Is the land of royal elegance, gorgeous women, warriors and vibrant colors. Place of majestic forts & palaces that rise from the sands. Here the mood and rhythm can overpower even a seasoned traveler. Rajasthan has something for every kind of traveler, for an action packed holiday, you can choose trekking, horse and camel safaris through the desert sands or along the Aravallis - oldest mountain range in India, for a great outdoor experience. A peaceful quiet holiday in one of the historic places or a tryst with tigers and other wildlife in various Wildlife sanctuaries.
This Himalayan kingdom is a great destination for a family holiday or adventure alike.
It is the principal region in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and a favorite destination of the whole world. Nestling in the lap of the dazzling snow capped Himalayas; the Kashmir valley is indeed "Heaven on earth" as described by Mughal Kings. It is an inspiration for art, music and poetry; a honeymooner's paradise, a nature lover's wonderland and a shopper's dream come true, in one word - a "Paradise".
Kashmiri's look after their tourists, reason you find them everywhere, soaking up all that Kashmir has to offer - the pony treks, walks, cable car rides in Gulmarg or a serene Shikara ride at the sun-set on Dal lake.
It is situated at an altitude of 1,730 meters above the sea level. The lush greenery of the valley, with its terraced rice fields, fruit orchards, and swirling waterways spill into the city of Srinagar via the Dal Lake. You can see avenues of poplar and chinar trees. And the water world of the two lakes in the middle of the city - Dal & Nigin lakes can be explored in the decadent comfort of Shikaras and Houseboats. A gorgeous river Jehlum flows through the heart of the city dividing the city into two which are linked by seven bridges.
Andhra Pradesh is an unexplored endless journey. It has witnessed many civilization and dynasties from 300 BC onwards. The Mauryas, Satavahanas, Ishvakus, Pallavas, Eastern Chalukyas, Cholas, Kakatias, Vijayanagar Kings, Qutb Shahis, Mughals, the Asaf Jahis and even the Dutch, French and the British have left a mark on this land. Such influences have given birth to a synthesis of cultures set against a beautiful natural backdrop. You will see a perfect blend of history and modernity.
Embarking on a journey of India's remote eight states of the North East is a tumultuous but rewarding one. The infinite variety of its geographical setting, its topography, its varied flora and fauna, and bird life, the history of its people and the variety of its ethnic communities and their rich heritage of ancient traditions and lifestyles, its festivals and crafts make it a holiday wonderland.
Spread over an expanse of 265, 000 sq kms, north eastern states comprises the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The raw natural beauty, rare orchids & butterflies, brightly painted monasteries, mighty rivers, indigenous sports and crafts - each one has its own special message, as one passes from one state to another.
The North East's amazing diversity makes it a holiday destination for all seasons. However, it is best to avoid period between June-September due to torrential monsoons. October to March is the finest months to explore this diversity at leisure. There are plenty of good hotels to choose from in big towns, but you will also find forest rest houses in most places.
Restrictions are in place for entry of foreign tourists to visit some places in the following areas: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland & Sikkim.
Permits for the foreign tourists can be obtained from all the Indian Missions overseas and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Regional Registration Offices and the Immigration Offices at the airports in New Delhi, Kolkatta, Mumbai and the Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai.
Foreign tourists are allowed to visit the above places for a maximum period of ten days and in groups of 4 or more persons with the exception of married couples.