Monday, July 13, 2015

Rangeelo Rajasthan

Rajasthan has long mesmerized the world with its rugged charm and vibrant culture. Land of the Rajput empire, it flaunts amazing fort architecture, monuments, camel fairs, exquisite local attire and jewelry, besides a delectable cuisine. A number of heritage palaces, desert safaris and more have continued to draw visitors from across the globe for not only vacations, but also for memorable occasions such as weddings.

Mt Abu is a beautiful hill station in Rajasthan, with the famed Dilwara Temples that are a marvel in marble, with intricate carving. It also has several Hindu temples carved out of single rock. Abu has a wildlife sanctuary that spans the mountains.

A city that has captured imaginations of the West and the silver screen is Udaipur. Beautiful lakes and heritage fort hotels, such as the Maharana Pratap Smarak - Moti Magri, Saheliyon ki Bari- 'Garden of the Maids of Honour’ make it a delight for visitors. Close by is the Nathdwara temple, the seat of the Vaishnavite philosophy.

Moving from Udaipur to Pushkar, one can find the famed Chittorgarh Fort, Ranakumbha Palace, Meera Mandir, Vijay Stambha and Padmini's Palace.

The monument of Moinuddin Chishti Darga awaits in Ajmer, where one can also find the sole Bhrama temple in India and the colourful Pushkar fair.

Tiger territory Ranthambore are next up on the map, allowing wildlife enthusiasts to capture the diverse species of animals in their natural habitat.

Rajasthan would be incomplete without a trip to Jaipur, famed for its beautiful semi-precious jewelry, bandhanis, handicrafts, silks and the amazing Hawa Mahal, besides the Jantar Mantar.

If the desert landscape and its whimsical culture entrance you, Bikaner and Jaisalmer are the spots to head for. Bikaner has a long history of forts and temples and in Jaisalmer, you can enjoy the traditional folk dances, camel rides, with a fabulous dinner as you watch the sun set on the dunes.

Cuisine in Rajasthan is unique, with its rich spices and flavors. Each city has its own specialties, but the Mirchi Vada (Chilli Pancake) originated in Jodhpur, where it can be enjoyed with a thick chutney (sauce). Jodhpur is also home to the brilliant Rajput architecture, such as Ummaid Bhavan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort which includes Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Silah Khana, Daulat Khana and Rang Mahal.

Rajasthan is one of the most amazing states of India, which showcases the growth of culture amidst the arid desert. Its colorful festivals and attire brighten up the golden landscapes and it has a long history of honor and tradition. Relive the glory of the past by visiting this land of ancient culture.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Top 5 Benefits of Traveling in a Group

Leisure traveling is always exciting and fun. Discovering unknown lands and cultures fills us with an eager anticipation, besides giving us unforgettable memories to treasure and share with loved ones.
Traveling in a group has greater advantages than traveling alone. Singular travel can be extremely therapeutic for those deliberately seeking it, but for those traveling for fun and holiday, nothing can beat the enjoyment of being in a group. Human beings are inherently social animals and one of the greatest joys is the one of sharing. Traveling in a group enhances this joy in several ways and makes for a memorable trip together. This also allows for many other advantages in a tour.

Here, we explore the benefits of traveling in and how it can add a lot more value to our journeys to new places.

1.  Taking selfies of oneself and posting them on social sites is gratifying, but in a group we share the moments “live” with loved ones, be it family or friends. Posting such pictures is far more enjoyable, as many can relate to it and certainly makes for more “likes” than otherwise.

2.  Traveling in group helps us overcome our small fears or inhibitions for discovering unknown things. Not all of us would be comfortable walking into a dance lounge or nightclub, even though these are the norm in several foreign lands. However as a part of a small group, those who are shy can easily visit such places and take those memories home.

3.  Traveling without tasting local cuisine is truly a waste of a trip. However, not all countries or cultures offer us the kind of palate we are used to and this deters many of us from trying out their fare. As a group, we can visit local eateries and order several different dishes, thus, allowing discovery of new food, with the back-up of “safe” dishes, should some not like the former.

