Ajmer attractions

Islamic Shrine in Ajmer

Dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti

This is the tomb of Sufi saint Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192 and died here in 1236. The tomb gained its significance during the time of the Mughals – many emperors added to the bu…
Jain Temple in Ajmer

Soniji Ki Nasiyan (Red) Temple

This marvellous Jain temple, built in 1865, is also known as the Golden Temple, due to its amazing golden diorama in the double-storey temple hall. The intricate diorama depicts the Jain concept of the ancient world…
Historic Site in Ajmer


Beyond the Dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, on the town outskirts, are the extraordinary ruins of the Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra mosque. According to legend, construction in 1153 took only 2½ days. Others say it was …
Lake in Ajmer

Ana Sagar

This large lake, created in the 12th century by damming the River Luni, reflects the surrounding Aravalli Hills on its languid, oily surface. On its bank are two green parks, the Subash Bagh and the Dault Bagh, cont…
Fort in Ajmer


About 3km and a steep 1½-hour climb beyond the Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra mosque, the ancient Taragarh commands a superb view over the city. Built by Ajaipal Chauhan, the town’s founder, it saw lots of military action dur…
Palace in Ajmer

Akbar’s Palace

Mughal emperor Akbar built this imposing building in 1570, partly as a pleasure retreat, but mainly to keep an eye on pesky local chiefs. Only part of the original impressive fortifications remain. It saw life as an…
Museum in Ajmer

Government Museum

Akbar’s Palace houses the small government museum, with a collection of old weapons, miniature paintings, ancient rock inscriptions and stone sculptures that date back to the 8th century.
Landmark in Ajmer

Jubilee Clock Tower

This solid clock tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.