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  • 5 Perfect Weekend Getaways Aro 5 Perfect Weekend Getaways Around Delhi

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      As the name itself suggests, weekend getaway happens to be a breather from work at the end of the week. It can be elaborated as short respites that help you regaining the spirit and unwinding yourself with no responsibilities and discipline. If you are a Delhi-based traveler and looks forward to a much awaited weekend getaway, you have too many options in your plate. Being centrally located, the capital city offers you an array of choices with ample of wildlife sanctuaries, heritage sites, hill stations and offbeat destinations, and that too all within 3-8 hours drive.

      For everyone seeking a perfect break from scheduled life, short weekend trip is your pick. To mention, below are a few of the special destinations that offer you memorable moments.


      Route: Delhi - Moradabad - Haldwani – Bhimtal

      Named after the Mahabharata character- Bhima, Bhimtal is one of the largest lakes around Nainital. Having an island in the center, it can only be approached by a boat and has a proper restaurant area. It also boasts of much cleaner environ and treats you with gaggle of ducks! Talking about the recreation, one can do boating at the lake witnessing the large Victorian dam at one corner and terraced flower on the other side. Exploring the surrounding jungle on foot is also a great option offering you utmost adventure and thrill. Next to the dam, positioned is the Bhimkeshwar temple dedicated to Bhim.

      Godhakhal Temple is again 3 km from Bhimtal. Another interesting stopover is The Museum of Folk Culture (Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya) exhibiting collections of folk paintings and ancient wooden artifacts. Bhimtal is undoubtedly an enthralling off beat destination both for the family and corporate travelers.

      Places of interest: Bhimtal lake, Naukuchiatal, Nainital, Mukteshwar.


      Route: Delhi - Karnal - Panchkula - Kalka - Kasauli

      De facto, you have chosen to visit Kasauli for its tranquility and serenity. To be clear, there is practically no such activity to do in Kasauli. If you need escapade from technology and machine-lifestyle, then the only best thing you can do there is to go for long hand-in-hand walks admiring the Mother Nature in its best form and shape. To catch the dazzle of the river Sutlej, Dauladhar range and Chur Chandini peak you need to wait for a clear day. April and June bring wild blooms and their amazing aroma. Wild rose, rhododendrons, coral tree, flame of the forest, katchnar and kashmal add on to the temptation that the place throws at you. During the monsoons, pave the way for romantic moments if you are here!


      Route: Delhi - Dharuhera - Behror - Kotputli - Shahpura - Jaipur

      Located in the desert land of the royal Rajasthan, Jaipur is the first planned city of India. The architecture of the state capital gives you a taste of Rajputana clan, however presently it serves as one of the major business centers nationwide. The vibrant streets of Jaipur get huge number of visitors, every year at their footsteps. The city exemplifies magnificence in the form of famous structures like Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort, the best architectural epitome of India. Artistic temples and gardens of Jaipur is another feature to attract travelers from across the globe. Marking the surroundings with serenity and aestheticism, the land of Rajasthan observes its ethnicity in celebrating various festivals like Kite festival, Elephant festival and many others, of Indian origin.

      Places of interest- Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar(Observatory), City Palace and S.M.S. II Museum, Ishwat Lat, Central Museum, Dolls Museum, Birla Planetarium, Jalmahal, Gaitor, Jaigarh Forth, Nahargarh Fort, Galta, Motidoongari, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Maharani Ki Chhatri, Sisodia Rani Garden, Vidhyadhar Garden, Kanak Vrindavan, Amer


      Route: Delhi – Hapur Byepass - Gajraula - Moradabad - Kashipur - Ramnagar - Corbett

      Established as the first national park of India, on 6th August 1936, it was renamed in 1957 as Corbett National Park, in memory of Jim Corbett, the iconic hunter and naturalist. Along with the launch of Project Tiger in 1973, the Corbett National Park was picked as one of the well known tiger reserves. Being a milestone in the efforts in saving wildlife, Corbett is exclusively one of the country’s most eclectic, quaint and widely acclaimed National Parks.

      Being India's most popular wildlife sanctuary, Corbett has the highest density of tigers in India. Other animals comprise of the leopard, elephant, jungle cat, bear, wild boar, sambhar, hog deer, barking deer. Relaxing in the sun on the banks of the Ramganga, you can find the slender snouted gharial and the ferocious crocodile.


      Route: Delhi - Meerut - Khatauli - Muzzafarnagar - Roorkee - Dehradun – Mussoorie

      Mountain mist, ancient architecture, the fragrance of flowers and streams transport you to the romantic times, long ago. Mussoorie, fondly famous as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ showcases the breathtaking view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east, and glistening views of the Doon Valley and Haridwar to the south. The town takes you to the fairyland!! The scenic beauty offers you enchanting pine covered hill slopes and snow capped mountains, leaving a lifetime impression in your eyes and on your mind.

