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Festivals you really should not miss in Rajasthan this December

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Rajasthan is the land of fairs and festivals. Tourists specially look upon to this time of the year for soaking themselves into the colors of the state as the festivals and fairs are the right time to experience the full fledged glory of the vibrant Rajasthan.  So we are here with a list of exciting festivals and fairs that should totally be in the bucket lists of all the tourists visiting Rajasthan in December.

  1. RAJASTHAN HERITAGE WEEK (7-10 DECEMBER):

 

Rajasthan Heritage week is the event presented by the khadi board and government of Rajasthan. It showcases the traditional textile art of Rajasthan from talented designers all around the world. The festival is going to be held at the famous Diggi Palace,Jaipur. All those who want to explore a new side of fashion industry should surely attend the festival.

  1. MAGNETIC FIELD FESTIVAL (15-17 DECEMBER):

 

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Photo Credit Nevilla Sukhia for Alsisar Hotels

The festival is a good mix of music, food and fun and is aimed at showcasing the India’s rich and vibrant creative music community to the world. It is held at the Alsisar Mahal and observes participation from best musicians from around the world. It attracts an audience of young and adventurous urbanities every year, so give it a try once and you would also be a regular visitor year after year.

  1. SHREE THE SACRED FESTIVAL ( 16-17 DECEMBER):

This festival is a religious festival of music, yoga and meditation which is to be held at Pushkar. The soulful musical performances take the onlookers on a sacred journey.  Hymns and religious songs would be the major highlights of the festival .All those interested should definitely not give it a miss

  1. RANAKPUR FESTIVAL ( 21-22 DECEMBER):

Ranakpur is one of the five most important pilgrimages of Jainism. The famous Ranakpur Jain temple attracts large number of tourists from all over the world.

Ranakpur festival is organized with an aim of giving ultimate fun and enjoyment to its attendees. The activities range from yoga, hot air ballooning, visiting the Ranakpur temple, classical performances and what not! So pack your bags and participate in the festival.

  1. TAALBELIA FESTIVAL( 23-25 DECEMBER):

Music would be on your mind when you visit the three day Taalbelia festival at Mandawa town in Jhunjhunu. The patrons will have the taste of three types of music contemporary, classical and folk; in addition to that there would be adventurous activities, Rajasthani art and scrumptious food.

 

  1. WINTER FESTIVAL MOUNT ABU (29-30 DECEMBER):

 

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Mount Abu is the only hill station of the Desert state Rajasthan. Its cool and pleasant weather makes it the must visit in every season and winters make the city more beautiful. The winter festival of Mount Abu is aimed at portraying the beauty of the hill station and presenting the warm hospitality and traditional values of the people in front of the tourists. Talking about its USP it is the only festival in Rajasthan that engages the participants in the game of cricket, apart from that it has poetry recitations, rowing and kite flying and many more. A must visit for all those who want to see the beautiful oasis in the desert state.

Happy Traveling to Rajasthan 🙂

 

 

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Vibrant streets of Pushkar during the Pushkar Fair

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Vibrant streets of Pushkar during the Pushkar Fair

The temple city of Pushkar which is famous for its Brahma temple (the only temple of Lord Brahma in the world) and Pushkar lake raises the spirit of all during the annual Pushkar Fair when this beautiful town bustles with lively mesosphere.

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The boisterous bazaars of Pushkar is the spectacle that one shall never miss; the streets refreshed in the shades of red, yellow, pink, blue are, synonymous to the people of Rajasthan and their culture. It’s interesting and fun to navigate on Pushkar’s narrow alleys during the fair time when each and every corner is brimming with action.

Let us take you on a totally different sojourn in the galiyan of Pushkar.

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More Tourist Circuits Planned in Rajasthan

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More Tourist Circuits Planned in Rajasthan

After Swadesh Yojna for salt tourism, Prasad Yojna for Ajmer and Pushkar, Krishna circuit and Spiritual circuit, central government has given nod to another tourist circuit- heritage circuit in Rajasthan. Religious circuit, Mega desert, Eco-tourism and Tribal circuit are four more plans which have been approved. There are also proposals to develop Marwar and Mewar circuits as these regions feature prominently in the touristic map of the state.

