Ajmer is situated
132 kms. south-west of Jaipur ,in the
green oasis wrapped in the barren hills has been a witness to
an interesting past. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan
in the 7th Century A.D. Ajmer was the seat of administration for
the Chauhans till Prithviraj was defeated in 1193 A.D by Mohammed
Ghori. It then became a part of the Delhi Sultanate. However,
Rana Kumbha of Mewar and Raja Maldeo again established Rajput
rule over Ajmer.
Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties, which came and
left leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and traditions
on the city’s history, converting it to an amalgam of various
cultures and blend of Hinduism and Islam.
Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as
well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of
the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti,which is equally revered
by the Hindus and Muslims.
Area : 55.76 sq.km.
Altitude : 486 meters
:Mean Max. Mean Min.
Summer :38.1° C 27.7°
Winter: 23.3° C 05.5°
Rainfall: 38 to 51 cms.
Summer :Light Tropical
Winter : Woolen Best
Season : July-March
Languages: Rajasthani, Hindi,
Urdu, English, Sindhi.
An old painting
of fortress and town of Ajmer