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South India tour package for the traveller in you

south India tour

South India is one of the most culturally rich and amazing places for you to stay or visit. The wide variety in culture, cuisine, architecture there are ample reasons that South India is considered as one of the most interesting places in the world. Tamil Nadu is considered by many to be probably the most culturally diverse and enriching places in the country and it is easy to see why. This is the birthplace of Dravidian culture and friendly people, a South India tour is the best thing that you can go for right now.

A trip to South India means that you cannot go without visiting Mahabalipuram, which is a coastal town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with temples and sculptures that are monumental, ancient and regal. The sculptures are intricate and will leave you in awe of the skill that Dravidian artists possessed many centuries ago. Tamil Nadu (South India) is one of the best places to visit if you live in a cold, harsh place as the warm temperatures can bring some relief.

A place where time stands still is the backwaters of Kerala. With lush green surroundings and a boat ride, you can lie back and just lose yourself to the serenity of the entire experience. The lovely beaches in the state are simply superbly and you will be truly surprised at how much people enjoy there.

If you want to spend time on a hill station away from the maddening sounds and bustle of the city, go to Munnar and spend some time in the cool and green tea plantations of the area. There are stunning natural vistas that you will see with the spice plantations going to Munnar.

Madurai, a city that is around 4000 years old, is home to the Meenakshi Temple. The evening prayer at Madurai is something that you must include while choosing a south India tour package.

Why You Should Undertake India Wildlife Tour?

India wildlife tour

There has always been a great debate when it comes to India wildlife tour; one opinion stands in the opinion that the wildlife should be set distinct from the visitors and thus no tourism should be encouraged. Another school of thought sees such wildlife tours as a definite means of conservation of the endangered flora and fauna of the country. India has more than 99 National parks and nearly 400 wildlife sanctuary. This is the reason the country has a lot to offer when it comes to wildlife. Now let’s decode as to why tourists undertake a wildlife journey here:

  • Rare fauna
    In the Indian National parks, wildlife sanctuaries and Bio reserves one can easily find some of the rare and endangered species of animals. Species such as the Bengal tiger, Asiatic Lions and one horned rhinoceros can easily be spotted here. The beauty of the tour is that the animals are let free and it is the tourists who are held in a cage van. The fun and excitement is definitely at its peak in such visits.
  • Beautiful display of flora
    Another astounding aspect of the National Parks is the beautiful flora that they flaunt. The lush greenery of the sanctuaries captivates tourists from all walks of life. The Valley of Flowers National Park and the Sunderbans National Park are tagged as the heavens for the people who loves green. These National Parks display the natural beauty for the botany lovers.
  • Conservation
    The wildlife tours conducted in various parts of the country in the different National parks and sanctuaries aid in the conservation of the rarest of the species of the plants and animals. The funds which are collected from the tourists when they undertake such tours is used only for the maintenance of the animals and their natural habitat. Such tours also make people aware about the importance of a beautiful flora and fauna and how we should conserve it.

Family Holiday, Trekking Trip or Honeymooning? North India Tour Offers You All!

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India Tourism is extremely popular and high in demand throughout the year. Tourists flock from different parts of the world to experience this culturally diversified and vividly beautiful country. India is rich in spiritualism which makes it one of the best pilgrim and culture and heritage tourist spots to explore. Indian Tourism is divided into four important zones – Eastern tourism, Western Tourism, Southern and Northern Tourism. These 4 main zones are further divided into 14 smaller sub divisions.

Northern tourism Zone includes the states Jammu and Kashmir, Uttaranchal, Himachal, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.  Rajasthan is considered the golden heritage of India or the Mughal era of India that still sustain the essence of royalty and magnanimity. Jammu & Kashmir, as we all know, is called the true heaven on earth. It is so beautiful that we neighbor countries are fighting over it to own it. The serene, pristine snows and the gorgeous lakes in the valleys is surely breath taking sights. Kashmiris are also considered the most beautiful looking people.

North India tours are mainly chosen for their awesome honeymoon packages. The Golden Triangle (Delhi – Jaipur and Agra) has amazing combo packages, integrated with other marvelous places up north, Kullu – Manali and Shimla are “The Romantic Honey Moon” Destinations, every couple dreams to get their feet on.  North India also has many exclusive adventure sports tours packages such as trekking trip packages on the Himalayan Ranges. Leh Ladhak, Manali and Kashmir are famous for this. Also, you have skiing expeditions in Kashmir.

