AJMER SHARIF RAJASTHAN 2020-THE CITY OF SPIRITUALITY
Ajmer is the city with a perfect blend of beauty and history. The oldest city in Rajasthan which has its establishment in the 1110 AD – 1135AD is Ajmer. The myth associated to this place says that during the reign of a Rajput king AjayarajaII this place was discovered. Ajmer was previously known as Ajayameru. This is a land of spirituality, serenity and perfect blend of ethics, culture, religion, myth and overall the base of Indian setup of life. Ajmer is just 14 km from Pushkar and 130 km southwest of Jaipur. This place is holding all the old traces of Indian culture in every brick.
How to reach Ajmer
Airport: The Jaipur airport is the closest one. From the airport, one can take a taxi or bus to reach to Ajmer. It is 140 km from the airport. It takes 2 hour and 30 minutes to reach.
Railway: The railway of India connected by all major cities. One can board a train from the cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi etc to reach directly to Ajmer or by changing two trains.
Temperature and Weather
Being the fifth largest city of Rajasthan and 135 kilometers in the west of Jaipur, Ajmer experiences variations in its weather and temperature. In the winters this city experiences chilly weather with a cool breeze blowing and temperature ranging from 22°C to 28°C in maximum and minimum falls down to 5°C. The nights are comparatively colder. In Summers this place witnesses a vast change in weather as the proximity of the Thar Desert. The temperature varies 25°C to 40°C with hot dry temperature. In the Monsoon frequent showers experienced and the whole city radiates colour and freshness.
Best time to visit Ajmer:
The best time to visit the city is from March to May.
Places to Stay
There are more than 80 hotels and Homestays available for people to stay. They all provide quite a good staying experience and the fare of the hotels are affordable in range.
Places to visit in Ajmer
Ajmer being the most visited city in Rajasthan attracts the tourists because of the historical and cultural mixing of religion. The first most visited place in Ajmer is the Ajmer Sharif Dargah.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Ajmer Sharif Dargah is one of the holiest place in India. This place has the tomb of Moin-ud-din Chistie, the Sufi saint who laid his life in serving the poor and uplifting their lives. This place gives a serene and spiritual sense all around and reflects the Principles of Islam. This Dargah built during the Mughal reign and thus the architecture reflects the architectures of Mughals. This place has tombs, courtyard and Gates (Daalaans). This same architecture is also found in some famous monuments like – Buland Darwaaza, Jama Masjid, Nizam Gate, Aulia Masjid, and many more.
Ana Lake Sagar:
An Artificial lake constructed during Anaji Chauhan. This whole place surrounds the Daulat Bagh Gardens and Khobra Behroon Temple. This lake gives the most beautiful view at the time of sunset.
Adhai din ka Jhopra:
Going back to the 1199 AD Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the first sultan of Delhi was ruling, this place constructed following the Indo-Islamic architecture. History says that this place was constructed within two and the half-day and hence was name such. This place was built on the relics of old Hindu and Jain temples.
Nareli Jain Temple:
Just at 7 km from Ajmer we can get a huge place of Jain temple. This place reflects the contemporary architecture with 24 miniature temples lined up on the hills of Aravali.
Daulat Bagh Gardens:
A beautiful garden constructed during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan by Maharaja Shiv Dan 1868 AD. This is one of the ideal picnic spot. The attractions of this place are the greenery, flowering plants and numerous trees.
Thus to conclude Ajmer is a much watch when one visit Rajasthan to unveil the historic side of the state and even to experience the fusions of different cultures and traditions.
Written By : Arbi Chakraborty (Travelofina Travel Stories)