Ajmer are two such cites of Rajasthan. Here the two cultural meet temples and mosques, within a short distance of each other. The harmonious blend of Hindustan and Islam give this town a unique gives these towns a unique character.
The strategic position of this city has led to its long and turbulent history. Ajmer is connected to Delhi, Agra, Ahmadabad, Abu, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur by main highways and holds strategic access to Gujarat and Malwa (M.P). It was a key center of Chauhan Power along with the twin capital of Delhi, but after Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammed Ghori (1193), it had to pass through a chequered and violent history. Ajmer has remained throughout a great center of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Muslims, a feature that gives the city its character and lends it importance. Ajmer is true amalgam of rich Hindu and Islamic heritage. The sacred lake of Pushkar believed by Hindus to be a old as creation as the temple of Brahma has been a place of pilgrimage from time immemorial. The great Sufi Saint Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti of Persia was buried here and his Dargah is equally sacred for the followers of Islam as well as Hinduism. The Emperor Akbar made an annual visit to the shrine of the saint, sometimes of foot, as any ordinary pilgrim would.
|Area||:||55.76 sq. kms|
|Climate||:||Hot Summer (35.0 C Min to 45.0 Max C)
Cold Winter (5.0 Min to 20.0 Max C)
|Season||:||Winter Oct. - March
Summer April – June
|Language||:||Rajasthani, Hindi, English|
The nearest airport is Jaipur 138 kms and from Pushkar 145 kms well connected to Delhi, Bombay and other major places in India, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur lie on the airlines route that links Delhi and Mumbai.
Most of the Rajasthan is accessible by a network of Rail services. The Shatabdi Express is an excellent to Ajmer via Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan from Delhi. The trains offer vestibule, chair sitting rail service. For Pushkar nearest rail head is at Ajmer 11 kms.
You can hop on to a bus from almost any city in and around Rajasthan and get here. These include Jaipur, Agra, Aligarh, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Barmer, Haridwar, Chittauragarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Nagaur. Chauffeur – driven, air condition cars can be hiring from your approved agents.
The best time visit Ajmer is between Octobre and February. The weather remains very pleasant during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in Ajmer. The summer months, from March to May, are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in Ajmer.