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Ajmer


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A city in Rajasthan

Home to Dargah Sharif

Mayo College, the premier educational institution is located here.

Did You Know

The construction of Dargah Sharif dates back to the Mughal period. The huge gate was donated in memory of the saint by the Nizam of Hyderabad

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Visit Dargah Sharif
Visit Magazine, Ajmer city's premier museum

Introduction

Ajmer is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city is home to Dargah Sharif- the mausoleum of the 13th century Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Millions of pilgrims arrive in May every year to pay their respects. All these and more information can be had at Indianholiday.com.

Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif in Ajmer is situated at the foot of Taragarh hill in its extreme northern part. Principal attraction of the Dargah is the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The tomb lies in the inner sanctum. Visitors to the holy place are required to pass through one of two massive entrances: the main Buland Darwaza and the north Buland Darwaza. The main Buland Darwaza was constructed with funding provided by late 15th century Sultan Ghyasuddin Khilji of Mandoo. The north Buland Darwaza was built in 1915 AD with the monetary help of H.E.H Nisam Usman Ali Khan of Hyderabad Deccan. The northern gateway is topped by the main Naqqar Khana or drum house. Two massive drums presented by Mughal Emperor Akbar still proclaim the holiness of the place.

Other attractions

Other attractions of the Dargah includes a number of courtyards, daalaans and tombs. The structures form one of the more finer examples of Mughal architecture. Taragarh fort, built by Chauhan rulers al form a major attraction. It is reputedly the first hill fort in the world. Ajmer city's museum, Magazine is the repository of Rajput and Mughal era sculpture and armor. The building was the residence of Prince Salim- the son of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The premier educational institution, Mayo College is housed in a building that betrays distinct Indo-Saracenic architecture.

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