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Being an important centre of pilgrim and a major tourist destination in Rajasthan, each year thousands of tourists visit Ajmer. If you're planning to travel to Ajmer, you can look for the following transportation options for better planning.
Different Modes of Transportation in Ajmer
Airways in Ajmer
Since Ajmer does not has it's own airport, tourists can avail the flights at the closest one the Jaipur International Airport also known as Sawai Mansingh International Airport, which is at a distance of 135 kilometers. The second nearest airport to Ajmer is Indira Gandhi International Airport located at Delhi, which is 350 kilometers away from Ajmer.
However, it has to be noted that Kishangarh Airport in Ajmer is under construction and its construction work commenced in September 2013 by Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India. There are a large number of airlines that operate their flights from and to the city of Ajmer. Some of important ones in Jaipur are Kingfisher Red, Indigo, Go Air, Jetlite, SpiceJet, Kingfisher Airlines, Paramount Airways and Jet Airways. Ajmer can also be reached easily from Mumbai and Delhi by taking flights from Mumbai to Jaipur and from Delhi to Jaipur.
Flights from Ajmer
The Jaipur airport is considered an important one for air-travel. Jaipur, being the main airport of the state of Rajasthan, has regular flights to and from the airport to various important cities of India. Flights to international countries are also available from Sawai Mansingh International Airport located in Jaipur.
Roadways in Ajmer
The city of Ajmer is well-connected to other important cities of Rajasthan and India by a well - maintained and vast road network. Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan is located at a distance of 135 kilometers from Ajmer and there are regular bus services available from Ahmedabad (525 kilometers), Delhi (391 kilometers), Bikaner (233 kilometers), Jodhpur (205 kilometers), Udaipur (163 kilometers) and various other cities to the city of Ajmer. Cabs and buses are easily available in the city of Ajmer.
There is plenty of hired transport available in the city in the form of minibuses, jeeps and cars. Interstate and state roadways buses and RTDC conducted coaches and tours connect the city of Ajmer to some of the most important cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and various other cities of Rajasthan. The main highway passing through the city is the national Highway 8 and even the Jaipur - Ajmer Highway.
Buses from Ajmer
There are a number of buses available in Ajmer and the interstate buses that ply between different cities from and to Ajmer include luxury bus, Volvo, AC bus and sleeper bus. Bus services in Ajmer are readily available making the city of Ajmer easily accessible by road. There are even direct buses available from the city of Delhi to Ajmer. Other important cities of India like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad are also very well-connected to Ajmer through these buses.
Railways in Ajmer
Ajmer an efficient railway network as it lies on the main grid of the western railways. A large number of express, mail and super-fast trains operate connecting Ajmer with cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad. The main railway station of Ajmer is the Ajmer Junction Railway Station. The Ajmer Junction lies on the Mumbai - Delhi railway line and the major trains running through are Ajmer Shatabdi Superfast, Ala Hazrat Express, Ashram Express and Adi Sj Rajdhani. Ajmer railway station serves as a very important railway station operating broad gauge lines to Marwar and Jaipur. The railway network connecting Ajmer with other cities has made the city, a trade center in Rajasthan.
Trains from Ajmer
Ajmer lies on the Delhi - Jaipur - Ahmedabad - Mumbai railway line and so many trains stop at Ajmer Junction. The Shatabdi Express runs between Delhi and Ajmer via Jaipur. Rajdhani Express from Ajmer to Delhi is also an important train available from Ajmer. Another important train is the Delhi-Ahmedabad Mail. The Ajmer Junction serves to be the origin for various long distance trains such as Ajmer-Bhopal Express, Ajmer-Ratlam Express, Ajmer-Indore Link Express and Ajmer-Amritsar Pooja Express.
Local Transport in Ajmer
Autos and taxis are available from the railway station. Taxis need to be hired from Jaipur Airport to Ajmer because the distance is about 135 kilometers and autos do not operate from Jaipur Airport to the city of Ajmer. Cycle rickshaws, tongas, autos and tempos serve as the main mode of inter-city transport in Ajmer. Tempos, horse driven tongas and cycle rickshaws serve as cheap modes of transport within the city and they are mostly found on the street corners and their fares are negotiable. Auto rickshaws serve as cheap and fast ways of travelling around the city and they charge fares according to a fixed system of rate. People can also use private transport in the city by hiring a minibus, jeep or a car on rent. The best and the cheapest method to explore the city of Ajmer is by walking as most of the tourist attractions in the city lie very close to each other.
Distance of Ajmer from Other Cities
Some of the important cities that lie close to Ajmer have been listed below: