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The great Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan ruled a beautiful land, Ajaymeru, surrounded by Aravalli Mountains, situated on the slopes of Taragarh hill 26027, N Lat. and 74044, E long. During British Raj it was called as Ajmer-Merwar. But after Independence and merging in November 1956 with Rajasthan state it was only called as Ajmer.

Ajmer is one of the ancient cities of India with modern developments, which was founded by Dushyant Chauhan in the seventh century. In 1193, Mohammad of Ghor of Delhi Sultanate conquered Ajmer, but chauhans continued to be the rulers after paying heavy tribute to Sutan. Ajmer was under Delhi sutans rule till it was conqured by merwar and was reconquered by the Mughal Emperor Akbar 1559. It was conquered by Marathas was under Maratha rule till it was sold to British India Company for 50,000 rupees. During the rule of British and Indian independence movement Ajmer had stable government and it was transferred to Rajasthan state after Independence.

Ajmer is famous for its tourist spots like Pushkar, Dargah, Nasiyan (Red) Temple, Salemabad (Nimbark Peeth) Taragarh Fort, Adhai- Din Ka-Jhonpra, Ana Sagar, and The Museum.

There is a temple for Lord Bramha at Pushkar which is situated 11kms North-West of Ajmer. It is belived that during Karthik Poormina, Brahma performed pooja at the lake. Hindus believe that a dip in the waters of pushkar can gain them punya or salvation.

Ajmer is also called as the "Madina of India," the Dargha of a sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddinchisti is the place of attraction and is another reason for Ajmer to become one of the sacred place in India.

The Jain temple or red temple of Digambaras is know as Soni Ji Ki Nasiyan. It has a very picturesque double Hall with pictures of legends of Jain mythology depicted on the glass mosaic, precious stones, and gold and silver work.

On the directions of Sri Nimbarkacharya Peethadhishwara Shri Parashu Ram Devacharya Ji founded the Peeth which is also called as Nimbark Peeth in 1520. It's a remarkable temple with great architectural skill displayed. Every Sharad Poornima the Moon light touches the feet of the Deity at 12. 00pm, and the pillars are transparent in the middle, a rear phenomena, and are with full of ornamental display on the pillars.

We got to view the Indo - Islamic in Adhai - Din Ka Jhonpra. It is believed that it was constructed in two days. The seven arch pillars are the excellent reminders of the bygone years.

Ana Sagar is an artificial lake and a tribute to Anaji Chauhan. Shah Jahan built the "Baradari" pavilions, as he used to stay for longer periods at Ajm er

During Mughal rule the present Museum was the residence of the Emperor Akbar.

Climate: Pretty hot in summers and becomes green with first rain as all its small mountains become green, in winters temperature is chilled.

How to get there?

Air: The nearest airport is Jaipur which is 135 km away.

Rail: Ajmer is on the Delhi - Jaipur - Marwar - Ahmedabad - Mumbai line and most trains stops at Ajmer.

Road: It is connected with bus from all places like Jaipur, Agra, Aligarh, Abu road, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Barmer, Haridwar, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Nagaur.

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