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JODHPUR THE BLUE CITY OF INDIA

Jodhpur the Fortress-city at the edge of the Thar Desert of Rajasthan in India, famous for its blue homes and architecture known as the “Blue City of India” blue city of Jodhpur, is a magnificent spectacle and an architectural masterpiece. The formidable walls appear to grow organically from its rocky perch. Here the history surpasses the boundaries of the Royal Rajputana clan and meets from Mughals to the British Raj, the fairs and festivals are as vibrant as the land is arid, showcasing the zealous spirit of the locals; and the fusion of Rajputana and Mughal architecture that manifests in the many temples locks an unbreakable spell upon its viewer, the glorious past of Jodhpur is personified through the various forts, palaces

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The ‘blue city’ really is blue! Jodhpur proper stretches well beyond the 16th-century border, but it’s the immediacy and buzzes of the old blue city and the larger-than life fort that capture travelers’ imaginations.

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Umaid Bhavan Palace in the blue city of Jodhpur the fascinating palace of India and one of the largest private residences of the World. Ground for the foundations of the building was broken in 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the former Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace has now been converted into a hotel and museum. The history of building the Umaid Bhawan Palace is linked to a curse by a saint who had said that a period of drought would follow the good rule of the Rathore Dynasty. Jodhpur faced severe drought and famine in the 1920s for a period of three consecutive years. The farmers of the area, faced with this hardship, sought the help of the then king Umaid Singh, who was the 37th Rathore ruler of Marwar at Jodhpur, to provide them with some employment so that they could survive the harsh conditions. The king, in order to help the farmers, decided to build a lavish palace

Mehrangarh Fort of blue city of Jodhpur the magnificent fort in Jodhpur, one of the largest forts in India. Built in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of the impact of cannonballs fired by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning ‘victory gate’), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. There is also a Fattehpol (also meaning ‘victory gate’), which commemorates Maharaja Ajit Singhji victory over Mughals

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The unique museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the well-stocked museums in India. In one section of the fort museum, there is a selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The museum exhibits the heritage of the Rathores in arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period. Galleries in Mehrangarh Museum displays unique Palanquins, the best-preserved collections of fine and applied arts of the Mughal period of Indian history, during which the Rathore rulers of Jodhpur maintained close links with the Mughal emperors. It also has the remains of Emperor Akbar, also displays a rare collection of armour from every period in Jodhpur. On display are sword hilts in jade, silver, rhino horn, ivory, shields studded with rubies, emeralds and pearls and guns with gold and silver work on the barrels. The gallery also has on display the personal swords of many emperors, among them outstanding historical piece like the Khaanda of Rao Jodha, the sword of Akbar the Great and the sword of Timur. Jaswant Thada lies to the left of the Mehrangarh fort complex. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some rare portraits of the former rulers of Jodhpur are also displayed here

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Jodhpur people are amongst the most hospitable people of India. They have a typical Marwari accent. The lifestyle in Jodhpur is quite fascinating. The folks there wear nice and lovely multihued costumes. Lending a romantic aura to Jodhpur, are its exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, folk music and the brightly attired people. The desert people are quite affable. With their sweet smiles and warm hospitality, they win the hearts of the visitors. The famous Marwar festival brings out the festive spirits of the people of this city. The bazaars of Jodhpur have a range of items from tie & dye textiles, embroidered leather shoes, lacquerware, antiques, carpets and puppets to the exquisite Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewellery

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Jodhpur has a mystery in its air when it comes to cuisine. The traditional style stays the same like the rest of Rajasthan but you can find many interesting delicacies that takes the cuisine to the next level. If you have a sweet tooth, you would love this cuisine. Many classic Rajasthani desserts originated from Jodhpur

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RAJASTHAN THE CULTURAL HERITAGE

