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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. Ajmer city is one of the famous cities in India. Ajmer is a city in Ajmer District in India's Rajasthan state. Located on the lower slopes of Taragarh hill, in the Aravalli Range. Its population was approximately 500,000 in 2001. The city gives its name to a district, and also to a former province of British India called Ajmer-Merwara, which, after India's independence, became the state of Ajmer until November 1, 1956, when it was merged into Rajasthan state. It has an average elevation of 472 metres.
 
Ajmer was founded in the tenth century by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan. To the north of the city is a large artificial lake called the Anasagar, hence the water supply of the place is derived. The city is well laid out with wide streets and handsome houses. Ajmer is at an important railway junction. The city is a trade center and has cotton mills and railroad shops. Manufactures include wool textiles, hosiery, shoes, soap and pharmaceuticals.
 
Pushkar is a town in the state of Rajasthan in India near Ajmer, about 14 kilometers away, and is an important tourist destination. The Dargah Shareef is situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad, a mosque donated by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the Akbari Masjid, and the domed tomb of the saint. The Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra, a Jain temple is famous. The city's museum was once the residence of Prince Salim, son of Emperor Akbar, and presently houses a collection of the Mughal and Rajput armour and sculpture. The summit of Taragarh hill, overhanging Ajmer, is crowned by a fort.
 
As well as their famous place consist of Abdullah Khan's tomb, Rajputana museum, Circuit house and Visal Sar. Ajmer is home to Mayo college, a boarding school founded by the British Raj in 1870 to educate the children of Rajputana's nobles on the lines of an English public school. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Ajmer enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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