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Rajasthan Tour- Rajasthan’s Handicrafts are an add-on to its beauty!


Rajasthan attracts tourists from all over the world. This colorful place is not only famous for grandeur Forts & Palaces but also for its handicrafts which are exquisite and an add up to the colors and beauty of this place. Tourists love to see these amazing crafts and buy the same, some of the famous crafts that have been attracting everyone on Rajasthan Tour:

Textile: Contemporary designs depicting the culture of Rajasthan like Bandhani or Bandhej are very famous textiles of this place, these are made using Tie and die techniques, Bandhej Kurtis, Bandhej sarees, etc are popular among people.

Rajasthan's Textile, Shop on a Rajasthan Tour

Rajasthan's Textile

Rajasthan Jewelry, Rajasthan Tour

Rajasthan's Jewelry


Handmade Jewelry: These are stunningly beautiful and come in different varieties like Glass, Silver, Lacquer, Bone, Horn and even in their combinations. Famous ones are Meenakari, Bajuband, Bala etc. Meenakari is enameled gold and silver jewellery.

Rajasthan's Quilt, Jaipuri razai, Rajasthan tour

Rajasthan's Quilt

Rajasthan Tour, Rajasthan furniture

Rajasthan's Furniture


Furniture: Rajasthani wooden furniture is one of its kind and is of extreme beauty. The wooden furniture is carved having different styles and designs, theme based design works on these are eye catching. Famous work is the latticework on wooden furniture. You can buy carved doors, chairs, tables, etc. from Jodhpur and Kishangarh in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan’s Quilts: Commonly known as Jaipuri quilts , these are very light, soft as feathers, and of high quality, the most famous place to shop for these is Jaipur hence the name Jaipuri quilts. These are available in varieties like cotton block prints, velvet-textured etc.

Rajasthan's juttis, Rajasthan tour

Rajasthan's Juttis

Jutis/Mojaris: Rajasthan is also famous for its leather items, Jutis and mojaris are very famous here, these are beautiful footwear with embroidery work, patterns and designs are manifold and may vary from region to region.

Rajasthan is a place for everyone. Come and explore it for yourself! Take a Rajasthan Tour with Holiday India and have a holiday full of fun and colors.

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Posted by on September 24, 2010 in Travel India

 

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Kerala hill station- Munnar-Its where Earth meets heaven


If you want to explore India, and are on a Kerala Tour you must include Munnar in your trip, Munnar, is a picturesque hill station in Kerala’s Idukki district, according to TripAdvisor, a popular travel guide and research website it is the second best Asian tourism destination after Tokyo.

Kerala Tour, Munnar Hill station

Munnar- a panoramic view!

Munnar’s mountains, pristine valleys, sprawling tea plantations, and cool air have long been a favourite of Indian and foreign tourists. In recent years, this beautiful hill station has been attracting adventure tourists. They are enamored of the area’s stunning topography, which is ideal for paragliding, trekking and rock climbing, hot air ballooning, camping, and wild life safaris in the jungles and sanctuary.. Nature lovers usually make a beeline for the Eravikulam National Park, which is home to colourful wildlife, including the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (ibex), ruddy mongoose and 120 bird species. The presence of all these activities and more has ultimately led to Munnar becoming a choice destination for foreign as well as domestic tourists. One can also see people from nearby districts in Kerala and Tamil Nadu thronging the town during weekends.

Holiday India can arrange a Munnar trip for you, its something you must feel for yourself, more than a visit, it will mesmerize you with its natural beauty.


 
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Posted by on September 9, 2010 in kerala, Travel India

 

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Goa-Ideal place to enjoy your Vacation during winters


Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Almost 2 million tourists hit this place  annually. Goa is India’s smallest state by area and fourth smallest by population and also India’s richest state. Goa’s capital is Panaji and its largest city is Vasco da Gama.  Located in south west India, Arabian Sea forms its western coast. 

Illustrious beaches of, rich flora and fauna, Goan Cuisines, beautiful churches are the resplendency of Goa. The swaying palms, glistering waters, white sands, friendly and charming people of this place would make you fall in love with this place. Go for a walk in the morning enjoying the scenery of the place or experience the serenity of a day on its beaches.

Along with these one can wander around seeing museums, centuries old Cathedrals, the beautiful architecture of Goa which is a combination of Indian, Mughal and Portuguese styles.

Goa is perfect for you to enjoy water sports, of 125 km of marvelous coastline, the Goa sand beaches cover about 83 km. Beaches such as Calangute, Colva, Pololem, Vagator, Baga, Dona Paula, Miramar and Bogmolo are ideal spots for surfing.  Most of the windsurfing trainers and experts call Dona Paula bay as the ideal site to start of wind surfing, especially if you are new to this sport.If you love speed then you must try water skiing, take a speedboat and rush through the sea and experience the thrill!

