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INDIAN VACATIONS

India the land of love and hospitality, where the guest is treat like a god. The Indian land is rich of Culture and heritage that is the gift of its ancient civilization, the natural landscape spell bound the visitors and the magnificent architectural structures that tells the story of its mangificent past. The Indian wildlife, Indian art and crafts, Indian culture and colourful life is enough to stole the heart of any visitor. Indian Vacations is the unforgetable experience of any tourist.

IMPORTANT VACATION POINTS AND MAJOR CITIES OF INDIA

Agra:-Home of the poem in marble, the Taj

The earliest reference to Agra is in the epic, the Mahabharata, where it is mentioned as Agravana. Earlier sources called it Arya Griha, the abode of the Aryans. Ptolemy, Alexanderís geographer, called it Agra. It was, however, in the medieval period that Agra earned prominence as a capital city under the Mughals. Its many wonderful monuments and the Taj Mahal, the greatest of them all, have given it a unique position as a tourist centre. The massive but elegant Agra Fort, the delicate artistry of Itmad-ud-Daulahís tomb, the magnificent Taj and Akbarís deserted capital, Fatehpur Sikri, are each unique and outstanding.

chennai :- Gateway to the South

The city of Chennai (Madras, as known previously) traces its origin to ancient times. Mylai, present-day Mylapore, was an ancient city which carried on trade with the western and eastern worlds exporting spices, silks and cottons, tobacco, hides and skins. Madras, as with the rest of the south, is part of the pre-Aryan Dravidian civilisation going back millennia in history, which is rich in literature, philosophy, religious faith and an unchanged traditional way of life. The Tamil language of this region is believed to be one of the oldest in the world. One of the early ruling dynasties of this areas, the Pallavas, were a sea-faring people who have given their name to the script of ancient Bali in Indonesia, the Pallava script. Madras is, today, the fourth largest city in the country and the gateway to a voyage of discovery of an ancient temple-studded state. Tamil Nadu, of which it is the capital.

cochin (kochi) :- Queen of the Arabian Sea

Cochin, a commercial city of the state of Kerala, has one of the best natural harbours in the country. It is set amidst lagoons and backwaters with a romantic backdrop of swaying coconut palms. Traders from the West came to Kerala as far back as the 3rd century B.C. and took back with them spices, ivory and teak. Much later, in the 15th century, the Portuguese, Dutch, French and British came to this region in the guise of merchants, some to stay on as colonial rulers. The old Jewish Synagogue, the ancient churches of Malayattur and Fort Cochin and the Chinese fishing nets are evidence of the spirit of tolerance of this region as also of Cochinís early contacts with countries as far away as China.

Darjeeling:- In the land of the mystic thunderbolt

Often called the Queen of Himalayas, Darjeeling affords unparalleled views of these majestic mountains. The snow-clad Kanchenjunga. ranges, which turn orange-gold in the early morning sun, provide an unforgettable sight. A highlight of a visit to Darjeeling is a trip to tiger Hill before the break of dawn, to see the sun rise over Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world. In the region around Darjeeling can be seen a wide variety of wild flowers, orchids, rhododendrons and ferns. Treks from Darjeeling yield rich rewards to the nature lover in search of rare flora. A trip on the "Toy Train" from new Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling is a rare experience of travel on a 2 - ft. gauge railway at 15 km. per hour passing through bazaars and village streets.

Delhi, (old and new) :- Offering millennia of history

The history of Delhi goes back to the Mahabharata, as this was the site of ancient Indraprastha. Recently discovered are 3000 year old ruins. The recorded history of Delhi places the Hindu. Tomar king, Anangpal, as the founder of the 1st city of Delhi at Lal Kot in 1060 A.D. The famous Prithviraj Chauhan built ramparts and temples in this fort which were pulled down by later invaders. Delhi was then ruled by a series of Muslim dynasties, the Qutb Shahis, Khiljis, Tughlaks, Sayyids and Lodis, each of whom built forts, tombs and palaces of different artistic styles. Amongst the Mughals who followed, it was the great builder, Shah Jahan, who made Delhi his capital and embellished it. It was from Delhi that Nadir Shah, the Persian emperor, took away the Peacock Throne and the famed Kohinoor diamond. The British moved their capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911 making it the 8th city to be built on the site. New Delhi was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, English architects. Few capitals in the world can compete with the number of monuments of which Delhi can be justly proud.

Goa :- Pearl of the Orient

Goa traces its history to a very ancient period when it was known as Govapuri, Govarashtra, or Gomantaka. Conquered by various neighbouring states in different periods, its first local kings were of the Kadamba dynasty. Goa was later ruled by the Muslims and the Portuguese till it became part of independent India in 1961. Goa, with its 100 km. long coastline, is a land of golden beaches against a back-drop of coconut palms and green rice-fields. It is interlaced with waterways and the Rivers Mandovi and Zuari, and is noted for its mangoes and pineapples, coconuts and cashewnuts, jackfruit and wide variety of seafood.

Hyderabad :- Where the North and South meet

Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is a city of synthesis, where the north and the south meet as do its Hindu and Muslim culture strains. Present-day Hyderabad goes back to the 16th century, to the Quli Qutb Shahi dynasty, and later to the Nizams who proclaimed their independence from Mughals. The last Nizam was considered to be the richest men of India. This city was once noted for the diamonds of Golconda and for the gracious living of the inhabitants. It still boasts of a quite charm in the midst of a bustling modern city, and in its bazaars, colourful Banjara gypsy women mingle with the descendants of the nobility of yore.

Jaipur :- The Pink City, a fantasy in stone

Rajasthan, once the land of kings and princes, is a State as rugged as the camel and as colourful as the myriad colours of the rainbow. Jaipur, the capital, is a well-planned city with buildings of pink sandstone. It was founded in 1727 by the astronomer-king, Sawai Jai Singh II, and built according to the Shilpa Shastra, the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture and sculpture. It is a walled city with seven gates, paved roads and the city itself divided into seven rectangular blocks. Amber, the old capital is a fairy tale journey into the past. Jaipur, with its historical past, revives legends of the ancient Rajputs. The dresses of the women and the turbans of the men add colour to this fascinating city.

Khajuraho :- Epics in stone

In the realm of temple architecture, Khajuraho holds a unique position. The temples here were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. by the Chandela dynasty, who claim descent from the moon god and a mortal, Hemavati, with whom the god fell in love. Most of the temples of the north were destroyed by invaders, but Khajuraho escaped and stands today as an island of beauty. Architecturally the temples have some unique features. They stand on high platforms and do not have customary enclosures. Each temple has a large number of spires in ascending order representing manís aspirations towards spiritual goals. Possibly the Chandela rulers believed in a fertility cult. Whatever the reason, several, temples have erotic sculptures. The recurrent theme of the sculptures is woman in all her glory.

Ladakh :- Land of the Gompa and the Lama

Beyond the valley of Kashmir, on top of insurmountable mountains, lies Ladakh, the Shan-gri-la of the adventurous travellers. It is a land of barren rocks, a wasteland, with gompas or monasteries carved into the hillside. Magnificent statues of the Buddha, art treasures and tankhas (painted scrolls) are there in plenty for the lover of art to see and enjoy. Leh, the capital, is an oasis surrounded by mountains in horse-shoe formation and is part of the remote Karakoram ranges of the Himalayas.

Lucknow :-City of Grace and etiquette

Lucknow derives its name from Lakshmana (the brother of Rama, the hero of the epic, the Ramayana), who lived here towards the end of his life. Lucknow entered contemporary history in the 18th century when, as the kingdom of Oudh (Avadh). it broke away from the Mughal Empire. In less than a century, (during which period Lucknow become symbolic of a unique culture and way of life), the last Nawab lost his throne to the East India Company, Lucknow played a great part in the 1st War of Independence in 1857. The Nawabs of Lucknow were great patrons of poetry and music, dance and painting, the crafts and cuisine. Unique style in dance, music and poetry developed as a result. Lucknow brings to mind a way of life of poetry and perfumes, good food, gracious manners and aesthetic living, all of which were and are, even today, part of Lucknowi culture.

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