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Jaipur Jodhpur Jaisalmer Tour with Desert Safari and Camping- Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2016 - Rajasthan Desert safari camping Package
Jaipur Jodhpur jaisalmer Tour package with Desert Safari & Camping - Brief overview
Welcome to the Special Desert Safari package offered by Holidaytravel.co , Which combines Heritage and Desert charms of Jaipur Jodhpur and Jaisalmer the cities that juxtaposes old and new. We at www.holidaytravel.co have created a Rajasthan tour package with Heritage Hotels, Desert Safari Camps, Camel safaris based in Jaipur,Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, that will take you to the magical odyssey of Rajasthan Folklore, Magic of Thar desert Dunes, Excitement of Desert Camping combined with Rajputana's and Mewar Heritage along with its world renowned Gourmet Culture.
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Top Highlights of The Tour
Explore Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner
All Major attractions of Jaipur like Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar etc.
Enjoy Desert Safari and Camping in Jaisalmer
Visit Holy Place of Jodhpur Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Explore Pushkar and major Sightseeing like Brahama Temple and Savitri Temple.
Jaipur The Pink City
Jaipur is known as the Pink City and on arrival visitors will immediately understand the reasoning behind the name. Every building within the walled historic centre is painted a terracotta “pink” colour and there are few exceptions to this uniformly colour scheme. The historical reason for the uniform colour of central Jaipur lies with the absolute power of the Maharaja (Sawai Ram Singh) over his capital and his extreme strategy to impress Prince Albert during his 1876 tour of India.
Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
Dec-01 To Jan-18
7N-8D Budget 2 Star Hotel
Ch-Hotel Umaid Residency,Jaipur/Hotel lake palace,Pushkar/Hotel Heritage haveli Shubham, Jodhpur/Hotel Golden City,Jaisalmer/Hotel Bahadur Vilas, Bikaner
|Rs 20599||Rs 21599||Rs 19999||Rs 23599|
7N-8D 3 Star Hotel
Ch-Hotel Golden Manor, Jaipur/Hotel Heritage, Pushkar/Hotel Shree Ram International,Jodhpur/Hotel Jaisalgarh, Jaisalmer/Hotel Heeralal, Bikaner
|Rs 28499||Rs 31599||Rs 27599||Rs 33499|
7N-8D Luxury 5 Star Hotel
Ch-Hotel Radission Blue, jaipur/Hotel Ananta Spa&Resort, Pushkar/Hotel Gateway, Jodhpur/Hotel Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer/Hotel Laxzmi Niwas, Bikaner
|Rs 54199||Rs 55499||Rs 48599||Rs 57499|
After arrival at Jaipur airport or railway station you will transfer to hotel. After take some rest, in the evening you will visit local market of (Pink City).Please click to read more...
overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast you will visit and enjoy City tour of Jaipur which includes hilltop fortress of Amber, the old walled city of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar Observatory. After having a lunch in a nearest restaurant, later you will visit another site seeings which is Stunning City Palace and Hawa Mahal. In the evening back to hotel and enjoy your evening treat in hotel, Overnight stay in Jaipur
Amber Fort : Amber Fort is the best tourist attraction of Jaipur and the sprawling complex combines both immense fortifications with unexpected beauty and charm. Amber fort, is situated 11 kilometres away from the centre of the pink city, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, and divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard.
City Palace: The City Palace is a palace complex, situated in the core of the Pink City Jaipur. It was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732 AD. The palace complex comprises of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. City Palace, which was the home of the king Sawai Maan Singh, is different from all the forts of Jaipur which shares the part of the art gallery, marble pillars and carved interiors which can never be seen in any part of other regions.
Hawa Mahal: The Mahal was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Jaipur Hawa Mahal is one of the best Jaipur tourist’s places to the guests and tourist in pinkcity. Hawa mahal is also known as “palace of winds”. It is said that the stunning Hawa Mahal is in its glorious best when the golden rays of the morning sun caresses it. True to the name it earned as the ‘Palace of the Winds’, Hawa Mahal has 953 windows to provide ventilation.
