After being declared as the ‘Best Wedding Destination’, Udaipur has got another honour. The city has been awarded as the second best ‘Favorite Indian Leisure Destination’ by Conde Nast Traveller India. Divya Thani, Editor in Chief of Condé Nast Traveller magazine conferred the award at the award function organized in New Delhi.
The city of lakes offers much needed break to the tourists coming here. The sight of Pichhola Lake and Fateh Sagar Lake is enough to rejuvenate tired minds and bodies. This small city is a hot favourite of both national and international tourists due to its beauty and unhurried pace of life. Besides the lakes, City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Jag Mandir, Sahelion ki Bari, Bagore ki Haveli and Eklingji Temple are other popular sites of Udaipur. Whenever you feel like slowing down a little, Udaipur has to be your destination.
Rajasthan is well-known for its multiple national parks. People come here to have a glimpse of elusive wild animals and migratory birds. To add to the already existing safaris, Jhalana Forest is coming up with a leopard safari. The forest in Jaipur has a good population of leopards so it was only obvious to let people see them.
The safari will open to public from 1st of December. The cost of full day safaris is rupees ten thousand and for half day, it’s rupees five thousand for tourists. Add this leopard destination to your winter holiday list.
The serene Siliserh Lake in Alwar will soon be buzzing with jet skies and water cycles. Rajasthan tourism development corporation (RTDC) is preparing to start water and adventure sports at this popular tourist destinations. Houseboat, modular floating jetty, paddle boats, pontoon boats, jet skies and water cycles are some of the adventure sports activities being planned.
The beautiful vistas of the lake will become even more attractive with this addition. The activities and operations will be leased to private companies by the government. Adventure lovers will soon get a new destination to have some fun.
India’s first adventure festival is here to give you an adrenalin rush. Campout Festival aims to bring together outdoor adventurers and their friends & families to celebrate the world of adventure with more than 20 thrilling adventure sport activities in 2 days along with live music, comedy acts and bonfire. There will be food and drinks to appease your palate.
The festival will include activities like quad biking, paint ball, low rope course, roller zorb, sumo suit, zipline, kids’ zipline, bubble bash, reverse bungee, bungee elastic run, land zorbing, wall climbing and rappelling etc.
Tents will be provided to the people for night-stay with bonfire and live music. The festival is being planned as an annual fixture. This year, Campout festival will be organized in Jaipur on 9th and 10th December.
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Jaisalmer has always been a much loved tourist spot in Rajasthan. Desert National Park in the city is a popular destination along with Sonar Quila and Tanot Mata Temple.
Desert National Park offers an experience that is different from the well-known desert safaris in Jaisalmer. Desert National Park is one of the largest national parks in India. The place is especially popular for a huge variety of migratory birds seen at this time of the year; Great Indian Bustard being the most popular of them. Other birds that you can spot here are eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures. Short-toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles, laggar falcons, sandgrouse and kestrel.
Now that the park offers a safari too, you can sight some wild animals here like Black Buck, chinkara, desert fox and cat, blue bull, desert gerbil and gecko.
The place also has a collection of plants and animal fossils which can be of interest to many people.
When a place has so much to offer, you shouldn’t miss visiting it.
The multi-hued culture of Rajasthan will be on full display during the upcoming Kumbhalgarh Festival at the majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort. The festival aims to enthrall the onlookers with everything that Rajasthan stands for. Various cultural performances and competitions are planned to give the participants a glimpse of the rustic side of the state.
Something new is on the cards this year as the festival will have a fusion of basic Indian classical like Odissi dance and Bharatnatyam and Rajasthani folk. There will be Kalbeliyas, Langas, Terahtaali and Kachchi Ghodi to name a few.
Tourists will be able to participate in fun contests like turban tying competition and win prizes. Besides this, puppet shows will add more excitement to Kumbhalgarh Festival.
Here’s what to expect at this 3 day festival which will be held from 1st to 3rd December 2017.
1st December: Rajasthani Folk Fusion – Gair, Terahtaali, Langa, Kalbeliya, Kachchi Ghodi will be performed altogether on stage. After this Odissi Dance will be performed by Kavita Mohanti.
2nd December: Classical Dance fusion – Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, KuchiPudi, MohiniAttam. All artists will be on stage at the same time. The theme for this classical performance is based on “Vande Mataram”.
3rd December: Flute and Sarod – Bansuri Vadan by Ronu Majumdar and Sarod by Dev Jyoti Bose. These two eminent artists will present a jugalbandi on stage.
The programmes look exciting so make a plan to enjoy the next weekend at Kumbhalgarh Festival in Rajsamand near Udaipur.
Udaipur, the city of lakes is set to get another beautiful picnic spot with a water-body. Urban Improvement Trust, Udaipur is giving a makeover to Jogi Talab, a pond in the south of Udaipur. A plan has been prepared to beautify the 25 acres of land around the pond.
The new tourist spot will be developed on the lines of the famous Fateh Sagar Lake in the city and is expected to be complete some time next year. The pond is also expected to attract more migratory birds this time which makes Jogi Talab a must visit once the work is complete.