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Visiting Smriti Van Bhilwara

Smriti van is a garden in Bhilwara city of Rajasthan. This is around 5 km. far from the city. It's a large garden which is a good place for nature lovers. It's good for morning and evening walk for localities.

smriti van gate
Entry gate of the garden

As its far from the city, that's why it's a peaceful and calm place which is not so far from the city. Its one round is more than 1.5 km. , which is really tiring to complete a round of garden.
timings- its open from 5 am to 9 am in morning and
               5.30 pm to 6.30 pm in the evening.

smriti van garden view
An evening view of the garden

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There are many flowers and trees which gives a natural feel and a silence make it much better. Its near to harni Mahadev temple and a temple on a hill called Chamunda Mata temple. Its a nice place for picnic spot among locals. Kids and fitness enthusiasts come here for walking, running, and exercises. There is a playground near to this garden where kids and sportspersons play badminton and other games.

flowers in smriti van
Flowers at garden

A lake is in between this garden which has many ducks and some other birds. These ducks magnify the beauty of this garden, as there is no other garden like this in the city. Chirpings of birds and ducks give good vibes.

smriti van garden lake
Ducks at a lake in the garden
The track is really good as it's not made of tiles or stones, it's natural soil track which doesn't affect your knees. Running in such track is ideal. In the morning time, juice of some vegetables and fruits is available which may give you energy.

track in garden
Tracks in the garden

Blossom of flowers and moving leaves of trees are most attractive things. This is one of the best places to visit in Bhilwara.
also, see - Places to visit in Bhilwara

views at garden in bhilwara
A view at garden

Don't Visit This City

This is the city is not good. It's more than that. Yes! I am talking about Udaipur, which is also called Lake city. As there are many lakes in this city which you will definitely love. Most of the lakes have landscapes nearby which make it magnificent. You will definitely adore by visiting this place.



If this city is too good then why I am saying not to visit. Wait! I have a reason behind this.
I went to this city a few days back and loved the many things, like peoples I met, places I have visited, and finally, those stunning landscapes which may change anything then You will never like to go back to home. that's why I am saying don't visit this city.



The best things I like here in Udaipur is a lake called Fateh Sagar lake and a palace( A Museum) called City palace museum. This is wonderful places. Even in one or two days is enough but it will be great if we at least spend 3 days. one or two days are like being in a hurry, to know more about any place we have to spend some time there to know about culture, history and many things which are not possible.

A fish aquarium in front of this lake is also a good place, where I saw some beautiful fish and aquatic creatures. for all that, you have to take a ticket and you see transparent boxes with colorful fishes. After it, its time for breakfast. There is a fine restaurant which serves delicious food and snacks which may give extra energy in the summertime.


You can know more about this lake - Fateh Sagar lake

This lake has a Bluish color, especially in the evening around 4-5 which is calm and gives some good vibes. The boat ride is also available in this lake, where they have electric speed boats which take you near to this blue lake. Many street foods are also available there, but I didn't try any. I just bought a water bottle.

After a few steps, it comes to a statue of a legend, "Maharana Pratap" who was a brave warrior and ruler of this region, cannot be forgettable. Udaipur is a city with maximum reserved forests, that's why it's beautiful. One reserved area is near to this lake too which is in front of this lake.

Another one is City Palace, which is a museum with some antiques and a palace which gives a royal feeling being constructed by rulers of Mewar region rulers. After taking the tickets, which costs 300 rs. for Indian tourists, I headed forward where everything was arranged in a systematic manner same like a palace. Those fountains, big royal looking gates, and finally the architecture, everything have something attachment with history and heritage.

You can know more about this city in detail - Gulab Bagh Udaipur


As it was the time when there is a "the festival" which is mostly celebrated by peoples of Mewar region of Rajasthan was being celebrated. In this, women have something(pots) on their head and go to a temple. Its celebrated by devotees of God. It's a festival which only women celebrate.