      Sightseeing: Bhadraj Temple, Camel's Back Road, Gun Hill, Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Falls, Surkhanda Devi, Dhanolti.

      Now, after being through the above article, choose the best weekend tour from Delhi when you plan your next short trip. Weekend getaways around Delhi are opted keeping the driving distance in consideration.


      Choose the most suitable one and Laze Around the next weekend!!

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      One of the many beautiful doorways in Old Town Puerto Rico.
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      One of the many iguana's that live at El Morro Fort in Puerto Rico.
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      The Fort, Christianstadt.

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  • Greatest Small Town in America Greatest Small Town in America -- Fort Scott Kansas

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      When I saw Budget Travel's vote for favorite small town of America, I immediately thought of my 2011 visit to Fort Scott Kansas. Our family was making a cross-country trek from Michigan to California and we happened to stop in Fort Scott for a few days to relax and recharge for the drive ahead. We ended up staying for three days and enjoyed every minutes. One of the most highly recommended small towns in America.
      There are about 8000 residents in Fort Scott but the town played an important part of the history of setting the Western United States. There are several interesting sites in and near Fort Scott including venues of historical, cultural and environmental interest. After our visit, we felt as though we'd seen some real Americana.  
      Fort Scott Fort and the National Cemetery
      Fort Scott played an important role in the settlement of the West. It was built in 1842 as an outpost for troops who enforced the uneasy peace between the settlers and the Osage Indians. Westbound travelers could fill up on provisions at the fort before they set out on their journey along the Santa Fe Trail. As the Civil War loomed the troops tried to separate the pro-slave and anti-slave activists in the newly-formed state of Kansas. When the war did break out Fort Scott became a Quartermaster's Supply Deposit, as well as the training base of the First Kansas Colored Infantry -- a unit that took part in multiple battles and suffered more casualties than any other Kansas regiment. The Fort Scott National Historic Site, operated by the National Parks Service, offers a view into the frontier days including the original fort's buildings. Guided tours are offered twice daily (11:00a.m. and 13:00pm.) during the summer months by costumed guides who provide a full explanation of the type of life the early soldiers and residents of Fort Scott experienced.  The fort is located south of I54 on Market Street near the city center. (620) 223-0310  
      Abraham Lincoln inaugurated the Fort Scott National Cemetery as a military cemetery in 1865 when it was already serving as the final resting place of hundreds of Union and Confederate soldiers as well as for troops that had been killed during the pre-Civil War period. After its establishment as a National Cemetery the remains of other soldiers who had been buried throughout Kansas and Missouri were brought to the Fort Scott cemetery for reinternment. These included black Union soldiers of the First Colored Infantry. In the northeast corner of the cemetery visitors can see memorial markers which honor soldiers whose remains were not recovered or identified including WWII flight crews.
      Gordon Parks Museum
      Gordon Parks was born and raised in Fort Scott. Many people remember him as the director of the movie "Shaft" but before his movie career he was a recognized photographer whose work was featured in a number of photoessays for well-known newspapers and magazines, including for Life Magazine. Parks photographed celebrities and fashion models but his best-known works showcased the black experience of the South in the pre-Civil War era. The Gordon Parks Museum is located in Fort Scott. Many of Parks' photos, which brought the reality of Southern racism and black poverty to the public conscious, are exhibited in the museum. The Gordon Parks Museum is situated in the Mercy Health Center, located at the southern edge of Fort Scott just off US Highway 69. Entrance is free. The museum is open daily from 7:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.   620-223-7036
      Rock Creek Lake Waterfalls
      The Rock Creek Lake Waterfalls offer a quiet step into nature. Located just three miles West of Fort Scott, travelers can either hike to the waterfalls from Fort Scott or drive there and leave their car in the park's parking lot that's located on the side of the road. There's a short trail down to the waterfalls from the park where first one, and then a little further on two more, waterfalls spill off from the Rock Creek Lake into the Marmaton River.  When the water is low it's possible to walk across the stream at the bottom waterfall. To access the Rock Creek Waterfalls park, drive out of Fort Scott on 19th Street which soon changes to "Kansas Road" and then again to "195th Street." The park's parking lot is at the north edge of Rock Creek Lake.  Cross the bridge over the dam to reach the waterfalls.
      Lowell Milken Center
      The Lowell Milken Center was established in 2007 as an educational institution which is dedicated to promoting high level scholastic achievements in America's schools. The Center was established when two educators, Norman Conrad and Lowell Milken, decided to collaborate on a concept that would encourage students to create well-researched, high-quality research projects about unsung heroes -- people who had acted in an exceptional manner to benefit mankind but whose efforts had not been recognized. The Center is located on Fort Scott's Main Street. Featured unsung hero subjects include journalists, environmentalists, humanitarians and others.  (620) 223-9991 
      Fort Scott's Good Old Days
      We happened to visit Fort Scott during their annual three-day "Good Old Days" festival which takes place over the course of one weekend every June. The Festival brings fun and good cheer to the town with a crafts fair, rides, a Dock Dogs competition (people bring their dogs and encourage the dogs to jump off a dock into a pool of water as they try to catch a toy in the air.  The dog that jumps the farthest, wins), street dances, carnival food and drinks, live entertainment and more.
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  • Living History Tour at Fort Sc Living History Tour at Fort Scott

