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Jaipur Sightseeing

Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, due to the dominant color scheme of its buildings. It is located 268 km (167 miles) from the national capital New Delhi. Jaipur was founded in 1727 by the Rajput ruler Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, after whom the city is named.

 Golden Rajasthan
05 NIGHT / 06 DAYS
1N Jaipur – 1N Bikaner
2N Jaisalmer – 1N Jodhpur
Standard : INR 18,900

  Complete Rajasthan
09 NIGHT / 10 DAYS
1N Jaipur – 1N Bikaner – 2N Jaisalmer
1N Jodhpur – 2N Mount Abu – 2N Udaipur
Standard : INR 29,900
#City Palace Museum

City Palace was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732 AD. The palace complex comprises of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Now, Chandra Mahal has been converted into museum that houses exclusive handcrafted products and other products that depict the cultural heritage of the kingdom. Not only will you enjoy the architecture, you will be awe struck by the glorious view of Pink City from here.

 jal-mahal #Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is one of the classic names in the list of Rajputana architecture. Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this palace is also a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Built in red sandstone, Jal Mahal is a five-storey building, of which four storeys remain underwater when the lake is filled. This in turn, offers a breathtaking view of the palace and makes it one of the important Jaipur tourist places. Since the palace is located in the middle of the lake, traditional boats are used to reach the palace. The clear water of the lake and the scenic Aravalli mountain range dotting this palace, offer a splendid view of Jal Mahal.

#Hawa Mahal

The Mahal was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. True to the name it earned as the ‘Palace of the Winds’, Hawa Mahal has 953 windows to provide ventilation. The five-storey building does not have steps to reach upper floors. Slopes connect the storeys and it is said that the Mahal was constructed to enable the Royal women of Rajput family to view the happenings in the city.


#Amber Fort

It was constructed by Raja Mansingh in the year 1592. It was later expanded by Raja Jai Singh I. The red sandstone and marble stone construction reflect a blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture. The main entrance faces east and there are three more entrances. There are four courtyards in Amber Palace. One of the courtyards has the Public Audience Hall, called the Diwan-i-Aam. The place provides you an opportunity to ride on elephant. Though it is only a ten-minute walk to the fort, which is uphill, you will want to try it on an elephant.

#Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar built during the period of Maharaja Jai Singh II, the astronomical observatory has the largest sundial of the world. Maharaja Jai Singh II had avid interest in various subjects including architecture, astronomy, philosophy and astronomy. His keen interest in astronomy led him to construct the country’s largest observatory. The geometric devices available here are used in measuring time, observing constellations and orbits around the biggest star. The astrological instruments attract astronomers and architects from all parts of the world.

sisodia-rani-garden #Sisodia Rani Garden

-#Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort, also known as Tiger Fort, is perched high on the rugged Aravali Hills overlooking Jaipur city. The fort was built 1734 to help defend the city. It found fame in 2006, after many scenes from the movie Rang De Basanti were filmed there. Nahargarh Fort offers spectacular views, which are best seen at sunset. It also makes a great place for a picnic as there’s a cafe on the premises, which serves snacks until 10 p.m. The fort looks particularly attractive at night when it’s light up.

 birla_mandir #Birla Mandir

One of the important place in the list of places to visit in Jaipur is Birla Mandir. Also known as the Laxmi Narayan Temple, Birla Mandir is located at the base of the Moti Dungari Hill in Jaipur. With Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi as the main deities, this sacred temple also makes it to the list of the main attractions in Jaipur. Built in white marbles, the main building of the place of worship mesmerizes the onlookers with it stunning beauty during the evenings.

#Central Park

Even though the list of gardens in Jaipur is quite long, Central Park blooms out to be one of the largest and most colourful gardens in Jaipur. Located in the heart of Jaipur, this lush garden has a 5 km walking and jogging track. Rambagh Polo Ground and Rambagh Golf Club also lie within the colourful premises of this park. The park is the best place to enjoy all the colours of nature among various species of birds; in fact, this park is a paradise for birdwatchers.

Other attractions of this park include the tallest tricolour in India and a temple, which is very popular among the natives of Jaipur. The mast of the national flag in this park measures 206 feet in length and is the tallest in the country. The flag hoisted in this mast is 48 feet in width and 72 feet in length, and weighs more than 25 kg.

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Scuba Diving in Mauritius

Scuba Diving in Mauritius

 Diving in Mauritius – Dive Sites & Marine Life
Mauritius is situated in the south-west region of the Indian Ocean, at about 2’000 km from the African coast and 900 km from Madagascar. Scuba diving in Mauritius is incredible, and forms part of other great scuba diving locations in the Mascareignes Islands, such as Reunion Island, Rodrigues and St-Brandon.
It is 65 km long and 45 km wide and has a total surface area of 1’865 km2. The coastlines (330 km) are surrounded and protected by coral reef thus creating a magnificent turquoise lagoon. The temperature of water can range from 28 degree centigrade in summer ad it winters it is 21 degree centigrade which is a pretty good temperature to pursue diving.
As a wonderful place to discover scuba diving, Mauritius has large areas of natural coral, bursting with underwater sea life and clear underwater visibility. If you are a novice and wish to experience a scuba dive then Mauritius is a good place to try it out. It is likely that your hotel will have regular introductory dive where you get to have a try out at the pool with the scuba equipment. It would be a taster to see if you like it and then go for a further dive in the Indian Ocean.
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 Mauritius – the island of incomparable beauty situated in the Indian Ocean is home to some of the world’s finest coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen. Teeming with hundreds of gaily-colored fish, the underwater world of Mauritius can be deemed a natural wonder in its own right. Scuba diving is the perfect way in which tourists can partake in the pleasures of watching nature’s amazing beauty. Scuba diving in Mauritius is indeed a very enjoyable experience.

Even though Mauritius is an evergreen scuba diving destination, the months of summer are considered the best time for this particular water sport activity. This is so because in the summer season, the warm water attracts an abundance of fish and marine life. Persons going for diving during this particular period an easily catch sight of exotic fishes that include parrot fish, groupers, wrasses, sweetlips, angelfish, sergeant majors, trumpet and clown fish, moray eels, crayfish along with a wide variety of corals, sponges and sea anemones.

Scuba divers are spoilt for choice of dive sites. There are numerous dive sites strewn all over the island. Beginners can start at the shallow side of the ocean whereas experienced divers can head straight for the more adventurous dive sites such as cliffs, caverns, reefs, pinnacles and wrecks. One of the well-known and popular dive sites in Mauritius is the Colorado and Roche Zozo located off Blue Bay on the southern coast.
There are about 430 different underwater creatures including fishes and along with it there are 200 different spices of coral which makes retreat for all the scuba diving lovers. Some of the other uncommon water bodies you may spot when scuba diving in Mauritius include Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin. Wide range of corals and marine life, the water temperature makes a perfect match.
The attractive sites can be found all around the island, rather exclusively behind the coral reefs. The marine park of blue bay which is famous of its various corals and different species of underwater life.
Those who love the indulge in wreck diving can also take advantage as there are 22 wrecks in water surrounding in Mauritius ensuring the maximum pleasure for professional to amateur diver.

Scuba Diving in Mauritius

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