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Chandlai lake in Jaipur

Although everyone should like birds, only some people love them. If you’re one of them, Chandlai Lake is the best spot for you to enjoy the view of a massive number of birds by sitting at the lake. Chandlai Lake is more attractive for an enormous number of migratory birds than other small resident lakes near Jaipur city. Specifically, a rare bird species known as Pied Avochet can be viewed at Chandlai Lake Jaipur. Other bird species can also be founded. Birds such as Common Red Shank, White Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, Rudy Shelduck, Black Winged Stilt, Brown-capped Night Heron, Common Teal, Pallas’s Gul, Ruff, and many more. In this article, we would look at chandlai lake history, how to reach chandlai lake, and know a little about chandlai lake dam.

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Alone tree standing in between Chandlai Lake

Chandlai lake history

Under the development and protection of the Rajasthan Lake ordinance 2015, Chandlai Lake would be declared a protected lake. It has over 140-year-old inland water bodies of historical and cultural significance. Chandlai Lake will become the best tourist attraction in Jaipur city if approved by the government.

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Since 1872, Chandlai Lake Dam was established, and the waterbody is very ancient according to the official reports. The lake attracts over 1000 local and migratory birds based on the estimations of the environmental department. This is the second lake after JalMahal to be covered under the act of lake development. Various tourism-related activities would be inculcated for Chandlai Lake Jaipur. Activities such as boating, bicycling, horse riding, hiking, bird watching, fishing, water sports, etc.

However, the proposal can also focus on the conservation and preservation of soil and water, fish, vegetation, and other wildlife. This will be including any changes to the existing structure of the wetland. Additionally, the government should restrict the inlet of polluted water into Chandlai Lake. They need to maintain it and make it environmentally safe for its fauna and flora. This was a little about chandlai lake history.

How to reach Chandlai Lake?

A view from the lake

If you’re a local resident of Jaipur city, you can easily reach out to Chandlai Lake. It just only 30 KM distant from Jaipur Tonk Road, Rajasthan. It is located near the four-lane National Highway 12 from taking a right turn under the overbridge at Shivadaspura. Chandlai Lake is the best spot for birding and can spend half a day with the people who stay nearer to Jaipur city. This is the home for different migratory birds. The best time to visit the location is preferable in the winter season. At Chandlai Lake, various birds can be seen, and no doubt about experiencing the natural beauty especially for bird lovers. If you’re a nature lover, Chandlai Lake Jaipur is an unexplored place, and you would definitely love the destination for its peace and beauty.

Visit Chandlai Lake and seize into its Bird Spotting

If you’re the one who wants to enjoy the beauty of nature and spend most of the time with nature, Chandlai Lake is one of the best attractive destinations. This lake populates with different kinds of species of birds, and you would enjoy the birds chirping and soothing sounds. You can visit alone or with family or friends to see the massive number of birds at one spot. Having said that, these words would not be enough for describing the nature of Chandlai Lake.

Chandlai Lake is a heaven for everyone to look out on the rows of birds on the lake. Especially the nature lovers have a feast for their eyes and feel pleasure by seeing them. In February month, Flamingos visit this lake as migratory birds, and the scenery of birds at the lake could be an amazing view.

Members from Cycloshot tribe at Chandlai Lake

Chandlai Lake is looking like a quite scenic destination as it has dry forests and hills ringing around. The water seems to be uncontaminated and monsoon run-off from the wooded hills. The lake might give many surprises because it has attracted more vivid kinds of birds like Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Pintail, Pochard, Common Teal, Greenshank, Common Redshank, etc.

Chandlai Lake is the best destination to enjoy the nature of beauty along with the birds by sitting alone or with family or friends. It’s a very popular bird haven. This place will ensure to grab the opportunity to mind your own business without any bothering. The best visiting time for Lake is between November and early March.

List of migratory birds seen at the lake

From Jaipur city, it’s effortless to reach Chandlai Lake and have to experience the beauty of nature. It’s an eye feast for bird lovers to view the massive number of birds at one destination. There are various kinds of species of birds that have visited this place, such as:

  • Little Cormorant
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Common Moorhen
  • Purple Moorhen
  • Common Coot
  • Little Grebe
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Spot-Billed Duck
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Purple Heron
  • Grey Heron
  • Spotted Red Shank
  • Common Red Shank
  • White Wagtail
  • Little Ringed Plover
  • Ruddy Shelduck
  • Black-Winged Stilt
  • Brown Capped Night Heron
  • Common Teal
  • Ruff
  • Pallas’s Gull
  • Pied Avochet

A video journey to the lake!

Very seldom I go on a motorcycle to this place, this was one of those times

When you want to go to a place that should surprise you with its fantastic view, drive to the Lake. This lake is the best tourist destination for nature lovers and takes into a scenic of the Oasis of Flamingos in Jaipur city. You will enjoy the group of a variety of birds and feel pleasure at the lake while visiting the location alone or accompanied by your friends or family.

If you need to know anything more about Chandlai Lake in Jaipur or chandlai lake dam, drop in a comment. I will get back to your ASAP.

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Jaipur Cycle Tours

Jaipur Cycle Guided Tours – Bicycles On Rent In Jaipur, The Pink City

Are you in Jaipur for the holidays? Then do check out guided Jaipur Cycle Tours. Do you want to view the charismatic beauty of the pink city on bicycles? Then it is ideal for you to take guided Jaipur cycle tours. Then get on the saddle and ride through the city on a bicycle & take a plunge into the royal history of the pink city. Take the guided Jaipur Cycle Tours. However, “The question is where do you get bicycles on rent in Jaipur?” I have been into the cycling domain for over 3 years in Jaipur now. I have seen every nook and corner of cycling in the city. In this post, I will share the details of the top shops, startups, & cycling places who give bicycles on rent in the city. Take a ride on cycles with the guided Jaipur Cycle Tours.

Let’s take a look at the options available in Jaipur for bicycles on rent when it comes to Jaipur Cycle Tours!

So when it comes to renting cycles in Jaipur, I have narrowed down for 4 most popular options.

1. Jaipur Cycle Tours with Bikepacking India

Nikhil with his tour group.

Nikhil (Nick) has extensive experience in organizing and leading tour groups. An adventurous by heart and wanderer by soul he has cycled and lead tours in the country of Oman for a year. He likes taking his tour group to offbeat places around Jaipur. If you are in to exploring trails, hidden alleys and grand festivities unbeknownst to any travel guide book, marvel at the architecture of the walled city and visit speciality food shops to sample delicious pakode(fritters) and chai-tea, then connect with Nick.

Presence: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

2. Jaipur Cycle Tours with Le Tour De India

Kushal Rathore, the director of Letourdeindia.

Le tour de India is a venture by Kushal Rathore who is the director of the firm. Along with Umesh who is a triathlete, they have turned this startup into a sizzling venture promoting ecotourism in the city. They have a good knowledge of the city as they hail from the pink city, and got a fleet of geared and non-geared bicycles at their disposal. Their major tours are within the city limit for tourists who wants to enjoy the traditional city routes and culture of Rajasthan.

Kushal proudly flaunts his ecotourism venture on his website, the “about us” section is enough to get yourself enrolled for one of his Jaipur Cycle Tours.

“A well-qualified team of People who are born travellers, people who bleed adventure, people who lust for the road never tread, people who find peace in the company of gods most feared creatures and environs, people who feel at home on wheels. We are the freaks, enthusiasts, roadies, trekkers, cyclists, walkers, wildlife buffs, overland travellers, a different breed of travel companions”

Presence: Website, Facebook, Twitter, youtube

3. Cyclin Jaipur Guided City Tours

Eléonore & Ophélie From Cyclin Jaipur’s Team

Cyclin Jaipur was started by two French friends. Eléonore & Ophélie dazzled by the rich culture and heritage which the pink city had to offer, decided to open guided tours for tourists on cycles. Their venture kick-started in the year 2013, and since then they haven’t looked back. A variety of city guided tours are available on their website. You can even make the bookings inquiry right from the website itself.

Furthermore, this is what they have to say about their great Indian tale.

