Monthly Archives: April 2012

Banganga Fair May06 – 07, 2012

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Banganga Fair is celebrated annually near the Bairath town. This year, Banganga fair will take place on May06 and 07, 2012.  This event is observed on the full moon day of Vaishakh. Bairath forms a major part of excursions from Jaipur. Due to its historical significance, it is visited by a large number of people to its Radha-Krishna ji Temple every year.

Bairath is a place of historical significance, located at a distance of 86kms from Jaipur, on Shahpura- Alwar Road. It is said to have existed from the times of Mahabharata. It used to be the capital of Abhimanyu’s (Arjuna’s son) father-in-law. After going into exile, the Pandavas are believed to have spent one year in Bairath. Excavations expose the fact that Bairath used to be a part of the Mauryan Empire and thrived as a Buddhist establishment. Other attractions at Bairath are Bhim-Ki-Dungri and Bijak-ki-Pahari.

For Hindus, a visit to the holy site is believed to purify the soul. Devotees gather at the temple singing bhajans (devotional songs) to glorify the deities and then bathe at the steps of the Banganga River, proceeding to the nearby shrines of different gods. Traders come to sell their wares, hawking goods ranging from simple rural ornaments to toys and household items.

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Summer Festival Mount Abu

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Known for breathtaking natural landscape and popularly called as the “Oasis of Rajasthan”, the little hill station of Rajasthan – Mount Abu is located near popular tourist attractions Nakki Lake, Dilwara temples and other Hindu and Jain temples.

Dilwara Jain Temple

During the month of May, a three day festival is hosted in Mount Abu, culminating in the Budh Purnima. This three day colorful festival is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism, Municipal Board, Mount Abu and District Administration. The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the pleasant climate of Mount Abu make it an ideal location for the festival. The three-day festival is a feast of folk and classical music and a window to the traditional life and culture of Rajasthan. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people.The dates of the Summer Festival in 2012 are from May04 to 06, 2012.

The festival begins with singing of a Rajasthani folk ballad and a ceremonial procession, which starts from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and gather at the Nakki Lake Chowk. Folk dances from the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat enthrall the spectators. The visitors are also encouraged to take part in popular folk dances such as Ghoomar and Daph. Sports events such as the boat race on the Nakki Lake add variety to the festival.

The second and third day of the festival is more interesting because of various competitions that take place the whole day. Skating Race, Skater’s Show, CRPF Band Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan add to the excitements of the celebration.

The Sham-e-Qawwali (Evening of Poems) is a much-awaited musical extravaganza, as renowned qawwals (poet s cum musicians) from all over the country can be seen regaling the audience. The grand finale is celebrated with a display of dazzling fire works, bringing a thundering close to the annual festivities.

Lovers of music, art and culture should not give a miss to this festival.

Rajasthan Fashion Week

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Fashion industry is turning out once again to roll out red carpet for the first edition of Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW 2012).

The three-day fashion extravaganza will start in Jaipur on May 24 till May26, 2012  at the prestigious Marriott, Jaipur, where as many as 30 national and international designers along with 40 top and super models will participate, designers like Shaahid Amir, Rohit Verma, Lina Tipnis, Poonam Patel, Shilpa Marigold, will showcase their collections. India’s top listed Choreographer Achla Sachdev is taking the lead to provide phenomenal Extravaganza on the Ramp of RFW 2012.

Jaipur being one of the favorite hubs for textile and craft serves the Indian as well as International fashion fraternity with a world class platform to interact with each other. Thus the Rajasthan Fashion Week in Jaipur would be instrumental in promoting the best of fashion design talent from across the country. This event in the Pink City will bring together almost everybody linked to the fashion industry – from models, top designers to choreographers and makeup artists to the fashion connoisseurs.

 

Rajasthan Temples Amazing Masterpieces of Architectural Beauty !

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Rajasthan state is eminent for its tradition, heritage culture, royalty, richness and uniqueness in all aspects of devotional life. Rajasthan is one of the places that hold a great relevance in acclaimed world-wide for their intricate and superb architectural style which attracts the globalised tourist towards to its beauty. All, the temple are a masterpiece of architecture and boasts of additional shrines of Rajasthan travel beauty. These splendors of Rajasthan have a tale to its bygone past. These architectural beauties are a masterpiece situated in the Incredible Rajasthan.

Following are the five major Pilgrimages of Rajasthan-

Eklingi Temple

 

Eklingji is located at a distance of around 22 km from Udaipur. This small pilgrimage town is set in a deep ravine that contains Eklingji Lake. The white – marble temple of Eklinga has a two-storey mandapa to Lord Shiva.

A beautiful town, Eklingji attracts thousands of devotees and visitors throughout the year.

