Monday, 15 October 2012

A summation of the Golden triangle Tour

The Golden Triangle tour in India takes the traveler to three mesmerizing cities of India situated in such directions that together they form the Golden Triangle. The three stops forming this triangle are namely Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Let’s have a look at each city as to why each of them is unique and worth visit.

Golden Triangle tour - Delhi

DELHI - Delhi will be the first stop of the Golden Triangle tour. There are superb attractions located in New Delhi. Some of the main attractions are as follows. Rastrapati Bhavan is the most important attractions of the city. This building was custom-built by Lutyens in the year 1929. Indian Gate is another remarkable monument that pays homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the World War. Coming to the temples, Laxmi Narayan Temple is a main attraction. People visit the temple to worship Indian gods and goddesses. Shopping can be cheap and fun at Chandni Chowk, situated in the narrow lanes of Old Delhi. Also there are several markets in Delhi where you can go shopping for your favorite items.

Golden Triangle tour - Agra

AGRA – Agra is famous for housing one of the world’s wonders, ‘Taj Mahal’. Ever since the Taj Mahal was constructed, it has always amused travelers and holiday maker from around the world. Special travelers like poets, writers, and film-makers also visit this place to get inspired by the harm, elegance, and beauty of this structure. Apart from its beauty and love story, taj Mahal has some fascinating aspects to offer to the tourists. Its construction is unbelievable and the symmetry followed everywhere is just so perfect.    

Golden Triangle tour - Jaipur

JAIPUR – Jaipur will be the third destination of your Golden Triangle tour. Visit Jaipur for top reasons like its forts, beautiful palaces, art & crafts, festivals, and heritage monuments. Some of the best tourist attractions worth visit in Jaipur include City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Ram Niwas Bagh, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Museum, Birla Planetarium, Govind Devji Temple, and Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Experience Wildlife in Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. It is named after the conservationist Jim Corbett. He played the key role in the establishment of the park in the year 1936. At that time, it was known as Hailey National Park. The park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This habitat acts as a protected area for the endangered Bengal tiger of India. The park houses a sub-Himalayan belt, ecotourism destination, several species of plants and a variety of birds and animals. It offers one of the best views of the Indian wildlife.

Corbett is well known for the tigers –the main attraction for the visitors. Covered with greenery, the park also consists of a variety of flora in the form of bamboos, trees, grasses and shrubs. The park’s fauna consist of more than 580 varieties of birds, 25 different species of reptiles and more than 50 types of mammals.

Tourists can move around the national park in bus, jeep or elephant safari. One can opt for tailor-made wildlife tour packages to witness the habitat of the wild animals residing in the jungle. The National Park’s Jhrina zone remains open throughout the year for the visitors. 

The best time to visit Corbett is from mid November to mid June. During this time, all the zones of the park are open. Other than taking the safari in the park, one can also go on to visit some important places situated in and around the park. One can visit Corbett Museum and Garjia Temple. Also you can visit nearby places like Nainital, Raniket, Bhim Tal and Haldwani. Two airports located near to the park are Phool Bagh and Pant Nagar. The park is also connected by road and railway tracks.

Some essential tips for Jim Corbett National Park:

  • When in the park, drive slowly and be careful not to harm any animals.
  • Do not get down from the vehicle when inside the park.
  • Maintain a safe distance from the wild animals. So not provoke them.
  • Avoid playing music inside the jungle.
  • Do NOT smoke or light campfire in the park.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Nepal travel and tour packages - The Nepal tourist attractions

Nepal travel and tour packages

Want to take a side trip to Nepal? Here, we have briefed about the best time to visit, tourist attractions, and travelling information about Nepal. You can choose one of the Nepal travel and tour packages that go with your requirement.

How to reach Nepal: To reach Nepal, you can take a flight from Delhi to Kathmandu. The international airport located in Nepal is the Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu. If you prefer reaching Nepal by road, then you can take a train to Gorakhpur and then take a bus to Sunali, near the border.