“We are two French friends, Eléonore and Ophélie, who created this initiative in collaboration with young Indians guides who want to make a difference and create something new here. We founded the first guided cycle tour of Jaipur in 2013 and kept on developing new activities in the Pink City”

So if you are new to the town and looking for a guided tour, do check cyclinjaipur out. Their tours are perfect covering every essential of the glorious pink city, without putting a dent in your pockets.

Presence: Website, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter

4. Pooja’s pink pedal

Pooja with Cycloshot tribe members.

Before even I start telling you about this amazing venture. “Let’s give a shout out to all ladies out there. Yippieee!” They are sure moving up in the world and giving tough competition to men. The pink pedal is an amazing startup by Pooja Vijay. Pooja’s unique idea, yet so elementary is dragging every section of the society to nearby parks and gardens.  Furthermore, with the pink pedals now participating and supporting every event, they sure are a “talk of the town”. The pink pedals provide cycles on rent at nearby fitness parks and gardens on a very nominal price. So if you are into fitness or not into fitness, doesn’t matter! Do check out the pink pedals by Pooja Vijay. Everyone rides for a greener tomorrow.

Their vision is simple and their moto worth following which makes its way on their website elegantly.

“Pink Pedals, where cycling is a habit, is a bold initiative towards society in which we are working to provide all age groups a better idea of how to be fit, healthy and happy with minimum efforts. Pink Pedals is for everyone, men, women, and children”Presence: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Summing Up

With the pollution on the rise and our ecosystem in danger, most noteworthy that cycling is a sure-shot way of being fit and contributing to the environment in a positive way. So In case you are headed to Jaipur, do check out these Jaipur Cycle Tours options. There are a lot of other renting places, but the above mentioned 4 steals their way to the top 4.

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Cycling Clubs In Jaipur for Group Rides

Cycling clubs in any city or area are responsible for forming a strong sports community. I am a part of a few cycling clubs and groups in Jaipur. Different clubs have different guidelines and you might like a few and hate a few. Nevertheless, clubs are important when it comes to team building, hosting, organizing events, and expanding your social circle. In this article, I would list all the major cycling groups in Jaipur with their pros and cons. Riding in groups is fun and rewarding socially. You get to visit new places, from a new perspective every time. So let’s take a look at these cycling groups of Jaipur. For better understanding, I will mention beginner groups, MTB groups in Jaipur & Road bike groups in Jaipur separately.

Cycloshot Tribe – Excellent for new riders!

Dats me with the camera along with the tribe members!

This group came to life when 5 friends decided to form a comprehensive group to promote cycling, running, and swimming. This group is a combination of professional cyclists & riders who love to click their daily sports activity along with runners and swimmers. You can term it as a triathlon group too. And boy they love to flaunt their workout too.

The motto behind the group is to promote fitness showing other members of the community the picturesque locations of Jaipur. Furthermore, motivating them to get into a fitness routine.

Cycloshot tribe frequently organizes fun rides on weekends and the most commendable trait of this group is their daily rides, which are not to be missed.

If you are a regular cyclist, you might want to join this group for a good rider company.

Most of the time group members carry cameras and GoPros for ride coverage. Pictures and videos are a must when riding with this cycling club. Catch all the action on my YouTube channel.

Group Logo & Group Specs

Web presence: Facebook and Instagram
Who can join: Cyclists, Runners, Swimmers, Hikers
Ideal for: Beginners, intermediate and professionals
Bike Type Entertained: Every bike that has two wheels and pedals
Immediate connect Varun +91-844008891 (Whatsaap Only) Nimit Agarwal +91-9001798304
Strava Club Link: Click Here

Pros and cons: In case you are into photography as much as fitness. I mean who would, not want to get their picture clicked while cycling. There are no cons for this group. However, if you are looking for a company of more professional rider with whom you can plan your training there are other serious groups as well.

MTB group in Jaipur – Trail hunters AKA MTB Ride Club

MTB club members at Garh Ganesh trails

As you can see the fun fill & energetic folks are fans of trails and hate flat roads. These folks organize rides in the wilderness and on the wild trails in and around Jaipur city. They have been to every jungle area that you can find on Google maps in and around Jaipur city.

In short, if you want to go for short rides inducing yourself with an adrenaline rush then this is your group. You need to have an MTB and join them on the rides.

