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About Ajmer

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Temples & Religious Places

1. Ajmer Jain temple
Address: Adarsh Nagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305002
Phone: 098280 42712

The Ajmer Jain temple, also known as Soniji Ki Nasiyan, is an architecturally rich Jain temple. It was built in the late nineteenth century.

The main chamber, known as the Swarna Nagari “City of Gold”, has several gold-plated wooden figures, depicting several figures in the Jain religion. This golden chamber of the temple uses 1000 kg of gold to carve out depiction of Ayodhya.

2. Nareli Jain Temple
Address: Nareli, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 0145 267 1010

Ashok Patni of RK Marbles constructed this temple. The temple is situated on the Aravali mountain range. The temple was estimated to cost around Rupees 50 crore, but ended up costing close to Rupees 100 crore.

3. Akbari Masjid
Address: Ander Kote Rd, Khadim Mohalla, Diggi Bazaar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 098281 11592

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) occupies an exalted, everlasting and the most unique position in the religious history of mankind. Of all the Founders of Religion only Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the first and the last to claim that the Message which he brought from Allah Ta’ala to mankind is absolutely complete and final, that his dispensation shall remain in force till the end of the world, and after him no Divine Messenger will come to modify, add, subtract or abrogate any of his teachings. In him, the institution of Prophethood attained its full, final and most perfect form.

4. Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
Address: Ander Kote Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra (literally “shed of 2½ days”) is a mosque in the Ajmer city of Rajasthan, India. It was commissioned by Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak, on orders of Muhammad Ghori, in 1192 CE. It was completed in 1199 CE, and further beautified by Iltutmish of Delhi in 1213 CE. The mosque was constructed on the remains of a Sanskrit college, with materials from destroyed Hindu and Jain temples. It is one of the oldest mosques in India, and the oldest surviving monument in Ajmer.

5. Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Address: 111 , Faiz Manzil, Nathwan Shah, Khadim Mohalla, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 088753 00786

The dargah of Moinuddin Chishti ( Gharib Nawaz -Benefactor of the Poor), known as Ajmer Sharief Dargah or Ajmer Sharief, is an international waqf, an Islamic mortmain managed by the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 of the government of India. Ajmer Sharif Dargah is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from the main central Ajmer Railway station and situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It contains the domed tomb of the saint.


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Crops

Rajasthan’s economy is primarily agricultural and pastoral. Wheat and barley are cultivated over large areas, as are pulses, sugarcane, and oilseeds. Cotton and tobacco are the state’s cash crops. Rajasthan is among the largest producers of edible oils in India and the second largest producer of oilseeds.

Offices & Industries

Rajasthan is a MOST leading investment destination in India after Maharashtra and Gujarat because of peaceful environment, better law and order situation, excellent infrastructure, investment friendly climate and very less population density.

Areas facing NCR such as Bhiwadi are now buzzing with automobile and manufacturing companies. Many of the small scale suppliers and vendors have opted to shift inside Rajasthan border from Gurgaon in Haryana because of perennial power shortage and poor infrastructure there.

Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) provides excellent facilities for development. Rajasthan is now the preferred destination for IT companies and North India’s largest integrated IT park is located in Jaipur and is named as Mahindra World City Jaipur covering nearly 3,000 acres (12 km2) of land. Some of the companies operating in Rajasthan include Infosys, Genpact, Wipro,Truworth, Deusche Bank, NEI, MICO, Honda Siel Cars, Coca-Cola, Gillete etc.


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Schools

Schools-
1. Mayoor School
Address: Alwar Gate, Opp. LIC, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305007
Phone: 0145 266 0090

2. Mayo College Girls School
Address: Mayo Link Rd, Nagra, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305007
Phone: 0145 266 1286

3. Maheshwari Public School
Address: Mahesh Marg, Near Regl College Of Education, Vaishali Nagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 0145 264 1508

4. Ajmer Military School
Address: Frazier Rd, Vinay Nagar, Pal Bhichala, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 0145 242 6643

5. H K H Public School
Address: Near Petrol Pump, Gaurav Path, Vaishali Nagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 0145 264 4114


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Colleges

Colleges
1. Government Engineering College
Address: NH-8, Barliya Circle, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305025
Phone: 092142 10952

2. Sophia Girls College
Address: Mir Shah Ali Colony, Jaipur Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 0145 242 7243

3. Ajmer Institute of Technology
Address: Sikar Road, Pushkar Bypass, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305004
Phone: 0145 278 9408

4. Aryabhatta College of Engineering and Research Centre
Address: Chatari Road, Behind Mahila Kalyan Vikas Mandal, Chachiyawas, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305004
Phone: 0145 279 4304

5. Dezyne E’cole College
Address: 106/10, Civil Lines Rd, Civil Lines, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 098290 24839


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Festivals

1. Urs
The Urs festival is an annual festival held at Ajmer, a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which commemorates the death anniversary of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, (founder of the Chishtiya Sufi order in India).

It is held over six days and features night-long dhikr/zikr qawwali singing.The anniversary is celebrated in the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrine from all over India and abroad.

2. Gangaur is the most significant and colourful festival which is celebrated with great zeal all over the Rajasthan and in some parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. However, it is mainly rejoiced by the women and girls. During this auspicious occasion, they worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati or Gauri by making clay idols of them. Married women pray for the well being, long life and welfare of their husbands and unmarried girls worship for a handsome and intelligent life partner. This festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Chaitra, between the months of March and April, according to the Gregorian calendar.

