An Adventurous Rickshaw ride to Ajmer Dargah

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On our 3 day backpacking trip to Jaipur, we decided to quickly cover Ajmer Dargah. One, the Dargah is extremely popular; two, we could see a new city in Rajasthan; three, I had never been to a Dargah before. I will keep my spiritual experience of stepping inside a Dargah for another day. For now, I have a clip of our adventurous and amusing rickshaw ride to Ajmer Dargah.

Most private vehicles don’t go right until the entrance of the Muslim shrine, so our car stopped a few kilometers away. Thereon, one can either walk; hire a cycle-rickshaw or an auto rickshaw. Our car driver suggested we opt for an auto-rickshaw. We took his advice and boarded an auto for Ajmer Dargah which was less than a kilometer away. Our decision turned out to be a unique experience.

The auto drivers take you through narrow lanes barely suited for pedestrians. They know these lanes at the back of their hands. Perhaps this is like an everyday routine to them but most definitely amusing for tourists. The distance is less than 5 minutes to the Dargah but the ride is an experience you must take. I recommend!

Hope you enjoy viewing!!

Excuse the video quality, we were unprepared to shoot the experience

Tip for you:

Just Remember to BARGAIN. Depending on the deal you strike with the auto drivers, he can wait for you while you complete your offerings at the shrine, no matter how long. (Take down the auto driver’s number in that case). Choosing a return trip with the same auto driver is totally your call. You can opt to walk back or hire another rickshaw, if you wish. We chose a to and fro journey with the same auto. This option results in a better bargaining position.


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Edwina D'souza

Read write watch, 2 left hands and feet, recluse, gazer and occasionally suffer from wanderlust syndrome!!

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