These folks won’t add you upfront if you connect. In order to be a part of this group, you need to join them on one of their planned rides.

On weekdays you might see them with other club members around Jaipur city, however, if you are ever visiting Jaipur on a Saturday or a Sunday connect with them. They have long trail rides which are often fun to be a part of.

Group Logo & Group Specs

Web presence: Facebook and Instagram
Who can join: Cyclists only
Ideal for: Intermediate and professionals mountain bikers
Bike Type Entertained: Strictly MTB
Immediate connect Rishi Pareek: +91-9782527861, Trilok: +91-7737107300
Strava Club Link: Click Here

This is the only MTB group in Jaipur when we talk about cycling clubs in Jaipur as if now and I guess more is not needed. One MTB group in Jaipur is more than enough.

Pros and cons: This is a fun group to be in with all the lively members. They love riding to different locations each time, so it doesn’t get boring. However, this club is not for beginners and requires at least average MTB handling skills. These folks wander in the forest on broken trails and tracks, so if you do not know to handle your bike right, you might injure yourself. So join only you are an adrenaline junkie. 🙂 This MTB group in Jaipur is for some serious trail fun.

Road bike group in Jaipur – Rajasthan Road Riders

Members of team Rajasthan road riders

Rajasthan road riders are a road bike group in Jaipur. If you have a road bike and want to enjoy some long-distance speedy rides. Then this is your group to be. Speed is their defining characteristic. If you are looking to push yourself and want to go for century rides then this should be your choice.

Formed in 2018 RRR is a group of Hardcore Road-bike Riders who have formed this group with a clear intent of promoting cycling and making it more than just a hobby.

On weekdays they go out for elevation training and short distance speedy rides and weekends ride is mostly a 100km one that too at a good speed.

The group has a good mix of riders of various age groups, professions, and riding experience. Being a part of Rajasthan Road Riders definitely gives you a much better idea about serious cycling.

Group Logo & Group Specs

Web presence: Facebook and Instagram
Who can join: Serious cyclists only
Ideal for: Intermediate and professionals road bikers
Bike Type Entertained: Strictly road bikes and hybrids or MTB if you can keep up with them
Immediate connect Bijendra Singh: +91-9314122222, Utkarsh Tripathi: +91-8051496600
Strava Club Link: Click Here

Pros and cons: This group has professional and serious riders. Not only are good at cycling but filled with an abundance of knowledge. Any query related to cycling just pop in a question, and you will get expert advice from the members. The only, part that you need to worry about is to keep up with them. They are fast riders, so if you ride slow you better hope that they are not on a training ride else you’re gonna be left behind if you decide to ride with them. Road bike groups in Jaipur are not many but this one tops the list when it comes to professional road racing.

Jaipur cycling community

This was the first ever group that I joined. This group has cyclists from all across Jaipur. This is also one of the oldest groups in Jaipur.

They organize rides all across Jaipur city and also is a registered cycling group with Audax India. This group is the only group that organizes Audax BRM’s in collaboration with Audax India. The scout leader of the group is Sunil Sharma, an icon when we talk about cycling culture in Jaipur city.

He also operates Bicycle Paradise, which is a high-end shop for purchasing good quality imported bikes and accessories.

Group Logo & Group Specs

Web presence: Facebook and Instagram
Who can join: Cyclists only
Ideal for: Beginners, Intermediate, and professionals
Bike Type Entertained: All cycle types
Immediate connect Sunil Sharma aka Guru Ji: +91-9413967530
Strava Club Link: Click Here

Pros and cons: This is an amazing group for all types of cyclists. Guru Ji is a gem of a person and keeps the community together by conducting frequent group rides. There are no cons to this group.

Summing up the article on cycling clubs and groups in Jaipur

There are many small groups in the city too, some cycling clubs in Jaipur are based on the areas riders come from. However, you will find the riders who are in these small groups also in the bigger groups that I mentioned above. My views on the above-mentioned groups are my opinion only and are based on my observation of cycling in Jaipur. The idea is to keep fit and keep cycling irrespective of the group that you are in. So keep pedaling and keep the pink city green! Wink Wink 🙂

If you have any questions related to the groups above please drop in a comment and I would love to answer you.

