Monthly Archives: March 2012

Summer Special Trains for Vacations!


Indian Railways announces Summer Special Trains to major stations to help you avoid the rush and enjoy your vacations without any tension!

Here are the details…

  • Summer Special trains planned over approximately 44 different popular routes to clear extra rush between April- June 2012
  • Major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad,Bangalore, Jammu Tawi, Jaipur, Guwahati,Lucknow, Pune. Etc will be connected with summer special trains.
  • 14 unreserved trains, 2 fully air conditioned and 10 superfast trains will be operational.
  • Special trains planned to make approximately 5600 journeys.
  • Extra coaches to be attached in existing trains (where operationally feasible)
  • An All India Summer Special Time Table 2012 is available at major stations and on Indian Railways website at
  • 119 new trains introduced on regular basis will also become available during summers.

Now enjoy your vacations with the hustle free bookings and journeys with Indian Railways. For itinerary, log on to

Best Wishes on Rajasthan Diwas, 2012


Bare deserts yet vibrant streets with lively and welcoming people saying “Padharo Mhare Des.” Rajasthan, a state that actually lives up to the saying “Atithi Devo Bhava.”  The Colorful festivals and regal history with magnanimous palaces and monuments telling the tales of our glorious past. 

This is my Rajasthan!!!

Sixty two years ago, on 30th March 1949, took place the grand unification of the erstwhile princely states of Rajputana giving birth to Rajasthan state in the Union of India. Since then, 30th March is celebrated as Rajasthan Diwas every year. Today, Rajasthan celebrates its 62nd Foundation day with much fanfare and galore.

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Best wishes from Rajasthan Tourism Buzz to all Rajasthanis and people visiting this vibrant state of nature, culture and heritage on 62nd Rajasthan Diwas 🙂

Special Train (Kota-Jaipur) for AIPMT, IIT-JEE and AIEEE Aspirants


In a bid to relieve the students from travel stress during exams, the railways has decided to run a special train for the students traveling from the coaching hub of Kota to Jaipur for taking three major competitive examinations AIEEE, IIT JEE and AIPMT.

This special train would benefit aspirants of All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) and All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) scheduled on 31 March, 7 April and 28 April.

Jaipur Travel plans changed due to airport runway extension


This is to inform all the national and international air travelers that Jaipur airport runway extension work will be under construction from July, 2012 to September, 2012 therefore all flights between  09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. will be affected & rescheduled.

Travel plans are changed due to the runway extension. Travel plans of flyers from the city could be severely hit from July. The Jaipur Airport will partially close for 3 months due to expansion work of the runway starting from July, 2012. July onward all the national and international flights like Dubai-Delhi-Dubai flight of Air India, Muscat of Oman Air and Sharjah of Air Arabia would be transferred from Terminal-1 to Terminal-2.  After the extension, the runway will be suitable for landing of Boeing 747 and Airbus 320.

Jaipur Travel plans are changed due to the runway extension

During the period, operations at the airport will close between 09.00 am to 05.00 pm affecting the movements of several flights including the international ones. However, the emergency landings will not be affected even during the closure.

The major worry for airport is to handle the non-scheduled flights in emergency situations.

Rajasthan Day Celebration Starts Today


Rajasthan Day Celebrations starts from today i.e. March27 till April02, 2012 at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Schedule for the events and activities follows below:-

Craft bazaar and food court: 27 March  to 2 April, 2012
Theatre festival: 29 March -31 March, 2012
Musical evening: 29 March, 2012
Rajasthani folk and cultural evening: 30 March, 2012

Follow the link to read more about the Rajasthan Day festival and celebrations –

Rajasthan Diwas Samaroh 2012


The people of Rajasthan, who rejoice everyday in effervescent ways of their life, who enliven their traditions every now & then in festivities & revelries, are all set to celebrate Rajasthan Diwas in a grand manner this year throughout the state from March27 to April02, 2012.

Sixty three years ago, on 30th March 1949, took place the grand unification of the erstwhile princely states of Rajputana giving birth to Rajasthan state in the Union of India. Since then, the week long celebration is marked to celebrate the Rajasthan Diwas every year. With Rajasthan emerging as a frontrunner in tourism industry, Government of Rajasthan continues to add new attractions to its repertoire of festivals while bringing forth the vast range of Rajasthani Folk Art, Craft, Dance & Music.

Tantalizing the taste buds would be the mouth-watering Marwari, Mewari, Hadoti, Dundhari, Brij and Punjabi delicacies that would be savoured by the people in the Food Festival. Craft Bazaar showcasing the art forms, handicrafts, pottery styles, prints & textiles, embroideries, carpets, wood & metal work of different regions of Rajasthan promises to be a major attraction for visiting tourists as well as the residents in Rajasthan throughout the week long celebrations.

No festival can be exciting without the charm & laughter of children. To enlighten the school going kids about the heritage & glory of Rajasthan, theme based competitions like debate, quiz, essay writing, drawing & painting would be organized in Jaipur during the course of celebrations.

One of the most unique features of these celebrations, never seen before in any other festival, would be the Night Bazaar. An ensemble of shoppers’ items ranging from handicrafts, clothes, potteries, carpets, internationally renowned quilts, blankets & jewellery to day-today household commodities, would ensure a shopping experience par imagination to the Pink-city dwellers every evening till midnight.

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Grand cultural shows and live concerts every evening in the ambience of majestic Albert Hall, Amer Fort and other equally eye-arresting venues have been planned to entertain people throughout the celebrations. A variety of programmes ranging from Classical Music & dance performances, Ghazal Evening, Bollywood Celebrity Evening to Nritya Natika, Natya Sandhya etc. would be held during the celebrations in Jaipur. Tourists and residents would get an opportunity to enjoy the performances of nationally famed artists like Toshi, Sharib, Ajmat and several other renowned Rajasthani folk artists, also who are shining stars of the constellation of celebrities in their own field.



National Theatre Festival in Jodhpur


The Sun City is going to witness a four-day National Theatre Festival starting from March 27, 2012. The event is being organized by the Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy.

The fest will be a confluence of the theatre and drama fraternity from across the nation. Dramatists, stage artistes, playwrights, directors and critics and anyone associated with theatre in some way or the other will be participating in the event which will be inaugurated on the World Theatre Day on March 27 and will culminate on March 30 on the Rajasthan Day.

This is the first festival devoted solely to theatre. Several well-known personalities will share their views and perspectives on the postmodern era of theatre. Chairperson of the academy Arjun Dev Charan said a leading theatre artist from Manipur and former vice-chairman of the academy Ratan Thiyam will be the chief guest. The event will see four seminars on different dimensions of theatre and three plays will be staged.

The last day of the fest will have cultural programmes by folk artistes to mark the Rajasthan Day.