Rajasthan, Fair and Festivals

Rajasthan can truely be said the place of festivals. Round the year various festivals and fairs are held in Rajasthan. Some of them are

Camel Festival :
The camel festival in Rajasthan is organised in Bikaner each year in January by the Tourism Department of the Rajasthan Government. Starting with the parade of beautifully dressed up camels in the backdrop of the Junagarh fort. The camels show various stants according to their trainer. In the evening, renowned artistes from various parts of Rajasthan presents their performances, including folk dances and songs and a typicals musics.

Nagaur Fair :
As the name suggests, this fair is held in Nagaur. Each year during January-February, there is a animal fair, people from rural areas come to sell and buy animals. The huge no. of camels are the main attractions.

Mewar Festival:
This 18-day festival is a celebration of spring. The women dressed up in their most beautiful dresses. The occassion ends with songs, dances and a display of fireworks.

Rajasthan, the Best Travel Destination in India

Rajasthan is the largest state of India. Most part of Rajasthan is surrounded by the Thar Desert and the world's oldest mountain ranges, the Aravalli Range. In the south western end of the range is the famous hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu, which is a sacred pilgrimage for Jains as well.

The state shares its borders with Gujarat to the south west,Madhya Pradesh to the south east,UP and haryana to the north east and Punjab to the north. Eastern and southeastern Rajasthan is drained by the Banas and Chambal rivers, tributaries of the Ganges.
With so much historical and geographic al significances Tourism in Rajasthan is a fascinating industry. You can locate hundreds of travel operators to travel in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is famous for the majestic forts, intricately carved temples and decorated havelis, built by Rajputs.

The most famous destinations of Rajasthan are

Agra, Visiting the Taj

The immortal monument of love, Taj Mahal is one of the most visited medieval buildings of the world. Such is the importance of this eternal monument that it has almost become a symbol of India. Most foreigners who visit India are lured by the Taj and it is one of the first things that they want to visit in the country. The Taj Mahal tours take tourists on the fascinating journeys of the city of Agra and its surrounding locates, all of which still smell of history. With the numerous historic monuments that a tour of Agra promises, the erstwhile capital of the mighty Mughuls is one of the highlights of tourism in North India.

Travel Japan: Nikko

The Guard in Toshogu Shrine Entrance
A famous Japanese saying proclaims Nikko wo minakereba "kekkō" to iu na. Most tourist literature translates this as "Don't say 'magnificent' until you've seen Nikko". Nikko, the temple town is mostly famous for Toshogu, Japan's most lavishly decorated shrine. Nikko National Park adds scenic landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails to the temples and shrines. Nikko and the surrounding area, specially  Lake Chuzenji are well known for their beautiful autumn colors (koyo). In the average year the colors start descending from the higher elevations of Yumoto Onsen in early October, are best around Lake Chuzenji and reach the town of Nikko in the first half of November. Oku-Nikko is famous as a hill station in summer time for its cold weather. Average temperature of August in central Nikko is 21-22 Celsius degrees, and 18-19 degrees in Chugushi Shrine near the Lake Chuzenji. Average temperature of January in Senjogahara plateau is -7 Celsius degrees. The lowest temperature sometimes goes down to -20 Celsius degrees. Also, skiing areas are arranged because of a large amount of snow. Reasonably, Nikko is often called "the natural refrigerator". Shinto shrine and Buddhist temples had been harmonized well since Priest Shoto civilized Nikko.

What to See in Nikko:
Central Nikko:
The central area is an entrance of Nikko. Altitude of this area is the lowest in Nikko. The central Nikko is a temple town of Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Futarasan Shrine and Taiyuin Mausoleum.

Toshogu Shrine:
Tōshō-gū shrines are found throughout Japan. The most famous Tōshō-gū is located in Nikko. It is one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations. The Toshogu is the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. The shrine complex consists of more than a dozen Shinto and Buddhist buildings. The whole campus is set amidst a beautiful forest. Initially a relatively simple mausoleum, Toshogu was enlarged into the spectacular temple complex seen today by Ieyasu's grandson Iemitsu.

You can find lots of wood carvings and gold leaves used to decorate all the buildings.

How to Reach Nikko in Japan by train

Nikko is a popular tourist destination in Japan. It consists of many attractive places like Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Chuzenji Lake, Kegon Waterfalls etc.

How to Reach Nikko by Train:

By Tobu

The fastest and most convenient way to access Nikko is on the private Tōbu Nikkō Line  from Tokyo's Tobu-Asakusa station.

