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Mahal - Wild Safari - Heritage sites - Goa Beaches
India Tour for Chinese from China: Overview
If you are a Chinese Tourists, There is no better choice than touring Hinterland Jungles to see majestic Tiger of India, The Famous Kanha national park & Bandhavgarh National Park in addition to covering Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Sarnath, Goa and Mumbai that is why it is also popularly known as Incredible India tour.
It is the most well liked tourist circuit in India for Chinese Tourists, as Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Tiger Safari, Delhi, Golden Triangle Agra, Jaipur and finally Goa are the main attraction of this package. Holidaytravel.co provides you a luxurious and comfortable stay in modern world-class hotels as well as budget hotels in India.
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This holiday package has been made affordable for Chinese Tourists and and includes Tiger Safari in best wildlife national parks , Best Resorts of Chinese Theme, and all kind of destinations like UNESCO Heritage sites, Forts, Lakes, Beaches, Buddhist Temples, Boat rides etc which will give you a memorable experience for lifetime. You can enjoy with your friends and family when you opt for this amazing and full of enjoyment package.
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Package Inclusions :-
Special Welcome for Chinese Tourists at Airport & drink on arrival
3 Nights stay at Delhi + Sight Seeing
1 Nights stay at Agra + Taj Viewing + Sight Seeing
2 Nights stay at Jaipur + Sight Seeing
1 Nights stay at Pushkar + Sight Seeing
2 Nights stay in Udaipur + Sight Seeing
2 Night stay at Varanasi + Sight Seeing
3 Nights Stay at Bandhavgarh National Park + Tiget Safari 4 Nos + Jungle Tribles Visit
3 Nights Stay at Kanha national Park + 6 Tiger Safari + Organic Food
4 Night stay at Goa + Beach Fun + Sight Seeing
2 Night stay at Mumbai hotel
Local sight-seeing of all mention above destinations
Accommodation in a Double Sharing basis
Chinese speaking guide
All arrival & departure transfers, long drives and sightseeing by a chauffeur driven private Air-conditioned Vehicle Indigo / similar.
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur transfer by Cab
Flight Ticket/ Train Ticket.
Any expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, gratuities etc.
Entrance Fees and Camera fees at monuments and other places of interest.
Best India Hotels for Chinese Tourists- 3 star
Hotel Emperor Palms - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Emperor Palms is conveniently located in the heart of New Delhi. It is a minute's walk from the Karol Bagh metro station. Many popular tourist hotspots are located nearby such as Jantar Mantar (Approx. 5km) and Birla Mandir (Approx 3km). Commercial hubs such as Gaffar Market (0.5km) and Connaught Place (Approx. 4km) are also in close proximity. The Hotel Emperor Palms has rooms which include state-of-the-art facilities. The rooms are air-conditioned. Other room features include Wi-Fi access, in-house safe, satellite TV, AC, telephone with direct dialing facility.
Hotel The Livin - 5.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel The Livin offers tourists and travelers a cosmopolitan and elegant experience. Rental car services are available for visiting the famous locations like Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall, Amber fort and the popular markets of the Pinkcity. In hotel services like free WiFi, Laundry, No Smoking Floors, Doctor on Call, Currency Exchange, 24 hrs Safety makes a comfortable stay for Indian and foreign visitors.
Pushkar Lake Palace - 3.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Pushkar Lake Palace is a perfect destination to experience comfort and tranquility. Guests at this palace get an opportunity to experience a stay in comfortable accommodations with best in class hospitality services. Pushkar Lake Palace is located near Pushkar Lake, Dist Ajmer. Pushkar Lake (Approx. 1km), and Sri Raghunatha Swamy Temple (Approx.1km) are some of the nearby places of tourist exploration. Guests feel relaxed in these simple yet comfortable rooms. Air conditioning, colour television, safe and telephone are the in-room amenities.
Hotel Udaigarh Udaipur - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Udaigarh, Udaipur, is a heritage hotel located around the famous Lake Pichola in the old City. It offers the culmination of perfect ambience, stylish interiors, comfortable rooms and great food. Enjoying the benefits of an easy and convenient location, this hotel is the ideal option for leisure tourists, business travellers as well as food lovers.