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      The Fort Scott fort offers a Living History tour twice daily during the summer months.
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  • First Trip to Jodhpur? Here’s First Trip to Jodhpur? Here’s a List of Top 7 Heritage Hotels in Jodhpur

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      Vibrant Culture, colorful festivals, Rajputana architectural aesthetics and gracious people - these four elements describe Jodhpur in a nutshell. One of the major tourist destinations in Rajasthan, Jodhpur will give you a sneak peek into the magnificent forts, royal palaces, revered temples, lip-smacking food and colorful festivals. For those looking forward to experience luxury and lavishness from close quarters, staying at Jodhpur heritage hotels is a very good option. In this article, you will find the list of top 7 Heritage Hotels in Jodhpur, each of which retains the soul of princely India.

      Ranbanka Hotel
      The only heritage hotel in Jodhpur to be recognized as a ‘Classic Heritage Hotel’ by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the hotel has taken care of every meticulous detail to enter this prestigious category. The Palace was converted into a heritage hotel by Raj Kumar K.V. Singh. The hotel has derived its name from the famous battle cry of the Rathore Clan, Ranbanka Rathore. It features 71 fully quipped heritage rooms which include Courtyard Wing, Legacy Wing and Jodhana Win. On the dining front, the hotel has several multi-cuisine and al fresco dining venues to watch out for.

      The Kothi Heritage
      Built by Bachraj Ji Singhvi in 1888, The Kothi Heritage has been refurbished into a heritage hotel and gives the ultimate pleasure of a luxurious stay.  As you will book your stay here at this Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur, the spectacular blend of art and architecture is visible in every nook and corner of this hotel. The 30 feet long Central Hall in The Kothi Heritage, adorned with lattice work frescoes, adds splendor. 

      Haveli Inn Pal
      A serene and beautiful place, known for its good ambience, Haveli Inn Pal was built by Thakur Umaid Karan Singh Ji. For many years, Haveli Inn Pal has been a private residence of the Pal family but now it has been converted into a cozy place to accommodate discerning travelers. There are 12 tastefully designed rooms in this hotel, each of which is equipped with an array of modern amenities. The Haveli Inn has a beautiful Garden Restaurant where you can savor breathtaking views of the Mehrangarh Fort along with lip-smacking Rajasthani food.

      Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur
      If you are looking forward to plan your stay in the vicinity of Thar Desert, then Ajit Bhawan Palace is the best bet available for you. It is one of the top choices for both domestic and international tourists. The beautifully designed and decorated ambience will make you fell head over heels in love with this hotel. The accommodation options at Ajit Bhawan Palace are classified as Royal Suites, Luxury Suites, Luxury Rooms, Luxury Tents and Executive Rooms. Few facilities that you can enjoy in this hotel include swimming pool, spa, shopping arcade and conference facility among others.

      Hotel Megh Niwas
      Built by Colonel Megh Singh, an army veteran of World War II, Hotel Megh Niwas has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel and offers an exciting mix of traditional hospitality and classic ambience. All the rooms are air-conditioned with amenities such as telephone, bath tubs and 24 hours running hot and cold water. There is a rooftop restaurant having a seating capacity of 80 to 90 people and offer panoramic views of Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace.

      Balsamand Lake Palace
      Situated on the banks of Balsamand Lake, The Balsamand Lake Palace heritage hotel is built entirely of red sand stone. The hotel offers accommodation in terms of 10 plush suites and 26 other rooms, each of which is surrounded by lush green and manicured gardens. The open-air multi-cuisine restaurant at Balsamand Palace offers delectable variety of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines.

      Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace
      Set amidst 26 acres of sprawling greens, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in India. The hotel is built entirely out of yellow sandstone in fashionable Art-Deco style. With its 64 well-furnished rooms categorized as Maharani Suite, Maharaja Suite, Royal Suite, Regal Suite and Deluxe Rooms. Besides accommodation, the dining options offer a wide assortment to choose from.

