Monthly Archives: October 2016

The “2-Wheel” Rajasthan Safari

What can be better than a safari ride to the land of royalty, probably the first tourist destination that comes to the mind when one plans a trip in the county, exploring the incredible landscape of Rajasthan on two wheels – the Bicycle, holiday cycling tours discovering the vibrant culture & magnificence – palaces, fortresses, rural scape, food, traditions, crafts, natural terrains among others, luring tourists from all part of the country & the world! Here are a few tours spanning the vast expanse of the state of Rajasthan as suited to your needs, taste & budget on a bicycle, reaching out to the nooks & corners of the land.

Cycling in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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Safari to “The Festival of Festivals”: Hornbill Festival 2016

Also known as the Festival of Festivals, begun in the year 2000, the Hornbill fiesta celebrates & revives the warrior tribes of Nagaland, a myriad of tribal folk & cultural extravaganzas, encouraging inter-tribal relations & heritage of Nagaland & the neighbouring states. The festival spirit is enlivened by the music, the dances, the traditional ceremonial attire & elaborate set ups, the art & crafts displays etc. inspired by the widely revered Hornbill bird, in the traditional Naga culture & Folklore revolving around the agricultural traditions of the tribes, an unforgettable experience laden with folk culture, food, sports & so much more…

Hornbill Festival 2016

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Strands of Indian Culture – Textile Tour in India

Trade & commercial networks through the ages have evolved the exchange of ideas & cultures, with the Indian textile crafts bearing testimony to the rich heritage of the same.

Here is a glimpse of some of the specialised textile crafts of the country:

textile handicrafts india

(1) BANDHEJ: TIE & DYE
“Bandhani” or “Bandhej” Tie & Dye is one of the oldest & most distinctive textile crafts of Gujarat, where assorted fabrics ranging from cotton, silk, wool, muslin among others, are illustrated with a myriad of motifs & patterns like Ambadal, Gharchola, Chandrakukdi, Kalger, Shikari etc. dyed with the vivid & innumerable hues of red, yellow, green, indigo, black, white and many more.

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Jammu and Kashmir Govt Relaxes Protected Area Permit in Leh Ladakh

Jammu and Kashmir government has relaxed the Protected Area Permit (PAP) regime to enable foreigners to visit restricted areas in Leh district of Ladakh, a decision which is expected to increase the footfall of tourists and give considerable boost to the local economy.

Protected Area in ladakh

With this decision, foreign tourists would now be permitted to visit a number of unexplored areas like Panamik, Phukpochey, Hargam, Taksha, Sasoma, Chaglung, Kobet, Aranu, Khemi, Warshi, including Yarma Gompa/ Yarma Gonbo Monastery of the Nubra Valley in Leh.

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Cruise Tourism might be the Next Big Thing in Incredible India

India is looking to tap the potential of its 7,500 km-long coastline and use it to boost cruise tourism in the country.

If you have always dreamt of going on a cruise vacation, it might soon come true. No, you won’t be needing to travel to other countries to experience the same. This is because India might soon become the hub of cruise tourism.

cruise vacation India

Yes, you read that right. India is looking to take advantage of its 7,500 km-long coastline and thus tap cruise tourism in a big way.

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