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Old January 21st, 2011, 05:59 PM   #61
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Hawa Mahal Khanda to get a makeover

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Jaipur: The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has beautification plans for the recently vacated space at Hawa Mahal Khanda. During an inspection of the area, senior JMC officials discussed the possibilities of giving a facelift to the area and giving it a heritage look by initiating restoration work.

"The khanda [small bazaar] will be developed to facilitate tourism, pedestrian and traffic movement in the area," Chief Executive Officer JMC MP Swami said.

The civic body has been carrying an intensive anti-encroachment drive in the Walled City area over the past few days. More than 100 kiosks and other encroachments have been removed from Badi Chaupar and nearby areas.
The original structure of the verandahs emerged when the encroachments were removed. Now, the JMC wants to restore their heritage look.
"Maintenance and paint work will be done on the verandahs to provide them identical look, much similar to their original structure," added Swami.

The increasing population pressure and rising encroachments had added to the traffic woes of the Walled City. In fact, the effective road width on most of the major roads in the area was reduced to half due to the unscrupulous encroachments.

Corporation officials are apprehensive that if remain undeveloped, the khandas and verandahs may once again get encroached.
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Nobel Winners Mingle With Wall Street, `Lovelies' at India Book Festival

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When writer William Dalrymple co- founded India’s Jaipur Literature Festival, he envisioned tweed- clad scholars parsing Nobel laureates’ works for students and bookworms. Now they’re doing it for executives and movie stars.

The festival, a six-hour drive from New Delhi, has become a magnet for chief executive officers, bankers, and Hollywood and Bollywood notables in its first four years. The fair starting today is expected to attract 50,000 people, according to the state tourism ministry, compared with 7,500 in its first year.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the Rio Tinto Group are among the sponsors, and Nobel Prize winners J.M. Coetzee and Orhan Pamuk are among the authors participating in the world’s largest free literature festival.

“You’ll have bankers and millionaires and CEOs sitting on the floor, while students are sitting in the best seats,” Dalrymple said. “If the festival has become the place to be, the place to be seen, then the socialites are welcome.”

India’s social and corporate calendars traditionally lacked forums similar to those in Davos, Switzerland, or at the Aspen Institute where intellectuals, the rich and the politically connected mingle. So this festival, held over five days at the centuries-old Diggi Palace in Rajasthan state, has become that event.

Rushdie, Roberts

Previous speakers include Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” prompted Iran’s leader to issue a fatwa condemning him to death, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born Dutch politician who also has been targeted by death threats for her work on a movie about the treatment of Islamic women.

Last year, Julia Roberts sat on the floor with Yashodhara Raj Scindia, an Indian princess and member of Rajasthan’s state government. Roberts was at the center of a stir when a festival representative asked her and her companion, Indian actress Nandita Das, to move away from an exit, prompting jeers from the crowd.

Paparazzi roamed the gardens of the palace, built in 1727, stumbling over peacocks to photograph billionaire and former Infosys Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Nandan Nilekani, and Indian movie stars Amitabh Bacchan and Amir Khan. During a talk by Vikram Seth, author of the award-winning “A Suitable Boy,” photographers swarmed around Khan, who rarely makes public appearances.

Presidential Suites

This year, the six most-expensive hotels in Jaipur as rated by Tripadvisor.com said their presidential suites are sold out. The Jaipur airport expects 18 private jets this weekend, said an official of the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation who asked not to be identified because he wasn’t allowed to release the information.

The mix of literature, star power and corporate sponsorships allows organizers to keep the festival free and bring in speakers from around the world, Dalrymple said.

“We don’t shut people out if they’re wearing pearl necklaces and not tweed jackets,” said Dalrymple, whose latest book is “Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India” (Bloomsbury).

“If we can showcase great literature and also less- publicized writers, and pull in Dior-clad, sunglass-wearing lovelies from Page 3, well, that’s perfectly fine.”

“Page 3” is an Indian phrase referring to the social elite, whose pictures often appear on the third page of newspapers’ entertainment sections.

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Coetzee and Pamuk will be joined this year by Indian Seth and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and American Candace Bushnell, author of “Sex and the City,” which inspired the television series and movies.

The festival also features more than 100 speakers on subjects including the financial crisis and the search for Che Guevara’s remains, along with concerts by Indian and international musicians, and poetry readings.

Attendance could reach 50,000, according to the Rajasthan State Tourism ministry. The major sponsors are Merrill Lynch, billionaire Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines Ltd., Vodafone Ltd. and Pearson Plc.’s Economist magazine.

