blessings and well wishes of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Idgah of Ajmer, explore the other sightseeing places spread in every nook and corner of the city. You can opt for a culture tour and cover wonderful places, such as the Dargah Sharif, the Nasiyan Jain Temple, Akbar’s palace and a museum built in his memory, the Shah Jahan Mosque and many more. The adventure enthusiasts can plan a night safari as well to enjoy the city lights glowing after dusk.
The doors of the mosque are open to all its visitors post dawn and remain open till nightfall.
Being a pilgrimage site, visitors are not charged with any entry fee to enter.
Plan your holiday trip to Ajmer during the winter season that is the peak season of tourism in Rajasthan. Amongst the most visited places there, do mark the Mosque of Bai Tilokdi Kalawant in the hit list.