Rajasthan (/ˈrɑːdʒəstæn/ Hindustani pronunciation: [raːdʒəsˈt̪ʰaːn] ( listen); literally, "Land of Kings") is India's largest state by area (342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4% of India's total area). It is located on the north western side of the India, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert (also known as the "Rajasthan Desert" and "Great Indian Desert") and shares a border with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab to the northwest and Sindh to the west, along the Sutlej-Indus river valley. Elsewhere it is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast; Madhya Pradesh to the southeast; and Gujarat to the southwest.
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Visited Amber Fort with our guide, could not have done it without one. So many stories going back to the 1700s and such a magical place.
First we got to ride the elephant up to the entrance, you can only do this between the hours of 7am and 11am.
Over 100 elephants taking people up to the fort is a sight you won't see anywhere else.
When in India this has to be on your list
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From the moment we meet Kukki we loved him and his infectious energy!
We had 2 days planned with him, one in Bundi fort and around the town, and the other in the country side visiting cave paintings, villages, and places of outstanding beauty.
It was clear that he was very knowledgeable in the history and had so much passion in everything He showed to us! We would recommend him to anyone we know traveling to Bundi!!!!! Really well worth meeting Kukki and experiencing one of his tours. I hope we shall meet again should we return.
Rosie and Jamie.
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This temple is outstanding. It's situated approximately one and half to two hours from Udaipur. Fortunately we were passing enroute between Chanoud and Udaipur so was well worth a visit. This temple comprises of 1444 hand carved marble columns. Numerous other detailed carving can be viewed on walls and ceilings.There is an entry fee and access for none Jain people is after 1200 hours. Amazing place to wander round for a couple of hours.
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If you are in Mount Abu do not miss this place. It's beautiful, a temple tour guide (free) takes you around and explains everything and tells stories connected to the temples. The carvings on walls are amazingly symmetrical and detailed given that it was all done manually.
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Flying Fox Neemrana is India's first Zipline Tour - a dazzling journey above and around Neemrana Fort-Palace using 5 ziplines. Trained instructors from the UK and India take you on an aerial journey, providing stimulating commentary as well as ensuring your safety. Our installation is Swiss-build, UK managed and all our safety equipment is imported.
worth enjoying the fecilties,, offered like rope way...vintage car drive.. camel ride.. bentley ride in village offers a g8 experience in rajasthan royal style. having traditional rajasthasni folk dancers ..performing in amphi theater..well organisedDear Kamal, Thank you for this great review. Happy to know you enjoyed yourself and had a good time. Do check out our other locations (Jodhpur, Kikar, Rishikesh, Kereita in Kenya) as well. Thanks, Team Flying Fox
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Very recently we had the privilege of Khatu Shyamji Darshan. Although there was a huge crowd of over 1000 persons, we could avail the darshan of the magnificent deity, which is said to be the reigning deity of Kaliyuga as per the Hindu Mythology.
Khatu near Reengus is about 100 kms from Jaipur accessible by road. One can reach Jaipur by air/train/road or Reengus by train/road depending upon one's own convenience.
There are many low cost lodging places in case one wants to stay overnight. Many food options are available for vegetarians.
It is mainly a religious place for Hindus.
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Driving to Ranthambhore, we had planned a stop at Abhaneri village, to see Chand Baori. Happy we did, as this was spectacular. Abhaneri is known for its 'Baori' or step well, which was invented by the villagers to harvest rain water. The Baori was used as a cool place of retreat, and as a water source/reservoir during parched times of the year. Chand Baori remains one of India's deepest and largest stepwells. The Baori consists of three flight of stairs descending into the earth with a subterranean palace on one side. The flight of stairs and the palace are all arranged in a square pattern with the well lying at the very bottom. The flight of steps are thirteen stories deep. The palace at the bottom of the Baori was a place for the royals to stay during hot summers days. There is a large courtyard all around the Baori, from where great views of the Baori can be had. All around the courtyard there are covered areas housing intricately carved sandstone artifacts/idols dating as far back as 10th century.
The colossal, delicately carved well of Chand Baori is located very close to the ruins of Harshat Mata Temple. It was a ritual to wash hands and feet at the Chand Baori before visiting the Harshat Mata Temple. Harshat Mata Temple is dedicated to goddess Harshat Mata. Harshat Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness. According to myth, the goddess is always cheerful, and she imparts her joy and happiness to the whole village. Substantially destroyed by islamic invaders in the 10th century, the remains of the temple still boast of architectural and sculptural styles of 10th century India. The temple itself is on a raised platform from where unrestricted views of nearby fertile region can be had. There is a small village nearby where many artisans live. Definitely a photo opportunity. There are guides available, but hire a knowledgeable one, if possible. Hope this helps you with your first visit.
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Salasar Balaji Temple is located in the Churu district of Rajasthan. It is a religious destination on the Jaipur- Bikaner highway.
Lord Hanuman devotees have high faith in Salasar Balaji Temple or Salasar Dham. On Chaitra Poornima and Ashvin Purnima large fairs are held in the area.
Generally there is a large queue, so be prepared to invest minimum around an hour to visit this temple.
As a tourist place it can be avoided. There is no decent place to sit and have food and relax.
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The Vijay Stambh just blew my mind. Its beauty, scale and sheer presence make for an awesome spectacle. The stone work is fantastic and the engineering amazing. Be sure to walk around to enjoy perspectives from various angles. Would strongly recommend a nice large photo from one of the photographer's around (only Rs. 50/-).
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Bharatpur bird sanctuary is home to over 350 species of birds.
We visited the park accompanied by an excellent guide, travelling on cycle rickshaws as well as on foot. Our guide ensured we saw birds and other wildlife (such as a sleeping python and golden jackals) that we may not have spotted on our own and, also, close up through his spotting scope. But there is an abundance of birds/wildlife in this park so it is easy to also see a lot with the naked eye. The rickshaws are a godsend because the park is vast and the rickshaw canopy also allows some respite from the sun.
It is worth noting that there is a fixed price of 150 rupees (£1.60) per hour per rickshaw which, in our case - rather embarrassingly, we were unaware of. These guys are also birders and work very hard for their money.
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