A city in Rajasthan, Ajmer is located in the northwest region where itâ€™s surrounded by the ancient Aravalli Mountains. The city derives its name from the word â€˜Ajay Meruâ€™ which can be translated to â€˜invincible hillsâ€™. Its rich history and culture can be felt through the many forts and monument that dot the region. Apart from being an Islamic pilgrimage site it also serves as a gateway to the popular town of Pushkar.
Like many places in Rajasthan, Ajmer to is home to many amusing monuments. The most famous tourist destination in Ajmer is the Ajmer Sharif Dargah. An Islamic pilgrimage site, this dargah is home to the grave of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Another one of must-see places in Ajmer includes the Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda. An interesting piece of architecture, this mosque has a blend of Indo-Islamic look that anyone who likes architecture would like. Other sightseeing places in Ajmer include the Ana Sagar Lake; an artificial lake built from 1135-1150, Mayo College, Ajmer Jain temple and Akbarâ€™s Palace and the Ajmer Government museum. One must visit Pushkar and go on a camel safari when in Ajmer.
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