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Spiritual India Holiday Package
Experience a spiritual journey to the soul of India's religious culture as you visit the Golden Temple and Taj Mahal, explore the nuances of yoga and Hindu beliefs at Rishikesh, witness the famous India -Pakistan border ceremony around Amritsar, spread your secular beliefs at the Ajmer Dargah, wrap yourself in Buddhist chants for some time, and then seek blessings from Lord Venkateshwara at Tirupati, through this stretch of history and divinity!
Religion and spiritual thoughts have ranked among India’s greatest exports since the dawn of recorded history as Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism all originated here, and the country boasts of significant populations of Muslims and Christians, too. On this trip, you will explore the roots of some of the world’s major religions, visiting temples, shrines and tombs, including the legendary Taj Mahal, sacred to millions while absorbing the rich culture and vibrant daily life of this exciting country. Load up on memory cards as you are going to need them on the `Spiritual India Holiday Package’!
New Delhi, the capital of India is one of the most historic capitals in the world and three of its monuments, the Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb, have been declared World Heritage Sites. Delhi offers a multitude of interesting places and attractions to the visitor, so much so that it becomes difficult to decide from where to begin exploring the city. In Old Delhi, there are attractions like mosques, forts, markets and other monuments depicting India's Muslim history. New Delhi, on the other hand, is a modern city designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. Trees covered wide streets with many roundabouts are notable in New Delhi. Home to many government buildings and embassies, as well as Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British Viceroys, India Gate, is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war, You may visit the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a religious place of worship of the Sikhs, the `Sacred Heart Cathedral’ Church, and the grand Laxminarayan Temple. Further out in the southern suburbs you will discover more history including Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, the tall standing tower of victory, and the incredible lotus-shaped Bahai Temple. There are a number of outstanding museums worth visiting including the Craft Museum, National Gallery, Birla House (Gandhi Smirti) and Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum. In Old Delhi, visit the famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) and climb the minaret for a bird’s eye view of the old city. The mosque houses several relics in a niche in the north gate, including a priceless copy of the Qur'an written on deer skin and also take out some time for the Red Fort! There are so many options for dining, from age-old eateries in the by lanes of the Old Walled City to glitzy, speciality restaurants in five-star hotels. Delhi is a movable feast. There are so many restaurants and bars, catering to all the varied tastes and budgets. The best of Mughlai cuisine can be enjoyed at Karims, (both in Jama Masjid and Nizamuddin) where recipes, dating from the times of the Mughals have been the closely guarded secret of generations of chefs. The finest Frontier cuisine is available at the Bukhara, recently voted as the best Indian restaurant in the world!! And at the other end of the scale there are the many popular roadside eateries where kababs, rotis and biryanis are the order of the day. A delightful outlet offering a range of Indian cuisines are the food stalls at Dilli Haat. Here, the cuisines of different states are made available, set in the midst of a spacious crafts bazaar as these cafes are a very pleasant place to enjoy food.
Enjoy a city tour by local street kids, a Planeterra-supported project. It is estimated that many children live and work on the streets of Delhi and have been fully-trained as tour guides and lead exciting tours through the enchanting inner city streets of Paharganj, the New Delhi railway station, and The Old City. This tour is a unique way for travellers to engage in these children’s lives and interacting with them provides an opportunity to improve their communication and speaking skills on this `Spiritual India Holiday Package’!.
Amritsar, meaning "Pool of the Nectar of Immortality" is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. Learn more about Sikhs on the visit to Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple or Swarna Mandir, the most sacred shrine in Sikhism. The temple sits in the center of a sacred lake, accessed by a marble causeway. The nightly ritual of moving the Guru Granth Sahib (holy book) from the temple to the neighboring Akal Takht, building in a `Gold Palki’ is worth viewing. Religious leaders blowing long horns or beating drums precede the Palki and as the procession moves, people chanting wait for their chance to shoulder the sacred Palki. The Golden Temple kitchen serves free food daily to visitors. After watching the preparation in the huge kitchens, you may join to have 'langar'. The food is simple and tasty and includes delicious dals, laden with ghee, scrumptious roti and yummy vegetables. Kindly Note that the meal is had sitting on the floor. Five minutes’ walk from the Golden temple is the Jalianwalla Bagh,also known as the site of the Amritsar Massacre during British rule. The city of Amritsar sits right on the Pakistan-India border, and an optional trip is offered to the Border Post or the Wagah Border to watch the formal flag ceremony, which is sure to be one of the highlights of the trip. Every evening hundreds of people gather to watch the famous goose-stepping parade and the ceremonial lowering of their national flags by the Indian and Pakistani army at sunset. Traditional handcrafted leather flat shoes, Amritsari Jootis, for men and women are available near the Golden Temple.
