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Ajmer


Ajmer (Rajasthan) surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains lies almost in central Rajasthan., The city was named after its founder, Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan, who founded it in the 7th century. Since then, Chauhans reigned over Ajmer till Prithviraj Chauhan lost the city to Mohammed Ghauri. Ajmer is now a trade center for manufactured goods including wool, textiles, hosiery, shoes, soap, and pharmaceuticals. Poultry farming is a major source of income for the urban farmers. The nearby town of Kishangarh is one of the largest markets for marble and marble products.

Area 55.76 sq.km
Population 485197 (2001[update])
Altitude 486 m (1,594 ft)
STD Code 0145
Rain Fall 560 mm (July to September)
Location 26° 27, N. lat. and 74° 44, E.


Climate:

Ajmer has hot summers and cool winters. The maximum temperature in summer (from March to June) is around 45ºC. In winters (from November to February), days are sunny and pleasant, temperature hovering between 22-27ºC but nights are bit cooler and temperature drops to 5-6ºC during the month of December and January.

Important Tourist sites :
Ajmer is most famous for Dargah Sharif, Tomb of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din-Chisti which is visited by large number of Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs round the year, Taragarh Fort on the outskirts of the city and Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra. Ajmer is also known for Mayo College with its impressive architecture and high standard education. Holy city Pushkar lies at a distance of 13 km.

Travelling to Ajmer :
Ajmer does not have any airport.

By Train : Ajmer is connected on train route with Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata and many other cities.

By Road, : Pushkar (13 km), Jaipur (130 km) Udaipur (280 km), Jodhpur (220 km), Agra (365 km), Delhi (395 km), Bikaner (255 km), Ranthambhore (255 km), Bharatpur (310 km), Mandawa (265 km), Sariska (230 km)

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