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Reliving The Amazing Memories At Kanak Ghati, Jaipur.

Kanak Ghati is one place where we all, at one point of our lives has been to. In retrospect, Kanak Ghati was the no. 1 picnic spot for the school picnics as well as family picnics. The maintenance of the historical garden has been kept up to date by the government and the café in the park’s premises still serves good food. The feel of Kanak Ghati still remains the same but, the people are so caught up in their own lives’, they hardly get any time to revisit this beautiful garden.

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Kanak Ghati is also famously called Kanak Vrindavan, it is named so as it was constructed based on the Lord Krishna’s Vrindavan. The picturesque idols of Lord Krishna and the Gopis, surrounded by the beautiful flowers at Kanak Ghati brings alive the spirit of the playful God in the truest form.

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There are various scenes recreated around Kanak Ghati with idols of Lord Krishna. The construction of the garden dates back to more than 300 years when the idol of Lord Govind Dev Ji had to be shifted from Vrindavan. The temples in Kanak Ghati area were constructed to house the idol of Govind Dev Ji, but in 1716, the idol was shifted to the now called Govind Dev Ji Temple in City Palace area in Jaipur.

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The particular spot that Kanak Ghati is at, the valley below Nahargarh was specially chosen for its construction as it adds special grace to the majestic Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and the Jal Mahal Palace. If you are looking to explore the heritage of Jaipur, there’s no better place than the trio of palaces, Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amer Palace.

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With very close proximity to the great palaces, Kanak Ghati is definitely a place to visit for a serene experience and the feel of Jaipur. The pools and fountains at the Ghati make sure the beauty of the Ghati remains extraordinary, and everyone in the family enjoys the getaway as much. As Jaipur is widely called, the Chotti Kashi, for the number of temples that it houses, Kanak Ghati adds another exciting layer of holiness and fun to the city of Jaipur.

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Kanak Ghati is a perfect full day escape from the hustle and bustle of daily lives we are so caught up in, the surrounding of Kanak Ghati make it the absolute serene garden in the city of Jaipur. The Ghati has a picturesque view of the great Aravalis and lies just below the valley of Nahargarh, there is certainly no other place with a view and location like this, in the entire world.

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9 Upcoming Events This February In Jaipur

There are new events happening every month in Jaipur. While you may be aware of some, some are missed out in the hassles of your daily lives. So, we figured, we need to make a list. Below is a list of 9 attention worthy and fun events in Jaipur that you probably want to know about. Take a look for yourselves.
1. Special screening of “where the elephants sleeps”whatsappimage2019-02-01at09.35.51
On 1st February, i.e. today, TOSS will be holding a special screening for the film “Where the Elephant Sleeps” at 6 pm. The director, Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky, would be accompanying everyone with the screening, followed by a round of discussion on the same. We think it’s going to be a one of a kind experience and something you wouldn’t want to miss.

Venue: 142, Frontier Colony, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
Time: 6 p.m.
2. “MAD ABOUT CLAY” by Blue turtle studio

madaboutclayThe inauguration of this exhibition will take place today, i.e 1st February. The exhibition is nothing short of an astonishing experience of ‘giving shape to the shapeless’. Exquisite works of art from some very talented artists of blue turtle studios will be on display from 1st February to 17th February. Something of this kind is rarely seen these days, we suggest you grab the opportunity on any of the exhibit days and go have a look for yourselves.
Venue: Poolside art corridor, Marriott, Jaipur
Time: Inauguration on 1st Feb 5:00 p.m. and the exhibition till 17th February.

3. February Fever with Prince Narula and DJ Akanksha

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As we all know, Trove is the new buzz in town, and, it has to be the best night club Jaipur has ever had. On 2nd Feb Trove is spicing up the night with Prince Narula and DJ Akanksha on the house. Trove is holding parties for both upcoming weekends, starting today. For those who love to party it’s going to be the next level, for those who don’t it’s certainly going to be an experience of its own.
Venue: Club Trove, Devraj Niwas, Bani Park, Jaipur
Time: 9 p.m. onwards

4. AU bank Jaipur marathon.

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The AU bank Jaipur marathon will be held on the morning of 2nd February, and, this will be the 10th edition. For both professional runners and the fitness conscious, the AU Jaipur marathon has been a holy grail. As we have heard, people who love marathons call it the best of them all. The marathon will include the must-see monuments of Jaipur and the chilly weather is sure to make it an experience you would love.
Venue: Ram Niwas Garden, Albert Hall, south gate, Jaipur
Time: 4 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5. Awaaz studio experiences 2.0.

