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Ajmer Travel Guide

Explore Ajmer

In the Ajmer city and around exist many monuments and sightseeing places for the visitors, you can see and explore these monuments inside of the city, and you could do it walking by places like The Dargah, Shahjahans Mosque, Adhai din Ka Jhonpara, Taragarh Fort, The Museum and Mayo College. But other sightseeings places are out from Ajmer, follow describe some of them:

Pushkar. Is a famous town where many Hindu pilgrimage arrive to the lake of the same name, the town also is known for its annual camel fair, this fairs are realized during October and November each year, is a popular and colorful fair, the lake has 52 ghats where people are immerse to absolve them all sins, and the water of each ghat has some special powers, and some of them is believed for to give fertility, charm, cure, boon and wisdom. The lake is located in edge of the desert and is surrounded by three hills, and is separate from Ajmer by the Nag Pahar (or the snake mountain).

Brahma Temple. This temple is dedicated to the Lord Brahma, is the only temple in the world, and is located in the edge of the Pushkar Lake. The temple was built in the 14th century. The floor of the temple is adorned with marble around the turtle where people leave thousands of silver coins engraved with their names, and the walls is adorned with images of peacock the vehicle of Brahma. Inside of temple the idol of Lord Brahma is shown in a life size form with four hands and four faces, near of the idol is a small statue of the milk Goddess Gayatri.

Kishangarh. A small town located 27 km from Ajmer, it is famous because was a centre of the finest schools of miniatures paintings, the town was founded in 1611 A.D. by Kishan Singh, ruler of the state of Rathores. Today, artist still create duplicates of these paintings, and the town is a centre of trade of marble and papier mache products.

Roopangarh Fort. The ruin is located in the banks of the Gandalan Lake, to 25 km from Kishangarh, the fort has nine turrets and contains several paintings of fine miniature paintings of deities and religious epics, for this paintings the town was famous about 18th century. The fort was built about 17th century, and during years Roopangarh has been built over and added on by several generations and different styles, now part of the fort was converted into a hotel.

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