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    Tulip Festival in Kashmir
    A name when softly murmured stirs the memories of bygone Golden Ages — Alexander, Ashoka, Akbar... Kashmir! The whisper evokes a portrait of beauty: the stunning snow capped peaks of the Himalayas: flower strewn valleys dazzling the eye with all the colors of the rainbows and lakes, with floating gardens, teeming with wildlife. Spring is when Kashmir is at its best and we have the Asia's Largest Tulip Garden in Kashmir where a colourful panormara of Tulips is something to see and beleive. Come and enjoy a week of beautiful memories in Kashmir, the bollywood favourite. Indulge in cultural programmes and savour Kashmiri Cusine. The Tulips festival is on from 07th to 14th April 2009 (The dates for 2010 will be announced as soon as they are available with us).

    New elephant village in Jaipur
    Elephants in Jaipur and their keepers will have a new home. The Village named 'Hathi Gaon' — Elephant Village is going to start soon. The tourists can visit the village and see the elephants in their natural environment. Under the project, the tourism department will provide shelter to about 100 elephants. The project will include a natural park-like shelter for elephants with extensive plantation, a well-equipped veterinary hospital and proper sewage facilities. There are also plans to build a small man-made pond for the elephants to play in. The elephant keepers - 'Mahouts' will be provided residential accommodation in the park.

    Delhi to have Royal Buggies:
    Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Ministry of Tourism (MoT) are going to start horse buggy rides in colonial style. In an effort to give tourists a feeling of the pre-independence days, the MoT is going to start 'Victorian Buggies' as a mode of transport in walled city area. The initial route chalked-out includes places like Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, Jama Masjid and Ballimaran. The tourists will be shown The Town Hall, Shish Ganj Gurudwara, Fatehpuri Mosque, Ghanta Ghar, sweet shops & bazaars and the above monuments. Keep in touch with us for start date of this service.

    The much awaited "Golden Chariot"
    The first ever luxury train of Karnataka is all geared up for its inaugural run. The train was initially expected to start plying on the tracks of Karnataka by November 2007 it has now been delayed until 23 December 2007.
    The Golden Chariot promises to pamper travellers onboard with services on a par enjoyed by the Royal's, will sport the names of the famous dynasties that not only ruled the region, but made long lasting contributions. Eleven coaches that would carry 88 passengers on a distance of around 1,400km will be named after dynasties such as Kadambas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara and Wadiyar.
    The lounge bar has been named “Madira”. The restaurant has been named "Nala". The name "Golden Chariot" has a special significance. "Golden" symbolises 50 years of state unification and "Chariot" symbolises Hampi's Stone Chariot.
    The suggested itinerary of the train tour consists of 11 destinations starting from Yashwantpur, Bangalore, Then, Mysore(Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Kabini Wiife Sanctuary, HassanBeur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola, Hampi, GadagAihole, Badami, Pattadakal, Goa and return to Bangalore.

    And now we have 2 Palace on Wheels
    With the growing popularity of the Palace On Wheels the RTDC and Indian Railways have decided to launch another Palace On Wheels which will be known as Palace On Wheels 2. The new train will run on the same route as the existing one covering Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur and Agra in a seven night tour starting and ending in New Delhi. RTDC and Indian Railways are trying to start this 2nd Palace On Wheel by the end of this month.

    :: HOTEL UPDATE ::

    Heritage properties to come up in Madhya Pradesh
    The Ministry of Tourism is planning to convert some excellently preserved properties to heritage hotels. In an upcoming meeting on December 17, 2007 the MOT wilddecide which properties are going to be started as Heritage Hotels. Some of most beautiful properties are:
    • Bhopal - Hameed Mahal and Shaukat Mahal
    • Datia - Pili Kothi and Narayan Singh Mahal
    • Jabalpur - Raja Gokul Das Bhawan and Madan Mahal Fort
    • Panna - Mohan Niwas Palace, Yajvendra Kunj, Lal Kothi, Jalahi Kothi and Ram Mandir Palace
    • Shivpuri - Pichore ki Gadi and Manpur Kothi

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