Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
The perfect 2 days 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 2 days 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: Spiritual Exploration and Historical Insights

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Dargah Sharif, the tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti. The shrine is an important pilgrimage site and is visited by people of all faiths. Spend some time soaking in the spiritual atmosphere and listening to the soulful Qawwali performances.

Afternoon

Head to the Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, a magnificent structure built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak. The mosque is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Later, visit the Ajmer Government Museum, housed in the beautiful Akbar's Palace. The museum showcases a rich collection of historical artifacts and sculptures.

Evening

Spend a peaceful evening at the Ana Sagar Lake. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake and watch the sunset from the beautiful marble pavilions on the bank.


Day 2: Exploring Nearby Attractions

Morning

Take a short trip to the nearby town of Pushkar. Visit the famous Brahma Temple, one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in India. Explore the colorful markets of Pushkar and buy some local handicrafts.

Afternoon

Visit the Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats where pilgrims bathe. Participate in the evening aarti, a Hindu ritual of worship, at the lake.

Evening

Return to Ajmer and enjoy a traditional Rajasthani meal at a local restaurant.


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