Dargah Sharif Ajmer: At the foot of a barren hill, is situated India's most important pilgrimage center for people from all faiths. A internationally accredited tomb of the SUFI SAINT KHAWAZA MOINUDDIN CHISTI more popularly known as Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja Sharif. The shrine is next only to Mecca or Median for the Muslims of south Asia. Akbar used to make a pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra once a year.
Dargah of Sarwar Sharif
Hazrat Khwaja Fakhruddin (R.A.) was the eldest son of Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) who earned his livelihood by farming in sarwar sharif. He was a great saint and a scholar as well . After twenty years of Khwaja Sahib. (R.A.) death he died in Sarwar town, some 60 miles away from Ajmer. His Mazar is located near a pond in the town. His Urs is celebrated on the 3rd of Shaban every year with great fervour. He was blessed with five sons. One of his sons, Hazrat Khwaja Hussamuddin was a perfect Sufi. His grave is at Sanbar Sharif. Every year on 13 and 14 Rajab Urs is organised.
Pushkar Fair (Ajmer):
It is one of the most colorful fairs of India. Lakes of pilgrims throng the lake during the annual cattle fair. Besides trading of horses, camels, cows and bulls, there are exciting camel-cart races and cultural events. Cloths, household items and leather goods are for sale during the fair. On the full moon of Kartik(Nov.) pilgrims take a holy dip in the lake.
Pushkar Lake : The lake is situated on the edge of the desert and surrounded by hills on three sides, is separated from Ajmer by 'Nag Pahar'-the snake mountain. On this mountain the Panchkund and the cave of the saint Agastya are located.
Brahma Temple: This is the only temple dedicated to the Creator Brahma. The temple is built in typical Rajasthani style, and extensive use of marble is visible on the external complex. However, the older sanctum within is constructed in stone, though this is concealed within bright paints.
Garib Nawaz Restaurant
Discover Ajmer’s quite jewel at GARIB NAWAZ RESTAURANT (GNR), began in 1979, which has been planted a promising idea of providing the pilgrims the taste of very own culture “MUGLAAI”.
It would not be an exaggeration if we say that MUGLAAI food offers a lot of variety. Diners at GNR are transported to a world where tastes are exquisite and unparalleled to guarantee an unforgettable dining experience with other Chinese cuisines as well. GNR features & services is attentive, friendly and upbeat and its moderately priced. GNR is the place where food, great service and a convivial atmosphere all come together for the ideal gathering. GNR family restaurant easily accessible by the Railway Station and KHWAZA SHAHIB DARGAH.
Nasiyan Temple Ajmer: The renowned Nasiyan Jain Temple is to be found at Prithviraj Marg in Ajmer, Rajasthan. After the temples of Ranakpur and Mount Abu, Nasiyan temple is regarded as one of the best Jain temples in Rajasthan. Built in 1865, Nasiyan Temple is also known as Lal Mandir (Red Temple). Centrally located in Ajmer, the temple can be reached easily from anywhere in Rajasthan. Nasiyan Digambar Jain Temple is dedicated to Lord Adinath, the first Jain 'tirthankara'.
It is a superb example of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is believed that it was constructed in two and a half days, hence called as Adhai-Din (two and a half days). It is also believed that the name is associated to a two and a half day fair held annually nearby.
The mosque was originally a Sanskrit college but later on converted into a mosque by Muhammad Ghori in 1198. He erected seven arched-wall engraved with verses from the Koran.
Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra Ajmer is a mosque conceptualized by Abu Bakr of Heart. Adhai-Di-Ka-Jhopra in Ajmer is constructed with the ruins of Hindu and Jain temples. The pillars that hold up the structure belong to the broken Hindu and Jain temples. Sultan Altamush in 1230 enhanced the appearance of the edifice by adding latticework under a raised arch. The facade of Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra in Ajmer displays the Arabic inscriptions. You might also see an inscription in Sanskrit.
Enter through the north gateway and see the ruin of a minaret in the right side. A staircase will take you to a tower from where the muezzin called the faithful. Yellow limestone arches mark the front side of facade. The walls of the main hall are chiseled into small screens to allow sunlight to enter. The interior of Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra in Ajmer resembles the design of a Hindu temple.
Look out for Sanskrit inscription on the top of the main gate, which tells about the origin of the edifice. The mosque comprises of 10 domes held up by 124 pillars. During your tour to Rajasthan don't miss to visit Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra in Ajmer. Also visit Taragarh Fort located 3 km from Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra. Tour to Rajasthan will display you different shades of this desert fantasy..
Ana Sagar Lake
Ana Sagar Lake Ajmer : Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake situated in the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan state in India. It is was built by Anaji Chauhan, the grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, in 1135 -1150 AD and is named after him. The catchments were built with the help of local populace. The Baradari or pavilions were built by Shahjahan in 1637 and Daulat Bagh Gardens by Jehangir.
The lake is spread over 13 Kilometers. There is a Circuit house on a hill near the lake that used to be British Residency. There is an island in the center of the lake which is accessible by boat or water scooter. Boats and water scooters could be hired from the east side of the Dault Bagh.This is one of the beautiful lake in India.
Nareli Temple Ajmer: The most beautiful place located at country side of city and about 27 temples are situated on hill over there and biggest temple of ajmer made by rk marbles kishangarh is the heart of place.
Taragarh Fort: Just visible on the ridge high above Ajmer, Taragarh (the Star Fort) was for two thousand years the most important strategic objective for invading armies in northwest India. Any ruler who breached its walls, rising from a ring of forbidding escarpments, controlled the region's trade. The fort is now badly ruined but pilgrims still flock to pay their respects at one of the world's few shrines devoted to a tax inspector, the Dargahof Miran Sayeed Hussein Khangsawar - Muhammad of Ghor's chief revenue collector was slain in the Rajput attack of 1202 when the fort's entire Muslim population was put to the sword.
The best way to get to Taragarh is to take a ninety-minute hike along the ancient paved pathway from Ajmer, which offers superb views across the plains and neighbouring hills. To pick up the trailhead, follow the lane behind the Dargah Khwaja Sahib, past the Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra and on towards the saddle in the ridge visible to the south. Alternatively, you can take an auto (Rs150-200 return) or one of the Jeeps (Rs20) that leave from behind the Plaza Cinema on Diggi Chowk, west of the train station; ask for the "Ta-ra-garh jeeps", pronouncing all the syllables clearly, or you may end up at the main Khwaja Sahib Dargah. To return to Ajmer, you can either follow the path back downhill, or catch a Jeep from the lot at the northeast side of the village, near the Dargah.