A moment of honour for all the Jaipurites as the Pink City, Jaipur has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Replete with history, the city of royals symbolizes the pinnacle of Rajasthani cultural excellence and magnificent art in architecture, forts, palaces, and monuments. It is a matter of great pride for Rajasthan!
TripAdvisor – The travel and restaurant website has just released its list of World’s Hotels for best services. And, one of the hotels of India, in Rajasthan- Jaipur just made it to their list.
Jaipur is loved by travelers and tourists all over the world for its enchanting beauty, but one more thing that makes the Pink City stand out is its sincere warm welcome to everyone who stops in the city. Yet again Jaipur has proved its hospitality- the exquisite Oberoi Rajvilas has made it to the list of the hotels for best service and landed on the 21st position.
The Oberoi Rajvilas is an alluring property located in Jaipur, with its ethereal gardens spread over 32 acres, along with reflection pools, and majestic traditional architecture. The hotel will make you fall in love with its awe-inspiring interior which offers lavishing rooms and villas, crystal chandelier lit fine dining space, air-conditioned fitness centre, relaxing spa treatments and when the day ends the most breath-taking sunset experience.
So, next time you are in the Pink City, you know what will make your stay even more worth remembering as you will be treated like the Maharajas and Maharanis.
It’s sad for the entire heritage tourism fraternity to hear about the demise of Thakur Kesri Singh Ji Mandawa. A pioneer in Heritage Tourism, Thakur Kesri Singh had been ailing for some time. He was 75 years old.
Thakur Kesri Singh was responsible for putting Mandawa and the Shekhawati Region on the world tourism map. He was one of the founder members of the Indian Heritage Hotel Association. He was on the Board of Directors of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) for 4 years from 1995 to 1998. He was also awarded the Regional Tourism award for Northern India 6 times by the Government of India, Department of Tourism from 1994 to 1999.
Thakur Kesri Singh was also serving as the President of the Shardul Education Trust. He also served twice as the member of the Governing Body of the prestigious Ashok Club in Jaipur.
Survived by his wife and three children, Thakur Saab will be remembered for introducing the heritage tourism in Rajasthan.
The funeral was held today i.e. 5th June 2019 in Mandawa.
The historic town of Dausa meaning beautiful like heaven is located 55 km from Jaipur (NH 11). It is also referred to as Dev Nagari. Far away from the bustling cities, it is popular for its temples all over India and has exemplary archaeological and excavation sites which you can visit this summer.
Chand Baori (Stepwell) – Abhaneri
Abhaneri is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dausa. Built back in 8th century, it is one of the deepest and largest stepwell in India. The phenomenal structure is 64 feet deep and consisted of 1000 perfectly symmetrical narrow steps, spanning 13 storeys.
Harshat Mata Temple
Harshat Mata Temple is a magnificent piece of architecture and home to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness. It is adjacent to Chand Baori. The temple is decorated with domicile ceiling and pillars, carved with many sculptures and Brahmanical deities.
Tracing back to 11th century Bhandarej is a fine example of the splendid history of this region. It is located about 10 km from Dausa. The Baori (stepwell) is a fine example of the architecture with glorious walls, sculptures, ornamental lattice work (Jaalis) and stunning terracotta utensils, found in excavations, the region is also known for its carpet making.
Lotwara Garh (Fort)
Just 11 km from Abhaneri, the fort of Lotwara is another attraction of Dausa, built in 17th century by Thakur Ganga Singh. It is home to the largest peacock population in Lotwara. The best way to reach the village is by road.
Known for its spiritual glory, Jhajhirampura accommodates natural water tanks, temples comprising deities such as Rudra (Shiva), Balaji (Hanuman) and other Gods and Goddess. It is surrounded by hills and has immense natural beauty.
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Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Mehendipur Balaji is 50 km from Dausa. The temple holds a lot of religious significance and is visited by locals as well as devotees from all over India. It is believed to hold a reputation for healing the mentally unbalanced, exorcism of evil spirits or black magic and attracts many pilgrims.
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Bandikui is the railway city, located about 35 km from Dausa. The Roman style church for Protestant Christians is a popular attraction in Bandikui, cast in stone and is located near the railway station. The church was built by King Shishir Shamsher Bahadur.