After breakfast you will proceed for Pushkar which is 145 km far away from Jaipur. After reach you will visit for lunch in a nearset restaurant, later you will visit Brahma temple and Savitri Mata Temple. In the evening back to hotel.Please click to read more...
Overnight stay in Pushkar
Brahma temple: The present Brahma Temple in Pushkar is believed to have been built in the 14th century, though the origins of this temple are believed to date back to 2000 years. The temple is built in beautiful white marble, with steps leading to the main shrine. The central shikhara is a bright red with the figure of the 'hansa' over it. Pujas here are strictly performed by sanyasi pujaris.
Savitri Mata Temple: The Savitri Mata Temple is dedicated to Savitri, Lord Brahma’s consort. It was built in 1687 and pilgrims need to trek up the hill in order to reach the shrine of the temple. The temple houses the statue of Goddess Savitri and offers good views of the surroundings, including the sand dunes of nearby villages and of the Pushkar Lake.
After breakfast you will proceed for Jodhpur which is 187 km far from Pushkar. Before reach Jodhpur you will stop to Ajmer for 1 Hour which is on the way of Jodhpur. After reach Ajmer visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah for darshan, later you will visit for lunch in a nearby restaurant in Ajmer. After lunch you will continue your journey for Jodhpur, after that you will transfer to hotel. Please click to read more...
Overnight stay in Jodhpur
After breakfast you will visit for city tour of Jodhpur the city painted in blue, Jodhpur is the renowned Blue City of Rajasthan. Featuring various forts, palaces and temples in the middle of stark landscape of Thar Desert, Jodhpur paints the region in the color of royalty. The houses painted in blue colour around and the vibrant bazaars add colors to the deserted region. The siteseeing of Jodhpur which includes Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Jaswant Thada. After having a lunch in a restaurant you will drive to Jaisalmer 285. Km far from Jodhpur, after reach you will transfer to hotel. Please click to read more...
Overnight stay in Jaisalmer
Meharangarh Fort: - The impregnable Mehrangarh Fort, which rises above the city, is one of the largest forts in India. The fort stands as a symbol of power. The Fort's ramparts are lined with antique artillery and offer a panoramic view of the "Blue City".
Jaswant Thada: Jaswant Thada was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the Second in the year 1899. This is close to Mehrangarh Fort. The tranquility of the marble construction is enchanting. When the sun's rays fall across their surface, these thin and polished stones emit a warm glow. Carved gazebos, a beautiful multi-tiered garden, and a small lake are also located within this cenotaph.It's a peaceful place to relax and enjoy stunning views of the Fort and city.
Umaid Bhavan: One of the fascinating palaces of Jodhpur is the Umaid Bhavan palace. Maharaja Umaid Singh constructed it in 20th century. Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum exhibits an exclusive range of items belonging to the Maharajah and the royal family. Located within the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the museum has items ranging from weapons, an array of stuffed leopards, antiques, crockery to various trophies
After breakfast you will visit fot city tour of Jaisalmer which includes The Golden Fort or Sonar Quilla, Salim singh ki haveli and Patwon ki haveli. After having lunch in a nearest restaurant later you will continue your tour by visiting Khuri which is 50km far away from Jaisalmer, After reach Khuri which is a quaint village with clusters of thatch roof houses. On the sand dunes here, take a sunset ride through the scrubland of Rajasthan on a camel safari that is a lifetime experience. Later in the evening take an excursion to Sam - 45 kms away, which is known for its sand dunes & is the venue for theDesert festival. Get the real feel of the desert by enjoying a camel ride on the sand dunes
After breakfast you will proceed for Bikaner which is 329 km far away from Jaisalmer. After reach you will visit for lunch in a nearset restaurant or on the way of Bikaner, later you will transfer to hotel and after some rest you will visit for the site seeing of Bikaner which includes, Junagarh Fort and Anup Mahal. Please click to read more...
