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Sanganer

Sanganer

February 8, 2014 Comments Off

TWO ORNATE triple-arched gateways lead into Sanganer, a colourful town renowned for its hlockprinted cotton textiles. According to local lore this tradition of hlockprinting goes hack to the 16th century when Sanga, one of

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Amber Fort

Amber Fort

February 8, 2014 Comments Off

THE FORT PALACE OF AMBER WAS the Kachhawaha citadel until 1727, when their capital moved to Jaipur. Successive rulers continued to come here on all important occasions to seek the blessings of the family

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Gaitor

Gaitor

February 8, 2014 Comments Off

The marble cenotaphs of the Kachhawaha kings are enclosed in a walled garden just below Nahargarh Fort. Sawai Jai Singh II chose this to be the new cremation site after Amber was abandoned. Ornate,

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Nahargarh

Nahargarh

February 8, 2014 0

The forbidding hill-top fort of Nahargarh (“tiger fort”) stands in what was once a densely forested area. The fierce Meena tribe ruled this region until they were defeated by the Kachhawahas. Legend says that

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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

February 7, 2014 Comments Off

 THE FIVE OBSERVATORIES built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the one in Jaipur is the largestand best preserved; the others are in Delhi , Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi.A keen astronomer himself, Jai Singh was

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Jaipur and Environs

Jaipur and Environs

February 6, 2014 Comments Off

THE JAIPUR REGION of Rajasthan lies on the eastern fringes of the Thar Desert, a semi-arid land cut southwest to northeast by the craggy Aravalli Hills. Studded by hilltop and jungle forts, its valleys and plains glitter

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Tours

Tours

February 1, 2014 Comments Off

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