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The Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 looks set to make waves around the World

Posted on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:48 by easytours
 

Since its launch in 2006, the Jaipur Literature Festival has grown to become one of the largest lit-fests on the planet as well as India’s leading literature exposition. Scheduled to take place in the legendary pink city from January 17 to 21, 2014, this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival looks set to break all its previous records.

Hill Forts Rajasthan

Called the lifeblood of India’s literature, art and publishing scene, this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival has a line-up of 139 world class speakers including some of the world’s leading Pulitzer and Man Booker prize winners. The festival attracts some two million visitors from across India, the South Asian region as well as from around the world.


Delhi to restore British Era Town Hall as new tourist attraction

Posted on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:52 by easytours
 

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has launched an ambitious plan to convert the city’s British-era Town Hall into a world class tourist attraction. The 150 year old building is located in the old city of Delhi near the iconic Chandni Chowk within the walled complex close to the Red Fort.

Under the plan, the Town Hall will have a host of facilities including a museum, a food court, souvenir shops, a library as well as an open air theatre to host performances. Furthermore the NDMC has an ambitious plan to turn the 16 acre area of the Town Hall into a hot-bed of activity with a complete calendar of events.


Qutab Minar

Posted on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 15:12 by easytours
 

The Qutab Minar - This 239 ft tall medieval tower is a symbol of victory and an amazing example of architectural and building skills during the 12th century. The Qutab Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as Qutub complex. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of the Quwat-ul-Islam Mosque, stands one of the legendary Ashoka Pillars. This large iron pillar has withstood the ravages of Delhi's weather (and recent pollution) and has not rusted in over 1500 years. Inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan and wishing to surpass it, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced construction of the Qutab Minar in 1193. The minaret is made of fluted red sandstone covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an.


Chennai (Madras) Dance and Music Festival

Posted on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:41 by easytours
 
The Chennai Dance and Music Festival is held in December in the Southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The dates of the festival coincide with the traditional Tamil month of 'Margazhi' (December). Marghazi is considered a sacred month for Hindus in Tamil Nadu and is considered a time for worship and spiritual devotion.
Kathakali

South Indian classical music, popularly known as Carnatic Music as a genre, has its roots in religious worship. For many centuries, music and dance have been used as a vehicle to depict zealous devotion to the Gods and has been encouraged in its traditional forms in temples and religious institutions of learning across India.

The Chennai Dance and Music Festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the region. The festival is held at multiple venues in the city by a number of organizations and averages performances by over 2,000 participants. It is an amazing experience to visit Chennai during the course of the festival as the city transforms itself into a hub of cultural activities as opposed to its traditional role as a bustling commercial metropolis.

The Chennai Dance and Music Festival was originally started in the year 1927 and was titled the Marghazi Festival of Dance and Music. The Chennai Dance and Music Festival features performances by both upcoming and established performers in many languages including Kannada, Telgu and Tamil. There are a number of concerts using traditional musical instruments that have been of great interest to foreign visitors.


Kerala crosses the Atlantic for successful Road-shows

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:19 by easytours
 
Kerala is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in India. Branded as “God’s Own Country”, the state attracts visitors from around the world who come to see its dynamic culture, rich history, immersive art scene and progressive literary-scape.

In an effort to build on the successes of the state government in many foreign markets, the Kerala Tourism Board organized a series of roadshows across three major cities of the United States of America.

The roadshows were held between October 21 to 24 in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. This schedule was planned in a bid to cover all major US geographic markets and make it easy for all relevant tourism industry professionals to come in and get oriented with “God’s Own Country”.

Easy Tours of India Inc. was the only US based travel company to have been invited to participate at the Kerala Tourism Roadshows. Easy Tours was represented at all the roadshows by our Marketing Director Mr. Pierce Haney.

The United States represents the fourth largest market for tourism to Kerala, surpassed only by the United Kingdom, France and Germany. In 2011 and 2012, 55,741 and 57,807 tourists originating from the USA visited Kerala respectively.

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