The Architectural Heritage of Rajasthan!


Travel with Khaled, Umaid Bhawan Palace jodhpur

Travel with Khaled – Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

मारू थारो देस में निपजय तीन रतन, एक ढोलो, दूजो कुरजां, तीजो कसूमल रंग|

Rajasthan has been the land of emotional sagas. Permanently etched in history are beautiful narratives of extreme human endeavours, transforming the monotonous desert landscape into songs, ballads and awe inspiring edifices. The Kasumal color (akin to pinkish red) is Unique to Rajasthan is the color of valor, the vibrant color of hospitality which the desert State of Rajasthan is singularly known for.

The valorous Maharajas of Rajasthan built ravishing Palaces which stood the ravages of time and stand intact to this very day. The architecture, art and craftsmanship which have gone painstakingly in embellishing these monuments into near perfect structures are an ode to the men who have built these.

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Favorite Hill Station in India – Mount Abu

Mount Abu, a tiny hill station in Rajasthan, and also is one of the sensational hill stations of India. This beautiful town is the only hill place in the state, and is situated in the lap of the Aravali mountain range. It is spread over an area of 22-26 km and located an altitude of approx 1215 meters above the sea levels. Mount Abu is filled with outstanding lakes, sunset & sunrise points, waterfalls, temples, rivers and dense forests. For these amazing attractions, it is popular among tourists.

mount abu Often, large numbers of tourists or visitors come here from Gujarat, Delhi, and nearby parts of Rajasthan to get relief from summer heat, and enjoying the pleasant weather and cool climate of the place. It is mainly renowned for internationally acclaimed Dilwara Temples, which are a group of Jain temples made from white marble. These temples were built during 11th and 13th century AD. Another popular attraction here is Achalgargh fort that is an old fort, and built by Rana Kumbha of Mewar in the 14th century, is a must visit spot here. Other exquisite and top-notch tourist’s attractions here are Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Nakki Lake, Gaumukh Temple, Guru Shikhar (highest peak on the Mount Abu), Trevors Tank, Adhar Devi Temple, etc; don’t forget to explore these places during your Mount Abu Tour.

In transportation area, Maharana Pratap Udaipur Airport, Dabok (Udaipur) is the closest airport to this hill station. While, the nearest railway station is Abu Road, just 30 km away from Mount Abu. It is also well connected to all major places by bus, and regular buses travel to this beautiful hill station of Rajasthan from Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad. Unmetered taxis are the main transportation within the town. There are several affordable resorts and hotels to suit every pocket can be obtained in Mount Abu.

Best time to visit – people love to visit here in summer.


Enjoy Camel Safari in Rajasthan

Camel the “Ship of the desert is known as the lifeline for the desert people in Rajasthan. They are also the major mode of transportation in deserts like The Thar of the state, while riding on a camel is one of the most staggering activities for tourists and travelers. Exploring and discovering the desert on sitting back of a camel is truly an amazing experience, will leave you dumb with striking landscapes around once you entered inside it.

rajasthan-desert-safari-tourEnjoying several vibrant destinations and locations of the state through a camel safari is an ultimate experience. The camel safari travel includes some of the popular places like small rural villages (Hansua Village, Bhoo Village), temples, colossal fort, etc. In the rural villages, you can meet regional people, and will come to know more about their culture, living styles, local food and many more other things. Sleeping under the glimmering stars is another marvelous experience during camel safari.

The camel tour of Rajasthan starts from Jaisalmer, which Situated in the middle of the vast Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is well connected by Road, train and air to other major cities of India. Other major safari destinations in the state are Jodhpur, Bikaner, Khimsar and Osian, which are well connected by road transport to Jaipur.

Some Important Camel Safari Tips: We know that the climate of Rajasthan is quite hot, so few things that one should keep in mind before starting the camel safari tour:

  • Booked a camel safari tour in the Thar with prior reservations
  • It is a good idea to check them before going for your desert safari trip.
  • Carry plenty of portable water bottles to avoid dehydration, goggles, sunscreen and a first-aid kit.
  • Wear shoes and cotton clothes, loose fitting specially.
  • Wear Head cap or turban for head protection.

India’s Fabled Royal Retreats on Offer!

ram bagh jaipur“In the Fabled times,
The Mighty conquerors and the Maharajas,
Immense wealth at their disposal,
Built their and Grand & Opulent Palaces.

Today the Maharajas are no more,
These Palaces once their preserve,
Beckon you all the more!”

We bring to you these Magnificent Palaces for you to experience the fabled lifestyle, And with best offers too!

