India - Ajmer City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Ajmer City Information

Ajmer situated in the green oasis wrapped in the barren hills was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan and continued to be a major center of the Chauhan power.

Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as well as Muslims.

Places of interest

Dargah Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti - The shrine is in honor of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti - a Sufi saint who came to India from Persia in 1192 with Mohammad Ghori's invading army.

Mayo College - Founded by the British Viceroy Lord Mayo, it is one of the finest schools in India for quality education.

Adhai-din ka Jhonpra - This remarkable structure has early Indo-Islamic style of architecture. It is believed to have been built in two and a half days, and is thus named Adhai-din.

Ana Sagar - It is an artificial lake built by constructing a dam across the river Luni.

Pushkar - It has a temple dedicated to Brahma. It also hosts one of the most colorful cattle fairs in the country.

Foy Sagar - Engineered by Mr Foy, the lake is an artificial lake which was constructed in a famine relief project.

 

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