Gangtok, the capital city, is the seat of governance and the primary hub of commercial activity. Situated a short distance from it is the ancient Rumtek Monastery. The town is a convenient base for trips to the ethereal environs of the mystical Tsomgo Lake and Nathu La.
Some of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim are located in its south district, which is the starting point for treks to Maenam and Tendong Hill. This is mountain biking country and a heaven for naturalists! Sikkim has myriad tourist attractions to visit and explore and you are sure to have an unforgettable experience in this scenic state better known as a trekker’s paradise.
The cultural mix enhanced with over 4500 years of history has endowed Gujarat with some of the greatest historical and archaeological monuments. While Lothal offers an unparalleled insight into the Harappan civilization, Ahmedabad has specimens of Indo-Sarcenic architecture, Palitana has a profusion of temples in the Jain style, Junagadh displays Buddhist caves and Rajput architecture appears all over different parts of Gujarat. A major Tourist destination of immense potential, it’s historical monuments represent the great religions of Asia – Hindu, Buddhism, Jain, Islam, Parsi and Sikh.
|Ensembles, lifestyles and ways of living vary all over Gujarat. The fairs and festivals are full of enthusiasm, entertainment and spirituality. Gujarat is known world over for its Navratri celebration which sees people immersed in the spirit of dance for nine nights. The dance forms depend on the unique styles that have emerged in different cities. people have adopted this traditional dance and its varied forms by the name of ‘Garba’ and ‘Raas’.
|Language is the very heart of our soul. Although the principal language of Gujarat is ‘Gujarati’ and other languages spoken are Hindi and English, Gujarat encompasses many languages and dialects throughout to its many regions, castes and traditions. People of North Gujarat speak ‘northern Gujarati’, Central Gujarat speaks ‘Charotari’, Saurashtra speaks ‘Kathiawadi’ , South Gujarat speaks ‘Surti’ and Kutchh speaks ‘Kutchi.’
Rann Utsav is organized by the Gujarat tourism department to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the Kutch district.
Experience Kutch at its colorful and exotic best during the Rann Utsav this time from December 9, 2011 to January 15, 2012. This annually organized festival offers an opportunity For visitors to attend folk dance and music concepts, to watch artisans at work, to Shop directly from NGO’s craftspeople and village co-operatives, to see the great Historical monuments in the state, and to visit places off the usual tourist trail.
The Rann Kutch Utsav held during the full moon time in winters every year is an unparalleled showcase of the ethnic widely different yet hugely diffused spectrum of Indian traditional art forms.
People from far and near gather during the festivities of Rann Utsav to celebrate and salute the spirit and warmth that people of Kutch have inherited and protected.
Special Attractions of Rann Utsav:
– Kutch Carnival
– White Rann Safari
– Kutchi Cuisine
– Cultural Programs
– Adventures Sports
Awesome place to know Indian Culture and tradition. To know more details of Rann Utsav check Gujarat Tourism Weblink:
Bihu is a festival that personifies a huge celebration of farming, particularly paddy.The prayers conferred to God provides the natives of the state to rejoice and hence augments the lushness of its whole landscape.
- Dhol (Drum)
- Pepa (An instrument made of buffalo horn)
- Baanhi (Flute)
The shopping extravaganza – Grand Kerala Shopping Festival, is a Government of Kerala initiative. The version-4 of the shopping festival is all poised to turn Kerala in to a BIG shopping mall. The event has been conceived and organized to give a big leap for the trade and commerce in Kerala.
The fair generally takes place for five days from the Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day of Kartik according to the Hindu calendar. The highlight of Pushkar fair is the camel and livestock trading. Camels are bought, sold, decked up and paraded on the sand dunes, presenting a picturesque sight. The town brings alive the rich tradition of Rajasthan enhancing the glory of the golden sand.
During the British rule, Shimla was renowed as the “Queen of the Hills”. The Kalka-Shimla Railway line has been granted ‘World Heritage Status’ by UNESCO. The place got its much needed hype with the shooting of the super-hit Indian film “3 Idiots”.
After knowing about the acclolades of this picturesque hill station, lets get acquainted with the sight seeing places of Shimla. The major tourist destinations here are: The Ridge, Chadwick falls, Lekkar Bazaar, Jakhoo Hill/Temple, Christ Church & St. Michael’s Cathedral, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Kalibari Temple, State Museum and the very own Mall Road etc.