Top 10 Places that you must visit in Ajmer (with Photos)

India is a country which is known for its culture and diversity and is visited by people from all over the world. To start with, Ajmer would be a perfect choice. This city is situated in the Northern part of Rajasthan and has so many untold stories and facts that you would love to explore.

The quaint city of Ajmer is a paradise for all types of travelers, especially the ones in pursuit of peace. There are innumerable things to do in Ajmer, and we can vouch that be it just sitting by the lake or learning about the heritage of the city, every experience here is truly soul-satisfying.

Best time to visit Ajmer

October to March which involves the Monsoons and Winter season is the best time to visit Ajmer. The climate is wonderful, not normal for the singing warmth of summer amid April and June. Subsequently, Summer is a major no except if you’re intending to visit during the summer months, plan your visit in May. The city is lavish green and reviving during Monsoons with a pleasant environment. Most celebrations, both religious and social happens amid October and November with the excellent climate as a wonderful finish, making it a perfect time to visit Ajmer.

How to reach Ajmer

By Train: Located within the city, the Ajmer Junction railway station lies on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad – Jaipur – Delhi line. The station is well-connected with major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Allahabad, Lucknow, and Kolkata.

By Air: Approximately 135 kilometers from Ajmer city, the Sanganer Airport located in Jaipur is the nearest airport from Ajmer. The airport is well-connected to major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai.

By Bus: The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation runs deluxe and semi-deluxe buses (both air-conditioned and Non-air-conditioned) connecting Ajmer to nearby cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer.

Now Coming to top attractions, here are the must-see places in Ajmer.

1. Savitri Mata Temple

Situated in Pushkar, this temple would really be a great start. It is situated on the Ratnagiri Hills and is considered as a Pilgrimage site for Hindus. Trek lovers would enjoy exploring this site. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Savitri. It is a very strenuous work to climb on the hilltop but it is believed that the harder you work the more ‘Tapas’ is gained. The visitors can either trek to the temple gates or take a ride in the cable cars which take passengers to the temple. The ropeway ride is really full of fun from where you can have an awesome view of the Pushkar city. However, many devotees prefer to climb 200 stairs leading to the shrine which they consider an important part of their pilgrimage to the place.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week; 5 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 15 KM

Ideal for:  Nature Lovers, Trek lovers, Religious Purpose

Entry fee: NA

2. Mayo College Museum

Another beautiful site in Ajmer, and is known for its Indian-Arabian Architecture where royal and famous people were an alumnus of this Institution. A visit to this college Museum is a must. It was founded in 1875 by Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo who was the Viceroy of India from 1869 to 1872. It is one of the oldest public boarding schools in India. One will get to view items which relate to various areas of knowledge and learning in this Museum. Some priceless antiques and pieces can also be seen here along with an armory section. It is considered to be amongst the top Museums a school can have. This Museum gives a new dimension to learning as it is a rich resource centre. People interested in historical items are sure to like it here.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 3 KM

Ideal for:  Historians, Architecture

Entry fee: NA

3. Lake Foy Sagar

It is an artificial Lake under the foothills of Aravalli, which creates enthusiasm in Tourists and was prepared under the Famine Relief Project. Built-in 1892 by an English engineer named Mr. Foy, this lake is amongst the top tourist attractions in Ajmer. It not only offers a captivating view of the Aravallis but also lets you witness a glorious sunset every evening. You can spend a leisurely evening here and capture some breathtaking pictures to take back home as memories.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week; 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 7 KM

Ideal for:  Nature Lovers

Entry fee: NA

4. Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort or Star Fort is the most impressive of structures of city of Ajmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan. A rather ramshackle fort, with its overgrown vegetation, It was constructed in 1354 upon a steep hillside and built under the reign of King Ajaypal Chauhan. The best tourist spot to visit in Ajmer, as the structures of this Fort speaks about ancient artifacts; and is especially for Trek lovers as it is situated on the hills, which covers approximately 3 km. One can get the view of the whole city of Ajmer from the top of this Fort.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week; 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 12 KM

