The very thought of Rajasthan flashes through our mind the picture of vibrant people clad in bright coloured attire, riding camels through the sand, exotic palaces and rich architectural heritage dating back to the medival period. The picturesque sight of stretches of golden sand extending to miles is fascinating enough to make a poet out of an ordinary mortal. The magnificiant forts, opulent palaces, exclusively chiseled havelis, each a splendid example of the rich cultural heritage sings the saga of past glory, prosperity and chivalry.In spite of the apparent impression of a dry and desert land, the slate abounds in astonishing range of vegetation and wildlife that makes it a favourite resort for nature lovers. Its a reservoir of a broad biological spectrum ranging from the hilly terrain of Mt. Abu to the heart land of the Thar Desert.The uniqueness of the land lies in the lingering flavour of medieval times in the rich art and crafts, colourful Bazaars and vibrant people. The sight of camels, oxen, elephants on the road as common modes of transport adds to the medieval touch.Tourist spots sand must see in Jaipur:Built in the year 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a ravishing architectural splendour. The only planned city of its time, it has many attractive monuments.The city Palace: The former royal abode that has the touch of Rajasthan and Mughal styles. It houses a museum with super collection of Rajasthan's costumes and armour of Mughals and Rajputs. It also has an art gallery with excellent collections of miniature paintings, carpets, royal ParaphernaliaJantar Mantar: Largest of Jai Singh's five observatories, this stone structure has scientifically desgined complex instruments that speaks about advanced Indian astronomy in the medieval times.Hawa Mahal: This five storey structure along the main street of the old city was originally conceived to enable royal women watch the everyday life and royal processions of the city.Govind Devji Temple: Located in the central pavillion of the Jai Niwas Garden, this spireless temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The image of the patron deity Govind Devji originally installed in a temple in Vrindavan was reinstalled by Sawai Jai Singh II as his family deity.To know more about "Rajasthan Tour" visit this site:http://www.rajasthan-tours.co.in
The Internet provides us the ability to see exotic locations and plan trips to them. If you are planning such a trip, here are some ways to fly to countries on the cheap. Flying to Another Country on the CheapUndeniably, the best and cheapest tickets for air flights can be found online. The various travel sites have a distinct advantage over travel agencies. They are selling in massive volume, so their overhead per sale is much less. That being said, there are a few ways to find the best deals when trying to fly cheap. 1. Search for a range of go and return dates. Dont get fixed on particular dates. A flight leaving on Thursday may be 30 percent less than a flight leaving on Friday. 2. If you are willing to rough it a bit, look for flights leaving around midnight or later. International flights out of San Francisco to Asia are 25 percent cheaper if you leave after midnight. It might sound brutal, but it actually works out pretty well since you immediately go to sleep and knock eight hours or so off the flight time. 3. There is no best site when trying to fly on the cheap. They all have different ticket allotments at different times. Dont be lazy. Check across all of the major sites. Youll be surprised to find you can save as much as 50 percent. 4. If you are flying domestic in the United States, keep in mind that Southwest Airlines does not participate on the big travel sites. You must book on the web site for Southwest. It is usually very cheap. If you are looking to go international, but really need to save money, the best answer is a chartered flight. Chartered flights are small airlines that only operate during certain periods of the year. They usually fly out of major cities once or twice a week. A bevy of them are active during the summer months and offer flights to Europe. Because they are unknown, dont have high labor costs and cant compete with big airlines, they will offer round trip tickets for half of the going rate. It is definitely a no frills option, but it is very cheap. Finally, you have one really cheap option if you only need to be somewhere for a week or two. The infamous air courier system exists and is extremely cheap. If you are close to a delivery time, air flights can be free. Realistically, you should expect to pay about 20 percent of a normal ticket. The only drawback is that you can only visit the location for roughly 10 days before you have to come back. As you can see, there are a couple of different ways to go if you are trying to fly on the cheap Show a little flexibility and you can save some big bucks even in high season.
