Destinations India

India, one of the most inimitable, incomparable and intoxicating travel destinations in this world, is a true treasure trove. Travelling in all the exotic destinations in India is an experience, where each destination is a welcome break from the usual. From culture to heritage to wildlife to adventure to pilgrimage to nature, whatever the theme of your travel may be, India has all the perfect destinations for you. India is one destination, which has the magical power to change your life in more ways than you can ever believe.

Great India Tour Packages

Jaipur
The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. The city is located at a distance of around 258 km from Delhi and 232 km from Agra, making it a part of the famed Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India.

Jaipur displays remarkable harmony and architectural splendor. Built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur is one of the most favoured tourist destinations in India. The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy-tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city. All the houses in the old city are painted pink, including the famous Hawa Mahal, thereby giving the city its alternative name, the Pink City Jaipur.

Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer offer tourists an enchanting world of fable, colour and history. The golden rays of the setting sun, the colourfully adorned locals, the massive forts and mansions, the extremely fascinating craftsmanship, Rajput havelis, all these make Jaisalmer an exotic destination in Rajasthan.

Moreover, the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer, during the months of January and February, is a good enough reason to travel to Jaisalmer. This is the time when the golden city reverberates to the sound of melodious tunes and rhythms.

Folk dances, exciting competitions and contests, especially the turban-tying contest. Mr. Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities.

Colorful craft bazaars and the sound and light spectacle organized with folk artists performing against the splendid backdrop of the famous sand dunes on the full moon night surely is not-to-be missed.

Palace on Wheels
The Palace On WheelsThe Palace on Wheels travel package takes you to a vibrating journey to the royal land of sand dunes and regal palaces. Visit the majestic expanse where Royal Rajputs lived in a grand style. Explore this imperial land on the Palace on Wheels, the luxurious train of India that carries with it an intrinsic ambience that goes perfectly well with the majestic charm and beauty spread so lavishly here and there in Rajasthan.

The Palace on wheels is rated as one of the top ten luxury train journeys in the world. It offers you a heart-rending trip to the splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan in just seven days. Also discover the royal history of Taj Mahal in Agra. The journey to the hinterland of the desert starts every Wednesday evening at 1800 hrs from Delhi and ends on the following Wednesday early in the morning at 0730 hrs.

Uttaranchal
UttaranchalUttaranchal is one of the most beautiful and enchanting region of northern India. Nature has endowed this land with so much beauty and spiritual bliss that it is also known as Dev Bhoomi, the Land of Gods. Ganga, Yamuna and scores of other rivers originate in Uttaranchal. Among them Ganga is the most holy and prominent as she represents the soul of India-her rich culture, history and civilization.

Uttaranchal, its beauty in diversity is simply enchanting. The mighty snow bound Himalayas, breathtaking glaciers giving birth to rivers such as Ganga & Yamuna that are almost a faith, lush green valleys and meadows, calm mountain lakes, stately forests with varied flora & fauna, heartland of vedic civilization and abode spiritualism, mythology, shrines in some of the most traditional costumes, classical music and dance and a rich culture. From times, immemorial, Uttaranchal has been the favorite haunt of tourist, pilgrims, and history lovers and adventure seekers.

NainitalIn Sanskrit 'Himalaya' means Abode of Snow, truly characterizing the vast permanent snow fields above the snow line.In the heart of these majestic mountains lies the state of Uttaranchal with Kumaon region in its east and Garhwal in the west.

Uttaranchal finds mention in the ancient Hindu scriptures as Kedarkhand, Manakhand and Himavat. The Kushanas, Kudinas, Kanishka, Samudra, Gupta, the Pauravas, Katuris, Palas, the Chandras and Pawaras and the British have ruled in turns.

It is often called the Land of the Gods (Dev Bhoomi) because of its various holy places and shrines. The hilly regions of Uttaranchal offer unspoilt landscapes to the tourist -pilgrim.

