Akbar’s Palace

Palace in Ajmer

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 arms magazine during British rule, and is still known locally as the 'Magazine'. It 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.