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Re- living 64 Years Of Rajasthan On Rajasthan Diwas Today

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As Rajasthan celebrates its 65th Rajasthan Diwas this year on 30thMarch 2015, we tell you the magnificent journey of 64 years. What makes Rajasthan so unique is its colorful culture, rich heritage and one of the tourist hubs. The state dazzles in its beauty and every glimpse is captures with due importance.

1. FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Rajasthan is a state which is known for the richness of traditions, and diverse culture. All the festivals are celebrated with joy, enthusiasm, zeal and zest. Some major fairs and festivals are Pushkar Fair, Jaisalmer Desert Fair, Gangaur, Teej, Marwar Festival, Holi and the list goes on.

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2. CUISINES

One cannot leave Rajasthan without tasting its food which is known for it spiciness and rich flavor. Rajasthani cuisine is mainly vegetarian but can be put together in a variety of mouthwatering dishes. A sweet is a must which is complemented with every meal. Some relishing dishes are dal bati churma which is a well known delicacy all around the world. Every region in Rajasthan has its own speciality and taste.

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3. FORTS, MONUMENTS & PALACES

Rajasthan is well known for its historically rich ‘Forts and Palaces’. The forts of Rajasthan tell stories about the kings and queens and their journey during their period of reign. Each and every fort and fortress has a unique and unparalleled story behind it. Some monuments of Rajasthan are well recognized due to recognition by UNESCO, namely – Jantar Mantar (Jaipur), Kumbhalgarh fort, etc.

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4. FOLK MUSIC AND DANCES

The folk music and dance are important part of our culture and thus performed at every occasion, may it be a birth of a new born, anniversary or a welcome to the new season. The famous dance form of Rajasthan is Kalbelia, Terahtaali, Ghoomar, Chari, etc. Though dance is not the only art, music is considered important in the state of Rajasthan.

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5. WILDLIFE

Rajasthan is an abode to a number of species. It is known for diverse flora and fauna. Rajasthan lying in a desert region and having a varied topography is a home to various species. The Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve are well known wildlife sanctuaries in this dry- arid region.

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6. HAND BLOCK PRINTING & BLUE POTTERY

Rajasthan is famous for its art and craft. Hand block printing, especially Bagru pint with floral and leaf motifs are seen and worn by a large number. Another recognized traditional art is of blue pottery, which has its origins from Rajasthan in India. In it the color blue and its shades are kept as the base color. Lehariya is also a style which originated from the land of Rajasthan.

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7. MUSEUMS

Museums are built to showcase the in-depth history of a place and to know about its culture. The museums of Rajasthan throw limelight to its rich heritage and varied, and diversified culture. Rajasthan is known worldwide for 1st silver museum in the world, situated in Udaipur. Not to forget the oldest museum of the state- Albert Hall, Jaipur is known for its rare articles. The other museums include- Government Museum in Jodhpur & Ajmer, Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Museum in Jaipur, etc.

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Palace on Wheels comes to Jaipur

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The dream journey of lifetime, royal and luxurious Palace on Wheels began its first tour of the season yesterday from Delhi. Today the luxury train will arrive in ‪Jaipur and halt at the Jaipur Junction Railway station for hours.

The Palace on Wheels with all modern facilities will travel to Jaipur, Sawaimadhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra before returning to the capital.

The royal train has undergone some renovations and now has 23 coaches comprising 14 saloons, one spa coach, two restaurants–“Maharaja” and “Maharani”, one reception-cum-bar and a health club gym!

The seven-day journey takes the tourists across mountains, rivers, forests and sand dunes in air-conditioned comfort. It will make a total of 34 trips from September 2013 to April 2014 and around 3000 passengers are expected to travel in the train.

Enjoy the Palace on Wheels’ royal cuisines in Nahargarh Fort

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If you believe that the luxury of Palace on Wheels train is only for its passengers, then there is a surprise for the Pink City. The royal experiences of palace on Wheels, especially the dining delights, are soon going to pamper the denizens of Jaipur at Nahargarh Fort.

