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Jaigarh Fort-A Popular Tourist Attraction In Jaipur

After exploring the Nahargarh Fort, I headed toward the Jaigarh Fort. The distance between Jaigarh and Nahargarh Fort is approx 6.3 Kms. From Jaipur city, it is approx 15 Kms.

Jaigarh Fort View

Best Time To Visit: the best time to visit this fort is during the winter season when the Mercury is dropped down and the weather is pleasant.

Timings Of the fort timings are from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Entry Ticket of Jaigarh Fort: The entry ticket is INR 35/person.

I hired a guide and trust me it is always entertaining and interesting. You get to know a lot of stories and secret locations which you can not find on your own.

The Thick Walls Of the Fort

This Fort was built by Jai Singh 2 in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort. The entrance of this Fort had a steep pavement which leads to the main gate known as Dungar Darwaza. The Fort drew me to an imaginary world. I tried to visualize the fort when it was alive but couldn’t reach the limit.

View of fort’s One End

A steep Pavement leads you to the main gate of the Fort called Dungar Darwaza. The Fort had many secret passages. These passages helped the rulers to escape in emergency or attacks. It is also said that one of the secret passage in this Fort leads to the Amer Fort which is approx 7 Kms.

The central watchtower on a raised ground provides an excellent vista of the surrounding landscape.

Lake View From the Fort

The fort is highly fortified with thick walls of red sandstone. The Walls are spread over a layout plan with a length of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) and a width of 1 kilometre (0.62 mi).

It also has an impressive square garden known as “Charbagh garden” (50 metres (160 ft) square). The Garden looks beautiful from the top of the fort.

Side View Of the Fort

The guide took us to see the world’s largest cannon on wheels which is kept in this fort. This cannon is named as Jaivana. It was built in Jaigarh’s foundry in the year 1720. Many say that the cannon was used only once (that too for trial purpose).

The ball fell some 35kms away in a village which is now turned into a lake. This incident is not confirmed but, if such a story is built for this canon then you can imagine how powerful they tried to make it.

Apart from the secret passage and Canon story, another thing that caught my attention was the water channel mechanism in this fort. There are a lot of wide water channels in the fort that worked for the rainwater harvesting.

Jaivana, which is the world’s largest cannon on wheels

Here comes another story related to this tank which was even believed by our Indian government. It was claimed that the tank contained treasures of the Royal family of Jaipur. The Indian government tried to find those treasures but couldn’t get any.

Costumes in the Museum

This story reminded me of Ajay Devgan movie Baadshaho which is said to be based on Jaipur’s Rani Maharani Gayatri Devi. 

Head Gear, Shield, Weapons in Museum

There is a granary, 10th-century temple of Ram Harihar and the 12th-century temple of Kal Bhairav.

In India, we use to energize weapons with sacred mantras

This Fort is not very crowded like Amer Fort and if you are visiting the Amer Fort, you must visit the Jaigarh Fort. You will get stunned by the views of this Fort.

Pictures kept in Museum

Feel free to ask any query regarding Jaipur tour in the comments section.

Happy Travelling! 


Epic 9th century Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Temple

An Archaeological gem is located nearby Nandi Hills and must visit place for history and sculpture lovers. “Bhoga Nandishwara” or “Bhoga Nandishvara”) is a Hindu temple located in Nandi village, at the base of Nandi Hills (or Nandidurga) in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state, India.

Ornate wall in the large open mantapa is a Vijayanagara era addition to the Bhoga 

Therefore Bhoga Nandeeshwara is located at a distance of 54 km from Bangalore and at the bottom of Nandi Hills.

Story of Shiva carved on walls
Most important specimens of Dravidian order datable to circa ninth to fifteenth century A.D

Enclosed in its own prakara measuring 112.8m x 76.2m with double mahadvara, this complex consists of twin temples dedicated to Siva as Bhoganandisvara (north) and Arunachalesvara (south). Between the two is a small intervening shrine.

Kalyani (temple tank):a Vijayanagara era contribution
View of the large Maha mantapa (main hall), a Vijayanagara empire era construction 

The orientation of Temple

Each temple consists of a garbhagriha, a sukanasi and a navaranga with sculptured jalis. Both temples have individual nandimandapas in front.

Window carving on outerwall of the Arunachaleshswara shrine 

 Most important terms you should know

Garbhagriha – Inner sanctum – The garbhagriha of each temple is a sanctified space in the temple.

The sukanasi, identified with the antarala, is the same size as the garbhagriha.

This is the place for singing and dancing in honor of the gods.

The prakara has two Devi shrines and other related structures like vasantamandapa tulabharamandapa and a square stepped tank.

