March- The Month of Festivals in Rajasthan!

Celebrations in the form of fairs and festivals continue in Rajasthan almost all year round. And the month of March is no exception to it. It has come along with its joyous and colorful festivals that shouldn’t be missed. So this March is definitely the month for you to be in Rajasthan and have a glimpse of its art, culture, customs and history.

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Copyright-Soulofrajasthan

Rajasthan folk have an unusual lure of festivals. Where some of the festivals are traditional, others have been recently introduced by the tourism department to showcase the rich heritage of Rajasthan. Are you ready to discover the festive side of this princely state that the month March is unveiling ?

The World Living Heritage Festival
Staged a few days before Holi, a four-day-long the World Living Heritage Festival will be celebrated within the City Palace of Udaipur. As we have mentioned in our previous blog that this festival is the celebration of the magical colors of life and the cultural diversity of Rajasthan’s Mewar region.

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Venue : The City Palace of Udaipur
Dates : March 13-16 , 2014

The Flamenco and Gypsy Festival
Falling on March 13-15, the Flamenco and Gypsy Festival at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is going to coincide with the World Living Heritage festival in Udaipur. If music is the food for your soul, you should definitely attend this three-day long musical extravaganza, where Rajasthani folk musicians and the legendary Flamenco and gypsy artists that live around the world will come together and present a more contemporary view of desert music and dance.

Gypsy Festival at Jodhpur
Gypsy Festival at Jodhpur

Venue : Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Dates : March 13-15, 2014

The Elephant Festival
As soon as these two festivals take farewell, the awe-inspiring Elephant Festival comes up. Celebrated on the eve of Holi, this festival offers a wonderful sight of the beautifully decorated elephants from trunk to toe. Elephant processions, races, polo and playing Holi on elephants are some of the events that one can enjoy during Elephant festival.

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Venue : Chaugan Stadium, Jaipur
Date : March 16, 2014

Holi Festival
On March-17, the traditional Holi festival will be exuberantly celebrated in Jaipur. It is a carefree festival that’s great fun to participate in if you enjoy getting wet and colored.
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Venue : Jaipur
Date : March 17, 2014

Travel to Rajasthan this March and savor the real flavor of the state filled with colors of joy.

Picturesque lake Talab e Shahi near Dholpur!

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27 kilometres from Dholpur (and 5 kilometers from Bari) is a picturesque lake- TalabEShahi. The lake and the palace were built in 1617 A.D. as a shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan. The palace and the lake were later maintained by the ruler of Dholpur. The lake attracts a large number of winter migratory fowl such as pintail, shoveller, red crested pochard, common pochard, tufted duck, garganey teal, wigeon and Gadwall.

Away from the confines of monotonous life, Talab-e-shahi  is still untouched by modernization.

So the next time on your visit to Dholpur,  along with lazying in the cozy comforts of Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur, you can also indulge in various activities including many excursion trips to nearby sanctuaries or exploring areas around the place.

For Reservations:

Raj Niwas Palace – Dholpur Rajasthan, 328001
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Delhi Sales Office
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Appease your thrill with an adventurous experience of Chambal Safari!

True destinations excite us, awaken our senses and spark our imaginations. RIGHT?
Dholpur in the state of Rajasthan  is one such place with abundant outdoor recreation offering unparalleled natural beauty.

Activities at Dholpur: Explore the National Chambal Sanctuary, a safari that takes you on a four-hour ride down the River Chambal, drifting past gharials basking on the sandbanks, marsh crocodiles and turtles sunning themselves on the rocks.

Chambal Safari Dholpur

Chambal Safari Dholpur

Enjoying a boat safari at Chambal River, near Dholpur is any nature lover’s dream.
The boat ride on the calm waters of Chambal river near Dholpur combined with the dramatic landscape and close-up views of the amazing abundance of wildlife is a treat to the eyes. The 26 Km. safaris take you inside the sanctuary and give you a chance to view crocodiles, Garials, and many species of turtles.

Boat Ride at Chambal River , Dholpur

Boat Ride at Chambal River , Dholpur

The valley is even a virtual paradise for the bird’s lovers, where over 150 avian species can be seen. Titillate your senses and satiate your thrill with an adventurous experience at Chambal Safari, Dholpur.

Start your day by foraying into the wild and as the sun comes to rest, retire to the soothing confines of private cottage of RajNiwas Palace, Dholpur as it is the only place for those looking for total peace and relaxation.

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For Reservations:

Raj Niwas Palace – Dholpur Rajasthan, 328001
Contact Details :  91 +7665002151
Fax:- 05642- 224888

Delhi Sales Office
Contact Person : Mr. Jitender Sharma 91+ 8860518880 , Mr. Sharabh Dixit 91+ 8860518883
Landline No : 011-45665201/02/03
Email : sales1@consortiumhotels.org: / reservations@consortiumhotels.org

Visit our website: http://dholpurpalace.com/

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Makar Sankranti Celebration in Rajasthan

Makar Sakranti is a Hindu festival that is observed to mark the end of the chilly months of winter. When the glorious Sun starts its journey to the Northern Hemisphere, celebration of Makar Sankranti starts. It’s time to begin a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter and brighter.

This is the season when the skies are clear and the breeze seems pleasant making everyone in a jubilant mood. On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankrati, bathing in Haridwar, Kashi and other spiritual sites have a great significance, and the joy of season is celebrated by flying colorful kites in the sky.

