Saturday, September 21, 2013

Some Must Do Thrilling Activities in Rajasthan

Visit India to explore the most colorful state – Rajasthan, located in the middle of the deserts, bazaars (markets) and forts. This is a place where fortresses appear huge and indistinct over the cities and where the markets are animated with the activities of the locals gorgeously appareled in the shades of scarlet, gold, brown, red and rose. Explore lakeside holy towns, sip tea at a royal accommodation and devote some moments to know about the local traditions of some rural villages. Not just only these phenomena, but there is more about Rajasthan – A promise of true thrill and adventure with an exciting range of activities.
You can quench your thirst for the thrill by hitting the golf ball accurately; feel the excitement by trekking all the way through rugged terrain to reach the highest point; sense the calmness by  lying under your tent and gaze the twinkling of stars in a calm and serene environment. Rajasthan offers you almost everything that can make the holidays thrilling and memorable.  
    
Trekking Tours
Trekking and Rajasthan – the combination may sound indifferent to you! But topography of the state allows the trekkers to relish the wonderful opportunities while they are on a Rajasthan tour. For perfect trekking experiences, scout the desert regions and the hill ranges.  
You can indulge into the trekking expeditions from:
-          Abu Road to Guru Shikhar (highest peak of Aravalli)
-          Thandi Beri to Kumbhalgarh fort
-          Ranakpur to Rawali Tatgarh.

Golfing
This royal sport is very much liked by the Rajputs (they ruled the princely states of Rajasthan). The huge inclination for this exciting sport is the reason that many clubs have been set up to let the golfers try their hands at golfing.  The Rambagh Golf Course in Jaipur is popular among the tourists for boasting variety of facilities.

Safari Tours
This state is a must-visit if you just love safaris. Moreover, the different kinds of safaris are an excellent way to explore explore wildlife in Rajasthan.
CAMEL SAFARI
PHOTO: GJ CONCIERGE
For exploring wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, deserts, and remote villages, various kinds of safaris are:
- Camel Safaris
- Jeep Safaris
- Horse Safari
- Elephant Safari

Water Sports
Yes. Water sports in Rajasthan! Though surprising, the lakes of Rajasthan support various activities such as cruising, boating and angling. Boating adventure and streaming cruises are the two activities for which travelers yearn.
Aero Sports
BALLOONING  NEAR AMBER FORT
PHOTO: BABO MIKE
Flying high in the sky – one of the dreams, each one of us wishes to fulfill. Travel to Rajasthan and live your dream here. Ballooning, Para sailing and Para gliding are the  few aero sports in which you can take a delight. Visit Pushkar, Beneshwar or Nagaur fair to participate in an exciting range of aero sports.
Camping Tours
CAMPING IN DESERT
PHOTO: SHUBHI
Overnight camping has become a popular activity among the tourists visiting Rajasthan. The desert territories allow the travelers to enjoy the beauty of nature in a tent under a moonlit sky. Witnessing cultural performances of the folk dancers and musicians while sitting near a bonfire under the canopy of stars is an experience which everybody would like to cherish.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

How Golden Triangle Tour Could be Fabulous to Celebrate Valentine's Week


Valentine’s Day is just round the corner and it is that time of the year when you will be contemplating buying a best gift for your beloved wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. Instead of buying a bouquet of flowers, pack of chocolates or dining at a restaurant why not surprise your partner this valentine by taking him/her to the golden triangle tour of India. This particular kind of tour is a very beautiful journey to the three prominent enchanting places of India, which are Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. A tour to these majestic places will not give you a wonderful opportunity to spend an invaluable time with your sweetheart, but also go a long way in creating a unique bond of love and long-lasting relationship between the two of you.

Delhi
The awe-inspiring capital of India, Delhi, is a first stopover of the golden triangle tour of India. It not only has innumerable historical sites, but also the world class shopping malls loaded with the renowned brands. The rich cultural heritage of the place will certainly provide you a chance to know more about the history of Delhi. There are lots of tourist places in the city such as the Red Fort, Akashardham Temple, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Jantar Mantar, Humayun Tomb, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Rajghat, Laxmi Narayan Temple and so on. If you are a shopaholic individual, then you can visit a lot of the prominent markets such as the Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar market and Connaught Place. Do make it a point to taste the lip-smacking cuisines of Delhi. The street food is a very popular and you can savor your taste buds by indulging in various kinds of chaats such as the gol gappa, tikki, bhelpuri and so on. Delhi also boasts some of the top-notch hotels such as the ITC Maurya, Taj Mahal hotel, Lalit, Leela Palace Kempinski and Radisson Blu Hotel that offer first-class facilities as well as guarantees comfortable stay.   

