We quickly realized that we should have gone via NH79 (via Bhilwara which is a 4 lane highway). After crossing a town: Beawer, we hit a good road, although single but in excellent condition. We reached Ajmer around 4 pm and headed towards the Dargah.Read More
Ajmer’s history tells the tales of great romances, heroism and valour. The social fabric in Ajmer is a truly secular one with both Hindus and Muslims cutting across religious divides to revere this holy land. The Dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti makes Ajmer an important pilgrim centre for Muslims from all parts of the world and Pushkar (neighbouring village) is the abode of Lord Brahma, a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Within the dargah lies a mosque, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, an architectural marvel in white marble. Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpara and Taragarh Fort are other medieval monuments to visit in the city. Ajmer is well connected by road and railways while the nearest airport is at Jaipur.
Best time to visit: November to March
Languages spoken: Dhundhari, Hindi
Climate: Scorching hot summers and cold winters
Holy Places: Dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, Brahma Temple in Pushkar
Heritage sites: Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpara, Taragarh Fort
Somewhere around Ajmer our GPS asked us to take a left turn on an elevated road and we dismissed it to continue ahead. We stopped about 25 km ahead from that point for petrol and enquired about directions to Chittorgarh. To our dismay, we had missed the turn and this mistake could cost us over an hour.Read More
ऐसे ही एक सूफी दरवेश हुए हज़रत मोईनुद्दीन चिश्ती, जिनका जन्म 12वीं सदी का माना जाता है. वो पूर्वी ईरान से अजमेर में आकर बसे | अज़मेर, जयपुर से करीब 135 किमी दूर, एक पुराने इतिहास का शहर… ऐसा माना जाता है कि राजा अजयमेरु ने 7वीं शताब्दी में इस शहर का निर्माण करवाया था, अरावली की पर्वत माला में स्थित ये शहर सदियों से अपनी संस्कृति के लिए जाना जाता रहा, और 12वीं शताब्दी तक आते-आते इसका नाम अजमेरू से होता हुया अजमेर हो गया |Read More
The hotel owner had warned me beforehand that Ajmer was a congested place and rightly so I also observed that. As usual we had no bookings and were in search of a decent budget hotel with parking facility. Mistakenly I asked a man about the way to Railwat Station as our experience has told us that such places could be found near Railway stations and Bus Stands. This time I was wrong and what I encountered was a very congested area full of crowd near Railway Station. My car was in chaos now with cycles and rickshaws all over it. It seemed to me very difficult to me to come out of it but anyhow came out of it nd just drove to a wide road about 1 km before the Railway Station. HOTEL NAGPAL was the sign board that attracted me. I just parked my car and asked for the 3-bed room and parking facility. The hotel had both the facilities and I checked in. Tariff at that moment was Rs. 800/. Time was about 8.15 P.M and we were very confused whether to go for Dargah Ziyarat at that time or early morning. My wife suggested to go for walk up to the Dargah of Khwaza Moinuddin Chishti and try our luck at that time only.Read More
Friends, in my previous post of this series I had mentioned about the Pushkar lake (Sarovar). Now in this post I’ll take you the…Read More
Shivam is very much fond of bathing in River and sea so he started taking off his cloths and I was also excited to take a holy dip as soon as possible, so without wasting time we both put our first step in the pond, since it was hot that time so we felt this bath pleasant.Read More
It was middle of June this year and after our Karnataka and Mumbai tour in March, it was a long stretch of about two…Read More
For a true Royal Enfield enthusiast, a long ride is always a pleasure, and last weekend was one such gratifying ride. I was meaning to drive to Ajmer for a good while now. Last weekend, Nitin, my younger brother and a recently-christened biking-enthusiast, encouraged the idea and we geared up for a good 750km rideRead More
Had it not been for the book, Outlook Traveller Gateways (on HP), Naggar would not have happened. Books are still much much superior as compared to host of blogs and websites. Online forums, at best, are good for an “occasional tip” and that too happens cause people speak about the content which is quite recent. Books need to re-published. The Outlook Traveller Gateways (on HP) which I referred to was published in 2008 and two years down the line nothing much had changed….Read More
Then we ate the worlds best “maggie noodles”. Nowhere, repeat nowhere can there be a better display of Indian ingenuity… nowhere…Read More
The Planning for this phase underwent many refinements. Golden Temple was a must and a absolute central to this part of the trip. However,…Read More
This was the best part of the trip. THE COMPLETE FREEDOM to go anywhere, anytime. I felt like a true ghumakkar OR had my ghumakkar ahaa moment!!
I confess. I did pat on my back for having made the road trip plan, in my car, and not tied it up via air / rail transports.