Ajmer : The Timeless Appeal of History
The rugged hills of the Aravalli Mountains, the oldest mountain range in the world, surround Ajmer like a shawl while Ajmer itself nestles the pristine Ana Sagar Lake in its bosom. Religion is ingrained deep within the views of this chaotic and yet beautiful city. While Islam and Jainism have their mosques and temples in the city, Hindus use the city as a stop before heading on to Pushkar for pilgrimage to the temple there.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Jaipur (135 km)
Ajmer has several superfast, express and mail trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Jodhpur. Pink City Express and Shatabdi Express connect Ajmer to Delhi and Jaipur.
A compact network of bus service operates from Ajmer to other destinations. Jaipur: 130 km, Delhi: 390 km, Jaisalmer: 490 km, Bikaner: 235 km, Agra: 390 km, Udaipur: 275 km.
Dargah of Khawaja Saheb
Just outside the Dargah lies the Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra mosque whose name has been the subject of much debate.The name however, hides the architectural splendor of the place. There is a seven arched wall which is filled with magnificent pillars, soaring domes and an arched screen that is simply beautiful.
Ana Sagar Lake