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.

Copyright-Soulofrajasthan
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.

image0093
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.

24501_1350236669310_6986689_n
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.
189720_1850113845927_7163178_n
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!

talab-e-shahi

talab-e-shahi

 

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
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/

For regular updates, follow us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/raj

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/

For regular updates, follow us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/rajniwas

First census of Gangetic Dolphin to be held in Rajasthan

                                      Dolphins in Chambal

Shortage of water may have reached crisis proportions in Rajasthan, but it has not stopped Dolphins from making this desert state their home.

The first ever census of Gangetic dolphin- since it was declared the national aquatic animal of India – is about to start in Rajasthan. As ironic as it seems, this breed of dolphin thrives in desert state, the waters of Chambal providing home to almost one third of the species in country.

The WWF-India will conduct a census from October05-07, 2012 to estimate a “minimum population status” of the dolphins in the stretch of Ganga in Rajasthan, UP and MP. The census will begin at National Gharial Chambal Sanctuary- Dholpur on October05.

The survey could be a different and unique activity for the tourists and visitors to watch in Rajasthan. The beautiful sight of dolphins along with the other species like migratory birds, gharials, turtles and different water bodies would be an altogether interesting experience in Dholpur state of Rajasthan

Happy New Year!

Here’s wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year from the entire team at Rajasthan For You. May 2012 bring you the best holidays you have ever had. We had a fantastic 2011, thanks to the wonderful readers like YOU ! You are going to read a lot of  exciting news and blogs on this site in the coming few weeks. Several cultural festivals 2012 are round the corner and this year is again full of celebrations and events in Rajasthan.  So stay tuned to Rajasthan For You as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest information from the world of travel and tourism in Rajasthan. 2011 saw us reporting latest tourism updates from all over Rajasthan and bringing you up to  Rajasthan cultural event updates and  many exclusives ! We hope you stick with us as we strive to continue the trend into the next year as well !

Have an Exotic Year Ahead!

%d bloggers like this: