State of Rajasthan Things to Do

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State of Rajasthan Things to Do

  • Amber Fort

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The Jaigarh fort sits on the Eagle Hill behind Amber and was built by Jai Singh II to protect the Amber fort below around 1726. Around Amber are the dilapidated old houses of the former village of Amer, many falling down around the Hindu temple through erosure and bad upkeep. There are many monkeys in the area too due to tourists leaving scraps of...

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  • City Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    Diwan-I-Khas is a very harmonious hall, with beautiful floor and chandeliers, but where the top attraction is a pair of huge silver vessels, the biggest in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records.

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  • HAWA MAHAL

    Jaipur Things to Do

    This is the most important attraction of Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds. It is located in Jaipurs old town and like all the buildings in this area it's painted in pink. Actually it is not a palace but only a facade with a staircase behind. Its purpose was to give the ladies of the Maharadschas harem the possibility to watch the...

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  • Jantar Mantar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    As the founder of Jaipur was a passionate astrologer he built a big observatory in the middle of his city. The instruments are made of stone and quite impressive and it was interesting to hear about their functionality. The biggest instrument is at a height of 27 meters the worlds largest sundial. Jantar Mantar is rightly on the list of UNESCO...

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  • Jai Mahal - lake palace

    Jaipur Things to Do

    You can have a good walk along the Man Sagar lake, a favourite of Jaipur residents on a weekend. First there are loads of people about, hawkers for camel rides, pretty girls for photos and there is the Jal Mahal, lake palace sitting there baking in the sun. The palace was once used for duck-shooting parties but it is now abandoned and boats do not...

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  • Monkey Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    I just adore monkeys and there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to go to Galta Temple. After stopping for a very late lunch we went to Galta Temple – also known as Monkey Temple. At sunset (around 5p.m.) hundreds of monkeys converge on the temple. Our driver brought loaves of bread to feed them and we bought peanuts at the gate....

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  • Jaigarh fort

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    Jaigarh Fort was built in 1726 by Jai Singh. It was originally constructed to tighten the security of Jaipur and Amber Fort which is located just below. Since it is located high on a high hill you will have spectacular views of Jaipur and also of Amber Fort. The two forts are actually connected by passages although you cannot go through any of...

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  • Nahargarh or Tigerfort

    Jaipur Things to Do

    Nahargarh is a lot closer to Jaipur with an impressive view over the city to the City Palace. The name means "Abode of the Tigers". Built by Jai Singh the founder of Jaipur, this fort was added to Amber and Jaigarh to make an impressive line of defence. The wall and battlements reach out along the same ridge and are connected to Jaigarh fort....

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  • Choki Dhani - Ethnic resort

    Jaipur Things to Do

    Visit Choki Dhani you'll definitely feel the ambiance of authentic Rajasthani village. They have a restaurant and even a hotel which could be costly though, they have some packages available. Kindly check my homepage for the review http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/2242ea/

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  • Elephant ride and festival

    Jaipur Things to Do

    Jaipur was a favourite spot with the important personalities of the British Raj and the Maharajas always arranged for their guests of honour elephant rides up to the Amber palace. Even today, the elephant take tourists up to the Amber Palace.The mahout (Driver) would sit astride the elephant's neck, and direct the animal with his feet, and with a...

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  • Birla Mandir

    Jaipur Things to Do

    I revisited this place again on 16th November'2012. This time I could take pictures by going inside the campus! I used my 10-20 lens! The Birlas are one of the richest Industrialists of India, who made their fortune during British Period and with their close proximity to Gandhi and Nehru during freedom struggle and after the freedom. The family...

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  • The Entrance of City Walls

    Jaipur Things to Do

    It's not hard to understand why Jaipur is called the pink city when one sees the city walls! Built in 1727 when the city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the walls encircling most of the old city are around six metres high and are pierced by seven gates. This photos shows the Ajmeri Gate to the north of the city, which is the entry for...

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  • Museums

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The Central Museum has vast number of antiques stored in and is absolutely fabulous. One of the oldest and the most famous Museum is the Government Central Museum or Albert museum was constructed under the supervision of a British Army officer, Lt. Swinton Jacob in the year 1876. Maharaja Ram Singh, who was then the king of Jaipur, wanted this...

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  • Meet the Maharaja of Jaipur

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The Maharaja of Jaipur holds control over the City Palace, but has been required for political and cultural reasons to open up most of it to the public. However, there are parts of the City Palace that are still habitable and lived in part of the year by the family. The Guarded Entrance, the Peacock Doorway, the Bronze Door are all on the edge of...

