Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Explore the Royal Indian State - Rajasthan

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Rajasthan is considered among the most popular tourist destinations of India. It is a paradise location filled with vibrant colors, golden sand and amazing craft work. Rajasthan is an ultimate tourist hotspot populated with historical forts and palaces.  In fact, these locations are the emblem of Indian heritage and royalty. Short trip of day or two is not sufficient to taste the splendor of this royal Indian state.

To begin with, Amber fort located just 11 km away from Jaipur is a reminiscent of Man Singh era. This aesthetic palace is constructed following the four level layout plan. Dwelling around Maota Lake, the palace is a constituent of many important buildings like Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-e-Aam, Sheesh Mahal, and Sukh Niwas. It is an ultimate crowd puller destination.

‘Pushkar ka mela’, is yet another exciting highlight of this royal Indian state. Held in the pious land of Pushkar, this fair is especially known for 5 day long camel and livestock fair. Many tourists come here, just to explore the camels.
‘Junagarh fort’ located in the city of Bikaner is among the prominent forts of the Rajasthan which are constructed on plain area. The modern Bikaner city is dwelling around this fort only. There are various magnificent structures which are constructed within the palace. These constructions are in form of beautiful courtyards, balconies and beautiful temples. 

Pushkar ka mela
 Another exciting place to visit is ‘the desert landscape’ in Jaisalmer. This is an awesome place to explore the desert adventure. The amazing landscapes of the tourist place are the actual charm of this heavenly place.  This is yet another immensely popular tourist attraction.

Jal Mahal, dwelling in the mid of Man Sagar is among the popular destinations of Jaipur. Recently, this palace has got an amazing makeover from the local authorities.

The list is exhaustive. There is an abundance of such places. Well, if you have already set your mind to explore the city, then do not forget to visit the There you will find plethora of Rajasthan tour packages. Aforementioned are smartly designed travel plans for almost every budget and mood.

Moreover, this Indian state is also known for finger licking royal Rajasthani cuisine. Another distinguished features to acknowledge this Indian state are, authentic jewelry pieces and traditional handicraft work. You can buy them as the souvenir of your Journey. Other than this, this is an ideal place to celebrate your honeymoon as well.  

Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Best Wild Life Parks of India

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If you are a wildlife exploring enthusiast then what could be a better option than visiting a wild life sanctuary. India is home to more than 150 nature preserves spread in the length and breadth of the country. In India wildlife centuries are considered as protected area falls under the category of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  It is a place where conservation reliant (endangered) species are kept under the natural habitat. These places got their existence with the enactment of Wildlife protected act in India dated back in 1972.

Lot of people visit wild life sanctuaries just to see the tiger, but do bear in mind; you cannot find them in all the national parks.  They are generally found in the larger parks only. Corbett national park, located in the Uttrakhand is one of the oldest and largest wild life parks of India. In fact, it is so large that it is segregated into five zones. Though, it is not an ideal place to catch the view of tiger, but you can find lot of other animals quite easily. This place is especially known for elephant safaris.  It just takes seven hours drive from the national capital New Delhi to reach here. 

Bird Sanctuary
Yet another exciting wild life park is Keoladeo National Park, formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. It is an exclusive place to catch the glimpse of 230 rare species of birds. Winter is the best time to enjoy this National park tour. This place houses the beautiful made-made wetland that protects Bharatpur from floods. This park is listed among the World Heritage Sites.

Ranthambore national park located in the Indian state of Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful natural reservoirs. Adjoining to Vindhya Plateau and the Aravalli Hills the place is known for rocky plains steep cliffs. The best time to visit the lies between the month of March and June.  These are comparatively hotter months; so many animals come here in search of water.  During this period this wild life park remains much occupied.  This park can be explored anytime from sunrise to sunset.

The very next option for exploring wildlife is Bandhavgarh National Park. Located in the pristine location of district Sahdol, it is a heavenly place. This place is occupied with abundance of natural resources including cliffs, wooded Vindhyan Mountains, and dense forests. You just cannot afford to escape the aforementioned places if you are true nature lover. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Enjoy your vacations with Maldives holiday packages

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Standing along the Indian Ocean Maldives is a beautiful Island with many picture perfect locations. Most of the dwellers are Sunni Muslims. However, there is a large presence of South Indians, Sinhalese and affluent Arabs as well. For the international travelers the island is well accessed through air and sea route. The international airport is located at Male. There you can fetch the fleet of international flights connecting all the major cities of South East Asia and Europe, every now and then.

Maldivian seas are known for remaining high and lucid throughout the year. The water is so transparent that you can easily catch the glimpse of passing fish. The underwater view looks quite captivating with the presence of more than 3000 coral reefs and vivid colored fish and numerous other under water species. In fact, you can catch the view of almost every fish including the rare ones, like Manta rays, Sharks and many more.

There are numerous tourists’ hotspots and activities to be explored, like scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing.  Moreover, the water of the sea remains hot round the year. Owing to this diving can be explored almost in every season. However, during monsoon season some days could be quite rainy and windy. Diving is not recommended on such occasions. Furthermore, you are not supposed to be a professional diver in order to explore the scuba diving. You can explore the scuba diving with the help of certified instructor.