Next destination! When you travel along more Himalayan mountain roads on to the famous seat of the Tibetan government in exile, you reach Dharamsala (literal meaning "Rest House"). Sometimes known as "Little Lhasa", after the Tibetan capital city, this place has been connected with Buddhism for centuries, with many monasteries having been established here. The local Gaddi people are now almost all Hindus, and for the most part worship the Goddess Durga. When the Dalai Lama left Tibet, the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru offered to permit him and his followers to establish a "government-in-exile" in Dharamsala. The ancient temple of Bhagsunath is enchanting and there are many fresh water springs close to the it, which are considered sacred by the Hindus. There are hot springs situated at Tatwani, but on the way, at Machhrial, is a waterfall twice as big as the one near the Bhagsunath temple. You must visit the rock temples called Kunal Pathri, and Dharmkot, which is located on the crest of a hill, is an attractive picnic spot, presenting a panoramic view of the Kangra valley and Dauladhar ranges. The place pulsates with the sights and sounds of old Tibet, and although certainly more modern, life here is basically Tibetan in character. There is even a small Anglican church, St. John of the Wilderness, featuring exceptional stained-glass windows. The Kangra Art Museum in Kotwali bazaar has artifacts dating back to the 5th century which display the rich past of the Valley, and also include a gallery of famous miniature paintings, sculptures, pottery and anthropological items. TIPA, the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, is home to the colorful and unique folk opera of Tibet: 'Lhamo' and is well worth visiting during your stay here. You also have the option to visit Norbulingka, which is set amidst beautiful gardens, surrounded by the green fields of the Kangra Valley, standing against a backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar mountains of the outer Himalayan range. The nunnery close to the institute is a place where women are taught the advanced levels of Buddhist philosophy. The Chinmaya Tapovan is the tranquil ashram complex set up by the great exponent of the Gita—Swami Chinmayananda. Situated on the banks of the Bindu Saras, this ashram includes a high image of Hanuman, a Ram temple, a meditation hall, a school and a health and recreation center.
McLeodGanj, or Upper Dharamsala is the residence of the current Dalai Lama where shops string out along the narrow streets to sell traditional Tibetan arts and handicrafts and the aroma of the native dishes lingers in the air, .and the impressive monastery has larger than life size images of Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloketeshwara.
Fifteen richly carved monolithic rock temples sculpted in the splendid style of the Kailash temples at Ellora are to be found at Masrur, to the south of Kangra. Images of Ram, Sita and Lakhsman can be found in the sanctum of the main temple.Set amidst a sylvan surrounding is a rest house, located in the cool depths of the pine grove, engulfed by green open meadows and forests of tall oak and pine it is situated the picturesque Kareri Lake, worth a visit, on this `Spiritual India Holiday Package’!
If you move towards Trilokpur, you would find unique cave temples with a stalactite and stalagmites dedicated to Lord Shiva. Sujanpur Tira is a place famous for the wall paintings and temples and also has a fort, which is worth visiting from Dharamsala and the festival of Holi, in particular, is a major event here attracting many visitors to the area. Dedicated to the "Goddess of Light", the Jawalamukhi temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in northern India, as it holds a copper pipe through which natural gas comes out, and when the priest of the temple lights this, the blue flame emanating is worshipped as the manifestation of the Goddess.
You may then travel to Rishikesh for another spiritual retreat! A holy city for Hindus located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India, the legend states that Lord Rama did penance here for killing the demon king of Lanka. It is also known as the gateway to the Himalayas and is located a few kilometers away from another holy city, Haridwar. Rishikesh is the starting point for travelling to the sites that form the Char Dham pilgrimage — Gangotri, Yamunotri Badrinath and Kedarnath,. The sacred river Ganga flows through this holy city and it is here that the river leaves the Shivalik Mountains in the Himalayas, and flows out into the plains of northern India. Several temples, ancient as well as new, can be found along the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh. `Lakshman Jhula’ or the long suspension bridge houses the Lakshman and Raghunath temples. The Trimbakeshwar Mandir has many shrines, chambers that house religious and Vedic texts and jewellery and gems shops. You may also visit the Sivananda Ashram and Swargashram, a bustling spiritual hub, with many ashrams, temples, bazaars and ghats! The city attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year, from within India and abroad and sometimes is referred to as "the world-capital of Yoga", as it contains numerous yoga centres. It is believed that meditation in this pilgrim centre brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. Also a popular spot for white water rafting enthusiasts, both from India and abroad, as it offers medium to rough rapids in the course of river Ganges.
In the morning you may take a train to Agra arriving late in the afternoon. Optional visit to the Agra fort, via cycle-rickshaws. The walled city of the Agra Fort was first taken over by the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great who liked to build from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble and intricate decorations, and it was during his reign that the fort began changing into more of a royal estate. However, it was only during the reign of Akbar's grandson, Shah Jahan (who eventually built the Taj Mahal) that the site finally took on its current state, rebuilt from white marble, often inlaid with gold or semi-precious gems,. At the end of his life, Shah Jahan died in Musamman Burj, a tower with a marble balcony and an excellent view of the Taj Mahal., on the `Spiritual India Holiday Package’!
You may see the sunrise at the most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal on your visit to the great icon of Mughal architecture, in the early morning for the best light, though you ought to have plenty of memory in your camera! Take a look at the I’timad-ud-Daulah, known as the ‘Baby Taj', built by Nur Jahan, Queen of Jehangir, for her parents, also the first Mughal building to be faced with white marble and where ‘pietra dura’, (precious stones inlaid into marble) was first used. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal. It is the romantic Origin of the Taj as much as its architectural splendour that has led to its fame worldwide. Actually an integrated complex of many structures, this monument is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, itself a combination of Islamic, Hindu, Persian and Turkish elements.
Next on your travel list is Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan or “The Pink City”, the entire town was planned according to the principles of Hindu architectural theory. The city is in fact built in the form of a nine-part mandala known as the Pithapada, which combined with wide streets makes for an unusually airy, orderly atmosphere. Enter the heart of the mandala (on foot or by cycle rickshaw) and you are in the central palace quarter, with its sprawling Hawa Mahal palace complex, formal gardens and a small lake. The Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of Winds", was part of the City Palace, an extension of the Zenana or chambers where the original intention was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. Constructed of red and pink sandstone, highlighted with white lime, the five-storied facade is peppered with small windows. The breeze (hawa) that comes through the windows keeps it cool even in the hot months, and gives the palace its name. You then have the option to visit the ruined city of Amber, former capital of Jaipur state. Overlooking the artificial lake south of Amber town stands the Amber Fort/Palace complex, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture. At the bottom of a hill sits Amber Fort, initially a Palace Complex within the Fort of Amber on top of the hill (today known as Jaigarh fort, the two forts being connected through well-guarded passages. You may also wish to include a visit to the Jantar Mantar, or Royal Observatory, referring to a collection of architectural astronomical instruments.
Faith and history associate with Ajmer! Move towards the Dargah Sharif, the final resting place of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, which is crowded with devotees from all over the world…..where the air is thick with the scent of roses and incense and the fervour of prayer, but is also a complex full of many structures such as the marble tomb chamber having a soothing arena with silver doors and a golden finial. The vast courtyards on both its sides are often full of qawwali gatherings, singing Sufism which became synonymous with Islamic mysticism, with a passionate focus on the devotee’s adulation and worship of God on the `Spiritual India Holiday Package’!
