Ajmer, an ancient pilgrimage town is situated on the banks of the Ana Sagar Lake at an altitude of 486 meters above sea level. Ajmer which is about 130 kms from Jaipur, covers a total area of 55.76 square km. Historically, Ajmer had considerable strategic importance and was sacked by Mohammed Ghori on one of his periodic forays from Afghanistan. Later it became a favorite residence of the mighty Mughal. Ajmer is a major center for Muslim pilgrims during the fast of Ramzaan, and has some impressive Muslim architecture. It houses the Dargah or tomb of the popular 13th century Sufi saint, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. The city also boasts of a number of monuments dating back to the Mughal era.