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The only hill station in the otherwise
barren land of Rajasthan offers a welcome respite from the harsh climate of
Rajasthan. Mount Abu has a magic of its own that leaves everyone visiting
the city speechless. The cool and pleasant environment of the place creates
a perfect ambience for peace and tranquility.
Built around a lake and surrounded by forested hills, Mount Abu is also
famous for Dilwara Temples. The scenic landscapes include huge blocks of
rocks in weird shapes, a variety of coniferous trees, flowering shrubs and
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it consists of five elegantly carved Jain Temple made of white marble.
These temples date back to the time immemorial and are dedicated to Jain
This sparkling blue artificial lake is the nerve center of Mount Abu. It is
said to have gauged from the earth by the gods, using their fingernails.
Mount Abu has countless points that offer magnificent views across the
plains. The best among them include Honeymoon Point and Sunset Point.
When the city comes alive
Every year as the spring sets in the entire Mount Abu transforms into a
paradise. It is the time when the beauty of this place reaches its maximum.
Every nook and corner of this magnificent hill station reverberates with
various festivities that are sure to leave you spellbound.
Who says Tigers have vanished from
India? Come to Ranthambhore and spot them in their natural habitat. Located
just a few kms from Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, it is one of the few places
where this rare animal can still be found roaming in the wild terrain. It is
surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and is close to the outer
fringes of the Thar Desert.
Animals that you would spot here
The ferocious Tigers
The Park has been attracting the
connoisseurs of wild life since time immemorial. It has an unmatched
population of tigers that gives it a distinct appeal and adds to its
attraction. They have been frequently seen at the edges of three lakes-Padam
Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Milak Talab.
Other wild species
In addition to this, a variety of other mammalian species that have made
Ranthambore their home include antelopes, nilgai, sambhar, chital, sloth
bear, wild boar, chinkara, porcupines, jackals, leopards, jungle cats, fox,
caracals, hyena, gazelle, Indian hare, mongoose and jackals.
The feathered Species
The Park echoes with the chirping of more than 264 species of birds that
include painted storks, white-necked storks, black storks, peafowl, crested
serpent eagles, Bonelli's eagle, Indian horned owl, quail, partridge, spur
fowl and paradise flycatcher.
How to reach
Jaipur is the nearest railhead. One can hire private coaches to reach to
Founded in 1486 AD by the Rathore
prince, Rao Bikaji, hence the name Bikaner, the city is another
worth-watching destination in the royal land of Rajasthan. Surrounded by a
seven-kilometres wall with five entrances that was built primarily to
protect the city from vagaries of the desert and any external aggression,
the city has many magnificent buildings.
Bikaner is known for good breed of riding camels, which are among the best
in the world. The Camel Festival held every year is famous all over the
globe. Here you can see many buildings made of Reddish Pink sandstone that
transcends the surrounding barren wilderness. Unlike other cities of
Rajasthan, Bikaner has been able to retain its conventional aura of the
Places must visit
One of the most grand forts of northern India-- Junagarh Fort was built in
15th century by Emperor Akbar's general Raja Rai Singh. It remained
unconquered till date.
Designed by a Briton for Maharaja Ganga Singh of Biakner, this palace
exhibits a magnificent amalgamation of Oriental and European style.
The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum
This has a large collection of pre-Harappan, Gupta and Kushan pottery. The
affluent variety of pottery, carpets, paintings, armory and coins make this
museum one of the best in Rajasthan. The Bikaneri miniatures, which are
displayed in a separate segment for local arts, make visit to the museum a
The city comes alive with...
One can see the 'Ship of the Desert' at its sporting best in this festival.
The festival is held in January every year.
Karni Mata fair
Is held twice in a year--April/ May and October/ November-- the fair is
celebrated on the ninth day of the Navratri.