The city is no doubt crowded like other cities of Rajasthan as there are tourists too. Udaipur city attracts many tourists, even some starts Udaipur as its well connected with all other cities of India and easy to reach here.

Accommodation: I will recommend a hotel, Backpacker Panda, personally. As it's not heavy on the pocket to stay here otherwise you can find many good deals at online bookings. It costs around 250 rs a night which is fine I think with ac rooms. (Afterall it's in front of the lake fs)

*accommodation is only based on personal experience, no affiliations.

There is a telescope in mid of this lake. The curves of the landscapes may attract. Visiting the same place at different timings is best for me. Especially if its a lake, then two timings are fine, like morning and evening which will give both the sides of a place.

This is all I had. If have any queries or something to share, comment below to let me know about your thoughts. 

14 Best Places To Visit In Bhilwara

Bhilwara is a nice city to visit. This is also known as Textile city. It comes in southern area of Rajasthan.

a view of bhilwara city
Bhilwara City View


There are some places to visit in this city. It has rich history and heritage. some places are near to city and others are a bit far to the city. We will discuss about all the places to visit in this city.

  • Harni Mahadev Temple


This is the best place as it is near to the city. Its around 3-4 km. from city center which is not far.
There are two temples, one is on a hill and another on its back side.

harni mahadev temple
Temple at hill
On hill, there is a "Chamunda Mata" temple. From this place, You can feel city from the top if visiting this place. Buildings and house's can be seen from this place. This maybe relaxing to spend an evening or a morning here.

This is lord shiva temple, so every year on "Mahashivratri" (celebrated in lunar month) , a fair is also organised. All devotees of lord shiva comes here. Mostly On mondays , peoples comes here and pours milk to 'shivlinga'.

  • Smriti Van

duck at smriti van bhilwara
Ducks at a lake in smriti van, bhilwara

This is a garden, which is near to the bhilwara city. This is a bio diversity forest. This is one of the largest garden of Rajasthan. It can be a good picnic spot to enjoy an evening with family.

Attractions : 


Lake in front of this garden is really very nice. If you like birds then you can see some unique species of birds and cranes. This lake is in shape of a heart.

Timings :


Morning- early morning to 10

Evening- 4 pm. to 10 pm.



No tickets are needed.

It gives a natural feel and has many trees in the garden. Some different kind of flowers are also found near to entrance of the gate.

  • Meja Dam

This is a Dam built on "Kothari river" which connects some other river like mej, and some other small rivers. It supplies most of the water supplies to the city. 

Sometimes its not allowed to go near to this, if waterlevel is high. Though you can feel and swim near to shore at this dam, and spend time near this.
There is also a garden which is a good picnic spot. 

Attractions : 
  • Sometimes birds like kingfisher and some other can be found near this
  • Garden for picnic 

  • Badnore Fort

This is a fort , located near to bhilwara city which comes in Badnore town of bhilwara. This is a heritage place. You will see some natural views too there in the town. This is not much far from city. Its Just     km. from city center.

As its a historical place, which can give some knowledge about history and ancient culture. Forts are the best places to know about history as this is the only heritage which gives a lot of knowledge rather than any other can.

It will take about an hour to reach at this place. And nearly 1 hour to visit this. 

  • Battis Khambhon Ki Chhatri, Mandal

This is an epitaph with details. There are 32 Pillars with an epitaph so its called "battis khambhon ki chhatri" . As you go around, there are some pillars weighting for you. 

This town is also known for a culture form of dance, which is called "Nahar Nritya" (nahar dance) which represents some uniqueness and creativity with a different form of dance. 

