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Jaipur-Rajasthan - Best 6 Places To Visit

Radiant in the tints of its respectable and eminent past, the historic city of Jaipur emerges as a standout amongst the most dynamic and socially lively destinations on the planet.

Enriched with natural excellence and an incredible history, Rajasthan has a prospering tourism industry. The castles of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert strongholds of Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer and antiquated Temples and Monuments are among the most favored tourist spots of numerous sightseers.


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Jaipur-Rajasthan, otherwise called the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan. It's a main vacation spot for both Indians and guests from all over the globe. It is an extremely beautiful city with amazing royal residences, strongholds and chronicled landmarks and has a place with the traveler Golden Triangle together with Delhi and Agra. Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Survey of 2008, The beautiful city was positioned the seventh best place to visit in Asia. As per TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards for Destination of 2015, Jaipur positioned first among the Indian tourist centers. Raj Palace Hotel’s Presidential Suit charged at US$ 45,000 every night, was recorded in second place on CNN's World's 15 costliest suites in 2012.

How To Reach Jaipur

  • By plane : Jaipur Airport of Sanganer offers many service to London and Dublin. Flights to Singapore and Bangkok are available via Delhi. Direct flights to Sharjah, Muscat and Dubai are also available.
  • By train : Connects Jaipur from all over the country and is one of the cheapest options
  • By bus : There is an outstanding bus service between Jaipur to Delhi by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation
Move around Bus. City bus #2 runs from the railway station up Station Road to the City Palace, Minar, Observatory, etc.
City bus #5 takes you directly to Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, New Gate and the intersection of MI Road and Railway Rd every 10 minutes until 21:00
By autorickshaw: It is the best way to travel around the city.
Forts Amber Fort: This huge royal residence complex made half and half Hindu-Muslim style goes back to Raja Man Singh and was the royal residence of the Kachwahas from 1600-1727. It's one of six world legacy strongholds in Rajasthan.

Jaigarh Fort: Never vanquished in any battle, this was noted as the sturdiest of the three fortresses in the range.

Nahargarh Fort: Built in 1734 by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, eminent essentially for incredible sights over Man Sagar lake and the inconceivable sprawl of Jaipur.

Palaces City Palaces: A mix of customary Rajput and Mughal engineering. It is a huge royal residence complex possessing about one-seventh of the Pink City.

Jal Mahal: This wonderful Jal Mahal or water royal residence was made by the King of Amber amidst the Man Sagar Lake.

Temples Galwar Bagh: Eastern edge of the city. Both local people and vacationers come here to give food to the friendly monkeys, utilize the sanctuaries, and experience the locale.

Govind Devji Temple: For Vaishnavites, especially devotees of Lord Krishna, this is the most imperative sanctuary on the planet after Vrindavan.

Monuments Gaitore, Hawa Mahal, Iswari Minar Swarga Sal, Jantar Mantar, Anna Meena Ka Kund.
Museums Central Museum, 09:00-17:30. A fine model of Indo-Saracenic engineering. The historical center has a rich accumulation of antiques like drawing, rugs, ivory, stone, metal statues and brilliant gem works.
Enjoy Elephant Ride One of the highlights of a visit to the spectacular Amer Fort is the opportunity to ride an elephant up the slope to the central passageway.
Yoga 1-to 45-day yoga courses. Dhamma Thali Vipassana Meditation Center.


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Udaipur-Rajasthan is an extremely prevalent tourist spot. Known for its heritage, culture, beautiful areas and the Rajput-time castles. A complex of royal residences, exhibition halls and gardens including a rich mix of Rajasthani, Medieval, Mughal, European and Chinese architecture. A standout amongst the most wonderful palatial structures in Rajasthan. Udaipur is acclaimed for its lakes, castles, forts, sanctuaries, patio nurseries, and dreamy backgrounds. It was the setting of numerous motion pictures, including the thirteenth James Bond film, Octopussy.

Timing of City Palace:9.00 To 17.50 all days except on the day after Holika Dahan in March.

The last ticket is sold at 16:30 hours.

Entry Fee: Rs.115; Evening activities include The Mewar Sound and Light Show at the Manek Chowk the Legacy of Honour’ from 19:00 hours to 20:00 hours

Photography is allowed in permitted areas. The fee for photography is Rs.200 and for Videography is Rs.500.

