Friday, March 4, 2011

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Jaipur Tourism

Places To Visit In Jaipur
Jaipur which is the capital of Rajasthan is one of the major tourist destinations not only in India but also all over the world. In the Pink City of Jaipur the visitors will come across many palaces, forts and other royal architectures. These architectures beautifully blend the Rajputana and Mughal style together. Tourist from all over the world love to pay a visit to the colorful city of Jaipur. It gives them the opportunity to know about the glorious past of India. Sightseeing in Jaipur, is the main activity which you can embark while on a tour to this city.
There are many forts and monuments in Jaipur that are worth seeing. Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort are the three antique forts that provide the spectacular view of the city. In the heart of Jaipur, there lies the stunning City Palace. The Pink city marks its impact with the sight of the amazing Hawa Mahal. Statue Circle is a favorite hang-out of Jaipur and celebrates the founder of this city.
Government of Rajasthan is working on these monuments to preserve these priceless monuments of the erstwhile period. These epoch-making monuments of Jaipur are really worth visiting and this article will provide you further information about these relics.
Albert Hall (Central Museum)Albert Hall is a fabulous building, which displays Indo-Saracen style of architecture, Albert Hall is a prototype of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob had designed Albert museum and Edward VII laid its foundation stone in the year 1876. Albert Hall is situated in the midst of the verdant Ram Niwas Garden.
Albert Hall basically drew the British families where they amused their guest. Albert Hall has been changed into the Central Museum which proudly displays Rajasthan’s art and culture and outlines the Rajput morality with these lines: "A Rajput puts his life at risk if he is forced to abjure his faith, if he is deprived of his lands, and if his womenfolk are molested." This hall houses a recherch√© collection of metalware, decorative wares, portraits, sculptures, paintings, natural history specimen, an Egyptian mummy among various other objects. The costumes, pottery, brassware and woodwork reflect the village life of Rajasthan. You will get to see many beautiful and fascinating carpets including the magnificent
The Durbar Hall is filled with numerous dazzling carpets including the outstanding Persian Garden Carpet, which is not exhibited for the public. Sculptures that are on display dates back to second, eighth and eighteenth century among which the turbaned lady and a stone Shiva are noteworthy. A horse skeleton, a stuffed cobra and a human skeleton also found in the Museum adds a special charm to its elegance.
Sometime back the Ravindra Manch with an auditorium, a modern gallery and an open-air theatre has been added to the museum to promote cultural events.
Chandra MahalA seven-storied citadel, Chandra Mahal houses the superb scenery of the sprawling city and verdant gardens. This palace exhibits, lovely floral decorations, marvelous paintings, mirrored walls and highly decorated ceilings.
Each floor displays the royal elegance, has got a distinct name and is a place of sheer beauty and luxury. The ground and first floor of the Chandra Mahal form the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum while the third floor holds the dining and the drawing room. The fourth floor exhibits mirror walls where the king can enjoy the glittering if light in the dark. The fifth floor is the Maharaja's retreat in the rainy season, and in the sixth floor one can enjoy the wonderful view of the jagged hills. The seventh floor of Chandra Mahal is called as the crown of the building. The Shobha Nivas and the Sukh Nivas is still occupied by the present Maharaja.
City PalaceLocated in the heart of the walled city, the City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city. Initially, Maharaja Jai Singh II built the outer wall occupying a huge area. The additional grand buildings were constructed later by the succeeding rulers. The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture and the ex-royal family still lives in a part of the palace.
The city palace is wonderfully divided into many courtyards, gardens and buildings. The visitors can also find some imperial structures like the Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal, City Palace Museum, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the Mubarak Mahal.
On entering the complex and before the proper palace we come across Mubarak Mahal. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I built the palace in the 19th century. It was used as a reception centre for the visiting personage. The building now forms the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and on display here are a wide array of royal costumes, some very exquisite and precious Pashmina shawls, Banaras silk saris, Sanganeri prints and folk embroidery. An unusual display is that of voluminous clothes worn by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I.
The Maharani's Palace, the palace of the Queen paradoxically puts on a display of the Rajput weaponry. The inestimable collections of weapons date back to even 15th century and are in a remarkable state of preservation. Remarkable amongst them is scissor-action dagger. This deadly weapon were so designed that the handles were released to spread the blades when thrust into bodies. The dagger was then withdrawn fatally tearing limb to limb of the body of the hapless victim. Other exhibits include protective chain armors, pistols, jeweled and ivory handled swords, a belt sword, small and assorted cannons, guns, poison tipped blades and gun powder pouches. The frescoes on the ceiling are amazing and well preserved.
