Saturday, November 28, 2009

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan PalaceUmaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur is one of the best examples of the majestic blend of the eastern and western architectures. Years of hard work by thousands of men are clearly visible in the renaissance inspired high cupola and the Rajput tradition towers. The beautiful lawns which add more grace and life to this majestic palace are worth looking into. If you like to experience the grandeur of that phenomenal era then you can do so by checking in at the Taj Palace Hotel, which occupies one of the functional parts of the Umaid Bhawan palace. The royal family still resides in one part and the third one act as small museum for the visitors.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jantar Mantar in Pink City

Jantar MantarJantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is undoubtedly the best example of the great astronomic sense of our medieval ancestors. Build of marble and stone it is one of India’s national monuments and is also the biggest observatory made of stone in whole of the world. Containing some astonishing astronomical instruments it is a must visit if you are touring the picturesque state of Rajasthan. Sundial, with its almost precise time is the best feature of Jantar Mantar along with 14 statistical instruments which are used for predicting eclipses and other such related astronomical events. Built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh it is one of the five such structures by the same ruler.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jaisalmer - The Golden City of Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Railway StationJaisalmer Railway Station

Jaisalmer, famous as golden city is the popular tourist spots in India. The city is located in the state of Rajasthan and known for camel safari, sand dunes, heritage forts, palaces and havelis.

How to Reach Jaisalmer

The Jodhpur airport is 285 km away from Jaisalmer. The Jaisalmer has its own airport but it is operational from September to March by Indian Air force.

Jaisalmer is well connected with the cities of Rajasthan and other cities of India.

The rail network of Jaisalmer is well connected with the major cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, New Delhi and Mumbai.

The city was founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156. The desert city is the attraction of tourists around the world. The winter season is the best choice for the tourists. The tourists enjoy camel fairs, cultural folk dances, camel dances and camel races.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Birla Mandir - Jaipur City

Birla Mandir, Pink City

Birla Temple of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India also called as “Laxmi Narayan Temple." It is just below the Mooti Doongri Fort and is a most revered temple of Hindus. The temple looks heavenly adobe when is illuminated in the evening as it is totally built by white marble of finest quality and architecture. The temple is not very old just 20 years built in 1988 and is a prime tourist attraction of Jaipur.

The temple is at a hill so it is viewable from a long distance. A lush green garden surrounds the temple. Industrialist family of Birla has made it, hence called as Birla temple. This architectural splendor should not be missed to visit while in Jaipur. Just hire a taxi or auto all roads ends here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dolls Museum - Jaipur

Dolls Museum

Jaipur; the pink city is also a dolls city by possessing India’s second dolls museum. Primarily built to cheer up deaf and dumb children in their school is now a major tourist attraction of Jaipur as well as India. Tourists visiting Jaipur whether from within India or out of India never forget to see Dolls Museum here.

Displayed here are the dolls of every part of the world including India. You can see here brides wearing their traditional dresses from China, Japan, Korea, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, Egypt, Bengal, Punjab, Kerala, Andhra, UP etc. and many types of dolls showing their culture and traditions by their costumes. A very good display of about 5000 dolls is the main attraction of Dolls Museum. You can also purchase dolls from here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jodhpur City Tourism - Rajasthan

Jodhpur city is well-known for its fabulous forts and palaces, lakes, parks, gardens etc. Jodhpur is the 2nd largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur city was found by Rao Jodha in 1459.

How to Reach There: One can easily arrive at this city. As various routes are directly linked to it.

Air Route: The nearest airport is in Udaipur. Udaipur is well linked to all the main cities by air. They include Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, etc.

Rail and Road Route: There is a well established railway route to Jodhpur from all the major cities Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur etc. Deluxe Buses and Taxis can also be taken while coming from Delhi. The roads are quite good.

Best Season to visit: From Nov to March

Accommodation in Jodhpur: Wide range of Hotels and lodges are available here depending upon the paying capacity of the tourist.

Jodhpur Tourist Attractions:

Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Garden
Girdikot and Sardar Market
Balsammand Lake
Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum
Mahamandir Temple
Marwar festival
Manak Chowk and Havelis

Sunday, January 18, 2009

About Bikaner City

Rajasthan is very famous for its multihued culture and incredible architecture. One more thing which adds in the fame of Rajasthan is the huge spread of barren desert together with the Thar Desert. The desert of Rajasthan is famous for the exhilarating camel safaris. The popular desert safari destinations in Rajasthan are Bikaner and Jodhpur.

Bikaner: If ever exquisiteness has blossomed in a desert, it has been at Bikaner. It is commonly called as camel city of Rajasthan. Bikaner is very well-known for its namkeens (bhujiya) and sweets.

How to Reach Here: One can easily arrive at this city. As various routes are directly linked to it.

Air Route: The airport is located in the nearby city Udaipur (240 kms), which is well linked to Bikaner.

Rail and Road Route: It is connected via rail and road route from all the major cities like Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Jodhpur, Jaipur etc.

Best Season to Visit: From July to March.

Stay Here: Bikaner offers wide range of hotels depending upon the budget of the tourist.

Tourist Attractions in Bikaner:

    • Junagarh Fort
    • Lalgarh Palace
    • Bhandeswari Jain Temple
    • Laxmi Nath Temple
    • Public Park and Zoo
    • Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum
    • Kolayat
    • Karni Mata temple
    • Gajner Palace
    • Camel festival
    • Arts and crafts

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jaipur City Palace

City Palace JaipurCity Palace Jaipur

One of the main tourist fascinations in Jaipur city’s heart is City Palace. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh led to the foundation of this palace having stunning model of architecture.

The premises consists numerous buildings like -

Chandra Mahal/ Moon Palace: It itself is a seven storied building; each storey has one or more inimitable things like museum, collection of arts, traditional paintings, old weapons, mirror walls and floral decoration etc.

Badal Mahal: It is located just opposite to Chandra Mahal with fine-looking gardens. Middle of both Mahal lies Shri Govind Dev Temple

Mubarak Mahal: It was built by Maharaja Madho Singh II, It contains the textile sections of Maharaja.

The palace also encloses Diwan-I-Khas and Diwan-I-Aam called as hall of private and public audience. Here two outsized silver eye catching vessels are present.

How to Reach?

Airways : Jaipur is connected to all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi by domestic airways.
Roadways : Buses are available from Delhi, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Railways : Well connected to all the parts of the country.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Umaid Bhawan Jaipur

Umaid Bhawan, Jaipur

It is named in the memory of Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur, who was the grandfather of present Maharaja; this palace is amongst one of the world’s largest private residences, situated in Jodhpur, the city near vast desert in Rajasthan. A part of this palace is managed by Taj group of hotels as a 5 star hotel since 1972, some part of it is open to public as museum, and rest is principal residence of Jodhpur’s royal family.

Umaid Bhawan Palace has 347 rooms. It took 14 years long time from 1929 to 1943 and unlimited money to construct and decorate it.

The palace is designed in such a way that the temperature within it is always maintained below 24 degree Celsius.