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Awaaz studio experiences is back with a sequel, and this time around, Alif will light up the evening with soulful music and spoken and sung poetry. The event will take place on 9th February. Most of you may know about Alif, but for those who don’t, Alif had been the winner of 8th Dada Saheb Phalke Award for ‘Best Music Video’ for the song ‘Lalnawath’ and IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards) for ‘Best Music Production – Independent’ for the song ‘Like A Sufi’.
Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, JLN Marg, Jaipur
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

6. Alfaaz ka Safar by Yahya Bootwala

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Alfaaz ka safar is Yahya Bootwala’s multi-city tour, it will be held in Jaipur on 11th February. Be prepared to laugh and to cry, Yahya is surely one of best poets and storytellers India has had yet. Yahaya will be accompanied by 5 local artists and the feat is surely going to be insane, surely, not an opportunity to be missed.
Venue: 999 Restro lounge, Opp Raj Mandir, MI Road, Jaipur
Time: 6 p.m. onwards

7. Dahleez the wedding and lifestyle exhibition

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Dahleez has been one of the best exhibits there are, in Jaipur. The wedding and lifestyle exhibition will be held on 12-13 February and aims to cater the needs of buyers looking for clothes for an upcoming wedding or buyers looking for something they don’t find in the market otherwise. The exclusive designers displaying their clothes is a feast for the eyes and something you won’t find anywhere else.
Venue: Holiday Inn, Jaipur
Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

8. Ungli mat kar by Kishore Dayani

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Ungli mat kar is Kishore Dayani’s solo show, it’s happening on 17th Feb. Ungli mat kar takes you on a journey of how Kishore actually feels about everything happening around him, it includes the society’s part in his life and how he deals with pressures of his own life. His sarcasm and satire are impeccable and definitely going to leave you in awe.
Venue: Holiday Inn, Jaipur
Time: 7 p.m. onwards

9. Indian Cyclothon 2.0

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Indian Cyclothon is back with more this year, it’s going to be held on 24th February. This Cyclothon is going to have 3 different categories. The super category has a 100km route, the elite category is 50 kms and the fun ride is 20 kms. This event is claimed to be the best event happening for all cyclists all year round, and it’s going to be quite some weather in the morning, which adds another layer to the adventure.
Venue: Gyan Vihar University, Jagatpura
Time: 3:30 p.m. onwards for the super and elite category.
5:30 p.m. onwards for fun ride category.

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Celebrating World Hindi Day With The Words That Connect Us Even In English!

Hum C se hi “Cool” nahi, क से कूल bhi hai.

हिंदी एकमात्र ऐसी भाषा है जो हम जयपुर वासियों को जोड़कर रखती है| ऑटोवाला हो या कैब ड्राइवर, स्विग्गी वाला हो या जोमाटो वाला, चाय की थड़ी वाला हो या 5 स्टार रेस्टोरेंट वाला, सब के जब्बान पर बस हिंदी ही है| तो क्यों न हम आज का दिन हिंदी के उन शब्दों के नाम करदें जिनसे यहाँ पर घूमने आने वाले अनेक पर्यटक भी वाकिफ है|

  1. Parkota (परकोटा)

Kyunki Jaipur wale apni walled city ko parkota ke naam se bulate hai!

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  1. Rasta (रास्ता )

Yaha har ek raste ki apni alag khasiyat hai. Chaura Rasta- Stationary lovers, maniharon ka Rasta- lac bangles, Haldiyon ka Rasta- kite market, and the list goes on.

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  1. Padao (पड़ाव )

Jaha oopar khula aasman aur neechey talab, ussey kehty hai hum padao.

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  1. Thadi (थड़ी)/ Tapri (टपरी)

Thadi ho ya tapri, iss sardi ke mausam mein “ek garam chai ki pyaali” toh yehi best milti hai!

