Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Mehrangarh Fort: A Complete Tour Guide



The Mehrangarh Fort with Burnished Red Sand Stone stands high atop a hill more than 400 feet above the beautiful city of Jodhpur. Here is a complete tour guide that will help you go through the entire tour on our website before going there in person. This Citadel of the Sun built by Rao Jodha is celebrating its foundation day on May 12. As part of the festive spirit all tickets would be completely free except for the elevator charges. Before touring get an idea of how long the trip would take, the cost and how to make the most of your valuable time by spotting the best things to do. 


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Mehrangarh Fort Ticket Prices:

On all days (except on the foundation day) the ticket counters open at 9 AM and close down by 5 PM. Ticket prices range from Rs. 40 upward to Rs. 600. If you are an Indian national student or a senior citizen then all you need to pay is Rs. 40. There is elevator charge applicable which is Rs. 40. For all other domestic guests the tickets would be Rs. 70. The ticket price for international guests (people or tourists from other countries) is Rs. 600. If you are a senior citizen or a student you get a concession of flat Rs.100 off so that makes your ticket Rs. 500 (International Guests). There are helps available but several people prefer to go for an audio guide. An audio guide costs Rs. 150 for Domestic Guests and Senior Citizens and Students get it at Rs. 100 with concession. Fees vary for international guests. Camera Fees: Still Camera charge is Rs. 100 & Video Camera charge is Rs. 200. A walk through the Chokelao Garden costs Rs. 30.

How to Get to Mehrangarh Fort:

Once you get to the beautiful city called Jodhpur, you may want to book a cab online or through a local agent. If you are put up at a hotel in the city then you can also book the cab from the hotel. If you would like travel economically or travel like one of the local residents of the area, then take a bus or auto rickshaw to the destination. 

 

Tour inside the Mehrangarh Fort:

There is a Mehrangarh Fort Museum that lies inside the Mehrangarh Fort itself. This is one of the biggest Forts in the whole world and has seven gates. These are all the rooms and villas that housed the people living inside the palace. You can find the royal palanquins and the art that palace’s people indulged in like painting, etc. Take a look at the historic royal furniture and lattice wood work including the armour used in the battles fought by kings for kingdoms. Several queens have marked their hand prints on the gates before committing Jauhar. This was a suicide procedure that queens and young princesses took part in for kings who were defeated in the battlefield. Though these hand prints were smeared with thick paint and silver foil some of them are quite visible even now.

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Monday, 1 August 2016

Udaipur - A Romantic City of Lakes and Palaces

As a part of “A SNAPSHOT” blog series, we take the readers on a quick exploration of an Indian city that has earned a unique sobriquet. So here we are with our post on the “City of Lakes”- Udaipur.

Let’s have a quick look at the highlights:

Situated where?

State of Rajasthan

Why is it called so?

Udaipur has an edenic setting with picturesque lakes gracing it. There are as many as five prominent lakes and other less famous ones but no less in beauty. So, lakes being the most striking feature of this city have given Udaipur the tagline “City of Lakes”.


Why to go here?

Udaipur is one of the top honeymoon destinations in India and not only for honeymoon, people come here to ease themselves out because there are lot many destinations for sightseeing - palaces, forts, lakes, temples and what not.
  • City Palace: Famous for extensive art gallery, palatial courtyards, splendid hanging gardens, City Palace offers a sneak peek into the lives of Sisodia Rajput clan.
  • Jag Mandir Island Palace: Built in between a lake, this palace was actually the inspiration behind the Mughal architectural marvel- The Taj Mahal
  • Jagdish Temple: Sculptures of this temple speak highly of the architectural finesse of Rajputana.  
  • Other ‘not-to-miss’ attractions are Sahelion Ki Bari, Shilpgram (craftsmen’s village)
One unique thing to do in Udaipur...?