How To Reach Udaipur

  • By Air : Dabok Airport is connected with Delhi and Mumbai. The airport is 23.2 kms or 14.4 miles from the Palace.
  • By train : Udaipur has direct train connections to many major cities in India.
  • By bus : Udaipur is connected by an efficient bus service to most cities in Rajasthan.
Land Marks Royal residences: Amar Vilas: The highest court inside the complex is a raised garden giving passage to the Badi Mahal, a delight structure made in the Mughal style.

Badi Mahal - Also known as Garden Palace is the intriguing focal garden castle located on a 27m (89 ft).

Krishna Vilas - Another chamber in Fatehprakash Palance with a rich gathering of art that depict imperial parades, celebrations and amusements of the Maharanas.

Mor Chowk or Peacock Square - A pillared lobby with glass and mirror mosaic adornments is vital to the inward courts of the royal residence. The intricate plan of this chamber comprises of three peacocks. The peacocks have been created with 5,000 bits of glass which sparkle in green, gold and blue.

Gardens: Gulab Bagh. Bird Park, Saheliyon ki Bari, Nehru Garden and Dudh Talai.

Historical centers: There are 19 chhatris that honor the 19 maharajas who were buried here. Ahar Museum-The site contains more than 250 monuments of the maharajas of Mewar that were built over around 350 years.

Bagore-ki-Haveli - A chateau made in the eighteenth century on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. It has over a hundred rooms, with exhibitions of costumes and contemporary art. Also has every day dance performance in the evening.

Shows –Must see Aapni Dhani - A great place to spend your night. This place has a zoo, comedy drama, magic show, dance, puppet show and the popular Rajasthani supper, the shows begin at night around 5-6pm.

Dharohar Dance Show at Bagore-ki-Haveli, close to Gangaur Ghat. An hour long Rajastani dance and doll manikin show. With unrecorded music used by native instruments, traditional dances, and circus.

Other attractions Places of Yoga & Meditation, Udaipur Ropeway, Horseback riding.


Image credit : Fascinator CC-BY-SA-3.0 Jodhpur

Jodhpur The city is known as the "Sun City" for the brilliant and luminous climate it experiences all the year round. The old city circles the fortification and is surrounded by a wall with many doors. Jodhpur is similarly called "Blue City" due to the blue colors that beautify a significant number of the houses in the old city. Though, the city has expanded enormously outside the wall in the course of recent decades. Jodhpur lies close to the geographic focus of Rajasthan state, which makes it a suitable center for visitors from all over the world.

Timings of Mehrangarh Fort: 9.00AM – 5.00PM All day open

Entry Fee: Rs.600 for Foreigners. a deposit of Rs2000, passport, credit card or driver’s license is required for identification

Photography: Allowed- Fee: Camera Rs.100 Video Rs.200

How To Reach Jodhpur

  • By Air : Jodhpur Airport is connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur and Bangalore. The distance between Airport and Mehrangarh Fort is 5.2 kms or 3.3 miles
  • By Rail : Jodhpur is well connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore Lucknow Jaipur and other major cities of India.
  • By Bus : Jodhpur has a wide network of roads and is well connected with all major cities.
Highlight of Mehrangarh Fort Mehrangarh Fort overlooks the city and is the biggest fort in all Rajasthan. Founded in 1458
Pearl Hall: Pearl-colored inside and beautified with colored glass windows, this is where the Maharaja attended his audiences
Mirror Hall: Just what the name says.
Flower Hall: The most elaborate of them all, this was the Maharaja's leisure chamber, for dancing girls and revelry.
Zenana Deodi. The inner alter of the palace once guarded by eunuchs, this is the place where the Maharaja's wives spent their days. The delicate sandstone screens and carvings are beautiful.
Natural sites Kailana Lake: an excursion spot and a principle drinking water location of the city
Ranisar Padamsar: Ranisar is near to Fateh Pole in Mehrangarh.
Gulab Sagar Lake: Gulab Sagar reservoir was built by Gulab Rai in 1788.
Temples of Jodhpur Santoshi Mata Temple, Lal Sagar.
Pal Balaji Temple, Pal Gaon.
Ganesh Temple, Ratanada.
Baba Ramdev Temple, Masuria Hills.
Yoga Customized Yoga by Yoga Guru Karan Singh. Close to Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls School, Rai Ka Bagh
Move around A half-day jeep drive through the farmland, Village visits are organized by neighborhood tourism administrators, Paragliding is another adventurous spot is available here.
Shopping Items made in cottage industries, handloom, Shoes, Dress materials, spices: mainly cardamom, vanilla, and saffron.