3. Teej is another important festival which is rejoiced in Jaipur. On this day, women and girls wear new clothes, jewelleries and make designs on their palms and feet with mehndi (henna). They gather in group in a temple and perform special puja, aarti and offer prasad to Goddess Parvati. Women pray for their husbands whereas girls pray for their future husband. Women and girls perform folk dance, sing traditional teej songs and enjoy swinging. These three are the unique features of this festival.

4. On 14th January, the festival of Makar Sakranti is celebrated all over India. This festive time is rejoiced for various reasons but the main reason is the transition of the sun from Sagittarius (dhanu rashi), the zodiac sign to Capricorn (makar rashi). According to the Indian astrology, the northward journey of the sun begins on this day. People take holy bath in the Ganga River and then donate things to the needy people. Also, on this day, people enjoy the flying of kites. Complete sky is adorned with beautiful, big and small colourful kites. In Ajmer, it is declared as the state holiday. Various kite competitions are held in the city as well as across the state in which the most famous is International Kite Festival held by the State Government which goes on for three days. Many competitors from all over the world participate in this event.


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Places Around

1. Ana Sagar Lake
Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake situated in the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan state in India. It was built by Arnoraja (alias Ana), the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1135 -1150 AD and is named after him. The catchments were built with the help of local populace. The lake is spread over 13 Kilometers.

The Baradari or pavilions were built by Shahjahan in 1637 and Daulat Bagh Gardens by Jehangir. There is a Circuit house on a hill near the lake that used to be British Residency. There is an island in the center of the lake which is accessible by boat. Boats could be hired from the east side of the Dault Bagh. There are Chowaptty and Jetty walkway next to each other and Baradari to capture the scenic of the lake.

2. Taragarh Fort
Taragarh Fort or ‘Star Fort’ is the most impressive of structures of city of Ajmer in Indian state of Rajasthan. A rather ramshackle fort, with its overgrown vegetation, It was constructed in 1354 upon a steep hillside. There are three gateways to the fort, well known as Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak. Most parts of these impressive gateways are now in ruins.

3. Akbari Fort & Museum
Akbari Fort & Museum is a museum In Ajmer. It was once the residence of Prince Salīm, the son of the Emperor Akbar, and presently houses a collection of Mughal and Rajput armour and sculpture. Construction of this had been commissioned by Akbar in 1570. This is the location from where Salim, as the Emperor Jahangir read out the farman permitting the British East India Company to trade with India.

4. Shahid Smarak
The Martyr’s Memorial, also known as Shaheed Smarak, is a life-size statue of seven young men who sacrificed their lives in the Quit India movement (August 1942), to hoist the national flag on the (now) Secretariat building. The foundation stone of Martyr’s Memorial was laid on 15 August 1947, by the governor of Bihar, Mr. Jairam Das Daulatram. The sculptor Deviprasad Roychoudhury built the bronze statue of the seven students with the national flag. These statues were cast in Italy and later placed here.

5. Akbar Fort Museum
During the Mughal period, Ajmer grew in importance as emperor Akbar began an annual pilgrimage to the dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. This fort was built by Akbar in the 16th century, along with a mosque located inside the dargah. It served as the emperor’s residence during his visit to Ajmer.
Even now, the imposing square building has bastions at each corner, a magnificent gateway and an audience chamber inside. It was converted into a museum in 1908, and now exhibits sculptures, inscriptions, miniature paintings, and arms and armour from various historic sites around Rajasthan.


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Transportation
Rail

Ajmer Junction is an important railway junction having 5 platforms and situated in the heart of the city. It is at an elevation of 464 metres (1,522 ft) and was assigned the code – AII.

Other Suburban Station of Ajmer are Madar Junction (MDJN), Daurai (DOZ), and Adarsh Nagar (AHO). It has a railway complex, which includes a major workshop.

AIr

Work on the Kishangarh Airport near Ajmer was inaugurated by Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in September 2013 and it is expected to commence operations in 2017. As of 2017, domestic flights to Delhi and Jaipur are available. In the next 2-3yrs it will become an international airport.

Local

For local commute, residents of Ajmer use bus, autorickshaws bicycles, cars etc.

Major Roads

National Highway 8 (NH 8) was a 4-lane (6-lane between Delhi-Jaipur) National Highway in India. According to estimates, it is the busiest highway in the subcontinent, as it connects the national capital Delhi to the financial capital Mumbai, as well as important cities Gurgaon, Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat. The total length is 1428km.
The Golden Quadrilateral is a highway network connecting many of the major industrial, agricultural and cultural centres of India. A quadrilateral of sorts is formed by connecting Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai, and hence its name. Other metropolises also connected by the network are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Kanpur, Pune, Surat, Vijayawada, Ajmer, and Visakhapatnam.


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Facts

1. Muhammad Bin Tughluq was the first to visit the Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty Ajmeri in 1332.
2. Standing as a fine piece of Mughal architecture, Shah Jahani Mosque or Jama Masjid is where you can find 33 beautifully inscribed Quranic verses along with all the 99 sacred names of Allah.

3. Ajmer was considered to be one of the strongest forts in India in those times. That is the reason why many rulers tried to take over this fort with their power.

4. The town is adorned with some impressive Mughal architecture. Another interesting fact about Ajmer is that the whole city rests on the banks of the Ana Sagar Lake.

5. The summers are simmering with temperatures rising up to a maximum of 40 degrees and the winters are quite cool with temperatures not going beyond 25 degrees Celsius.


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Important Contacts Nos.

Police Control Room- 145-2629166 ,100,1090
S P City Ajmer- 145-2624848
Fire Brigade Services- 145-2429000
Ambulance Services- 108
Govt. Hospital, Pushkar- 0145-2772029

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