Catch a local bus to Pushkar , a holy town on the banks of a small lake in central Rajasthan. This is believed to be the only town in the world to house the temple of the creator (Lord Bramha) as per Hindu beliefs. The town has scatterred temples across small hills, which today have become a spiritual haven for tourists from the world over. Apart from temples, the town has sand dunes around to go on an optional camel ride. You may go on a morning hike to the Savitri Devi Temple and perhaps visit the Dargah of the Sufi saint, who is regarded holy by both the Muslims and Hindus of the country.
Straightaway move to Mahakuta, located a short distance from Badami in Karnataka and is connected to it by a secret, eucalyptus-lined pathway, the gateway of which is flanked by skeletal figures of Kala and Kali. The main attraction of this walled complex is the Mahakuteshvar Temple, the surrounding 7th-century shrines and the large tank fed by a natural spring. Situated near Badami, the Banashankari Temple holds great importance for the pilgrims. The structure has used some of the late Chalukyan columns, but the most awe-inspiring feature is its lamp-studded tower, which is lit only on special occasions.
The massive statue of Bahubali, looking over the town of Shravanabelagola, in Karnataka is often seen in brochures of the Hassan-Belur-Halebidu circuit, and certainly deserves a detour. Though the town has no connected with the Hoysala temple trail, but can be conveniently clubbed on the same route. A centre for Jain pilgrimage, Shravanabelagola deserves a couple of hours and also worth your time are the two temple hills of Chandragiri and Vindhyagiri. The monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara (Bahubali), 57ft tall, dwarfs anyone who ascends the steep rock steps of Vindhyagiri. Reach in time for the early morning prayers when devotees gather to chant. You could also be the lucky one to join Mahamastakabhisheka, a festival celebrated every 12 years, when the statue is bathed in consecrated water, milk, sugarcane juice and saffron paste. The next big day will be in 2018. Chandragiri, which houses an older set of Jain temples, is shorter and easier to climb and is relatively peaceful, waiting to be crowded with tourists on the Discover India Holiday Package!
For all its relative newness on the tourist map, Andhra Pradesh, individualistically, is a destination visited by huge Indian crowds heading towards the religious shrine of Tirupati, as it hosts the mammoth Balaji Temple or Sri Venkateshwara Temple. Lord Venkateshwara is resplendent in the sanctum lit with oil lamps and is adorned with the world’s largest emerald with a heavy gold crown and encrusted with huge diamonds. The beautifully proportioned black stone idol wears a divine smile! You could also explore the same shrine through Chennai, on the `Spiritual India Holiday Package’!
Delhi has a fascinating array of goods from wholesale bangles to biryani, pearls to paper, golgappas to gold, motor parts to mithai, to be explored in the tinsel town of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi and the ultimate open-air shopping arcade encompassing all the designer labels in clothes, shoes, accessories, jewellery, art decos and food edibles. There are arenas in Delhi are abuzz with high-end malls, both open-air and indoors, showcasing designer labels, chic clothes, footwear, watches, jewellery,music, flowers, toys, cosmetics, imported fruits and vegetables, curios, antique furniture and artefacts. The Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan houses stores run by NGOs that sell clothes, paper products, cane furniture and pottery.
Amritsar is famous for embroidered and net dupattas, phulkari embroidered fabrics and designerware apparels, saris, shawls, stoles and Punjabi jooties, crockery, papads and vadis, which are the favourite purchase of most tourists!
Rajasthan has plenty of outlets and vendors all around, prominently displaying particularly attractive and colourful textiles with mirror work, to be used as bedspreads, hangings or duvet covers. Carved stone pieces, turbans and ravanhattas (musical instruments) make for interesting souvenirs as also miniatures on paper, cloth and stone, and camel leather goods like bags, jootis and sandals. There is an abundance of meenakari jewellery in silver, gold and diamonds and polki, thewa carvings and naqashi ornates on the precious metals, and the land is famous for pearls, precious and semi-precious gems. Rajasthani quilts and linen are always in demand and the outlets have an extraordinary collection in cotton, silk and velvet! Bundi murals on silk or paper, or miniatures, are also bought as ideal gifts or collections! Bundi murals on silk or paper, or miniatures, are also bought as ideal gifts or collections!