Agra
After Delhi, the next destination of the golden triangle tour is the beautiful city of Agra. It is a breathtaking city that is located on the banks of the Yamuna River. By taking a trip to Agra, the pictures of the past royal era will surface in front of your eyes. The place houses a lot of enchanting tourist attractions such as the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb, Agra Fort, Akbar Tomb and so on. Make it a point to take your cute beloved partner to the symbol of love - Taj Mahal, click the stunning photographs of both of you together and savor the memorable moments for the longer period of time. 

Jaipur
The mesmerizing journey of the golden triangle India tour comes to an end in the majestic city of Jaipur. It is a dream holiday destination of lots people all over the world. After stepping into this beautiful place, you will be quite amazed to see the stunning architectural work of the historical palaces and forts. There are various popular destinations in Jaipur such as the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and so on. If you love to wear the fashionable traditional Indian clothing, then this place is an absolute paradise for you. You can get a lot of outfits with an exquisite handiwork that will definitely enhance your personality.    
Therefore, surprise your partner this Valentine's Day by embarking on the romantic golden triangle tour and take back home some of the golden memories that will always stick into your heart forever.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rajasthan Travel - Travel in the Royal State of India


Rajasthan, The word itself gives an idea that it is one of the most popular sightseeing places in India. It is located in the north-west of India. Formerly called Rajputana; a group of small states. The moment you think of this place, you are struck with the pictures of desert, palaces, camels, snakes, elephants.
History:
        Rajasthan as remained as the early history for the most independent from the great empires associating hold on their sub-continent. It was occupied previously in 2500 BC and also in the northern Rajasthan you can find signs of the Indus valley civilization. The earliest Inhabitants of this place were the Bhil and the Mina tribes. Later it was taken over by Aryans in 1400 BC, as they visited that place and decided to settle down there forever. After Aryans, many Kings invaded Rajasthan. There happened a series of battles where Hindu alliance defeated the Arabs and removed the raiders from the Indus River and secured India in whole. The last battle took place at the boundaries of Sindh-Rajasthan.

        Earlier, northern India was divided ion into several kingdoms. In those kingdoms, the most popular was the Pratihara dynasty and Pala Dynasty in the 8th century. There was an engraving in the Gwalior saying that Nagabhata “crushed the large army of the powerful mechcha king”, as he was the first ruler. There are some original Hindu sources like Inscription of Bauka pratihara in Jodhpur, Inscription of Bhoja pratihara in Gwalior etc. Many of the Past rulers of Rajasthan sustained to use the title of maharaja for social purposes, as this is used as a status symbol.

Tourist Places:
Jaipur – Pink City
Jodhpur
Mount Abu
Udaipur
Bikaner
Ajmer
Jaisalmer
Bharatpur
Ranthambore

        Though the above places are tourist places in Rajasthan, you will be thrilled to see the best of them. Here are some of them.
Jaipur – The Pink City:
        This is the first and the most visited place in Rajasthan and known for its headlock of clan rulers, whose series of palaces and forts in this city remains a center of attraction. The capital of Rajasthan is proudly known the Pink City with Broad Avenues and large gardens was founded by Sawai jaisingh II, Jaipur in1727 AD. It is called the pink city, as the walls of the fort are constructed of pink stones. This place is popular for its embroidered leather shoes, colourful wares and dye mufflers sold in Jaipur’s bazaar.
You can travel by air or by Rail or by bus to reach this place. The places you can go for sight-seeing are City palace, Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Dolls Museum, Zoo, Nawab Ki Haveli, Amber Pal& Fort, Gaitor, Jal Mahal, Sisodia Garden &palace.
Jodhpur:
        This is the second largest city in Rajasthan; this place previously was the capital of the Princely state Marwar. The most import places you can visit are Mehrangarh fort and museum, Umaid Bhawan palace and museum, Jaswant Thada, Government Museum.
Mount Abu:
        It is located at the southern tip of the Aravali ranges. The road leading to Mount Abu is Curved and dotted with big stones of different sizes and a heavy breeze. The places you can visit here are Museums and art Galleries, Gardens and parks, Temples like Gaumukh Temple, Dilwarajain Temple, AndharDevi Temple, Sunset point, Honeymoon point.
Udaipur – The City of Dawn :
        The best thing about this place is, it is surrounded by the Azure Lake, which is edged by the opulence of the Aravali Mountains. The places you can visit here are Saheliyon ki Bari, City Palace, Jag Mandir, FatehSagar, Gulab Bagh.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Love Shopping? The Best Answer is Rajasthan


