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    • MAHA KUMBH MELA 2013 –Allahabad From 27th January 2013 to 25th February 2013 Kumbh Mela 2013In 2013, from 27th January to 25th February, the banks of the Sangam willonce again be the temporary homes of Sadhus, the guardians of the faith;Naga Babas, covering their naked bodies with ash; and Mahants, lured tocome out of their hideouts in forests, mountains, and caves. It’s believedthat bathing here will free one from all the past sins, thereby liberating himfrom the cycle of life and death. Famous for its culture and contemporary heritage, the city of Allahabad will once again become a major attraction for foreigners willing to witness the greatest expression of Indian religion, and study and learn Indian culture as the roots of tradition and customs can be easily traced in this land of Triveni Sangam. In 2001 in this Mela nearly 60 million took a bath at Sangam. After 12 long years, the wait is finally over as the Maha Kumbh is once again back to where it belongs – Allahabad. Important Bathing Date for Kumbh Mela 2013 Tour  27th January (Sunday) - Paush Purnima  6th February (Wednesday) - Ekadashi Snan  10th February (Sunday) - Mauni Amavasya Snan (Main Bathing Day)  15th February (Friday) - Basant Panchami Snan  17th February (Sunday) - Rath Saptami Snan  18th February (Monday) - Bhisma Ekadashi Snan  25th February (Monday) - Maghi Purnima Snan Kumbh Mela Tour PackagesFor the ease and comfort of pilgrims coming for Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 we at IJ DreamVacation floating tour packages for various destinations.
    • Kumbh Mela 2013 with Golden Triangle Tour:Explore the diversity of India with its preserved heritage. Inspired by the vibrant culture ofRajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Emerge with all your religious and spiritual senses awake toexperience life in a new way.Day 01 Arrive DelhiUpon arrival, after clearing immigration and custom’s, you will be met and transferred to yourhotel. (Hotel check in time is 1200 Hrs).Overnight at HotelDay 02 Delhi / Jaipur (258 Kms / 05 Hrs & 30 Mins, approx)After breakfast drive to Jaipur , upon arrival check in at hotel (Hotel check in time is 1200 Hrs).Afternoon free for shopping and local market visit.Overnight at HotelDay 03 JaipurAfter breakfast, proceed to Amber fort the on Elephant back / Jeep (Subject to availability)Amber Fort: At a short distance of 11 kms, from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidstwooded hills with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below.One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh. Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience" and the Sukh Niws where a cool breeze blows across channels of water for the purpose of air-conditioning. Hereare the private chambers of the queens with windows having latticed screens so that the ladiescould watch the proceedings of the royal court inprivacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or the"Temple of Vicotry", with its famed Sheesh Mahal, the scintillating "Hall of Mirrors".Afternoon, visit Jaipur City : Hawa Mahal : Also known as the Palace of Winds was built in 1799 .It is a part of the City Palace and was commissioned by Sawai Pratap Singh. The Hawa Mahal wasdesigned for the ladies of the royal household to watch the going on the street while themselves remaining hidden from public view. City Palace Museum - In the heart of the old city is former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. A part of this palace is now a museum. The rest of the palace serves as the living quarters of the royal family of Jaipur. The palacealso has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royalparaphernalia and rare astronomical works. Jantar Mantar (Observatory) - A stone observatory,
    • known as Jantar Mantar, was built by Jai Singh II, a great astronomer. It is located near the CityPalace. It is the largest and the best-preserved observatory of the lot. Astronomers could measurethe positions of the stars and calculate eclipses.Overnight at HotelDay 04 Jaipur / Agra (235 kms / 5 Hrs & 30 Mins, approx)After breakfast drive for Agra enroute visitFatehpur Sikri: (ghost capital) The city is divided into religious and secularsections. The profusion of sculpture is breathtaking. Also, the white marblemosque in the secular section is incredible. It is a very sacred mosque andpilgrims from far and near arrives here to pay their respects.Upon arrival, check in to your hotel.Overnight at HotelDay 05 Agra / Allahabad (Overnight Train)After breakfast Visit Taj Mahal :the most photographed monument in the world. At sunset visit theTaj Mahal to witness this spectacular monument built for love. Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietra dura style is absolutely remarkable. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday’s) Agra Fort : On the shores of River Yamuna, Emperor Akbar started a majestic fort, which gained Jehangir and Shah Jahan as its future benefactors who added rose-red sandstone andmarble buildings to it respectively. Within 2.5- km-long and 20 feet high fortified wall.Evening transfer to railway station for train to Allahabad.Overnight at TrainDay 06 Allahabad - Enjoy Auspicious BathingArrive at Allahabad Railway Station meet assistance and transfer toHotel / Tent, afternoon free to enjoy Kumbh Fair and visit bathing areaat Sangam.Overnight at Tent / HotelDay 07 Allahabad – Enjoy Auspicious BathingAfter breakfast full day free for enjoy Kumbh Fair and Bathing area.Overnight at Tent / Hotel
    • Day 08 Allahabad / Varanasi (120 Kms / 03 Hrs Approx)Early Morning take bath in Sangam and return back to Tent / Hotel for breakfast, later drive toVaranasi, on arrival check in at hotel.Evening Boat ride at River Ganges to Witness evening Arti at Dashasumedh Ghat. Every evening atfive, a magical aarti is performed at Dasashwamedh Ghat. To the chant ofSanskrit mantras, and the clash of cymbals and drums, the river isworshipped with flowers, incense, sandalwood, milk and vermilion. Firstthe blazing camphor lamp and then the many- flamed aarti lamps areraised high and then arched back to the water, the dark river reflectingthe golden flames as Ganga accepts the worship.Overnight at HotelDay 09 VaranasiEarly morning boat ride at river Ganges to witness morning rituals. Morning view on ghats is very attractive and locally known as “Subahe Banaras”. Return back to hotel and after breakfast go for half day city tour: Visit the city temples – the Durga temple, better known as the Monkey temple and the temple of Vishwanath (or Vesheshwar "Lord of the Universe") most sacred spots in the city. Visit Bharat Mata or Mother India Temple, Benares Hindu University. Sarnath: 10 kms from the centre of the city, Sarnathsymbolises the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddharevealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. TheMuseum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India andcontains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, thecovering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D.Overnight at HotelDay 10 Varanasi / Delhi (Flight) Delhi DepartureAfter breakfast transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi, up on arrival meet assistant and transfer toInternational Airport for flight to onward destination. TOUR ENDS BUT MEMORIES REMAINS Note : To See more details about Kumbh Mela Allahabad – 2013 . Please visit our Website – http://www.kumbhmelatours.com
    • Kumbh Mela 2013 with Agra & Khajuraho Tours: 08 Nights / 09 DaysAvail this package which comprises of combination of cities like Delhi-Agra-Jhansi-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Allahabad-Delhi. Make the most of this tour with offers and benefits from IJ DreamVacation Pvt. Ltd.Day 01 Arrive DelhiUpon arrival, after clearing immigration you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Hotelcheck in time is 1200 Hrs).Overnight at HotelDay 02 Delhi / Agra (205 kms / 4 Hrs & 30 Mins, approx)After breakfast drive to Agra, on arrival check in at hotel.Afternoon visit Taj Mahal : Agra the city of the Taj Mahal,However, nomatter how many pictures you have seen or no matter ho high your expectations are, the Taj never lets you down - the unparalleled glory and beauty of the building surpasses beyond all human imaginations. At sunset visit the Taj Mahal to witness this spectacular monument built for love. Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietra dura style is absolutely remarkable.(Taj Mahal is closed on Friday’s)Agra Fort : On the shores of River Yamuna, Emperor Akbar started amajestic fort, which gained Jehangir and Shah Jahan as its futurebenefactors who added rose-red sandstone and marble buildings to itrespectively. Within 2.5- km-long and 20 feet high fortified wall.Overnight at HotelDay 03 Agra / Jhansi ( Train) Jahnsi / Khajuraho (181 Kms / 4 Hours Apporx)After breakfast transfer to Railway station for train to Jhansi.Arrive at Jhansi Railway stationmeet assistant and drive to Khajuraho, check in at hotel.Afternoon visit Khajuraho City : The Eastern and Western GroupTemples Founded in the 9th and 10th Century by the rulers ofChandela Dynasty, influenced by tantrism, in eroticism becomes atheme of philosophical interest and the aim is submlimation ofsexual relationship in the sexual act or "Maithun", women beingregarded as the incarnation of the divine energy or "Shakti". Itis alsopossible thatthe Khajuraho were influenced by "Kama Sutra".
    • Among the temples to visit is the Kandariya Mahadeo, Chaunsat Yogini, Chitragupta temple,adinath Temples ,Vishwanath temple, andvarious other temples.Evening witness Sound and Light Show in Khajuraho.Overnight at HotelDay 04 Khajuraho / Varanasi (Flight)After breakfast transfer to Airport flight for Varanasi.On arrival at Varanasi Airport meet assistant and transfer to Hotel.Evening Boat ride at River Ganges to Witness evening Arti at Dashasumedh Ghat. Every evening atfive, a magical aarti is performed at Dasashwamedh Ghat.The presidingpriests stand on a wooden chauki in the water. To the chant of Sanskritmantras, and the clash of cymbals and drums, the river is worshippedwith flowers, incense, sandalwood, milk and vermilion. First the blazingcamphor lamp and then the many- flamed aarti lamps are raised highand then arched back to the water, the dark river reflecting the goldenflames as Ganga accepts the worship.Overnight at HotelDay 05 VaranasiEarly morning boat ride at river Ganges to witness morning rituals. Morning view on ghats is very attractive and locally known as “Subahe Banaras”. Return back to hotel and after breakfast go for half day city tour: The consists of visiting the city temples – the durga temple, better known as the Monkey temple on account of the large number of monkeys residing there and the temple of Vishwanath (or Vesheshwar "Lord of the Universe") are the most sacred spots in the city. Visit will also include Bharat Mata or MotherIndia Temple and the Benares Hindu University. Sarnath: 10 kmsfrom the centre of the city, Sarnath symbolises the birth of Buddhism.It was here that Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded hismonastic community. The Museum at Sarnath is amongst the mostimportant in India and contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, thecovering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D.Overnight at HotelDay 06 Varanasi / AllahabadAfter breakfast drive to Allahabad, on arrival transfer to Hotel / Tent,afternoon free to enjoy Kumbh Fair and visit bathing area at Sangam.Overnight at Tent / Hotel
    • Day 07 Allahabad – Enjoy Auspicious BathingAfter breakfast full day free for enjoy Kumbh Fair and Bathing area.Overnight at Tent / HotelDay 08 Allahabad / Delhi (Train)After breakfast enjoy Kumbhu Fair, evening transfer to Railway station for train to Delhi.Overnight at TrainDay 09 Delhi DepartureAfter breakfast transfer to International Airport flight for onward destinations. TOUR ENDS BUT MEMORIES REMAINS Note : To See more details about Kumbh Mela Allahabad – 2013 . Please visit our Website – http://www.kumbhmelatours.com
    • Kumbh Mela 2013 with Nepal Tour: 09 Nights / 10 DaysFor great value vacations in India and Nepal we bring you such a unique and unforgettableexperience. Discover this excitement that awaits you in Delhi-Allahabad-Varanasi-Kathmandu-Pokhra-Nagarkot-Kathmandu-DelhiDay 01 Arrive DelhiUpon arrival, after clearing immigration and custom’s, you will be met and transferred to yourhotel. (Hotel check in time is 1200 Hrs).Overnight at HotelDay 02 Delhi / Allahabad After breakfast, visit Old Delhi : An ancient walled city. Visit Red Fort,the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire: Jama Masjid – (Closed on Friday’s) It is the largest mosque in India. It was begun in 1644 and completed in 1658. There are two minarets (40m in height), four angle towers and three gateways. Built during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan, the mosque is made of whitemarble and red stone. Rajghat :On the banks of the Yamuna, is the spot where Mahatma Gandhiwas cremated following his assassination in 1948. Chandni Chowk : This shopping bazaar is themain street of Old Delhi. In spite of it being terribly crowded, irrespective of the time of the day ornight, it is frequented by Indian and foreign tourists. (Chandni chowk market closed onSunday’s) Afternoon visit New Delhi : This city designed and built by the British in the 1920s - a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, and official building in Connaught Place area. India Gate : This arch of triumph bears the names of several thousands of Indians who lost their lives during first world war. Rashtrapati Bhavan : Opposite India Gate is the official residence of the President of India. The building exhibits Mughal as well as Westernarchitectural style. Surrounded by huge gardens, this was completed in 1929. Qutub Minar : 73min height, this tower in Delhi tapers from a diameter of 15m to 2.5m. There are five distinct storeys,each of which has a protruding balcony. Humayuns Tomb, 1564-1572 built by Haji Begum, thewidow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayuns, nine years after his death and took eight yearsto complete. It is designed by the Persian architect Misak Mirza Ghiyaz. Octagonal in shape, raisedon a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, themonument is an imposing structure. After sightseeing transfer to Railway Station for train to Allahabad.Overnight in Train
