Monday, July 7, 2014

Mappy Monday- Ajmer, India

My 14th great grandfather John Mildenhall Jr. (1560-1614) was born in Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England; however, he died in the most unsuspecting place- Ajmer, India. If one didn’t know his background, I would think one would think their find was a mistake!

Ajmer, India

John Mildenhall was an explorer and worked for the British East India Trading Company. John had been to India may times, but in 1614, he fell ill and died. He is buried in the Agra Cemetery in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was the first Englishman recorded burial India.

Today, Ajmer, India is located in Rajasthan, in western India. It is the 5th largest city in Rajasthan. It’s population is 485,575 (2001). It is a popular place to shop but mainly used as a connection to Pushkar by train- the Ajmer Shatabdi Express.

Ajmer Shatabdi Express

Ajmer, India

Top rated things to do/see in Ajmer:

~Nasiyan Jain Temple

~Dargah Shariff

~Rangji Temple

~Foy Sagar Lake

~St. Mary’s Graveyard

~Akbar’s Palace & Museum

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