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Rajasthan Tourism Beat wishes you a Happy New Year

Rajasthan Tourism Beat wishes you a Happy New Year


A very happy and joyful New Year to all our readers. May 2020 bring in the best holidays, experiences and adventures to all of you!  Undoubtedly, we all had a magnificent 2019, thanks to the wonderful destinations, events, and festivals in Rajasthan!

You all have been great readers in all these years. Gear up as you are going to read a lot of exciting news and blogs on this site, which will help you plan your holidays in Rajasthan this year as well.  2019 saw us reporting the latest tourism updates from all over Rajasthan and bringing you up to  Rajasthan cultural event updates and many exclusives!  Several cultural festivals in 2020 are round the corner and this year is again full of celebrations and events in Rajasthan.  So stay tuned to Rajasthan Tourism Beat as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest information from the world of travel and tourism in Rajasthan.

We hope you stick with us as we strive to continue the trend into the next year as well!

Have a fun-filled Year Ahead!

Welcome the New Year 2018 in Rajasthan


A fusion of modernity and tradition, the vibrant colours of Rajasthan are truly captivating.  This New Year’s eve enjoy a quick getaway and celebrate it amidst the royalty of palaces and serenity of nature in Rajasthan. Mesmerizing destinations in Rajasthan give you a marvelous insight of historic sites, wildlife and pilgrimages. Unwind and pamper your soul as we list out the best destinations to mark the new year in Rajasthan with sheer bliss.

The Blushing Pink City – Jaipur



The capital city of Rajasthan is not just the epicenter, but the pink city is the party pulse of the state. A home to the most luxurious hotels and clubs in the state, jaipur is a combination of heritage, luxury nightlife and shopping where the fun and excitement is limitless.

The golden threshold of sand and dunes- Jaisalmer

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One of the best place for new year in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer has beautiful golden yellow stone fort with detailed stone carvings to embellish the traditional Jharokhas and arches. While a campfire within the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is an experience one can never forget.

The shimmering city of lakes – Udaipur



One of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan, Udaipur is surrounded with shimmering lakes, luxury resorts and the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. It is once in a lifetime experience when you cruise through the lake pichola on wooden boat or gaze at the panorama of lakes from City palace of Udaipur.

The brimming sand of Bikaner

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Another desert destination popular for its camel festival, sand dune riding and  various other desert activities, Bikaner is home to the Junagarh Fort which is an amalgamation of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. But if you love tranquility over grandeur, enjoy nature’s bliss on the banks of the river Gajner.

The tourist city among world’s top ten – Jodhpur

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The blue city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is enchanting as it dazzles with its spectacular architecture and brightly painted homes. However, if you seek serenity in this famous tourist destination, away from the hustle and bustle of city life head straight to a heaven for bird lovers, Khichan. It is a small village and bird paradise in Jodhpur District hosting 20,000 Demoiselle Cranes.

The hill station of hot land- Mount Abu

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For a chilly new year experience, visit the only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu. It is amidst forest hills of coniferous trees and dotted with huge rocks. It is home to many sages and is famous for its Dilwara Jain Temple built in the 11th-13th Century.

The place famous for not just jauhar but magnificent UNESCO fort- Chittorgarh

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The famous fort of Chittorgarh takes you back to the 15th century AD. Get a glimpse of heaven on new year’s day at the Char Bagh patterned garden that plays host to many peacocks and several parakeets at sunrise and sunset even today.

The undiscovered paradise- Bundi

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Quite strange that this destination is still hidden from the tourist crowd. Regarded for its intricate paintings, Bundi is the historically rich town of Rajasthan. Encompassed by the Aravalli Hills on three sides. The intricate carvings on its monuments and impressive medieval forts, palaces, havelis and temples with carved pillars with a beautiful lake is an enchanting paradise right in the heart of the town.

The tiger land – Sawai Madhopur

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The tiger land of Rajasthan is this fascinating paradise of wildlife and nature called Ranthambhore in Sawai Madhopur. Nestling adjacent to the natural beauty of the wildlife of Ranthambhore is Nahargarh Palace. In the town of Sawai Madhopur dwells this leading luxury Palace Resort. It hosts fantastic new year events in Rajasthan. For a picture-perfect yet thrilling and dramatic experiences with sun-kissed poolside, head straight to this place. The palace’s royale spots like the Hathikund, swimming pool, Lancer’s Bar and Den Bar with fine detailing and ambiances will pose a blissful contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle.

The storybook town – Shekhawati

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In the painted town of Shekhawati lay the magnificent Palace Alsisar Mahal of Alsisar. If you wish to join an exclusive party at the 17th-century palace in Rajasthan then you’ll be enthralled to experience the exciting activities and arrangements in Alsisar. There are magic shows, snake-charmers and dancers, fireworks off the roof of the palace and the exotic banquet with succulent cuisines.

The sacred town of holy ghats and temples- Pushkar

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Begin the fresh year by washing away the sins of the past year and praying for a prosperous and peaceful 2018 at Pushkar. Among the many famous temples in Pushkar, you can find the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Bramha. The Pushkar Lake has huge religious significance, as it is supposed to have been created when Bramha dropped a lotus on earth. Ajmer and Pushkar are both places of worship and if one is religiously inclined, can prove to be perfect sites to begin an auspicious year.

