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Travel Packages to visit India this vacation

India is the most famous tourist destinations in the world. India is the country of boundless natural beauty, priceless culture & tradition, enjoyable charm and ancient cultural heritage monuments. Millions of tourists come to India annually for various reasons, primarily for tourism. If you plan to visit India this vacation, take the advantage of travel packages to honeymoon destinations in India. There are several travel packages to India which are designed to include different destinations in various parts of the country.

Out of all the travel packages to India, Golden Triangle tours are the most popular. Golden Triangle is the most sought after travel package and honeymoon destinatins for North India. It includes the most popular and culturally richest honeymoon destinations of India; Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Though these are not the most beautiful cities if you compare natural beauty, these cities have the largest number of famous and the unique monuments of India and the world. Delhi is on the World Heritage List. This tour starts from Delhi and then move to Agra and then Jaipur.

Apart from Jaipur, there are several cities and honeymoon destinations of Rajasthan which are among the popular tourist honeymoon destinations of Indian. Rajasthan tours are the major part of total booking of different travel packages to India. Rajasthan is the land of kings, queens and royals. There you can still other attractions are its national parks, jungles and desert. The famous cities of Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ranthambore, Sariska, Pushkar, Mandwa , Mount Abu and others. This royal land of India is a living cultural gallery which showcases the rich and royal culture of India.

Travel Marvel of South India

When any South Indian hears the word “Vellore”, he can think of two things immediately – one is Vellore Jail and another is Vellore Fort. Vellore Fort is very popular in South India, as it is very rare to find forts and palaces in South India. Vellore Fort is one of the largest forts among those very few forts of South India. It is located near Chennai city on the Chennai-Bangalore route.

Inside the gigantic Vellore Fort, there are a lot of government buildings, museums, Churches, and mosques. However, the most important structure inside the Vellore Fort is the magnificent Jalagandeswarar temple. The fort was in fact built due to this temple. Before I write about the architecture, structure, sculptures, and idols of Jalagandeswarar temple, I would talk about its history.

As per the legend the current site where the temple is located was an island surrounded by lake. In the island, there was an snake hole. Near the snake hole, there was a Shiv Linga idol which was protected by a five headed snake. A cow used to feed milk to the snake. After hearing all these stories, the king named Bommi Reddy who ruled this region started building the temple in the site. The temple construction
was started in the year of 1274 AD. A sculptor from North India lead the construction of the temple. However, it was later found out that the day selected to start the construction was not auspicious. Hence, in order to protect the temple, the king had to build a fort around the temple so that he could protect this beautiful temple.

After Bommi Reddy, there were ten kings in his dynasty who ruled Vellore. It was in the 17th century AD that the fort city was captured by Bijapur Sultan. His son KanKhan and his grand son Abdullah ruled the city after him. As Abdullah was made to believe that there were costly stones lying below the Shiv idol, he removed the Shiv idol and threw the same into the moat surrounding the fort. After that, the Vellore city was captured by Marathas. Marathas brought the idol back to the city. However, within two years, the city went to Muslims again.

The poojas were stopped for around 21 years. When the city was recaptured by Marathas, the temple poojas were restarted. When it was recaptured by Muslims, the poojas and rituals didn’t stop. However, it is said, even though there is no historical proof, a Muslim prince who tried to misbehave with a female was killed by her within the temple complex. Since then (during 18th century AD), the Shiv Linga idol was shifted to a nearby village and the temple was without the main idol. It was only during the recent time towards the end of 20th century AD, the temple got back its idol as well as the original glory.

A big legend with some historical facts….tried to write briefly as far as possible. I will talk about the temple structure and idols in my next post about India Tourism.

Heritage India Tours

<p>North India is not just the seat of the previous sultanate of India, but is also a lifetime for a person to wander about the streets of north India, discovering its magnificence and cultural glory.</p>
<p>The Golden Triangle tours assure the richness of the amazing Indian cultural geographical and historical landmarks, within the experience of luxury. Touring plans of the Golden Triangle Tours cover primary locations like capital cities and other tourist destinations of historical/cultural importance. Golden Triangle Tours have a touring plan to meet every need, from tours targeted at the young-at-heart, the heritage-lover to adventurous ones. There are specific <a title=”india travel packages” href=”http://www.indiatripsonline.com/packages.htm” target=”_blank”><strong>India travel packages</strong></a> that would help the tourists explore the wild beauty of the Indian vicinity. The Golden Triangle Tours, gives the traveler the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the rich cultural history of India in just a few days.</p>
<p>A typical Golden Triangle Tour consists of comfortable pick-up and hotel transit from the airports. The <a title=”india tour” href=”http://www.indiatripsonline.com/india-tours/” target=”_blank”><strong>India tour</strong></a> consist of accommodations in premium hotels and staying quarters, offering the best blend of luxury and amenities. Every step of the tour guarantees maximum assistance and coordination regarding sightseeing, visiting important landmarks, arranging for tour guides etc. Golden Triangle Tours also maintain extremely flexible and properly-spaced touring schedules. This prevents the tourists from reeling under fatigue and not being able to enjoy the awesome grandeur of the Indian experience.</p>
<p>The unique flexibility of the touring schedules also mean that tourists can plan the trip at their own pace, taking time to experience some stops and skip others. The Golden Triangle packages traditionally include accommodation at top-of-the line 4 or 5 Star <a title=”india hotels” href=”http://www.indiatripsonline.com/hotels.asp” target=”_blank”><strong>india hotels</strong></a>, air-conditioned surface transport all locally applicable taxes.</p>
<p>Combining the heritage of ancient India and the grandness of modern India, these tours present a vivid and vibrant image of the Indian cultural diversity. The Golden Triangle packages could be easily initiated throughout the year as per the tourist’s requirements. Irrespective of language, country or race, tourists from all over the world could depend upon Golden Triangle’s exclusive range of tourist comforts. Golden Triangle Tours also provides the most detailed, well-guided tours and sightseeing to facilitate an immersive local experience. Despite all the luxurious touring facilities, Golden Triangle manages to offer a total ‘value-for-money’ touring experience at extremely competitive rates. Combining minimal environmental distraction and maximum enjoyment, Golden Triangle tours is the best way to discover India.</p>

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