Thursday, January 27, 2011

Explore the exotic destinations of North India

“India is an ephemeral reality that unravels another mystery just when you believe that now you know what the country is”, Tiny raised her eyebrows while reading out these lines from a travel article to her friends. She, along with her group of friends, had decided to visit some exotic locales of Northern India and were these days reading everything available about the country. “So does that bring our search for the right destinations to a full circle”, Lee stated while munching fish and chips. “Cant’  say”, stated Tiny giving an equally confused look.

“Hey! I have a solution to all your problems”, said Mike, who had just joined the conversation and was already widely travelled. “Why don’t you all just get in touch with Erco Travels and get a swift answer to all your queries. I have travelled once with them and found them to be extremely meticulous and well-informed”, he stated and on getting everyone’s concurrence shot an email to the Erco Travel agent.

“So here is the answer said a beaming Mike after half-an-hour” saying this he circulated the reply received. The email mentioned how India is such an incredible country, where one can get extensive and out-of the world experience of a life time. From celebrating the royal past to enjoying the sheer natural beauty, or exploring one’s inner self, few destinations in the world are as fascinating as India. It encompasses an astonishing range of tourist attractions, which are simply irresistible. Everything from the architecture to the incredible hospitality is superb in this land stated the email. It also listed some good North India destinations as given underneath:

Jaipur–The pink city is fairly well planned and offers tourists the joy of participating in the colorful fairs and festivals, along with the opportunity to enjoy the luxury of visiting stunning Rajasthan Forts & Palaces Tour. What’s more? The city has a lot to satisfy the taste buds of all and sundry. So one can feast on the delicious culinary delights, treat eyes to the reflection of a palace in the charming lake, watch the enchanting Wildlife Tours or browse city's markets filled with amazing handicrafts. In fact Jaipur is very tourist friendly and some of the must see attractions are the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Wildlife and  National Park Tour.

•Khajuraho- Well-known across the globe for its erotic sculptures carved artistically on the walls of ancient temples, Khajuraho is a World Heritage Site and a must see for every tourist. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the area is an architectural marvel in the true sense of the word. If visiting in the month of February and March, one can also enjoy the classic Dance Festival celebrated every year.

•Gulmarg –Another sparkling jewel in the crown of India’s heaven on earth-the Kashmir and Heven in Himalayas. Gulmarg is a hill station that oozes natural beauty in abundance. Trekking and golfing are the exciting adventure sports that the tourists can indulge in this small hill station.

Agra- a historic city is renowned for the seventh wonder of the world-the Taj Mahal, which is a symbol of love and one of the finest monuments of the Mughal Empire. Other attractions of the Taj Mahal Tour  are Agra Fort, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri.

After mentioning these most popular tourist sites, the email from the agent further stated that India’s Northern region tour offers many wonderful and exotic locales that it is difficult to mention it all in an email. So it will really help if Tiny’s group will first decide what will be the focus of this trip to India-adventure, historic travel, soul-searching experience etc. and accordingly the agency will give them a list of probable destinations.

Reading the longish email, there was smile on every face present in the room. “So what are we waiting for”, mentioned Tiny and once again they all sat down to identify the focus of this trip and the deliberations continued.

If you are also planning any such tour just write to us and let the take care of it all.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Northern India Tours Give You A Chance To Explore Delhi, Varanasi And Jaipur

India is famous around the world for its diversity. Indian culture is a potpourri of various cultures which have been influenced by each other and evolved. India is a multi-religious country. One can spot a Temple, a Mosque, a Church and a Gurudwara in the same vicinity. Northern India tours are an ideal choice for those wishing to understand the culture of the country.

Not just the cultures but Indian geography as like North India Wildlife Tour is also full of diversity. On one hand it has the beautiful Kashmir surrounded by snow capped mountains in the top north on the other hand it has the Wildlife & backwaters Tour of  Kerala in south. The west has majestic desert state of Rajasthan and the east has mesmerizing hill stations. The natural beauty of India cannot be fully expressed in words; one has to see it to believe.

Delhi, the capital of India is one of the major tourist attractions in India. Delhi has been ruled by various empires giving it shades of many cultures. As the history goes Delhi has been destroyed and established for seven times in history. Delhi has many historical monuments which reflect the glorious history of Delhi. A tourist can go on sightseeing of these famous monuments like Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Tughlaqabad Fort, India Gate etc. Delhi also has many options for the shopaholics. One can go for famous local markets like Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh and Sarojini Nagar etc. there are many malls which have outlets of famous international and national brands to cater to brand conscious people. Visiting old Delhi to savor delicious Mughlai food and snacks is a must for every tourist.

Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in world. It is more than three thousand years old. Situated on the banks of Ganga, it is the most popular pilgrimage point of Hindus. Tourists come here to soak themselves in Vedic hymns and chants. Shree Kashi Vishwanath Mandir is a major tourist attraction of Varanasi Tour. It was built by late Maharani Ahilya Bai of Indore in 1780. Visiting the banks of Ganga early in the morning will introduce a tourist to the magic of spirituality. Varanasi also has a rich music and dance culture. Varansi is famous for its silk sarees and gold jewelries. 10 km away from Varanasi is Sarnath, the place whwere Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. One can also visit places around Varanasi like Chunar Fort, Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary etc.

Jaipur Tour famous as The Pink City is the capital of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour is one of the most beautiful Tours in India. Famous among the tourists for its Rajsthan Desert Safari majestic and elegant forts and monuments Jaipur is a must visit for any tourist coming to India. Taking an elephant or camel ride in Jaipur will remind the tourists of the bygone era of Kings and Queens. In Jaipur a tourist can go for sightseeing of historical monuments and forts like Hawal Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, City Palace and many more. Jaipur is also famous for its handicrafts like pottery items,Wildlife Tour Packages and marble items. Made by skilled artisans these handicrafts items are a hit among tourists.

India is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in world. India’s rich history and culture attracts all kinds of tourist to herself. North India is an amalgamation of great culture and scenic beauty worth a visit by every tourist.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Agra - The City Of Taj Mahal

Three heritage monuments -The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & Red Fort, Agra is one of the important destinations of the World Tourism charts with Northern India Tours. It is not just a decadent city of graveyards and stones, but it is a vivacious centre of Culture, Art and Spiritual philosophies that have enriched mankind and fashioned human contemplations over centuries. Agra with Golden Triangle Tour is well-known for handicrafts products such as Inlay work on Marble, Leather work, Footwear, Brass wear, Carpets, Jewelry, Zari and Embroidery work. The architectural magnificence of the mausoleums, the fortification and the palaces is bright reminder of the lavishness of the renowned Mughal kingdom, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Some of the main attractions
of Agra Tours are as follows:

Taj Mahal: It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal "the essence of love". A monument of beauty beyond measurement. The beauty of Taj Mahal Tours outstanding monument is such that it is beyond the extent of words. Located royally on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is synonymous with love and affection. It is supposed that the name "Taj Mahal" was derived from the name of Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal and it means "Crown Palace".

The purity of the white marble, the superb embellishment, expensive gemstones used and its charming location,all make Taj Mahal travel add a place amongst the most admired ones. However, unless and until, one knows the love story behind the Taj Mahal of India, Wildlife Tour with Taj Mahal will come up as just a gorgeous building. But, the affection and love behind this terrific memorial is what has given a life to this monument. As one passes through a high wall, he suddenly comes upon the Taj - raised upon a marble platform, and framed on each side by striking mosques and grand minarets. In the forefront large gardens surround a pool in whose waters the upturned palace becomes a trembling dream. Every section of the composition is of white marble, valuable metals, or expensive stones. The structure is a multifaceted stature of twelve sides, four of which are portals. A slender and lean minaret rises at each corner, and the crown is a gigantic spire dome.

Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri is a city 37 kms from agra built principally in red sandstone. Mughal Emperor Akbar built this city. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best examples of Mughal architectural magnificence at its peak. Despite the fact that the city is in ruins, it is a place to visit if one comes to Agra.But in actual terms Fatehpur Sikri is a place where one should spend a while. The sunset over the ruins is scene to relish.Fatehpur Sikri is the finest example of the zenith of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur Sikri Mosque is said to be a replica of the mosque in Mecca and has means, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture.Taj Mahal Tour with Fatehpur Sikri is one of the famous tour for all the tourists.

Red Fort: Agra Red Fort was also built by the great Mughal ruler, Akbar. The Red Fort is located in Agra, on the banks of Yamuna River. It is identified as Red Fort because it is made of a type of red sandstone. Within this Fort there lies some of the most beautiful Museum & architecture of the Mughal Period; like the Pearl Mosque, Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Jahangiri Mahal.

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