About the walk

Ajmer, founded by King Ajaypal in the 12th century, was earlier called Ajaymeru. Ajaymeru is made of two words: 'Ajay', which was the name of the king, and 'meru', meaning 'mountain'. The city is located between the mountains. It has been a centre of pilgrimage from the time of Akbar till today, for different religions. Ajmer is known for its dargahs but is also dotted with havelis, temples, gates and mosques. The walk will explore the famous Akbar Fort and Adhai Din ka Jhopra, said to have been built in two and a half days and known for its Islamic calligraphy. Ajmer is also known for its Jain temples, which were built by merchants in the 18th century. Some havelis were built with local stone by the artisans who constructed the famous Patwa Haveli of Jaisalmer. This walk will take you to the 18th-century havelis, famous Jain temples, narrow streets, and the buzzing bazaar of Ajmer. We will explore not only the historical and architectural nuances of the city but also its culture, tradition and cuisine. 

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
02:45 pm
Stories of Ajmer’s Architectural Heritage
Saturday
26 Jan

Walk Leader

Sawan Yadav
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Duration

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Meeting Time02:45 pm

Meeting Point

Outside Soni Ji ki Nasiya

MediumEnglish, Hindi

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About the Walk

Ajmer, founded by King Ajaypal in the 12th century, was earlier called Ajaymeru. Ajaymeru is made of two words: 'Ajay', which was the name of the king, and 'meru', meaning 'mountain'. The city is located between the mountains. It has been a centre of pilgrimage from the time of Akbar till today, for different religions. Ajmer is known for its dargahs but is also dotted with havelis, temples, gates and mosques. The walk will explore the famous Akbar Fort and Adhai Din ka Jhopra, said to have been built in two and a half days and known for its Islamic calligraphy. Ajmer is also known for its Jain temples, which were built by merchants in the 18th century. Some havelis were built with local stone by the artisans who constructed the famous Patwa Haveli of Jaisalmer. This walk will take you to the 18th-century havelis, famous Jain temples, narrow streets, and the buzzing bazaar of Ajmer. We will explore not only the historical and architectural nuances of the city but also its culture, tradition and cuisine. 

This guided tour is free.

Please Note

  • Parking facilities are available at the meeting point.
  • No entry fees. 
  • Photography allowed. You may carry your cameras and notebooks.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and carry water.

 

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