Ajmer is a must-visit city in Rajasthan. It is famous for the Muslim shrine called Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The city has a strong influence of the Mughals due to historical reasons and that reflects in its architecture as well.
Originally it was set up by a Chauhan ruler. It is also located close to Pushkar which is a big pilgrimage spot for Hindus, and is located within the Aravalli hills range. Some other tourist spots are Ana Sagar, Akbar’s Palace, Savitri Temple, Daulat Bagh Garden and so on. Cottage industries such as cane furniture are the main livelihood of Ajmer. Apart from that embroidery and handcrafted ornaments are also popular items that are sold in Ajmer.
A city with rich and old history is Pushkar, a desert town. Pushkar is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site with many temples. This includes the world famous Jagatpita Brahma Mandir. Pushkar is located very close to Ajmer, at about 11 kms distance. It is known to be one of the oldest cities in India. The Pushkar Mela or Fair draws tourists from across the world for a visit and to participate in its various events, over a period of 5 days.
Due to its location in the Desert, Pushkar is also famous for its Camel Safari. The main source of livelihood for the local population is agriculture and tourism.