November 9, 2018 by optimatravels
A week's holiday from work or perhaps school holidays are looming large before you. Whatever your reason for a break, why not consider a 6 Days Golden Triangle India Tour? By taking your family on this tour, you get to experience India's most historical and architectural marvels, shown to you by a private guide.
Delhi: Your magical holiday begins in Delhi where you will be seated in a private car and assisted by a private guide. Visit the largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, and then go on to Raj Ghat, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Qutub Minar and many other sights here.
Stay overnight in a 3,4, or 5 star hotel.
Delhi-Agra: After a sumptuous breakfast, get into your private car and head for Agra, about four hours away from Delhi. On reaching Agra, check in to your hotel and have lunch before visiting the Taj Mahal. Your guide will tell you about all that you should look out for and give you valuable tips about seeing the Taj Mahal from certain angles.
After spending enough time at the Taj Mahal site, it's time to visit the Agra Fort, a blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture. You will be able to spot the River Yamuna and the large and beautiful fort complex, built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Enter the fort and check out the Diwan-i-Am (audience hall for the public) and the Diwan-i-Khas (private audience hall).
Lastly, visit Itmad-ud-Daulah's tomb known for its stunning marble work and topped with glistening precious stones.
Stay overnight in a 3,4, or 5 star hotel.
Agra-Jaipur: Next morning, after a good breakfast, get into your private air conditioned car and head for Jaipur, about five hours away by car. En route, visit the imperial palace city of Fatehpur Sikhri, about 45 minutes away from Agra. Declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is a city of fortifications, styled on Persian architecture and with Indian ornate styling. This site will take your breath away with its red sandstone structure.
Now, head for Jaipur and check into your hotel and enjoy the evening as you like.
Stay overnight in a 3,4 or 5 star hotel.
Jaipur: After a leisurely breakfast, you're on your way to see the Amber Fort. Check out Lake Maota and learn from your guide about the history and design of this splendid fortress. Be part of Jaipur's particular energy as you walk through the streets experiencing its history and culture. First, see the City Palace and then go on to Hawa Mahal and tour the gardens, temples and palaces of this history-filled city, the Pink City.
Stay overnight in a 3,4 or 5 star hotel.
Jaipur-Mandwa: Say goodbye to the Pink City and make your way to Mandwa, four hours from here. After a quick check-in to the hotel here, get out into the streets and experience the buzz here. Make tracks to see the 20+ beautiful mansions of people who live here. Stop for a while at Mandwa Fort and then drive back to Delhi, six hours away.
This beautiful 6 Days Delhi Agra Jaipur Tourcan be organized by experienced tour operators like us, Optima Travlels Call us to know about our services, discounts and any other information you like, such as customized trips.
November 6, 2018 by optimatravels
Is your busy schedule getting you down? If you want to get away from it all for a few days, you should really consider doing the 3 Days Golden Triangle Tour with your friends and family. Tourists from different parts of India and from abroad love to take this short but highly informative and historical tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. So, if you too want to have a blend of history, architecture, shopping, cuisines, and people, take this tour without any further delay.
When to Visit: The weather in these cities is always just right for taking this tour, though the best time to visit is from November to February. During these winter months, though it might be a little nippy at night, the days are warm with the sun gently streaming down on you and you feel warm, cosy and invigorated to see all the touristy spots on your itinerary.
Your Golden Triangle Tour: Your tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur will last for three days and two nights. It consists of:
Delhi: Beginning in the morning, you will be taken on a half-day tour of the city to see famous sights such as Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and the Lotus Temple. You will also be given some time to enjoy and shop in Delhi's famous markets.
Agra: From there, it's a three-hour drive to Agra, about 200 km away. Check into the hotel booked for you. Here, you will see the majestic and historic Taj Mahal at sunrise. After a quick breakfast, you will be taken on a guided tour of the other historic spots in Agra and from there for some street shopping. With Agra firmly behind you, you're ready to visit the "Land of Maharajas", Jaipur.
Jaipur: The capital city of Rajasthan and also called the Pink City, Jaipur has a lot to offer tourists, ranging from historical palaces and forts, handicrafts and cuisine. A visit to the Hawa Mahal, Jai Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort will give you an insight into the rich history of this city. Soon, you will make your return journey to Delhi via road. Your memories of this short but eventful 3 Days Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour trip will linger with you always.
Do you want to know more details about our 3-day trip to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur? If yes, get in touch with us at Optima Travels, and we will give you all the information you need. We are reputed and experienced tour operators in this area and can easily book you on a Golden Triangle tour. We can also customize it for you. We also have knowledgeable guides who will give you all kinds of information about each city and spot, and some valuable tips too.
The earlier you book with us, the heftier discounts you stand to gain, which will make a big difference to your budget. Our quality services are known to many people who have travelled with us, and we assure you of the same.
October 26, 2018 by optimatravels
Celebrated with the utmost devotion and great pomp, the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad is the world’s most pious and largest religious assembly. This festival is a tribute to Hindu culture and customs along with the belief in the Divine power of the mela celebrations.
To support the grandeur of this festival and to make it possible for the maximum number of devotees to come and worship here, several companies have sprung up to offer accommodation of all grades, beginning from dormitory type accommodation to premium and super deluxe level.
To give it a more contemporary feel so that international tourists also drop by to experience our spiritual side, luxury tents or glamourous camping (a.k.a. glamping). Local travel agencies also organize a Allahabad Kumbh Mela Tourfor their customers and set up accommodation for them at the tents of their choice.
History: This festival is significant for the “Amrit Kumbh” or “Amrit Kalash” for which there was a fight between the gods and demons for 12 days and 12 nights. In the course of the war, a few drops fell on four different places--Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar and Ujjain. In terms of calculating time, the 12 warring days are equal to our present-day 12 years. For this reason, every 12 years, this day is celebrated with great fanfare as the “Kumbh Mela”.
Types of Accommodation Available: A few categories of tent accommodation are available here, such as dormitory, deluxe and super deluxe and luxury.
Dormitory: As the name suggests, here 10 beds are placed under one tent with common washroom facilities. Free Wi-Fi, laundry and use of blankets form part of the offerings here.
Deluxe: An upgrade from the dormitory style, here, you can have an attached bathroom and toilet and housekeeping services every alternate day. Two people per tent will be accommodated.
Super Deluxe: These tents come equipped with well-appointed and comfortable rooms that give a luxurious feel. The room covers an area of 220 sq feet and has an attached toilet and exclusive veranda. Guests can enjoy a lot of privacy, apart from standard amenities like laundry, free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, 24 hours room service, complimentary pick-up and drop to and from the railway station and airport. Two people per tent can be accommodated.
Luxury: A Luxury Tent in Kumbh Mela Allahabadcomprises aesthetically designed tent accommodation with the smallest details taken care of. Typically, Luxury Accommodation in Kumbh Mela Allahabad has all the modern amenities, including washroom facilities. It is in the midst of beautiful surroundings and is at walkable distance to the ghat.
The interiors are elegantly appointed and have beds in the centre of the tent, and easy chairs for relaxing. They are safe to live in, eco-friendly, fully secure, lockable and waterproof. You can enjoy high speed Internet connection, ornate furniture and an exclusive veranda. Its capacity is four members.
Swiss Cottages: Apart from the above-mentioned types of accommodation, there's one more type that falls in the luxury bracket, the Luxury Cottages in Kumbh Mela Allahabad. Claimed to be one of the best types of luxury camping tents available at the Kumbh Mela, these rooms have cosy interiors and attached toilet and bathroom. There is a wide range of conveniences you can enjoy here, including complimentary pick up and drop facilities from and to the station and airport. This accommodation is for two people.
Visiting the Kumbh Mela is a once in 12 years' opportunity, so why not take this chance to visit the mela in 2019? Only reputed and experienced tour operators can make the best arrangements for you, so get in touch with us, at Optima Travels. We are in the business for the past three decades and know the expectations and requirements of visitors here, so we can give you the best service. Also, we offer huge discounts to early bird customers, so avail of it by getting in touch with us now.