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President’s Home in Delhi Opens New Museum

Posted on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:40 by easytours
 

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the presidents of India, has opened a museum where visitors can explore India’s democratic history via interactive displays.

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The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residents of India’s presidents, has opened a new museum on the grounds.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan stables that once housed ceremonial coaches and horses now tells the story of India’s presidential history through a series of audio-visual installations and more traditional displays of photographs, memorabilia, and other items from India’s recent past.

The exhibits include designs from Sir Edwin Lutyens, the architect who planned New Delhi during the British colonial era in India, memorabilia from various presidents’ body guards, and 19th century paintings. Gifts presented to the presidents of India by foreign officials and dignitaries are also on display inside the museum.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan Musuem is open Friday through Sunday.


The Taj Gateway

Posted on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:57 by easytours
 
Located a kilometer (0.6 miles) from the massive structure of the Taj Mahal and its surrounding monuments, the Taj Gateway is one of only two hotels featuring excellent views of this matchless legendary monument. While all rooms of the Taj Gateway may not boast of breath-taking views of the Taj Mahal, at Easy Tours we pride ourselves in getting the rooms with the very best Taj views thanks to our relationship with the Taj Group.

Taj Gateway


Singapore aides Kochi in bid to become a global city

Posted on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:22 by easytours
 

Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority agreed last month to a partnership including Gates Ecosystem, a development think-tank, and the Kerala State Government to modernize the port city of Kochi.

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The Singapore Government plans to share city planning and development expertise with the port city of Kochi to build a clean and sustainable environment for business and residents.

A BCA delegation explored areas of possible cooperation during a 2 day visit in April. Sources told the Khaleej Times that the officials from Singapore expressed interest in the development of IT parks, business incubation hubs, transportation facilities, and a global finance resource center.

The delegation along with city and state government officials and members of the private sector believe these projects will help Kochi develop into city of international standards of business and infrastructure while creating strong relationships between businesses in Singapore and Kochi.

 


359th Urs of Shah Jahan held in May

Posted on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:40 by easytours
 
For the 359th year, Agra commemorated the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan with a three day celebration at the Taj Mahal marking the anniversary of the ruler’s death in a ceremony known as an Urs.

The Taj Mahal in Agra is marvel of Mughal architecture commissioned by Shah Jahan.

Shah Jahan’s cenotaph (a gazebo-like memorial) was wrapped in a 2,400 foot-long muslin cloth, called a chadar, as part of the memorial celebration that opened the Taj to muslin cloth, called a chadar, as part of the memorial celebration that opened the Taj to the public for free during the ritual mourning period.


National Museum showcases ancient artifacts in open air

Posted on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:36 by easytours
 

Facing a dearth of available space, Delhi’s National Museum has started outdoor displays of the thousands artifacts.

Visitors to Delhi’s largest museum are now able to amble through the plush grounds that surround the building while enjoying many rare artifacts that have never been on display.

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Humayun's Tomb is one of the three World Heritage Sites in Delhi protected by UNESCO.

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