Ajmer situated in the green oasis covered in the barren hills has been a silent spectator to an interesting past. Founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. Ajmer in Rajasthan continued to be a major center of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. Ever since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties, which came and left leaving behind enduring marks of their culture and traditions on the city’s history, making it an amalgam of various cultures and creeds.
Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially known is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by both the Hindus and the Muslims.
The Dargah, Shahjhan’s Mosque, Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra, Taragarh Fort, Adhal-din-ka-Jhonpra, Mayo College, Mayo College, Ajmer
How to Reach Ajmer :
» Air – Jaipur 132 km is the nearest airport.
» Rail – Regular train services link Ajmer with important cities. Some important train connections are : Gujarat Mail (Mumbai-Ajmer-Delhi Sarai Rohilla); Jodhpur Mail (Marwar-Ajmer-Jaipur): Delhi Express(Ahmedabad-Ajmer-Jaipur); Shatabadi Express(New Delhi-Ajmer-New Delhi).
» Road – A good network of bus services operate from Ajmer to key destinations around.
Founded in 1488 AD by Rao Bika Ji, Bikaner the desert beauty is located in north western part of Rajasthan state in India. The commanding palaces, beautiful and elaborately sculptured temples of red and yellow sand stones wears some of the finest creations of Rajput civilisation. Known as the camel country, Bikaner tickles every heart to visit its royal and glorious past.
Bikaner is situated directly on the ancient caravan routes that came from Africa and West Asia. It was therefore a great centre of trade in the ancient world. Bikaner is world renowned for not only its forts, palaces and camels rides, but also for its mouthwatering Bikanery snacks and sweets, which is found almost at all the parts of India.
Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, Gajner Palace, Prachina Museum, Devi Kund Sagar (Cenotaphs), Shri Laxminath Temple, Bhandeshwar Jain Temple, Camel Breeding Farm, Bikaner Havelis, Shiv Bari.
How to Reach Bikaner :
» From Jaipur to Bikaner (449 km) runs a superb road, National Highway No. 11.
» From Delhi it is 510 km via Rohtak Hissar (Haryana), Sadulpur and Ratangarh, another good highway.
» From Jodhpur to Bikaner is 240 km The Jaipur-Bikaner road is a remarkable highway.
Bharatpur, world renowned for its Keoladeo National Park is known as the Bird’s Paradise for its exhaustive range of resident and migratory birds. Situated between the three major tourist attractions of India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Bharatpur is easily accessible from any of these destinations. Bharatpur is one of the few places in the world where you can hope to sight hundreds of different species of birds in just a few days. Over 400 species different birds have been identified in the park and you see them all over the place.
Bharatpur Palace, Government Museum, Ganga Temple, Laxman Temple, Keoladeo National Park
How to Reach Bharatpur :
» Air – The nearest airport is Agra (56 km).
» Train – Bharatpur is on the Delhi to Mumbai broad gauge line. It is connected to Sawai Madhopur, Kota and Agra.
» Road – A network of Bus service links Bharatpur with several cities within and outside the state.