Monday, May 31, 2010

Delhi Tourism


Welcome To Delhi Tourism

Delhi, known locally as Dilli, and by the official name National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). New Delhi is the capital of the Republic of India. It is situated within the metropolis of Delhi and serves as the seat of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.

General Information of Delhi:

Area: 1,483 sq .km
Altitude : 239 m above sea level
Population – Over 15 Million.
Language - Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi.
Climate : Extreme Hot in Summer and Cold in Winter
Best time to Visit : October to March

Sightseeing Delhi

Chandni Chowk
Crafts Museum
Dara Shikoh Library
Dolls Museum
Gandhi Darshan & Gandhi National Museum
National Science Centre
Old Delhi
Rajpath & India Gate
The Ghats

Forts and monuments

Humayun's Tomb
Isa Khan's Tomb
Jantar Mantar
Old Fort
Qutab Minar
Red fort
Safdarjung Tomb

Places of worship

Akshardham temple
Ayyappa Temple (Malai Mandir)
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
Budha Vihara
Catheral Chruch of the redemption
Chattarpur Mandir
Digambar Jain Temple (Opposite Red Fort)
Free Church
Hanuman Mandir
ISKCON Temple
Jama Masjid
Judah Hyam Synagogue
Laddakh Budha Vihar
Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir)
Lotus Temple
Majnu Ka Tila
Moth ki Masjid
Nanak Piao
Nizamuddin Dargah
Rakab Ganj
Saint James Church
Sis Ganj
Sisgunj Gurudwara

Ashram/Mission

Ramakrishna Mission
Sivanand Yoga Vedant Natraja Centre
Shri.Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch

Park/Botanical gardens

Appu Ghar
Buddha Jayanti Park
India Gate Lawns
Lodhi Garden
Millenium Park
Mughal Garden
National Zoological Park
Rose Garden
Shalimar Garden
Talkatora Garden
The Zoo
Zoological Garden

Museums

Air Force Museum
Crafts Museum
Dara Shikoh Library
Dolls Museum
Gallery Of Modern Art
Gandhi Darshan & Gandhi National Museum
Indira Gandhi Memorial
Modern Art Gallery
Museum Of Natural History
National Museum
National Children Museum
National Police Museum
National Rail Museum
National Science Centre
Nehru Museum & Planetorium
Red Fort Museum Of Archaeology
Sangeet Natak Akademi
Sanskriti Museum
Tibet House Museum

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tourism in India


India is a vast country and its physical boundaries are spread far and wide. This mystic land is blessed with diverse climatic conditions and varied geographical patterns. India is mainly talked in terms of North India and South India as there are marked differences between South and North.

Tourism in India has received a major boost in the past decade since the Indian Government realized the great potential of tourism of India during vacations. Tourism of India during vacations has grown by leaps and bounds with a great influx of tourists from throughout the world who have been irresistibly attractive to the travelers.

India has the right tourism potential and attractions to captivate all types of tourists whether it is adventurous tour, cultural exploration, pilgrimages, visit to the beautiful beaches or to the scenic mountain resorts, Tourism of India has it all for you.

Travel through Indian states and cities bring to light, the cultural and the geographical richness of India. We provide you a glimpse to the richness of tourism in India with information on all the major tourist destinations of India and tourism services of India that will take care of all your problems while you are in India.

Climate

In a country where topography varies wildly, climatic conditions are only bound to vary wildly too. Classified as a hot tropical country by many, that is a definition that holds true for most of but not all of India. Exceptions include the northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir

Activities

All over India makeshift markets line streets. Paan-sellers dot market corners, villages have busy market-days, deserted mountain trails boast lone tea-stalls that count as a whole settlement, and city roads all lead to snazzy malls! While shopping has always been big for Indians, as current trends

India Wildlife & Birds:

Nature has always helped in flourishing the mankind. But this isn't about what nature gives to you, its what you, as a human being give back in return. Are you concerned about nature? Does saving the endangered species and taking necessary actions for those who are on the brink of extinction means something to you? Then join hands with the wildlife organizations to save mother Earth!

India Fairs & Festivals:

India is a country of subcontinental dimensions. It is an ancient civilization and an inheritor to a rich and diverse cultural tradition. The Fairs and Festivals celebrated across the length and breadth of the land present a fascinating pageant and showcase the resplendence of its arts and crafts tradition.

Some festivals are of religious nature, others are linked with the lives of the people, change of seasons and harvesting. There are fairs which in past played an important role in the commercial life of the people and continue to be celebrated with great gusto. India is a country with diverse culture and tradition. The diverse culture & tradition has given birth to various fairs & festivals, most of which are based on harvesting.

There is festival of light - Deepawali, festival of colours - Holi, Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi is a very popular Hindu festival, celebrated with ├ęclat throughout the country. It is observed on the tenth day of the bright halk of Ashvin (September-October).It is a ten-day celebration, commemorating the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king, Ravana. ‘Ramlila’ which is based on the epic story of Ramayana, is staged at various places in most of the cities and towns in northern India.

During this performance the Ramayana is constantly recited accompanied by music. It presents a fine blending of music, dance, mime, and poetry before an enthusiastic and religious audience sharing every event of the story with the actors. There are festivals for brothers & sisters, mothers, husbands, brothers, children, etc. Indian see God in every living and non-living thing. Even rivers, mountains, ponds, lakes, trees, flowers, animals, birds, reptiles are sacred here. Starting from Sunday till Saturday, each day of the week has some religious significance. The fairs and festivals of India are very compelling and entertaining. Sweets, fair, grand and elaborate menu, are some of the musts in the Indian fairs & festivals.

Shopping

For the thrill seeking traveller India is an all-in-one deal. The Indian Himalayas and the many hill formations present the trekker with innumerable hiking and trekking options. The wildlife sanctuaries, whether in the ‘sholas’ of southern India or the thick teak forests of the east, whether

Habitat

From the highest point of the Kanchenjunga peak at 8598 meters to the lowest point at 0 meters at the Indian Ocean, India is the land that spells variety. The 7th largest country in the world, it covers a total area of 3,287,590 sq km in area. It lies in south Asia jutting into the Indian Ocean

More next time...