Ajmer

Ajmer was originally known as Ajayameru. Ajmer is in the northwest of India in Rajasthan and is surrounded by the Aravali Mountains. It is situated on the lower slopes of the Taragarh Hill of that range. To the northwest is the Nagapathar Range of the Aravali Mountain Ranges which protects it from desertification from the Thar Desert.

Ajmer Sharif Dargah 

Hazraat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty was a 13th-century sufi mystic saint and philosopher. Born in Sanjar (modern day Iran), or in Sijistan, he travelled across South Asia, eventually settling in Ajmer (modern day Rajasthan, India), where he died in 1236.

The initial structure of the tomb was made of wood but later covered with a canopy made of stone. The Mughal emperor Akbar built the dome around Chisti’s tomb and reconstructed the sanctum sanctorum in 1579. Jahangir, Shah Jahan, and Jahanara later renovated the structure. The dargah was never systematically planned and thus has multiple influences of design and materials used. An elegant covering over the dargah was constructed in 1800 by the Maharaja of Baroda.

Best Places to Visit in Ajmer –
  1. Dargah Shariff
  2. Buland Darwaza
  3. Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra
  4. Akbar’s Palace & Museum
  5. Nasiyan Jain Temple
  6. Ana Sagar Lake
  7. Foy Sagar Lake
  8. Nareli Jain Temple
  9. Prithviraj Smarak
  10. Maharana Pratap Smarak
  11. Buland Darwaza
  12. Ana Sagar Chaupati