Thursday, 23 July 2015

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A scary, deserted, prohibited fort city ­ Bhangarh

Bhangarh Fort is a famous fort in Rajasthan. It was built in 17th century. The whole are of the old city of Bhangarh is secluded and sees no habitation owing to a folklore. There is, however, a village of about 200 households just outside the fort city which has recently been established. The nearest village to the fort is known as Goloka. It also has helped in preservation of the whole old city and its various historic structures. Boundaries of Sariska reserve in the Aravallis are situated just beside the fort and the whole region falls under Alwar district of Rajasthan. There are ponds, hills, trees, slopes, and a pond area as well around the fort. VIsitors coming here stay in hotels near Bhangarh Fort after the sunset as it is prohibited to enter the fort after the sun goes down.

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Legend has it that Singhiya, an evil wizard who knew powerful black magic, lived in the fort area a long time back. He fell for princess Ratnavati of Bhangarh and having spotted her shopping in the market one day. As she was buying a bottle of perfume, the wizard offered her a bowl of a potion in order to ensnare her. She somehow perceived his evil intention and threw the bowl on a boulder, which, once touched with the potion, started rolling toward the ensnarer. As the boulder was crushing Singhiya to death, he cast a black spell on the whole fort city and declared that Bhangarh would be doomed and nobody would be able to live inside the fort anymore. Not long after his death, Mughals invaded the fort and killed everyone of the 10,000 residents including the princess.
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The rumour is so strong about this folklore that people claim to have witnessed paranormal activities and ghosts inside the fort. Even some people have been missing and some deaths confirmed and attributed to the curse. This is a scary account of a historic place and even then to witness the truth people flock in large numbers to this place out of sheer curiosity. Since the archeological department has prohibited an entry or stay beyond sunset, visitors to Bhangarh usually take a tour during the day time only. There are temples, havelis, and palaces inside the fort and yet everything is completely deserted. The architecture of these structures and temples is worth noticing. The carvings are also magnificent.

Buses and four wheelers ply from Sariska which is 55 km from Bhangarh. Visitors take the return bus as soon as the day approaches sun set time. Staying nearby Bhangarh can be an exciting idea and probably an adventurous one, too. But as the stories keep creeping around the region, rather than staying near Bhangarh, you may also wish to spend your nights at one of the hotels in Alwar.
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Dimpy Roy Dimpy Roy is a travel writer working with an Online Travel Guide. She guides travelers to various resources where they can find best hotels near Bhangarh Fort and choose the suitable one.
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Monday, 13 July 2015

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Ghaziabad ­an Opportunity to Escape into the Luxuries of Modern World

Ghaziabad is a major industrial city of Uttar Pradesh. It is the second largest city and the headquarters of Ghaziabad district. Filled with numerous attractions of the present as well as the past, the city is also an ideal destination for a fun holiday. Visit the city to explore all of its aspects and pick your choice from the best hotels in Ghaziabad.

Ghaziabad is a commerce city of Uttar Pradesh, located on the state's western borders and close to Delhi. It is sometimes referred as the "Gateway to Uttar Pradesh" as it is the prime entry point to Uttar Pradesh from Delhi. It is one of the largest and the planned cities in the state and home to the Ghaziabad district headquarters. Recent developments have earned the city a top spot amongst the major industrial cities in central India. According to a survey conducted by the City Mayor Foundation, the city is the second fastest developing city in the world.

GhaziabadContemporary Ghaziabad is a sprawling city filled with plush residential buildings, ultramodern shopping malls, state­ of­ art hospitals, education centres, multiplexes, entertainment­ hubs, and sleek office buildings. The city has one of the fastest growing real­ estate industries. It is one of the best cities to establish a start­up and buy homes and residencies. The city, however, is still progressing and it can be expected that it would develop into a ultra­modern city over the coming years.

Ghaziabad can be accessed via roadways, rails, and flights. The IGI Airport is the nearest airport to the city and connects it to all major Indian cities and destinations across the world. Metro, local buses, taxis, and cabs can be easily availed to the reach the airport. Plus, there are some good hotels in Ghaziabad that offer airport pick ­and drop services. There also exists a rail head which is a principal railway station in the central India railway network.

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The city wasn't always a chief city in the state and like most of the Tier-II cities in India received the influx of modernization after the country's independence. However, a good ­to­ know fact is that the city has remained connected through the railway network since 1865. Nonetheless, the city lacked even the basic parameters of modernization for about a century. It was during the four crucial years after 1947 which saw the establishment of 22 factories that marked the beginning of the city's journey towards modernization.

GhaziabadThe foundation of present Ghaziabad was made by Ghaziuddin in the early 17th Century. He was a high­Mughal Empire. He not just built a beautiful sarai but also named the town after himself. Archaeological data state that during the age of its glory the sarai was a spacious, beautiful building that consisted of 120 lavishly decorated rooms. However, today only a few portions of the sarai are left, including: the gate, a 14 feet high pillar, and few portions of the walls. Compared to the sarai the mausoleum of his is still in pretty good shape, but it also requires some preservation endeavors. Following the independence of the country the city was included in the Meerut district. Ghaziabad was a tehsil earlier and earned the title of a district in 1976.
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The city is popular for its plush shopping malls and the other pleasures of modernization. It is one of the best places to explore and experience the rapidly changing modern India. Head to the city to explore all of its facets, its culture, and its history. The good thing is that there is no shortage of hotels and other lodging options. The 3 Star hotels in Ghaziabad are some of the most sought­ after lodging options as they are known to offer value­ for­ money lodgings.
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