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Explore the least explored North-East wildlife


Wildlife of north east region of India will definitely takes you on a breathtaking journey through some of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and world heritage sites, which are home to numerous big and small creatures having made this part of the earth their habitat for thousands of years. This region of India is bind with eight states namely Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

A tour to northeast wildlife is for those particular persons who want to enjoy basic jungle safaris and want to catch some unbelievable pictures in their camera. It attracts nature lovers, wildlife lovers and wildlife adventure enthusiasts from all over the world.

The lofty Himalayas with thousands of species of flora highly support Right from migratory birds to exotic mammals, reptiles and beyond. In this region the visitors can enjoy the endless beauty of rich flora and fauna. From enjoying the chirping of birds to roaring of the lions and visit to Jungle safari.

Northeast is highly dominated with Brahmaputra and other Rivers which supports suitable climate, conditions, geographical location and vast forest. All this conditions turn this place in a heaven for wildlife.

Some famous wildlife sanctuaries includes………

Kaziranga National Park
Steve WinterCovering an area of 429.93 sq.km, Kaziranga National Park is situated on the bank of river Brahmaputra in northeastern Assam. It is placed on the eastern Himalayas with an existence of a wide array of animal and plant species in their natural environment. It is declared a world heritage site for its population of one-horned rhinoceroses. Other wild creatures of the park include tiger, panther, squirrel, large Indian civet, elephant, wild cat, hog deer and so on.

Manas National Park
The Manas National Park consists of an area of 2,837 sq. km. This national park is lies on the gentle slopes of the Himalayan foothills and is located on the north bank of River Brahmaputra. Manas national park is also a Biosphere Reserve, an Elephant Reserve, an Important Bird Area (IBA), and a World Heritage Site.
The wild creature of the park includes tiger, elephant, rhino, buffalo, gaur and nearly 500 species of birds. This nature paradise also offers white water rafting on the Manas River, trekking and elephant rides.

Kanchendzonga National Park
kanchenjungaThe Khangchendzonga National Park is a UNESCO’s heritage sites also known Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. This national park has a unique biodiversity that includes mountain peaks, glaciers and some distinctive flora and fauna. The Park covers an area of 1784 sq.kms and home to a wide species of fauna and flora. Snow Leopard, Wild Ass, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Deer, Musk Deer, Flying Squirrel, and Barking Deer are some of the animals which are the pride the park.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild Buffaloes

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 38.81 sq km and known for its one horned rhinoceros. Situated in the flood plains of River Brahmaputra and the perfect place for bird watching. Expect from one horned rhinoceros is a perfect habitat for wild boars, the wild buffaloes, around 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

White Winged Wood Duck

White Winged Wood Duck

Dibru – Saikhowa is the largest national park of Assam and is spread over an area of 650 sq. km. The Dibru – Saikhowa is highly recognized for preserving a wide array of beautiful fishes. This Park is safe asylum for many rare and scarce species of wild life and famous because of the rare White Winged Wood Duck other wild animals are Hoolock, water buffalo, tiger, elephant, aquatic dolphin etc.

Nameri National Park

Eco Camp at Nameri National Park

Eco Camp at Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park covers an area of 200sq. kms and is situated at the foothills of Himalayas. It homes various species of mammals, reptiles and birds like Tiger, Black bear, elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Indian Bison and Various species of birds.

So pack your bags as this inexplicable land of Mountains and lush green forests has a lot more to offer to its tourist.

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Select your Next weekend Getaway from Delhi-A perfect trip for Historical and Adventurous lovers


Delhi, the capital of India doesn’t need any introduction that witnesses a large influx of travelers all throughout the year. From towering buildings to the ruins of the heritage monuments, Delhi has so much to leave you enchanted with. If we talk about Delhi, the first thing comes in our mind is its remarkable attractions such as Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Rajghat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jama Masjid, Rajghat etc.
Delhi has some recharged and rejuvenated tourist destinations close to the city. If you are preparing to a weekend holiday trip, there are some outstanding weekend getaways from Delhi. These short trips are the perfect way to explore destinations in and around your city and come back refreshed.

As St. Augustine said the – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Let’s chart out some pleasure trips from Delhi to hill stations, religious sites, wildlife sanctuaries or adventure destinations etc.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh
6244061405_1af167edcf_zAgra is a lovely town located on the banks of Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, located around just 200 km it a favorable destination for Delhiites.
Agra also features three UNESCO world heritage sites. They are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Taj Mahal is the symbol of eternal love which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is famous for its matchless architectural beauty and never fails to lure visitors coming from different parts of the world for India tours. The vista of white marble monument Taj Mahal is simply matchless especially during sunrise, sunset or full moon light.

