Ajanta and Ellora Caves considered as the gem of Indian archaeological history dates back to the 2nd century to 10th century. Each cave stands out with its uniqueness and bold structure that defines the craftsmanship of the ancient age making it the most strongest and largest caves of all. Located in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra, these tourist attractions consist of 64 rock-cut caves. The proud part of this archaeological site is both caves are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site. A complete tour of these caves is the most of having the knowledge of delicate and skilful carving of interior and exteriors.
India is known to be the birthplace of yoga and meditation, and it is also known around the world as the spiritual centre where people can easily de-stress their mind and body. India can provide you with the perfect escape from the hustle- bustle of life and introduce you to the world of yoga and meditation. It also provides you with a golden opportunity to rejuvenate your body, enlighten your mind and enrich your soul.
The barren land of Kutch in Gujarat is one of the highly visited regions in Gujarat. The long stretched white sand desert may look barren, but has its own charm and magic, attracting tourists from different parts of the world. As the winter arrives, this long stretched barren land with the spectacular landscape view comes alive during the Kutch Festival every year. When the winter fog blankets the entire region, people enjoy the magical beauty by celebrating Rann Utsav. Kutch Rann Utsav is the unique and most awaited festival in Gujarat organised by the Gujarat Tourism that takes place from November to February.
The ten-day Manipur Sangai Festival which unlike the previous years could not attract much crowd concluded Wednesday with colorful cultural dances and fireworks at the Bheigyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT).
Chief minister, O Ibobi Singh and deputy chief minister Gaikhangam were among others who attended the concluding function of the festival held this evening.
The chief minister claimed the gala event as successful while asserting that the objective of attracting tourism was able to an expected level even as it failed to attract crowd unlike the previous editions.
Despite the prevailing chaotic situation arising out of demonetization and economic blockade on the national highways, over 300 foreign tourists including official delegations from Myanmar, Thailand and other countries and thousands of domestic tourists came to the state during the festival.
Even as the festival failed to attract much crowd unlike the previous editions, on the last day, a good number of people thronged the festival venue to witness the last day of the festival. Unlike the other days, many had to back disappoint as they could not get the entry pass to the festival venue.
Ticket counter located at the back side of City Convention Center, Palace Gate ran out of ticket in the afternoon. They have sold around 20,000 tickets on the last day.
What can be better than discovering the adventures of the world with your family, an experience unlike any other? With the mad rush of life Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the work & responsibilities, one barely gets to have the carefree fun that travel offers, and so it is time that you choose to have Ã¢â‚¬Å“the trip to rememberÃ¢â‚¬Â with your loved onesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Agro-tourism has become a fast-catching trend these days, from mountains to the deserts, plateaus to the plains, for a country like India, with diverse terrains throughout the land, spanning the ruralscape is yet another travel mania. What with the busy urban culture we tend to be a part of, Agri-tours offer an escape to the tranquil countryside, away from all the chaos & commotion to greener, healthier spaces connecting to oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s soil & roots. With the developing industry, there is a range of tours to choose from Ã¢â‚¬â€œ be it Farm & Village tours, Farm holidays & living, Rural exploration, Eco-tourism or specialized theme based ones like Animal breeding, Wildlife exploration, Agro-Institute tours, Wine plantation tours, Dairy Farming among countless others.
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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the Bicycle, holiday cycling tours discovering the vibrant culture & magnificence Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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.
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 moreÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
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:
(1) BANDHEJ: TIE & DYE
Ã¢â‚¬Å“BandhaniÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“BandhejÃ¢â‚¬Â 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.
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.
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.