Uttarakhand in its lap has the radiant hill stations – Nainital, Corbett and Raniket, ideal for family holidaying. Apart from the regular trips such as golden triangle, honey moon packages, hill stations, luxury trains and wild life packages, North India tours also has major higher end packages which extends to 10 to 15 days, comprising of travelling around all the important places of North India.

Explore the Mesmerizing Tourist Hot Spots of South India with a South India Tour Package

South India tour

Most often when people think of an extended vacation with either family or friends, they prefer a destination that offers a great combination of fun, adventure, natural beauty and historic trips. This is perhaps South India has become a popular tourist and holiday destination for people from across the globe. The rich mix of history, nature and culture offers the visitors a perfect opportunity to enjoy and relax in the vicinity of nature. To make the trip even more exciting and fulfilling, many visitors also choose a South India tour package that suits their needs as well as their budget.

Given the fact that most visitors are not quite familiar with the region, a well planned tour package can prove extremely beneficial. It not only helps them get the best in class accommodation and other facilities, but also enables them to visit the most prominent tourist hot spots in the region within the limited time duration of their trip. Visitors can either book a group tour package wherein several individuals, families or smaller groups are made to undertake a holiday together. Alternately, they can also choose to book a customized tour package which is exclusively designed to suit the expectations and needs of a single group or family.

Irrespective of the tour package chosen by people travelling to south India, the one thing they can be sure of is that it will make their holiday thoroughly enjoyable and memorable for life. Most professional South India tour operators design every tour package after taking the comfort and the basic needs of the members into consideration. They also make sure that proper basic health facilities are always readily available to prevent any emergency situations from getting out of control. Most importantly, they have long standing professional relationships with the local guides and tour operators which make it easier for them to make the necessary arrangements for any trip at extremely short notices.

India and the Importance of Honeymoon Tours

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For the average Australians, India is a historical and cultural destination. But recently, India has become popular with foreign tourists for a varied kind of touring options notably Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation tours, millennia old practices, Adventure Tours, High end Luxury tours and Wedding and Honeymoon tour to India. We already talked about Honeymoon tours in a previous article about how the rich and famous have come to India to celebrate their honeymoons and were enchanted by their experience. Before getting on with the actual experiences, we just wanted to refresh the idea once more by introducing to you, the traveler, with some new romantic spots.

We all understand that a Honeymoon tour is a special and unique kind of tour. You do not take a honeymoon tour every six months. But not all companies that organised tour and travels in India understand this or give the subject of Honeymoon its due importance.

Imagine this; there are many large important holiday makers who personalize and organised tour and travels in India and who often suggest Ladakh to a Honeymoon couple! Yes, such mistakes are common and rampant. I do not deny that Ladakh is brilliantly beautiful and there are few places on earth that can match the beauty of Lakakh. But it is just not a Honeymoon destination.

A honeymoon tour should be dedicated to love, affection, luxury, romantic ambiance and many small things which might be not so big or expensive but goes on to make a big difference in a honeymoon tour and makes the relationship permanent.

When you are planning a Honeymoon tour to India, it is good to know that there a few key destinations that are classic.

  1. Shimla
  2. Kashmir
  3. Agra (Taj Mahal)
  4. Manali
  5. Goa
  6. Ooty
  7. Darjeeling etc…

The above destinations still remain the great classics. But newer ideas and fresher destinations have changed the way we look at conceiving a Honeymoon destination in India. Some of them would be:

  1. Coorg
  2. Kerala’s Backwaters (Kumarakom or Allepey )
  3. Andaman Islands
  4. Munnar
  5. Udaipur
  6. Khajuraho
  7. Romantic Palaces in Rajasthan (Samode Palace/ Deogarh/Devigarh/Lake Palace etc…)

Some Holiday planners take pleasure in showing you the right path enabling you to make the best out of your plans.

Go to Maavalan and talk to us. Tell us about your dream Honeymoon to India. Tell us about your wishes. Together we will conceive a memorable Honeymoon tour that will not only remain etched in your memory but also enhance and embellish your relationship.

Do you Want an Authentic India Travel Experience?