Jaipur
Amber-fort-Jaipur-31This princely city of Rajasthan offers royalty and Raj culture of the bygone era. It is located around 268 km from Delhi. Affectionately dubbed as the Pink City, Jaipur takes pride in its royal attractions including sightseeing, shopping and enjoying Rajasthani cuisine and culture. Some of the famous sightseeing places in Jaipur are its forts – Jaigarh, Amber and Nahargarh. Other sightseeing places to see are the Jantar Mantar Observatory, Galta Monkey Temple, Hawa Mahal and City Palace. One must relish the shopping and the food here.

Haridwar
Malviya_dwipa_island_across_Har_ki_Pauri_during_Kavad_mela,_HaridwarHaridwar is situated about 215km from the capital city Delhi and one of the favorite destinations for weekend getaways around Delhi. Haridwar is a holiest town and also consider as the ultimate gateway to Gods. It is situated at the place where Ganges emerges from mighty Himalayas, it is the perfect weekend gateway to have a quick dip in the Ganga, visit temples and attend the evening aarti.

Mussoorie
MussoorieMussoorie is a hill station situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and also known as “The Queen of Hills”. Located around 275.7 km from Delhi, it is the best place for trekking and sightseeing. The romantic atmosphere of Mussoorie has earned the town its name of the Indian honeymoon capitol. Spread over mountain range, with unbelievable views of majestic Himalayas, and distant views of the pious Ganga River from one end and Jamuna River from the other it attracts a number of tourists from all over the globe.

It is such a paradise to hide from unbearably hot summers of Delhi. Tourists flock Mussoorie from April to June to beat the Delhi heat and from Dec-Jan to enjoy the snow.

Nainital
Naini LakeNainital is a beautiful hill station having amazing views of hills and ancient temples in its arms. It is situated around 296 km from Delhi and popularly known as the “Lake District of India”. Here you can enjoy Cable car rides, boating in the beautiful lakes, scenic views of Kumaon hills, horse and animal rides, trekking, sightseeing etc.

Corbett National Park
tiger-corbett-parkThe famous reserve is a great destination to immerse you in natural beauty. The park is located at the Nainital district of Uttrakhand, around 235 kms from Delhi. It acts as the protective reservoir for the critically endangered Bengal Tigers of India with the highest diversity of flora and fauna. Jim Corbett has always been the first hit for the tourists and the wildlife lovers. You can take a safari in a gypsy or even enjoy an elephant safari.

Rishikesh
Trayambakeshwar Temple, Rishikesh2An adventure hub not too far from Delhi, Rishikesh is popular for its adventures activities. The environment in Rishikesh offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities including white water rafting, camping, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, giant swing, cliff jumping, kayaking, trekking, river crossing, yoga and even meditation for people seeking spiritual rejuvenation.
Rishikesh is blessed to withhold the presence of Lord Vishnu ‘lord of all senses’ and the Ganges river as well. It is perfect to immerse yourself in spirituality and yoga with numerous yoga centers offering short term and long term courses.

Mathura
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna which is popularly known as the Brajbhoomi. It is situated located around 160 kumis from Delhi, on the bank of river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh state. Visit the Krishna-Balaram Temple (ISKCON), the prison cell where the parents of Lord Krishna were kept during Mahabharata period. The other popular tourist attractions of Mathura are Dwarkadheesh temple, Gita mandir, Government museum.

Bharatpur
Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryThe Bharatpur bird sanctuary’s close proximity to Delhi at 200 km makes it an ideal weekend getaway. It is one of the best bird sanctuaries of India & famous among the tourists for its outstanding wetland bird reserve.
This park hosts a large number of Migratory birds such as Chinese coots, Saras cranes, pelicans and many more in the winter months. This destination is haven for bird watchers and people who love nature. Immerse yourself in the dense forest and birds chirping…the fresh air and the cool breeze.

Sariska National Park
tiger-sariska-national-parkYour chance to see a tigers is just 4 hours away from Delhi in Sariska National Park. Sariska is famous national park and tiger reserve, it is Located at a distance of 217kms from Delhi. It comprises of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravali Hill range. The broad range of wild life here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and tolerance. Commonly seen animals in the park include nilgai, sambar, spotted deer, striped hyena, Indian porcupine.