Great history from the eyes of this tree

The other portion of the temple houses a large indoor water pond, called Sringeri Teertha and has rock cut steps on which many lamps are lit by the side of the tank on certain festive days like Deepavali.

Kalyani or Pushkarni(temple tank) was added by King Krishnadeva Raya This pond is believed to be a source of Pinakini River.

Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Temple The main temple is the Bhoga Nandeeshwara temle has a royal Shiva Linga in the Sanctum. There is a figure of a Chola King in this temple. The figure is believed to be of Rajendra Chola Chola dynasty.

Archaeological Survey of India signboard explaining the original construction 
Archaeological Survey of India signboard explaining the location

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is Banglorian’s nature escape.   Located around 60 kilometers away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has spotted by Bikers, Solo travelers, Bird watchers. We selected Hill Top for our Community outing for a day trip.

What you will find here?

Situated at a height of 4851 feet above sea level, this ancient hill fortress is an idyllic escape from the daily city life. Once used as the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, Nandi Hills is scattered with shrines and monuments and is surrounded by mesmerizing views, making this place no less than a hidden paradise.

Mesmerizing views from Hillock

Moreover, The hill station is under the control of the Department of Horticulture since 1914 and successfully maintains the hill station. 

At the entrance, Amrit Sarovar: A major source of water supply in this region, the Lake of Nectar as it is called has been formed by the perennial springs.

Amrit Sarovar :The shimmering waters of this lake is a must see.

Things required attention (Be Aware )

1.Fighting stray Dogs and food snatching monkey.

2.Heavy Traffic Jam on weekends,but start early

Sometimes friendly and sometimes outrageous monkeys are here, developing taste for the modern-day items.

Nehru Nilaya ( Cubbon House ) has a rich modern historical background, for instance, Above all

  • In 1986 the SAARC conference held here.
  • Currently converted into a public guest house. If you are planning to stay at Nehru -Nilay
  • Information of Rooms: Department of Horticulture – For general query: 
  • Visit Departmentof Tourism – for addtional information.                                                                                              

In conclusion, I came to realize that respecting your elderly when you are young will provide you with experience -toolkit, each new tool can help you to reshape your grotesque life.

Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has spotted by Bikers, Solo travelers, Bird watchers. We selected Hill Top for our Community outing for a day trip.

Other activities :Bird watcher can spot colorful birds,I spotted a gliding eagle .Paragliding is another attraction.



Nahargarh Fort In Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur is approx 242 Kms from Gurgaon and 281 Kms from Delhi. If you are looking for a weekend getaway to eliminate the boredom from your daily office life, then a trip to Jaipur’s Fort can be one of the best choices.

When to Visit?

We recommend you to visit Nahargarh Fort when the weather is cool and pleasant. The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March.

I planned to visit Jaipur by bus that runs from the Bikaner house in New Delhi. There are trains also from Delhi that runs from Nizammudin Railway station and Sarai Rohilla. Gurgaon railway station has also several trains that run daily to Jaipur.

Within its walls, the fort houses Madhavendra Bhawan, the summer destination for the members of the royal family

On the way, I heard Nahargarh Forts was haunted and got goosebumps. But was increasingly determined to explore this beautiful place Fort with haunted mysteries.

The bus will take you to the Sindhi camp bus stand. There are some good hotels nearby this place where you can make your stay.

Be a little careful while travelling and do not get cheated by the cab drivers like us.

Here is a funny thing that happened to me and my friend when we reached Jaipur bus stand. It was around 6 a.m. It was my first trip to an unknown place without a group and we were 2 girls only. So, we decided to book a cab to get to our pre-booked hotel. When the can driver took us to our hotel we realized it was not even a km away from the bus stand and we could have walked to the hotel.

Without wasting any time we booked a local tourist cab and reached to the Nahargarh Fort. Believe me, we were mesmerized to see the beauty of this Fort.

Nahargarh Fort and Related Story:

Fort geological location give it the name of “Pride of Aravalli Range” and creating an impressive northern backdrop to the city of Jaipur. Nahargarh was also a hunting residence of the Maharajas.

The rooms are linked by corridors and still have some delicate frescoes

Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort. Then to pacify Nahar’s spirit temple was built in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.

Architectural Layout Of The Fort
The fort follows the Indo-European architecture and there are many structures inside the fort. To the left of the entrance gate ‘Tadigate’, there is a temple dedicated to the deity of Jaipur rulers. Apart from this, there is another temple inside the fort, dedicated to the Rathore prince, Nahar Singh Bhomia.

