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18 Best Places to Visit In Ajmer In 2023

Ajmer is a town in Rajasthan, a northern Indian province. West of the artificial Ana Sagar Lake in town is Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the Islamic Sufi saint Garib Nawaz’s domed shrine. Nearby, the Ajmer Government Museum now houses a 16th-century palace designed by the Mughal emperor Akbar, showcasing arms and stone sculptures. Mayo College displays paintings and birds in a museum at the Indo-Saracenic – style. Ajmer is beautiful, and here are a list of 18 best places to visit in Ajmer on your trip to Rajasthan.

Ajmer, India
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Top Places to visit in Ajmer

  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah
  • Ana Sagar Lake
  • Adhai Din ka Jhopra
  • Akbar’s Palace
  • Nareli Jain temple
  • Clock tower
  • Durga Bagh gardens
  • Kishangarh City
  • Ajmer Jain Temple
  • Abdullah Khan’s tomb
  • Shopping in Ajmer
  • Urs Festival
  • Roopangarh Fort
  • Prithviraj Smarak
  • Akbari Masjid
  • Foy Sagar Lake
  • Mayo College Museum
  • Sai Baba Museum

1. Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Dargah Sharif, Moinuddin Chishti’s tomb is one of India’s holiest sites of worship, not just for Muslims but also adherents of all religions. Being the final resting place of Gharib Nawaz Moin-ud-din Chisti, it has made a huge contribution to spreading Islam’s ethical and moral ideals among the people. It is the most popular if not the most popular places to visit in Ajmer.

Ajmer Rajasthan
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2. Ana Sagar Lake

Ana Sagar is an artificial lake built by Anaji Chauhan, grandfather of the last independent Hindu king Prithvi Raj Chauhan in the 12th century A.D. This lake is spread over 13 kms and features marble pavilions and gardens that were later added by Mughals. If you are in Rajasthan and visiting Ajmer, this is one of the most popular places to visit in Ajmer.

3. Adhai Din ka Jhopra

Adhai Din ka Jhopara is a masjid built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak, Delhi’s first sultan in 1199 AD.

Ajmer Rajasthan India
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4. Akbar’s Palace

Established in 1500AD as the place where he and his troops stayed at Ajmer, Akbar’s palace is situated in the city centre and is a big tourist magnet.

5. Nareli Jain temple

Nareli Jain temple is located at the outskirts of Ajmer. Roughly about 7 km away. The temple is beautifully built out of marble with angular and strikingly attractive designs and is a one of the best places to visit in Ajmer.

6. Clock tower

Clock Tower, located on Church Road, Alwar, is a royal façade of the ancient Rajput kingdom that gives a commanding view of the nearby area.

7. Durga Bagh gardens

Daulat Bagh is a charming garden on the banks of the majestic Ana Sagar Lake, with a beautiful background called Shimla. Built by Maharaja Mangal Singh, this is one of the best places to visit in Ajmer.

Camel in Ajmer
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8. Kishangarh City

Named as India’s marble city, Kishangarh City is in itself a tourist spot as the city is renowned for its art and culture, Bani Thani painting style, and the Kishangarh fort.

9. Ajmer Jain Temple

So-called Red Temple, Soniji Ki Nasiyan is a Jain temple dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara. This beautiful temple is one of the best places to visit in Ajmer.

10. Abdullah Khan’s tomb

This magnificent memoir was designed by the two sons of Abdullah Khan and because of its historical significance, this simple but elegant tomb is one of Ajmer’s main attractions.

11. Shopping in Ajmer

As the name indicates, the Mahila Mandi is meant for ladies and is one of the most popular places to visit in Ajmer to purchase typical odnis, saris, and elegant lehengas.

12. Urs Festival

The famous shrine of Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan is witnessing an annual Urs celebration on the Sufi saint’s death anniversary, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, popularly known as Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, the founder of Chishti Sufi order in the Indian subcontinent. Thousands of devotees with backgrounds in all castes and religions, from India and abroad, visit the shrine of Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs Festival to pay homage to the saint. Located in Ajmer, the Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah fills with the fragrance of incense and the sights of devotees paying respect to the tomb of the saint by offering ceremonial chadars over it. The Candles are lit, prayers are made, and qawwalis are performed as part of the six-day Urs festival all night long. Celebrated in Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar, the festival Urs is a big chance for devotees to do holy shrine ziyarat.

13. Roopangarh Fort

Roopangarh castle, a palace and former fortress in the city of Roopangarh, has an imposing shrine with impressive landscape and vivacious interiors.

14. Prithviraj Smarak

One of the best places to visit in Ajmer, Prithviraj Smarak is a monument dedicated to the brave Rajput King-Prithviraj Chauhan, situated on Taragarh Road in Ajmer. To pay homage to the great warrior, a small area with a giant statue of Prithviraj perched on a black horse was named. The Smarak is also situated on top of a hill and provides panoramic views of below the area.

15. Akbari Masjid

The Akbari Mosque is located at the Ander Kote Road, Ajmer, between Shahjahani Gate and Buland Darwaza. The shrine is made of red sandstone and decorated with white and green marbles. Four tall minarets flank the entrance and emphasize the mosque ‘s beauty. Henceforth, the mosque also houses a Quranic educational institution to provide the children with Islamic education.

16. Foy Sagar Lake

Lake Foy Sagar is an artificial lake situated on the Foy Sagar Garden Road in Ajmer, designed in 1892 as part of a famine relief scheme by the English architect Mr. Foy. One of the best places to visit in Ajmer, the lake resonates with calm and serenity and provides a 360-angle view of the neighbouring peaks of Aravalli. During the winters this is a popular picnic spot. The lake ‘s capacity is 15 million cubic feet and stretches over an area of 14,000,000 square feet.

17. Mayo College Museum

Housed in Jhalwar House, the Mayo College Museum was designed by Mr T. N. Vyas and is considered to be the world’s largest school museum. The repository’s bodies, scattered over 18 rooms on campus, were all provided by old graduates, professors, friends, or the well-wishers. The set contained antique drawings, sketches, sculptures, and coins. The segment on natural history has packed with birds

18. Sai Baba Museum

The Sai Baba Temple, spread over 5 beeghas, is a beautiful temple built by Mr. Suresh K. Lal. The temple was inaugurated in 1999 and is located in Ajay Nagar. The whole temple is built of marble making it a beautiful spectacle and also one of the best places to visit in Ajmer. The temple has shelters for all Shirdi Sai Baba devotees, too. The temple is situated at Ajay Nagar, about five kilometres from Ajmer Railway Station.

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