Category Archives: Travel to rajasthan

Immerse In the Jollification of Gangaur

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Gangaur the word is derived from Gan which denotes Isarji (Lord Shiva) and Gauri (Godess Parvati) who symbolizes Saubhagya that is marital bliss. Gangaur is celebrated all over Rajasthan and is state’s one of the most important festivals, predominantly celebrated by women of all ages.  The married women of the house pray for their husbands’ long life and the unmarried young girls look up to getting a good handsome husband like Lord Shiva.

Though the actual celebrations begin from the very next day after Holi and goes on for 18 days. The eve of Gangaur is celebrated as Sinjara.  So, if you are in Rajasthan, here are a few places where you can visit and be a part of the carousal.

  1. Jaipur

The magnificence of the procession starts from the Zanani Deodi in the City Palace, which passes through Tripolia Bazaar, Choti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan Stadium, finally closing at Talkatora. The procession consists of bejeweled idols of Lord Shiva and Parvati, decorated elephants, camels, palanquins, chariots, and folk performances. It becomes a sight to behold.

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  1. Shahpura Haveli

The grand Gangaur procession starts from Shahpura Haveli passing through the streets of Shahpura village with royal pomp and pageantry. The procession includes horses, brass band, lancers along with the deities. Witness the charm of various activities and ceremonies of the festival and celebrate with the royal family of Shahpura. If you are interested in the event, go to the link .

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  1. Udaipur

The Gangaur celebration in Udaipur coincides with the Mewar Festival (20-22nd March 2018), which is celebrated to welcome spring. The whole of Udaipur gets soaked in the colors of these festivities. Women carry along with them their Isar- Gangaur in the procession. The procession reaches the Gangaur Ghat and the idols are taken into the royal decorated boats and further immersed in the waters of Pichola Lake.

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  1. Alsisar Mahal, Jhunjhunu

Alsisar witnesses the pomp of Gangaur celebration at an extravagant scale. The whole village comes down to Alsisar Mahal to worship the communion of Shiva and Parvati (Gauri) and enjoy every moment. The procession is followed by folk music and dance which simply multiplies the joy of the festival.

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This year Gangaur is being celebrated on 20th of March 2018. So if you are pinning up options for globetrotting then this is the festival that should not be missed!

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A Weekend To The Cinematic World

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With the Oscar winners wooing the world on one end, Rajasthan’s education hub Kota is all set to host a cinematic affair the upcoming weekend. The city will host the two –day Chambal International Film Festival on 10th and 11th March’18 which is being organized by Anugoonj Media Pvt. Ltd.

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Picture Credit: http://www.ciff.co.in/

The festival has entries of 316 films from 28 countries over the world including Switzerland, US, Canada, Greece, Germany, China and many others, out of which 160 will be screened during the event. The awards have been given 15 categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress and several others which will be judged and presented during the event by acclaimed artists.

The event will also screen ‘Harishchandrachi Factory’ which was selected as India’s official entry to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It is a Marathi film directed by Paresh Mokashi which depicted the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke  – father of the Indian cinema in making Raja Harishchandra – India’s first full length feature film.

Kota being a hub for students fighting various competitive exams, hope this event adds a small cherry on their cake in their respective genres. Also to add, Kota being honored to have the miniatures Seven Wonders of The World, the event will also boost tourism in the city.

 

 

Visit Desert National Park in Jaisalmer this Safari Season

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Visit Desert National Park in Jaisalmer this Safari Season

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.

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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.

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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.

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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Ranthambore National Park Opens for Tourists

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Ranthambore National Park Opens for Tourists

One of the prime tourist attractions of Rajasthan, Ranthambore Tiger Safari opened for tourists from 1st October. Ranthambore Forest has maximum tiger density in the country. There are 10 zones in the national park and each zone has marked territories for several tigers. Zones 1 to 5 are considered prime spots for sightings of India’s national animal.

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The thrill of spotting a tiger lures a huge number of people to the park throughout the time it stays open. T-16 better known as Machali was the most iconic tigress of the sanctuary. She passed away on 18th August 2016. Still, there are many more mighty wild cats for you to admire. People make numerous trips to this park to satiate their hunger for adventures.Whether you have been here before or are a first-timer, a visit to Ranthambore National Park will enthrall you. Here’s the schedule-

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Delhi-Bikaner Daily Flight Takes Off Today

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It’s time to rejoice for the travelers as well as for the residents of Bikaner! The much awaited flight between India’s capital Delhi and beautiful city Bikaner starts functioning today. The flight will take off from Delhi Airport at 1:30 PM and reach Bikaner at 2:45 PM. It will fly back at 3:15 PM to arrive in Delhi.

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An airline associated with Air India will provide the service. This move is delightful for all kinds of travelers as it will save a lot of time. The two cities are separated by a distance of about 450 kilometers and its an overnight journey by train.

 

Travel more in 2017 with AirAsia’s low fare flights.

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It’s holiday time and the season of travel from places of work to home town for some and travel to holiday destinations for some others. The Air Asia and other domestic flight services in India have come up with excitingly low air fares for the travelers in New Year !  There are many flights to and from Jaipur that are covered in this New Year Sale by AirAsia.   Have a look at these ridiculously low air fares and enjoy more traveling in 2017.

The Budget carrier AirAsia India is selling all-inclusive tickets from Rs. 917 under its New Year Sale offer. The  offer is open till January 1, 2017, and is applicable on travel between March 1, 2017, and October 31, 2017.

The Rs. 917 fare is applicable on Bengaluru-Kochi, Bengaluru-Goa and Bengaluru-Hyderabad routes. The fares on New Delhi-Goa and New Delhi-Bengaluru routes start from Rs. 2,917 and Rs. 2,217.

AirAsia India currently flies to 11 destinations with its two hubs in Bengaluru and New Delhi, covering Chandigarh, Jaipur, Guwahati, Imphal, Pune, Goa, Vizag, Kochi and Hyderabad.

Under this offer, Bengaluru-Guwahati fares start from Rs. 2,217; Bengaluru-Chandigarh Rs. 2,917; Bengaluru-Jaipur Rs. 2,917, and Bengaluru-Visakhapatnam Rs. 1,417.

Another budget carrier GoAir is offering tickets starting Rs. 1,057 on select sectors. The fares are applicable till December 31, GoAir said on its website. The Rs. 1,057 fare is applicable on the Delhi-Jaipur route. Delhi-Leh fares, under the GoAir offer, start from Rs. 2,889.

Now travel more in 2017 with the budget flight rates in India 🙂

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