This obviously has to be a cruise on Lake Pichola. It is undoubtedly the best lake of Udaipur and a sunset view or sunrise view while sailing on a boat will be the nicest thing you will ever see.  Enjoy your journey at Udaipur during India tours.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Transform yourself with yoga at the laps of nature- Rishikesh



Yoga is an art of living which originated and flourished in ancient India. Yoga is popular as it comes with no adverse side effects and has a positive impact on the soul, mind and body of the practitioner.
Rishikesh, located at Uttarakhand, is famous for authentic yoga. The tranquil atmosphere of Rishikesh is considered perfect for practicing this holistic art of living. There are various ashrams located at the banks of the sacred River Ganges where tourists can stay and learn yoga.

Parmarth Niketen




This is one of the popular yoga centers of Rishikesh. Located at the banks of River Ganges, Parmarth Niketen consists of 1000 rooms. Tourists can choose their accommodation as per their budget. The yoga classes are offered in various segments here, from beginner’s yoga to advanced yoga. Besides yoga, the classes organized on ancient Indian literature and spirituality is also interesting. You can spend some soulful moments enjoying aarti of River Ganges, at evening.

Omkarananda Ganga Sadan



This ashram is for tourists who wish to learn Iyengar yoga. While the yoga classes are open to all, tourists need to pay for accommodation and food. Besides learning yoga, experience a simple lifestyle at this ashram. The personal Ganga Ghat is a nice place for meditation. Rishikesh also offers complete course of yoga teacher training. Some of the centers are government registered and hence the training not only keeps you healthy but certifies you to spread knowledge about this fruitful art of living. Hatha yoga, Shivananda yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini yoga, Mantra yoga are some of the yoga forms taught at the yoga ashrams of Rishikesh.

Hence imbibe both theoretical and practical knowledge about yoga at Rishikesh tour and rejuvenate your soul and mind, restoring peace in your and your loved ones lives.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Deep dive into the dynamic culture of New Delhi

New Delhi is the heart of India, not only as the capital city of the country but also as a gem in the crown of incredible India. It has always been the hotbed of Indian politics; as the mythological Indraprastha of Mahabharata, as the ruling city of the Mughal Empire or as the capital of the British Empire. The New Delhi streets are historic.



Afghans have left a mark on the Indian architecture; the 72.5 meters high Qutub Minar stands proudly as one of the tallest towers of the country. It is a world heritage site which also houses the unique Iron pillar, a 23 feet high rust resistant tower; this tower is an epitome of the skill and talent of the Indian blacksmiths. 

Red Fort, the famous citadel is another major sightseeing of New Delhi. Made of marble and red sandstone, this monument consists of ornamented halls, intricately designed with colored stones.


The Humanyun’s Tomb, often considered as the prototype of Taj mahal, is the first Mughal construction. It is a luxurious palace which reflects the lifestyle of the Mughals. A blend of Persian and Indian architectural designs, this graceful building is located amidst a beautiful garden of Chaharbagh Garden.

New Delhi is known for its alluring shrines. While the 10,000 years old Akshardham temple is known for its grandeur, a visit to the white marble Lotus temple is a blissful experience. The graceful Birla Mandir reflects Orissa style of architecture and is open to people of all religion.

Among modern architectural masterpieces, the Parliament House and Gandhi Smriti Memorial are must visits.

You will enjoy shopping during Delhi tour at the modern plazas of Delhi Haat and other multiplexes. To get a feel of traditional shopping visit Chadni Chowk. Carpets, silverware, leather and silk goods are popular at Delhi.



Enjoy hot parathas at the old streets of Chadni Chowk . Delhi is famous for its lip smacking biriyani, spicy chaats, golgappas and sweet deserts.

Tradition and modernism co-exists at New Delhi. While the historical structures are live examples of the ups and downs of India, the glittering malls and high-rise buildings represent flourishing India.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

A tour to the mesmerizing Lake City of India- Nainital

Nainital is a beautiful and popular hill station of India. Located at the foot of the Kumaon hills of the snow fed Himalayas, Nainital is encircled by multiple lakes. Nainital is also well known for its health resorts, due to its pleasant climate.

The Enchanting Nainital


The most popular tourist destination of Nainital is the Nainital Lake, also known as the Naini Lake. This enchanting lake is located at the heart of the city. You can enjoy boating, yachting and paddling here. Nainital Lake, encircled by seven mountains, is also an ideal place just to stroll around on the soft grass and relax.

Among the natural tourist hotspots, you can also visit the Snow View. This is one of the best viewpoints of Nainital, located at an alleviation of 2,270 metres above sea level. You can reach here via a cable car and enjoy the sight of major Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Trishul.

Thrilling Nainital


If you are an adventure lover, the Land’s End is your destination. This picturesque trekking spot is located at an elevation of almost 2,118 kilometres. The beauty of the spot is enhanced by the encircling mountains, layered with pine forests.

The Naina Peak is the highest peak of Nainital. This peak is located at a height of 2,615 meters and is also a well known trekking destination. You can get an entire view of the spectacular Nainital valley. The famous Naina Devi temple is located near this peak, at the shore of the Naina Lake. Maa Naina Devi is worshipped at this temple.

The Wild Nainital


Your next destination as a part of the Corbett special tour is the Gurney House, located near the serene Naini Lake. This house is famous as the house of Jim Corbett, the famous British conservationist, someone who taught us to love animals.

If you are wild life lover, your next destination would be Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. As you enter the sanctuary, you are greeted by tweets of more than 240 species of migratory and resident birds. This is one of the rare high altitude sanctuaries of the world. The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is another important tourist destination of Nainital.

Nainital- a paradise for foodies


The pleasant weather of Nainital is apt for enjoying the lip smacking traditional dishes of the city. Rice and chapati is the staple food item of Nainital, accompanied with specialities like Ras, Baadi, spicy Aloo Ke Gutke and several kinds of sweet and sour chutneys. Arsa, Gulgula are the famous sweet dishes of the region.

Nainital- the shoppers’ stop



Last but not the least; you cannot miss on the ‘made in Nainital’ accessories and home decors. The popular handicrafts of the city include wooden ornaments, homemade, scented and colourful candles, and Kumauni woollen apparels. Homemade jams, squashes and preserved juices are must buy here.

Get your Nainital tour planned by one of the best Indian tour operators, Travelogy India. With their experienced tour guides you can enjoy a hassle free trip to the Lake City of Nainital. From transportation to accommodation, all can be arranged by Travelogy India, keeping in mind your budget.


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Friday, 1 May 2015

Top Reasons to Visit the Land of High Passes-Ladakh


Ladakh is an isolated region in the northern India. It is called the ‘Land of High Passes’ and is located in Jammu and Kashmir. This beautiful land of Ladakh shares its border with Tibet, Lahaul and Spiti. It is visited by a large number of tourists every year. Let’s find out the reasons why it attracts numerous tourists from all over the world. 
  1. The Mesmerizing Scenic Beauty
This highland of Ladakh is nestled in between two mountain ranges- . The serene blue sky, rugged landscape, snow capped peaks and the valleys of lush green vegetation with streams, create irresistible scenic beauty. It is one of the top reasons of visiting Ladakh that give you the feeling of being in Paradise. 


  1. Vibrant and Local Festivals
Visit Ladakh with tour operators in India to witness the vibrant local festivals celebrated with much enthusiasm that resembles the Indo-Tibetan culture. The unique, vibrant and auspicious festivals of Losar, Naro Nasjal, Hemis, Kalachakra, Tak, Dosmoche and Phyang will be a treat to your eyes. The masked Lamas thumping on the musical sound of drums and trumpets is believed to be a unique way of driving away the evil spirit. 


  1. High Peaks and Mountain Passes
Ladakh is mostly visited for its trekkable peaks like Stok Kangri, Nun-Kun and Kang-Yatse. The adventurous tourists visit these peaks and mountains for trekking. If you wish to have glimpses of the distant valleys and villages in the midst of Trans-Himalayan ranges, you need to conquer the mountain passes like the Kardung La, Tanglang La, Chang La, Wari La, and Namshang La. 


