Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Alwar - Sariska - Deeg - Bharatpur - Karauli - Ranthambhor
Some important site are the Bala Quila, City Palace, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatari, Vinay Vilas Palace, Vijay Mandir Palace, Moti Doongri. A little further on the road to Jaipur is Alwar's most popular picnic spot - Siliserh. To the west lie the protected forests of Sariska. Once the hunting grounds of the rulers of Alwar, the Sariska Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary today provides shelter to a large variety of the wildlife.

The palaces and gardens of DEEG are among the most beautiful in this region. Being close to Agra and Delhi, the Mughal influences were stronger here.

The fort of Bharatpur is the focal point of the town. It took sixty years to build and was known as LOHAGARH or the Iron Fort. Bharatpur is a small city but what makes it special is the KEOLA NATIONAL PARK. Once the hunting preserve of the princes of Bharatpur, today, it is ranked among the world's best bird sancturies.

The stone of Dholpur is famous throughout the country and has been used for the construction of many of a fort and palace not only in Rajasthan but in Agra, Delhi and other states as well. JHOR was the site of the oldest Mughal Garden built by Babar in 1527 and rediscovered in the 1970s, there is the famous Machkund where a religious fair every year sees a gathering of devotees seeking a cure for their skin ailments after a dip in the holy kund.

The other area of international importance is the tiger land of Ranthambhor. This is the ideal place in Rajasthan to see the Indian tiger in its natural habitat.

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