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Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve

in Fort, History, Jeep Safari, Mahabharata, Mughal, North India, Pandavas, Rajasthan, Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian National Park. It is located in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. In 1955, it was declared as Wildlife reserve and in 1978, this national park attained the status of Tiger Reserve. This is the part of Aravalli Ranges. Bengal Tigers is the major attraction of this reserve. In the world this is the first reserve where the relocation of tigers has been done successfully.   What to see in Sariska Tiger Reserve: Kankwadi Fort: It is one of the attractions of the tiger reserve. This fort belongs to 16th century. It was built by Jai Singh II. For the succession of the throne, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb briefly imposed his brother Dara Shikoh in this fort. Pandupol: In the centre of the reserve, visitors can find Pandupol. This was the retreat to the Pandavas. It is located on the hill of the reserve. Hanuman Temple: This temple also can be seen at Pandupol. This temple is acting as a source of problem to wildlife, due to heavy traffic problem. Nilkanth Temples: These temples are other attractions of this reserve. These temples are built by Bargujars. These temples are built between 8th to 13th centuries. Tal Briksh: It is located to the north of the reserve. This place is famous for warm water springs. Wild Life:  Apart from Bengal Tigers, several other wild animals can also be seen here. These animals include Tiger, Jackal, Hyena, Cat, Wild Dog, and Leopard. Plenty of Rhesus Monkeys can be seen here. Other major species of this sanctuary are Langur,  Wild Boar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chitel, Sambar. Along with animals several birds can also be seen here. Some major bird attractions of this place are Great Indian Horned Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Golden Beaked Wood Pecker, Tree Pie, Sand Grouse, Bush Quali, Grey partridge, Peafowl etc.   What to see around Sariska Tiger Reserve: Naldeshwar Shrine: Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple belongs to 18th century. Dense greenery around the temple looks so beautiful. This temple is located in the highway between Sariska and Alwar which is 25kms away from the park. Bathrihari: It is located 11kms away from the park. This place is always busy with the...

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Dilwara Temples

Dilwara Temples

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Dilwara Temples in Rajasthan is famous for its stone carvings and architecture styles. It is located just 3kms away from Mount Abu. Ministers of Solanki rulers of Gujarat were built these temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Parshvanath, Lord Mahavir Swami, Lord Nemi Nathji, Lord Rishabhdev, and Lord Adinath. Pillars, doorways, Carved Ceilings’, Majestic Entrance Gate of each and every temple are so beautiful. Before entering into the temple it is mandatory to have bath. Bathing facility is available.   What to see in Dilwara Temples: Luna Vasahi Temple: Tejpal and Vastupal brothers have built this temple in 1230 AD. Lord Nemi Nathji is worshipped in this temple. He was 22nd Jain Thirthnkar. Rag Mandapa Hall is one of the major attractions of this temple. This hall consists of 360 carved idols of Jain Trithankars. All are made up of marble. Pitthalhar Temple:  This temple consists of Navchowki and Madapa like other temples. All the idols of this temple are made up of brass. Shri Parshavnath Temple: This was built in 1458- 59 AD. Major attractions of this temple are 4 big Mandapas, Tallest Tower and beautiful sculptures on the outer wall. Sculptures of outer wall are made up of gray sandstone. Vimal Vasahi Temple: This is the oldest temple belongs to Lord Adinath. He was the first Jain Trithankar. Open Courtyard and rich carvings are the major attraction of this temple. This temple was built in 1031AD by Vimal Shah. It is surrounded by corridors which is having small images of Jain Saints. Pillars are decorated with musical instruments carvings and interior temple was decorated with flowers and petal carvings. Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Mahaveer. He was 24th Jain Tirthankar. It was built in 1582.   What to see around Dilwara Temples: Archaeological Museum: Major attraction of this museum is Devdasi statues. These statues belong to 6th and 12th centuries. It was built in 1962. This was divided into two sections. Accessories of ancient period are preserved in the first section of the museum. In the second section is so attractive with miniatures paintings. It is located 6kms away from the temple. Mount Abu wild life sanctuary:  People visit this place...

