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Haridwar: Haridwar, literally means ‘The gateway to the Gods’. It’s the place where the river Ganga descends to the plain. A Gateway to the four pilgrimage of Uttarakhand, Haridwar is variously mentioned as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, Mokhsadwar in the ancient Hindu scriptures and epics.
A major Shaktipeeth from time immemorial, the place is believed to have both sanctified by the powerful trinity of Hindu mythology – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.
This is why the place has been a ever-refreshing mystic venue for the purification of the mind, body and soul.
The Kumbha Mela, happening once every 12 years and the Ardha Kumbha Mela (Coming once every six years) are big draws.
One of the oldest living cities, Haridwar has been in people’s mind from the period of Buddha to the British advent and now even in the 21st century.
Besides being a religious place, it has served as the center for learning arts, science and culture. It’s unique Gurukul school of traditional education, scenic beauty, lush greenery (full with Ayurvedic medicines and herbal remedies, give the place a unique charm and flavor. For the wildlife lovers, the Rajaji National Park is a must among the solemn centers in a Travelmasti discoverer’s itinerary of Uttaranchal.
Maha Kumbh Haridwar 2010 Packages
The Kumbh Mela which happens to be the biggest gathering in history, attracting 70 million pilgrims is an once-in-a-lifetime experience for the lucky ones is going to take place in 2010!
Come and join the world’s largest act of faith with
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Welcome drink on arrival (non alcoholic)
• 2Nights/ 3 Days Package
• Accommodation for a couple in Deluxe / Super Dlx room
• Assistance from Railway Station or Mela Parking Place
• Buffet Breakfast
• 2 Kids below 5 years complimentary in parents room without extra bed
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The diversity of India though fascinates hordes of wandering souls, also contains a beguiling trait and thus requires an expert guidance to be sorted. Diverse travelling opportunities possible in the country make tourism in India a subjective issue that distinguishes travel requirements amongst travellers.
The journey begins from the planning for India tour and with first picking up the places of interest. The diverse topography, cultures and lifestyles of India makes the task a bit perpetual and requires expert help. Thus to ease out the pressure and to put an end to the pre-travel worries, we have come up with a repertoire of information related to travel arrangements in India and abroad.
Here we have put up best of travel arrangements and experiences on display for the convenience of travellers. You might be an amateur or an avid one, but to locate a shop where you can ask for a custom made perfume or steamiest of kebabs, or to enjoy a festival where all the tribes of North East India showcase their cultures or a destination where erotic art is carved on the exteriors of a temple you would surely require an expert’s vision and knowledge.
In this blog we talk about our travel products which are customizable entities focussed on to incorporating best of travelling experiences of popular tourist destinations around the world.
Name of a destination and this blog produces an ideal tour plan which can even be customized according to your preference and interest. These travel plans have been formed after a thorough research of each of the destinations on offer and thus collaborates all the highlights of the regions. All in all we aim at offering quality Tour services in India and abroad at cost effective prices and amidst comfortable settings.
Getting Close in Himachal
Tour Details: Go for this special honeymoon tour, especially designed for you and enjoy breathtaking scenery, culture, history and heritage, celebrations, fairs and festivals. Feel this get-close experience like none-other.
Highlights: A honeymoon in Himachal is an unforgettable experience of getting close to nature & romance. The landscape offers breathtaking scenery, culture, history and heritage, celebrations, fairs and festivals. The Himachal essence assures the
couple of a get-close
experience like none other.
Day Wise Breakup
Day 01 Delhi to Shimla: Drive from Delhi by road. On arrival check into your hotel, rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 02 Shimla: After breakfast visit Fagu, Kufri to enjoy panoramic views of the hills. In the evening visit Jakhoo temple, later walk down to the bustling mall & enjoy shopping.
Day 03 Shimla to Manali: After breakfast you will drive to Manali. After check-in evening is free to relax & enjoy the facilities at the hotel.
Day 04 Manali: After breakfast you have an opportunity to visit Vashisht Temple, Hidimba Devi Temple & Solang Valley.
Day 05 Manali: This morning you will drive upto Rohtang Pass, where you may get a chance to frolic in the snow. Also visit Kothi, Rahalla waterfalls on the way. Rest of the evening is free to explore Manali.
