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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the useful tips and guidelines for a trip to Ajmer?

Manish Kumar DEC 10 2012
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With a well developed infrastructure and connectivity to all the major cities around, you won’t need much of tips or guidelines for a trip to Ajmer. A few things are all that you need to keep in mind for this one, like:

  • Clothing

Loose fitting, cotton clothes ought to be your pick if you are planning for a trip in summers. It’s scorchingly hot at Ajmer till late September and it’s advisable that you pack clothes that’s airy enough and can let you breathe! Go for full sleeved clothes for sun is really harsh here and you certainly don’t want a heatstroke. While the heat factor would certainly be on your mind, pay heed to the fact that nights are considerably cool. Light woollens, a shawl perhaps, is another essential that you ought to pack for the trip. And don’t forget to get yourself sunglasses and a sunscreen that’s high on the SPF count.

  • Travel

Try to avoid visiting Ajmer during summers, for this oasis city seethes under fierce heat waves at that time. Moreover, keep in mind that you have to walk for some good 10 minutes to reach the dargah as no mode of transport is allowed to get in proximity to the holy place. And walking to the dargah in summer can be quite a task. One important tip is to steer clear of anyone who may ask you for an exorbitant sum for prayers or a visit to the dargah, or you may get duped. Keep your head fully covered once you are in the precincts of the dargah, for it’s a rule that you just can’t flout. And more than a rule, it’s a mark of reverence for Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti’s life and teachings. Considering that it’s not a big town, you can even opt for auto rickshaws with some co-passengers for company. With a little bargaining, you can have an auto rickshaw all to yourself at affordable rates.

  • Stay

Ajmeris bustling with budget hotels for pilgrims form the major part of the crowd here, who don’t usually demand luxurious stay. So while making the reservations, do have an itinerary in mind that can help you out in choosing a hotel as per your requirement. Moreover, most of the luxurious hotels are at a considerable distance from the dargah. If you are going for one of those, hiring a cab to the dargah is an intelligent decision. If you are planning your trip somewhere near the Urs or any other festival, make sure that you go for hotel reservation well in advance. And for a gentle reminder, keep in mind that room tariffs skyrocket during this time.

Other than that, following the general rules while visiting the dargah is the most important of all the guidelines at Ajmer. Just be in sync with the religious code of conduct and your trip will be a smooth sail.

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