Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary

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50 km from Kota, it was once the hunting preserve for the royal family of Kota. Spread over an area of 250 sq km, here you can view animals like leopard, sloth bear, chinkara and Wolf. This is the place which inspired many Rajasthan miniatures of the Kota School with hunting scenes.

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Information related to Jhalawar

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Jhalawar, 85 km south of Kota was created in 1838 by Zalim Singh. Located at the edge of Malwa Plateau, this well laid out city was an important commercial hub in the 19century. It was also a great cultural centre patronising music, theatre and art and boasted a theatre in the palace called Bhawani Natya Shala, built along the western style opera house.

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Mandawa

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Founded in the 18 century, a medieval fort here dominates the town with a painted arched gateway. Typical of the entire region, the havelis of Mandawa are adorned with gaily painted murals that illuminate the arid landscape. Mandawa, a remote feudal principality was a trading outpost on an ancient caravan route to China and Middle East. It was the strong hold of Rao Shekha, who founded a dynasty here.

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Camel Safari In Jaisalmer

 

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Camel safari programmes (1-4 days) organized by private excursion agents in Jaisalmer provide an opportunity to experience the charms of inaccessible desert interiors and see village life. Mainly organized during the high season (OctoberFebruary), the prices vary from Rs. 1000Rs. 5000 per night depending on the facilities provided. The cost normally includes tents, mattresses, blankets, meals and jeep support. Camping out at night is great fun. The traditional route taken is Amar Bagh, Lodurva, Mool Sagar, and Bada Bagh to Sam through the small villages along the way.

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Junagarh Fort

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It is one of the few major forts of Rajasthan that does not command a hilltop position. Its foundation was laid in 1589 by Raja Rai Singh. a General in the army of Emperor Akbar. Several palaces made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, corridors, balconies and windows and a few temples illustrate the art of living of the Rathore Rajputs of Bikaner‘ The architecture blends the local aesthetic traditions with opulence borrowed from the Mughal.

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