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10 Things To Do In Ajmer For An Incredible Experience

The city has a glorious definition of its name – ‘Ajay Meru’ and that means ‘invincible hills’. Nestled in the range of Aravali Hills of south-west of Jaipur, Ajmer was a royal dynasty under the rule of Chauhans. Founded by Raja Ajaypal Chauhan in the 7th century AD, Ajmer has been the home to several dynasties after the loss to Mohammad Ghori by Prithviraj Chauhan in 1193 AD. The place has been a point of attraction especially for Mughals because of Ajmer Sharif Dargah was situated here.
There was a meeting held between the Mughal King Jahangir and the Ambassador of the court of Queen Elizabeth, Sir Thomas Roe in the year of 1616. The city was handed over to the British after a few centuries later and then it was directly controlled by the East India Company. And, now Ajmer is known for its educational facilities and cultural offerings.
Home to the famous spiritual dome – Dargah Sharif, which houses the Tomb of Garib Nawaz, well-known as Moinuddin Chisti; Ajmer is also popular for Mayo College – one of the first schools of British Style.
These are the famous attractions and places to visit and explore the city of Ajmer:
1.The Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Built in the 13th century, the Ajmer Sharif Dargah encloses the ‘maqbara’ (grave) of Garib Nawaz, better known as Saint     Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The Sufi Shrine is popular among people of all religions and faiths who visit it every year in a massive number.

2. Mayo College

One of the oldest boarding schools, Mayo College was built in 1875 and named after Richard Bourke, the 6th Earl of Mayo. The building of the college is the finest example of Indo-Saracenic styled architecture.

3. Anasagar Lake

The scenic artificial lake, built between 1135 and 1150 AD under the rule of Arnoraj Chauhan, son of Ajaypal Chauhan. Many years later, Jahangir came into the power and retouches it with Daulat Bagh Gardens near the lake.

4. Soniji Ki Nasiyan

Famous as Ajmer Jain Temples, Soniji Ki Nasiyan is a great example of ornate architecture and is dedicated to Risabh or Adinath. The entrance of this temple is made of red stone and the staircase of this temple is engraved with marble images of Tirthankars – teachers of the Jain faith.

5. Nareli Jain Temple

Famous with the name of Shri Gyandoaya Tirth Kshetra, the Nareli Jain Temple is situated on the outskirts of Ajmer. A temple is a group of 24 miniature temples inside its boundary. The temple is a famous place and important to Digambara Jains.

6. Ajmer Govt. Museum

One of the main tourist attractions in Ajmer, the museum is housed inside the magnificent palace of the legendary Mughal Emperor Akbar, built in the year of 1570. The museum houses the amazing collection of archaeological artefacts.

7. Adhai Din ka Jhonpra

Originally built by Sultan Ghori in 1198 AD, Adhai Din Ka Jhondpa is a perfect blend of Indo-Islamic architecture. Later, the structure was further beautified by Sultan Iltutmish in the year of 1213 AD. It was converted into Mosque by Sultan Ghori in 1198 AD.

8. Lake Foy Sagar

Lake Foy Sagar is a beautiful artificial lake, built by an English engineer - Mr Foy in 1892 AD. The interesting fact is that the work of digging was started to provide famine relief through wage employment to locals. This lake offers a beautiful view of the Aravalli hills range.

Founded by Rajputana Dynasties, Ajmer is all about Indo-Islamic architectural wonders, religious places, and lakes. Book Rajasthan family tour package and explore the charm of this city with your loved ones.

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