Monthly Archives: July 2011

Plan for These Destinations on Your Trip to Jodhpur.



There are several places of tourist interest that you may see in and around Jodhpur. Meharangarh fort is one of the most beautiful forts in India.  Close to Jodhpur is the Mahamandir temple. The architecture and the cutwork of the temple are worth seeing. The temple dates back to 1812 and has as many as 84 carved pillars. For picnics the Kailana Lake is the picture perfect place. The Kailana Lake is at a distance of eleven km from Jodhpur. Around twenty km from Jodhpur is the village of Luni. The place is renowned for the Fort Chanwa. The fortress palace built by Kaviraj Muraridanji is now a heritage hotel. While in Jodhpur you must plan to see an evening at Osian. Osian is actually an oasis in the desert land around Jodhpur. Osian is a sunset point that offers spectacular sights of the setting sun. For the animal lovers the Dhawa wildlife sanctuary is the place to be at. Just forty-five km from Jodhpur you can see cheetal and sambhars in their natural habitat in the wildlife sanctuary. Mandore is another major attraction few kilometres from Jodhpur. It is a small Vishnoi village that is still preserving the raw fragrance of sand and ultimate greenery is the refreshment in the land of deserts.

Sariska to get two more cubs


Sariska Tiger Reserve to get two more cubs from Ranthambore. These cubs belong to Tigress T-5 who died in February this year. These two cubs also came into news when they were spotted with another male tiger supposedly their father. This was rare occurrence of a male Tiger playing a dad and raising cubs.

Sariska Tiger Reserve already has two tigers and three tigresses. This would now take the count of big cats in Sariska to 7. The relocation would happen after the rains.

The Yoga Retreat and the Classical Dance Festival at Ranakpur


The Yoga Retreat and the Classical Dance Festival

at Ranakpur, district Pali by Rajasthan Tourism


Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan is organizing “Yoga Retreat” from 9th to 12th August, 2011 and “Classical Dance Festival” from 9th to 11th August, 2011 at Ranakpur (Pali), as detailed below:


1)    “Yoga Retreat” a programme based on Yogic activities by Shri Navtej Johar of Abhyas Trust from August 9th to 12th, 2011.  This will be a daylong activity at the beautiful premises of famous Ranakpur Jain Temples in Ranakpur, district Pali.

2)    “Classical Dance Festival“, three days festival will be organized as per following programme schedule:




9th August Performance  of Kathak

by Smt. Aditi Mangal Das

Surya Temple, Ranakpur
10th August Performance  of Bharatnatyam

by Shri Navtej Johar

Surya Temple, Ranakpur
11th August Performance  of Kathak

by the Group of Girdhari Maharaj of Jaipur Gharana

Surya Temple, Ranakpur


  1. The programme of Yoga Retreat is free of cost for all the participants registered by 1st August, 2011. The participants will have to make their own travel, board and lodging arrangements, however help of Rajasthan Tourism may be taken in getting accommodation. For registration and further details please contact Shri Vikas Pandya, Tourist Officer, Tourist Reception Centre, Jodhpur at tel 0291 2545083/Ms. Sumita Saroch, Assistant Director, Tourist Reception Centre, Udaipur at 0294 2411535.
  2. The Classical Dance Festival will start everyday at 7pm and entry in this festival is free and open for all.

Sojourn de Udaipur : Beautiful Places To See In And Around Udaipur



There are several places worth seeing in and around Udaipur. Ahar the ancient capital of the Sisodias lies around Udaipur. In fact you must travel three km from Udaipur to Ahar. In Ahar the captivating cenotaphs or the chhatris that were built in honor of the royals of the Mewars are a must see. Around twenty-two km from Udaipur is Eklingji. While in Eklingji you must see the Eklingji Lake and the Eklinga temple. The latter is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The other important Hindu pilgrimage around Udaipur is Nathdwara. The idol of the Lord Shrinath ji in the temple of Mewar is a must see at Nathdwara. The Pichwal paintings are the other major attractions in Nathdwara. Nathdwara lies around forty-eight km away from Udaipur. At a distance of around ninety-eight km from Udaipur lies Ranakpur. The Jain temples are a must see at Ranakpur. Kumbhalgarh is another place worth seeing around Udaipur.

The wildlife sanctuary and the fort are the must see at Kumbhalgarh. Kumbhalgarh lies around eighty-four km from Udaipur. Then there is the Asia’s biggest artificial Lake that is worth seeing around Udaipur, the Jaisamand Lake. While in Jaisamand you may even see the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary.

Make your holidays at Udaipur more enjoyable by seeing these nearby places. These places not only enhance tourism potential in Udaipur but also are worth seeing holiday spots themselves.

Tips to follow while you travel to Rajasthan.


Follow the travel tips on your trip to Rajasthan.

