Hand-printed sheets and embroidered
Near the Samode Palace, a boy from the Palace's art shop, took me to a seller of sheets in the nearby Samode village. There I was able to buy beautiful cotton and silk hand-printed sheets, as well as a lavish looking deep deep blue bed cover with gold embroidery - it literally shimmers in the lamp light. It was also about half the price of the Jaipur emporiums. For al these sheets and bed covers as well as craftwork, I paid about 50dollars US.
This was the first time that we lost ourselves inside the hotel, with the feelings of being in a featured monument. All the space is absolutely fantastic, and, if it is open only for the guests, it's a good reason to stay at least one night there.
Palaces of India
The word palace depicts romance, luxury, opulence, treachery, plot and connivance. But the important ones that of nostalgia, for an era gone by never to return again. Be like the kings and queens stay in their palaces and enjoy.
Palaces are the examples of a country's cultural heritage and custodians of its history. India is maybe the only country in the world where palaces of almost every gone by era can be found, be it the Old Stone age or the colonial one.
City Palace Bhuj City Palace Dhrangadhra Darbargarh Morvi Hawa Mahal - Palitana Sea Side Palace - Porbandar Sea Side Palace - Veraval Gondal Palace
Exotic Palaces To Stay like a King and queen
Monuments In India
Indian culture has intrigued and some times awed visitors through the ages. Every religion here has left a shade of its glorious past in form of the monuments that India has. Here is a list of some of the monuments India has.
ANDHRA PRADESH : - Char Minar, Thirupati Temple, Golconda Fort
BIHAR : - Nalanda University, Fort Vishal, Rajgir, Vaishali, Rajmahal, Barabar Caves, Munger Fort, Rohtasgarh Fort, Palamu Fort.
DAMAN & DIU : - Fort of Moti, Diu Fort
DELHI : - Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Old Fort
GOA : - Basillica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral,
GUJARAT : - Kotha Bastion, Lakhot Fort
HIMACHAL PRADESH : - Lord Elquin Memorial, Viceregal Lodge
KARNATAKA : - Mysore Palace, Fort of Bidar, Somnathpur
KERALA : - Vattakottai Fort, Udaygiri Fort, Padmanabhapuram Palace.
MAHARASTRA : - Biki Ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Gateway Of India, Ajanta & Ellora Caves.
MANIPUR : - Shaheed Minar, War Cemeteries.
MEGHALAYA : - Buddhist Lamasery
MADHYA PRADESH : - Jai Vilas Palace, Sanchi Stupa, Raj Mahal, Gwalior Fort, Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Asharfi Mahal, Khajuraho Temple.
ORISSA : - Udaigiri, Ratnagiri, Sun Temple, Jagannath Temple.
PUNJAB : - Golden Temple, Jalliwala Bagh
RAJASTHAN : - Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaisalmer Fort, Dholpur, Jantar Mantar, Kumbalgarh Fort, Vijay Stambh, Manak Chowk, Jaigarh, Jal Mahal.
SIKKIM : -Rumtek Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Tusk La Khang Temple.
TAMILNADU : - Thanjaur Palace, Meenakshi Temple, Rock Memorial.
UTTAR PRADESH : - Taj Mahal, Sikandra Tomb, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Jehangir Palace, Chunar Fort, Sarnath,
WEST BENGAL : - Victoria Memorial, Eden Gardens of Calcutta.
India Destination Tours to India
"India Destination Tours to India"
India is located in the southern part of Asia and is the land where ancient civilizations like Indus valley civilization and Vedic civilization have been nurtured. This country is well known for being the birthplace of a few religions that are followed by many people across the world. It is said that the concept of zero was given by Indian mathematicians to the Arab and the Western world that later got converted into a systematized body of knowledge. Many scholars call India the teacher of the world.
This is indeed a wonderful destination to visit and it has the potential to satisfy the touring requirements of the prospective tourists in all possible ways. Who would not like to travel such an exotic land?
There are several tour packages belonging to different categories that the tourists can select from. The choice of destinations to visit solely depends on the amount of money the tourists wish to spend and the duration of time that is available with them in terms of days so that they may visit as many destinations as possible. Most of the tours are customizable as per one’s individual tastes as well as constraints.
Tours along the beaches, tours centered on hill stations, cultural tours, tours spanning across a few selected cities, visit to religious places, wildlife tours, visiting historical places, etc. are the themes that most of the tour organizers offer to their clients. State-of-the -art facilities are provided by most of the hotels, Indian tourism ministry and of course the tour organizing agencies to make the tourists feel at home. Carrying a few first aid items, mineral water and mosquito repellents is advisable.
The Golden triangle tours spans Delhi, Jaipur and Agra and gives a perfect glimpse of north India. There are special tours like wild safari in a few national parks of the country for instance Jim-Corbett and Bandhavgarh tiger safari. Religious tours like Char Dham Yatra encompassing four important pilgrim centers of North India Tours are also very popular among the tourists. Special tours that include Kerala backwaters, North Karnataka, religious places of south India etc. are also among the favorites of several tourists.
Whether you are photography enthusiast or an excursionist by nature, India will mesmerize you with its unique blend of color, culture, cuisine, people and a lot more. Moreover, tourists will surely love the hospitality of this country. The happy go lucky nature of Indians is definitely going to make you feel lighter and better and you would appreciate the decision of coming to India as a tourist.
India is truly like a heaven for tourists from all over the world since this country offers a perfect potpourri of tourist destinations to satisfy the interests of the tourists. There is an endless list of tourist destinations but one can make an optimal selection and visit the places that attract them. Be it a casual tour, a honeymoon tour or a tour with a special research interest, India will cast its magical spell on you. So what are you waiting for? Time to book your tickets to India….
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"A Complete Guide for Indian Travel"
India is the traveler’s paradise but one cannot deny that traveling across India is a magnanimous job. Taking into account the abundance of tourist destinations, here at India, one is bound to be spoilt of choices. If, North India boats of culture and heritage, South India too offers a steep competition in that respect. In addition to that, if one is bound to be spellbound by the picturesque beauty of the Himalayan foot hills but the backwaters at Kerela is no less beautiful. If the lush greenery and pristine waterfalls of the eastern states are gorgeous but the deserts of Rajasthan are no less charismatic. Thus it can be said that India is wrought with a unique amalgamation of a battery of beautiful places. Even the metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Delhi are bustling with life and thus have a typical appeal for the tourists. There is some thing new at every step and the tourists can’t help but remain awestruck by the sheer splendor of the land. The expertise of a professional guide is an absolute necessary in order to experience the essence of the India beauty. But that does not mean that a guide in person needs to be employed at every occasion. That is to say that the Internet is a potent source of guidance for traveling India. There are numerous websites that provide complete and extremely useful information regarding tourism in India. Thus it is advised to prepare a complete blueprint before setting out for India.
To start with North India that has the world wide reputation of being impregnated of some of the most beautiful tourist destinations. The first mention comes of the Taj Mahal which is the epitome of princely love and affection. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The monument wrought in white marvel has fearlessly combated the rages of time and still stands a symbol of love and romance. Delhi stands for the alloy of the old and the new. It too has some of the best monuments. If you want to experience the royal life style of the Kings then you must visit Rajasthan. Jaipur and adjoining places have some of the most explicit Palaces at their disposal. Along with that you can see one of the most beautiful deserts, the Thar Desert. The places set at the Himalayan foot hills exhibit unearthly beauty teamed with maximum tranquility. A visit to an Ayurvedic spa here at Hrisikesh can heal you off the long accumulated stress. North India has an exciting wild life as well
To shift to the south, this part has some of the best architectural samples in form of temples at its disposal. But most importantly one just can’t afford to miss a stay the luxurious house boats at backwaters of Kerala. In addition to that Kerala has some of the breathtakingly beautiful beaches as well. It offers some of the best spa treatments based on ancient therapy of the Ayurveda.
The mention of Goa comes naturally whenever there is a mention of beaches. It has a number of picturesque beaches and famous for fun, frolic and fenny.
The complete description of the enormity of tourist destinations in India is beyond the scope words and is a thing to be tried personally.
