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A Complete Travel Guide to Rajasthan in India

India’s best tourism place.

Rajasthan, the largest state of the Republic of India, is the best tourism spot in India. Most of its area is covers by the Great Indian Desert known as Thar Desert which has an edge paralleling Satluj-Indus river along with its borders to Pakistan. It covers an area of 132,150 sq miles. This state constitutes 10.41% of the total area of country.

The capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’. One of the world’s oldest mountain ranges, Aravali ranges, is present in Rajasthan and cradles the only hill station of this state, Mt Abu. There are also two famous national tiger reserves- Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserves and a Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur which is famous for its Bird life.

Rajasthan Tourism:

Tourism is the most flourished industry in Rajasthan because of its popularity due to enriched culture and a great history. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, forts of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and other places are the most preferred destinations in Rajasthan that are visited by Indian tourists as well as foreigners. Tourism accounts for 8% of states domestic product.

Rajasthan is famous for the majestic forts, and well decorated ‘havelis’ that were built by Rajput kings in previous ages. Architectural structures like Lake Palace, Hawa Mahal, Mehrangarh Fort, City Palaces, Dilwara temples or Jaisalmer Forts are the true heritage of India.

Jaipur is known as pink city because all the ancient houses are made of a type of sandstone having a pink tone. Jain temples are scattered all over Rajasthan from east to west and north to south; like Dilwara Temple at Mount Abu, Ranakpur Temple dedicated to Lord Adinath near Udapiur.

Rajasthan is often known as paradise for shoppers. This state is famous for its handicrafts, semi-precious stones, textile products. The designs of jewelleries are attractive and have an ancient touch. Jaipur is famous for its jewelleries. Rajasthani furniture is best piece of art and presents the ancient culture. Handicrafts are in international demand because of intricate work done on them. Rajasthan Tours is the most popular place among shoppers because it provides cheap prices for quality products.

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Much Awaited Elephant Festival in Rajasthan, India

Elephant is well illustrated in the Hindu Mythology. As the Elephant was the divine vehicle (Vahan) of God Indra name of that Elephant was “Airawata”. Since then Elephant become the symbol of royalty in Indian culture and most festivals associated with that. Elephant festival is the most popular festival.

This festival celebrated in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan .This the festival where elephant are the centre of attraction.Groomed to perfection, glittering with gold looks like row upon row catwalk of elephant safari in front of audience. The elephant moves gracefully in procession, run races and game of polo and play colors of holi. The famous Chaugan ground of Jaipur is the venue for this occasion.

Time to Celebrate

The annual event of Elephant is held at Jaipur ever year. Mainly in the month of March on the day of holi festival in Phagun.Holi is the festival of colors.This festival celebrates in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan tour.

Activity
This is the festival of elephant so in this elephant are the main center of attraction. This festival commences with elephants, camel , horses parade marching towards the ground which is followed by the folk dancer. Elephant races, elephant polo matches, tug of war with men is the most interesting competition makes the spectators speechless. Here elephant keepers decorate their elephants from head to toe with exceptional things and then the ‘Best decorated Elephant’ contest is also the feature of this fest.

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Fair and Festival Holidays Time in Rajasthan

This is an account of a trek to Gaumukh – the snout of the Gangotri glacier, where the mighty river Ganga emerges and to Tapovan – a high altitude meadow above Gaumukh in the Garhwal Holidays to Himalaya.

The first time that we visited Gangotri. We were fresh after our trek to Dodital and Darwa and wanted to round off our Himalayan adventure with a trek to the origin of the Ganga – or the Bhagirathi, to be more precise. However, we reached Gangotri after a 5-hour drive from Uttarkashi, only to be told that we needed permits for the trek, which are issued at Uttarkashi! The rules for Trekking tours India in the newly-declared Gangotri National Park decreed this and this was the first time entry to this area was being regulated – which was why nobody had cared to mention this to us, I guess. As we tried to get over our disappointment by doing hill walks in this picturesque region, we resolved to come back again next year.

Preparations

So June 2009 found us at Uttarkashi, all geared up for our adventure and having 2 days in hand to secure that precious slip of paper. As it turned out, we needn’t have worried – getting the permit at the Kot Bungalow forest department office was a fairly straightforward affair and we spent the rest of the time visiting the National Institute of Mountaineering campus and doing small scrambles on the pretext of acclimatization. It is important that one acclimatizes well to minimize the ill-effects of altitude on one’s body. To allow the body’s mechanisms to adjust to the rarefied air of the high Himalaya, one needs to spend time at various intermediate points and not rush directly to one’s destination.

Next, we headed out to Gangotri and spent a couple of days there, taking walks along the banks of the Bhagirathi, relaxing and drinking in the picturesque mountain scenery that surrounds this holy town. It is here that legend states that Raja Bhagirath did penance and practiced austerities to bring down Mother Ganges Tours to redeem his ancestors. It is said that Gaumukh – the snout of the Gangotri glacier was near present-day Gangotri many years back and slowly receded over time to its current location 18 miles from Gangotri.

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Trinidad and Tobago Fusion of Beauty

Trinidad and Tobago are a fusion of beauty, culture, history, fascinating cuisine and so much more. They are as different as the proverbial “chalk and cheese”, but therein lies the allure. Visitors get a two for one deal when they visit the twin island republic. It’s known as “TNT” by its citizens, a name that’s apt and fitting.

