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North India

  Delhi
Delhi is a city that has been wiped numerous times with new imperial cities sprouting accompanied by plunders of dynasties and rulers who fought battles just to conquer it as their pride and Glory.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area :1,483 square kilometers.
Altitude :239 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max. 25 Deg.C. Min. 0.6 Deg.C.
Winter Max. 32 Deg.C. Min. 0.6 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 714 mm (July to Sept)
Best Season : Oct to March
STD Code : 011.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Delhi is connected by Iair with Agra,Mumbai,Chennai,Banglore,Kolkata, Varanasi,Khajuraho and other major locations in India.
Rail : Delhi is well connected by rail with major cities in India.
Road : Motorable roads connect Delhi with Bharatpur, Calcutta , Agra, Gwalior, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Lucknow, Mathura, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Nainital and Varanasi
CONDUCTED TOURS
Places Covered                      Timings                               Fare
Operator :
ACCOMMODATION
(* Approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India. )

• * Taj Palace Hotel ***** Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi,
• *The Imperial*****, Janpath, New Delhi , *
• Diplomatic Enclave***** , Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi ,
• *Hotel Hyatt Regency ***** Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road New Delhi ,
• * Maurya Sheraton *****54, District Centre, Saket , New Delhi ,
• *ITC Sheraton l.*****, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi ,
• * Grand Hayaat***** Vasant kunj - Phase II, Nelson Mandela Road New Delhi , *
• The Oberoi*****, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, Opp Delhi Golf Course Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, Lodi Estate, New Delhi,
• *Hotel Centaur *** , Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport Delhi ,

Other Hotels
I. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 600/- to Rs.1100/- for a single room and from Rs. 700/- to Rs.1500/- for a double room.
• Hotel Navrang 644, C Mohalla Booli 6, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi
• Anmol House, 15, mandir Wali Gali, Yusuf Sarai, New Delhi
• Hotel Meru, 94, Dariba Corner, Chandani Chowk, Delh,
• Naaz Hotel, 734, jama Masjid, New Delhi,
• Hotel Ganesh, 8496, Ganesh Bhwan, Arakshan Road, Pahar Ganj , N. D.,
•Fort View Hotel, 1482, Chandani Chowk, New Delhi,
•Hotel Navrang, 6442, Hotel Baoli -6, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi,
• Hotel Anand Niwas, 40, Ram Nagar, Gali No. 1, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi,
• Bless Inn, 2339, Rajguru Marg, Paharganj, New Delhi ,
• Hotel Chankaya, 8524, Shiela Cinema, Arkashan Road, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi,
• Hotel Prince, 5117-18, Gali Thanedar Wali, Paharganj, New Delhi,
• Ashok Guest House, 1969-71, Katra Lachi Singh, Chandani Chowk, New Delhi ,
•Hotel Delhi Guest House, 3919/20David Street, Darya Ganj, New Delhi,

PLACES OF INTEREST

Raj Ghat: The memorial of the Father of Nation, Raj Ghat is located amidst a lush garden. The last utterance of Gandhi “Hey Ram’’ is inscribed on his cenotaph in golden letters. There are two Gandhi museums in the premises namely Gandhi Memorial Museum and Gandhi Smriti Museum.
Timings :-----------
Red fort :This grand fort built during the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's reign, this majestic building made of red sandstone is the location from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation every Independence Day. The Diwan-e-khas, and Diwan-e-am, the weaponry museum and the sound and light show are all worth seeing at the Red Fort.
Entry Fee : ___________________
Foreigners : ___________________
National Gallery of Modern Art :It is locatde in Delhi is situated inside the Jaipur House, near India Gate. The National Gallery of Modern Art today has undeniably the most significant collection of modern and contemporary art in the country.
Akshardham Temple : Swaminarayan Akshardham reflects the essence and magnitude of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spirituality.
Entry Fee : Rs.125 is to be paid and for children and senior citizens the charges are Rs.75.
Foreigners : ___________________

Birla Mandir : Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialst G.D. Birla in 1938, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place.
India Gate: At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
Humayun's Tomb : Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.
Entry Fee : Rs.10 (Indians) & Rs.250 (foreigners)
Parliment House : The Parliament house is a cirular colonnaded building . It also houses ministerial offices,numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well. Conceived in the Imperial Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns.
Entry Fee :
Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar (Yantra - instruments, mantra - formulae) was constrcted in 1724. Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur who built this observatory went on to build other observatories in Ujjain , Varanasi and Mathura. Jai Singh had found the existing astronomical instruments too small to take correct measurements and so he built these larger and more accurate instruments.
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee : Rs.5 (Indians), Rs.100 (foreigners)
Qutab Minar :Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone.
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee : Rs. 10 (Indians), Rs.250 (foreigners)