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  • Shesh Mahal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    One palace have many names like Shesh Mahal, Mirrors Palace, Diwan-i-khas, Jai Mandir etc.The marble jai Mandir, the Hall of Victory is famous for its inlaid panel and dazzling mirrors fabulous ceiling.

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  • 'The Rambagh Palace'

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The most sumptuous palace in Jaipur (that is open to the public, at least), Rambagh Palace is also the city's most expensive hotel, run by the Taj Group. It is set amid impeccably manicured gardens south of the walled city, not far from Moti Dungri. The palace was first built in 1835 as a small pavilion for the wet nurse of Ram Singh II, but it was...

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  • Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden.

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    This palace was bult by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1710 A.D. for accommdating his rani (Queen).Who was priacens of Udaipur and who wanted to live in a separate palace other then those in Amber.She was originely known as "Sisodia Rani" and therefore this beautiful existing garden is after her name as "Sisodia Rani ka Bagh". It consists of tiered...

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  • Camel safari tour

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The camelride goes through several villages, a small dessert and a large savanna area. In the villages the people want to get to know you better. They like being on pictures and touching your hair. The landlord told us before going that most of the costs for the camelride goes to the camelowners and the school for the villages. That was true for...

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  • Saree shopping

    Jaipur Things to Do

    We heard that Jaipur was the place to buy silks and jewelery and we did but I found the experience frustrating because in the bazaar there are a ton of stalls the majority of which sell cheap fabrics, jewelry, and many other things. While our guide books has some suggestions the street numbering is extremely hard to follow and almost impossible to...

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  • train booking

    u try this link. You should get yourself registered as user.I believe that there is a section that caters foreigners.http://www.railtourismindia.com/cgi-bin/dev1.dll/irctc/booking/planner.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@1172482376.1349167618@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccciadfhmeejmdmcefecehidfgkdfhg.0&trainType=Bharat%20Darshan&trainCat=Bharat%20Dars

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  • A day at Jaipur the Pink City of...

    The City of Jaipur is the gateway to the state of Rajasthan, the land of Kings.I have visited this city twice and felt that there's nothing much to see so I asked a local auto-rickshaw to give me tour whole day. We started off inside the "Pink City" the walls were painted terracotta pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876. Old and new buildings...

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  • Jaipur's Choki Dhani

    Have dinner at Choki Dhani its 20mins from central jaipur. Youll get to feel the Rajasthani village life. Pay 600-800 rupees at the entrance this is consumable at the restaurant for dinner (ask them which restaurant coz there are 3). There are various performances in an open air area with rajasthani theme. You can also check in their rooms. Be...

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  • Rajasthan State Archives

    Rajasthan State Archives: This Directorate is located in Bikaner.The archives have in their custody some very precious administrative record of Mughal period like Persian Farmans, Nishans, Manshurs, Akbarat, Vakil Report, Arzdasht, Khatoot and the record created during administration of the Princely states of Rajasthan such as Bahiat, Pattas,...

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  • Sariska Tiger Reserve Park

    Sariska Tiger Reserve park is situated only 35 km from Alwar. Sariska Tiger Reserve park is well nestled in the Aravali Hills covering 800 sq km area divided into the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, sheer cliffs and rocky landscape.Sariska National Park is home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and...

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  • Bala Quila (Fort) Alwar

    Bala Quila (Fort):- This huge fort with its ramparts stretching 5 kms from North to south and 1.6 kms from east to west stands 304 meters above the city and 595 meters above the sea level.It is belived to have been constructed by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1492.It then passed into the Jats and Mughals.A fortress built by Alaghu Rai in 1049 A.D. is also...

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  • Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri Alwar

    Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri is the royal cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh and his Queen Rani Moosi. This striking monument is placed out side the main palace building. Based on a pillared sand stone, this double storied structure was built by Vinay Singh, which presents an eye catching spectacle to the viewer with its elephant structural design....

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  • Sagar Lake Alwar

    Sagar Lake located just behind the City Palace, Sagar lake was constructed in 1815 AD by Maharaja Vinay Singh. Formerly used as a holy bathing ghat, Sagar lake has been able to withstand the beatings of time. Over centuries, people has been following the sacred tradition of feeding the pigeons. It is this lovely pond that separates the City Palace...

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  • City Palace Museum Alwar

    Most alluring attraction in this palace complex is the exquisitely carved Durbar hall, which welcomes the visitors to this former citadel of Alwar kings.Divided in to three sections, the City Palace Museum displays royal treasures of the erstwhile Alwar rulers. This encompasses one of the superb compilations of Rajput and Mughal paintings and...

