Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Budget Tours Of Northern India

Travelling in budget is a concern of majority of tourists as almost everyone desire to get value for money and prefer to have a control over their spending. However, combining this inherent desire of the tourists, with the actual requirements of a traveller is an art very few travel agents have been able to master, of which Erco Travels is one.

This travel management company specialises in budget tours. In fact what makes them stand out from the rest in the business is the fact that the agents of this company enjoy being challenged by this segment of tourism sector business . For they are of the view, that in a country where hygiene standards differ in perception from that of foreigners, providing them all the facilities within a limited budget requires an in-depth understanding of the sector.

However, they also add that if each little aspect of the business is taken care of specifically then it is always possible to have wonderful budget tours. For example, in the budget tours of North India the two pillars of budget travel are-mode of travel and places selected for boarding and lodging. Rest of the things are almost similar for everyone with similar interest and similar choice of destination like Wildlife, Rajasthan Tours and another places in India . But lot of variety, which is equally luxurious in all aspects, can be offered to the traveller.

“I was a little apprehensive” says Friggo, “when he was offered the choice of travelling by road in the  Golden circuit tour of Delhi ,Jaipur,Agra, Haridwar and Rishikesh . However, all my doubts were cleared the moment I saw the comfortable car that rolled in the porch of the hotel to pick me up. Now I understand that what I got to see and experience in this journey could not have been possible if I would have travelled by air. I could actually feel one with masses, talk to them and eat with them. It was indeed memorable and made me understand the best way of actually knowing the people of the country you are visiting”.

The Erco Travels agents smiled when he heard Friggo speak so gloriously about his budget tours in North India. He added that what this budget tour offers is a chance to feel the pulse of the crowd. Otherwise, it is just that lots and lots of heads and zooming vehicles and cows on roads.You can not feel the humanity behind this chaos for which a budget tour is best.


The second difference these tours have for a normal one is the option of choosing from a variety of accommodations, which we ensure are extremely clean and reputed, yet offer extremely competitive prices just to the reputed travel agents like Erco Travels. “You know we get them so much of business that it is very obvious to get very special rates for our travellers”, said a beaming Erco Travels agent. And, this is what makes our budget tours in Northern India  so very different from others. However, this still doesn’t make us complacent and we are always on our toes and this is what helps us to deliver to the best of our abilities. So budget travellers what are you waiting for!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

North India Religious And Temples Tours

There are times in life when one is more inclined towards spiritualism and in exploring the mysteries surrounding the existence of almighty God. Sumana was also going through such a phase and it was the innate restlessness that made her take the snap decision of visiting India-the hub of spiritual tourism. She had heard a lot about Erco Travels from her friends and decided to contact them for this visit.

She was actually surprised to receive such a long list of destinations from Erco Travels agent; really impressed by the manner in which he had given brief details about each location highlighting the salient points. After many deliberations she zeroed down on the focal point of Hindu religion in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Amarnath-all from Northern India as after landing on Delhi International airport this tour could be taken uninterrupted.

In Delhi she decided to visit Akshar Dham and was amazed to see such a sprawling campus of 100 acres, which was built in a span of five years. The main monument of was 141 feet high, 316 feet wide and 356 feet long. Built of white marble and pink stone it reflected a unique aspect of Indian culture.

From Delhi Tour she decided to move on to Haridwar to see the most sacred ghats of India-the Har ki Pauri that was built by Vikramaditya. The evening arti that took place on the banks of this ghat was a memorable experience in itself. When the floral diyas were floated on the Ganges, the ambience filled Sumana with a sense of peace and tranquillity. Moving on from Haridwar to Rishikesh was easy as it was just 25 kms away from Haridwar, Popularly known as the gateway to the Himalayas the city was like religious sanctity personified as it was bustling with all kinds of religious heads and many smaller and so-called sadhus.

Erco Travels agent told her legend goes for this place that Lord Rama did penance here in Rishikesh for killing Ravana. Today these two cities of  Haridwar and Rishikesh  are renowned as hubs of yoga, auyurveda and meditation. So, with the help of Erco Travels, Sumana booked herself into a famous yoga and meditation center and found so many people like her.

Then she shifted to Rajasthan and visited:

•Eklingji temple: Situated in Udaipur, a famous temple devoted to Lord Shiva. Dating back to the 15th century it had the architecture of Jain temples.

•Dilwara Temple: Very famous for its religious sanctity and situated in the cool environs of Mount Abu, the place she was informed is always thronged by tourists and Indians alike.

•Galta temple: The beautiful temple located in the city of Jaipur and dedicated to the Sun god is a coveted destination of tourists.

•The Temple of Shrinathji: Built in the 17th century, this is a Vaishnavite shrine and is situated in Nathdwara. The legend goes that Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhana hill in his hands to provide shelter to the cow herds and protect them from the relentless rain of the Indra, the water god.

After completing the tour Sumana felt was so much at peace with herself that she couldn’t help thanking Erco Travels profusely for all the timely help.