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Enriched experiences of vibrant Rajasthan

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Rajasthan

The vibrant and colorful Rajasthan is a traditionally and culturally rich state of India which is visited by a large number of tourists from India and from different parts of the world. Vacations in Rajasthan have always been an enriching experience for the state has a mélange of events and activities to enthrall its tourists.

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One of the most beautiful and lavish places on earth, Rajasthan is famous for numerous reasons. The state is covered with ancient palaces, temples, havelis (mansions) and forts. The different places of tourist interests along with its picturesque beauty have made Rajasthan an international tourist destination.  Comprising of different cities with their unique feature, identity and specialty Rajasthan presents an inter flow, as if a junction of multiple cultures and traditions.

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The festival season in Rajasthan is kick starting once again !! Our endeavor is to introduce you to these multicolored destinations in Rajasthan through our blogs on Rajasthan Tourism Buzz . We introduce you to each and every city and destination which is worth a visit and depicts the beauty alongside tales of Royalty lived in the era of Rajputana and beyond.  You would be virtually taken to those magnificent destinations in Rajasthan through our blogs.  Not only this, We would continue to constantly update  you with the current celebrations, events and festivals happening in all the cities of Rajasthan which you may plan to attend and enjoy!!

 

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Ajmer Urs Fair

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Ajmer Urs Fair

The auspicious month of May once again brings to us the celebration Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti, at the Dargah in Ajmer. The Urs Fair is observed with great fervor for Ten days each year i.e. rom May 01 to 10, 2014. The Urs (the death anniversary of the saint) is an occasion for a massive pilgrimage, with thousands of devotees flocking to the dargah. The celebrations continue for ten days, commencing with the hoisting of a white flag on the tomb by the Sajdanashin.

Ajmer Dargah

Pilgrims of different religions come from all over to seek the blessings of the great saint. Programs of religious music or quawwalis are held all night long at the Dargah in which renowned singers participate. The intensity of the performance has to be witnessed, to be truly appreciated. Outside the dargah precincts, two massive cauldrons cook sweet rice garnished with dry fruits and condiments to be served as ‘tabarukh’ or sanctified food.

Ajmer Sharif Urs Fair

At the time of the Urs, a busy bazaar springs up at the foot of the dargah. Flowers, embroidered prayer rugs, prayer caps and decorative chadars are among the many things to be found in the bazaar, apart from the usual souvenirs which make their way to fairs such as this.

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Rajasthan to have 4 New Airports

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Already a tourist hotspot, Rajasthan has got more reasons to cheer after the Central government gave nod to four low-budget airports, which will come up at Ajmer, Kota, Alwar and Bhilwara.

The Union government on Friday decided to set up 51 new low-cost airports with an aim to give a boost to the civil aviation sector and increase air connectivity to various destinations.

Ajmer, a global tourist spot due to the dargah and proximity to Pushkar, needed an airport to give travelers the option to directly reach the city. It will be of great help to pilgrims coming to Ajmer and Pushkar.

 

Kota which has emerged as a coaching hub in the country will benefit hugely from the decision. A majority of students in Kota are from different states who often travel in and out of the city. Alwar, Kota and Bundi are also popular among foreign tourists for their art. Alwar is popular for Sariska wildlife, Silliserh and beautiful palaces. “Kota and Bundi are already big tourist destinations for their miniature paintings and artworks and many foreign tourists are forced to take the road route to reach these places. Airports in all the four cities (or towns) will help tourists cut down their travel time and have a delightful journey.

Travel to Incredible Destinations of Rajasthan!

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Every tourist place in Rajasthan has a story to tell. While in some, sculptures become alive, narrating tales of bygone times where some weave poetry of love and saga, some chronicles make their way to museums; some depict the saga of war and fortitude through miniature statues and through sound and light shows, while others through puppetries and dances.

Jaipur the capital city also known as the ‘Pink City’ is definitely a ‘must-see’ tourist place in Rajasthan. The city with its sheer beauty is any shopper’s paradise and no woman would want to hold onto her purse strings!

Udaipur’s City Palace and the Lake Pichola are both synonymous as places of tourist interest in Rajasthan. Apart from Fateh Prakash Palace and Jag Niwas, Udaipur also is convenient while planning excursions to Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur’s  Jain Temples, Haldighati, Ghanerao, Eklinji Temple and Nathdwara.

Set amidst the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur are both romantic cities to reckon with. Your trip is incomplete without a camel-ride.

