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Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park

February 8, 2014 Comments Off

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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Rajgarh

Rajgarh

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OVERLOOKING a picturesque valley with green fields and citrus groves is the  grand hilltop fort of Rajgarh, the old capital of the Alwar rulers. Built by the founder of the dynasty, Pratap Singh, in

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Alwar Tourism

Alwar Tourism

February 8, 2014 Comments Off

SITUATED between Mughal and Rajputs territories, Alwar’s place in history was manipulated by its rulers who made shrewd aliances  to gain political leverage. Aiwar’s growth as a vassal state of the Kachhawaha kings to

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Gaitor

Gaitor

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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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Ghat ki Guni

Ghat ki Guni

February 7, 2014 Comments Off

In the 18th and 19th centuries the ministers and dignitaries of the Jaipur court created a tranquil summer retreat in this valley, when the area would hustle with the constant to and fro of

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Sisodia Rani ka Bagh

Sisodia Rani ka Bagh

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This terraced garden was laid out in the 18th century for Sawai Jai Singh Ifs second wife, a Sisodia princess from Udaipur. The marriage was one of convenience to foster better relations between the

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Jawahar Kala Kendra

Jawahar Kala Kendra

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Designed by Indian architect Charles Correa in 1993, this remarkable building offers tribute to contemporary Indian design. Imaginatively patterned after the famous grid system of the city, each of the nine squares or courts

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Raj Mahal Palace

Raj Mahal Palace

February 7, 2014 Comments Off

Now a grand heritage hotel, this pleasant 18th-century palace, less opulent than the Rambagh Palace, occupies a special place in the history of Jaipur. Built in 1729 for Man Singh I’s favourite queen, Chandra

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Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace

February 7, 2014 Comments Off

The Rambagh Palace, now a splendid hotel, has had a colourful past. From its modest origins in 1835 as a small, four-roomed garden pavilion for Ram Singh I’s wet nurse, it was used as

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Statue Circle

Statue Circle

February 7, 2014 Comments Off

This popular landmark is a traffic roundabout, circling an imposing white marble statue of Sawai Jai Singh II. commissioned by the Sawai Jai Singh Benevolent Trust. It was installed in 1968 and is now

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