Ajmer

A small city surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains, located in the northern part of Rajasthan. The name Ajmer means Invincible Hills. The shrine of the renowned Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, built in the 13th century, is the most prominent religious and tourist attraction here. Adhai Din ka Jhopda is a beautiful mosque with elements of Indo-Islamic architecture. It gets its quirky name based on the legend that it was built in two and a half days. The Ajmer Jain temple also known as Soniji ki Nasiyan beautifully showcases gold plated stone figures. A harmonious blend of these ancient temples and mosques makes this city a true delight to explore.

This city is also known for its picturesque artificial lakes like the Anasagar Lake and Lake Foy Sagar. One cannot miss out on a visit to the Daulat Bagh gardens beside the Anasagar Lake, a fine example of Mughal craftsmanship.

Akbar palace is another treasure this city has the offer. Centuries ago it used to be the kings residence, now this place has a museum with exquisite paintings and sculptures from the bygone years.