Shopping is one of its own kinds of lovely experience that almost every person loves to do and especially the ladies. Shopping brings a perfect opportunity to carry the memories of the places you visit when you are out for a tour. Rajasthan is simply such part of wonderful destination where shopping is mere an excuse to seize all the traditional stuffs and attractions in your shopping bags. 

Rajasthan, the heritage state of India has many attractions to reflect the real glory of Rajputana lives. From Handicrafts to ethnic wear to room d├ęcor, artifacts and jewelries and many more can be found displayed at different sparkling shops of the cities of Rajasthan. The three major cities of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur have tremendous attractions for shopping. Let us explore some of the best catchy stuffs one can find at these major cities while touring. 

Shopping with Jaipur Tours

The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is the most alluring tourist hub for domestic as well as the international tourists. Jaipur is definitely a treasure trove for the shoppers where one can find five most popular bazaars of the city namely: Johri Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Kishanpol Bazaar and Mirza Ismail Road (MI Road).  The Johri Bazaar is specifically famous for Kundan jewelries, semi-precious stones and precious gems. Bapu Bazaar is best known for the textiles and local and ethnic garments including lehenga, chunari, bandhej, leheria patterns of textiles. The other markets are famous for various kinds of artifacts like Mojri (footwear made of camel leather), brassware, ironware, textiles, carpets, wooden furniture and many more things. 

The exotic blue pottery, the batik painting, block printed textiles of Sanganer and Bagru, tie & dye fabrics, Mojari- (the local shoe), sandal wood carving items, beautiful stone carvings, Meenakari works etc. are other major attractions one can find with Jaipur tourism. 
Jaipur Bangle Market in Barhi Chaupad


Shopping in Udaipur  

Udaipur brings number of attractive handicrafts. The good areas of shopping are Suraj Pol, Bapu Bazaar, Chetak and Ashwini Markets along with Maldas Street and Sindhi Bazaar. These markets are famous for buying major attractive stuffs like colorful clothes, ethnic arts & crafts, tie-dye fabrics, folk toys, silver jewelry and wall hangings. The most popular local crafts that you could take home during Udaipur tours are miniature paintings and pretty images of gods and goddesses made in Mollela village near Nathdwara.

Shopping in Jodhpur 

If you are on Jodhpur trip shopping is a very exciting and rewarding experience for the tourists. The home place for many talented craftsmen all engaged for impressive textile dyers, metal engravers and die makers. Of course Jodhpur is most famous for Jodhpuri suit that brings a royal identity to the dressing and people just can’t forget it to take it along with them. Jodhpur tourism will take you to the most famous hub for wholesale export operations in India and attracts significant number of European and North American dealers. Besides, Antiques, Bandhani, footwear and Mathaniya's Red Chillies are the major attractions of Jodhpur shopping.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Pushkar Annual Fair 2012- what’s so special about it?


Date: 18-27 November 2012
Venue: Pushkar, Rajasthan


Rajasthan is best known as the colorful land of culture, heritage and most importantly of the fairs & festivals. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan is the sole attraction for most of the domestic as well as international tourists while experiencing India tour.  India’s greatest tribal gathering which we termed as the Pushkar Camel festival is also synonymous with the Karthik Mela (and also with Annual Camel Fair, Pushkar Fair, Pushkar camel Fair, Pushkar cattle fair)
Ladies enjoying at Pushkar Fair

In Rajasthan, the Pushkar fair is actually a combination of two fairs at the same time and same place, one is the greatest exaltation of Lord Brahma and the other is the largest gathering for trading of cattle especially the camels. So Pushkar Fair Rajasthan can be termed as the cultural, traditional, commercial and religious gathering of large amount of people from all over the world and so it is very popular and worldly known.  