Start packing your bags for your next weekend trip.

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Shopping Hubs of the Capital City – Delhi


Delhi is one of the most attractive cities and capital of India. Enriched with a beautiful history and culture, this city attracts a huge number of tourists from all around the world.

Delhi offers a variety of attractions for its visitors. Wonderful specimens of magnetic gorgeous and extensive glories places and monuments well laid gardens and parks as well as modern structures. This city is also known as the shopping capital of India, and obviously without shopping in Delhi, no one can get back to home.

This city is such an ultimate shoppers’ destination where one can find anything from traditional to contemporary items. Large western style shopping malls and upscale shopping markets also cloud the city’s horizon. You can shop according to your desire like textiles, amazing handcrafts, leather goods, jewelry, carpets, oils and wood.

Shopping in Delhi is a pleasurable and exciting experience for shopping freaks. There is an array of shopping markets in and around Delhi. From congested markets of Janpath, Palika Bazaar, Sarojini Nagar and Chandni Chowk to upscale markets of Connaught Place, South extension, Greater Kailash and Lajpat Nagar, Delhi has everything to lure the shopping buffs.

Delhi is also well-known for its street shopping; here you can shop according to your pocket and desire. From the streets of Delhi you can not only get some good bargains but also carry the stuff that will gear you up again and again to visit the capital city.

The small yet intriguing roadside stalls have everything. Roaming through these stalls is such an amazing experience. Automatically your hands move to examine the each new item.

Let’s discuss the top markets of the city.

Dilli Haat

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DilliHaat is an open air market with various food stalls, handloom stalls, set in the heart of Delhi. The Bazaar has about 62 specially designed stalls for rural craftsmen from the villages of India to display their talent. Buyers can buy Metal crafts, wooden crafts, gems, beads, footwear’s, handicraft’s rosewood and sandalwood carvings, wool, and silk fabricsat a very reasonable rate.

Timings: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm (everyday)

Janpath Market

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Janpath Market is an old, lively and famous market in Delhi. Those looking for souvenirs must visit this market which is a favorite hangout for foreign tourists. However, you’ll need all your bargaining skills to get a really decent price. Here you’ll find the latest fashion goods, Accessories & Apparels for both men and women.

Timing: 10.30 am to 7.30 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Chandni Chowk

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Chandnichowk is the one of the livelyand agedmarkets in Delhi, established by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. People from all over the world come here to shop. A number of international tourists can be seen here all over the year.This is a biggest wholesale suppliers market in Delhi. Chandnichowk is basically a market of narrow lanes and shops selling everything like women’s garments, toys, authentic Indian food, Jewellery, books, leather goods, electronic items, medical equipment’s etc.

Timing:11:00 am – 8:30 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Sarojini Nagar

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Sarojini Nagar Market is located in the south Delhi. It offers quite inexpensive trendy clothes with a lot of bargaining.Sarojini Nagar is a favorite pedestrian market amongst fashion conscious teenagers. It offers clothes, shoes, accessories among others at unbelievable prices. One can also shop for international brands at very cheap prices.

Timing:11:00 am –9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

Lajpat Nagar

Lajpat Nagar market located in the south Delhi is the place where the middle class of Delhi goes when it wants to shop.With bargaining as the order of the day the market offers some amazing stuff for everyone including various accessories, clothes, latest footwear’s, cosmetics, belts, bags, Kurtis, sarees, and handmade embroidery Clothes. The highlight of this market is a lot of mehndiwallas, who will apply beautiful henna designs to your hands at a very nominal price.

Timing:11:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

Connaught Place

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Connaught Place is the commercial and business hub of Delhi. Horse-shoe shaped Connaught Place Market is divided into two circles; it was designed and established by the British. It is the most popular shopping venues in this city of bargain hunters, dealing mainly in clothes and artificial jewelry. Outlets of all famous international brands can be found in inner circle of Connaught Place.

Timing:10:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Karol Bagh

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Karol Bagh is a famous market which offers almost everything for everyone. You can visit Ajmal Khan Road havingfancy stores, big international labels, spices, inexpensive readymade, embroidered garments and cotton yarn. Karol Bagh is famous for its Jewellery Shops and Indian Clothes.

Timing:10:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

There are a lot more options are waiting for the shoppers.