Hotel Buddha Varanasi - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Buddha, Varanasi is a cozy and comfortable offering with homely vibes. A delightful getaway, this hotel offers splendid accommodation catering to the needs of elite leisure travelers. The entire place is packed with affable services, immediate facilities and jovial hospitality. A convenient and sophisticated choice to stay, it also is an oasis of mouth watering cuisines.
The International by Tunga - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel The International by Tunga, Mumbai, offers luxurious facilities to its patrons. Well connected to the major attractions and MIDC, the hotel is ideal for business and leisure travellers. Elegantly decorated rooms, modern interiors and impeccable services define this modern abode.
Some of the basic services include air conditioning, internet, room service, non smoking rooms, front desk, parking and security. The fine dining restaurant 'specializes in seafood, coastal Indian and Continental cuisines. The hotel rooms are well ventilated and feature modern furnishings. Patrons can opt to stay in deluxe room or executive room of the hotel. The in room amenities are air conditioning, colour television, refrigerator, tea/coffee maker, internet access, telephone and safe.
Resort Terra Paraiso - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Terra Paraiso, Goa is a sophisticatedly designed boutique hotel with antique furniture and local handicrafts. This appealing property will give you contemporary facilities wrapped with traditional style, personalized services and Goan Culture. There is a gorgeous swimming pool and a well equipped gym, massage & spa services, beauty parlor and a salon. The resort provides a heaven on earth experience with its overall services and ambiance.
Best Hotel Recommended - 5 star
Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Easily accessible from the rest of the city, this sleek luxury hotel offers aesthetically designed rooms, decked with a fine blend of dark and bright shades! The contemporary interiors create a sophisticated ambience, apt for business travellers.
Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre - 4.5 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre is located in close proximity to the main shopping center, railway station, government houses, multinational companies of Jaipurs thriving business district and also convenient access to all the historical monuments in Jaipur. The hotel is ideally equipped for business, leisure and transit travellers. Facilities include a choice of 3 dining outlets, a bar, round the clock room service, complimentary Internet access, contemporary rooms and a range of leisure facilities such as Spa, Gym, round the clock Travel Desk and outdoor pool. Dining options include Rajasthani and World Cuisine at Monarch our all day dining restaurant, authentic Chinese at Chao Chinese Bistro, pub favorites at Roadhouse Bar and Grill and finest wine and beverage selection at Ten Kings bar.
Orchard Resort - 5.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Set in a peaceful rural locale of Ganahera, amidst orchards of an indigenous Indian fruit called Amla (Emblica officinalis) and fields of roses, is the exclusive luxury camp aptly named 'Orchard'. Ganahera is located close to the large open grounds of Pushkar, where Asia's largest camel fair is held annually. Orchard operates from September to March every year. The Resort is surrounded by flowers, home grown vegetables, gardens and multitudes of trees among which hang hammocks on which guests can laze in with a good book!
Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort And Spa - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Boasting a location near Fateh Sagar Lake, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in Udaipur is a magnificent property inviting guests for a unique experience. Guests at the resort enjoy on-site dining two restaurants and a poolside bar, as well as features like an on-site spa, three flexible meeting and event spaces and a lot more. Their accommodation in Udaipur also features 24-hour room service. Two eateries at the hotel are Wok By the Lake Serving everything from Chinese, Thai, Burmese and Indonesian cuisine and Antra Serving continental and Indian dishes.
Hotel Ramada Plaza - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV, is a part of the renowned Wyndham Hotel Group. The hotel is located at Varanasis popular Mall Road and near the banks of River Varuna. An island of serenity, the hotel exudes a majestic charm with its contemporary and stylish dcor, world class amenities, services and a vast infrastructure.
Three restaurants which offer a variety of mouth watering cuisines to the guests and Toxic Bar is a great place to unwind. Pool side bar lets the guests relax and enjoy. There is also a fitness centre for the health-conscious ad a spa to rejuvenate the tired souls.
