Ajmer is the fifth largest city in the state of Rajasthan. It is also one of the most popular tourist places in Rajasthan. Ajmer is best known for the Dargah Sharif, which is the shrine of the Sufi Saint Moinudeen Chisti and attracts both Hindu and Muslim pilgrims from all over the country and the world.
Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Range of mountains of Rajasthan. The Anasagar Lake, an artificial lake, situated to the North of the city of Ajmer is a very popular tourist destination within Ajmer. The city is protected from the Thar Desert by the rocks of the Nagpathar Range.