There are various historical tourist attractions in the country, but visiting Ajmer is certainly an outstanding choice to determine. It is not only famous for renowned Sufi Saint Sheikh Moinuddin Chishti tomb, but also for various tourist attractions. If you want visit a new tourist location, there are lots of things to do in Ajmer, Rajasthan. It is certainly among the most visited pilgrimage and tourist destinations in India. If you want to witness the beauty of Hinduism and Islam, you should not forget visiting at this most auspicious pilgrimage center in India. Let’s have a detailed look at the major pilgrimage and tourist attractions in Ajmer city.

About Ajmer

This great city was founded by king Ajay Pal Chauhan during 7th of century AD. It soon became the center of different cultures, religions, traditions, and customs. If you want to visit a picturesque tourist location with lots of tourist attractions such as museums, forts and lakes, you should look nowhere else but Ajmer.

Top Tourist Attractions in Ajmer

Dargah Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz

When it comes to visiting Ajmer, importance of Islamic Sufi saint Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz can’t be neglected. The tomb of Ajmer Sharif dargah is considered among the most visited sacred destinations in India. The sacred tomb of Khwaja Saheb or Ghreeb Nawaz is visited by thousands of devotees and tourists every day. It is a great place that attracts people from all faiths. So, if you want to get your wish fulfilled, you should not forget visiting at this magnificent Dargah in Ajmer.

Dargah Sharif Ajmer

Dargah Sharif Ajmer | By User:Shaane Khan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Nasiyan Ji Mandir or Temple

Apart from highly famous tomb of Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz, Ajmer city is also famous for an ancient Hindu-Jain temple called Nasiyan ji Mandir. This Jain temple is renowned for its amazing architecture. The temple is designed in the form of elephant and peacock that makes it an amazing sacred structure to visit in Ajmer city.

Nasiyan Jain Temple at Prithviraj Marg in Ajmer, Rajasthan

| By Ramesh Lalwani (Flickr: Nasiyan Jain Temple) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

This two storey building is considered as the best option to go with when it comes to visiting at one of the highly visited sacred Hindu and Jain structures in India. The temple is known for its amazing architecture, design and sacred values. If you want to unveil the beauty of a sacred structure in Ajmer city, you must visit at this temple. The temple is divided into two spaces. One part is used as museum and other second part is used as a prayer space.


Another major attraction nearby the tomb of Saint is called Adhai Din ka Jhopra. It is certainly a great example of Islamic-indo architecture. This amazing structure is located on the outskirts of Ajmer city. It is located at a very short distance from famous Dargah Sharif.

Ajmer Museum

There was a time when Ajmer Museum used to be a royal living area for Mughal king Akbar. This historical museums houses great sculptures, things and artifacts from Rajput and Mughal kingdoms. This historical structure was constructed using red sandstones. These red sandstones are positioned in a distinct way that creates an amazing structure. If you want to witness the beauty of an amazing historical structure in the city, you must visit here.

Taragarh Fort

If you want to unveil the mesmerizing history of Ajmer city, you should not forget exploring the ruins of famous Taragarh Fort. It is situated only an hour away from the famous “Adhai din ka jhopra”. If you want to see the beauty of entire Ajmer city, you must visit at Taragarh fort. It was used as the military base during the Mughal Era. It is certainly a great tourist attraction. So, if you want to unveil the Mughal history, you should not forget exploring the beauty of this historical fort in Ajmer.

Kishangarh Fort

Kishangarh Fort is situated only 27km far from Ajmer city. It used to be a great place for paintings and miniature art during 18th of century. These days, this small town is basically famous for Gundelao Lake, Phool Mahal, Majhala Palace, Sri Kalyan Rail, and other buildings. If you are planning to visit at one of the best tourist attractions in Ajmer, you should visit at this fort. It is not only a historical fort, but also a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture.

Ana Sagar Lake

One of the key reasons behind choosing Ajmer as your tourist city is its various lakes. There are various beautiful lakes in the city. Among them, Ana Sagar Lake is certainly an outstanding one. This mesmerizing lake is located northern part of Ajmer city. King Anaji constructed this lake during 1135-1150 AD. By passing the years, Mughal kings also contributed to its glory. There were various changes made by the then Mughal kings. Mughal King Shah Jahan constructed renowned sandstone made pavilion called Baradari. Like Shah Jahan, Mughal King Jahangir also built Daulat Bagh. If you are looking for a family outing spot, you must visit at this lake. The mesmerizing beauty of this lake simply attracts visitors towards it. If you want to spend great time with your family, you must visit at this lake. It is considered among the best day-tour spots in Ajmer city.

Panoramic view of Anasagar, Ajmer

Panoramic view of Anasagar, Ajmer | By Singh92karan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Foy Sagar Lake

Apart from aforementioned lake, there is another magnificent lake called Foy Sagar Lake. It is an artificial lake, which is situated only 5 km far from famous Ajmer city. It is certainly a great tourist spot when it comes to spending time in the lap of true nature. This lake derived its name after its founder engineer called Foy. If you want to unveil the incredible beauty of an artificial lake in Ajmer, you shouldn’t forget visiting at this most visited lake.

Best Time to Visit Ajmer

If you have already planned to visit Ajmer city, you may visit here throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Ajmer is from February to March. If you want to find out travel packages for Ajmer visit, you can easily find out lots of options online. The best part of visiting this city is that you can easily find out affordable accommodation. Finding budget hotels there is quite easy and effortless. So, if you want to spend great time witnessing the beauty of various sacred structures, historical forts, museums, and lakes, you must visit at Ajmer.

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