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The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho Hindi, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres (385 mi) southeast of New Delhi, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. The name Khajuraho, ancient "Kharjuravahaka", is derived from the Sanskrit word kharjur meaning date palm.
I recently set off for a Heritage Tour in Khajuraho and rejuvenated myself with sights that were both mystifying and soothing. The expedition has imprinted memories that often drives me back to that era of Chandela Dynasty. The Temples in Khajuraho tell tales of the affluent culture and architecture of the then dynasty. The expedition was quite an experience that flavours my Heritage.
Nestled among the timbered plains of the Centrally located state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is now a world heritage site under UNESCO. My Khajuraho Temple Tour was an expedition which I never wanted to put an end. There were lots to explore and sight see and I earnestly wished that I had planned a longer vacation in Khajuraho. The pastoral vibes, the humble and cordial hospitality from the village folks made the jaunt more memorable. Besides sight seeing I did enjoy shopping amidst the local bazaar sipping a refreshing cup of tea.
My Khajuraho Heritage Tour started off during early March and it was perhaps the best season to visit the Temples. I wandered myself among the Temples discovering many sights that were both enthralling and marvellous. The structures of the Temples sometimes seem to me frozen and spell bounded humans artistically carved and preserved so as to depict many untold tales that contemporary world would never get to know.
My Khajuraho trip was part of my India Tours Heritage Packages and hence I could not stay longer to explore and unveil every secret concealed among the various architectural works in the temples.
It was always my life long dream to pay a visit to the famous Khajuraho Temples and I have made that dream come true. I went back from the trip loading sacks of memories of the marvellous and breath taking sights the temples offer. Khajuraho Temples are quite an ideal heritage site for a heritage tours.
Mount Abu, also said to be 'the paradise of Rajasthan' is one of the popular Jain pilgrimage sites. This beautiful and fascinating city is famous for its Dilwara Caves and its natural beauty. Named after the Arbuda Devi, the city is also known for being the headquarters of the Brahmakumaris religious sect. Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is also said to be the God's abode. There are many temples in this region and the place is said to be an important place of penance for the sages in ancient times.
Built between the 11th and 13th century, the Dilwara Jain Temples are known for their intricate carvings and the white marble used to build the temples. The temples are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. Vimal Vasahi, Lun Vasahi, Shri Risha Lhdeo, Shri Parshvanath and Shri Mahavir Swami are the other five Jain temples. Two brothers - Vastupal and Tejpal, built the Lun Vasahi temple, which is most sacred among the five. The unique feature of this temple is the marble dome in the porch, which is made up of a cluster of half open lotuses, which appear to be almost transparent. You can too enjoy the nature basking in its glory through the India Tours Packages for Mount Abu.
Built in 1031, by Bhim Deva, the first Solanki ruler of Gujarat, the Vimal Vasahi temple is oldest and is also known to be the first Jain temple. The temple is built with pure marbles and its carvings reflect the excellence of artistry of its time.
The other main attraction of the tourists is the Guru Shikhar, the highest peak of Mount Abu. There is also a temple at the top amidst the beautiful lush greenness of the peak. In the heart of the town, at one end of the Mall is Nakki Lake. With the hills overlooking the beauty of this lake from all sides, the road that leads to the lake appears as if contemplating to take a dip in the lake.
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One of the best things about India Aurangabad is the cave temples. There are many carved cave temples built by the Buddhists, Jains and Hindus over centuries in and around the city which also bears evidence to the effort made by the Maurya dynasty to spread the religion of Sakyamuni or Buddha.
Aurangabad is the beautiful city boasts of a unique culture and identity. The Magadhi-speaking people that are settled here have largely taken up agriculture and related activities as their occupation. Aurangabad city offers a host of tourist attractions to its visitors, ranging from historical places to temples. It boasts of a vibrant history and holds the distinction of being a part of one of the largest and strongest empires in ancient India - Magadha.
On Aurangabad India Tours we can visit the bustling city of Maharashtra with diverse big and small industries, fine silken textiles, and exquisite hand woven brocades of silver and gold fabrics, Himroo of world frame. Aurangabad cultural heritage is a perfect place for scholars and lovers of art and culture. The city is more familiar as the gateway to the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, both famous as treasure houses of Indian Art and Sculpture.
Aurangabad is also important because of the famous tourist destinations nearby like the famous Buddhist caves at Ajanta which lies 166 km northeast of the city, the fortress of Daulatabad, which is just 13 km away from the city, the caves temples of Ellora, which are 30 km northwest of the city, Grishneshwar temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India, where Lord Shiva is worshipped near Ellora caves, the Bani Begum Gardens, which surround the tomb of one of Aurangzeb's queens and Paithan, 56 km south of Aurangabad, which is famous for its traditional Paithani silk saris.
