रंथांबोर राष्ट्रीय उद्यान


Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest national park in Northern India. Park is located in the eastern part of Rajasthan at a comfortable distance of 130kms from Jaipur. Nestled between the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges, Ranthambore National Park used to be the hunting ground of Maharajas of Jaipur. The Park is an eye treat for the lovers of wild-life. Various natural rivers and man-made lakes flow through the National Park of Ranthambore.

Exploring the city..........Jaipur


Govind Dev Ji Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna is situated at City Palace complex in Jaipur.
The original Govindevji Deity was found about 450 years ago by Rupa Goswami. Govindevji was removed from Vrindaban when the Muslim emperor Aurangzeb tried to destroy it. The original Deity is now in Jaipur, in Govind Devji temple, right outside the King of Jaipur's palace.

The beautiful image of Radha-Krishna doesn't let people to take off their eyes from the lovely view. Different 'Aartis' and 'Bhog' are offered to the deity at seven different times of the day. A large number of tourists and devotees visit this temple of special importance. Janmashtmi, the birthday of Lord Krishna, is a special event and is celebrated with full enthusiasm.

Timings of Worship......

Name of Jhanki
5:00 am - 6:00 am
8:30 am - 9:45 am
10:30 am - 11:15 am
11:45 am - 12:15 noon
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Birla Mandir - is located in the South of Jaipur, and was built by the Birla family in 1988. It is a beautiful white marble temple, which seems to glow at night. The Birla Mandir in Jaipur attracts many tourists and devotees every year. The temple is very crowded during the festivals as Hindus come from all over the state and country to pay their respect to the Lord. Amongst all the idols, the marble idol of Ganesha is a masterpiece which looks almost-transparent. The idols of Lord Vishnu and his consort, Lakshmi attract the attention, being made out from one piece of marble.

Next time  if you have a holiday, come to Jaipur and visit the Birla Mandir, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.

Delicious Cuisine of jaipur........


First of all my fav mouth watering sweet - Ghewar.

Ghewar- You can say a round maida cake, is a famous Rajasthani Sweet traditionally associated with Teej Festive. Its a round shape, made from butter, maida and Sugar Syrup. There are many varieties of Ghewar- like Mawa Ghewar, Plain Ghewar and Malai Ghevar. To Taste Ghewar, you can check out the almost any sweet shop in Jaipur in festival season. 

 Dal, Baati Churma - is Rajasthani dish which has three main servings- Dal [lentil], Baati [stuffed flour made in oven] and Churma is a sweet dish made by pounding bread with fine powdered of sugar and ghee [butter].Nowadays it is often served rolled in shavings of coconut and khoya.A full delicious lunch.

 Gajak- Its cooked in sugar syrup and set up in thin layers, is made with sesame seeds. Its a very common dry sweet in Jaipur. It is especially made during the cold , since til (sesame) helps in keeping human body warm. It is also a popular sweet for Diwali (the festival of lights).

 Must buy Ghewar, Gajak from the famous Laxmi Misthan Bhandar, better known as LMB, at Johri bazaar in Jaipur.

 And if you want to enjoy whole Jaipur at onl;y one place, must visit Choki Dhani loated on the outskirts of Jaipur. Choki Dhani is the 5 star village resort with beautifully designed huts and royal suits. spread over 10 acres, this village comes complete with painted mud-plastered pots, puppets, and much more.The food and entertainment pack a traditional Rajasthani punch too........

Shopping in Jaipur.........


Pink City, Jaipur is also famous for Jaipuri Quilts,

 There's something Magical about the Jaipuri Razai, Its extremely warm despite being unbelievably light.
Available in Kaleidoscopic colours and block prints typical of Rajasthan. Must buy from Badi Chaupar, jaipur. 

Kundan Jewellery

Jaipur is also famous for the setting of gems of gold by the age-old technique of Kundan.
Jaipuri Blue Pottery

The art of making blue glazed pottery came to Rajasthanvia Kashmir. made of crushed quartz, Fuller's earth and Sodium Sulphite and fired in Kilns at very high temperature. Once the Mugs, Vases, Bowls, Doorknobs are fired, they are handpainted in various shades of blue.

So whenever u visit Jaipur, must buy Jaipuri Quilts, Kundan Jewellery.....



Ever seen the night sky in the desert? From the dusty pink city of Jaipur to the golden dunes of Thar Desert, India's largest state is the Jewel in India's tourism crown. Whether you're spying on tigers in Ranthambore National Park or Sariska Tiger Reserve, enjoying camel safari in Jaiselmer, or simply seeing the beauty of blue city-Jodhpur.
One of the world's oldest mountain range, the Aravali range, cradles the only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu, famous for Dilwara Temples, a sacred pilgrimage for Jains. A lake city- Udaipur, also known as Kashmir of Rajasthan. The world famous Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur, famous for its Bird's life.
The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer rank among the most preferred destinations in India for many tourists both Indian and foreign.
Rajasthan is famous for the majestic forts, intricately carved temples and decorated Havelis of Jaiselmer, Mandwa, jantar Mantar, Lake fort, Meharangarh Fort of Jodhpur, City Palaces. Ranakpur Temple dedicated to Lord Adinath near Udaipur, The only temple of Lord Bramha in India is located in Pushkar.

A visit to Rajasthan is an experience like none other, a treasure trove of offering that represent the best of the orient. Forts and Palaces each with tales of chivalry, unique cuisine and famous for textiles, semi-precious stones and handicrafts, attractive designs of jewellery, Kundan art, block printing, shopper's paradise- every lane has a surprise waiting. with fairs and festivals all through the year, good air, rail n road connectivity.

First i visited  the  Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as pink city b'coz of its ancient houses made of a type of sand stone dominated by a pink hue, the capital and largest city of Rajasthan. 
Jaipur has a number of forts and monuments like Amber Fort, Hawa mahal, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace. Beautiful gardens-Ram Niwas garden, Sisodia Rani Garden, Vidhyadhar ka Bagh, also famous for Kathputhli [puppet] show, Choki Dhani- a village, Chand Baori [step well], Raj Mandir Cinema Hall [ a royal interior cinema hall ].
General Info.
Climate: Semi-arid climate
Weather: Maximum temperatures range from 29.1° C to 33.3° C and the lowest is 7.4° C
Best Time to Visit: October to February
Suggested Clothing: Cotton and light woolens for wintry nights 

Must stay in The General's Retreat. Its a peaceful home-away-from-home option located in the heart of the city.Have a walk in the lawns in evening and enjoy home cooked food.

There are many place to see, I choose Ram Niwas Bagh first.
Ram Niwas Bagh is a 33-acre manicures garden that's about 2km away from the city centre. The main attraction of garden include Albert Hall, the Zoological garden, a greenhouse, a herbarium.The albert Hall is home to an exquisite collection of sculptures, Paintings, Natural History specimens, a beautiful Persian Carpet, The modern Art Gallery. The specialty of Zoological garden is 71 varieties of Fauna.  I suggest u all, if u r planning the trip for jaipur, must visit here. Its a perfect spot for enjoying with your dear ones.

After Ram Niwas Bagh I visit City palace.

 City Palace of Jaipur was built by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh.It is the most famous tourist attraction and major landmark of Jaipur. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings. The premises consists several buildings like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Maharani's Palace, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

At first square in palace, as u enter, there is a Mubarak Mahal. It was built by Swai Madho Singh in 19th Century to entertain his guests. Nowdays it has converted into costume gallery, which display royal attires of the kings.You can see the inner beauty of Mubarak Mahal......

After crossing Mubarak Mahal, a beautiful gateways welcomes Diwan-I-Khaas, a hall meant for private audience.

It has two sterling silver vessels on display and they are acclaimed to be the world's largest silver vessels.These vessels are made for Maharaja Swai Madho Singh II to carry water from river Ganga to drink on his trip to England.

In the series, The Maharani Palace,Which was meant for the Royal queens has been converted into the museum, showcasing the weapons.

Chandra Mahal has a seven stories and each story is known by a different name.

The wonderful architecture of this Palace with  Paintings, Mirror works on walls and Floral decorations makes its a must see for every tourist.Badal Mahal stands opposite to Chandra Mahal, and while crossing the path you will fine Shri Gobind Dev Ji Temple. Above all, I like to visit City Palace once more.Its a structure of historical importance, with its royal grace it stands as a symbol of magnificence.
City Palace located next to Hawa Mahal. You can easily reach City Palace by taking local buses and autorickshaws.

Hawa Mahal its located next to entrance of City Palace and built by Maharaja Swai Pratap Singh in 1799.
The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds.

Hawa Mahal is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories. It has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work. These pink sandstone windows commonly known as "Jharokhas"Hawa Mahal is believed to build for the women of the Royal Families, since they had to observe strict "purdah" (cover). The small windows and screened balconies serve the women to watch processions and different activities taking place on the streets. In this manner, the women could enjoy a sense of freedom without showing themselves.

The golden light of the early morning sun floats beautifully through the windows of this palace creating a wonderful sight for one and all. The palace has to be visited to experience the true beauty.
Next day I visit :
Jantar Mantar, It is also located near City Palace.
It was built by Maharaja Jai Sawai Singh, built in b/w 1727 and 1733.

Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler.It is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. During the period between 1727 and 1733, Jantar Mantar took its form and structure. 
Jantar Mantar is wholly constructed with stone and marble. The observatory has fourteen statistical instruments for measuring time, predicting eclipses and to ascertain other astronomical events. Amongst all the instruments, the Sundial usually attracts the maximum attention of people, which tells the time to an accuracy of about two seconds in local time of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar was carefully renovated in 1901 and was declared a national monument in 1948..I enjoyed my visit......