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  1. Kulfi (कुल्फी )

Tan tan wali kulfi (Indian ice cream) hum sabke dil ko bahut lubhati hai.

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  1. Masala Chowk (मसाला चौक)

Kyunki Masalo ke bina, Rajasthani khana kaha banta hai!

  1. Hawa Mahal (हवा महल)

Andar ho ya bahar, yaha keval hawa hi hawa hai !

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  1. Jantar Mantar (जंतर मंतर)

Yahaan sooraj ki kirne apna alag hi jaadu dikhati hai.

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  1. Jal Mahal (जल महल)

Jiske chaaron taraf jal hi jal ho, aur woh khud bhi jal mein samaya ho, usko hum Jal Mahal ke naam se jante hai!

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We’re sure by now you know that Hindi has and continues to be the connecting factor between all.

If you feel we have missed anything, leave us a comment in the comment section below. Happy World Hindi Day!

 

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10 Not-To-Be-Missed Experiential Moments At Pushkar Fair 2018

After a whole year of longing, here it comes again carrying along the true essence of Rajasthani culture and vibrant colours of dessert- The Pushkar Fair. Offering prismatic views and traditional items from the land of ghats, Pushkar fair is one of the biggest tourist attractions that take place every year.

The temple city of Pushkar raises the spirit of all during the annual Pushkar Fair when this beautiful town bustles with lively mesosphere. Let’s teleport you to the abode of camels and horses. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Pushkar fair.

  1. Sunrise

When the dust mixes with golden light falling from sun, the ship of desert shines beautifully exuding absolute delight !

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  1. Tranquil Ghats

If you really want to see and know how ‘ghat ghat ka pani’ tastes and looks, there is no better place than Pushkar.

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  1. Beautiful Camel Fair

Expect lots of fun and amazement! As the name suggests, you will see thousands of camels at the fair area. The camels are beautifully decorated. They are brought here not only for trading but also for entertainment of the tourists. A camel ride is not to be missed. Camel decoration contests and races are held at the fair. Besides camels, you can enjoy horse-riding too.

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  1. Folklore

Musical performances by folk artists from all over Rajasthan are the major draws. Live dance and singing performances by talented performers make the time special. Besides music, you will also see acrobatics and comic performances at Pushkar Fair.

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  1. Devotion

When you are at Pushkar Fair, you are not limited to enjoying just the fair but it is also a great time to see the holy Pushkar city at its best. There is only one Lord Brahma temple in the world and Pushkar has it. Besides visiting the temple, taking a dip in the holy Pushkar Sarovar nearby is also part of the ritual.

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  1. Street Food

It’s Rajasthan, so there is no way you can escape the thought of delicious food anywhere and everywhere, but here, as you walk down the streets, you find the baatis being freshly made, kachoris being fried and malpue exuding utter bliss !

  1. Street Shopping

The boisterous bazaars of Pushkar is the spectacle that one shall never miss; the streets refreshed in the shades of red, yellow, pink, blue are, synonymous to the people of Rajasthan and their culture. It’s interesting and fun to navigate on Pushkar’s narrow alleys during the fair time when each and every corner is brimming with action.

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  1. Colourful Turbans

Red, green, pink, yellow, orange, or all in one, the Rajasthani men never shy away from flaunting their fashion mantra i.e. the colorful gorgeous turbans.

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  1. Hot Air Balloon Safari

If you have an adventurous streak, taking a hot-air balloon ride over the bustling terrain has to be in your list. Seeing all the activities from top is amazing and you can take a chopper ride too.

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  1. Sunset

Last but not the least, that time of the day when the camel needs respite, the chill in the air is felt by all, the men and women start to prepare for their meals on chulhas, the sun is seen setting in spreading the scintillating palette of colours on the sky which is an absolute treat to watch and to just sink in.

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Date: 16th-23rd November, 2018

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Jaipur Mountaineers Make It To The Far North!

When passion becomes purpose, miracles happen. This has been proved by three young mountaineers from Pink City who followed their passion and made it truly evident that there is no peak of the world higher than willpower.

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Having started their journey of bravery from Tongul village at Kargil on August 27, Rahul Bairwa, Sandeep Saini and Nipun Shashtri climbed for 24 days and achieved the rare feat of scaling 7135 meters of Mount Nun, the highest peak of Himalayan Range lying on the Indian side of LoC.

