Monthly Archives: February 2016

Glimpse of The Taj Mahal On A Trip Through The Golden Triangle

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The Golden Triangle, covering the lands of maharajas and nawabs/ mughals in the three cities of Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi makes for the must visit travel plan. Starting from the pink city, this city of maharaja has some rich culture, forts and palaces and some Rajasthani delicacies to savor. Known as the shopper’s paradise, Jaipur has a lot of handicrafts and artifacts to show.

The capital city of the country – Delhi is alive with bustling streets, monuments like Qutab Minar, Red Fort, India Gate. Relish the street food like chaat, paratha, etc. of Delhi found in the small alleys of Chandni Chowk.

After Delhi- Jaipur, one cannot miss to visit Agra, for its wonder monument ‘Taj Mahal’ recalling the past glory of Mughal empire.

Famed and fabled, the epitome of love , the beauty of  ‘Taj Mahal’ is such which is matchless in its splendor throughout the world.

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The city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh is one of the most stopped cities due to its historic significance and one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal, which was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz.

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In the lands of the Taj Mahal, Taj Mahotsav is the most eagerly awaited festival and this year it is celebrating its 25 years.  The festival portrays matchless cultural heritage and traditions in the historic city of Agra.

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The 10 day long carnival which started from 18th Feb 2016 and is going on with full enthusiasm till 27th Feb 2016. It displays country’s extensive art, crafts and cultures. With live performances by great musicians from different genres showcase the extensive diversity through music and dances, amidst the romantic backdrop of the Taj Mahal.

 

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After a day long sight seeing, one can savor the tasty street food of Agra be it chaat or mouth watering mutton or seekh kebab at Mama Franky Sadar Bazaar, Agra.

We bet you just as the sight of Taj Mahal, the taste of Agra’s street food will linger on for life long 🙂

How To Reach– Home to Taj Mahal, Agra is well-connected with all major cities in India making it easily accessible.

  • Distance between Jaipur and Agra : 243 Km
  • By Air : Agra’s Kheria Airport is located about 12.5 km from the heart of the city.
  • By Road : Agra can be reached by bus/car/taxi, time- Approx. 5 hours
  • By Train:Agra has four main railway stations – the Agra Cantonment, Raja-ki-Mandi, Agra Fort and Idgah Agra, time- Approx. 4 hours

There are still 4 days left. Get a taste of the rich heritage of the country.

All Women Tour to Royal Rajasthan of Maharajas

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Travel for women is altogether different for men; she discovers, perceives and appreciates things differently in her own way of life. To honor their freedom to travel single, an exciting travel company has announced an “All Women Tour” to the land of Maharajas, Royals and Dal Baati 😀
So ladies, get ready to explore, experience and have a blast…this is absolutely your time! Tour the magical land of Rajasthan – Jaipur-Shekhawati – Jaisalmer- Jodhpur, and enjoy your “me time” in luxuries and beautiful company.

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The vast expanse and women friendly culture of Rajasthan has so much to offer that the ladies are going to love it for sure. The “All Women Tour” to Rajasthan claims to offer a complete Rajasthani experience right from the magnificent palaces, bustling shopping streets and fascinating gardens of Jaipur and Jodhpur  to the shimmering sand dunes of Jaisalmer and story telling streets of Shekhawati. Besides, the folk music and tales of this state has travelled far and wide, being adapted with time and tastes. But you’ll get to hear them on the soil they were born, which will be a priceless experience.

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Get ready to be sucked into the old world of kings and queens visiting the lavish palaces of Jodhpur. Visit the painted havelis of Shekhawati region and take village walks to get a peek of rural Rajasthan. Witness the rural empowerment activities across the state while you get overwhelmed and overfed by the Rajasthani hospitality.

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Dear travel enthusiastic women, this is your chance to enjoy the Rajasthan’s royalty, culture and grandeur with your own perspective along with the group of like minded co- travelling women! Have Fun 🙂

DATES – 28th Feb – 6th March
PRICE – INR 39,000 + 3.5% Service Tax
DURATION – 7N/8D
SEATS – 10

You may call the tour operator at 080-39510700 or mail to hello@f5escapes.com
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Witness The True Essence Of Jaisalmer At The Annual Desert Festival 2016

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When you want to visit Rajasthan for its grandeur, heritage, colorful fairs and festivals and its mesmerizing landscapes – the Jaisalmer Festival is just the right event. The Annual Desert Festival, a 3 day affair starts the coming weekend, and is scheduled from 20th February – 22nd February 2016.

