Picturesque lake Talab e Shahi near Dholpur!

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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.

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Jaipur : 285 Years and many more …

Proud to be known for my work as a Photographer. I am equally privileged that it was Jaipur where I honed my skill as a Photographer. Here is a tribute to my favorite city through my lens…

Panoramic view of Badi Chaupar (4 pictures stitched together)

BADI CHAUPAR –  It’s a square that occurs at the intersection of east west roads with three north south roads. Each Badi and Choti chaupar are  around 100m x 100m. They were used for public gathering on festive occasions. The width of the square chaupars was three times that of the main street.

The lampposts running through the center of Johari Bazaar, Jaipur depicts an image of the rising sun, a common symbol of the rulers.You can not miss the Pigeon sitting on them :)

Hawa Mahal (हवा महल or  ”Palace of Winds”), is a palace in Jaipur at Badi Chaupar. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokas.

An old gate inside the walled city. JMC (Jaipur Municipal Corporation) has stamped it in the year 1948.

Beautiful stone carved Elephant at Roop Chatrubhuj temple at Choti Chaupar

Isar Lat or Sargasuli is known as the tower to heaven. It is situated near the Tripolia gate in the capital city of Rajasthan. It was built by Sawai Ishwari Singh in 1749 to commemorate a grand battle victory.

Stepwells, also called bawdi (बावड़ी) inside Panna Meena Kunda near Amber in Jaipur.

Puppets for sale inside the walled city of Jaipur

Painted Elephants during Elephant Festival that is held every year in Feb/March

Maharaja High School at Badi Chaupar, Jaipur. Probably one of the oldest school of Jaipur

Johari Bazaar, the jeweler’s market of the city.

Boat ride to re-discovered Jal Mahal which is likely to be constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II around 1734.

A beautiful Chatri at Badi Chaupar, one of the hidden treasure of Jaipur

Jaipur’s walled city was one of the most well planned city. The rules are still quite strict and generally followed.

Rays of hope on a winter morning at Kulish Smriti Van, Jaipur

Domestic and Foreign travellers rubbing shoulders to witness Elephant Festival which is held a day prior to Holi

Few of the 953 small jharokha (Windows) of Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Darbar Hall of Hotel Diggi Palace during Jaipur Literature Festival, perfect fusion of heritage, literature and glamor.

Choti Maharani ka Nauhara at Gangauri Bazaar, Jaipur. You can’t miss the Pink here :)

Restored Jal Mahal at night, Jaipur

Mandana painting at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. This is a traditional painting which is done on the houses in village.

Pink all the way. Although there are many theories floating around as to why Jaipur was painted Pink, the most accepted one is that pink is the traditional color of hospitality, and the city was freshly painted and paved with pink gravel to warmly welcome Edward VII for his visit here in 1876.

Jaipur : a perfect blend of all activities

Goddess of Teej during Teej Festival

Jal Mahal at night, Jaipur

Folk artist performing Fire trick at a festival

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur another perspective

Jaipur is all about splashing colours.

Vivid Colours of Jaipur, painted Elephant legs during Elephant Festival

The heritage town is now a technologically developed city. A board during JLF where visitors can download festival schedule on their mobile. There are number of wifi zones available for travellers.

This is Phase -I of the blog. This is scheduled to be updated and eventually will be available as an app on Android and iOS. Keep following this space.

Gaurav Hajela (gaurav@pathfynder.in)

A New Home for Leopards in Aravalli

The much neglected leopards will soon have a territory for themselves in Rajasthan. Living on the periphery of the forests and always evasive when the much more glamorized tiger is around, the leopard or panther will be the king at least in the 30 sq km terrain in the Aravallis in Rajasthan’s Pali district, when the Jawai Bandh leopard conservation reserve finally takes shape.

The proposed leopard haven will be the first of its kind in the State. The reserve taken up under “Endangered Species Recovery and Promotion of Eco-tourism”, stands no far from the better known Kumbhalgarh and the Tedgarh  Raoli Sanctuaries.

The State  minister for environment and forest Bina Kak ensured a 100% leopard sighting to all those who visits the areas near Jawai Bandh.

 

 

Hotel Tariffs likely to Hike in Jaipur by 13 Percent

It has now become history that the tourism season in Jaipur is only for October to March. As a result of fluctuating weather and other economical aspects, the hotel industry is rendering the different statistics.

A survey of “Hotel Price Index” presents a new statistics, according to which, the average tariff of the hotels of Jaipur and other destinations like Bangalore, Goa, Mumbai, Mysore and Manali has been increased by 19 percent in year 2011 as compared to the year 2010.

The statistics tell that the tourism season in Pink City- Jaipur continues round the year. The survey of “Hotel Price Index” says that the domestic and foreign tourists now visit Jaipur round the year because Jaipur is one vertex of Golden Triangle of Indian tourism and one of the major attractions in Jaipur, Jantar-Mantar is now declared as the World Heritage Site. This is the reason that the hotel rooms in Jaipur are fully booked round the year.

Hence, the “off season discounts” are less popular among the hotels of Jaipur. On the contrary, now the tariff of hotels in Jaipur increased by 13 percent in comparison of last year. The same pattern is also observed in the hotels of other popular destinations of India.

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