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Ajmer

Ajmer

Weather

Ajmer experiences a hot semi-arid weather conditions with high temperatures throughout the year. The summer season begins in April and continues till July. The weather is hot and very dry with temperatures ranging between a minimum of 28°C to a maximum of 40°C during summers. Monsoons extending from August to October and are characterised by medium to little rain showers. Winters in Ajmer lasts from November to March and the city becomes chilly with temperatures dropping to as low as almost 5°C. The best time to visit Ajmer is from the month of October to March.

How To Reach

By Road:

The city of Ajmer boasts of an efficient network of national and state highway links that connect all the major cities of the state of Rajasthan, including Bharatpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Apart from buses owned by the state government, regular luxury tourist buses are available from here to Delhi. 


By Air:

Ajmer is located almost 132 km from Jaipur, Sanganer Airport. The airport connects Jaipur to all the major cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai. Taxi services are available to convey visitors from the airport to Ajmer.



By Rail:

Ajmer railway junction is situated on the railway line running from Delhi to Mumbai. Ajmer is well connected to various North Indian cities by rail. Several superfast mail and express trains are available from the city to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Mumbai.



By Water:

 


Overview

Nestled right at the foothills of the Aravalli mountain range, Ajmer is a famous pilgrimage site for both Muslims and Hindus. This historically significant city was established as early as in 1100 AD by Ajaipal Chauhan, one of the great rulers of the Chauhan dynasty.

 

Ajmer is the fifth largest city in the state of Rajasthan and symbolises the true rendezvous of India with religious passions, where a saint is venerated by all, irrespective of class or religion. This secular character is enlivened in the history and culture of this holy city.

 

The city is also celebrated for its natural splendor. Being flanked by grand mountains on every side, Ajmer was earlier known as Ajaimeru, meaning “Invincible Hill”. Ajmer stands for all that is thrilling and virtuous about the state of Rajasthan. The city serves as the melting pot of several illustrious cultures like the Rajputs, the Scindias, the Mughals and the sovereigns of the Delhi Sultanate. Foreign invaders such as the Turks and the British also contributed significantly to the historic development of Ajmer.

 

The region of Ajmer is well-known for ‘atar’, a kind of perfume prepared by squeezing out the petals of rose flowers. Shoppers will be delighted with various other knick-knacks available in the city like fine mojaris and jootis, contemporary gold and silver jewelry, antiques, ornaments, textiles with Rajasthani bandhni prints, tie-n-dye fabrics and embellished blouses. Ajmer handicrafts are also popular among tourists.

 

Ajmer cuisine consists of an eclectic mix of dishes catering to different tastes. The menu served in the region is a blend of Indian, especially Rajasthani, and Mughlai food. Many restaurants are found across the city, specialising in Chinese, Italian, Continental and Kosher cuisine. Ajmer is mostly famous for its lip-smacking snacks such as the traditional Rajasthani dal-batti-choorma and its sweets, including ghewar.