Uttaranchal is the 27th state of the Republic of India. (total states being 28) It was formed on 9th Nov 2000 and was carved out of Uttar Pradesh after a long struggle of the Uttaranchali people.

Uttaranchal lies in the Northern part of India amidst the magnificent Himalayas and dense forests. The state is bordering Himachal Pradesh in the north-west and Uttar Pradesh in the South and has international borders with Nepal and China.

The city of Dehradun, has been declared as the interim capital of the new state. Though the debate on making Gairsain as the new capital is still on.


Jaipur Sightseeing

Jaipur offers a plethora of tourist attractions to visitors. The City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork, jewellery, costumes, brassware, and pottery. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh.

The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below. Other attractions include the Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Kanak Valley and Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh.


Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Referred to as the golden city of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer reverberates with exotic ancient splendors. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort (the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaur), Patwon ki Haveli (the grandest haveli of Jaisalmer), and Desert Culture Centre and Museums gives you some glimpse of this small town's past.

The Jain Temples meet your religious taste while the Salim Singh ki haveli and Nathmal ki haveli give you some more idea of the haveli architecture of the town. Besides these, Gadsisar Lake is also an interesting spot that you must visit in this desert city.

You can also go for camel safaris during days and evenings. An ideal place for viewing sunsets is the Sam Sand Dunes located at a distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer. Staying in the desert camps with local delicacies served is a heavenly experience.


Palace on Wheels

The exquisite and exclusive Palace On Wheels has luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two dining cars and a very personalized service... in fact, almost everything that could compromise of heaven on earth for seven days!

Accommodation: 14 fully air conditioned deluxe salons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.

Palace on Wheels Destinations :
Palace on Wheels - Destinations & SightseeingJaipur - The Pink City,
Jaisalmer - Jewel of the desert,
Jodhpur - The majestic stronghold of Rajasthan,
Sawai Madhopur - Splendors of the wild,
Chittaurgarh - Divinely beautiful,
Udaipur - City of lakes and palaces,
Bharatpur - Ornithologists' paradise,
Agra - The city of the Taj Mahal.


Uttaranchal Sightseeing

KedarnathDev Bhoomi-Char Dham : Char Dham is a term coined for the four most revered Hindu temples viz' Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. According to the Puranas and various Hindu scriptures the Char Dham Yatra is of very high religious significance.

BadrinathPilgrims from all around the world brave the severe conditions of landscape and weather to visit the shrines and have the holy darshan of the revered diety.



Gangotri
Yamunotri

Forest Research Institute - DehradunDehradun : Dehradun is situated at the Himalayan foothills in the fertile Doon Valley. The valley is well known for its salubrious climate and natural beauty. It is due to this reason, Dehradun has been one of the favorite residential cities. It is also an important educational centres of the country. Some of the best public schools and convents are housed here.The Indian Military Academy, The Froest Research Institute, the Oil and Natural Gas comission and many more offices of Central and State Govt. are also situated here.

Mussoorie is a fascinating Hill Resort commanding a wonderful view of the extensive Himalayan range and at night the gilliering views of Doon Valley. It is pleasant in summer (April to June) and clouding in (July to Aug.) and cool and serene in autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and winter months of Dec. to Feb. is severely bitty cold a time of snow fall, Mussoorie is called "Queen Of Hills" today it is one of the most popular summer destination in the northern hills.

NainitalNainital is a lake resort set at a height of 1,938 metres in a beautiful wooded valley. Surrounded by seven hills, the sparkling waters of the natural lake make it a gem among hill resorts. The lake is Nainital's pride and its yachting competition, organised during the season, is on a national level. The gaily coloured yachts on the, sparkling lake have become synonymous with this beautiful resort. If legend is to be believed, the lake was formed when the Goddess Sati lost her eyes at this spot. She was being carried by Lord Shiva at the time and a lake was formed as a result. 'Naina' (Eyes)Tal' (Lake) was thus given its name.


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