Day 06 Manali- Chandigarh: After breakfast you will be driven to Chandigarh, where you can enjoy your evening. Time permitting take up some local sightseeing.
Day 07 Chandigarh – Delhi: After breakfast you will be driven back to Delhi, en-route visit Rock Garden and Rose Garden.
Package Cost Per Person
Valid Till 31st March 2010
Rs. 11,999 Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis
Non-AC Indica for a couple at exclusive disposal as per the itinerary. (KM Limit 1500)
02 nights accommodation in Shimla
03 Nights accommodation in Manali
01 Nights accommodation in Chandigarh
Daily Breakfast & Dinner
All Toll tax, Parking, Driver Allowances & State Tax.
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Little Tibet Experience Tour
Tour Details: Discover the most beautiful part of northern tip of India that will take you away from the daily chaos. In the lap of nature, experience some unparalleled adventurous sports available here.
* Evening walk to market
* Excursion to visit the 1000 year old paintings of Alchi Monastery
* Morning visit Khardongla Pass at 18360 ft-world highest motorable pass
* Likir, Sangam, Khardongla, Pangong Lake, Thiksey, Stok Palace
* Fullday excursion to Pangong Lake
Day Wise Breakup
Day 1 Delhi – Leh: Early morning flight to Leh. On arrival at Kushok Bakula Airport, transfer to the hotel. Full day rest for high altitude acclimatization. Evening walk to the market. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Leh – Alchi: After breakfast, time for an excursion to visit the 1000 year old paintings of Alchi Monastery. En-route visit the great statue of Maitreya Buddha at Likir monastery. Also visit the sangam of Indus & Zanskar rivers which are the two major rivers in Ladakh. O/N at the hotel.
Day 3 Leh – Khardong la Pass: Morning visit Khardongla Pass at 18360 ft- world’s highest
motorable pass. Afternoon visit Stok Palace Museum which is also the residence of the King of Ladakh & Thiksey Monastery which enshrines the most photographed statue of Maitreya
Buddha in India. O/N at the hotel.
Day 4 Leh – Pangong Lake: Early morning full day excursion to Pangong Lake 135 kms from Leh – one of the most amazing lakes in the entire Himalayas which is nearly 140 kms long and 3-5 kms in width, more than half of which lies in Tibetan territory. Back to Leh by evening and free in the market. O/N at the hotel.
Day 5 Leh – Delhi: Early morning transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.
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Best of Kinnaur Tour
Tour Details: A week long adventure tour from Delhi to Narkanda-Sangla-Kalpa-Chail, with the facilities of paragliding, river crossing, angling, trekking, rock climbing, that will amaze you to the hilt.
Highlights: 7 Days Package from Delhi to Narkanda-Sangla-Kalpa-Chail, with the facilities of paragliding, river crossing, angling, trekking, rock climbing.
Day Wise Breakup
Day 1 Delhi-Narkanda or Kalka-Narkanda: Leave Delhi/Kalka after early breakfast. After a long scenic drive, halt at Narkanda followed by overnight stay in Hotel Hatu.
Day 2 Narkanda-Sarahan (103 kms / 4 hrs): Leave after breakfast. Transfer from Narkanda to Sarahan. On arrival, check into Hotel Shrikhand.Rest of the day at leisure, followed by O/N stay.
Day 3 Sarahan-Sangla (99 kms / 4 hrs): Visit 800 years old Bhimakali Temple complex in morning. Drive to Banjara Camp, Sangla. En route visit Kalpa. Kalpa offers fantabulous view of the 6000 metre high Kinner Kailash massif.
Day 4 Sangl: Visit Chitkul (3450m) – 20 kms from Camp. This is the last village on the Indo-Tibetan trade route. You can also trek upto Nagasthi (4 kms) – one of the last India outposts.
Day 5 Sangla: Today, visit Kamru fort, fisheries farm, Batseri village. Indulge in any of the adventure activities in the camp. Bon-fire in the evening.
Day 6 Sangla-Chail (245 kms / 9 hrs): Today, we drive from Sangla to Chail. On arrival,
night stay in Camp/Hotel.
Day 7 Chail-Kalka or Chail-Delhi: Leave for Kalka/Delhi for onward journey.
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Tour Details: This suggested itinerary takes you through the tourist gems of India and also to the hidden jewels, waiting to be discovered. This pan-India tour takes you through rich architecture, history, culture, geology, two world heritage wildlife parks and rural/tribal India.
Highlights: The trip can be tailor made to suit your budget & interests. Hotels, length of stay at each destination, Language Guides (English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese or Spanish) and vehicles can be chosen to suit these requirements.
Day Wise Breakup
Day 1: Delhi: Following your arrival in Delhi transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi Tour: A day sightseeing in Old and New Delhi.
Day 3: Agra: After breakfast check out from the hotel and road drive for Agra arriving at lunchtime and in the afternoon, visit to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, both world heritage sites.
Day 4: Gwalior: After an early breakfast transfer to the railway station for the morning Shatabdi Express to Gwalior, arriving mid-morning and transfer to your hotel. Post lunch, enjoy glorious fortresses of Gwalior dating back to almost 1000 years.
Day 5: Orchha: The 3-hours drive to Orchha brings you to this medieval riverside city by lunchtime. The afternoon sightseeing will include its three palaces and embrace some of the numerous pavilions, lodges and temples that can be glimpsed in the nearby heavily wooded hills, before returning to your hotel in Orchha.
Day 6: Khajuraho: Today, a 3-4hrs drive to the temples of Khajuraho, followed by lunch. The temples provide an entertaining and instructive afternoon’s viewing for all human life depicted here. In these magnificient temples, discover antiquity and beautifully carved designs well preserved.
Day 7: Bandhavgarh Tour: With an early departure reach the wildlife sanctuary at Bandhavgarh by lunchtime. Also experience exceptionally varied Birdlife from Malabar hornbills and paradise fly catchers to black vultures and crested serpent eagles. Jeeps and elephants are available for game(the park is open from November-June).
Day 8: Bandhavgarh: This day is completely reserved for game viewing and some leisure activities.
Day 9: Jabalpur: Morning drive takes you to Jabalpur. The city itself dates from the nineteenth century and has a beautiful collection of marble rocks called Bhedaghat surrounding the holy Narmada River. Visit them in the afternoon for the Dhuandhar or ‘smoke cascade’ where the Narmada plunges as a waterfall and stay on until nightfall when the snowy rocks are floodlit for a magical effect .
Day 10: Bhimbetka Hill – Bhopal: Having an early breakfast (and a packed lunch) leave Jabalpur for the long drive to Bhopal. We stop just short at world heritage site of Bhimbetka Hill. The recently discovered large caves here are home to hundreds of plates of prehistoric art on its walls and ceilings, some as old as 10,000 years. Reach Bhopal in the late afternoon.
Day 11: Bhopal: The morning will be spent sightseeing in Bhopal, the city is home to some 400 mosques the more prominent being Moti Masjid, Jama Masjid and Taj-ul Masjid mosques, followed by visit to Udaygiri caves, a series of rock-cut sanctuaries carved about 400AD, notable for their sculpture, to Sanchi. Enjoy this tranquil hilltop cluster of stupas, temples, pillars and abandoned monasteries. Return to Bhopal in the late afternoon.
Day 12: Ujjain – Indore: You leave Bhopal for the day’s drive to Indore via the ancient town of Ujjain, once an important trade centre on the route to Egypt and still one of the holiest pilgrimage centers for Hindus. Indore is reached by late afternoon and check into the hotel to relax and overnight stay.
Day 13: : Indore: Enjoy your relaxed morning. After lunch, see outdoor Indore, visiting the extraordinary Kanch Mandir, a Jain temple of mirrors, and the vigorously eclectic Lal Bagh Palace of the 19th century Holkar dynasty.
Day 14: Omkareshwar – Maheshwar – Mandu: After breakfast a fascinating drive full of historic sights to Mandu. Visit to Omkareshwar, a sacred island, shaped like Om, the holiest of all Hindu symbols, at the meeting of the Narmada and Kaveri rivers. A few miles ahead is Maheshwar, the site of an ancient temple city. Arrive at Mandu in the late afternoon.
Day 15: Mandu: A full day at Mandu and see exquisite palaces like the Jahaz and Hindola Mahals, ornamental canals, baths and pavilions, as graceful and refined as those times of peace and plenty in 13th century. Each of Mandu’s structures is an architectural gem; some are outstanding like the massive Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah’s tomb, which provided inspiration to the master builders of the Taj Mahal centuries later.
Day 16: Ajanta – Aurangabad: An early start after breakfast means arrival at Ajanta by lunchtime, giving you all afternoon to view the extraordinary murals, frescoes and sculptures contained within these rock-cut caves, executed between 200 B.C. and 650 A.D. In the late afternoon drive to Aurangabad.
Day 17: Ellora: After breakfast a half-hour’s journey brings you to Ellora and its monumental Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples cut from the basalt rock. Also see the formidable fortress of Deogiri at Daulatabad, intended by the Delhi Sultan Muhammad Tughlaq as his capital, a short-lived but costly experiment in human lives. Return to Aurangabad.
Day 18: Aurangabad – Mumbai: Take the morning flight from Aurangabad to Mumbai. The afternoon is at leisure before your late night transfer to the international airport for your flight to home.
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04 Days / 03 Nights, Destination Covered : (Leh – Delhi – Leh)
Quick Glimpses Of Ladakh
Tour Details: A short trip to the gorgeous north India, this tour takes you to the famous tourist destinations which have attracted tourists across the globe for its stunning surroundings.
Duration : 04 Days / 03 Nights
Destination Covered : (Leh – Delhi – Leh)
Best Time to Tour : The best time to Quick Glimpses Of Ladakh is from October to March.
- Overnight stay at the hotel
- Indus Valley tour
- Evening free at the market in Leh
- Shey/Thiksey/Hemis/Stok /Khardongla/Shanti Stupa/Leh Palace
- Evening free at leisure
Day Wise Breakup:
Day 01:Delhi – Leh: Early morning flight to Leh & on arrival at Kushok Bakula Airport transfer to the hotel and full day at rest for high altitude acclimatization, which is must to settle yourself to the new altitudes of Leh. Evening you can take an easy walk to market to stretch yourself. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02:Leh: After an early breakfast, proceed for a full day Indus Valley tour including visit to Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis and Stok Monasteries which are the among the historically most important and magnificent Buddhist Monasteries in Ladakh. Box lunch for the day. Evening free at the market in Leh. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Leh: Morning excursion trip to Khardongla Pass world’s highest motorable pass, there is no other pass to drive higher than this. Back to Hotel by noon and have lunch. Afternoon visit Shanti Stupa, a beautiful spot to enjoy the evening and take a panoramic view of Leh town, & the 16th century formidable Leh Palace. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Depart Leh: Early morning transfer to the airport on time to board flight for onward destination.
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Royal Indian Tour
Tour Details: A 20 days tour, takes you to the most exquisite destinations of India. From North to South, Kerala tours would also be visited by aspiring vactioners exclusively….
Highlights: A long tour to India, covering destinations which are known worldwide for their rich art, culture and heritage.
Day Wise Breakup
Day 1: Arrive in Chennai: Arrive in Chennai. Transfer to the hotel for check in, followed by overnight stay.
Day 2: Chennai /Mahabalipuram: Sightseeing tour of Chennai. Visit Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral, the Museums which reflects the collection of Chola bronzes & stone sculptures from South India & the Deccan. Later drive to Mahabalipuram- recognised as a World Heritage site owing to its rock-cut art. O/N in Mahabalipuram.
Day 5: Tanjore / Trichy / Madurai: After the early morning breakfast drive to the temple city of India i.e. Madurai via Trichy, located on the banks of the River Kaveri. Enjoy the city tour at Trichy which includes visit to Srirangam Temple & Rockfort. O/N at Madurai.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram / Kanchipuram / Mahabalipuram: Visit the Shore Temple built in the 7th century. Have a glimpse of structural marvel Arjuna’s Penance a bas-relief built by King Narasimha I. Also visit Five Rathas shrine known for Indian rock cut architecture. Later drive to the temple town ‘Kanchipuram’, one of the India’s seven sacred cities. O/N in Mahabalipuram.
Day 4: Tour of Mahabalipuram / Tanjore: Early morning transfer to Tanjore – ‘The Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu’ is a centre for bronze sculpture & painting. Enjoy sightseeing of Tanjore city which includes visit to Brihadeswara Temple, a World Heritage Site is dedicated to Lord Shiva takes you back to the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. The temple is also known as ‘Big Temple’. O/N in Tanjore.
