Monthly Archives: June 2012

T-17 Tigress spotted with three cubs at Ranthambore National Park


Here’s a is good news from the Ranthambore National Park giving enough reason for tiger lovers and conservationists to celebrate. Sundari, the T-17 tigress has been spotted at Rajbagh Talab with her three cubs taking the total number of tigers in the park to 50.

There had been speculation for some time that Sundari had cubs but they were not sighted. This morning, the cubs were seen with the tigress.

Another tiger cub was sighted at the Ranthambhore National Park in May this year. The cub about two-three months old was seen following its mother (T-39) in Sultanpur forest the block of the national park.

With this new addition the total number of tigers in the park has now reached 50 which include 26 adults (12 males and 14 females) and 24 cubs, according to the wildlife authorities at Ranthambore National Park.

Book your bus tickets Online


Road travel was never this easy before!

The online booking facility made available by RSTRC is very convenient for the travelers. As per the rules, individuals can book tickets one week prior to the schedule of the journey. RSTRC buses ply on different routes at different times. The ticket fare depends upon the type of bus services being used, and the distance traveled.

Different types of buses are available that include deluxe and semi-deluxe buses. Volvo bus services can also be booked online. These buses also provide the modern facilities such as AC ambiance, reclining chairs, etc.

Procedure for RSRTC Online Booking

  • Users have to register online on the website. After successful registration, user will get ID and password through which he can login.
  • User needs to fill an online form that includes details of the journey.
  • Payments can be made through debit/credit card.
  • After successful payment, a PNR will be generated.
  • Use needs to take a printout of the ticket and also carry the original photo ID proof that has been mentioned while booking the ticket

The travelers can also check the schedules of the bus-services (both inter-city and inter-state) and make reservations online.

Now the RSRTC website makes it very convenient to plan your travel smoothly and reliably.



Traverse the Ranthambore National Park with Royal Rajasthan on Wheels


Train journey in India can be an experience of a lifetime. One such experience comes alive with Royal Rajasthan on Wheels that whisks you through the heart of India and arrives on the 4th day of its itinerary at Sawai Madhopur which is a home to the Ranthambore National Park. Of all the tiger reserves in India, Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan holds a very special place when it comes to tiger spotting.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, launched after the resounding success of Palace on Wheels and growing demand for special luxury tourist trains. Characterized by the seamless blend of traditional and contemporary, the quaint interiors of the train offer suave stay to the guests while high-end amenities ensure that they have all the comfort required in a luxury rail journey.

The itinerary of this luxury train is bespoke to offer you a dash of forts, palaces, wildlife, culture, heritage and spirituality in Rajasthan and its vicinity. The 8 days and 7 nights journey on board Royal Rajasthan on Wheels cover various destinations which include Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra.

Situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National park is home to various species of wildlife animals but what catches the eye of tourists is its tiger population. This erstwhile private hunting ground of the royal families of Jaipur and Karauli,  has captured the fancy of many wildlife enthusiasts and photographers owing to its diverse wildlife and landscape sprinkled with relics of its royal past. Besides an array of wildlife species, this National Park also houses the famous Ranthambore fort which is located atop the rocky outcrop in the middle of the forest.

Morning safari arranged by the train operators offer the best chance to catch the glimpse of the elusive tigers wandering within the rustic environs which is followed by a sumptuous breakfast on board the train. The opportunity to explore the wildlife of Ranthambore in the first half of the day is a fascinating experience.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels truly is one of the most luxurious ways to explore the vivid diversity of Ranthambore National Park. The ultimate luxury and exclusive arrangement of excursion in the park is seldom matched by any alternate ways to have rendezvous with wild in Ranthambore. With plush amenities and traditional hospitality ensuring that guest are coddled in 5 star comfort, wildlife excursion in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve would ne’er be this exclusive.



The Royal Rajasthan is ready to embark on its season’s first journey. Read More for schedule and bookings..

Four Railway Stations of Rajasthan to be equipped with Integrated Security Systems


After a wait of almost a year, the north western railways (NWR) has started the installation of integrated security system at its four major railway stations including – Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner. Authorities say that by September end the system would be operational in Jaipur and by December all the four railway stations would be interconnected through the system.

Under the system, these railway stations would have the security equipment of international standards. The four aspects of the integrated security system would include closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, bomb disposal squad, baggage screening and access check within the railway station premises and parking lots. All these things would be on internet and would be monitored by the senior authorities in case of sudden rush at the railway station, suspicious activities and other law and order problems.

Authorities said that all these four stations were tagged as ‘top priority’ since the footfall at these places is quite high.

Jaipur Youth Soccer Leauge 2012


The Pink City is once again going to witness the exciting sports event on soccer for youth. This tournament in Jaipur will see young soccer players in action for 10 days.

The Most awaited soccer league/Tournament for the Youth is back in Jaipur in 2012. The league organizers are emphasizing on more and more participation from the young players of Jaipur to experience the fun filled 10 days of Soccer.

This league will start on 15 July 2012 at 3:00 p.m. to 22 July 2012. Venue: Rajasthan University.


League Stages + Knock Out

11-a-side Football

Age Group:

U-18 Boys Class 12th – 9th Each Category:

Two Groups of 6 teams each, followed by Quarters, Semi, Finals.

Total Teams: 12 Teams

Registration Details:

Individual Registrations which entitles you to-

A team kit

Minimum 5 matches

Certificate and Goodies from YSLO

Registration fee: INR 800

Registrations are open. For More Information on Registration and download Registration form,

Abhilash Baraya +91 8739990369

Ramadan begins from July19, 2012


Ramadan/Ramzan is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours and is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God. Muslims fast for the sake of God and to offer more prayer than usual.

We would like keep you informed that Ramadan/Ramzan will take place on 19th July – 19th August for the year 2012.

For this year, it is also to note that the Heritage Mosque in Jodhpur which is in the local vicinity does the mass communication through a siren system to communicate the beginning and ending of fasting period lasting fifty seconds each.

With the first sighting of the moon and the announcement of the beginning of Ramadan, people congratulate each other and visit the mosques for the Taraweeh Prayer. All physically able Muslims – men, women and teenagers – keep a fast on every day of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset, perform the “namaz” (prayer) for five times and give alms to the poor.

Muslims believe Ramadan to be an auspicious month for the revelations of God to humankind, being the month in which the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

The last day of Ramadan or Eid al-Fitr , is the most important festival on the Islamic calendar, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will be celebrated across India on August19, 2012 with a great fervor.

Passport Office to work on Weekends


Beginning this Saturday, many Passport Seva Kendras will remain open even on weekends, the ministry of external affairs has said. NEW DELHI: The TOI campaign on the logjam has made the government put reforms on the fast track.

In an unprecedented move, the ministry of external affairs on Thursday announced a ‘Passport Mela’ this weekend at many PSKs countrywide – the kendras will remain open on Saturday and Sunday and people can just walk in, without an appointment. This practice will continue till the entire backlog has been cleared.

There has been a huge backlog of applications due to the holiday rush, which is why they are having this passport mela. Ministry of External Affairs is doing it for the first time in the country. This will help them surface the service in about six weeks from now.

The Passport officials will entertain walk-ins only on weekends. And people need not form queues early in the morning. They can come anytime after 10.00 a.m.

The Newer Royal Rajasthan on Wheels ready to embark on season’s move


The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is presenting to the global travelers a new dimension of tour to India in this upcoming season. With refurbished carriages, cool blue avatar and tastefully crafted itinerary, this Indian luxury train is expecting to generate exclusive tour experiences in this upcoming season.

The all refurbished tour itinerary of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is ready to take the globetrotters to a majestic tour to Rajasthan this upcoming season. This Indian luxury train was launched by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation along with Indian Railways to take the tourism sector of the state to a new height.

