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A New Tourist Spot is Coming Up in Udaipur

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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.

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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.

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Jaipur Jewellery Show 2017 will Open Next Month

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The popular jewellery event, Jaipur Jewellery Show (JJS) is coming up with its 14th edition this year. The theme of the show is ‘Ruby- Red, Rare, Royal’ so expect blazing hues of red all around. The finest collection of gems and jewellery will be on display where exhibitors from India and various foreign countries will display their collections.

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From rough stones to finished jewellery pieces, everything is displayed at this show which is also known as the ‘December Show’. The objective of the show is to ‘provide a platform to the manufacturers of Gem & Jewellery to market these products.’ JJS also intends to create awareness about the gems and jewellery industry and to provide a platform for gem & jewellery marketing on National & International level.

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JJS brings together artisans, sellers, buyers and spectators. This year, you will witness 250 booths of gemstones and around 450 booths of Jewellery while remaining booths will be for allied machinery and publications.

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This year, JJS will be held from 22nd to 25th December at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Center(JECC), Exhibition Ground, EPIP, Sitapura, Jaipur.

For more information- http://www.jaipurjewelleryshow.org/

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RTDC Shuts Down 15 Units

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Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) has closed doors of 15 of its loss making properties. The shut down list includes Hotel Jhunjhunu, Hotel Fatehpur, Hotel Jhunjhunu, Hotel Chandravati, Hotel Mahua and Motel Behror which used to be really popular just a while ago.

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These were cheap options for tourists but with changing times they didn’t remain that attractive. The hotels were shut down from 10th November this year. The closed properties will be auctioned off in the next financial year.

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The following units have been shut down-

Tourist Village, Pushkar

Hotel Gawri Rishabhdev

Hotel Vrindavati, Bundi

Hotel Haveli, Fatehpur

Hotel Jhunjhunu

Hotel Chandravati, Jhalawar

Motel Behror

Motel Ratangarh

Motel Shahpura

Motel Ratanpur

Motel Dausa

Jheel Village, Ramgarh

Motel Pokhran

Motel Mehwa

Motel Devgark

Admire the works of Top Artists at the Sculpture Park in Jaipur

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Come 10th December 2017 and you will be able to admire the works of leading Indian and international artists in Jaipur. The Government of Rajasthan is launching The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort in collaboration with Saat Saath Arts. This exhibition is being planned as an annual event.

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This year, artworks by 15 Indian and 9 international artists will be exhibited at the palace. Some of the artists include Subodh Gupta, Jitish Kallat, LN Tallur, Huma Bhabha, Aastha Butail, Anita Dube, Vibha Galhotra, Reena Kallat, Bharti Kher, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manish Nai, Gyan Panchal, Prashant Pandey, Thukral and Tagra, Ravinder Reddy, Asim Waqif, Benitha Perciyal, James Brown, Stephen Cox, Evan Holloway, Matthew Day Jackson, Hans Josephsohn, Arlene Schechet and Arman.

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Many renowned international galleries including Hauser & Wirth, London, Salon 94, New York, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York and Livingstone Gallery, The Hague are also lending their artworks for the Park.

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The park has been curated and designed by Peter Nagy, director of Nature Morte Art Ltd. The entrance fee to the park will be just Rs 20 (for Indians) and Rs 50 (for foreigners).

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Chittorgarh Fort, the Witness to the Valor of Rajput Queen Padmavati

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Chittorgarh Fort, the Witness to the Valor of Rajput Queen Padmavati

Chittor established in 728 AD by Bappa Rawal is one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan. The imposing Chittorgarh Fort here among the oldest in the state is not only grand to look at but also has equally grand stories attached to it. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chittorgarh fort might be in ruins now but that doesn’t diminish its importance.

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The fort has total seven gates or Pol-  Padan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ganesh Pol, Jodla Pol, Laxman Pol and Ram Pol which is the main gate. A circular road in the fort links all the gates.

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Vijay Stambh is called the symbol of Chittor and was built by Rana Kumbha to celebrate his victory over Mahmud Shah I Khilji. The 72 feet high Kirti Stambh built by a businessman, Jijaji Rathore is dedicated to the first Jain tirthankar Adinath.

