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Reasons Why Should You Choose Indian Maharaja over Orient Express

Venice Simplon Orient Express has set benchmarks for all other luxury trains across the world. It has been designed in true Art Deco style and exude grace, elegance and style.  

Welcome to Indian Maharaja Train

But there is an Indian luxury train with the name of Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey which has been designed to give run over money to the Orient Express. 

The train is a chartered version of the famous Deccan Odyssey and was conceptualized by Travel Corporation of India (TCI). Here are some reasons why you should choose Indian Maharaja over the Orient Express train.

The Indian Maharaja Private lounge
Unlike Venice Simplon Orient Express, Indian Maharaja caters to the business needs of the guests with its 50 seated Conference Car. It is fitted with all the modern amenities such as telephones, computers, printers and fax machines.

Indian Maharaja caters to the health and rejuvenation needs of the guests with its state of the art gymnasium and spa. 

Indian Maharaja has a beauty salon where ladies can visit for a beauty treatment. The benefit of this salon is that it allows you to undergo a complete makeover before heading to some five star/ palace hotel for lunch or dinner. 

Last but not the least, the price is the major factor to choose Indian Maharaja over the Orient Express. Whereas a day trip from Paris to London on board the Orient Express costs around £560, the Indian Maharaja offers two  8 days and 7 nights journeys  beginning from an introductory price of USD 595. 

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Ganga Mahotsav To Begin From Saturday

Varanasi: Tomorrow is the inauguration of The 18th Ganga Mahotsav at Rajendra Prasad ghat, which was being held in the city from November 24th  to November 27th 2012.

Chanchal Kumar Tiwari, divisional commissioner, informed that reporters that world-famous names in the classical and semi-classical fields are going to perform during this cultural event which has been organized for 4 days. Some of the names are Ratan Mohan Sharma, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Bhajan Sapori, Banaras Hindu University, a group of the students from the faculty of Performing Arts as well as quite a few local folk artists.

Ganga Mahotsav in Varanai
At the same time, quite a few traditional sports events will also be organized such as Kushti at Assi ghat, Gada, Malkham at Rajendra Prasad ghat, Ganga Marathon (starting from Sant Ravidas ghat to Dashawamedg ghat), Boast race.

Ganga Arti in Varanasi

Along with this, various other events such as solo dance, group dance, folk-classical singing competitions, instrumental music etc will also be organized for the students of a number of schools at Sanskritik Sankul, Chowkaghat.

In the same line of Ganga Mahotsav, Ministry of textile, New Delhi is also organizing Gandhi Shilp Bazaar at Urban Haat (a 10-day fair), Sanskritik Sankul in the last week of November. Tiwari revealed  the prime motive of Shilp Bazaar is the promotion of handicraft as well as handloom products. People who are going to participate in this event are going to come from Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Orissa, Bihar, Kerala, Bihar and so on. They want to come up such kind of a direct platform for the artisans so that they can talk to buyers and exporters on their own. Shilp Bazaar has sent invites to around 200 artisans, some of whom have received awards at state and national level. The ministry also has offered free stalls to 30 handloom artisans along with 150 handicrafts artisans.
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Five Best Romantic Destinations for Honeymooning in Winters

Winter- this time of the year is quite synonymous with the chilly weather, fogged atmosphere and hush of the fallen snow in some places of India. It would not be an understatement to say that most marriages took place during this time of the year. Honeymoon is the first vacation where husband and wife go together to enjoy and relax in each other’s company.

Keeping in mind, the flavor of the season who may like to play in the shimmering sands of Goa beaches or with the snowballs in hill stations like Shimla and Manali. The season could be equally romantic like any other time of the year. In this post, I am going to enlist five best romantic destinations for honeymooning in winters.

Goa Beaches

Goa Beach
Goa has not only attracted tourists from India but from all over the world to soak in the serene ambience of its beaches. The azure sea water, glittering sands and tranquil ambiences are the perfect ingredients to spice up your romantic vacation. The fun-filled ambience and laid back attitude of the people is what makes for a perfect honeymoon.

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters,Kerala
Kerala Backwaters
If peace and tranquility is what you are looking for, Kerala backwaters offers the perfect ambience to enjoy some cozy moments without any disturbance. Gazing the star studded night while enjoying a candlelight dinner on board Kettuvallam is an experience to remember all your life.

Kashmir Valley

Kashmir, Valley
Kashmir Valley
The name of Kashmir is undoubtedly associated with national security concerns but that does not obstruct its popularity as the topmost honeymoon destination in India. While in Kashmir valley, you can enjoy a leisure walk in the Mughal gardens or spend intimate moments with your beloved while boating on the Dal Lake.


Lake Palace,Udaipur
Udaipur Lake Palace - the most romantic places on this earth
Fondly known as the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is the place where romance permeates in the air. A perfect hideout from the wintery nights, Udaipur with its rich natural beauty, spectacular palaces , havelis and temples add to the beauty of the region.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman & Nicobar is the cluster of 572 small and big islands located in the Bay of Bengal. The swaying palm trees, the reddish atmosphere in the sky as the sun sets, immaculate sands and the genial atmosphere  is the ideal setting for giving a romantic start to your married life.
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