Jain Temple in Ajmer

Nasiyan (Red) Temple

This marvellous Jain temple, built in 1865, is also known as the Golden Temple, due to its amazing display in the double-storey temple hall. The hall is filled with a huge golden diorama depicting the Jain concept o…
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…
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

Not far from the main post office, 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 forti…
Museum in Ajmer

Government Museum

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

Ana Sagar

This large lake, created in the 12th century by damming the River Luni, is set against the blue-grey hills that are reflected on its oily surface. On its bank are two green parks, the Subash Bagh and Dault Bagh, con…
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 two-and-a-half days. Others…
Monument in Ajmer

Jubilee Clock Tower