4. Local travel can sometimes be difficult to arrange or may seem dangerous, to newcomers. In a group, people can easily arrange for transportation, such as taxis, etc, without the fear of sharing these with strangers. This helps one in taking full advantage of a tour to see tangential sights, not included in a tour and check out local areas, for shopping, culture, etc.

5. One of the greatest benefits of traveling in a group is that it allows us to overcome long hours and tedious plane/bus rides with company. Imagine having to spend 10 to 12 hours in planes and airports alone! While traveling in a group, one can pass the time with fun games, antakshari etc. This alleviates the boredom and adds a festive air to the trip.

Traveling for a holiday is best enjoyed in a group. Kesari Tours is India’s leading Group travel organizer, with a repute that is unmatched for itinerary and in-house sumptuous meals, besides some of the most experienced and professional tour leaders. Group travel with Kesari, takes on a different hue, as the company provides some excellent events and entertainment for group members, while on tour. Above all, prices at Kesari are transparent and “All Inclusive, with no hidden costs or add-ons!

Give your family or friends circle a treat and book a tour with Kesari to experience a memorable trip that will be the talking point for years to come.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

10 Places to visit in India on a Budget

Have you ever imagined going to the most exotic places in India in what you call as the ‘month end savings’? As vast and as diverse as our country is, it is also very affordable. If planned properly you can travel almost half of India even when you are a miser who likes to budget everything. Here are 10 places one can visit on a budget.
1.  Lonavala & Khandala
Lonavala also called the Jewel of the Sahayadri Hills is located on the Mumbai- Pune express highway .Just 5kms away is Khandala.  It is a favourite spot for all the Mumbaikars as well as the Bollywood filmmakers. Walk through the mist- clad, shimmering waterfalls, enjoy the freshness of the moist earth and abundance of scenic beauty not spending more than Rs. 6000 on hotel, food and transport.

2.  Kodiakanal
Food here in Kodaikanal is amazingly affordable, be it chicken or the South Indian cuisine you can eat a hell lot of food just by spending Rs. 200 and staying here is also not a great deal as you can book hotel rooms here which are not too expensive. This place located at the south of Palani Hills is covered in thick forests and waterfalls. It is not very difficult to reach there as bus and train are easily available.

3.  Goa
Goa known for its beautiful beaches have visitors all over the world, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. A mix of peaceful relaxation but also buzzing activity, which goes into making a fabulous place.

4.  Jaipur
A one day trip to Jaipur can be amazingly good and satisfying. The architectural beauty of the Pink City offers great peace and tranquillity after which you can move towards your final destination.

5.  Darjeeling
If you plan to travel to Darjeeling with your family you can book economical Holiday Homes a month prior to your trip. Journey can be done by train or by bus from Siliguri to Darjeeling. The town is endowed with rich cultural history, natural resources and due to its pleasant climate all year round, Darjeeling can be one of the best places to visit.

6.  Leh Ladakh
There are a number of attractions at Leh Ladakh which are filled with extreme pristine beauty. It is well known for its monasteries, mountain peaks and wildlife safaris. With regard to accommodation, Ladakh offers several options from family run establishments, to guest houses to budget hotel rooms in monasteries.

7.  Varanasi
Varanasi also known as Benares or Kashi is one of India’s seven holy cities. The Ghats of this city are spiritually enlightening and fantastically photogenic. Staying there is very affordable as rooms in aashrams and dharamshalas are easily available.

8.  Amritsar
The place where belief and faith is more important than money. Golden Temple, one of the holiest places of worship makes your stay worth at Amritsar. One can stay at the Gurudwara by paying a minimal amount.

9.  Kerala
All worries disappear as you sit back and drift past riverbanks lined with coconut trees, verdant paddy fields and colourful lotuses. The Backwaters of Kerala are a bliss. Most houseboat trips start from Alleppey and are quite affordable.

10.  Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer also known as the Golden City of India, is a land of fascinating sand dunes, magnificent havelis and stunning Jain Temples. It is located in the midst of the scenic Thar Desert. You can check out the Jaisalmer fort or visit the Desert National Park all at very low prices.