An eighteenth century monument, Diwan-e-Aam was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. This is popularly called as the Diwan Khana or the Hall of Public Audience. It was the place where the king used to hear and decide the grievances of his people. Characteristic features of this hall are the Durbars, Jalis and banquets. Jalis are that portion of the hall from where the royal ladies clad in Purdah watched the proceedings in the Durbar. Currently Diwan-e-Am has been functioning as a museum for a long time and exhibits here include some very precious and ancient handwritten original manuscripts of Hindu scriptures. Particularly intriguing are miniature copies of Bhagwat Gita made in such a manner that it could be protected from Emperor Aurangzeb’s onslaught on Hindu scriptures. Some delicate miniature paintings pertaining to Rajasthani, Mughal and Persian schools on various themes including the Ramayana are engrossing displays. Among the marvels of this exquisite hall, chandeliers adorn the prime position. It is considered as the largest one in India. Visitors must take a good look at the preserved painted ceilings. Also on display are elephant saddles called “haudha”.
Between the armory museum and the art gallery is the Diwan-E-Khas meaning hall of private or selective audience, the gateway to this majestic place itself houses a royal ambiance. With lofty brass and wooden doors, Diwan-e-Khas is put up on elevated pillars. This magnificent monument reveals the harmonious synthesis of Mughal and Rajasthan style structural design. Its vaulted edifices are synonymous with the doomed palaces of the Mughal Emperors. This is a marble paved pavilion and puts on display the world's largest sterling silver objects, two gigantic silver vessels. These vessels were made for Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II, who filled these vessels with holy Ganga water and took them along with him during his journey abroad. The idea was to drink exclusively the water from the river Ganga. The Guinness Book of Records declared the silver vessels as the biggest silver objects in the world. The ceiling also has large chandeliers, which are mostly protected by dust covers and opened only for festive occasions.
The City Palace reminds us of our glorious royal past. This palace symbolizes the royal stylishness.
Jal MahalThe Jal Mahal Palace was built the popular Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Rajasthan in the historic year of 1799 AD. This palace is famous for its intricate style of architecture. The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. This palace was mainly used by the royal families for arranging royal duck shooting parties. Now this palace has been converted in to a palatial hotel and was turned over to the Taj Hotel Group, who refurbished it in to a five star hotel.
Jal Mahal Palace is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake which is just opposite to the cenotaphs. The first four floors of this extremely magnificent building are under water. The visitors can view the top floor of the palace which is not submerged under water. The visitors can have a splendid view of this extremely beautiful lake and the palace from the Jal Mahal.
During the winter season you can get to see different species of migratory birds out here. So bird watchers also love to pay a visit to this venue.
Tourism in the state of Rajasthan is generally monument-centric, particularly in Jaipur and in this context Jal Mahal has an important role.
Nahargarh FortNahargarh Fort is the first of the three forts built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur. The Fort stands at the top of rugged point of the Aravali Hills and offers a spectacular view of the City. Keeping this fact in mind, the fort was made to serve as a means of supporting the security of Amber.
Nahargarh Fort houses a mysterious tale with it. According to this famous legend, the Fort was named after a prince whose name was Nahar Singh. It is said that his spirit used to haunt the fort site mainly to delay the construction work of the fort. After facing many obstacles from the spirit at last a tantrik was called upon. The tantrik was finally able to appease the ghost. The ghost agreed to leave on conditions that the fort should be named in honor of him.
Constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, its massive walls and bastions still hold the royal elegance, though much of it was not able to with stood the ramification of time. A tedious but delightful trek of two kilometers will fetch one on the uphill from where one can watch the fabulous view of the entire city. Later in the year 1880 Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh altered Nahargarh into a pleasure palace with gorgeous interiors of stucco designs and murals. The palace exhibits an amalgamation of Indian and European architecture. The palace was so designed that each of the nine wives of the King was given a two-storied apartment. It is interesting to see that the king can join any of the queens with out the knowledge of others.
Nahargarh fort is located about 6 km North West of the famous City Palace. From this Nahargarh Fort, the view of the Man Sagar Lake is truly mesmerizing. It also offers picturesque views of the Jaipur city.
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Bikaner Tourism