Overnight stay in Bikaner
Junagarh Fort: Junagarh Fort was constructed in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. General of the Army of Mughal emperor, Akbar. Famous for its massive structure and architectural designs, the fort is spread over a sprawling area that is bounded by 986 metres long wall. It is believed that crocodiles were bred in the water moat surrounding the formidable fort. The construction is a fine blend of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture
Anup Mahal: Anup Mahal has over elaborate prettiness - the gold Vermilion varnished work. Accents are affected by slighting the relief by replacing the vermilion background with a glorying green, blue and violet, by motifs treated completely in gold and by mirrors and mirrors or glass mosaic. The richest gift relief's are found between the arches on top of the columns, which show leaf work, but by multiplication of the leaves and flowers the impression of a hill covered with Jungle is obtained.
After breakfast you will proceed of Jaipur and drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour end
Guests are picked up from Bus Station/Railways Station/Airport as per their requirement and transferred to the hotel where they receive the traditional Rajasthani welcome and refreshing complementary welcome drink. Latter in the evening guests are taken for dinner to the unique rural theme based restaurants “Choki Dhani”.Have a traditional dinner set amidst ethnic rural and earthy settings. Evening comes live with the live performances by the folk artists and village fare atmosphere’s must experience for International tourists to understand the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.
Have a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Jaipur is the city with rich royal heritage. The tour showcases the time honored marvels of Royal Era like Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. The tour also takes a lunch halt at the local market where guests can shop for the souvenirs after lunch. Return to the hotel and have a dinner before retiring to your room.
Jumps start your day with the healthy and scrumptious buffet breakfast at the hotel. The guests are taken to Jodhpur ac car. The 350km long journey will be covered in 8 hours with lunch halt at appropriate place. Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check-in at the hotel. The evening is at the guest’s disposal to either relax at the hotel and enjoy the in-house cultural show or proceed to explore local market. Latter have buffet dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Full day Sightseeing tour Jodhpur with visit to Ummaid Bhavan, Meharangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
After the breakfast at the hotel ,guests are take for the full day sightseeing tour of Umaid Bhawan Palace, local market,Meharangarh Fort, Mandore garden and Jaswant Thada.If you happen to be patron of Hindi Cinema book yourself for the movie in famous designer movie theatre Raj Mandir.Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Full Day Sightseeing tour of Jodhpur with visit to Rao dessert rock park,Mahavir temple and Spice paradise
After the breakfast, guests are taken to Rao Jodha dessert Rock Park and Jain Mahavir temple. Latter Take unique experience of instructional cooking of Rajasthani Cuisine at “Spice Paradise”. Spice paradise is one of its kind unique experiences available at city of Jodhpur only. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast at hotel visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens.
Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the Day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Tourist Places: Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadsisar Sagar Lake, Tazia Tower, Sam Sand Dunes.
Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, Bazars and the old mansions known as "Havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Evening visit Sum / Khuri for Camel ride and Rajasthani Traditional dinner at Dunes with dance and music. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Overnight at Bikaner.
Tourist Places: Junagarh Fort, Camel Breeding Farm, Ganga Government Museum, Lalgarh Palace
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur check-in to the hotel. Evening visit Chokhi Dhani for Rajasthani Traditional Dinner with dance and music. Overnight stay at hotel.
Other Major Attractions:
Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2016
When: 20th February - 22nd February 2016
Where: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer Desert festival is scheduled every year in February amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert and charmed with performance by folk singers under the starlit sky at the dunes in Sam, just outside Jaisalmer.
The Desert Festival or the Jaisalmer Desert Festival is organized every year in February, is a three day cultural extravaganza showcasi(called Kalabaz or Nat’s) from Rajasthan participate to sing and dance, and perform traditional acrobatics. In addition, Desert Festival is also charmed by Snake charmers, entertaining puppet shows, folk music recitals, Ballads by the Bhopa’s. Jaisalmer Desert Festival is a three-day event Highlights Rajasthan culture and heritage.Jaisalmer fort is decorated during the festival and whole city brims with excitement.