“The festival is strong proof that arts, literature and culture are a powerful intersect point for business, communities, centers of influence, clients and prospects,” Kaku Nakhate, the Mumbai-based country head for Bank of America Corp., said in an e-mail.
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Udaipur: Ayad River to become a tourist hot spot

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Udaipur: Next time you visit Udaipur, a walk along the banks of Ayad River may become your favourite past time in the Lake City.

The Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) in Udaipur has planned a renewal project for the ancient river. According to sources, UIT is planning to develop the river banks as a tourist spot including artificial ponds, walking tracks and fountains where onlookers can enjoy landscaping.

"Demarcation of river banks to stop encroachment is our prime motive. With this we would also like to develop the river as a major attraction for local people and tourists both," Secretary of UIT Udaipur RP Sharma said. "To improve the sewage system in the city we are also planning a sewage treatment plant at Ayad River. We are in process of preparing a detailed project report (DPR)," he added.

Ayad, a tributary of Berach River, got sufficient amount of water with a continuous supply of water from Fateh Sagar and Swaroop Sagar after so many years. However, due to abrupt supply of water a few slums got sub-merged displaying the dilly-dally attitude of the municipal corporation in Udaipur in carrying out the sanitation drive.

"We are happy that at last authorities are thinking about the old river, which has turned into a nullah due to apathy of local administration and encroachment. This forgotten river flowing through Udaipur is connected to almost every lake and river of the city including Bada Madar, Chhota Madar, Bedla river, Govardhan Sagar, Nela Taalab, Roopsagar, Fateh Sagar and Swaroop Sagar. Ironically, it is now serving as the drainage body of the city filled with garbage," Hemant Singh, a resident of Udaipur said.

According to officials, the administration had earlier completed a project, which connected all the lakes in Udaipur city for better management of water.
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Tourist harassment: TAF plans steps against touts

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JAIPUR: In a campaign against rampant tourist harassment, the Tourist Assistant Force is planning strict action against touts. TAF officials say they will create a database of touts who are repeatedly arrested for harassing tourists and will also write to the sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) to release them only on certified bonds. The procedure will be followed so that if the same person is caught twice, harsher action can be taken against him.

"TAF rounds up the touts and hands them over to the city police. They are then booked under Section 151 of CrPC and released the very next day," said Rajeev Dutta, who heads TAF in the city, recently.

These touts having no fear of law goes back to business as soon as they are released. The police said the touts are associated with criminal gangs and often coax international tourists into purchasing items from particular showrooms in the city, most of them in the Amber area. The touts get commission of a few bucks, but the tourists have to unnecessarily pay a hefty sum.

"There are a lot of "habitual" touts. They are being identified and a database is being prepared," said Dutta. TAF will also make sure the touts are released only on certified bonds. In case of a repeat violation, they could be booked under more punitive laws.

TAF has arrested about 20 touts from various city tourist spots over the past week. There are currently 50 ex-servicemen working for TAF. They are deputed at tourist spots, but they often find themselves at the receiving end of the touts. There are instances when hawkers attacked them. But nothing was done against the attackers.

The state government had introduced Tourism Trade (Facilitation and Regulation) Bill 2010 to give tourists some relief from the touts and the same bill kept provisions for TAF. But it has yet to be implemented seriously. The law permits immediate arrest and a prison term of three months for persons caught indulging in such acts. Habitual offenders can be imprisoned for seven years and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh.

"A regular campaign against the touts have been launched in the city and a strict vigil will be maintained around all the tourist places and Sindhi Camp and Jaipur Railway station," said the officer.


Read more: Tourist harassment: TAF plans steps against touts - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...#ixzz1CRdgbcT8
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यूनेस्को के लिए भेजा आमेर का डोजियर

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जयपुर. ऐतिहासिक धरोहर और संस्कृति से समृद्ध प्रदेश के पहाड़ी किले भी यूनेस्को की विश्व धरोहर सूची में जगह बना सकेंगे। जंतर-मंतर के विश्व विरासत में शामिल होने के साथ शुरू हुई मुहिम के अगले चरण में राज्य के पांच पहाड़ी किलों के नाम यूनेस्को भिजवाए गए हैं। जनवरी के पहले सप्ताह में भेजे गए डोजियर के आधार पर मई में आईकोमॉस की टीम स्मारकों के दौरे पर आएगी।

