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Must Visit Destinations in Rajasthan


Rajasthan, the colorful land of Royal family is occupying the largest landscape in India. From the desert land to beautiful lakes, picturesque architectures to the treasure of history and silent dense forest to the gorgeous festivals; this land perpetually offers a great variety of tourism options. The culture, tradition, cuisine and dressing sense of locals of the state is totally different from the state. To know them closely and to visit the attractions of the state, tourist always want to opt Rajasthan travel package because, traveling is the option by which tourist can explore all the attractions of the state in the finest way.

Following are some major destinations of Rajasthan, which tourist likes to visit during their tour:

Udaipur:

Udaipur City Rajasthan

Also regarded as the most romantic city of India. The scenic beauty of Pichola Lake and the flow of tranquil water are the great inspiration for writers and poets. The City Palace Museum, Jag Mandir and Sahelion ki Bari are some beautiful attractions of the city, which would take you back to the glorious days of past. The night view of the massive “City Palace” is worth watching, where decorated lights gorgeously multiplies the beauty of the palace. Inside the complex there are several popular palaces, museum and gardens exists which shows the amalgamation of Rajasthani, Medieval, Mughal, European and Chinese Architecture. Horseback riding, camel riding, cultural shows are some featured entertainment of the city, which would never let you forget the trip to Udaipur.

Jaisalmer:

Jaisalmer Fort Rajasthan

This wonderful city is one part of the Great Indian Desert. Amidst the desert the yellowish sandstone Jaisalmer Fort is situated. Ancient havelis, forts, beautiful temples and ravishing palaces of Jaisalmer has made a perfect holiday destination for the tourist. One of the greatest Haveli of past “Patwon-ki-Haveli” now has turned into a government museum. Camel safari on the desert land is the prime attraction of the city. To experience boat riding in the desert land move to Gadisar Lake, which is surrounded by temples and tombs of saints.

Jodhpur:

Meharangarh Fort Jodhpur Rajasthan

The city is known for its rich cultural heritage and tradition. The sparkling history of Jodhpur is personified through the diverse monuments, forts and palaces of the city. Mehrangarh Fort the largest Fort of the state shows the complete view of the “Blue City,” Jodhpur. The Fort itself represents some beautiful Mahals like Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Moti Mahal. Moving down from the fort you will arrive at Jaswant Thada, the white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. One another attraction of Jodhpur is Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the world’s largest personal residencies, which is holding 64 luxurious rooms.

Pushkar:

Pushkar Camel Fair

Popularly known for the world’s largest camel fair. The great festival is started after having a holy bath in the great Pushkar Lake. The rare Brahma temple you can find at Pushkar. Existence of various Ghats and temples has made Pushkar a perfect holy place. Apart from the religious importance, Pushkar offers ranges of shopping options like various fabrics, handicraft goods, books, traditional and fusion music, etc.http://ercotravels.com/helpdesk.html

Jaipur:

City Palace, Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar Jaipur

The capital city of Rajasthan also known as the Pink City of India. The city is loaded with warm-hearted people and they always ready to welcome the guests. People get attracted to Jaipur not only to watch historic heritage and cultural beauty, but also for its wonderful Havelis, festivals and fairs. City Palace one of the finest museums in the city shows a wonderful collection of royal belongings like swords, armory, Rajasthani dresses, jewels, etc. One another ideal observatory of Jaipur is Jantar Mantar, which was used to measure time at the ancient time. The most remarkably designed palace, Hawa Mahal was built-in the 18th century from where royal ladies watched the daily life passing through the bazaar but now it has converted a museum. There are some other attractions those you can watch during your holiday in Jaipur are Jaigarh Fort, Amber Fort, B M Birla Planetarium, Laxmi Narayan temple, Nahargarh Fort, etc.

Bikaner:

Laxmi Niwas Palace Bikaner

Bikaner houses of many temples like Deshnok Temple, Laxmi Nath temple, Bhandasar Jain temple, etc. that drawn devotees from every nook and corner of the world. The city is recognized for the best camel riding and hence it is considered the largest Camel Research and Breeding farms in the world. Visiting Bikaner for the first time you can watch the royal residency Laxmi Niwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace and Gajner Palace. Your tour to Bikaner becomes more enjoyable if you are visiting the city in the month of January. During this month locals organizes the much-famed camel Festival, where you can enjoy Rajasthani dance, songs and some other Rajasthani belongings which are on sell during this festival.

Ranthambore:

Royal Tiger in Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore witnessed many battles played out in this land by the ancient rulers, but now the landscape has converted to National Park. It is the best place to spot out royal tigers in the daytime. Ranthambore is the dwelling place of many endangered species and animals like leopard, hyena, nilgai, wild boar, sloth bear sambar and chital. During winter the park gets loaded with migratory birds that welcome the wildlife lovers and photographers to catch them in their film of camera. Tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park is the best way to explore tigers and other rare animals, which keep intake the beauty of the park.

Bharatpur:

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Thereal habitat of miscellaneous birds can be seen in the famous bird sanctuary of Bharatpur, Keoladeo Ghana National Park. The park houses 298 kinds of bird’s species and 117 species of migratory birds which flies from Siberia and China. Bharatpur offers a range of tourist attractions such as Lohagarh Fort, Deeg Palace and Banke Bihari Temple. Send Enquiry

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Must Visit Destinations in Punjab


Punjab, the origin state of Punjabi people is situated in the northern part of India, accounted for almost entire production of wheat in the country. The state is bordered by Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan and Rajasthan. As you reach Punjab the people of the country will give you a traditional welcome with open hands. This land is the dwelling place of beautiful monuments of historical places, awe-inspiring devotional sites and enchanting landscapes of natural beauty, which all you can see during your holiday in Punjab. The state has so many places of interest for the tourists and a flow of people from all over the world can be seen every year.

Some major tourist’s destinations in Punjab are:

Amritsar-

Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, the most vulnerable religious place of Sikh people, lies in the heart of Amritsar, Punjab. The entire temple is constructed with white marble and is coated with gold plates, which is standing in the center of fresh and reflected water of Sarovar. Though it is the holy shrine of Sikhs, people from other religious beliefs also approach here from all round the corner to kiss the holy place. If you really don’t want to miss the worship of religious people at the golden temple, book your holiday package to Punjab and spend some remarkable time with the devotees.

Jallianwala Bagh, a historical temple; located near the Golden Temple remembers the sad story of bloody Indian people who were killed on the day of most auspicious festival of Hindu’s, Baishakhi by General Dyer. But now the site has become the major tourist destination in Punjab. Some other tourist attractions that you must visit during your Punjab tour are Baba Atal Rai Tower, Durgiana Temple and Wagah border.

Ludhiana-

The largest city of the state Punjab is situated on the bank of the Sutlej River. Once you reach Ludhiana you will find lots of attractions which you should not like to miss at any cost during your tour to Punjab. The appealing historical sites and religious places entice tourists to visit the city again and again.

Lodhi fort, the prime attraction of the city, is located on the bank of the River, Sutlej. At the time of Raja Maharaja, the fort was used to protect Ludhiana against enemy attacks.

Nehru Rose Garden, the largest rose garden in Asia, is the best place to spend a family holiday. Every year, thousands of visitors come here to participate in the massive rose festival.

If you are one of the wildlife lovers, Tiger Zoo at Ludhiana will add some more thrills in your life, where you can enjoy tiger safari. Hardy’s world; India’s 3rd largest snow city offers you to enjoy ice-skating, joy rides and water sports, which you truly like to experience at least one’s. In the month of February, tourists prefer to visit Kila Raipur to watch camel, dog, bullocks, mules and some other animal competitions.

Durga Mata Temple, Krishna Temple, Christ King Church, Gurdwara Shrimanji Shahib Alamgir are a few religious sites of the city, where gathering of devotees always can be noticed.

Jalandhar-

Jalandhar has a rich tradition and the region was reign by many different dynasties. You can also recognize the city as the ancient city with a modern face. Devi Talab Mandir, the temple of Goddess Durga, is the most active temple in the city. People visit this site to fulfill their wishes and to solicit the god. Here you can also find some other religious sites to visit like Sodal Mandir, St Mary’s Cathedral Church, Tulsi Mandir, Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jamma Masjid, etc.

Wonder Land, the water park of the city is perfect place to spend your holiday, which offers you several water sports activities like bumper cars, horror house, flying jets, boating, playhouse, kiddies’ boating and flying dragon.

Patiala-

It is the place where you can explore the memorable history of royal Punjab. Patiala offers a magnificent insight into the record of 18th and 19th century Punjab. The opulent palaces, gardens and parks of the city always welcome the tourist to explore them at their best.

Don’t miss to visit Moti Bagh Palace and Mubarak Complex where you will find some excellent art gallery and a series of beautiful palaces, inner fort and audience hall. Patiala is renowned for the generous Salwar suits with loose pants, Patiala peg of whiskey, paranda (colorful hair decorations for women) and pagdi (traditional turban). Visit the pleasure complex Sheesh Mahal which has been built behind the Moti Bagh Palace. The great mirror work in the Mahal can fascinate any heart and entices thousands of tourists to its doorsteps.

