Ajmer Sightseeing includes its fort and other monuments that are quite famous throughout the state of Rajasthan. They are examples of the magnificent architecture for which the state of Rajasthan is renowned throughout the world. Apart from that, there are a number of other places to visit in Ajmer. Some of the prime tourist attractions of Ajmer include:
The most famous tourist attraction of Ajmer is the Dargah Sharif (Holy Dargah). The Dargah entombs the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti. The Khwaja came from Persia and committed his whole life towards the betterment of the destitute and oppressed. It is one of the most revered Muslim shrines in the country. The tomb of the Khwaja is made up of marble and is surrounded by a silver railing and a marble screen.
Nasiyan (Red) Temple
The Nasiyan temple, also known as the Red temple, is a temple of the Digambar Jains. The double story hall of the temple exhibits a number of gold plated wooden figures. These figures are a portrayal of Jain mythology legends. Adorning the hall are glass mosaic, precious stones, gold and silver work, etc.
Ana Sagar Lake
Named after Anaji Chauhan (grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan), Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake. This scenic lake is located to the north of Ajmer. Surrounding the lake is Bardari (marble pavilion) built by Emperor Shahjahan. Also, there are Daulat Bagh Gardens next to the lake, set up Emperor Jehangir.
Taragarh Fort in Rajasthan
Taragarh Fort is one of the famous forts of Rajasthan. Built in 1345, the fort has six gates. The fort also houses huge reservoirs of solid rock, and one of the largest battlefields, Bhim Burj. The Dargah of Miran Saheb, the governor of the fort who sacrificed his life in a war, is also situated inside the fort.
Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra
An epitome of Indo - Islamic architecture, Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra is an old mosque. It is believed that the mosque was built in two and a-half days (Adhai-Din). This led to the name of the mosque as Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra. The front screen wall of the mosque consists of seven pointed arches. The mosque has a striking tower inside it that is used by the Muezzin to chant prayers.