EXCURSIONS
Taj Mahal Agra( 200 km) : The Taj, a marvel among buildings, belongs to an age when leisure added zest to living and appreciation was meant to be savoured slowly...
Entry Fee :
Foreigners :
JAIPUR (300 Km.) : aipur the culture, the tradition, the art, the architecture of Rajasthan appear in full bloom. The Hawa Mahal, the imposing Amer Palace, Nahargarh fort, the city palace, Jantar Mantar and many other places are worth visiting. Jaipur also acts as the corridor to other places in Rajasthan.
BHARATPUR BIRDS SANCTUARY (250 Km.) : The sanctuary houses nearly 400 species of birds and many reptiles and animals. The place is visited by migratory birds and the Siberian cranes. Bharatpur also has the Deegh fort and the museums which tell the saga of a glorious past.
SULTANPUR LAKE (56 Km.) : Sultanpur a lesser known place around Delhi was developed as Birds sanctuary on the lines of Bharatpur. The place has good accommodation facility and restaurants for food. The swamps of the lake has many species of birds, even some migratory birds have been visiting this sanctuary.
Agra Fort  ( Km.) : Agra which lies on the west bank of river Jamuna became one of the principal cities of the Mughal Empire after the death of Ibrahim Lodi at Panipat in 1526. When Akbar choose Agra as his capital he laid the foundation of the fort of Agra..

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  Chandigarh
As the first planned city of India, Chandigarh is known internationally for its architecture and urban planning.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : approximately 44 sq mi or 114 km² .
Altitude : 321 meters .
Best Season : September to December
STD Code : 0172.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air :  The city is well connected with Delhi, Leh and Amritsar via air. The airport is located at a distance of about 12 kms from the city center.
Rail : The city is well connected with major cities via train. There are two trains, namely, Shatabdi Express and Himalayan Queen that link Chandigarh with Delhi and the best part is that these trains run daily. 
Road : here is an excellent road network in Chandigarh. There are two national highways, namely, No. 21 (Ambala-Kinnaur) and 22 (Chandigarh-Leh) that serve this union territory by connecting it with other parts of the country. 
CONDUCTED TOURS
Places Covered                      Timings                               Fare
Operator :
ACCOMMODATION
(* Approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India. )

• * Hotel Mountview ***** Sector 10, Chandigarh,
• *Hotel Taj Chandigarh*****, Block No.9, Sector 17-A Chandigarh , *
•   Hotel K C Cross Road***** , Site No. 1, Sector 10 Opp. Bus Stand Panchkula,
• *Hotel K L G International ***** S.C.O 121-24, Sector-43 B Chandigarh ,
• * Hotel Marc Royale *****National Highway - 22, Post Box No.1 Near Railway Crossing, Zirakpur Chandigarh,
• *Hotel Regency*****,SCO 329-332, Sector-35-B Chandigarh,
• * Hotel Piccadily*****Himalaya Marg, Sector-22 B Chandigarh, *

PLACES OF INTEREST

Bamboo Valley: The garden spreads over an area of about 27.5 acres. This land has 15 species of trees besides bamboo grooves and hence the name “Bamboo Valley”. The entire area has a grassy landscape with bamboo plantations.
Timings :-----------
Leisure Valley:  It is a range of various theme gardens improve the beauty of the city. The garden starts at Sector 1 in the north of the city and ends at Sector 53 in the South of the city. 
Entry Fee : ___________________
Foreigners : ___________________
Sukhna Wildlife sanctuary: This sanctuary spreads over a total area of about 2600 hectares and forms a part of the Sukhna Lake catchment area falling in Shivalik Hills. Large species of flora and fauna are found in this sanctuary. The prominent mammals that are found in this sanctuary include monkey, hare, porcupines, squirrels, sambar, jackal, wild boar, and jungle cats. Cobra, viper, Indian Python are some of the reptiles that are commonly seen in this sanctuary. One can also find birds like Red jungle fowl, Grey partridge, Cuckoos, Night jars, Golden Oriole, Kingfisher, Swifts, Hoopoes, Hombills, Barbets, Woodpeckers, Rollers, Barn owls, Parrots, Doves, and Myna in this sanctuary. 
Botanical Garden: The garden was founded in 2002 and consists of 15 botanical sections with the primary aim of promoting education and research. Besides, the garden has also been developed to promote eco tourism and spread awareness about our floral heritage. 
Entry Fee :
Foreigners : ___________________

EXCURSIONS
Pinjore Garden (20 km) : covering a total area of 100 acres are Pinjore gardens. Traditional Mughal gardens, they were created in the 17th century, by Nawab Fidal Khan, architect to the Emperor Aurangzeb. The gardens stand out from the usual gardens with features like a mini zoo, historic places, Japanese garden, nursery and a number of picnic spots. According to the Hindu Mythology, the Pandava Brothers had rested in this garden during their exile.
Fun City (20 Km.) : The biggest amusement park and water park in the entire northern part of the country. It is sited on the Panchkula-Barwalla Nadha Sahib Gurudwara Highway, near Ramgarh. This amusement park attracts people of all age groups, starting from the children to the older people.
Mansa Devi Temple (3 Km.) : The famous Manasa Devi Temple near Chandigarh is located in Bilaspur village and falls around 3 km to the east of Mani Majra. Also known as the Mata Mansi Temple of Panchkula, the temple serves as a symbol of Himalayan culture and belief. Mansa Devi, the Goddess of Power, is worshipped in the temple.
Bhakra Nangal Dam  (116 Km.) : Bhakra Nangal Dam, constructed across the River Sutlej, is the world’s highest straight gravity dam. It is located at a distance of 116 km from Chandigarh. The hydroelectric station positioned here not only generates power for Chandigarh, but also for Delhi and other cities. It was constructed in 1963 and is 225.55m (740 ft) high above the sea-level, being 518.25 m long and 304.84 m broad. Its huge reservoir, known as the 'Gobindh Sarovar', can store up to 9621 million cubic meters of water. 
Chattbir Zoo ( 5Km.) : Chattbir Zoo is popular for its lion safari, apart from wild animals like Himalayan Black Bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger. It houses 800 different species of animals in a 202-hectare reserve. It is open on all days of the week, except Monday. If you are going to Chandigarh with kids, make sure to include this excursion in your itinerary.

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  HARYANA
  AGRA
A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 62 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 169 Metres
Temperature : Summer Max. 45.0 Deg.C. Min. 21.9 Deg.C.
Winter Max. 31.7 Deg.C. Min. 04.2 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 66 cm. (June to Sept)
Best Season : Oct to March
STD Code : 0562.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Agra is connected by Iair with Delhi, Varanasi and Khajuraho.
Rail : Agra is well connected by rail with major cities in India.
Road : Motorable roads connect Agra with Bharatpur 56 Km, Calcutta 1287 Km., Delhi 204 Km, Gwalior 119 Km., Jaipur 232 Km., Khajuraho 395 Km., Lucknow 363 Km., Mathura 54 Km., Mussoorie 417 Km., Mumbai 1204 Km., Nainital 376 Km.and Varanasi 606 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
The following daily tours starts from Agra Cantt. Railway Station and terminates at Agra Cantt Railway Station / Hotel Taj Kheema, Near Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal. The other pickup point is the Govt of India Tourist Office, 191,
Places Covered                      Timings                               Fare
Taj Mahal, Fatehpur- Sikri,     1015 to 1800 hrs.            Rs.1500/-
Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri        1015 to 1330 hrs.
Operator : UPTOURS, Hotel Taj Khema,
ACCOMMODATION
(* Approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India. )

• *Jaypee Palace Hotel ***** Fatehabad Road,
• *Welcomgroup Mughal Sheraton*****, Taj Ganj, *
• Hotel Agra Ashok (ITDC)***** 6-B, The Mall,
• *Hotel Amar Vilas ***** East Gate Road,
• *Clarks Shiraz*****54, Taj Road,
• *Howard Park Plaza Intl.*****, Fatehabad Road,
• *Taj View Hotel ***** Taj Ganj, Fatehabad Road, *
• Hotel Holiday Inn Agra, M.G. Road,
• *Hotel Amar *** , Fatehabad Road,
• *Hotel Atithi *** Tourist Complex Area,
• *Grand Hotel ***, 137, Station Road,
• *Hotel Mansingh Palace ***, Fatehabad Road,
• *The Trident Agra*** Fatehabad Road,
• Hotel Kant Fatehabad Road, Mayur Tourist Complex.

Other Hotels
I. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 600/- to Rs.1100/- for a single room and from Rs. 700/- to Rs.1500/- for a double room.
• Hotel Agra Deluxe, Fatehabad Road,
• Hotel Amar Yatri Niwas, Fatehabad Road;
• Hotel Chakraview, Vibhav Nagar,
• Deedar-e-Taj, Fatehabad Road,
• Hotel Ganga Ratan, Fatehabad Road,
• Hotel Great Value, Fatehabad Road,
• Hotel Gypsy, Shamsabad Road,
• Hotel Kim, Fatehabad Road,
• Lauries Hotel, M.G.Road,
• Hotel Park View, Bansal Nagar, Fatehabad Road,
• The President, Fatehabad Road,
• Hotel Savoy, Bansal Nagar,
• Hotel Sunrise, Vibhav Nagar,

II. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 250/- to Rs. 600/- for a single room and from Rs. 400/- to Rs. 750/- for a double room.
• Agra Hotel, General Carriappa Road;
• Hotel Ajay, Baluganj,
• Hotel Akbar Inn, Mall Road,
• Hotel Amba Inn, Mall Road,
• Bakshi Guest House, 46, Laxman Nagar,
• Hotel Ellora Deluxe, M.G. Road,
• Hotel Goverdhan, Delhi Gate,;
• Hotel Jai Hind, Sadar Bazar,
• Hotel Jaiwal, Sadar Bazar,
• Major Bakshi Guest House, 33/83, Ajmer Road,
• Hotel Neelkanth, Fatehabad Road,
• Paradise Guest House, Fatehabad Road,
• Hotel Pawan, Sadar Bazar,
• Hotel Ratandeep, Fatehabad Road,
• Ranjit Hotel, Station Road,
• Hotel Safari, Shaheed Nagar,
• Hotel Sarang, Baluganj,
• Hotel Savera, Sadar Bazar,
• Hotel Sidhartha, Near Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal, ;
• Hotel Swagat, Shaheed Nagar,
• Hotel Taj Deluxe, Baluganj, Tourist Lodge, Near Idgah Bus Stand,
• Hotel Vrindavan, 4, M.G. Road,

Other Accommodation
• Tourist Bungalow (UPSTDC), Station Road, Raja-ki-Mandi
• Taj Khema (UPSTDC), Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal,

