The city of Ajmer was founded by Maharaja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th century AD. The name Ajmer is derived from the orginal name given by him “Ajay Meru” which means the invincible hill. Ajmer has been the home to many dynasty. Each dynasty contributed to the culture of Ajmer.
The city is an perfect blend of Hinduism and Islam.It is one of the major pilgrimage center. It has the shrine of the 12th Century Sufi Saint Kwaja Moinuddin Chisti and the Pushkar a holy pilgrimage for Hindus. World’s only Brahma Temple is located in Pushkar. From 1818 AD onwards it came under the domain of the British, who left behind a legacy of excellent educational institutions.
There are various places to see in Ajmer:-
Dargah (Khwaja Saheb)
One of the holiest muslim shrines of India is Khwaja Saheb and attracts 1000s of pilgrims from across the world. Pilgrims come here to pay homage to the revered sufi saint “Kawa Moinuddin Chisti” . The final resting place of the saint is popularly known as Garib nawaz was built in the early 13th century. People from all around the world visit the place.
Pushkar – Ajmer
The Pilgrimage for Hindus.
Initially it was a temple with beautiful carvings, adjacent to it was a sanskrit school. Mohammad Gauri demolished it and made it as a mosque. It is named Adhai-din-ka-Jhopra because people used to stay for two and half days.
Beautiful lake constructed by the Chauhan rulers. Emperor Shahjahan built white marble pavilions on the bank which are worth visiting.
One of Indias best Public School was founded in 1875 AD.
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