Since many years, the cities- Jodhpur and Jaipur in Rajasthan have been hosting Kite Festival on Makar Sankranti with great fervor. The main attribute of the festival is the show of ‘diversity’ in all aspects. Kites all shapes and sizes are seen in the sky and the main competition is to cut the strings of nearby kite flyers and bring it down. For this purpose people intend to make their strings and sharp as possible, to give a tough fight to its opponent flyer. The special kite strings are coated with the mixture of glass and glue called as ‘manjha’.

Bright and colourful kites in striking shapes and unusual designs, some never seen before, would dot the sunny sky of Rajasthan on 14 January, 2014. Jaipur host International Kite Festival from January 14 to 16, 2014 at the Jal Mahal ground.

image courtesy: Gaurav Hajela Photography

image courtesy: Gaurav Hajela Photography

Kites made of leaves, paper, plastics, shiny material cover the sky on this day. All members of family gather on the roof top to enjoy the festival. Women sing traditional songs. They also prepare special food like til laddoos, Moongfali, gazak, dal pakodi and Gajar Ka Halwa. Over the course of the day relatives and friends visit each other to exchange greetings.

Til ke Ladoo, Moongfalli and gajak

Til ke Ladoo, Moongfalli and gajak

Enjoy the rejoicing festival of Makar Sankranti!!

 

Unravel the Picturesque Destination of Machkund Temple

Located in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Dholpur is a major holiday destination offering lot many locations and spots to be explored. Though famously known for its Chambal Safari and boat excursion, one sacred place for pilgrims that holds a special attraction is ‘Teerth Raj Machkund

Teerth Raj Machkund

Machkund Temple– Rooted in tradition and a pilgrim stronghold in Dholpur , Machkund Temple is situated about 4 kms from the town of Dholpur and is an ancient sacred place. It has a water tank that is surrounded by a series of temples around it. The place is named after Raja Machchh Kund, the twenty fourth king of the Suryavanshi Dynasty, who is said to have reigned nineteen generations before Lord Ram. According to legend, Raja Muchchhkund was sleeping here when demon KaalYaman (while pursuing lord Krishna) accidentally woke him up. The demon KaalYaman was burnt to ashes because of a divine blessing to Raja Muchchhkund.

Dholpur Chambal River

A picturesque view surrounded by a series of temples of different deities, Machkund temple is an ancient place having reference in Puranas and Shri Madbhagwat. It is believed that after visiting to all Theerth Sthaan (pilgrimage) one need to take a holy dip in Machkund then only the pilgrimage is complete.

Machkund Temple

RajNiwas Palace, Dholpur or Dholpur Palace , invites you to closely witness and experience the pilgrimage from the comforts of royalty.

Dholpur Palace

 All you need to do is pack your bags and contact us for the best stay!

For Reservations:

Raj Niwas Palace – Dholpur Rajasthan, 328001
Contact Details :  91 +7665002151
Fax:- 05642- 224888

Delhi Sales Office
Contact Person : Mr. Jitender Sharma 91+ 8860518880 , Mr. Sharabh Dixit 91+ 8860518883
Landline No : 011-45665201/02/03
Email : sales1@consortiumhotels.org: / reservations@consortiumhotels.org

Visit our website: http://dholpurpalace.com/

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Electro Techno Dance Music Festival at Alsisar- Rajasthan

Electro Techno and Dance music sourced from the underground sounds of India and played against the backdrop of Alsisar Mahal, a 17th century palace will mark a new music and arts festival in Shekhawati.
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Magnetic Fields to be held between December 13 and 15 at the Alsisar Mahal in the heritage village of Alsisar is one of the newest additions to the Indian music festival calendar with Charanjit Singh, the accidental pioneer of acid House, as the headliner. The lineup also boast of electro-dance on Shaa’ir + Func from Mumbai, producer Robot Koch from Berlin, Indian origin producer V.I.V.E.K from London who is one of the original pioneers of dubstep, popular drum and bass and electronic outfit Shiva Soundsystem (London) and UK based collective Engine-Earz featuring Orifice-Vulgatron. Other Indian talent at the festival would include Midival Punditz (delhi), trip-hop duo Sulk Station (Bangalore) and many other local folk performers.

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The Fest at Royal Alsisar Mahal is divided into night and day sections, and for those unwilling to call it a day, there would be dawn breaking secret pop up parties throughout the three days festival. Each morning will begin with yoga sessions on the lawn. Through the day, there will be snatches of local culture to sample, from folk artistes to local craftsmen along with free workshops giving a peek into the region’s history and legacy. The food at the fest will be a contemporary take on the best of local cuisines.

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Jodhpur Polo Season has begun from December 01, 2013

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Polo! The very name conjures vision of aristocracy and excellence, of style and rare athletic prowess. Polo is a game that signifies power, adventure, beauty, elegance, graceful team work, class and above all – Tradition. Among the world’s most ancient sports, Polo is not less than a religion in Rajasthan. For a game, that is as “Exclusive as Elusive” Jaipur is a natural home of polo, in Rajasthan, but Jodhpur still leads the way and is considered to be a perfect destination for Polo. The Jodhpur Polo Season will be held from 1st December 2013 till 31st December 2013.

Mark the following dates and join in the festivities in Jodhpur

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Jodhpur Polo Club had successful Polo Seasons since 1998 at Jodhpur and wish to take Jodhpur Polo to higher level and making it a prominent International Polo Centre in India. At the JPEI they have one of the best green Polo Ground in India. Over past few years Jodhpur has developed into a leading tourist destination, a centre for heritage and culture, which gives tourists an authentic local experience.

Experience the thrills and excitement of Royal Game in Jodhpur!!

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