This luxury Indian train will embark on its new season’s move on 7th October, 2012. Along with Royal Rajasthan on Wheels tariff and departure schedules, the train authorities have also announced the train itinerary which will cover beautiful destinations in Rajasthan along with halts in Varanasi, Khajuraho and Agra before concluding the tour itinerary in Delhi.

To offer a complete journey experience to the world voyagers, the destinations are precisely chosen from the vast terrain of the country. From the historical monuments to sacred temples, and from thrilling wild lands to the sempiternal world of sand dunes, every shade of India is well presented by this refurbished Royal Rajasthan on Wheels itinerary.

In its 7 nights and 8 days of royal train ride, RROW will cover diverse destinations like Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra. Presenting all the hues ofIndia into the royal platter, this luxury Indian rail makes the guests relish every aspect of their tour to the fullest extent.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels price will start from USD 590 for a single person per night. Unlocking the casket of surprises and mysteries, this royal Indian train is ready to take the guests to a cultural venture crisscrossing the bewitching terrain of India.

Bon Voyage !!



Jaipur Airport will be partially closed from September01, 2012


This is to inform all the national and international air travelers that Jaipur airport runway extension work will be under construction w.e.f September01, 2012, therefore all the flights between 11.00 a.m. and 06.00 p.m. will be affected & rescheduled.

These changes are due to the runway extension. The Travel plans of flyers from the city could be severely hit from September01.   During the period, operations at the airport will be closed from 11.00 am to 06.00 pm affecting the movements of several flights including the international ones. The following Airlines are informed to make necessary time change:

Go Air: Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai

Indigo: Bangaluru-Jaipur-Banguluru

Jet Air: Indore-Jaipur-Chandigarh, Chandigarh-Jaipur-Indore, Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad

Spice Jet: Jaipur-Ahmedabad, Hyderabad-Jaipur-Jammu, Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai, Jammi-Jaipur-Hyderabad

AirIndia: Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai

Approximately, 11 flights timings will be affected. However, the emergency landings will not be affected even during the closure.

After the extension, the runway will be suitable for landing of Boeing 747 and Airbus 320.

Mystique and Exotic Rawla Jojawar Fort


Set amidst the Aravalli hills, this little garrison fort was once a major principality of the Royal house of Marwar. Bestowed with the title of Rao, the nobles looked after this little fiefdom for about two centuries after its construction in the 18th century.

Known by the name of Rawla Jojawar the fort is now converted into a splendid heritage hotel. The two young sons of the present Rao and Rani Sahiba Maharaj Singh ji, Nagendra and Amitvikram singh respectively, are looking after the hotel in the Rawla, recently restored into its old world splendor.

Thirty five breathtaking rooms, none being alike, each has its own character and beauty, with it a décor to match. They were lovingly renovated out of the existing sprawling Rawla keeping the ancient traditions of Vastu, or architectural principles in mind, it is said that no new buildings were needed. All rooms have air conditioning and are connected to equally pretty bathrooms with all the modern amenities.

A beautiful pool is located by the side of Zanana Mahal – once ladies only preserve, which is deal for a relaxing swim and taking in the warm Rajasthan sun. The deck is sometimes a venue for tantalizing dinners.

The cuisine served to the visitor is designed by Vaidehi – daughter in law to Rao sahib, she assisted by the expert chefs of Rajasthani cuisine prefers to blend the cuisine with western dishes for the benefit of travelers from different cultures. But the serious connoisseur is encouraged to experiment with Rajasthani cooking in the family kitchen.

Life here is unhurried, and filled with sunshine, conversation and picnics, village walks transform into safaris, or treks into the nearby forests. Suspicious and tempting meals are served under the brightly lit canopy of stars, accompanied by music and dance, and talks of old ways and days take you back in time.

Address:-  Rawla Jojawar, Village Jojawar, Distt. Pali, Rajasthan-India