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    • Ajmer
Ajmer MapSouth west of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis surrounded by green hills. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major centre of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. Then Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghori, after which Ajmer became home to plenty of dynasties.

Today, Ajmer is a well-liked pilgrimage centre for the Muslims as well as Hindus. famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered both by the Hindus and the Muslims.

The British chosen Ajmer for its prestigious Mayo College, a school exclusively for Indian nobility at time. However, now it is of the best public schools in the country. Ajmer is and a base for visiting Pushkar, which has the distinction of having the only Brahma temple in the world. The stunning Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. In the coursework of the month of Kartik (Oct/Nov), devotees throng in giant numbers to take a dip in the sacred lake.

Ajmer was and a favourite residence for the great Mughals and the Scindias took over the city in 1818 and then handed it over to the British.
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