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To many it will come as a surprise that before the charging cavalry men, there where the Buddhist monks. Prior to the imposing forts, there were the meditation caves. Search for salvation was there before the quest for glory on battlefield came.
The Jahalwar district of Rajasthan has few old sites that indicate that some parts of Rajasthan served as a retreat for the Buddhist monks seeking peace within - all this many centuries before Rajasthan laid the foundation of being the tourist delight that it is now.
Southwest of Jaipur (130 km/80 miles) lies Ajmer in Rajasthan, by the serene waters of Ana Sagar (lake), an oasis wrapped in green hills. It is one of the country's most important Muslim pilgrimage centers though it is visited by non-Muslims as well. The shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti lies nestled at the foot of the Taragarh hills.