Ajmer and Jodhpur, Two Fascinating cities of Rajasthan

Ajmer :
Surrounded by the Aravali mountain ranges, Ajmer is world famous for its Dargah Sharif of KhwajaMoinuddinChishti. Ajmer city is located in the heart of Rajasthan and its renowned religious spot, Dargah Sharif, witnesses thousands of visitors every year of every faith. The major festival in Ajmer is the annual Urs. Dedicated to KhwajaMoinuddinChishti, it is held during the month of May every year. Large number of devotees belonging not only of the Muslim community but of various other religious communities visit the Dargah to worship. The entire ambience in the Dargah area is full of serenity and listening to of Sufi music is a magical expereince in itself. Devotees buy chaadar, flowers, sweets and other offerings at the Dargah. Ajmer is located at a distance of 140 km from Jaipur and can be easily reached within 2.5 hours via Jaipur to Ajmer cabs.

Ajayraj Singh, ruler of the Chauhan dynasty built this spectacular city in the 7th century. To safeguard the city, the grand Taragarh Fort was constructed in the year 1354, it is considered to be one of the oldest hill forts of the country.

Best time to visit Ajmer city is from October to March when the weather is pleasant. Other attractions that should be included in your trip itinerary are Adhai Din KaJhonpra, NimbarkPeeth, the Nasiyan (Red) temple, Anasagar Lake and Nareli Jain temple. Many travellers visiting Pushkar take a halt at Ajmer for a day for sightseeing.

Jodhpur is one of the most captivating cities of Rajasthan, with its magnificent Mehrangarh fort overlooking the city. An architectural wonder, Mehrangarh Fort is an imposing fort and is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. Jodhpur was founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput ruler and was previously called as Marwar. Under the rule of Maharaja Umed Singh, Jodhpur developed into a modern city. It also prospered under the British rule when its merchants or Maarwari community thrived and spread its trade all over India.

Jodhpur city is also called the Blue City as it looks totally blue in colour from an aerial view because most of its houses are painted in blue. In addition to the fort, there are numerous temples and lakes that are popular tourist attractions. Don’t miss out visiting the shopping streets and having mouth-watering snacks and sweets. JaswantThada and UmaidBhawan Palace are also among the best attractions in Jodhpur.

The people of Jodhpur are welcoming and warm and the enthusiasm seen during the Marwar festivals is compelling. Adding to the sightseeing places and monuments of Jodhpur, are its brilliant handicrafts, folk songs, folk dances, folk songs and the brightly dressed lovely people.
Visit the old bazaars of Jodhpur to explore dyed Rajasthani textiles, leather shoes, antiques, carpets, clay figurines and silver jewellery.

The new Jodhpur has grown as a modern city with wider and cleaner roads. The city witnesses bright and sunny weather throughout the year and it is called Sun City’ for the very same reason. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. It lies at a distance of 337 kms from Jaipur and the best mode of travel between the two cities is by hiring one of the Jaipur to Jodhpur cabs. Visit Savaari.com to book affordable cabs in Jaipur.

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