Jaisalmer-Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. The town remains on an edge of yellowish sandstone, headed by a fort, which contains the castle and a few decorative Jain sanctuaries. A large number of the houses and temples are finely carved. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. The city is commanded by the Jaisalmer Fort, otherwise called Sonar Qila (Golden Fort). Dissimilar to most fortresses in India,  it is a living fort. There are shops, inns and age old havelis (homes) inside the fort location where families have lived for eras. A camel safari in the sand dunes of this lovely place is an ever memorable event of a tourist.

Timings of Jaisalmer fort:  9.00am TO 5.00pm

Entry Fee: Rs.70 for Foreigner                               

Photography: Allowed- Rs. 50 for camera and Rs.100 for Video

How To Reach Jaisalmer

  • By Air : Jaisalmer Airport is 11.6 kms or 7.2 miles from Jaisalmer Fort (now closed for civilian flights.)
  • By Rail : Nearest Railway Station is Jaisalmer Jn. Station
  • By Bus : Bus or car-taxi from Jodhpur or by bus from Bikaner. A daily bus runs to and from Jaipur by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC).


Move around Camel safari is an attractive thing at Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer city can be easily covered on foot, but bikes are also available for rent to travel the city and outside.
To See Ghadsisar (Lake): King Ghadsi of Jaisalmer built 650 years ago. It is encompassed by temples and tombs of holy people. Boat riding facilities are available. Close-by is a social center and a hometown gallery. This location is known for various shows like puppet show, street circus and other interesting time passes. Here you can see people selling bread to nourish the enormous number of catfish in the lake.
Jain Temple: There are seven magnificently cut temples built inside the fortress walls. These temples were made between the 12th. century to 15th. century. Every one of the temples are associated by walkways and halls. It is mandatory to evacuate your shoes and all other leather articles (wallets, handbags, belts, and so on.) before getting to any Jain temple. They are open from 8am to early afternoon. Spend few hours to see them. Entry Fee is Rs.200 (includes photography).
Havelis: Patwon-ki-Haveli is a ten-minute walkable distance from the fort and it’s superb. It's a gathering of five houses. One of the havelis (nearest to the road) has been reinstated and transformed into a government gallery.
To Do Plan at least two-three days, and add time if you want to explore the desert. Jaisalmer is a wonderful place to visit and to keep some memories of travel. It's more comfortable to wander in the city before 7:00 am when there are not many tourists. Go for a stroll, visit the palace and do the camel safari, try a jeep safari into the desert to see the scenery and watch the sun go down.
Shopping It is well known for items like silver jewelry (necklaces, bangles, pendants, earrings, rings), gemstone jewelry (rings and pendants), and Tibetan jewelry (turquoise & coral inlaid jewelry) embroidery on silk and cotton, - and leather items. Hindu statues in bronze or silver plated Buddha statues. Always bargain when you buy.


Image credit : A Vahanvati CC-BY-SA-2.0 Pushkar

Pushkar-Rajasthan is one of the most ancient cities of India. It is situated on the banks of lovely lake. The date of its real source is not known, but rather legend of ancient India, connects Brahma with its creation. The city has numerous temples. The majority of the them are not exceptionally old on the grounds that numerous temples were devastated amid Muslim rule. Later, the pulverized sanctuaries were restored. The most acclaimed among all is the Brahma Temple constructed amid the fourteenth century CE. Now only a few temples exist in the world, in the name of Lord Brahma. This wonderful place is also renowned for its yearly fair ( Pushkar Camel Fair) held in November .

How To Reach Pushkar

  • By Air : Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is the nearest at a distance of 146 km.
  • By Bus : Puskar is well connected to the national highways of Rajasthan. Regular buses ply from Pushkar to the major cities of Jaipur, jodhpur and Ajmer.
  • By Train : Pushkar Terminus Railway station is connected to Ajmer railway station near at a distance of 11 km.