इस टीम की रिपोर्ट के आधार पर ही इन स्मारकों का भविष्य तय होगा। विभाग की ओर से भेजे गए डोजियर में आमेर, कुंभलगढ़, गागरोन, रणथंभौर, चित्तौड़ के किले के नाम शामिल हैं। इनमें आमेर और गागरोन राज्य के संरक्षित स्मारकों में शुमार हैं। इनके संरक्षण और संचालन कार्य राज्य के अधीन हैं, जबकि कुंभलगढ़, रणथंभौर, चित्तौड़ के किले भारतीय पुरातत्व सर्वेक्षण एएसआई विभाग के अधीन हैं। पुरातत्व विभाग के अधिकारियों के मुताबिक राजस्थान के पहाड़ी दुर्ग विश्व में अनूठे हैं।

यही वजह है कि हमने इन्हें यूनेस्को की पहाड़ी, किलों की सूची में शामिल करने की दावेदारी पेश की है। डोजियर भेजने की प्रRिया समझाते हुए एग्जीक्यूटिव इंजिनियर जितेन्द्र जोशी कहते है कि भारतीय पुरातत्व सर्वेक्षण की मंजूरी के बाद राज्य पुरातत्व विभाग डोजियर (यूनेस्कों में भेजे जाने वाला मसौदा) तैयार करता है। उसे एक बार फिर से स्वीकृति के लिए एएसआई में भेजा जाता है। इस रिपोर्ट को यूनेस्को भेजा जाता है। जिसके आधार पर मॉन्यूमेंट्स और साइट्स की अंतरराष्ट्रीय संस्था आईकोमॉस के सदस्य सर्वेक्षण कर रिपोर्ट बनाते हैं। उसके आधार पर यूनेस्को की धरोहर सूची में सम्मिलित करने का निर्णय लिया जाता है।
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Heritage conservation: JDA asigns pact with IHCN

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JAIPUR: In its continuing efforts to conserve the city's heritage, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) with the Indian Heritage Cities Network (IHCN) on Monday. Jaipur will be the 25th city in the country associating with IHCN.

Learning from the work of development authorities in other cities, Jaipur development commissioner, Sudhansh Pant, said, "We have always actively participated to conserve our heritage. A few projects were initiated in the past with this motive. Now we will learn what development authorities of other cities are doing and follow such steps."

IHCN, is a programme founded by Unesco, New Delhi, with the Union ministry of urban Ddvelopment in Jaipur in 2006. Its main aim is to protect the heritage of indian cities in the face of rapid urbanisation. "Rajasthan was always on our list as it has rich heritage value, JDA is the second development authority to sign this MoU after Varanasi,"project manager Shalini Mahajan said.

The step was taken after JDA representatives participated in a series of workshops and visited sites in order to exchange experience and discuss the challenges of fostering sustainable and heritage-focused urban development and local governance strategies.

The programme adresses issues like how to address the growing need for housing, commerce, social services, waste management and urban mobility looking at examples and lessons learned from the cities in France.

The key asset in France is that they were able to accommodate the changes without losing the diversity and character of their natural and cultural heritage.

A heritage cell has also been created to work on this under the building planning committee director. Town planner, H S Sancheti explained, "Even if JDA does not have a large heritage area, we will work on the basis of information gathered from the cell while developing new projects."

Read more: Heritage conservation: JDA asigns pact with IHCN - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...#ixzz1CpCUP1Xp
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Tourism ministry to make promotion films

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]पर्यटन को बढ़ावा देने के लिए बनेंगी प्रमोशन फिल्में

उदयपुर.देश,विदेश में राजस्थान के पर्यटन को बढ़ावा देने के उद्देश्य से पर्यटन विभाग दो शॉर्ट प्रमोशनल फिल्में बनवाएगा। सरकार की स्वीकृति मिलने के बाद निविदा की कार्रवाई शुरू कर दी गई है।

पर्यटन विभाग के अतिरिक्त निदेशक (प्रशासन) के अनुसार लघु फिल्म के लिए इस दिशा में कार्य करने वाली एजेंसियों से 7 मार्च तक आवेदन मांगे है। एक फिल्म पर 50 लाख रुपए खर्च होंगे।

पूर्व में भी बनी थी डोक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म :


पर्यटन विभाग की ओर से पूर्व में भी पर्यटन की झलक दिखाती डोक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म का निर्माण किया गया था। डोक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म को बनाने में हैलीकॉप्टर का उपयोग लिया था। लेकसिटी उदयपुर के प्रमुख पर्यटन स्थलों को कैमरे में कैद किया जा चुका है।

क्या, क्या दिखेगा

फिल्म में राजस्थान की संस्कृति, सभ्यता और बोलचाल से लेकर यहां के महल, हवेली और रंगारंग सांस्कृतिक प्रस्तुतियों की झलक दिखेगी। फिल्म में पैलेस ऑन व्हील्स सहित विभाग की अन्य गतिविधियों को भी दर्शाया जाएगा।