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  • Ranakpur vs Delwara

    Since they both are Jain temples with high marble craftsmanship, not too far from each other, and completed around the same time more than 500 years ago, it will be good to know how they both differ. Delwara at Mount Abu5 temples. Most have very high intricacy on white marble that looks only 20 years old. Quite visited (crowded) with high security...

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  • Pushkar Camel Festival

    The Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world. During the fair, Lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with Camel and Cattle for several days of live stock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival. This small town, becomes a cultural phenomenon when...

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  • NAGAUR FAIR

    This eight days fair held every year during the month of Jan-Feb, is popularly known as the Cattle fair and is the second largest in Rajasthan. Nagaur Town is the most picturesque of Rajput townships. Nagaur is a sea of animals, trading over 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses every year. The bullocks are known for their fleetness. Not only are the...

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  • Jodhpur

    Jodhpur, also known as the "Blue City" is one of the most beautiful in Rajasthan. Like nearly everywhere you also have a Moghul fort and palace overlooking the blue painted houses.

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  • Mount Abu - The Hill station

    Rajasthan only has one Hill-station, but I was very grateful of it's existence during a particularly swealtering July some years ago.Rajasthan is course 'Tourist central' when it comes to exporing the sub-continent, but this laid-back collection of lakes, hotels and temples means you can plan a break into your schedule. Not only is it a few degrees...

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  • Jaiselmer - desert time

    Jaiselmer is a somewhat remote city, near the India-Pakistan border. Up until quite modern times is derived it's wealth from being a staging post on the 'caravan routes' of vast lines of camels transporting goods. The development of ports such as Bombay and the partition of 1947 meants that its use as a transporation hub became very limited. The...

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  • Nadine Le Prince Haveli Fatehpur

    Nadine Le Prince haveli cultural centre open 10 a.m to 7 p.m and they will charg Rs 100 INR included guide charg.The haveli was built in 1802 by a rich tradesman.It is a beautiful example of Indo-Mogul architecture entirely decorated with frescoes which illustrate the development of the region,intimate or epic themes and the omnipresence of God.It...

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  • Ratan Daulta & Hatia Pol Bundi Palace

    Ratan Daulta (Diwan-i-Amm) built by Rao Raja Ratan Singh Ji (AD 1607-1631) is a very interesting structure forming a stable for nine horses and a Hatia Pol (Priorpermission required for visit)

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  • Chittorgarh

    The fort is a massive structure with many gateway built by the later Maurya rulers in 7th century A.D. Perched on a height of 180 mt high hill, it sprawls over 700 acres.The toblets and chhatris within are impressive reminders of Rajput heroism.The main gates are Padal pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol and Ram Pol.The fort has many magnificent...

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  • Jaimal and Patta Palaces

    The ruins of palaces of Rathore Jaimal and Sisodia Patta are witness of the gallantry of these great warriors.

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  • Rana Kumbha Palace Chittor

    kumbha mahal ruined edifice of grate historical and architectural interest, being the most massive monument in the fort of Chittor.The Palace is belived to have underground cellars where rani padmini and other women committed jauhar.

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  • Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower) Chittorgarh

    Victory tower the imposing 37 metre high structure with nine story, covered with exquisite sculptures of Hindu deities and depicting episodes from the two great epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.It was built in 1440 A.D. by Maharana Kumbha, a powerful ruler of mewar to commemorate his victory over the Muslim rulers of malwa and Gujrat.

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  • Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame)

    Kirti Stambh 22 metrs high tower built by a wealthy Jain merchant in the 12th century A.D. The tower is dedicated to Adinathji, the first of the Jain tirthankaras.

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  • Padmini Palace Chittorgarh Fort

    Padmini palace built beside a pool, the palace is a magnificent one.It was here that Rana Ratan Singh showed a glimpse of queen Padmini to Alauddin Khilji.rani padmini stood in a Zanana Mahal a pavilion in the center and her relfection was visible to Alauddin Khilji in a mirror placed in the main hall.After having a glimpse of the legendary beauty,...

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  • Money Exchange

    For good exchange rate see the web of R.B.I Bank.Don't exchange from unauthorized money exchangers who do not provide a receipt.Monry change always from authorized money exchangers and take a receipt.

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  • Camel Breeding Farm Bikaner

    Camel Breeding Farm is 8 Kms south of Bikaner, the National Research Center on Camel breeds the best camels in Bikaner and conducts research work related to "the ship of the desert." The Camel Breeding Farm at Bikaner is the only one of its kind in the whole of Asia and was established in the July 1984 Rajasthan, India employs Raika's or Rebari's...

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  • Birds Paradise Bharatpur

    Bharatpur is also called the Eastern gateway of Rajasthan.One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well. Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambar,...

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