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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

Pushkar Fair And Festival

Pushkar is known as a holy place for those who have faith in God. Pushkar is a town in Ajmer district of Rajasthan which is about 15 kilometers from Ajmer city. Its popular for Brahma temple and holy lake. This lake is known as Pushkar Sarovar.

goniks pushkar lake view
Flames of faith in pushkar lake

People from various parts of India come here to pray god Brahma and also for the holy bath in months of 'Kartik' especially. This is a crater lake which is a Natural lake. There are many Ghats all around this lake. There are around 52 Ghats from them Gau ghat, and Brahma ghat are popular. Peoples come and ask Brahmin pandit's to pray for them to Lord Brahma. Kartik month is considered to be ideal for ladies and girls to pray to god and visit this lake.

pushkar lake view
Aerial view of pushkar lake

There are temples at these ghats and separate gates. The sound of bells in temples enchants the atmosphere all around this lake. This place is among one of the most popular spiritual travelers in Rajasthan. No photography is allowed at any of the ghats.

sunset at savitri temple
Sunset at pushkar

After this, it comes Brahma temple which is close to this lake. This temple is the most popular temple of Lord Brahma. The crowd at this temple is at peak mostly, but in months of Kartik(November-December)  crowd is more than I expected.

This town is highly commercialized because most of the foreign and Indian tourists come here. You can find rooms, bike and locals also sell herbal products like Gulkand(made of rose petals), green tea and many other antiques which are really attractive and not costly. Products are of good quality.
If you like to buy some clothes from the local market then it may be a nice place as many colorful clothes like printed t-shirts and pants are available at extremely low prices. If you can bargain then it may reduce your cost. Some shopkeepers don't allow bargaining.

market in pushkar
Local Market

Make Sure to
- take care of pickpocketers, and hiring fake guides offering tour packages without cross-checking. Some shopkeepers may ask extremely high prices, then move to next shop accordingly.
Also, see- Pushkar fair

Attractions in Pushkar:

  1. Puskar Lake
  2. Brahma Temple
  3. Pushkar Fair
  4. Camel Safari
  5. Savitri Temple
  6. Local Market
  7. Kids Zone(amusement)
Pushkar fair is literally a cattle fair which includes mostly Camels, horses and some other too. This fair is organized in the month of November-December. It was from 15-23rd of November in 2018. Animals can be bought by anyone in this fair. This fair is organized in sand-dunes of Pushkar which is near to the lake. This fair is organized by locals and sellers.

lassi in pushkar market
Lassi made of curd
No tickets are required for anything including the lake or any temples. 
Another blog - Savitri temple Pushkar


amusement for kids in pushkar
Amusement for kids
In this fair kids amusement is also available, but safety is a must. Stalls of food and beverages are available which gives some energy. Camel rides and buggy rides are good experiences for those who want some more than those markets and lake. It may cost about 300-400 for a ride which takes about an hour. campfire stays are also good options to experience the desert area in the night which includes all meals and sightseeing including camel safari but it costs a bit high, i.e. around 2500 rs for a day.

camel in pushkar fair
Camel in pushkar fair
Savitri temple is another place in this town which is at a height of about 800 feet from the ground. there are many steps if you choose to go on foot, but a ropeway ride is also available by paying 110 rupees and waiting for an hour everytime(up-down). We chose to go by stairs which is much better than any ropeway I think. It takes about 20-25 minutes to go to this temple at the peak.

savitri temple view
A view from savitri temple
This town is beautiful and very nice to visit. The peoples, places, food, and temples are must visit for those who want to get some peace and calm. Will definitely go by ropeway next time.
Other related blogs - Camel ride in Pushkar
                                     Brahma temple 

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. 

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. 

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