Ajmer south West of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. Ajmer is surrounded by Aravali Hills and the expensive lake of Anna Sagar.
Situated on major road and rail routes, Ajmer is a trade centre for salt, mica, cloth fabrics and agriculture products. Agriculture is the principal occupation in the region. Corn, maize, wheat, barley, oilseeds, pharmaceutical are produced here. The region also has hosiery mills, cotton ginning and pressing factories. It is known for its handicrafts, cloth weaving and dyeing.
Shopping in Ajmer is a pleasurable experience as it is famous for antiques, ornaments, charming gold and silver jewellery in modern designs, bandhini colourful tie and dye sarees and over seated Jodhpuri Jutis. Ittar, a special form of local scent is one speciality that one can take home from here.
13 km away from Hindu pilgrimage town Pushkar is the most important site in terms of Islamic history and heritage. It contains one of the India's most important Muslim pilgrimage centre, the shrine of khwaja muin-ud-din Chishti, the founder of Chishtiya order. Not only Islamic culture, Ajmer is also a significant centre for Jain religion possessing amazing Golden temple which was established in 1987.