The Man with longest Moustache in the World

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Rajasthan is a rich blend of colours, cultures, festivals, celebrations and traditions. For some it is the festivals that attract them towards the state while others visit the state for its royal grandeur. There are certain other elements that distinguishes or we can say highlights Rajasthan on global arena – its unusually incredible and unique places, people and ceremonies.

Today we’ll introduce to you an incredible man who offers great pride to his moustache. Oh no, not the usual moustache……..

Ram Singh Chauhan from Rajasthan is inching his way to a hair-raising record as the owner of world’s longest moustache according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The 58-year-old is the proud owner of the world’s longest moustache – at an astonishing 14 feet long.

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Chauhan, who hails from the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan state, says his whiskers are his ‘most prized possession’. He has spent an incredible 32 years cultivating the tash – which he spends two hours a day grooming.

Chauhan, whose facial fur has even landed him a part in the James Bond movie ‘Octopussy’, said: ‘Growing a moustache is like taking care of a baby – you really need to nurture it. ‘It has taken me a long, long time to get it to 14 feet. It’s not been an easy task.’ Chauhan started growing his moustache during his late teens. ‘I haven’t used a shaving blade on my moustache, or trimmed them since 1970,’ he said. ‘The moustache is the symbol of pride and respect.

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In ancient India, a moustache meant everything. ‘It is priceless. It’s a man thing.’ Chauhan, whose feat has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, is still cultivating his tash. Despite a number of contenders to his title, no others have come close to the mark. He said: ‘When I first started to grow my moustache, I did not intend to break any record. His long hair has turned him into an international celebrity with people jostling to be photographed with him, wherever he goes.

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These are currently the longest moustache in the world we will see if someone will try to beat the world record.

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Bundi Utsav: Fabulous blend of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship

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Gracefully held every year in Bundi, a picturesque location in the Hadoti district of Rajasthan, Bundi Utsav is not only the festival of Rajasthan but also an important festival of India. Numbers of traditional and religious customs are associated with it. Bundi Utsav 2013 will take place on November 20 -21, 2013

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Bundi Utsav is a fabulous blend of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship which raptures every visitor with its grandeur. The people visiting Bundi during this Festival held in the month of Kartik are totally captivated with the scenic and natural beauty along with colorful carnivals , Arts & Crafts Fair, Ethnic Sports, Cultural exhibition ,DEEP DAAN ,Folk/Classical Music & Dance Programmes , Sight Seeing, Traditional Rural Sports, Turban competition, Bridal Attire , Musical Band Competition and sparkling fireworks display etc.

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“Keshorai Patan” a small township near Bundi sometimes referred as “Mini Pushkar” especially during the Bundi festival on the full moon night of kartik, turns into a favorite spot for the tourists attending Bundi festival.

The prismatic festival will also take you through the journey around Rajasthan “Land of Kingdoms” to experience the diversity of Rajasthan exploring the people, customs, culture, costumes, music, cuisines and physiographic diversities!!!

Mark your calendar!!

Indo-Russian Jewellers’ Meet in Jaipur

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The famed capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan- Jaipur will host an Indo-Russian coloured gemstones buyer seller meet.

The meet, which will be held on December 8-11, 2013 at the city’s Hotel Lalit, aims to creating business opportunities for Indian Manufacturers and Russian traders and to explore the possibilities of trade in the gemstones category. The first India-Russia BSM will also provide a unique opportunity for manufacturers and traders to network as well as book orders for the coming year.

The meet in Jaipur will feature more than 15 select coloured gemstones and jewellery manufacturers from India and Russia.

Leading Indian exporters and manufacturers from Jaipur will participate in the coloured gems meet, which is also aimed at bringing in importers, large retail chains and wholesalers from Russia, to boost trade opportunities and establish networks within Russia.

Gems and Jewellery connoisseurs would definitely love to visit the Indio-Russian Jewellery Meet.

Excursion to National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary near Dholpur

A GHARIAL SANCTUARY..

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Raj Niwas Palace , Dholpur is an ideal base for exploring the National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding areas, with excursions designed to appeal to everyone, from the serious birder to the wildlife enthusiasts.

