Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mount Abu- An Oasis in Desert

Mount Abu is a hill station in the desert land of royal Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the hills which are covered with plenty of lush leafy vegetation is an amazing place to visit and stay. This green oasis is located in the south of Aravalli Hill at an altitude of about 1220 m above sea level. The place has cool atmosphere and breath-taking landscapes. People visit in numbers every year to this bewitching hill station to get a relief from the scorching heat of plains in summers. Mount Abu, enveloped in utter natural splendour and sanctified with decent weather also holds religious importance. Mount Abu serves as a pilgrimage for Rajputs and Jains as it is the terrain of priests and saints. Mount Abu is famous for Dilwara Temple, Brahmakhadd Temple, Guru Shikhar, Arbuda Devi Temple, Gaumukh Temple, Nakki Lake and other lovely picnic spots.
Internal View Of Dirwala Temple 
Beautiful Carvings on Pillars Of  Dilwara Temple
Dilwara Temple
Your visit is not complete until you have seen the famous Dilwara Temple. Carved with white marble, this temple is an excellent piece of architecture. It is located in the Mongo Grove, which makes it an exotic place. Basically, it’s a Jain pilgrimage centre but other tourists also visit here. It was built in between 11th to 13th Century AD in the honour of Jain Tirthankaras. There are around 52 small shrines in the temple.

Brahmakhadd Temple
Known for its intrinsic manual work this temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. You will find a pit inside the temple, and it is believed that it was created by the foot of Lord Shiva.

Guru Shikhar
Guru Shikhar
This pilgrimage is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and it is an important pilgrimage centre for Vaishnavaites.

Arbuda Devi Temple
This temple is another piece of great architecture. It is believed that the Devi lends her name to the place. This temple is located on the top of the hill, and one has to walk 200 steps to reach the temple.

Gaumukh Temple
Gaumukh Temple
This temple is named as Gaumukh, which means Cow’s mouth because there is a natural spring flowing from the head of a cow. It is believed that once the great Sage Vashishtha did a yagna here.
Nakki Lake
Nakki Lake
This lake in Mount Abu is very famous as it is believed that saints have dug the lake by their own nails. It is positioned in such a way that the town of Mount Abu forms an amphitheatre around the lake.

Sunset from Sunset Point
Apart from the temples and lake, you can visit the Museum and Art Gallery in Mount Abu. It has the rare collection of Archaeological excavations from 8th to 12th Century AD. You can also visit the famous Sunset Point, Honeymoon Point and Shanti Shikhar here. Glowing Sunset with gigantic hills has its own view, which is worth watching. You can go for boating in Nakki Lake

Toad Rock
Other places for visiting are Nun Rock, Camel Rock, Nandi Rock and Toad Rock. These places are surrounded with prolific summer houses and summer palace of Former Maharaja of Jaipur. There is a summer festival organised in the town in June every year, which also lure many tourists. The atmosphere at that time is completely different because of music, songs and dances performed by local people. The outstanding folk performances by the Bhil Tribes of the area are the centre of attraction. Visiting Mount Abu at that time of the year is altogether a different experience.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Plan A Tour of Rajasthan with More Luxury

A view of Fort
A Beautiful Archaeology Of A Fort In Rajasthan

Rajasthan is place of gigantic forts and palaces which adhere to their bequest from the past. The Rajasthani people still have those deep cultural values which the royals were used to stick on and they are very proud of that.                          

   Amazing Interior of a fort
A Beautiful Interior Of A Fort
Touring Rajasthan is one of the most captivating experiences you can have and you can pick from numbers of packages from assorted tour operators for Rajasthan luxury tour to make it more luxurious according to you finances and your calendar when you visit the incredible country. Rajasthan has so many tourists’ attractions that will fill your memory with enchantment with their inheritance in the form of ethnicity, customs and construction. You cannot miss the stories of the grand kings, queens, palaces, battles, fortresses and thrones which add on to your magnetism towards this grandiose place. When you’ll leave the place, you will carry beautiful royal memories in your mind and soul which will be with you for a lifetime.

