Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Rajasthan, an Apostle of Culture Holidays in India

If you are of the opinion to spend some quality time in India, none other than Rajasthan, the state of vivid colours, majestic forts and palaces, inviting crowds, medieval cities, the vast stretch of desert and romantic lakes, fits the bill. 
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Well, it will not be an exaggeration to state that it is the state of Rajasthan that delivers the authentic Indian experience. Depicting true Indian culture and tradition, Rajasthan is one of the magnificent leisurely paces in the Indian context. 

Be it rural vicinities in Rajasthan, they are superbly inviting with amazing features. You may find a lot of stuff, in this state of India, off the beaten track. However, it is always worth experiencing. To cite an example, have you ever wondered thousands of camels teaming together and going for some fun laden activities? All you need to do is check Pushkar Fair for the purpose. 

Cultural Holiday


It is highly advisable to visit the state of Rajasthan in the months of October to April. What’s more, you will get the best itineraries as there are many tour operators dealing in excellent cultural holidays India.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Durga Puja Becomes Audacious with Road Shows


There is always an attempt to harp over the much celebrated festivals in the vicinities of North India Culture especially if their origin stems from the South Indian, Eastern or Western vicinities. In the wake, West Bengal Tourism is drumming road show in New Delhi in order to showcase Durga Puja carnival. 

The current decision to promote the upcoming Durga Puja carnival in the vicinities of New Dehli is amazing in more than one sense of the term. As West Bengal Tourism, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is offering a road show in New Delhi to showcase Durga Puja better, it is clear that tourism, based on regional festivals is set to grow unprecedentedly. 


The attendees of the road show were Subhash Goyal, President, IATO & Chairman, STIC Travel Group; Bhaskar Khulbe, Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal; P P Khanna, Vice President, ADTOI; Sujit Banerjee, Secretary General, WTTC, India Initiative; Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury, Minister-in-Charge of Tourism, West Bengal; Umapda Chatterjee, Director Tourism, West Bengal; Vikram Sen, Principal Secretary Tourism, West Bengal and distinguished travel trade delegates from Delhi and the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

It is clear from the above that tourism opportunities are set to grow and one part of Indian region celebrates its festival in the other parts to make them acquaint them with their culture and tradition. The current effort is great in its appeal and objective as it will foster the concept of ‘Unity in Diversity’ and secular credentials of Indian society.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Monday, 2 September 2013

Top India Culture & Heritage Tourist Attractions

India remains on top in many aspects; however its position in terms of culture and heritage is indomitable throughout the world. Indeed, there are numerous attractions, which make India a superb destination to get enthralled.

Taj Mahal, Agra

Although there is no dearth of tourist attractions in India, Taj Mahal in Agra reigns supreme. Taj Mahal is one of the most visited attractions in India. Falling in the list of Seven Wonders of the World, its superb architecture attracts even the connoisseurs of travel.

Inside City Palace,Jaipur


City Palace is another jewel in the crown. The complex is located in the city of Jaipur. A magnificent palace complex, it is awesome in its appeal attracting a wide base of travelers from all over.


The Red Fort, New Delhi


Another fascinating monument is the Red Fort in Delhi. A prominent tourist attraction, the architecture of this building depicts rich cultural heritage that India is recognized for throughout the world.

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu


It is not only the north, which is known for culture and heritage as there is The Big Temple dating back to 1000 years. Located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, it is indeed amazing in every respect.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam

Then there is Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, recognized as the largest functioning Hindu temple. The beauty of this temple is indomitable and as it comes enclosed by 7 concentric walls, there the amazing quality becomes attractive than ever before.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Here’s Top 10 South India Street Foods

Before you go through the list, let’s tell you that rice is the king of South Indian dishes. Not confined to the kitchen it is equally famous on the streets as well. That’s why classic South Indian dishes including idli and dosa are rice based. 

Samosa is the most popular street food in South India. The exterior is made of refined flour and the interior is stuffed with potato delicacies. Sweet and spicy chutney adds to its excellence. 

Idli is another marvel, made from rice and urad dal. As it comes in your platter the round fluffy soft idli melts instantaneously. One of the most famous breakfast delights, it is magnificent in its culinary appeal. 

Masala Dosa with Sambhar
There’s another dish that is indomitable especially when it comes to South Indian breakfast, the ever famous vada. Made from urad dal it is served with sambhar and coconut chutney. 

Dosa, another delightful treat is made from dough rice. Low calorie delight, it is served with coconut chutney and hot sambar. Masala dosa come stuffed with potatoes. 

Bajji is another yummy South Indian snack. With potato, onions, raw banana, bell peppers, chili, bread, it is indeed a tasteful delight. 

Pazhampori, golden fried banana, Puttu, prepared from rice and coconut, Kesari, a typical South India dessert item, Bisibele Bath, a breakfast delight, and Pongal, consumed with coconut chutney and red chilly chutney are other noteworthy delights that reign supreme on the South Indian streets.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Satpura, the Virgin Hill Station of India

Situated in Gujarat, this hill station in India is in news in recent times. In fact, as the world spins faster and faster and India leaning towards more and more urbanization, this hill station indicates the vision of some sane tourist organizers in to go beyond the conventional tourism practices.

Satpura Hill Station Gujarat
Satpura is the only hill station in Gujarat and its magnificence can be ascertained by the fact that it is nearly three thousand feet above the sea level, witness only moderate temperatures even during extreme summer heat and picturesque setting with natural lakes and streams.

The world of Satpura becomes more noteworthy when it receives rain. You can enjoy monsoon with clouds playing hide and seek, sweet sound of flowing waters through streams. Away from daily hustle bustle, this place remains inviting round the year. Satpura reigns supreme with second highest rainfall after Cherapunji, recognized for the highest rainfall in India.

Laser shows with tribal parading for your enthrallment are some of the valuable treats you can enjoy round the year. According to the legends, the leading Indian mythological figure, Lord Rama spent almost ten years in jungles near Satpura making this region revered.

All this makes this land holier and inviting. Come to immerse in unbridled peace and tranquility as few places are bestowed with such kind of environment.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Here’s Top 5 Festivals in India

India is revered for its heightened spirituality and it would be worthwhile to note that India this state of India breathes its life through its fairs and festivals. You can always expect fun round the year that makes this country amazing for the travelers coming from every nook and corner. Here is a list of festivals that reign supreme in the Indian context. 

Diwali

A five day affair, Diwali signifies the beginning of the Hindu New Year. As people celebrate this event with diyas (small clay lamps) and candles, it is popularly known as the "Festival of Lights." 

Diwali

 Ganesh Chaturthi

As we know that Indian sentiments are largely religious, this eleven day festival, known as Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. Enjoy decorated homes and podiums coupled with singing and dancing. Thousands of devotees throng to the sea to immerse the deity thereafter. 
Ganesh Chaturthi

Holi

Festival of colours enjoys the gulal and water as Holi mesmerizes everyone. The affair goes for two days. Celebration of good over evil, Holi is a fun laden affair. 
Holi

Navaratri, Dussehra and Durga Puja

Initially the days of this festival are celebrated in the form of Navaratri. The tenth day, called Dussehra, culminates into Durga Puja, dedicated to Goddess Durga. 
Durga Puja

Krishna Janmashtami / Govinda

Krishna is the most revered God in the Indian context. Janmashtami is celebrated to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. You will love to witness people climbing on each other to break open clay pots hanging high above with the rope. 
Krishna Janmashtami

Always ask your tour operator to tell you about fairs and festivals of India taking place in a month when you are embarking on a visit to India.