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The Dargah is the tomb of a sufi saint, Khwaja Muin-uddin Chisti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun. Constructed of white marble, it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full length of the building. It has a marble dome and the actual tomb inside is surrounded by a silver platform. The tomb attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every year on the anniversary of the saint's death.
One of the finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture, this
mosque was a Sanskrit college in the 12th
century. In 1193 AD Mohammad Ghori
destroyed the college and a mosque was
built in its place. The mosque was built on
pillars and surprisingly no two pillars are
The Royal Palace of Akbar
was converted into a Museum and today it houses a rich collection of Mughal and Rajput
armoury. Some of the fine and delicate sculptures of the region have been displayed here. The
building itself has been constructed of red sandstone which have been laid down in a square
pattern, giving it a fabulous look.
Ana Sagar Lake
This lake was built by Anaji during 1135-1150 AD. Later the mughal emperors
made additional constructions to beautify the lake. The 'Baradari', a marble pavilion was built by
Shah Jahan and the ' Daulat Bagh ' gardens were laid by Jahangir. This lake is located towards the
north of Ajmer city.
Built in the 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan, the fort gives birds eye view of the
city. Taragarh fort or the ' Star fort ' is situated on a hill and to reach there one has to take winding
Nasiyan (Jain Temple)
The Red temple on Prithviraj Marg is a Jain temple built last century and is definitely worth checking out. Its double storey hall contains a fascinating series of large, gilt wooden figures from Jain mythology which depict the Jain concept of the ancient world.
This red coloured Jain temple was built in the late 19th century. The wooden gilt in the
double storeyed hall depicts scenes from the Jain mythology. The beauty of this temple is widely