PLACES OF INTEREST
Agra Fort: An imposing fort on the banks of the river Yamuna, designed and built by Akbar, in 1565 AD. It houses numerous palaces and houses like the Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Musamman Burj, Jehangiri Mahal, Khaas Mahal & Sheesh Mahal.
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset. Entry Fee : Indians : Rs. 10/- (ASI) + Rs.10/- (ADA),Foreigners : US $ 5 or Rs. 250/- (ASI) + Rs.50/- (ADA)
Chini-Ka-Roza : Memorial to Allama Afzel Khal Shukrullah of Shiraz, a well known poet scholar, of Emperor Jehangir’s reign.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb : An impressive tomb in white marble, built by Nur Jahan, in memory of her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg. Timings :Sunrise to Sunset.
Entry Fee : Indians : Rs. 5/- (ASI) + Rs.10/- (ADA)
Foreigners : US $ 2 or Rs. 100/- (ASI) + Rs.10/- (ADA)
Jama Masjid : Constructed in 1648 AD by Shahjahan’s daughter, Jehanara Begum in memory of the famous Sheikh Salim Chisti and his grandson Islam Khan.
Mariyam’s Tomb : Built in 1611 AD, in memory of Emperor Akbar’s Goan wife, it is made of red sandstone, and lies in the centre of a garden. Timings : Sunrise to Sunset.
Entry Fee : Indians : Rs. 5/- ; Foreigners : US $ 2 or Rs. 100/-
Motilal Nehru Park : It is located on the approach road to the Taj Mahal.
Radhasoami Samadhi : Headquarters of the Radhasoami sect, the holy ashes of the founder of the faith have been preserved here. Timings: 0800 hrs. to 1700 hrs.
Ram Bagh: One of the earliest Mughal gardens, laid out by Emperor Babar.
Entry Fee : Indians : Rs. 5/- ; Foreigners : US $ 2 or Rs. 100/-
Sikandra : The last resting place of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar.
Entry Fee : Indians : Rs. 5/- (ASI) + Rs.10/- (ADA)
Foreigners : US $ 2 or Rs. 100/- (ASI) + Rs.10/- (ADA)
Taj Mahal : India’s most fascinating and beautiful monument, the Taj Mahal was completed in 1653 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his favourite Queen Mumtaz. This perfectly symmetrical monument took 22 years (1630-1652) of hard labour and 20,000 workers, masons and jewellers to build and is set amidst landscaped gardens. It was built by the Persian architect, Ustad Isa.
Timings : 0600 to 1900 hrs. (Closed on Fridays)
Entry Fee : Indians : Rs.10/- (ASI) + Rs.10/- (ADA)
Foreigners : US $ 5 or Rs. 250/- (ASI) + Rs.500/- (ADA).
EXCURSIONS
Kaitham Lake (23 Km.) : A scenic lake, located within the Surdas Reserved Forest.
Fatehpur Sikri (37 Km.) : Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 AD. and served as his capital for 16 years. Later, due to shortage of water, Akbar had to abandon this city. Some of the important buildings are Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, private living quarters, Jodhabai’s Palace, Birbal’s Palace, Panch Mahal, Salim Chisti’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, etc.
Entry Fee : Indians : Rs. 10/- (ASI) + Rs.10/- (ADA)
Foreigners : US $ 5 or Rs.250/- (ASI) + Rs.10/- (ADA)
Gulistan Tourist Complex (UPSTDC)
Firozabad (44 Km.) : It is an important handicraft and industrial centre famous for glass ware, specially glass bangles and cut glass articles.
Mathura (54 Km.) : Mathura on the west bank of the river Yamuna is associated with the most endearing god of the Hindu religion, Lord Krishna
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur (56 Km.) : India’s most renowned and important waterbird sanctuary where a great variety of birds can be seen, especially during winter. Its highligts are the annually migrating Siberian cranes.
Van Vihar Widlife Sanctuary (60 Km.) : This picturesque forest reserve spread over 52 sq.km. abounds in tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, sloth bear.
Shauripur (80 Km.) : Once a famous center of Jain pilgrimage, one can see here today, ruins of Jain temples in a dense forest.
Aligarh (83 Km.) : A famous university town and a renowned seat of learning especially for Islamic studies. The Aligarh Mulim University was established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Accom: Hotel Ruby, G.T. Road,
Tariff : A/c : Rs.750-850/- ; Air Cooled : Rs.300-425/-
Sankisa (141 Km) : An important Buddhist pilgrim center, written about by Chinese travellers, Fa-Hien and Hieun-Tsang.
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  HIMACHAL PRADESH
  KULLU - MANALI
The Kullu Valley or the Valley of God is perhaps, the most delightful region in the Western Himalayas. Situated on the banks of the Beas, Kullu, the headquarters of the district, serves as the nerve centre of the valley. Manali is the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti.
KULLU
GENERAL INFORMATION                                         Kullu                         Manali
Area:                                                                           6.68 Sq.km.               5.12 Sq. Km.
Altitude                                                                       1219 Meters.             1923 Meters.
Temperature                                                               Max.                           Max.
Summer                                                                       30.8C.                       18.8C.
Min. Min.                                                                     25.0C.                        12.0C.
Winter Max. Max.                                                      16.4C.                         3.0C.
Min. Min.                                                                    14.5C.                         2.0C.
Best Season                                                              April to Mid-July and Sept to November
STD Code                                                                  01902.                       01902.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Bhuntar is the nearest airport for visiting Kullu ( 10 Km.) and Manali (50 Km.) and is connected with Delhi and Shimla.
Rail : The convenient railheads are Chandigarh and Pathankot 252 & 278 Km. from Kullu and 292 & 318 Km. from Manali respectively.
Road :Motorable roads connect Kullu with Bilaspur 139 Km., Chandigarh 252 Km.,Delhi 490 Km., Dharamshala 213 Km., Jammu 385 Km., Manali 40 Km., Mandi 70 Km., Pathankot 278 Km., Shimla 220 Km. Manali is connected by road with Keylong 118Km.,Manikaran 86Km., Naggar 22 Km. & other towns via Kullu.
ACCOMMODATION
At Bhuntar: Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 500-800/- for a double room:-
• Hotel Amit,
• Hotel Airport End,
• Himalayan Tourist Hotel,
• Hotel Horizon,
• Lake View Hotel,
• Hotel Silver Face,
• Hotel Sunbeam,
• Trans Shiva Hotel,

At Kullu(*Approved by the Dept of Tourism, Govt of India.)
• *Apple Valley Resort **** Village Mohal,
• Hotel Aroma Classic,
• Circuit House Rd,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 1000/- for a dbl room.
• Alankar Guest House,
• Blue Diamond;
• Central Hotel,
• Hotel Chinar ;
• Hotel Daulat,
• Empire Hotel,
• Garden Guest House,
• Green Wood Guest House,
• Hotel New Kailash,
• Kangra Hotel,
• Monal Guest House,
• Rivera Retreat,
• Hotel Rock-n-River,
• Hotel Rohtary,
• Hotel Shobla, Dhalpur,
• Hotel Surya,
• Hotel Siddartha,
• Akhara Bazaar,
• Hotel Vaishali,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Sarvari (HPTDC),
• Dhalpur,
• Hotel Silver Moon (HPTDC),
• Gandhinagar,