I travel to Thailand 3 or 4 times per year and having a cell phone with a local number saves me a lot of money. Local calls are dirt cheap and long distance calls back to America are inexpensive.All you need is an unlocked GSM tri-band or quad-band phone a Thai SIM card. A SIM, or subscriber identity module, is that little wafer chip about the size of your thumbnail under your battery in your cell.You can get SIMs in almost every country you travel to and it only takes a couple of seconds to swap them out.The problem with American "cell phone" carriers is that they lock the SIM to a specific carrier. So, you have to get it unlocked, a relatively simple task that will only cost a couple of dollars. You can try to get your service provider to unlock your SIM, but most likely you will have to be a long time customer with a compelling story to get it unlocked.The easiest way to overcome this is to buy a cell phone in Asia. They are inexpensive and are not locked to "specific carrier" . New and second-hand phone are readily available and the prices are very reasonable.The only real problem I have had is maintaining the same phone number in Thailand trip after trip. The way it works in Thailand, is you get your SIM, and then to add more money to it, you go to the local 7-11 or Family Mart, and buy a small, credit card sized, phone card. You scratch off a protective coating to reveal a series of numbers that you input into your phone. Whatever denomination of Baht you purchased is automatically added to your SIM. The company will also extend the length that your SIM is valid for.In Thailand, for every 300 Baht (about 9 US dollars) added to your phone, you get one additional month of usage. My problem has been having enough months left on my SIM to keep my phone number for my next trip. My trips can be three months apart or sometimes six months. So I need to ensure that there is ample time on my SIM.This trip I learned how to overcome this. I use a service called 1-2-Call and all that has to be done is to have someone with an abundance of months on their phone that they can transfer to you.My girlfriend had a bunch of months on her phone, so she just called *140 and followed the prompts to transfer time a month at a time. I had her add 8 months to my SIM card and it only took a few minutes to conclude the swap. You can choose English or Thai and the instructions are very easy to follow. Just keep in mind that when they prompt you for "validity" this means how long the card is valid for.I also found that I can use the same number to swap money from my phone to hers. I had a lot of money on my phone because I would try to increase the amount of months by adding about 1,000 Baht to my phone in hopes that I would have enough time to last me until my next trip.In the past, I would buy phone cards for her so that she would have time and money on her phone to call me when I am back in America. This worked out even better. She got money added to her SIM and I got time. Definitely a win-win situation.
Traveling during the holidays can be a lot of work. So many people travel during this time of year that it can actually be downright exhausting not to mention stressful. Here are some easy and quick packing tips to simplify your holiday travels.BagsFocus on getting all your things into one soft side small bag. Yes, one that fits under an airline seat in front of you and is roughly 9" + 14" + 22" = 45" total. Yes, it can work and will do for any travel better than you think. Picture this: you've been standing for hours in the line for you plane and it arrives 90 minutes late which means you'll have to dash from one end of O'Hare to the other to catch you connecting flight home and be back at work Monday morning. You won't make it if you checked you luggage and it will be slow if you have to lug more than one bag on your run. Get the picture?Travel light and pack a single bag you can carry.When you pack you bag roll your clothes and pack them firmly together with other articles cushioned in between them. This gives everything a good chance of arriving at you destination in pretty good shape even if you are not. Do this with fancy clothes, too. They'll look just fine when unpacked and hung up.What To PackTake basic outfits. Spread these out on your bed. Before you pack. Make sure pieces can be inter changeable to make several outfit combinations.Coordinate shoes, stockings, undergarments, jewelry (minimal) and other accessories so that they go with all outfits. The idea here is to keep these things to a minimum.Pack efficiently. Put socks inside of shoes. Put shoes inside of plastic bags. Put jewelry and any medications in a little pouch or ziplock bag that will slip between rolls of clothes. Put shampoo, conditioner and other toiletries in a ziploc bag, too. Take a large plastic bag for dirty laundry.Before you leave decide that you will take your dirty laundery home. This is fine for a short 3-5 day holiday trip. In emergencies you can do it where you are staying but for the most part forget about it and take it home to do the week you return.Returning HomeA great trick to complete a trip is return to a clean, organized home. Especially after the jostling of a holiday trip its best to put your feet up and relax. It is wonderful to return to washed laundry, a clean kitchen with counters cleared, trashcans and newspapers taken care of by neighbors or friends.Traveling over the holdiays can actually be a fun adventure if you take time to plan ahead, so you can enjoy the actual journey. There are many nice people to meet along the way, new things to see, quiet time to read and relax. Find things you can do while traveling that you haven't had the time to do while at home.For example, take a book you've been meaning to read or pack CDs you haven't been able to listen to yet. Fill the time with all sorts of activities you usually put off and make the most of your holiday travel experience.
By the 1990s family businesses and small-scale industries were being replaced by professional and service industry-propelling Amsterdam on the trade map of the world. Trade and tourism go hand-in-hand, and today Amsterdam is the fourth-most-popular tourism destination behind London, Paris and Rome. The NH Schiphol Airport is a busy airport with hotels in the near vicinity and providing full service to the business and leisure traveler alike.For someone on a short business trip with the majority time being spent in boardrooms or conferences, staying at one of Amsterdams airport hotels works out to your advantage. Most hotels have excellent to reasonable rooms with basic amenities such as refrigerator, TV, Internet access on hourly or 24-hour packages, telephone with ISD services and voice mail, mini bar, and car parking services at no extra charge. While checking in to the hotel, the priority should be minimum distance from the airport. If shuttle service is provided or has direct access to arrival and departure halls, that is a plus. The airport has a train station underneath it, so there is no hassle in exploring the city after work and returning to the comfort of your room.The airport hotels cater to different budgets providing facilities depending on the status of the hotel. Most 5- or 4-star hotels have state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a wide selection of restaurants offering buffets or la carte menus, and stylized rooms. Some hotels do not include breakfast and charge for car parking by the hour. Few hotels offer discounts if booking is done through Internet in advance, favoring the busy traveler using Amsterdam as a transit point for a few days. The disadvantage of staying in an airport hotel is felt by visitors wanting accessibility to different areas. Though the Amsterdam airport is well connected to Central Station through an underground railway system, buses, and private transport, the feeling of city centrality is best experienced at an in-town hotel.