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  • Fire Dance in Bikaner
    Fire Dance in Bikaner
    by vinod-bhojak
  • Fire Dance in Bikaner
    Fire Dance in Bikaner
    by vinod-bhojak
  • Fire  Dance in Bikaner
    Fire Dance in Bikaner
    by vinod-bhojak

State of Rajasthan Favorites

  • wonderful tour agency

    hi, i just came from rajhastan. i had an ajanda of my own but i changed it when i arrived in delhi after i talked to mr. rashed from the capital city travels and tours (phone 91-11-423150051). a friend of mine and myself paid $1520 for two people and we were provided a nice car with an english speaking wonderful driver who took us to many...

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  • Free Wi Fi

    Most of hotels and guest house offer free WiFi but if you want to use laptops in long journey in trains you can buy dongle. I have been most of popular city of Rajasthan not only hotels even small guest house has free Wi Fi so before booking you room in hotel or guest house you should ask-----

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  • Expert Guide to Rajasthan

    When going to Jaipur or anywhere in Rajasthan it is important to have a good driver. However waiting until you arrive will only yield to a confusing bombardment of options. I can recommend to you someone who will make your trip completely enjoyable as he is an honest experienced guide and just a great person. His English is excellent and he hosts...

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  • Rajasthani Folk Dance and Music

    The vibrancy of Rajasthan is never completely discovered until you engulf yourself in the music and dance of it. The rich folklore and culture has added some more sparkles to its glory making Rajasthani dance and music a treasured jewel in Indian culture.The art of Folk Music and Dances is popular amongst the Tribal people of Rajasthan. Folk Music...

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  • Desert house in rural areas

    This beautiful house in rural areas of Rajasthan on the way Jodhpur to Jaisalmer also can find in Western Rajasthan.The rooms are made in earthen style finishing with mud and clay.The roof as you will be able to see from the pictures is of local thatch.Around the house rock slab wall for safety.These rooms stay cool even in very harsh summers and...

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  • Persian Wheel/Rahat

    The bulls are turning the main drive wheel in a circular motion which has cogs which interlock with a drive shaft which turns the main lifting wheel.This wheel has a chain of iron pots which fill with water from the well and split it on a spillway from where it flows into the fields. This old Earlegasen system still in use by the Farmers of...

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  • Turban - The Crown of Rajasthan

    In the modern cities of Rajasthan you may not find many people using turbans but in rural areas you will find all the people using turbans. Rajasthan is known for the beauty and elegance of its colourful turbans.Each colour has its own importance and significance like Ochre is the colour of the mendicant, while the saffron is commonly worn at the...

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  • life is hard here but great too ..

    1. Keep in mind that train systems is always not punctual as it is outside India.2. Would adivise you to stay in hotel/resort of RAJASTHAN. Govt. These are cheap and safe at the same time.3. Keep full stock of water with you.4. Raj. govt. has taken lot of initiative to strengthen the confidence of travellers in raj. Please use govt. service, this...

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  • Rajasthani Culture is different

    The Ghoomar dance from Udaipur and Fire dances of Jaisalmer have their own distinct style and portray the cultural heritage of Rajasthan. The music is simple but compelling, and the dances depict personal relationships and daily life, often focused around collecting water from wells. Female dancers twirl while balancing up to 6 pots on their heads....

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  • Incredible Transport

    This auto taxi driver, i think he don't find much people in his auto, so he bring cow;s with the people.

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  • Rajasthan - Land Of Desert

    Recently, I visited Rajasthan, a state of India popularly known as land of desert and as "Place of Rajput Warriors".When i reached rajasthan i found the state many times beautiful then my expectations. The cities in Rajasthan i visitedwere Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mount Abu, Pushkar and Bikaner.The Places in Rajasthan that attracted me were...

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  • Internet Access

    Laptops are one of the most common gadget you will find indian business travelers carrying with them. Yes people tend to loose them but I can tell you that its very safe to carry the laptops in this part of the country with a bit of caution. I belong to Rajasthan and knows this place good enough to pass this verdict.As regards carrying it only for...

