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THESE 5 places in Ajmer make it just the perfect weekend getaway from Jaipur!

Walk away from the mundane life of Jaipur and step into the aromatic city of Ajmer!

135 kms away from Jaipur, Ajmer is one of the most historically well-versed cities of Rajasthan.

Offering a quick break from the hustle and bustle of Jaipur, Ajmer concocts the fabrics of urban life with a calm and quintessential appeal from the past. A centre of abundant history and heritage, the city is famed across the world for its spiritual complexes and chronicled sites. So if you have been waiting for long to venture out on a relaxing trip from Jaipur, head out to Ajmer and explore the beauty of the city, trudging through these 5 entrancing places!


Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti is one of the most visited places in Ajmer. The Sufi saint dedicated his entire life to helping and supporting the unfortunate. Built by Mughal Emperor Humayun, this shrine is visited by many, throughout the year. Amid a variety of attractions here, two huge containers with a capacity of 2,240 kg and 4,480 kg are stored in the inner courtyard of the shrine. They are used to cook delicacies only during special occasions.

  • Location: Ajmer Hill
  • Timings: 5 AM to 7 PM.

Victoria Jubilee Clock Tower

An edifice dedicated to Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in the 19th-century, the Clock Tower now stands as a symbol of Ajmer. With its remarkable use of Indo-Islamic architectural styles, four balconies, a categorical dome and panoramic view, the Clock Tower will transport you back in time with much ease!

  • Location: Hathi Bhata
  • Timings: Open all 24 hours

Durga Bagh

Found on the banks of Ana Sagar Lake, Durga Bagh is a marvellous garden built by Maharaja Shiv Dan in 1868 AD. The 'Baradari' or Marble Pavilions built by Emperor Shah Jahan are the main attraction of the bagh, placed amid the soulful setting of lush green gardens.
  • Location: Ana Sagar Lake
  • Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

Foy Sagar Lake

Foy Sagar Lake was constructed to fight a famine near the city of Ajmer initially. The artificial 19th-century lake is named after an Englishman who is credited with the construction of this lake. Offering a perfect picnic setup with its breathtaking view of the Aravalli Peaks, calming sunsets and flock of birds, Foy Sagar is one of the most sought-after places in Ajmer.

  • Location: Foy Sagar Garden Road
  • Timings: Open all 24 hours

The Taragarh Fort

Constructed under the rule of the Chauhan Empire in the 12th-century AD, the Taragarh Fort is known for its outstanding hillfort and astonishing architecture. There are three massive gateways namely, Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak. Though the fort has lost its chronicled charm, the gateways inspired by Mughal style, ancient locks and fascinating inscriptions serve as a visual luxury.

  • Location: Nahar ka Chauhatta, Bundi
  • Timings: 8 AM to 7 PM

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Given the majesty and grandeur of Ajmer, it is impossible to cover the length and breadth of the city within the scope of few words. While the city encapsulates uncountable marvels, you must also ensure that Akbar's Palace & Museum, Nareli Jain Temple, Prithviraj Smarak surely find a place in your itinerary besides the above ones.

Also, the city presents an exceptional array of arts and crafts including 'Phad paintings', 'Lac ornaments' and other hand-crafted items. So do not forget to explore the markets of this city on your next visit here!

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