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Ajmer Fast Facts
- State: Rajasthan
- District: Ajmer
- Famous for/as: pilgrimage city, Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
- Religions: Muslims,Hindu
- Area: 55.76 sq km
- Altitude: 486 m
- Best Season: September to April
- Weather: Summer: 43.7 - 37.7 C Winter: 23.3 - 5.5 C
- Local Transport:
- Pincode: 3050xx
- STDCode: 0145
Tourist Reception Centre, Hotel Khadim (RTDC) Near Bus Station Ajmer
Tel: 0145 2627426;
Tourist Information Bureau, Railway Station (1st Class Exit), Ajmer;
Tourist Information Bureau, Hotel Sarovar (RTDC) Campus, Pushkar;
Website: www.rtdc.in// www.rajasthantourism.gov.in
Ajmer, India Overview
Ajmer is the 5th largest city in Rajasthan and is the centre of the eponymous Ajmer District. Ajmer has a population of around 551,360 in its urban agglomeration and 542,580 for the city (2011 census), and is located 135 kilometres (84 mi) west of Jaipur, the state capital, 274 km from Udaipur, 439 km from Jaisalmer, and 391 km from Delhi.
Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It is a pilgrimage centre for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km), an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma.
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Ajmer, India History
Founded in the seventh century by Ajaipal Chauhan, Ajmer derives its name from Ajaymeru, the invincible hill, at the foot of which the city stands today. Surrounded by the Aravalli mountain range, Ajmer is an oasis located between green hills.
Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage; the Dargah Sharif – the tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is revered by the Muslims.
Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar, the abode of Lord Brahma; Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for the Hindus. During the month of Kartik (October/November) devotes throng in large numbers here to bathe in the sacred lake.