Monthly Archives: December 2015

Rajasthan Goes On An Innovative Move For Wildlife Conservation

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The Indian Railway Ministry actively considered World Wildlife Fund (WWF) proposal to paint the station and coaches with images of wildlife so as to conserve and promote the conservation of wildlife.

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One such station which will be the first Indian Railway Heritage Station is that of Sawai Madhopur. The teams of local artists led by Narayan Singh and Gajanand Singh, who are the members of the Ranthambore School of Arts, are towards the end of these huge wall paintings.

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The idea does not stay confined to the tiger town of Sawai Madhopur only, but the Chief Minister has appreciated the initiative so much that she has ordered to extend it to the second phase. She has laid down the idea of getting several stations to be painted in their geographical specialty like Bikaner taking inspiration from the floral prints of Badal Mahal, Jodhpur getting Rajasthani puppets, Udaipur in its Nathdwara art painted on the respective stations and coaches.

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Image Credits : WWF and Dharmendra Khandal

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Special Trip for New Year Travellors to Rajasthan

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When it’s time to say Good Bye and welcome the New Year, we would want to celebrate it in an unconventional way. Some call their friends or some pack their bags to be at home, but some want to explore the unexplored.

For this last group of people IRCTC has started a new initiative of celebrating New Year with grandiosity. The world’s leading luxury train ‘Maharajas’ Express‘ will venture on a three-night/four-day tour of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.

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Famed as “Gems of India” as the cabins of the train have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era, this train trip has been scheduled from December 30. On this journey, one can visit the world’s greatest monument of love, the Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan in its magnificent forts, vibrant Bazaars and also the Royal cuisine. The journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of Culture, History and Folklore.

The Maharajas’ Express has redefined the luxury travel experience by offering guests the opportunity to explore fabled destinations, providing a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of Incredible India that will leave travellors with fond memories of this train journey to be cherished.

For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website book tickets directly on http://www.The-maharajas.Com.

The Winter Festival Is Back With New Colors

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Mount Abu is known as the summer capital of Rajasthan as it the only hill station of Rajasthan located on the highest peak of the Aravallis. This Oasis of Rajasthan with its picturesque location and colorful culture is the main attraction to the Winter Festival.winter1

The Winter Festival takes place every year during the last week of December, and this year it is from 29th to 31st December 2015. This year the Mount Abu Festival has been reinvented with fluorescent golf balls to bring enthusiasm from the mundane Matka Race, Matka Phor, Tug of War, etc. The festival like every year is organized by Rajasthan Tourism and Municipal Board of Mount Abu, but this time the event is managed by a company- E Factor Entertainment which will add a lot of activities to the original events.

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So, mark your calendar as the three day carnival is all about fun, food and festivities.

 

7 Heritage Hotels that will fulfill your ‘Khoobsurat’ Dreams

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Do you sometimes secretly find yourself daydreaming about being a prince/princess or a Sonam Kapoor in a royal palace ? 😉 We know that Bollywood drives us a bit crazy and has a potential to transport us into a fantasy land, but do you know that one place which can actually make all your fairy tale dreams come true? Well well You guessed t right!  It is nowhere other than Rajasthan !

So let us introduce you to the 7 heritage hotels in Rajasthan which will make your dream of being treated like a maharaja or maharani  come true, and spoil you with all the royal lifestyle  🙂

 

Taj Lake Palace

Grandest among the grands, Taj Lake Palace is like a magnificent fairy tale from the royal epoch suffused with luxury in the middle of the lake in Udaipur. Right from the moment you enter the Taj Lake Palace, you’ll be amazed to see the grandeur and lavishness oozing out from each corner.

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Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur

India’s first heritage hotel, Ajit Bhawan Palace is the epitome of erstwhile elegance.  Tastefully ornamented in distinctive hues, glowing in the radiance of a rich legacy, each suite of Ajit Bhawan bestows a mélange of elegance and modern luxurious amenities. The suites at Ajit Bhawan render a perfectly polished essence of Royalty, which you seek in a regal heritage hotel.

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Chomu Palace

Other than the Bollywood flick Bhool Bhulaiya, the Chomu Palace near Jaipur would leave you spellbind with the great influences of the culture and styles of the reigning grandeur over 150 years and represent a marvellous blend of Rajput, Mughal and European lifestyle. As plush as it can be, a stay at Chomu palace is nothing less than Royal, Rich and resplendent.

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Nahargarh Ranthambhore

Former hunting resort of the Rathores of Rajasthan, most luxurious hotel  Nahargarh is an epitome of grandeur and royal reveries in Ranthambhore- the Jungle. Sail into the enigmatic era of royals through its arresting reception, magnanimous dining experience and resplendent rooms.