The beautiful Walls and Rajputana Art

Another attraction in the fort is the ‘Madhavendra Bhawan’ built by Sawai Madho Singh. This is a two-storey building which has suites for the king and his twelve queens. It is divided into nine similar apartments and each of these apartments has a lobby, bedrooms, toilets, kitchen and store. Other structures inside the palace include Diwan-I-Aam, an open-air enclosure where the king met the common men and listened to their problems and complaints.

Corridors in the Fort
Panaromic view of city from the top

The movies Rang De Basanti, Shuddh Desi Romance and Sonar Kella were shot at Nahargarh Fort. It’s amazing to visit Nahar Singh ji temple of Nahargarh Fort Jaipur during Jaipur tour.

Other Places To Visit In Jaipur

  1. Jaigarh fort
  2. Amer Fort
  3. Jal Mahal
  4. Birla Temple
  5. City Palace

This is not it and we will be coming more informative blogs about Jaipur’s Fort soon. If you have heard any haunted stories about Nahargarh Fort then do share in the comments below.


Astonishing Walk To Nepal in 1996

नेपाल की यात्रा

हिमालय की गोद में बसा हुआ नेपाल अद्भुत देश, यहां के लोगों का मिलनसार व्यवहार और ताज़ागी भरा वातावरण हमेशा याद रहेगा।

मेरी पहली विदेश यात्राओं मे नेपाल की यात्रा भी है। उत्तर प्रदेश के एक शहर गोरखपुर के पास रेलवे स्टेशन (नकहा जंगल) से हमारे परिवार के सदस्यों हमने यात्रा प्रारंभ की।

लगभग 12 बड़े लोग (वयस्क), 4 युवा(दीदी – भैया) और 6 बच्चे। ये तकरीबन 20 साल पहले की यात्रा की संस्मरणों पे आधारित है। हम लोग टिकिट लेकर रेल गाड़ी मे जा बैठे और हिमालय पर्वत देखेंगे, बूतवल से खिलौने खरीदने और बुद्ध की जन्म भूमि को देखने की तैयारी पूरी थी।
कुछ देर ट्रेन रुकती – चलती हम लोग एक घंटे के बाद सुनऔली पहुचे। यहा आकार आगे नेपाल की सीमाओं में प्रवेश करने के लिए तैयार हो गए हम सब।
पहले पड़ाव राजधानी काठमाण्डू मे किया –

आकर्षण का केंद्र

मनोरंजक दृश्य, लुभाने बाज़ार और रात को चमकीले casino ऐसा लगता था, मानो ये शहर कभी सोता ही नहीं

पशुपति नाथ मंदिर :

भगवान् शिव को समर्पित ये मंदिर, 5 वी शताब्दी में मल्ल राजाओ द्वारा निर्मित है।
भागमति नदी के किनारे बसा हुआ ये मंदिर – पगोडा आर्किटेक्ट का उदाहरण है।
यहा पर आना सांस्कृतिक, सामाजिक और अध्यात्मिक शांति के लिए खास तौर पर महत्व रखता है।

बूढाणी लंकथा (Budhanilanktha) मंदिर :

ये विष्णु भगवान् को समर्पित मंदिर हैं, यहा बारीक काट और बनावट का इस्तेमाल किया गया है।
कहा जाता है कि, लेटे हुए भगवान विष्णु की ये सबसे बड़ी मूर्ति है। इसके बारे में जानकारी दी गई है कि ये ली छवि काल में बना हुआ है।
यहा हरीशयनई एकादशी और हरीबोधिनी एकादशी के दिन मेला लगता है।

.्सवंभूनाथ (Swayambhunath) मंदिर

यहा से पूरे शहर का मन मोहक प्राकृतिक सौंदर्य देखने को मिलता है।
ये बुद्ध समुदाय के लोगों का धार्मिक चैत्य है। यहा साक्यमुखी बुद्ध की प्रतिमा है।
ये एक पर्वत की चोटी पर स्थित है, यहा नेपाल की धार्मिक भावनाओं का संगम देखने को मिलता है।

नेपाल में लुम्बिनी (बुद्ध की जन्म भूमि) का खास महत्व है।
यहा महादेयई मंदिर सबसे ज्यादा मे लोकप्रिय है :
कहा जाता है कि महादेवी जो कि, शाक्य कुल की रानी थी। लुम्बिनी से गुजर रही थी और पुष्करणी मे उन्होने स्नान किया पूर्णिमा के दिन ।

इसके बाद उन्होने सिद्धार्थ (जो आगे चलकर बुद्ध के नाम से जाने जाते हैं)