इसमें निगम की होटलों के बारे में भी जानकारी मिलेगी। पर्यटन की साइट्स के बारे में भी जानकारी मिलेगी। भविष्य की पर्यटन योजनाओं को भी दर्शाया जाएगा। इसमें ग्रामीण पर्यटन, वर्षर्पयत आयोजित होने वाले मेलों की झलकियां आदि के बारे में जानकारी मिलेगीc
To increase tourism the tourism department has decided to make to short promotional films. Tenders have been issued after approval from the government. Each film will cost 50 lakh rupees. The film is to show Rajasthani culture, lifestyle and language to its havelis, palaces, art etc. The film will also show palace on wheels. It will also give information about hotels, tourist spots, future tourism plans, rural tourism and snaps of annual fairs and festivals.
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I have been noticing them around the net for quite a while. Saw some on ssc so print screened. Here you go:



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Salma Hayek, Tom Cruise to shoot in Rajasthan

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JAIPUR: The state's forts and palaces are all set for the shooting of two big Hollywood films, starting April. If Tom Cruise is arriving for the shooting of his film Mission Impossible 4, Mexican beauty Salma Hayek will be coming for the shooting of The Driver.

Though everything related to the shootings is kept under the wraps, reliable sources close to the shooting arrangements of the films told TOI on Sunday that Salma Hayek along with Bollywood's bad man Gulshan Grover will visit Bikaner in the second week of May to shoot at Gajener Palace.

"Initially, Salma Hayek was quite upset with Gulshan Grover that he had disclosed the fact that he would be shooting with her in Bikaner. Grover was even called to New York. But now everything is sorted out and they will start the shooting in the first week of May," said a leading shooting arranger of the state who is facilitating the film unit with every logistic support.

Asked how big would be the schedule, he said that it would be a fortnight long affair in which important sequences between Salma Hayek and Gulshan Grover would be shot. Gulshan Grover is playing the husband of Salma Hayek in the film. The film is been directed by Bill Duke.

Asked whether Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible 4 will have a head start in Rajasthan, sources said that most probably the unit will land in the state in the first week of April. "They don't want to shoot in blistering heat conditions in May and June though presently they have asked for first week of May. Final dates are to be worked out," a reliable source added.

Earlier, the film was planned to be shot during December but problems relating to the dates of the actors including Tom Cruise and Anil Kapoor delayed it.

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Colourful Jaisalmer fest opens with much fanfare

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Jaipur/ Jaisalmer: World famous three-day long Maru Mahotsav started on a colourful note in the Golden City Jaisalmer, on Wednesday. After the classical devotional (Bhajan) singing in old Laxmi Nath temple and glorious procession in morning, Australian guests Ian Dixon and his companions inaugurated the festival by beating Indian drum Dhol in presence of Jaisalmer district collector Giri Raj Singh Kushwaha.

On Wednesday, the Jaisalmer residents woke up on hearing the soothing devotional songs. Artistes of Nadswaram Sangeet Sanstha presented different devotional and spiritual songs on folk music instruments. Local residents, tourists and foreigners also enjoyed the recital of Bhajans in the morning. Anil and Ravi Sharma recited Ganpati Vandana first and then artistes recited Saraswati Vandana. After this spiritual songs from Rajasthani to Brij dialect, were sung by the artistes.

After Bhajan singing, people gathered at the Gadsisar Sarovar for a procession. This procession started with the flagged off by Ashok Tanwar, chairman of Municipal Council in the presence of district collector Giriraj Singh and superintendent of police Anshuman Bhoumiya. People were seen dancing to the tunes of folk songs attired in traditional colourful dresses. Especially, Kalbaliya, Kachi Ghodi, Gair, many other Indian folk dances were performed by artistes of North Western Regional Centre. Shehnai, Bankia, Masak and many folk instruments were played by folk artists riding on camels in colorful traditional clothes.
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Rajasthan is really very beautiful place in india ,this historical place,all the place in Rajasthan all are very beautiful and it's culture and people are really nice.
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Ranthambore visitors to carry ID cards

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Jaipur:Next time you visit the Ranthambhore National Park (RNP), do not forget to carry a valid photo identity card. Park authorities have made it mandatory to physically verify the identity of the tourist in whose name the online booking had been made.

A trial run for the new move will start on Friday while the regular and strict checking will start from December 7. Interestingly, the tickets at RNP have already been fully booked till mid-February, next year.

"We were getting complaints about the frivolous bulk booking being done by tour operators through the online system. Now we have made it mandatory to physically check that the person, who is entering the park, had done the online booking," Ravi Kumar Surpur, district collector of Sawai Madhopur, said.