  1. Ancient Buddhist Monasteries and Gompas
The remarkable ancient Buddhist monasteries and Gompas are the major attractions of Ladakh. The popular monasteries of Ladakh like Hemis Monastery, Matho Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Stakna Monastery, Thikshey Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery and Stok Monastery have ancient manuscripts, artistic decor, antique statues, murals and thangkas draw the attention of the tourists. 


  1. Photographers’ Delight
The photographer in you can have a treat of dramatic view including mountains, deserts and rivers to be captured through lenses. You can have wonderful scenic moments amidst the heavenly horizons, landscapes, wildlife, blue lakes and rich culture. 


  1. Mouth Watering Momos and Thukkpas
If you are a foodie and fond of slurping spicy delicacies then you can try the momos and thukkpas at some Indo-Tibetan food corners or restaurants in the city. The relishing and steamy momos along with thukkpa served with a bowl of red chilli make amazing snack. 


The diversities of Ladakh draw domestic and foreign tourists in large number every year. This heavenly adobe is an excellent holiday destination in Ladakh to escape from stress, pollution and bustling city life. If you want to relax and rejuvenate amidst nature then visit Ladakh.


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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Visit Mumbai in India for Memorable Vacations

India being a vast country has so many things to offer. Every region of India has something special to explore. Plan your tour to Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. This metropolitan city is considered as the commercial capital of India. Being the hub of Indian Cinema, it is also known as the entertainment capital of the nation. The City of Dreams, Mumbai serves the purpose of tourists visiting to this city with various interests. It has places of attractions in abundance that will make your visit to India a memorable one. Plan your tour to India through Indian tour operators for a hassle free travelling experience. Let us know about some of the tourist attractions in Mumbai.

Bollywood  


Mumbai is known as a hub for producing movies and entertainment programs of television. Bollywood (Hindi Cine World) has its roots here. The city hosts ‘Film City’ located in the western suburbs of Mumbai, in Goregaon. It is the place where numerous movies are made every year. Super stars of Indian Cinema reside in the posh localities of this city. Therefore, it is regarded as one of the major attractions of Mumbai city.

Haji Ali


Haji Ali is the prestigious landmark of Mumbai city. It is known as a Mosque and a tomb as well. It was built by Sufi saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari in 1431. This is mostly visited by the tourists in the month of Ramadan, Eid and Bakri Eid. Haji Ali is accessible when the tides are low as it is situated at the centre of the ocean. One has to reach Haji Ali Dargah through a narrow walkway of 500 yard long. It is located in Central Mumbai near Mahalaxmi Railway Station.

Juhu and Marine Drive Chowpatty Beaches


The beaches of Mumbai such as Juhu and Marine Drive Chowpatty Beaches are famous for providing a relaxed evening to its visitors after a monotonous day. The locals and tourists can enjoy amazing views of Sunset on these beaches. A range of relishing snacks can be enjoyed from the stalls alongside the beaches. You can taste roasted corn, Maharashtrian food items such as pav bhaji, bhel puri and pani puri.

Markets and Bazaars



Mumbai provides a multitude of shopping options for the visitors. The Colaba Causeway, Crawford Market, Chor Bazaar or Thieves Market, Fashion Street, Linking Road and other markets of Mumbai allows cheap shopping that includes attractive souvenirs, shoes and clothes, antiques, fresh food and spices and many more. Therefore, visitors can purchase things to their heart’s content at reasonable prices.


Kala Ghoda Art Precinct

                                            

Kala Ghoda Art Precinct is one of the main attractions of Mumbai, which gives you the experience of some best art forms. It is the cultural center of Mumbai. Mumbai’s best art galleries and museums are there in the crescent-shaped structure. The Kala Ghoda Association organizes a nine day art festival, every year in the month of February.

Gateway of India


The most admired attraction of Mumbai is the Gateway of India. The Gateway is specially designed by the British so that it can be seen by the visitors at the first instance while entering through water route. It is located in Colaba, South Mumbai (opposite to the Taj Palace).


Tour operators in India provides various packages that will take you through the wonderful Indian regions. You can get your itineraries customized to enjoy your India Tour to the fullest.

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