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Native ameAjmer
Nearest cityJaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Delhi
Altitude486 m
Total Population485197 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode3050 xx

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Ajmer ( , ) -hnsədʒmeːrpronAjmer.ogg, formerly written Ajmere, is a city in Ajmer District in India's Rajasthan state. Ajmer, with a population of around 800,000(2011 census),is located 135 km (83.9 mi) west to state capital Jaipur, 200 km from Jodhpur, 274 km from the city of lakes Udaipur, 439 km from the Jaisalmer, 391 km from the Delhi.

Being surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-Tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is revered by the Muslims. Ajmer is a centre of culture and education. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km.), the abode of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake. The Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct./Nov.), devotes throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake. Ajmer, also known as Ajaymeru, was the city once ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan. Its population was approximately 500,000 in 2001. The city gives its name to Ajmer district, and also to a former province of British India called Ajmer-Merwara, which, after India's independence, became the state of Ajmer. On November 1, 1956, it was merged into Rajasthan state.

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