The city of the Ajmer was founded by Maharaja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th century AD. The name Ajmer is derived from the orginal name given by him "Ajay Meru" which means the invincible hill. Ajmer has been the home to many dynasty. Each dynasty contributed to the culture of Ajmer. The city is an perfect blend of Hinduism and Islam.
It is one of the major pilgrimage centre. It has the shrine of the 12th Century Sufi Saint Kwaja Moinuddin Chisti and the Pushkar a holy pilgrimage for Hindus. World's only Brahma Temple is located in Pushkar. From 1818 AD onwards it came under the domain of the British, who left behind a legacy of excellent educational institutions.
Dargah (Khawaja Sahib)
One of the holiest muslim shrines of India is Khawaja Saheb and attracts 1000s of pilgrims from across the world. Pilgrims come here to pay homage to the revered sufi saint "Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti". The final resting place of the saint is popularly known as Garib nawaz was built in the early 13th century. People from all around the world visit the place.
Initialy it was a temple with beautiful carvings, adjacent to it was a sanskrit school. Mohammad Gauri demolished it and made it as a mosque. It is named Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra because people used to stay tor two and half days, when they visited Khawaja Saheb Dargah.
Beautiful lake constracted by the Chauhan rulers. Emperor Shahjahan built white marble pavilions on the bank which are worth visiting.
One of Indias best Public School was founded in 1875 AD to ensure to the sons of the aristocracy of India, a liberal and enlightened education to enable them to keep pace with ever advancing spirit of the age. It was founded as the Eton of the East. Lord Mayo, Viceroy of India was the founder of Mayo College. Today it is a very popular public school.
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11 Kms. from Ajmer lies in this picturesque township surrounded by majestic aravali hills. It is believed that the lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Bramha, the creator of universe, and on this spot the lake miraculously appeared. Pushkar is the most important pilgrimage centre of Hindus. The only temple of Bramha in India is in Pushkar. Durinig the month of Kartik during Oct-Nov world famous Pushkar Fair is held which is the largest congregation of people, camels, cattle, horses in India.
Rajvir Singh in 1977 pitched the first tented camp in Pushkar for foreign tourists and hence introduced the Pushkar Fair to the World where tourists could enjoy the most. For five years Rajvir Singh pitched 300 tents with all facilities and excellent catering arrangements for foreign tourists. Today it is one of the most popalar Fair in Rajasthan which is being attended by tourists across the globe.
Locatead 80 km from Jaipur is one of the largest salt lake in Jaipur. For tourist and bird watches the big attraction is of migratory bird like Flaminngus, Imperial Grours and other variety of bird visting Sambhar Salt lake during winter months. Besides migatory birds one could also see variety of ducks, eese and the species of birds. Is lucky one could also important forits pilgrimage site such as Shakambari Mata temple, devyani kund, Sharmistha Sarovar ets.