Traveling to Rajasthan in India is always a rewarding experience. The traditional atmosphere coupled with a spicy cuisine and colorful people make a trip to Rajasthan really memorable. But to make the best of your holiday at Rajasthan, make sure you follow certain rules and tips. Travel tips to Rajasthan are:
  • Don’t forget to take your necessary medicines with you.
  •   The sun can be very harsh during summers in Rajasthan, India. It is advisable to carry sun block lotions during summers. Don’t forget to carry sunscreen, goggles, and a hat or scarf.
  •   All intercontinental credit cards like Diners, American Express, MasterCard and Visa are received in hotels, shops and other business organizations.
  •   Exchange your currency only from authorized money exchangers and don’t forget to take a receipt.
  •   Police control room: 100, Fire station: 101, Ambulance: 102.
  •   Footwear inside the temple is not permitted in all the temples. There is arrangement for keeping your footwear in safe custodies while visiting religious places and monuments.
  •   Whenever you go out of your hotel room, do not carry excess cash with you. Also, keep your jewelry and other expensive items locked in your hotel room, along with your passport and return tickets.
  •   Always prefer to take taxis and auto rickshaws from prepaid booths.
  •   Do not consume drinks or eatables offered any an unknown person.
  •   To visit a wildlife sanctuary, prior permission has to be taken from the concerned authority of the sanctuary.
  •   Don’t break the rule of prohibition of photography in certain areas such as military sites, bridges, few forts sight, temples and airports.

Three Magnificent Gems of Jaipur.


Jaipur is a place where you’ll find the magical wonders on earth,  some created naturally while some of them are man made. They are as mesmerizing and incredible as their history and their story., are still standing tall to depict the magic in the hands of creator and intelligence of those eminent architects. Jantar Mantar, Albert hall and Hawa Mahal are a few masterpieces from the big list of architectural wonders in Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar- The Land of Magical Calculations in Jaipur.
The amazing fact of this place is that at a glance you would feel it is a huge mess and a maze, but on closer observation you would understand that it has been built with a purpose.  Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or “Jantar Mantars” as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale, have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide, yet remain largely unknown to the general public.

Jantar Mantar











Albert Hall: A Visit to Albert Hall: Situated in the middle of the garden as the centre of attraction is the exquisitely built structure of Albert Hall. It was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, a British architect who designed many palaces in Rajasthan. Combining the elements of English and north Indian architecture – it was known as the pride of the New Jaipur when it opened in 1887 AD. it is a very well maintained and impressive building displaying a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.

Albert Hall Museum











Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family. However, one can also find a glimpse of Mughal architecture, which is blended perfectly to make it different from others. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. As a matter of fact, Hawa Mahal is believed to build for the women of the Royal Families, since they had to observe strict “purdah” (cover). The small windows and screened balconies serve the women to watch processions and different activities taking place on the streets. In this manner, the women could enjoy a sense of freedom without showing themselves.

Hawa Mahal, The Palace of Wind.

The Multicolored and Multifaceted City of Jaipur


Historical sights, culture, festivals, art forms, traditions, and the eclectic mix of people. Yes, we are talking about Jaipur.But do you know apart from this side of the city, the modern Jaipur continues to grow as new arcades, multiplexes, malls, gardens, hotels, industrial units, hospitals, flyovers are being laid out. All the major airlines are operating to & from Jaipur. It has shown distinguish progress infrastructurally.The cleaner and greener Jaipur has some beautiful roads with statues in stone and metal displayed at prominent places.

Jaipur has been home to industries such as gems, jewellery, and textiles but now it is getting ready for tech savvy sector like IT, BPO and KPO in a big way. It has also emerged as the most sought after destination for royal weddings, film, shoots, and international events.


World Trade Park

India’s first Elephant Village Unveiled In Rajasthan


India´s first “ElephantVillage” in the northern state of Rajasthan was recently unveiled by Rajasthan tourism minister Bina Kak. The village that is closely located to the historicalAjmerfort houses the mahouts – keepers – and their elephants.

The project named ‘ElephantVillage’ was jointly funded by the Central and Rajasthan government. Currently, 51 elephants have been accommodated where each has got its own marked house. The rest of the elephants would get the quarters in the near future. The project that was in the pipeline for the last 40 years has been finally completed due to the state government’s efforts.
Ajmer fort that has 113 elephants registers over 1.4 million tourists annually. Rajasthan Tourism Minister Bina Kak, said it was a great gift to the animal.
“The elephant ride is much in demand by both foreign and Indian tourists. Tourists feel like royalty when riding an elephant,” says Shyam Gupta, vice-president of Elephant Owners’ Association. The village has a man-made pond to provide water for the animals and a veterinary clinic. The Rajasthan government is hoping that the elephant village proves to be a hit with tourists.


India’s first Elephant Village Unveiled In Rajasthan