22-C, Gopal Bari, Opp PWD Dak Bungalow, Off MI Road, Jaipur - 302001, Rajasthan (India)
+911412373426, +911414064831
kailrugji@gmail.com
Packages
Categories
Kumbhalgarh Fort – The second longest wall in the world

Kumbhalgarh, a small town in district Rajsamand is known world wide for its great history and architecture. It is about 90 km from Udaipur (about a two hour drive) and 350 km from Kailrugji The Hotel . Here lies the great Kumbhalgarh fort which was built during the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. Under the rule of Rana Kumbha, the kingdom of Mewar stretched right from Ranthambore to Gwalior. The kingdom also included vast tracts of Madhya Pradesh as well as Rajasthan. Mewar was defended by about 80 fortresses from its enemies. Rana Kumbha, himself, had designed about 30 of them and Kumbhalgarh is the most famous of them all. It was only once in the entire history that Kumbhalgarh was taken and its defenses breached. It was when the combined armies of Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber and Raja Udai Singh of Marwar attacked the fort of Kumbhalgarh. That too happened because of the scarcity of drinking water. A thick wall that is 36Kms long surrounds this remarkable fort. The perimeter of the wall is said to be the longest after the Great Wall Of China. The width of wall varies from 15 to 25 feet. It […]

Comments: 0
Worlds Largest Stepwell: Chand Baori

Worlds Largest Stepwell: Chand Baori Posted on September 13, 2014 Building stepwells (Baori in Rajasthan) has been a necessity under northern India’s hot summers. These wells acted as rainwater harvesting systems and they were a cool oasis in the parched hot summer of this area. The temperature difference between the surface and the lowest depths of these wells could be 5 to 6 degrees. The earliest were made around 550 AD, but famous ones like Chand Baori were made during medieval times. And from those times, over 3,000 stepwells were built in India’s two northern states. Rajasthan and Gujarat. Chand Baori in Abhaneri, near Jaipur, Rajasthan is propbabaly the largest step well in the world and perhaps the most visually spectacular stepwell. Chand Baori is an incredibly geometric sight; it is a deep four-sided structure with an immense temple on one face. 3,500 terraced steps march down the other three sides, 13 stories, to a depth of 100 feet. The construction dates to the tenth century, and is dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness and is believed to have been built by King Chand, ruler of Abhaneri and a Rajput from the Chahamana dynasty. Chand Baori is also well […]

Comments: 0
Luxury Trains of India

Luxury Trains of India Posted on September 22, 2014 THE PALACE ON WHEELS The Palace on Wheels was the first of four luxury trains of Indian Railways. It was launched to promote tourism in Rajasthan and has been highly popular since its launch. It is one of the top twenty luxury trains in the world. The concept of the Palace on Wheels was derived from the royal coaches of the erstwhile rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India. The original Palace on Wheels consisted of the personal carriages of these rulers of India, but the current refurbished cabins of the train are the replicas of the original carriages that are technologically advanced. The cabins have been christened after the princely states of Rajasthan. The train has 14 saloons , all named after the different Rajasthan provinces like , Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur etc. All saloons are equipped with Channel Music, Intercom, Mini Pantry, attached bathroom and a personal attendant. The train includes two restaurants, each possessing a stylish décor. The guests aboard can savor sumptuous food of Indian and other popular world cuisine ,such as Continental and European. These restaurants also have […]

Comments: 0
Puppetry: An Integral Part of Rajasthani Culture

Puppetry: An Integral Part of Rajasthani Culture Video | Posted on September 29, 2014 by rctravels The Rajasthani string puppetry is one of the most vibrant aspects of Indian culture. These handmade wooden puppets are much more than just plaything or decorative dolls. They are a part of the traditional performance of puppetry – narrating an event from history, myths, folklore or legend, complete with music and speech. The tribes of Rajasthan have been performing this art from the ancient times and it has become an eternal part of Rajasthani culture and tradition. No village fair, no religious festival and no social gathering in Rajasthan can be complete without the Kathputlis. They are the repository of traditional wisdom, knowledge and social mores. Within them are contained the oral history of the region. It is said that puppetry of Rajasthan is more than a thousand years old but there is no written evidence of it. Mainly the ‘Bhat ‘community practices this art termed Kathputli (Kath meaning wood and Putli meaning doll). Their legend goes back to the times of the Great King Vikramaditya, of Ujjain whose throne ‘Simhasan Battisi ‘ had 32 decorative dolls dancing and doing acrobatic feats. The first Bhat produced a play with 32 puppets on the life and achievements […]

Comments: 0