Best time to visit – The time between the months of September and December are considered to be the best time to visit Nepal.

Listed below are the tourist attractions located in Nepal:

Kakani: A perfect holiday spot featuring beautiful alpine scenery.

Gosainkunda Lake: The lake also serves as an important religious spot.  

Panauti: A great place with lovely temples and offering a view of the beautiful countryside.

Timal Narayan: This is an ideal place for taking a short trek.

Gorkha: This is the birth place of the great King Prithivi Narayan Shah, who also founded the modern Nepal.

Muktinath temple
Muktinath temple: This is a famous temple situated on a high mountain range.

Tansen: This is a popular summer resort, which also offers great views of the country’s major attractions.

Lumbini: This is an important place in Nepal as it serves as the birth place of Lord Buddha, the messenger of peace, and non violence. Here, you can witness the broken Ashokan Pillar, remnants of old monastery, and images of Buddha’s mother Maya Devi.

Rapti Valley (Chitwan): This is one of the largest forest regions in Nepal. Some of the species found here include sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, one-horned rhinoceros, deer, crocodile, and royal Bengal tiger.

Namche Bazaar: It is the entrance point to the Everest region.

Janakpur: It is knonw as the birthplace of Goddess Sita.

Barahachhetra: A holy place for Hindu pilgrims. Its existence has been traced to the 12th century.

Hile: It offers panoramic views of peaks of the eastern Himalayas like Sagarmatha or Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Kumbhakarna.

Antu Danda: Situated at an altitude of 1,677 m, Antu Danda is known for offering views of Everest and Kanchenjunga. Come here to view sunrise and sunset. 

Friday, 5 October 2012

Breathe in a bit of Gujarat – ‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’

Khushboo Gujarat Ki
Gujarat is getting popular with every passing day and even international tourists are pouring into this Indian state to experience its raw culture. The 'Khushboo Gujarat Ki' campaign, which features Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has had a major impact on tourists from India too. In Hindi, the word ‘Khushboo’ means aroma. 

Let’s take a virtual tour to Gujarat. Through this post, we are going to highlight important things you should know about Gujarat before visiting this beautiful Indian destination. 

Important cities –Most important cities of Gujarat are Gandhinagar (administrative capital of Gujarat, city of Akshardham Temple and the second planned Green City), Ahmedabad (Manchester of the East, commercial capital of Gujarat, home of Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram and the World’s finest Textile Museum), Junagadh(city of ancient Ashokan Stone Edicts), Rajkot( former capital of the state of Saraushtra), Surat (Diamond City, famous for mouth watering Surati food), Vadodara (Cultured City, Oxford of Gujarat), Bhavnagar  (busy industrial centre, base for journeys to nearby sites), and Jamnagar (home to the world’s largest Grass-Root Refinery complex).

Culture, dance forms and people - Natives of Gujarat can be classified into different ethnic groups. There are many tribal groups also residing in the state. Gujarati culture and tradition lays much emphasis on the dance and art forms. There are many folk dances performed by the natives in vibrant and colorful attires. These dances represent the prosperity during the major festivities taking place. Many of these traditions date back to the ancient times. Popular dance forms of Gujarat are the Garba dance, dandiya, Bhavai, and Tippani dance.
Gir Forest National Park
Tourist attractions - Gir Forest National Park, Pirotan Island, Dholavira (Harappan Civilization Site), White Desert of Kutch (A desert), Champaner (UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Lothal (Harappan Civilization Port), Rani ni Vav (A renowned stepwell of 1304 AD.), The Sun Temple Modhera (1000 years old famous Sun Temple), The Somanath temple, The Dwarka (The Dwarka is assumed to have been built by Lord Krishna himself).  Cuisine - Gujarati food is chiefly vegetarian and consists of sweet and spicy blend of tastes. The traditional Gujarati platter mostly includes rotli, dal or kadhi, sabzi also known as shaak and rice. Most of the Gujarati dishes are sweet, while others have a quite larger concentration of sugar as compared to salt and spices.

