Industrial visit to Ajmer will be interesting those who want to see a variety of manufacturing plants ranging from large scale to small scale. The main industries in Ajmer includes casting, Engineering workshop, Bread & Biscuit, Flour Mill Parts, Re-rolling Mills, Electronic etc. The HMT Ltd. is a large scale, Enterprises situated at Beawer Road, Ajmer. Manufacturing leath Machine & Machine Tools, other one is Ajmer dairy Producing Milk, Ghee & Butter.
Founded in the seventh century by Ajaipal Chauhan, Ajmer derives its name from Ajaymeru, the invincible hill, at the foot of which the city stands today. Surrounded by the Aravalli mountain range, Ajmer is an oasis located between green hills.
Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage; the Dargah Sharif – the tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is revered by the Muslims.
Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar, the abode of Lord Brahma; Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for the Hindus. During the month of Kartik (October/November) devotes throng in large numbers here to bathe in the sacred lake.
Sights to See
Ajmer-e-Sharif or the Dargah is the final resting place of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti and is visited by the people of all religions. The Sufi Saint Khwaja left for his heavenly abode in 1256 AD after a six-day prayer in isolation. These six days are celebrated every year as the annual Urs, which is attended by thousands of pilgrims irrespective of their faith and belief. The shrine is considered to be a place of wish fulfilment for the devout. It is said that Emperor Akbar sought blessings for his son at the Dargah.
Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra, Circuit House, Government Museum (Timings 10 am to 4.30 pm – closed on Mondays and gazetted holidays), Mayo College , Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Swami Dayanand Saraswati Smarak (Rishi Udhyan), Taragarh Fort, Sai Baba Ka Mandir, Chasma a Noor (Happy Valley), Sai Baba Temple and Prithvi Raj Chouhan Smarak
This picturesque township and the sacred lake of Pushkar lie a mere 13 km from Ajmer. According to legend, a lotus fell from the hand of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. A lake sprang up on the spot and was dedicated to him. The temple (Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Mandir), dedicated Lord Brahma on the lake side, is an important pilgrim centre. The Pushkar Fair (a camel fair) is held every October and November when thousands of pilgrims congregate here for a holy dip in the lake
A large number of people come here throughout the year to worship two trees popularly known as Kalpa-Vriksha
The world renowned Kishangarh school of painting flourished here.
The capital of the Kishangarh family in the 17th and 18th centuries. The wall of the fort here still have sample of the fine school of painting that developed in the area Accommodation: Roopangarh Fort Hotel Tel: 01497 220217/220444 Fax: 242001
Getting to Ajmer
- Ahmedabad 570 km
- Agra 363 km
- Bharatpur 313 km
- Bikaner 270 km
- Bundi 167 km
- Chittaurgarh 182 km
- Delhi 395 km
- Jaipur 132 km
- Jaisalmer 490 km
- Jodhpur 208 km
- Mount Abu 371 km
- Udaipur(via Beawar, Bhim, Nathdwara) 270 km
- HMT ltd
- R.K. Marbles
And many more in near by areas
For more details see the state wise industrial List
A thikana of the kingdom of Jodhpur a overlooks a placid lake and has a Fort now converted into a hotel.
Venue of the Badshahi procession festival held a day after Holi every year.
The Bijay Niwas Palace located here has now been converted into a hotel.
A small village known for its treasure trove of archaeological and antiquarian relics and the temple of “varaha avtar”.Accommodation: Fort Baghera Tel: 01467 281231.
This village is strewn with remnants of its past – cenotaphs step-wells, temples and other relics The castle at Balunda has been converted into a hotel.
Known as the home town of famous saint poetess Meera Bai, this town has been a silent spectator of various historical and cultural upheavals. The town was founded around 1488 AD by Rao Duda the fourth son of Rao Jodha, the ruler of Jodhpur. Akbar captured the place after stiff resistance in 1562 AD but restored it to the Jodhpur ruler, Raja Udai Singh, after 20 years.
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