Rajasthan tourism

Experience famous foreign destinations in India at pocket-friendly rates

Experience famous foreign destinations in India at pocket-friendly rates

June 21, 2021

Visit the charming sand dunes of Thar Desert to experience Sahara The diverse variety of flora and fauna in the Thar Desert emulates the legendary safaris in Africa, without the hassle of having to securing visas and months of stressful planning. The Desert National Park has rare...

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Haunted homes of Rajasthan’s Kuldhara

Haunted homes of Rajasthan’s Kuldhara

March 2, 2021

Ghost stories have a very different kind of charm to lure readers with old forts, ruins of castles, deserted alleys, sinister houses and abandoned spirits. Lying 21 km from the Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, Kuldhara a large village has a similar story to tell. Straight ...

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The golden clouds of Jaisalmer

The golden clouds of Jaisalmer

November 13, 2020

The yellow sands glitter in the dwindling sunlight as one drives on the narrow ribbon of grey bitumen dwarfed by immense sand dunes on either side. Up ahead, for miles on end the road runs straight as an arrow and there is no sign of life. At regular intervals, as the open top je...

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Rajasthan Tourism reopens, but where are the tourists?

Rajasthan Tourism reopens, but where are the tourists?

June 29, 2020

Though tourism monuments across Rajasthan, one of the principal destinations in India, reopened on June 2, after over 11 weeks of closure due to coronavirus pandemic, tourists seem to be giving it a complete miss.

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Tourists, local shoppers desert Jaipur

Tourists, local shoppers desert Jaipur

June 25, 2020

A popular destination for tourists, Indian and foreign alike, Jaipur’s numerous markets have been catering to both the segments of buyers. But even almost a month after markets reopened, most shops remain empty as buyers stay away.

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Oberoi Rajvilas conjures a magical memorable moment in midst of Coronavirus pandemic

Oberoi Rajvilas conjures a magical memorable moment in midst of Coronavirus pandemic

June 24, 2020

Dining out during the pandemic comes with several formalities and tedious processes, but the right place, the right occasion and the right personnel can make it a magical moment.

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Kathputli: String puppetry from Rajasthan

Kathputli: String puppetry from Rajasthan

March 30, 2019

    The marionette art of Kathputli from Rajasthan is fading to the hands of modern art forms and sources of entertainment in India. Interestingly though, these wooden dolls are staging shows for audiences abroad.  What is puppetry all about? Mere mention of Rajasthan ...

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The international camel festival in Bikaner

The international camel festival in Bikaner

January 19, 2019

Every year in the chilling month of January, Bikaner in the northern state of Rajasthan, organizes the splendid Camel Festival highlighting its culture, customs and traditions for the people to witness something extraordinary.

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Portraits from Pushkar

Portraits from Pushkar

December 1, 2018

We witnessed the charm of the countryside, the people and their lifestyle, and made some portraits providing a complete backdrop of their brightly coloured saris, odhnis (strip of cloth); their everyday ornaments; some aged and painted faces in the crowd; men in equally colourful...

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Rajasthan

Rajasthan

October 30, 2018

  Well-known around the world for its palaces, forts and sand dunes, Rajasthan is also home to some of the most important pilgrimage centres for various religions. Come discover one. Infinite mounds of fine sand, large stretches of parched land, scanty greenery, prickly cact...

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Promoting tourism through national tourism awards

Promoting tourism through national tourism awards

October 2, 2018

With an aim to promote tourism and encourage healthy competition amongst travel and tour operators and other private organisations, the ministry of tourism annually presents national tourism awards to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

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The colourful festival of Teej in Jaipur

The colourful festival of Teej in Jaipur

August 17, 2018

Just as the monsoon arrives in north India, the air is filled with happiness and joy, as the women start preparing for the colourful festival of Teej. The Teej festival is held annually during the Hindu month of Shravan and marks the advent of the monsoon. This festival is celeb...

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