Youth Voices

A visit to Ajmer-e-Shariff

By Sanchit Jain
Institute of Engineering and Technology
Mangalayatan University
India

It was a hot Friday night when we started planning a tour. This time the place had to be an exotic destination, so we chose Ajmer, a city in Rajasthan, almost 450kms from Delhi. As we finished planning the route, it was time for us to gear up for the journey. We decided to conquer the roads on motorbikes. Everything was set and I with 6 other guys left Delhi at 2am on Friday night. It was supposed to be a thrilling journey. Riding our bikes for over 100km before our first break was a big deal for us. By this time it was almost 6am. After our breakfast we left the inn. We again rode for continuous 6 hours to reach Pilani. By this time we covered almost 300kms of road. And at Pilani amazing Rajasthan food and a swimming pool awaited for us. After riding so much we needed all that. That day we reached Ajmer at 9pm and made plans for the next day. Our final plan was to visit Ajmer-E-Shariff* and Pushar Lake. As the sun peeped in our room, we were ready for our day. First of all we visited the Dargah Shariff. There were huge vessels at the entrances. As we proceeded towards the Dargah, view turned extra ordinary. After this we went off to Pushkar Lake and now it was time to start our journey home. It was surely a memorable experience; I am uploading few pictures which we clicked during the journey.

*Ajmer – E – Shariff is the resting place of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, the great Sufi saint who was said to be the “living spirit” of peace and harmony. It is situated at the Taragarh hills of Ajmer at the heart of Rajasthan. Dargah complex includes buildings, tombs, and courtyards.

The group

A dargah at Pilani

Ajmer-e-Shariff

Pushkar Lake