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  • Top 5 Relaxing and Rejuvenatin Top 5 Relaxing and Rejuvenating Destinations for Luxury Romantic Holidays in India

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      As soon as the hustling and bustling of your wedding in over, there will certainly be a desire of wanting a relaxing cum rejuvenating vacation with your partner. India, being the land of topographical diversities, offers choices of destination to the honeymooners. Depending upon the preferences of newlyweds to enjoy relaxing vacation, destinations like Goa, Udaipur, Kerala, Mussoorie, and Shimla are considered perfect. These destinations have abundant of natural setting to showcase that leave the newlyweds mesmerized and enjoy the quality time together. Further, making the vacation totally stress free and sublimely relaxing, stay at luxurious hotels, resorts and inns add cherry on the top of iced cake.

      Goa:- Goa is the all time favorite detonation for the honeymooners. If you want to spend quality time with your partner, the serenity and tranquility of Goa supports the best. To experience the true colors of the place, explore different attractions like the colorful flea markets of Anjuna Beach, and the amazing nightlife at the shacks of Calangute beach as well as Dona Paula. For water sports lovers, Palolem Beach is a must visit place. Further adding a dash of luxury to your honeymoon, you can plan your stay at luxury hotels in Goa. Do not miss out the multi-cuisine restaurants that are laced with excellent infrastructure and modern amenities.


      Kerala is the next sought after destination for honeymooners. The lovely beaches like the Varkala Beach, the Fort Kochi Beach, the Kovalam Beach, the Alappuzha Beach, etc., are blessed with natural beauty that helps to enjoy a relaxing vacation with your partner. You can also enjoy water sports like water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, yachting, and windsurfing. This place also offers with choices of activities to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, like spa, Ayurvedic treatments, etc.

      Mussoourie :- To get close with your partner in the lap of nature, Mussoourie could be the best destination you can think about. Soothing green landscapes, rich flora and fauna, exciting amusements, etc., add the element of relaxation to your honeymoon trip. The ambiance replicates the fairytale atmosphere. Gun Top Hill, Kempty Falls, etc., are some of the attractions you can enjoy with your partner.

      Shimla :- How can you skip Shimla from the list of top five honeymoon destinations? This place is synonymous with peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. The picturesque green hills of the city itself welcomes you explore the retreating view of snow covered peaks. The peaks surrounded by the dense forests of  pine, fir and oak, Adds to the beauty of the place. In the list of attractions, the ancient  Vice Regal Lodge,  and the Christ Church make their place along with Lakkar bazaar, Rivoli Bus stand, Chadwick Falls, the Summer hill the Jakhoo hill, and the Prospect Hill. You can also enjoy a leisure walk at the Mall Road.

      Udaipur :- It would be injustice to exclude Udaipur from the list of exotic honeymoon destinations in India.  The combination of luxury, indulgence and romance helps the honeymooners to enjoy blissful vacations with each other. Further to add the royal opulence, you can consider Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur for a perfect stay.

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  • Some Must- Do Activities On Yo Some Must- Do Activities On Your Trip To Kerala

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      So it's that time of the year again when you've packed your bags and are raring to go and find yourself heading to God's Own Country – Kerala. Rejoice! For you are now at one of the most exotic travel destinations in the world.

      There's a lot just waiting to be discovered here, what with a plethora of fun activities vying for your attention to choose from - ranging from mystic houseboat rides to the blissful Ayurveda massages for calming your excited nerves to even experiencing the thrill a snake boat race. Read on to know more about how you can make your visit to Kerala a memorable one and what you can do to ensure that when you get old, you have many exciting tales to tell your grandchildren about this sojourn:

      Stay on a houseboat: I bet you've heard a lot about these houseboats already and once you're away from the concrete jungle and the hustle and bustle of city life, you should make the most of it. Connect with nature and romanticize the wilderness with your stay in the backwaters of Allepey, Allapuzha or Kumarakom on a luxurious houseboat. Of course, you always have the option of staying in a hotel, but where's the novelty in that? In case, a long stay on unchartered waters is not your cup of tea, don't lose hope. You can try going for a backwater cruise on the Vembanand lake, which is the largest lake in Kerala and also a popular picnic spot and check out the flora and fauna there. Sounds like good fun! The best time for this activity would be during winters.

      Cheer at a snake boat race: Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala and is celebrated with sheer pomp and joy each year in the months of August-September. The whole of Kerala comes alive in a festive fervor for 4 days with music and dance, decorating houses, Onam Sadya (feast) and even boat racing. The boat race is a very integral and important aspect of Onam wherein about 100 oarsmen row huge and beautifully decorated snake boats and men and women celebrate by cheering the snake boats skim through the water. I'm sure you can't wait to be part of this festivity. Be there, do it!

      Bring out the adventurer in you: If you thought Kerala was only about houseboats and boat races, think again. On your visit to the beautiful hill station Munnar, trying your hand at paragliding is an absolute must. And don't worry, you don't need to be trained for it. Glide over the magnificent hills of Munnar with the help of an instructor. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, it's true!