PLACES OF INTEREST
• Bijli Mahadev,
• Jagannathji Temple,
• Raghunathji
• Vaishno Devi Temples.
EXCURSIONS FROM KULLU
Bajaura (15 Km.) : Famous for it’s orchards and the temple of Basheshar Mahadev;
Raison (16 Km.) : Famous for its apple orchards. Accom. : Adventure Resorts (HPTDC),
Kaisdhar (16 Km.), Pulga(16 Km.) & Khirganga (26 Km.) :Scenic towns;
Katrain (20 Km.) : With lush apple orchards , famous for beekeeping and trout fishing. Accom. : Anglers Bungalow (HPTDC) , Kullu - Manali Highway,
Naggar (25 Km.) : Famous for a numerous temples, the Naggar Castle now converted into an hotel and the Roerich Museum. Accom : Hotel Castle (HPTDC),
Malana (28 Km.to Naggar & 20 Km. on foot) : A village with a spectacular countryside.
Larji (34 Km.) : A small hamlet, providing excellent trout fishing. The surrounding hills are full of wildlife, antelope, barking deer, musk deer, leopard and wild boar.
Kasol (40 Km.) : Trout fishing available here in the Parvati river. Accom : Tourist Hut (HPTDC),
Manikaran (45 Km.) : A place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs and famous for it’s hot springs with therapeutic value. Accom : Hotel Parvati (HPTDC),
Banjar (58 Km.) : An excellent spot for trout fishing in the waters of the river Trithan.
Mandi (70 Km.) : Of considerable archaeological interest due to its ancient temples. Accom : Hotel Mandav (HPTDC),
Rewalsar (94 km.) : Sacred to the Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, it has a natural lake with floating islands on it. Accom : Tourist Inn (HPTDC),
ACCOMMODATION IN MANALI
• *Manali Ashok (ITDC)*** (Aleo, Left Bank)
• Ambassador Resorts,Chadiyari,
• Apple Country Resorts (Quality Inn), Near Log Huts,
• Banons Resort New Hope Orchards,
• D'Chalet, (Club House Road)
• Dev Resorts, (Club Road)
• De Vivendi Resorts, (Naggar Road, Prini)
• Holiday Inn Manali, (Nagar Highway)
• John Banons Hotel,
• Manai Orchards,
• Hotel Kanishka, (Near Circuit House)
• Manali Resorts, (Mountain Top,Village Dungri)
• Piccadily Hotel, (The Mall, Ram Regency -Honey Moon Inn Aleo, Left Bank)
• Hotel Regent Centre Point,
• Hotel Sagar Resort, (Shingar Regency)
• Hotel Sitara International, (Snowcrest Manor)
• Snow Valley Resorts, (Log Hut Area, Sterling Himalayan Continental, Prini)
• The Manali Inn, (Rangree,Timber Trail, Naggar Road)
• Hotel Tragopan, (Near Log Hut)
• Hotel Whispering Rocks, (Village Palchan)
Other Hotels
1.The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 700/- to Rs.1500/-for a dbl room.
• Hotel Adarsh,
• Hotel Ankit Palace,
• Asia Sulphur Spring,
• Beas View,
• Hotel Chelsea,
• Hotel Classic,
• The Conifer,
• Hotel Devlok,
• Hotel Devi-Dyar,
• Hotel Everest,
• Hotel Hiltop,
• Hotel Ibex,
• The Mall Road,
• Hotel Lhasa,
• Hotel Mount View,
• Hotel New Himland,
• Hotel Pinewood, ;
• Hotel Preet;
• Hotel Premier,
• Model Town,
• Hotel River View,
• Hotel Snowline,
• Hotel Sun Flower,
• Hotel Sun Park,
• Hotel Vintage,
• Manali-Naggar Highway,
• Hotel Woodlines,
2. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 750/- for a dbl room.
• Hotel Ambika,
• Hotel Chaman,
• Hotel Grand View,
• Hotel Grassland;
• Hotel Hadimba Palace,
• Hotel Hill View,
• Hotel Manu Deluxe,
• Hotel Pankaj ;
• Riverview Sobti Guest House,
• Hotel Shivalik,
• Hotel Sunshine,
• Hotel Vikrant,
• Hotel White Rose,
HPTDC Accommodation
• Log Huts,
• Hadimba Cottages,
• Hotel Kunzam,
• Hamita Cottages,
• Hotel Beas,
• Hotel Rohtang Manalsu,
PLACES OF INTEREST IN MANALI
• Brighu Lake (4 Km.),
• Hadimba Devi Temple (2 Km.),
• Jagatsukh (6 Km.),
• Nehru Kund (6 Km.)
• Arjuna’s Gufa (5 Km.)
• Tibetan Monastery/ Vashisht Baths (3 Km.).
EXCURSIONS FROM MANALI
Kothi (12 Km.) : A small, picturesque town, on the way to the Rohtang Pass;
Solang Valley (13 Km.) : Offers fine views of glaciers and snowcapped peaks. It has good ski-slopes and is the venue of an annual Winter Sports Festival;
Rahalla Falls (15 Km.) : Situated at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass;
