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4 reviewsPosted 2 years ago
Not just deserts and forts, much more to explore!
There is so much to see, so much to explore, so much to discover and so much to assimilate here. I once read somewhere that if someone wants to see true India then they must come to Rajasthan. This is that one single place which encompasses of so much culture; ethos, tradition, and heritage that I sometimes wonder how could there be an awful lot of varieties in this one locale? Once a person comes here they will go back with a tranche of their heart lying here. And that's the reason people love to visit here again and again. Cities of Rajasthan which should be on your must visit lists are Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur & Jaiselmer. For wildlife lovers Ranthambore national park is a heaven.
3 reviewsPosted 3 years ago
Funfilled family vacation
By the grace of God 2014 has been a year where we have three super vacation with family. In April we went to Nainital, in July we went to Shikharji via road and in October we went to Rajasthan & this time the number increased to 20. Began the journey from Pratap express & the fun started from there itself, the moment the train left the station our food packets started getting empty. We have booked a AC Volvo bus from Jaipur & it was supposed to pick us from Nagaur, our first destination was Osiyaji where our Kuldevi shree sanchiya Mata jis temple is situated. We reached there had darshan first & then food from there we left for Siryari which is the Samadhi sthal of our guru shree bhikshu swami. It is a very cool n calm place where you can find eternal peace. We stayed there for two nights & then we moved towards the famous Ranakpur Jain temple on the way to Ranakpur we visited another Jain temple tat came on the way named Muchela mahaveer ji. The beauty of the Ranakpur temple is such tat maximum foreign visitors visits there. From there we headed to new Pavapuri & I must tell you what a wonderful property it is there are approx 5000 cows there & they are taken proper care off this is a private property n maintained very beautifully our next stop was mount Abu where we visited various temples such as Devrani jhetani temple dilvara temple & we enjoyed boating also in the lake. From there we moved to Udaipur the place with the great historical importance, we have seen the great fort n the big lake, the sahelio ki badi where the Queens use to take bath, & Ambajis temple etc. We then headed to our native place tats fatehpur sekhawati but on the way we visited Kisangarh ( Indian marbles mandi) chappar, ladnun. After a 2 day stay in Fatehpur we went to Bikaner from where we finally caught the train for hwh. This entire journey was of 13 days & we travelled approx 2100 kms in Rajasthan in 9 days.
I am heading to Rajasthan
Rajasthan is India's largest state, located on its north-western border with Pakistan. It is surrounded by the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. Rajasthan is bisected by the Aravalli hills, dividing it into two distinct landscapes. On the west is Rajasthan's unique feature, the Thar Desert an area of sand, scrub and thorn. The other is the region to the east of the Aravallis, which is more rain fed and hospitable. The culture of Rajasthan is defined by the Rajputana kingdoms that ruled it for centuries; the word Rajput meaning sons of royalty. The Thar Desert region saw the Desert Kingdoms of Marwar (modern Jodhpur), Jaisalmer, and Bikaner. The east saw the kingdoms of Mewar (modern Chittor and Udaipur), Amber (modern Amber and Jaipur), and Hadoti (modern Bundi, Kota and Jhalawar) among many others. As a result, Rajasthan has a larger concentration of forts, palaces, and royal riches than any other place in India. This is the reason why tourism is a primary pillar of the economy; apart from agriculture and cattle rearing. Several palaces or abandoned fortresses have been converted to Heritage Hotels to attract visitors and provide an income for the erstwhile princes. The capital Jaipur, with its many imposing buildings made of rosy sandstone, is called Pink City. The City Palace complex and Hawa Mahal are examples of Rajasthani-Mughal architecture. The old parts of town offer shopping such as jewellery, hand-dyed clothes, precious stones and craftwork. Jaipur has an international airport. Udaipur has many lakes, lakeside palaces, and the largest palace complex (City Palace) in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer fort is made of yellow sandstone such that it's called the Golden Fort. Jaisalmer also gives access to pristine sand dunes of Sam and Khuri, with camel safaris and nomadic music. The Amber Fort (near Jaipur, 16thcentury); the Chittor Fort; Junagarh Fort (at Bikaner); Mehrangarh Fort, (at Jodhpur, 15thcentury) are among the main fortress attractions. The Shekhawati region in the north east offers painted havelis belonging to old business families. Ranthambore and Sariska National Parks are for tiger reserves while Keoladeo Ghana National Park (or Bharatpur) is a bird-rich wetland, where over 375 species of migratory birds visit each year. Mt Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan.
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