About Ajmer

Ajmer Is One Of The Major Cities In The Indian State Of Rajasthan And The Centre Of The Eponymous Ajmer District. According To The 2011 Census, City Had A Population Of 542,321 In The City, 551,101 Including Its Suburbs. The City Was Established As "Ajayameru" By A Shakambhari Chahamana (Chauhan) Ruler, Either Ajayaraja I Or Ajayaraja II, And Served As The Chahamana Capital Until The 12th Century CE. The City Is Surrounded By The Aravalli Mountains. It Is The Base For Visiting Pushkar (11 Km), An Ancient Hindu Pilgrimage City, Famous For The Temple Of Lord Brahma, And Also A Pilgrimage Centre For The Shrine Of The Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer Has Been Selected As One Of The Heritage Cities For The HRIDAY - Heritage City Development And Augmentation Yojana Scheme Of Government Of India. Ajmer Was Originally Known As Ajayameru. The 12th Century Text Prithviraja Vijaya States That The Shakambhari Chahamana (Chauhan) King Ajayaraja II Established The City Of Ajayameru.