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India Touring Guide of Culture and Places

Touring India With the Knowledge of its place and proper planning will make it more enjoyable and hassel free.

Whenever we plan for a trip, we have our specific needs or goals in our minds, like excursion, beaches, historical, mountains, river rafting, etc., but India is a place where one can find everything. Here it is a wholesome package with once in a lifetime experience. Here modernity envelops the prehistorical era. Still one can find nomad people with booming IT sector. Here one can dare oneself to climb the highest mountain peak, i.e., Moutain Everest in the world along with beautiful beaches at different locals marine life to long for.

India has vast and varied places to visit and experience for but with limited time and budget people can select a few to add up to their experience and enjoy utmost. Giving below a summary of those place where one can have a nice experience.

In this first episode I am going to cover Delhi, the capital of India. This is the most visited place in India by foreign tourists.

Arrive at Delhi, this is a place which is situated centrally almost to every place which I am going to describe for the below mentioned tour plan. Also, being capital of India the connectivity is great with the world and to all other places.

After arriving at Delhi, there are scores of hotels from five stars to the budgeted ones one can choose from. The hotels are situated all around the city, i.e., near airport, along railway station, along bus station, all around the city. One can book hotel booking delhi via Internet from their respective places only and can save themselves from the network of touts.

Once you moved into your hotel, relax and take rest. Delhi in itself is a historical place. It has seen different eras with its own share of kings and queens. Also, it was hotbed for freedom fighters and seen its first independence flag after gaining freedom.

Start touring the city in the morning as early as possible as by the late evening around 6 pm most of the monuments get closed. So, the early you are, the more number of monuments you can visit in the same day or else you will need to visit them the next day once they are close by the evenings. While touring, you need to carry only your phot or video equipment if you are going to take snaps or make video. Everything else from packaged mineral water to potato chips and Indian and international brand restaurant are here where one can savor one’s lunch and dinner.

For touring the city, one can arrange a India travel agent who can arrange you a shared air-conditioned bus or one can hire a personal taxi. Also, they will provide you the guide who will make you understand more about the eternal aspects of the monument and the place more.

STARTING TOURING

The first place to visit in the morning is the old Delhi (the Delhi is kings and queens). There are no more kings and queens but their strongly built forts, minarets, mosques, and other monuments.

So, starting the day with the Red Fort known as “Lal Quila” in India. It is a place built in the 17th century by King Shah Jahan and was the capital of Mughals till last dynastic ruler of India, King Bahadur Shah Zafar who was dethroned by the British rulers. Here you will find some magnificent structures built in and around the fort. There are plenty of tourists one can find roaming around these places. This place is adjacent to the pious river Yamuna but could no more be seen along with it as with passing years it has changed its course. Inside the fort not only monuments but one can see a small market (market is called bazaar in India) where one can find interesting handicraft items, but beware tourists as they ask 10 to 20 times the original costs so be ready to bargain hard.

The next in your list is Jama Masjid “mosque built by emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It is nearby the “Lal Quila” at a stone’s throw. Anyone can go inside anyday and it can accommodate a huge crowd. One can have a overlook at the whole surrounding being it situated at the top of the hill.

The next one in our list is Humayun’s Tomb. This one is again built by the Mughal dynasty. Here one can find the widely used design by the mughals, i.e., the Persian-styled gardens. This architecture of the tomb and the design of the garden is part of almost every Mughal structure.

The next in our list is heading toward south side of Delhi where one can visit Qutub Minar. It is one of the tallest brick minaret of the world with a height of 72.5 meters. The construction was order was given by King Qutb-ud-din Aibak started in 1193 who was India’s first Muslim ruler. It is a symbol Indian-Islamic architecture. Also, there is one Iron Pillar which is one of the wonder in itself and it is standing tall since that era without getting rust and as strong as a new one and scientists still ponder on the composition or method through which it was made. People encircle this pillar with their back towards the pillar with the traditional belief that it will fulfill their wishes.

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Discover Jordan- An Amazing Journey

Do you know Jordan? This country of contrasts, this desert wedged between the two seas…. wonder which part to meet some of the most beautiful expressions of nature, caves, trails improvised mountain plateau …

Visiting Jordan, discover the many faces of this country crossroads between the Mediterranean and the east you will live a dream. Lawrence of Arabia said in the seven pillars of wisdom: “All men dream, but unequally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day and find that it was vanity: but the dreamer’s daytime are dangerous men, for they can play their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. That’s what I did. ”

Come dream through its scenery breathtaking. Browse through the Wadi Rum, the unassuming desert, garden and yellow ocher and reassemble its small faults, slide a tray in the back of another stack, find the hole in its vast systems of jumps and ledges where the kid dying of Lawrence of Arabia continues to soar. Come explore this geological curiosity that is the great arch.

Indeed, Jordan has a unique set of sites as gorgeous and fascinating. From the amazing archaeological wealth of Petra with its amphitheater and royal tombs, theaters fairytale of Gadara, a city of miracles through the mild Mediterranean Dana, this country is full of wonders literally equally splendid.

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Middle East, the treasures of history and nature. Amman, the capital of Jordan bewitching welcome you and offer you a unique blend of modern and breathe of ancient remains. This city has seen Roman, Byzantine and number of civilizations; you will tell his story carved in sandstone through its streets and its architectural wonders. But Amman, modern city full of life, you also carry with its shopping, chic restaurants and art galleries.

Your journey to kingdom Hashemite, you keep a lasting memory, hospitality and willingness to treat every visitor as an honored guest you will treasure forever. Bedouins will invite you to welcome move of formulas endlessly to taste their coffee with cardamom in their goat-hair tent. Total immersion in the traditions of the Arab world with hookah, tea tasting and camel rides.

On your trip to Jordan, you will return amazed. You’ll want one, go back and see other landscapes, enjoy other tastes and get drunk again and again, exhaling the perfumes of the streets.

Common Wealth Games Delhi 2010

The richness of tourism in Portugal attribute is not common place, but it’s a little surprising. Thus, the announcement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in Portugal from 3 to October 14, 2010 has not written a clause, but happily attached to it. The clause is that the Commonwealth Games will provide an opportunity for the big holiday in India, besides all the attraction of the stadium. The place, time and opportunity, all are perfect to indulge themselves in Portugal Tours. So if someone has the will, there will be some opportunities to discover the magical place called India.

Considering the geographic location of the site for the Commonwealth Games, Delhi, the capital of India, needless to say that most visitors will take this opportunity and certainly will explore Delhi, which is a major tourist sites alone. In a nutshell, is one of the few cities that show the coexistence two different worlds. While Old Delhi has a fantastic number of forts, museums and monuments mainly belonging to the Mughal era, a New Delhi court more modern, but they are not deprived of grace and old world charm combined.

Journey to the common wealth games 2010 was not good, he obviously has its share of controversies brand for yourself. If it is the collapse of the Metro-rail bridges, or delays in the construction of Delhi, deaths of workers in local arenas and unprepared, all these things took CWG2010 preparations through a roller coaster. But now, finally, that fine tuning is underway, said local arrangements, security threats and cleared the final phase of ticket sales has already begun.

Commonwealth Games held every four years. The only rider is that countries that belong to the community can organize or participate in these games. Given that currently 52 member countries of the Commonwealth shall participate in these games, the full scope of participation, making them second only to the Olympics. Delhi Tourism, was selected to host the Commonwealth Games 2010. The commonwealth games schedule for 2010, distributed by MDC National Stadium Complex, Yamuna Sports Complex, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex, Siri Fort Sports Complex and Talkatora Garden Complex. The national capital is fast preparing for major events and accommodations for athletes and tourists.

The Commonwealth is here and New Delhi is all set to host this gala sporting spectacle. In fact, as from 03/10/2010 to 14/10/2010, a famous environmental be hung over the city. After all, the government had prepared for this event next year, and put billions of pounds to Delhi in top shape. With the Commonwealth Games to be a landmark sports, it is quite logical to believe that millions of fans who gather in New Delhi. The swanky Commonwealth Games Village on the banks of river Yamuna, was created in record time, speaks volumes about the enthusiasm of the support for this festival icons. Here are some tips that may be useful for travelers who visit during the Games.

Thailand Vacations and Its Best

Phuket Island is the largest island of Thailand. It is located off the coast of the Andaman Sea and is one of the southern provinces of Thailand.

In the area of the island can be compared with Singapore. On the island there are beautiful beaches, stretching along the coastline of 40 kilometers. The island is 900 kilometers from the capital Bangkok and the hundred meter bridge connects the mainland. The island province is one of the wealthiest in Thailand, and the number of inhabitants (1.6 million) took 6 th place. Previously, the main income of the island is the mining of tin, this fact attracted the colonists (the Portuguese and British). Also on the island came to workers from Malaysia and China, which has affected the culture and gave a special flavor of this island. Also on the island is and the Muslim community, to which is about one-third of all inhabitants of the island, mainly Malaysian Muslims.

Tourist infrastructure Phuket is very well developed, there is everything from hotels of any class and to the airport, allowing easy access to the island from Bangkok. There are a lot of cheap holidays in Phuket

Phuket Island – a paradise, with unusual nature: beautiful beaches, hills and verdant jungle. For diving this place is ideal, with its underwater cliffs and diverse flora and fauna. In addition, you can do water skiing, sailing and parasailing to do. Aquarium, the National Park and beautiful Buddhist temples attract many tourists to the island. In addition, the island has five golf clubs, shops and large shopping centers, as well as antique shops and flea markets.

The island is an excellent place for those who want to explore the Andaman region. From the island you can go on a tour of Phang Nga Bay, where there are many caves and islands, as well as rise bare limestone rocks. Phi Phi Island, Racha and Similan islands are considered among the best places for divers and also very popular. Inside the island can see the unique landscape of rice, coconut and rubber plantations, as well as a small area of tropical jungle.

Patong Beach – the most advanced and famous recreation center on the island. Here you can find entertainment for all tastes: a city full of nightlife and has many bars, cafes and restaurants.Patong Beach is located 15 kilometers from the city. There are more quiet places, for example, Kata Beach, Karon and Surin. They relaxed and serene atmosphere. For family vacations very well with the bay in the eastern part of the island, which is hardly ever storm and high winds, there is a beach Nai Harn.Today, Bangkok has 400 temples, which are reflected in the design of virtually all parts of Thailand.

Bangkok – it is the economic, cultural and administrative capital of Thailand. The city is located in the delta of the river Menam Chao Phraya, in the place where the cross 4 important region of Thailand: south-east “Pak Dai Towan Org”, south-west “Pak Dai, North-West” Pak nya “and the north-east” ISAA .

This is the most popular tourist town in Thailand. The town’s name derives from the acronym “Ban Makoko”, meaning literally, “village of olive trees, but this city name is almost never used, even by the Thais. There is also the official Thai “long” name: Krung Tep Mahanakorn Amorn Rattanakosin Mazintara Mahadirok Popnoparat Ratchathani Burirom Udommahasthan Amornpinam Avathansathit, which is a shortened version sounds like Krung Tep, ie ”City of Angels”. There is another version of the name of the capital – Phra Nakhon, which in translation – “Heavenly Capital”.

Once the Siamese capital Ayutthaya was, but in 1767 it was conquered by the Burmese. Siam General Pya Taskin and his ten-army made their way through Bangkok in Chonburi and spending a few counter-attacks drove the Burmese from the country in 1772, after which the general was proclaimed king. In the new role of Pya Taskin one of his first decisions ruled the city Tonburi make new capital (now the territory of modern Bangkok). At that time, Bangkok was just a small town and had two fortresses, and so said travelers at that time, traveling from Europe to Ayutayyu. But this town is on the strategically important area where trade routes crossed. But the Europeans did not notice. Already in 1782 the capital of the kingdom began to Bangkok. In its place the following: the royal house and the government with a parliament.

Change of the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok took place at Rama I, who was the founder of the Chakri Dynasty, remaining in power and in today’s days. The capital government has been transferred from Thonburi to the other side of the river Menam Chao Praya, that was the beginning of the transformation of a small town in today’s metropolis. Since then, the construction of Buddhist monasteries and temples in the city, and on the shore Menam built commercial buildings, which later made the city a center of international trade.

During the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) from 1886 to 1910, Bangkok felt a special lift: were built wide streets, running tram. However, subsequent rulers did not pay much attention to the city, and it grew by itself. Only two cities – Bangkok and Thonburi occupy an area of 650 square meters and sequester more than 6 million Thais.

Much Awaited Elephant Festival in Rajasthan, India

Elephant is well illustrated in the Hindu Mythology. As the Elephant was the divine vehicle (Vahan) of God Indra name of that Elephant was “Airawata”. Since then Elephant become the symbol of royalty in Indian culture and most festivals associated with that. Elephant festival is the most popular festival.

This festival celebrated in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan .This the festival where elephant are the centre of attraction.Groomed to perfection, glittering with gold looks like row upon row catwalk of elephant safari in front of audience. The elephant moves gracefully in procession, run races and game of polo and play colors of holi. The famous Chaugan ground of Jaipur is the venue for this occasion.

Time to Celebrate

The annual event of Elephant is held at Jaipur ever year. Mainly in the month of March on the day of holi festival in Phagun.Holi is the festival of colors.This festival celebrates in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan tour.

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This is the festival of elephant so in this elephant are the main center of attraction. This festival commences with elephants, camel , horses parade marching towards the ground which is followed by the folk dancer. Elephant races, elephant polo matches, tug of war with men is the most interesting competition makes the spectators speechless. Here elephant keepers decorate their elephants from head to toe with exceptional things and then the ‘Best decorated Elephant’ contest is also the feature of this fest.

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Explore Lopburi Destinations in Thailand

The ancient city of Lopburi in central Thailand has a pleasant mixture of interesting historical attractions and a feel of a genuine Thai town, which has not been dressed up for tourists.

Here are five suggestions for things to see in the city of Lopburi.

Lopburi is a typical Thai provincial capital city, just 1.5 to 2 hours drive from central Bangkok. Although it receives a trickle of foreign tourists, mainly backpackers, visitors will not run into crowds of people like they will at many of the more famous Thai tourist cities such as Ayuttaya, Sukothai or Chiang Mai. Additionally, vitiors to Lopburi will get a chance to see a “real” Thai town, one which does not have tourism as its main focus.

For those with time, a visit to Lopburi really is rewarding. Here are five suggestions of things to see in Lopburi.

1. The Monkeys: The monkeys of Lopburi are famous throughout Thailand Tours . Hoards of Long-tailed Macaques roam around the city feasting on fruit which is placed at various temples. They are funny to watch but it seems that some of the local people are not so amused.

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Heritage India Tours

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