Kodaikanal, surrounded by misty hills, deep valleys and forested steep slopes, is an exquisite hill station of old world charm combined with nature’s bounty. The hill slopes are covered with patches of broad-leafed, evergreen forests of magnolia, mahogany, myrtle and rhododendron yielding bright flowers. The slopes lead to vast plains traversed by numerous meandering rivers and rivulets.
The resort city was established in 1845 by the colonial British rulers as a refuge from the se......
Published Date : 2017-04-27
Mandu is a historic city located in the western ‘Malwa’ region of India’s central province, Madhya Pradesh. Situated on a rocky outcrop at an elevation of over 500 metres on Vindhya plateau, the fortress city of Mandu is well known for its natural beauty and fine architecture.
Founded in the 11th
century by local rulers, Mandu became the capital of a north Indian Muslim dynasty for about 150 years from the beginning of the15th
century. Later, this city of joy with ......
Published Date : 2015-11-26
Situated on the fringes of Thar Desert, Bharatpur is known as the ‘Eastern Gateway’ to India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan.
The Bharatpur National Park hosts one of India’s most spectacular water- bird sanctuaries in a 29 sq. km wetland comprising an artificial lake, bushes, grassy patches and marginal forests.
The lake came into being at the huge depression formed by the removal of soil for the construction of an earthen dam in 1760 in order to sa......
Published Date : 2015-11-17
Gokarna is a small temple town on the west coast of India’s south-western state of Karnataka. The numerous temples at Gokarna attract Hindu pilgrims throughout the year.
The place is also well-known as a ‘Mukti Sthala’ (the place of deliverance), where Hindus perform funeral rites.
Scenic Gokarna, bounded by the majestic Western Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west, is resplendent with five sandy white beaches that rival those of Goa in their pristine......
Published Date : 2015-11-11
Orchha is now a small town in Tikamgarh district of India’s central province, Madhya Pradesh. It was established in the 16th
century by a Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, of Bundela dynasty. Ideally located on the banks of Betwa river, it became the capital of succeeding Bundela rulers for the next two centuries.
This medieval city is noted for its beautiful spired temples, palaces and other monuments. These stone constructions are marvelously preserved in their pristine......
Published Date : 2015-11-01
Nanded, located on the banks of Godavari River in India’s western state of Maharashtra, is a place of great historical and religious significance to Sikhism. It is also a major pilgrimage centre for the Sikhs worldwide.
Sikhism was founded by the saintly spiritual leader, Guru Nanak, in Punjab in the 16th
century AD. The new religion combined several elements of Hinduism and Islam, seeking to inculcate amity between the two warring communities. Today the Sikhs are a dyn......
Published Date : 2015-10-26
Khajuraho is located on the banks of a small tributary of Ken River, in the plains of India’s central province Madhya Pradesh. The place is known for its clusters of millennium old temples featuring some of world’s finest and unique sculptures. The magnificent Vindhya mountains range provides a beautiful backdrop to these temple complexes.
The Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandella dyasty during their heyday between 950 and 1050 AD. Out of the original 85 temples only abo......
Published Date : 2015-10-23
Hampi is at present an almost a derelict village in the northern part of India’s south-western state of Karnataka. Covering an area of about 25 square km, Hampi was a large and a prosperous city during its heyday. It was the capital of the powerful South Indian Vijayanagara Empire which reigned from 14th
Hampi is reputed to be the vast and open museum of ancient India’s culture, religion and architecture. Most of these ancient monuments ......
Published Date : 2015-10-19
Kathakali is one of India’s oldest and the highly evolved form of dance-drama. It originated in India’s southwestern state of Kerala during the 16th
century. In the local Malayalam language ‘katha’ means story and ‘kali’ means performance.
A Highly Stylized and a Distinctive Art Form
It is a highly stylized dance form and is specially known for its bright makeup and elaborate costumes. In add......
Published Date : 2015-10-17
In the words of Barry Finley "Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. "
I think everybody loves the scenic beauty of vast green filled landscapes, snow covered peaks and crystal clear streams. There is no universally accepted way to define a mountain and when we talk about mountains the first thing which strikes our mind is the Great Himalayas, which are the youngest in the planet. The word has been derived from the Sanskrit langua......
Published Date : 2015-10-12
Yoga tourism in India has been gaining considerable interest and prominence during recent times. This is because of greater awareness of the multiple health benefits derived by the body and the mind through regular performance of some simple yoga exercises.
The missionary zeal of several Yoga gurus has also been instrumental in spreading the awareness of India’s wealth of Yogic discipline to all places around the world, especially to the West.
The discipline of Yoga o......
Published Date : 2015-10-09
The Indian government introduced the ‘Tourist Visa on Arrival’ (TVoA) on January 1, 2010 initially for five countries on a trial basis. Currently this facility is available for citizens of 40 countries, though United Kingdom is not one of them. Because of the success of the scheme, it is likely to be extended to all the 150 countries of the world from August, 2015.
The TVoA has now been renamed as ‘E-Tourist Visa’ in order to remove the confusion that this type of ......
Published Date : 2015-10-05
All foreigners, excluding those from neighbouring Nepal and Bhutan, need visa to visit India. The visas can be applied online. See tips/guidelines for completing an online form
here. Indian Government has also outsourced the task of processing the visas to private agencies in most countries.
Different types of visas are issued depen......
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You need a VISA to visit any country. But in many countries across the globe additional permits are to be obtained. Like any foreign tourists planning to visit some of the restricted places in India require a PAP (Protected Area Permit) along with the normal VISA. These permits are issued by various government agencies on a central and state basis. The restricted areas does not specify that they are dangerous instead can even be places that are being protected for their flora & fauna or are ......
Published Date : 2015-10-02
India is land of tolerance and acceptance as quoted in the words of Swami Vivekananda “I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world tolerance & universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration but we accept all religions as true.” The country welcomes all foreign tourists with folded arms. There is a charm and charisma about this country that pulls people from varied beliefs and cultures towards it. As it is said better be prepared then regret later; is ......
Published Date : 2015-09-25
Go to India for cleansing your mind and soul from the negative energies that surround. This spiritually enchanting country would help to find your inner peace and rejuvenates you. Yoga
is practiced here from almost 5000 years; it is the best mode of attaining harmony. Yoga when practiced along with Ayurveda
is the best way towards rejuvenation and de-stressing. Are you planning to visit India, than go for a spiritual holida......
Published Date : 2015-08-25
As it is said that every coin has two sides one bright and the other dark. This is so very true for Indians, they are known for their warmth and hospitality world over, but there are also people who do not believe in this. It is therefore far more important for you to become street smart. Just be a little cautious and aware of your surroundings when travelling in India.
Being street smart ensures your safety and protects you from being cheated by crooks. Foreign tourists are their easy target......
Published Date : 2015-08-23
Tourism industry plays a vital role in the economic development of a country. Indian exchequer booms with a growth in number of foreign tourist visiting. Tourism adds 7% to the GDP. The government has introduced more tourists – friendly policies that give thrust to the overall growth.
To make things simple and effective, Indian government has extended the e-tourist visa (name changed from visa on arrival) facility for almost 150 countries. Foreign nationals can now apply for Ind......
Published Date : 2015-08-21
Being the seventh largest country of the world INDIA has a significant variation in temperature from region to region. The diverse geographical extent makes the foreign tourist more vulnerable towards health ailments. Indian VISA laws do not specify any health regulations but it is recommended that the tourist personally gets vaccinated as a precautionary measure.
While applying for an Indian VISA it is recommended that you also submit an Read More
India is a land of hill stations, temples, festivals, heritage sites, wildlife, etc. Its diverse landform and beliefs makes it a tourist paradise. This vibrant and colorful country has so much to offer that people can spend lives exploring it. India has been witness to many conquests by foreign rulers but its values and faiths engulf the new customs and make it a part of itself. People from all religions co-exist here and is free to preach faiths of their choice.
Foreign tourist vis......
Published Date : 2015-08-14
Indian Government in a recent notification opened its doors for foreign nationals of around 79 countries
to get a faster and easier VISA. If you are planning a short duration trip (approx 30 days) than the e-Tourist VISA is the best Indian government offers. Foreign nationals require a valid passport and a Visa Photo. Indian Visa Photo is one such company that clicks the correct size and dimension pictures that comply with the Indian......
Published Date : 2015-08-12
Biometrics a part of the new Indian VISA applications
Many nations across the world capture biometrics of the passengers travelling in and out of the country; INDIA is the recent addition to the list of such countries. Indian Government in a recent ruling has introduced the Biometric Policy for filing Indian Visa. All foreign nationals are being advised to cooperate during the process. All categories of Visa require biometric details like your facial image and fingerp......
Published Date : 2015-07-22
Plan a vacation in India around festivals!
India being the world’s biggest democracy is home to varied belief. People practice Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, etc. under the same tri-color. All these diverse religions have a lot of festivals that are celebrated. These festivals are celebrated with full fervour and enthusiasm by people across the country from different walks of life and all kinds of religious beliefs. Be it Diwali, Eid, H......
Published Date : 2015-07-14
Are you applying for Indian Visa Passport?
India is a country that has inspired many travellers. Its diverse cultures, varied faiths and a rich heritage has made it a must visit place. Travelling to a foreign country means that you need a passport and require applying for a visa thereafter. Passport is your legal identification proof and is the very basic requirement to enable you to travel abroad, a valid passport is a must have. Apply immediatel......
Published Date : 2015-07-13
Indian High Commission periodically issues certain guidelines for the right type of photographs required while applying for Indian visas. If the photographs submitted by you fall short of these guidelines, there is every chance that your visa application might get rejected. Fortunately, you can breathe easy of complying with these cumbersome requirements by assigning the task of obtaining the correct photographs to an experienced and highly professional online agency ‘www.indiavisaph......
Published Date : 2015-05-05
India is a country that has inspired many travellers.
It's diverse cultures, varied faiths and a rich heritage has made it a must visit place. Travelling to a foreign country means that you need a Visa and require applying for the same. Indian government clearly specifies the list of documents and conditions that need to be fulfilled before applying for a India Visa.
To delight all foreign travelers, India in a recent notification ha......
Published Date : 2015-04-29