 

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Rambagh Palace

Jaipur’s erstwhile Royalty spent much of its time in the lavish Rambagh Palace, so most of its amenities are once actually touched by the Royalty. Wherever you cast your eyes the mesmeric royalty would ooze out from its vast expanses, gardens, restaurants and rooms. A perfect destination in Jaipur to live that Khoobsurat (movie) moment to the depth of heart.

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Samode Haveli

While you enter this luxury pad of prince and princesses of Rajasthan, you’ll eventually start getting the charming vibes of Indian royalty. Each courtyard opens into a fairytale world of luxuries to exploit your imaginations.

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Deogarh Mahal

Deogarh Mahal lets you experience the grandeur of an era beyond imagination. With the rooms and suites decorated tastefully and each detail telling the tales of regalia, Deogarh Palace defines Royalty in true sense, to leave you lingering for more visits to this grandiose palace.

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Well we must say in many people’s mind’s eye the quintessential Christmas holidays would include traditional elements such as vacations in deep snow, amid a roaring log fire, a Heidi chalet somewhere in the mountains and a deep sense of relaxation somewhere away from home.  Why don’t you make the most of these holidays by having the taste of luxuries and enjoy “Your Khoobsurat moment” !   This is something unconventional, other than the traditional Christmas celebration, which will leave you with wonderful memories of the vacations!!

Happy Holidays 🙂

 

13th Edition of Jewels Extravaganza Begins in Jaipur

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The 13th edition of the 4-day-long prestigious Jewellery event —Jaipur Jewellery Show (JJS-2015) began on Saturday at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC) at Sitapura based on the theme Ruby… Red, Rare and Royal,

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Every year, visitors as well as the connoisseurs of the jewellery look forward to this annual event of glimmer and glamour. The 13th edition gives a spectacular experience of seeing the latest and the finest collection of G&J products not only from Jaipur but also from exhibitors worldwide.
Happening every year in the month of December, the show is aptly called ‘December show’
JJS is where you would get to see beguiling collection of jewels and you get fascinated with the alluring world of splendor. Here’s the first glimpse of Booths/Stalls at Jaipur Jewellery Show-

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Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers brings a dazzling rendezvous with the six glorious beauties of royal Indian which inspired their latest collection ‘Adaa’ and some elements of royalty depicting the theme  grabbing all eye balls at JJS.

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One of the alluring adornment is the Guiness World Record Holder- Peacock Ring designed by Savio Jewels and displayed at JJS at Booth No. 145-146, Hall A

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity, but get spoiled with choices from the beautiful range of exquisite jewelry at the 13th Annual Jaipur Jewellery Show!

Arrangements to facilitate the visitors are also being taken care by providing registration counters at the entrance gate. A free shuttle will be available from the Ramniwas Bagh and SMS Investment Ground (Rambagh Circle). Parking facilities for cars of the visitors will be available at both the locations. The shuttle service will be available from 9 am to 4 pm at both the venues. In the show, two hours in the morning (10 am to 12 noon) have been kept for B2B for the convenience of the jewellers and retailers.

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Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Center(JECC),
Exhibition Ground, EPIP,
Sitapura, Jaipur View Location

 

Get A Glimpse Of Handicrafts At The Shilpgram Fest

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A charming city with the shimmering Lake Pichola and the white City Palace situated in the centre is the first picture that clicks to the mind when one talks about the City of Lakes – Udaipur.

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Set in a village within the proximity of 3 kms in an undulating terrain of land surrounded by the Aravallis in Udaipur, the craftsmen village – Shilpgram is an exhibition of handicrafts from various ethnic groups.

shilpgram Being one of the biggest handicraft fairs of Rajasthan, Shilpgram Fair is held annually during the winter season. It takes place usually in the end of the year and this time it is from 21.12.2015 to 30.12.2015. Rajasthan is recognized for its art and craft worldwide and this fair gives a perfect chance to explore craft, art and culture of various states.

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The fair is not only about artifacts but one can also witness and enjoy various folk dance and music forms at the open air amphitheatre. So, what are you waiting for, book your tickets as we know its captivating!

Yet Another Moment To Feel Proud!

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Beginning at the age of 6 when people saw this girl Parvati Jangid creating a beautiful painting of Bharat Mata in the school, made the state of Rajasthan outshine again.

With the urge to do something different, propelled Parvati to create miniature tricolor objects which managed to win laurels and get a place in the World Records India. With lots and lots of struggle she has made the state and the country proud for her artwork.

 

 

Image from DNA.