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Rajasthan uniquely famous for its royalty, great hospitality, amazing foods, colorful culture, festivals and the most splendid, artistic forts and palaces, this place has artistic and cultural traditions which reflect the ancient Indian way of life. The most enticing part of Rajasthan is the traditional lifestyle, festivity and welcoming people, who always carry a bright, wide smile on their face. The people of Rajasthan are known for their culture nearly 5000 years old and which is a blend of tradition and history and old age charm. The moment you enter any part of Rajasthan you feel like a royalty. There is something in the air – chin up, chest out, grace and dignity personified – Padharo Maro Desh Re. Beautiful locations, delicious food along with locals who are known for their warm demeanour and large hearts make Rajasthan a place unlike any other. This romantic place is filled with untold stories, legends, folklore and heritage treasure, attracts tourists and vacationers from all across the World. Full of historical forts, temples and palaces, havelis, wild parks and unique thar desert, which drives visitors to this wonderful place. The vibrancy of Rajasthan is prominent through its intriguing artistic and cultural traditions. Touted as a romantic destination yet Rajasthan has plenty to offer to all kinds of travellers

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You will be left spellbound by the highly cultivated classical music and local dances that depict the lifestyles and day to day relationships of Rajasthanis. Its culture is vibrant with yummy cuisines, beautiful dances, and mesmerizing music. It is known for its royal grandeur and royalties and its varied folk culture from villages is often depicted as symbolic of the state which attracts tourist from all over the world. Folk music plays a delightfully large part in bringing to life the essence of Rajasthani culture. Lyrics relate of the heroic deeds and love stories and are often accompanied with unique musical instruments such as the dholak, sitar and sarangi. Be sure to try and catch a glimpse of the live performances of the traditional Ghoomar Dance, performed by women wearing colourful flowing dresses called ghagharas traditional to the area

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This is some place that truly depicts the composite essence of India and its celebration of life itself. Walk through the ancient alleyways; treat your senses with its celebrated art forms and tempting flavoursome food. Foodies with an appetite for discovering new cuisines would find Rajasthan cuisine to be an enriching culinary experience. Favourites include Bajre ki roti, pyaaz kachorri and most importantly Dal Bati Churma

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The mighty Thar Desert, the adventurous wild forests, camel safari and glimpse of tigers, shimmering jewels, traditional delicious cuisines, flamboyant art and vibrant culture, famous colourful fairs and festivals – You name it and Rajasthan has it!. The dazzling fairs and festivals in Rajasthan will give you a chance to explore the art, culture, traditions, history and people. The most famous ones are Pushkar fair and Jaisalmer Desert festival. From desert scrub to holy lakes, one thing that is hard to grasp for the first-time (or even repeat) visitor is the sheer size of the place

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Rajasthan literally means “The Land of Kings” and Kingdoms The glorious history of the Rajput era is well preserved through majestic forts and palaces. All corners of this destination covered by fabulous attractions and wonders built by various rulers and architects of that era. It has a romantic past which reminds us of heroism, honor and chivalry. Legend says that Rajasthan is home to Rajputs who have ruled Rajasthan for 1000 year. Withstanding years of merciless winds and striking desert heat, these buildings have stood tall in all their glory waiting for all to visit them

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JAISALMER THE GOLDEN CITY OF INDIA

 

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Jaisalmer “The Golden City of India The unique tourist destination of its kind, having its own worth with many reasons to visit. The Rajput Ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156 A.D. The Jaisalmer fort known as Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort rises from the sand and merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience. One of the very few “living forts” in the world, as nearly one fourth of the old city’s population still resides within the fort. For the better part of its 800-year history, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer. The first settlements outside the fort walls, to accommodate the growing population of Jaisalmer, are said to have come up in the 17th century.

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The setting sun in its most colorful shades gives it a fairy tale appearance. It is simply magical – as the bastions envelop a whole township that consists of the palace complex. This unique living center, formerly an ancient fort, is home to thousands of people with colorful shops and unique corners in honeycombed old houses on crossing lanes. Walking past houses and shops and stop for a cup of masala tea on a rooftop beautiful restaurants for spectacular panoramic views.

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This amazing place having Jaisalmer Fort and the Beautiful Havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city. And you can let your eyes caress the sloping sand dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. The desert citadel is truly a golden fantasy in the Thar Desert.

