Ajmer is popularly referred to as ‘delightful dargah destination’. It is a bustling city with a number of popular tourist places. Pushkar is 14 km from Ajmer and Jaipur is 130 km from Ajmer. If you are planning for a trip to Ajmer, you need to visit the popular neighboring cities on the same trip.

Ajmer is a perfect depiction of an assortment of Indian ethics and culture. It is a perfect combination of culture, community, religion, etc., flourishing and coexisting in harmony. Some of the popular places to visit in Ajmer are Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ana Sagar Lake, Akbar’s Palace and Museum and many more. It is a tourist attraction and pilgrimage destination for both Muslims and Hindus.

Pushkar in Rajasthan is another important and interesting pilgrimage place one should definitely visit in their lifetime.  It is considered as an ultimate pilgrimage destination in the country. It is a must visit place to attain salvation. Apart from spiritual importance, Pushkar provides spirit to the minds and feast to the eyes with its fabulous beauty and several entertainments. Let us discuss some of the interesting places to visit in Ajmer and Pushkar in 2 days on this blog.

Places To Visit In Ajmer

1. Ajmer Sharif Dargah

It was the tomb of Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chisti and is not only a place for the Muslims but is a place for everyone. Spiritual and ethical values of Islam are spread over here. It is a very popular place of pilgrimage in Rajasthan with two huge cauldrons in the inner courtyard of the shrine. It has various courtyards, daalaans, and tombs of which the most popular ones are the Dargah shrine, Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid and Nizam Gate. It is entirely made up of marble with gold plating and has silver railings too.

Timings: 5.00 am to 9.00 pm.

2. Ana Sagar Lake

Ana Sagar Lake is a breath-taking lake which dries up in every summer season. The sunset looks mesmerizing over the lake. It is an enchanting place where one can simply enjoy the view with friends and family. It was under Anaji Tomar who was the grandfather of King Prithviraj Chauhan that the construction of this place had been started. The lake was then named after him. It was built after the dam which will promote the place by enhancing its lifestyle to an extent. It is located at a distance of just 13 kilometers from the main city of Ajmer.

Timings: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.

3. Adhai Dhin ka Jhopra

This mosque was built by Qutub ud din Aibak and is an amazing place of visit in Ajmer. It was built in the year 1199 and has a true Indo-Islamic architecture. This relic of an old mosque was constructed in just two and a half days and so it was given this name. Remains of Hindu and Jain temples have been included in the mosque and it is still a place of worship even today. It is also decorated attractively with beautiful pillars, ruined minarets, and arched screens.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

4. Akbar’s Palace and Museum

It is mainly popular for the museum. It displays exclusive sculptures and old military weapons too. The palace was constructed in the year 1500 AD. Here mainly the troops stay in Ajmer. This place attracts a lot of tourists every year. Rajput and Mughal style of living is showcased in the museum. The palace also has a huge marble statue of Goddess Kali. The palace was constructed under Akbar himself where he used to stay along with the troops. You will also get to know about the style of fighting of the Rajputs and Mughals over here.

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

5. Nareli Jain Temple

It is located at a distance of just 7 kilometers from Ajmer. It is a beautiful marble temple on the outskirts of Ajmer which has very appealing designs. It has a very calm and peaceful atmosphere where people would love to spend some alone time. It has a mix of contemporary and traditional architectural styles. There are 24 other small temples too. They are lined up on the small hill. This temple has a perfect striking edifice. The appealing designs make it look even more beautiful.

Timings: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.

6. Durga Bagh Gardens

It was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh. It is located on the banks of the beautiful Ana Sagar Lake. It has a beautiful background entitled Shimla. It was built beside the flowers and tall trees which have bloomed beautifully. It is a very calm and cool place and is a great spot for a picnic where you can just sit and relax. The breeze always blows here so it makes the place a very pleasant place to visit. The main attraction of the garden is the beautiful Marble pavilions. It was inside the premises of the Daulat Bagh.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

7. Kishangarh City

This popular tourist spot is known as the marble city of India. It is very popular for its art and culture. Here you can witness the Bani Thani style of painting. The rarest of the Temple of Nine Planets can be seen over here. This city is also very popular because of the Phool Mahal Palace, the Kishangarh Fort, and the Gondulav Lake. The entire ambiance of the place is very calm and serene. The place is both historically and scenically popular.

8. Soniji Ki Nasiyan

This Jain Temple was dedicated to the first Tirthankara. It is also known as the Red Temple. The Swarna Nagari is the main chamber of the temple and is also the major attraction of the Temple. Various gold-plated wooden figures depicting the true essence of the Jain Religion has been depicted over here. The beautiful architecture of the temple also adds to its charm. It is also very popular for having the amazing sculpture of the Universe. This temple is frequented by tourists throughout the year.

Timings: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

9. Taragarh Fort

This fort of Ajmer was constructed in the year 1354 and has a very impressive structure. This fort is located on a steep hill and is commonly known as the Star Fort. It has a breath-taking panoramic view from where you can witness the entire city of Bundi. It is located amidst the Nagpahari of Aravalli ranges. Although the fascinating architecture is now in ruins, one can still witness the grandeur of the rule of the Rajputs over here. There are three getaways, tunnels, battlements and other places of great interest here. The sunsets with the fading light of the immersing sun look beautiful and mesmerizing. Various authors have also explored the beauty of the place in their works.