Ideal for:  Nature Lovers, Trek lovers, Historians

Entry fee: NA

5. Akbar Palace and Museum

Akbari Fort & Museum is a museum In Ajmer. It was once the residence of Prince Salīm, the son of Emperor Akbar, and presently houses a collection of Mughal and Rajput armor and sculpture. Construction of this had been commissioned by Akbar in 1570. Akbar Palace and Museum has great artifacts related to the Mughals and Rajput’s where an individual can explore more about these two cultures.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week; 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 1 KM

Ideal for:  Religious Purpose, historians, Architecture

Entry fee: INR 10/Indian & INR 50/Foreigner

6. Ajmer Jain Temple

 

Built in 1865, Soni Ji Ki Nasiyan is one of the best built Jain temples in the whole of Rajasthan. Also known as the Lal Mandir, it’s dedicated to Lord Adinath and has got some of the most exquisite carvings in gold. The Ajmer Jain Temple is mostly visited by tourists who are devotees. Work done in this temple is made from Gold and is said to be one of the wealthiest Temples in India. The interiors of the museum are all in gold and are decorated with Belgium stain glass and paintings in mineral color. Steal some moments of solitude and sit in the inner prayer chambers, where silver balls hanging from the roof will surely take your breath away.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 1 KM

Ideal for:  Religious Purpose, God Lovers, Photo Fanatics, Connoisseurs

Entry fee: INR 10/Indian & INR 25/Foreigner

7. Ana Sagar Lake

This lake is a man-made lake situated a few km away from the City with beautiful views. Boating arrangements are made for Tourists to explore this Lake. Looking at the beauty of this Lake, ‘Jehangir’ constructed a garden which is better known as ‘DaulataBagh’. Shimmering like an illusion in this oasis city, it’s water light up at the night, reflecting the fluorescents of the city. You can hire a boat or water scooter to ride to the middle of the lake, which houses an island-like structure. Walking its sides on a moonlit night is the stuff that fairy tales are made of.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week;  8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 3.5 KM

Ideal for:  Nature Lovers, Trek lovers

Entry fee: NA

8. Nareli Jain Temple

This Temple is situated 7 km away from the city of Ajmer and is famous among Jain Devotees who visit this temple in search of ‘Peace’. An auspicious place of Digambar Jains, Nareli Jain Temple in Ajmer is a newly built Jain temple and one of the most famous places and temples in Ajmer city. The temple was built by Ashok Patni. You will find it beautiful as it is completely built on marbles. The temple is dedicated to Guru Adinath Ji. The temple attracts visitors and devotees on daily basis and is becoming a famous place of attraction in Ajmer.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week; 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 7 KM

Ideal for:  Nature Lovers, Religious Purpose, Experience Seekers, Nirvana Seekers, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: NA

9. Adhai din ka Jhopra

Legends have it that this fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture was built in just a span of 2.5 days, a feat in itself. Adhai din ka Jhopda in Ajmer is supposed, a place of worship for the Hindu and Jain culture before a mosque was built out of the temple ruins. It was built by Muhammad Ghori in the year 1198, who had the walls of the mosque engraved with verses from the Quran. It’s believed that the pillars that form the foundation as well are from the remains of temples that once stood on the same site. A perfect merging of many religions is evident at Adhai din ka Jhopda, with the main gate having inscriptions in Sanskrit!

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week; 6:00 am to 8:30 pm

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 1.5 KM

Ideal for:  Nature Lovers, Religious Purpose, Historians

Entry fee: NA

10. Ajmer Dargah Shariff

Built in the 13th century, this place is famous for the tomb of a Sufi Saint, Moinuddin Chisti. Devotees believe that anyone who visits this Mosque would never return back empty handed.  The shrine has the maqbara (tomb) of the revered saint. He came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192 and died here in 1236. It was here that Moinuddin Chishti laid the permanent foundation of Islam in India in 1192 by his spiritual powers and peaceful preachings. This is a great place to visit if you wish to soak a bit of harmony and spirituality. Of all the things to do in Ajmer Dargah, the most popular is offering a ‘phoolon ki chaadar’ and asking for the well being of your loved ones.

Opening day & Time: Open all days of the week; 6:00 am to 3:00 pm and 4:00 am to 9:00 pm

Distance from Ajmer Junction: 1.5 KM

Ideal for: Religious Purpose

Entry fee: NA

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