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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

in Fort, History, Jaipur, Musuem, Palace, Rajasthan | 0 comments

Jaigarh Fort is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Other name of this fort is Cheel Ka Teela which means Hill of Eagles. To protect the Amber Fort this was built in 1726 by Jai Singh. This fort also looks like Amber Fort. This fort is famous for the canon on wheels which is the largest canon in the world.   What to see in Jaigarh Fort: Divya Burj: It is 7 stored formation. As it is so height, visitors can seen almost all parts of the city from this place. Palace Complex: This is most famous for its architectural style. Vijay Garh: Major attraction of this place is collection of ammunitions and arms which are used by Rajputs. Those arms include huge cannon, guns, shields, muskets and swords. Weight of the cannon is 50Kgs. Albert Hall Museum:  Major attractions of this museum are crystal work, metal sculptures, ivory goods, natural stones, Pottery, Chiseled Brassware, Exquisite Jewellery, and Rare Paintings. Other attractions of this museum are plans of Palaces, vintage spittoon dates back to 15th century, circular pack of cards, stamps.   What to see around Jaigarh Fort: Amer Fort: Raja Man Singh I constructed this fort in 1592. Red sandstone was used to construct this fort. Rajput and Mughal Styles can be seen here. Amer Fort Attractions are Sila Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Aam, Palace of Raja Man Singh I, Diwaan-e-Khas. It is located 7kms away from the fort. Jal Mahal: This seen like it is floating on the water. So it is known as Water Palace. It is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. This was built by Maharaja Madho Singh I in 1799. It is located 9kms away from the fort. Hawa Mahal: In 1747, this was built by Sawai Pratap Singh. This is known as Palace of Winds. Royal ladies can see the market place from this mahal. It is located 10kms away from the fort. Nahargarh Fort: It is located on Aravalli Hills which are located 8kms away from the fort. For the protection of Amber this was built by Jai Singh. It is located 5kms away from the fort.   Getting to Jaigarh Fort: As this palace is very close to Jaipur...

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Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola

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Lake Pichola is one of the famous lakes in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. It is an artificial lake created in 1362AD. Main of this lake is to meet the drinking needs as well as irrigation needs of the city people. 4 Islands are situated on the lake. Scenic charm to the surroundings of the lake attracts most of the visitors towards this lake. Maharana Udai Singh also impressed with this lake and founded the city Udaipur. Lake is surrounded by hills, bathing Ghats, temples and Palaces. Boat riding is the major attractions of this lake.   What to see in Lake Pichole: Jag Niwas: It is the luxurious hotel consists of 83 rooms. This hotel gives the best view of the lake. Jag Mandir: This is also known as Lake Garden Palace. Construction of this palace started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh. Completed in 1652 by Maharan Jagat       Singh I. This Palace used as a summer resort to the royal families Mohan Mandir: From this place King would watch the annual Gangaur festival celebrations. Arsi Vilas: This was established by Maharan’s of Udaipur to enjoy the sunset on the lake. It is famous for Bird Sanctuary. Different variety of birds can be seen here namely Kingfisher, Cormorants, terns, egrets, Coots, Tufted ducks.   What to see around Lake Pichola: Fateh Sagar Lake: It is an artificial Lake constructed in 1678 by Maharana. It is one of the 4 lakes of Udaipur. Other 3 are Jaisamand Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, and Lake Pichola. It consists of 3 Islands – One Island has Nehru Park, a restaurant and a Zoo. Other Island has Water Jet fountain and Public Park and Udaipur Solar Observatory is using the third Island. It is 4kms away from Pichola. Udai Sagar Lake:  To have plenty of water supplies to the Kingdom this was established by Maharana Udai Singh. Most memorable experience is boating during the sunset season. It is 16kms away from the Pichola. Dhebar Lake: In India this is the largest artificial lake and in Asia this is the second largest lake. In this lake 3 Islands are situated. One of the famous Islands is Hawa Mahal. Lake was built by Rana Jai Singh. It...

