Traverse through the spiritual Air, in the vibrant city of Ajmer!!
Belonging to the centre of Ajmer District, Ajmer is one of the largest and oldest cities in the state of Rajasthan. Ajmer is a wonderful city surrounded by Aravali hills. It is located in the Northwest of India.
It is known for its religious and spiritual essence as it is the home of Ajmer Sharif Dargah (Shrine). Until the 12th century CE, the city was popularly known as the Ajaymeru which was established by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan. Further, Ajmer encircled by the Aravali Hills forms the base for Pushkar.
During the colonial period, Ajmer city used to serve as headquarters of the province of Ajmer-Merwara. It consisted of jail, two small hospitals, and a large general hospital. It was in the 1900s that missions were established by the Church of England, United Free Church of Scotland, Roman Catholics and American Methodists. It was also the time when eight weekly newspapers along with twelve printing presses were introduced in the city.
During Independence, Ajmer had its legislature, but later in 1956 after the proposal of Fazil Ali, it was merged into Rajasthan. The Ajmer city had been the focus of the rule of many brave Chauhan rulers. The meaning of Ajmer is the invisible spine as the town is ruled by various dynasties, each contributing to the beautification of Ajmer by adding to the architecture of the city in Indo-Islamic style.
The city was of great importance to the Mughal rulers since it was the home of Gharib Nawaz as Dargah Khwaja Sahib is situated here. Due to this reason, Hinduism and Islam prospered in this city in harmony.
Further, the scenic beauty and picturesque locations make this place one of the best tourist locations. Many landmarks could be visited in the city such as Pushkar, Manibandh, Taragarh Fort and many more.
However, Ajmer Sharif Dargah is the most visited shrine dedicated to Moinuddin Chishti. It is located at the Taragarh Hill along with beautiful buildings made in white marbles.