Other major attractions at the Jaisalmer Desert Festival are as below
Turban tying competition
Longest moustaches competition
Mr. Desert contest .
Famous Gair and the Fire dancers
Camel races, camel polo , camel decoration, and camel dance
Foreign guests & visitors visiting the desert festival many a time are invited to be judges at these competitions. The moustache competition' is very popular among foreigners, simply because of the awe factor attached to this event. Overseas visitors to the Jaisalmer desert festival can be seen posing for pictures with the winners of the longest moustache competition as this is truly a camera moment worth preserving.
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Rajasthan Heritage Cities Tour with Heritage Hotels & with Gourmet Soul
Heritage Jaipur Tour Guide
Echoed by the legends of bravehearts and their courage, the state of Rajasthan has endorsed the modern way of living. With firm grip in the roots of tradition, city of Jaipur has seen major influx of IT and BPO sector in recent past. The city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is accessible by all Indian cities thru Indian Railways and Bus routes. It’s also connected to major Indian cities by direct or interconnecting flights. Also known as the pink city it was founded in early part of 18th century by Raja Jai Singhji.
The city was built according to the Vastu Shastra(Art of architectural planning to enhance the positive energy of the site for the prosperity of its inhabitants).City of Jaipur has received the Conde Nast Reader choice awards in 2008 and was ranked as the No.7 tourist destination of Asia. The history of the city lies in Hawa Mahal,Amber Fort,City Palace and Jal Mahal.
Heritage Jodhpur Tour Guide
The City of Jodhpur is located at about 350km away from the Jaipur. The second largest city of the Rajashthan has its economy based on handicrafts and tourism. The International tourists looking for authentic handicrafts to adorn their home and workplace should tramp the local markets of Jodhpur. Find the floral printed apparels inspired by the famous Jaipur blue pottery. Or take the blue pottery plates to give the ethnic look to your living and bedroom.
So live the culture of Rajasthan! We make you look in the cities‘soul thru its gourmet cultural. The package comes with the Dinner at Choki Dhani amidst the village fair like ambience with folk performances, camel rides, puppet shows and ferry wheels. We also provide you with the “three hour informative instructional Indian cooking classes with authentic Indian spices”
Festival in Jodhpur and Jaipur
The two day “Marwar Festival” is held in Jodhpur at Umaid Bhawan/Meharngarh Fort.The city resounds with the folk music and dance performances.It’s held every year in month of October.
Festival in Jaipur
The “Teej festival of Jaipur”is celebrated in July/August and is the much awaited event by all the married ladies. Its marked with the colorful procession,Mehandi and Swings thru the old Pink City of Jaipur.
Best Desert Safari in india
Welcome to the Golden city, Rising from the heart to the great indian thar Desert like a jewel. Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sher magic and brilliance of the desert. Jaisalmer, the golden city of Rajasthan enjoys the glory of jaisalmer fort- a world renowned site, Travel to this desert town and experience the golden desert, mountain high sand dunes, magnificent jain temple architecture, renowned havelis and above all the jaisalmer desert life style. Thar Desert Tours as the leading travel agency in Jaisalmer is welcoming you to the 'Golden City' of India. We at Thar Desert Tours offer you unique Camel Safaris as well as Jeep Tours during which you can visit villagers who live in the Rajasthani Desert to see their traditional daily life; you will cross dunes and remote, isolated places of the Thar Desert, sleep in custom made bedrolls under the stars and experience some of the most beautiful sunsets, night skies and sunrises in the world.
Desert Safari Night Stay
Winds Desert Camp ventures to bring home the pleasures, charms, uniqueness and excitement of the desert life, to you at your threshold during the Sept. to March. With credibility, vast experiences and professional skill supported by well trained cum experienced staff for your comfort and healthy food. We provide fully equipped tentage accommodation with toilet facilities, electricity, thus bringing home away from home experience to you. Be close to nature, enjoy the Rajasthani heritage in our elegantly built tents having centre room, Verandah, toilets with all modern facilities including 24 hrs running water.
