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Details of Friendship Day Trip:
Charges : 500 Rs / Person
Venue : Indira Gandhi Watchtower, Rawatbhata.
Date : 4th August 2019
Timings : 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Tritiyadev temple, is situated about 80 kilometre, from Bhubneswar, the capital city of Odisha, India. It is about 51 kmts from cuttack, located in the banki Tehsil of Cuttack district. Samantara Pur, is the Gram Panchayat of santrapur alias subarnapur Village. Sri Jagannath, along with Subhadra and Balaram, are the main dieties worshipped here. locally it is believed that, as three dieties are worshipped, in the temple, so it is called tritiyadev, or perhaps, it is named after the king Anangabhima lll, who built this temple in 13 century, it is called so. Like Jagannath Temple, Puri, here also 35 communities of people serve God in Daily Niti niyam. At present the temple is in a very miserable condition. Somehow the pandits here manage to do the pooja and offerings. Perhaps the sculpture work done here was beyond compare, the ruins says. Rath, the car of Lord Jagannath, was under construction. The keen efforts of the villagers make all these possible. The day we visited was pleasant one. We were lucky to get khichudi bhog there.
If the towering periphery of the forts in Rajasthan were not intimidating enough, the Rajputs made it even more tough to penetrate the forts with their ingenious ploys.
The forts in Rajasthan were fortified with small holes in the outermost periphery through which archers would launch a tirade of arrows without being exposed or would pour hot oil to burn the battalions below them.
They also had big rocks (few still remain as you can see in the second photograph) lined up on the edge of the forts which were just pushed down to land on the elephants and horses and injure them grievously.
The Rajputs known for their bravery were known to invent many such interesting tactics to prevent their kingdoms to be captured.
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Rajasthans' magnificent forts and palaces stand testimony to its war-torn past. As the forts stand tall on rugged mountain tops overlooking acres and acres of forests and barren land surrounding the fort, the battle scarred ramparts give a glimpse of the valour and patriotism of the Rajput rulers. The pathways leading to these forts are long and winding with great inclines to tire out the enemy battalions. Once the enemy reaches the entrance of the forts, they have to face gigantic doors with big metal spikes to hurt injure the elephants and horses used to break open the doors. To make it worse for the enemy their are multiple entrances to reach the inside of the fort. What a painstaking process kingdom takeovers are!
#2 Visit the Desert Cultural Centre to watch a scintillating Puppet Show and get a peek into the rich cultural history of Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer has a culture and history so rich that a single man opened and curated a museum to share the various stories of the people and the history of the place. A stunning and skillful puppet show showcased the various facets of the life in Jaisalmer.
Stories of bravery, valour and the cycle of life and death - one of my favourite performances was that portraying a small boy who loses his toy and is sad and then looks everywhere for it. Then the performance shows the happiness he experiences when he finds the lost toy. A poignant performance which showcased that like the boy, life is full of happiness AND sorrow and the more you chase what you don't have the more it evades you.
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#3 Take a day out to experience staying in tents in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer
Various luxury camp sites provide the ideal opportunity to experience the desert life. When we reached the camp late afternoon we were treated to the most magnificent sunsets I've ever seen. The skies changed a million hues in one hour - one minute the skies were an azure blue, the next it was filled with amber yellow streaks and the very next moment the sky was a dull blue with blazing orange clouds.
And then you are treated to a rivetting dance and music performance by the locals while the sky has transformed into a canopy of stars. While you enjoy classical music and ladies dancing nonchalantly with 10 pots on their heads, you are treated to a generous royal buffet of traditional Rajasthani food and ofcourse piping hot kebabs cooked in tandoors. Almost on cue, as you finish your hearty meal, the bonfire dies out and the biting cold ensures you retreat to your cosy tents.
The next morning as you wake up to the calls of peacocks and gusty winds you are again treated to a spectacular sunset that lights the sand dunes in a caramel brown hue.
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Every November, Pushkar, a small town in Rajasthan comes alive for the Pushkar Camel Fair. Thousands of locals and tourists make a beeline for this fair that was originally started to trade camels and cattle.
Few years back due to incessant killing and overburdening of camels, the numbers were dwindling. The Government stepped in and declared a slew of measures to protect the camels and made the camel the official animal of Rajasthan.
The Pushkar Camel Fair celebrates the camel in all its glory. The camels are dressed up, paraded, entered into beauty contests, made to dance and traded. Besides that a carnival is held with snake charmers, moustache competitions, musicians, dancers and acrobatic performances.
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The cenotaphs of the Vyas Chhatri punctuate the arid, desert landscape of Jaisalmer during sunrise and sunset. Built from the local golden sandstone and intricately carved, Vyas Chhatri was built to honour Maharshi Vyas who compiled the Mahabharata, one of the oldest and most significant epics of India.
While there is very little documented history, the local guides insist various Rajput rulers further built on to the memorial of Maharshi Vyas to commemorate their own reigns.
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Rudyard Kipling described the fort aptly “A Palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning sun”. Truly so, the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur derives its name from the Sun - Mehr meaning Sun and Garh meaning Fort. Perched on a rocky cliff at an altitude of 400 m above the city skyline, the fort can be seen from almost any vantage point in Jodhpur.