Thursday, March 31, 2011

North India Tour with Taj Mahal and Tiger

North India tours are exceptional as the land that encompasses Northern region has it all-spirituality, natural diversity, traditions, history and an exceptional glimpse of India in its new form-as an upcoming force to reckon with. Some other exceptional plus points for planning a tour in this part of the country are as follows:
Tourist friendly destinations, many of which are extremely popular with foreigners.
Good tourism infrastructure including airports, roads and hotels.
Diverse tourist destinations that have plenty to offer to all kinds of tourists from spiritual and religious to historical and architecture loving people, or traditional and cultural tourists, not to forget the Adventure Tours and Wildlife Tours enthusiast.
What to expect?
When visiting the country and planning to make a choice of the destination with Erco Travels it is essential to understand what comprises of Northern India. This region lies mainly on the continental India that has towards north the Himalayas, to its west the Thar desert and Vindhya mountains in the south. The most dominating feature of the region is the Indo-Gangetic plains.
Needless to mention then that the area is famous for some of the most visited tourist destinations of which Taj Mahal and Corbett, as well as Ranthambore are the most predominant ones.
How to reach?
The most convenient International airport to reach all these places is that of Delhi as Delhi is centrally placed and from there these destinations are very convenient to visit.
The destinations:
The Corbett National Park renowned for its Tigers and Elephants was established in 1936 along the banks of the Ramganga River. This also happens to be countrys first National Park, which is now looked after under countrys prestigious Project Tiger project since 1973.
The national park is situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and is the abode of some of the endangered species. Placed in the foothills of the Himalayas, it boasts of a total area of 500 km out of which 350 km is the core reserve. For wildlife lovers this place is a heaven and a must-have in their itinerary to visit.
Ranthambhore National Park: This park is unlike Corbett Adventure and much smaller in area spanning across 400 km . There was a time when this park boasted of a healthy head count of Tigers , but has been recently more in news owing to the lack of the majestic cat than the presence of it. Situated near the small town of Sawai Madhopur, this park is also well-connected with Delhi and has fairly decent boarding and lodging choices.
Taj Mahal : Just few hours drive to this monument of love is always a memorable experience for all. This monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz who died while giving birth to their child. Distraught by this loss, the Emperor build this monument to make their love for each other eternal.
All these Northern region destinations require almost seven days of comfortable travel and are extremely varied in terms of what they offer. However, what is almost certain is that these seven days of tourists life always become an unforgettable experience of their life. Any takers?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

North India Tours - First Choice Of All Travellers

Northern India, these very words conjures up the images of majestic Himalayas, the sprawling Indo-Gangetic plains and the sand dunes of Thar desert. The Himalayas spread across the states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and the Thar Desert encompasses the state of Rajasthan adding to the beckoning combination for the travellers.

Having known what encompasses the Northern India, it is very easy to fathom the reasons that make this region a coveted tourism destination. Right from the snow-peaked mountains that have given this area so many wonderful hill stations and skiing resorts, to the Wildlife areas that sprawl on the foothills of these mountains. Not to forget the beauty of the plains, where akin to the rich alluvial soil, every flora and fauna washed by the splashing waters of the majestic rivers like Yamuna and Ganga, almost each destination is fairly reputed in this circuit for its cuisines’ and sight-seeing.

“Secondly the region is very well connected with the rest of the world”, stated Erco Travels agent. Some of the most modern international airports of the country are in this region. Even road network is very well-developed. People are friendly and English speaking so the travellers feel comfortable roaming around on the streets.

Strategically too this region has played an important part in shaping the course of India's rich historical and Culture and evolution in over the last 3500 years. Glimpses of this role can be seen in the form of amazing monuments, forts and palaces and sites replete with anecdotes of heroes who laid down their lives fighting for the area.

Erco Travels experience shows that one requires love for travelling, an eye for detail and a heart to enjoy and explore the diversities offered by this region and the rest just falls in place.  Nothing that you espy in this circuit is quite like what you expect. Some of the major attractions of the region are:

•The spiritual awakening in the land of Leh and Ladakh
•The beauty of Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of world
•The Golden Triangle tour covering Jaipur, Agra and Delhi
•A visit to the roar (Tiger) in Corbett and Sariska National Park
•The cool environs of hill stations like Srinagar ,Shimla and Kullu Manali to name a few
•The serene environs of the North India Temple
•The Adventures of trekking, skiing and mountaineering
•Pushkar festival and the beauty of sprawling Thar desert especially as visible in Jaisalmer
•Surajkund craft fair highlighting the handicrafts of the area
•Rafting, yoga and meditation in Rishikesh and Haridwar
•The Rock garden of Chandigarh built by a single man out of waste
What is interesting about each destination of the region is the similarity in terms of warmth and hospitality, richness of culture and cuisine that never fails to entice the travellers. They constantly seesaw between the mixed emotions of love and loathe and yet never cease to be in awe of the peace and happiness within the apparent chaos. Needless to say travel to this region is an experience that can never be forgotten. Any takers?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

North India Wildlife Attractions

Northern India is famous for its roaring tigers, elusive leopards, majestic elephants and spirited herbivores like cheetal, sambhar, bluebulls etc.” with these words the Erco travel agent went on and on about the wildlife glory of the region. He was happy to have rapt attention of the group that he was catering to and the group was excited to hear what was in store for them while they went about exploring these areas of wilderness.

