Ajmer is a kaleidoscope of diverse Indian culture and ethics, coexisting harmoniously in different communities. A major pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Muslims, it is ringed by the rugged hills of Aravalli. House to a famous golden Jain temple, it is also a popular learning centre. The Mayo College, one of India’s first education centres, acted as a progressive ladder for the British style of education. The 5th largest city of the state, it is a mosaic of mosques and lakes. Ajmer braves an enormous influx of crowd and traffic during important religious days, as it is home to the most Islamic shrine in the country. It is located at a mere distance of 13 kilometre from Hindu pilgrimage centre in Pushkar and 130 kilometre from Jaipur.
The Divine Destination
Albeit, Ajmer is widely known for Dargah Sharif, the burial ground of the great sufi saint Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chisti, it has many tourist spots that can fill your itinerary list to the brim and yet leave you exploring more.
Here is a list of things to do in Ajmer:
- Frequented by Bollywood celebrities, the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, Dargah Sharif, gives you the divine vibes. You can also shop at the colourful bazaar leading to the dargah
- Bow down the Lord of Creation at Brahma Temple only after you can brave the crowd of pilgrims
- Engage in recreational activities, such as Longest Moustache Competition while watching the trading of camel and livestock at the Camel fair in Pushkar
- The man-made Ana Sagar Lake is an ideal outing place for families. You can hire a water scooter or boat to reach the island in the middle of the lake
- Explore the extraordinary piece of architecture adorned with domes and pillars at Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra
- Revisit history by heading to Prithviraj Smarak, a memorial to Prithviraj Chauhan, located on the Taragarh Road in Ajmer
- Visit Akbar’s Palace which houses the government museum, displaying a collection of old weapons, paintings, rock inscriptions and stone sculptures
- Discover an architectural beauty built of red sandstone and a blend of marble at Buland Darwaza that was constructed to celebrate one of Akbar’s victories
- Enjoy the Mughlai cuisine that includes Mutton curry, Lal Maas, Sula kebab, Chicken Biriyani. Don’t forget the lip-smacking Rajasthani delicacies – Dal Baati Choorma, Ghevar, Rabdi, Ker Sangri, Bajre ki roti, Kachori and Moong Dal Ka Halwa – that tempt you for more.
Imperial Stay, Signature Experiences
Pratap Mahal,Ajmer-IHCL SeleQtions flaunts a Mughal style architecture flanked by the magnificent Aravalli mountain range. This hotel in Ajmer reflects the culture and style with its ornate accents in the form of latticed windows and carved woodwork. Kindle the child in you as you gently swing on jhoolas or open the doors to your private balcony and introspect in peace. The rooms designed with Rajasthani accents on contemporary interiors offer uncompromising views of the courtyard and Aravalli hills. It is located at a distance of 12 km from Pushkar Lake and Sunset point. You can go on a nice drive to this scenic places and return to the comfort of this luxury lap.
Discover innovative recipes made from farm-fresh produce and have a memorable dining experience at this best restaurant in Ajmer. Experience the best of both worlds with active foods for healthy delicacies and regional home-style cuisine to taste the local delicacies. Enjoy the gastronomical delights any time of the day on your whim with the Chef’s round-the-clock service available at this Rajasthani restaurant in Ajmer. Free Wi-Fi connectivity in the property ensures a network-friendly stay for the modern and business travelers.
Owing to its close proximity, Ajmer is a weekend getaway destination for families & leisure travellers from Jaipur, Udaipur, New Delhi & Agra. The destination is also suitable for travellers or pilgrims visiting Pushkar for the Brahma temple or the Pushkar Fair.