Ajmer, India
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Ajmer is a bustling, chaotic city, 130km southwest of Jaipur and just 14km from the Hindu pilgrimage town of Pushkar. It surrounds the expansive lake of Ana Sagar, and is itself ringed by the rugged Aravalli Hills. Ajmer is Rajasthan’s most important site in terms of Islamic history and heritage. It is a significant destination for Muslims, being home to the Dargah Sharif – tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192.

What to do in Ajmer?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Ajmer. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of Spiritual Exploration


Start your day with a visit to the Dargah Sharif, the tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti. This is one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country and is visited by people of all faiths. Spend some time soaking in the spiritual atmosphere and listening to the soulful Qawwali music.


Head to the Ana Sagar Lake, a beautiful artificial lake offering stunning views of the city. Take a boat ride on the lake or simply relax by the water. Visit the nearby Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, a magnificent mosque built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak.


Explore the local markets of Ajmer, known for their textiles, antiques, and jewelry. Don't forget to try some local Rajasthani cuisine, especially the famous 'Kadi Kachori'.

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