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"हमारी सरकार ने प्रदेश के मंदिरों और स्मारकों के विकास के लिए 551 करोड़ रुपये की योजना बनायी है। इसके तहत 125 मंदिरों और 30 लोकदेवताओं व महापुरूषों के स्मारकों का विकास किया जा रहा है। प्रदेश के धार्मिक पर्यटन को मजबूत करना सरकार का लक्ष्य है।" -Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

One of the prime tourist destinations in the country, Rajasthan offers an unparalleled view into the history and culture of India. From the Dargah Sharif to Moosi Rani ki Chattri, Rajasthan is the guardian of the some of the prize gems of India’s heritage. It is therefore heartening to know that the government is cognizant of the spiritual identity and cultural value of the state and is leaving no stones unturned in developing the spots in Ajmer and Alwar, and in the process, facilitating an even greater appreciation of the artefacts Rajasthan has to offer.

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Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje offers her prayers at Bramha Temple, Pushkar

Pushkar is home to one of the few existing temples to the Creator of the Universe, Lord Brahma. A total sum of 24 crore rupees from the Department of Tourism, Devasthan Department and Ajmer Development Authority was allocated to the Brahma Mandir Parisar for landscaping and the construction of an entry plaza, a spiritual park, a gaushaala, a pathway, a kitchen facility, fountains, elevators for the elderly, a havan kund, an open air theater and a covered verandah.

 

These funds also went toward establishing a marketplace where devotees could purchase garlands and sweets. This is also expected to expand the mercantile prospects around the temple, allowing vendors a place to sell their wares. Refurbishment works occurred in Savitri Mata Temple as well as Pushkar Sarovar, Pushkar Market Street around Sarovar and Parikarma PathAjmer And Alwar

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A total sum of 24 crore rupees from the Department of Tourism, Devasthan Department and Ajmer Development Authority has been allocated for development works at the Pushkar Brahma Mandir Parisar

In addition, under the Prasad scheme, Ajmer has been identified by the Central Government as one of the cities across India in which development should be focused. Consequently, a host of other spots in Ajmer have been renovated, cleaned or have undergone maintenance. The area around Sharif Dargah was developed. Delhi Gate and Dargah Gate Chowk were improved, and kiosks offering valuable information to tourists were also set up at prominent thoroughfares such as Ajmer Railway Station and the Bus Station. Ajmer And Alwar

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On the other hand, in Alwar, destinations such as Fateh Jung Gumbad and Sagar Lake underwent renovation and maintenance, reacquainting them with their original splendour. Development and renovation work at Kishan Kund, Jaisamandh and Natni Baara Roads was also completed. Roads to to destinations such as Siliserh were also repaired, which will allow smoother and safer travel to it. Ajmer And Alwar

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Built in 1793 AD by Raja Bhaktawar Singh, this alwar City Palace consists of marble pavilions with bases made of lotus flower in the large central courtyard.

Projects such as Swadesh Darshan are being undertaken. Under this scheme, 960 crore rupees have been allocated for the integrated development of tourist circuits based on specific themes. Under this, the government is developing tourist circuits in Alwar, such as the heritage circuit (to destinations like the Bala Kila) and the spiritual circuit (touring to Pandupol Hanumaan Jee and the Raja Bharthari Temple). Ajmer And Alwar

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The tasteful architecture and the rich spiritual history of these places have attracted visitors from far and wide, and have given Rajasthan a place among the cultural capitals of India. The government’s efforts to ensure that these vital facets of the identity of the state are not tarnished but instead preserved can be met with nothing but appreciation. With these efforts, Rajasthan can look forward to welcoming even more visitors looking for a taste of the heritage of India.

Atithi Devo Bhava!

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