To See Pushkar Pushkar Lake is an outstanding, holy spot in the main area of Pushkar. It is said to have been made by Lord Brahma and is also a location of pilgrimage for the Hindus. The lake is encompassed by 52 distinct ghats, or steps
Temples Temples: Most of the temples don't permit outsiders/non-Hindus to enter. You should remove your shoes to enter the sanctuaries. Savitri Temple and the Brahma Temple with a wonderful sight of Pushkar Lake, are must-sees.
Some important temples are: Atmeshwar Temple, Sri Panchkund Shiva Temple, Varaha Temple, Aptaeshwar Temple, Pap Mochini Temple, and Rangji Temple.
To Do here Camel Safaris: The lovely desert part around the city is occupied by migrant tribes and a camel safari can be an enriching affair to recall.

Yoga classes: There are numerous Yoga classes here which keeps running at various timings. Courses include all areas of yoga from origin, its theories asanas and meditation. Do not miss it.

Pushkar Camel Fair: (November, amid the full moon) – It’s a 2 weeks fair attended by more than 400,000 people every year. Highlights- Presents more than 13,000 camels, hoses, and cattle for the fair. It is held during holy season as per the Hindu calendar.

Shopping You will find shops selling handicrafts, jewelry, cushion covers, books, clothes, showpieces, bags, shoes, etc. If you bargain you will get at a lesser price.

Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary

Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan, is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these creatures in their regular wilderness environment. Tigers can be normally seen even in the daytime. November and May are the preferable time for tiger sightings at Ranthambore National Park. The park’s ephemeral woods are the features of the kind of wilderness found in Central India. Other significant wild creatures join, a large Indian antelope, hyena with numerous stripes on body and legs, panther, large deer, shaggy-coated nocturnal Indian bear, wild pig, southern fields dark langur, rhesus macaque and chital. The forest is home to a wide assortment of trees, plants, natures and reptiles, and additionally, one of the biggest banyan trees in India

Timings: All days of the week

6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Entry Fee: Rs.1249 per person Foreigner (Canter)

Rs.1467 per person Foreigner (Gypsy)

Photography: No Fee for still camera. Charges for professional movie camera

How To Reach Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary

  • By Air : Jaipur, 160 km away, is the nearest airport to Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary.
  • By Train : Ranthambore National Park is around 11 km from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, which lies on the Delhi -Mumbai route.
  • By Roads : A network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur, the nearest town, to all the major cities within the state of Rajasthan.
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Kanak Vrindavan

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Kanak Vrindavan is a garden in Jaipur, made in a valley encompassed by Aravali slopes. The place is nearly 8.5 km north of the Jaipur city and having numerous close-by holiday destinations like Amer fortress Palace, Jaigarh fortification and Nahargarh post alongside heaps of lavish greenery. The Kanak Vrindavan Valley Complex was made roughly 275 years back by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur. It is filled with trees and gardens, enlivened with complex 'chhatris', (elevated domes) lovely mirror and "jali" art on the walls of the Govind Deoji temple, beside, a support of many fountainheads. The fundamental garden is partitioned into eight units, and is having a principle fountain called 'Parikrama', cut out of a solo marble piece.

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Image credit : G41rn8 CC-BY-SA-4.0 Galtaji

Galtaji is in the town of Khania-Balaji, about 10 km away from Jaipur. The site comprises of a sequence of temples constructed to a narrow fissure in the ring of slopes that encompasses Jaipur. An instinctive spring develops high on the slope and streams descending, filling a many of sacrosanct kunds (water tanks) in which Hindu devotees bathe. It is assumed that a Saint named Galav lived here, performed yoga, and did sacraments. The important temple is the Temple of Galtaji, built in pink stone. It includes many structures with circled rooftops, cut columns, and painted walls. The complex is set around a spring and utilized for dip buy the Hindu devotees. The sanctuary complex is conversationally known as Monkey temple because of the extensive tribe of monkeys who live here in the temples.


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Birla Mandir

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Birla Mandir Jaipur, is a Hindu temple situated in Jaipur and is a piece of one of the few Birla mandirs found all around the nation. The stupendous temple is situated on a lifted ground at the base of Moti Dungari slope in Rajasthan. The gigantic sanctuary was constructed amid the year 1988, by Birla Group is built in the finest of white marble. The three gigantic vaults of the temple signify three distinctive methods of Indian sculpture. The lovely white marble sanctuary hypnotizes the spectators, when it sparkles during the evening. Colored glass windows portray the scenes from Hindu sacred writings.