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Sam sand dunes at the distance of 42-45 km from the main city is the unique and really unforgettable experience, these dunes are simply a delight. Regarded as top 10 must see tourist destinations in Rajasthan by Lonely Planet, the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is a rare desert area, lying on the borders of Jaisalmer Desert National Park. The desert camping with stay in mud cottages and Swiss tents, right next to the dunes. Enjoy special dance and music performance by Local Rajasthani performers along with relishing delicacies. Bonfire during the night under the star-lit sky is wonderful

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Rajasthan uniquely famous for its royalty, great hospitality, amazing foods, colorful culture, festivals and the most splendid, artistic forts and palaces, amazing rare desert. The people of Rajasthan are known for their culture which is nearly 5000 years old and which is blend of tradition and history and old age charm

 

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WILDLIFE SAFARIS IN RAJASTHAN

Rajasthan The Land of Maharajas this destination attracts tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture. Endowed with natural beauty and a great royal history, palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer are among the most preferred places to visit. Folklore of heroism and romance resound from the formidable monuments that majestically stand to tell the tale of a bygone era. The magic of vibrant Rajasthan. Its rich heritage, colourful culture, exciting desert safaris, shining sand-dunes, amazing variety lush forests and varied wildlife makes it a destination nonpareil

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Rajasthan Wild Life Tour A thrill experience for the traveler who are interested in wildlife and keen to visit the major wildlife sanctuaries and parks. This includes visits at Sariska, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Bharatpur and so on

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Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Once the hunting grounds of the royals, this place is now a great spot to enjoy jungle safari. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time. It is named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. This place was home of royal hunting The park covers an area of 392 km², and is known for its tiger population, and is one of India’s Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is also the site of one of the largest banyan trees in India. Ranthambore National Park is dotted with structures that remind you of bygone eras. There are many water bodies located all over the park, which provide perfect relief during the extremely hot summer months for the forest inhabitants. A huge fort, after which the park is named, towers over the park atop a hill. There are many ruins of bygone eras scattered all over the jungle, which give it a unique, wonderful and mixed flavour of nature, history and wildlife. Tigers at Ranthambore National park have been known to even hunt in full view of human visitors. These tigers are famous for being seen in the daytime too, due to their lack of fear of human presence in vehicles. This lack of fear of humans is excellent for tourists, as they get to see the tigers often.

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Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the world’s best known wilderness areas. This park offers some of the finest opportunities for sighting the magnificent tiger in the wild. Well known for its rich population of tigers- here is your chance to embark on a delightful wildlife safari that will provide you with best and closest views of the wild animals living peacefully in their natural habitat. A mix of rolling hills and crags, and meadows, lakes and rivulets, this dry-deciduous forest system is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Apart from the tiger, you can also spot sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena and mongoose at Ranthambore. The elusive Indian wolf too, has been spotted here occasionally. The dainty chital, sambhar deer, the blue bull antelope or nilgai, rhesus macaque, langur and an incredible variety of birds amidst a setting of dhok, fig and banyan trees makes a visit to this park a delight for tourists and naturalists alike. Basking crocodiles, king vulture on a snag, the scream of the serpent eagle, the alarm call of spotted deer are some sights and sounds that make this a safari experience like none other The Real Jungle Experience

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World Heritage Site Ranthambore Fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park, near the town of Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan state of India. The fort was held by the Chahamanas (Chauhans) until the 13th century, when the Delhi Sultanate captured it. A widely held belief states that the fort was built in the reign of Sapaldaksha, in 944 CE. Another theory states that the fort was built during the reign of Jayant, in 1110 CE. According to Government of Rajasthan’s Amber Development & Management Authority, it is likely that the construction started in the mid-10th century during the reign of Sapaldaksha, and continued a few centuries after that. In 2013, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee, Ranthambore Fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan

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World Heritage Keoladeo Site National Park The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary  created 250 years ago, constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur Between 1726–1763. Now a paradise for the avian world, and the pilgrimage for the bird lovers, The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organized yearly in honour of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. It was known as the best duck shooting reserve in the British Empire. Declared a reserve for birds in 1956 and later upgraded to National Park. UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. It boasts to house more than 375 species of beautiful birds, and more than 132 of them breed inside the Keoladeo Ghana National Park

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Amongst one of the finest bird sanctuaries on the planet, settling indigenous water-feathered creatures and also transient water flying creatures and waterside winged creatures, this haven is likewise possessed by Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, and Boar.  The sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world and is known for nesting of resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds. While a large portion of India’s park has been produced from the chasing predicament of royal India, Keoladeo, famously known as Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, is maybe the main situation where the environment has been made by maharajas. The rare Siberian cranes used to winter in this park but this central population is now extinct. According to founder of the World Wildlife Fund Peter Scott Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur is one of the world’s best bird areas

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WORLD HERITAGE SITE JAIPUR THE WALLED CITY

JAIPUR 03Jaipur the walled city World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO and the capital city of Rajasthan founded in 1727 named after its founder; Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (Ruled 1688 to 1744) known as the “Pink City of India”. There’s much more to Rajasthan’s capital than its pink-red tinged buildings and historic splendour. Endowed with natural beauty and a great royal history, Folklore of heroism and romance resound from the formidable monuments that majestically stand to tell the tale of a bygone era. The city has a habit of tickling travellers pink. Here you’ll find a well-preserved and living past  stunning hilltop forts, glorious palaces, colourful culture and best hospitality. This majestic home to erstwhile royals is complete with old-world charm surrounded by colorful markets and chaotic streets. About 6 hours away from Indian capital city New Delhi, grand palaces and havelis is surrounded by mighty fortresses make this place a welcome respite from high-rise malls and vibrent urban living best way to call ancient to modern. Here you will see many stopovers to get an opportunity zoom the past

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CITY PALACE JAIPURThe City Palace Complex located in the heart of the walled city, City Palace gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city, City Palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput Architecture.

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Hawa Mahal (Wind Place) The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This is easily the most well-known landmarks of Jaipur and is also its icon. Located in the City Palace complex, it is best viewed from the road outside. This five-storey building overlooking the busy market streets is a fascinating example of Rajput Architecture and Artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as ‘Jharo Khas’. UNESCO World Heritage Site Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments. They are monumental examples in masonry of known instruments but which in many cases have specific characteristics of their own. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations. This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India’s historic observatories

ALBERT HALL JAIPURAlbert Hall Museum consist of Indo saracenic type of architecture and is designed same as the Victoria and Albert museum which is located in London. The building and the assortment beholds the beauty of the site along with the pillars. The courtyards and the arches of the museum are worth seeing. This Albert museum was created in the 19th century, this museum amazingly houses 19,000 historic objects and has various collections like metal ware, ivory work, lacquer work, jewelry, textiles, pottery carved wooden objects, arms and weapons, clay models , sculptures, educational, scientific and zoological objects, tribal costumes, ceramics, oil and miniature paintings, inlay work, musical instruments, clocks and marble statues. The museum was designed in the year 1876 by Colonel Sir Swinton just to greet King Edward VII as Prince of Wales on his visit to India

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On the way to The Amber Fort you will see The Jal Mahal (Water Palace) beautiful palace in the middle of the lake (Man Sagar Lake), this unique royal palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture (common in Rajasthan) on a grand scale. This low-rise symmetrical palace, that once was a shooting lodge for the Maharajah, appears to float in the centre of  beautiful Lake. The view of the Jal Mahal is eye catching hundreds of migratory birds can be seen swimming in winters in the Man Sagar Lake

AMBER FORT JAIPURUNESCO World Heritage Site The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings provides breathtaking vista

RAJASTHANI FOODEvening in Chokhi Dhani Village has been the mirror of Rajasthani culture. A village fair is created every evening as an ongoing celebration of like a never-ending festival the rich & vibrant cultural heritage of Rajasthan. Started as part of ambiance for a restaurant, have your evening meals in choki dhani, over the years it has evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life of this most colorful state in the country

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