Ajmer formerly written Ajmere, is a city in Ajmer is a District of Rajasthan. Surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. Ajmer, also known as Ajaymeru, was the city once ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan.
In British India called Ajmer-Merwara, which, after India’s independence, became the state of Ajmer. On November 1, 1956, it was merged into Rajasthan state.
Ajmer is at an important railway junction with Broad gauge lines to Jaipur and Marwar, Ahmedabad and Mumbai onwards to Bangalore.
Ajmer is now a trade center for manufactured goods including wool textiles, hosiery, shoes, soap, and pharmaceuticals. Poultry farming is a major source of income for the urban farmers. The nearby town of Kishangarh is one of the largest markets for marble and marble products.
Ajmer is well connected with the national highway and is only 135 km (84 miles) from the Jaipur International Airport at Jaipur which has daily flights to Delhi, Bombay, Chennai, Indore, Pune, etc.
The main places of interest are the Darg?h, tomb of the most revered Muslim Sufi saint Muinudd?n Chishti, known as Gharib Nawaz, or ‘Benefactor of the Poor’.
The Dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti
786 – 92
The Dargah Sharif of Khw?ja Muinuddin Chishti is situated at the foot of the T?r?ga?h hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Niz?m of Hyderabad, a mosque donated by the Mughal emperor Sh?h Jah?n, the Akbar? Mosque, and the domed tomb of the saint.
Moinuddin Chishti = Sultan-ul-Hind, Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad Muinudd?n Chisht? was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE. Also known as Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz.