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Jodhpur City Photo Blog Post


Last time when i visited Jodhpur city, it was a great experience to know about this city and its culture. I spent around four days in the city which were sufficient to explore this city. Here in this post i am sharing some of the memories i have from there. 

umaid bhawan palace jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Jodhpur


mehrangarh fort jodhpur
A view from Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

karni mata temple in mehrangarh fort jodhpur
Karni Mata Temple Jodhpur


clock tower jodhpur
City from Clock Tower Jodhpur


aerial view from mehrangarh fort jodhpur
Aerial view from Mehrangarh fort

mawa kachori jodhpur
Mawa Kachori from Jodhpur


lake near jaswant thada in jodhpur
A Lake near a tourist spot

These pictures are combination of different spots in the city. If you like to know more then you can also read other posts from this city 
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A Trip to Indore Zoo

A Zoo represents how human survived, who were our ancestors and how we are preserving those species.                                                                              
~ Niks
indore zoo main gate

Zoo is one of the best places to visit in the city. In Indore City, Name of the zoo is "Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya", which is a good place to visit.

This is almost near to the city centre where you can reach easily. There are many kind of animals and birds in this zoo. When you see beautiful and colourful birds, it makes your day. If you are an animal lover then this is nice place to visit.

Personal Experiences : 

It was a Sunday evening. the day was a bit rainy but at the time we headed to destination, weather was clear. At first we took tickets, which were about 30 rupees per head i think. At entrance of this zoo there is a big gate with statues of animals of this zoo, which i found attractive for tourists.

indore zoo
Entry Gate of zoo

At first there, You will see a red coloured parrot which you will definitely like very much. I like birds specially but if that's about a coloured bird, we all are crazy for those colours. Right!

red colour parrot
Red parrot at zoo

 After few minutes raining started. As it was evening so weather became a bit cold. Though we continued this. Then you see some black bucks. These are one of the best things. Its black long horns make it more beautiful. In some parts of Rajasthan, Black bucks are worshipped by a particular religion. Why not! indeed they deserve.

black bucks at zoo
Black Bucks at zoo

Now after black bucks its turn for the biggest animal of Jungle. Its an Elephant. There were around 6-7 elephants at the zoo. all are Asian elephants. A natural atmosphere is given to these animals which is praiseworthy. This place is also good for kids as many of the animals and birds are new for them.

asian elephant at zoo
Kid watching giant elephants
After few minutes we were a bit tired as its a big zoo with many species including birds and animal kingdom. Now you see a peacock sharing his space with parrots. isn't it cool! This picture shows, like humans these birds also share their space with others. White feathers of this peacock is really very attractive.

white peacock with parrots
Parrots sharing meal with peacock
Parrots are busy now in their meal so we will talk about them later.
There was no gorilla at the zoo but i found one on a wall when we were taking a break.

gorilla painting
gorilla painting at zoo

Then the next one comes, White peacock. This is the best thing here in this zoo which i like most. I saw colourful peacocks many times, but white is unique and you can't find it everywhere. Even in most zoo its not found. These are called "White Pea foul". Indian Peafowl are common and these are also in abundance till now.


white peafowl
White Peafowl

white peafowl picture
Peacock at a tree

white peacock at a indore zoo
White peacock

There were many other animals but due low light and rain pictures are not clear. These are the best i had.

Tips :

  • Keep yourself away of cage as there are some species which may harm you.
  • Make sure to take water bottle, as this is a big zoo.
  • Follow instructions, already written near cage of wild animals. 
  • If going with kids, see everything from far.
  • Don't try to take selfie with animals , it may be fatal. 

Best time to go:

Anytime.
If weather is clear then its great.
3-4 pm is best for taking good pictures if its winter.

Time to visit : 

It will take around 2 hours to visit this zoo. Though it all depends up to you but at least you need 1 hour.

Attractions :

  • White peacock
  • Asian elephant 
  • Red parrots and many more. 


This is all i know about this. If this is useful or you like this then make sure  to let me know by doing comment below or by sharing this with your friends.
If interested to know more about this city you can checkout other blog too Lal bagh palace, indore

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Food To Try In Jodhpur Rajasthan

Food in Jodhpur is spicy and very tasty for food lovers. Its flavours are delicious. When i visited this  city i knew that its different in taste. As i heard that its too much spicy and some other kind of dishes. But In Jodhpur its very easy to find food popular in other places too. 

Food to try in Jodhpur


1. Mawa Kachori
This is a Kachori in which Mawa (Khoya) is filled inside and outer layer is made of Maida (Wheat flour ) . This is dipped in syrup which makes it much tasty but 1 kachori is enough for 2 persons. As i was alone there so it was too much for me.

Mawa Kachori


2. Ker Sangari
This is a eatable in Rajasthan, mostly western Rajasthan of Thar desert areas. This is grown in desert areas of Rajasthan. It has ker berry and sangri beans. This is a bit of spicy and unique dish which you can try in Jodhpur.

3. Lahsun Kofta (Garlic Kofta)
This is a kofta made of garlic. It has too much garlic. This is nice for breakfast if you want to have some spicy brunch.
sorry i forgot to take picture as it was too tasty.


Colors Of Jodhpur

         Jodhpur is a city in Rajasthan located in of India. This is a city from which Thar desert starts in western Rajasthan.It is the actual rajasthan for tourists because they can only have a Rajasthani feel here as this city shows both Rajasthani culture and desert areas.


Jodhpur city

    Jodhpur is also known as Sun city and Blue city. Sun city as it have sunny and hot weather whole year and Blue city as most of the house are painted Blue which keeps cool and protect from hot weather.

History : 


                Jodhpur was named after a ruler from "Marwar" called 'Rao Jodha' in 1459 AD. Marwar kingdom was established was Rathore clan. Rao jodha after estblishing jodhpur ruled over neighbouring states thus the area was then known as Marwar. Earlier Mandore was capital further on it shifted to Jodhpur. Most powerful rulers of Marwar were Gurjar pratihar, Rao Jodha , Rao Chandrasen, Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Ajit Singh etc.

Rao Jodha's Statue


Personal Experiences : 


 Visiting Jodhpur is a bit different from any other cities of Rajasthan as it shows some uniqueness. As this is one of most populated cities and there are many tourist places in this city so it takes some time to visit this. This is famous for its food, culture and heritage. The taste of food is very different i.e. it is spicy and different in flavour.

A lake near Jodhpur

A view from Mehrangarh Fort


Culture : 


As time is changing culture and dresses are also changing though we can see it in villages or those who are still stick to this culture and there customs. Rajasthani dress is very beautiful.
I think this is a priority of tourist to visit this city after Jaipur as i found many tourists which shows this is an attractive city.

Market near clock tower


Time to spend :


It will take at least 3-4 days to visit this city. You have to spend 3 days to visit 4-5 places in Jodhpur.

Best time to visit : 


Winter is best to visit Jodhpur as it is hot and temperature is high in summer season which may affect you skin problem or heat sickness. Avoid these by using proper precautions.

Accomodation :


 Many hotels and hostels are available in jodhpur for stay. It may cost you 150 Rs. to as much you can afford. At least it will cost 150 per night. You can find hotel near to fort or any tourist place in affordable prices.

What To Do :



Ummed palace Museum

A view from Jaswant Thada

Mandore Temple and Garden


There are historical places,Camel safari, Thar Desert, and lakes in Jodhpur so it totally depends up to you to choose which one is preferable for you but for experiencing all these you need at least 7-8 days and keep your wallet loose. To know places to visit in Jodhpur Checkout my next Blog.

Hope this post may help you know about Jodhpur. If have any queries let me know. Thanks.

An Unknown Turn

Hey ! Few days ago i was going somewhere via an highway. In this blog i am going to share what i see there.

an unknown location
Unknown Location


It was a Sunday morning. I woke up at 5 and left home at 6. It was a ride on my bike. I was alone that morning. When i was passing through that highway, i saw some unique rock like structures that i hadn't seen before near that city. then after having a look at this, i took a turn without thinking about this.

After this turn on the way, i didn't found such structures even after covering around a kilometre. There was no one whom i can ask about it. it was a forest area surround with green trees. After this i found that structure that i was looking for.

As i found what i was searching so I took a deep breath. I was feeling good that finally i reached but it was like one face of a coin. I can see that place on a height but i couldn't find route to reach on the top. Though i took some pictures and selfies there. so it was worth going there. I felt those landscapes near to me that was awesome.

All these things like Nature, some unique structures and that turn made my day much better than usual boring days. that's the only reason i like to go some new and unknown places sometimes.
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Gulab Bagh In Udaipur

Gulab Bagh (Rose garden) is a garden in Udaipur, The city of Lakes in Rajasthan. This is a Garden which covers large area of land and its a beautiful and peaceful place which you can visit anytime. 


History :

Gulab bagh was built by Maharaja Sajjan singh in 1881 so it is also known as Sajjan Niwas Garden. It is expanded in over 100 acre of land area. Later Maharana Fateh singh organised a Flower and Vegetable shows here in this garden.



Further on A Museum was made inside this garden (Victoria Museum), which was first museum of Rajasthan but it was then shifted to City palace.

About Garden :



This is a garden with different kind of trees and flowers. There are many trees in this garden like Arjun trees, mango trees,  guava , banana and many other.



In this garden there is a wide variety of Roses that's why its called rose garden. In this garden Red and White rose are common.

Attractions :

  • Toy Train : Toy train rail was made in this garden.

  • Rose Garden : This garden is mainly known because of variety of Rose's. Mostly white and red rose are grown here. Though there is some other flowers also grown.


  • Victoria Museum : This is a museum which was built by a former ruler of Udaipur. But now in present it is shifted to city palace museum. so now its just a building. 


My Experiences :

As it was a Sunday when i visited so it was a bit crowded. It was a peaceful morning to spend time in this garden. Birds were chirping and blowing air makes it much pleasing. Its a nice feeling to keep in touch with this natural beauty. 




There were many Black Plum (Jamun) trees so some kids were throwing pebbles to get some jamun's. But i didn't like this as it may harm anyone visiting garden. but, who cares.
After all it was a nice visit. I am impressed with care taking and maintenance of such large garden as it is not easy to keep up maintenance.




How to reach : 
Distance from udaipur railway station is about 1 km so its easy to reach.
After entrance gate go straight and then turn left to see rose garden and museum.

Time Taken : 
It will take around 1-2 hour as it is a wide spreaded garden so it totally depends upto time you have.


Beautiful Flamingo's wishing Good Morning

Flamingo is a bird which comes in phoenicopteridae family. There are six kinds of flamingo's. All comes in the same family. 

This morning i visited a place near to my hometown. I found Flamingo and some other species of migrating birds. These are beautiful birds. Flamingos are White and pink, some are shaded with grey. I also found some other black birds there.




This is really a nice experience to keep in touch with these flamingos and other birds. It's gives a nice feeling . I visited this at 6.30 AM this morning. It took about half an hour to reach there.



It was worth to see them but it was not as i expected, because distance was much. As it was a big lake and flamingos were at far distances so it was not easy to take pictures clearly. Though i took some.

This lake is near to agriculture farms. A farmer suggested me to take pictures from his farm as it was a bit near to lake than i was. Helpful of him.

Types of Flamingo's :


  1. American flamingo
  2. Andean flamingo
  3. Chilean flamingo
  4. Greater flamingo
  5. Lesser flamingo 
  6. Puna (James's) flamingo

These are types of flamingos.

Nature of Flamingo :

These are birds which are not familiar with humans. These keep in touch with ducks, Black birds and other flamingo breeds. When we goes nearly to them they fly away. Even if you are much away with these they let know and goes away of you.

Where You can find flamingo's : 

These are mostly found near lakes. But these are a bit uncommon. Not found in most of the lakes.
In India, Gujarat is home of Flamingo's, but in some other states these can be found according to season.

Some other birds i found


Camel Ride At Pushkar In Ajmer

Pushkar is known for Camel fair and its rich culture. This fair is generally organised in months of november. Riding a camel maybe a great experience in Pushkar. 


Camel Ride is one of the best experiences i had. There is a large difference between riding a motor bike or a luxury car And riding a camel. I don't have much words to experience this.

Camel is mostly found in Rajasthan. Around 70 Percent of camels are found in Rajasthan in total camel of Rajasthan. So You can found camels easily in almost all tourist cities of rajasthan.  Rajasthan is a home of Camels.

When i headed to Pushkar i didn't thought of this but when i saw someone riding it, i felt something to have this feel. that's the only reason i did this.

When i sat on its back, i felt good as it was in sitting position. But when it stood up it made me feeling nervous as it bent too much in forward side. After this it started walking on the way. It was good at starting but after a few minutes it started running and the caretaker of this camel was a kid (around 13) who was going away of it, so it felt me a bit worried.

As it crossed nearby areas and then comes a sand areas so it was very nice to ride it there. This is the only animal which can run on sand without getting much tired.

Horses are also available for ride in pushkar so its up to you what is preferable. Though you can take pictures.





Which Places I Visited during this Ride:

Rose farms, A Haveli (Used for a bollywood film shooting- Karan Arjun) , and A desert.

There are rose farms in Pushkar so next time whenever you go there you can buy Gulkand(made of Rose petals) from pushkar market. You can also take some great shots and selfies in desert sand areas of Pushkar during your camel ride, as its a bit far from pushkar town. This desert sand area gives you a feel like Thar Desert of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

Cost of Ride:

Its cost depends up to time you visit. I visited this in month of January. It cost me around 300 Rupees for a 20-25 minute ride. This may vary accordingly so don't bargain much.

Best time to Visit:

I will prefer to visit this place in either start of winter or start of summer. i.e. months of September-October or January-February. But its up to you, as suitable.

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A Visit to Pushkar - Holy Place

Pushkar is one of holy place of India in Hindu religion. This place comes in Ajmer district of Rajashthan. This is Famous for Brahma temple which is the only Brahma temple of World. Camel Fair is other attraction of Pushkar.  


This is located about 10 kilometer to ajmer. This is a holy place and mostly known for Brahma temple. This is a temple which is near to pushkar town. This is a nice temple which was made in 14th century. Some of the Ghats and temples here were built in 18th century.

You can buy some prasad and some flower stool (phool mala) in temple. There are different kind of sculptures. From inside of temple you can have some beautiful views as it is located above ground level. There are also some small temples in base of this temple.



Meaning of this word Pushkar is "Blue Lotus". As there is a lake Known as "Pushkar Sarovar" so maybe this meaning came from that lake as there might be lotus flowers in this lake. But for now i didn't found any lotus.

       There are many ghats which have different names. Brahma ghat is one of them. You can feed pigeons and fish at this lake. If you believe in god or if you are spiritual then you can ask "pandit to pray for you". You can plunge in this lake. But keep this place clean too.

Many peoples do not keep in mind about cleanliness which i disliked. If they are visiting then they should keep it clean.


Attractions in Pushkar :

  1. Brahma temple
  2. Camel ride (camel fair)
  3. Local Market
  4. Rope way
  5. Pushkar Fair

1. Brahma Temple In Pushkar

This is the temple of lord brahma, located in pushkar town. There is a lake, known as pushkar sarovar, which is a natural lake. In months of "shukla kartik purnima" (november in english calender), devotees of lord brahma comes here at this temple and takes a holy bath at this lake.



Along with a spirituality, this is also a tourist place. As this town has a look like desert in central rajasthan, and charm of camel rides, it all attracts touritsts all over India as well as foreign.

Pushkar lake and landscapes view
Lake and Landscapes view

Pushkar lake sarovar
Pushkar Lake

There are around 52 Ghats at pushkar sarovar, Brahma ghat is just near to the temple of lord brahma. Devotees comes here and pray. No camera is allowed inside temple.

2. Camel Ride In Pushkar :

Camel ride is the another thing which may attract anyone. Though its also available in other major cities of Rajasthan, but Experiencing a camel ride is much different because of its desert areas. When a camel walks and runs on sandy deserts, the feeling is spectacular.



This ride also include a stop and they also shows you a haveli which was used for shooting of a bollywood blockbuster movie, and rose garden which is famous for farming of rose and making "gulkand" (a sweet eatable made of rose petals).

Horse riding is also available here if you like to. These colourful horses can attract anyone.

3. Local Market : 

In local market of Pushkar town, the first thing is many tourists who comes from different cities and countries. Antiques , and herbal products are most found in this market including green tea, mehandi and many other random items are easily available. Clothes like t-shirts, and some rajasthani look suits are also easily available at reasonable prices. If you know how to bargain, you can make some good purchase here in pushkar.

You can buy rose water and gulkand which is made of rose petals, as they grow rose farms in this town .

Tip : 
This place is fine but be aware of pickpocketers.

4. Rope Way : 

A Rope way in just back side of the temple gives a beautiful view. Its located hill, which moves from top to bottom which may be a good experience for adventure. This rope way is located near Savitri temple.

5. Pushkar Fair : 

This fair is organised in pushkar in month of kartik (november). It is also famous for camel fair. Peoples sell and buy their animals like camel, cow and many others here. Air ballons and cultural festivals catches eyes all around in this fair.  Camel racing is another attraction of this fair. Musicians with rajasthani folk instruments make some unconceivable sounds.

Why pushkar attract tourists : 

Its culture, places to visit, and varities as there are many things to do in pushkar including camel ride, pushkar fair and holy lake everything has something which may attract anyone.

How To Reach Pushkar :

Pushkar is 10 km from ajmer city so its easy to reach here by bus. You can pickup bus by Roadways bus stand in ajmer. Or directly hire a taxi or cab from ajmer city.

Nearest airport to this town is "Kishangarh airport".

Cost to reach: 

It will take around 30 Rs. to reach pushkar from ajmer via bus or about 200 rs. if you hire a taxi.


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