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Rajasthan has always been among top tourist destinations in India. Now the state has been chosen as the most favourite travel destination by central government. This means that more impetus will be given to tourism here and infrastructure development is the most important part of the plan. The state will soon be even more traveler friendly which is bound to increase interest of tourists.

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The Highlights of Royal Rajasthan on World Tourism Day

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Rajasthan is unarguably the most popular tourist destination in India. The state has so much to offer in the form of historical structures and delightful food. It is also a shopper’s paradise. This World Tourism Day, we bring to you a quick glimpse of the state’s gems-

Jaipur

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The Pink City is called so because of the prominence of colour pink in the four-walled city. Jaipur has many monuments to delight visitors. If you are here just for a day, visiting Amber Fort and City Palace will make your jaunt fulfilling. If you have more time on your hands, don’t miss out on any monument. Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal and JantarMantar are must see places. The artistic cenotaphs at Gaitore appeal to people looking for something different.

Shop at Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar to get the best out of your trip. Lastly don’t forget to indulge in authentic cuisine of the city. Daal ,Baati, Churma and Laal Maas here are really delightful. For a sweeter experience, sink your teeth in Malpua.

Udaipur

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Come here for a taste of regal luxury. The City of Lakes is beautiful beyond words and staying here is calming and surreal. Boating in Pichhola Lake or sitting by Fateh Sagar Lake will give you cherished memories. The hotels in Udaipur go all out to make you feel like royalty.

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This small city lives at its own pace. Junagarh fort here is a reminder of the city’s rich heritage. Lalgarh Palace is an architectural marvel. Shop for camel-leather jutis here.

Jodhpur

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The blue walls of the houses here give the city an old-world charm. The grand Mehrangarh fort watches over the city like a trusted protector. Symmetrical style of Jaswant Thadamemorial is enchanting and the place is a must visit.

Jaisalmer

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Come here for truly experiencing the desert-life. The Golden City’s yellow sandstone monuments transport the onlookers to a different world. Desert-safari is best experienced here in the vast expanse of sand.

Ranakpur

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This beautiful, secluded village is what a laid-back traveler wants. The most popular site in the city is a spectacular Jain Temple dedicated to Tirthankara Adinath. It is made up of white marble and is a sight to behold. The village itself is really charming with its magnificent architecture.

Chittorgarh Fort

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A World Heritage Site and one of the largest forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is a symbol of courage and sacrifice. This sprawling structure is high on the list of people coming to Rajasthan.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

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Being at this site fills you with awe and admiration for rulers of Mewar. The fort located in Rajsamand district was built by Rana Kumbha. Maharana Pratap who is revered in this region was born in this imposing fort. This is also a World Heritage Site.

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There are very few Brahma Temples and Pushkar has the most popular of them. Evening Aarti at Pushkar Lake fills you with serenity despite being a crowd-puller. Another highly popular event held in the city is annual Camel Fair which attracts visitors of all kinds.

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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 

Breathtaking Destinations in Rajasthan you cannot afford to miss during Monsoon

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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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  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.

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  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 wellsNawal 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.

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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.

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  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.

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  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?

Ganganagar expands its airstrip for intra-state air services with Jaipur and Delhi

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Rajasthan’s Ganaganagar city is all set to expand its airstrip to facilitate intra-state air services connecting the district with Jaipur and Delhi.

Although, there is already an airstrip at Lalgarh but district administration has planned to expand it both ways for landing of commercial flights. According to sources, government is planning to start air services to the border district before next tourist season. The first flight of an intra-state air service from Jaipur to Udaipur via Jodhpur was launched on October 4 last year.

Government has tied up with Supreme Transport Organisation Pvt Ltd., to operate air services between different cities in the state. Several locations of world-class tourism, religious, historical and heritage importance would be benefitted by these air operations.

On an average, Rajasthan attracts over 12 lakh foreign and over two crore domestic tourists every year. Travel pundits hope that these kinds of air services would certainly help in giving a fillip to tourist footfall.

In fact, tourists had to travel by road and so were avoiding some places in Rajasthan. Now, with good air connectivity, tourists would be able to see more cities and spend more time in the Desert State.