AJMER - PUSHKAR

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.

Places Of Interest

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.

Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra

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.

Ana Sagar

Beautiful lake constracted by the Chauhan rulers. Emperor Shahjahan built white marble pavilions on the bank which are worth visiting.

Mayo College

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.

Distance from Ajmer
Jaipur 131 kms.
Jodhpur 205 kms.
Bikaner 233 kms.
Udaipur 274 kms.
Connected by rail from Jaipur and New Delhi.

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Pushkar

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.

Pushkar

11 kms tours Ajmer lies this picturesque township surrounded by majestic Aravali hills. It is believed that the lotus hower tell from the hand of Lord Bramha, the creator of the Universe, and on this spot the important pilgrimage centre of Hindus. The only temple of Lord Bramha in India is in Pushar. during Octomber - November World famous Pushkar Fair is held which is the largest congregation of people, camel, cattle, horses . The date of the Fair could be checked form the calendar of Fair & Festivals given.

Other important temples are old & new Rangji temple, Vaxaha temple, Amareshwar mahadeo temple and Savitri temple

Pushkar Fair

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.