Enveloped with majestic forts, royal palaces, glorifying past, and cultural heritage, Rajasthan stands with pride and honor for being a home of such vibrant and colorful tourist places. The unfading grandeur and opulence of the state will be preserved well for years and decades to captivate you with its rich history of Rajput Kings. Each and every colorful city of Rajasthan is known for its own history and majesty, and the same is followed in Ajmer as well.One of the most beautiful tourist places to visit in Rajasthan, Ajmer is the home of the gigantic Taragarh Fort that depicts the heroism and valor of the Chauhan dynasty. When visiting Ajmer Pushkar Tour, one cannot miss one exploring the traditional lifestyle of Chauhan’s reign by marking a visit to grand Taragarh Fort. Although, the city is known for its spirituality for being a home of famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah where more than thousands of Muslim devotees flock in abundance throughout the year. However, when traveling around in Ajmer, a visit to Taragarh Fort is a must.
History of Taragarh Fort – The majestic Taragarh Fort was constructed during the reign of King Ajaypal Chauhan in 1354. So, the past of this fort dates back to the 1300s and its grand architecture is wonderful evidence of their amazing architectural design that can leave anyone mesmerized. Settled on a steep hillside, Taragarh Fort offers a wonderful view of the city, especially during sunrise and sunset. It is one of the oldest forts in India.
Architecture of Taragarh Fort –Overall, there are three grand gateways that bind the Taragarh Fort namely, Phuta Darwaza, Laxmi Pol, and Gagudi ki Phatak. Unfortunately, today there are only ruins left to see. On visiting the fort, you will find a crisscross section of tunnels located within the fort that goes through the hillside. These tunnels were earlier used as a hideout to escape from the attack of enemies in the early days. As the fort is located on top of a hill, you can hike up to the fort to capture panoramic views of the city.
What’s there to look forward to?For history buffs, Taragarh Fort is a must-visit place in Ajmer. The imposing structure of the fortress depicts the former lifestyle of kings. It is one of the best hillforts in Asia making it a must-visit place to see near Pushkar. The intricacy with which erstwhile artisans have worked on the carving is truly beyond imagination. Also, there are other marvelous structures located within the fortress as well, these include Rani Mahal and the Dargah of Hazrat Miran Syed Hussain. Rani Mahal is another most attractive place in Ajmer from where you can also admire the stunning sunset of Taragarh Fort. This will be a picture-perfect place to capture amazing photographs especially when you are with your beloved one.
Places to visit near Taragarh Fort - Adhai-din-ka Jhopra – One of the most ancient surviving mosques in India, Adhai din ka Jhopra is surprisingly a structure built within a span of two and a half-day, just like the name itself suggests. You can also find clear evidence of the same in various historic accounts. Its alluring designs and intricate carvings bring up grace to this mosque making it a must-visit place in Ajmer Tour Package.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah – A renowned holy shrine for Muslim Pilgrims, Ajmer Sharif Dargah is widely famous. If you love listening to the songs sung by the Sufi Saints at Dargah, this would be your perfect place to go. When visiting this place, you will notice that the religious site not only attracts Muslim devotees but also attracts other tourist sites.
Entry fee – INR 25/- per person
Timings – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Besides Taragarh Fort, Ajmer is the home of many other tourist places to visit on a sightseeing tour. Whether you are traveling as Pushkar Tour Package or Ajmer holidays, you must plan a visit to Taragarh Fort and Ajmer Sharif Dargah where you can experience the ultimate blend of spirituality and interesting past.