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Best time to visit Ajmer: Which Season Is The Best To Visit?

By Farheen - September 9, 2020
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Ajmer is one of the main and ancient cities in the state of Rajasthan. The city is home to many monuments. The most famous and frequently visited attraction in Ajmer is the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. This is also a significant pilgrimage point in Ajmer. The Aravalli mountains encompass this gorgeous heritage city. You may wonder when is the best time to visit Ajmer? Keep reading more to take your pick.

When is the best time to visit Ajmer?

Best time to visit Ajmer
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Winter or monsoon season is the best time to visit Ajmer. The period between October to March is when this season occurs. This is due to the fact that the weather is much more pleasant. During summer months, especially April and June the sun is scorching hot that is extremely uncomfortable to tour the city. Hence, winter is preferred over summer travel. If you have no choice but to visit during summer, we suggest planning to visit the city during ur month which is in May.

The heritage city is green all around and refreshing to the mind and body during the winter season. The gorgeous backdrop of the city is even more stunning at this time of the year. Additionally, most cultural and religious festivals are celebrated in full swing during October and November which you can take part in. Hence, the pleasant weather is the most ideal reason why the winter season is the best time to visit Ajmer. It is almost like a cherry on top of the cake.

Ajmer in Winter (October- March)

Best time to visit Ajmer
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October to March is the best time to visit Ajmer. However, especially November is an exciting time to be in the city. You can go all around the city and visit every attraction comfortably without the sun being a nuisance. There is no need to worry about rising heat and soaring temperatures during this time of the year. The weather remains cool and pleasant all throughout this season. The best part about winter is the scenic beauty you get to witness as well as the numerous festivals and events you can be a part of.

The International Sufi Festival is hosted in October and it is all about Sufi music at the festival. Other performances are also displayed by Muslim monks and famous personalities from the fields of art, music, fashion and poetry. This festival should not be missed out on as its a once in a lifetime experience.

Additionally, Id-ul-Fitr happens mostly in this time period. The entire city of Ajmer celebrates the festival in full swing. You must visit Dargah of Moinuddin Chisti on the day of the holy festival. Similar to Eid, Diwali and Holi are celebrated with the same festivity in Ajmer. You will see all the communities come together as come to bring in these festivals. As Ajmer is also the entry to the holy town of Pushkar, you get to see pilgrims coming in huge groups for the Annual Camel Fair at Pushkar. This fair is what the little town is famously known for.

Ajmer in Monsoon (July-September) 

Ajmer in Monsoon
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This season from July up until September is the best time to visit Ajmer for budget travellers. The moderate rains and dense greenery is a much-needed relief from the blazing hot sun. Hence, the monsoon season is highly welcomed. This offseason period is when you will have much lesser crowd touring the city. The mountains and lush greenery surrounding the city really stand out during this time of the year. The rains turn this scenery into a beautiful landscape. Hence, this is the best season for when you want to visit when the costs and crowds are much lesser.

Ajmer in Summer (April-June) 

Ajmer in Summer
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The summer season in Ajmer lasts from April to June is not recommended as it is not the best time to visit Ajmer. This is due to the fact that temperatures are soaring up to as high as 48 degrees. The heat is not bearable and is too uncomfortable and leaves you feeling dehydrated. However, you may see a surge of tourists in may other than the rest of the summer season where you will find not much rush. May is a popular time to visit due to the annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti which draws in visitors year on year.

The festival is filled with Sufi music and a tranquil vibe. Still, if you plan on going to Ajmer during the summertime then keep drinking enough water and do not forget to carry your sunscreen. Nothing worse than a sunburn or dehydration to further cause discomfort during your trip.

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