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The Architectural Wonders of Delhi


Delhi is dotted with many world famous architectural works. The Indian architecture is a perfect blend of various architectural styles as it is influenced by various dynasties. All these dynasties and religions left their influence on their creations. Having this great architectural style this city can easily hypnotize the tourists and visitors.

This tour of Delhi offers everything for everyone. It is referred as the heart of India. This holiday trip also gives you an opportunity to explore several historical sites, and to be a part of present, living history. Delhi is an amazing city absorbing many magical colours, different culture and religions.

Delhi has been the centre of Different King and powerful empires, it is also the lasting serving Capital of India. It is consider that many Kings and Emperors have fought over Delhi and it built, ruined and rebuilt many times. So each era leave its mark and characters on Delhi in the form of different constructions.

Different King of Delhi builds different buildings, monuments and mosques in Delhi to show their powers and for leaving their personal architectural identity.

Delhi is a hub of architectural heritage that shows the past to the present day history. Mughal forts to temples to colonial pattern there are a number of architectural specimens. Some of them are listed here.

Qutub Minar
Qutb Minar symbolizes the great Indo-Islamic architectural work of history in India and considered to be a great stuff for the country. Qutab-Minar-DelhiThe world’s tallest brick tower provides the thrilling sight and got the position of 39 in by UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is one of the most exciting places for domestic as well international visitors.

Humayun’s Tomb
The Humayun Tomb is mostly popular for its marvelous architectural beauty that expresses certain cultural message to the beholders. humayun-tombIt is a great and earliest building of Mughal era and great example of brilliant Mughal architecture. Having a large complex, with a garden on four sides and the mausoleum in the middle it is constructed by Red sand stone. Humayun tomb is also believed to be the predecessor of worldly famous Taj Mahal.

Red Fort
Red Fort is another place of attraction for visitors. Actually it is the popular Mughal jewel in the appearance of Red Fort Red-Fort-delhiwhere the prime minister of India hosts the Tiranga at every Republic Day and Independence Day. Red Fort is also famous for its architectural marvel which is a great combination of Persian, Turkish and Mughal cultures.

Akshardham Temple
Akshardham temple is the perfect attraction that shows the great mastery of arts and architecture of present generation; Akshardham_Temple_in_Delhiit has been built with many combined cultures which gives beautiful sight to the tourists. Today, it became an essential part of the any Delhi tour.

India Gate
India Gate is a 42 m tall monument. This amazing monument shows the magical work of the popular architect knows as Luytens who was the designer of this creation. India-GateIn 1931 this monument was constructed in commemorating the 90,000 soldiers who had died fighting for the British Raj in the world war-I. The light seen lit always is a tribute giving to the ‘Amar Jawan’ which means the immortal soldiers.

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the Rajput style of construction. It is an astronomical observatory or instrument for calculation to correct the astronomical tables to confirm the data and position of Sun, Moon and all other planets. There is an instruement known as ‘Samrat Yantra’ for calculating the accurate time of the day within half a second.

Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House
Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Viceroy’s house in Delhi is a classical European building with some features of Mughal architectural style.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan

The other most impressive building of Delhi is Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan. Both the buildings Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House are Designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens .
There are a number of architectural wonder in Delhi which was constructed after the independence of India. Some of them are the pure example of Hindu architecture and some of them are influenced by the British architecture.

As a result, there are lots of diverse places that should be visited on your Next holiday trip of Delhi.


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Tourist Destinations of India in Summer


Summer is the most stifling season of the year; it is usually the least favorite time of every people. Now this summer season the fiery Sun brings some good news for you. In this upcoming summer vacations get an opportunity to visit India with your family it will gives you a hassle free and embalming summer holiday which will free from many constrain of city life.

India is the most diverse place of the world and there are a number of hill stations and cool places to spend your vacations in the lap of lush green landscapes, spellbinding meadows, meandering rivers and snow capped mountains.

Although most of the famous chill places of India are nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas but the southern part and the Western Ghats of India are also blessed with some wonderful hill retreats. The mesmerizing beaches of south India capture your heart with the silvery sands, gorgeous greenery, lashing waves, swaying palm trees Ayurveda resorts and rocky cliffs.

There are several amazing destinations in India that appeal tourists in hot months like –

Kerala – Kerala is a small but charming state located in south India and neighboring the Indian Ocean. kerala-toursIt is famously known as God’s Own Country as it is fascinated with heavenly beauty. There are a number of tourism options for every age group from water sports to cultural performances, from beachside relaxation t fun in the sun. you can enjoy cultural & heritage of Kerala, best beach destinations, hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, pilgrimage places and also the prime attraction backwater of Kerala including lovely lakes, brackish lagoons, narrow scenic canals, enchanting rivers and enjoy the lovely sound of Sea water .

