Ajmer/Pushkar Travel Destinations
To the South west part of Jaipur, Ajmer is said to be one of the oasis wrapped into lush green hills. This city was discovered in 7th Century A.D by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan. It also continued to be the mostimportant centre of the Chauhan power until 1193 A.D. After the death of Prithviraj Chauhan Ajmer became a home to many dynasties.
This place has become a popular pilgrim place not just for the Hindus but also for the Muslims. The very famous place here is the Dargah Sharif-tomb which belongs to the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. This is the one which is respected by both the Hindus and the Muslims. This is one great centre that depicts the culture as well as the
education. The British too chose this place because of its Mayo College which was built exclusively for the Indian nobility.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Ajmer/Pushkar
Ajmer was one of the favorite residences for the mughals. This is also one great culture and educations centre which attracts a lot of tourists. The city market and the Agra gate are two good places which you can take a look at. Ajmer is also one of the bases when you wish to visit the dwelling place of Bhramha that is Pushkar. It is just 11km away towards the west along with a temple and a lake. The Pushkar Lake is said to be very sacred as the Hindus take a dip into it to wash their sins during the time of Kartik.
Lord Bhramha has a lot of importance in Hindus and thus there are many tourists who are attracted to Pushkar and at times over stay too. It has also been noticed that people those who visit this place once fall in love with it at first sight. There are a few good attractions here too which you should not at all miss. Savitri temple is very famous here because the mornings here are at its best and gives a pure feeling. Varah temple originally built in the 12th century is also worth taking a look at. It was first destroyed by Aurangazeb as he was upset with the
huge idol there but then was rebuilt by Raja Sawai Jai Singh.
The elegance of Mahadeva temple here is just worth watching. It has been said by a British traveler that the white marble Mahadeva image with five faces and its ornaments is just mesmerizing. Ramvaikunth temple is also one of its kind as it ahs the idols of almost 361 different deities. Apart from this you can also take a close look at the ghats and the other culture existing there.