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.

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6 HILL FORTS OF RAJASTHAN NOW IN UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST

Cheer spread in the tourism as well as the art and culture sector today in Rajasthan when its 6 hill forts were selected to be in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The hills forts are – Amber, Chittorgarh, Gangron, Jaisalmer, Kumbhalgarh and Ranthambore. The Tourism, Art & Culture Minister, Ms. Bina Kak said: “the selection of these forts is a reflection of our work done in the past. We stand by our commitment towards conservation and protection of our rich cultural heritage, of which we are immensely proud.”

 

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Gagron Fort

Gagron Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Chittorgarh-Fort

Chittorgarh-Fort

Amer Fort, Jaipur

Amer Fort, Jaipur

RANTHAMBHORE-Fort

RANTHAMBHORE-Fort

These hill forts were approved in the 37th Meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Cambodia on 21 June. The selection of these forts, located in different cities, as a serial cultural property, is the first of its kind ever by UNESCO.

Now with the selection by UNESCO these six forts will receive enhanced international recognition the way the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur did after being selected in the World Heritage List in 2010. This selection will also pave way for other monuments to be nominated for being included in the World Heritage List. In fact, the work relating to Stepwells of Abhaneri, Bandikui, Bundi as well as the Fresco paintings of Shekhawati region for being submitted for consideration to UNESCO list has already started.

All these efforts will sure reinforce positioning of Rajasthan on the world tourism map as a favored tourist destination.

It is to be recalled that several missions of ICOMOS (advisory body to UNESCO) visited Rajasthan since 2011 and discussed the nomination in great detail with State Archaeology Department, ASI and the Indian Advisory Committee on the World Heritage under the Ministry of Culture.

Within the State of Rajasthan, six extensive and majestic hill forts together reflect the elaborate, fortified seats of power of Rajput princely states that flourished between the 8th and 18th centuries and their relative political independence. The extensive fortifications up to 20 kilometres in circumference optimized various kinds of hilly terrain, specifically the river at Gagron, the dense forests at Ranthambore, and the desert at Jaisalmer, and exhibit important phase of development of an architectural typology based on established “traditional Indian principles”.

Rajasthan Forts to get UNESCO’s World Heritage Tag

The famed hill forts of Rajasthan are inching closer to get the World Heritage Site status.

At the moment, seven forts Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Gagron, Ranthambore, Amber, Jalore and Bala Kila are on the Unesco tentative list.

The full landscape view of Kumbhalgarh Fort

The full landscape view of Kumbhalgarh Fort

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

The UNESCO team was in Jaipur on Monday to discuss the nomination of ‘Hill forts of Rajasthan’ for the world heritage site status. The ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan’ are strategically built in a series and located on the oldest mountain range of the Aravallis or the Vindhyan range in the region.

According to UNESCO, the series of seven hill forts in Rajasthan represent the genius of Rajput military architecture in the medieval and post medieval period. The forts built in local stone masonry trace the development of the fort typology and evolution of the Rajput architectural style from the 15th to the 19th century.

Historians and researchers also noted that five of these forts-Chittorgarh, Gagron, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambore and Jalore-include additional historic layers from the 6th to 10th century, while exhibiting significant structure of the Rajput military architecture of the 15th and 16th century.

Jalore fort

Jalore fort

Bala Kila  Alwar

Bala Kila Alwar

The Amber Fort and Bala Kila Fort represent the later phase of a mature Rajput architectural style. The forts are important records of the political scenario of the period, marked by strife and subjugation from the Sultanate and the Mughal Empire and friction amongst the Rajput kingdoms ruled by various clans.

At the moment the Jantar Mantar and Keoladeo National Park are the two sites from state listed on the World Heritage List.

Rajasthan Winner in the Heritage Hotels of India

This is official now. Rajasthan has emerged as the undisputed destination for heritage hotels. Travellers from across the globe put their stamp on 18 heritage hotels out of the 25 best properties from India.

Announcing winners of its survey 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards for heritage hotels, TripAdvisor said the list includes top 25 heritage properties across India and 18 of them are from Rajasthan.

“The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for heritage hotels are special as they honour hotels which represent India’s rich past and heritage. These properties preserve a part of our history and recreate the magic to be shared with all. The awards are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions of travellers from India and across the world

Based on traveller’s reviews, Rajasthan became the official heritage state which has 18 of the winning 25 properties. Six hotels from the Taj Group in the state bagged an award in the heritage category while two Samode Hotel properties also made it to the list.

And it’s not just the chain hotels that have made it to the list. Smaller, standalone and boutique properties have also wowed guests and made their mark among the best.

Art, culture, hospitality and history are an integral part of heritage properties. Heritage properties offer an unparalleled experience that touches a chord with the travellers transporting them to an era gone by.

Rajasthan, incidentally, is the state that has pioneered the heritage movement in the country.

Rajasthan observes World Tourism Day with offers and celebrations!

The entire tourism industry in India and countries across the world celebrate the World Tourism Day, which is on September 27 each year. The day aims to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values.

In Rajasthan, different types of competitions, such as photo competitions promoting tourism, as well as tourism award presentations in areas such as ecotourism, are held on World Tourism Day. Other activities include free entries, discounts or special offers for the general public to any site of tourism interest to promote World Tourism Day on or around September 27.

Many tourism enterprises and organizations, as well as government agencies with a special interest in tourism, celebrate the event with various special events and festivities.

This year, on the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Government monuments like Amber Mahal, Mehrangarh Museum etc will be open free of entry fees for all the tourists in Rajasthan. 

Best Wishes from Rajasthan Tourism Buzz on World Tourism Day 2012 :)

Chittorgarh!! The Epitome of Romance and Valor

The pride and glory of Rajasthan, the sprawling hilltop fort of Chittorgarh, or Chittaur echoes with the tales of romance and valour unique to the Rajput tradition. Until 1568 the town of Chittor was also on the hilltop within the fort walls, but today’s modern town, known as Lower Town, sprawls to the west of the hill. This is one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan, founded in 728 AD. by Bappa Rawal, who according to legend was reared by the Bhil tribe. This fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice by Alauddin Khilji, Bahadur Shah and Akbar and each time the outcome was ’Jauhar,’ where women and children immolated themselves on a huge funeral pyre, while men donned in saffron robes of martyrdom rode out of the fort towards a certain death. It is now a ruined citadel, however, it always asserts the heroic sprint of Rajput warriors. Despite the fort’s impressive location and colourful history, Chittaur is off the main tourist circuit.

Today the fort of Chittor is virtually a deserted ruin, but impressive reminders of its grandeur still stand.

Vijay Stambh or Victory Tower, Kirti Stambh or Tower of Fame are exquisite sculptures of Hindu deities and Jain pantheon respectively.

The most massive monument in the fort of Chittaur is Rana Kumbha’s Palace, the place where Jauhar was committed by Rani Padmini and other women.

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