Hotel Marine Plaza - 4.0 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Marine Plaza enjoys an exotic location and combines it with a blend of business as well as leisure amenities to appeal to the contemporary traveler. Situated at the end of Marine Drive, overlooking the Arabian Sea, this hotel provides guests with a beautiful view. If they do venture out, popular tourist spots like Marine drive (Approx. 1km), Gateway of India (Approx. 2km) and Jehangir Art Gallery (Approx. 2km) are easily accessible.
Leisure travelers can use the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center to relax and rejuvenate. Other services provided by the hotel include room service, doctor-on-call, laundry and valet parking, concierge and a travel desk. The Oriental Blossom restaurant offers guests a taste of authentic Szechwan and Cantonese cuisines.
Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa - 4.5 TA Rank - Certificate in Excellence
Overlooking the turquoise Arabian Sea, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, is an invigorating 5-star beach property comprising charming cottage like units. Goan- Portuguese incredible architecture, rooms offering a medley of views ranging from sea, garden to pool view and legendary hospitality, make the guest's stay complete & memorable. Guests find this remarkable resort a perfect holiday destination.
Round the clock room service and front desk are present for guests' convenience. For fitness freaks the resort offers a pool & gymnasium. Jiva spa is the perfect place to de-stress with award-winning therapies. Pure Indian herbs, aromatherapy oils, all natural creams are used to rejuvenate body, mind & soul. The in-house restaurants like Banyan Tree, Beach House, Caravela, Jungle Jam and more, garner innovative and scrumptious Thai, Goan cuisine, bar and coffee shop serve drinks and beverages to their guests.
Welcome to India, ATITHI DEVO BHAV...On arrival at Delhi airport, Grand welcome and reception... our representative shall meet and escort you to you pre booked hotel and assist with check in formalities.
Rest of the day is free at leisure and to explore the city on own.
Overnight stay is at Delhi.
Today after breakfast, first you will visit two monuments from past Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Akshar Dham. Overnight stay at Delhi.
After breakfast you visit Delhi sightseeing like, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Jantar Mantar and Red fort, after that back to hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi
Red Fort: Home to Mughal Emperors for nearly 200 years, the Red Fort or Lal Kila was converted to barracks for the British colonial army. The iconic landmark recognized by its red sandstone architecture has a rich set of stories dating back to India's pre-independence era. This massive time-tested fortress today is the backdrop for large scale national events such as the Republic Day and Independence Day.
Jama Masijd: India's largest mosque, Jama Masijd a sight to behold is definitely among the places to visit in Delhi. The magnum opus mosque constructed by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan stands tall at 40 ft with 4 angles, 2 minarets and can contain 25,000 devotees.
Jantar Mantar: Among most popular places to visit in Delhi is the Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory built by Maharaja Jaisingh of Udaipur in 1794 on the main Parliament Street at Connaught Place. The instruments at Jantar Mantar are undoubtedly fascinating for their ingenuity however the high-rise buildings around have obstructed accurate observations.
Bahai (Lotus) Temple: The ever-popular lotus-shaped Bahai Temple in Delhi is the last of the seven major Bahai temples around the world. A mesmerizing structure made of pure white marble, standing against a lush green landscape, the lotus depicts a symbol common to all religions.
After morning breakfast in hotel, Check out leave for Agra – The city was the capital of India during the reign of Mughal Emperor. Reach the city of Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonder of the world and you will be transferred to your reserved hotel. After wash and change, proceed for city tour visiting the majestic Taj Mahal – this marvel made up of white marble is a star attraction of our country and the main feature of the Taj is that its white marbles reflects the sun rays falling on it giving different view every time you visit.
TAJ MAHAL: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de- etre for every tourist visit to Agra.
Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
Proceed for visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmadullah's Tomb with English speaking guide. Enjoy battery van ride. Return to hotel and relax in the evening.
Your tour also includes visit to Agra fort – Inside the fort, you will see some wonderful buildings and lastly visit Itmad-Ud- Daulah also knows as Baby Taj – Built by Noor Jahan, wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir in memory of her father.
Spend your night in Agra.
