The open jeep is the most conducive way of seeing Rajasthan, especiall in the winter months when the chilly breeze and warm sunshine provide a heady combination. On jeep safaris, you are unlikely to be driving on well-developed roads, and may often venture into the open countryside. The driver is well versed on the routes, and is adept at four-wheel drive to which he may need to resort on different occasions. Abhaneri is in Dausa district and lies at a distance of 90 kms south-east of Bandikui railway station. It is believed to have been Abhanagri, the capital of Nikumbha Chauhans before they founded Alwer. One of the surviving monuments of this town is the Chand Baori, on the Jaipur-Agra National Highway, off Bandikui. This baori is situated adjoining the temple of Harshad Mata which was built in the Gupta eta (11th century A.D.). The stairs of the Chand Baori are in the shape of a small inverted English letter "V" in sets of 4/5 steps constructed on the three wall sides and are of unparalleled artistic and architectural beauty.Every year in the Hindu month of Chaitra, a fair assembles at the Harshad Mata temple. Bhangarh is a deserted city, destroyed in 15th century by Tantrik Shevra. Spreaded in almost 7 sq. miles with ruines of temples, havelies, houses. It belonged to one of the brothers of Jaipur family. Jaipur map was brought from here. There is a very interesting story behind it. It even called a ghost city. Now it has been taken under by Archaeological Survey of India and restoration work is going on. Once the hunting reserve of the maharajas of Alwar, in whose jurisdiction it fell, Sariska's forests are typical of the Aravallis with their undulating terrain of low hills, teep escarpments, wide valleys and hill plateaus. A natural habitat for the tiger, it ould have held a commendable population of these tigers had the forests around the park not been vandalised in the recent decades. Sariska is a heavily forested reserve, and a drive through the park shows up a large number of deer species (sambhar, chital, nilgai) as well as langurs that inhabit the tree cover.
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