Three teams, which include officials from forest, police, revenue and tourism departments, have been formed to check the photo identity cards. "The move will also ensure the security of the park as well as tigers. A team consisting of sub-divisional magistrate, deputy superintendent of police and assistant conservator of forest would oversee and ensure its smooth functioning," Kumar said.

The decision has come after a high-level meeting in Jaipur last week, which was attended by officials from district administration, tourist and forest departments.
But the hoteliers and tour operators have already started to oppose the move.

Informed sources said that the new move for improving services will not solve the problem of bulk booking by tour operators as they can cancel the bookings on the spot to adjust another tourist.


"The new move will breed corruption at local level and tourists have to queue up for hours to get on to the gypsy or canter carriers. The red tape is all set to defy the reason behind convenient online bookings for RNP, increasing trouble for the visitors in turn," a hotelier at Sawai Madhopur said.A number of tourists booking are made online
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Railway budget: A boost for Rajasthan tourism

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JAIPUR: The New Delhi-Jaipur double decker and Jaipur-Agra Shatabdi trains proposed in 2011 rail budget has elated the tourism fraternity. The proposal is set to boost tourism in the state as poor train connectivity was seen as a major handicap thanks to the sparsely located tourist destinations in Rajasthan.

Rail Minister Mamata Banerjee has proposed 15 new trains to Rajasthan that includes most of the prominent tourist destinations in the state including Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Ajmer.

"The proposed trains would encourage domestict tourists as they can come from all over the country to Rajasthan," said state tourism minister Bina Kak. She said that the trains would also encourage religious tourism in the state.

The demand for a Shatabdi between Jaipur and Agra was long-pending. In want of a suitable train, tourists often opt for private taxis for the Jaipur-Agra-Delhi golden traingle.

Most tour-operators believe double-decker air-conditioned train between Jaipur and Delhi too would be well received by the travellers. "There is always a long waiting list for the Jaipur-Delhi Shatabdi and the heavy rush would now be shared by this double-decker train,'' said Himanshu Kaushik, another tour operator. The double-decker would run non-stop between Jaipur and New Delhi in three hours time. According to them, a number of foreign tourists on the Golden Triangle circuit would also opt for these trains, which will cater to the domestic rush on the sector.

This apart the announcement on Bikaner-Delhi superfast and Jodhpur-Delhi Express (bi-weekly) too has been appreciated in the state.

The decision to increase the frequency of two trains to Delhi -- from Ajmer and Udaipur --- has also been welcomed. Delhi-Jaipur-Shatabdi, which used to run for six days a week, will be plying daily where as the four days a week Udaipur-New Delhi Chetak Express will also be running daily.

Religious tourism will get a substantial boost with four new trains to Ajmer. The Union minister has announced the Nizammudin-Ajmer Non AC Duronto (bi-weekly), Kolkata-Ajmer (weekly), Bhagalpur-Ajmer (weekly) and Varansi-Ahmedabad via Ajmer, which is also weekly.

Four other trains including Chandigarh-Jaipur Garib Rath Express have been extended, which will also increase frequency of Ajmer-bound trains. With a heavy rush of pilgrims for both Ajmer and Pushkar, these trains are being welcomed.

Rajasthan gets a fair share of tourists from the estern and north-eastern part of the country, following which the travellers have also welcomed the new trains like Howrah-Jaisalmer Express and Kolkata-Ajmer Express. However, the tours operators were also looking forward to new additions on the Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai route and are a little disappointed that no new trains were added.

"The demand for tickets for Jaipur-Mumbai trains is high, specially on Sunday and it would have helped to have a new train on that route,'' said an operator.



Read more: Railway budget: A boost for Rajasthan tourism - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...#ixzz1F0OhpX9G
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एशियन व कॉमनवेल्थ गेम्स विजेता पहुंचे जयपुर

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जयपुर. कॉमनवेल्थ और एशियन गेम्स के विजेताओं को लेकर शाही ट्रेन बुधवार दोपहर जयपुर पहुंची। ट्रेन में पर्यटक भी बड़ी संख्या में थे। आरटीडीसी की रॉयल राजस्थान ऑफ व्हील्स में एशियन गेम्स और कॉमनवेल्थ गेम्स के विजेताओं को केंद्रीय पर्यटन मंत्रालय और राजस्थान पर्यटन विकास निगम की ओर से फ्री टिकट मुहैया कराए गए थे। इन्हें देश के प्रमुख पर्यटन स्थलों का भ्रमण कराया जा रहा है।

दिल्ली से 27 फरवरी को रवाना हुई यह शाही गाड़ी जोधपुर, उदयपुर, चित्तौडग़ढ़, सवाई माधोपुर होकर जयपुर पहुंची। यह गुरुवार को खजुराहो के लिए रवाना होगी। इसके बाद वाराणसी से आगरा होकर रविवार को वापस दिल्ली पहुंचेगी। जयपुर के दुर्गापुरा रेलवे स्टेशन पर इस ट्रेन से उतरे पहलवान सुनील कुमार राणा और धर्मेन्द्र दलाल ने सरकार की इस योजना पर खुशी जाहिर की। उन्होंने कहा कि ऐसी योजनाओं से खिलाडिय़ों व खेलों को प्रोत्साहन मिलेगा। इस अवसर पर सिटी रिपोर्टर से उन्होंने शेयर किए अनुभव-

समय पर मिले मदद: सरकार की ओर से खेल प्रतियोगिताएं होने के बाद खिलाडिय़ों को आर्थिक सहायता दी जाती है, जबकि यह सहायता शुरू में ही मिले तो ट्रेनिंग के लिए बेहतर होगा। यह कहना है पहलवान सुनील कुमार राणा का। उन्होंने कहा, मार्च के दूसरे सप्ताह से एशियन चैम्पियनशिप की तैयारी में जुटना है। उसके बाद वल्र्ड गेम और ओलिम्पिक खेलों में खेलना है। इससे अगले एक साल तक समय नहीं मिलेगा, इसलिए सोचा अब ही आउटिंग की जाए। जयपुर में जंतर-मंतर और सिटी पैलेस वास्तविक में विश्व प्रसिद्ध हैं।

बेटी भी होगी अखाड़े में: 2009 एशियन चैम्पियनशिप में 120 किलोग्राम वेट कैटेगरी में सिल्वर मेडल विजेता रेसलर धर्मेंद्र दलाल कहते हंै, बेटी पायल को भी अखाड़े में उतारना है। अभी तो वह सिर्फ डेढ़ साल की है। उन्होंने कहा, खिलाडिय़ों को रूस में ट्रेनिंग के लिए भेजना चाहिए, तभी मेडल की आस की जा सकती है। अब रेसलिंग में महिलाओं की भी भागीदारी बढऩे लगी है। यह देश के लिए अच्छी बात है।

34 पर्यटक पहुंचे: शाही ट्रेन में खिलाडिय़ों के साथ 34 देशी-विदेशी पर्यटक भी जयपुर पहुंचे। सभी पर्यटकों को गुरुवार को शहर के आमेर, सिटी पैलेस, जंतर-मंतर व अन्य पर्यटन स्थलों का भ्रमण कराया जाएगा। बाद में ये खजुराहो के लिए रवाना होंगे
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Rajasthan mulls national park in Kumbhalgarh

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JAIPUR: Rajasthan's forest department plans to develop a national park in Kumbhalgarh , Raoli and Tatgarh areas of the state, an official said on Saturday.

The park, covering an area of 525 sq km, will be Rajasthan's third one after Ranthambore and Keoladeo national parks in Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur districts, respectively.

It is being planned to accommodate the growing population of tigers in Ranthambore National Park and prevent territorial fights among them.

The park will be developed after clubbing together sanctuary areas of Kumbhalgarh, Raoli and Tatgarh falling in Pali, Rajsamand, Udaipur and Ajmer districts, a senior forest department official told IANS.

"We have prepared the proposal on the basis of our vast research of the area. We found that it has all the potential to be developed as a national park," said the official.

He added that combination of rocky terrains and dense forests was suitable for a variety of animals, including panthers, leopards, bears, deer and rabbits.

"There is no dearth of prey if the tigers are shifted here," he said.

If implemented, the project is likely to give a major boost to the tourism industry in the state.

"The state government, after giving its nod, will issue a notification announcing the area as national park. After that, work to shift some of the villages will begin," he said.

The desert state is one of the few states that can boast of two tiger projects, a bird sanctuary and 25 wildlife sanctuaries.
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Rajasthan Budget - Tourism


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जयपुर। जंतर मंतर के लिए 2 करोड़ रुपए की घोषणा की।


जयपुर के जंतरमंतर को विश्व धरोहर में शामिल किया गया है। आगामी वर्ष इसके लिए 2 करोड़ रुपए खर्च होंगे।


राज्य में झील विकास प्राधिकरण गठित होगा।


जयपुर में हेरिटेज कंजर्वेशन के लिए म्यूजियम एवं हेरिटेज इंस्टीट्यूट बनेगा।

एडवेंचर एक्टिविटी के लिए सिलीसेढ़ में वाटर एक्टिविटी सहित विभिन्न एडवेंचर स्पोट्र्स गतिविधियां आयोजित की जाएंगी।


