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Famous Food by the Region

Indian food is different from rest of the world in taste and cooking methods. It’s a mixture of various cultures. Just like the Indian culture, food in India has also been influenced by diverse civilization. Foods of India are better known for its spiciness. Spices are an essential part of food preparation and are used to enrich the flavor of a dish.  Precise use and blending of the aromatic spices is the key to good preparation of Indian cuisine.

Northern Region

In the northern region of India, flat breads are frequently eaten. Northern India is known for some of the world’s finest vegetarian cuisine. Tourists to northern India can treat themselves in the region’s highly specific vegetarian dishes.

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Southern Region

The immense coastline regions and tropical climate of southern India was an inspiration to the region’s cuisine. Food in this area tends to be spicier than in other parts of India. Due to the coastal area, the seafood dishes are the best here.The South Indian rice pancakes and steamed rice cake are made of fermented rice and lentil, are popular throughout the area.

Eastern Region

India’s eastern region is known for the best dessert-style sweets and cakes. Dishes in this region are lighter and cooked with fewer spices than in the northern or southern regions. Mustard oil is used to cook. A tour is incomplete without tasting the desserts in this area.

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2011 in Food

 

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A Royal Service on Wheels

Indulge yourself in the extravagances enjoyed by the earlier Maharajas. The Palace on Wheels maintains an imperial style and décor. The train and its facilities are the same but with the essence of luxury.

The train is self-sufficient with all the modern amenities. However, the décor symbolizes the culture of the rich past of Rajasthan. For example, the paintings, carved furniture and elegant handicrafts represent Rajasthan’s captivating heritage of art and craftsmanship.

Lounge


The lounge offers a calm and relaxing venue to the guests with its cozy interiors. It’s furnished with posh seating, a library and game tables. The lounge is a perfect place to spend time with friends and acquaintances.


Restaurant


The Palace on Wheels has two elegant restaurants with ethnic décor, which serves an array of delicious cuisines with a selection of authentic Chinese, Continental, Thai, Indian and Mexican.

Rooms

Palace on Wheels has 14 cabins with the rich legacy and royal lavishness of the past era. Each coach is designed with a distinct theme and named accordingly.

Destinations Covered:

  • Agra
  • Bharatpur
  • Chittaurgarh
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jodhpur
  • Sawai Madhopur
  • Udaipur

Tour Cost will Include:

  • Accommodation in the train only for seven nights / eight days.
  • All daily Meals (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner).
  • English speaking guide for all sightseeing trips.
  • Entrance charges to monuments.

Get set for the most memorable journey of your life…

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Travel Tips

India is fun place to travel. Here are some of the travel tips that you should keep in mind.

  • It is safe to travel to India at any time during the year.
  • It is recommended to read information on the destinations you are planning to tour.
  • The best period to travel to India travel is during the months from May to June or October to March as tourism is at its peak during these months.
  • Drink bottled water or packaged mineral water while on tours.
  • Try to avoid eating very spicy food. You may request the hotel staff where you’re staying to not garnish your dishes with a lot of spices
 
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Posted by on March 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Explore Indian Architecture

One of the most lasting accomplishments of Indian civilization is certainly its architecture. Indian architecture has grown over eras and it’s because of socio-economic and geographical conditions.

Cave Architecture

The cave architecture in India is said to have begun in the third century BC. These caves were used by Buddhist and Jain monks as places of worship and residence.

Rock Cut

The Rock-cut structures present the most spectacular piece of ancient Indian art specimen. Most of the rock-cut structures were related to various religious communities.

Temple Architecture

In ancient India, temple architecture of high standard developed in almost all regions. The distinct architectural style of temple construction in different parts was a result of geographical, climatic, ethnic, racial, historical and language diversities.

Humayun’s Tomb

Jama Masjid

Akshardham

Amritsar’s Golden Temple

Ajanta Caves

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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How About a Different Attire

Fashion from the Land of Traditions!

India has a rich and diverse clothing heritage, where each state has its own unique traditional attire. Fashion in India has become a rising industry with international events and fashion shows by fashion designers in the major cities of India.

 

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Fashion

 

Make India your Next Vacation

India is known for its cities. Each city has its unique attraction. India has some of the best beaches, wildlife national parks and vast natural beauty that makes India a desired tourist destination for visitors from around the globe.

Agra

Taj Mahal means “Crown Palace” and is the most well-maintained beautiful masterpieces of architecture. It’s one of the seven wonders of the world. The exclusive Mughal style combines origins of Persian, Central Asian, and Islamic architecture. Most striking are the black and white marble floor, the four tall minarets at the corners of the structure, and the majestic dome in the middle. Taj Mahal is motivated by love , it eternalizes one man’s love for his wife. The Taj Mahal has visitors between 2 million and 4 million annually, including more than 200,000 from overseas.

Goa

Goa is a very attractive place to visit and tourists from around the world come here. Goa has a long coastline that makes it the perfect state to have beaches. The beaches of Goa are the most relaxing and the best  holiday in India. Water sport adventures like paragliding, skiing, sea swimming, sun bathing, sun sleeping, kayaking, rafting are popular activities to enjoy on a beach.

The Goa Carnival is a three day festival of fun and amusement that takes place in the month of February.

Goa has its own nightlife. You can sit and enjoy the live entertainment or dance the night away at a club. 

Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India and the busiest city that offers different sites to be visited. Some of the famous tourist spots of Delhi are Red Fort, India Gate, and Qutub Minar.

Mumbai

Mumbai’s most known monument is the Gateway of India. The Gateway is designed to be the first thing that visitors see when they arrive to Mumbai by a boat. It’s a popular place to start exploring Mumbai.



 
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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Attractions

 

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Background on India

The name India was derived from the River Indus, and the early settlers lived in the valleys around.  India is a country in South Asia. It’s the seventh largest country by geographical area. India is about one-third the size of the United States, thus it is the second most populous country in the world. India is known for six seasons: summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon. India is the world’s largest tea producer, and tea is the most popular beverage.  The number system was invented by India. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus was originated here.

Indian culture is a mixture of different cultures, traditions. India features a diversity of  languages,  traditions and religious systems such as Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Background