Ajmer is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the nation, set like a precious gem in the ancient Aravallis. The revered Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti is honored here, and tourists come to admire the lavish Jain temples, the city’s majestic architecture, and the stunning Ana Sagar Lake. We advise staying and being surprised, even though many would consider it a brief stop on their way to Pushkar. Many attractions in Ajmer walk you through the city’s history and let you experience its distinctive culture. Here are a few must-do activities in Ajmer for your upcoming visit.
Activities in Ajmer:
At the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, pay respects.
Visits to Khwaja Moin-ud-din-Chishti’s Dargah, a famous Muslim ascetic and spiritual guide from the 13th century, are among Ajmer’s top things to do. The saint is revered by people of all faiths who come here to seek his blessings. He is best known as the founder of Chishtiya Sufism. A fine example of Mughal architecture, the white marble dargah features intricately carved Persian inscriptions all along its walls and a stunning domed roof. When lovely qawwals and Sufi music accompany the proceedings, the Saint’s Urs would be a good time to visit.
Please go to Soniji ki Nasiyan.
Another well-liked activity in Ajmer is visiting Soniji ki Nasiyan, a 19th-century Jain temple renowned for its opulent interiors. This shrine, also called the Golden Temple of Ajmer, honors Lord Rishabhdev, the first Tirthankara or spiritual guide of Jainism. The Svarna Nagari, a diorama of Ayodhya, the five auspicious occasions in the life of Lord Rishabhdeva, and numerous Jain religious concepts are all represented here through gold-plated wood figurines.
Investigate Adhai din ka Jhonpra.
Exploring the impressive ruins of the Adhai din ka Jhonpra, a mosque constructed over a prehistoric Sanskrit college dedicated to the goddess of learning, Saraswati, is one of Ajmer’s most well-liked things to do. The mosque was built at Muhammad Ghori’s request after he took control of the temple and ordered its conversion into a mosque in just two and a half days. It features arched walls with calligraphic carvings, carved screens, stonework pillars decorated with friezes, and the remains of minarets.
Take a trip on a boat on Ana Sagar Lake.
The stunning Ana Sagar Lake, which bears the name of the great warrior Prithviraj Chauhan’s grandfather, Anaji Chauhan, is a prominent feature of the urban landscape. Take a boat ride on this man-made lake, created in the 12th century, to enjoy the sights on its banks, including gardens, marble pavilions, and temples, as well as the stunning views of the city. The lake, which was created by building a dam over the River Luni, once met the needs of the locals and is now one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the area.
Admire the stunning Taragarh Fort.
Ajmer’s imposing Taragarh Fort, built in the 14th century by the powerful Chauhan dynasty that produced renowned warriors like Prithviraj Chauhan, is a must-see attraction. You’ll be in awe of the fort’s construction size and combat readiness. Before making the trek to the fort’s highest point for sweeping views of the city below, take in the fort’s imposing battlements and ramparts, enormous embellished gateways, and the ornately decorated palace.
In addition, Ajmer’s Mayo College, Magazine Museum, and Akbar Palace Museum are all worthwhile stops.
Try some of the local cuisine.
It’s true what they say: the best way to experience a city is to eat its cuisine. Possibly as a result, trying the delectable cuisine of Ajmer is one of the most well-liked tourist attractions. The best foods in the city include Ker Sangri, Laal Maas, Dal Baati Choorma, Bajre ki Roti, Lehsun ki Chutney, Moong Dal ka Halwa, and Ghevar.
What source do you use for all of this? Sheesh Mahal, Honeydew, Mango Masala, Madeena Hotel, Elite, Silver Leaf Restaurant, and Ambrosia are a few of the city’s finest eateries.
Chitvan Resort: A Haven of Peace
Consider staying at Chitvan Resort in Ajmer for a serene and truly memorable experience in Ajmer. This serene resort, which is tucked away in the picturesque Aravalli Hills, provides the ideal fusion of luxury and nature. Start your day with a view of the hills in the area and indulge in the resort’s top-notch amenities.
Rejuvenate your body and mind at the resort’s wellness spa, or unwind by the outdoor pool and soak up the sun on the sundecks. After a long day of exploring, guests can unwind in the roomy, air-conditioned Chitvan Resort accommodations. Modern conveniences like a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a private balcony with breathtaking views of the garden or the imposing Aravalli Hills are included in each room.
Visit nearby landmarks like the Ajmer Sharif Dargah and the Ana Sagar Lake, both of which are close to the resort. The attentive staff at the resort will make sure that your stay is enjoyable with their friendly hospitality and first-rate service. Enjoy delicious food at the on-site restaurant, which is renowned for its vibrant flavors and top-notch fare.
In the midst of Ajmer’s breathtaking natural beauty, Chitvan Resort is a haven of peace that offers an unforgettable experience.
Witness the nighttime scene.
Although the city has a lively nightlife, we always advise our visitors to stay in groups and be careful. Apart from that Mom-instruction, Ajmer has many things to do after the sun goes down.
- Visit the Sipah Salar Bar at Hotel Mansingh Palace for a few drinks.
- The Mokha’s is the best rooftop bar in the city; enjoy the ambiance and magnificent night sky views there.
- Enjoy some music at 6 Senses Disc Restro-Lounge while having a leisurely dinner.
- Visit the serene Daulat Bagh, which is open until 9:00 pm.
- Lake Foy Sagar offers spectacular sunset viewing (open until 7:00 pm).
Buy everything you can
In almost every city, shopping is a popular activity. Really! But it’s one of the must-do activities in Ajmer because you can find many items for yourself, your house, your friends, gifts for the family, items to decorate your office with, and on and on. The best markets in the city are those that are:
The market that surrounds Dargah Sharif, known as Dargah Bazar, is bustling with pilgrims purchasing chaddars (in pricey silks, embroidered ones, and basic cotton) and flowers for offering at the Dargah. You can also purchase amulets, Multani Sohan Halwa, a delicious dessert, and aromatic benzoin resin, also known as Loban, used during prayers at the Dargah to produce fragrant smoke. Carved steel glasses are also available for purchase.
Mahila Mandi is the place to go if you’re looking for ethnic jewelry, tie-and-dye textiles (a specialty of the area), richly embroidered mojaris (closed footwear that resembles Panjabi juttis), or antiques for your home.
Nala Bazaar was created to satisfy the ardent shopper, and your top choices here would be the miles of hand-block-printed fabric and Rajasthani-style jewelry made with lac, an insect-derived resin. If you get too tired of haggling, refuel at one of the many restaurants selling delicacies from Rajasthan.
Many shops sell silver jewelry, Jodhpuri juttis, and Bandhani textiles at Madar Gate. You should, however, keep an eye out for intriguing Kishangarh miniature paintings that are hand-made with organic paints and ittar, a local perfume made from flowers.
So, these are the top activities in Ajmer that will help you experience the city’s spirit and almost let it become a part of you, making it memorable. Would you like us to add any additional Ajmer experiences to this list? Describe them in the comments section below.