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Weekend Getaways Near Pune


Weekend Getaways Near Pune
Once the capital of Maratha Empire, Pune is the city of legendary Maratha leader Shivaji and has the history of being the alternative capital of British. The city known for its numerous historic monuments, Pune in the present times has evolved as a thriving centre of business and education which also houses Osho Meditation Resort. Thus a popular tourist destination, Pune is frequented not just by vacationers, but also those on business and educational tours. 
Weekend Getaways Near Pune
While in the vicinity one must not miss the interesting sites surrounding the main city. Situated a few kilometres away from Pune some beauteous hills are ideal for weekend getaways. Rich with geographical splendour and history dating back to the age of royalty these sightseeing places are located in close proximity and are well connected. Some of the weekend getaways around Pune are:
Weekend Getaways Near Pune
Lonavala
While opting for weekend packages to tour around Pune one must add this beautiful hill station as well. Well connected with Mumbai-Pune highway, Lonavala is easy to reach. The angelic beauty of this pretty countryside appears best during the monsoon season.

Weekend Getaways Near Pune

With cascading waterfalls and quaint ponds the verdant vistas creating appropriate backdrop, the time of rainy season in Lonavala is ideal for a visit to the region. In Lonavala one must visit Reyewood Park & Shivaji Udyan and the pristine Lonavala Lake.

Weekend Getaways Near Pune
Panchgani
A scenic hill station, Panchgani is located approximately 100 kilometres away from Pune. Nestled amidst lush Sahyadri mountain ranges its beauty is only enhanced with the beauteous Krishna River flowing nearby. The place is surrounded by five hills and on the top lays a volcanic plateau which is the second highest in Asia.

Weekend Getaways Near Pune

The area is a favourite picnic place for residents of Pune and is dotted with numerous gorgeous sightseeing attractions making it an ideal retreat for enjoying weekend breaks around Pune. The highlights of Panchgani includes the hilltop overlooking Krishna River valley- Sydney Point, the large expanse of laterite rock- Table Land and a beauteous spot overlooking azure waters of Dhom Dam- Parsi Point and more.

Weekend Getaways Near Pune
Alibag
A coastal town, Alibag is a small city was once renowned for its gardens of mango and coconut trees. In the current times it is the beaches of Alibag that makes it one of the highly preferred weekend getaways around Pune.

Weekend Getaways Near Pune

One can choose from a number of pristine beaches of Alibag including Alibag beach, Varsoli beach, Akshi beach, Nagaon beach, Kihim-Navgaon Beach, Kashid Beach and more. Those eager to see something more than just the beaches can explore other highlights of the region including the famous temples such as Kanakeshwar temple, Birla temple, Uma Maheswhar temple and Balaji temple. Also visit Kolaba fort, Murud-Janjira fort and Magnetic observatory while in the vicinity.

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Himalayan Adventures Tour


Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari

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Tour Details: Travel through the scenic hills and a valleys of the Himalayan Ranges. Give your heart some fast beats by indulging in some adventurous sports like paragliding, river crossing, angling, trekking, rock climbing and more.
Highlights:
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11 Days Package from Delhi to Chail-Sangla-Kalpa-Tabo-Kaza-Manali, with the facilities of paragliding, river crossing, angling, trekking, rock climbing.
Day Wise Breakup:
Day 1: Delhi-Chail or Kalka-Chail – Leave Delhi after early breakfast. Night stay in Chail Camp/Hotel.
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Day 2 : Chail-Sarahan – Leave after breakfast. Check into the hotel Shrikhand.
Day 3 : Sarahan-Sangla – Visit 800 years old Bhimakali Temple complex in the morning. Drive to Banjara Camp, Sangla. En route visit Kalpa, offering fantabulous view of the 6000m high Kinner Kailash massif.
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Day 4 : Sangla – Visit Chitkul (3450m) – 20 kms from the camp. This is the last village on the Indo-Tibetan trade route. May be walk up to Nagasthi (4 kms) – one of the last India outposts.

