Assam Tour Packages to Explore New Dimensions of Nature

Assam, known as the land of myths and mystery, is among the name of the much-admired tourist destinations in India. And easily available Assam Tour Packages give the tourists another reason to visit the northeastern state of the country.

Assam is often referred as “the land of red rivers and blue hills” due to its exceptional scenic beauty with extensive tea gardens and eternal stretches of paddy fields mixed together with coconut groves, areca nuts, and banana trees.

The second largest North East Indian state, Assam is the homeland of the mighty river Brahmaputra. Besides being the highest timber producer of the country, Assam is also one of the most developed northeastern states. Assam’s tea estates contribute more than a half of India’s total tea production.

The state, blessed with immense natural resources, has been much accessible to the North East due to the fact that it has been ruled by the Ahoms (Shyam tribal of the neighborhood Burma) for a total of six centuries. Tourists have a unique chance to see many historical places including temples located around Sibsagar tanks in the state.

The major reason to go for Assam Tours is the broad list of tourist attractions at Assam. The major tourist attractions of the beautiful state are Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park, Sibsagar, Tezpur as well as Manas Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve.

Tour Packages in Assam offered by the Indian tour operators are totally capable of providing the tourists with the easy tour to the state, that also according to their budget. Indian and international tourists using the India Tour Packages enjoy an easy and safe journey to the beautiful state. Being at Assam, they have an opportunity to explore some new dimensions of the nature.

Golden Triangle Tours to see the Elegance of Delhi Agra Jaipur

It is really enthralling to experience Golden Triangle Tours in India. And touring Delhi-Agra-Jaipur golden triangle is full of fun. The three places are listed among the most-admired tourist places in India. Every year, a large number of visitors come here and enjoy the fun of being in the impressive cities.

Delhi, the national capital of India, has its own significance in the historical map of the country. People coming in Delhi love to see historical places and elegant monuments again and again. Attracting big number of national-international visitors, Agra in Uttar Pradesh is known as a city of love because the symbol of love Tal Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, is situated here. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is also known as the Pink City worldwide, and is a much-loved by the tourists due to its beautiful royal palaces.

A big variety of India Tour Packages are available in the market. Among them, tour operators are offering variety of Golden Triangle Tour Packages to make the tourists choose the best package for themselves. To delight yourself with such a mind-blowing tour, you can go for the Delhi – Agra – Jaipur Tour.

The tour is held in a set procedure, according to which, generally, you start from Delhi, go to Agra, and finally move to Jaipur. You get the grand experience of the amazing monuments in Delhi, the glorious love symbol Taj in Agra and the splendid royal palaces in Jaipur. The tourists also taste the amazing cuisines of all the three cities.

Shimla Tourism All-time Favorite for Tourists

Shimla Tourism holds a paramount space in the tourism scenario of India. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh is among the most admired places in India for national and international tourists. Shimla was the summer capital of India in the British Raj. British had coined a term for Shimla i.e. the ‘Queen of Hills’, a popular reference for the gorgeous place, even today.

In the list of the most beautiful destinations in Himachal, Shimla hill station holds first and foremost rank. Travelers show immense interest in many of Shimla’s spots including Mall Road, Shilon Bagh, Kufri along with The Ridge and The Mall. You can take the pleasure of being at this beautiful place by using excellent Shimla Tour Packages available in the market.

Shimla is among the most important places of Himachal Pradesh, in tourism point of view. The most visited spots in Shimla are the Mall Road, Shilon Bagh, Kufri, Shilon Bagh, The Ridge and The Mall, Christ Church, Jakhu Hill, Shimla State Museum and Summer Hill as well as Annandale play ground and Junga, among others. The hill city has various worth visit temples including Tara Devi, Sankat Mochan and Anand Vilas.

The accommodation is not a problem in Shimla as a big variety of hotels is available here, that also as per the suitability of your pocket. Hotel Packages in Shimla let you enjoy the accommodation according to your own budget. Hotels in Shimla range from Cheap to Budget to Luxury, and you are free to choose the best one for yourself from this varied list.

The tourists from all over the world come to Shimla to live some precious moments of their lives with the nature’s beautiful destination. Now it’s your turn to visit Shimla and explore the place in your own way.

Complete Himachal Tour Packages

Himachal is known for its amazing mountains, mild hills, shining lakes, freezing glaciers and lush green valleys. All this natural beauty serves to make out the list of the distinguished features for the North Indian state. The state is not less than a heaven for holidaymakers. So, tour operators in India present striking Himachal Tour Package round the year, for the benefit of those who want to live some special moments of their lives in the lap of the nature.

Due to the states different terrain, Himachal has been mostly untouched by external customs. The technological progression, however, have brought drastic changes in the state. Home to the nature, Himachal Pradesh is possesses multi-religion as well as multicultural and multilingual position as other Indian states do.