Rohtang Pass (51 Km.): This is the only access to the Lahaul valley and is generally open from June to September each year;
Keylong (115 Km.) : With arid fields of barley and buckwheat surrounded by brown hills and snowy peaks, Keylong is headquartering of the Lahaul and Spiti district. Accom : Tourist Bungalow, (HPTDC)
CONDUCTED TOURS IN MANALI: HPTDC conducts the following tours during season only, from the Himachal Tourism Marketing Office, Manali :
1. Manali-Nehru Kund-Rahla Falls-Marhi- Rohtang Pass-Manali. Daily from 1000 to 1700 hrs.
2. Manali-Solan -Jagat Sukh-Naggar-Manali. Daily from 1000 to 1630 hrs.
3.Manali-Parvati Valley-Vaishnodevi -Bhutti Weaver’s-Kasol-Manikaran-Kullu-Manali.Daily from 0900 to 1800 hrs.
ADVENTURE SPORTS IN KULLU - MANALI
The Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports at Manali organises training courses, basic and advanced, in hiking, trekking, mountaineering, skiing and water sports.The complex has hotel facilities and equipment for trekking can be hired.
Fishing: The Kullu Valley offers ample opportunities for trout fishing in the river Beas and it’s larger tributaries. Larji, Banjar, Garsa and Kasol are popular places with anglers.
Trekking: The Kullu Valley offers some of the best, soft, medium and hard term trekking. Some important treks are:
1. Manali - Bhrigu -Rohtang Pass - Manali(55 km.)- 4 days;
2. Manali -Chandratal -Keylong(120 km)-10 days;
3. Manali -Chhika -Hamta Pass -Jagatsukh - Manali(55 Km)-6 days &
4. Raison- Malana-Chandrakhani Pass - Raison (139 km.)-11 days.
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  SHIMLA
Shimla is situated in the north west Himalayas, it is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This charming resort was made the summer capital of India by the British.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 18 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 2,213 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 27.0 Deg.C. Min: 14.5 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 16.5 Deg.C. Min: 5.2 Deg.C.
Best Season : April to Mid-July, Mid-Sept to Mid-Nov.
STD Code : 0177.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport, Jubber Hatti (23 Km.) is connected with Delhi and Kullu.
Rail : Shimla is connected by a narrow guage railway line with Kalka (90 km) which in turn is connected with major cities. Kalka – Shimla (Toy Train) 1st Class: 183/- & IInd class : Rs. 35/-.
Road : Shimla is connected by motorable roads with Ambala 149 Km., Bilaspur 81 Km., Chail 43 Km., Chandigarh 117 Km., Dehradun 240 Km., Delhi 341 Km., Kullu 220 Km., Manali 260 Km., Mandi 150 Km., Pathankot 358 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
HPTDC conducts tours from the Rivoli Bus Stand, Shimla
Places Covered                                                       Timings
1)Shimla-Kufri-Fagu-Chini Bungalow.                      1000-1700 hrs.
2)Shimla- Kufri- Fagu-Chini Bungalow                     1000 -1730 hrs.
and Naldehra.
3)Shimla-Fagu -Matiana-Narkanda.                        900-1800 hrs. (Wed, Fri & Sun)
4)Shimla - Kufri - Chail.                                           0930-1800 hrs. (Mon/Thurs/Sat)
5)Shimla - Tattapani                                               0930-1730 hrs.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *The Cecil***** (Dlx, Chaura Maidan,)
• *Asia the Dawn**** (Taradevi,)
• *The Oberoi Clarkes
• *Spring Fields, (Heritage), Chotta Shimla,
• *Wood Ville Palace Resorts (Heritage) Raj Bhawan Road,
• *Ashiana Regency***,
• *Himland Hotel (East)***, (Circular Road,)
• *Honeymoon Inn***,
• *Hotel Marina*,
• Alpine Heritage Inn,
• Baljee's Regency Inn,
• Hotel Combermere,
• East Bourne Resorts, (Khalini,)
• Moon International, Chhota Shimla,
Other Hotels
1.Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 500/- to Rs. 900/- for a single room and Rs. 900/- to Rs. 1500/- for a double room.
• Hotel East View,
• Chhota Shimla,
• Hotel Ere,
• Hotel Harsha,
• Hotel Himland (West),
