The month of Ramzan is about to get completed in few days and the most awaited day of the year is coming to us, the day of Eid. This is the day when people from Muslim community celebrate this day with all zeal and enthusiasm throughout the world as a day to mark the end of Ramadan. Popularly called as Eid-al Fitr aka “festival of breaking fasts”, falls generally on the first day of the month of Shawwal.
Such a big day and we left it for no reason, is absolutely not a good idea. Therefore I have brought to you a plan to celebrate your Eid in an unforgettable way by visiting various Dargah in India. Grab your bag, book your tickets and let’s start our journey to the gate of almighty Allah.
- Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah in Delhi
- Dargah Sharif in Ajmer
- Dargah of Salim-Ud-Din Chishti near Agra
1. Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah in Delhi
The sultanate of Delhi, capital city of India has been under the influence of Muslim rulers for many centuries, this can be seen through the heritage sites and monuments of the city. Amazing Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar are some of the most prominent example of Islamic architectural style. These entire places also play a vital role in Delhi tourism. During Eid you can visit two most amazing Muslim shrine in Delhi. Though the city is filled with numbers of mosques but among all there are two shrines that holds an important position, first is Jama Masjid and another is Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
This is India’s largest and the oldest mosque in India. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan the place the mosque was formerly known as the Masjid –i- Jahan Numa which me and the “mosque commanding view of the World”. As Friday is considered as the holy day in Islamic culture, it is referred as Jumma, from which the mosque has got its new name Jama which means Friday. The front courtyard in mosque is quite big and it can accommodate approx 25000 individuals during prayer offerings. The tank is there to wash hands, face and feet before entering the main building for prayer. Visiting this mosque during Eid will surely make your festival more divine. Jama Masjid in Delhi also holds a prominent place in cultural and heritage walk in Delhi.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah is one of the grates Sufi Saint, who is far beyond the boundation of time, caste, creed, color, race and region. His tomb is another form of the amazing Islamic architectural style. It is Hazrat Nizamuddin only on whose advice Amir Khusro invented new language to break the barriers between south and north India. The Dargah is located in the hustling area of Delhi city. The market near Dargah complex is dominated by Muslim vendors. The area of Nizamuddin heritage includes various attractions such as Humayun’s Tomb, Chausath Khamba, Mirza Ghalib’s tom and Sabz Burj.
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Suggested Tour: Delhi Day Tours
2. Dargah Sharif in Ajmer
Ajmer is known for the Dargah of Ajmer Sharif. Famous among all national and international travellers the Dargah of Ajmer has its own grandeur which is a must see during the festival of Eid. Being one of the most amazing cities of Rajasthan, Ajmer is an important part of Rajasthan tourism. There are many tourist places in Ajmer which are worth watching such as Adai Din Ka Jhopda, Ana Sagar Lake, Madar Gate and etc.
Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chishti Dargahin Ajmer
Famous as Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Ajmer Sharif this is the most prominent Muslim shrine in India. Located at the foot of the Taragarh hill the shine is compact with the domed tomb of the saint. It is believed that Akbar and his queen used to visit this shrine every year bare foot to get boon of a son. Dedicated to saint Moin-Ud-Din Chishti this Islamic shrine is dates back to centuries back. In 1256 AD Khawaja Saheb entered in the cell here for prayer for 6 days and later he passed away. For all national and international travellers, there are many accommodation options available here which can be avail in a huge range. Hotels in Ajmer are filled with all major facilities and amenities that make the stay of guests memorable.
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3. Dargah of Salim-Ud-Din Chishti near Agra
Fatehpur Sikri, a place which is boasted with the rich history of Mughal era. The town of Fatehpur Sikri used to serve as the capital of Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar. He has built many monuments during his reign in here. One of the most beautiful monuments is the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti. It was built by Mughal emperor Akbar. The use of the marble in Dargah is must watch. Apart from the marble work, Dargah’s ornamental column, serpentine brackets and latticed screens are just marvelous. Visiting Fatehpur Sikri is an integral part of Taj Mahal tour package. Visiting this divine shrine will surely make your Eid more memorable. The Mughal architectural style of this mausoleum is worth watching.
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Suggested Tour: Agra Day Tours
I hope you all must have like our suggestions that we have brought to you. Visiting these shrines may bring lots of happiness and blessings to you and to your family; this is our wish for you on this Eid. Eid Mubarak Everyone!!