Forts & Palaces
The colossal fort stands watching
the city. There are six entrance points in the fort. The fort houses
Miran-Saheb-ki-Dargah, the governor of the fort who died fighting in an
encounter. The fort offers a panoramic view of the city situated in
Nagpahari hills of Aravalli ranges. This fort has immeasurable
historical and archaeological importance.
'Adhai Din' means
'two and a half days' and suggests the time duration in which this
building was built. A marvel, a masterpiece of Indo - Islamic
architecture, this building is an artifact of an old mosque and is made
up of a with a front screen wall with seven pointed arches. The
distinctive pillars and arched screen with ruined minarets make it a
superb architectural masterpiece.
'Dargah Sharif' or 'Holy Dargah' is one of the most sacred Muslim shrines
in the country. Venerated by both Hindus and Muslims, it is the tomb of
Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia and devoted
his life to the service and upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. The
Dargah has a massive gate with silver doors built in several stages.
Revered by the Mughal rulers, it has touches of Humayun to Shah Jahan in
its structural architecture. A silver railing and a marble screen
surround the actual tomb of the saint, made of marble with a gold plated
Ana Sagar Lake
The favorite outing spot of the
city, Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after Anaji Chauhan.
The 'Baradari' is surrounded by parks and the pavilions, which were
built by Shah Jahan to assist his long stays in Ajmer. Local people
helped to build the catchments.
Ajmer has many famous tourist places/attractions. Know more about prime attractions of Ajmer.