Monthly Archives: November 2014

Rajasthan Tourism Once Again Bags The “Best Decorated Stall” at IITM

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The Department of Tourism (DOT), Government of Rajasthan, once again bagged the “best decorated stall” award at the India International Travel Mart (IITM -28 to 30 November) at Hyderabad

Based on Bikaner’s Anup Mahal (Junagarh Fort) – the Rajasthan ‘stall’, reflecting the State’s art, architecture and culture, has become a centre of attraction at various travel marts pan India.

Rajasthan Tourism Stall

A view of the mind blowing Rajasthan stall which is winning the best decorated stall awards at most of the domestic fairs during this calendar year.

 

 

The award was received by Dy. Director, DOT, Mr. Anand Tripathi.

The ‘Best Decorated Stall Award’ being received by Dy. Director, DOT, Mr. Anand Tripathi (right) at the India International Travel Mart (IITM -28 to 30 November) at Hyderabad last evening from the Director, Tourism, Jammu & Kashmir, Mr.R.K.Verma.

The ‘Best Decorated Stall Award’ being received by Dy. Director, DOT, Mr. Anand Tripathi (right) at the India International Travel Mart (IITM -28 to 30 November) at Hyderabad last evening from the Director, Tourism, Jammu & Kashmir, Mr.R.K.Verma.

Rajasthan has also won other awards as well during the current calendar year. In the India Travel Mart at Jaipur (Best Tourism Destination Awareness Award) ; Favourite City Award ( Jaipur) by Outlook Traveller and ‘ T Plus & Readers Choice Award’, ‘Best Wedding Destination Award’(Udaipur); and ‘Best Luxury Train of India Award ‘(Palace on Wheels) by ‘ Travellers Plus Leisure India, South Asia magazine’. The prestigious Lonely Planet magazine has also bestowed upon Rajasthan the ‘Best Family Destination Award’.

DOT, Rajasthan participates in almost all the prestigious domestic travel marts and fairs where the officers of the Department provide information from their stalls while handing over its attractive publications. They meet the tour operators, travel agents, domestic and foreign tourists and hard-sell Rajasthan in terms of its USP like monuments, heritage, history, fairs, festivals even the vibrant desert.

Matsya Festival in Alwar

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The historical town of Alwar is going to host a two days’ Matsya Festival on November 30th and December 01, 2014.

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Picture from the year 2013

 

Popularly known as the “Tiger Gate” of San Luis Potosi, Alwar is one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan and its prehistoric and historic sites are an archaeologist’s delight. Located 160 km from Delhi and 150 km from Jaipur, the town is surrounded by lush green Aravalli hills and presents refreshing natural ambiances. Forests and lakes form the backdrop to this beautiful place. The site is dotted with architectural splendor.

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Alwar Sagar

 

Alwar is also known as Matsya Desh, where Pandavas- the mighty heroes of Mahabharata, spent the last years of their 13 years of exile.

Take note of the programme details on 30th November and 01st December, 2014

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On Sunday, 30 November:

On 30 November the celebrations to the festival will begin with ‘Maha Aarti’ at the Jaganath Mandir at 5.15 am. This will be followed by a ‘Heritage Walk’ from Mahal Chowk to Hope Circus at 7.30  am. At the famous Silised will be a cultural programme beginning 11 am. From 3 pm in the afternoon will be a procession from the Old Information Centre to Sagar Jalashay (water body). At the Sagar itself in the evening at 5.30 pm there will be a ‘Deepdan’.  In the evening the visitors and tourists will get an opportunity to watch a cultural programme from 7 pm onwards at ‘Mahal Chowk’.

On Monday, 1 December:

On 1 December will be a city round by the name of ‘Alwar Darshan’ from 8 am. The round will begin at Tourist Reception Center. This will be followed by competitive games like ‘matka race’, ‘tug-of-war’, etc. This will be held at 12 noon at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. In the afternoon from 2 pm onwards will be a special programme for children at the stadium itself. The tourists will witness once again in the evening the cultural programme from 7 pm at the ‘Mahal Chowk’.

The grandeur, beauty and magnificence of Alwar’s many palaces and forts, shimmering lakes, magnanimous hunting lodges, archaeological sites, thick forests, several birds and animals blended with an equally diverse socio – cultural configuration have made this region a traveler’s delight.

