Ajmer is one of the major tourist city in the Indian state of Rajasthan due to its ancient history. It is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It is popularly known for The Ajmer Sharif Dargah a shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and is also known for the base of visiting Pushkar.
Ajmer has been selected as one of the heritage cities for the HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India. It is also known for the other famouus tourist places like Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, Mayo College, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Ana Sagar Lake, Nareli Jain Temple, Sai Baba Temple, Ajmer Government Museum, Happy valley, Dargah Of Miran Syed Husain, Taragarh Fort, Akbari Fort & Museum, Tomb of Khwaja Husain Ajmeri, Lake Foy Sagar, Prithviraj Smarak, Puskar etc.
Some must watch tourist spots in Ajmer, Rajasthan are:
The Ajmer Sharif Dargah:
Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty Dargah of Sufi saint is known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Ajmer Sharif is situated in Ajmer city of Rajasthan. Ajmer Sharif Dargah is 2 KM far from the main central Ajmer Railway station and situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and contains some white marble buildings around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad known as Nizam Gate and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra:
It is a mosque in the Ajmer city of Rajasthan. It was constructed by Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak, on orders of Muhammad Ghori, in 1192 CE. It is about 3KM far from Ajmer sarif Dargah.
Soniji Ki Nasiyan:
Ajmer Jain temple is also popularly known as Soniji Ki Nasiyan is famous for its beautiful architecture. The main chamber of Ajmer jain temple is popularly known as swarna nagri due to its some gold plated wooden figures. This is the main attraction for jains in the Ajmer city and there is also a museum behind this temple which is also known as svarana nagara hall. Jain temple and museum both are built by sony family of Ajmer and still they managed it.
Mayo College is independent boarding school in Ajmer, Rajasthan for boys only. It is one of the oldest independent boarding school in India founded by Richard Bourke in 1875. This public school was biult by british for the childrean of Indian upper class family to provide him a world class education.