Surfing is yet another hot tourist activity which is increasingly gaining popularity with each passing year. The best season to try surfing lies between the month of March and October. Moreover, there are various companies which organized short boat trips covering featured locations.  

Owing to the amazing landscapes, it is also known as paradise location for honey moon seekers. Hence, it is an ideal destination for spending the holidays. So if you are looking for the best Maldives holiday packages then click on goexplore-india. They are known for offering the best deal. They are committed for delivery the unique experience in affordable price range.

Their holiday package includes almost all the important destinations. Moreover, their supportive staff ensures a surprising journey coupled with an unforgettable experience.  Their tailor-made travel plans are capable to cater the almost every budget and taste.

Along with aforementioned, you can vouch for the quality stay in any of the renowned hotels during your journey.  

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Goa is all about stunning beaches, architectural beauty, & nightlife

Beaches of Goa are popular among the tourists. Locals and visitors love visiting the pristine beaches of Goa with their loved ones. Most admired seashores include Vegator, Anjuna, Batalbatim, Calangute and Dona Paula. There are unique stories and specialties associated with every beach here. In order to explore local markets and sea foods, you can either go to Anjuna beach or to the Dona Paula beach.

There are ample of Goa holiday packages that you can choose to enjoy the spectacular beaches, natural beauty and nightlife of Goa. For nightlife enthusiasts, there are many luxurious restaurants offering royal free atmosphere. You can also try the water sports opportunities offered at the beaches.

If you are looking forward to some adrenaline rush, then you are most welcome to enjoy the many adventure activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, go-karting, and dolphin sightseeing trips.

 The beautiful holiday destination of Goa has many outstanding churches that stand as the samples of the Portuguese architectural style. Most popular churches here are Se Cathedral, Chapel of St. Catherine, Church of Lady of Rosary, and Church of Carmelites. Popular Hindu temples located here include Shree Mahalaxmi Temple, Shree data Mandir, Shree Mangueshi Temple, and Shree Kamakshi Temple. For wildlife lovers, there are Cotigao wildlife sanctuary, Madei wildlife Santuary, Molem wildlife sanctuary and Netravali wildlife sanctuary. There are also two very stunning waterfalls located here, known as Arvalem waterfalls and Dudhsafar waterfalls.

Goa’s culture is very interesting as it offers an amazing blend of Konkani folk songs and Portuguese dance & Music. If visiting it during the Goa carnival, you will witness Goa in its most colorful avatar. For art lovers, there are fair share of museums, libraries, and art galleries. The must-visit museums include Goa State museum, the Kala Academy, the Central Library, Naval Aviation Museum and the Goa Science Centre.

Want to know the best time to visit Goa? Well, any time is a good time in Goa. The place is blessed with marine climate, which makes almost the whole year the ideal time to enjoy Goa holiday packages!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Rich, Fiery, & Delicious Flavors of Rajasthan

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Rajasthani food is filled with aroma, flavor, and colors. Characterized by the minimum use of water, the dishes use a lot of butter and ghee. Also, the milk and buttermilk are liberally used in the preparation of traditional dishes. Most popular Rajasthani dishes include Panchkoota, Balusahi, Besan-Chakki, Chaavadi, Bail-Gatte, Laapasi, Nukhti, Churma, Dhungari Hui Chaach, Ghevar, Googri, Jhajariya, Raabdi, and Tarfini. Popular snacks include onion kachori, malai kulfi, Gola, papda, and ghevar.

For a traditional Rajasthani family, food time is a formal event where the whole family sits down together. Women of the family serve the smoking hot food straight from the wood fire open ovens called choolah. Influenced by the Marwari or warrior culture, Rajasthani cuisine uses a lot of ingredients like Lentil, bajra, chillies, corn and mango powder, along with a heavy taste and texture of ghee or butter. One can also notice the use of besan or gram flour in the preparations. For non vegans, there are ample of choices like the Laal maas (meat cooked in red chilly curry), Mohan maas (meat cooked in milk), Safed maas (meat cooked in pureed dry fruits and yogurt), Saanth ro achaar (wild boar meat pickled), Khad Khargosh (wild hare cooked and roasted underground).

Snacking is also a popular practice here and a lot of small shops in the streets are known to sell lip smacking items like green chilli fritters, samosa, bhujiya, and lassi (butter milk shake). Other salty items include daal-moth, mathri, bhujia, khatta-meetha sev. Commonly found sweets in such shops are laddos, pedas and ghevar.

Sweets are an integral part of the Rajasthani gastronomy. The special thing about Rajasthani sweets is that you can have them before or after meal, and sometimes even with the meal. There are no restrictions! Popular sweets include Besanchakki, Dilkhushaal, Churma, Balushahi, Motichoor ladoos, and Ghevar. Not only this, each region is famous for its special sweet. For example, Mawa Kachori is from Jodhpur; Malpuas from Pushkar; Ghevar from Jaipur; Diljani from Udaipur; mishri mawa and ghever grom Jaipur; Sohan Halwa from Ajmer; Papad and Rasogullas from Bikaner; Mawa from Alwar, kachora from Nasirabad; and tilpatti from Beawar.

