Starting here, I’d like to thank Naveen Vishal for blogging it forward to me. Thanks for this, I appreciate it.

First, A Bit About Me:

I am Jitendra Yadav, 26 years old .I am a SAP ABAP Certified working in this area for almost 3 years now currently working with HCL. In addition, I often do development tasks in Webdynpro and Workflow Objects but also in Java or JS (like trying out the new UI5 features).

Love playing computer games and reading manga favorites one is Naruto uzimaki and Bleach.

About my born place:

Born in village named BHOJAWAS in the District of Alwar(RAJASTHAN). It is a small village. About four hundred people live in our village. Everybody knows everybody. I’m first engineer in whole village. There is a primary School in the village. For good secondary and senior secondary education we have to go to nearby town also tehsil TIJARA.

Tijara is an Atishaya Kshetra (Place of Salvation). The idol of Bhagavan Chandra Prabhu, the principal deity of Atishaya Kshetra Tijara is 15 inch in height made of white stone very attractive and miraculous. According the inscription on this idol, this was installed on the 3rd day of Vishakha Shukla V.S.1554.

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Jain Temple decorated with great sky-high pinnacle.Exterior of temple is magnificent and interior is charming. Hall of this temple
has the capacity of 2000 persons at a time. In the both sides of hall chambers & walls are decorated with the fantastic work of glass and colorful paintings based on mythological stories, really praiseworthy.

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Tijara is also famous for Tijara fort.  Tijara Fort is an architectural jewel located at hilltop in Tijara. Constructed at the end 18th century, Tijara Fort has colonial influence in its design with a magnificent amalgmation of Rajput and Afghan style of architecture.

Tijara Fort has two palaces called as Rani Mahal and Mardana Mahal. Rani Mahal or Queen Palace was made for queens and Mardana Mahal or Kings Palace was for Kings. Gardens, Aam Khas and Hawa Mahal are some other attractions in the fort, Rare artworkmanship can be seen its each rooms of the Palaces.

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About Rajasthan:

Rajasthan offers almost everything to its visitors. From colorful traditions, vibrant costumes, beautiful handicrafts, bright festivals to hospitable people, Rajasthan has it all.

Rajasthan Popular Tourist Destination of India. Rajasthan attracts tourist for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture. Every third foreign tourist visiting India also travel to Rajasthan as it is part of the Golden Triangle for tourists visiting India. Rajasthani is the main spoken language although Hindi and English are used for official purpose.

Rajasthan once used to be a part of the world’s oldest civilisation, thepre-historic Indus Valley Civilisation. Excavations at Kalibangan, a town in the Hanumangarh district, about 200 kms from Bikaner have revealed artifacts dating back to the ancient civilisation along with the discovery of ploughed fields, probably the world’s earliest ones.

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In Hindu mythology, the state of Rajasthan has an importance all of its own. It is believed that Lord Ram of the Hindu epic Ramayana spent sometime in the jungles of Rajasthan during his 14 year long exile, as did the Pandavas from another Hindu magnum opus, the Mahabharata. The ancient city of Mandore, about 10 kms north of Jodhpur, is believed to have been the hometown of Mandodari, the chief wife of the demon king Ravana of Lanka, who was killed by Lord Ram.

The mystic Saraswati River, one of the main ancient rivers revered by the Hindus, is believed to have disappeared under the sands of the Thar Desert, due to the emergence of the Aravali range of mountains.

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The Aravalis are the oldest mountain range in India, even older than the Himalayas.

The Thar Desert is the largest desert in India and the world’s 18th largest sub-tropical desert.

Rajasthan is explored in many ways. You can peer out through tinted glasses as your air-conditioned car or bus rolls past the  villages and cities, you can take a ride on horseback to get a feel of a Maharaja’s hunt, you can get a little more adventurous and try the camel safari through the hot sand dunes of the Thar Desert.

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Present day Rajasthan was formed on 30th March, 1949 after the merger of 22 kingdoms and principalities into a single geographic entity. Today, it is the largest state in India with Jaipur, the largest city as its capital.

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The city of Jaipur was founded by the king Sawai Jai Singh II on 18th November 1727 and is arguably India’s first planned city as per the ancient Hindu doctrines of architecture, Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra. It was planned by a Bengali architect and scholar Purohit Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, whose descendents still live in the city.

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Jaipur is also known as the Pink City on account of the pink color that was used to coat the buildings of the walled city, as a mark of respect for the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876.

The sun city of Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and is known as the BlueCity on account of the bright blue painted houses that surround the hill on which the formidable Mehrangarh fort is situated.

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The Mehrangarhfort in Jodhpur has been the site for many Bollywood and Hollywood movies, the most famous being the Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight.

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The city of lakes, Udaipur, is also known as the White City on account of the predominance of white-coloured structures in the city.

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A preferred shooting location, Udaipur too is a favourite for Bollywood and Hollywood movies. The enchanting Lake Palace on Lake Pichola was immortalised as the lair of Octopussy, in the swashbuckling James Bond movie of the same name.

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Rajasthan is home to some great UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Keoladeo Bird Sanctury (Bharatpur) and Jantar Mantar (Jaipur). Six forts – Kumbhalgarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Amer Fort, Jaisalmer Fort and Gagaron Fort (Jhalawar) – are a recent addition to the existing list.

The walls of the virtually impregnable Kumbhalgarh Fort extend to 36 kms and are believed to be the second-longest continuous wall in the world after the Great Wall of China.

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The ancient Jaisalmer Fort is unique in that it is still lived in. The fort is still the home to a large mass of population making it perhaps the only inhabited fort in the world.

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Pokhran, a town in Jaisalmer, has a great place in modern Indian history. It was the site of India’s first nuclear test in 1974 as well as the second nuclear test in 1998.

For the believers of supernatural powers, there are many haunted abandoned ruins to explore in Rajasthan. The ghost village of Kuldhara, 18 kms from Jaisalmer, became deserted overnight one fateful night in 1825, and both this settlement and the cursed town of Bhangarh in Alwar district have achieved cult status.

Dishes of Rajasthan :-

The lack of fresh herbs and condiments are the reasons behind the restricted use of these in the Rajasthan cuisines, which sees remarkable use of spices in the dry, powdered form.

Red chilies in Rajasthan are popular all over the world. They are used whole or in the powdered form.

Other commonly used spices are powdered turmeric, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, garlic, dried ginger, nigella seeds, fennel seeds, carom seeds, amchoor, cloves, mustard seeds, asafetida, kasuri methi, cardamom, cinnamon, etc.

Some of the popular cuisines of Rajasthan are:

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Ker Sangri – made from ker and sangrita, the local beans cooked in the buttermilk with raisins and spices.

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Mangodi Alu ka Shak – a dish of dal dumplins and potatoes

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Jaisalmeri Chane – chick peas cooked in the sour gravy

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Besanwali Bharwan Mirch – big green chilies with the stuffing of gram flour and spice mixture.

Famous dishes Includes:-

Kalakand Also Known as Mishri Mawa- Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet made out of solidified, sweetened milk and cottage
cheese. Famous after its originating place Alwar this is become commonly known as Alwars Kalakand (Milk Cake).

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Dal Bati Churma-Dal Bati Choorma is a Rajasthani Dish which has three main servings – Dal(lentil), Bati (baked wheat balls) and Choorma (sweet cereal powder). Dal is served with Bati and Churma. The preparations take longer as compared to other Indian dishes as all the three servings are prepared separately. It is one of the most common preparation in all kinds of functions, including religious occasions, wedding ceremonies and birthday parties in Rajasthan.

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Moong Dal ka Halwa– Moong Dal ka Halwa is a unique sweet dish of lentils sweetened with milk and sugar. This calorie laden halwa is often prepared during the winter months, as it is supposed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter winter cold.

Sohan Halwa– While trying the various delicacies dont miss out the Sohan Halwa of Ajmer, Rajasthan.

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Pyaz ki Kachori A Spicy Dish– Jodhpur region is famous for its pyaz ki kachori. Pyaz ki kachori originated from Jodhpur. Although now, this spicy circular shaped fried dish is popular throughout Rajasthan and in fact the whole country.

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Mawa Kachori is a sweet made of mawa stuffed in kachori.

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Rajasthan Famous Sweet Ghewar-Ghewar is a delicious Rajasthani sweet, consists of rounded cakes of wheat flour which
suger syrup is poured. Ghewar sweet known for its matchless sweetness comes in varieties such as plain, desi ghee, paneer and mawa. Paneer ghewar is garnished with paneer and is highly demanded for their tasty flavor. It is generally prepared in January for Makar Sankranti, in March-April for Gangaur and in July-August for the Teej festival.

Besides spicy flavors, each region is distinguished by its popular traditional food Mirchi bada, Rabdi, Besan ki chakki, pyaz ki kachori and doodh ladoos , malpuas from Pushkar, bhujia, papad and rasogullas from Bikaner, mishri mawa,

the list is endless.

Luxury Trains of Rajasthan:-

The luxury trains of Rajasthan are pretty well known in the tourist circuit, and are popular as well. Therefore, it is always a good idea to book months in advance if you want to avoid the waiting list.

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1. Palace on Wheels :-  The most famous of luxury trains. there is no other train in the world that provides the kind of décor, ambiance, facilities and service that you get aboard the Palace on Wheels. This train has 14 rooms, each room with differently done interiors.

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2. Royal Orient:-  It has 13 rooms, again named after an erstwhile royal kingdom. The Royal Orient has two restaurants as well, their ambiance depicting rural Indian households.

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3. Fairy Queen Rajasthan :- Is truly the queen of all trains, for its engine was built in 1855, making it the oldest running train engine in the world. The train takes on only 50 passengers for each two-day journey through Alwar and Sariska in Rajasthan.

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The list could go on and on………..

And Now Some BiF Questions:-

1) What makes you smile / laugh?

Ans.  Lots of thing like hanging with friends and family , jokes, naruto stupid act, comedy serials.

2) Had you not been into software at all, where would you have been?

Ans.  i’ve always thought  I would have enjoyed being a Farmer.

      Farming is hard work, takes a lot of responsibility, and is certainly not an easy money-making venture either. But
      you don’t have to worry about office politics.

   

3) What is the craziest thing you would have done in your life?

Ans.  Walking Naked in college campus.

Song Dedicated To Rajasthan

Tag, You’re It:-

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Rohan Uphade

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  1. jitendra kansal

    Hi Jitendra,

    Welcome to #BIF family and it is good always to know about someone who is very close to my native place Bharatpur. You have shared amazing facts about Rajasthan especially Tijara and its culture. Feel good to read all about it and of course yummy dishes have brought water in my mouth. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rgrds,

    JK

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  2. Naveen Vishal

    Hi Jitendra Yadav,

    Nice to know you from Rajasthan too ๐Ÿ™‚ , Welcome to #BIF man.

    Never been to Tijara, heard a lot and love to visit the place.

    Beautiful snaps, from all over Rajasthan makes the blog looks awesome !

    Superb work done. ➕ ➕


    Warm Regards,

    Naveen Vishal

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  3. Marssel Vilaรงa

    I love when BIFers mention about food and cuisines! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Because this I had to get use reading BIFs just after breakfast or lunch. would be a torture if I hadn’t! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Jitendra Yadav Post author

      Rajasthan has lot to offer to tourist (fort , palaces , lakes , museaum , culture and  cusine etc.). I have mentioned only few Tourist Attractions.

      Hope you get to come and enjoy Rajasthan some time soon – worth the trip!

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  4. Tejas Bisen

    Hi Jitendra,

    Nice Blog and I seem to be loving the #BIF Initiative as it helps in knowing about people so much.

    You have given an awesome and elaborate overview of Rajasthan. Though I was not born in Rajasthan, I am a Rajput ๐Ÿ˜€ . Simply loved the Way you have represented your Birthplace.

    I am hooked to reading all the BIF Blogs now.

    Thanks &  Regards,

    Tejas Bisen

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    1. Jitendra Yadav Post author

      Hi Christian Rosa,

      Price vary from train to train.

      07 Nights /08 Days Tour Itinerary

      For “Palace on Wheels” Price Start from US $ 575 /- per person per Nights and

      For Royal “Rajasthan on Wheels” Price Start from US $ 625/- per person per Nights.

      Hope you get to come and enjoy Rajasthan some time soon

      Cheers,

      Jitendra Yadav

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