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"Rajasthan Tours- Colorful and Cultural Tourist lay"
The managing committee of the Commonwealth Games to be held at New Delhi has decided to go green keeping in mind the environment friendly nature of the tournament but then the visitors have every privilege of adding flying colors to their stay at India. There is no prize for guessing that the hint is towards accommodating a tour during your stay at India. Though the Common Wealth Games is a reason enough to visit India but it is certainly not wise to miss an opportunity of experiencing the incredibility of India’s extensive tourist destinations. But be prepared to undergo the problem of plenty because it is really a tough puzzle to choose from a number and variety of tourist locations spread across India. But when it comes to culture and heritage tourism in India Rajasthan tops the list.
The world equates Rajasthan with a royal and luxurious past. This part of the country boasts of many magnificent forts and palaces, terrific temples, dramatic deserts, enthralling wildlife and many more. Rajasthan Tour is a rapturous experience in itself and surpasses the standards of a world heritage site.
A Rajasthan Tour package must include the places like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittor, Pushkar, Boondi, Wildlife Sanctuaries like Ranthabore and Keoladeo. The other attraction is the camel safari that takes to the interiors of the simmering sandy deserts and you can experience the culture and customs of the local people. The local food, cultural programs, typical dress code and the ambience takes you to a different world altogether.
Jaipur is the capital of the state and displays a large number of forts and palaces which are not only superlative but surpasses the limits of imagination. Places like Raj Mahal Palace, Swami Man Singh Palace, Alsisar Haveli, Samode palace and Haveli, Ram Bagh Palace, Umaid Mahal etc have been transformed into palace hotels and here you can have a luxurious stay in the fashion of the maharajas of the land. The other interesting places include City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jai Mahal and Jantar Mantar.
Udaipur, the other hot favorite place of the tourists boasts of places like City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Fateh Prakash Palace, Pichola Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, and Jaisamand Lake.
Pushkar is famous for the Pushkar Lake and the cattle fair which is the largest of its kind. A large number of tourists from around the world visit Pushkar for the purpose of seeing the fair which is great display of the local culture and heritage.
Ranthabore is famous for being the dwelling place of a large number of tigers and an elephant safari in the jungle can take you to the land of the wild. Here you can experience the horror of the drama of death as the predator pounces upon its prey. Apart from tigers you can spot wild boar, deer and many other wild animals. Keoladeo is a bird sanctuary and has more than 375 species of birds. Apart from these it is home to many migratory birds during the winter season.
Rajasthan tour is thus a riot of many colorful and exclusive experiences.
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Dancers at Samode Palace
Samode Palace- heritage hotel, Rajasthan
Hotels in Rajasthan
I am off to a tour of Rajasthan soon and am planning to stay at the following hotels on the way.
I would very much appreciate any comments on the hotels with regards to costs, location, state of hotels etc from people who have used the hotels before.
Of particular interest would be any suggestions to different hotels if applicable.
Agra (2 nights) Mughal Sheraton Hotel
Jaipur (2 nights) Samode Haweli
Bikaner (2 nights) Gajner Palace
Jaisalmer (2 nights) Gorbandh Palace
Manwar (1 nights) Camp
Jodhour (1 night) Rohetgarh Fort
Udaipur (2 nights) Lake Palace Hotel (superior room)
Goa (4 nights) Taj Exotica Hotel
Bombay (3 nights) Oberoi Hotel
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you can book your hotels in rajasthan visiting this site :
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try amarvilas at Agra, just coming bk from there. Its amasing place. TAJ Mahal view from all ROOMS! if this sounds interesting 2 u.
I loved it!
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I am going to be there as part of a planned itenary on a group tour with my hubby so I think I have plenty of company.
Any advise on good eating places in Jaipur ?
Thanks for your help.
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u can try niros restaurant at M. I. Road Jaipur, its a old one restaurant in the city and served deliciour food, you will enjoy a lot !
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This is going to be one expensive trip. All the hotels are up there. Except push for Samode Palace instead of the Haveli.
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Restaurant in Jaipur - Indiana Classic , with Rajasthani Music and nice food.