चित्तौडगढ़, रावतभाटा, झालावाड़, झुंझुंनू व जोधपुर के पर्यटन स्थलों का सौंदर्यीकरण किया जाएगा। केलादेवी करौली, मेहंदीपुर बालाजी दौसा, दरगाह शरीफ अजमेर में विकास कार्य कराए जाएंगे।


प्रसिद्ध मेले, गौतमेश्वर मेला प्रतापगढ़, रामदेवरा मेला जैसलमेर सहित कई मेलों के लिए 1 करोड़।


पर्यटन इकाइयों के लिए भूमि का आवंटन। इसके लिए 10 हेक्टेयर तक की भूमि कलेक्टर रूपांतरित कर सकेंगे। ग्रामीण पर्यटन के लिए अगले वर्ष अजमेर, कोटा, जयपुर में माधोगढ़, जैसलमेर, जालौर, बाड़मेर, करौली, धौलपुर, बूंदी के विभिन्न गांवों को पर्यटन की दृष्टि से 50 लाख प्रति गांव दिए जाएंगे।


बीकानेर में जूनागढ़ व उदयपुर में लाइट एंड साउंड शो शुरू किए जाएंगे।


राज्य में पर्यटकों के लिए पेइंग गेस्ट आवास योजना। रात्रि गायन, मूर्तिकला व फोटोग्राफ योजना के तहत कलाकारों को पुरस्कार। तीन दिवसीय कला एवं साहित्य सम्मेलन आयोजित किए जाएंगे।


सवाई मानसिंह टाउनहॉल जलेब चौक के विकास के लिए पर्यटन के लिए 8 करोड़ की योजना।


खेतड़ी में विवेकानंद म्यूजियम स्थापित किया जाएगा। इसके लिए 50 हजार रुपए।


देवस्थान के मंदिरों की भोग राशि में 50 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी की जाएगी। आत्मनिर्भर मंदिरों के लिए 10 करोड़ रुपए

कैलाश मानसरोवर की यात्रा पर जाने वालों के लिए 20 हजार रुपए की सहायता उपलब्ध कराई जाएगी।


मुकुंदरा की पहाडिय़ों को टाइगर रिजर्व घोषित किया जाएगा। केंद्र से सहमति।मुकुंदरा की पहाडिय़ों को टाइगर रिजर्व घोषित किया जाएगा। केंद्र से सहमति।

रणथंभौर टाइगर परियोजना में मोबाइल रेस्टोरेंट। कोरिडोर बनाए जाने पर भी काम होगा।
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Plans afoot for beautification of Ghat ki Guni

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aipur: In a bid to give Ghat Ki Guni a complete heritage look, principal secretary, urban development and housing (UDH), GS Sandhu, has given a fresh direction to draft proposals for renovation of private buildings. Plans are also afoot to beautify Khande in the Walled City.

In a meeting at the Jaipur Development Authority's (JDA) headquarters on Saturday, officials discussed major issues of heritage conservation.

About heritage site Ghat Ki Guni on Agra road, the officials discussed renovation of 15 private housing units as part of the project. On this issue, Sandhu gave a direction to hire consultant agency to draft proposals. However, the officials debated from where the money for renovation work will come, whether from people or government agency.

Officials also discussed the beautification of Khande (corners of market) from where vendors were removed during anti-encroachment drive "Operation Parkota". Officials said that beautification of Khande should be remodelled on heritage look of other city buildings. For this purpose, the proposals have been sought from consultant agencies too.

On the other hand, Sandhu has asked the Amber Development and Management Authority (ADMA) to finish renovation work of Amber Fort by Diwali. Notably, the ADMA seems enraged to renovate facade of fort with budgets around Rs12 crore.
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3 Jaisalmer forts to be protected
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Jaipur: Three forts of Jaisalmer will be declared as in protected monuments. Superintendent for Bikaner circle region of archaeological department Kishan Lal Maru said that he had sent the proposals to the head office for Kishangarh fort, Ghotaru fort and Ganeshiya fort to be included in protected monuments category.

According to him, after the infrastructural survey of these forts along with photographs report is to be sent to the head office for declaring them as protected monument. Notably that in the year 2009-10, the archaeological department declared some monuments in Jaisalmer and Bikaner as protected monuments. Maru said that last year some proposals were also sent for restoration and beautification.
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Centre to support ring road plan linking shrines

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JAIPUR: Union minister for tourism Subodh Kant Sahay has assured full support to build a ring road near the shrine of Khatu Shyamji in Sikar to promote religious tourism in the Shekawati region. The minister opened the four-day annual fair on Sunday, amid a large gathering of devotees from all across the state.