इसके अलावा आप चिटवन पार्क जहा ट्रेकिंग की सुविधा उपलब्ध है। घारियल और हाथी के विशेष ब्रीडिंग सेंटर है।
आप सगरमाथा पार्क जा सकते हैं, जो विस्मित करने वाले घाटी, ग्लेशियर और पत्थरों से निर्मित है।

संसार की सबसे बड़ी चोटी एवरेस्ट पर्वत श्रृंखला यही है।
यहा आप जीव जंतु और पोधो की विशेष प्रजातियों का अध्ययन किया गया है।

ये यात्रा खास इसलिए रही क्युकी, इसमे परिवार बॉन्डिंग मजबूत हुई।


8 Essential Beach Packing Items You’ll Want for Vacation

Suddenly I feel that when girls are packing for vacation list grows long and when it get Beach vacation, we are bound with our imaginations to make them true. So,8 Essential Beach Packing Items List You’ll Want for Vacation while traveling for Beach location.

  1. Good and reliable sunscreen lotion with high SPF value, in my case I prefer to use AMWAY ARTISTRY, along with that use long-lasting eyeliner (i would suggest
    Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 2.5 g  (01 Black) ), lipstick (any brand of your choice I prefer Maybelline ) Mascara.

Make other sings: Oh Girl, you’re mine. 

*My own photographs from Andaman and Nicobar trip

2.Beach bag: that could carry towels, snacks, eatables, and books.

3.Beach towels, extra pair of clothes so that you can change them easily.

4Sometimes you are traveling with family so even your nightwear can work as options, image from my trip to Pondicherry.

Tanha Tanha Yahan Pe Jeena: Dance like no one is watching

5. Waterproof speakers, Go pro cameras: if you are more of a party animal and prefer dancing and enjoying in full swing then use, powerful speaker (make sure you are not disturbing others).

6.beach chairs, Beach Hammock: you only location and company to enjoy your time.

Beach Hammock

7.Must carry for trekking and Beach vacations: Sun Hat, Sunglasses and Sandals, Floaters.

Sun Hat, Sunglasses and Sandals, Floaters will make you:
Shut Up & Bounce

8. This is from AMSTERDAM (ZENDFORT, NORTH SEA)as you can see layering in the sweater and shoes.SO underlining fact is: wear whatever makes you comfortable.

Saagar Kinare Dil Ye Pukare 

Special Note:

In spite of all the odds of heat, high temperature, you have to pose in a calm manner for photographs because that will long last than those specific moments, So try to pose normally.

An ocean breeze puts a mind at ease.

Health Benefits of 5 Summer Fruits

With scorching heat becoming a daily phenomenon, what we can do to beat the heat is increasing the intake of seasonal summer fruits. Here are many health and medicinal benefits associated with it.


The fruit of Syzygium cumini known to relieve stomach pain, carminative, anti-scorbutic and diuretic. Jamun vinegar is good to reduce the enlargement of spleen, diarrhea, and who has urine retention problems.

Jamun or Black plum :

Jamum’s ployphenolic compounds are effective against cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, asthma and arthritis. 


It is a rare delight to find Litchi here in Banglore. This fruit contains a very high dose of vitamin C, vitamin D, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, protein, and water. This way it keeps your skin glowing and healthy.

Litchi/lychee :
Control blood pressure

High vitamin C content in litchis can be helpful in reducing the negative effects of free radicals, thereby slowing down ageing .

Fig fruit:

is low in calories. 100 g fresh fruits carry only 74 calories. Research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in the figs help lower blood sugar levels and control blood glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus (adult-onset) condition

Fig (Anjeer) :Help in weight loss

figs have been recommended as a way to reduce sexual dysfunction issues including sterility, low endurance or erectile dysfunction.


The anti-inflammatory effect of cherries helps keep your body healthy; That means they don’t trigger spikes and crashes in your blood sugar and insulin levels

Just by eating 200g of cherry every day, you will have a sufficient amount of vitamin C that the body needs for the whole day, contributing to prevent scurvy .

Cherry :
supply of antioxidants

Tiny cherry is equivalent to the vitamin A content of a carrot in the average size.
Cherries’ abundant supply of antioxidants have been linked to reduced levels of nitric oxide — a compound associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Star fruit:

health benefits include promoting digestion, supporting weight loss, maintaining cardiovascular health, supporting eyesight, relieving pain, a good source of protein and fighting infections. 

STAR FRUIT/ carambola:
support the digestive system
This fruit resembles a star when a cross-section is performed

The entire fruit is edible, including the skin. The flesh is crunchy, firm, and incredibly juicy. It does not contain fibers and has a texture similar in consistency to that of grapes. 

Keep trying these fruit shakes at large instead of packed drinks.