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Ajmer Is A Famous Symbol Of Unity In Diversity In India. Pushkar Fair And Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Urs At Ajmer Dargah Are Important For Both Hindu Pilgrimage And Muslim Pilgrims.
Ajmer is a green oasis surrounded by the hills of the Aravali mountain range. Ajmer has a long history and has been a witness to many battles. Once ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan, Ajmer was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the tenth century CE. Ajmer has always been strategically important in the military history of India, having first been sacked by Mahmood of Ghouri and later conquered by the Mughal Emperor Akbar.
For the itinerant tourist, Ajmer offers the most amazing example of the religious diversity and tolerance of the idea that is India. The dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Muslim Sufi saint, is revered by both Hindus and Muslims equally. Other tourist attractions here are the Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra (built in 2 ½ days, Akbar's Palace and Museum and Nasiyan Temple (famous for glass, precious stones and gold and silver work).
Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar, a mere 11 kilometers away. Pushkar is home to the only temple in the world, dedicated to Lord Brahma, reverred as the creator of all creation, in Hindu religion. It also has a beautiful lake. A dip in the lake is considered sacred by Hindus and is thronged by millions in the month of Kartik (October - November).
The pilgrimage is also the occasion for the famous Pushkar Cattle Fair that has become extremely popular among the tourists for its colour, Camel Races, fun and revelry.
Shopping In Ajmer
Tourists can shop for amazing shopping items in the holy city of Ajmer. The famous items one can buy from the markets of Ajmer are antiques, jewelery, bandhini(colorful tie and dye fabrics), embroidered jutis and ittar( a special type of local perfume). The well known shopping destinations of the city are the Puraa bazaar, Kaisarganj Purani Mandi, Madar Gate and Nala Bazaar.
Accommodation In Ajmer
Ajmer has several hotels falling into different categories such as three star, heritage, boutique and budget. Offering courteous service and best of facilities, the heritage hotel Bijay Niwas Palace is a wonderful option here.
How to Reach Ajmer
By Air: Jaipur is the nearest airport located 135 km from Ajmer.
By Rail: Ajmer is well connected to the main cities of Rajasthan and to the main cities of India by rail.
By Road: Ajmer is easily accessible from the major cities of India such as Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, New Delhi and Jaisalmer.