Day 5 : Sangla – Walk up to the Sangla meadows to see Kinner Kailash range in all its majesty or take a leisure walk to the glacier point. 

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Day 6: Sangla -Tabo – Visit Nako en route. Night stay in Banjara camp.
Day 7: Tabo – Visit 1003 years old Tabo monastery in the morning. After lunch, visit Pin Valley.
Day 8: Tabo-Kaza – Visit Ki monastery and Kibber – one of the highest motorable village in the world. Check into the hotel.
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Day 9: Kaza-Manali – Drive to Manali over 4551m high Kunzum pass and 3978m high Rohtang pass. Check into the hotel.
Day 10: Manali – Day at leisure/local sightseeing.
Day 11: Departure – After early breakfast, drive to Delhi or Chandigarh.

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The Trident Hotel, Cochin


The Trident Hotel, Cochin, INR 4750
Bristow Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin 682 003. India

The Trident Hotel, Cochin
Overview: Welcome to the Trident, Cochin. Located on Willingdon Island the hotel is 20 minutes from the city’s business district and within easy distance from well known tourist attractions. With well appointed rooms built around a picturesque central courtyard, a swimming pool and beautiful landscaped gardens, the hotel offers contemporary facilities in a relaxed and serene ambience for both business and leisure ravellers.

The Trident Hotel, Cochin
Location
By Air: Cochin (Airport Code: COK) has regular domestic flights to Agatti, Bangalore, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Madras and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum – the capital of Kerala). The airport is 38 kms (50 mins drive) from the Hotel.
Currently, there are also regular international flights to the Arabian Gulf countries. Flights to other destinations will start soon. Other international airports nearby include Mumbai, Madras, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
The Trident Hotel, Cochin
By Rail: Cochin is connected to the rest of India by an extensive network of rails. Cochin has two main railway stations, Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town. Many important trains start from here and many others pass through these stations. The station is 12 kms (20 mins drive) from the Hotel.
The Trident Hotel, Cochin
By Road: Three important National Highways pass through or start from Cochin, apart from many state roads. NH 47 from Kanyakumari to Salem pass right through the heart of Cochin while NH 17 to Mumbai and NH 49 to Madurai (in Tamil Nadu) starts from Kochi. Private and public transport services are available to and from all major cities of South India from here.
By Sea: Cochin has a magnificent all weather natural port. Regular boat service to places like Kottayam and Alleppey are available through the scenic backwaters of Kerala.
The Trident Hotel, CochinAccommodation
All the accommodation provided by Travelmasti are in the most comfortable hotels/ resorts/ camps, handpicked especially for you, offering the best stay to make your business or leisure trip, simply ‘worth it’.
The Trident, Cochin’s 76 rooms and 9 suites are located in the hotel’s elegant edifice and surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Check in: 2 pm

Check out: 12 noon
The Trident Hotel, CochinSupperior Rooms: 

56 Superior Rooms (king or twin) welcome guests with pool or garden views.
Deluxe Rooms: 

Deluxe Rooms (king or twin) welcome guests with pool or garden views.
Suites: The 9 suites offer guests 2 room bays – a living room and a bedroom – and are located on the top most floor of the hotel, with a view of landscaped gardens and the poolside.
The Trident Hotel, Cochin

All rooms are equipped with standard features like:

Centrally air conditioned
Wireless Internet access
Direct dial dual line telephones
Personal bar
Tea & coffee maker
24 hour room service
Satellite television
Electronic safe
Hair dryer
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Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra


Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Ganapatipule, One of the serene, sedate and unspoiled beaches of Maharsahtra, discover this wonderfull beach resort with Travelmasti.
Ganpatipule
Sparkling blue waters, endless stretches of golden or silver sand, sun beams dancing through the swaying palms, waves playing with the sand dunes, a cool breeze whispering sweet nothing in your ear. This is the land of Ganpatipule, one of Maharashtra’s almost virgin beaches.
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Nestled in the greenery is an almost 4000 year old land mark – the Swayambhu Ganapati temple (Swayambhu means ‘self-made’, this is a temple of the self-originated idol, Ganapati). It is flooded by thousands of devotees and tourists every year. Thus the village got its name Ganapatipule, Ganapati the lord of the “ganas” or army and “pule” which means sand dunes, Ganapatipule is one of the “Ashta Ganapatis” (eight Ganapatis) of India and is known as “Paschim Dwar Dewata” (the Western Sentinel God).
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Ganapatipule is a small village, serene, sedate and unspoiled. The beach here is still as natural and pristine as ever. And traveling by roads is an experience by itself. The vast “Konkan” stretch abounds with scenic greenery. There are narrow mud-roads, the earth is red and the roofed houses with clean courtyards add a quaint touch to the panorama. The local vegetation includes fruit bearing trees like mango, betelnut, banana, jackfruit, coconut, etc. The entire western coast is covered with these trees. The locals are as warm and cheerful as their surroundings. Ever ready to chat with the visitors and make them feel at home.
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
These god-fearing local devotees take a “Pradakshina” around the hill where the temple is located, not just around the temple (Pradakshina is a form of showing obeisance wherein the devotee walks in a circle around the idol of the lord or around the temple, the house of the lord), As for the tourists, they can go walking simple to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Places to Visit:
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Malgund: Just a kilometer away from Ganapatipule, Malgund village is the birthplace of the famous Marathi Poet Keshavsoot. This small, yet beautiful village is frequented by visitors who come to take a look at the renovated and converted house of the poet, now a student’s hostel. The Maratji “Sahitya Parishad” (Marathi Literature Society) has constructed a beautiful monument salled “Keshavsoot Smarak” in the memory of the great son-of-the soil.
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Pawas: Pawas is naturally beautiful and serene. The place is also prominent for the ashram of Swami Swaroopanand (a spiritual leader who influenced an entire generation of Maharashtrians). A visit to the place is a journey through time.
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Jaigad Fort: The legendary fort stands high and proud on the cliff with a spectacular view of the sea. The fort is at the entrance of the Sangameshwar river and is 35 kms away from Ganapatipule.
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Ratnagiri: The Konkan is the vast, beautiful western coast. One of its districts is the well-known Ratnagiri. It is here that the great freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born. This man with a mission led the “Swadeshi Movement” in the 20th centuary against the British. His house – Tilak Smarak – is a landmark now and is open to visitors. Also the “Patit Pawan Mandir” is of importance here. It was the first temple built for the non-Brahmins by revolutionary leader, Swatantryaveer Savarkar. 
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Other Attractions are the Bhatye Beach, The Coconut Research Center, Ratnadurg Fort, Bhagwati Bunder (Sea Port) and The Seafood Processing Centre at Mirya. Also visit Thebaw Palace, which was built for the exiled King and Queen of Burma (now Myanmar) in 1910 – 11. They lived for five years till their death in 1916.
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra

Velneshwar: This small and dreamy village around 170 kms away from Ratnagiri is the place to be for water sports – thanks to its beautiful clean beach and rock – free sea. Also an old Shiva temple near Velneshwar if Frequented by pilgrims and tourists. The whole place is a mystic aura around in the presence of the master mystic, Lord Shiva.

Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
Excursions:
Marleshwar: 60 kms from Ganapatipule, famous for its Shiva temple and waterfall.

Derwen: 85 kms from Ganapatipule, it is well known for its Shiv Shristi (an exhibition on Chhatrapati Shivaji)

Parshuram: Known for the Parshuram temple, it is 112 kms away from Ganapatipule.

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Ganpatipule, Maharashtra


Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
Sparkling blue waters, endless stretches of golden or silver sand, sun beams dancing through the swaying palms, waves playing with the sand dunes, a cool breeze whispering sweet nothing in your ear. This is the land of Ganpatipule, one of Maharashtra’s almost virgin beaches.
Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
Nestled in the greenery is an almost 4000 year old land mark – the Swayambhu Ganapati temple (Swayambhu means ‘self-made’, this is a temple of the self-originated idol, Ganapati). It is flooded by thousands of devotees and tourists every year. Thus the village got its name Ganapatipule, Ganapati the lord of the “ganas” or army and “pule” which means sand dunes, Ganapatipule is one of the “Ashta Ganapatis” (eight Ganapatis) of India and is known as “Paschim Dwar Dewata” (the Western Sentinel God).
Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
Ganapatipule is a small village, serene, sedate and unspoiled. The beach here is still as natural and pristine as ever. And traveling by roads is an experience by itself. The vast “Konkan” stretch abounds with scenic greenery. There are narrow mud-roads, the earth is red and the roofed houses with clean courtyards add a quaint touch to the panorama. The local vegetation includes fruit bearing trees like mango, betelnut, banana, jackfruit, coconut, etc. The entire western coast is covered with these trees. The locals are as warm and cheerful as their surroundings. Ever ready to chat with the visitors and make them feel at home.
Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
These god-fearing local devotees take a “Pradakshina” around the hill where the temple is located, not just around the temple (Pradakshina is a form of showing obeisance wherein the devotee walks in a circle around the idol of the lord or around the temple, the house of the lord), As for the tourists, they can go walking simple to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Ganpatipule, Maharashtra

Important Information:

Geographic Location: Ganapatipule lies along the Konkan coast, approximately 375 kms south of Mumbai.
Climate: The coastal climate is mostly hot and humid but it is healthy and devoid of pollution. The temperature is at its peak (around 38 Degree C) in the month of March. The monsoon falls between June and October. The rains are regular here. The climate is pleasant in winter and the temperature often falls at night.
Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
Languages Spoken: Marathi is the common language here. People also know Hindi and English.



Local Festivals: All the festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm and a spirit of togetherness. Gauri Ganapati and Magh Chaturthi are the most important events in the entire Konkan region. Holi, Gudi Padva and Diwali are well celebrated here, too.

Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
What to wear: Loose cotton attire is suitable and comfortable. Although during winters, warm clothing is preferable. Swimming costumes are recommended for people indulging in water – sports.



What to eat: Since Ganapatipule is a pilgrimage destination, non – vegetarian food is a little rare. But on the outskirts of Ganapatipule fish curry, rice and kokam kadhi are available. Vegetable curries are also very tasty, prepared with a coconut base. “Modak” the favorite sweet meat of Lord Ganesh is also available.

Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
What to Buy: The Konkan coast is rich in horticulture and the place is filled with delicious exotic fruits. These are also turned into sweet preparations like Ambapoli and Phanaspoli (pancakes of dried mango and jackfruit respectively). If you visit during the mangi season, don’t forget to buy the world famous Devgad “Hampus” mangoes.
Ganpatipule, Maharashtra

Where to Stay: The MTDC resort lies on the slope of a green hillock, facing the sea. Alphonso mango trees and coconut palms dot the 45 acre grounds. Sea view cottages. tents and Konkani houses are also available (The latter two are not rented out during the monsoons). 

Ganpatipule, Maharashtra

How to get there: 

By Air: Nearest airport is Belgaum, 299 Kms.
By Rail: On Konkan Railway Bhoke is 35 Kms. However the convenient railhead Ratnagiri is 45 Kms.

By Road: 

Mumbai – Ganapatipule is 375 Kms.

Pune – Ganapatipule is 331 Kms.
Belgaum – Ganapatipule is 299 Kms.
S. T. Buses ply from Mumbai and Ratnagiri to Ganapatipule.

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Weekend Getaways Near Delhi


Weekend Getaways Near Delhi

The city of Delhi was plundered several times, but never did it surrendered to malevolence on the contrary it evolved each time from its own ashes like the bird, Phoenix. Delhi, under its share of history pages tells the saga of the opulent of the empires who ruled the city and thus even today it is flanked with numerous political and historical monuments.

Weekend Getaways

Delhi has retained its character and is thus the current national capital city of India which is frequented by travellers for recreation, business and educational purposes. With the construction of new infrastructures, Delhi is now well-connected to various neighbouring regions ideal for weekend Getawayss. These destinations are mostly 0-500 km away from Delhi and thus make for ideal weekend Getaways around Delhi.

Weekend Getaways Near Delhi

These destinations are well appointed with good roads and variety of decent hotels and other entities of tourist needs.

Jim Corbett National Park– Nestled amidst the verdant hills of Uttarkhand, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger.

Weekend Getaways Near Delhi

Encompassing 290 kilometres of distance from the capital city travellers reach this serene forest which is well known for having geographical and ecological features of sub- Himalayan belt. Housing 488 species of flora and fauna, Jim Corbett National Park is a favourite spot for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Weekend Getaways Near Delhi

Vrindavan – Situated in Mathura, Vrindavan is the holy site where Lord Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood days. The holy town dotted with numerous temples is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha. Vrindavan is known worldwide for housing a large population of widows abandoned by their own families. Out of all Banke Bihari Temple, Radha Vallabh Temple, Sri Radha Raman Mandir and Govind Deo Temple are some of the must visit sites.

Weekend Getaways Near Delhi

Jaipur – The renowned ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is situated at a distance of 266 kilometres from Delhi. Most of the edifices in the city built with red stucco are now left with pink shades giving Jaipur its sobriquet- Pink City.

Weekend Getaways Near Delhi

The ancient city of Maharajas, Jaipur is decked with various palaces and stunning edifices such as Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar and Jal Mahal. Thus a popular tourist destination in North India, Jaipur is decked with numerous decent hotel property offering great value services thereby making Jaipur one of the best bets for weekend breaks around Delhi.

Weekend Getaways Near Delhi

Bharatpur – Located at a distance of 205 km from the national capital- Delhi, Bharatpur was once a well fortified city. The city is considered as an ideal weekend Getaways for it houses a UNESCO World Heritage Site- Bharatpur National Park. A natural home to more than 364 species of birds the park is visited by beauteous migratory birds each year. Siberian Cranes are one of the highlights of the park.

Weekend Getaways Near Delhi

Agra – Easily commutable in about five hours from Delhi, Agra is the famous city of Taj Mahal. Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Agra is where one of the World Wonders- Taj resides. The city housing three of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely- Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort has kept the regal splendour of Mughal era alive. Thus an ideal Weekend Getaways around Delhi, Agra is added in all the tour itineraries around Delhi.

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Weekend Getaways From Kolkata


Weekend getaways

Weekend getaways around Kolkata are found in aplenty and are ideal for a quick retreat to the caresses of Mother Nature. Away from the chaotic city life, these weekend getaways around the city of Kolkata are well connected with the main city and are great escapes. Their relaxed ambiance and serene scenery are captivating sights providing great opportunity to enjoy a vacation away from the melancholy of city life.

Weekend Getaways From Kolkata
Here are some of the ideal weekend retreats around Kolkata
Sunderban
The name itself means, “beautiful forest” and Sunder ban is accordingly one of the most serene jungles located in close proximity to Kolkata. The name of the park was derived from Sundari trees and the park is thus flanked by these trees mainly along with various other species of plantation. 
Weekend Getaways Near Kolkata
The forest was announced a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its freshwater swamp forests and one of the three largest single tracts of mangrove forests in the world. The park is renowned for being home to the endangered species of tigers- Bengal tiger and other wild creatures such as crocodiles, snakes, rhinoceros, spotted deer and more. The park is situated on the feet of River Ganges and is covered with thick foliage ideal for an adventurous vacation in the jungle.
Weekend Getaways Around Kolkata
Shantiniketan
For a peaceful weekend break around Kolkata, one must visit this small town located about 180 kilometres away from Kolkata. The town of Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore Shantiniketan is now a university town. The Vishva-Bharati University as the university is named by the legendary writer is one of a kind as it offers a fantastic foundation for learning Indian tradition under most modern ambiance.
Weekend Getaways From Kolkata
The idea is to study Indian literature and tradition while combining positive qualities of Western life. The region was made famous by his famous literary classics that were written here and had various influences on his work. Also, his former place of residence is of historical importance to the country and attracts thousands of lovers of literature to the region. While in the vicinity one must visit the highlight of the region- Tagore’s Ashrama, Rabindra Bhaban Museum, Kopai River and more.
Weekend Getaways in Kolkata
Darjeeling
The beautiful town of tea gardens, Darjeeling is situated in West Bengal. The humble town is renowned for its tea estates, tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which has been honoured one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. This quaint town is located in the Lesser Himalayas providing it breath-taking views and soothing ambiance. 
Weekend Getaways From Kolkata
Your weekend getaways around Kolkata are incomplete without a visit to Darjeeling’s gorgeous vistas. Touring the city one must visit places such as Buddhist monasteries, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Mount Kanchenjunga. Observatory Hill is one of the spots one must visit to witness the awe inspiring natural splendour of the region. Also, the early morning view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill is gorgeous as it is the time the entire valley appears alive. 
Weekend Getaway From Kolkata
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is popularly known as Toy Train connects Siliguri to Darjeeling and is admired for it passes through some of the most enchanting views of the region.

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Switzerland Honeymoon Packages From India


Swiss Alps Honeymoon4 Nights/ 5 Days @ Rs.59,999/ Person

Switzerland Honeymoon Packages From India

Inclusions:

Ex- Delhi Return Airfare in Economy class for on Swiss Airlines
Airport Taxes
2 Nights accommodation in Interlaken in 3 Star Hotel on twin occupancy
2 Nights accommodation in Lucerne in 3 Star Hotel on twin Occupancy
Daily Breakfast in the Hotel
Switzerland Honeymoon Packages
Swiss Transfer Ticket with 05 second class Train transfers {from border to border}
Excursions to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe and to Pilatus
All applicable taxes.

Offers Valid Till: 2010, Starting From Rs. 59999
2N Interlaken, 2N Lucerne, Return Airfare. Call : 011-47666799

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Top of Switzerland4 Nights/ 5 Days @ Rs.59,500/ Person

Switzerland Honeymoon Packages From India
Inclusions:
Return Airfare in Economy class for Delhi  – Zurich – Delhi on Swiss Airlines
Airport Taxes
2 Nights Accommodation in Interlaken in 3 Star Hotel on twin occupancy
2 Nights Accommodation in Lucerne in 3 Star Hotel on twin Occupancy
Switzerland Honeymoon Packages
Daily Breakfast in the Hotel
Swiss Transfer Ticket with 5 second class Train transfers {from border to border}
Excursions to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe and to Pilatus
All applicable taxes
Offers Valid Till: 2010, Starting From Rs. 59500
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An Introduction to West India Tour


West India Tours
The western part of India comprises of the states of Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra mainly.  Tour to West India is one to unwind at the sea-shores, enjoy a multi-cultural cocktail and indulge in the culinary delights.  In addition to the geographical beauty, this region also has a significant number of historical monuments and recreation options attracting a diverse group of travellers to opt for West India tours.
West India Tour
The hometown of Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat is brimming with places related to the legend’s life.  The state of Goa is completely different from that of Gujarat and offers a fun-filled holidaying experience on its beaches. The electric city of Bollywood, Mumbai is not just the entertainment hub, but is also the financial powerhouse of India.  A mix of these three destinations makes for an ideal West India tour package.
Tour to west india
Goa
Sun, Surf and Sand describe Goan holiday experience best.  On a West India tour one cannot avoid the serenity of swaying palms, dazzling waters and white sands of Goa beaches.  A Portuguese territory for about 450 years, Goa was annexed by Indian government in 1961.  The region is thus flanked by numerous colonial relics, ancient cathedrals and a number of world heritage architecture adding intensity to Goa tour.  
West India Tours
The bonhomie of its people, colours of its carnivals, languid mood of its beaches and the drowsiness of its spirited nightclubs comes naturally to Goa.  It is the ultimate party town and also the best place to unwind and shrug off that hang over the next day therefore makes its place solid in most of the tours to West India.
West India Tour
Gujarat
Gujarat is one of the treasures mostly untouched from the hordes of tourists.  A long coastline makes Gujarat one of the major ports of India.  The state encompasses all the major sites of Indus Valley Civilization which include Lothal and Dholavira. Home to Father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat has witnessed numerous struggles for Indian Independence movements.  
West India Tours
West India tourism opens gate to the ancient civilizations and archaeological sites belonging to that age it also provides opportunity to experience the ways of life of the man who paved India’s path to independence. Places of interest in Gujarat include various museums such as Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Colico Museum of Textiles, Vadodara Museum and the Gandhi Museum.
West India Tours
Mumbai
Home to Indian Film Industry and the financial powerhouse of India, Mumbai is ever dazzling and thus is rightly known as “a city that never sleeps”.  Perched on the west coast of India, Mumbai has a deep natural harbour.  Its beaches are lively with people flocking in big numbers for a morning jog or evening breeze.  Chowpatti Beach is one of its kind it is a place where lovers meet and where Mumbai takes a halt for making sand castles and to enjoy spicy beverages.  
West India Tour
Done with shopping at its flea markets and malls mushrooming at every corner, one can also explore its nightclubs and bars for a fun night-out.  Thus buzzing with noise and laughter, rocking with hardships and music concerts Mumbai dazzles and makes a visit to this city a must for those on a West India tour

