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The Chambal River Hanging Bridge gets inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi in Kota, Rajasthan

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Incredible India’s iconic 6-lane single plane Cable Stayed Bridge with the nation’s longest 350 meter central clear span and sky touching 80 meter tallest pylon, across river Chambal, Kota NH-27 on East-West Corridor of Rajasthan is ready and gets inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi just now.

The 6-lane cable-stayed bridge has been built across the Chambal river at Kota regions of Rajasthan and will be opened for traffic soon. PM Narendra Modi is in Rajasthan to inaugurate various projects worth Rs 15,000 crore and will dedicate the Chambal river bridge to the nation. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about the breathtaking bridge and its scenic images:

The 30 metres wide bridge is 1.4 kilometre long. Its height is 125 metres, with the longest span at 350.5 metres, that is 1,150 feet.

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The cable stayed bridge over the Chambal river has been built at an approximate cost of Rs 277.67 crore.

According to Road Transport and Highways Minister, the bridge had been stuck for years due to many problems but could be completed with the remarkable efforts of the government and national Highway Authority.

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The Chambal river bridge project comes under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The bridge is situated on the Kota Bypass. It crosses the Chambal River just outside the city.

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Image Credits: Hon’ble CM Rajasthan Smt Vasundhara Raje 

14 Monsoon Destinations Of Rajasthan You Must Visit

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No other province awaits rains like the desert state of Rajasthan. The first shower of monsoon is like a breath of relief and a full stop to the constant endurance of blazing heat. After a long scorching summer, a monsoon vacation is a must and to make it even more relaxing and refreshing, exploring the beauty of Rajasthan should be on the top of your bucket list. And to know why, take a look at some of the amazing and some hidden destinations of this state which become way more attractive with every shower.

  1. Udaipur

Known as the Venice of East, the rains can bring the romance alive in this city of lakes. The view of clouds, the smell of rain, the greenery and royalty of Taj Lake Palace, City Palace, Sajjangarh Fort aka Monsoon Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir and their surroundings will make you fall in love all over again.

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  1. Bhainsrorgarh

Who doesn’t love the view of lush green forests and river in monsoon? The heritage boutique hotel of Bhainsrorgarh situated on a cliff on the banks of Chambal River will give you the time of your life. Sightseeing during rains, visit to the Badoli Temple, capturing the beauty of the river and enjoy the moments of relaxation while dining on a cliff is monsoon bliss 😉

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Image Credit: www.bhainsrorgarh.com

  1. Mount Abu

Visiting a hill station during monsoon can be your first best decision and choosing Mount Abu for the same would be your second best. It is a lethal combination of rains, amazing weather for trek, mountains, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and getting breath taking views from Dilwara Jain Temple and Nakki Lake.

Boat race competition being held at the Nakki Lake in the Summer Festival in Mount Abu.

  1. Keoladeo

Monsoon is the best time of the year to come and enjoy the natural beauty of Keoladeo National Park aka Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary since more than 350 avian species are available for bird watching. The Bharatpur Forest Lodge can be your stop to sit, feel the rain and enjoy the melodious chirping all around.

Keoladeo Sanctuary

  1. Narlai

Midway between Jodhpur and Udaipur, Narlai can be your next destination. Old havelis, jeep safari for spotting deer, panthers, chital, leopards, and trekking are some of the major attractions for this time of the year.

  1. Bundi

Special for receiving greatest amount of rainfall, Bundi is also famous for the Hadoti Palace, the step wells, Nawal Sagar Lake, and beautifully carved havelis; this less explored travel destination has its own story to tell via the rains.

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  1. Kumbhalgarh

The rains and cool breeze would be welcoming and soothing for you to visit Kumbhalgarh fort or go out in the wild on a jeep safari in Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. This is the right weather for you to watch the real beauty of the flora and fauna that comes out with the rain.

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  1. Mahansar

If you are into mythology, Mahansar is the right destination for you where the sone-chandi ki dukan portray gold leaf paintings of Ramayan and life of Krishna, and to enjoy the best of it you need to take a break from burning summers and visit the place during monsoon. The greenery accompanied with cool temperature will leave you amazed.

Sone Chandi Ki dukan

Image Credit: www.imagesofrajasthan.com

  1. Pushkar

The lakes, the wildlife, the scenic beauty and desert camping are only a few of the major attractions in Pushkar. The city comes to life during monsoons as completely different shades of Pushkar are visible in the midst of monsoon showers.

Pushkar Lake

  1. Kuchaman

One of the hidden destinations of Rajasthan, Kuchaman has a lot in store for you especially during monsoons. The cool and refreshing weather is perfect to visit and praise the beauty of Kuchaman Fort, the cliffs, Sheesh Mahal, Meera Mahal, and Jal Mahal.