Agra is well-known for handicrafts, but the local markets are chaotic while the big shops are expensive. Marble inlay on tables, boxes, knick-knacks, even sofas, may be available for purchase. The city’s craftsmen are also famous for carpet weaving and there are good cotton durries too. Zardozi gold wire embroidery, usually on silk, is another speciality. There are plenty of handmade leather works such as bags, sandals, purses, shoes, belts, accessories, artefacts and curios in marble and sandstone, semi-precious stones with jewels, and wood and metal craft.
In the hill stations of both Himachal and Uttarakhand, and adjacent resorts, shopping would perhaps entail picking up some souvenirs and confectionery, jam and honey, cakes and patisserie The Shops have quite a few curios stores with a blend of modern market stuff as well as cameras, sweaters, shawls, clothing, wooden artefacts like walking sticks and furniture, carved handicrafts, brass and bronze artefacts, Tibetan thangkas and curios, and essentials to fulfill tourist needs.
Rishikesh has rows of shops selling plastic bottles for Gangajal, gems, semi-precious and precious stones, puja items, and religious CD’s, souvenirs and gift containing magnets and carvings of religious deities! Woollens, shawls and blankets are also sold in the market place!
In Karnataka, shell, granite and soapstone carvings of horses, gods and goddesses and nature’s usual souvenirs are tempting enough to make that hole in your pockets around the beachside! Kanchivaram silk saris are preserved as precious heirlooms and the traditional designs such as the annapakshi, a mythical bird, yashi, a fierce ornate lion, the mango, the elephant and the temple gopuram are eternal favourites. There is the stunning vaira oosi or diamond needles used to make a sari that is part colour and part gold. The Ekambaranathan sari and the Avudaiyar sari are inspired by the sculptures in the temples. Temple and costume jewellery, art galleries, terrific bookstores, antiques, gorgeous silk fabrics, linen, home furnishings and saris may be bought from different places!
Thanjavur paintings, bronzes, beautiful veenas, and the colourful thalayatti bommais, head nodding dolls may also be purchased as collectives! Handcrafted Pondicherry pottery in exquisite glazes and colours, handmade paper products, candles, incense sticks, jams and pickles could lead to an extravagant indulgence!
Hyderabad is known as the pearl city of India always inviting tourists to spend on this awesome gem and the city is also bestowed with a rich weaving tradition of Gadwals, Pochampallis, Kalamkari and Narayanpetts, saris and fabrics, indigenous to the region, and almost a must and irresistible buy for the visitors.
Delhi is dotted with age-old eateries in the bylanes of the walled city such as restaurants and stalls clustered around Jama Masjid, Karim’s,-an institution of lip-smacking dishes, Paranthewali Gali – feast of mouth-teasing paranthas, to the glitzy, exclusive restaurants, malls and five star hotels, serving a blend of Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Continental, Mediterranean specialitiies. The Capital offers a whole range of sweet, patisserie and savoury, both Indian and International in some of the best pastry shops, as well as the `desi’ snacks of samosas, bread pakoras, chaat papri, gol gappas, dahi bhalla, kheer, rasmalai, rasgullas and gulab jamuns to honour that palate with an authentic Indian taste!
Amritsar offers delectable cuisine in blends of Indian, Continental, Chinese and Oriental food in various eateries and outlets spread all over the city!
Most places in Rajasthan are completely equipped to offer North Indian, Continental, Chinese, Thai, Gujrati and of course Rajasthani dal-bhaati-choorma, gatte ki subzi, ker sangria and lahsun mirch ki chutney. There is plenty of fast food fare, such as soups, pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, burgers,cakes, pastries, pies, puddings, ice creams, sundaes, delicious Indian snacks such as samosas, pani puri, aloo chaat papri, phirni, gulab jamuns, kheer, in desi ghee and minimal oil for all tastes, lined up throughout the desert land to entice the palate of Indian and International tourists!
