Founded in the seventh century by Ajaipal Chauhan, Ajmer derives its name from Ajay Meru. Ajay Meru is the invincible hill, at the foot of which the city stands today. Surrounded by the Aravalli mountain range, Ajmer is an oasis. Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage; the Dargah Sharif, where the tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is revered by the Muslims. Ajmer is also the base for tourists who are visiting Pushkar, the abode of Lord Brahma; Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for the Hindus. During Kartika which falls in the months of October and November, devotees throng to Pushkar in large numbers to take a dip in the sacred lake.
Ajmer is home to the famous Dargah Sharif, which houses the Tomb of Garib Nawaz, also known as Moinuddin Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of Sufism. The shrine is popular among people of all faiths. It is also a sacred city for Hindus as Pushkar is believed to have been the abode of Lord Brahma. In October and November during Kartika devotees to take a dip in the Pushkar Lake.
The nearest airport is Kishangarh Airport at distance of 30 KM. The second closest international airport to Ajmer is the Sanganer International Airport in Jaipur. From Jaipur Ajmer is about 140 km.
Ajmer junction is a major railway station of Rajasthan and is well connected to numerous trains running to & from other cities in India.
Ajmer is well connected by motorable highways to different cities across India. It also has excellent connections by state run buses and more luxurious private ones.
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