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There are 130 temples in the fort premises. The most popular ones are- Meerabai Temple, Kumbha Shyam Temple (Varaha Temple), Kalika Mata temple and Tulja Bhawani temple.

 

The three-storied Rani Padmini’s palace is surrounded by a water-body. Legend has it that Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khilji saw the Padmavati’s image in the same water-body and got attracted to her.

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The fort has another impressive palace known as Rana Kumbha Palace. This is the place where Rani Padmini, Rani Nagmati and other women of the fort did Jauhar. Jauhar was a Rajput tradition where women immolated themselves on burning fire when the defeat in a war was certain. It was done to not get caught by vicious attackers. The brave Rajput warriors fought to death but never surrendered. This reflects the courage and pride of Rajput clan.

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Chittorgarh Fort was attacked thrice, once each by Alauddin Khilji, Bahadur Shah and Akbar. The story of the attack by, Alauddin Khilji is the most well-known. Poet Malik Mohammad Jayasi wrote a poem known as Padmavat which mentions the legend. According to the poem- Rani Padmini or Padmavati was the wife of Rawal Ratan Sen the ruler of Chittor. Padmavati was exceptionally beautiful and hearing about her beauty, Alauddin Khilji attacked Chittorgarh to get the queen. A battle ensued where Ratan Sen was killed and Rani Padmavati along with Rani Nagmati and other women committed Jauhar.

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The authenticity of this story has not been established but that hasn’t made it any less popular. Jauhar was anyway a tradition. It shows that Rajput women were symbols of gallantry, honor and culture. The upcoming Hindi movie ‘Padmavati’ has got mired in controversies over various events depicted in it. The idea of taking creative liberties might not have gone down well with some people but the fact remains that a movie cannot lessen a fearless woman. Whatever is shown in a movie can’t take away from history and what Rajput women stand for.

If you are also enamored by the legends and want to witness the place where it all happened, head to Chittorgarh Fort.

Wonderflip, a Fun-Filled Extravaganza to be Held in Udaipur

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Wonderflip, a Fun-Filled Extravaganza to be Held in Udaipur

International and Indian DJs, folk-performances and live music, all this and more will amaze you in Wonderflip which will be organized from 9th to 12th November. The venue for this performing arts and music festival is Ravla Khempur, a haveli which is just a 45-minute drive away from Udaipur.

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The revelers will get to sway to the tunes of well-known DJs such as Patrice Baumel, Eagle And Butterflies and Ankytrixx. Gipsy Sound Revolution, Clown with a Frown and The Chizai Quartet are the live bands that will feature at the event. The themes of various performances include Vintage Circus, Salvador Dali and Fairyland.

Apart from music, the festival will feature experiential art, installations and dance parties. Klove Light Design’s room of reflection and illusion is another attraction of Wonderflip. For some adrenalin rush, witness daredevil stunts by professionals from Royal Enfield. Get your fashion-fix with capsule designer collections on display.

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The most appetizing food and luscious drinks will be served by the restaurants that will stay open at all times. If you are looking to experience Rajasthan, go for horse-safaris and off-road cycling. This one event Wonderflip has something for everyone so don’t miss!

The cost of tickets is Rs. 10, 500. You can also camp in a luxury tent for the complete duration of festival for rupees 26,500 for two people.

A Mobile App to Navigate Around Jaisalmer is Launching Soon

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A Mobile App to Navigate Around Jaisalmer is Launching Soon

If you are planning a trip to the Golden City of Rajasthan, you will be happy to know that a mobile application to serve as tourist guide is in the works. It will be a smart beacon app which will communicate with beacon sensors installed at various points in the city through your phone’s bluetooth.

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Jaisalmer urban improvement trust is installing beacon sensors at 15 popular tourist locations. With this, tourists will be able to visualize the map on the app, chose the route of their liking and move around the city with ease.

Tourists will also be able to read and listen to the information regarding the history of the spots they are approaching through the app. The information will be delivered in different languages for the convenience of visitors.

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Sonar Kila, Deewan Salim Singh Ki Haweli, Sam sand dunes, Tanot Mata temple, Gadisar lake, Patwa Haveli, Fossils Park, Ramdevra temple, Mandir Palace and Kuldhara village are some of the locations where the beacons are getting installed.

This step will keep tourists free from the snare of cons posing as tourist guides.