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“Good if you can get an escort service”

Dargah Shariff AJMER
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Private Day Tour: Ajmer and Pushkar from Jaipur to Udaipur
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Ajmer
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Good if you can get an escort service”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

having experienced the rush & crowd at the dargah this time we booked an escort before. He escorted us from Pushkar to dargah, got us in & ensured we get proper darshan...which really helped with the small kid.
one needs to be very careful of the pickpocketing inside the dargah due to heavy rush.. its just a minute or two you get inside. .. it is not much maintained as such or the crowd is controlled..at one time so many people enter into this small place..which gives the pick picketers an opportunity. So suggest you leave all your key belonging & visit the dargah with empty hands

Visited April 2012
12 Thank VKamboj
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Pune, India
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“must visit for the peace it gives”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

have visited number of times in the past also. Ajmer Shariff gives immense peace to its visitors, coming here with devotion, irrespective of there problems. the place is over crowded at all times so just be carefull with your belongings. also dont pay any attention to the loads of people trying to sell or attract you by something. it does not take more than 30 to 40 minutes in visiting the Dargah unless you sit for longer prayers. must visit if in ajmer or if crossing ajmer for some other place.

Visited May 2011
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New Delhi, India
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“Great experience”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

The most important point in Ajmer is of course Dargah Shariff also known as Garib Nawaj’s Dargah.Many narrow lanes which lead to entrance of the dargah have colorful bazaars, selling all kinds of things from clothes to sweets.As you get closer to dargah, shops sell offerings for the dargah – flowers, chaddars, incense sticks, sweets, caps and scarves.
You move inside the dargah compound along with a crowd, you can never be alone here.
The best thing to do is take help of a local guide this greatly helps the experience and creates more of a context for the history of the area, understanding sufism and the saint and his era. Plus the guide helps create a small buffer between you and the crowd.
Get into the line to step into the actual shrine of the saint. I am not sure how much you can see inside, all I could see was people all around me. The guy standing on top would take your offering basket, ask you for money in the name of the saint and show you the way out.There were people who brought chaddars as offering for their revered saint, and the person inside just throws them on top of the mazaar. I wish crowd was a little less so that I could feel the presence of the saint, but I guess that is next to impossible given the huge crowd that is always there around the saint.There is a strange aura about the place....If you are lucky you may be able to hear some Qawwalis (sufi music being played in the courtyard by some local musicians). Just find yourself a spot at the courtyard, sit and enjoy.
This is not a great place for photography as cameras are not allowed inside Dargah compound.
Overall a great experience.
Must visit in Ajmer

Visited March 2012
7 Thank amanbali
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New Delhi, India
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“The only thing to be seen in Ajmer”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

This place exists, is run and is known for just one thing "DOGMA".. They say you go there and make a wish, you return home and it comes true!! People come to this place with all kinds of wishes, expecting them to be fulfilled by the Khwaja (Lord) enshrined here.
For any person well read, a grave of a Muslim person should not even be marked, never mind making palaces or places of worship around it. With due respect to all, this is the highest sin in the eyes of Islam..To show the dargah in the movies as an epitome of Islamic faith is a shame.
However, it cannot be denied that Indian Muslims (and people from all the other religions) go to this place, pray here and ask the Kjwaja for blessings. As a strong opposer of praying at the dargahs, all i found here was 'business'. Whatever they ask you to do is done to get your money.
I happened to visit Ajmer on a Friday and it felt like a well planned act, starting from the railway station up to the deepest point inside the shrine.
In spite of this i went, because i wanted to know what is so great about the place. It is good to see once. Bad to pay a single penny for anything that sounds like "donation" or "charity" and worse to believe that a building could make a wish come true!
The weather in March is warm during the day and cool at night. While travelling it gets cooler. Pay nothing more than INR 500-800 for a room anywhere in the city. Do not hire a taxi. You will not be able to use it, unless you want to go and see the Taragarh Fort, which, again, is a shrine and NOT a fort and a complete waste of time and money.

Visited March 2012
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“Get contact with one of Dargah shop families”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

and they will help you participate in and explain the Dargah history, the ceremony, etc. I bought a rose petal arrangement, donated money to feed the poor, and in return received a detailed tour, careful walk through, storage of my belongings and perfect site to listen to the Sufi chants (Qawwadi, I believe is the term -- sorry for my spelling). Outside the Dargah are professional beggars, which, though pushy, I was able to ignore (moreso than the numerous taxi drivers who aggressively overcharge).

Visited February 2012
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