Awe inspiring suites of Taj Lake Palace at Maharana’s Udaipur or the horse-drawn carriage at the Taj Falaknuma Palace at Nizam’s Hyderabad, the personal butler serving in the verandahs at the Umaid Bhawan Palace at Jodhpur or the exquisite Jiva Grande Spa at the Rambagh Palace of Jaipur

 Taj Lake Palace,
Umaid Bhawan Palace,
Rambagh Palace,
Taj Falaknuma Palace,

Start at INR 11,250 per person, per night and include Airport Transfer Traditional Welcome Breakfast Heritage Walk
Special Dinner Offers on Food and Beverage, Jiva Spa and select amenities Second Room for up to two children less than 12 years, at 50% of the double occupancy rate.

Celebrate the joy of love – in a palace that rises amidst the serene waters of a lake, you would prefer your fairytale unfold in the gardens that queens once danced upon, maybe in a horse-drawn ceremonial carriage.

Start at INR 13,750 per person, per night and include
Airport Transfer Late and Lazy Breakfast in Bed Heritage Walk
Intimate Dinner with a Bottle of Wine Private Consultation + Massage for the couple at the Jiva Spa Turndown Specials with Scented Candles, Aromatic Oils and a Bottle of Wine Shikara Rides and fireworks at select location Special Offers on select amenities

Embark upon a journey of wellness in the timeless environs of a
Jiva Spa and revisit a time where grace and elegance meant everything. Come, immerse yourself in ceremonies of beauty that were once favoured by royalty.

Start at INR 11,250 per person, per night and include Airport Transfer Breakfast Heritage Walk Jiva Spa credit of INR 5,000 per couple during the stay Special Offers at the Jiva Spa and on select amenities.

*Valid till September 30, 2013. Rates are inclusive of taxes for
2 nights minimum length of stay. Services and special amenities vary as per locations. For details, please visit To book a Tour for more details click here

“Colors of Rajasthan” an Exhibition at India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), New Delhi

“Colors of Rajasthan” an exhibition displaying various beautiful Rajasthani Attires, will be organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry & Rajasthan State at India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), 87/88, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. This exhibition is going to be held for five days from 13 to 17 March, 2013, from 10 am to 8 pm, and the Entry is Free.

color of rajasthan exhibition

Colors Of Rajasthan Exhibition

Rajasthani handloom and handicraft industry occupies a special place amongst industries in the country and creates a wide range of products based on the diversified culture, traditions and heritage of India. Some of the best features of this industry are skilled labor in cheap rate, low capital investment, flexible production, etc.

The exhibition is truly a direct seller and buyer meeting point, where both get benefits, the seller gets the best price for his products, while the buyer benefits by buying it at an optimal price. In this outstanding exhibition, most of the exhibitors are Muslim women, who weaves cloth and this exhibition has been organized to boost them. The main objective of this exhibition is to open new doors for artisans/ weavers by creating innovative products and developing fresh marketing channels.

In this colourful exhibition cum buyer seller meet, more than 30 artisans from Rajasthan will be exhibiting their unique products, and the range of the product displayed from Zari Sarees, Zari Dupattas, Dress Material, Self Designed Dress, Dyed Yawn, Materials, Cotton Khes, Sanganeri and Barmari prints, Designer Bed Covers and of course Kota Doria are the most attractive and unique features of this outstanding exhibition. More than 100 Wholesale buyers are expected to communicate with Artisans/weavers directly each day.

Venue-   India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC),
87/88, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi – 110003
Date & Timing- 13th march to 17th march (10 am to 8 pm)
Entry is FREE
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2013 Elephant Festival Of Jaipur Rajasthan

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is one of the most colorful cities of Rajasthan and is popularly known as the “Pink City”. Besides the wonderful architectural structures it comprises, it is also famous for culture, traditions and rituals. There are a number of festivals such as Kite Festival, Gangaur Festival, Literature Festival, Shitla Mata Fair Teej Festival and Elephant Fair are celebrated with gusto at different times throughout the year. Of all the festivals, the Elephant Festival is the most lovable and is celebrated in a scintillating manner.


This year, Elephant Festival Jaipur is going to be held on 26th March 2013 at Jaipur’s polo grounds near the Rambagh Hotel. The best part of this festival is that entrance is free, so you can expect a huge crowd over here. It starts with a traditional procession and decorated elephants (with heavy jewelry and flowers) march along in a parade. Later, it is followed by many different elephant games like best decorated elephant, elephant polo, elephant decoration exhibition and elephant races. Most of the elephants, which take part in the festival, are female.  The elephant Polo game is the most important feature of this festival, where the players are dressed in saffron and red turbans and try to score goals with long Polo sticks.