In Agra, the heat, crowds and noise usually does not discourage the tourists from trying the local eateries. The Mughal’s buffet lunch is popular with tourist groups, while Clarks Shiraz offers decent food. Dasaprakash on Gwalior Road has idli-dosa-sambar combos and the famed Chiman near the Jama Masjid is known for its thalis. Capri in Hari Parbat serves good North Indian and Mughlai. For a decent variety, try Pinch of Spice at Wazirpura Road, favoured by backpackers.Take home angoori and kesar petha from Panchhi Petha in Sadar Bazaar and Hari Parbat or from Kedarnath Phool Chand Pethawala in Johri.
Most of the speciality restaurants and streetside stalls in Dharamsala serve a variety of food, including Indian, Continental, Oriental, South Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and fast food fare such as hot masala Maggi, pancakes with maple syrup, pastries, rolls, brownies and snacks. There are places serving excellent dishes such as pasta, bread, jams, and preserves, organic food consisting of salads, herbs, seasonal vegetables, fruit preserves and pickles, You could find hot mutton curry, dal, rice, rotis and great desserts! In some of the resorts or lodges, if you want a preparation of your desire, the staff would customize the same for you or else you are welcome to enter the kitchen, in case you want to cook yourself!
Most eateries in Rishikesh serve vegetarian food, without onion or garlic. Alcohol and meat are not allowed in the town. However an array of Cafes overlooking the river do serve vegetarian Indian, Continental and American breakfasts, and it would be wonderful to try the traditional thali in three versions, Royal, Special or Econimical!
In Karnataka, culinary fare consists of Indian and Chinese food, multi-cuisine, cheese eggs, continental dishes, salads, soups like potato- potato soup, pizzas, pastas, steaks and sizzlers, being sold in outlets spread throughout the area. There are café-style restaurants serving a dish called chaiyo-minced meat-mint-lettuce starter, biryani, simple vegetarian meals, chettinad fare. Indian food fare and tasty regular banana leaf plates with a vegetarian meal, eateries serving garlic fish fry with a thick, white dosa, masla fish fry and tiger prawns, vegetarians with yummy South Indian food, thali, multi-cuisine. There are melt-in-the- mouth,udupi thalis, along with Tamil vegetarian thalis and biryani! South Indian cuisine including garlic fish fry with a soft, thick, white dosa, tiger prawns and masala fish fry – catering to foreign as well as Indian taste. There is no scarcity of vegetarian thalis, bhajjis, parottas, South Indian staple, and multi-cuisine food, as well as compact set-ups, highlighting refreshing candlelit dinners with delicious Indian, Chinese, Italian and Continental meals.
The Hyderabadi cuisine imbibes the Mughlai traditions of the zesty sauces and spices of the South, creating a vast and tempting repertoire of hyderabadi biryanis (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), haleem, mirchi ka salan, bagharay baigan and pathar ka gosht.
Delhi has a moderate climate and the monsoon season ranges anywhere between June to September with short but cold winters varying between November to February, when heavy or light woollens may be required. Rajasthan, being a desert region, has summers with hot days and cool nights and are enjoyable for secluded and private indoors. Of course, the winters are much more pleasant during the day, and cold in the night apt for a candlelight dinner! Agra has a climate which is rather hot during the summer months and fairly cold during the winter months with unpredictable rain showers! As Dharamsala is located in the Himalayas range of Himachal Pradesh, climatically the entire region is very pleasant during the summers but the winters are extremely cold. Temperature can drop below the freezing point during the winters and heavy woollen clothes are required, especially for the mountain ranges and ski resorts. Monsoons could get a little risky, but yet ideal for an indoor escapade! Rishikesh may be visited throughout the year though it may get slightly humid from May to August. Karnataka and Hyderabad, are recommended for a visit throughout the year, even in hot and humid summers as every site is a tempting treat for the eyes and there is enough to get engaged in both indoor and outdoor vistas, which helps to ignore thunder, rain, sunshine, or snow which is almost an impossible occurrence on this sector of the Spiritual India Holiday Package!