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Taj Mahal,Agra India - Monument of love

Fateh Pur Sikri, Agra India

Fatehpur Sikri - Ghost Town, Earlier Capital of Akbar.

Khajuraho Temples

Khajuraho Temples, Dedicated to Kamsutra, built by Chandela's Kings.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Popularly known as Palace of winds

Amber Fort Jaipur, famous for elephant ride

Amber Fort is the former capital of Rajput kingdom

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tajmahal - The Monument of Love - Hidden Facts - Black Tajmahal

We all acknowledge Tajmahal as one of the most beautiful and dynamic monument existing on the planet here I will like to tell you something about the monument named as black Taj Mahal, which is something very special and has a very deep relationship with the Taj. After the completion of Tajmahal, Emperor Shah Jahan planned to create a carbon copy of this Tajmahal, not in a real manner but in a virtual one. The Mehtab Bagh which is just to opposite of Tajmahal, adjacent to the Yamuna river was once the idea of Emperor Shahjahan to convert in to a virtual Tajmahal. He structured the layout of the Mehtab bagh fully identical with that of Tajmahal base area and planned to cover it fully with black granite. His idea was to create a shadow of the Tajmahal on that black granite during the day as well as moonlight thus constructing a Tajmahal formed by the shadow of the real Tajmahal.
Mehtab Bagh Octagonal platform

It was the weirdest of idea of that time, an idea that is not known by many people. This idea as we may assume had a lot of potential but before this potential materialized, Emperor Shahjahan was captured by his son Emperor Aurangjeb and put into prison. Had this idea being materialized, this Tajmahal and its copy would no doubt be the most historical monument of all times.
Tajmahal complex Layout

Sometimes whenever i stand at Tajmahal and face Mehtab Garden in front of me, I imagine the same virtual Black Tajmahal shining on the virtual black surface in front of me and only the one imagination of that unmade monument invigorates me with such intense joy and excitement which i even didn't encountered when i saw the real Tajmahal for the first time in my life.
Mehtab Bagh View from Tajmahal

Tajmahal view from Mehtab Bagh

Regards
Gaurav Kumar
India Supreme Travel

Saturday, January 1, 2011

India travel tips for safe & enjoyable travel time in India

1. Tips for Travel in India
A)Always carry your passport,wallet
B)Also carry Travel brochures and maps
C)If you place any valuables in luggage,hide them in the lower section of the bags.
D)Check the weather history/forecast for the area you are going to.
F)before you go to bed at night,turn the bathroom light on,leave the door open just a crack.
G)Avoid packing a lot of needless clothes.
H)Never let the real thing out of your sight
I)Don't accept an offer to share a taxi to your hotel unless you know the individual.
J) Always carry the number of your tour operator and hotels with you.



2.Tips for stay in a hotel
A)Obtain a safety box upon check-in,for your passport,visa airlines ticket,most of your cash,jewellery and valuables.Carry only passport photocopy.
B)Avoid displaying the sign requesting room-cleaning service.
C)keep a television or radio switched on in the room when out, it gives the impression that the room is occupied.


3.When you are victim of a crime.
A)Don't resist a robbers,your life or safety is more important than whatever you are carrying.
B)contact the embassy and the appropriate airlines if passport or ticket is lost
4.Always change money at a bank or hotel.
5.Never buy railway/air tickets or book hotel rooms through touts.


Regards
+91 - 9990952782

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Helicopter flight service for Bagdogra - Gangtok - Bagdogra

Sikkim Helicopter Service is daily operated between Bagdogra to gangtok and Back Gangtok to Bagdogra. A five seater Heliopter fly daily from the respective place and connecting to all flights to and from bagdogra.