Folk Dance Of Rajasthan
Gair Dance Of Rajasthan

Kathputli Dance
Kathputli Dance
The main and prominent feature of Rajasthan is its old and pastoral culture which makes it that royal. The grand and colourful fairs and festivals which are a star in Rajasthani culture invite tourist from all over the world and make the place an obligation stopover. If you are planning to visit the place, don’t forget to pay attention to the fairs and festivals as they form a fundamental part of its civilization which will give you a chance to investigate Rajasthan profoundly and offer you understanding the harsh yet colourful life of people here.

Camel Safari
Camel Safari
Some of the places where you can experience the vibrant Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, BikanerJodhpur and many more. Apart from sightseeing through different forts and palaces, various activities in which you can indulge are Camel Safari, Jeep Safari on sand dunes, Wildlife Safari etc. Rajasthan tour will give you a fair option to survey primordial monuments, wealthy and customary heritage, scrumptious and mouth watering cuisines, unconquerable forts, enormous sand dunes, striking wildlife and traditional villages etc.

Amer Palace-Jaipur
Amer Palace Of Jaipur
Visiting Rajasthan is one of a lifetime opportunity to experience the magnificent taste of this perpetual land. The luxury is in the air of the place, the moment you enter Rajasthan, you will feel it with your every breath. So, don’t miss the opportunity and explore the ceremonial kingdom of the kings on this noble land.

Dirwala Temple
Dirwala Temple
There are various Rajasthan Tour Packages for an awesome visit of Rajasthan.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cruising the Deserts of Rajasthan on Camel Safari

Rajasthan is a very popular holiday destination among domestic as well as foreign travelers. It is known for its palaces of maharajas and camel safari in the vast desert. Camel Safari is a fun and amusing thing which is chosen by each and every traveler while making an itinerary for Rajasthan tour. Through the safari, you will be able to witness the rustic, rural desert life of India. Rippling over the sand dunes and watching the rural areas life and activities also spellbind you in the charm of the state.

The Great Indian Desert, i.e. Thar Desert, is also located in this largest state of India and it can be best explored by camel safari. It is the unique experience that one should have once in a life time. Riding on the camel safari is an adventure cum fun as it takes you to the golden sand of the Thar Desert. It provides the glimpse of the desert through remote areas of this beautiful state.

Watching sunset/sunrise through camel safari is a unique experience as the view is really breathtaking. Riding through the sandy dunes gives you the experience of arrant beauty of the mysterious desert which tempts you to enjoy a sparkling sunrise/sunset. Booking  a camel safari for Rajasthan in advance is a right choice to avoid inconvenience as during the season time, it is very hard to get a camel safari without advance booking.

Bring some necessary things before going to ride a camel safari like a hat or turban to protect oneself from sun rays, sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, long-sleeve shirt, long trousers, sneakers, camera, towel, diary, pen, medical kit, some food, mineral water bottle, etc. Do not forget to take a hat, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses as the sun is fierce in the daytime and try to make you tired. Nights are colder in desert areas, so, also keep some winter clothes to make your journey with proper comfort.

General instructions must be followed while taking a ride on the camel as it is a tame animal and certain care and precautions must be taken care to make the ride comfortable.

  • While mounting on the camel, make sure that you put yourself comfortable in the saddle.
  • When the camel stands up or sits down, hold the mori or reins tightly, otherwise there is a chance to fall off.
  • Hold the reins even during the riding time as the camel moves gently back and forth.
  • To stop the camel, pull both the reins backward.
  • Never provide any kind of food material to the camel.

Most popular places in Rajasthan that has desert area and provides camel safari are Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur. Other places of Rajasthan also offer camel safari rides like in Udaipur and Pushkar. During the Pushkar fair, camels are sold and bought by many people at a good cost. You can also enjoy camel safari in this fair. Through the camel safari, one can take the full shot of Pushkar fair in one slot. They decorate the camel very well to attract the visitors. Taking photographs in a Rajasthani dress while sitting beside the camel is also common. These photographs are the some of memories that you take back home with yourself and they always keep reminding you of the Rajasthan camel safari trip.