Goa tour is a fun loving journey for everyone that is filled with lots of joy & excitement. One can experience the best time of life in Goa by cherishing the charm of mesmerizing sea beaches, natural beauty and other greenery parts of the destination. Moreover, one will also enjoy the dance, music and other festivals of Goa that enable the visitors to spent best time of their lives out there.
Goa is one of the highly acclaimed touring destinations of India. This destination is renowned for its charming sea beaches, natural beauty, mesmerizing hotels, carnivals, traditional dance & music and lots more. It would be a wise deal for one to plan for Goa India tours in order to spend the best time of life with loved ones. One would surely enjoy the parties at sea beaches of Goa that is filled with lots of fun & entertainment. The party begins in the morning and continues for the whole night in bars, night clubs, hotels etc. After getting tired it is easy to take rest in the beach resorts or any five or three star hotel of the city. In nut shell, life is heaven in Goa till one stays there.
The charm of mesmerizing sea beaches fascinates the global tourists a lot. Most of the honeymooners love to visit at Goa beaches to experience the best time of married life together. Moreover, people love to do water rafting, swimming, taking sun bath or relaxing at the sea beaches of Goa. With such pleasures, Goa tour becomes memorable for all of the global visitors.
Apart from that, lots of visitors love to go for Goa carnival tours once in a while in life. It is the trend to celebrate festivals in Goa like Christmas, Chavoth, Padvo, Easter etc., at larger scale every year. One can easily become the part of the celebration of such exciting carnivals of the city and showcase some unforgettable memories for whole life. In addition, the fun of traditional dance & music of Goa is also heart loving that will surely get the rhythm in one's feet to dance and enjoy the party.
Most of the visitors plan to go for Goa Mumbai Beach Tour together at festival occasions. This is a nice experience for one to visit at both locations on the occasion of Christmas specially. One will surely experience the ultimate fun there at the exotic sea beached of Goa and Mumbai. However, Goa & Mumbai tour is making the difference at festive occasions. With such reasons, several world tourists love to spent the Christmas and other carnivals out there either in Goa or Mumbai.
Surrounded by hills on three sides with the holy Ganges flowing through it, nestled in the laps on lower Himalayas and lying at a distance of 24 kms from Haridwar, Rishikesh is one of the most important pilgrimage centres in India Tours. Located at a height of about 1360 feet above the sea level, it is also called the 'Yoga Capital of the World'. The whole city is considered to be a sacred place where mediating will lead to attainment of salvation.
A major Gateway to the Himalayas and a starting point for journeys to other important religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, Rishikesh attracts thousands of tourists every year who come in need of some peace of mind and soul. In times when the hectic schedules around us are taking their toll on everybody, a trip to Rishikesh promises to rejuvenate our mind and body and infuse it with energy and will power. To attain salvation, book yourself with Tour Packages for Rishikesh.
Located at a height of 1360 m above the sea level, Rishikesh, lying in the region of Uttar Pradesh, represents the sight where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. The main religious prime attraction of the place is Laxman Jhula. This iron suspended bridge built in 1939 acts as a magnet for drawing huge crowds to the place every year.
Rishikesh is also acquiring greater significance as a centre for white water rafting, other revering sports, a base for treks and hikes in the beautiful Garhwal Himalayas. Whether you are an adventurous person, a religious person or just a tired soul in search of some peace, then Rishikesh is definitely the place to be at and you can enjoy a wonderful Vacations Tours Packages for Rishikesh.
Delhi, the capital city of India is a potpourri of cultures and religions. Delhi is one of the oldest cities in India. It has seen many dynasties and rulers. Each one of them has given this city a unique hue of their own. Delhi is a metropolitan city where people from various religions and cultural background live together in harmony. Delhi is a mix of old and new. The culture of Old Delhi is famous for still retaining the old world charm of Moguls. The new and modern Delhi has been influenced by globalization and is like any urban city.
Delhi has a rich history which is very well reflected in the monuments and forts present all around Delhi. Red Fort is one of the most popular Mogul structures in Delhi. It is built of red sandstone and is a symbol of grand Mogul architecture. Jama Masjid in Old Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India. It is situated in the heart of Old Delhi surrounded by residential areas and markets. Lotus Temple is famous as a religious site where people from all the religions come and mediatate. Qutub Minar is a very famous Tour spot in Delhi. The most interesting part of it is the Ashoka stambh. Birla Mandir, India Gate, Tughlaqabad Fort, Dargah of Nizamuddin Aulia, Hauz Khas Fort is few other famous sightseeing spots in Delhi.
