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.