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Known to be the gateway to Ajmer, Taragarh is one of the prominent and quaint villages in the Beawar Tehsil of Rajasthan, huddled about 5,649 km to the west from the Ajmer district headquarters. With mesmerising vistas, a pleasant climate and unique indigenous aspects of its ethnic roots, Taragarh is nestled amidst the barren and rustic panoramas of Rajasthan. This place is not just visually alluring but the authentic culture of the Rajasthan and the home-like hospitality of the people, all secretly conspire to make Taragarh slide into your checklist of must-visits.
Away from the maddening city hustle, the place is not completely alienated from the urban touch. It offers the best of both worlds and if you want to a sneak peek into the cultural ethnicity and lifestyle of the people, come check out our list of must-visit places when in Taragarh.
How To Reach Taragarh:
By Air: The closest airport to reach Taragarh, is the Jaipur International Airport located at Jaipur, which is about 125.6 km from this historical town.
By Rail: Since Taragarh does not have any railway station, the Ajmer Junction Railway Station, located at a distance of 2.4 km from the town, is the nearest rail base to reach the place. The station is connected by frequent trains from various major rail routes of the country.
By Road: Taragarh is well connected to other major cities of India via regular buses. Regular buses are available from its bus terminus, the Taragarh Bus Junction, which is located in the heart of the town.
Best Time To Visit Taragarh:
The best time to visit Taragarh would be in the winter months of October to February, where the temperature is pleasantly moderate, ranging from an average of 15°C to 20°C.
Places To Visit In Taragarh:
1. Taragarh Fort
Owing to its nomenclature, it is barely a surprise that the Taragarh Fort is one of the primary tourist's attractions of the place. The Taragarh Fort, conquered by the Rajputs and the Mughals, has also once been used by European troops as a sanatorium. Its construction dates back to the centuries old and the brilliance of its architecture reflects the sheer talent and ingenious craftsmanship of the artisans. The unique feature of the fort is that if you were to enter the place you have to climb up its walls and sneak- a- peek. Travel in time and witness the beauty for yourself.
2. Jama Al-Tamish Or Adhai Din-Ka-Jhonpra
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Snuggled at the foot of the Taragarh hill, the Jama Al-Tamish or Adhai Din-Ka-Jhonpra that literally translates into ‘two and a half days', is a monument of great historical importance. The Adhai Din-Ka-Jhonpra houses a mosque, built by Sultan Ghauri in 525 AD and is believed that the construction was completed within two-and-a-half days. With beautifully etched Quran engravings adorning the walls of the monument, visit and witness this spectacle as its exceptional architectural beauty takes over your senses.
3. Dargah Of Meeran Syed Hussain
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Amongst many architectural marvels and wondrous edifices, stands the Dargah Of Meeran Syed Hussain in Taragarh. One of the most important Muslim places of worship in Taragarh, the Dargah was built as a tribute to Hazrat Syed Meeran Hussain, the Garrison Commander of Taragarh fort, who was martyred along with his fellow warriors. A very pious and significant spot for Muslim pilgrims, the Dargah Of Meeran Syed Hussain is visited not only by Muslims, but by people of all religion and creed. Tourists arrive in a large number to pay their respects, and the Dargah receives a heavy footfall all year long.
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