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As we have often said, believed and reiterated, your travels in your life are not complete if you have not traveled to India at least twice! Yes, I insist twice. Because India is so varied… one visit is just not enough. Even twice is not enough. Three visits are required to start getting to know the basics! I will recount you the story of a unique experience that one can participate in and most “genuine” traveler are not even aware of!

This particular experience takes place in the heart of Rajasthan. During the planning stages of your tour and travel to India you may not have come across or heard of this particular experience. However it is an intrinsic part of regular life in a special community in Rajasthan. Not far from Jodhpur, about 60 kilometers to the south, I once went to a village called Rohet Garh which used to be a small principality that once owed allegiance to the local Maharaja in Jodhpur.

From Rohet, I decided to do a proposed Village Safari wherein one gets to see the local Bishnoï tribes, their natural ways of living, a community that has been living to protect the environment for centuries and also some of the wildlife of that region consisting mainly of a certain species of black buck, wild rabbits, blue bull antelopes and the like. You are already far from any kind of concrete jungle. You are in the heart of medieval India. And even further than that, I descended upon a community that still practices traditional opium ceremonies. It is a legal custom, little known to people even 20 kilometers away that such a ceremony exists.

This ceremony has been in practice since centuries to resolve disputes between individuals overseen by a village elder, to celebrate weddings, to welcome visitors like myself and I was fortunate enough to be part of the process. The Opium is diluted multiform into a mildly bitter liquid and is then offered by the village elder in the presence of other elders to me in the palm of his hand and I have to sip it. Due to my middle class Indian upbringing, I was evidently hesitant. But seeing all the people around me being super eager, I realized that I was being a dork! There is no real danger.

I took the mandatory three sips of the liquid mixed in Opium. I expected my head to reel, hallucinations to appear before me. Nothing of that sort happened! It is just a convivial ceremony to get people together. So at the end of it, we were unknown folks talking to each other and enjoying the great moment.

All of you who have traveled the length and breadth of the country during your tours and travels in India, have you ever experienced something similar? I am sure you have not. Such an experience can come only from people who know about it. And genuine local operators who propose authentic India holiday packages can give you a feel of such experiences. Maavalan is one such company who guarantees that your tour to India will be full of such experiences and your travels in this country will make you richer by the day. You just have to ask them to make it happen for you.

Attractive Packages For India Tour

Attractive Packages For India Tour

I remember this client of mine from the past, who later became a very close friend, who was an avid traveler and possessed a keen interest in cultural interactions with the local population and a desire to learn about historical architectural artifacts. Having traveled extensively in many countries in all parts of the globe, she had fixed her sights towards the East and willing to visit India. She started studying about India; the various options offered by tour operators; she started looking at those packages for India tour.

This is the critical moment. The choices that you make here are going to decide the outcome of your India tour. And fortunately at that very moment, after trying various operators, she got in touch with a reliable start-up company, it was pure chance, who were offering attractive packages for India Tour. The person who started communicating with her understood her interest to visit India. Rapidly they managed to design a customized package tour for India that fit her needs and her group and the adventure began.

Of course communication went on for a long time till the moment when she landed in India with her group of friends and family. Needless to say that the entire tour was a roaring success and she was extremely happy with the quality of services of a really small company hitherto unknown. From the numerous packages for India tour that were available, she was able to shortlist some and customize her itinerary according to her needs and the needs of her group. And all this happened over communication through mail with a person that she had never met; and this virtual stranger managed to gauge and understand her needs fully and design her itinerary better than she could have ever conceived on her own. Her goal to visit India was fulfilled.

The company that she contacted was ours and the person she communicated with was yours truly. This is just one of our success stories. We have many such stories.

Your journey, your adventure to discover the unknown begins the moment you take the decision of your travel plans to visit India. And it starts ameliorating the moment you start choosing packages for India tour. That is where we come in, as experts of India, to guide and advise you on the correct choices of your India tour; be it the lush carpets of the tea plantations of Munnar or the heartbeat replicating drumbeats in the temples of South India or the white sands of the beaches off the coast of the Indian Ocean or the Romantic grandeur of the Taj Mahal or the timeless sands of the Rajasthan Thar desert in the midst of which stand impenetrable fortresses or the trekking routes of the Grand Himalayas, you will see such limitless beauty, culture and richness of diversity that you would be coming back to India again and again, each time with us, like all our past clients for more and more packages for India tour.

Write to us for unforgettable memories at info@maavalanindiatravels.com.