Delhi is not just about historical monuments and structures. Once in Delhi you can enjoy the many cultural events happening across the city. The Qutub festival is one such famous cultural event where one can enjoy lots of music and dance. The annual "Fool Walo Ki Sair" is another such cultural event. The famous "Urs" festival is an anuual event during which people from across the country visit Nizamuddin Dargah and seeks the blessings of Nizamuddin Auliya. This festival is accompanied by Urdu poem competitions and meets.
Delhi being a metropolitan city is the ideal destination for all food lovers. One can savor many varieties of Indian and international cuisines here. Old Delhi is famous for its Mughlai food outlets like Karims and Jawahar hotels. Old Delhi is also famous for sweets and snacks. One can enjoy international cuisines in many restaurants and hotels. South Indian, North Indian, Gujarati, Bengali whatever your favorite cuisine is you can get them in Delhi. One such place where you can get all the cuisines is Dilli Haat. It has outlets for food from all Indian states. Dilli Haat also has shops from you can do your shopping.
Delhi is a shopper's paradise. One can go for street shooping at Janpath in Connaught Place. You can get junk jewelries, clothes, bags and every other possible item in this market. Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar and Sarojni nagar are other famous shopping markets in Delhi. Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk is famous for the Kinari Bazaar. Kinari Bazaar is the largest wholesale market in Asia. It is frequently visited by interior decorators and designers. It is an ideal place to click pictures reflecting the vibrant and colorful markets India.
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Rajasthan is the best place in the world if you wish to experience the glory and royalty of the era of raja-maharajas. This state truly possess amazing heritage which attracts tourists from across the globe. Its palaces and forts speak volumes about the lifestyles of the kings of the bygone era. Among the several forts of Rajasthan the Amber Fort in Jaipur is very fascinating.
Amber Fort epitomizes the glorious heritage of Jaipur. Carved out of white marble and red sandstone, the fort was built by Raja Man Singh I in 1592. Visit this fort and you will know the royal taste of the kings. It is considered one of the finest hilltop forts in India Tours. It seems as if the fort has rose up from the hill. There is a beautiful lake in the foreground of the fort which adds more beauty to it.
The fort looks rugged from outside but its complex encompasses huge halls, majestic palaces, beautiful temples and gorgeous green gardens. As the fort is atop the hill, one can reach there either by any vehicle or an elephant ride. To add more royalty to your visit opt for an elephant ride. Sit on the howdah( the seat fitted on elephant's back) decorated with colorful ribbons and fitted with cushions for your comfort.
The fort reflects the perfect amalgamation of Hindu and Mughal styles of architecture. The interiors are majestically decorated with mirror work, paintings and carvings. Some of the noteworthy structures inside the fort are Diwan-E-Aam (hall for the public audiences), Shila Mata Temple and Sukh Niwas.
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Kathak is one of the most important classical dances of India . Kathak is said to be derived from the word katha, meaning "the art of storytelling." The Kathak dance form originated in north India and was very similar to the Bharatnatyam dance form. In ancient India, there were Kathakars or bards who used to recite religious and mythological tales to the accompaniment music, mime and dance.
Under the influence of Persian and Muslim traditions Kathak dance assumed the form of courtly entertainment. Under the patronage of medieval rulers and Nawabs a class of dancing girls and courtesans emerged to entertain the palaces and courts. Medieval traditions imparted Kathak a distinct Hindu-Muslim texture. Thus, with the passage of time Kathak went on changing its form and character. This change was also reflected in the dress of Kathak dance.
During the nineteenth century Kathak enjoyed a revival and gained prominence among the kings and zamindars (feudal lords) not only as a form of entertainment but also as a classical art form. Slowly and gradually Gharanas or schools of Kathak emerged. The Jaipur Gharana of Kathak emphasized technical mastery of pure dance. In the court of Wajid Ali Shah, the Nawab of Oudh (a student of Kathak), Kathak dance emphasized dramatic and sensuous expression and developed into a distinct style called the Lucknow Gharana. This Gharana is said to have originated with Wajid Ali Shah's court dancer Thakur Prasadji.