  • Charbhuja Nath Temple, Kotri

charbhuja nath temple, kotri in bhilwara
charbhuja nath temple, kotri
This is a temple , which is a bit far from the city. It is around 35 km. from the city which takes 45 minutes to reach. This is now renovated beautifully. This is no doubt a nice place , if you like temples. Temples shows spirituality and there are many peoples there who attracts you to have some faith in god.

charbhuja nath temple, bhilwara
Charbhuja nath temple, kotri in bhilwara
Its an "Charbhuja Nath" temple, which is an avatar of lord vishnu. Those enchants of devotees. That devotional atmosphere fills you with tons of positive energy. 

  • Menal Waterfall

After temples and Parks, its time for a natural waterfall. this is a waterfall, which is also a far place from the city. You need atleast 2-3 hours to visit this place. 

This waterfall is surrounded with heart-touching landscapes and beautiful mountains which catches eyes of everyone. This is although a nice place for picnic spot too. 
personal tip- always be safe and don't be crazy for selfies, it may cost you.

Other than waterfall, there are temples, which were built in reign of Great ruler Prithvi Raj Chouhan near 12th century. The temples are loaded with much details, though some are not in fine condition and were fragmented (spoiled) by muslim invaders.

  • Jogniya Mata Temple

This is another temple in bhilwara which is far from city around 50-60 km. It will take around 1 hour to reach hear. This is located on a hill surrounded with magnificent landscapes which can please anybody who visit this. After glimpse of godess, it comes time for nature. 

Down the hill, there is also an other temple.It can be amazing to visit this place if its rainy season. Green sceneries around the temple can make day more beautiful. 
(this is not in bhilwara city but suggested as its near to city, in chittorgarh district)

How to reach : 

You can pick up a bus or taxi from bhilwara city, to this place directly. 

  • Triveni


triveni sangam, bhilwara
Parrots on the way to triveni

Triveni is a sangam(meeting point) of three rivers, i.e. it is a point where rivers like, menali, bedach and banas meets. This is a religious place, where enchants of bells can inspire spirituality in anyone who goes there. 

triveni sangam in bhilwara rajasthan
Triveni Sangam
If someone wants to bath on the ghats of this sangam, they can. But i won't prefer anyone to do so, because water is not good. there is no filtration or cleanliness. Though if you are already much spiritual and don't care about this cleanliness, it can be a nice experience to dive in this holy river. 

  • Ganesh Temple

        Ganesh temple is famous in bhilwara. Every year "ganesh chaturthi" is celebrated in this temples as it is one of oldest temples of the city. Temple trust also organise a fair every year at this temple. With sounds of bells it gives a lot of positivity and can influence any of the devotee's. 

colorful lightings and fair may attract anyone. Though it is too crowd during this fair, but it hinders by spirituality in god. 

  • Bijoliya Temple's

Bijoliya is around 95 km. from bhilwara city. As is located on mp border and near to kota city too(70 km.).  Bijoliya town has Lord shiva temple known as Mandakini temple and Pasharvanath temple's. 

These temples shows unique beautiful architecture. 
Bijoliya temple's are known for its historical and architectural aspects. It is a lord shiva temple, also known as Hajareshvra Mahadev or Sahastralinga as there are small  temlpes of lord shiva. 

There is also a holy kund near temple which gives a sublime feelings. 

  • Ram Dwara, Shahpura

Shahpura is a town which is located about 55 km from bhilwara city. This city is known for a festival "fooldol festival" which belongs to Ramsnehi Sampradaya(sects). 
                
                  Fooldol means doorway to lord ram. Some communities have faith in this festival as it shows some religious spirituality. Ramdwara is famous among ramsnehi sect. 

  • Mandalgarh Fort

This is another place in bhilwara to visit. It is a fort which is now not in good condition as its too old heritage. It had a importance in history as it was ruled under Mewar rulers but futher attacked by mughals and muslim invaders. 

This is located 55 km from bhilwara city. This is one of the best historical places in this city. It gives many heart-touching views of the town with greeneries. 

  • Sawai Bhoj Temple, Asind

This is a temple in 'asind' town of bhilwara located 65 km from bhilwara city. Gurjar commuity have faith in this temple. They worship 'devnarayan' as an avatar of lord vishnu.  This temple also have an epic which is to be read with an musical instrument called "jantar". 