If you want to see what a marine life is, then go for scuba diving and discover on your own the mysterious marine lives of Goa; there are plenty of diving options available in Goa. Most of the diving activities take place around the Grande Island and the most common sites include Suzy’s Wreck, Davy Jones Locker, Sail Roack, Turbo Tunnel, Surge City, Uma Guma Reef and Bounty Bay. The exclusive tour packages to Goa facilitate the exploration of the popular beaches along with comfortable stay at the Goa beach resorts. The beaches in Goa therefore are thronged by honeymooners and adventure tourists every year. Salvage the popular gourmets and enjoy the warm waters, make your stay in Goa beaches memorable.

A bit about the history: The name Goa come from the Portuguese but precise origin is unclear. In ancient literature Goa was known by many names like Gomanta, Gomanchala etc.

Around 1500, Vasco Da Gama succeeded in reaching India and made heavy profits from the spices that he carried back from India to Portugal. So the Portuguese made more expeditions to India establishing many trade centres at various places around southern India. By the end of the 16th century, Goa had already reached its peak and was referred to as “Golden Goa”. With the expansion of the Portugal rule in Goa, Christianity also received a major impetus in the region. http://www.tajindiatours.com/north-india/north-india-with-goa.php

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2010 in Goa vacation, Travel India

 

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Kerala is perfect for honeymoon!


Where to go for a honeymoon? If that’s the question bothering you as you do not want to make any bad choice for something which definitely is the most important part of your life and something you would always want to hold fresh in your mind. Then I can suggest you one such place. Its Kerala, a state in southern India, a paradise of panoramic view, it is known as “God’s own country” and its just not a phrase to boast this place for tourism, it is the truth and anyone who visits this place agrees with it. It’s a coastal area of lush green vegetation that slopes down the Western Ghats to reach the Arabian Sea Kerala borders the states of Tamil Nadu to the east and Karnataka to the north and is the most literate state in India. Kerala is considered to be one of the safest regions of India and initiated Ecotourism. Tourists find this place one of the friendliest places in India, incidents of cheating the tourists by local people is almost negligible. Kerala is a place of religiosity and one can find Hindu Temples, Mosques, Churches and even synagogues. Natural beauty is at its best here, The National Geographic Traveler magazine named Kerala was named as one of the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 places of a lifetime”.

Enjoy : The Backwaters of Kerala

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

These are chains of interconnected water bodies like rivers, lakes and inlets , all separated from the sea by a narrow strip of sand banks and this is a stretch of almost 900 km. Serenity of backwaters can be enjoyed on large wooden canoes.

The Blue Mountains

Nilgiris

Blue Mountains (popularly known as Nilgiris) of Western Ghats , are close to Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala and now known as Thiruvanthapuram, there are numerous hill stations in this area. The most popular is Munnar, the honeymoon capital of the state. Anamudi (2,695 metres) is the highest peak of the Western Ghats, and is good for trekking. The area is also home to several sanctuaries and forest reserve areas. Waterfalls- More than two dozen waterfalls, both large and small, with numerous rapids and springs. The largest fallwaters are at Athirampally, where three milky waterfalls fall at great speed. Beaches- Kerala has 650 km of coastline and numerous beaches.

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Posted by on August 28, 2010 in Travel India

 

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Taj Mahal- The Epitome of Love!



Taj Mahal

which in English means “crown of buildings” is a 17th century mausoleum situated in Agra, India. It was built in 1631 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife- Mumtaz Mahal.  According to some Western historians this Mughal architecture which is a perfect blend of Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles is a beauty that has never been surpassed.

The construction of this splendid structure bergan around 1632 and was completed around 1653 and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen.


In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and about 100 million people recently voted on the internet for it to become one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’ and they all were delighted when Taj Mahal maintained its position among the New Seven Wonders of World. Built entirely of white marble the Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon, on a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna river.Taj Mahal’s central focus is the tomb which is large white marble and stands on a square plinth and consists of a symmetrical building with an iwan (an arch-shaped doorway) topped by a large dome and finial.

The base structure is essentially a large, multi-chambered cube with chamfered corners, forming an unequal octagon that is approximately 55 meters on each of the four long sides.

The marble dome that surmounts the tomb is the most spectacular feature. Its height of around 35 meters is about the same as the length of the base, and is accentuated as it sits on a cylindrical “drum” which is roughly 7 meters high. Because of its shape, the dome is often called an onion dome or amrud (guava dome). The top is decorated with a lotus design, which also serves to accentuate its height.The exterior of Taj Mahal are among finest in Mughal architecture. Decorations were created by applying paint, stone inlays, carvings. Throughout the complex, passages from the Qur’an are used as decorative elements.

The interior is decorated by using precious and semiprecious gemstrones, inner chamber is an octagon with the design allowing for entry from each face.

The garden– The complex is set around 300 meter (980 ft.) square Mughal garden.

The Mughal garden

, a design inspired by Persian gardens, was introduced to India by the first Mughal emperor, Babur. It symbolizes the four flowing rivers of Jannah(Paradise) and reflects the Paradise garden derived from the Persian paridaeza, meaning ‘walled garden’.
This is not all… Taj Mahal is a beauty beyond words, its an abode of true love, which can just be experienced by visiting this wonder.

Taj Mahal attracts between 2 and 4 million visitors annually, including more than 200,000 from overseas.
Holiday India, a leading Indian tour company invites you to experience one of the seven wonders of the world.

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2010 in Travel India

 

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