Kuchaman Fort and otel India November 2009

Image Credit: www.flickr.com

  1. Mandawa

Another unexplored place of Rajasthan is Mandawa. The rains are a perfect time to enjoy the old havelis, paintings and open air art gallery in the Mandawa Palace.

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  1. Ranakpur

Known for its spectacular marble Jain temple and few other temples like the sun temple, Ranakpur is ideal when admired in monsoon season. The fall in temperature makes it easier to wander and enjoy the incredible architecture.

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  1. Jaipur

Last yet not the least – capital city, the Pink City. Witness the Teej festival which marks the advent of monsoon along with the awe inspiring sites of Jal Mahal, Albert Hall museum, step wells, Hawa Mahal and the temples in Jaipur especially during the rains because it’s the best time of the year to enjoy the marvelous beauty of the city.

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And you cannot skip the delicious cuisine of Rajasthan while going around the state and enjoying the major attractions, can you?

 

 

Long Weekend Is Finally Here! Plan Your Vacations Now!

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The most awaited festival – Holi in Rajasthan has a unique taste and experience. If you are a travel aficionado, a trip to the colorful state of Rajasthan is a must for the coming long festive holiday. We have got 6 cities from Rajasthan which must be visited for the weekend.

  1. Jaipur

Jaipur has some unique ways to celebrate the festival of colors. The Department of Tourism in Jaipur welcomes tourists to enjoy and splash colors in a common gathering at Rambagh Polo Ground. They dance to the beats of some Rajasthani songs played by local artists and performers. The royal family is also a part of this joyful event.

Holi in Jaipur

  1. Bundi

Bundi is a quaint small town with more than 50 baoris (step wells) holding magnificent architectural structure. Bundi is famous for its painting of festivals, animals and birds which can be seen in Chitra Shala – an open art gallery.

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  1. Kota

Another city in the Hadauti region, Kota is an example of combination of medieval and modern age which is majestically portrayed in the forts and museums. The museums also have a rich collection of art and artifacts of this region. The famous Chambal river of Rajasthan is a famous tourist attraction. The river has Rajasthan’s nuclear and thermal power plants. It also houses some extensive wildlife which can be seen on the Chambal safari.

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  1. Jodhpur

If you want to relish the real luxury, Jodhpur has some majestic heritage properties like Ajit Bhawan and Umaid Bhawan Palace to treat yourself and make your senses capture the royal pride.

Ajit Bhawan

  1. Bharatpur

Bharatpur has some really nice attractions and is perfect host to this season. The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Dholpur Palace, Deeg Palace. But one major attraction which can only be captured on the festival of Holi is the colorful fountains at Deeg palace, which can be sighted only once a year thus, creating a monsoon like ambience.

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  1. Udaipur

The city of lake celebrates holi, splashing colors with the royal family of Mewar. The whole city seems to be drenched in the colors.

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It’s your turn to choose among these destinations and add your riot of colors to these places.

Happy Holi! 🙂

 

Monsoon trail in Hadauti

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Another avenue opens to State tourism. With golden triangle, desert trail, jungle safari etc. already a hit with tourists, tourism department of the state to undo the image of state being seasonal tourism place and add new facility is contemplating to boost Monsoon tourism in Hadauti region of Rajasthan.

Hadauti region is different in context to ecological and natural environment from other regions of State.  The region experiences heaviest rainfall as compared to other regions. The scenic water bodies and other natural spots in Hadauti are a treat to eyes for the visitor. The department is to promote tourist spots in Kota, Bundi, Baran and Jhalawar where waterfalls, namely, Bheemlat, Rameshwar and Menal and Sarson, Gagron Fort, Chambal River and Chambal garden gladden the hearts of aqua tourism lovers.

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Hadauti region being a part of an ancient civilization has many archaeological sites which are an additional sightseeing spot apart from the more visited ones. Besides, a lot of religious sites and an array of fairs such as Bundi Utsav, Chandrabhaga fair, and Kota Dusherra fair attract a large number of tourists prominently domestic ones to savor the natural beauty of the region.

Nawal Sagar, Bundi

Nawal Sagar, Bundi

The tourist spots of hadauti region have liven up during monsoon and the tourism department is anticipating a boost in tourism riding upon its intense campaign in this regard.

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Dhaulpur Chambal Safari with Gharials

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Chambal Safari in Dholpur

Chambal Safari in Dholpur

The integrity of aquatic life and fauna is the best biological indicator of a river’s health. By that measure the Chambal may be one of the healthiest of Indian rivers, protected by its harsh ravine infested environs and the desperadoes who abounded there. There are many nature watching opportunities available for the visitors to Dholpur and Chambal River in Rajasthan. The best opportunities for sighting and photography of Gharial can be had by hiring a boat with experienced driver and guide, available at several points along the river.  A boat excursion will also offer many good viewpoints for photography of water , shore birds and unique landscapes.