The helicopter Departs from Bagdogra@14:30hrs on Sunday, Tuesday, wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
The helicopter Departs from Bagdogra@15:30hrs on Monday & Friday.
The helicopter Departs from Gangtok@12:30hrs at everyday

Kindly Note : The operation of the helicopter service is subject to weather conditions. In the event of cancellation of helicopter service due to weather conditions or other causes, alternate transportation will be provided.
Duration: 30 Minutes -50Minutes

Fare: (Indian Rupees) Rs. 2700.00 per person – 4500.00 per person
Updated Rates on 05-Dec-2010 and subject to change

Another option to reach to the Gangtok is by road. Scorpio is the best vehicle for the Mountain drives. By Road the duration of one way is approx. 04-05Hours and the cost for the transportation is around Rs. 2700.00 – Rs. 4000.00 for full vehicle for one way or one day sightseeing.

Hotels in Sikkim:
Superior : May Fair Spa Resort
Standard : Hotel Royal Plaza
Economy : Hotel The Chumbi Residency

Also other options are available with Superior Standard and Economy according to the budget.
You may can contact Sikkim Tourism Corporation, Siligudi for the flight booking.

Kindly contact Directly to Sikkim tourism office for Helicopter Reservation at below mentioned numbers.


Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC)
        Mr. Tejpal Pradhan(Manager Ops)        9647883992
        Ms. Deo Maya –                               9775901379
        Mrs. Tshering Wangmo –                  9475011220

        Gangtok Booking Office :                  03592 - 203960
        Head Office.:                                  03592 - 201372
        Fax No.:                                         03592 - 200325
        Email: stdcsikkim@yahoo.com

  
        BAGDOGRA
                Mr. Nima Yolmo                          77979-30380
                Mr. Rewaz Sharma                     74072-22157

        BAGDOGRA OFFICE                           0353-2698030



Regards
Gaurav Kumar Gupta

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Best North India Tour is the " Classic India Tour "

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Today you arrive at Delhi International Airport. After clearing the custom and immigration area you will come out in arrival hall where the representative will be there with your pre-printed name card. Then you will be greeted with Traditional Indian Welcome by the representative and provided Transfer to your pre booked hotel in Delhi. On arrival check-in to your pre- booked hotel. Evening is free at leisure to relax and accumulate after the International flight journey. Overnight stay at your hotel.


Day 02: Delhi City Tour + Rickshaw Ride + Cultural Dance Show
Morning after breakfast at your hotel full day combined city tour of Old & New Delhi to visit the Birla Temple , Red Fort , Jama Mosque followed by a Rickshow ride at Chandani
Chowk area , Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar and then drive pass through Government Buildings like India Gate, Parliament House of India, President Palace and Diplomatic Area. Evening Dances of India Show where at single stage you can see the different forms of traditional & cultural dances of India. Then back to your hotel for Overnight stay.

Day 03 : Delhi / Jaipur ( 265 Kms / 05 Hrs ) + Amber Fort Tour + Elephant Ride
Morning after breakfast at your hotel you will be driven for Pink City of Rajasthan- Jaipur. On arrival check-in to your pre booked hotel. Then Half day city tour of Jaipur to visit Amber Fort of Jaipur while taken to the fort on Elephant’s back like a Royal Maharaja. Evening is free at leisure for personal activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Amber Fort is the former capital of Rajput kingdom. Perched on a hillside in the desert, the grandeur of the palace and its fort recall the glory of an older age. We step back in time ourselves as we are transported up the hill to the palace on brightly caparisoned elephants Inside we find lavish courtyards beautifully decorated halls, and a lovely Chamber of Mirrors.

Day 04 : Jaipur City Tour + Samode Excursion
Morning after breakfast Half day City Tour of Jaipur to visit Maharaja's City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Later Excursion trip of The City of Palaces and Havelis - Samode to visit Samode Fort, Samode Home, Havelis and Traditional & cultural rich Village. Then driven back to your hotel for Overnight stay.

Day 05 :Jaipur / Abhaneri / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra ( 240 kms /5.5 hrs )
Morning after breakfast at your hotel you will be driven for the City of Taj Mahal Agra. Enroute Excursion for Abhaneri. Then proceed to Agra. While enrouted visiting the Fatehpur Sikri, Former capital of Great Mughal Emperor Akbar to visit the Fort & Place, Buland Darwaza, Kali Mata Temple and Shrine of Great Sufi Saint Salim Chisti who blessed Empror Akbar with a Son. On arrival at Agra check-in to your hotel. Evening is free at leisure Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 06 : Agra City Tour
Morning after breakfast at your hotel Half day city tour of Agra to visit world famous monument of love – Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal. A Structure that is beautiful not just a Design & Technique, but also in desire & intent. When his Wife died unexpectedly, Emperor Shah Jahan vowed to honor her with a memorial of unmatched beauty. The result before you today : a massive, delicately carved White Marble Jewel floating on a sea of Red Limestone. The Agra Fort is also on today's tour & we see the fabulous Courtyards, Fountains, Gates of this Hilltop citadel. Don't miss the across – the River view of the Taj Mahal from a little octagonal tower in the Fort. Also visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. Evening is free at leisure cum shopping to explore the Marble Market of Agra. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 07 : Agra / Jhansi ( By Train ) / Orchha / Khajuraho ( 160 Kms / 03 hrs )


Morning after breakfast at your hotel transfer to Agra Cantt railway station to Board your Bhopal Shtabdi train for Jhansi ( Dep. 08:17 hrs / Arr. 10:48 ). Upon arrival at Jhansi railway station you will be driven to Khajuraho enroute visiting Orchha to visit Orchha Fort and Raja Ram Mandir. On arrival at Khajuraho check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 08 : Khajuraho City Tour / Varanasi ( Flight )
Morning after breakfast you will be taken for half day City Tour of Khajuraho, India's unique gift to the world. of the original 85 temples, 22 survive, enthralling visitors from all over the world to visit Eastern and Western cluster of Erotic Temples of Khajuraho. Evening in time transfer to Khajuraho Airport to Board your flight for City of LightsVaranasi. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 09 : Boat Ride at Sunrise + Varanasi City Tour + Sarnath Excursion
Early Morning Boat Ride at River Ganges at the Sunrise time when it looks magnificent. Then you will be taken back to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast half day city tour of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Benaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Bathing & Cremating Ghats. Later half day excursion trip to Sarnath – Place of Lord Budha. Sarnath is the place where Lord Budha preached his first ceremony. You can also visit the magical Meditation Tree blessed by Lord Budha. Evening is free at leisure cum shopping activities in the local market which is famous for its silk. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 10 : Varanasi / Delhi ( By flight ) / Departure for Onward Journey
Morning after breakfast at your hotel in time departure transfer to Varanasi Airport to board your flight for Political Capital of IndiaDelhi. On arrival transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the time is free at leisure for the last minute shopping for your friends & family and Packing. Later in time departure transfer to Delhi International Airport to board your flight for onward destination with best memories of your India Trip in your heart & mind.
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India ( +91 or 0091 Code ) the best destination to enjoy the Culture, to feel the Traditions, to know the History, to see the Architectures and for memories with the shopping. As India is a very vast country in area and population. Where anyone can find the cultural diversity in each and every 10-50 kilometers. In each & every city one can find a different traditions and cuisines. To explore whole India time is the main concern but how much time its difficult to say. Anyone who will want to explore India with in the time limit then the Classic India Tour is the best tour to know each & every aspect of different Traditions, Culture and Cuisines. This tours took the time of 10 Days & 09 Nights and covered the places Delhi - Jaipur - Amber Fort - Samode - Abhineri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Orccha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Sarnath - Delhi. As I am a travel professional since 2007 and having experience of more than 3 years. I did lots of field research in these area and took personal experience of more than 100 tourists. After this research i found that the Classic India Tour is the Best tour to explore India with in time period and with in a limited Budget. Its took near around Usd700 to 750  (Including 3* Accommodation, Breakfast and Transportation). I made a itinerary adding more destination like Samode, Abhineri and Orchha in Classic India Tour. Have a look and suggest me if you find interesting or you want any modifications............... :)