    • Day 03 Delhi / AllahabadOn arrival meet assistance and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free to enjoyKumbh Fair and visit bathing area at Sangam.Overnight at Tent / HotelDay 04 Allahabad – Enjoy Auspicious BathingAfter breakfast full day free for enjoy Kumbh Fair and Bathing area.Overnight at Tent / HotelDay 05 Allahabad / VaranasiAfter breakfast enjoy Kumbh Fair, afternoon drive to Varanasi.Evening Boat ride at River Ganges to Witness evening Arti atDashasumedh Ghat. Every evening at five, a magical aarti is performedat Dasashwamedh Ghat. To the chant of Sanskrit mantras, and the clashof cymbals and drums, the river is worshipped with flowers, incense,sandalwood, milk and vermilion. First the blazing camphor lamp andthen the many- flamed aarti lamps are raised high and then arched back to the water, the dark riverreflecting the golden flames as Ganga accepts the worship.Overnight at HotelDay 06 VaranasiEarly morning boat ride at river Ganges to witness morning rituals. Morning view on ghats is veryattractive and locally known as “Subahe Banaras”. Return back to hotel and after breakfast go for half day city tour: Visit the city temples – the Durga temple, better known as the Monkey temple and temple of Vishwanath (or Vesheshwar "Lord of the Universe") Bharat Mata or Mother India Temple and the Benares Hindu University. Sarnath: 10 kms from the centre of the city, Sarnath symbolises the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The Museumcontains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, thecovering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D.Overnight at Hotel
    • Day 07 Varanasi / KathmanduUpon arrival meet assist and transfer to hotelAfternoon visit:-Kathmandu City :The temple of lord Shiva - Pashupatinath is a richlyornamented pagoda with two tiered golden roof and silverdoors.Guheswari Temple: Its another historic and holy shrinededicated to the goddess Guheswari, near Pashupatinath.AkashBhairav Temple:The image of lord Akash Bhairav is displayed on theoccasion of Indra Jatra, the festival of Indra, The rain God.Hanuman Dhoka (Durbar Square):Built between the 12th and the 18th centuries, this complex of palaces,courtyards and temples is the historic seat of royalty. It used to be theseat of ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. The durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO Worldheritage site, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Other than a 17th - centurystone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages, interesting things tosee here are: Taleju Temple (Built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D., Kal Bhairav, the god ofDestruction Nautalle Darbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of king PratapMalla, the big bell, big drum, the Jagannath Temple and three museums including the numismaticmuseum and the Tribhuvan Museum. Photography is prohibited inside the museums.Budhanikantha (Bhuijasi) Situated below the Shivapuri hills, Buddhanikantha is about 8 km northof Kathmandu. The hub of the temple complex is remarkable colossal statue of the hindu godVishnu reclining on the coils of a cosmic serpent. This great stone figure is one of the masterpiece ofstone sculptures of Lichchavi period, and is supposed to have been built in the fifth century.Overnight at HotelDay 08 KathmanduAfter breakfast full day visit of Pashpatinath,Bodhnath and Bhadgaon.Pashupatinath : Situated five kilometers east of Kathmandu on the bankof sacred Bagmati river, the temple of lord Shiva Pashupatinath with twotiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its super architecture. Itis a centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shivratri.Bodhnath : The stupa of Bodhnath lies eight kilometers east ofKathmandu. This colossal and ancient stupa, one of the biggest in theworld has the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It was built by Lichchhaviking Mana dev in the fifth century A.D. it is built on an octagonal baseinset with prayer wheels.Bhadgaon : Situated at an altitude of 140 lm, is a home of medieval artand architecture. The urban city covers an area of 4 square miles.Shaped like a conchshell, Bhadgaon means the city of devotees. Pottery and weaving are itstraditional industries.Overnight at HotelDay 09 Kathmandu / PokhraAfter breakfast transfer to Airport for flight to Pokhra.On arrival meet assist and transfer to hotel.Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal.
    • Evening, boating at Fewa lake for 1 hour.See peaks of(Fishtail) Machhapuchare, Annapurna 1,11,111, IV, Nil-giri, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many other.Overnight at HotelDay 10 Pokhra / NagarkotAfter breakfast - a half day tour of Pokhra ,visit lakeside village enjoy one of the most beautifulpanoramas in the world made up by the Annapurna Himal, the majestic Machhapuchhare and othersurrounding snow-capped peaks.After visit drive to NagarkotOn arrival check in at hotel.Overnight at HotelDay 11 NagarkotAfter breakfast visit Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenicspots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunriseview of the Himalayas. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the bestspots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of theHimalayan range.It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati rivervalley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot alsooffers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as aplace whose beauty endures year round.Visitors visit Nagarkot in the spring when surrounding valleys break out in a rich kaleidoscope ofdifferent coloured flowers. Popular among the tourists for short treks and picnics.after visit return back to hotel.Overnight at HotelDay 12 Nagarkot / Kathmandu / DelhiAfter breakfast drive to Kathmandu, on arrival transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi.Overnight at HotelDay 13 Delhi DepartureAfter breakfast drive to Delhi , on arrival transfer to Airport flight for onward destination. TOUR ENDS BUT MEMORIES REMAINS Note : To See more details about Kumbh Mela Allahabad – 2013 . Please visit our Website – http://www.kumbhmelatours.com
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