      Embrace Ayurveda: Give your tired mind and body a new lease of life with the famous Ayurveda massage therapies that are ever so popular with tourists visiting Kerala. Just lie down and relax and let the experts do the rest for you. Bring harmony to your soul and experience the soothing herbal massages that rid you of your stress and ailments. There are many centers and spas all over Kerala which offer this facility with packages at competitive rates. So go ahead, pick a package of your preference and feel the magic as it happens. Monsoons are considered to be the best time to indulge in Ayurvedic therapies in Kerala.

      Get enthralled by folk art: Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Thullal, Oppana, Margamkali are just some of the forms of classical folk dances performed in Kerala. Each dance form is unique and has a story and a style of its own. Some of these dance forms have become popular worldwide, but what better place to witness an enthralling dance performance than in the place of its origin!

      A Fall isn't always a bad thing: Case in point being the beautiful Athirapally waterfalls. This place could well be dubbed as India's Niagara Falls as these 80 feet high falls are sure to give you an adrenaline rush. The best time to visit here would be in the monsoons and we recommend that you trek your way up and down the falls. The soothing sounds of the cascading waterfalls and witnessing the huge mass of water coming crashing down is something that only a lucky few get to experience in their lifetime. So make sure that you, too, are that lucky one!

      Wild ambitions: Get in touch with your wild side at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with a jungle safari or go bamboo-rafting on the Periyar lake. You could also energize yourself with a visit to the countryside by taking a canoe ride across the serpentine canals in the quaint villages of Kerala. (For more information, check out a good resource on the place like http://irisholidays.com/.)

      Mortal Combat: Regarded as one of the most ancient and scientific forms of martial arts in the the world, Kalaripayattu is still practiced in Kerala. It is supposed to be one of the important aspects of an Ayurvedic physical treatment called Kalarichikitsa. Some of the moves of this form of combat are sure to leave you astounded and amazed. So make sure you don't miss witnessing this celebrated form of martial arts.

      History's mysteries: Indulge in some intellectual fact finding with a visit to Kerala's St. Angelo Fort, Fort Kochi, Bekal Fort, Edakkal Caves, Mattancherry Palace, Jew Street, Ariyannur Umbrellas among other attractions. All these places will take you back in time and tickle your imagination by giving you a taste of how things used to be.

      Beaches: Drown your stress and sorrows in the picturesque beaches – be it the scenic Varkala beach or the Kovalam beach (don't miss the Lighthouse here), the mesmerizing Beypore beach, the ancient Ezhimala beach or the serene Bekal beach. Lose yourself in the sun and the sand on the sunkissed beaches of Kerala.

      Eat, Drink and Be Merry:If you are one of those people who live to eat, then your love for food will only increase as you relish Kerala's mouthwatering cuisine. Their food items are enriching with some authentic flavors of the South. Coconut is a favorite additive here and is added to most of the food preparations be it their vegetarian or non-vegetarian meals. 'Toddy'- a drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices is a popular beverage in the rural areas and a Kerala specialty. Do try!


      There's something for everyone at Kerala. So, what are you waiting for? Get your checklist of these activities ready and tick away while you live it up at this Southern Paradise of India!!!


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  • Experience The Cultural Richne Experience The Cultural Richness At Heritage Hotels In Jaipur

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      Jaipur - The Pink City is a popular travel destination in India. The cultural and heritage richness of the state has attracted tourists from all across the globe. Apart from this, the monuments, holding historical significance have also played crucial role in enhancing the tourism in Jaipur. Thus, to ascertain utmost satisfaction, there are numerous heritage hotels in Jaipur, offering excellent accommodation to the guests. The rooms of these hotels are well-appointed and equipped with modern facilities and exceptional services. Some of these hotels are also praised for their recreational and business facilities. Here is a small list of top 5 heritage hotels in Jaipur.

      Narain Nivas Hotel

      Narain Nivas Hotel, built in the year 1928, is presently under the management of Kanota Resorts Pvt Ltd. General Amar Singh Ji (Thakur of Kanota) constructive this heritage hotel. The rooms of the hotel are well-appointed with modern facilities and services.

      Address: Narain Singh Circle, Kanota Bagh, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur - 302004, Rajasthan, India.
      Number of Rooms: 38
      Dining: In-House Restaurant (authentic Rajasthani Cuisine).
      Distance: Airport - 11 km; Railway Station - 5 km.

      Achrol Lodge/House

      Erstwhile, a grand Haveli of a royal family, Achrol Lodge/House is one of the popular heritage hotels in India. The guests praise the hotel for providing excellent accommodation facility. The hotel is also praiseworthy for its modern facilities, exceptional services and Indian Hospitality.

