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Ajmer Travel Guide

Best of Ajmer

The Dargah. This complex is located in the foot of a barren hill, in the heart of the old part of the town. The place is the most important pilgrimage centre of the India; there arrive people from all faiths and from all parts of the world. It is the marvellous tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti, or known how Dargah Shariff. This complex is the second place after to the Mecca or Medina for the Muslims of South Asia. Akbar had came to make his pilgrimage from Agra to Dargah once a year. The Mausoleum has several white marble buildings, two courtyards, a gigantic gate, and the saint’s tomb is located in the center of second court, this tomb was built by Humayum and the gate was built by Nizam of Hyderabad. Now the saint’s tomb has a marble dome and surrounded by a silver platform. A Mosque is locaten in the inner court, made of white marble and has a Persian inscription and in the courtyard are two massive cauldrons believed.

Adhai din Ka Jhonpara. The ruins is located beyond of the Dargah temple, and is the first important Islamic structure that was built in India, Arhai-din-ka-Jhonpra was originally a Sankrit college and later converted in a mosque, in this time was added seven arched wall covered with Islamic calligraphy. The different pillars and an elaborate arched jail with its ruined minarets show a splendid architectural masterpiece.

Taragarh Fort. This fort was the first structure built of this kind on a hill in India; Raja Ajairaj Chauhan built it in his empire. The fort covers 2 to 3 km, and is situated on the top of the hill, and has six gates. It was the historic place for the battles in the Mughal times, later, was used by the British like a sanatorium for their troops.

Mayo College. This college is located in the south east from Ajmer, is one of best public schools of India, it was founded in 1875 by Lord Mayo, only for the princes. The building was constructed in with marble and Saracenic style. The college is one of the premier educational institutions of India, and has a museum.

Nasiyan Jain Temple. This is a beautiful red temple built in 1895, is a centre of the Jain Digambar sect, the temple has two parts, the first is a worship area in honor of the Lord Dinath and the second is a museum. It has chamber storeyed hall exquisitely done up in pure gold, mineral colour paintings and Belgium stain glasswork.

The Museum. Or called Akbar’s Palace, was built in 1570, by emperos Akbar and was his royal residence, now it is a museum houses rich respositry of the Mughal and Rajput armur, miniature paintings, ancient rock inscription and exquisite sculptures.

Anasager Lake. Este lago artificial fue construido por Arnoraja entre 1130 y 1150 dC, más tarde, sha Jahan construyó cinco pabellones hermosos de mármol.

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