Happy more traveling in 2017!!



Here’s wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year from the entire team at Rajasthan Tourism Buzz. May 2017 bring you the best holidays you have ever had. We had a fantastic 2016, thanks to the wonderful readers like YOU !

You are going to read a lot of exciting news and blogs on this site in the coming few weeks. Several cultural festivals in 2017 are round the corner and this year is again full of celebrations and events in Rajasthan.  So stay tuned to Rajasthan Tourism Buzz as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest information from the world of travel and tourism in Rajasthan.

2016 saw us reporting latest tourism updates from all over Rajasthan and bringing you up to  Rajasthan cultural event updates and  many exclusives ! We hope you stick with us as we strive to continue the trend into the next year as well!

Have an Excellent Year Ahead!

MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS to come with amazing surprises this Christmas and New Year



Maharaja’s Express is an awarded and much-loved Indian luxury train which who wouldn’t love to board at least once in life! So if you too are fancying a royal sojourn on this luxury train but concerned about the tariff and out of budget journey packages then here’s a good news for you! Maharajas’ Express Christmas and New Year’s Departure brings to you two amazing offers on these journeys ! 


One of the most popular luxury trains in India, Maharajas’ Express has lined-up four special departures during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Get all geared up to make your celebrations even better and lavish on-board this ‘luxury on wheels’.  Following are the departures:

  • The Heritage of India (17th Dec 2016) – This 7 night / 8 day journey covers Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, and Delhi.
  • Treasures of India (25th Dec 2016) – This 3 night / 4 day journey covers Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
  • Gems of India (28th Dec 2016) – This 3 night / 4 day journey offers a visit to Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
  • The Indian Panorama (31st Dec 2016)- This 7 night / 8 day journey offers visit to Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow.



Another highlight of Maharajas’ Express Christmas and New Year’s Departure is two amazing offers on these journeys. The offers are valid till the date of departure of the journeys and is subject to availability of cabins.

  • OFFER 1- 50 percent discount

The first offer on the above departures states that on booking a cabin on twin sharing basis the first adult pays the full cost but the second sharing the cabin will avail 50% discount on the adult cost. This offer is applicable for all nationalities. In clear terms, if you and your partner are going, you pay for one and your companion pays 50 percent only

  • OFFER 2- Early bird offer

The second offers states that on booking a Deluxe Room, the guest gets a chance to upgrade his room from Deluxe Cabin to Junior Suite, by just paying only 50% of the difference in Tariff between these two. This offer is valid till 30thNovember 2016. This offer too is applicable for all nationalities.


All the journeys of Maharaja Express are very meticulously-planned and offer a visit to some of India’s best destinations. The itineraries include sightseeing, special meals, shopping and other memorable experiences. The décor of the train is gorgeous and the hospitality is impeccable. The luxury train has 43 guest cabins along with two multi-cuisine restaurants – Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal. The train also features a souvenir coach and a lounge. Have a memorable journey, amid modern world-class comforts.



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Rajasthan 2014: The Year it was…..


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One more spectacular year is coming to a close, and it’s time to take a look back and reflect on what we’ve seen, accomplished and celebrated in the past twelve months. Rajasthan Tourism Industry is stronger than ever, and some of the events of the year gone by are definitely worth remembering and cherishing.

2014 was a compelling year for our country in total. Our country made a big mark on the international map in this year with Mangalyaan being landed in the orbit of Mars in the very first attempt. The nation also witnessed the return of single-party rule with BJP in the 16th Lok Sabha election. Here is a look at the top events that unfolded in Aapno Rajasthan in the year 2014:

Winter breeze was at its chilling best and Rajasthan tourism industry poised for the Kumbhalgarh Festival on the steep height of hillock and a new zone for tiger safari was being introduced in Ranthambhore. The prominent festival of kites “Makarsankranti” was celebrated in the same month while the Royals of Rajputana were continue to enjoy the Jodhpur Polo Season began in December.  But, the best of the month’s highlights is “Soul Of Rajasthan” the book launched by our parent company Pathfynder! Soul Of Rajasthan is a journey full of colors and celebration of life, and reflect true essence of Rajasthan through its photographs.

The months of February and March bore phenomenal festivals of international standards like Shekhawati festival, Alwar festival, Nagaur festival and the Jodhpur Desert Festival. Rajasthan celebrated its 64th Foundation Day with fervor and gaiety in March.

The city of Udaipur in Rajasthan drew all the attention of tourists and cultural enthusiasts with the remarkable Mewar Festival held in the month of April. A hooping number of tourists flocked to the city to witness the cultural and social extravaganzas of the festival.

May and the Sun rays were phenomenally high this year. While the only hill station of Rajasthan Mount Abu celebrated the “Summer Festival” to beat the heat, Jodhpur gracefully celebrated its 556 glorious years of Foundation in 2014. But the biggest achievement in the month of May is receiving the Tobacco Free State award on No Tobacco day.