In Trinidad the destinations are lively, friendly, bubbly, people; while Tobago will woo you with its serenity, beauty and mysticism. These islands were joined hundreds of years ago by the British who once owned them. They became independent since August 1962. They have managed their economy successfully since then and have established themselves as an economic power house in the region.

Trinidad and Tobago needs to be explored separately, and then merged to truly appreciate their uniqueness, while recognizing their compatibility.

TOBAGO

Tobago is the smaller and quieter of the two “sisters”, contributing her natural beauty to the allure of the islands. Travelers will be welcomed by her exquisite charm. They will be mesmerised by the wonder of the Buccoo reef, which is a marine protected area, as they are taken out in glass bottom boats to view the variety of marine life that call the reef home. The Nylon Pool lies just behind the reef, it was named by Princess Margaret when she visited it back in 1962. The locals claim that the Pool has rejuvenating powers. Pigeon Point is one of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean. The white sandy beach is lined with coconut and is well-kept and managed.

WHAT TO EAT

Tobago has a varied cuisine, some of it can also be found in its sister isle Trinidad. Nevertheless, they have their own unique dishes, such as crab and dumplings. bene balls (sesame seeds formed into a ball and held together with sugary mixture), toolum, another island confectionery, is also round. Its ingredients are molasses with grated coconut. Visitors can enjoy other creole dishes such as callaloo, ( a dish made with dasheen leaves, coconut milk, ochros and seasoned with green seasonings). salt fish buljol, this is shredded salt fish seasoned with fresh seasonings and heated with hot oil. Make My Trip

WHERE TO EAT

There are many different types of restaurants on the island. Some provide international as well as local dishes, while others offer mainly local cuisine. For the lovers of fast food; there are restaurants to satisfy you as well. Most are reasonably priced and well run.

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Travelers Paradise Thailand

Thailand is the most visited country in Southeast Asia. This thanks to the incomparable natural beauty, as its beautiful tropical islands to the south and the jungle in the north, but also historical and artistic wonders, Buddhist monastery and museums. All this accompanied by the possibility of creating very beautiful places for vacation without spending astronomical sums.

The excellent quality-price ratio is indeed one of the most obvious travel destinations. True shopper’s paradise, Thailand has earned over time a well-deserved fame as a natural and cultural heritage: a journey into the land of smiles means coming into contact with a place that likes to call itself a strong identity and distinguish itself as “thainess” food, massages and wellness, crafts, holidays, accommodation, everything falls into that particular principal character of being “Thai”.

The Food

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Festivals Of Tibet

Join festive events during your Tibet tours and it will surely add more to your memory of the snowland.

Tibetan New Year is the most important festival in China’s Tibet. It is an occasion when the families reunite and expect that the coming year will be a better one. Known as Losar, the festival starts from the first to the third day of the first Tibetan month. Preparations for the festive event are manifested by special offerings to family shrine deities, painted doors with religious symbols, and other painstaking jobs done to prepare for the event. Tibetans eat Guthuk (barley crumb food with filling) on New Year’s Eve with their families. Eating Guthuk is fun since the barley crumbs are stuffed with a different filling to fool someone in the family. The Festival of Banishing Evil Sprits is observed after dinner. Signs that the New Year is approaching when one sees lit torches, and people running and yelling to get rid of evil spirits from their houses. Before dawn on New Year’s Day, housewives get their first buckets of water for their homes and prepare breakfast. After breakfast, people dress up to go to monasteries and offer their prayers. People visit their neighborhoods and exchange their Tashi Delek blessings in the first two days. Feast is the theme during the occasion. On the third day, old prayer flags are replaced with new ones. Other folk activities may be held in some areas to celebrate the events.

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Monlam, the Great Prayer Festival, falls on the fourth up to the eleventh day of the first Tibetan month. The event was established in 1049 by Tsong Khapa, the founder of the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama’s order. It is the grandest religious festival in Tibet. Religious dances are performed and thousands of monks gather for chanting before the Jokhang Temple. Examinations taking form of sutra debates for the Geshe degree, the highest degree in Buddhist theology, are also held. Pilgrims crowd to listen to the sermons while others give religious donations.

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The Butter Lamp Festival, Chunga Choepa in Tibetan, falls on the fifteenth day of the first Tibetan month. The event was also established by Tsong Khapa to celebrate the victory of Sakyamuni against heretics in a religious debate. Giant butter and Tsampa sculptures varying in forms of auspicious symbols and figures are displayed on Barkhor. People keep singing and dancing throughout the festive night. And it’s great experience for visitors in their itineraries of Tibet China tours.

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Jogja Biennale Festival in Yogyakarta

Wayan Kulit performance Yogyakarta(http://picasaweb.google.com) Wayan Kulit performance Yogyakarta(http://picasaweb.google.com)

Jogja Biennale is a festival held on the city called Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yogyakarta is famous for its lively culture and surrounded by talented artistic people. It is also well known for traditional Javanese culture and fine arts; puppet shows, songs, poetry, drama, batik etc. Many of Indonesia well known artistic is born in Yogyakarta. Not only Yogyakarta famous for its culture and art, it is also the centre of Kraton( Sultan palace).

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