Ajmer district is situated in the center of Rajasthan and is surrounded
by Jaipur and Tonk districts in the east and Pali in the west. Nagaur
district touches its north boundaries while Bhilwara district is
in the south.
The district is divided into four sub-divisions viz., Ajmer, Beawar,
Kekri and Kishangarh. The sub-divisions are further divided into
six tehsils namely Ajmer, Beawar, Nasirabad, Kekri, Kishangarh and
Sarwar and eight panchayat samitis.
The Dargah is the Tomb of a Sufi saint, Khwaja Muinud - din Chishti,
who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Construction of the shrine
was completed by Humayun and the gate was added by the Nizam of
Hyderabad. Akbar used to make the piligrimage to the Dargah from
Agra once a year. The saint's tomb is in the centre of the second
court. It has a marble dome and the actual tomb inside is surrounded
by a silver platform. The tomb attaracts hundred of thousands of
piligrims every year on the anniversary of the lunar calendar.
Back in the city, near the railway station, this fort was built
by Akbar in 1570 and today houses the Ajmer Museum. The collection
has some fine sculpture and a rather poor collection of Moghul and
Rajput armour. The museum is closed on Friday and charges a small
Three km and a steep one and half hour climb beyond the mosque in
Adhai - din - ka - jhonpra, Taragarh, or 'Star Fort' commands an
excellent view over the city. The fort was the site of much military
activity during Moghul times and was later used as a sansation by
Taragarhor the 'Star Fort' is situated three kilometers and a steep
1 and a half hour climb beyond the Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra Mosque.
As it is situated on a height, it commands a spectecular view over
the city. It was built by Ajaipal Chauhan, the town's founder. The
fort was the site of much military activities during Mughal times
and was later used as a sanatorium by the British.
The 'Red Temple' on Prithviraj Marg is a Jain Temple built last
century. Its double - storey hall
contains a series of large, gilt wooden figures from Jain mythology
which depict the Jain concept of the ancient world. It's certainly
worth a visit.
Situated in the center of the town is a beautiful red Jain temple
(Digambar), known as Nasiyan. This temple was built in 1865 and
is also famous by the name Golden Temple, due to tis amazing and
unique display. The main double storeyed hall is exceptionally beautiful
with gold and silver decorations. Within the temple there is a splendid
display of wooden gilt representations, glass engravings and paintings
describing the Jain faith about the creation of the world.
Pushkar Lake (11
This lake is situated at the edge of the desert and surrounded by
the hills from three sides.This lake get apart from ajmer by the
snake mountain range called locally as ' Nag Parvat'.
According to the legend Pushkar was originated when lord Bhramha
was looking for a peaceful place for 'Yagya'. It is said that a
Lotus flower slipped from his hand and fell down on this hill,where
the Pushkar Lake derived. Therefore the Bhramha temple situated
here, is a famous pilgrimage for Hindus. On this mountain, the Panchkund
and the cave of the saint Agastya are located.
Shopping is fun in Ajmer. One can go on a buying spree for various
kinds of items representing Rajasthani culture and style, Silver
and gold ornaments, jewellery, tie & dye textiles, embroidered
Jodhpuri shoes (Mojari) are some of the specialities available on
National Highway Number 8 running between Delhi and Mumbai passes
through the district and covers a distance of about 147 kms., and
the route also provides direct road link from Beawar to Delhi via
Jaipur and Ajmer and to Ahmedabad via Udaipur. The length of the
State highway roads is 340 kms., major district road is 170 kms.,
and other roads are 797 kms. The total road length was 2901 kms.,
as on 31 March 2000.
Delhi-Ahmedabad (via Ringas) railway line is a meter gauge line
passing through the Ajmer district. Ajmer, Kishangarh, Beawar towns
of the district are the important stations of thei meter gauge line.
Conversion of this meter gauge into broad gauge is under progress
in the district. The distict is also directly linked with Ratlam
and Indore by meter gauge. Important railway stations on Ajmer-Khandwa
rail line are Ajmer, Nasirabad and Bijaynagar. The total railway
lines is 2261 Kms.
Air transport facility is not available in the district. The nearest
airport is Jaipur at a distance of 138 kms.
Distance from Major Cities
Jaipur -138 kms.
Delhi -399 kms.
Ahmedabad -487 kms.
Mumbai -1038 kms.
STD Code: 0145
The maximum temperature was recorded at 46.0 degrees celsius.
The normal annual rainfall is 60.18 cms.
Clothing: Summer light tropical
(cotton) for summer & Light woolen for winter
General Information & Accomdation info on Ajmer city of Rajasthan - India