Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History & Shilpgram

This museum is located 9 km from Sawai Madhopur and stands as a museum highlighting the plants and animals as well as the natural heritage of western India apart from being a resource center particularly for children and the general public. In combination with the Ranathambore National Park, the Ranathambore Fort and Shilpgram, the museum presents itself as one of India’s finest heritage attractions.

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History Sawai Madhopur

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History Sawai Madhopur

The museum housed in a sprawling 7.2 acres has a number of interactive exhibits, digital panels and several important dioramas with different themes to highlight human interface with Mother Nature and her efforts to conserve natural resources and the nature itself. The museum comprises of 3 galleries with each of them presenting a distinct theme. Continue reading Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History & Shilpgram

Bikaner- The Exotic City of Rajasthan

Situated in the northern part of Rajasthan, the city of Bikaner was founded in the year 1486 by Rao Bikaji, a Rathore prince. The city derived its name Bikaner from the name of the founder-Prince Rao Bikaji. The prince set up his own kingdom in the barren wilderness which was known as Jangladesh. The city was constructed with the help of 500 soldiers and 100 cavalry horses. A wall of seven kilometers was built around the city to protect it from the desert. The wall has five entrances to the city.

Bhandasar Jain temple

Bhandasar Jain temple

Bikaner city is noted for its camel riding festivals and also known as the city of camels. It is also an important trade center between west Asian countries and Gujarat seaport. The descents of Bikaji ruled the city till the Indian independence. The city is also popularly known for its sweets and savories which include the Bikaner sweets and Bikaner bhujia. Most of the magnificent buildings in the city of Bikaner are made of Reddish Pink sandstone which is considered to be the major attraction of the city.

Important Attractions in the City

There are innumerable places in the city of Bikaner which are worth visiting. The city is also filled with magnificent and elegant Havellis and forts. Some of the most important places to visit include the following.

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Jaisalmer- The Golden City of Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, popularly known as the Golden City of India, is one of the most beautiful places in Rajasthan. It is located in the middle of the vast Thar Desert and is quite popular for its glorious forts, splendid Havellis and palaces, sand dunes and camel safaris. Jaisalmer includes a number of important historical monuments and exceptional sand dunes. The place is visited by millions of tourists all around the year.

Important Tourists Destinations

Some of the most important tourists’ destinations in Jaisalmer include the Jaisalmer Fort, Merchant Havellis, Desert National Park, Jain temples and so forth.

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort: It is also known as the Golden Fort or the Sonar Kila. It is among the second largest fort in Rajasthan. The Jaisalmer fort is also popular for its architectural brilliance and splendor. The fort complex embraces many beautiful Jain temples and Raj Mahal. Continue reading Jaisalmer- The Golden City of Rajasthan