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Eklingji

Eklingji

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Eklingji is a town located in Udaipur district of Rajasthan, India. Other name of this town is Kailashpuri. This town is famous for Eklingji Temple. It is located 22kms away from Udaipur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Temple was built by Bappa Rawal in 734 AD. After that, this temple repaired by several kings.   What to see in Eklingji: Eklingji Temple:  This is the major attractions of this town. It is a temple complex consists of 108 temples. Main idol of the complex is Lord Shiva. Granite and Marble are used in the construction of the wall complex.   Temple has elaborated pillared hall under a vast Pyramidal roof with a four faced image of Lord Shiva. This image is made up of black marble. East facing part of this image is Surya (Sun), North facing Part is Vishnu (Protector), West facing part is Brahma (Creator) and south facing Part is Lord Shiva (Destroyer). On the top of this idol one can find Yantra. This stands for the reality.   On every Monday evening, Maharana of Udaipur pays a private visit to this temple. Another major attraction of this place is Silver image of Nandi. This welcomes at the entrance of the main temple. Plenty of black stone Nandi’s can be seen in the temple complex. Height of Main idol is 50feet.   At the entrance of the temple, visitors find heavy door. This was made up of silver and heavy carvings. Carvings of Lord Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha seem like they were protecting Lord Shiva. Other shrines of the temple are Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Yamuna. Shivratri Festival celebrates so grandly at this place. Lakulish Temple:  This is one of the major temples in the temple complex of Eklingji Temple. In the entire India this is the only temple of Lakulish which was built in 971.   What to see around Eklingji: Sas- Bahu: It is located just one kilometre away from the town in Nagda town. This temple is famous for stone carvings. Incidents of Ramayana can be seen in the form of carvings. Marble was used to construct this temple which was dates back to 11th century. Adbudji Temple: This temple belongs to...

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

in History, Jodhpur, Marwar, Palace, Rajasthan | 0 comments

Umaid Bhawan Palace is located at Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. This palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. Other name of this palace is Chittar Palace. Palace was designed by Henry Vaughan Lancaster. Taj Hotels are managing this Palace. It is divided into 3 parts. They are Museum, Royal family residence and luxury Taj Palace Hotel. Art Deco style can be seen in the inner part of the Palace. Yellow Sandstone is used in the construction of this Palace. Several celebrities such as Eva Herzigova, Bob Geldof, Sarah Ferguson, Diana Ross, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Mick Jagger stayed at this hotel.   What to see in Umaid Bhawan Palace: Umaid Bhawan’s Zodiac Club: This is one of the attractions in Umaid Bhawan Palace. It consists of 4 tennis courts, marble squash courts, a sauna, a gymnasium, the billiards room, sub terranean swimming pool. All these can be used only by the people who are staying in the hotel. The Museum: Major attraction of this palace is this museum. This consists of Chinese Vases, period furniture, artefacts, antique clocks and arms. Other attraction of this museum is collection of stuffed leopard. This is the huge banner presented by Queen Victoria. Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel: In 1972, Palace was converted into hotel in association with hotel chains ITC Hotels. This hotel consists of Kebab Konner, the Pillar restaurants, Marwar Hall, Risala Restaurants and the Trophy Bar.   What to see around Umaid Bhawan Palace: Mehrangarh Fort: It is located at the height of 400 feet above Jodhpur city. This fort is named after Sun deity. It was the seat of the Rathores rulers from the house of Marwar. This palace is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. It is located 6kms away from the Palace. Maha Mandir Temple: It is situated in Mandore road which is 5kms away from the city. Visitors attracts towards this structure for its architectural style. Different designs and figures depicting various Yogasanas will look most beautifully on the pillars of the temple. There are 84 pillars to the temple. It is located 5kms away from the Palace. Girdikot & Sardarkot Market: It is located 3kms away from the Palace. This market consists of several markets....

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