So, one can say that camel safari is one of the most unforgettable and enchanting experiences that anyone have in India. This desert place captivates the tourist for a long time with its charm and beauty.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flavors of Traditional Cuisines in Rajasthan Tour

Hey guys, have you ever been in the magical land, Rajasthan? If yes, then you must have tried out the flavors of mouth-watering multi Rajasthani cuisines. Imagining Rajasthan Tour without savor of its delicious cuisines sounds like weird. The gastronomy of this region is totally different from any other cities or state of India and its rich delicacies always allow you to add more and more spice to your life. Cooking in Rajasthan has come from the root and it also shows the lifestyle of the people living here. As the state once was ruled by Mughals and Rajputs, so, you can also expect to taste traditional and Shahi dishes over here.

During Rajasthan tour, you can often hear the word 'Thali'. It is obvious that first, time visitors will definitely be surprised by this word. But, what is actually? It's a custom of Rajasthani people which once was followed by royal families since years ago, where they offer some delectable variety of dishes in a single, but comparatively big plate. Along with this, you can also taste one of the famous dishes of Rajasthani cuisine, Dal-Bati-Churma which makes a Thali complete. During all auspicious occasions, presence of this trendy recipe make it complete. Flavors of yummy foods spread in every city of the state that will surely allow you to carry some good taste from India Tour.

Bajre Ki Roti
Existence of some other popular recipes like bajre ki roti, khichdi, roti, bail-gatte and kadhi enhances the beauty of Rajasthani Thali. Finger-licking chutneys, papads and salads, how one can forget? One can say foodies delight place.

Rajasthani Thali
This is not the end of your meal; yummiest desserts like ghevar, feeni and gujia are served after you have finished your meal. Would you not like to experience this special treatment of Rajasthani people while you are in this state? Exquisite restaurants of this terrain are beautifully holding such an amazing tradition with descent a variety of cuisines which you can discover during North India tour.

Rajasthan Desert Gujia
Time to make some changes to your life and this is the right time to make an ideal decision. So, why don't you plan for a trip to Rajasthan to attain the taste of nature? But, before planning the tour, get the best Travel Agent for India so as to get better travel experience. It becomes quite difficult to find out the best one from a mass, but prioritize them who are trustable, knowledgeable and reliable. One such a gem of your choice is India's leading travel agent Erco Travels(

Friday, December 21, 2012

Explore Rajasthan Wildlife National Park and Sanctuary

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries are some of the tourist destinations in Rajasthan that are worth visiting for. Aside from having the feeling of fun and excitement, you will also enjoy the amazing and refreshing scenery of nature in India.

Keoladeo National Park

The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary of Keoladeo National Park is situated between the two most historic cities of India, Jaipur and Agra. This lies in India's northwestern state of Rajasthan, approximately 190 km from the national capital of Delhi.

Ranthambore National Park

Well known for tigers, the Ranthambore National Park is located in the north western portion of Rajasthan, near the town of Sawai Madhopur, and midway between Kota and Bharatpur townships. The Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges surround this national park and is very close to the outer borders of the Thar Desert. This was originally a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, and then it was in 1955 when Ranthambore was declared as a game sanctuary. It was in 1980 when it became a national park.

Desert National Park

The Desert National Park is located in the western portion of Rajasthan close to the town of Jaisalmer. This is one of the biggest national parks with an area of 3162 sq km. The main land form comprises of compact salt lake bottoms and craggy rocks, fixed dunes and intermedial areas which are relatively appropriate for the chinkara to move at great speed. Desert cat, wolf, Bengal fox and desert fox are other notable dwellers in the Desert National Park.

Sambhar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

The biggest saline lake in India is Sambhar. It has an area of 190 sq km in extent of full capacity, and lies some 60 km from the western part of Jaipur. This huge body of glacial saline has an average deepness of 0.6 cm and never above 3 m even just after the monsoon. It has a varying width between 3 and 11 km and extends in length for 22.5 km.
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