Located in central Rajasthan, the city of Ajmer is the third largest one in the state. It is a metropolitan city with a huge urban conglomeration. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. Under the regime of Prithviraj Chauhan, Ajmer was called Ajaymeru. This historic city is a prominent pilgrimage for Muslims and a base for Hindu pilgrims going towards Pushkar. The city has been under the rule of Mewar, Marwar, Mughals and Marathas. Later it came under the British rule. Ajmer was made part of Rajasthan in 1956.
The city’s economy thrives on the extensive tourism and manufacturing and trade industries set up here. The most noted products manufactured here are cotton, woollen textiles, leather, hosiery, shoes, soap, and pharmaceuticals. The Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, a Sufi saint, is the major attraction. The city sits in the middle of mountains of the Aravalli Range.
|Area||:||55.76 sq. Kms.|
|Main Languages||:||Rajasthani, Hindi, Urdu, English and Sindhi.|
5,42,580 as recorded by census 2011.
|Temperature||:||Summer - Max : 38.1 Min : 27.7.
Winter - Max : 23. 3 Min : 05.5.
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