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Bundi- A perfect getaway to escape|Jaipur Beat

The weekend is here! We suggest you go for a quick getaway from Jaipur during this time, unwinding from your busy schedules.  How about Bundi – A little drop of fantasy that exists in this vast land of Rajasthan. A town, not talked much, and is just 35 km NW of Kota on NH 12.

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This is where you get your soul filled with novelty and freshness as the charming place is surrounded by the Aravali Hills. Lazy and narrow lanes, Lakes and numerous step wells ‘Baories’, temples and mosque dominate the small town.

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Just like a hidden gem Bundi is not yet highly placed on the tourist itineraries and thus the place is still able to preserve its charismatic charm. Whilst walking on the streets you are all at your own exhaling the splendour of this scenic town without any noise and pollution. Yes, No Pollution

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’.

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Not many knew this fact that Jodhpur- the blue city and Bundi have a strong affinity to the color blue.  Either you are atop Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur or at Bundi Fort you get a glimpse of the Blue City.

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Unbelievable but true that this little town of Rajasthan hoards around 60 Baories or Stepwell and almost all have supreme craftsmanship and architecture. The finest example being the Rani Ji Ki Baori.

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The mesmerizing miniature paintings of Chitrashala are the most striking reminiscent of the rare art. The walls, ceiling of Chitrashala are completely covered with paintings. These splendid paintings in the Chitrashala are par excellence and can be compared with probably the best anywhere in the world.

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Not just the beauty of this town but this is also the time of celebration of culture and adventure in the marvellous town of Bundi. The annual  Bundi festival that started on 15th-17th  November turn the city into a vivid spectrum. Partaking or witnessing the three-day-long Bundi Festival in Rajasthan is a beautiful way to delight the travellor inside you. With exciting activities, cultural performances and beautiful landscapes, Bundi Festival is one of the most invigorating experiences to make memories.

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So plan your trip and treat yourself in one of the most beautiful and scenic places of Rajasthan.

Jaipur · Weekend Getaways

Top 10 Getaways from Jaipur

Hello Jaipur vaasiyo !! We know that it’s hot in & around Jaipur right now, but ab monsoon door nahi 😉 So don’t wait and plan a getaway for the coming weekend now !

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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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 sceneries?
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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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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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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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
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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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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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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-centuryJagatpita 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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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. The legendary Machli or T-16, is probably
the oldest and world’s most photographed Tigress alive who also has a postal stamp on her.

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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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Jaipur

30 Photographs That Will Change the Way You Look At Rajasthan

Land of camels, a place that is equivalent to an infinite dreary desert, or do you see it as a state which has less roads and more sand ? 😉 For starters, do you know that Rajasthan is the largest state of India with 3,42,269 sq km of land  ?

So before you limit your perception about Rajasthan to the serene deserts and gargantuan forts, let’s have a look at the other side of this lovely dreamland where jocund voices mark festivals, a garden of hues sprinkles joy in every corner, birds chirp in the morning euphoria and tigers roar to mark their territory, where you can fly in balloons and sit by a tranquil lake, ride breezily in the bucolic streets or find yourself lost in the hauntingly beautiful lanes of a fort, where there lies a story in everything that looks ordinary and a secret behind everything that looks static, and where photographs speak more words than there ever have been written about this beauty 🙂

  1. Panorama of Udaipur – The City of Lakes, clicked from Sajjangarh fort

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2. Streets of Pushkar, Because why should boys have all the fun 😉

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3. The Hauntingly Mesmerizing – Bhangarh Fort

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4. Flamingo at Chandlai Lake during Sunset

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5. Intricate Painting At Bundi

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6. Rural and Urban at Narlai

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7. Matka – race at Marwar Festival in Jodhpur

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8. Amber Fort of Jaipur during the Light & Sound Show

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9. Camel Ride At Sunset while a little kid plays Iktara at Pushkar

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10. Albert Hall Museum often sighted with flying pigeons – Jaipur

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11. Ladies weaving carpet at Dholpur

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12.  Where religion is life – Pushkar

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13. Kingfisher at Bharatpur – A Blood Red Sunset

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14. Mehrangarh Fort seen midst the blues of Jodhpur

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15. A refreshing splash of nature at Smritivan in Jaipur

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16. While this thing looks so huge here, once you’re in it, the world looks like a small place.

Hot air balloon in Pushkar 🙂

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17. Hawa Mahal – The Palace of Winds in Jaipur

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18. Rose farming in the rose garden of Rajasthan – Pushkar

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19. A breathtaking sunrise of Udaipur

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20. A man walking with a mixed herd of cattle at Ranakpur

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21. Folk dancers dancing in Euphoria at the Elephant festival

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22. The verdant greenery witnessed from a high hot air balloon in Rajasthan

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23. Bird Banter at Narlai

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24. The magic of Bundi Palace at night

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25. The classic sign of development and urbanisation in Rajasthan Capital – World Trade Park

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26. When camels look as tiny as ants 😉

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27. The architectural marvel – Ranakpur Temple

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28. Vibrant streets of Jodhpur’s blues

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29. Jal Mahal- an oasis of magnificence appears floating in the middle of Man Sagar Lake

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30.  Wilderness of Ranthambhore National Park

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With these marvelous images from Rajasthan we wish you a very Happy Rajasthan Day 🙂