Using best Holiday Packages India, every year, thousands of people visit the gorgeous Himachal to and see the magic of the marvelous atmosphere. People feel a rejuvenation of their mind and body, and forget from the pain of the outside world. After spending this precious time in Himachal, they go back to their home with lots of vigor. Helping them not to waste their valuable time, Himachal Tour Package is available in the market. From the luxurious 5-star resorts to the budget hotels, variety of options is available here to suit your pocket and to make your holiday a special one.

Among the most beautiful destinations in Himachal, Shimla has always been first in the catalog. Mall Road, Shilon Bagh, Kufri as well as The Ridge and The Mall located at Shimla are some of the spots where travel enthusiasts show their immense interest. Shimla Tour Packages help them explore the lovely place at ease.

So, waiting for what? Enjoy these packages and be ready see the arresting beauty of Himachal.

Toshali to manage four Odisha Tourism owned properties

Starting with four properties that it bagged from Odisha Tourism under Lease development Agreement(LDA), Toshali Group forays into management of hotel units. It now plans to expand inorganically focusing on destinations that cater to particular segments such as the Buddhist circuit.

Toshali Group won the bid for four hotels out of six it went for that floated by the Odisha Toursim to be managed by private operators. The Department of Toursim, Government of odisha had floated tenders for leasing out 33 hotel properties spread across the state from private hospitality investors recently. Harihar patra, Director marketing, Toshali resorts International revealed,” We won the bid in October for Odisha Toursim-owned accommodation units for management.”. The hotel group will be managing hotels in pathrajpur, ratnagiri, Udayagiri and laitgiri. The property at pathrajpur will be developed as a wayside amenity with 24 rooms, which is near an excavated historical site and would address the local travelers. The Udaygiri will have around six rooms and we plan to add further rooms later. Rooms for Ratnagiri and lalitgiri properties will be finalized soon.

“Our emphasis has always been to promote tourism in the state. Now that we have won the bid to manage the four properties in October 2011, toshali simultaneously enters the management of properties too and will look at lease/ management contracts for our brand expansion. We are still discussing he issues on the brand part with the tourism department,” he said. Apart from that Toshali has acquired Kolkata-based travel company Pan Asia. The company, with a team of five people, is a specialist in selling Buddhist segment to southeast Asian countries and Sri lanka.”pan Asia will empower us with the knowledge on tapping Buddhist Tourism and now that we have properties in critical Buddhist locations of tourism importance, this knowledge force would be utilized to the full est to promote the properties,”Patra summed.

Toshali to manage 4 Odisha Tourism’s properties

Starting with four properties that are bagged from Odisha Tourism under Lease Development Agreement(LDA), the Toshali Group forays into management to hotel units. The hotel Group now plans to expand inorganically, focusing on destinations that cater to the particular segments like Buddhist circuits all the more after attaining properties in such locations.

Toshali Group won the bid for four hotels out of six which were floated by the Odisha Tourism to be managed by private operators. Government of Odisha had floated tenders for leasing out 33 hotel properties spread across the state from private hospitality investors recently.

Harihar Patra, Director marketing, Toshali Resorts International revealed, “ We won the bid in October for Odisha Tourism-owned accommodation units for management.” The hotel group will be managing hotels in Pathrajpur, Ratnagiri, Udaygiri and Lalitgiri. The Pathrajpur property will be developed as a wayside amenity with 24 rooms which is near to an excavated historic site and would address the local travelers. The Udaygiri will have around 6 rooms more rooms to be added later. For Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri properties, rooms will be finalized soon.

“Our emphasis has always been to promote the tourism of the state. Now that we have won the bid to manage 4 properties in October 2011, Toshali simultaneously enters into the management of properties too and will look at the lease/management contracts for our brand expansion. We are still discussing some issue on the brand part with the tourism department.” He said.

Apart from that, Toshali has acquired Kolkata-based travel company Pan Asia. The company with a team of 5 people, is a specialist in selling Buddhist segment to Southeast Asian countries and Sri Lanka.”Pan Asia will empower us with knowledge on capturing Buddhism Tourism opportunities and now that we have properties in critical Buddhist locations of tourism importance, this knowledge force would be utilized to promote the hotels as well as the destinations.” Patra summed.

A pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi Holy Shrine

Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

The saying goes until you are invited you cannot visit her shrine. An incarnation of Shakti Shri Mata Vaishno Devi sits in her shrine at the top of the Trikuta hills near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, at an altitude of 5200 feet and 14 kms from Katra. Some 8 million piligrims visit annually making Mata Rani the second most visited temple after Lord Venkateshwara.