Bhatinda-

Bhatinda is known for its religious and historical significance. Tourist can visit Quila Mubarak, one of the tallest monuments of the city which is entirely made up by small bricks. Upon your arrival at Bhatinda you can also visit the Bahia fort to take rest for a while. This fort was built in the last 1930s and has now been converted into a hotel.

Zoological Park and is the most renowned picnic spot in Bhatinda where you will find numbers of animals and birds species which has been protected inside the zoo. Approaching to Rose Garden you will find a wide diversity of roses, which now has become favorite picnic spot for the tourists. You can also enjoy boat riding in the lake of Chetak Park, located in the Bhatinda Cantonment. Send Enquiry


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Must Visit Destinations in Uttrakhand


Uttarakhand, the dwelling place of God is scattered with myriad range of attractions, and its natural beauty is surrounded by steep mountains. The holy shrines, copious valleys and the virgin beauty of this northern state overlook the mighty Himalayas. Wildlife tour, adventurous trekking tour, pilgrimage tour are the most coveted touring circuits, which most of the tourist like to experience during their Uttarakhand tour. A single visit to Uttarakhand made a miraculous impact on the travelers who return home with the incredible memory of Uttarakhand tour. The state has so many enchant hill stations, which are mostly visited to spend a romantic honeymoon and holiday tour. Some of them are as follows:

Mussoorie – Tourist Paradise

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The foothills of mighty Himalayas are known as the “Queen of Hills”, where the heavenly place Mussoorie is situated. The pleasant climatic atmosphere in all seasons, ancient temples and adventurous activities on the hilly areas has made the town a perfect holiday and honeymoon destination for the travelers and couples. During your Mussoorie tour, you should experience the ropeway tour on Gun Hills and pedal boating in Mussoorie Lake, which will surely add some more excitement in your tour. Mussoorie is also called the gateway to the Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines of Northern India.

Dehradun – A Perfect Hill Station

Dehradun tourism is one of the best tourism in north India and never disappoints its visitors by its warm hospitality. The city has so many tourist attractions such as the cave temple, Tapkeshwar Mahadev, which has completely dedicated to Lord Shiva; and Tapovan, where Guru Dronacharya, the master of Sagittarius lore undergone his penance. The ski resorts at Auli always attract the adventure seekers from all over the country because here you can find skiing facilities such as Ski lift, cable car, chair lift, etc. which are enough to show you adventurousness. Apart from that Dodital, Pindari glacier and Har-ki-Doon are some of the best trekking routes from Dehradun which you can enjoy during your Dehradun tour. The capital also celebrates some gorgeous fairs like Tapkeshwar Fair, Mahasu Devta Fair, Laxmansidh Fair and Bissu Fair, where you can also participate to experience the uniqueness of these fairs.

Rishikesh – Land of Pilgrims and Adventure Enthusiasts

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Rishikesh, the supreme Hindu pilgrimage site and the starting point for the Char Dham Yatra; is situated on the Garhwal region. Rishikesh always invites millions of devotees who die to take a holy dip in River Ganga. The holy city is the gateway to some other religious sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri; therefore, has become one of the popular visiting sites of Hindu devotees. Gita Bhavan, Nilkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Lakshman Jhula and Triveni Ghat are some of the sacred spots, which have a great religious importance.

It will be a wrong perception if you think that this site is only for religious people; adventure lovers can also find a great array of activities. Full day white water rafting from Marine drive to Rishikesh, camps skiing, trekking and wildlife safari in national parks are a few activities that you can experience during your Rishikesh tour.See here details about Rishikesh tour:http://www.northernindiatours.com/haridwar-rishikesh-tours.html

Ranikhet – Naturalists Place of Interest

The captivating hill station is the perfect place to take a break from your drudgery of daily life. The blooming garden, breathtaking view of Himalayas and the forest of pine and deodar boasts the natural beauty of the city. The melodious songs migratory birds early in the morning, aroma of regional flora and fauna, and mind relaxing flow of wind make this hill station an enchanting destination for the visitors. Jhoola Devi temple, Bhaula Dam, Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum and Chaubatia gardens are some of the famous tourist destinations in Ranikhet. Therefore, Ranikhet is considered much sought after holiday spot for the tourists and time to time they roll out towards this place to spend a remarkable holiday amidst the nature.

Haridwar – A Famous Hindu Pilgrim City

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Haridwar, the starting point of the sacred river Ganga and Yamuna; is regarded as one of the sevenholiest places of Hindus. This famous religious destination always invites people of different faiths and beliefs from every nook and corner of the country. In every 12 years, the city celebrates Maha Kumbh Mela in its landscape, which is world famous. Lots of devotees arrive at this place in this auspicious occasion to take a bath in the holy river Ganga. The place Har-Ki-Pauri plays an important role during this festival; it is the place where thousands of devotees take a dip in the holy water of Ganga. Apart from that here you can also see some of the famous temple of God’s like Chandi Devi temple, Maya devi temple, Mansa Devi temple etc.

The Neel Dhara Bird Sanctuary is the best place for the bird watcher as it is the home of several migratory birds.

Nainital – The Perfect Honeymoon Destination

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Planning for a wonderful holiday in the Lake City, Nainital, brings heavenly peace and rejuvenate your heart and soul. The breathtaking view of Naini Lake is the main attraction of the city. The city is surrounded by lakes and nature’s bounty. This revising lake opens up ample of opportunities for the tourist to play with its stagnant water like boating, yachting and paddling. Nearby hotels and resorts to the Naini Lake are the best places for your accommodation; from where the magnificent view of the lake can easily capture. It can be said that Nainital is an ideal destination for the natural lovers, honeymooners and adventure lovers. A visit to Nainital Zoo shows you snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and steppe eagle which are worth watching. The recently grown up Eco Cave Garden will be the best place for your kids to learn about ecosphere. Some other tourist destinations of the city are Haldwani, Ramnagar, Kaladhungi, Bhowali, Mukteshwar, Ramgarh, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal and Sattal.

Mukteshwar- Adventure Lovers Destination

If you want a wonderful chill out tour package where new adventure takes breath go for Mukteshwar tour. The city is covered by magnificent oak and rhododendron forest, and on the top of the Himalayan Mountains the temple of Lord Shiva is situated which is easily visible from the city. The forest and the hilly area of the city is the dwelling place of several species of birds such as white-crested laughing thrush, Himalayan ruby throat, black winged kite and red-billed leothrix; and animals like langur jabbers, rhesus monkeys, deer, etc. Mukteshwar is an ideal tourist destination, from where you can clearly see Trishul Parvat, Neelkantha Parvat, Nanda Devi, Panchuli and Nandaghunti Peaks.

Corbett Park – A Wild Tiger Safari Destination

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Corbett is one of the favorite places for adventure enthusiasts, naturalists and wildlife photographers. The Corbett national park is the habitat of many rare and endangered species, and is the home of Royal Bengal tigers, wild boar, jungle cat, crocodile, wild dog, languar, chital, sambhar, etc. Jeep and elephant Safari amidst the park is the convenient way, which drive you close to the wildlife. During day time tigers can be easily visible inside the park.

Binsar – Get Close to the wildlife

Binsar is a small town of the state Uttarakhand; surrounded by dense forest. From the city one can easily catch the panoramic view of the Himalayan crests like Shivling, Kedarnath crest, Nanda Devi and Trishul. Tourists arrive at this place to boost their adventurousness in the most famous Binsar wildlife sanctuary. Here, you can watch several migratory birds that come seasonally and encourage the authors and writers to create a new story on them. The dense forest is the home of 200 bird species, leopards, barking deer, chital, porcupine, musk deer , flying squirrel, Himalayan bear, fox, etc. During winter, Binsar receives snow falls, which will surely boost excitement in your Binsar tour. Send Enquiry


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Must Visit Destinations in Jammu & Kashmir


The province of Jammu & Kashmir is divided into three major regions, which include Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Ladakh. Since the time of Mughal Emperors, the land is acquiring the highest footfall because of its breathtaking view and myriad ranges of attractions. Exploring every nook and corner of the region is quite challenging and even time taking; therefore, tourists like to visit Jammu & Kashmir in some intervals of time.

The mouth-watering cuisines, warm hospitality, luxurious houseboat riding and thrilling games in the heart of Jammu & Kashmir are enough to block your eyes in a single view. This snowy paradise on the earth is the most preferred place for the tourist, where they can spend a memorable summer holiday. The beautiful temples and ashrams of Jammu region are the home of Buddhist pilgrims where a flow of devotees can be seen throughout the year. One of the famous shrines of devotees is Vaishno Devi, which is enclosed under the cave.

Srinagar

The summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir can be best visited during the month from March to October. Dal Lake, popularly known for houseboat riding reflects the true Himalayan beauty. The magnificent view of three Mughal Gardens namely Shalimar Bagh, Nishant Bagh and Chashm-E-Shahi; situated on the bank of Dal Lake boast the beauty of the place, which are built according to the Mughal architectural style. A tour to Srinagar can never be completed without seeing the breathtaking view of Pari Mahal. The Mahal illuminates at night and can be seen from most of the part of the capital.

Gulmarg

In Kashmir, you can explore the vivid view of the snow-capped mountain, Gulmarg. In the snow covered peaks of Gulmarg, you can best-practice skiing in the month from November to February. During your Gulmarg tour, you can also visit Gulmarg Bioreserve, which is famous for some of the endangered species like avifauna, musk deer, Leopard, Hangul, etc. The region is covered by world’s highest Gondola, which will take you to Kongdor from Gulmarg through seven springs.

Pahalgam

The hilly province of Pahalgam, allows you to visit the holy shrine of Amarnath. Here, you can also find numbers of activities to do such as white-water rafting, alpine skiing; forest walks, golfing, etc. which you must experience during your tour to Kashmir. The scenic beauty and the wonderful climate of Pahalgam, always gives inspiration to authors and the natural lovers to find a new direction of thinking. Pahalgam wild life sanctuary is one another attraction of Pahalgam which you must visit during your Kashmir tour.

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Must Visit Destinations in Himachal Pradesh


If there is any landscape takes breath in the India where cascading waterfalls, tranquil flow of river water, snow-clad-mountains, orchard, trekking routs and verdant green surrounding with wild flowers covering the hilly mountains can fascinates your heart and soul then it can only be the heavenly place, Himachal Pradesh. If you truly like to spend a splendid holiday in the lap of nature and want a break from the hectic city life take a tour to Himachal Pradesh. Its tranquil wind that flows in the region will beat backs your entire frustration, idleness and unconscious mind, and will pull you in the world of active, peace and energetic.

Most Trendy Hill Stations and Honeymoon Destination

Shimla

Shimla is flooded by domestic as well as the international tourist throughout the year and the reason is, its enchant beauty and the attractions which entices the tourist to explore its beautiful temple, Christ Church, museums, natural beauty. Shimla markets are the best shopping place for hand woven carpets and shawls, which you can visit during your Shimla tour.

Manali

The foothill of Manali is the ultimate destination for the religious people and the adventure lovers. The magnificent view of River Beas that originates from the top of the igloo shaped temple, Beas Kund is holding the charm of the city. Paddle boating near Hidimba temple is the most-favored attraction of the site. Here, you can also find the rare, Hidimba Devi temple, surrounded by cedar forest is the famous worship place of Hindus. In Solang Valley, you can enjoy 300 meter ski driving, paragliding, snorkeling, etc.

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is the Buddhist places of worship and the home of Dalai Lama. Triund is a popular picnic and trekking spot where you can reach by Ropeway, which has been installed from Dharamshala to this place.

Dalhousie

A tour package to Dalhousie can bring to you a stress-less life and its natural beauty never let you leave the place even after completion of your tour. This hill station is the great destination for the adventure lovers where they can enjoy trekking and camping activity.

Kullu

Kullu is filled with many wonders like Mannu Temple, Siyolsar Lake, Raghunath Temple, etc. which you must visit during your Himachal holiday tour. A tour to Kullu offers the best accommodation with modern amenities which you can get at very low fare. During your sightseeing, you can enjoy para-gliding, rock-climbing, mountaineering, etc. and at night relax your mood by seeing the view of light effect on water.


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An Unforgettable Voyage of Kashmir Houseboat


Whenever the word “Kashmir houseboat Tour” spins in your mind what do you do, bury your imagination or put in wings to realize your dreams into reality? No one can explain the splendor of the landscape in a few words until and unless the site is not visited personally at least once. The physical existence in this divine place only can realize you why the land is called the “Switzerland of Asia”. The land has myriad number of attractions which are the dream places of most of the tourist to spend their holiday and amongst all of them Kashmir houseboat tour gets higher hit.

The wonderfully decorated houseboats of the capital city Srinagar connects the entire sections of Dal and Nagin Lakes, and Jhulem River which offers you an unique and luxurious treatment. Wishing to spend some time in the shopping market during the water tour, you can ride through the small boat named by ‘Shikaras’ that are attached to these boats. They always are in your service and take you to floating shopping market. These floating house boats can experience you a world class accommodation where you can taste the delicious cuisines of Kashmiri, Western as well as Indian.

This unique and exciting tour you can only enjoy in the summer season from June to November and in winter December to February. Both adults and kids can enjoy this fine tour but for that both of you will be charged. To book a houseboat you can go to Dal or Nagin Lake and meet the owner of the boat. After booking you will check-in at the houseboat at 12.00 PM where you can stay whole the night and will leave the place at 10.00 AM in the morning.

A splendid holiday on the houseboats in Kashmir will surely be one of the most memorable vacations of your entire life.

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