Summer Festival Mount Abu

Known for breathtaking natural landscape and popularly called as the “Oasis of Rajasthan”, the little hill station of Rajasthan – Mount Abu is located near popular tourist attractions Nakki Lake, Dilwara temples and other Hindu and Jain temples.

During the month of May, a three day festival is hosted in Mount Abu, culminating in the Budh Purnima. This three day colorful festival is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism, Municipal Board, Mount Abu and District Administration. The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the pleasant climate of Mount Abu make it an ideal location for the festival. The three-day festival is a feast of folk and classical music and a window to the traditional life and culture of Rajasthan. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people.The dates of the Summer Festival in 2012 are from May04 to 06, 2012.

The festival begins with singing of a Rajasthani folk ballad and a ceremonial procession, which starts from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and gather at the Nakki Lake Chowk. Folk dances from the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat enthrall the spectators. The visitors are also encouraged to take part in popular folk dances such as Ghoomar and Daph. Sports events such as the boat race on the Nakki Lake add variety to the festival.

The second and third day of the festival is more interesting because of various competitions that take place the whole day. Skating Race, Skater’s Show, CRPF Band Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan add to the excitements of the celebration.

The Sham-e-Qawwali (Evening of Poems) is a much-awaited musical extravaganza, as renowned qawwals (poet s cum musicians) from all over the country can be seen regaling the audience. The grand finale is celebrated with a display of dazzling fire works, bringing a thundering close to the annual festivities.


Lovers of music, art and culture should not give a miss to this festival.

Jaipur-Mumbai Volvo Bus Service Terminated!

Four months after it was started, the Jaipur Mumbai daily Volvo bus service of Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has been terminated.

The bus sevice started on Dec. 6, 2011 by RSRTC is being closed from Monday, owing to low passenger occupancy of just 35% against expected 60%passenger load.

Rajasthan Temples Amazing Masterpieces of Architectural Beauty !

Rajasthan state is eminent for its tradition, heritage culture, royalty, richness and uniqueness in all aspects of devotional life. Rajasthan is one of the places that hold a great relevance in acclaimed world-wide for their intricate and superb architectural style which attracts the globalised tourist towards to its beauty. All, the temple are a masterpiece of architecture and boasts of additional shrines of Rajasthan travel beauty. These splendors of Rajasthan have a tale to its bygone past. These architectural beauties are a masterpiece situated in the Incredible Rajasthan.

Following are the five major Pilgrimages of Rajasthan-

Eklingi Temple

Eklingji is located at a distance of around 22 km from Udaipur. This small pilgrimage town is set in a deep ravine that contains Eklingji Lake. The white – marble temple of Eklinga has a two-storey mandapa to Lord Shiva.

A beautiful town, Eklingji attracts thousands of devotees and visitors throughout the year.

Dilwara Jain Temple-

Dilwara Jain temples, Mount Abu are sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. There are five Dilwara Jain temples in Rajasthan, all a fine example of exquisite temple architecture. In each and every temple, marble has been used in an amazing way. The temples are a mix of simplicity as well as exquisiteness.


Mehandipur Balaji Temple

Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Rajasthan is located in Dausa of North India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, worshipped by Hindus.

The legends says that the deity in this temple has divine power to cure a person possessed with evil spirit. One can also say that Shri Bala Ji Maharaj saves his devotees from unfavorable graha dashas, that is the planetary configurations.

Birla Temple

The Birla Temple stands at the foot of the Moti Doongri (a fortress which was turned into a palace for Gayatri Devi by Raja man Singh II) and the temple’s excellent architecture and splendid marble carvings make it a pleasure to visit.

Pushkar Temple-

Pushkar is a flourishing temple town full of religious myths and faiths, the biggest attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma-Lord of Creation; this is the only existing temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in India.

Jaipur Airport is the best in the country!

The Jaipur Airport has been adjudged as the country’s best airport in the year 2011.

The number one status among Airport Authority of India (AAI) airports has been achieved following the 4.37 points index garnered by Jaipur Airport in the Airports Service Quality (ASQ) survey in 2011.

On April 28 and the Jaipur Airport will be awarded country’s best airport award at a special function in New Delhi by the AAI.

The survey is considered a global benchmark when it comes to measuring customer satisfaction about service quality at airports across the world.

Parking time extended at Jaipur airport

Unpaid car parking facility at the jaipur airport has been extended from present 5 minutes to 8 minutes.

Airport director D Paul Manikkam issued these orders to the licensed car parking operator . “Senior citizens , the ailing & physically challenged people will be given further relaxation.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Epitomizing traveling extravaganza, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offer a mesmerizing travel experience across the “Land of Maharajas” Rajasthan. The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels is the regal delight where every moment is woven together into an everlasting and immemorial experience to be lived and cherished forever. The makers of the Palace on Wheels have rekindled the charm of luxury with utmost consideration of your comfort and modern amenities in the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.

This 7 days tour is extensively planned across the whispering deserts, the intriguing forts & palaces and the adventurous wilds.

This train is newly built and designed in a contemporary royal style. Travelers on board are delighted with the magnificent interiors, sumptuous meals, expensive wines, and personalized service by the Khidmatgars.

The magical journey begins from New Delhi and takes you through various erstwhile princely states f Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittauragh-Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur-Khajurao-Varanasi-Agra experiencing the multi faceted destinations, the journey ends at Delhi.

Tour Duration:  7 Nights / 8 Days
Departure : Every Sunday

Day-wise Program  2012 – 2013

Day 1 (Sunday) – Delhi
Day 2 (Monday) – Jodhpur
Day 3 (Tuesday) – Udaipur/ Chittorgarh
Day 4 (Wednesday) – Sawai Madhopur/ Jaipur
Day 5 (Thursday) – Khajuraho
Day 6 (Friday) – Varanasi
Day 7 (Saturday) – Agra
Day 8 (Sunday) – Delhi

Royal Palace on Wheels will create spectacular memories to cherish forever.

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Tour Highlights

  • Jaipur
    • » Hawa Mahal
    • » Amer Fort
    • » Jantar Mantar
    • » City Palace
  • Udaipur
    • » Shikarbadi
    • » Lake Pichola
    • » Sahelion ki Baari
    • » Fateh Prakash
    • » City Palace complex
  • Chittorgarh
    • » Chittorgarh Fort
  • Sawai Madhopur
    • » Ranthambore National Park
  • Khajuraho
    • » Eastern and Western Group of Temples
  • Jodhpur
    • » Umaid Bhawan Palace
    • » Mehrangarh Fort
    • » Jaswant Thada
  • Varanasi
    • » Bathing Ghats
    • » Kashi Vishwanath Temple
    • » Durga Temple
    • » Sankat Mochan Temple
  • Agra
    • » Taj Mahal

Royal rajasthan on wheels Cost  January 2012 & March 2013 :

Occupancy Type Price in US$ Description
Super Deluxe Saloon (Suite) US$ 1600 Per Suite per night
Deluxe Saloon (Twin Sharing) US$ 590 Per person per night
Deluxe Saloon (Single Occupancy) US$ 825 Per person per night
For reservation for luxury trains , Please visit www.rtdc.in

Volvo bus service from Jaipur to Agra and Jodhpur starts from today!

 

Rajasthan Roadways State Transport Corporation started Volvo bus service between Jaipur -Agra and Jaipur- Jodhpur from today i.e 17th April 2012.

From Jaipur to Agra buses will ply at 12 midnight. For which the fare is fixed at Rs.415/-

Between Jaipur to Jodhpur both Volvo & AC bus service has started.

Buses will ply in the morning from Jaipur and the fare is fixed at Rs.583/-

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