The only specialized small fish-eating crocodilian – the Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) – is the most sought after specie in the Chambal River. One could see quite a few of these beautiful (and Critically Endangered) creatures basking on the banks of the river.  Some of them would be tagged with a red band tied to their tail which indicates that apparently they are released recently from the Gharial breeding center. There is one interesting story about the origin of the name Gharial.  Gharial males have a bulbous growth on the tip of their snout. This resembles a pot or ghara (in Hindi). Hence, the name Gharial is introduced.  Such an explicit sexual dimorphism is not found in any other crocodilian species. Chambal Safari in Dholpur The much fortunate ones could also see a number of turtles basking on the tiny rocks jutting out of the river. Perhaps, they enjoy the sunny days after many hours of deep floating. Walking trails in the ravines and along the river also offer opportunities for close observation of the wide variety of plants and animals. Chambal_river_near_Dhaulpur,_India Next time on your visit to Dholpur, Rajasthan don’t miss to treat your eyes with the statuesque sight of Chambal, its habitats and the rare specie gharials. If you’ve already made your mind to experience Chambal Safari in Dholpur, then we would suggest you the Raj Mahal Palace (Dholpur Palace) for a delighting stay in the town. _DSC1263 For Reservations: Raj Niwas Palace – Dholpur Rajasthan, 328001 Contact Details :  91 +7665002151 Fax:- 05642- 224888 Delhi Sales Office Contact Person : Mr. Jitender Sharma 91+ 8860518880 , Mr. Sharabh Dixit 91+ 8860518883 Landline No : 011-45665201/02/03 Email : sales1@consortiumhotels.org: / reservations@consortiumhotels.org Visit their website: http://dholpurpalace.com/

Dholpur Tourism; explore the picturesque Machkund Temple

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Dholpur sight seeing

Located in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Dholpur is a major holiday destination offering lot many locations and spots to be explored. Though famously known for its Chambal Safari and boat excursion, one sacred place for pilgrims that holds a special attraction is ‘Teerth Raj Machkund

Machkund Temple– Rooted in tradition and a pilgrim stronghold in Dholpur , Machkund Temple is situated about 4 kms from the town of Dholpur and is an ancient sacred place. It has a water tank that is surrounded by a series of temples around it. The place is named after Raja Machchh Kund, the twenty fourth king of the Suryavanshi Dynasty, who is said to have reigned nineteen generations before Lord Ram. According to legend, Raja Muchchhkund was sleeping here when demon KaalYaman (while pursuing lord Krishna) accidentally woke him up. The demon KaalYaman was burnt to ashes because of a divine blessing to Raja Muchchhkund.

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A picturesque view surrounded by a series of temples of different deities, Machkund temple is an ancient place having reference in Puranas and Shri Madbhagwat. It is believed that after visiting to all Theerth Sthaan (pilgrimage) one need to take a holy dip in Machkund then only the pilgrimage is complete.

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RajNiwas Palace, Dholpur or Dholpur Palace , invites you to closely witness and experience the pilgrimage from the comforts of royalty.

 

DSC_0013If you’ve already made your mind to explore this fabulous destination along with the popular Chambal Safari in Dholpur, then we would suggest you the Raj Mahal Palace (Dholpur Palace) for a delighting stay in the town.

For Reservations:

Raj Niwas Palace – Dholpur Rajasthan, 328001
Contact Details :  91 +7665002151
Fax:- 05642- 224888

Delhi Sales Office
Contact Person : Mr. Jitender Sharma 91+ 8860518880 , Mr. Sharabh Dixit 91+ 8860518883
Landline No : 011-45665201/02/03
Email : sales1@consortiumhotels.org: / reservations@consortiumhotels.org

Visit their website: http://dholpurpalace.com/

 

 

First census of Gangetic Dolphin to be held in Rajasthan

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Dolphins in Chambal

Shortage of water may have reached crisis proportions in Rajasthan, but it has not stopped Dolphins from making this desert state their home.

The first ever census of Gangetic dolphin- since it was declared the national aquatic animal of India – is about to start in Rajasthan. As ironic as it seems, this breed of dolphin thrives in desert state, the waters of Chambal providing home to almost one third of the species in country.

The WWF-India will conduct a census from October05-07, 2012 to estimate a “minimum population status” of the dolphins in the stretch of Ganga in Rajasthan, UP and MP. The census will begin at National Gharial Chambal Sanctuary- Dholpur on October05.

The survey could be a different and unique activity for the tourists and visitors to watch in Rajasthan. The beautiful sight of dolphins along with the other species like migratory birds, gharials, turtles and different water bodies would be an altogether interesting experience in Dholpur state of Rajasthan.