Home to the famous dargah or mausoleum of Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Chishti, Ajmer is one of the holiest cities in the country which attracts both Hindus and Muslims. Nestled at the base of the Aravali Mountain ranges, Ajmer is a historic city located 135 km from Jaipur in Rajasthan.
The magnificent forts, beautiful lakes, amazing museums and palaces attract tourists from across the world to the wonderful city. Ajmer is also popular as a centre of Rajasthani culture.
The renowned Mayo College, founded by the 6th Earl of Mayo, Viceroy of India from 1869-1872, is also located in Ajmer. Mayo College was founded to provide princes of Indian kingdoms with education similar to that given by a “public school” in the UK.
WHERE TO STAY
There are a lot of accommodation options in Ajmer. Most of the budget and mid-range hotels are located near the railway station. Tourist bungalows run by RTDC are also available in Ajmer that provides budget accommodation. There are limited options as far as luxury hotels are concerned. Heritage hotel like Hotel Mansingh Palace is the best way to experience royal experience. There are other heritage hotels like Hotel Ropangarh Fort, Hotel Haveli Inn and Hotel Bijay Niwas Palace.
During November-February hotel rooms generally get booked fast.
WHERE TO EAT
There are a lot of eating options in Ajmer. Mostly, street-side eateries and small restaurants serve an assorted mix of delicious Indian cuisine at extremely nominal prices. Restaurants and stalls near the station and Dargah Bazaar serve mouth-watering non-vegetarian food. Daulat Bagh is a popular place for food lovers as it houses a number of dhabas. A lot of restaurants that serve pure vegetarian food are also located at Daulat Bagh. Apart from these, there are also a few café’s in Ajmer.
In-house restaurants of the hotels serve a host of cuisines ranging from Rajasthani, Mughalai, Chinese, Continental and Italian.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Ajmer is as given below. The best time to visit Ajmer is also specified.