The reaction of the group was not something new for the Erco Travel agent. He was aware that the thrill of enjoying what the areas of Indian wilderness areas offer is unparallel and incomparable. This is primarily because the forests of northern India are open and approachable and teeming with wildlife Tours  . The forests are also not very dense and quite close to major cities so it is easy to go around these destinations and there are also all the more chances to view good wildlife along with plethora of floral species.

Some of the popular National parks of this region are Ranthambore, Corbett Adventure, Wildlife Sanctuaries,Sultanpur and Rajaji to name a few. The most sought after animals in many of these parks is Tiger, followed by Elephant and Leopard and whoever gets a glimpse of all of them, returns back a satisfied tourist.

Erco Travel agent informed the group he was travelling with that contrary to what people normally believed, many of these areas have these majestic animals. But these are indeed (at times) difficult to spot because tourist movement is normally restricted to tourist zone of the park, where there is lot of activity. Animals like Tiger and leopard on the other hand are shy and elusive so it is a little difficult to spot them. This is the reason one needs to make minimum possible noise and keep eyes and ears open for any signs of these animals presence like the bark of cheetal or pugmarks. Erco Travel agent went on to mention that the world of wilderness is different from ours where there are signage, which are easy to understand. The signages of the world of wilderness are restricted to sounds like animals calls, and sights like pug mark, marking of territory etc.

What is most interesting about these attractions of North India Heritage Tour is the fact that these areas are very different from one another.While on one hand Corbett is dense, Rajaji is more open and Ranthambore has an air of nostalgia replete with palaces.

For Bird lovers, all these  National parks are a delight and a haven to watch resident and migratory avian species in their glory. Other interesting aspect is fairly well-developed tourism around these National parks that helps the tourist to enjoy these destinations in a relaxed manner. Many even go to the extent of staying in remote guest houses and locations deep into the forests to get a feel of the life in these terrains and invariably come back blessed with an in-depth insight into the mystic and aura of what these parks offer to us. Any takers?

Friday, March 11, 2011

North India Tour Combines The Taste Of Seven Heavens

North India portion of the Indian Subcontinent is exceptionally great with unique topographical features and beauties. The giant highest mountain ranges of the world-the Himalayas and the emanating rivers from them, drain the whole country with the pure and holy water.Desert in the west and lush green forests with mountain ranges adorn the eastern landscape of the country.The North Indian Tour package provides all the flavours of multiple land features and natural attractions in this one tour.Apart from exploring the  Heaven of Himalayas and conquering the rivers,north India also offer a variety of colorful shrines, temples, palaces and fairs & festivals.There are many places in north India which are a must visit for any tourist like hill stations of Shimla, Kullu Manali, Dalhousie, Gulmarg, Leh and Ladakh, temples of Pushkar, Varanasi, Allahabad, Haridwar & Rishikesh, Delhi, royal cities of Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and historical cities of Sarnath, Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Khajurao. etc.

This tour package ensures that you get to feel the culture, traditions and lifestyle of every distinct region. The imposing monuments like Red Fort, Old fort,Qutab Minar,Jama Masjid,Humayun’s tomb in Delhi shows the hard work and finest attention imparted to these structures by the erstwhile rulers and mark an important architectural history India has.Similarly the beautiful royal palaces and Forts in Rajasthan are a testimony to the royal grandeur earlier kings and queens enjoyed.

The Palace of Winds makes this royal hospitality alive on the four wheels and the famed city palace house rich collection of the royal ensemble and gem studded jewelleries. Enroute to watch one of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal Tour, one passes by Fatehpur Sikri, an old city built from red sandstone. It is nearly impossible for any tourist to travel north India without having a look at the marvelous Taj Mahal, a beautiful monument completely built of white marble.

The noble ganges has been nourishing India even since the ancient cultures and revered by Hindus greatly for its therapeutic nature and the legend behind its origins. It passes through the Hindu holy cities of Varanasi, Allahabad and Haridwar converging with Brahmaputra later in North East.  Some of the beautiful lakes and waterfalls are exceptional to North Indian terrain.

The lush green forests in Northern  India Tours and north east support a huge variety of flora and fauna which are distinctively found in India across the world. Therefore it is considered a special Wildlife Tour. It is blessed with exotic and rare species of wildlife. About 350 mammals, 2000 species of reptiles, more than 25000 insects and about 2500 species of fish and other marine creatures are found in the whole land of India. Some of the beautiful and worthwhile national parks and bird sanctuaries in north India which couldn’t be missed include Ranthambore Tiger Tour, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Gir National park,  Wildlife Sanctuary, Jim Corbett national park, and many more. Lions, tigers, antelopes, deer, bears, jackals, Nilgai, crocodile etc are exclusively spotted on Indian land in abundance.

Trekking in the giant peaks on Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh or in the hill ranges of Aravali in Rajasthan provide adventurous thrill to explorers and sports freaks whereas the only desert in Rajasthan provides the opportunity to ride on Camel Safari at the backdrop of sand dunes.