Ajmer where one will be spellbound by the riveting sight of the expansive lake and flamboyant Mughal architecture. Sit back, relax and let this blog be a travel guide and take you on a sightseeing tour across many nature and historical attractions in this popular destination called Ajmer.
A well-known sanctified Muslim shrine in Ajmer, Sharif Dargah is a popular tourist destination in the city. It is here you can explore the burial chamber of the famous Sufi saint from Persia, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti built with marble and gold. Devotees believe that Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti was the direct descendant of Muhammad because he arrived in Ajmer to preach about his beliefs after Muhammad appeared in his dreams.
One of the best places for pilgrims is the Soniji ki Nasiyan, located in the heart of Ajmer near Akbar’s Fort. Basically, Soniji ki Nasiyan is a Jain temple dedicated to Lord Rishabh or Lord Adinath and it beautifully displays rich architecture. The exterior of the temple is of red sandstone and is believed to have taken just a few years to complete.
The Nareli Jain Temple also known as the Shri Gyanodaya Tirth Kshetra is an important pilgrimage site for Digambara Jains. And perhaps there are two key elements that make Nareli Jain Temple worth a visit, one, the beautiful mix of traditional and contemporary architecture style, and second, is its secluded location amid Aravalli Hills.
Amongst the many incredible places to visit in Ajmer, Akbar’s Palace is believed to have been made in such a way that it would be difficult to attack it. One of the most visited monuments in the city, this Palace displays brilliant artwork and inscriptions on the ceilings and walls.
One of the oldest hill forts in Rajasthan, Taragarh Fort is a mega structure that was built in 1934 and is surrounded by six huge gates around the complex. The fort overlooks the entire city and displays beautiful architecture style of Rajasthan. Here, the front gateway is decorated with gorgeous stone sculptures of elephants. Taragarh also houses the Dargah of Miran Sahib.
Another architectural marvel that may take you back to a bygone era is Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, a renowned attraction in Ajmer. An interesting part of this monument is perhaps a series of carved screen pillars that beautifully display ancient architecture style of Indo-Islam.
To admire the scenic side of Ajmer or to simply relax on a warm summer afternoon, an artificial lake located in the middle of the city of Ajmer offers an ideal place to visit for tourists. Anasagar Lake was built by Arno Raj Chauhan and was later modified by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
Daulat Bagh is a major part of Anasagar Lake and is as popular as the lake. Here, you can find five pavilions between the garden and the lake from where you can either capture brilliant landscape photography or take pleasure of ‘sweetness of doing nothing.