Fun Things to Do in Ajmer – Detailed Travel Guide to Rajasthan

Ajmer is one of the major and oldest states in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Lord Brahma. This city is surrounded by Aravalli Mountains and is the base for visiting Pushkar.

 

So, before you plan a trip, get all the details of Ajmer.

 

  • Currency – Indian Rupee                                                      
  • Location – Located in the state of Rajasthan
  • Best Time to Visit – October to March
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How to Reach

 

By Air

 

The nearest airport to Ajmer is Sanganer Airport. This airport is located in Jaipur and is nearest to Ajmer.

The airport is well connected to major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai.

 

By Train

 

You can reach Ajmer by rail services connecting the city to Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and more.

The Ajmer Junction railway station lies on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad – Jaipur – Delhi line.

 

By Road

 

If you plan to drive your own vehicle drive from New Delhi to Ajmer, take the NH-8 from Dhaula Kuan.

Places to See in Ajmer 

 

1. Ajmer Sharif Dargah

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Ajmer Sharif Dargah has been historically one of the most famous and important shrines of the Sufis. People visits here from around the country visit to pay their respects.

It is said to be the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti and was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

 

Entry Fees: Free

 

Opening hours: 6am to 9pm (daily)

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

Hotel Jannat & Restaurant, Zaffran Restaurant, Delhi Hotel Family Restaurant, Momin Hotel, Nooralam Hotel

2. Taragarh Fort

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Being one of the oldest forts in India, Taragarh fort has gained popularity overtime. It is believed to be the home of famous Chauhan dynasty rulers including Prithviraj Chauhan.

The view from the fort is something you have to see when you visit Ajmer.

 

Entry Fees: Free

 

Opening Hours: 8am to 5pm

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

Hotel Jannat & Restaurant, Zaffran Restaurant, HoneyDew Restaurant, Rasoi – The Train Restaurant, Mango Masala Restaurant

3. Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

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This is the oldest Sanskrit College which was later turned into a mosque by a Mughal emperor. It is located on top of Taragarh Hill. People visit here to admire the beautiful calligraphy on the walls and see the mixture of Hindu as well as Muslim architecture.

 

Entry Fees: Free

 

Opening Hours: 6am to 8:30pm (daily)

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

Hotel Jannat & Restaurant, Muradabad ki Biryani Ander Cod Ajmer Kazim, Delhi Hotel Family Restaurant, Kaaynat Restaurant

4. Akbari Fort and Museum

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As the name suggests, this was the home of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is situated in the middle of the city and its museum consists of Mughal and Rajput relics, armour and scriptures.

 

Entry Fees:

  • Indians: INR 10
  • Foreigners: INR 50

 

Opening Hours: 12am to 8pm

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

HoneyDew Restaurant, Shankar Chaat, Chaska The Food Court, New Hotel Jannat, Hotel Mittal Inn

4. Anasagar Lake

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Anasagar lake is a man-made lake built by Maharaja Anaji of Ajmer. The lake is known for its beautiful landscape and flora.

 

Entry Fees: No entry fees

  • For Boating: INR 160

 

Opening Hours: 8am to 8pm

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

Pleasant Haveli – Rooftop Restaurant, Natraj Restaurant, Delight Restaurant, Chandan Shree Restaurant, Saffron

Fun Things to Do in Ajmer

  • Boat riding at Ana Sagar Lake
  • Visit the top Jain Temples
  • Walk through the peaceful Daulat Bagh
  • Admire the beautiful sunset from the Lake Foy Sagar
  • Explore popular restaurants in Ajmer
  • Shop at best local bazaars

Shopping Places

 

  • NAYA BAZAAR
  • DARGAH BAZAAR
  • MAHILA MANDI
  • CHURI BAZAAR
  • NALA BAZAAR
  • URBAN HAAT BAZAAR

What to Expect? / Tips

 

  • You must visit Ajmer city in the winter months as the weather is very pleasant. Summer heat is very draining, so it’s important to take measures to avoid getting dehydrated (if you visit in the hottest months).
  • Rajasthani Food is very spicy and flavorful, so if you have any disease or are allergic to spices, just beware.
  • Best time to visit the Ajmer Sharif dargah is during the time of Urs festival, Muharram or Ramadan.

Where to stay?

 

There are great accommodation options throughout Ajmer.

Some of them are as follows-

  • The Chitvan Resort
  • Badnor House – The Heritage Homestay
  • Hotel LN Courtyard
  • The Royal Melange Beacon Hotel
  • Bravia Hotel Ajmer
  • Hotel Royal Ajmer
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