      Address: Jacob Road, Civil Lines area, Jaipur - 303002, Rajasthan, India.
      Number of Rooms: 7
      Dining: In-House Multi-Cuisine Restaurant (Indian, Continental, Traditional Rajasthani Cuisine); The Pub.
      Distance: Airport - 12 km; Railway Station - 1 km.

      Umaid Bhawan

      Erstwhile Umaid Bhawan was managed by the Rathore family of Jodhpur. Today, the hotel is listed amidst the finest heritage hotels in Rajasthan. The hotel is best known for excellent accommodation, luxurious facilities and exceptional services.

      Address: D1-2A, Behind Collectorate (Via) Bank Road, Bani Park, Jaipur - 302016, Rajasthan, India.
      Number of Rooms: 25
      Dining: In-House Multi-Cuisine Restaurant (Indian, Chinese, Continental Cuisine).
      Distance: Airport - 13 km; Railway Station - 1 km.

      Neemrana Fort Palace

      Constructed in the 1464 A.D., Neemrana Fort Palace underwent reconstruction & restoration in the year 1986 to be transformed into a heritage hotel. The 10 storey palace is sprawled over an area of 3 acres. The hotel is one of the finest hotels providing comfortable stay to the guests visiting Jaipur from far flung regions.

      Address: Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Rajasthan.
      Number of Rooms: 50
      Dining: Raj Mahal (In-House Restaurant); Bar.
      Distance: Airport - 109 km; Railway Station - 120.

      Sirsi Haveli Jaipur

      People on a religious tour in Jaipur could opt for Sirsi Haveli Jaipur for accommodation to instill heritage richness. Raghu Nathji and Lakshmi Narayana are also located in proximity to Sirsi Haveli Jaipur. This 100 year old property is today renowned amidst the finest heritage hotels In India.

      Address: Village Sirsi, Distt Jaipur, Rajasthan.
      Numbers of Rooms: 18
      Dining: Jiman (In-House Multi-Cuisine restaurant - Indian, Continental, Chinese Cuisines); Coffee Shop.
      Distance: Airport - 16 km; Railway Station - 4 km.

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  • Exciting Delhi Weekend Getaway Exciting Delhi Weekend Getaways

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      A need of a short break becomes compulsory, when you want to keep yourself free from the stress of day to day life and the noises of the busy city. To make your weekend a relaxed and memorable one, you can opt for numerous weekend getaways. Here are some of the places to visit near Delhi that are popular for their unique feature of providing memorable vacation.

      Within 100 km There are various destinations that you could visit during weekends and enjoy quality time away from the busy schedule of the modern city. Here are the weekend spots that lie within the distance of 100 kilometers from Delhi.

      Damdama Lake: This natural reservoir is a must visit. The Aravali hill sin the backdrop serves as a perfect scenic destination to spend a memorable weekend. Here you may take pleasure in various thrilling activities like rock climbing, boating, free fall, etc. There also are hotels and resorts to provide accommodation to the guests. Apart from enjoying the beauty of the lake, you may also watch native as well as migratory birds here. The Mercury Adventure Park is one of the major attractions here that serves the nature lovers. This is a perfect destination to spend quality time with family, friends and loved one. Quick Facts: • Distance from Delhi - 50 km (approximately) • Hours to Reach By Road - Around 1 hour and 20 minutes via Delhi-Alwar Highway • Best Time to Visit - Throughout the year • Located in - Gurgaon, Haryana (Delhi NCR)

      Kuchesar: This is a heritage village, which is popular for its Mud Fort. This fort was built by the Jat rulers during their ruling period, i.e., 18th century. The location of the fort is simply eye-pleasing. The fort is nestled in between 200 acres of lush greenery. Some part of the fort has now been transformed as a luxury hotel that is possessed by the Neemrana Hotels group. Thus, mango orchards and sugarcane fields also make this place unique. Quick Facts: • Distance from Delhi - 80 km • Hours to Reach By Road - Around 2 hour drive • Best Time to Visit - Throughout the year • Located in - Uttar Pradesh


      Within 100-200 km You may also consider various destinations in and around Delhi to spend a blissful weekend. There also are various destinations that lie within 100-200 kilometers from Delhi. To reach here, you may take your own car, book a cab or make train reservations. Vrindavan: This is one of the best weekend getaways that one could opt for. This holy destination is accessible by both rail as well as roadways. Here you may take pleasure in numerous mythological attractions that are related to the Lord Krishna. Iskon Temple, Mirabai Temple, Shahji Temple, Vrindavan Dham, Radha Raman Temple, Banke Bihariji, and Gokulnanda Temple are some of the must visits of Vrindavan. Quick Facts: • Distance from Delhi - 142 Kilometers • Hours to Reach By Road - 2 Hours and 10 minutes (approximately) by road • Best Time to Visit - September till March • Located in - Uttar Pradesh

