Rajasthan

The Formidable Heritage!

The word ‘Heritage’ makes me relive our travel in Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s diversity is beyond capture in words – rich heritage, vibrant culture, majestic monuments with appealing history,  artistically sound, vast sand dunes, colorful villages, warm people and much more. Rajasthan is famous for showcasing the royal heritage of palaces, forts, havelis & desert safaris, offering a glimpse of it’s spirited culture.

For this week’s photo challenge I’m sharing pictures of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Founded in 1459, by Rao Jodha, Jodhpur (formerly known as Marwar) is the second largest city of Rajasthan.

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The fort was named Mehrangarh, meaning ‘fort of the sun’ – a reference to the Rathore clan’s mythical descent from the sun god Surya. The fort has seven gates commemorating victories of various rulers over Jaipur, Bikaner and Mughals. The museum inside the fort houses exquisite royal collection. It’s also called the ‘Citadel of the Sun’.!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

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Memories from the Jaisalmer Road Trip

Herd of Camels

Miles & miles of incessant desert, golden hills, charming folk culture and herds of Camels everywhere, these peculiar elements set apart Jaisalmer. Visiting Jaisalmer was always a fascination and part of our really long list!!!

Finally we planned a trip to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in Oct’14.This road trip is special because I was traveling in my first trimester 🙂 with little anxiousness and excitement too!!

Jaisalmer lies in the Southwestern Rajasthan and Southern part of the Great Indian Desert.

The Great Indian Desert or The Thar Desert is a large, arid region of rolling sand hills located partly in Rajasthan state, northwestern India, and partly in Punjab and Sindh provinces, eastern Pakistan.

Enjoy complete walk through of the Road Trip here.

 

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Photography Theme: Pensive

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A job profile of a security personnel / guard is a tough one, no wonder they always have a serious look. More so if one has to monitor a place brimming with tourists!!! We shot this picture in Udaipur, the city of lakes. The city witnesses lot of tourism throughout the year. It’s beautiful and immensely photogenic too, treat your eyes with other popular posts here The New You, Coming back to Life, Conceptual Photography. Explore Rajasthan – The land of Rich Heritage !!! Rajasthan in India witnesses one of the highest foreign tourism.

Happy Exploring!!!

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Theme: Conceptual Photography

Isn’t the symmetry appealing ? These beautiful images were clicked at Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Udaipur is one mesmerizing city oozing with class and rich heritage, few more wonderful posts from the city are – The New You, Beauty is all around, Coming back to Life.

Happy Exploring!!!

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Beauty is all around you!!!

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The New You

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Riveting Udaipur…

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Never seen before Landscape view of Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Citadel of the Sun

“A palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning Sun” – Rudyard Kipling

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Mehrangarh Fort, is one of the largest forts in India and one of the most impressive in Rajasthan. Mehrangarh stands 400 feet above the ground and boasts of rich courtly history and religious pilgrimage. Rao Jodha (r. 1438-89) led the construction of the fort. The fort was named Mehrangarh, meaning ‘fort of the sun’ – a reference to the Rathore clan mythical descent from the sun god Surya. The mighty wall rises in places to a height of 120 feet and is 70 feet thick.

The timings for the visit are 9.00am to 5.00 pm and the ticket prices are as under:

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The Desert Safari and Gala Dinner amidst the Great Indian Desert


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Miles & miles of incessant desert, golden hills, charming folk culture and herds of Camels everywhere, these peculiar elements set apart Jaisalmer. Visiting Jaisalmer was always a fascination and part of our really long list!!!

Finally we planned a trip to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in Oct’14. Jaisalmer lies in the Southwestern Rajasthan and Southern part of the Great Indian Desert.

The Great Indian Desert or The Thar Desert is a large, arid region of rolling sand hills located partly in Rajasthan state, northwestern India, and partly in Punjab and Sindh provinces, eastern Pakistan.

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Thar Desert in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Thar Desert is the world's 17th largest desert and the world's 9th largest subtropical desert. 
About 85% of the Thar Desert is in India, and the remaining part in Pakistan.

In India, Rajasthan houses 60% of the desert, 40% divided amongst Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana.

Rajasthan also comprises of Marusthali (Land of the Dead) sand-dune-covered eastern portion of the Great Indian Desert. The area is known for remarkable shifting sand dunes, ridges of densely packed, coarse sand.

Hot on the Road

We covered Jaisalmer as part of our 4 days trip to Rajasthan. We decided to travel by road from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

Hired a car & began driving (car because of the harsh climate). The road that leads to Jaisalmer is literally awesome, it’s so well maintained but eerie too. For quite a long distance we did not observe a single soul.

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The road that leads to Jaisalmer

However, at regular intervals we observed herds of camels and people walking barefoot in the jungle.

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This one is my favorite, at one point the whole road was covered with Camels, and so many of them!!!

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