In a new move to deal with the summer rush, Indian Railways’ northern division has announced special summer trains.
The special trains will operate on the following routes—New Delhi-Barauni, Anand Vihar-Chhapra, Chandigarh-Gorakhpur, Jammu Tawi-Udaipur. For those traveling to Rajasthan from Delhi or Jammu, here are the details of the weekly special train.
Jammu Tawi-Udaipur weekly special train (04972): It departs from Jammu at 9:30 AM every Thursday and reaches Udaipur next day at 9:20 AM. Then it leaves Udaipur at 1:50 PM every Friday and reaches Jammu next day at 3:20 PM.
Other special trains from Delhi to different parts of the country are as follows New Delhi-Barauni AC train (04404): It departs from New Delhi at 7:25 AM every Tuesday and Friday, and reaches Burani Junction next day at 7:45 PM. Likewise, the train departs Burani every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:35 PM and reaches Delhi next day at 10:10 PM.
Anand Vihar-Chhapra train (04036): It departs from Anand Vihar in Delhi at 10:50 PM every Tuesday and reaches Chhapra next day at 7:30 PM. The train then departs from Chhapra at 11:30 PM every Wednesday and reaches Anand Vihar next day at 8:30 PM.
Chandigarh-Gorakhpur train (04924): It departs from Chandigarh every Thursday at 11:15 PM, and reaches Gorakhpur next day at 5:30 PM. Then it leaves from Gorakhpur at 10:10 PM every Friday and reaches Chandigarh next day at 2:25 PM.
Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur, the city of Jewels is famous for its rich culture, heritage, art and is a hub of artists, designers, jewellers, and vintage connoisseurs. The city is a magnet for jewellery lovers from across the globe. Among the famous jewellery shows of the city, the Jewellers Association Show needs no introduction. The feast for jewellery enthusiasts has grown leaps and bounds through the years and has drawn many visitors to the city from all over the world.
Jaipur is all set to host the Jewellers Association Show’19 from April 6th to April 9th at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC), Jaipur and we are already excited. The show is speculated to be much more extravagant than it has been and every jewellery lover in Jaipur will have a chance to participate in one way or the other. With jewellers from all around Jaipur being prepped to showcase their designs, and with over 500 booths’ space, the JAS is all set to create headlines internationally and to set a new standard in the jewellery industry.
We know the people of Jaipur has an undeniable love for art and fashion, and we believe JAS serves the right purpose by showcasing the talent of Jaipurites to the world, all while giving the people of Jaipur a chance to experience jewellery differently. The choice of items and the amount of inspiration is going to be simply iconic, this is an exclusive chance for Jaipurites to experience jewellery, art, and fashion, from all over the city. Rather than going in a shop with limited designs and a particular design language, you get to experience and explore everything under one roof, and this is what makes JASa one of a kind opportunity.
JAS will be in its 13th edition this year. JAS has been internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest jewellery show in India and has been a feast for the people of Jaipur. Over 500 booths will be set up in over 100000 Sq. Ft. in Jaipur’s state-of-the-art Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center, Sitapura. The four-day long gems and jewellery event will feature jewellery, relics, gemstones and much more for all the jewellery and art enthusiasts. Started back in 2007, JAS had managed to gain undeniable presence over the world and has highly esteemed Jaipur.
Last year the people visiting the show were over 30000, this year, we believe the JAS will smash all its previous records. The Jewellers Association started in 1927 with 37 members as an effort to bring together the jewellers of Jaipur, currently, there are over 3000 members of the Jewellery Association. The show is aimed at providing the jewellery enthusiasts and jewellery lovers a platform for converging, planting and exchanging new ideas, all while drawing inspiration from others. JAS brings together manufacturers, traders, artisans, designers, retailers, and wholesalers, with everyone fulfilling others’ needs, it is surely an environment of its own kind and is unlike anything else.
Jaipur is a beautiful city, we all know that. So, take your time out to explore this pink marvel and walk around the unwinding streets of the Johri Bazaar. Yes, we have a complete Jewellers market also. The city is an architectural wonder with numerous breath-taking buildings. The temperature in April is moderate and springy.