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Luxury hotels in Rajasthan, India

No place in India exemplifies the spirit of monarchy and the splendor of royalty better than the state of Rajasthan. The very name contains royalty: Raja translates to “king” and sthan refers to “place” in Hindi and other Indian languages. When the British left India, there were about two dozen princely states in the region, which merged into the new Union of India, along with other princedoms around the country. The erstwhile royalty was allowed to retain their properties and was granted an...
Tags: Travel, India, Luxury Hotels, Jaipur, Rajasthan, All, Raja, Rajasthan India, La Pâtisserie, Northern India, Khurram, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jehangir, Aravalli Hills, Jagmandir Island Palace


Mount Abu Geology

A reader asked me about the geology of Mount Abu and how it relates to the Aravalli fold mountains. Mount Abu is a popular tourist destination in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. It forms a distinct elevated area ( ~ 5,500 feet ASL) and provides a much needed respite from the heat of the Rajasthan plains.Here is my short note.Mount Abu is a batholith. That means it is a big body of granite, made up of magma which cooled deep in the subsurface, and which has been exhumed by erosion.The satellite...
Tags: Seo, Delhi, Rajasthan, ASL, Aravalli, Proterozoic, Suvrat Kher, Pandit, Mount Abu, Meert, Geology of India, Malani, Marwar, Joseph Meert, Ambaji, Mount Abu Geology


How Old Are The Aravalli Mountains Of Rajasthan?

By the age of a mountain range I mean the time since the formation of significant topography. I don't mean the age of rocks making up the mountains. There are plenty of instances where terrains made up of rocks of a particular age have been rejuvenated and uplifted by earth movements later in time. The most spectacular example in India are the Himalaya. The oldest rocks in the Himalaya are dated to about 1.8 billion years. These, along with rocks ranging in age from more than a billion years to ...
Tags: India, Seo, South Africa, Geology, Swaziland, Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Himalaya, Hill, Archean, Aravalli, Udaipur, TTG, Proterozoic, Sedimentary Basins