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25-Dec-09 to 02-Jan-10

[Introduction] [When to go] [Ajmer] [Jodhpur] [Jaisalmer] [Jaipur]


From Delhi to Ajmer ,the drive is along the National Highway 8, is very comfortable as the road is straight and smooth. Being a Nationla Highway there are huge trucks though plying along. We did the 400kms stretch in 5 hours comfortably. Just remember to reach Ajmer you do not have to go through Jaipur. The road to Jaipur branches off the main National Highway, so look out!

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We stayed at the RTDC Hotel Khadim, a comfortable hotel a bit away from the hustle & bustle area of town. We enjoyed rides of a cycle rikshaw to and from Dargah @ Rs 30/-. The main attraction, the Daragah, is a crowded mess and it is best to leave your vehicle at the hotel and take a rikshaw. You would still need to walk about 200 meters after being dropped off. The best time to enter the daragah without being squeezed in a mob is at 5.00am. The doors open at 4.00am, but the first hour is only for its employees. At 5am you can drive right upto the daragah in the car, park it and with the least effort enter the daragah. From 8am the road closes to vehicles and the shops open and the chaos returns!

If you have time, the beautiful Taragarh Fort is woth a visit. About 20 mins driving time, but the last 10kms are a bit steep and narrow. Best time to visit it is early in the morning.
Taragarh Fort, Ajmer
Taragarh Fort, Ajmer Taragarh Fort, Ajmer
Parts of the old Taragarh Fort, Ajmer View of Ajmer City from Fort
Taragarh Fort, Ajmer Taragarh Fort, Ajmer

To go to Ajmer from Delhi and return in a day after visiting the Dargah, see here

[Introduction] [When to go] [Ajmer] [Jodhpur] [Jaisalmer] [Jaipur]