Kathak dances are performed straight-legged and the ankle bells worn by the dancers are skillfully controlled. In Kathak dance the emphasis is more on footwork as against hasta mudras or hand formations in Bharatnatyam dance. Kathak dance can be performed by both men and women. A Kathak dancer is not required strictly to stick to fixed steps and stages in. He or she can change the sequence of steps to suit his or her skill and style of dancing. Modern exponents of Kathak dance are Birju Maharaj and Uma Sharma.
Kathak dance has a proud history of hundreds of years. Kathak means Story teller. This dance form belongs to North India. Just as Bharat Natyam is completely related to south India, Kathak is similarly associated with North India Tours. It is a dance that is performed by both male and female. The origin of Kathak is based upon mythological tales told by story tellers by accompanying musical instruments and dance in the ancient India. Temples and shrines tend to cater to those story tellers during old days.
Jaipur the Pink City of India is among the most sought after destinations of Heritage Rajasthan Tourism. It is famous round the world for its historic forts, magnificent havelis, vibrant culture, colorful festivals and lip smacking cuisine. Scores of national as well as international tourists travel to Jaipur Pink City to witness the royal legacies of the bygone era. It is also the Capital City of Rajasthan State. This city is known round the world for its pink stucco structures which designated the city with title the Pink City of India.
Jaipur, The Pink City' as it is popularly known is geographically located in Rajasthan. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, was founded in 1727AD by Sawai Jai singh II.The palaces in Jaipur are the most hot tourist attractions. Shopping of course cannot be missed where ever one goes. Jaipur Bazaar has all one is looking for. From the famous Rajasthani jewellery to footwear and Rajisthani ethnic clothes, all are readily available.
Many travel agencies and other travel companies offer Jaipur tour packages. Jaipur tours are available with almost all the travel agencies and one can opt for luxury to economical Jaipur tour package. If you want to experience royalty, Jaipur is the place you should not miss. This place gives you the rich royal feeling one can ever experience. An epoch of royalty will be experienced by those who visit Jaipur, ‘The Pink City.'
Jaipur sightseeing includes the famous Amber Fort built in white marble and red sandstone, Hawa Mahal has a splendiferous Rajputana architecture that talks about the glory of the royal family, City Palace of Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort located on the top of the hill, by the name of Cheelka Teela, Jantar Mantar the largest stone observatory in the World is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, Nahargarh Fort offers a striking view of the City of Jaipur.
Some of the temples to be visited while sightseeing in Jaipur are Govind Dev Ji Temple representing the royal past of Jaipur, Moti Dungri meaning Hill of Pearls or Pearl Hill is the temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Birla Temple built in pure white marble looks dazzling when lit in bright light. Birla Mandir was built by Birla Group of Industries; Galtaji temple is famous for its natural water springs.
Other than the Forts, Palaces and Temples, the festival and fairs celebrated in Jaipur adds colour to life. Some of the festivals celebrated in Jaipur with great pomp and show are Kite Flying Festival on January 14, Makar `Sankarati. Teej Festival that marks the arrival of monsoon, Elephant Festival, a unique event held annually in Jaipur. And then you can also see Jaipur experiencing the royalty in ‘Palace of Wheels' the luxury train that takes you on a journey to Jaipur.
Jaipur vacation is one of the most memorable vacations for those who have been longing for one. Jaipur tour and vacation packages are readily available with all the travel agencies. They offer the most luxurious packages of Jaipur to economical packages that suit your pocket.
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Bangalore, the capital city of south Indian state Karnataka is undoubtedly a great place of business for many tour operators, who conduct domestic and international tours from Bangalore. The city of Bangalore itself has many places of attraction that draw thousands of tourists every year. The tour operators in Bangalore offer complete package tours that cover cities like Mysore, Mangalore and places like Hampi, Coorg and so many other places.
They also offer some exclusive rejuvenating ayurvedic tour packages in, around Bangalore, and to some very well known ayurvedic centers in other states like Kerala. This is especially aimed at international tourists coming to India. Some of them even offer packages like "Tour and Learn" which are specially designed for international tourists who want to experience India and at the same time to learn the languages and traditional arts like Bharat Natyam, Carnatic music etc.
They also offer domestic tourists some exclusive packages like honeymoon tours for newly married couples, family packages for people who want to vacation with their whole family. Some of the tour operators even go to the extent of including an insurance policy that covers life and any injuries too, as part of their tour packages. This is definitely something very assuring to the holidaymakers.
The tour operators in Bangalore made it so easy for both domestic and international vacationists to plan their trip completely online by subscribing to all the required services that take care of their travel arrangements, accommodation, pickups and drops. The tour operators provide excellent online and offline support for all their domestic and international customers throughout their trip and round the clock.
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