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Happy Diwali


With gleam of diyas, and the echo of the chants, May happiness and contentment fill your life.Best Wishes for you and your family.

Golden Temple on Diwal Night
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Posted by on November 3, 2013 in Events In India

 

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Festivals and Events in India in September 2013


1. Athachamayam Thrippunithura
When: September 7, 2013.
Where: Tripunithura, near Ernakulam in greater Kochi.

2. Ganesh Chaturthi
When: September 9-18, 2013.
Where: Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

3. Onam
When: September 16, 2013 (celebrations start 10 days prior and continue for around a week after).
Where: Kerala. best places to experience the festival is in Trivandrum, Thrissur, and Kottayam.

4.Onam Pulikkali Tiger Play
When: September 19, 2013.
Where: Swaraj Round in Thrissur.

5.Aranmula Snake Boat Race
When: September 20, 2013.
Where: Along the Pampa River at Aranmula, near Chengannur

6.Ladakh Festival
When: September 20-26, 2013.
Where: Leh and surrounding villages.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2013 in Events In India

 

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Happy Rakhshabandhan


Brothers & sisters are like streetlights along the road. They don’t make the distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile..!! Happy Rakhshabandhan to one and all.

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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Events In India

 

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Skandagiri- adventurous and historical


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Skandgiri located about 70 km from Bangalore, and situated  3 km from Chikballapur village is a perfect destination for one day outing and a scenic weekend getaway that also serves as an adventure weekend getaway which is famous for  night trekking. Trekkers begin the climb by 2am on full moon nights and reach  the height  to witness the sunrise. Skandagiri is legendary for “walking  on top of  the clouds”. This is due to magnificent views above Skandagiri hill during the dawn especially during the months of November to February which is also the best time to visit skandgiri. There is a small temple atop Skandagiri.

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How to Reach Skandagiri

Skandagiri is 70km from Bangalore.

Route: Bangalore – Yelahanka – Devanahalli – Chickballapur – Kalawara – Skandagiri

Till Chickballapur one can reach by KSRTC bus service from Bangalore. Papagni Temple  that  is in Kalawara village is the startign point of trek and is 3km far from Chickballapur. The trekking takes approximately 2.5 hours from the Papagni Mutt.

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Posted by on August 18, 2013 in Adventure Tours India

 

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Happy Independence Day


A Tricoloured ribbon spells out the Google letters on the Google India home page on Independence Day India.
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Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Events In India

 

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The Indian Maharaja – Deccan Odyssey


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Deccan Odyssey is a luxury train operating in Maharashtra India and Voted as one of the top ten luxury train journeys in the world. Everything in the train reflects the ways of Indian Royalties. Deccan Odyssey’ wins Asia’s best luxury train award, Deccan Odyssey offers 7 night tour package from Mumbai to Goa and back and covering some of the most prominent tourist destinations in Maharashtra! This luxurious train transports its guests on a remarkable sojourn of a land shining in legions grandeur – serene beaches, magnificent forts – palaces and experiencing divine tales etched in colossal rocks ,inviting you to undertake a journey on board the Deccan Odyssey. You will Discover the magical lands of Maharashtra and Goa in style with this luxury train.

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Deccan Odyssey has been bench marked against the best luxury trains in the world such as world class Orient Express of Europe and Blue Train of South Africa. The week long tour includes several exotic that starts from Mumbai and weaves through Sindhudurg, Tarkarli, Goa, Vasco, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Ellora, Ajanta and Nashik. The Deccan Odyssey’s sheer luxury is a sight to behold. Everything in the train reflects the ways of Indian Royalty – “Maharaja”. The plush interiors, an awesome cuisine and grate sites to see makes the journey memorable and more exciting than the destination itself!

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Deccan Odyssey Tour Itinerary
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Mumbai >> Sindhudurg >> Goa >> Vasco >> Kolhapur >> Ellora Caves >> Ajanta Caves and Nasik >> Mumbai (Return)
Departure Day : Wednesday

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Day of Travel Departure Day Time Particulars
Day 1 Wednesday Mumbai 1500 hrs Report at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Rail Terminus
    1640 hrs The Deccan Odyssey departs for Sindhudurg
    2000 hrs Dinner to be served onboard
Day 2 Thursday Sindhudurg Nagari 0630 hrs Breakfast
    0730 hrs Arrival in the Sindhudurg Railway Station
    0800 hrs Disembark and depart for Malvan jetty
    0930 hrs Visit to the Sindhudurg Fort by boat
    1130 hrs Return to depart for the Tarkarli Resort
    1200 hrs Arrival in the Tarkarli Resort, lunch and leisure upto 1530 hrs.
    1545 hrs

Depart for Dhamapur village by A/c coach On way visit to Cashew factory.

    1645 hrs Exploration of Dhamapur village – temples of Goddess Bhagwati and Sateri Devi and the Dhamapur lake
    1745 hrs Leave for Kudal railway station
    1815 hrs Return to the Deccan Odyssey train
    1830 hrs Depart for Goa
    2000 hrs Dinner to be served aboard the train
Day 3 Friday Goa 0700 hrs

Breakfast on board

    0730 hrs Arrival in Karmali railway station
    0800 hrs Visit to St. Augustine Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church,St.Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques and visit to Fontanhas the Latin Quarters at Panjim.
    1245 hrs Return back to the train for lunch and leisure upto 1600 hrs
    1615 hrs Depart for dinner and a cultural extravaganza in a beach resort
    2045 hrs After dinner Depart for Verna Rly.Stn.
    2115 hrs Arrival and embarking the Deccan Odyssey & Over night halt at Verna Stn.
Day 4 Saturday Kolhapur 0700 hrs Breakfast
    0730 hrs Arrival in Kolhapur railway station
    0800 hrs Disembark And Visit The Shalini Palace, Mahalaxmi temple, New Palace etc
    1245 hrs Leave for Kolhapur railway station
    1315 hrs Arrival in Kolhapur and leave for Daulatabad
    1330 hrs Lunch and leisure aboard the luxury train
    2000 hrs Dinner aboard the train
    2145 hrs Leave for Daulatabad / Aurangabad
Day 5 Sunday Aurangabad 0645 hrs Arrive at the Daulatabad railway station
    0700 hrs Breakfast to be served aboard
    0745 hrs Sightseeing across Daulatabad fort and Ellora Caves
    1230 hrs Leave for lunch in Aurangabad
    1300 hrs Lunch and leisure in the hotel upto 1500 hrs
    1515 hrs Sightseeing across Bibi ka Makbara and shopping in Aurangabad market
    1730 hrs Return to the luxury train
    1800  hrs Departure for Chandrapur (Via Nanded) For Tadoba  Wildlife Sanctuary .
    2000 hrs Dinner
Day 6 Monday Bhusawal 0630 hrs Breakfast
    0700 hrs Arrival at Bhusawal Rly station
    0730 hrs The train to visit Ajanta Caves A World Heritage Monument by A/c.Coach
    1300 hrs Lunch and leisure aboard the train
    1445 hrs Leave for Tadoba national park by a/c coach
    1545 hrs Arrival in the park
    1600 hrs Explore the sanctuary by embarking on a jeep safari
    1915 hrs Return to the train
    1930 hrs Depart for Bhusawal
    2000 hrs Dinner to be served aboard
Day 7 Tuesday Ajanta Caves/ Nashik 0630 hrs Breakfast
    0700 hrs Arrival at the Bhusawal railway station
    0730 hrs Depart by a/c coach to Ajanta caves
    1245 hrs Arrive in Jalgaon railway station to board the Deccan Odyssey
    1315 hrs Leave for Nashik
    1330 hrs Lunch and leisure aboard the train
    1700 hrs Arrive at Nashik station and leave to explore the Panchwati Ghats and temples etc
    1930 hrs Arrive at Deolali railway station to board the Deccan Odyssey
    2000 hrs Dinner
    2230 hrs Depart for Mumbai
Day 8 Wednesday Mumbai 0700 hrs Breakfast and arrival in Mumbai
    0815 hrs Check out and farewell

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Facilities

Conference Room with capacity to host 50 guests with facility for satellite communication, Internet, computer with printer and fax, and telephone exchange

• Library
• Bar
• Channel Music
• Ayurvedic Massage Centre
• Steam Bath
• Gymnasium
• Beauty Parlour
• Business Centre
• Special Suite for Physically challenged
• Fully loaded mini pantry in each coach
• Telephone in each saloon
• Television in each coach
• Plasma TV in Lounge Car
• PA System/ 6 Channel Music System
• Lounge in each passenger car.

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‎PALACE‬ ON WHEELS


‎Desert‬ ‎Queen‬ or ‎PALACE‬ ON WHEELS is Rated 4th best luxury train in the World, ‎Rajasthan‬, ‪‎India‬

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Palace on Wheels offer a week long luxury train tour across royal destinations in Rajasthan along with a halt at Agra to visit Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri.

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Tour Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Day-wise Program: (September 2013 to April 2014)
Day 1 (Wednesday) – Delhi
Day 2 (Thursday) – Jaipur
Day 3 (Friday) – Sawai Madhopur/ Chittorgarh
Day 4 (Saturday) – Udaipur
Day 5 (Sunday) – Jaisalmer
Day 6 (Monday) – Jodhpur
Day 7 (Tuesday) – Bharatpur/ Agra
Day 8 – (Wednesday) – Delhi (return)

Tour Highlights:

Jaipur
» Hawa Mahal
» Amer Fort
» Jantar Mantar

For More Information on Jaipur Tourism Click Here

Udaipur
» Shikarbadi
» Lake Pichola
» Sahelion ki Baari
» Fateh Prakash
» City Palace complex

For More Information on Udaipur Tourism Click Here

Sawai Madhopur
» Ranthambore National Park

Chittorgarh
» Chittorgarh Fort

Jaisalmer
» Jaisalmer Fort
» Nathmalji ki Haveli
» Salim Singh ki Haveli
» Patwon ki Haveli

For More Information on Jaisalmer Tourism Click Here
Jodhpur
» Umaid Bhawan Palace
» Mehrangarh Fort
» Jaswant Thada

Bharatpur
» Keoladeo National Park

Agra
» Taj Mahal

Departure Schedule: 4th Septemberl, 2013 to 30th April, 2014

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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Luxury Trains

 

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