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winter vacation packages

More and more people are choosing to celebrate their Xmas holidays at tourist spot.So if you are planing to be able to relax this Christmas then it is suggested to go for a winter vacation with your family. These days there are good number of places where one can enjoy the Christmas holidays at ease.

India has always been the on of the top vacation destination for tourists from all over the world.India has mind-bending diversity in the form of various attractions makes it a big hit with travelers. And winter is the right time to experience and explore the diversity of this incredible land. It is during this time when the real natural beauty of this land increases manifold, ready to capture the hearts of travellers. From enchanting valleys to dense forests snow capped mountains, natural wildlife and long desert,lovely cool beaches, the country has a lot to make your holidays memorable and pleasurable.

Some of the famous winter destinations of India are:

Goa
Goa is a land of palms, coconuts, splendid beaches and warm hospitable Goan people, that is bordered by the majestic blue seas. The Christmas and New Year eve is celebrated with much fun and frolic in Goa. Also known as the “The Rome of the East”, this small Indian state was ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The name “Goa” is derived from Konkani, the Goan Language, which means a patch of tall grass.The Christmas and New Year eve is celebrated with much fun and frolic in Goa. Also known as the “The Rome of the East”, this small Indian state was ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The name “Goa” is derived from Konkani, the Goan Language, which means a patch of tall grass.

Kerala
For an unforgettable experience, be sure to visit Kollam, a vibrant market town, from which a boat trip can be taken along the south end of Kerala’s backwaters. Sailing along the canal on a beautifully sculpted boat made of hard wood, palm trees swaying lazily back and forth and the sun beaming down, travellers will be hard pushed to match such perfect tranquillity. For a chance to observe the local fishermen in action, it is advisable to stop off at one of the remoter beaches on the edge of the canal. Here, travellers may catch a glimpse of the authentic Keralan fishing ritual – a memorable spectacle involving reams of locals tugging at huge ropes while their families huddle close by.

Kashmir
Kashmir is a land where myriad holiday ideas are realised. In winter, when snow carpets the mountains, there is skiing, tobogganing, sledge-riding, etc. along the gentle slopes. In spring and summer, the honey-dewed orchards, rippling lakes and blue skies beckon every soul to sample the many delights the mountains and valleys have to offer. Golfing at 2,700 m above the sea, water-skiing in the lakes and angling for prized rainbow trout, or simply drifting down the willow fringed alleys of lakes in shikaras and living in gorgeous houseboats are some of the most favoured ones.

Rajasthan
Rajasthan is the other name of royal luxury and it is needless to say that the most popular luxury train is the Palace on Wheels, which wheels the sands of Rajasthan. Luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a rich bar, two dining cars and a very personalized service all are characteristic to the Palace on Wheels. The overall ambience is so authentic that it transforms one to the bygone era of the majestic kings and their beautiful queens as the train traverses through the heritage cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Chittorgarh in Rajasthan.While rich history and royal luxury touch is common to all the destinations still they are all unique in their own way.On the one hand they have distinct historical importance and on the other they are all different and very interesting culture. But they are all conservative of the rich heritage of India.

Shimla
Affectionately dubbed as the Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla is a beautiful destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Snowfall pampers this town during the months of December and January. Scenic beauty and wonderful trekking trails are its main attractions.

Manali
It is another wonderful hill station of Himachal Pradesh. The snow-capped mountains, beautiful valleys and winter sports of Manali make the holidays of tourists pleasurable.

India have a flavor of the amazing diversified culture from all over the world

India is a most beautiful and mesmerizing country in the world, it has a rich tradition of art and culture and can thus give a unique experience to tourists. Tourists visit in this country to have a flavor of the amazing diversified culture from all over the world. There are some of the prominent states of India which are known for incredibletourism are Rajasthan, Goa , Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, etc. For the tourists who are the lovers of adventure and sports, the huge mountains are an attraction for them.

Each part of India is full of adventures and excitement whether they are east, west, south or north India. You will defiantly find unique charm and favorable ambiance in each part of the country. The living history of India today is reflected in the vibrant mosaic of fairs and festivals, celebrated since centuries. Its past has seen a melting pot of different religions, rulers and empires — all of which have left their mark on the countryside. You’ll marvel at the architecture of what are some of the most stunning and captivating historical attractions that India has to offer.

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North India

The North India, strategically, most important part of India has shaped the course of India’s historical and cultural evolution over the last 3500 years. The three main religions – Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism; the origin of sacred river Ganga, Yamuna and sources of many other important

rivers are in northern India. The mighty Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh safeguarding the country are also part of the northern India. Delhi, the capital of India has seen the battle between many emperors and has been ruled by them from time to time. Some of the outstanding monuments like Qutab Minar, Jama Mosque, Humayun’s Tomb were built by Mughal Emperors during their regime. Rajasthan, one of the most colourful and vibrant state of India is proudly associated with northern India. Most famous for its Forts and Palaces; Rajasthan’s Thar Desert and Cattle Fairs are no less interesting. Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state in the country has

beautiful monuments like Taj Mahal; wildlife sanctuaries and is associated with river Ganges as her source of origin from Gaumukh in the Himalayas.

Attractions and places North India

Delhi:Delhi is the capital of India.Delhi tourism offers the most vibrant and colourful aspects of Indian culture.There is an amazing range of activity from cultural walks, talks, theatre productions and art exhibitions to films by Indian and foreign directors. One can find an option at the Habitat

World at Lodhi Road as well as Siri Fort at Khel Gaon.Major Attactions of Delhi:

1. Red Fort:
Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India. Its walls, which stretch for over two kilometers (1.2 miles), were built in 1638 to keep out invaders. However, they failed to stop the fort being captured by the Sikhs and the British. To take your imagination back to the ancient era, a one hour sound and light show of the fort’s history is held each evening.

2.Jama Masjid:Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. Its courtyard can hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. The mosque took 13 years to build, and

was completed in 1650. A strenuous climb to the top of its southern tower will reward you with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. Be sure to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque or you won’t be allowed in. This means covering your head, legs and shoulders. Attire is available there.

Chandni Chowk:Chandni Chowk, the main street of old Delhi, is a shocking contrast to the wide,

orderly streets of New Delhi. Cars, cycle rickshaws, hand-pulled carts, pedestrians, and animals all compete for space. It’s chaotic, crumbling and congested, but completely captivating as well.

3.Qutab Minar:Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was
used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories, and is covered with

intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. There are also a number of other historic monuments on the site.

4. LodiGarden:
Location: Lodi Road, not far from Humayun’s Tomb.
Entry Cost: Free.
Opening Hours: Daily, but Sundays are particularly busy.

5.Gandhi Smriti:
Location: 5 Tees January Marg, central New Delhi.
Entry Cost: Free.
Opening Hours: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday
6.India Gate:
Location: Rajpath, near Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Entry Cost: Free.
Opening Hours: Always open.

Garden of Five Senses:
Location: Said-Ul-Azaib village, M.B. Road, close to the Mehrauli heritage    area in New Delhi. Near Saket.
Entry Cost: Free.
Opening Hours: Daily from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Rajasthan:Rajasthan is Situated in north western part of india.It is the largest state of India,covering an area of 342,239 square kilometers, and jaipur its capital.Rajasthan also known as the Land of the Kings.Rajasthani and Hindi are the widely used languages in the state.Rajasthan is known for panther, blue bull, jackal, fox, hyena, sambhar, wild boar, jungle cat and many other
species of animals.The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer rank among the most preferred destinations in India formany tourists both Indian and foreign.Rajasthan is famous for the majestic forts, intricately carved temples and decorated havelis, which were built by Rajput kings in previous ages, they were the soul of pre-Muslim era
Rajasthan. The people, culture and architecture of Rajasthan largely owe to the Mughal Empire.The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer rank among the most preferred destinations in India for many tourists both Indian and foreign.Rajasthan is famous for Textiles, cement, sugar,chemicals, glass, wool,handicrafts.The attractive designs of jewellery and clothes are eye-catching and invite shoppers.Bikaner is famous for its namkeens, Jaipur for its jewellery and Jaislmer for yellow stone.Some major cities of Royally Rajasthan are Jaipur, Jodhpur,
Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Alwar.Rajasthan included the oldest chain of fold mountains- the Aravalli Range splits the state into two geographical zones- desert Also known as the “Great Indian Desert”at one side and forest belt on the other.Best Time To Visit Rajasthan is Nov-Mar.

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