Ajmer is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city was established as “Ajayameru” by the ruler named Shakambhari Chahamana. The city is located at a distance of 135 km from Jaipur. It is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains and is the pilgrimage center for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. It is the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km) which is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage center and is famous for Brahma temple. It has been selected as one of the heritage cities in India.
Places to Stay
There are budget and luxury hotels available for the tourists near this place such as Hotel Kanak Sagar (Tariff – Rs. 1,620 onwards), Regenta Inn Embassy (Tariff – Rs. 2,774 onwards), Aroma Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2,066 onwards), Hotel Venus (Tariff – Rs. 999 onwards), Hotel Prithviraj Ajmer (Tariff – Rs. 760 onwards) and others.
The official language of Ajmer is Hindi. Marwari and English are the regional languages of the city.
Being a Muslim majority area, they celebrate E-Id and Urs with great enthusiasm and also they give equal importance in celebrating Teej, Holi and Diwali.
Places of Interest:
The best time to visit this place is from June to February. Major places to be visited in this area are Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Nareli Jain temple, Taragarh Fort, Akbari Fort and Museum, Tomb of Khwaja Husain Ajmeri, Sai Baba temple, Pushkar Brahma temple (11 km away from the city), Pushkar Lake and few. The nearest cities are Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur.
How to Get There:
Kishangarh Airport is the nearest airport which started its operation on October 11, 2017, that connects Delhi and Jaipur. The second nearest airport is located in Jaipur named Sanganer airport which is 135 km away from Ajmer.
Ajmer railway station is located within the city that lies on Mumbai – Ahmedabad - Jaipur – Delhi line. Some of the trains connecting this station are Ajmer Shatabdi and Ajmer Rajdhani, Chetak Express, Ali Sdah Express, Aravalli Express and Bsb Express.
Deluxe and Semi-Deluxe buses run through this place connecting the nearby cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer. There are many private operators operating in this area and one among them is TicketGoose. You can book your bus ticket online
to have an uninterrupted journey.