12 Famous Places to Visit in Ajmer
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Ajmer is one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan. It has many forts, famous Hindus and Jain temples, mosques, gardens and lakes.
Here are some top 12 places to visit in Ajmer, Rajasthan –
1. Nasiyan Jain Temple
Also known as Digamber Jain Temple, Red Temple, Ajmer Jain Temple and Soniji Ki Nasiyan, this temple is one of the famous Jain temples located in Prithviraj Marg in Ajmer. This temple is an architecturally rich temple which is dedicated to Lord Rishabhdev who was the first Tirthankara of Jainism. It was built by Seth Moolchand Soni in the tear 1865. This historical Jain temple is a unique model of Golden city and has many things to watch like Museum, the main chamber known as Swarna Nagari (City of Gold) which has gold plated artefacts which attracts the visitors. The major attention to this temple is its mind-blowing gold interiors adorned with mineral colour paintings, stain glasswork and Belgium stain glass.
2. Dargah Shariff
Also known as Ajmer Dargah, Ajmer Sharif, or Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Dargah Sharif is a Sufi shrine of the famous Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti who was famous for his enormous contribution in spreading spiritual and ethical values of Islam religion amongst many people. This place is located in Ajmer district in Rajasthan and is considered as one of the holiest and sacred places of worship in India for Muslims as well as other followers of every religion. It was built by emperor Humayun to showcase the rich Mughal Architecture. People come here to pray as well as see this amazingly beautiful piece of architecture which has various constituents like Daalaans, Courtyards and Tombs. There are also two huge cauldrons present in the shrine in the inner courtyard which is used during special occasions to cook sweer delicacies like kheer. This is a place to visit for both religious people and people who love historical architecture.
3. Akbar’s Palace and Museum
Also known as Akbari Fort & Museum or Akbar Ka Kila, this place is located in Ajmer, Rajasthan which was formerly the place where Akbar and his troops stayed whenever he visited Ajmer Sharif Dargah and later it was the residence of Prince Salim(son of King Akbar) and currently it is one of the most famous heritage places which showcases a huge collection of paintings, Rajput and Mughal armour, exquisite sculpture and other several artefacts of Mughal era. This historical place is also famous because here Jahangir permitted to set up East India Company in the year 1616 to Thomas Roe and this decision changed the destiny and history of India. This place is one of the must-visit places in Ajmer and should be on your bucket list to see the various aspects of Rajput and Mughal style of fighting and living and see its beautiful architecture. One of the main attractions of this Fort is the black marble statue of Goddess Kali.
4. Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque
Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra is one of the large and imposing structures in Ajmer which was built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak who was the first Sultan of Delhi in the year 1199. It is a relic of an old mosque which was built with remains of Jain and Hindu temples and it is called by this name because it is said that this Indo-Islamic piece of architecture was built in only two and a half days from a Jain and Hindu Sanskrit School which also had a Saraswati’s Temple. Most of the area of this mosque is in ruins but still, it attracts a lot of visitors because of its beautifully carved walls and pillars. It is a must-visit place for architecture and history-loving people as it is one of the rare and oldest mosques in India.
5. Rangji Temple
Also known as the Varaha Temple, this temple is one of the very famous temples located in the quaint town of Pushkar in Ajmer, Rajasthan which was commissioned by Seth Puran Mal of Hyderabad in the year 1823. It is dedicated to Lord Rangji who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is very famous for worship as well as its architecture as it is an amalgamation of Rajputana, Mughal and Dravidian styles of architecture. People come here to relax and spend some time on introspection by paying homage to the deities of the temple. The religious vibe of this serene place calms the mind of its visitors and there are also some small stalls outside the temple premises where tourists but various Rajasthani items like traditional garments, marble art crafts, colourful bangles, metallic sword and daggers and many more products.
6. Birla City Water Park
Birla City Water Park is the largest water park in Rajasthan state near Makhupura Circle of Ajmer City which provides various rides and other activities like rain dance, water fall,mini train, slides,jumbo rides and pool party available to people of all ages. It is a perfect destination to visit for a enjoyable weekend to hang out with your friends, family and loved ones to refresh yourselves. It is considered as one of the mist visit places in Ajmer city as it is so joyful and adventurous and this water park also provides good cuisine with facilities like Music Lunch and Dinner Parties. You must visit this place if you want a day out doing something exciting and enjoyable.