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Sanghe Ji Jain Temple

Sanghe ji Jain Temple:  Sanganer is a town located 16 km south of Jaipur. It is well known for fabric printing, high quality paper industry, and for Jain temples. The last stage of this sanctuary was finished in the tenth century A.D., as indicated by engraving of the Toranas. It has very high shikharas and the inward small shrines is a place of worship. The fine engravings of the sanctuary were made in the tenth century is equivalent to that of Dilwara Temple in Mount Abu. The sculpture of primary deity of this temple, Lord Rishabhanatha (Adinatha), the first Tirthankara, is believed to be more than 4000 years old. Surrounding it, are cuttings of, plants, lotuses and elephants.

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Amber Palace

Amber Palace Jaipur is situated in Amer, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, Rajasthan. Situated high on a mount, is the key vacation spot in the Jaipur zone. Amer Fort is known for its creative Hindu style foundations with its extensive defenses and arrangement of huge doors and paved ways, developed of marble and red sandstone. The appealing, rich royal residence is laid out on four levels, each with a patio. Yearly visitors to the Amer Palace was accounted as 5000 guests a day, with 1.4 million guests in 2007. Amer Fort, together with five different forts of Rajasthan, was proclaimed an UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


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Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal Jaipur: "Castle of Winds" in Jaipur, so named on the grounds that it was basically a high screen wall, so the ladies of the regal family could watch local street programs and celebrations while invisible from the outside. It was conceived by Lal Chand Ustad in the model of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its exceptional five-story face of the structure is much the same as the honeycomb of a bee with its 953 little windows. Built of red and pink sandstone, the royal residence sits on the edge of the City Palace. The palace was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. At the cost of Rs.4568 million, repair and renovations were taken place in 2006, has made the monument more attractive.


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Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort Jaipur: Constructed basically in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the forefather of Jaipur, the fort was built as a spot of hideaway on the peak of the edge over the city.  It remains on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, watching the pink city of Jaipur. Alongside Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once framed a solid protection ring for the city. Dividers stretched out over the encompassing slopes, framing strongholds that associated this fortification to Jaigarh, the fortress over the old capital of Amber. The scene of the city from the fort is amazing.  In spite of the fact that the fortress never went under assault over the span of its history, it Constructed basically in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the forefather of Jaipur, strikingly the settlements with the Maratha kingdom who conflicted with Jaipur in the eighteenth century.

How To Reach Nahargarh Fort

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City Palace

City Palace Jaipur: The City Palace is in the focal upper east part of the Jaipur city Rajasthan, which is laid in a matrix design with wide roads. It is an exceptional and attractive complex with many castles, structures, greenery enclosures and temples. The most leading and most visited structures in the complex are the Shri Govind Dev Temple, Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Maharani's Palace, Mukut Mahal, and the City Palace Museum. The historical backdrop of the city royal residence is firmly connected with the history of Jaipur city and its rulers, beginning with Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who reigned during 1699-1744. The city of Jaipur including most of its landmarks (counting the City Palace) are stucco painted "Pink" and in that aspect the city has been known as the "Pink City".

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Jaipur Jaigarh Fort

Image credit : Acred99CC-BY-SA-3.0 Jaipur Jaigarh Fort

Jaipur Jaigarh Fort - Jaivana Cannon It is one of the primary attractions of Jaipur sightseers. The gun is a huge eighteenth century weapon. The length of the barrel of the gun is 6.15 m (20.2 ft.) and it measures 50 tons.  It was made in 1720 AD, by Jai Singh II of Jaipur the commissioner of Jaigarh Fort. Presently it is situated at the Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur. The perimeter close to the tip of the barrel is 2.2 m (7.2 ft.) and that of the back is 2.8 m (9.2 ft.). The distance across of the bore of the barrel is 28 cm (11 in) and the thickness of the barrel at the tip is 21.6 cm (8.5 in).

