Ajmer city was founded by Raja Ajaypal Chauhan in the 7th century AD, and the city remained as the epicenter of the Chauhan Dynasty till the 12th century AD. The Chauhan dynasty was responsible for constructing the first hill fort of India, Taragarh, and other must-visit places in Ajmer. After the defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan by Mohammed Ghori, Ajmer becomes home to several dynasties. The Mughal Sultans particularly liked Ajmer due to the holy Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the most popular tourist place in the city. Ajmer has a rich history and played host to the first meeting between the Mughal King Jahangir and the Ambassador of the Court of King James 1 of England, Sir Thomas Roe, in 1616. The city was officially handed over to the British a few centuries later, making Ajmer the only region in Rajputana to be directly controlled by the British East India Company.
Ajmer is a bustling city, located 130 km southwest of Jaipur and just 14 km from the pilgrimage town of Pushkar. The city of Ajmer gets its name from “Ajay Meru,” which can be roughly translated as “invincible hill.” Home to several tourist places, Ajmer can perfectly represent the diversity of the Indian culture and ethics and displays a perfect blend of religion, community, culture, etc., coexisting and flourishing in harmony.
Ajmer remains a popular tourist attraction and a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Muslims. The final resting place of the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti, is visited by Muslims worldwide; in fact, the Dargah is revered equally by both Hindus and Muslims. The city is surrounded by the expansive lake of Ana Sagar and the rugged hills of Aravalli. Although Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the shrine of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, remains the most famous tourist place to visit in Ajmer, the city is also significantly known for the Jain religion is home to an impressive golden Jain Temple. Ajmer is also a well-known learning center. The Mayo College was one of India’s first schools that acted as the stepping stone for the British style of education and are now one of the popular places to visit in Ajmer.
The best time to visit Ajmer is between October and February. The weather remains delightful during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in Ajmer. From March to May, the summer months are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in Ajmer.
Lake Foy Sagar was created as a Famine Relief Project in 1892 in Ajmer, Rajasthan, by an Englishman. The lake got its name from the engineer Mr. Foy, under whose supervision it was constructed to cope with the scarcity of water in the city and its surrounding areas during the famine. It is an artificial flat water body and gives a picturesque view of the neighboring Aravalli Mountains. This magnificent lake is spread over 14,000,000 Sq Feet and can hold 15 million cubic feet of water in it. Ajmer was called Ajmere when it was made with a specific purpose, now a well-known tourist spot. Its original capacity is 15 million cubic feet, and the water is spread over 14,000,000 square feet (1,300,000 m2). The place is a famous picnic spot for the residents during winters.
Anasagar Lake is a scenic artificial lake commissioned and built by Arnoraj Chauhan, son of Ajaypal Chauhan, between 1135 and 1150 AD. Arnoraj was also known as Anaji, which gives the lake its name. Many years later, Mughal Emperor Jahangir added his touch to the lake by laying out the Daulat Bagh Gardens near the lake. Emperor Shah Jahan, too, contributed to the expansion by building five pavilions, known as the Baradari, between the garden and the lake.
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