Jaipur to Ajmer Weekend Holiday Packages
Ajmer holiday packages from Jaipur for your weekend trip
What to See
Dargah Khwaja Sahib: The prime attraction of this city, the dargah is the final resting place of the renowned Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Ajmer has earned the title 'Medina of India' due to the presence of this dargah, which is visited by countless devotees irrespective of their faiths. The structures within the complex are ornately done in white marble and the main tomb of the saint is covered with a canopy fitted with real pearls and embroideries of gold and silver. Some noted buildings within the complex are the Begami Dalaan, the Mazhar of Bibi Hafiz Jamal and Aulia Masjid. The Jama Masjid is an interesting Mughal construction with Koranic verses engraved on the walls. The white-marble Shah Jahan Mosque is another masterpiece done with intricate carving. The silver Jannati Darwaza is said to grant heaven to anyone who walks through the gate 7 times. Similarly watch out for the Langar Khana, which provides food to the poor twice a day.
Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra: A masterpiece of Indo-Islamic architecture, the structure has an amazing number of 124 pillars, each of which is different from the other. Verses from the Koran are also inscribed in the walls. The mosque is believed to have been constructed in two and a half days, hence the name.
Taragarh Fort: Worth visiting in Ajmer is the Taragarh Fort located on top of a hill and the erstwhile site of military activities during the Mughal times. The fort houses the dargah of Miran Saheb, the governor of the fort who gave up his life fighting for the fort. The fort provides panoramic views of the city of Ajmer.
Akbar's Palace: This was the residence of Akbar and has now been turned into a museum that houses old weapons, miniature paintings, ancient rock inscriptions, Jain sculptures and stone carvings.
Mayo College: One of the oldest and the finest boys' schools in the country, it was established by Lord Mayo, the British Viceroy of India. It was originally meant to impart education to the children of the royalty and today is a premier educational institute in the country. Its building is worth having a look owing to its distinct Victorian style. Along with several avenues for sports, the school also has a museum in its premises.
Nasiyan Jain Temple: Dedicated to first Jain Tirthankar, this temple is located in the heart of the city. It is one of the finest Jain temples in the country and has a double storeyed sanctum, containing gilded wooden figures from the Jain mythology. The temple is also called Swarna Nagari due to the fact that it houses gold replicas of all famous Jain Temples in the country.
Weekend Getaways in India