Ajmer - The land of Religious Harmony
Ajmer has been a home to many dynasties who came and left. They left behind the indelible marks of their cultures and traditions in the pages of the city’s history. The city is an amalgam of different cultures and a blend of Islam and Hinduism.
The three and a half centuries that followed the defeat of Prithvi Raj Chouhan saw Ajmer pass from one ruler to another. In 1556 AD it became an integral part of the Moughal empire and Akbar, the Great made it the military base for his conquest of Rajputana.
Ajmer was the pleasure resort of emperor Shahjahan as also the place where his sons Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb battled for succession to the throne of Delhi. In the 19th century the city came under the British Rule. Today, Ajmer is an important center of pilgrimage being the seat of the Dargah Sharif, the Shrine of the 12th Century Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty ----- who is revered by Hindus and Muslim alike.