Places To Visit In Bikaner
Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with scores of sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city's lifestyle. The attraction of Bikaner is the water wells. These are built on high plinths with slender minarets on each of the four corners and can be noticed even from a distance.
Bhandasar Jain Temple The double storied Bhandasar Jain Temple is among the most enchanting Bikaner tourist attractions. Lavish and elaborate, the Bhandasar Jain Temple is dedicated to Sumatinath the 6th Jain deity and offers a peaceful sanctuary for those on tours to Bikaner tourist attractions. The ground floor of the Bhandasar Jain Temple mesmerizes you into a calm trance as your eyes rest on the white marble statue of Lord Sumatinath perched on a silver throne atop a two feet high pavilion. Italian marbled floors and gold leaf work with floral patterns on the walls of the vaulted ground floor chamber of the Bhandasar Jain Temple give you a fair idea of the Jain love for luxury. Built by Bhanda Shah, a well-known businessman in medieval Bikaner, the Bhandasar Jain Temple is overflowing with beauty, peace and aesthetic charm.
The massive pillared hall on the ground floor engages your attention with white marble pillars with colorful floral patterns and sandstone pillars with sculpted figures of graceful maidens. The first floor of the Bhandasar Jain Temple is fairly simple though the second floor is a little elaborate and offers a sanctum for statutes of Jain deities. There are several artistically carved balconies on the first and second floors of the Bhandasar Jain temple that offers you sweeping vistas of glistening gold Bikaner.
Camel Research Farm Spend a day with indispensable ship of the desert at their camel research and breeding centre-one of its kind in Asia. The farm extends over 2000 acres of semiarid land is managed by the Central government. The camel corps of Bikaner were a famous fighting force during the Raj and are still an important part of the desert warfare and defence through the border security Force (BSF)
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary The lush foliage of woods on the Jaisalmer road is a heaven to nilgai, chinkara, black buck, wild coar and folk of imperial sand grouse.
Deshnok's Karni Mata Temple The famous 600 year old temple on the Jodhpur road dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple has huge intricately carved silver gates, which were donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The most interesting thing about the temple is the rats that scamper freely within the perimeter of the temple. They are regarded as sacred and are fed by priests and devotees owing to the belief that they will be reincarnated as holy men.
Kalibangan The extensive remains of the pre-Harappa and harroan civilization found at this location are of immense interest to archeology enthusiasts. At a distance of 205 km from Bikaner, Kalibanga is located in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan. Situated on the left bank of the Ghaggar River, usually dry but occasionally flooded, at a distance of about five km from Pilibanga Railway Station, Kalibangan has equal Historical importance like Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Saraswati was a part of the Indus River system. Historic ruins at Kalibangan can be seen as excursions from Bikaner that keeps high importance for the people who have interest in history. Kalibangan has cosmic historical importance as it was an important part of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization that flourished during 3000 B.C. to 5000 B.C.
Gajner Palace Gajner is an incomparable Jewel in the Thar built by the great Maharaja Ganga Singhji of Bikaner on the embankment of a lake with a generous dose of flora and fauna. Basically a hunting and relaxing lodge, the maharaja and the family shared their passion with their exclusive guests and hosted exotic holidays for them. Around the palace is a thick forestation that attracts the guests to take up a simple walk around admiring the migratory birds in winters like imperial sand goose, antelopes, black bucks and the animal species that wander around in the form of Nilgais, Chinkaras, and Deers etc. The hotel is spread in a large area, and the ambiance around is as raw and authentic as it was before.
Kolyatji It is located 50 kilometres from Bikaner. It is a temple complex of Kolyat and a holy place of pilgrimage for Hindus. The legend says that Kapil Muni the advocate of Shankya yoga of the Hindu philosophy while journeying towards northwest was struck by the tranquillity and peace of this place and chose to perform tapasya (penance) here for the redemption of the world. This place has since acquired great sanctity. It’s a beautiful religious ground blessed with series of charming marble, sandstone pavilions, temple with its 32 serene ghats built around an impressive artificial lake, which never dries in any season A dip in the holy waters of the lake especially on Kartik Poornima (November) is considered very auspicious.
Katariasar Village It is located on the Jaipur road and is rich in ethnic rural and cultural life. A walk on the sand dunes is enjoyable and viewing the sun set with a desert landscape is heavenly. The main inhabitants of this village are Jasnathjis, who are the fire dancers and their main life style is dairy farming for milk. Herds of chinkaras, desert fox, rabbits, peacocks, parrots and partridges are found in abundance in this area.
Shiva Bari Temple If you are looking for a religious holiday destination then simply go for Shiva Bari Temple, in Bikaner. Accessibility of Shiva Bari Temple is approximately six kms from the main city. The temple in surrounding by an embattlement wall Maharaja Doongar Singhji built this magnificent temple. Major highlights of Shiva Bari Temple are domes, pavilions and beautiful columns. Local inhabitants refer Shiva Bari Temple by the name of Laleshwar Mahadeo. This temple features a huge idol of Lord Shiva made up of black marble. The splendid Shiva Bari Temple is made up of red sand stone. As part of your Shiva Bari Temple tour, you will also be able to have a look at the two huge reservoirs of water that are known as Bawaris. Numerous beautiful paintings and a Nandi Bull facing the main shrine also add up as other attractions of the Shiva Bari Temple. It must be mentioned that the Shiva Bari Temple attracts thousands of visitors during the month of Shravan (February) and especially on Mondays. It is indeed great to watch the people pay their respects to the Lord and perform different rituals to appease him.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Travel to Ooty For a Rejuvenating Holiday Experience

The incredible natural beauty of Ooty, one of the most famous hill stations of South India, will delight your senses and capture your heart. Majestic hills, picturesque landscape, gorgeous green vegetation, beautiful flowers, aromatic tea gardens and arresting lake describe Ooty. Affectionately dubbed as the 'Queen of Hill stations, it is ideally located amidst incredibly beautiful Nilgiri Hills at an altitude of 7,347 feet above sea level. This place is gifted with a pleasant climate throughout the year.

It seems as if the rolling hills in this hill station are covered with a lush green carpet. Wherever you go you will be surrounded by wonderful surroundings. Tourists from different parts of the globe come here to spend their holidays in the lap of Mother nature. It was once the summer retreat for the Britishers who developed it. Mettupalayam is a railway junction in Coimbatore from where you can board the steam train which will gently take you to Ooty, offering a pleasurable and high-on-beauty travel experience. You can also enjoy trekking and hiking here.

The Charm of Nilgiri Hills
The Nilgiri Hills are the oldest mountain ranges of India which are highly mesmerizing. Their natural beauty is beyond description. Its captivating valleys, rivers, waterfalls, flora and fauna are its attractive features. The refreshing and aromatic tea gardens are a feather in its cap. It is also the best destination for people interested in trekking.

Ooty Lake
It is a major draw of this hill station. Locals as well as tourists come here in the morning and evening to enjoy nature at its best. There is a children's park in close vicinity of the lake.

Botanical Garden
To refresh yourself to the hilt go to this garden where you will be greeted with dancing flowers and colorful birds. The best time to visit this garden is May as during this time it serves as a venue for the famous 'Flower Show'. This show offers a wonderful chance to see a variety of colorful and beautiful flowers at one place.

South India Tourism offers amazing attractions which can make your holidays memorable. Ooty in Tamil Nadu is a famous hill station which is blessed with sheer natural beauty. It is set amidst the incredibly beautiful Nilgiri Hills. For more details Click here

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations

Kerala, one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, is famous for its serene natural beauty, beautiful beaches, lush green landscapes, backwaters and ayurveda. This beautiful Indian state situated at the southern part of the country, lures tourists from far and wide.

Kerala travel is one thing that you should experience yourself and with you family at least once. The charm of Kerala is such that once you go there, you'll have that craving to go back again and again. You can explore the beauty of nature to the fullest in Kerala. The places you can explore here are the exotic sea beaches, hill stations, temples, wildlife and the backwaters. If you are in Kerala for your holidays, one must visit place is the Kerala Backwaters. You can enjoy every element of nature around you - water, greenery, birds almost everything.

Another very beautiful travel location in Kerala is the mystic hill station Munnar located amidst three hills. Munnar is 120 km away from Cochin which is another tourist hotspot. The aroma of tea and coffee plantations and pleasant weather make this place all the more special. You can spend your evenings lazying around the beautiful and ecstatic beaches of Kerala.

While you are on Kerala India travel, give yourself a culture treat and enjoy some lip smacking south Indian food seasoned with flavours of fresh spices. You can also enjoy the folk and classical dance forms of the state, Kathakali, Mohini Attam etc. that are actually musical representations of a mythological drama. It generally starts at dusk and goes throughout the night. Snake boat race presents another ethnic and unique cultural glimpse of the state that is held only once in a year before Onam which is the biggest festival of Kerala. Watching live snake boat raced is an experience of lifetime and in itself which cannot be this can not be experienced anywhere else in the world.