Goa – Goa is nestled in the West India region of the Konkan on the coastal plains of South India. It is also considers as the ‘queen of beaches’ and an ideal summer destination. Goa-Beaches-photoGoa beaches are famous for their serenity and liveliness, silver and golden sand, queues of palm trees, green lush vegetation all these combine and make this places paradise for beach lovers and attracts a large number of vacationers from all over the world. You can enjoy some of the exotic activities like parasailing, sea swimming, foot balling, scootering, paragliding, sun bathing and sleeping, exotic night stays, etc.

Shimla – Shimla is the capital city of Himchal Pradesh. Dotted with a number of amazing natural beauties the city is blessed with the presence of seven different hills and also known as ‘Queen of Hills’. traintourThe most prominent attractions of this place are the Jakhu Hill, Gurkha Castles, awe-inspiring greenery, snow capped mountains, wonderful landscapes laden with pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron forests etc.

Ooty – Ooty or Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam is situated in Tamil Nadu. It is nestled in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Nilgiris and popular as the crown of Nilgiri district. OotyThe lush green valleys, Lofty Mountains, soothing climate, dense forest and the pristine natural beauty make Ooty the most famed hilly area of southern zone. The most notable attraction of this hill station is its tea gardens.

Kashmir – Kashmir referred as the “Paradise on the Earth” is situated at north-western region of India, mostly in the Himalayan Mountains. kashmir-shikara-houseboats-picturesKashmir is pride of the country and its beauty cannot be describes in few words. It is one of the most sought tourist destinations of the country. This heaven never fails to capture the heart of vacationers. It is an extravagantly beautiful place having perfumed gardens, sprawling hilly landscape, Snow-capped Mountains, picturesque surroundings, placid lakes, and varied ranges of flora and fauna. Srinagar, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Gulmarg , Houseboats of Dal Lake are the most visiting places of Kashmir.

manali-holidays-lush-green-mountains – Manali is a small but picturesque hill station nestled in the vicinity of majestic Himalaya at Himachal Pradesh. This is the ideal place for snowfall lovers as it receives snowfall throughout the year. In Manali the winters are very cold and snowy but in summers. Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass are very famous for adventures sports like skiing, trekking, paragliding, sky diving and many more. Manali is also an ideal honeymoon destination. The snow-capped mountain peaks looks awesome at sunrise and sunset.

Darjeeling – Nestled in the lap of Kanchan Junga, in the State of West Bengal, Darjeeling is one such holiday destinations in the world, whose beauty and charm cannot be found anywhere else. This place is amazingly beautiful and is known by various names like the Land of Peace, Love, eternal happiness etc. this is the perfect holiday destination for nature & adventure lovers, honeymooners and for leisure travelers.

Mussoorie – Mussoorie is a well known hill station of north India situated in the Garhwal hills. MussoorieThere are verdant green hills, scenic landscapes, varied collection of flora and fauna species and number of adventure sports activities allure the vacationers. Mussoorie offers a great weekend with attractions like shopping, trekking etc. The best attraction f Mussoori is Kempty fall.

Nainital – Nainital the beautiful lake resort is one of the most iconic touring hill stations in India. Naini LakeSituated in Uttaranchal it is well renowned for its exotic beauty of nature, elegant lacks and high hills. It is the first choice for honeymooners also.

Apart from these there are a number of other vacation spots and cool places known as summer destinations in India that can be visit in summers.


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ELEPHENT FESTIVAL-A symbol of Royalty JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN


With the starting of March the Pink City Jaipur emerge into a great celebration and preparation of pre-Holi festivals. As everyone knows very well that the Camel is the ‘ship of desert’ and the most perceptible symbol of Rajasthan, but when we think about the Rajputs and their royalty the first thing which stricks our mind is an Elephant.

In India an elephant is always being a sturdy symbol of royalty and while the Ship of the Desert festival is celebrates by Bikaner, the Pink City, Jaipur celebrates “The Elephant Festival”. elephantfestival1-jaipur1This Festival is organized on the full moon day of Phalgun Purnima in the month of March a day before Holi, organized every year by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation at a definite venue i.e Rambagh Polo Ground. It is the most renowned of all the festivals celebrated in Rajasthan.