Tōbu Railway runs all-reserved limited express services, known as tokkyū  trains, to the area. These trains, which use Tobu's "SPACIA" railroad equipment, have comfortable, reclining seats, with vending machines and KIOSK available on most trains. One service, called Kegon  runs directly from Asakusa to Nikko in the morning, and back to Asakusa in the afternoon. There is one daily departure from Asakusa at 7:30 am, and depending on the season, there may be an additional departure at 9:30 am. The other service, Kinu, departs from Asakusa more frequently, but branches off to Kinugawa so you will need to transfer at Shimo-Imaichi station  to a local shuttle train for the final 10-minute run to Nikko. This train is timed to meet the Kinu arrival. Both the Kegon run, and the Kinu run with transfer, take about 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Seychelles, Honeymoon Destination

Seychelles is becoming one of the most popular honeymoon destinations now a days. Seychelles is an island country with 115 islands (42 of which are gigantic, Mahe is the largest one) in the Indian Ocean. There are many coral islands in Seychelles. The temperature of Seychelles varies between 24C to 30C, the weather is mostly humid with an annual rainfall around 2900mm. Seychelles is located to the northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km east of Kenya. It is part of the Mascarene Islands along with Mauritius and Réunion. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Réunion to the south, Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest. Seychelles has the smallest population of any African state.

The Beach of Seychelles is undoubtedly the most attractive of all. White sands with Crystal clear waters,
backed by lush hills and big boulders. 
But these are not the all of Seychelles. You must be in confusion to decide which island should you go to. Don’t be confused. Be it one of the three main islands of Praslin, La Digue or Mahé - its mountainous interior being home to Morne Seychellois National Park - or any outlying island, you’ll strike gold.

With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is, unsurprisingly, a favorite choice for a honeymoon. But there’s much more to do than simply opening a bottle of champagne with the loved one in a luxurious hotel. 
Seychelles earned a reputation as a paradise of ecotourism. There are several unique varieties of Orchids on the Islands of Seychelles. Seychelles hosts some of the largest seabird colonies in the world. The marine life around the islands, especially the more remote coral islands, can be spectacular. More than 1,000 species of fish have been recorded. 
Since the use of spearguns and dynamite for fishing was banned through efforts of local conservationists in the 1960s, the wildlife is unafraid of snorkelers and divers. Seychelles are famous for its tortoise. Many people visit Seychelles to watch this magnificent creatures. And when you tire of beaches you can venture inland on jungle trails, indulge in fine dining or enjoy the sublime laid-back tempo.
And the best part of Seychelles is that it has plenty of affordable self-catering facilities and guest houses, often situated on some of the best land., to suit all of your budgets. Though it remains an expensive destination, its tourist authorities are now targeting non-millionaires, promoting these economy options. But don't be panic, it will not be a touristy place like many other beach and you can enjoy the calmness year round.

So what are you waiting for? Go to your travel agent’s office to get the best travel deals to Seychelles and book your Airline travel ticket to paradise.

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Good Hotels in Valencia, Spain

Hotel Venta Pilar
Calle Benito Pérez Galdós, 5, 46360 Buñol, Spain
Contact No. +34(96)2500923
Air conditioning, Central heating, Kitchen / Kitchenette, Telephone, Television, Windows that open, Writing desk.
La Tomatina Festival spot is just 0.5miles from this hotel.
Bollywood Movie Zindegi Na Milegi Dubara was shot at this hotel.

Novotel Valencia Palacio de Congresos
Valle de Ayora 1, 46015 VALENCIA, SPAIN
Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine in its restaurant. See wild animals at Bioparc, just 1.2 miles from the hotel, be amazed by Valencia's famous aquarium Oceanogràfic or simply relax on the beach.

ibis Alicante
Avenida de Elche 114, 03008 ALICANTE, SPAIN
The Ibis Alicante hotel faces the Mediterranean sea and is only 5 mins from the center of Alicante. It has easy access to the airport. Urbanova beach is only 1.2 miles from the hotel. 82 air-conditioned rooms, including 4 suitable for guests with reduced mobility. Enjoy a meal at the Plancha Parrilla restaurant from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Bar serving snacks 24 hours a day.

ibis Valencia Bonaire
Autovia A3, Km 345, Centro Comercial Bonaire, 46960 ALDAIA, SPAIN
The Ibis Valencia Bonaire hotel is located in the Bonaire shopping centre and at the entrance to Valencia (Spain). The hotel boasts a privileged location 5 km from Manises Valencia International Airport, 8 km from the Exhibition Centre, 11 km from the Convention Centre and Cheste International Race Circuit. Book one of our 106 airconditioned rooms and benefit from our amenities, including free undercover parking, a bar with a terrace area open 24 hours and WiFi Internet. There is a restaurant nearby.

ibis Valencia Alfafar
Calle Alcade Jose Puertes, 46910 ALFAFAR, SPAIN
The Ibis Valencia Alfafar Hotel is situated in the town of Alfafar, just 4 km from Valencia, and can be reached on the V-31 highway. It is just 10 minutes from the The City of Arts and Sciences, Europe's largest maritime aquarium the, 5 km from beaches, 15 minutes from the Bioparc and opposite the Parque Natural de la Albufera. It has 87 air-conditioned rooms, a 24 hr bar with terrace, restaurant, private outdoor parking, Wi-Fi connection and services suitable for people with reduced mobility.