Festival Calendar of Ajmer
|Mar||Holi Festival, Urs festival|
|Oct||Pushkar Camel Fair, Diwali|
|Nov||Pushkar Camel Fair,|
|Dec||New Year's eve|
1)Best Time to visit:- A sightseer can flock Ajmer whole year around.Although, the best time to visit the city is between October and February. Ajmer has a hot semi-arid climate. The pleasant whether encourage visits to various tourist places to see in Ajmer. The blazing summer months in between march-may can be avoided as the temperature goes up to 40℃ which is not conducive to visit places of attraction. The festival of Urs at Dargah Sharif, To honour the death anniversary of the Sufi-saint Moinuddin Chishti is one of the busiest periods at Ajmer. The festival is held for 6 long days in the seventh month of the Islamic calendar, usually June and includes Night-long Devotional Qawwali singing. Thousands, of Pilgrims from all over India and abroad, visit the sacred place to pay their tribute to this festival. So, this period can be considered as one of the best time to visit the paradise city of Ajmer.
2)Connectivity:-The city of Ajmer is well-connected via all the modes of transport i.e rail, road and off-road transport.
- Connectivity via Road 🚌:- Ajmer is well-connected to all major cities via Highways and well-Maintained roads. The NH-8 Highway from Dhaula Kuan connects New Delhi to Ajmer. Although, If you don’t wish to go through the Jaipur city. You can also take the bypass after Chandra Ji, where you can follow the road signs and take the flyover which connects directly with the Ajmer road.
- Connectivity via Railways🚆:-Located within the heart of the city, Ajmer junction railway station having 5 platforms lies on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Jaipur-Delhi Line. Almost all the major Indian cities are well-connected via the Ajmer Junction railway station. Few of the trains that run on a daily basis on this route are Ajmer Shatabdi and Ajmer Rajdhani. Apart from these, there are other trains as well. After reaching the station you can hire either a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach your destination at the place.
- Connectivity via Air ✈:- The Nearest airport from the city Ranges almost 135 Kilometers. The Sanganer airport located in Jaipur is well connected to all the metropolitan cities. It takes almost 2-3 hours to reach Ajmer from the airport. One can pre-book a cab on reaching airport which will charge ₹1500-₹2000/- approximately.
3)Places to stay:- Choosing the destination to stay depends on the choice of the traveller as there are many options ranging from top resorts to a collection of affordable hotels. There are Numerous hotels near Dargah. If you are planning to visit Ajmer around the urs festival then you need to book your hotels at least 2-3 months prior to your visit. Below Mentioned are a few hotels ranging from affordable to luxurious ones.
- Hotel New Jannat: At a stone’s throw from Ajmer Sharif:-
Tariff:-INR 1500 Per night onwards
- Hotel Plaza Inn: The Ajmer Sharif hotel:-
Tariff:-INR 2100 Per night onwards
- Hotel Harmony: The budget abode of comfort with basic amenities:-
Tariff:-INR 2500 Per night
4)Things to do:-
i)Sightseeing:-The city is covered in a Mughal-Era architecture and it’s home to a number of tourist places. Here is a short list of places one should definitely visit-
- The Dargah of Khwaja Saheb
- Ana Sagar lake
- Akbar’s Palace
- Nasiyan Temple
- Pushkar Sarovar
- Government Museum
- Jubilee clock tower
ii)Food/Cuisines:-Ajmer being the fusion of culture has influenced the city's eating scene as well. One can enjoy traditional Rajasthani cuisine along with dishes influenced by the Mughal and British cultures. One can also find street vendors dishing out everyone’s favourite street food and can make anyone drool over it. Below mentioned are a few of mouth-watering cuisines one should definitely try being at Ajmer.
- Dal Bati Churma: -A world-famous Vegetarian Rajasthani Preparation is a treat to the taste buds.
- Ker Sangri:-One of the favourites of the locals ker sangri is a slow-cooked dish with a lot of spices in it.
- Lahsun ki Chutney: -A delicious and spicy chutney which can be consumed with any of the Indian bread or rice. This chutney being a typical Rajasthani preparation is a must try while visiting Ajmer.
iii)Shopping or Markets:- Ajmer is a great shopping destination is known for selling some very Exquisite souvenirs that will embrace the memories of visiting Ajmer. Given below is a list of markets one should not miss-
1)Dargah Bazaar-The bazaar is especially to attend all the needs of the pilgrims with the stuff that are needed for the visit of the tomb.
2)Mahila Mandi-The market is dedicated to women and majorly shops are elegant and vibrant. People can buy embroidered clothes ranging lehengas, bangles..etc.
3)Nala Bazaar-This market is known as a cloth market and one can get the best of the clothes and fashion items. People can get the fine ornaments to some of the best collection and it’s a shopper’s heaven.
1)If you are afraid of negotiating you have to get over that. Bargaining can help you out with very reasonable rates.
2)Take care of pickpockets.
3)Don’t forget to eat Malpua.