The elephant festival is celebrated on the eve of Holi, a festival of colors. According to the Hindu calendar, it signifies the New Year and also signals the end of winter and starts the spring season. This festival is an event not to be missed. Every Year, it is organized by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporations and attracts tourists from every nook of the world. Rajasthan Travel and Tourism ensure gaiety and care for all the tourists who participate in the festival.

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Splendid Desert Festival 2013 at Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, also known as the golden city is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The fairs and festivals of Rajasthan display the rich Rajasthani culture. Some of the major festivals celebrated here are Holi, Diwali, Ram Navami, Gangaur, Dussehra and Eid. The Desert festival of Jaisalmer is one of the most celebrated fiestas in Rajasthan. It is a 3-day festival of Rajasthani rich culture, tradition arts and crafts, which is especially designed for the tourists. It is organized and sponsored by the Rajasthan state tourism Corporation. This Corporation is a body that is found to attract more tourists especially foreign and has since then become the most famous festival in India.


Every year, this festival comes between the ends of January to beginning of February. The Desert festival Jaisalmer 2013 is going to held for three days from February 23 to 25. It will take place at golden Sam’s sand dunes, which is just 40 kms far away from Jaisalmer city.  Desert festival is all about camel races, puppeteers, jugglers, and turban tying competitions, Camel Polo, colorful traditional dresses and many more. It is a complete bundle of fun and enjoy for 3 days. Many competitions like Mr. Desert contest that will happen add more excitement and enjoy to the festival.

This major Rajasthan festival is a grand display of music and dances, performing arts, handicraft, laughter and joy and several other desert cultures. The local people and villagers participate in the camel dances and also compete in various camel games like race, acrobats and tug of war. Gair swaying and Fire dancers to conventional tunes are the important part of fun and frolic. So, visit and enjoy the upcoming feast in the beautiful, colorful and interesting land of Jaisalmer and create memories for lifetime.

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7 Days Trip To Make Your Valentine Week More Special

valentine week tour

February is the month when love is in the air. Everyone wants to do something special for their beloved. A gift of long weekend could be a nice option to make your valentine week even more special.Sterling vacation offers special package, 7 days trip of Rajasthan for Valentine Week. This package includes 7 different destinations for 7 days. Trip will start from Delhi and then follow the below route.

Delhi / Jaipur (Arrive) – Jaipur (02 Nights), Jodhpur (01 Night), Udaipur (02 Nights), Ajmer (Enroute), Pushkar (01 Night) – Delhi / Jaipur Drop.

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Nagaur Cattle Festival 2013

Nagaur festival also called Cattle fair is the 2nd popular festival of Rajasthan. Nagaur is a small town located between Jodhpur and Bikaner. Every year this festival is held between January to February. People come from all over the Rajasthan or nearby state with their cattle like horses, bullocks and camel etc to trade. All the cattle are fully decorated with fancy dresses or colorful things and even their owner flaunt wearing colorful turbans and long moustaches.

Cattle fair - Nagaur 2013

Other attractions of the fair- Red Chilly Market also known as the ‘Mirchi Bazaar’ is the second main attraction besides Cattle in the Nagaur fair. At this fair you could also find otter things like handmade items, wooden items, camel leather accessories, rajasthani dresses etc.

handmade items

Date for cattle fair-This year cattle fair will be held from 17th Feb. to 20th Feb 13.

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Get 26% Discount till 26 Hours on our Rajasthan Tour Packages / Rajasthan Hotel Bookings!

One the occasion of republic day, when we celebrate our Republic Day. Sterling Vacations has in store for everyone looking to celebrate. This is our Republic day gift to people giving a chance to visit Rajasthan and to make weekend enjoyable. We offer 26% discount on each Rajasthan tour package and this offer is valid up to 26 hours. Book your Rajasthan trip and get 26% discount.

Happy Republic day 2013

Weekend is the time when people love to come in Rajasthan especially from Delhi & NCR.  And this year the famous festival of Rajasthan- The Jaipur Literature Festival, Camel festival, The Jaipur Marathon will be held on the weekend i.e. 26th & 27th Jan. You will surly love this offer of Rajasthani Hospitality culture. So if you don’t want to miss the chance to make your weekend something different or to enjoy camel festival, book your tour today and don’t forget to get the 26% discount.

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