Ajmer is a city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. South of the city’s artificial Ana Sagar Lake is Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the domed shrine of the Muslim Sufi saint Garib Nawaz.
Nearby, a 16th-century palace built by the Mughal emperor Akbar now houses the Ajmer Government Museum, displaying armor and stone sculptures.
A museum at the Indo-Saracenic–style Mayo College exhibits art and taxidermied birds.
Lets Explore some places that you can visit in ajmer
1. Taragarh Fort
It is reputed to be the oldest hill fort in India . It stands, with precipitous surroundings, at a height of 2,855 ft. above sea-level.
Between 1,300 and 1,400 ft. above the valley at its base; and it is partially enclosed by a wall some 20 feet thick and as many high, built of huge blocks of stone, cut and squared and are about two miles (3 km) in circumference.
This hill fort guarding Ajmer, was the seat of the Chauhan rulers. I. It was built by King Ajaypal Chauhan on the summit of Taragarh Hill and overlooks Ajmer.
The battlements run along the top of the hill. and the fort can only be approached by way of a very steep slope. When it fell to the British Raj. The fort was dismantled on the orders of Lord William Bentinck in 1832.
It was converted into a sanatorium for the British troops stationed at the garrison town of Nasirabad.and Mhow Within it stands the shrine of a Muhammadan saint, Saiyid Husain, known as the Ganj Shahldan.
In the older city, lying in the valley beneath the Taragarh hill and now abandoned, the Nur-chashma, a garden-house used by the Mughals, still remains, as also a water-lift commenced by Maldeo Rathor, to raise water to the Taragarh citadel.
2. Ajmer Sharif Dargah
It is a shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti which is situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill. It consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards. It including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad. The Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and containing the domed tomb of the saint.
Akbar and his queen used to come here by foot every year on pilgrimage from Agra in observance of a vow when he prayed for a son.
The large pillars called “Kose (‘Mile’) Minars”, erected at intervals of about two miles (3 km) along the entire way between Agra and Ajmer mark the places where the royal pilgrims halted every day .They are also seen today , one such is near private bus stand in Ajmer City.
3. Soni Ji Ki Nasiyaan
It is architecturally rich Jain temple built in the late nineteenth century whose main chamber Swarna Nagari “City of Gold”, . It has prominent depiction of Ayodhya made from 1000 kg of gold.
4. Akbari Fort & Museum
The city’s museum was once the residence of Prince Salīm, the son of the Emperor Akbar, and presently houses a collection of Mughal and Rajput armour and sculpture.
This is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture, construction of which was commissioned by Akbar in 1570.
This is where Salim, as the Emperor Jahangir, read out the firman permitting the British East India Company to trade with India. It is a massive square building, with lofty octagonal bastions at each corner.
It was the head-quarters of the administration in their time and in that of the Marathas.
5. Nareli Jain Temple
It is a Jain temple complex of fourteen temples recently built. It is known for its architecture and intricate stone carvings which gives it both a traditional and contemporary look.
6. Anasagar Lake
This is an historic man-made lake built by Maharaja Anaji (1135–1150 AD). By the lake is the Daulat Bagh, a garden laid out by Emperor Jahangir. Emperor Shah Jahan later added five pavilions, known as the Baradari, between the garden and the lake embankment of the Anasagar supports the beautiful marble pavilions erected as pleasure-houses by Shah Jahan. The embankment, moreover, contains the- site of the former hammam (bath-room).
Three of the five pavilions were at one time formed into residences for British officials, while the embankment was covered with office buildings and enclosed by gardens. The houses and enclosures were finally removed in 1900-1902, when the two south pavilions were re-erected, the marble parapet completed, and the embankment restored, as far as practicable, to its early condition.
7. Lake Foy Sagar
It is a picturesque artificial lake that was created as a famine relief project in 1892 some 3 miles to the west of the city. It offers excellent views of Aravali mountains range as well migrating birds.
The city used to derive its water-supply from it during colonial times .The water was conveyed into the city and suburbs through pipes which were laid underground.The capacity of the lake is 150,000,000 cubic feet.