Gujarat is recognized for the Stepped Wells, Jain Temples, Asiatic Lion and business oriented people. There are many Gujarat tourism packages that tourists can choose from to visit Gujarat. If you too are planning to visit Gujarat, you can opt for some of the best Gujarat tour packages at Visit this spectacular Indian state to experience the ‘Khushboo Gujarat ki’.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Rajasthan Pushkar fair - from 20-28 November, 2012

Rajasthan Pushkar fair
The magical land of Rajasthan is known all over the world for its culture, heritage, festivities, food, sand dunes, and safaris. Travelling to this colorful land of Maharajas will be a lifetime experience for anyone. There are several Rajasthan tour operators who offer amazing Rajasthan tour packages custom-made for domestic and international travelers.

Every year, in the month of November, the sleepy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, wakes up to witness the blend of colors, festivities, and activities. This occasion is none other than the grand Pushkar Cattle Fair. Pushkar Cattle Fair is one of the major livestock fairs held in India and is one of its kind in the whole world. Several days of the festival are spent in livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival celebrations.
During the fair, the small town of Pushkar comes alive with this cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed folk dancers, traders, ‘sadhus’, devotees, musicians, acrobats, comedians, and tourists arrive here during the fair. Some of the events held during the festival include the Camel Race, Camel Decoration, Kabbadi Match, Cultural events, Camel and Horse Dance, Turban Tying, and Tilak Competition.

Pushkar in Rajasthan
According to the Hindu calendar, the fair takes place during the month of Kartika (i.e. October or November). It also marks the occasion of Hindu Pilgrims taking a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake. It is believed that by immersing in the Lake would wash away the sins of a lifetime. This is also the time to honor the ONLY Brahma temple in the world. This is undoubtedly the best time to visit Pushkar. Along with being the site for Lord Brahma Temple, Pushkar also houses the sacred Savitri Temple, holy lake – Pushkar Lake and 52 sacred ghats.

Apart from Pushkar, other most popular tour packages to Rajasthan include the tour package, ‘Exotic Rajasthan’ & the travel package known as ‘Grand Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan’. 

Backwaters and unlimited charm of Kerala

Kerala honeymoon tour package

The state of Kerala is situated in the south of India. This place has got everything travelers fancy during their vacation. It was believed that God made this place with his own hands, which further lead to it being known as ‘God's own country’. There is no doubt that God has bestowed plentiful natural beauty to this piece of land.

Kerala is emerging as a popular paradise for honeymooners. Domestic and international vacationers are frequently counting Kerala on their must-visit list. If you too are planning to opt for a Kerala honeymoon tour package, you are sure to enjoy this travel destination to the hilt. The place is not only popular among the honeymooners, but also among the leisure travelers, backpackers, single travelers, families, and even among the business travelers, who manage to take out some time out of their busy schedule to enjoy the boat ride on the backwaters.

Kerala houseboat packages
Kerala offers a variety of attractions like lakes, backwaters, beautiful beaches, flora & fauna, luxury resorts, hill stations, beautiful temples, rustic villages, historic monuments, verdant tea gardens, houseboats. Among these attractions, the most irresistible are the backwaters. Cruising over the Kerala backwaters is a beautiful way to explore the exquisiteness of this place. Travelers can opt for different Kerala houseboat packages, some of which can also be customized to suit specific needs and budgets. While booking your Kerala holiday tour packages, you can choose the houseboat most suited for your requirements and budget. You can either opt for a luxury AC houseboat or a non-AC houseboat. The room sets are also available in varied forms depending upon your needs. 

Most popular backwater destinations include the Kumarakom backwater, Alleppey backwater, and Cochin backwaters. The backwaters possess a charm that makes you believe you are visiting a wonderland. Come and explore the magnetizing charm of Kerala with outstanding attractions and sightseeing spots.