Squats Day With Merida Big 7

I woke up today at 5 AM. The first 20 seconds of me opening my eyes and coming back to the real world were tough. A part of my brain tells me that dreamland was much better and advised my body to get back to bed. I had other plans in my mind. Today was Squats day! Indeed an amazing exercise that is a part of every athlete around the world. This exercise has been ruling the fitness world for ages.

Upon reaching Nahargarh which is my favorite spot to have breakfast in the morning, I had already clocked 28 KM’s.

Squats History

We all have been squatting from our birth. Now ain’t that the truth! We Indians were squatting all our life, until the time modern age came flushing us down to the lazy hole. Yeah, you’re guessing all right. In a few nations, not exclusively do they keep on sitting in a full squat (once in a while called a “third world squat”), however as opposed to sitting for crap, they squat over it.


Everybody who does not squat think that this majorly a leg exercise. To be quite honest it is, however it does target other muscles in the body as well. Being a compound movement, i.e. it uses more than one joint to (Knee’s and Hip) to complete. You use a weight like dumbells and this monster movement works out all major muscles in your body and not just your legs. In short, squats are great and they burn fat a lot faster than any other exercise”

Let The Squats Begin

The place where I do my workout is amazing, you can practically see the panoramic view of the pink city. Mountains on one side and city on the other, the view is enough to motivate you. Let me list down 8 terrific gains from this exercise to make you understand it’s importance.

  1. Squats build your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves muscles. When you do squats properly it triggers the release of testosterone which is vital for muscle growth.
  2. It makes your body terribly well balanced and with strong muscles, these gains ads on to your overall body performance making your body more effective in real-world situations.
  3. It burns a hell lot of fat, yes and exactly because of this reason this is my favorite exercise. For every pound of muscle gained, you are going to burn 50-70 calories more per day.
  4. As you grow older this exercise id best to keep that strength in your legs to pedal more and longer. Also, they work out your core, stabilize muscles and keep your body balanced.
  5. Weak muscles, ligaments connective tissues results in injury. Squats make these important components of your body stronger thereby reducing the risk of any injury.
  6. As a result of squats, you will run longer, jump faster and pedal more as your leg muscles will be strong. So it has a direct effect on your sports performance. Do Squats!
  7. This exercise will tone your back, abs, and entire body. Doing squats daily showed results which led to a stronger back and a stronger core.
  8. These help in improved movement of feces and regular bowel movement which leads to the elimination of waste. This keeps your body waste free.

How To Do Squats Properly

Now let’s take a look at how to perform this exercise without getting injured.

  1. Do a little warm up, this can include knee raises, running in place, butt kicks, mountain climbers & leg swings. That’s what I do before punishing my legs.
  2. Stand firm with your legs just over shoulder width apart.
  3. Keep your back in a neutral position and knees centered over your feet.
  4. Now bend your knees, hip ankle to take your body lower until you get a 90-degree angle.
  5. Now return to the standing position and repeat 20 times. (Do 2-3 Reps)

Important Tip: Breathing should be rhythmic and is very important. Breathe in as you lower your body and breathe out when you return to starting position”

Added A Little More Resistance

Now what I did was, that I added a 15 KG’s weight while doing squats. My Merida Big 7 weighs a little over 14 KGs. This was enough resistance for me, and I added the same to my squats exercise. It was a little tough, but hey as well know “no pain no gain”. Now you gonna have to properly hold your bike over your head. This is a little risky so, please only try squats if you can hold your bike effectively over your head without any problems. I would also let you know the correct procedure to hold your bike above your head. Check out the video that I made for squatting with a cycle. The link is below!

Squats are fantastic!

After reading this post, you must have got the point that I was trying to make. Include squats in your daily fitness regime to get a stronger body. Reduce fat like a pro and get that toned body that you deserve. All you have to do now is start squatting.

Video On Squats

As you all by now know how I make daily Vlogs, here is what I made for my squat routine. This video is uploaded to my YouTube channel, sharing a link on this page.

If you like the video, give a thumbs up on YouTube and share it with your friends. Any questions please leave them at the end of the page. I will get back to you on your queries.