If this is useful information and helped you know more about this city, make sure to let me know by comment below and share this blog post with friends. 

Highlights of Rajasthan

The name Rajasthan came from Raj + Sthan , which means the place where Rajput lives. Here "Raj" means rajput caste which literally belongs to this area.This is located in North-West region of India.  

Rajasthan is famous for heritage and culture. It attracts peoples of all around the globe with its rich history and interesting culture.



Peoples choose this state for tourism as there are many things to do here. From Thar deserts to Ranthambore wildlife parks, this state has many uniqueness. From deserts to green grass lands everything is different here.



              If we talk about Northern Rajasthan, its near to Punjab, which rich in agriculture as there are some canals which supplies enough water. Agriculture is good in rajasthan. You can see some agriculture farms and visit some safari's which are easily available in Western part of Rajasthan. One of the safari is machia safari which is a desert safari in Jodhpur.





If you like to know about history then you can know by visiting places like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and many other cities too. There are also some holy places in Rajasthan which may attract you if  you are spiritual. There are places like Pushkar in Ajmer, Khwaja Moinuddin chishti Dargah in ajmer, Galta in Jaipur and some other temples like shreenathji, and Ramdevra in Jaisalmer.



Most of the travellers like forts and heritage. Right! I know. Forts and palaces shows how the royal families lived in past. What was the lifestyle of king and how they Ruled. Some of the rulers from Rajasthan were brave and did not accepted to be under someone's rule. Palace's gives a wide view of livings of kings and shows royalty. If you want to know this then you can visit places like City Palace in Udaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur (also a hotel chain by itc) , City Palace Jaipur and many other too which will definitely going to give you a royal experience.



If You like Adventures then you have options from camel safari in Pushkar (and even horse ride is also available) , Holi festival in pushkar, Brij festival at Bharatpur , and can enjoy some Ropeways in Udaipur and also available in Pushkar. But for joining these festivals you need to checkout calender of these festivals and events as the date is fixed every year by Rajasthan tourism department and other organisations. so make sure to know about this.





I think this post gives highlights of Rajasthan and give you some inspiration to know about these places, festivals and enlighten some spirituality.

Please give me valuable feedback's. It will be appreciated. It will be great if you share this post with your friends and colleagues so they can know about Rajasthan and get some useful information.

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

Feel free to give your valuable feedback's.

3 Days in Indore

Indore is one of the cleanest and nice city of India. It comes in Madhya pradesh state of India. As this state is in almost middle of the country so its called "Madhya Pradesh". This state is famous for its art and culture.

Visiting Indore may also be good for food lovers who can have some tasty and spicy street foods. I visited some tourist places in indore in these two days. If you have less time then you can atleast visit places nearby to city.

Day 1

my first day in indore was very lazy. I tried poha this day. It was very spicy unlike other places i had ever tried. it was served with spicy pulses. if you want some spicy then it is the best thing. I spent my whole day at our stay. There is a market and streets famous for street food ,mostly spicy.


Day 2

This day i visited a palace and a zoo in indore which was a bit far from our stay. The Palce was Lal Bagh Palace which is a museum with antiques and was a residential palace of royal families of earlier period.

Lal Bagh Palace view

Another view of the palace

After this we headed to a zoo in indore city which was almost near to the palace. I found that this zoo is different from other one's i have visited because it gives much space to birds and animals which is very essential for them. It gives them a natural atmosphere, which is very nice.

White peacock

Elephant at the zoo

Red Parrot

There were many animals and some beautiful birds too. If you love birds and animals then this may be a nice place to visit in the city. The best thing i like here is white color peacock whose voice attracted me towards them.

Day 3

This day i came back to my hometown in evening. It was really very nice to be there. There are many places you can visit in the city but its all about time you can spend.

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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.

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