Ajmer, the ‘Heart of Rajasthan’ or the ‘City of Unity’ is truly one of the most divine and stunning tourist places in Rajasthan. Guarded by the majestic Aravalli Mountains and located around 135km from Jaipur; the capital city of Rajasthan, this ancient city is a melting point of various castes, creeds, culture, and traditions.
Founded during the late 7th century A.D. by Ajayraj Chauhan, Ajmer was initially known as ‘Ajayamru’ (Local Meaning: Invincible Mountain) and was ruled majorly by the Chauhan Dynasty. Steeped with glimpses of history, the city witnessed several upbringing and downfalls along the course of time. Ruled by the Chauhans, Mughals, Marwar, Marathas, Rajputs, and British, Ajmer is a true testimony to Rajasthan’s golden past!
Whether a Hindu or a Muslim, devotees across the country visits Ajemr with equal devotion, faith and dedication. Being the base for visiting the holy land of Pushkar; only 14km away, and also the burial ground of profound Sufi saint KhwajaMoinuddin Hasan Chisti, the city witnesses a large number of pilgrims every year. Owing to this fact, it is regarded as one of the ideal ground where ‘Unity in Diversity’ and communal harmony can be witnessed in its best form.
In addition to all this, Ajmer is also known for Mayo College, which is regarded as the first school in India to incorporate British style of education in the country. Ajmer, in a nutshell, is more than just a famous tourist destination in Rajasthan. It is one such city where time slows down and ushers the hymns of Rajasthan’s bygone era!
How To Reach Ajmer
Ajmer has an established network of roads and is well-connected with the other parts of Rajasthan and the country as well. Visitors can either opt for self-drive options or hire regular buses, private taxis or cabs to reach Ajmer. From New Delhi, visitors can follow the NH-8 to reach Ajmer. Visitors can also skip Jaipur on their way to Ajmer by following a bypass after Chandwaji.
Ajmer Junction is the nearest railway station to reach Ajmer city. The junction is well-connected with cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, and others. Trains like the Ali Sadah Express, Aravalli Express, Chetak Express and others passes through this station.
Jaipur has the nearest airport to reach Ajmer. Being located around 135km from Ajmer, the Pink City can be an ideal point for those who yearns for air travel to reach Ajmer.
Best Time to Visit Ajmer:
If you are planning for a Rajasthan tour and visit the holy city of Ajmer, you can plan your tour during any month of the year as Ajmer is revered as a year-round year. However, winter (October to February) is touted as the best time to visit Ajmer. Unlike the summer (March to May), temperature remains low and the atmosphere much more pleasant.
Apart from the winter, you can also book your Rajasthan tour packages and visit Ajmer during the monsoon (June to September). You will experience less rainfall and will get to enjoy the colourful facets of Ajmer.