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Taj Replicas around the world seek to bask in reflected glory!

Posted on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 15:16 by easytours
 

While it is said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery , the Taj Mahal seems to have a record number of inspired clones of itself around the world.

While many have argued that the Taj Mahal itself has elements that have been inspired from earlier Mughal monuments such as Humayun’s Tomb and the Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, there is no doubt the Taj Mahal was a superlative concept that eclipsed all previous Mughal garden tombs of South Asia.


Mughal era tombs restored to their traditional grandeur

Posted on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:11 by easytours
 

A major conservation exercise that took over two years to complete has just been concluded for two iconic Mughal-era tombs in Delhi.

The conservation project was undertaken by the Archeological Survey of India in conjunction with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and involved the restoration of the tomb of Isa Khan Niazi as well as Bu Halima. Both tombs are located in the immediate periphery of the Tomb of Humayun, the second great Mughal emperor, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Spice Village

Posted on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:05 by easytours
 

The Spice Village is a boutique luxury property owned by the CGH Group in the heart of the Periyar National Park in Thekkady. The entire resort has been imagined in the essence of a mountain tribal village, albeit with modern comforts to suit the tastes of the independent luxury traveler.


Rajasthan gets third tiger reserve

Posted on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 09:38 by easytours
 

Some great news for fans of tiger conservation, the Rajasthan government has annnounced that the Mukundra Hills Sanctuary will now be the third tiger reserve in the state. Rajasthan has been at the forefront of the global tiger conservation effort with successful tiger reserves already established at Ranthambore and Sariska.


Rajasthan to promote tourism around its salt lake Sambhar

Posted on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:32 by easytours
 

As part of a new initiative to attract more tourists to India’s largest state, the Rajasthan state government is planning to develop a number of sites and new tourist attractions. This includes the famous Sambhar Lake in the southern part of the state.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB), the flagship travel industry exposition being organized here jointly by the Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourism (Rajasthan) and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Rajasthan Principal Secretary (Tourism) said, “The Sambhar Lake is the largest inland salt lake in the country. The state government is taking steps to restore basic tourist infrastructure to promote it as a unique destination”.

Mr. Srivastava said that in the short run the state government would focus on the restoration of British-era infrastructure including heritage buildings, the Salt Museum, Circuit House and rail tracks. Over the course of the next few years, other public sector corporations such as Hindustan Salts and India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) will create further tourism infrastructure opportunities and ensure their promotion to key tourist audience segments.

He emphasized that the state government is also mulling over the creation of new tourist circuits such as Jaipur-Sambhar-Ajmer that would increase the flow of tourists to the state as well as to its mega hubs such as Jaipur.

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