7. Amer Archaeological Museum
One of the best Museum to visit in Ajmer, it was established in 1949 and later in 1992 it was shifted from Vidyadhar Gardens in Purana Ghat to Dil-e-Aaram Garden. Museum has a huge and fabulous collection of excavated materials assembled from various sites such as Rairth, Nagar, Bairat, Sambhar. Museum has also various epigraphs and sculptures collected from different places in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Amer Archaeological Museum has distributed these collections in three sections and is arranged in chronological order which helps the viewers or visitors to understand and acquaint with the collections. The first section of the museum has exquisite collections from the excavations at Bansi, Rairth, Nagar, Bairat, Sambhar and Pamvar. The second section is filled with beautiful sculptures and the third section has precious inscriptions from various places of the historical era, it also has two “Yupa Pillars”, this section is the Epigraphy section of the Museum. If you are interested in knowing these historical collections then this place is worth visiting.
8. Pushkar City
Pushkar is a beautiful small city in the district Ajmer, this city houses many temples and most of them are from the 18th century. Red spired Brahma Temple which was built by Gurjar Samrat Pushkar is famous among all the temples, besides temples, Pushkar is also famous for its Gurudwaras. There is a unique custom followed by whole Pushkar city i.e. meat and egg consumption are forbidden here. Pushkar Lake is a religious lake which is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and around 500 temples are situated near the lake, it is related to a mythology of the creator god Bramha. There is a believed that a dip is this lake cleanses all the sins and it even cures the skin diseases. There is a Yoga Garden in Pushkar which is based on ancient Indian Ashrams that offers mediation and yoga classes, it’s a place where you can relax. Pushkar city has many things to offer especially for theists.
9. Daulat Bagh
A garden which will welcome you with lush greenery, open space and a beautiful fountain which makes it the best place which calms the mind and gives ultimate relief after a hectic day. Shah Jahan named this garden as “Daulat” due to the greenery and diverse variety at that time the garden had. Now the garden is also known as Subhash Bagh, the garden is located near the Ana Sagar Lake. The garden attracts tourists with its sprawling lawns, flora and natural ambience. There are white marble pavilions near the lake from where this garden starts. This is a perfect place to spend some time with your family and friends in peace. You can visit this garden for picnics, there are boating facilities in the largest majestic Ana Sagar Lake located adjacent to this park and also you can enjoy the evening music and dance performances by local and tribal people. One of the top visiting places for people to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city.
10. Prithviraj Smarak
Prithviraj Chauhan was the great hero and king of Rajput Chauhan Dynasty. Prithviraj Smarak is a memorial statue of the king mounted on a horse in black stone which is located on the Taragarh Road in Ajmer. This beautiful black sculpture of Prithviraj says the history of the king, the information board near the Smarak tells everything about the battles he lost, battles he wins and also about his heroic life. The horse has one front hoop up in the air which symbolizes that the king was executed after he lost the battle. If you are interested to know the history of this king or if you are interested in watching sculptures then you must visit this place.
11. Bijay Niwas Palace
Bijay Niwas Palace was built by Rao Bijay Singh who was the 16th descendant of the erstwhile Masuda about 100 years ago as a getaway retreat in Bijaynagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan. It is located on the banks of Khari river and currently is one of the most visited weekend destinations for local people as well as tourists and this romantic and charming place also can be booked on special occasions to enjoy and witness the elegance and opulence of the bygone era. This beautiful heritage building has 20 rooms which are spread over 5 floors to give a comfortable stay with all modern amenities of a high standard. This place offers many luxurious facilities like an outdoor pool, library, bar/lounge and so on.
12. Taragarh Fort
Also popular as Star Fort, Taragarh Fort is one of the most spectacular, oldest and unique forts in Rajasthan built in Rajasthani style, it is located upon a steep hillside and offers a breathtaking and panoramic view of the whole Ajmer city. The fort was built under the reign of King Ajaypal Chauhan in 1113 AD. This Fort is at its peak beauty during sunset as we can see the whole city immersing in the fading light. Its rich culture and history give an engrossing experience to the visitors. The sculptures and its three massive gateways carved and designed so precisely which as so elegant and this beautiful piece of art grabs the attention of everyone. There are also huge water reservoirs in this Fort – Bhim Burj, Rani Mahal and Baba Saheb ki Dargah. It is an ideal destination for photography for photogenic people as this must-visit destination gives a panoramic view of the whole city.
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