Dilwara Jain Temple-

Dilwara Jain temples, Mount Abu are sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. There are five Dilwara Jain temples in Rajasthan, all a fine example of exquisite temple architecture. In each and every temple, marble has been used in an amazing way. The temples are a mix of simplicity as well as exquisiteness.


Mehandipur Balaji Temple

Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Rajasthan is located in Dausa of North India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, worshipped by Hindus.

The legends says that the deity in this temple has divine power to cure a person possessed with evil spirit. One can also say that Shri Bala Ji Maharaj saves his devotees from unfavorable graha dashas, that is the planetary configurations.

Birla Temple

 

The Birla Temple stands at the foot of the Moti Doongri (a fortress which was turned into a palace for Gayatri Devi by Raja man Singh II) and the temple’s excellent architecture and splendid marble carvings make it a pleasure to visit.

Pushkar Temple-

Pushkar is a flourishing temple town full of religious myths and faiths, the biggest attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma-Lord of Creation; this is the only existing temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in India.

Jaipur Airport is the best in the country!

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The Jaipur Airport has been adjudged as the country’s best airport in the year 2011.

The number one status among Airport Authority of India (AAI) airports has been achieved following the 4.37 points index garnered by Jaipur Airport in the Airports Service Quality (ASQ) survey in 2011.

On April 28 and the Jaipur Airport will be awarded country’s best airport award at a special function in New Delhi by the AAI.

The survey is considered a global benchmark when it comes to measuring customer satisfaction about service quality at airports across the world.

Tiger Census in Ranthambhore National Park!

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Ministry of Forest in Rajasthan has just announced a tiger census in the Ranthambhore National Park. The census will be conducted from the 25th April till 6th May 2012.

 

Census will start on  25th April and will end on 6th May 2012.

From  25th April till 4th May  the Safari timings are :

AM – 7:30 Am to 10:30 Am

PM – 3:00 Pm to 6:30 Pm

 

On 5th May 2012 : Park will remain closed for full day.

On 6th May 2012 : Park will remain closed for AM  , but will open in the afternoon time – 3:00 Pm to 6:30 Pm.

Luxury Train- The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels

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Epitomizing traveling extravaganza, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offer a mesmerizing travel experience across the “Land of Maharajas” Rajasthan. TheRoyal Rajasthan On Wheels is the regal delight where every moment is woven together into an everlasting and immemorial experience to be lived and cherished forever. The makers of the Palace on Wheels have rekindled the charm of luxury with utmost consideration of your comfort and modern amenities in the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.

This 7 days tour is extensively planned across the whispering deserts, the intriguing forts & palaces and the adventurous wilds.

This train is newly built and designed in a contemporary royal style. Travelers on board are delighted with the magnificent interiors, sumptuous meals, expensive wines, and personalized service by the Khidmatgars.

The magical journey begins from New Delhi and takes you through various erstwhile princely states f Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittauragh-Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur-Khajurao-Varanasi-Agra experiencing the multi faceted destinations, the journey ends at Delhi.

Tour Duration:  7 Nights / 8 Days
Departure : Every Sunday

Day-wise Program  2012 – 2013

Day 1 (Sunday) – Delhi
Day 2 (Monday) – Jodhpur
Day 3 (Tuesday) – Udaipur/ Chittorgarh
Day 4 (Wednesday) – Sawai Madhopur/ Jaipur
Day 5 (Thursday) – Khajuraho
Day 6 (Friday) – Varanasi
Day 7 (Saturday) – Agra
Day 8 (Sunday) – Delhi

Royal Palace on Wheels will create spectacular memories to cherish forever.

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Tour Highlights

  • Jaipur
    • » Hawa Mahal
    • » Amer Fort
    • » Jantar Mantar
    • » City Palace
  • Udaipur
    • » Shikarbadi
    • » Lake Pichola
    • » Sahelion ki Baari
    • » Fateh Prakash
    • » City Palace complex
  • Chittorgarh
    • » Chittorgarh Fort
  • Sawai Madhopur
    • » Ranthambore National Park
  • Khajuraho
    • » Eastern and Western Group of Temples
  • Jodhpur
    • » Umaid Bhawan Palace
    • » Mehrangarh Fort
    • » Jaswant Thada
  • Varanasi
    • » Bathing Ghats
    • » Kashi Vishwanath Temple
    • » Durga Temple
    • » Sankat Mochan Temple
  • Agra
    • » Taj Mahal

Royal rajasthan on wheels Cost  January 2012 & March 2013 :

Occupancy Type Price in US$ Description
Super Deluxe Saloon (Suite) US$ 1600 Per Suite per night
Deluxe Saloon (Twin Sharing) US$ 590 Per person per night
Deluxe Saloon (Single Occupancy) US$ 825 Per person per night
For reservation for luxury trains , Please visit www.rtdc.in