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Holi festival of colors, the vibrant festival of colors, water and above all, fun and revelry is essentially a celebration of arrival of spring as winter recedes in its blanket. Even though it looks like a perky fiesta, Holi in India is deeply rooted in traditions and reveals a good amount about the culture of Indian places where it is observed with more enthusiasm than other parts of the country. In most parts of the country, the festivities for the Indian color festival begin a day earlier by lighting

Rajpara, a countryside area around Gujarat - Rajasthan border area sits at about 250 kms from Ahmedabad and is a popular group getaway option for activity and experiential travel when you're in India and eager to explore offbeat travel destinations in West India. Discover hidden gems of travel destinations in West India! Rajpara, with Sundha Mata Temple & Panseri Sand Dunes are brilliant for experiential travel. We arrived for a family getaway and enjoyed some campfire. Never knew nearby Sundha Mata Temple is a major pilgrimage. A 900+ year-old temple, 

Pench National Park is a wildlife getaway on the Madhya Pradesh - Maharashtra border. Part of India's famed Project Tiger since 1992, Pench is perhaps the best place to see tigers in India since it is home to majestic tigers, leopards, many other animals and more than 250 resident and migratory birds. Interestingly, Rudyard Kipling based his iconic celebrated book, The Jungle Book and Mowgli's adventures with the furious Sher Khan, on this very place. We arrived at Pench to the mesmerizing Kohka Wilderness Camp. Kohka derived its name from Kohka lake nearby. While in Pench National

Mangalajodi Wetlands lies on the edge of Chilika lake, 65 kms from Bhubaneshwar. The shallow lake here makes Mangalajodi a haven for birds migrating in winter. More than 100,000 birds arrive in Mangalajodi between September and February, making this a spectacle for travellers and an experience for bird watchers and photographers. Mangalajodi village was once a village of bird poachers. It has now been transformed into a village of bird watchers, bird protectors and those facilitating bird watchers. Arriving at Mangalajodi There are birds all around, both sides of the road

Gujarat in Western India is a popular destination for international travellers for its UNESCO Heritage sites, craft heritage, white desert, beaches, pilgrimages, birding and being the only abode of the Asiatic Lions. Let me summarise holiday in Gujarat in a nutshell for the first time traveller. Access for Holiday in Gujarat Ahmedabad is an international airport and therefore the most popular access point for international travellers to Gujarat. Gujarat is also popularly combined with neighbouring Rajasthan for an extended itinerary. Highlights of a Gujarat Holiday Gujarat is best visited for the following: Ahmedabad Ahmedabad

Bhubaneshwar is the capital of state of Odisha in eastern India and is renowned for its heritage sites, craft villages, temples and more. Where is Bhubaneshwar Temple Heritage Site Bhubaneshwar has a set of 50+ ancient temples (dated 6th Century AD onwards) within 2 kms radius, most of them in a well maintained condition. Some temples such as Mukteshwar temple have a presiding deity even today, whereas most others are heritage sites. We recommend you spend an entire evening till Sunset exploring these and taking pictures. Tantric Temple Biggest Temple of Bhubaneshwar Ekambra Haat -

India's Buddhist circuit train gets world-class upgrades; ready to woo travellers According to latest reports, the Buddhist circuit train in India got enhanced features and an upgrade by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The train was flagged off from the Safdarjung Railway Station on December 8, 2018. The new train will be covering all important destinations related to Buddha’s life. The train will follow the following route – Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Varanasi, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Sravasti, and will end with a tour of the Taj Mahal. The new

Bhitarkanika National Park is a mangrove forest in eastern edge of Odisha, renowned for its offbeat stays in the heart of mangrove forests, Marsh Crocodiles, Kingfishers and wide ranging other bird species. Where is Bhitarkanika Arrival - You arrive in a Boat Stay options Arrival at the FRH Inside FRH Meals in FRH Boat Safari Early Morning What Else Departure Travel Ideas for Bhitarkanika National Park Bhitarkanika is a popular 1 or 2 night extension to an East India Explorer itinerary ex-Bhubaneshwar, recommended for bird watchers, offbeat travellers and those interested in eco-tourism. Email us on plan@holxoholidays.com for a personalised

According to an estimate, around 200,000 Indian visas are issued to nationals of South Korea every year, of which 80 per cent are tourists. On an average, 600 South Korean nationals arrive in Delhi daily. India has started granting visa on arrival to South Korean nationals, a move that is expected to boost inflow of tourists and business visitors, officials said Sunday. South Korea is the second country whose nationals are now given visa on arrival by India after Japan, whose citizens are getting the privilege since March 2016. India

Every year, from Fat Saturday to Fat Tuesday- just a day before Ash Wednesday, Goa is covered in frenzied hues of celebrations and irresistible exuberance that envelops the streets, houses and in fact, the entire state of Goa with a joie-de-vivre that actually needs to be experienced to be believed. Just what the doctor ordered to get over those tough winters- Holidays in Goa! Goa Carnival 2020 shall be celebrated from Saturday, February 22, 2020 to Tuesday, March 25, 2020. A salubrious paradise in India, holidays in Goa continue to

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