For the devout, whether a Muslim or a Hindu or professing any religion, the city of Ajmer draws respect and devotion. Located approximately 135 kilometers South-West of Jaipur the city of Ajmer is an exquisite amalgam of the Rajasthan’s cultural heritage.
Ajmer is important not only as a destination of much significance to the millions of devotees of Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin R.A., that throng it the whole year, but it also forms a place to break the journey for the long onward travel to the distant but much-visited cities of Udaipur or Jodhpur of Rajasthan.
Ajmer, flanked by the hills of the Aravalis, world’s oldest mountain ranges, and bequeathed with the serene lake of the Ana Sagar, its location has always been geopolitically significant. Ajmer was the key centre during the Chauhan power along with the twin capital of Delhi, but after Muhammed Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan in 1193, it stopped being the capital of any major powers of North India.
During the British rule, Ajmer owing to its strategic location was made into a Residency, which controlled the administrative affairs of the British with the princely states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.