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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar Jaipur:  The landmark, close-to Hawa Mahal is a gathering of nineteen engineering gigantic instruments, constructed by the Rajput ruler Sawai Jai Singh, and finished in 1734 AD. It highlights the world's biggest stone sundial, and is an UNESCO World Heritage site of Rajasthan. The landmark highlights brick work, stone and metal instruments that were constructed utilizing stargazing and instrument outline standards of antiquated Hindu Sanskrit writings. The instruments make available the scrutiny of galactic positions with the bare eye. The landmark communicates compositional revolution, and the meeting up of thoughts from various religious and social convictions in eighteenth century of India.

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Shila Devi Temple

Image credit : AdaminaCC-BY-2.0 Shila Devi Temple

Shila Devi Temple is the popular temple of deity of Durga. The sculpture of goddess was recouped from ocean as a Shila (Slab) and it was conveyed to Amer. This is the reason the goddess is named as Shila Devi. Her sanctuary is situated in Amer Fort in Jaipur. The sculpture was brought by Raja Man Singh I of Amber from Jessore in 1604 AD. On the 6th day of winter Navratri, distinctive rituals are offered to this goddess. A huge number of devotees from Jaipur and surrounding regions come here to pay tribute to Shila Devi. It has a figure of Lord Ganesha on the entrance that is perfectly engraved from a solo piece of coral.

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Teej Festival

Teej Festival: It makes reference to the celebrations of rainy season, followed especially in western and northern states of India. The celebrations praise the abundance of nature, appearance of mists and rain, greenery and birds with cultural and social action, ceremonies and traditions. The celebrations for ladies, includes, singing, dancing, getting together with companions and narrating stories, beautify with henna-shaded hands and feet, wearing red, green or yellow garments, sharing bubbly cuisines, and playing under trees on swings on the day of Haryali Teej. An elegant parade is taken out in Jaipur for two sequential days on the merry event which is observed by a big crowd.


Gangaur is an event celebrated in Jaipur the city of Rajasthan. The unmarried girls pray to Gauri (Hindu goddess) for being honored with a worthy spouse, while wedded women do as such for the welfare, wellbeing and long existence of their husbands and for a joyful wedded life. The celebration begins on the main day of chaitra, the day coming after Holi and proceeds for 16 days. The women embellish their hands and feet by drawing designs with Mehndi. The celebration attains its peak amid the last three days. The statues of Gauri and Isar are attired in new clothes particularly made for the event. Unmarried young ladies and wedded women beautify the statues and make them look like living figures.

Dussera Or Vijayadashami

Dussera Vijayadashami Jaipur, the Hindu celebration is praised in Jaipur and all parts of India. Vijayadashami is an amalgamation of two words "Vijaya" and "Dashami", which correspondingly signify "victory" and "tenth", indicating the festival on the tenth day rejoicing the success of good over evil.. It usually comes after the nine days’ celebration of Navami; tenth day is commended as Dussera in Rajasthan. It is admired by burning the effigy of monster Ravana followed by Ram Leela. Many open places in Jaipur are utilized to blaze monster figures of Ravana loaded down with crackers. In Jaipur each celebration is praised in its optimum spirit.

The Pushkar Fair

The Pushkar Fair (Camel Fair) is a yearly five-day camel and cattle fair held in the town of Pushkar, 145 Kms. from Jaipur. It is one of the world's biggest camel fairs. It is not only the big fair of livestock, now it has turned to be very popular tourist spot. A large number of visitors attend the banks of the Lake where the fair happens. The traders purchase and sell their domesticated animals, like camels, sheep, cows and goats. Ladies go for shopping to the shops, stocked with wrist trinkets, garment materials and makeups. A camel race begins off the celebration, with music, tunes, dance and displays to take after.

The Elephant Festival

Image credit : Tony CC-BY-2.0 The Elephant Festival

The Elephant Festival is viewed as a standout amongst the most famous and distinguished events in the city of Jaipur. It is organized on the arrival of Holi celebration, normally it falls in the month of March. The celebration highlights Elephant polo and Elephant Dance. The Elephant Festival starts with a delightful parade of embellished elephants, stallions, camels, and artists. The most perfectly ornamented elephant is awarded. Elephant polo, Elephant race, the tug of-war between Elephant and 19 men and ladies are the part of the celebration. On this day you can see elephants with dynamic hues, jhools (saddle fabric) and overwhelming adornments. It is a significant treat to see female elephants wearing anklets, which tinkle as they move. One can see participants sprinkling "gulaal" (colored powder) roosted on top of the elephant.