It is the only land in India where large amount of trading of cattle can be made annually. Camels and other cattle are sold and purchased here in greatest amount. The trading are further complemented with many cultural programs, music, dance, talent shows and camel racing. Camel racing is the most fascinating and featured part of this fair when camels are decorated in finery and are raced to reach the finishing line before the music stops (something like musical chairs).

The list of the events being covered in the Pushkar Fair is:
Camels at Pushkar Fair
  • Camel Race
  • Gorband - Camel Decoration
  • Camel and Horse Dance
  • Kabbadi Match (Local v/s Visitors)
  • Cultural Programs
  • Matka Phod (clay-pot breaking competition)
  • Bridal Competition
  • Turban Tying and Tilak Competition


This year, the mela (fair) will be organized for complete 10 days so that the visitors, whether domestic or international, can get maximum amount of entertainment and enjoyment during their Rajasthan tours.

Fun Activities at Pushkar

Cultural Dance of Rajasthan in Pushkar Fair


Get inked into the color and charm of Pushkar where you will also be offered body tattoos followed by body piercing. Otherwise you can simply enjoy the camel rides or can have the finest traditional delicacies and beverages at this fair.

Pushkar- the pilgrimage attraction

Pushkar is also decorous with one exceptional quality to attract the tourists and that is the presence of one and only Brahma Temple in the whole world. This temple is being considered as the most sacred destination along the famous Pushkar Lake. It is believed that a holy bath in this lake during Karthik Purnima (full moon day) will bring many fortunes to the devotees followed by the worshipping in the temple.  The two days around the full moon day are considered as the most auspicious one.

Thus, a trip to Pushkar, the land of many attractive offerings will introduce you to the most jeweled part of traditional, cultural and religious gatherings. The Annual Pushkar Fair is considered as the most sacred and most attractive fairs and festivals of Rajasthan that can be enjoyed completely in the coming month.

The Jaipur Airport is the nearest airport to reach Pushkar from where you can easily take a road transport to reach to this most favored land of Rajasthan. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rajasthan Tour Packages - Offering a Trip to Fort and Palaces of Rajasthan Worth Exploring


If you want to experience the royalty and rich history of Mughal Empire in India, Rajasthan is the place for you. This is why it is often called “Royal Rajasthan”. Rajasthan is a world famous tourism spot of the country. Due to its rich cultural and historical heritage, it attracts millions of global tourists every year. Many scholars and researches from across the globe also visit the place to get a close view of history of India and various kingdoms, which dominated the place for decades in the past. Moreover, the hospitality of the state is simply matchless.


Various Rajasthan Tour Packages

You’ll get an exciting range of Rajasthan tour packages online. Choose the best and most suitable to your vacation plan.


Rajasthan Palaces Tour Package

Places and forts of Rajasthan are truly fascinating as they tell the story of the past royal emperors and kingdoms. This tour will be loved by history lovers who wish to explore the places filled with history of the world. Your popular palaces tour to the state will cover several forts, palaces, havelis, etc. Some of the most famous palaces and monuments of Rajasthan state include Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, etc. In your package tour, you’ll have the opportunity to stay at the royal hotels, which were once palaces of emperors. Thus, fort and palaces tour of Rajasthan takes you to the other world of sovereigns.


Rajasthan City Tour Package

This is the most popular travel package for this land of emperors. There are several attractions in the state to captivate minds and hearts of all tourists. Popular tourists’ destinations on Rajasthan tour of cities are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Mount Abu, Jaisalmer, and Ajmer. A well planned of Rajasthan will give a chance to explore fascinating cities and royal buildings of the state.


Rajasthan Wildlife Tour Package

This is yet another most sought after packages for a holiday to the state. Again, an organized tour under the observation of a tours and travel company will give a chance to all tourists to explore the wildlife of the state. Moreover, you’ll be taken to some marvelous natural landscapes of the state. Popular wildlife sanctuaries and park in the area include Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Sariska Tiger Reserve.


So book a suitable package for your family and come to the royal state of Rajasthan. This will be the most vibrant and enchanting tour of your lifetime.

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