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Let’s explore National Chambal Sanctuary, which is also called the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary, is a 5,400 km2 (2,100 sq mi) tri-state protected areas in northern India for the critically endangered gharial (small crocodiles), the red-crowned roof turtle and the endangered gangatic river dolphin. Located on the Chambal river near the tripoint of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, it was first declared in Madhya Pradesh in 1978 and now constitutes a long narrow eco-reserve co-administered by the three states. Within the sanctuary the pristine Chambal River cuts through mazes of ravines and hills with many sandy beaches. It is a legendary river and finds mention in ancient scriptures. The perennial Chambal originates at Manpura, south of Mhow town, near Indore, on the south slope of the Vindhya Range in Madhya Pradesh. The Chambal and its tributaries drain the Malwa region of northwestern Madhya Pradesh, while its tributary, the Banas, which rises in the Aravalli Range, drains southeastern Rajasthan. It ends a confluence of five rivers, including the Chambal, Kwari, Yamuna, Sind, Pahuj, at Pachnada near Bhareh in Uttar Pradesh state, at the border of Bhind and Etawah districts. National Chambal Sanctuary offers good sighting opportunities for Gharial and Dolphins. The beautiful and diverse landscape of Chambal is also ideal for birdwatchers, with over 350 recorded species, including the skimmers, black-bellied terns, sarus cranes and black-necked storks.

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Ginger Hotels, now in Jaipur

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Ginger Hotels, from Roots Corporation – a subsidiary of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), announced the launch of its first hotel at Jaipur in Rajasthan.

The 103 room Ginger Jaipur was inaugurated by Princess Diya Kumari in the presence of P.K Mohankumar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Roots Corporation Limited.

The hotel that marks entry of the brand Ginger’s into Rajasthan and Jaipur will cater to the industrial and commercial sectors. Ginger Hotels has also introduced special services for the single lady traveler. This is designed to ensure that the lady guest feel safe and enjoys a hassle-free experience.

Highlights of the services include special airport assistance, regulated room access, design specific rooms with extra security measures, express check-in and wellness menu in the F&B Offering.

Ginger also offers complimentary Wi-Fi to all resident guests helping the modern business traveler to stay connected.

Looks like one more good option for the business travelers in Jaipur, hope it lives up to its promises!!

Vintage tourist train between Delhi and Alwar

A vintage tourist train by Indian Railways, consisting of two coaches hauled by steam engine ”Akbar”, has commenced in the current season between Delhi and Alwar in Rajasthan from October 27, 2013.

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The 48 year-old steam engine is one of the last surviving vintage steam locomotives in the country. Named after the great Mughal emperor Akbar, the Pacific class broad gauge loco is capable of speeds up to 110 kmph and used to haul prestigious express trains.

After remaining out of service for several years, ‘Akbar’ was restored, overhauled and reclaimed in full working condition. The engine was recently in the news with its use in the famous film ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’, portraying the life of famed Indian runner Milkha Singh.

The tourist train will start from Delhi Cantonment Station of the capital and travel to Alwar (138 kms) in Rajasthan via Rewari on a tour package which includes a visit to the Sariska National Park near Alwar. This would also give an opportunity to the tourists to sight tigers in Sariska.

The train in its current season will travel between October 2013 and April, 2014 on every second and fourth Saturdays.

Booking can be done on IRCTC’s website http://www.railtourismindia.com.

Special Train from Bangalore to Rajasthan for Tourists

Rupee depreciation has simply boosted local tourism with more travelers taking interest in visiting Indian tourist destinations and Rajasthan tops the list. Tourism industry is apparently taking extra special care to delight local tourists and travelers in India….

As part of Dasara holidays, IRCTC is flagging off its special Royal Rajasthan Charter Train from Bangalore consisting of four – 3Tier AC Coaches and nine Sleeper Class Coaches on October 09, 2013 on a 12-day tour carrying tourists from Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Arsikere, Hubli, Bellary to the magnificent tourist destinations in Rajasthan — Udaipur-Chittaurgarh-Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur- Mount Abu.

The unique features of the charter train are that it carries only tourists, has a separate Pantry car to cater South Indian vegetarian food, each coach has a manager and a security; coaches are equipped with Public Announcement system. The charter train also includes accommodation wherever night stays are planned and buses are arranged for sightseeing.

The tourists have been classified into Budget, Standard, Comfort & Deluxe and the rates are: Rs. 19,050, Rs. 21,370, Rs. 27,950 and Rs. 32,550 respectively.

For details contact: Ph: 080-25537772, Mob: 96638-77788, 96638-83323

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Rajasthan is not popular for nothing, its undulating terrains, colorful festivals, tempting cuisines and warm people are just gluing and win your heart at once. So, what stops you now? Go get your holidays booked with Royalty of Rajasthan!!

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