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Dholpur is a small town in the state of Rajasthan. It is the easternmost town of the state. Dholpur is a beautiful example of the culture of Rajasthan. The people here though have adopted the modern life> place makes it worth visiting. It depicts the Rajasthani/ Rajputani > art. The region has a rich history of culture, heritage and rule. The region has been under the rule of the Tomars, Kaurali’s, Rajpuths and Mughals before it fell in the hands of the British. The region experiences dry climate. The best time is to visit from November to Jan.
The region has a unique and colourful culture. The traditions of the old are till today reflected in the life> ancient culture. The region has rich music and dance > and more often than not revolve around the day to day happenings. The musical instruments include dholak, sitar, manjeera etc. the region has various dance forms like Ghoomar, Kachchhighori, Kalbeliya and others. Ghoomar is the most popular of all. The region is also known for Tamasha (puppet show).
What to eat
The food in the region is mouth-watering. More than 70% of the region has vegetarian diet and this cuisine is favourite even of the non-vegetarian lovers. The traditional dishes of the region include Dal, Baati, Choorma, Gatte ki sabji, Bajre ki Khichdi and more. Several snacks of Rajasthani origins are famous like Kachori, Bhujiya and others. The sweets of the region are worth tasting. You miss on something amazing if you don’t try out these sweet such as Malpua, Mawa, Ghewar and others.
Where to go
Muchchhkund is around 4 km from the town of Dholpur. It is an antiquated sacrosanct place. It directions a beautiful view. The place is named after Raja Muchchhukand, the 24th of the Suryavanshi Dynasty (the sunlight based race) who is said to have ruled nineteen ages previously Lord Ram. As per legend, Raja Muchchhkund was resting here when evil spirit Kaal Yaman (while seeking after ruler Krishna) inadvertently woke him up. The evil presence Kaal Yaman was singed to fiery remains due to a celestial gift to Raja Muchchhkund. It is presently a consecrated place for explorers. Talab Shahiis 27 kilometers from Dholpur. The lake and the royal residence were worked in 1617 A.D. as a shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan. The royal residence and the lake were later kept up by the leader of Dholpur. The lake pulls in an expansive number of winter transitory fowl, for example, pintail, shoveller, red peaked pochard, basic pochard, tufted duck, garganey blue-green, wigeon and fadwall. Ramsagar Lake, which underpins rich oceanic life including new water crocodiles and various fishes and snakes is situated within the premises of the Ramsagar Sanctuary. Water flying creatures, for example, cormorants, white-breasted water hen, field hen, jacanas, stream tern, ringed plover, sand flute player, and green and purple herons are very normal. Amid winter months transient ducks and geese visit the lake in great numbers. It covers a zone of 34.40 sq. Km Chambal is one of north India's most unpolluted streams, home to a rich assorted variety of verdure. National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary contains the uncommon Ganges stream dolphin. The asylum was established in 1978 and is a piece of a vast zone co- regulated by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, inside region of 5,400 km². Around 400 km of the stream is inside the save. Aside from the Ganges stream dolphin, alternate occupants of the asylum incorporate mugger crocodiles and gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). Transient winged creatures from Siberia frame its rich avian fauna. Other places to visit in the region include Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary, Damoye and others. Kota is another beautiful place to visit near Dholpur. The place like Dholpur has beautiful monuments and structures. Garadia Mahadev is one such magnificent sanctuary dedicated to Lord Shiva in Kota, arranged at the canyon of the stream Chambal and offers an all- encompassing perspective of Chambal waterway. This place is a standout amongst the most wonderful place in Rajasthan, located in the grand sloping area and offers amazing delightful and hypnotizing perspective of Chambal stream chasm and fields.
How to reach
Dholpur does not have an airport of its own. The airport at Agra is the closest airport to the town. There are regular flights to Agra from places like Delhi, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Ahmadabad etc. From the airport taxi and bus is easily available to reach the town. The railway station at Dholpur is well connected to stations all over the country. There are trains from Delhi and other Major towns of Rajasthan and other nearby towns. Dholpur is well connected to nearby towns and cities and also major cities of other states via road. There are regular bus services to Dholpur from places like Udaipur, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Delhi, Kota, Mumbai etc. four wheelers is also a good option to go to Dholpur.
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