Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, Culture,Temples
Oct - Mar
Hindi, Marwari, English
5.4 Lakhs (2011)
Ajmer is one of the major cities of religious and historical importance, surrounded by Ana Sagar Lake and Aravali hills. The great King of Chauhan dynasty, Ajpal Chauhan, founded this historic city. With its majestic lakes, magnificent peaks, Mughal style architecture and historical monuments, Ajmer is a famous tourist destination that displays the ethnic Rajasthani traditions. A famous pilgrimage site, Ajmer presents a remarkable and notable synthesis of Hindu culture with Sufi traditions. It is a prominent pilgrim center for the Muslims, the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, remains the most famous tourist destination in Ajmer. This city also serves as a base for pilgrims visiting Pushkar, an ancient Hindu pilgrim town, famous for the temple of Lord Brahma. This city is also well-known for Jainism and it has an amazing golden Jain temple. Ajmer is also a famous education center. Mayo College is one of the first schools in India that has stepped up to the British style of education.