For more details you can contact: 

Mr. Chandra Shekhar Vyas

Asstt. Director

Tourist Reception Centre, Alwar

Tel.: 0144-2347348

M: 08741861464

Website: http://www.rajasthantourism.gov.in

The XVth Jodhpur Polo Season to begin from December 01, 2014

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Horse Polo during winter season

Horse Polo

Polo ! The very name conjures vision of imperialism, class and excellence, of style and rare athletic prowess. The game of Polo signifies power, beauty, adventure, elegance, graceful team work, grandeur and above all – Tradition. Among the world’s most ancient sports, Polo is not less than a religion in Rajasthan. For a game, that is as “Exclusive as Elusive”Jaipur is a natural home of polo, in Rajasthan, but Jodhpur still leads the way and is considered to be a perfect destination for National and International Polo Tournaments .

Mark the following dates and join in the festivities of XVth Jodhpur Polo Season in the gleaming city ofJodhpur!

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Museum at Night in City Palace Jaipur- Time Table and Tariff

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Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust, under the patronage of the Royal Family of Jaipur, inaugurated the much awaited Museum at Night and Sculpture Lumière Show on November 16,  2014 at the City Palace Jaipur. The program will have new evening time opening hours, with special ticketing for Museum visits and the Sculpture Lumière Show.

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Here’s a detailed schedule for the museum and Sculpture Lumière Show followed by Buffet Dinner.

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6.30 – 7.30 pm: Visit the museum and City Palace (visitor area)

7.30 – 8.00 pm: Sculpture Lumière Show

8.00 -10.30 pm: Buffet Dinner

Tariff

Foreign Nationals

SN Visitor category Amt. (Rs.) with dinner

 

Amt. (Rs.) without dinner
1 Foreign Nationals (Adult) 2,000.00 1,000.00
2 Foreign Nationals (Concessional)* 1,500.00 500.00
3 Foreign Nationals (Child)** 1,000.00 500.00

Indian Nationals

4 Indian Nationals (Adult) 1,500.00 5,00.00
5 Indian Nationals (Concessional)*** 1,250.00 250.00
6 Indian Nationals (Child) ** 750.00 250.00

 

It will be open daily except on days of Teej & Ganguar Festivals, Dhulandi and on certain occasions when the palace is booked for special events.

 

 

Exhibition on Rajasthani culture in Delhi today

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An exhibition on Rajasthan Culture is being organized in Delhi on November 21 and 22 at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in Delhi. It will feature four key areas that the state is famous for—arts and crafts, travel and tourism, gems and jewellery, and garments and textile.

Being organized by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust and spearheaded by Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, it will showcase handpicked textile items, garments and fashion featuring the age-old techniques of leheriya, gota patti and tie-and-dye, complemented by the traditional kundan-polki jewellery and contemporary accessories.

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The exhibition, which was inaugurated by Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje today morning, will also display selected handicrafts, objects d’art, hand-tufted carpets, blue pottery, paintings and lacquer products.

 

Jaipur Foundation Day Programme Schedule

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Hawa Mahal

Jaipur will be celebrating its 287th Foundation Day with various cultural functions, events and activities starting from today i.e. November 18 till 20, 2014.

The programme will feature Kathak, folk music, dhrupad and other performances by local artistes at various venues like Govind dev ji temple to Jawahar Kala Kendra(JKK) from 9 am to 6.30 pm on all 3 days. The event will have drama and fusion music as well.

Here’s a detailed programme schedule

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Jaipur to celebrate its 287th Foundation day

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The Pink City of Jaipur will be witnessing three-days’ celebrations on the account of 287th foundation day of Jaipur starting from November 18. The art, culture and tourism department in association with Trimurti, an NGO, are organizing various programmes including dance, music and painting.

Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur

The programme will feature Kathak, folk music, dhrupad and other performances by local artistes at various venues like Govind dev ji temple to Jawahar Kala Kendra(JKK) from 9 am to 6.30 pm on all 3 days. The event will have drama and fusion music as well.”

Jawahar Kala Kendra

Workshops on miniature painting would also be organized as a part of the Jaipur Foundation day celebration which will also include Gaalbazi and Tamasha, the lively folk fun of Jaipur. Bhapang players and dancers of Nat community will perform during the festival.

Entry to the events will be free.