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  • Visiting Northern India in Monsoon

    Its not that bad as it sounds, I can safely say as I live in Northern India (Jaipur). Its bad on or around Mumbai. Delhi if it rains for few hours there is a water clogging on roads in old delhi areas. In Rajasthan its actually quite pleasant and September would be decent month to visit. Our tourist season starts from October in any case. August be...

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  • History of Kuchaman Fort

    The Kuchaman Fort is situated on the top of a hill like an eagle's nest. It has many tales to tell. The Kuchaman City controlled the salt trade as far as back as 1250 years ago. For this purpose, Gujjar Pratihara Dynasty had constructed part of the Kuchaman Fort during 760 A.D. They controlled of the salt producing areas that starts from Kuchaman...

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  • Climate of Rajasthan

    The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into four seasons: Pre-Monsoons, Monsoon, Post-Monsoon and Winter.Pre-monsoon, which extends from April to June, is the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32oC to 45oC. In western Rajasthan the temp may rise to 48C, particularly in May and June. At this time, Rajasthan only hill station, Mt Abu...

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  • Lassi

    Natural yogurt is churned to remove the butter content for the making of Lassi or buttermilk a cooling summer beverage. Banana Lassi, Makhina Lassi.

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  • Wild Lifes/Jungles in Rajasthan

    Outlying countryside offers rich assortment of Wild Life.Grassy Ranthambore National Park, Sariska National Park, Keoladeo National Park, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary Bikaner, Machiya Safari Park Jodhpur, Kumbalgarh Sanctuary Udaipu, Akal Fossil Park Jaisalmer.Which affords vistas over the Lake and Forested Hills beyond welty are main attractions.

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  • Frying Puris

    Puris are delicious, fried wheat bubbles which have varied uses; as snacks, scoops for food and as a complement to hot spices. Family members typically sit on the floor and are served piping hot food by the lady of the houses.

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  • Chapatti Making

    The chapatti is a flat, unleavened bread which serves almost as a spoon, for it is used as a scoop to transfer food to the mouth. It complements both the texture and flavor of the food it scoops up, absorbing runny sauces, balancing strong flavors and smoothness.

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  • Genral

    Day 1 Jaipur Sight seen by Auto Rs300City Palace, Jantar Mantar,Jal Mahal,Hawa Mahal,Jaigarh,Birla temple, Albert Hall Central Museum etc.Day 2 Amber fort-palaceDay 3 Local Market in JaipurDay 3 Jaipur to Ajmer (4 hours)Day 4 Ajmer Adhai din ka Jhonpra and DargahaDay 4 Pushkar by bus (1 hour) sight seen holy lake & temples. Day 5 Back to Ajmer (1...

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  • Contact me

    If you are in Rajasthan and need any kind of help Please email me or call me on my mobile 0294 3100490if you are planning to visit rajasthan please email me here or gangani@yahoo.comI will be pleased to help you if you are from Virtual touristAjay

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  • Clothes Iron of Puskar

    As I wandered the streets of Pushkar one afternoon I spotted this Clothes Iron across the street. Hmmmm....Looked like a cool photo opportunity! So I walked across the street focused and snap!! Well not 2 seconds later here comes an irate shop owner demanding payment for the photo!! LOL I couldn't believe it. I had been pressured for payment of...

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  • Camel safari: most unlikely place to...

    The forth day, after hours of barren, deserted land, we passed suddenly a small shelter where apparently a man lived. A bigger surprise was even that he had a plastic bag with sodas on offer! Although he didn’t succeeded in keeping them cold, I bought 2 cola from him, stimulating local economy :-)!In the evening we had company again, this time an...

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  • Camel safari: absolute silence

    The third day Lep proposed to make a short roundtrip and stay the whole afternoon around some beautiful dunes.He told me that we couldn’t complete our itinerary, since the area where we were up to had been seized by Indian troops and it’s inhabitants were evacuated. Lep was scared. I wasn’t very happy with that but had not much choice. Lying under...

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  • Camel safari: no chappatti, no chay!

    My guide annex camelboy Lep was not very talkative. I tried to make a bit of conversation, but he always replied with "yes", "no" or "nothing". This attitude didn’t change much during the next 5 days. Lep was a 22-year old man from a nearby settlement, who worked for the camel owner. Despite his age he was very experienced and carried out his tough...