Patriots must visit Chittaurgarh which resonates with the legend of Rani Padmini and the shrieks of women who willingly undertook Johaur.

Called the ‘Camel Country’, Bikaner has a Research Institute for Camels and is also famous for the Karni Mata Temple where rats are revered!

If you think places of tourist interests in Rajasthan revolve around sand dunes, you’re mistaken, for Mount Abu is actually a hill station which offers you the solitude within its many pretty cottages that came up during the British rule.

Arty folks have much to look forward to in Bundi that displays Rajput architecture and has the Bundi School of Art. Kota is another city that has gained prominence on the map owing to the exquisite Kota Doria sarees in charming floral prints. It also boasts of dams and quaint Havelis and temples.

Shekawati or the Garden of Shekas( a ruler) is a maze of Havelis where walls are adorned with paintings of caparisoned elephants and horses, thus rendering the name ‘open art gallery’ to the place!

Ajmer is a confluence of cultures, with Muslims have a Dargah(mosque) and the British having chosen Ajmer for its prestigious Mayo College which today is a prominent public school. Just 4 kms away is the sacred Pushkar Lake, which hosts the Pushkar Mela too. The one and only Brahma and Saraswati Temples in the world are situated in Pushkar!

Your interest as a tourist in Rajasthan is not limited to the quiet and magnificent alone; for there is the wild side of the state, which can be explored with a visit to Ranthambore which houses a National Park-home to tigers, leopards, owlets, hyena, langurs and wild boars.

Bharatpur which derives its name from the loyal brother of Lord Rama also houses a National Park and the hatching field of crocodiles. The place dates also in the epic Mahabharata days where the Matsya kingdom had flourished.

The Sariska Tiger Sanctuary is located in Viratnagar. Viratnagar dates back to the stone- age, with many natural cave and rock shelters found here!

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Visit any city or destination in Rajasthan; it will charm you with its wealth of attractions. Old palaces, which were once resided by the Kings and princes, are now available as luxurious accommodation options for the tourists. Padharo Mhare Des !!

 

Four Railway Stations of Rajasthan to be equipped with Integrated Security Systems

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After a wait of almost a year, the north western railways (NWR) has started the installation of integrated security system at its four major railway stations including – Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner. Authorities say that by September end the system would be operational in Jaipur and by December all the four railway stations would be interconnected through the system.

Under the system, these railway stations would have the security equipment of international standards. The four aspects of the integrated security system would include closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, bomb disposal squad, baggage screening and access check within the railway station premises and parking lots. All these things would be on internet and would be monitored by the senior authorities in case of sudden rush at the railway station, suspicious activities and other law and order problems.

Authorities said that all these four stations were tagged as ‘top priority’ since the footfall at these places is quite high.

Raja Cycles Ajmer: 100 years of Splendor!

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We would be remiss if we didn’t ­congratulate Raja Cycle & Motor Garage pvt. Ltd. on their 100-year ­anniversary and their contributions to the cycling industry.

The centenarian RAJA CYCLE & MOTOR GARAGE Pvt. Ltd. established in 1912 foundation was laid by Lt. Shri.Umrao Singh Brahmawar, a Lawyer by profession who migrated to Ajmer in late 1890’s. His family comprised of four sons named Lt. Shri Ambalal ji, Rajnarayan ji, Narain Signh ji and Madan Singh ji.

Ambalal ji, a path breaking entrepreneur, started the venture in the name of Raja Cycle where he imported bi-cycles fromUK. The name Raja Cycle was christened after his younger brother, Rajnarayan ji, who was fondly referred to as Raja ji. Ambala ji gradually expanded the business in 1920’s when he started importing cars fromUK,GermanyandUSA. Their company was the sole importers of cars in that era having branches at prominent places inIndia like-Indore, Kota, Jaipur, Jhalawar etc. Consumers for these cars were mainly the princely states whose children were studying at Mayo College School, Ajmer and under the marketing principles; he aptly located the store right outside Mayo College Premise!

Post independence, importing cars was banned and hence diversification of business took place. Today, they are conglomerates with palaver into Petroleum, Marble, Stone crusher, IT, Education and Property to name a few. You can analyse their popularity meter by the very fact that Raja Cycle has a “Raja Cycle Chouraha” in Ajmer named after its brand.

Happy 100th birthday Raja Cycle- you have given us happy paddling years 🙂