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Surrounded by the tall golden sand dunes, the city shines and sparkles during the festival. This year the festival is going to be much bigger and extravagant. From fusion musical evenings to talent shows by local artists promoting their art; from photography contests to desert food festival, which will be taking place for the first time where people will get a chance to savor the taste of traditional dishes of the region. Though these are some new additions to the previous usual events like camel polo, turban tying competition and many others.

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Pack your bags and book your tickets. Get ready to soak in the fun, frolic and vivid cultures and traditions under the pleasant sun at the Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2016.

 

 

 

The 3 Gems of Jaipur- Nahargarh, Jaigarh and the Fort of Amer!

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Jaigarh, Nahargarh and Amer Fort are the three forts, where you can immerse yourselves in a quest to explore the history of Jaipur. These three Gems are the true Soul of Rajasthan.

Jaipurites are always fascinated with these, as there is lots of history attached- the incredible architecture, an awe inspiring planning, but what catches most is the awesome view of the city that we get from the top of any of these forts, while being hushed by the coo of the pigeons and whoop of the Monkey 😛

monkey1 copyJaigarh FortNahargarh Fort– Established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734, Nahargarh is set on Aravali mountain ranges and was once a strong defence ring, creating a tough protection for the city along with other two forts of Amer and Jaigarh. The place known as Nahargarh, which means “adobe of tigers’.

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 The fort offers the highest point, which happens to be a restaurant called…

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It’s A Musical Weekend In Udaipur

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Udaipur being one of the best places to explore the royal heritage and culture amidst a perfect and romantic set up of the City Palace as a backdrop, the musicians from all around the world celebrate India’s first music festival this weekend.

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With the ongoing Lake Festival, more than 100 artists from 12 countries including France, Ghana, Italy, Spain and India are ready to regale and celebrate soothing music among the picturesque location of the City of Lakes.  

The festival has some amazing music band s and live performances as they celebrate cultural diversity at its best with India and Spain honour 60 years of diplomatic relation. 

WHAT:    Udaipur World Music Festival 2016
WHEN:    13th & 14th February 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)
VENUES: Fateh Sagar Paal & Railway Training Institute Ground – Udaipur
ENTRY:    FREE
TIMINGS: Sessions in Afternoon: 2:00pm – 5:00pm | Sessions in Evening: 6:00 – 10:00pm

The Lake Festival Starts With Full Enthusiasm In The Lake City Of Udaipur

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The lake city of Rajasthan – Udaipur is one of the finest tourist destinations in the state of Rajasthan as well as across the globe. The state tourism department started off with the first lake festival in Udaipur from 11th Feb 2016.

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The 4 day event is witnessing various cultural, sports as well as musical events around the two lakes of Pichola and Fateh Sagar. One beautiful thing of the festival which is kind of a new concept is that there will be floating markets where people on decorated boats will showcase some finest handicrafts and shilpkala belongings of the city as well as of the State. One can also see other attractions as a part of the festival like Dragon boat race, performances of musical bands and many more.

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So, join in the festival to spread the beauty and serenity of the lakes of Udaipur and enjoy the adventure sports and other activities 🙂

 

Jaipur Patterns – A New Adult Coloring Book In Jaipur

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Remember the childhood days when you were given a coloring book to color and scribble on. Recalling the past experiences, the concept of coloring is now trending and is in the limelight among the adults too.

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Coloring is soothing and used to unwind the stress for some; it is a great way to spark your creativity for others. One such adult coloring book in Jaipur, which is probably the only book in India also, is ‘Jaipur Patterns’ by Renu Bhagwat.

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Renu Bhagwat is an architect and planner who has worked with great organizations to built Jaipur’s unique and rich heritage. She also runs a online clothing store – Firroza, which deals with the hand block printed garments for women. The concept of Adult coloring which is not so common in India but is now trending has its influence from the western countries. According to the author, no two things are…

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