So, after reading this, if you wish to explore the true flavor of Rajasthan, then book one of the most popular Rajasthan tour packages today and experience Rajasthan like a Maharaja. You can even ask your Rajasthan tour operators to offer you a custom made tour package which will take you on a culinary trip to the Land of Maharajas.

Monday, 19 November 2012

5 Reasons Why South India Is the Best Part of India

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South India mainly encompasses these Indian states: Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and territories of Pondicherry & Lakshadweep. All these states are well connected to the other important regions of India, thus making it very feasible and comfortable for the travelers to travel across from north India through south India. 

South India is rich in greenery because it is bounded by the Indian Ocean in the South, Bay of Bengal in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west. It is very interesting to know that the traditions and culture followed in South India are very different from that of the north India. 

Travelers are spell bounded by the beauty of this region and often find it mesmerizing. The best things that pull tourists from all over the world in this area are the backwaters, beaches, temples, ancient monuments, hill stations, sanctuaries, festivals, and the cuisine.

When on your south India tour, you can enjoy the below mentioned amazing places:

Thrilling Beaches: Southern part of India is surrounded by three oceans and thus there are exotic beaches located in South India. These beaches are not only interesting but also very clean and serene. You can visit these palm fringed beaches located in the different states of South India. You can also enjoy seafood, picturesque scenery, and adventure sports activities. Some of the most popular beaches of Kerala include Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Alappuzha, Varkala, and Mahabalipuram.

Backwaters and Houseboats: Kerala is the paradise where you can enjoy the thrill of staying on a houseboat. You can stay in these houseboats while enjoying the natural surroundings. These cruises will also provide you the opportunity to witness the people and culture of the local villages. Apart from indulging in the local sightseeing and cuisine, you can enjoy the Ayurvedic treatments on offer here. These treatments are known to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul with the amazing sessions, natural diets and therapies. 

Wildlife Safaris:  The climate and landscape of South India makes it one of the best places with best flora and fauna in genuine amounts. This further makes it the place with densely forested wildlife sanctuaries and national parks with interesting and spectacular species of animals. Some of the best places to visit are Periyar National Park, Bandipur National Park, and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. 

Temples: South India is the hub of ancient Indian art, culture, literature, and traditions, and here you can find many ancient temples located here. These temples are not only amazing because they are ancient, but also because they feature superb architecture, stonework, and some even display episodes from Hindu Epics and mythology. 

Hill Station: South India is proud of its beaches, and it is prouder of its hill stations. South India has loads of fine-looking hill stations such as Ooty, Munnar, Idukki, Coorg, and many more.

To enjoy the true beauty of this beautiful region of India, you can opt from the many south India tour packages. It is undoubtedly one of the best Indian holiday tour packages. For those under a fixed budget, there are many cheap holiday packages.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Best Tips to Travel in India, the Ultimate Holiday Destination

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The beautiful land of India has served as the background for many renowned documentaries and movies from around the world. Cultural diversity and rich history make it one of the most visited places in the world. There are many reasons as to why people enjoy visiting India. Some reasons that can be attributed to this are the presence of majestic forts, beautiful palaces and extraordinary places of worship in India. 

Many international travelers visit it to enjoy its cheap holiday destinations. If you too are planning a holiday tour package in India, it is advisable you read some tips to have unforgettable and equally fun filled holidays. Amongst the most popular holidays, the Taj Mahal tour has always amused people from all over the world including the locals. This amazing monument has captured the attention of poets, filmmakers and writers, and commoners. It is not only the beauty of the monument but the love story associated with it. Other must-see destinations in India for history admirers include Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Puri, and Mathura. You can also take up a wildlife tour package to the best national parks of India.

The best time to visit India is often decided by the climate as it plays an important role in deciding the apt time to visit India. It is important to understand that climate in north India is completely than in south India. There are mainly three seasons in India: summer, monsoon, and winter. The best time to spend a wander vacation in India would be during the winters between November and March. During the summers, you can explore cooler areas like Himalayan circuit and northwest hill stations.  
Try not to squeeze too much into your schedule as it may leave you feeling exhausted and at nowhere but with too many memories of the place. It is wise to remain flexible with your time, travel plan and journey budget. 

If you are looking for Indian ethnic wear, it is suggested you go for retailer fabindia, which has stores throughout India. 

If you can spare some luxury, then it is always better to avoid booking taxis from your luxury hotel. Always remember to ask prior your ride about any extra costs like the air-conditioning or toll charges. 

Many travelers visiting India finds it challenging to deal with the poverty and desperation found in different parts of India. Beggars may often flock you. To give alms or not is entirely up to you but be aware of the fact that giving alms is not a long term solution. You can either contribute to the registered charity groups or ask for a receipt while contributing to churches or temples. 

Happy holidays!