History of Ajmer

Ajmer, a city located in the Ajmer District in the center of Rajasthan and well surrounded by the districts of Jaipur & Tonk in the eastern side and Pali in the western side, which is also known as holy city enfolded in green-carpet hills.

The city has been sparkling with its many old monuments like Taragarh Fort, Ahai - Din Ka- Jhonpra since the city discovered in 7th century AD by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan.

Ajmer has its important role in the Mughal India map. Historic Ajmer attracts pilgrims and tourists from India and abroad. The most favorable place among tourists that can be visited in Ajmer is Muin-ud-Din Chisti's Dargah that is uniformly reversed by both Hindus & Muslims.

The Ajmer lives up with the traditions of religions and cultures. The mughal era architectures have added the spice in to this place. Some sites in this town include the lake of Ana Sagar, Daulat Bagh, museum owned by government, the Nasiyan Jain Temple and of course the above cited tomb of Sufi Saint.

All those who visited to Ajmer have also visited to Nag Pahar - the town of Pushkar by the bus journey of half hour.

As mentioned, the Ajmer city has been founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century AD, who has established highly regarded Chauhan dynasty that constantly rule India until the invasions of Muslims have been ruled out.

The strong hold of Chauhan remained on Ajmer till 1193, until the Mohammed Ghori, an Afghan ruler defeated the last Chauhan's emperor. The last Chauhan emperor till that time was Prithviraj Chauhan. Ajmer had faced chaotic times since the rapidly changing emperors since thereafter.

Finally, in 1556, the mughal emperor Akbar has won the Ajmer and used Ajmer as the main headquarter for all its campaigns in the state of Rajasthan. After the Mughals declination, the control of the Ajmer city has been passed to the Marathas, particularly to the Gwalior' Scindias.