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Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a Shrine built around the tomb of a Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, located at Ajmer district, Rajasthan state, India.

About Ajmer Sharif Dargah ( Moinuddin Chishti )

Moinuddin Chishti was a Sufi saint and a philosopher during the 13th century. Born in Sanjar (Iran), he travelled across South Asia and settled in Ajmer. He died in the year 1236.  In 1332, Sultan of Delhi, Mohammed Bin Tughlaq (Tughlaq dynasty) constructed a Dargah around the Tomb of Sufi saint where people from all religions came to pray and ask for  favours.  

The two big ‘Degh’


 ‘Jala Hara’ is a monument inside the Dargah which is the main store for water at the time of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti. Even today water from Jalahara is taken to perform the rituals of the Dargah. There are two big Kadai (vessels) in the Dargah Complex. Of the two, one is big which was given by emperor Akbar having the capacity to cook 4800 kgs of food and the smaller vessel was given by Jahangir which has the capacity of 1500 kgs. Cooking of food in these vessels was introduced by Akbar around 400 yrs back and strictly no meat is cooked in these vessels.

A sweet rice is prepared by including rice, sugar, mava (khova), saffron, almonds, ghee etc. As large quantities have to be prepared, to be offered in the morning as ‘Tabarruk’ to the devotees, it is prepared on the previous night. Tabarruk means a blessing which is given after the morning prayers. 


The main gate to the Shrine at the entrance is the ‘Nizam gate’, second the ‘Shahjahani gate’ and the third is the ‘Buland Darwaza’ on which the flag is hoisted to mark the beginning of Moinuddin Chishti’s death anniversary rituals.  

On the left side of the Dargah, you can see a door which is plated with silver called ‘ Jannati Darwaza’. This door is opened only four times in a year during Eid and Khwaja Sahib Urus. 

Masjids inside the complex

Inside the Dargah Complex are three masjids: Akbari masjid’  built by Akbar when Jahangir was born by the blessing of Khwaja Saheb Moinuddin Chishti; second was built by Shahjahan and the third by Aurangseb.

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Ajmer Sharif Dargah Entry Fees
No Entry fees

Ajmer Sharif Dargah Timings 
Monday to Sunday  – 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Monday to Sunday  – 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Best time to visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah
October to March,
summer are very hot.

Ajmer Dargah Website

Ajmer Dargah Email

Ajmer Dargah Phone Number 

Mobile      +91 8875300786
Mobile      +91  9461130786
Landline   +91 935192959
Landline   + 91 0145 2426590

Ajmer Dargah Address 
Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz 
111 , Faiz Manzil, Nathwan Shah,
Khadim Mohalla, Dargah Sharif 
Ajmer-305001 (Rajasthan.) India

Ajmer Dargah Accommodation 

There is no accommodation inside Ajmer Dargah, there are a few Boarding & Lodging near the dargah.
However if you are looking for Royal Accomodation (Heritage Properties) you can check – Heritage

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Ajmer Dargah Distance
From Ajmer- 2.2 kilometres
From Jaipur – 130 kilometres  
From Jodhpur- 200 kilometres
From New Delhi – 387 kilometres

Places to Visit Near Ajmer Dargah

Brahma Temple
Pushkar Lake
Taragarh Fort
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
Akbari Fort & Museum
Ajmer Jain temple

How to reach Ajmer Dargah


Direct buses to Ajmer are available from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer

You can also take shared auto rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) to Dargah from Ajmer City which is 2 kilometres,  ₹10/ Person

Private auto rickshaw to Dargah  – ₹50/One way, ₹80 both ways


The city is well connected from all sides, you can take auto rickshaw or taxi from Ajmer Junction railway station , Ajmer Sharif Dargah is 2 kilometres from Central Railway Station and 500 metres away from the central jail and is situated at the foot of the Taragarh Hill.



Nearest Jaipur International Airport (International / Domestic Airport) is 138 kilometres from Ajmer Dargah
Drivetime approximately 02 Hours 30 Min

Bike / Car
Ajmer Bus Station –  Diggi Bazaar –  Dargah

NOTE – Information mentioned above is completely based the information that i received from the tourist guide

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