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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Friday, December 14, 2012

Top 5 Must Visit Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the biggest state of India and commonly well known for land of king or land of monuments. Due to there are a several magnificent monuments to visit in this regal and majestic Indian state. Monuments are backbone of Rajasthan Tourism and attract tourists through all over the world.

Here is short information concerning top five precious monuments (forts & palaces) to see during Traveling India.

  • Amber Fort in Jaipur (Pink City)

Amber Fort is located in the Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also known as a pink city. The structure which is known today as Amber Fort was initially a palace complex within the original fort of Amber that is today known as Jaigarh Fort. The ancient Amber Fort is one of the most sought after monuments in the state. It is located on a hill and its wonderful architecture which is combination of both Hindu and Mughal architectural styles. The fort complex houses built with red sandstone and marble consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir, Sukh Niwas, etc.

  • Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajsamand District

Kumbhalgarh fort is located at Rajsamand district in Rajasthan. The huge gate of Kumbhalgarh fort is called the Ram Pole or Ram Gate and this gate was built by Rana Kumbha during 15th century to 19th century on impregnable hill. Kumbhalgarh is the also famous for birthplace of Maharana Pratap. This magnificent fort is open for tourists as a museum and houses many beautiful structures inside. The fortress is surrounded by giant walls which extended over 36 km. The Kumbhalgarh Wall is the second-largest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China.

  • Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur City

The massive Mehrangarh Fort is located in Jodhpur city, the second largest city of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest forts in Indian and known for its giant magnificent architecture. Jayapol is the mean from victory, Jayapol was built by Maharaja Man Singh and it is most popular in top seven gates, it is commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory') gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of the Mughals. The palm imprints upon these still attract much attention even today. Mehrangarh fort museum is one of the well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. There are many brilliantly crafted and decorate palaces within the fort complex. The most important attractions inside the fort complex include Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Palace of Flowers), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Chamunda Mataji, Temple, etc.

  • Golden Fort in Jaisalmer City

Golden Fort is situated at Jaisalmer City in Rajasthan and it was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. The Golden Fort is also famed as a Sonar Kila or Jaisalmer Durg is one of the top most visited destinations place on during Rajasthan tours. Its massive yellow sandstone walls are a yellowish-brown color during the day, vanishing to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow sand. That's why it is called as the "Golden Fort".

  • City Palace in Jaipur

City Palace is a wonderful complex located in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. City Palace complex of Jaipur is a showed the mark able work of Rajput architecture. This exclusive and superb palace complex houses many beautiful structures. A major part of the 'City Palace' now consists of the 'Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum'. It is also the abode of the Jaipur Royal Family. Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces are the major attraction of city palace complex.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Traveling Rajasthan: A Cultural and Historical View

This is a quick overview about "Discover Rajasthan Tour," where you will find world heritage monuments, cultural and historical places.

Rajasthan Hotels
Rajasthan is one of the most historical and cultural destination in India and every third foreign tourist who comes India especially for Rajasthan. This place is known the historical monuments, royal palaces and their warm hospitality. You can stay in comfortable and internationally awarded hotels & resorts. Here you will see a perfect blend of old tradition, modern comforts and luxury. Traveling Rajasthan is a unique experience which leaves wanting for more and more in your every visit.

Rajasthani Dance
Rajasthan is culturally rich and has wide tradition in culture and art which depicts Indian lifestyle and ancient history. The music, dance and other art forms are best things to enjoy here. Wonderful rich folk culture which comes from the villages of Rajasthan are mesmerizing and fascinating too. The music of innocence and songs will bring the picture of day to day life and chores and relationships of the people Rajasthan. You will know about that how these people were bringing water in their house for the daily activities. Folk dance of Rajasthan is superb and memorable too and tourists can also enjoy shopping of woodener items, traditional dresses and other things such wall hangings and painting. This place is popular for handmade items.

Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Rajasthan is wonderful place to see the historical palaces and monuments build by the royal kings and emperors centuries ago. This place is known for the majestic forts, temples, havelis, wells are belong to the ancient times. This desert area is decorated with these monuments where kings and Rajputs ruled for many years. These monuments speak about the ancient lifestyle of India. This is also considered the most romantic city of India, which is situated near the capital city. You can easily reach this destination from any part of this world. Those who love sand and sun can enjoy whole day in sand. This place is hot in daytime and cold at night. Some of the best places to see during Rajasthan Travel are Dilwara Temples, Jantar Mantar, Jaisalmer havelis, Lake Palace Hotel, Chittorgarh Fort and City Palace. These places are now tourist attractions to see the best architectures and art on historical walls.