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Ajmer Travel Guide, India

Ajmer is one of the most religious cities of India. Ajmer experiences huge numbers of devotees visiting the region in order to pay their visit to the holy city. This city is located in Rajasthan. Ajmer is also famous for its scenic beauty. The city of Ajmer has natural boundaries in form of mountains. The Aravali Mountains dominate all corners of the city.

Ajmer was initially known as Ajaymeru during the reign of Prithvi Raj Chauhan. During the British Rule, Ajmer was part of British Indian Province Ajmer - Merwara. After the Indian independence, this province was given the status of a state and its name was changed to Ajmer. Later on by 1st November, 1956 the state of Ajmer was merged into the state of Rajasthan. Today Ajmer is part of Rajasthan.

Ajmer has been an important hub for Indian Railway Corp. and the presence of the railways  helped this religious city become an important trade center too. The Broad Gauge railway line connects Ajmer to major neighboring cities like Ahmedabad, Marwar, Jaipur, and Mumbai etc. Ajmer also has an old meter gauge line which will soon be converted to a broad gauge line under the national project. Ajmer also has a national highway passing through it and it is around 135 kilometers from Swai Mansingh Airport of Jaipur. This way Ajmer has all sorts of transport methods available for its tourists and locals thus making it easy for people to visit the city.

Ajmer has industries suited for many niches like shoes, textile, soap, hosiery, and pharmaceuticals. The major way to earn money for farmers is by poultry farming. Markets around Ajmer are also famous for their marbles and marble related products.

Ajmer has been famous in India for ages due to the presence of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s Dargah Shareef. This Dargah (a religious monument where Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is buried) is located right on the foot of the famous Taragarh hill. This monument has been regularly attracting a huge number of people from the rest of the country for years. Not only Muslims but people of all religions come here wishing for their prayers to be listened to.

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