Showing posts with label rajasthan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rajasthan. Show all posts

A trip to Mount Abu in Rajasthan

Mount Abu is one of the tourist places in Rajasthan. This is one of the most popular tourist places in Rajasthan and India. It comes in the south-west region of Rajasthan. This is a colder place. This is the only hill station of Rajasthan. 

day trip in mount abu hill station
Mount abu hill station

Rajasthan is commonly known as a hot warm place. For most of the tourists or peoples who don't belong to this, they think Rajasthan as a desert or a very hot place. Most of the camels in India reside in Rajasthan which is mostly found in the western area. But In the southern region of this state, you can find some really cool and hilly places like Udaipur and Mount Abu.

First, we headed to Udaipur which is close to Mount Abu. It takes around 3 hours to reach Abu from Udaipur by bus. Though trains are also available accordingly. After reaching Abu road, which is the nearest station to Mount Abu, you have to hire a taxi or a bus to reach Mount Abu. it took about 25 minutes as it was 5 am in the morning so there was no traffic on the way.

on the way to abu
On the way to abu

As we were reaching close to this place, it was getting colder and colder. This coldness was tremendous. Now after a few minutes of sitting in a taxi, the time comes to lighten the load of the backpack, But it takes some time. Agents who get commission by hotel bookings come to you and showcase their hotel and price. I have seen 2-3 which took about an hour, but the last one was pretty good.
Personal tip - Only choose a hotel if you are comfortable with the price, they hike rates on weekends, so avoid to visit on weekends if possible.

Then by reaching there at mount Abu town, I came to know that a city tour bus is available at 9.:30 am to visit all the tourist places in the town. This turned me excited when I was drinking coffee in the balcony. As it was already 8 am so I had an hour to get ready.

After an hour the city tour bus came, and I was In. It took us to all the places to visit in the town. This sightseeing was included with a tour guide which was worth to know about places.Gurushikhar(Highest peak), Nakki lake, Sunset point, Lovers point, Achalgarh and Ganesh temple were the places which we headed to that day. It took 150 rupees per person to have this city tour for all the places but It's very tiring to visit all the places on the same day.

shiv temple in mount abu
shiv temple mount abu

personal tip
- you can rent a bike or scooter at 300 rupees for 12 hours.

It will take at least 3 days to experience the places and culture of this place.
Day 1
On this day visit nearby places to the town where you can reach easily like nakki lake, sunset point, a wildlife sanctuary.

bells at a temple in abu
Bells at a temple

Day 2

this day visit places on a hill which will take your energy. Like gurushikhar, achalgarh, and lovers point.

mount abu hill station
Hills in Abu

Day 3

This day rest and visit the local market in the town. Also taste Gujarati food and some delicious Rajasthani dishes which is really tasty.

afternoon in abu
Sunshine in noon

Tip- There are more than 400 bears in the wild of MountAbu. So be careful by reading the local newspaper or hiring a guide who knows well about the area and make sure about your safety.

wild in mount abu
wild in abu

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A Roadtrip In Jaipur

It was a rainy season , weather was fine and there was no sun that day. When i came back at home, i decided to go out with one of my friend. I called him and he said Yes. After few minutes he picked me from my home. I had a camera and he too. The purpose was just photography. But actually, its not just clicking pictures, its about keeping your eyes Open.

Panna meena ki bavri
Stepwell known as Panna meena ki Bavri

On the way there are some elephants and some magnificent views of cut rocks as amber is located on a hilly area, so the way is in between rocks and some landscapes too.There are also some gates while entering in the town, sometimes buses and vehicles get struck there due to traffic congestion.

First we went to a place, which was unknown for me. It was not other than a Step well (Bavri) which is known as "Panna Meena ki Bavdi"(a step well dedicated to someone). There were some peoples around including tourists. This step well is wide and has many steps. Bundi city is famous for step wells but you will definitely find some in other cities like jaipur and jodhpur.
You don't need to take any tickets here.

amber fort in evening
Amber fort at a evening

Some peacocks were screaming which made a delightful atmosphere. There are some fishes inside this well, and the another attraction is that colour of water seems green.(see pictures)
After an hour, it was dark so there was nothing to do or see. We headed back to home then.On the way we saw some beautiful views of amber fort which is near to this Step well. Most of the peoples don't know about this place, even those who are living in Jaipur.  

Visiting such places is best in rainy season. Evening time is fine if can get there as its a bit away from the city. Though some good accommodation is easily available near this place, but i don't have any idea about prices so make sure to check before your visit.

Know more in detail about - places to visit in Jaipur

Jaipur has after all many places and you need a lot of time to know more of the city and its culture. If have any stories or experiences you can share below. 

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.

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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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.


how to go for a trip alone

Travel alone gives many experiences. Its very nice to travel alone.

Few days ago i went on a trip to delhi and punjab. I was alone that time. It is not easy to go alone to a place you don't know. isn't it? But It gives many experiences which are useful. 
I booked ticket from my hometown for delhi. During this i met many peoples. They were good and bad both. There are many kind of persons you meet whenever you go alone.





As my ticket was confirmed it was good for me. I picked up train at about 11 pm and reached delhi at 5 am. It was around 6 hours in train. Everyone knows condition of indian railways. though its not as bad as it was before but for someone who is not habitual with this its a bit differnt. 
Travel in train is much better than any other mediums. It was chetak express which is a superfast express train. 


When i reached there i found crowd than i expected. As it is Delhi, which is one of most crowded cities in India. One thing i learnt in new delhi is that "Always beware of pickpocketers" and another thing is "Never ever believe anyone, person standing next to you may be a thieve or may harm you". 
These are two things which you should always keep in mind whenever planning to visit. 

If have any good or bad experiences during visiting new places  , You can share your experiences on Guest post sections of this blog. If have any suggestions regarding this post, then you can comment below to let me know. thanks


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