Ajmer, in Rajasthan, western India, is very popular as a gateway to Pushkar, and is connected by road with Jaipur and Delhi. This city also has an important Islamic pilgrimage site, the shrine of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
- From Delhi the Delhi Ahmedabad Mail is a decent overnight train (slow, but it gives you more time to sleep) while the Ajmer Shatabdi Express is the fastest way to get there. There are passenger trains (second unreserved only definitely an “experience”) in the morning and evening to Jaipur and train links down to Ahmedabad. The city is also connected to Udaipur, of which Intercity Express would be a better option.
- From Kolkata The Sealdah station and the Kolkata (Chitpur) station are well connected to Ajmer Junction. Trains like Ananya express (Sealdah), Sealdah Ajmer Daily Express and Kolkata (Chitpur) Ajmer express are trains for Ajmer.
Jaipur is 1.5-3 hours by road (depending on the type of bus you take)(the Jaipur-Ajmer expressway also known as national highway 8 is a 6 lane road and is fantastic to drive on). Jodhpur is 4-5 hours in the opposite direction.
Various tour operators and travel agencies offer chauffeured car-taxi services; these are charged on a per km, per day basis. You can plan to take one to arrive into the city or take one for sightseeing in and around the city. If you want a decent car for the tour you can hire one from the stand in front of Zilla Parishad Bhawan (district’s management headquarters); if you are good at bargaining, it’s the best option. There are also many car rental services which provide chauffeur-driven cars to Ajmer.