(Last Updated on : 21-02-2014)
The district of Ajmer in Rajasthan is venerated for its holy shrines. It is a small but pictorial town that offers an interesting stay for the visitors. Over the years it has evolved as an important tourist destination. Its temples and the dargah are enough reasons for the tourists to visit this site that is accessible from almost all the leading cities of Rajasthan.
Location of Ajmer
: The district of Ajmer covers an area of 8,481 km². It is located at the heart of the state of Rajasthan. In the north of the Ajmer district, it is bound by Nagaur District, Jaipur and Tonk to the east, Pali District to the west and Bhilwara District to the south.
History of Ajmer
: The district has developed around the city. Its foundation stone was laid down by Ajay Pal Chauhan in 1100 AD. But the most celebrated ruler in Ajmer till date is Prithviraj Chauhan. After him Ajmer went through political crises. It was Akbar who put an end to it and included it in the Mughal dominion.
Travel Information on Ajmer
: The best season to visit Ajmer is from July to March. The nearest airport to Ajmer district is at Jaipur. From here means of transport are available to arrive at the district of Ajmer. Regular train services connect Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other cities with Ajmer. Bus facilities are also available to reach the city. Accommodations are scattered throughout the district to accommodate the tourists.
Accommodation in Ajmer
: There are several kinds of hotels in Ajmer. Those who are looking forward for luxurious vacations there are heritage hotels and for others there are economic and budget hotels. The services at the hotels of Ajmer reflect the Rajputana hospitality.
: This is historically important. It is the central place around which the district has slowly developed. Most of the important landmarks, such as, the fort, the dargah and the museum are located within the city.
Places of Interest in Ajmer
: The local attractions at Ajmer comprise of Adhai Din ka Jhonpra, Taragarh Fort, Akbar's Palace, Ana Sagar and Foy Sagar, Dargah Sharif, Nasiyan Jain Temple and many others.
Places of Interest around Ajmer: there are tourist sites that are located around the city but they fall within the district. These tourist attractions are Kishangarh, Roopangarh and Makrana.