Fun Places in Jaipur
Brown Sugar: This attractive C-scheme cafe is a place where you can enjoy the most delicious types of cakes. Brown Sugar also offers some great delicacies apart from cakes. The baked foods that you will find here are quite famous, and this spot is a haven for college students. Milkshakes, coffee, sizzlers, pizza…you name it. Brown Sugar takes you on a roller coaster of mouth-watering food along with an ambience that will keep you rooted to your spot until you’ve filled your tummy.
Henry’s (The Pub): Another popular hangout spot located in C scheme is Henry’s. This lively place is found on the ground floor of a hotel known as Park Prime Jaipur. The music, drinks, and the ambience are a major attraction for young adults all around Jaipur. Spending a lazy evening here with your friends would be fun, is what the pub guarantees. At times there are local bands performing at Henry’s, promising you a fun-filled time with fabulous music to thrill your ears.
Chokhi Dhani: Rajasthani heritage, music, dance, traditional food…Chokhi Dhani has it all. This exceptional Village Resort will leave you star struck. Adorned with pretty little cottages amid a palatial atmosphere, it gives you an experience that you’d witness nowhere else. You might think it is a place to go to with family, but rest assured, it is just as enjoyable with friends. You can also unwind for an hour or so in the spa that offers a great relaxation to your body and mind. Towards the evening you can see the lights brightening up the golden walls of this resort under the twinkling stars.
Wassup: Are you craving some Chinese, North Indian, Italian….or even some Dessert? Is it your friend’s birthday and you want to treat them to a restaurant that makes resembles a well-lit forest? Wassup is the place to go! This elegant cafe has wooden floors, artificial trees, private and group sitting areas, and food that will make your mouth water even just looking at the menu. It’s also an ideal location to go on a date, just if you’re searching for one. Worry not. This place gives you an amazing experience, so treat yourself, your friends or even your loved one.
Kanchan Kesari Village Resort: Embellished with beautiful banquet lawns, swimming pools, multi-cuisine restaurants and comfortable rooms, Kanchan Kesari Village Resort offers an enjoyable experience. The various amusement activities that you can do while here with your friends will become a favourite of yours. Take the time to divulge in lounging on the lush green grass, taking a walk along the pathways amid short trees, and swimming in the vast pools. It is a wonderful place to experience with your friends, and you might even find the time to relax amid these fun activities under the sun.
Festivals of Rajasthan
Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan India showcase the rich and colourful culture of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a place where joy knows no boundary. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan add colours to the desert land of Rajasthan. Travel to Rajasthan during festive occasions to savour the real flavours of the state. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan bring the desert into life and fill colours of joy. These fairs and festivals provide a platform to folk dancers and singers to showcase their talent.
Desert Festival, Jaisalmer: During the winters, an annual event organized in the Golden City of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer makes the desert come alive with bright and vibrant colours. This three days festival held every year in the month of February showcases the rich Rajasthani folk culture. The entire city of Jaisalmer is bustling with colours, music and dance, Rajasthani men and women dressed beautifully in hued costumes sing and dance on the haunting ballads of valour, romance and tragedy. The Desert Festival is a great extravaganza with various competitions and contest happening such as turban tying competition, longest moustaches competition, entertaining puppet shows, folk dance competition and renowned musicians participate in various folk musical recitals.
Nagaur Fair, Nagaur: Second largest fair of India - Nagaur Fair is celebrated for eight days every year in the month of January – February in the Rajput town of Rajasthan – Nagaur. The fair is mainly known for its animal trading and displays thousands of animals which are magnificently decorated with colourful accessories to attract traders gathered from various places here. The fair is famous as Cattle Fair as it boasts of trading about 70,000 bullocks, cows, camels, and horses. The owners of the animals also dress with colourful turbans and long moustaches and are very enthusiastic about selling their animals at the best possible price.
