Mayo College in Ajmer

Visiting Mayo College ??? Think “The Villa” Mayo Homestay.

“The Villa” Mayo Homestay is an ideal place for Parents visiting Mayo College.

Sophia Girls College Ajmer

Sophia College is 3 K.M. away from “The Villa” Homestay.

Rashtriya Military School Ajmer

Rashtriya Military School is 2 K.M. away from “The Villa” Homestay.

Places to visit in Ajmer

Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims. It houses the Dargah or Tomb of the 13yth centaury Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims.

The Dargah of Khwaja Saheb (Ajmer Dargah)

The Dargah of Khwaja Saheb or Khwaja Sharif is at the front of a barren hill. The shrine is next only to Mecca and Medina for the Muslims of South Asia. The saint’s Tomb with a splendid marble dome is in the center of the second courtyard, which is surrounded by a silver platform.

Sacred Temples in Ajmer

Pushkar Temple

It is situated about 10km (6.2m) northwest of Ajmer and about 150 kilometers (93mi) southwest of Jaipur. It is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. Pushkar has many Temples. More of the temples and ghats in Pushkar are from the 18th centaury and later… Pushkar is famous for its annual fair(Pushkar Camel Fair) featuring a trading fete of cattle, horses and camels. It is held over seven days in autumn marking Kartika Purnima according to the Hindu calendar (Kartik(month), October or November).

Ajmer Jain Temple

The Ajmer Jain temple also known as Soniji Ki Nasiyan is an architecturally rich Jain temple. It was built in the late nineteenth centaury. The main chamber known as the Swarna Nagri “City of Gold” has several gold-plated wooden figures, depicting several figures in the Jain temple. This Golden chamber of the temple uses 1000kg of gold to carve out depiction of Ayodhya.

Shri Nathdwara

Shri Nathdwara temple board welcomes you to Shrinathji. The holy place of the divinity form of Lord Krishna and is the presiding central deity of the Vaishnava sect known as Pushtimarg, Shri Nathdwara (pathway of lord Krishna) literally means the gateway to the lord himself.

Lakes in Ajmer

Ajmer is blessed with lakes- Ana Sagar Lake, built between 1135-1150AD by damming the river Lumi. This artificial lake is bounded by hills and on its bank is a beautiful park – the Dault Bagh making this place one fine spot for strolling in the morning and evening. Several migratory birds can be seen at Anasagar Lake every winter. Foy Sagar is just 5 kms from the town and 3 kms further up the valley from Anasagar Lake.

Forts of Ajmer

Ajmer has a fort , Taragarh Fort a steep one and a half hour climb beyond the Adhai-din-ka-jhopra which leads to the ruins of the Taragarh Fort, perched on a hill. Built during a famine relief programme it is named after the engineer responsible for its construction, the picturesque lake offers spectacular views from the hill.