Ajmer – An odyssey into history and faith worth venturing


Ajmer is a historic city and commands a religious stature amongst millions of people. It has the center from where Hindus begin their pilgrimage for Pushkar and it has the shrine of the Sufi saint Khwaza Moinuddin Chisti. The article throws light on what you can explore in Ajmer.

Ajmer, derived from the name “Ajay Meru” or invincible hill, is a rapidly developing city located in the heart of Rajasthan, surrounded by the hills of the Aravali range. Ajmer also hosts itself as a religious centre for both Hindus and Muslims. A popular pilgrimage for the Hindus, Pushkar lake, closer to Ajmer, is the abode of Lord Brahma where they take a dip especially in the month of Karthik and it is considered to keep them spiritually motivated. For Muslims, Ajmer is the final resting place of the great Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti, where muslims from all over the world come and pay homage to.

Ajmer is fast becoming a tourist favorite spot, not only because of its religious heritage but also for the way development has coped up to match the exquisite richness of its history with rapid advance in infrastructure and development. And to keep up with the ever increasing tourist visits; began the blooming of hotels in Ajmer. These hotels are made not for the people of Ajmer mainly, but more for the accommodation of tourists and visitors. You will also find that in Rajasthan, the people are very proud of their culture and will incorporate that in the way they cater to you. It may be in the way they dress in their traditional attire or just their sense of decor which hints of Rajasthani grace all through, which is very refreshing for an outsider coming to see and experience their culture.

The best way to absorb the exorbitant culture of Rajasthan and Ajmer, in particular here, is to book a tour package with a tour guide. He will give you all the insights to the historic buildings and monuments which will make you understand the culture and story behind it more deeply.

Tourism is blooming in Rajasthan and Ajmer is a hot favorite. The old ruins in contrast with the new state of the art accommodation, transport and lifestyle has made people flock to this place more. It gives you the experience to take your body and mind to the pre-war 19th century for the day and then retire to a dinner and sleep at a world class five star hotel at the end of the night. Hotels ranging from amongst the best in the world to your budget friendly ones are easily available. Take Hotel Mannat Palace in Ajmer, for instance. Located in a prime location, it is quite budget friendly. Plus the service is great, so, you won’t have to worry about quality being compromised for a price.  And when the price is right, why waste it?

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