Pushkar Fair, Pushkar: The famed Pushkar fair is one of the largest camel fairs in the world. The fair takes place for five days every year in the holy city of Rajasthan – Pushkar on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. The main activity of this fair is the trading of livestock such as camels, horses and cattle between villagers who come from different parts of the state. Pushkar Fair has become one of the major tourist attractions of India and many tourists attend this annual fair with great joy. Some of the enthralling competitions such as matka phod, longest moustache, turban tying and balancing on camel contests are part of the fair.
Summer Festival, Mt. Abu: The only hill station of Rajasthan – Mt. Abu celebrates the Summer Festival every year in the month of June. This three day festival held amidst steep rocks, serene lake and pleasant climate of Mount Abu is a wonderful opportunity to have a sneak in the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. The event has some spectacular folk music and dance shows, sporting boat race on the Nakki Lake and Sham-e-Qawwali adds a variety to the festival.
Marwar Festival, Jodhpur: The Sun city of Rajasthan - Jodhpur organises Marwar Festival also known as Maand Festival in the month of Ashwin (September – October) which is held for two days. The festival is dedicated to the folk heroes of Rajasthan and a display captivating folk music and dance of the Marwar region, which revolves around the lifestyle of the former rulers of Rajasthan and this act, is known as Maand. Camel tattoo show and camel polo are some other attractions of the festival.
Camel Festival, Bikaner: Camel the ship of the Desert holds a very important place in the heart and lives of Rajasthani people. To recognize the importance of this useful animal, Camel Festival is celebrated with great joy in Bikaner every year in the month of January. This grand celebration brings Bikaner city to life as the event opens with beautiful & colourful procession of ornamented and accessorized camels that walks gracefully. The magnificent and massive Junagarh Fort serves as the perfect backdrop to the festival.
Gangaur Festival, Jaipur: Gangaur is one of the most significant festivals for women of Rajasthan and is celebrated for eighteen long days. The festival is held in honour of goddess Gauri, who is believed to be the goddess of marital happiness. This festival is celebrated all over Rajasthan by both married and unmarried ladies. The goddess Gauri images are beautifully ornamented and decorated and offerings are made to please her and in turn get blessed with good husbands and health, wealth and long life for their husbands.
Teej Festival, Jaipur: Teej is a unique festival celebrated all over Rajasthan and some parts of North India, but the real fun and joy of this festival can be seen in Jaipur. Teej is dedicated to goddess Parvati and takes place on the onset of monsoon somewhere in the month of July - August. Jaipur celebrates the festival with lots of enthusiasm, women and young girls dress up with colourful clothes and accessorises with bangles and jewellery with mostly green colour as it symbolises freshness.
Elephant Festival, Jaipur: A unique event held in the capital city of Rajasthan – Jaipur is the Elephant Festival. It is celebrated on the day of Holi, the Indian festival of colours which is celebrated all over the country. The festival opens with Elephant's catwalk pageant, these giants are marvellously decorated and painted from trunk to tail with glittering colours and accessorized with ornaments and embroidered velvets. The impressive procession also includes chariots, camels, horses, cannons and palanquins etc that enthral the audience.
Bikaner Historical Places
The Karni Mata temple: At Deshnok the temple is situated 30 km from Bikaner. The temple is dedicated to an early 15th century mystic, considered to be a reincarnation of Goddess Durga. This temple is quite famous for a large number of brown rats running around the temple complex fearlessly. It is believed that the souls of dead Charans (traditional bards, the devotees of Mata) reside in these rats. It is considered very lucky to spot a rat in the temple. During the time of aarti, these rats are offered sweets, grains, etc by the devotees.
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum: It is one of the best amongst the many royal museums in Rajasthan. Its reputation has been enhanced by its rare collection of terra-cotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings from the Bikaner School and coins. The exhibits are splendid masterpieces of Harappa civilization, Gupta and Kushan era and sculptures of the late classical time. The Bikaneri miniatures which are displayed in a separate section for local arts, makes visit to the museum a must.
