10 Facts About Ajmer


Home to the dargah of Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer is one of the most important destinations of Islamic pilgrimage in South Asia.

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Ajmer has been selected as one of the heritage cities for the HRIDAY and Smart City Mission schemes of the Government of India.

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In 1193, Ajmer was annexed by the Mamluks of the Delhi Sultanate, and later was returned to Rajput rulers under condition of tribute.

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In 1556, Ajmer came under the Mughal Empire after being conquered by Mughal Emperor Akbar.

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Colonial-era Ajmer served as the headquarters of the Ajmer-Merwara Province and possessed a Central jail, a large General Hospital, and two smaller hospitals according to Gazetteer, 1908.

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At the time of Independence Ajmer continued as a separate state with its own legislature until its merger with erstwhile Rajputana province then called Rajasthan.

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In 1956, after acceptance of the proposal by Fazil Ali, Ajmer was merged into Rajasthan to form Ajmer District with the addition of Kishangarh sub-division of Jaipur district.

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Ajmer is in the northwest of India and is surrounded by the Aravali Mountains.

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Kishangarh Airport, Ajmer is being managed and operated by Airport Authority of India.

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Ajmer Junction is the main railway station situated in the city.

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