      Bharatpur: This is an amazing weekend getaway, which is popular amongst the vacationers looking vacation away from the noisy city. There are numerous trains that are operational from Delhi, apart from this; you may also drive to reach this place. Deeg, Government Museum, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, and Lohagarh Fort are some of the attractions that you could visit. Further to make the guests feel comfortable; there are various hotels like Chandra Mahal Haveli, Hotel Kadamb Kunj, Swaraj Resorts, and The Park available. Quick Facts: • Distance from Delhi - 182 Kilometers • Hours to Reach By Road - 3 Hours (approximately) by road • Best Time to Visit - October till March • Located in - RajasthanWithin 200-300 km If you want to celebrate some important event of your life like birthday, anniversary, etc., you can opt for the weekend getaways lie within 200-300 kilometers from Delhi.

      Agra: What could be more interesting than a weekend in the city of Taj. It is upon your preference, you may drive to reach Agra, or may also make ticket bookings on the trains accessible from Delhi to Agra. You may spend your vacation visiting major attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar's Tomb, Mughal Heritage Walk, Jama Masjid, and Fatehpur Sikri. There also are various popular hotels like Hotel Marina, Hotel Yamuna View, Trident Hilton Agra, Clarks Shiraz, and Hotel Taj View, where you may book your room and enjoy a blissful stay. Quick Facts: • Distance from Delhi - 211 Kilometers • Hours to Reach By Road - 3 Hours and 20 minutes (approximately) by car • Best Time to Visit - October till March • Located in - Uttar Pradesh

      Dehradun: This is one of the best nature escapes that you may consider to enjoy a memorable vacation. There are various trains functional from Delhi. Apart from this, if you wish you enjoy the road trip, you may also drive your car or book a cab. There are also domestic flights from Delhi, every day. On your visit to Dehradun, do not miss to visit Tiger View Jungle Camp, Sahastradhara, Gurkha Fort, The Kalinga War Memorial, Robber's Cave, and Tapovan. There also are a few of the popular hotels like Hotel Relax Dehradun, Hotel Atithi, Hotel Prince, etc., that are popular for providing comfortable accommodation, modern facilities and exceptional services. Quick Facts: • Distance from Delhi - 245 Kilometers • Hours to Reach By Road - 4 Hours and 30 minutes (approximately) by road • Best Time to Visit - June till November • Located in - Uttaranchal

      Author Bio: Written By Neelam Talreja Neelam Talreja is a Travel Writer with a keen interest in writing about incredible destinations. Her write-ups are detailed and comprising of all relevant details that could accommodate. All write-ups are written after thorough research with a blend of creative writing that will make you travel along.

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  • World Heritage in Fatepur Sikr World Heritage in Fatepur Sikri

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      The city of Agra stands Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s capital. Full credit goes to the Archeological Survey of India for this perfectly preserved example of a Mughal city at the height of the empire’s splendour. It is an attraction no visitor to Agra should miss.

      This walled city contains the mausoleum of the Sufi fakir, Saleem Chisti who is said to have granted Akbar and his Hindu queen Jodhabai their wish for a son. The main entrance to Fatehpur Sikri is through the 175 feet Buland Darwaza, the highest gateway in the world. It was built by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Khandesh in Gujarat.

      The photographs show some of the splendours of the fort city. One realises that since most monuments in India tours are made of sand stone, it is best to photograph them either during dawn or during dusk. Generally, 100 ASA film would do fine and in the summers and the afternoons you should keep the shutter speed high. If you are clicking at dawn or dusk, you would not require any filters either since the sandstone structures do take an identity of their own.

      In the first of the adjoining pictures you see a smallish building at dusk. This building at the north eastern end of the walled city is where Akbar founded his religion Din-e-Ilahi, which was an attempt in synthesising all major religions of the world. On the foreground you should be able to see some squarish markings. These markings were painted during Akbar's reign and form a huge chauparh (an ancient Indian game) board. Akbar is said to have played with human game pieces.

      The Panch Mahal, a five-storeyed tower, the highest point in Fatehpur Sikri. This extremely airy tower is extremely is supposed to have been used by one of the emperor's many queens. The picture taken at dawn shows the western part of Fatehpur Sikri with the Buland Darwaza at a distance.

      A proper Tours India through the walled city with an experienced guide, from the Bulund Darwaza upto the rear entrance and moat, would take about 3 hours. Just beyond the moat is an old bungalow, built in 1908 by the British. It is now used by the Archeological Survey of India.

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  • Fort Lauderdale Bliss Fort Lauderdale Bliss

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      fun boardwalk area of Fort Lauderdale where we had dinner, with such a great view....this is what Florida is about...great patios and great beach views...

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  • Fort El Morro Fort El Morro

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      First time visitors to Old San Juan cannot leave without visiting El Morro. It's one of Puerto Rico's most enduring symbols but in all honestly, once you've explored and wandered throughout it's interior once, I recommend to bypass the opportunity to do it again on your next visit and instead tour the outside grassy mounds at sundown.

      The castle is beautifully crafted and backed up with some amazing history and while the landmark hasn't changed a bit since my last visit, I at least wanted to walkaway with an unconventional perspective of this prominent setting.

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  • Historical San Juan Historical San Juan

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      El Morro Fort in San Juan Puerto Rico.   Beautiful day for a coastline picture.

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  • Chittaurgarh Fort Chittaurgarh Fort

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      The word 'Luxury' starts and ends at Palace on Wheels only. The train is regarded as one of the revered luxury trains not only in India but in the whole world. It is rated as the 4th best luxury train all across the globe. The luxury train was designed keeping in mind the erstwhile kings and rulers of the country who used to travel in such types of railway coaches for nuptial sojourn, hunting trip and occasion of state tours. The train is a joint venture between Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Indian Railways, which started its operation in the year 1982. It is equipped with traditional treatments yet all modern amenities and services. The train will help you exploring Rajasthan and its famous tourists' destinations like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, and Bharatpur. The whole sojourn will be of 7 nights and 8 days, which will commence from Delhi and weaves through Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, and Agra and finally ends the sojourn at Delhi itself.

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  • Red Fort Delhi Red Fort Delhi

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      The word 'Luxury' starts and ends at Palace on Wheels only. The train is regarded as one of the revered luxury trains not only in India but in the whole world. It is rated as the 4th best luxury train all across the globe. The luxury train was designed keeping in mind the erstwhile kings and rulers of the country who used to travel in such types of railway coaches for nuptial sojourn, hunting trip and occasion of state tours. The train is a joint venture between Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Indian Railways, which started its operation in the year 1982. It is equipped with traditional treatments yet all modern amenities and services. The train will help you exploring Rajasthan and its famous tourists' destinations like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, and Bharatpur. The whole sojourn will be of 7 nights and 8 days, which will commence from Delhi and weaves through Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, and Agra and finally ends the sojourn at Delhi itself.

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  • Many Reasons for Visiting Raja Many Reasons for Visiting Rajasthan

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      When people ask “which is the royal state” of India, only one name comes in both mind and mouth that is Rajasthan. Truly, no doubt about this fact, it is not just a royal state but also a resplendent tourist destination, honored for its rich culture, traditions, magnificent forts and palaces, electrifying fairs and festivals, heritage, the scenic sand dunes, adventure sports, thrilling wild-life, cuisine, music & dance, rip-roaring desert safaris and so on. Below we have explained why you must visit Rajasthan once in a lifetime through few points.

      Grand Forts of Rajasthan: Apart from rich cultures and heritage, forts in the state are other highlights as the land is enriched with innumerable titanic forts, which describe the gallant past of Rajasthan as well as the victorious Rajputs. Some of the prominent forts of the state are:

      •    Mehrangarh Fort: Located in the Jodhpur, and was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) and Sukh Mahal are few striking attractions of this palace.

      •    Amber Fort: One of the best places to visit in Rajasthan is well-known for Rajput and Mughal architectural patterns, and is situated in Jaipur. This fort is finest architectural marvel of Rajasthan, and made by using white marble and red sandstone. Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Jai Mandir, Jas Mandir, Sukh Niwas, Diwan-i-Am or Hall of Public Audience, etc. are the most popular attractions of this fort, and can be explored in Jaipur tour. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, and has several beautiful tourist attractions.

      •    Chittaurgarh Fort: Situated in the Chittor District of Rajasthan, and noted for its elevated construction, which captivates attention of visitors. Rana Kumbha Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace and Padmini's Palace are few beautiful palaces inside the fort.

      Park of Rajasthan: The desert state of India is also globally famous for its eye-opening wildlife and national park. Ranthambore National Park, Keoladeo National Park and Desert National Park few bewildering parks within the state. Tourists who are wildlife lover have must visit parks once in their life.

      Rajasthan food and cuisine: It is also popular for its luscious mouth-watering traditional food. If you are a foodie, you must go to Rajasthan for tasting its superb blend of spicy and colorful dishes. Dal Bati Churma, Bajre Ki Khichdi, Jodhpuri Mawa Kachori, Sohan Halwa and Moong Dal Halwa are some well-liked dishes, and you can enjoy them during your Rajasthan tour as these dishes are available throughout in the state.

      Rajasthan Hotels: Hotels of Rajasthan are unique as most of the palaces, forts and royal buildings have been converted into the heritage hotels. These heritage hotels are providing tourists a glance into the life of royal families. Some of the best hotels in Rajasthan are located in Jaipur, Udaipur, summer and Mount Abu city, which are known for their world-class services and facilities.

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