Prachina Museum: It's a museum located in the great Junagarh Fort. The museum is dedicated to royal costumes, textiles and accessories. 'Poshaks' or the ladies ensemble displayed are perhaps the last remnants of the traditional designing styles and workmanship. Prachina is museum opened in 2000 by daughter of Maharaja Narendra Singh Ji. It is an endeavor to recreate the past and highlight the pace of modernization activated with times and a representation of regional museum as there was a lacuna of courtly tradition and craft Museum in Bikaner.
Devi-kund: The Royal crematorium is a world class example of architectural marvels of historical India. Devi-kund is the site of royal cenotaphs (Chattris) of the Bikaji Rathores, the great rulers of the Bika dynasty. Reflecting the Rajputana architectural style, the Devi-kund chattris steal the hearts of tourists. There are several chattris, One each for one Bika ruler constructed at the exact spot where he was cremated. The crematorium for royal adult men are white structures canopied with an upright stela engraved their name, portrait.
Bikaner Famous Places
Junagarh Fort: Junagarh Fort was constructed in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. It is believed that crocodiles were bred in the water moat surrounding the formidable fort. The construction is a fine blend of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture. The picturesque courtyards beautify the fort. The amazing architecture inside the fort inspires you. Some of the attractions inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Dungar Mahal, Diwan-e-khas and Ganga Mahal.
Lalgarh Palace: Lalgarh Palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the year 1902 in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh Ji. The red sandstone construction is a stupendous example of the architectural brilliance of the past. Mughal, Rajput and European architectures blend excellently well. The massive lawns houses peacocks, which are a sight to watch when they dance. You could find library, cards room and billiards room among various other rooms. Lalgarh Palace is a feast to your eyes and architects’ delight.
Gajner Palace: Gajner Palace is located on the banks of a lake. Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji constructed the palace. The royal family used the palace to retreat after hunting. The red sandstone construction is a glowing example of stunning architecture. The palace is situated in the thick of forest and you could view migratory birds flock in great numbers. It is a perfect place to spend a quiet evening as you could stretch to watch the night sky and the lake silent and stunning.
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary: The sanctuary houses some of the unique plants and animals. Some of the wildlife creatures found here include blue bulls, Indian hares, antelopes, deer, wild boars and many more. Gajner Palace and Gajner Lake are located in the sanctuary. You could have a great time strolling along. Jeep safaris and camel safaris take you to view wildlife and you could watch migratory birds.
Ganga Singh Museum: Ganga Singh Museum was founded by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the year 1937. It houses articles of historical importance that go to show that the society was civilized even before the emergence of Harappan civilization. Some of the stunning collections include paintings, pottery, weapons used by Rajputs and a lot more. The paintings on golf leaves are excellent.
Sadul Singh Museum: Sadul Singh Museum is on the first floor of Lalgarh palace. The lives and the passions of the three successive kings of Bikaner are reflected in the art museum. The rare artifacts, Georgian paintings, and the photographs seen here stand proof of the interests and the heroics of the three kings namely Maharaja Ganga Singh, Sadul Singh and Karni Singh.
Jaisalmer Climate is influenced by its position amidst the Great Indian Desert. The region experiences an arid climate through the year. The temperature remains low during the winter season while summers are characterized by cold and dry Jaisalmer weather. The region is drained by very scanty rainfall during the monsoon season. The climate of Jaisalmer during the winter season remains cold and dry. The day temperature rises to a maximum of 24 degrees centigrade while the night time temperatures fall to 7 or 8 degree centigrade. The winter season lasts between the months of November and February. The summer season in Jaisalmer is defined by the hot and sultry weather. The temperature during the day reaches a maximum of 42 degrees centigrade. At night the temperatures fall to 25 degrees centigrade. The season lasts between the months of April to August.
Jaipur Udaipur Distance
The total straight line distance between Jaipur and Udaipur is 94 KM (kilometers) and 432.87 meters. The miles based distance from Jaipur to Udaipur is 58.7 miles. This is a straight line distance and so most of the time the actual travel distance between Jaipur and Udaipur may be higher or vary due to curvature of the road.