For this festival, The Mahouts, who are known as the caretakers of the elephants, give their elephants a bath then decorate their elephants with colourful and embroidered velvets rugs and canopy, with gold and silver head-plates as well as garnish their tusks by adorning them with gold and silver bracelets and rings. The owners proudly embellish their female elephants wearing anklets, which make a pleasant sound when the animal moves. elephantfestival1-jaipurIt is quite a treat to see this huge animal with heavy ornaments and anklets decked with bells and vibrant colors, jhools (saddle cloth) and heavy jewellery.
Owners also painted on the bodies of their elephants with the traditional motifs of India, interesting patterns are drawn on the skin of the animal. At the end the most beautiful and decorated elephant is awarded.

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It is immensely pleasing to see the animal playing a sport like Elephant races and polo which are the special features. Some other interesting events associated with the festival are ¬-The tug of war between elephants and 19 men and women is the most exhilarating highlight. In this war the strongest elephant play against the group of peoples. An exhibition name Gaj Shringar is also held here where all things about the animals kept like ornaments, paintings, food and other things. The festival is ends with the performances of folk dances, display of fireworks lighting the sky and speckle of Holi colours.

The other animals to participate in the festival include camels and horses.

holi-festival-jaipur_-indiaIt is believed that, Elephant is one of the nine jewels of “navratnas” came from the stirred of the ocean so; the elephant has been consider as a holy and valuable animal. Elephants are always a great part of the Indian society and the God Ganesha is an Elephant-headed God who is devotedly worshipped in all over India. From bygone era to present time elephants are always present in religious events, marriage ceremonies, processions and battle of Indians.
So come to the festival and enjoy watching this matchless event.

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Elefantastic in Jaipur


Jaipur is the royal city of the state Rajasthan. Soil of the Jaipur is full with aroma of royal life of kings and their culture. It is renowned for its beautiful palaces, Rajput’s forts, havelis and historical places. Jaipur is the most attractive place for international and domestic tourist. It has a great collection of fantastic things which gives amazing experience to every visitor.

Elefantastic Farm, Jaipur

Elefantastic Farm, Jaipur

Jaipur is also famous for Elefantastic, is lies in the depths of the jungles and on the peaceful hilltops. It is a wide and beautiful farm area, which is famous as a natural habitat of elephants and for elephant ride. It is located in the Amber, is the small and elegant town located 1 km from the Amber Palace. This beautiful place is the shelter of 24 elephants. There are 23 female elephants and only one male elephant live as a family.
It will be an amazing experience that you will visit royal city Jaipur by royal ride of elephant. You can explore complete area of this place .Your visit start from the warm welcome by the team of elefantastic and elephants. The elephant safari starts before sunset and end after dark. They will prepare your royal ride, wash the elephants, feed and water them. There is a huge gallery and collection about the elephant decoration. Colors, designs and traditional way of elephant decoration are really very fascinating and great of attraction of your visit.

Washing the Elephants in Elefantastic, Jaipur

Washing the Elephants in Elefantastic, Jaipur

After the traditional and delicious lunch, wonderful elephant ride will start with elephant rider or tourist guide. This trip starts from the visit of the jungle area.The area of Elefantastic is full with wild animals. This wonderful tour starts from the visit of aroma of nature, chippering of birds and sound of many wild animals. Golden birds, Black Shouldered kite, Peacock and Asian Paradise Flycatcher are the beautiful birds of this farm area. It is also home of the wild animals like Leopard, Wolf, Hyena, Jackals and Antelopes and Tigers. It is really very adventurous and exciting that you are on the elephant safari and Tigers just roaming around you.

Elephant Safari

The Elephant Safari

After the complete tour of jungle area you will go for Amber fort, is like a magnificent palace, built from golden yellow, white marble and pink sandstone and it is divided into four major sections with big courtyard. You will enter into Amber fort by the elephant ride through Suraj Pol which leads to the Jaleb Chowk, which is main courtyard of the fort. Elephant riders are also good guide they explain each and everything to the tourist about Amber fort. It is very fantastic that you will visit a wonderful fort, which is a marvelous epitome of the royal ness of kings through a royal elephant ride. Full visit of Amber fort and Amber village through elephant safari really gives you an amazing experience.
In the evening, there is the arrangement of camp fire and camps. Many traditional and culture program make this trip colorful and unforgettable. Elefantastic trip is one of the amazing and most renowned in Jaipur area. Enjoy this wonderful, royal and different trip of Jaipur.