situated 132 kms. south-west of Jaipur ,in the green oasis wrapped
in the barren hills has been a witness to an interesting past. The
city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D.
Ajmer was the seat of administration for the Chauhans till
Prithviraj was defeated in 1193 A.D by Mohammed Ghori. It then
became a part of the Delhi Sultanate. However, Rana Kumbha of Mewar
and Raja Maldeo again established Rajput rule over Ajmer.
Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties, which came and left
leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and traditions on
the city’s history, converting it to an amalgam of various cultures
and blend of Hinduism and Islam.
Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as well
as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah
Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti,which
is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims.