Vacations in India

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Across the length and breadth of India are thousands of enchanting tourist destinations. Such is the volume and diversity of her tourist attractions that it may not be possible to visit all of them in a lifetime. Most of India's cities are acquiring a modern outlook but have carefully preserved their ancient heritage for the future generations. India also has diverse flora and fauna which could be best seen in the wildlife sanctuaries.
Along the long coastline of India are some of the most picturesque beaches. If the Indian summer heat becomes unbearable, plenty of mesmerizing hill stations are available to beat the heat. But India is most popular for her pilgrimage destinations. India being an ancient civilization, most of these pilgrimage destinations date back to thousands of years. There are pilgrimages for every religion in India.


Cheap Travel India Vacations

Are you planning for a family vacation tour but do not know about the places you would like to be at? You want to have a peaceful holiday and your family an enlightening tour. You have small children and you want them to get knowledge about the places, you have some elderly person in the family who may not like a vacation at beach. Are you crossed by these hurdles?

Would you like to take your family to some city, say Cochin, wherein they can find what many years of history classes cannot? Take your family to a popular national park, say , Ranthambore and reveal to them the world that lies beyond, the life that exists there. Would you like to go for such places in your vacations? If yes, then do go through this article, with a bit more interest.

Below given is a list of the places that have long been enjoyed by the people as ideal for family vacations :


Tribal Marriage in Arunachal Pradesh

Friday, December 25, 2009

Go Glam in Gala! Be it a small town or a metro city, parties always call for a highlighting chic accessories. And, what else can be more glitzy then a marriage party. The auspicious occasion in the tribal community of Arunachal Pradesh seems indifferent, both in fun and fashion.

Tribal groups in Arunachal Pradesh are sub-divided into two groups. The first group consist of Sheredukpen, Monpa, Khowa, Khamba, Memba, Khampti and Singpho. The second group carries highlights the culture of Adi, Apatani, Nyishi, Puroik, Hill Miri, Tagin, Mishmi, Tangse, Nocte and Wancho. Although, they differ in belief and rituals, a common theme between them is celebrating matrimonial affairs.

Tribal Entertainment

Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh are greatly inclined towards showcasing their culture by means of folk programmes. Among Mompas Ajilamu and Yak dance is remarkable. Folks present some ethical hymns, which highlights the significance of items, like, dried squirrel, rice, ginger, apong(local beer). In Galo commuinty, proffesional singer(Nyikok) is booked for the purpose Further, they also make their moment jazz with enjoying the taste of Chang(local beer) and even foreign liquor.

Fashion Accessories in Tribal Marriage

A chain of blue color beads( biang sipi)
Mixed size bowls(talei)
Groom bangles(buah tap)
Bride groom's sword(bauh che)
Red color bead(buah gatjiang) to be fastened on the left wrist of the bridegroom
Head Gear(Koktung)
Bangle for bridegroom(Kamko tap)
Bride's sword(doumui che)
Chain of different kinds of bead(sampu, sangiang, anabou, sengme)
Habo Terri(a garland for girls)
Pebar(jewelery of rectangle size)

Mithi Dey


Mamallapuram Dance Festival 2010

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Festival Location: Bhagiratha (Arjuna's) penance, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

Festival Time: January - February

Dance Festival Attraction: Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Odissi, Kathak, Kathakali

Celebration Day: All Saturdays and Government

Festival Organizer: Tamil Nadu Tourism Department

The later half of wintry season commences the vivacious dance festival in Tamil Nadu. Dedicated to India Classical dances, 'Mamallapuram Dance Festival' unfolds cultural events wrapped in tradition. The month-long occasion starts from January and ends up in February. It is organized by the Tourism Department of Tamil Nadu and is greatly celebrated on weekends and national holidays.

Rhythmic steps of Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Odissi, Kathak and Kathakali are performed on open-air stage, against the backdrop of the magnificent Pallava Rock Sculpture. History says that the monolithic image was created about 13th centuries ago and stands as an outstanding example of Pallava culture and arts

Mamallapuram Dance Festival is an internationally acclaimed and globally renowned event. It limelights the melody of musicians, accompanied with dancers of repute from all over the world. Folk dancers from different parts of India, also find a platform to showcase their unique cultures.

Besides, enjoying the vibrant festival, tourist delight lies in getting around the ancient port of Pallavas, the Mamallapuram. The Shore temple, situated 58 kms south of Chennai presents the aesthetic beauty of rock sculptures, cave and stone architecture. The untouched shore line of Mamallupuram beach is also an ultimate place for beach lovers.

How to reach

By Air:

Chennai Airport is situated 58 kms from Mamallapuram. It is connected to major Indian cities by means of domestic and International flights.

By Rail:

The nearest train station are at Chengalpattu and Chennai, located 29 kms and 58 kms away Mamallapuram, respectively.

By Road:

State transport buses connects Mamallapuram with Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai. Also, tourist can hire private taxis from Chennai and reach the festival venue.

Mithi Dey


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