Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fascinate in the Incredible Sights of Rajasthan

Rajasthan, a larger state (Area wise) in India popular all across the globe due to its historical stories related to kings, monuments, wildlife, culture, sand dunes, heritage sites, festivals, folk dances, etc.  “Land of Kings” is the another name of this state. Many kings conquer this state and reign there for some time. So, many trails of kings collected there, which can be heard now from the mouth of local populations. Even the palaces which they used to live is also located there and are in the glamorous look. Some places of this state like Bikaner and Jaiselmer are full of deserts. Sand dune activity is the popular one of these places.

Camel Safari in Jaiselmer
Mount Abu Hill Station (Image on Wikipedia)

Dilwara Temple Near Mount Abu(Image by Sensaos on Flickr )

Interior view of Dilwara Temples (Image by Rakhee on Flickr )

City Palace, Udaipur

Hill Stations like Mount Abu and Udaipur are famous tourist places in Rajasthan. The large number of tourists travel there to seek the beauty of this state. Mount Abu is famous for its hills, climate and religious temples like the famous group of temples known as Dilwara temples. Aravalli mountain ranges give a unique view of nature at this place. Udaipur is also known as the City of Lakes and Palaces as many Lakes and Palaces are there. Serene atmosphere makes anyone captivate to this place for a long time. One of the Palaces is City Palace of Udaipur, located on the bank of the famous Lake Pichola. This palace itself tells the history behind the Rajasthan especially the Udaipur. Like City Palace, many palaces are there that located in the lake or on the side of a lake. The boat ride is available there to visit all the palaces.
Rajasthani Flok dance

Rajasthani cuisine

Ghevar

The culture of the Rajasthan is famous worldwide. Either it is classical music or the folk dances depicts the reflection of its culture. Folk dances include Ghoomar, Kalbeliya, Bhavai, Kuchchi Ghodi, etc. reflects the proper culture as the dancers wear the traditional dresses that bewitched the eyes of the people. Music is also traditional like the famous ones are Bhajans, Banis, etc. all sung with the traditional instruments like Dholak, Sitar, Sarangi, etc. Food of this state, also influenced the visitors. Bikaneri Bhujia, Mirchi Bada, Pyaaj Kachori and Ghevar are the famous dishes of Rajasthan that reflects the old culture of the state. Marwari Bhojanalayas are most common and located at very least distances.

Deer Family in Ranthambore National park (Image by Saran Vaid on Flickr)
Tiger in Sariska National Park (Image by Koshy Koshy on Flickr)

Wildlife of the state is another good way to explore this state. Many national parks and sanctuaries are available there that contains a variety of flora and fauna. Some of the popular parks include Desert National Park in Jaisalmer, Ranthambore National Park in Jaipur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, Tal Chhapar Sanctuary in Sujangarh, etc. All these contain the threatened species, rare species as well as extinct species of both flora and fauna.

handicraft Items shop in Jaipur, Rajasthan 

Handicraft items are also famous thing of this state. Wooden furniture, carpets, pottery, etc. all dubbed with block prints, tie & die, bagaru prints, sanganer prints, zari embroidery, etc. that attracts anyone towards it and made to purchase it once at least.

Shopping in Jaipur (Image by Eric Parker on Flickr)

Camel Race in Pushkar, Rajasthan (Image by thijsvanbokkem on Flickr)

Festival time is the best to visit this place as the whole state is covered with colors of joy and happiness. Fun and amusement surround the state from everywhere. Some of the main festivals include Deepawali, Gangaur, Teej, Gogaji, Makar Sankranti, Holi and Janmashtami. Desert festival of Rajasthan held once in a year during winter period. Ladies and gents dressed traditionally and dance to the rhythm of the famous songs. Fairs are also held in this period of time. Local population displays the shows of puppeteers, acrobats, camel race, snake charmers and many more. So, at this time, anyone dwell in this region for a long time.

Climate of mount about

Climate of Rajasthan varies from place to place like in Udaipur and Mount Abu, it is very cool and placid while in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, it is very hot in summers and very cold in winters. Thus, Rajasthan is a state having all the qualities either it is desert or a hill station, one can find it there in a best possible mood.

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30 comments:

  1. A fantastic serie photo's...... wish i could be there in your lovely country.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. Wszystkie miejsca są piękne, ciekawe potrawy i sklepu po których bym z pewnością chodziła, chociażby tylko popatrzeć. Pozdrawiam.
    All are beautiful, interesting food and store at which I certainly went, even just to look at. Yours.

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  3. Beautiful are the photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  4. sometimes I hesitate before I join you here, I so would like to experience all of this, but then once here I do experience it through your amazing travelogue as an armchair traveller, wonderful post ! Thank you.

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  5. Rajasthan is truly Raja's sthaan!
    Wonderful pics all.

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  6. Some SENSATIONAL sights! Some, like the tiger, are unfortunately endangered...
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

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  7. I know we need trace metals in our diet, but that foil on the Ghevar wouldn't go down well.

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  8. India is rich in culture, nature and...cuisine! Thanks for sharing.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  9. Beautiful post. Fantastic photos.
    I'm delighted. Thank you so you could enjoy wonderful place.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  10. Sensational photos! Love the camel race - would love to see that!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  11. Hi! Thanks for sharing all those pictures, all of them are so good!

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    1. Thanks NDA! I appreciate for your feedback...Hope keep visiting..

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  12. Awesome! So many different sights to see. I love the animals. The first camal shot is one of my favorites! Happy Weekend!

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  13. what a beautiful and interesting place.

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  14. incredible beauty. the details in the temples are always amazing.

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  15. I like these beautiful pictures! A fun trip!

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  16. Rajasthan looks like a fascinating place to visit. I really like your first photo of the camel riders with the sand dunes in the background. The city palace looks as if it is floating on the water.

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  17. wonderful post, fascinating...love the camel shot, so exotic.

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  18. Fantastic shots. Thanks for the look at the beautiful area.

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  19. WoW...what a fun entry and such beautiful, colorful images!!

    loved those bambi, i adore deer!!

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  20. Hi! Your photos are very beautiful. I like the camel safari and city palace photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. So much beauty in one post! First picture looks almost unreal..
    Happy Sunday:-)

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  22. So exotic and beautiful, to me it's like something I'd only see in a movie.

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  23. Each and every one of these is stunning. Wonderful colours, foods, action and architecture.

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  24. Those palaces must be so incredible to see in person.

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