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Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park

February 10, 2014 Comments Off

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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Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur

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AN IMPORTANT railway junction and entry point to the Ranthambhore National Park, Sawai Madhopur is named after its founder Sawai Madho Singh I (r.1750-68). The historic 8th-century Ranthambhore Fort (now in die park), a

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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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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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Samode

Samode

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Samode’s romantic palace, immortalized in films such as The Far Pavilions, is the main reason why this minor Rajput hamlet is now a luxurious tourist destination. Erected in the late 19th century by a powerful

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Chomu Fort

Chomu Fort

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THE SMALL TOWN of Chomu links Jaipur with the Shekhawati region. Traces of a grander past are visible in its once impressive fort, handsome havens and stepwells. But Chime’s charm lies in its rural

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Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort

February 8, 2014 Comments Off

A BUMPY RIDE from Sariska will take you to the abandoned city of  Bhangarh, a fascinating site said to be a clan citadel before Amber. Local legend says that the place was deserted when

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Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park

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NOWHERE IS THE AGE and majesty of the Aravalli Hills as apparent in the  region as it is at Bairat . The striking topography of giant  rocks, variously textured and shaped, provides a dramatic

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Bagru

Bagru

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THEM SMALL VILLAGE of Bagru is yet another traditional textile printing centre. Unlike the refined prints of Sanganer, Bagni’s arc bolder and more earthy, with a limited colour palette of red and black. The

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