Day 6: Madurai City Tour: Visit the Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple located at the heart
of Madurai city is a magnificient example of Dravidian architecture in India. Spend the rest of the day exploring Madurai. The city located on the banks of Vaigai River is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. O/N in Madurai.
Day 7: Madurai – Thekkady: Early morning transfer to Thekkady, a popular hill station & a wildlife centre. The town is an important plantation centre and the Periyar Forest of the town houses one of the finest wildlife reserves of India. Enjoy the Evening game viewing at the sanctuary by boat on lake Periyar. O/N in Thekkady.
Day 8: Periyar (Thekkady) – Cochin: Transfer to Cochin. Cochin the commercial capital of Kerala is also known as Queen of the Arabian Sea. Cochin is known for its beautiful ports,
islands and narrow peninsulas. O/N in Cochin.
Day 9: Cochin City Tour: Sightseeing tour of Cochin- Visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Spice Market, St. Francis Church one of the first European Church in India was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars. Also have a look at Chinese Fishing Nets. Have a glimpse of Kerala’s most popular evening classical dance. O/N in Cochin.
Day 10 : Cochin / Guruvayur / Mysore: Early morning transfers to Mysore via Guruvayur, the most important and sacred pilgrim centres of Kerala.Guruvayur also known as the Dwarka of South is known for The Sree Krishna Swamy Temple dedicated to Krishna. Upon arrival to Mysore, check into the hotel for the further overnight stay.
Day 11: Mysore City Tour: Today visit the Maharaja’s Palace a home to the royal throne and houses the durbar,Chamundi Hill which is crowned by Durga Temple with the magnificent 5m tall Nandi, carved from a single piece of granite in year 1659, one of the largest in India. O/N in Mysore.
Day 12 : Mysore / Bangalore / Mumbai: Morning transfer to Bangalore. Visit Tipu Sultan’s Palace, the ISKCON Temple and Lal Bagh Garden. Later drive to the airport to board a flight to Mumbai. O/N in Mumbai.
Day 13 : Mumbai / Udaipur: Enjoy a full day tour of Mumbai today. Visit Gateway of India, the Prince Wales Museum, Elephanta Caves, Marine Drive. Later transfer to the airport to board a flight to Udaipur. O/N in Udaipur.
Day 14 : Udaipur City Tour: Sightseeing at Udaipur includes a visit to City Palace, Garden of the Maids, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal. In the evening at sunset a cruise on Lake Pichola is planned. O/N in Udaipur.
Day 15 : Udaipur – Jaipur City: Relax at the hotel and explore its surroundings. Later in the evening transfer to the airport to board a flight to Jaipur. O/N in Jaipur.
Day 16: Jaipur City Tour: Early morning drive to Amber 11 kms from Jaipur. Take the royal elephant ride to the Amber Fort, built in 1592. Later visit the City Palace& Museum. Also have a look at Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of Winds built in1799 with red and pink sandstone. O/N in Jaipur.
Day 17 : Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra: Early morning drive to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri, a world heritage site, enroute. O/N in Agra.
Day 18: Taj Mahal & Agra Tour: Today see the magnificent Taj Mahal & Agra Fort, both world heritage sites. Spend the rest of the evening exploring the surroundings. O/N at Agra.
Day 19: Agra – Khajuraho: After an early morning breakfast transfer to airport to board a flight to Khajuraho. O/N in Khajuraho.
Day 20: Khajuraho Temples Tour: Enjoy the early morning sightseeing tour of the Khajuraho city by visiting the city temples built in between 950 and 1050 AD. Take an evening flight to transfer to Varanasi.
Day 21: Varanasi: Before breakfast take an early morning boat ride at the river Ganges. Later visit to the holy city Sarnath 12 kms from Varanasi is planned where Lord Buddha deliver his first sermon, after attaining Nirvana. Later in the evening transfer to Delhi. O/N in Delhi.
Day 22: Dehi City Tour: Guided tour of Delhi which includes sightseeing to Old Delhi, visiting Red Fort a world heritage site. Also visit Jama Masjid, the Gandhi Memorial & India Gate. Have a glimpse of President’s House, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Later transfer to the airport for your onward travel.