Amid the festivities of Rajasthani cultural events and exhibitions, Teej processions were carried in Jaipur on larger scale. The tempting aromas of Ghewar being cooked on sweet shops, colorful lehariyas, and blossoming flowers clearly indicated the festive spirit of Rajasthan.  And to make the travel easy, the Air Asia introduced flights from Jaipur and railways introduced a new luxury train called “Unity Express”

In the Month of August, the Pink City celebrated the 104th birth anniversary of Sawai Man Singh Ji II with cultural evenings, social gatherings and various competitions.  The following month was again full of events and festivals in Rajasthan. Among the wonderful sound and light shows at the prominent forts of Rajasthan, the Night Tourism and the Lumiere Show were introduced at the City Palace Jaipur. While we were still celebrating the goodies poured in by travel and tourism department, the joy elevated with the news of Camel being declared as the state animal!


Ranthambhore Jungle brought in the good news with around 5 new cubs being born in the season. And the tourism season once again marked the arrival of celebrations, festivals and happiness all around the region. Jodhpur celebrated the medieval heroes’ sagas with Marwar festival and the Ranakpur Festival took us to the refreshing countryside of Rajasthan.

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The November month was all dedicated to the preparations, coverage and celebrations of Pushkar Fair. Our team especially covered the entire event live on Social Media officially for Rajasthan Tourism! One super fantastic experience it was. We’re sure you have seen our exclusive blog on the same.  So is the artful Bundi Utsav, held every year, that enthralls numerous traders and tourists to this fascinating land of art and culture.


Celebrating and reporting, we almost came to the end of the year, but more action is yet to be talked about.  The capital city of Rajasthan -Jaipur celebrated its 287th Foundation Day. A unique and first of its kinds, Photography contest called “Khushboo e Jaipur” was launched in the same year by ‘Jairangam’ in association with “Jaipur Beat” which is also owned by Pathfynder.

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The outset of December chill and the Jodhpur polo season are synonymous in Rajasthan tourism so the Jaipur Polo Season began on the December 29, 2014. With Khushboo-e-Jaipur photography contest winners’ photograph exhibition and Jairangam Theatre Festival in Jaipur, December was a power packed month with one event after another back to back.

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Be it the largest international Jewellery extravaganza of “Jaipur Jewellery Show” or the powerful plays at the “Jaipur Theatre Festival- Jairangam,” each was a huge crowd puller.  The fantastic, full of life year 2014 concludes with the three days’ Winter Festival at Mount Abu!! And we can proudly look forward to another year with the title of Rajasthan being 5th among most visited places in India by Foreign tourists, Travelers Choice Award for best heritage Hotels and Sanskar Bharat Award.




A place full of forts and palaces,

A place known for its festivals, culture and spirituality,

A place whose last year’s story, was beautiful and the coming year’s going be vast,

That place is Rajasthan, yes that’s Rajasthan.


With all the wonderful memories of the year gone by, here’s wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year from the entire team of Rajasthan Tourism Buzz. May 2015 bring you the best holidays ever. We had a fantastic 2014, thanks to the wonderful readers like YOU !

Several cultural festivals in 2015 are round the corner and this year is once again full of celebrations and events in Rajasthan.  So stay tuned to Rajasthan Tourism Buzz as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest information from the world of travel and tourism in Rajasthan. We hope you stick with us as we strive to continue the trend into the next year as well!

Happy New Year !!


IRCTC’s New Year Gift for Jaipur Citizens


A special train would take city people to five jyotirlingas in three states.

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Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will run a special train to pilgrimage for the citizens of Jaipur. This pilgrimage train would visit to five jyotirlingas in three states of the country.

The tour will start from January 20 from Jaipur and will return after 10 days. The IRCTC has scheduled the itinerary of the train in which the train will reach Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on January 21. Here passengers could visit Mahakaleshwar. After that, the train will reach Dwarka in Gujarat on January 22 and after the night stay could visit the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga next day. The pilgrims would visit the Somnath Jyotirlinga on January 24 at Veraval. The train will go to Aurangabad on January 25 and visit the Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga on January 26. The train will proceed to Nasik, where the passengers would visit the last pilgrimage Trayambkeshwar Jyotirlinga in Nasik. The train will return back to Jaipur on January 29, 2014

The tour package will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodging during journey. A total of Rs 5,500 per person would be charged for the tour. It includes whole facilities during the journey.


Mount Abu Winter Festival



Winter Festival is held in Mount Abu every year during the last week of December. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of hill station, who welcome the arrival of season and its guests from the depth of their hearts. This three days colorful festival is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism and Municipal Board, Mt. Abu.


The hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and exotic location make this festival a never to be forgotten experience. Winter festival begins with a ceremonial procession, which start from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar. The procession gathers at the Nakki Lake Chowk followed by folk performances of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab & Haryana’s folk artists.

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There is a band Show, Boat Race, Skating Race, Panihari Matka Race, Tug of War between Foreign Tourists and Domestic Tourists, Mehandi Mandana, Musical Chair Race, Deepotsav & in the last Fireworks are very attractive to watch and participate. The grand finale of the festival is made brighter by a display of dazzling fireworks all three days.

The dates for winter festival this year are December 29, 30 and 31, 2013.