The fifth largest city of Rajasthan, Ajmer consists of a population of over 542,580 in the city 551,360 and in its urban agglomeration. Encircled by the Aravalli Mountains, this city is a pilgrimage center in the memory of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and lies almost in the middle of Rajasthan. In addition to this, Ajmer is the base to reach Pushkar, which is yet again a pilgrimage that is celebrated for the temple of Brahma. For over 700 years ago, this city was held by Rajputs. The tourist attractions of this city are inclusive of Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Happy valley, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, and many others.
Theology and Culture
One cannot deny that the culture of Ajmer is fascination as well as captivating. The divine seat of legendary Sufi Saint Garib Nawaz ‘Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’, Ajmer is gifted with a cosmopolitan culture where there is an amalgamation of both Hindu as well as Muslim culture is witnessed. Fariyad is a type of music that is very prevalent here, which is an entire mix of Qawaalis and is sung dedicated to the Sufi Saint - Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Kalbelia is a dance form of Rajasthan and is practiced a lot in Ajmer. Pushkar Mela is a five-day fest that is enjoyed here with great pomp and show. Plus, Urs Festival that is the largest Muslim fair also takes place in this region as the dedication to the Sufi Saint. Kachoris and Sohan Halwa of Ajmer are the two delicacies that are very famous. Don’t forget to try this!
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