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Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore


Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore

The capital city of Indian state Karnataka, Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities of India. Home to numerous praiseworthy educational institutes, heavy industries, software companies, telecommunications and defence organisations, Bangalore is popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India.

Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore

A diverse list of travellers thus visits the city, not just for business purposes, but also to explore its beauteous botanical gardens and awe inspiring temples. Not just the city, but also the regions around it are worth a watch.While in the vicinity one must take time out to explore one of these renowned Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore. These weekend packages include astonishing wildlife destinations, sites of religious relevance and beauteous hill stations.

Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore

Some of the destinations popular amongst travellers for enjoying weekend breaks around Bangalore are:


Tirupati

Situated around 225 kilometres from Bangalore, Tirupati is the famed Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The temple located on Venkatadri hill is reportedly the richest and the most visited place of worship in the whole of the world.

Weekend Getaways Around BangaloreIt is believed that the temple has a self-manifested idol of Lord Vishnu and thus the temple is counted amongst one of the holiest shrines of the lord. The temple provides ample opportunities to observe Indian culture and Hinduism and therefore a tour to Tirupati must not be skipped from your weekend getaways plan.

Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore
Mudumalai National Park
Located about 224 kilometres south of Bangalore, Mudumalai National Park is perched on the north western side of beauteous Nilgiri Hills. Mudumalai literally means “first hills” and the national park is one of the first wildlife sanctuaries established in the country. The sanctuary divided into 5 ranges that of Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota is a haven of a place.

Weekend Getaways Around BangaloreOne can spot herds of Gaur, Chital, endangered species of Indian elephants and Bengal Tigers along with Leopards and other predators roaming freely in their natural habitat here. The park is densely forested with three main types of foliage including tropical moist deciduous, southern tropical dry thorn and tropical dry deciduous plantations together creating spectacular scenery.

Nagarhole National Park
The park located at a distance of 210 kilometres from Bangalore is one place you must add in your weekend packages. A short drive from Bangalore will take you to the tranquilizing ambience of Nagarhole National Park.

Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore

An erstwhile hunting reserve of former rulers of Mysore, the park is now a wildlife reserve covered with beauteous streams, verdant valleys and gorgeous waterfalls. Travellers choosing Nagarhole National Park as their Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore can spot furious wild creatures such as elephants, tigers, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears also Nilgiri tahrs and lion tailed macaques here.

Weekend Getaways Around Bangalore
Wayanad
Located about 282 kilometres from Bangalore, Wayanad is an ideal choice for weekend getaways. The place is significantly admired for its mist covered hill stations, emerald hues of its jungles and verdant spice plantations. A large part of the region is covered with forests and houses mountainous regions such as Chemba Peak. The beauty of the region catches the attention of even the most discerning travellers also its beauteous temples ooze out tranquillity that charms all.

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