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Ajmer History
Dargah Sharif Ajmer Historically, Ajmer always had great strategic importance and was sacked by Mahumud of Ghazni on one of his periodic forays from Afghanistan. Later it became a favorite residence of the great Moghula. One of the first contacts between the Moghula and the British occurred in Ajmer when Sir Thomas Roe met with Jahangir here in 1616. The city was subsequently taken by the Scindias and, in 1818, it was handed over to the British, becoming one of the few places in Rajasthan controlled directly by British rather than being part of a princely state.

Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti
Ajmer is a main destination for muslim pligrims. It houses the Dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. The city lives up to the religious and cultural traditions. Various architectures of the mughal era add to the flavor of the place. Sights in town include the tomb of the above mentioned Sufi Saint, the Ana Sagar Lake, the Daulat Bagh, government museum, and the Nasiyan (Red) Jain Temple.

About Ajmer
An important pilgrimage site for Muslims, Ajmer also has fine examples of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The city contains a large fort and many beautiful pavilions lining Anasagar Lake.

Things to see
Dargah of Khawaja Moin-Ud-Din- Chisti Dhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer (One of the oldest and most interesting historical building of Ajmer) Anasagar (According to "Prithviraj Vijaya" Arnoraja or Raja Anaji) Hotels

Weather
In Summer: 45 C (Max) - 25 C (Min)
In winter: 18 C (Max) - 4C (Min)
Rainy Season : July to Mid Sept, and very humid (up to 90%)
Our suggestion: Best time to come: Oct to March

Hot Attractions

Ajmer sharif
The Khwaja came from Persia and established the Chishtia order of fakirs in India. He is popularly known as Gharib Nawaz (protector of the poor) because he dedicated his entire life to the service of mankind. His spartan life spanned almost a hundred years and he embraced death in solitude while he had withdrawn to his cell for six days, asking not to be disturbed.

Ese are brought by devotees on their heads and handed over to the khadims inside the sanctum sanctorum. Outside the sanctum sanctorum of the dargah, professional singers called qawwals in groups and sing the praises of the saint in a characteristic high pitched voice. People gather around them and listen attentively, sometimes clapping to the rhythm of their instruments.

Jama Al-Tamish Or Dhai Din-Ka-Jhonpra
Sultan Muhammad Ghori attributed his victory to the blessing of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti and in his honour constructed a building in the brief period of two-and-a-half days. which is famous as Dhai Din Ka Jhopra.Tha most interesting historical building of Ajmer, is Jama Al-tamish popularly known as Dhai-din-ka-Jhonpra. Rajasthan " it is a relic of nobler days and architect and the antiquarian because of its multifarious artistic attractions.According to Ajmer Historical and Descriptive (by Dewan Bahadur Harbilas Sarda) it is claimed to be a Saraswati Mandir which is said to have been built in 1153 A. D. by Raja Visaldeva who was the first Chauhan Emperor of India.

Mr. Furgusson, author of the Eastern and Indian Architecture (P. 513 ) says - "As example of surface decoration, the Jhonpra and the mosque of Al-tamish at Delhi are probably unrivalled. Nothing in Cairo or in Persia and nothing in Spain or Syria is so exquisite in detail and can approach them for beauty or surface decoration.