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Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park

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THIS PARK LIES IN the shadow of the Aravalli and Vindhya mountain ranges and covers a core area of 400 sq km (155 sq miles). Its razorsharp ridges, deep boulder-filled gorges, lakes and jungle

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Indergarh

Indergarh

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THIS SMALL TOWN, Founded by Raja Indrasal in 1605, lies huddled beneath the ramparts of a picturesque hill fort which is clearly visible from the flat rooftops of houses where, in summer, people sleep

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Tonk

Tonk

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THE SMALL. PRINCIPALITY of Tonk, the only Muslim kingdom in Rajasthan, was created by the British in the early 19th century to appease the powerful Pathan warlord, Air Khan, The legacy of its nawabs is

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chaksu

chaksu

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THIS SLEEPY LITTLE village on the road from Jaipur towards Sawai Madhopur is known for its small white temple dedicated to Shitala Mata, the goddess who wards off disease, especially smallpox. A hundred steps

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Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif

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A REVERED Muslim pilgrim centre since the 12th century, the Dargah Sharif contains the tomb of the famous Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (1143-1236), popularly called Garth Nawaz, or “protector of the poor”. Reputed

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Ajmer

Ajmer

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FAMOUS THROUGHOUT the subcontinent as the holiest Muslim pilgrim centre after Mecca, Ajmer’s prominence in history is connected to the dargale of a Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The Mughals made Ajmer the provincial

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Pushkar

Pushkar

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A PEACEFUL PILGRIM TOWN Of lakes and 400 temples, Pushkar derives its name from pushup (flower) and kar (hand) after a legend that says that its lakes were created from the petals that fell

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Kishangarh

Kishangarh

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OF ALL RAPUTANA states , this was the smallest. It was established in the early 17th century by Kisban Singh, a Rathore prince from Jodhpur, on lands near Ajmer. The king’s sister was one

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Sambhar Salt Lake

Sambhar Salt Lake

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SAMBHAR LAKE is among the six important sites in India designated by the World Wit Fund for Nature (V F) as a wetland of international importance. This vast inland saline lake spreads over an

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A Tour of Shekhawati

A Tour of Shekhawati

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NORTHEAST OF JAIPUR, situated along the old camel caravan trade route, lies Shekhawati, or the “garden of Shekha”, named after Rao Shekha , a fiercely independent ruler who consolidated the region in the 15th

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