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New heritage tourism circuit to open by fall

Posted on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:37 by easytours

Government officials in the southern Indian state of Kerala recently announced the first stage of the long planned Muziris Heritage Tourism Circuit will be completed this fall.

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A fisherman casts a traditional net into the sea off the coast of the South Indian state of Kerala. Plans for a new tourism circuit in the region are nearing completion.

Led by the Kerala Tourism Department, the project plans to string together a number of historic monuments and sites tied to the lost city of Muziris, an important multicultural seaport and trading hub that existed between the 1st and 14th centuries in Southern India, using a series of modern museums and excavations.

“Construction of museums … is nearing completion, and a batch of five boat services connecting the circuit area is expected to arrive soon,” a government official with the project recently told The Hindu.

Plans call for a total of 25 museums to be built in the coming years. The Tourism Department of Kerala believes the museums will help tourists better understand area’s rich heritage as an ancient port of international trade. A network of boat services will ferry travelers through the circuit.

Officials expect the current phase to be inaugurated by during the Onam festival in September

Rajasthan readies for fair and festival season

Posted on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:22 by easytours

With fall approaching, the Indian state of Rajasthan is preparing for its annual, months-long festival season.

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Elephants and their Mahouts wait for riders behind the Amber Fort in Rajasthan’s capital city of Jaipur. Rajasthan’s festival season begins this month, and numerous thrilling cultural celebrations will take place through the end of the year. .

Rajasthan will host a continuous series of religious and cultural celebrations between now and the end of the year.

“A large number of tourists - both domestic and international - attend the fairs which are held in the tourism season after a hiatus of two-and-a-half summer months,” Vikram Singh, Director of Rajasthan Tourism, recently told IBN Live.

The season starts with the Teej Festival, a traditional fair where Hindu women perform merit making rituals to promote marital bliss, this August. The Dussehra festival, Abhaneri Festival, Marwar Festival, and Pushkar Fair are just a few of the celebrations that will be held in Rajasthan over the coming months.

"We are further streamlining organization of such festivals to make them even more alluring for tourists," Singh added.

Delhi To Agra High Speed Train Tested In Trial Run

Posted on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:16 by easytours

The rail line between Delhi and Agra recently tested a high-speed train that officials say will significantly decrease travel time between the two cities.

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A new train will transport travelers between Delhi and Agra in as little as 90 minutes.

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.

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