 

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Having survived the extreme climatic conditions, heavy snowfall for more than 72 hours, lack of oxygen due to the altitude and having lost a friend to hypothermia on the way, did not let their will to conquer the mountain die and they started to climb again on 19th September after having been stranded for almost 9 days due to thunderstorm and snow.

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Although most of their team members had climbed down due to extremely bad weather, this trio did not back down and made way for success through their constant struggle and undying motivation.

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The motto of these inspiring heroes was to create awareness about waste management and to promote adventure sports in Jaipur.

Team Jaipur Beat congratulates these heroes for their courageous achievement and for having made Jaipur proud.

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6 Super-Amazing Safari Escapade In Jaipur

What did you get up to at the weekend ? Is it like just a casual another day when you sleep till late, go for a movie, catch up with a friend or a dinner plan with the family ?

Sounds little unexciting and monotonous. Right?

Jaipurites can’t be so lacklustre, so here we are with trips that will do a trick to make your weekends exhilarating. Not many are aware that Jaipur city has some ultimate adventure kind of stuff for adrenaline junkies and the best part is you don’t need to take official offs but can squeeze real adventure in just a few hours.

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Let’s go for an adventure-filled weekend and for a super-amazing Safari escapade in our beautiful city, Jaipur

  1. Elephant Safari

Take an Elephant ride on the cobbled path and explore the magnificent Amer Fort and its surroundings. Elephant rides to Amer take you into a regal era and make you feel as Maharajas.

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  1. Leopard Safari

Get up close with leopards and venture deep into the dense Jhalana Forest. Be ready to encounter elusive Leopard just in front and a range of other wildlife and birds. Strongly recommended for those who are looking to get something more besides hopping through various heritage monuments and shopping.

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  1. Camel Safari

One of the best activities to engage at this time of the year is to take a camel ride and indulge in admiring the sunset view at Mansagar lake. Feel the peace and serene moments near the calm water of Jal Mahal in its purest form.

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  1. Jeep Safari

Your trip to Jaipur is incomplete without the exciting Jeep Safari – the name itself can give a thrilling rush to the nerves of any adventure seeker. Jungle Safari indeed is a great choice to experience the adventures of the treacherous inside the jungle roads.

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For reference: Nature Wanderers
  1. Horse Safari

At Albert Hall take a horse ride and enjoy this quintessential tonga song with the echo of OP Nayyar’s music and Sahir’s lyrics – ‘Maang Ke Saath Tumhara’. We bet amidst the lush green Ramniwas garden, taking a horse safari will let you forget all your worries.

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  1. Lion Safari

Who would have thought that Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan will offer you a lion safari? But the latest edition in adventure activities is the Nahargarh Biological Park exclusively for Lion Safari. If you dream for Kenyan Lion Safari but unable to plan at this moment enjoy Nahargarh Safari till the time. The zone of the lion safari lies in the Aravali foothills with hillocks that offer panoramic landscape. This soon is going to be the hot spot of Lion sighting and Photography.

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For reference: Nature Wanderers

So, Jaipurites why not make your weekend all about safari this time! 🙂

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Top 10 Getaways From Jaipur

Hello Jaipur vaasiyo !! We know that it’s the season to travel and with 2 long weekends lined up in January, the travellers in us can’t wait to pack our bags and get going. Don’t wait and plan a getaway in Rajasthan and explore the state’s rare places this weekend !

  1. Alsisar 

    The entire Shekhawati region has mesmerized millions of tourists and has been aptly dubbed as the ‘Open Art Gallery’ of Rajasthan. The region, which is approximately 200 kms from Jaipur is replete with palaces, minor castles, wells and also a deer sanctuary. As the region is said to be a mini desert, we advice to you travel on a horse or a camel to enjoy the semi desert feel and watch for the well preserved wall painted havelis.

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2. Bhangarh

How about hiking on a blissful and adventurous break at Bhangarh and discovers the secrets of the Haunted Ruins of Rajasthan along with heritage scenery?
Flanked among three Aravali Mountains, 52 km. away from Jaipur, Bhangarh is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and is known to be India’s most haunted place. The remains of Bhangarh Fort are informative enough to take you on a mesmerizing journey, of the reminiscence from the past. Entry to the place is closed after sunset due to paranormal activities reported inside. It’s just not the place, but the route also gives whimsical experience.

