Exciting Tour Packages to Dubai

Tourism industry in Dubai has witnessed an increase in recent times resulting from massive public demonstrations in other Gulf countries and development in its overall infrastructure. This emirate has enjoyed tremendous popularity among tourists as it hosts the famous Dubai Shopping Festival and also possesses a rich ancient culture. A Dubai tour operator would be of great help in planning a fabulous trip and taking care of all other matters related to travel, such as obtaining a visa and hotel bookings.

Before choosing a tour operator, it is absolutely essential to verify whether they are licensed and authorised by Department of Tourism and Commerce in Dubai. Today, most of the reputed tour operators have their own website which can be a good source of information for people willing to have exciting tour packages. They also have years of experience in conducting such tours and would offer any kind of assistance to their customers. For travellers who are travelling on a tight budget, these tour operators have customized packages that are designed to suit tourists with different budgets and travel preferences.

Another great advantage is that they have a well-managed itinerary which helps tourists in making the most out of their trip. Booking with any of the reputed travel agents in Dubai would be extremely beneficial as they have complete knowledge about every nook and corner of this emirate. They are also fully equipped with advanced facilities for their customers that would help them to enjoy sightseeing and visiting all major tourist attractions.


Exciting tour packages to Kerala

Kerala is bestowed with innumerable places of tourist interest. These places can be categorized into places of natural beauty, golden sand beaches, most beautiful backwaters, romantic hill stations, plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and Ayurvedic resorts, Ultimately Kerala tour operators using this great tourist potential of the state are offering exciting tour packages to Kerala.

Kerala tour packages offer innumerable holiday options for leisure tourists, adventure tourists, honeymoon couples, nature lovers or those who want to avail the Kerala Ayurvedic treatments to be undertaken in Kerala itself. Kerala tours are adorned with a pleasant climate throughout the year, mesmerizing beauty of backwaters and the extrinsic cuisines. Kerala is mostly looked upon as most popular backwater destination of India. The backwater tours mostly include stay on houseboat at Alleppey. These houseboats or Kettuvallam take you through the silent canals beautifully fringed by coconut palms and offering you a glance at the rural life on the banks. The opportunity to taste authentic Kerala food is one of the great experiences on these houseboats.

Other popular tour packages are covering exotic hill stations of Kerala along with plantation areas. Munnar is the lovely romantic hill station of Kerala adorned with huge plantations and bounty of nature. The Munnar & Thekkady sightseeing tour package takes you to the best nearby destinations of these places. It includes visit to Devikulam which is most popular for its panoramic sceneries. Thekkady visit includes visit to Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Kumily Pandikuzhi and many other attractions. Other most favored packages are honeymoon packages in Kerala including stay on houseboat with sightseeing of Alleppey and Munnar.

Mysore and Its Charms

My scout for a much needed holiday destination came to an end when I was suggested Mysore by a friend of mine. The images and its heritage past allured me to visit it.

Stepping onto Karnataka’s cultural hub itself was rejuvenating. If mythology is to be believed, Mysore was once ruled by a Demon named King Mahishasura who was defeated by Goddess Chamundeshwari. And that’s how it got its name, Mysore, which is derived from Mahishaka. It’s a clean and well-maintained city with imprints of both mythology and history.

Like any other regular tourist, I too decided to first visit the Mysore Palace. Also known as the Amba Vilas Palace this is the official residence of the Wodeyar’s, the erstwhile royal family. Built a multiple times, what stands today is the forth and an immortal creation: a magnificent structure, painstaking architecture and spectacular illumination. How astonishing it is from the outside that much awe-inspiring it is from the inside. The huge halls, artistic painting and Indo-saracenic architecture is what lifts this palace higher on every tourist’s radar.

The Brindawan Garden was next on the itinerary. A beautifully laid out symmetrical terrace design is one abode of tranquillity. The garden is immediately behind the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam site. To see the illuminated running waters and fountain with changing colours is every tourist’s delight. Extending up to 60 acres, this ethereal beauty is a public park and a major tourist jaunt.

The Chamundi Hills is also one attraction of Mysore. It not only offers some spectacular view of Mysore but is of mythological importance too. This place once belonged to Goddess Chamundeshwari, who killed a demon in a fierce battle. The sculptures of Nandi, the bull and Mahishasura are major attractions here.

Lalith Mahal Palace is also one of the beautiful structures seen in Mysore. Nestled on a beautiful location overlooking the Chamundi Hills is this palace which was exclusively built to welcome to viceroy of India. Now converted into a heritage category five-star hotel, the guests are treated with royal hospitality. The walls, the ceiling, the wooden shelters are till today maintained to its originality.

Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV laid the foundation of the church over 200 years ago, which today is famous as St. Philomena’s Church. Built in Gothic style, the floor plan of this church is based on the Holy cross. The ‘nave’ of the cross forms the congregation hall, the two arms are the transepts and the crossing consists of the altar and the choir. Meticulously built, this church is one among the largest cathedrals of South Asia.

Although Mysore attractions are many, the above mentioned are the unfathomable attractions. The Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Rail Museum, Karanji Lake Nature Park and The Art Gallery are the jaunts that allure many but names like Mysore Palace and Brindawan Garden have distinct Mysore as an axis of heritage and culture.

The reasons why I visited Mysore were all accomplished. The city: it’s well planned roads, its monuments speak a tons of the era gone by. But what added most to this city’s charm was its cleanliness. The sparkling clean streets exude an unearthly fragrance.
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The Many Colours of Rajasthan

Colours of Rajasthan
A vibrant land with the most distinctive features: desert, places, lakes and culture. Rajasthan is a must see sate of the subcontinent, brimming with many colours and awe-striking attributes.

Jaipur: Jaipur, the first planned city of India is sprawled with hilltop forts and palaces. Every bit of jaipur exudes the tales of its victorious past. Being a burgeon trade centre, its markets are loaded with handicrafts and exquisite jewellery.

Udaipur: Nestled amidst the azure lake waters, Udaipur is one of India seductive cities. Its floating lake palace is on every tourist’s radar. The elevated hills and lakes create a picturesque perfect ambience for romance.

Jodhpur: Located in the Thar Dessert, Jodhpur is bright all through the year. As you enter this city the colour blue fills your eyes. The walls of each house are painted in blue to compliment the scorching weather. Jodhpur is a well trodden Rajasthani city, its sandstone hillock location, palaces and monuments is till today a living proof of the glorious past.

Mehrangarh Fort: The magnificent fort of Mehrangarh amazes the entire city with its structure, architecture and, huge walls and gates. Within the fort are some fabulously crafted palaces, courtyards, a museum, and gates which signify victory, pride and sacrifice.

Sam Sand Dunes: An enormous stretch of sand, The Sam Sand Dunes, is a popular excursion of Rajasthan. This is the closest place from where you can lose yourself in 'the Great Thar Desert'. To witness the sunrise and sunset against this sand dunes is one of its kind experience.

Pushkar Fair: One of its kinds, the Pushkar fare is the most attractive and highly rated event in India. Also known as the camel fare, around 50,000 camels and other livestock are traded during this fair. The fair is an occasion where villages from near and far gather to trade and celebrate.

Wildlife: The topography of Rajasthan ranges from barren desert, to scrub thorn arid to lush green forest to rocky ravines to wetlands forming a natural habitat to a variety of wild species.

The Ranthambhor National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve are two of the many sanctuaries that shelter the many wild species. Ranthambhor National Park along with the slopes of Aravalli, artificial cakes and dense forest makes this park a haven to the wild. Sariska Tiger Reserve is another wild park home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Civets Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger.

Best time to visit: Though a year round destination, the best time to visit Rajasthan is in winter, between October to March when the desert sun is not so intense and the days are cool and pleasant. Most of the desert festivals planned as tourist attractions is held in the winter season. The desert also comes to life in the monsoons in the months from July to September when the hills are clothed in green and have a charm of their own.