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Chennai

Posted on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 11:41 by easytours
 

Although it has monuments left over from ancient cultures, the city of Chennai as we currently know it was founded by the British in the early 17th century. In the 2nd century AD, Greek geographer Ptolemy described Mylapore (part of modern Chennai, located south of Marina Beach) as a prosperous port. The Kapaleswara temple and San Thome Cathedral are both located in this part of Chennai, and are well worth a visit.

Chennai has more than it's share of religious, cultural, and architectural points of interest, the oldest surviving Anglican church in Asia is located here. St. Mary's Church was built in 1680 and is located inside Fort George, which was constructed by the British in 1640. San Thome Cathedral Basilica was a church many centuries before that.

Traditional dance and music flourish in Chennai, safeguarded by a culture that relishes it's Tamil roots and protects them with a quiet pride. Modern business and industry co-exist in harmony with ancient rituals and practices in this city of six million inhabitants. There are miles of clean beaches, along with interesting museums and great local shopping.

Just south of Chennai is the ancient city of Mahabalipuram, containing some of the most fascinating examples of ancient Hindu religious art and architecture. Explore the Shore Temple (built in the eighth century), Lord Krishan's Mandapa, and Arjun's Penance, just to name a few of the historical marvels located within a few minutes walking distance from each other.

Chennai is easily accessible from most major cities in India, and a visit here can be added to any of our tours... More details

 

 


India Tours - Agra

Posted on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 11:14 by easytours
 

Because it is the city of the incomparable Taj Mahal, Agra's many other historical and architectural monuments get far less attention than they deserve. There are magnificent palaces, forts, mausoleums, as well as various other similar structures. Spectacular historical reminders flourish all over this area, and you can choose how many of them you want to visit.

Explore as many of these monuments as you like, at a pace you choose. We offer you the opportunity to start and end each day (at Agra) at the Taj Mahal (one entrance included). It's creators intended the incredible beauty to be accentuated by the rays of the sun at sunrise and sunset. Entrance fees (to the monument) are many times higher at these times, thereby significantly reducing the number of local tourists you'll be sharing the amazing spectacle with. Our Tours include all monument entrance fees for guests.

Visit four hundred and forty year old massive sandstone Agra Fort and it's many monuments; Jehangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, among others. Near there, tour the Itmad-Ud-Daulah and Agra's Jama Masjid. Just outside Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a remarkably well preserved ghost city from the same time in history. All our scheduled visits to Agra include a tour of the architectural marvels of this deserted monument.


Pushkar Camel Fair 2013

Posted on Sat, 07/27/2013 - 13:16 by easytours
 

The small town of Pushkar in Rajasthan is a two and a half hour drive (130 km) from the state capital Jaipur. Pushkar is the venue for the world renowned Pushkar Camel Fair and the town is located on the banks of an eponymous holy lake.


Pushkar Camel Festival - A unique window into the Rajasthani cultural landscape


Kochi holds 7th Annual Dosa Festival

Posted on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 10:01 by easytours
 

As tourists from around the world, express a greater interest in South India, Kerala Tourism has gone to considerable lengths by way of events and promotions to attract a greater share of the global tourist traffic.

Kochi, Kerala’s primary business hub and major international gateway recently hosted its 7th Annual Dosa Festival, which has become a major event on the culinary tourism calendar of the state.


The Dosa - A proud icon of rich Indian culinary traditions


New Tiger cub spotted in the Ranthambore National Park

Posted on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:38 by easytours
 

June has been a good month for tiger conservationists in India who celebrated the appearance of a new tiger cub at the Ranthambore National Park.

The tiger cub has been spotted in the area of the Sawai Madhopur district, taking the total number of cubs resident to the Ranthambore National Park to twenty-three.

In line with the practice of keeping track of any growth in the tiger population at the Ranthambore National Park, authorities were quick to track the cub along with its mother.

Explaining the facts behind this new and exciting discovery at the Ranthambore National Park, the Park’s Field Director, Rahul Kumar Bhatnagar said, "The cub of the tigress named T-17 was spotted with her in the Samili area of the park. It is nearly one month old".

Conservationists claim that the birth of each new cub is an important milestone in the effort of rehabilitating the population of tigers in the wild which have been decimated to near extinction over the past few centuries.

Besides the 23 cubs in the park, there are also 26 full grown adult tigers that live in the Ranthambore National Park.


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