Legend says Lord Rama found her deep in meditation and gave her the name Vaishnavi. The mother in turn fasted for 9 days on navratras and the practice of reading the Ramayanas during the navratras started from here. The more popular legend is that of the divine mother guiding her humble disciple Sreedhar to organise a grand feast and Bhairav Nath a tantric following her through Banganga and Garbh Joon, to her hilltop abode. The mother took on her Mahakali form to slay Bhairav Nath but granted him a boon that her pilgrimage will henceforth be considered complete only upon a visit to the shrine of Bhairav Nath, some 2.5 km from the holy cave temple.

My Yatra began at Katra and pilgrims have to cover 13 km. of terrain on foot to reach the Darbar. One kilometer away from Katra, you would find Banganga, place where Mata quenched her thirst and at 6 km., the holy cave at Adhkawari. Yatris are advised to obtain a yatra slip only from the Yatra Registration Counter at the Tourism Reception Centre, Katra Bus Stand and nowhere els.e. Without an authentic yatra slip, crossing of Banganga checkpost will not be allowed. The Yatra Slip is absolutely free but is necessary to commence the Yatra. You can obtain caps, canvas shoes, sticks etc. on hire for the Yatra. Those who have problems in climbing on the mountains, can hire the services of a pony or dandi (palenquin). Pithus can also be hired for carrying the children on shoulders. It is advised that you should avail of the services of only registered people be it the pithu, pony or the dandiwalla and keep his token for the period he is engaged. Maa Vaishno Devi

The entire 13 km route is quite wide and tiled. Besides, the whole path is lit up every night by powerful sodium vapour lamps. The entire route is swept and cleaned from time to time throughout the day. Yatris are requested to keep the path clean. Shelter cum sheds and shelter cum cafeterias are setup throughout the route. Pure vegetarian food is available at these outlets. Price charts are exhibited at all these outlets prominently. Drinking water has been made available all along the route, with water coolers and storage facilities. Public utilities with automatic flushing systems along the track and at the Bhawan.

After 6 km. of trekking, you would reach Adhkawari, the holy cave where Mata meditated for nine months. Do visit the cave. After 9.5 km., you would reach Sanji Chhat where you can rest for sometime. Accommodation is also available at this place. Bhawan is just 3.5 km. away. On reaching Bhawan, show your Yatra Slip at the Registration Office and obtain the Batch no. provided on the slip. This number is important as it will determine your place in the queue for darshan. On reaching Bhawan, have a bath and change your clothes. Be sure to get your luggage and leather items booked in the cloak rooms and obtain the receipt. Book the valuables separately and obtain the receipt.

The journey was arduous but the temple trust has done a lot to make the way accessible. The path is paved, food and water are available all along the way, battery operated autos and mules and dolis make the journey easier for the very young and very old. Chants of Jai Mata Di reverberate along the hills day and night except for the peak winters. The cool weather of the hills is an added incentive for visitors. The journey can take some time on foot but the scenery and anticipation makes it worthwhile. It take about 6 hours on foot and another 4 to climb down and can be easily accommodated in a weekend.

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Summer Holiday – Popular Destinations in India

Whether it is Mast Holiday, Holiday Camps, Summer Holiday Destinations, Hill Stations, Summer Camping Destinations or Honeymoon Destinations in India….. Visit to know about best popular places for holidays, vacation & weekend breaks in India.

Coorg Croog

Coorg (Kodagu) borders Kerala and enjoys moderate climate. Besides the scenery is breathtaking, lush greenery, coffee plantations and the deep woods. There’s something for everyone. Madikeri, the headquarters is known as the Scotland of India, Kakabe produces honey, animals abound in Nagarahole national park, Cauvery Nisargadhama is a 2.5 sq. km. island in the middle of the River Cauvery.

Ooty Ooty

Situated in the Nilgiri biosphere reserve Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known as the queen of the hill stations and sits some 2200 mtrs above the sea level. An added attraction for is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track from Kallar, and makes its way through hair-raising curves and dark tunnels and deep ravines with some of the most stunning views available.

 

Kodaikanal Kodaikanal

It is one of Tamil Nadu’s finest hill stations, some 7200 feet up in the Palani hills in the Western Ghats. Did you know? The Kurinji Flower is in full bloom around December once in 12 years. Last seen in 2006, the next one expected in 2018. Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk- If you wish to catch the scenic valleys, the best place. Oh yeah its close to the bus stand and do try out the telescope near the main gate. Bryant park and Kodai Lake, Silent valley, suicide point, Devil’s kitchen are some must see places.

Munnar Munnar

It is the most popular hill resort in Kerala. Kerala and greenery are synonymous. Some places of interest include Pallivasal, Chinnakanal, Anayirangal, the Tea Museum and the oddly named Top Station – the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road.

 

 

Srinagar Srinagar

Heaven on Earth. Insurgency and political turmoil haven’t taken its toll. She is as beautiful as on the day she enthralled Jahangir into saying: “Agar Firdaus bar ru-e zamin hast. Hami asto. Hami asto. Hami ast.”  – Farsi for – If there is heaven on earth, it is here, it is here it is here. He recited Kwaja Amir Khusrav. Be careful but do visit it once.

 

Shimla Shimla

A Dilliwala speaking about Shimla. Well the ex summer capital, the most popular hill station in Northern India – simply by numbers. The mall looks a bit like bazaars of Delhi but just go out a bit and Shimla will still enthrall you. Take the train to chug into the Queen of hill stations and she will unravel her beauty. The city is named after goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Kali. Annandale, Jaku hill, Tara Devi and Sankat Mochan temple and Mashobra are some places of interest.

Manali Manali

It is at the North end of the Kullu valley, some 250 km from Shimla. Legend says its home to the seven sages of Hinduism. The name suggests it – its named after the law giver saint Manu. Tourism in Manali picked up after rise of militancy in Kashmir. It’s a place for adventure tourism with its ‘extreme Yak sports’ making it to the covers of the Time. Naggar fort, Hirimba Devi temple, Solang and Rohtang are some of the must see places around.

 

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Balighai Beach at Puri, Orissa : A Popular Holiday Spot

Balighai beach is just four kilometers from Puri along the spectacular Puri – Konark marine drive.  Fringed with Casuarinas, the sea and Nuanai river. It is clean and well maintained. The adjacent Balihirana Sanctuary for the protected Indian Black Bucks. If lucky you may have a glimpse of this shy and fast antelope.

Balighai Beach, Puri
Balighai Beach, Puri

This is a private beach of Toshali Sands (exclusive right to use by the guests of Toshali Sands Ethnic village resort) and Yoga sessions and other beach activity, etc. for the guests. It is maintained according to strict government guidelines. The resort is known for the green cover. The Sea Turtle Research Centre is nearby. The beach area is part of the breeding zone of Olive Ridleys. There are talks of a cycling trek of the reserve forest right up to Konark along the marine drive and harnessing wind and solar energy for a more green source of power.

Moonlit nights and sunrise or sunsets are pure magic. The scenery is a wash with molten silver and gold and oh if you are lucky on a moonlit night when the sea whispers to the shores the Olive Ridleys come ashore to lay eggs (November to February). They return to the same beach where they once swam away from as hatchlings – like the Salmon run another enduring mystery of nature. Bird watchers can track some as some winged visitors o n their way to the world famous Chilka Lake.

Balighai beach is a very popular picnic and vacation spot, located near the holy seaside city Puri, Orissa. The best time to visit Balighai beach is during October to June.

Toshali Sands, Orissa’s Ethnic Village Resort is where you experience the magic of the Golden Traingle of Puri, Bhubaneshwar & Konark, and the serene beauty of Balighai Beach, to know more  and to nook your Package visit http://bit.ly/b6sc29 . For more details, please contact your “Metu” your friendly Travel Planner at metu@toshali.in

Enjoy Sun, Sand And Superb Goa Carnival, A Festive Vacation in India

February is carnival time in Goa. For three days and nights it is all lively processions, floats and non-stop festivity.

Goa Carnival
Goa Carnival

It was introduced by the Portuguese – a rowdy celebration in which flour, eggs, oranges, lemons, mud, sand-filled gloves along with dirty water, various liquids and glue were aimed at passersby. Used kitchen utensils were also thrown out of windows, perhaps to discard the old before the Lenten fast.

The legendary king Momo – the King of Chaos takes over the state and gaiety prevails. The carnival is a feasting-drinking-merry making extravaganza before the austere 40 days of Lent. It concludes with the famous red-and-black dance held by the Club National in Panjim.

The origins of carnival are probably Pagan in nature, of ancient Roman and Grecian vintage. The Goan carnival is also called Intruz and culminates in a parade on Fat Tuesday. In the villages you will see a different face of the fest. You will find local youths dancing in front of the main cross of the vaddo, to the beat of drums around an oil lamp, singing songs about their ancestors. The tempo of the drum speeds up and feni flows. Some gets into a trance…….. Local Konkani influence includes replacing of dirty water with colored powder and water similar to Holi. That is India – sincerely yours.

In 2011, Goa Carnival is celebrated for 3 Days from 5th March – 8th March (Saturday – Tuesday)

Do not miss to explore the Incredible India travel and celebrate at Goa Carnival (Goa the hottest travel destination of India.) before you enjoy the ICC World Cup 2011 Cricketing Carnival in India. ………..  Toshali Tours and Travels is a  travel management company and tour operator recognised and approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Department of Tourism, Government of Orissa. For More details on Reservation and Accommodation for the Goa Carnival, Incredible India tour package visit at http://bit.ly/fUoIQH …….. You can also contact your Travel Consultant “Metu” atmetu@toshali.in for HELP with your travel and accomodation when you are in India during the ICC WorldCup 2011