Bijaipur is a old fashioned but attractive village situated in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan. It is famous for the 200-year-old Bijaipur Castle, now converted to a heritage hotel. Bijaipur is a perfect tourist destination for relaxation from busy urban life. Its ride on the roads are very much empty except some farm vehicles and shepherds with their cattles.
Castle Bijaipur (Visit our Forts and Palaces Bike Tour Section)
Castle Bijaipur was built in the early 16th century by Rao Vijay Singh, descendent of great Rajput warrior Shakti Singh, the younger brother of Maharana Pratap. Bijaipur had a strategic location in the form of the Kingdom of Mewar, as it was defending the frontiers against the invading Mughal and Maratha armies.
A wonderful wildlife sanctuary is situated near the castle. This wildlife sanctuary has leopard, chinkara, spotted and four-horned deer, crocodile and wild boar and variety of birds. Bijaipur is perfect destination for Jeep, camel, horse safaris and trekking , camping are adventure sports that can be done here.
Best time to visit Bijaipur
Bijaipur visit is most fruitful if one visit it in monsoons and winters. So July to September and November to March are the best months to visit Bijaipur.
Pushkar is 13km. from Ajmer. A winding road among the hills leads to Pushkar. The way is full of natural scenes. There are the rows of beautiful flower plants on either side of the road and the travellers get refreshed while travelling this place. Pushkar is a small quite and calm city of Rajasthan located on the bank of a beautiful Pushkar lake. The lake has wonderful and amazing picturesque.
Pushkar Tour is famous amongst travelers who want to discover the Rajasthan. There are small hills on the three side of pushkar and The deep and beautiful lake on the other. There are many temples in the city but the most famous is The Brahma Temple dedicated to the Lord Brahma. It is the only temple of India, which is dedicated to the Lord Brahma. The Holy Lake of Pushkar has 52 ghat and pilgrim take a bath in it. The Most colourful and popular thing in Pushkar is its Cattle fair held on the Kartik Purnima. During the fair one can enjoy the dance and music.
Pushkar Fair becomes a colorful spectacle of one of the largest cattle festival in Asia. You will find a number of camels, horses, cows, mules, goats and sheep accompanying their masters to participate in the Pushkar Festival.
A seven-day festival is dedicated absolutely to these animals. Pushkar becomes bright with various hues of colors. Thousands of men in large bright turbans, women in pleated ghagaras wearing armful of colorful bangles and bejeweled and children complete the setting of the fair.
The first five days of the festival in Rajasthan are for selling and purchase of the cattle.The last two days of the fair are for fun and merriment. Various events are organized in which camels participate like the Camel Races, Musical Chairs for Camels, Camel Beauty Contest and Laadoo Oonth are to name a few.
The Pushkar Festival in Rajasthan comes to an end on the day of Kartik Purnima. On this day, ritual bathing on the ghats of Pushkar Lake begins at dawn. There is quite a scramble for getting a place on the bathing ghats.
Pushkar cattle and camel fair is a grand event in which around 2 lakh people participate. The fair is held on the Kartik Purnima day falling in the month of October or November and continues for around five days.
Note: Articles in this series will cover all the places covered by Indian Rides team with groups from all around the globe on a Motorbike, 4×4 and other adventure tours operated under North India adventure itinerary.