Situated right at the end of a remote hill, Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the Tomb of Moinuddin Chishti is the most frequently-visited religious site in India. The Dargah which was constructed by Mughal Emperor Humayun is not only a holy place for Muslims but devotees from all the religions flock here and seek blessings from the Sufi saint. It is believed that the Moinuddin Chishti was Muhammad’s honest descendant. On Muhammad’s request (in a dream), Moinuddin came from Persia and dedicated his life to help the poor and downtrodden. Another legend said that he reached Ajmer in 1192 via Lahore and stayed there till his death in 1236 AD.
Entry Fees: There is no entry fee for visiting the Ajmer Sharif Rajasthan.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit the Ajmer ki Dargah is during the annual Urs Festival. If you’re not able to plan your trip on Urs, then you should visit the dargah in winter instead of summer. As summer season in Rajasthan is hot and dry. Winters are much more pleasant and comfortable and usually start from October and end till March.
Tips: Dress simply and maintain the decency. It is favored that the women cover their heads with a scarf, dupatta or any other cloth. Be aware of the beggars here who can be very persistent.