Places to visit in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India. Tourists from all over the world and India visit the state of Rajas and forts called Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a historical state with number of places which has rich past and history. The rich culture of Rajasthan adds colors to this beautiful and enchanting state of India. The summers are very hot in Rajasthan especially June, July and August Months. The best time to visit Rajasthan is September to April.
Holy Cities Ajmer and Pushkar
Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan founded this great, beautiful and peaceful city of Ajmer. Name Ajmer is derived from name from `Ajaya Meru' that means invincible hill. The present city stands at the foot of this invisible city. Ajmer was ruled by many rulers but was mainly ruled by Chauhans. Mohammad Gauri took over Ajmer by defeating the Chauhan King, Raja Prithviraj Chauhan.
After Mohammad Gauri, Ajmer has been ruled by various dynasties. Each dynasty has left behind permanent marks of their rich culture, heritage and traditions on the Ajmer's history. Thus due to different dynasties Ajmer became an amalgamation of a variety of cultures and blend of Hinduism and Islam. Ajmer's supremacy is due to the place of pilgrimage of a Muslim saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chistti, who is believed to fulfill one's wishes. People from all over the world visit the holy shrine in Ajmer.
Other significance about Ajmer is that it is known for best educational schools and colleges in India. There are many places of interest in Ajmer other than the holy Dargah. Ajmer has beautiful Anasagar Lake, Foysagar Lake, Dargah Bazaar for traditional shopping experience, Sai Temple, and Prithvi Raj Chouhan's Fort on the hill top and many more. Sohn Halwa of Ajmer is world famous because of its unique recipe and taste.
Another holy town near Ajmer is Pushkar. Pushkar is very sacred place for Hindus known as the abode of Lord Brahma. Pushkar has the only Brahma Temple in the world, dedicated to Brahma God, the Creator. The calm town of Pushkar with its serene lake is considered to be a very sacred place by Hindus. The world famous Pushkar fair, takes place here for 10 days in the month of Nevember every year.
The camel fair is visited by thousands of foreigners and lakhs of Indian tourists. The locals attending this splendid fair are seen flashing traditional jewellery and displaying colour. Thus Ajmer is equally important for Hindus, Muslims and people from other religions
How to Reach Ajmer/Pushkar
Frequent buses and Trains are available from all parts of the country. Ajmer is well connected by Shatabdi Express from Delhi (6 hrs journey), Rajdhani Express from Mumbai( 12 hrs journey), and by other express trains to Jammu and other parts of the country.
Distance from Delhi Ajmer is 400 Kms, Jaipur Ajmer is 120 Kms (2 hrs). Well connected by Express Highway from Jaipur.
Nearest Airport is Sanganer Jaipur