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3. Bundi

With a majority of blue houses, Bundi, loacted 219.7 km away from Jaipur via NH 12, is surrounded by the Aravali Hills. Lazy and narrow lanes, Lakes, around 60 step wells (Baories), temples and mosque dominate the town. Not many knew this fact that Jodhpur- the blue city and Bundi have a strong affinity to the color blue. Get to the top of Bundi Fort to get a glimpse of the beautiful Blue City. A picturesque Nawal Sagar man made lake in the heart of the town, add more beauty to the place, especially during sunset when it soaks the reflection of the two-storied fortified complex ‘Garh Palace’. Garh Palace is host to ‘Chitrashala’ where the walls and ceilings are embellished with miniature paintings. Bundi miniature paintings depicted on the walls are still in its original form.

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4. Deeg Palace

Relatively less explored in Eastern Rajasthan, Deeg Water Palace is an awe-inspiring visual masterpiece, 192 km from Jaipur in Rajasthan. Built in 1772, Deeg palace was a luxurious summer resort for the rulers of Bharatpur State. It is open 9 am to 5 pm except on Fridays. Stay the night at Bharatpur, just 32 km away from here !

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5. Jodhpur

Rambling between the mighty Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Bhawan, the sun kissed city of Jodhpur is situated 337 km away from Jaipur. Founded by Rao Jodha in 1459, Jodhpur is dotted with soaring forts and palaces
shimmering in sandstone while the narrow lanes lead to an alluring world of antiques and handicrafts. The blue of houses renders an alluring “Blue City” especially to be seen at sunrise and sunset. The other places to visit include Sheesh Mahal, and Osiyan Temple that are some of the most imposing architectural works of ancient times and the Osiyan sand dunes will take you away from all the hustle bustle. Jodhpur Sweets, Gatta, Chakke ki sabzi and Mirchibada are not be missed !

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6. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill station in the dry arid lands of Rajasthan, which can be reached through a 7 hour drive from the capital city of Jaipur. This hill station provides a great tourist destination owing to its picturesque land. Some of the main attractions of the city are Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temple, Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Capture a perfect sunset from the Sunset Point in Mt. Abu 😀

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7. Nawalgarh

Situated 115 km from Jaipur, Nawalgarh is better known as the ‘Open Air Art Gallery’. It is a small town where the vibrant streets depict the true blend of architecture smoothly fusing the Hindu, Mughal, Persian and British facets together. As you walk down this “Open Air Art Gallery” you will be amazed to see how the painted havelis and frescoes have captured the culture,customs and royal lifestyle of the Shekhawatis. The Roop Niwas Kothi , Murarka Haveli, Bhagton Ki Choti Haveli are some architectural gems which illustrate an impeccable mélange of Rajput and European architecture.

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8. Pushkar

Situated 14 km (8.7 mi) northwest of Ajmer, Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India and is also one of the five pilgrimage sites for the Hindu. The town has hundreds of temples, including 14th-century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma- creator of the world. People from all over the world visit
Pushkar especially for Pushkar Fair, the largest cattle fair of the country. Set on Pushkar Lake, Pushkar is a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. You can also drive to the Dargah in Ajmer !

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9. Ranthambhore

Once a hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur and now a Project Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore National Park or Ranthambhore is one of the largest national parks in northern India, covering an area of 392 km². It is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 160 km southeast of Jaipur. Ranthambore gives a unique flavor of nature, history and wildlife and houses a large number of Bengal tigers that can be easily observed hunting and taking care of their young ones during the jungle safari.
The destination pulls the attention of myriad wildlife lovers and photographers every year. 

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10. Shahpura

65 kms. away from Jaipur city, Shahpura, offers a life that is unhurried, a beautiful town of friendly people un-spoilt by the creepy fingers by modernity. The real charm lies in visiting its quaint village and experiencing a feel of authentic rural Rajasthan with all its charming eccentricity. Exquisite and discreet, the 300 years old impressive Shahpura Haveli is a tribute to the glorious past.

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What are you waiting for ? Pack your bags and get away ! 😀