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Yes, you read it right! Now, the Palace on Wheels team is set to stir your taste buds not on the train only but also at the picturesque Nahargarh Fort. In a first of its kind initiative, you will now be able to get the taste and feel of a lifetime dining experience in the 1734 fort with the panoramic view of the city at night. Come May end, every evening, you can enjoy exquisite hospitality and cuisine by the Palace on Wheels team at the ‘Padao Restaurant’ at Nahargarh Fort at no extra cost.

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The Padao’ at Nahargarh Fort, overlooking the city, would serve royal cuisines with the entire paraphernalia of the Palace on Wheels including the staff butlers and the chef in train uniform, crockery and cutlery et al.

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A special menu is being designed by the Palace on Wheels team incorporating Indian and continental cuisines but most of it would be what is served on the train to the tourists. The idea is to showcase the POW services and cuisine to the public at no extra cost.

Owing to the summer heat, these services would be available only in the evenings. So get ready to experience the palace on Wheels style dining at Nahargarh- Jaipur.

Kathiawar Food Festival in Jaipur

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The Fern   An Ecotel Hotel, Jaipur is celebrating the charismatic cuisine of Kathiawar from October 18   27, 2013 at Conversation  The World Cuisine Cafe . 

Kathiawar is part of the Saurashtra region in the state of Gujarat.  It is the cultural, religious and historical epicenter of the state of Gujarat. The food is a delight of this diverse region which is also named after the people who inhabit this area; the Kathiawadis. Kathiawar cuisine is basically Gujarati food that has influences of Parsee and Bohri cuisine. This is a cuisine where you will find boiled peanuts in the dal, jeera in the seasoning of every dish and a characteristic sweetness to all the dishes, thanks to a very Gujarati influence.

Vatana nu oondhiya, sambhariyu shaak, bajra nu rotla, khichdi, kadi, dal dhokadi, ringan nu olo, kachori, lasaniya bataki and lots more to keep you enticed and what better to keep the festive spirits alive post Navratra, Dandiya and Dussehra !

The delicious vegetarian food on offer would be cooked by Maharaj Pratap Chand who is specially coming over for the festival. A lavish and sumptuous buffet with live cooking stations is all set to greet you between 19:30 hrs 22:30 hrs.

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World Sizzler Festival in Jaipur

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Food and drink are mood boosters no matter what the time of year. This September, the Fern Ecotel Hotel, Jaipur is up to sizzle your appetite with the smoking hot World Sizzler Festival from September 06 to 22, 2013. Foodies across the town can choose from an array of delectable Indian, Oriental and global sizzlers. From the freshest of flavors to the most lip smacking spices, this sizzler festival promises to take you on an incredible gastronomic journey. Treat your family with the best of delicacies at the Fern Ecotel Hotel, 3 Airport Plaza, Tonk Road, Jaipur 302018

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Jaipur by Nite: Celebrating the spirit of Jaipur

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A two-day weekend festival called ‘Jaipur by Nite’ is going to be held to promote Jaipur as an all-year destination on July26 and 27, 2013.

The colorful event in its second edition will see the main historical monuments all decorated and illuminated in their splendor; and the famous bazaars situated within the city walls will be open till late night. Included in the entertaining itinerary are two cultural evenings showcasing live music, fashion show, sound and light show, shopping, food and drinks at the City Palace and Hotel Clarks Amer. Playback singers Krishna Beura and Shweta Pandit will grace the event with performances. Dances will include Ghoomar, chari dance and Gair dance along with parrot card reader, puppet shows, performances by Rajasthani troupes, a lacquer bangle stall and even a safawalla.

 

With the embassies of France, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey, Botswana and Singapore among others, agreeing to participate in the event, the initiative will also comprise several performances by renowned international artists.

Organised by the Department of Tourism, Confederation of Indian Industry and Young Indians, the two day event can be attended by anyone once they have registered for it. So if you are interested, visit http://www.jaipurbynite.