Timings: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm.

10. Abdullah Khan’s Tomb

It was constructed by two sons of Abdullah Khan. It is a splendid memoir of a simple and elegant tomb. It has a historic importance of its own. Abdullah Khan’s Tomb is one of the most popular attractions of Ajmer. It is decorated with four ornamental towers. The tomb is built with white marble and is rectangular in shape. The bent arches of the tomb make it look even grander. The tomb is very simple yet very elegant.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Places To Visit In Pushkar

11. Banks of Pushkar Lake

This place is popular for the spectacular Pushkar Camel Fair. It is one of the most colorful and traditional fairs in India. Villagers, traders, farmers, and livestock are brought over here from all over Rajasthan. Rajasthani handicrafts, Camel processions, Camel and animal races and various cultural programmes are the major highlights over here. It is a very popular place of visit among the foreign tourists and the hippies. The carnival is colorful to look at and is a great choice among the people visiting here.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

12. Brahma Temple

This place of worship is also known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir and was built in the fourteenth century. Brahma Temple is located very close to the Pushkar Lake. It is popular for its unique architecture and is made up of stone and marble. The Sanctum Sanctorum is prohibited for the married men. It is primarily for the sanyasis or ascetics. This place of worship is dedicated to Lord Brahma and the festival is held in the months of October and November. People visit this place after taking a dip in the Pushkar Lake.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

13. Varaha Temple

Varaha Temple is one of the most ancient temples in Pushkar. It is dedicated to Varaha which is mainly a boar. It is considered to be a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. It was built during the 12th century but was destroyed by Aurangzeb but it was again restored by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. The ancient architectural designs make it even more popular. It is one of the finest temples with great architectural elements. It is a very popular and significant place according to Hindu Mythology. There is also a magnificent image house inside the temple which makes it look even more beautiful.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

14. Savitri Temple

Savitri temple was built in the year 1687 where it was believed that Goddess Savitri had come and rested after she went against her husband as he got married to some other woman. It was built by her to watch over her husband’s actions. This temple has been built on the top of the Ratnagiri Hills. The journey to reach the temple meanders its ways through the hill roads. The breathtaking view of the Pushkar Lake and the surrounding places adds a charm to the place. Idols of Goddess Gayatri and Savitri exists in the temple and it is considered that visiting the temple reduces the sins that you have ever committed in your life.

Timings: 5.00 am to 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

15. Man Mahal

Man Mahal is a grand royal place to reside located just beside the Sarovar Lake and was built by Raja Man Singh I. The architecture of the place has a true essence of the elements of the Rajasthani architectural style. The view of the surrounding places along with the Sarovar Lake looks mesmerizing. The design also has a bit of Mughal style of architecture. The palace is now referred to as the Sarovar Hotel and offers a world-class stay for all types of guests. The serene waters and the visual treat offers a unique experience.

Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

16. Rangji Temple

This temple was constructed in 1823 by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal. It is popular for its South Indian architecture which even includes a high gopuram. It is a very popular shrine with a lot of grace and poise. It is dedicated to Lord Rangji and is considered a very sacred structure. This structure is a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajput styles. It is a very popular Vishnu Temple. On important occasions, Vishnu devotees crowd the temple. This temple is a popular place of visit for its distinct importance.

Timings: 6.00 am to 7.00 pm.

17. Merta City

It is a very popular place for being the birthplace of Meera Bai. She was a princess and poet who is popular for the devotional songs that she wrote for Lord Krishna. As she was considered as a saint this temple is dedicated to her. It is an exotic place with lots of meandering roads. Meera Smarak is the most popular place to be visited here. There is also a museum where you can gather knowledge about the life of Meera and her times. Various cloth paintings are depicted over here. This beautiful city has a large number of temples and palaces and other impressive structures. During the medieval period, it was used as a trading port. One should not miss the Aurangzeb mosque even.

18. Pushkar Bazaar

The market is very popular for the rose pulp, syrup, gulkhand and other assortment of items. It is a beautiful place with various handicrafts and miscellaneous items. Brass utensils, glass wares, embroidered fabrics and leather goods here. One can even find reasonably priced Rajasthani costumes over here. Since it’s a very popular religious town, various items related to religious purposes are found here. Both national and international visitors can be spotted in this bazaar. You can know a lot about the culture of the place from this market.

19. Mahadeva Temple

This temple was built during the 19th century and was dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. It is one of the most pious temples in Pushkar. It is always filled with devotees and visitors. The statue of Lord Shiva, who is the main deity here is entirely made up of white marble. It has been crafted very intricately. The temple has pink pillars and polished flooring. The exquisite wall paintings of the temple are an added factor of beauty for the temple. It is a very serene and calm place and is very popular among the religious people who love visiting these temples.

Timings: 6.00 am to 8.00 pm.

20. Naga Pahar

Naga Pahar divides Pushkar from Ajmer. It is believed that the famous sage Agasthya used to live here. According to the legends, it is believed that the hill is getting diminished with each passing of day and it is certain that it will diminish one day. The spectacular Pushkar city can be seen from here and the view looks fabulous. There is also a very beautiful lake known as Nag Kund. The view from the top looks so amazing that it was even a vantage point. The sunset and the color of the sky during sunset look so mesmerizing that it is totally worth visiting the place. The beauty and charm of the place attract a lot of tourists throughout the year.

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