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  • Camel safari: something about the work

    During the camel safari, a lot of work has to be done, but it always irritated Lep if I wanted to assist him. I was allowed to help with collecting wood, though, a 2 times daily job. Then he could already start with preparing tea. Also when (un-)saddling and (un-)packing the camels he demanded my help. This is an extensive and accurate job, that is...

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  • Camel safari: something about water

    In this desert area are very few water sources, which are irregularly fed by pipelines from town. At these places it was always very crowded and lively. People from nearby settlements came to fill up their water bags, and also huge numbers of camels, cows, sheep and goats –that usually hang around more fertile area’s- cover large distances for...

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  • Camel Safari: something about camels

    Camels are fairly relaxed and slow animals, that are much more easy to steer and ride than horses. Unlike during my horsetrek in Kyrgyzstan, I didn’t suffer from saddle soreness at all; I only felt the muscles a bit in the beginning.One of the 2 (male) camels was in his yearly mating quarter; As soon as a female was around he started producing...

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  • Camel safari: looking for a chicken all...

    The fifth day we searched most of the day for a chicken. That’s what I had negotiated with Mieerh! But according to Lep it was not that easy to find one. He had already informed at the village the day before, but no chickens there!Chickens are not common in the desert and are only eaten at very special occasions!Eventually we obtained one at an...

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  • Camel safari: sleep under the stars

    During the second night, just after we were asleep, our dog woke me up with a lot of noise. This dog followed us all the time and defended it’s territory heroically. Suddenly a man stood besides my sleeping bag, who started arguing heavily with Lep. The man left and Lep told me; “this man is crazy, he will come back soon”! It frightened me a bit....

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  • Camel safari: something about the daily...

    About every day we got into an addictive routine:1. At sunrise: preparing breakfast, doing dishes, saddling and packing the camels;2. Riding for about 3 hours;3. Unloading the camels, preparing lunch, doing dishes, saddle and pack the camels;4. Riding for about 2,5 hours;5. Before sunset: unloading the camels, preparing supper, doing dishes and...

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  • Jaisalmer: organise a camel safari

    In Jaisalmer, the main activity is organising a camel safari. I never had been on a camel before, neither did I travel that intensively in the desert and I really wanted to experience it.The season of 2001/02 was disastrous due to 09/11 and the tensions with Pakistan on the border.And, to be honest, with such large numbers of troops in Jaisalmer,...

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  • Blue Houses of Jodhpur

    You can get a good view of the Blue Houses of Jodhpur from the Meherangarh Fort! It is a pretty nice experience to wander around the houses also. The people were pretty friendly and I had a great time! The kids can be a little bothersome at times but just have fun with it!

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  • Jodhpur Fort

    The Jodhpur Fort is called the Meherangarh or Majestic Fort! It deserves it's name. I spent some time hanging around the fort and writing some letters home from the edge of the fort. In the mornings when all is calm and your sitting on the edge of the walls you can hear the voices of the locals travelling across the city and rise right up to you....

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  • Jagniwas Island - Udaipur

    I didn't actually go out to the island as it is the home of a Luxury Hotel but it looked cool anyway. It might be a nice place to stay if you've got the cash! Part of the James Bond Film Octopussy was filmed here!

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  • City Palace in Udaipur

    The City Palace of Udaipur is a great place to spend a few hours. There are museums within the grounds to check out also. You gotta love the Peacocks that you can find all over the State of Rajasthan! At the City Palace you can see some beautiful mosiacs of peacocks.

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  • Jantar Mantar (Observatory)

    This is a cool place as it is filled with oversized instruments for measuring time, stars charts etc.... Well worth a visit! One of the coolest is the 27 meter high sundial!

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  • Jaipur The Pink City

    This is a typical street scene that I saw in Jaipur. I loved just wandering around. I wish now that I would have taken more photos!!

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  • Hawa Mahal

    The face of Hawa Mahal just mesmorized me!! Something about the Pink sandstone I guess. I just hung out in front and watch the camel carts, rickshaws, ox carts and every other means of transportation pass by. It was a great couple of hours!! It is right on Tripolia Bazaar so there are lot's of things happening! I loved this part of India. It was...

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