"If the state government sends us a proposal regarding construction of a ring road connecting all major shrines in this region, the Ministry would immediately respond to it," Sahay said.

"The cluster of revered shrines in the Shekawati region has immense potential to draw devotes from India and aboard. All we need is better connectivity with major towns and cities to felicitate safe and smooth journey to the shrines here," the minister said.

Besides its historical and geographical importance, it has number of religious and spiritual places for tourists to explore.

Other prominent places in the region are Salasar Balaji temple in Churu, Shakambari and Rani Sati in Jhunjhunu and Jeenmata temple in Sikar.

Realizing the importance of religious tourism in the state, the Gehlot government had allocated funds for development of places in and around religious sites in this year's budget.
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Jantar Mantar at centre of Jaipur tourism

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Jaipur: The 'pink city' has entered a new phase of heritage conservation and tourism with UNESCO declaring the 18th century Jantar Mantar there a World Heritage site last year. The astronomical observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II, a ruler of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom, is now at the centre of Jaipur's future tourism development plan.

The observatory is drawing more visitors - both foreign and domestic - and has become the second largest contributor to the state's revenue kitty from tourism. The Jantar Mantar built by Jai Singh is one of the five observatories across the country - the others are in Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain and Varanasi - to measure time, record the position of the sun, stars and movements of planets and other celestial objects in the sky.

Built between 1727 AD and 1734 AD, it constitutes massive sundials and compasses built to geometric precision to coincide with the elliptic of the earth and the position of the sun. Director of the Department of Archaeology and Museums of the Rajasthan government SP Singh said, "In keeping with the new international status of the Jantar Mantar, a bi-lingual sound and light show will open at the observatory in June to educate visitors on the importance of the instruments, their uses and the evolution of astronomy as a science down the ages.”

Modelled on the sound-and-light show at the 16th century Amber Fort in the outskirts of the city, the sound-and-light module at the Jantar Mantar will be designed by a Delhi-based agency, which had earlier created the Fort Amber sound-and-light show. According to figures furnished by the archaeology and museums department of Rajasthan, Jantar Mantar has been the second highest heritage revenue mopper in the state, grossing Rs 25 lakh in February 2011 and Rs 25.77 lakh in January. It recorded a footfall of 50,000 in February.

In January, the monument drew 57,000 tourists. Statistics cited that the Amber Fort topped the list with a revenue of Rs 1.16 crore in February. The newly-renovated Albert Museum in the city was in the third position with Rs 15 lakh. Singh further said, "A management plan under the guidelines of UNESCO has been drawn to oversee the implementation of the upgrade of infrastructure at Jantar Mantar and the beautification of the buffer zone around the observatory.”

Besides the one-hour sound-and-light show, the state government was also building an interpretation centre at the observatory to make it easy for visitors to comprehend the utility of the instruments and "the principles on which they work", he added. Several government departments were working together to implement the UNESCO guidelines at Jantar Mantar.

Singh said, "We have re-painted the monuments in the observatory, landscaped the lawns, installed new signages, restored and re-calibrated (marked the old numerical configurations afresh) the instruments with the help of local experts and set up a book stall on the premises. An audio guide facility in several foreign languages enables tourists to understand the implication of the instruments without the help of local guides.

The department plans to "check the veracity of instrument at least six times a year with the help of local astronomers, astrologers and experts from the Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi", Singh added. One of the reasons why Jantar Mantar has consistently figured on the top of the list of revenue moppers is the fact that it draws more foreign visitors than domestic ones.

"The price of entry tickets is double than that for Indian tourists," Singh said. To make heritage tourism more viable, plans are afoot to link the Jantar Mantar to the Hawa Mahal in the city through a contiguous heritage zone. An official in the department said, "Traffic will soon be controlled in the buffer zone of the observatory and two old buildings on either side of the Hawa Mahal, barely half-a-km from the observatory, have been freed of its occupants and restored."
A proposed global arts’ square at Jaleb Chowk near the Amber Fort will provide a platform to the crafts people of the state to showcase their colourful wares. The heritage corridor in the pink city is woven around the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar - encompassing a large swathe of area dotted in between with smaller historic monuments.

The state government has sent dossiers on five historic forts to UNESCO to be considered as potential World Heritage sites in 2011. The monuments include the Amber Fort, the Chittor Fort, Gagron Fort in Jhalawar, the Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajsamand district and the Ranthambore Fort, Singh said.
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