So, book your Kerala flight and a room in a Kerala hotel now to spend a vacation of lifetime and do full justice to your much needed break because a holiday in Kerala is completely worth it.

Josh is a travel expert and writes on behalf of Travel Hot, travel portal in India. For more information about how to get the best tour to kerala visit the website.

Goa The Perfect Vacation Destination

If you believe in the phrase 'Life is a party', then Goa is the perfect destination for your next holidays. And for those who have a different opinion, will start rethinking to redefine their philosophy once they are here.
Goa India travel enlightens the tourists with its fascinating beaches and other tourist spots like Aguada Fort, Dudhsagar waterfall, and the churches. The various churches of Goa are solely the legacy of Portuguese colonization.
Goa is an integral part of the Portuguese heritage with a wide array of intriguing tourist spots. A visit to Goa while India travel unveils natural and monumental treasures that include forts, beaches, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, and rivers. For those who have an affinity with nature, Goa tour offers a special refreshing experience.

Each of the Goan beaches exudes a personality of its own. From the peppy ones which are kept awake all night by trance parties to the long stretches of virgin beach territories, Goa has something to offer to every holiday mood.

Goa has flamboyant life style with colorful fairs and festivals. Festivals in Goa speak of India's rich culture and traditional background. Music and dance is the integral part of every Goan festival.

The exotic beaches provide relaxing ambience with glistening sands, swaying coconut palms, chirpings of birds and murmurs of sea waves. Some of the beaches are fully commercialized, have upmarket stores, gym, night clubs and some have no signs of habitation. Some are fairly safe for swimming, at others swimming is a complete no. But most of the beaches are packed up with thrill where the travelers can enjoy water sports ranging from parasailing to jet skiing, windsurfing to speed boating. The beach shacks serve all the sea food and other delicious Goan cuisines. Feni is the famous drink of Goa. The natural treasures and the exotic beaches offer perfect vacations for the excitement loving holiday seekers. Goa is the perfect holiday destination for fun lovers because fun and frolic begins at Goa.

Josh is a travel expert and writes on behalf of Travel Hottravel portal in India.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kerala - A Tour to God's Own Country

Welcome to Kerala, India. Popularly known as God's Own Country, Kerala can be best described as the land of marvelous scenic beauty amidst refreshing natural greenery. Kerala is one of the most popular travel destinations of India. With its exotic golden beaches, lush green forests, enchanting backwaters, beautiful waterfalls, coconut palms swaying in the breeze, spice gardens, historic monuments, rich wildlife, flora and fauna, architecturally beautiful temples, there is nothing more that a tourist could think of, for spending holidays in laps of nature. Nature has blessed Kerala uniquely with all things beautiful.

Kerala travel offers a wide range of tourist options to the travelers. Some of popular tourism options in Kerala are Ayurveda tourism, beach tourism, backwater tourism, cultural tourism, eco and hill station tourism. Ayurvedic tourism, backwater travel and beach tourism are the most popular travel attractions of Kerala.

Kerala is rich in history, culture and the ancient Indian system of holistic healthcare "Ayurveda". The popular Ayurveda centers help you rejuvenate yourself by unwinding and draining the tension out of you.

There are various beautiful beaches in Kerala where one can relax amidst nature's own beauty. Some of the popular beaches are Kovalam, Varkala, Alleppey, Kollam, Fort Kochi, Beypore, Kozhikode, Muzhapilangad, Pathiramanal, Valapattanam, Thirumullavaram, Tanur Beach, Shankhumugham, Payyambalam, and Fort Bekal which are perfect beach destinations for a delightful holiday.

Major backwater destinations of the state are Alleppey, Kollam, Kuttanad, Kottayam, Kumarakom, Thiruvallom, Kozhikode, Fort Kochi, Fort Bekal, Trivandrum, etc that are dotted with several houseboats. These houseboats are traditionally known as the Kettuvallams and are outfitted with modern amenities and facilities.

The traditional dance forms of Kerala are Kathakali and Mohiniattam, while Kalaripayattu the traditional martial art of Kerala has been practiced for ages.

Thus Kerala proves to be a memorable travel destination for leisure and holidaying travelers who want to spend time amidst nature's beauty.

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