Start third day of the tour with drive to Jaipur – Popularly known as the pink city it is the capital of Rajasthan state. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar and explore the beautiful marble architecture in it. Our representative will meet you at Jaipur hotel with warm welcome. After check into the hotel, evening indulge in some delicious Rajasthani dinner in any of the local restaurant in the city along with the Rajasthani folk dance and music and other entertaining programs.
Stay overnight at Jaipur.
After hearty breakfast in the hotel, enjoy excursion tour of Amber Fort –situated atop of Aravali hills in the outskirts of Jaipur. If you like to feel like the King, enjoy elephant ride to ascend the fort. Also visit Jaigarh Fort - The main attraction of the fort is world’s biggest canon which was used one in a life time. Come back to the city restaurant and have your lunch. Later enjoy tour of Jaipur – the city of beauty and perfection.
Visit City Palace a complete blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture making it a worth visiting place, Hawa Mahal – 5 storied monument structured in semi-octagonal has 973 windows and we end the city tour
with a visit to Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory which is the largest preserved observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this Palace of Winds; is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Stay overnight in Jaipur.
Have a lavish breakfast in the hotel and then head to Pushkar. It is believed that Lord Brahma (The creator of the world) performed his Vedic yagna in Pushkar in search for his abode on earth. Pushkar is also world famous for its Pushkar fair held every year in the month of October. People from different parts of the country gather here to buy and sell cattle of different breeds.
On arrival check into the hotel and rest for some time after that enjoy city tour of Pushkar which includes the visit to Brahma Temple – dedicated to Lord Brahma it is the only temple in the world, Pushkar lake – take a holy dip in Pushkar Lake and around the ghats, over 500 temples are built in varied architectural styles which is great to visit. Evening visit the Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer and later drive back to Pushkar.
Overnight stay in Pushkar
Head to Udaipur – the most romantic city of India it is a beautiful land around the blue lake. Udaipur served as the summer residence of the former rulers. On arrival check in at the hotel and in evening enjoy boat ride on the Lake Pichola.
Overnight stay will be at Udaipur.
Morning after breakfast, move on for sightseeing tour of Udaipur visit Sahelion-Ki- Bari – The garden of the maidens built in 18th century. After that you will visit City Palace – The main part of the palace is converted into a museum which houses a collection of miniatures of Krishna Vilas, Lok Kala Mandir - This museum has a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings on display, Jagdish Temple – Located at aheight of 150 m it is the largest and perhaps the most beautiful temple of Udaipur built in 1651 and lastly visit Fateh Sagar – an artificial lake.
Spend overnight in Udaipur
Reach Varanasi by noon from Udaipur by flight, In the morning board Flight to Varanasi, Once in Varanasi, Check into the Hotel. Refresh and Rest of the day at your leisure.
Proceed on the Ghat visit in the evening, followed by Temple tour.
Night stay in Varanasi
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. This afternoon visit Sarnath, the Buddhist city, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the museum. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Today Check out and proceed to Goa by flight either. Reach Goa, Check into the Hotel
Rest of the day at your leisure
Night Stay in Goa Hotel
After Breakfast, proceed on lazy North Goa Tour, which has world renowned coast and is scattered with beautiful palm-lined beaches such as Calangute and Candolim. Calangute is the largest and busiest beach, famous for tourists , while head to Baga beach for a lively nightlife. Also proceed to relaxing tour of village of Candolim, to enjoy the sun, sea and sand.
Proceed to Far North Goa, from Morjim to Arambol to see the quieter beaches with some great shacks, also visit La Plage at Ashwem , Indulge in swimming exploring the Hippie Culture in Goa. Next proceed to Candolim - Calangute, famous for its excellent eating places, Aguada Fort. In the evening explore Bagam Anjuna and Vagator Beaches, flea market and the famous Chapora Fort (Showcased in movie Dil Chahta Hai fame).
Less developed but beautiful coast of South Goa boasta of one of the best resorts. Located very near to crowded North Goa, South Goa is a complete contrast , It is tranquil and often almost completely deserted offering you full privacy. Still untouched by mass tourism, South Goa’s beaches are lined with quaint fishing hemlets, colonial houses and green farm lands.
Explore South Goa & villages like Chandor, and you'll find amazing colonial mansions that can be toured, followed by deep Far South Goa, explore Agonda, Patnem and Palolem.
Today explore Goa with a leisure tour and foody tour, visit flea markets and the best restaurants of Goa. Shop for local handicrafts, gifts or souvenirs, beautiful terracotta, brassware, bamboo works. Depending on the day of the week, you can either Visit Friday market in the inland town of Mapusa; Wednesday market in Anjuna; Saturday evenings market in Arpora.
Not Interesting in Shopping, Proceed to Panjim and Old Goa, to discover the state's colonial past. Explore Fontainhas, pastel townhouses and quaint cafes. Also see the old UNESCO churches followed by river cruise or the casino cruise. Also proceed to Inner Goa Islands like Chorao and Divar, which are very peaceful villages , Also explore Goa mountains for some hiking and also see the Majestic Dudhsagar Falls with Tambdi Surla Temples.
After Breakfast, Checkout and Proceed to Mumbai via Flight, Reach Mumbai by Afternoon. Rest of the day at your leisure.
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Night Stay in Mumbai Hotel.
After Breakfast, proceed on full day tour of Mumbai.
Gateway of India Tour, which was Built to welcome British King George V and Queen Mary
Street Food Tour near Gateway of India
Iconic & Heritage Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - Where India's famous 9/11, the 26/11 happened.
Mumbai University - British heritage building built in 1857
Dharavi Slum Tour
Rajabai Clock Towers - Big Ben of India
Watson's Hotel Ruins - Tata was refused an entry in this hotel and so he built Taj Mahal Hotel
Oval Cricket Ground - Place where we play the most beloved sport of India
Bombay High Court - Beautiful British Heritage Building
Victoria Terminus Train Station (CST) - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Municipality Building - Another marvelous Colonial building
Famous Crawford Market - Oldest market of Mumbai inside a British building
Marine drive and Chowpatty beach
Kamala Nehru Park - Skyline view of the city & Old woman's shoe
ISCKON Temple of Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Hanging Gardens - Gardens built on top of water tanks near the Tower of Silence (Parsi burial place)
Final Leg of the Tour, Half day site seeing of Mumbai
Altamount Road - The richest neighborhood of Mumbai with properties worth 3,000 USD per sq feet.
Antilla - The billion dollar home of the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, the owner of the Reliance.
Short railway train ride during the non peak hours to experience the lifeline of all public transports.
Food Tastings at Khau Galli - Some snacks and street food tasting at famous stalls of the oldest Food Lane.
Banaganga Water Tank - The 5,000 year old ancient water body with Ganges water, Hindu's doing rituals..
Ancient Hindu Temple - Powerful, serene, calm, peaceful and full of positive energy.
Dhobi Ghat - Open Air Laundry where clothes are washed in full view of public
Dabbawallas of Mumbai - Lunch Box Delivery Boys
Tour Ends, but sweet memories remain
Appropriate Time to Visit - India Tour for Chinese from China
All covered destinations in this package are the towns of north and west India where the summers are real hot and winters are chilling. Its better to avoid the summers during April- June. The summers are followed by monsoon showers and temperature become pleasant during August to November. It’s recommended to sojourn your journey during this period. While Goa is known for Christmas and New Year Vacations.
Indian Tourist Visa for Chinese citizens
3 months Single Entry Tourist Visa is issued to Chinese nationals as per the MOU on Simplifying visa procedures between Republic of India and People's Republic of China.
6 Months or 1 year Single/Multiple entry Tourist visa is issued to Foreign Applicants depends on their Nationality, Documentation & Decision taken from the Indian mission
Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space
Copy of the passport
Copy of the Chinese ID Card ( both sides)
Copy of the air ticket for return /onward journey
Undertaking from the applicant regarding financial standing stating that he/she has sufficient funds for the visit.
Detailed itinerary duly signed by the applicant
Tourist visa- Chinese Applicants
As per new notification from The Embassy, Following Documents are not required:
1) Original letter from a company or school
2) Bank guarantee certificate
1) A referral fee of 689 RMB per applicant will be charged for citizens of chinato applying for visa to India.
Places of interest in Delhi
“Evolved from the pages of Mughal History of India, Red fort is the celebration of Indian Independence.” The venue of the Independence Day Speech, it attracts huge crowds on 15th august every year. Crafted with red sand stone in 17th century it is also known by the name Lal Quila(Lal –Red, Quila-Fort in Hindi).A major destination in tourist circuit of Delhi, sound and light show organized in evening takes the guests to the Era of Mughal history and Indian Independence.
A refuge in feats of Lord Krishna, ISKON is the sacred place to meditate and experience the peace in total tranquility. Devoid of any clutter generally associated with Indian Temples,ISKON offers the clean, pure and holistic enjoinment for personal enlightment.Evenings are marked by Aarti Rituals. The restaurant of ISKON ,Govinda is known for its rich vegetarian and holistic food.The buffet comes with snacks,salads,pastas,Chinese and truly Indian Delights.(The Jaljra,Kufi,pure rasgullas and gulabjamuns are the must eat).
Places of Interest in Agra
The inspiration of poets and lyrists; Taj Mahal is a love monument.Built in 17th century by Mughal Emperor Sahajan in remembrance of his beloved wife Noorjahan, it is now the eternal resting place for the Royal Couple.The sheer blend of Persian and Mughal architecture carved out of white marble, Taj Mahal comes under the World Heritage site of UNESCO. The four minarets and the central dome are decorated with calligraphy, stone inlay carving and flower motifs. Taj Mahal was built by the bank of River Yammuna and have a well designed drainage system in the premise to prevent water logging during rains. In present times it is referred as the love monuments and is visited by the newlyweds and seasoned couples alike. So if your historian, a poet, a lover or traveler; Taj Mahal, with the aura of unconditional love will simulate your senses with nostalgia.
Places of Interest in Jaipur
The architecture of the Amer Fort speaks the volumes of the defense mechanism and war strategies for the kingdom of Mewar.Embarked by the tales of Bravery, honor and courage; the fort of amber has witness the many historical events. Situated about 11km away from the city,the foundation of Amber Fort was initiated by Raja Man Singh and completed by Raja Jai Sing.The authentic interfusion of the fort is the blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, it is build by Red Stone. The interiors of the period rooms are ornamented by with murals and glasswork craft. Even in winters, while you travel to Amber fort take a big sun hat and sunglasses and avoid going in hot sunny day.
The Pink City of Jaipur was designed and constructed by the architecture Lal Chand Ustad .The Hawa Mahal is one of the well known geniuses offering by Lal Chand Ustad. Hawa(Air) Mahal is the well ventilated airy structure with 900 small windows to keep the interiors cooler than outside. It was used by the Royal ladies and their aides to watch the war and festive processions from the windows.
An integrated complex of Astronomical structures depicts the early stage of astronomy.Commisioned by Raja Jai Singh in the times of Emperor Akbar, it is one of the five observatory built to understand cosmological concepts. It has instruments architectural structures to tell time and constellation. It is frequented by the historians and students of Vedic sciences. A local guide is well trained to explain the science behind each architectural instrument, however for a better insight employ a local history student or go there with well researched documents.
Places of Interest in Varanasi & Sarnath
This holy city is said to house approx 2,300 temples. The very famous temples for worship include the Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Shiva, the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, and the Durga Temple, popular for monkeys that dwell in the adjacent large trees. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India, is also called the ‘Golden Temple’.
Dedicated to the Lord Shiva, the Nepali Mandir, which is also called the ‘Kathwala Mandir’, or the ‘Mini Khajuraho’, is one of the most ancient and most famous temples in the sacred city of Varanasi. Being a replica of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, the national capital city of Nepal, this temple is built of terracotta, wood and stone in the Nepali style of Pagoda architecture. As this temple owns sculptures with the similarity of ones showed in the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, it is also referred to as the Mini Khajuraho.
In this holy city, one can get the chance of visiting several other temples such as the Parshvanath Jain Temple, dedicated to Parshvanath, the 23rd Tirthankara of the Jainism. The other famous temples in this city include the Kalabhairav Temple, the Tulsi Manas Temple, the Bharat Mata Temple, the Durga Kund Temple, the Dhanvantari Temple, the Annapurna Temple, the New Vishwanath Temple, Kedareshvara Temple, the Markandey Mahadev Temple, the Vyasa Temple, the Mrityunjay Mahddev Temple, the Tilbhandeshwar Temple, the Vishalakshi Temple, the Sankatha Temple, and the Gauri Mata Temple. Most of the temples are situated in the ancient city along the lanes.
The Ghats in Varanasi, which are world famous embankments built in steps of stone slabs along the banks of the river Ganges, are counted among the most visited tourist attractions in this destination. The very renowned Ghats in this holy city include the Dashashwamedh Ghat, the Manikarnika Ghat, the Assi Ghat, the Panchganga Ghat, and the Jain Ghat. Here, you can get the chance of taking the enjoyment of a boat ride on the river early in the morning, and watch a lot of people come to dive in the river and worship the rising sun. On the Manikarnika Ghat, you can attend the evening Ganga Aarti, held by the priests of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Constructed of cream colored Chunar sandstone in the 18th century by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh, the Ramnagar Fort, which is situated close to the sacred river Ganges on the eastern bank of this river and opposite the Tulsi Ghat, is a typical example of the style of the Mughal architecture. This fort has open courtyards, carved balconies, and picturesque pavilions. Within the complex of this fort, you can also visit the Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Trust Museum. This museum has the collection of textiles, the old Palkis, pieces of decorative arts, manuscripts and furniture.
Having its impressive height of 128 ft and the diameter of 93 ft, the Dhamek Stupa, which is constructed of a blend of stone and brick, is the most famous tourist attraction in Sarnath. This structure has the adornment of the intricate carvings of flowers related to the Gupta origin.
Originally surmounted by the ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’, the Ashokan Pillar, which was damaged during the invasions of the Turkish, can be viewed at the Sarnath Museum at present. The base of this Lion Capital of Ashoka can still be seen at its original location.
Sarnath Archaeological Museum
Here, you can visit the Sarnath Archaeological Museum. This museum showcases a plethora of images and relics of Buddha and Bodhisattva. All these specimens were found after the excavations made at Sarnath. In this museum, you can also explore the ‘Lion Capital of the Ashokan Pillar’, the emblem of the Republic of India at present.
Places of Interest in Udaipur
Udaipur city is famous as Lake City or City of Lakes and it is also known as Venice of the East. Your visit to Udaipur is incomplete till you have not enjoyed the heart throbbing views of its lakes. Fateh Sagar is one such kind of a place in Udaipur. Not only tourists, even the local residents of Udaipur always enjoy most of their time at Fateh Sagar. For a few their day doesn’t complete if they do not visit and spend some time at the lake side. This is the magic of the place. You can pass several hours sitting beside it and watching hilarious beauty of the lake. Mumbaiya Bazar would certainly catch your attraction at Fateh Sagar.
Gulab Bagh is the perfect place for nature lovers. If you really want to enjoy the greenery of Udaipur then visit this place. It is situated at the center of the city. Gulab Bagh is the life line of Udaipur; it is the Green Heart of the city which provides clean and fresh air to the residents of Udaipur. The two major attractions of Gulab Bagh which would certainly grab the sight of kids are the Gulab Bagh Zoological Garden and the Mini Train. Since Gulab Bagh is quite spread in very large area, it would be a better idea to enjoy the Mini Train Ride which would cover the entire circumference of Gulab Bagh. The train ride would make your Gulab Bagh visit memorable.
Like Fateh Sagar, Dudh Talai is another place in Udaipur which would offer of enjoying the lake side view. This place is situated near the famous Pichhola Lake. Unlike Fateh Sagar you won’t find enough space to roam around the confines of the lake Pichhola. Still you can enjoy boating and camel ride over here. This is not the end, yet there is one more adventure to go. Just near Dudh Talai there is a rope way to visit Karni Mata Temple on a small hillock. The rope way offers an amazing view of the entire Pichhola Lake, City Palace and Jagmandir. The view from the top is amazing at day and as well as at night. At the top of hillock at temple you could see the entire Udaipur city spreading its wings. The sunset point won’t allow you getting back to your home.
The Sajjan Garh is a hilltop extravagant place in the Udaipur overlooking the Pichhola Lake. It was named after Maharana Sajjan of the Mewar Dynasty and was built 1884. For nature and wild life lovers it is the perfect place look upon. The Sajjan Garh offers a panoramic view of the city’s surrounding and its lakes. The place has been taken under control of the Forest Department and has been open for public over past few years. The place provides a magnificent view of Sun Set and it is very famous for it. The area of the Sajjan Garh has been developed as a wild life sanctuary. Wild animals like panther have been watched many times in the area by the local villagers of the nearby area. Sajjan Garh is also known as Monsoon Palace.
City Palace is located at the heart of Udaipur and it was built by Maharana Udai Singh Ji. The palace is situated at the bank of Pichhola Lake. It is certainly would be a place to visit who has a keen interest in history of Rajasthan. The famous Jagdish Temple is close to it and from the Palace one can have the beautiful view of Lake Palace and Jag Mandir which are both located in midst of the Pichhola Lake. The major part of the City Palace has been converted into museum which displays a diverse range of preserved monuments and armor. The museum exhibits a wide collection of weapons, gears, clothes furniture etc.
Places of Interest in Mumbai
Gateway of India
The objective of this 85 feet tall structure was to commemorate King George, the Fifth’s visit to Mumbai. Incidentally, the last of British soldiers that were to leave India after independence, departed through Gateway of India. The architecture is a perfect blend of three styles, namely Hindu, Islam and European Gothic styles. You could take ferry from here to visit Elephanta Caves.
Marine Drive is in the heart of Mumbai and hence you can have easy access to it from anywhere in Mumbai. It is 3km long and it borders Arabian Sea forming a bay. The stretch is ‘C’ shaped that links Nariman Point and Babulnath. The place offers spectacular view of sunset. Tourists are attracted to Marine Drive where they could stroll in the walkway and experience the cool breeze.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
This was earlier known as Victoria Terminus. The construction was completed in the year 1897. UNESCO has declared the terminus as World Heritage Site in the year 2004. The building is a representation of architecture of various cultures including traditional Indian, Victorian and Gothic. Though it is a terminus to board and get off trains, you cannot help marveling at the stunning architecture of the building. Whether you intend to take a train or not, this is a must visit site in Mumbai.
Haji Ali Shrine
Located in the heart of Worli, Haji Ali Shrine reflects the Indian Muslim architecture. The 85 feet tall structure is located in 4500 meters area of land. The Shrine is constructed with marble that matches the marbles used in the construction of Taj Mahal. The pillars of the Shrine are artistic and the mirror work in the monument is stunning. The stupendous architecture of the Haji Ali Shrine attracts people of various religions and beliefs.
Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the most visited places of worship in Mumbai. Many politicians, Bollywood celebrities frequent this temple to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha. Even Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple started his India trip after visiting this temple. Seek few moments of peace and offer prayers to 'wish granting Lord Ganesha.'
Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount
Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount has a history that can be traced back to the 16th century. This Roman Catholic Church is famous for two statues of Blessed Virgin Mary, which have interesting legends behind them. An annual feast for the Birth of the Virgin Mary is held with great festivity on the first Sunday after 8th september and is followed by the famous Bandra fair. Both christians and hindus attend this church in large numbers.
Beaches of Mumbai
Mumbai is essentially a collection of islands and therefore it is no surprise that the beaches here are one of the major attractions of this city. The Juhu beach stretch is famous for housing the residences of many Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Mahesh Bhatt and many more. Aksa Beach, Girgaum Chowpatty, Kalamb Beach and Marve Beach are some other beaches that can be visited.