• Circular Road,
• Koti Resorts,Le Royal,
• Jakhoo Road ,
• Hotel Meghdoot,
• Chaura Maidan,
• Hotel Palace,
• Fingask,
• Hotel Pine View,
• Mythe Estate,
• Hotel Shingar,
2. Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 250 to Rs.600/- for a single room and
• Hotel Amber,(Ram Bazar,)
• Hotel Auckland, (Lakkar Bazaar, )
• Barowalia Resorts, (Fingask Estate)
• Hotel Bridge View,
• Brightland Hotel, (Cosy Nook Estate)
• Hotel Coronation, (Ram Bazar)
• Hotel Cosmos,
• Hotel Crystal Palace,(Circular Rd )
• Hotel Dalziel,
• Hotel Deogar, (The Ridge,)
• Hotel Diplomat, ( Lakkar Bazaar,)
• Flora Hotel, (Lakkar Bazaar, Gulmarg Regency, )
• Hotel Lord's Grey, (Circular Road,)
• Hotel Meridian, (Near Tara Hall,)
• Moon Palace Hotel, (Fingask Estate, New Bridge View,)
• Hotel Nishat, (Fingask, Ridge View, The Ridge;)
• Hotel Samrat;
• Hotel Sangeet,
• Hotel Shiwalik,
• Hotel Shorya Regency, (Fingask Estate,)
• Hotel Sunview, (Lakkar Bazaar,)
• Hotel Victory,
• Hotel Woodland,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Holiday Home (HPTDC) , Near High Court,
• Hotel Peterhoff (HPTDC),
• Everest Holiday Resort (Punjab Tourism , YMCA) Near Telegraph office, The Ridge
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Chadwick Falls,
• Christ Church,
• Glen (4 Km.),
• Himachal State Museum,
• Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (Prior Permission required),
• Jakhoo Hill,
• The Mall,
• Prospect Hill,
• Sankat Mochan,
• Summer Hill,
• Tara Devi Temple,
• Tibetan Monastery.
EXCURSIONS
Mashobra (13 Km.) : With several excellent picnic spots amidst forests of oak and pine. Accom : Hotel Gables, Hotel Sringar Residency,
Wildflower Hall (13 Km.): Famous for mountain flowers and its magnificent view;
Craignano (16 Km.) : 3 Km. from Mashobra, this is an ideal picnic spot with lawns and gardens;
Kufri (16 Km.) : It has fine ski slopes for beginners as well as for good skiers. Near Kufri, on the Kufri-Chail Road is the Himalayan Nature Park which exhibits a rare species of flora and fauna of Western Himalayas,
Accom : Kufri Holiday Resort, *Hotel Shilon Fortune Resorts*****, (8 Km from Kufri), *Toshali Royal View Resort***, (8 km from Kufri),
Fruit Research Station(18 Km.) : Biggest Fruit Research Centre in North India;
Fagu (22 Km.) : A silent, serene spot with its woods, ferns and apple orchards;
Kiarighat (23 Km.) : On the Shimla-Kalka road, with vistas of mountain scenery; Accom. : Tourist Inn (HPTDC)
Naldehra (23 Km, ) : Offers a 9 hole golf course, one of the most picturesque in the world, Accom : Log Hut (HPTDC), Hotel Golf Glade (HPTDC)
Theog (32 Km.) : It has the Potato marketing centre for Himachal Pradesh;
Darlaghat (42 Km.) : Famous for an ancient temple. Accom.: Hotel Baghal (HPTDC),
Chail (43 Km.) : Once the capital of the Maharaja of Patiala and site of the highest cricket ground in the world, Chail commands a panoramic view. The verdant forests near Chail are alive with many species of birds and deer. Accom : Palace Hotel (HPTDC), Hotel Himneel (HPTDC)
Solan (48 Km.) : Site of the Himachal Agriculture and Forestry University. Accom: Rock Rose Resort,
Tattapani (51 Km.) : It is known for its hot sulphur springs which have therapeutic properties;
Arki (52 Km.) : The Arki Fort is famous for it’s defensive structure and exquisite murals.
Barog (55 Km.) : The highest point on the Kalka- Shimla highway,surrounded by pine and oak forests, Barog has a commanding setting. Accom : Hotel Pinewood (HPTDC),
Bon Monastery, Uchghat (61 Km.): A Tibetan Monastery with a large statue of Lord Shenrab Mibo, founder of the Bon religion is situated on the Solan-Rajgarh Road;
Narkanda (64 Km.) : Situated at an height of 2700 mts., it is a popular skiing resort and offers a choice of ski slopes. H.P. Tourism organises 7 day skiing packages inclusive of skiing lessons, at Narkanda, during January-March every year. Accom : Hotel Hatu (HPTDC): At an elevation of 1927 mts, it has a colonial ambience reinforced by cobbled paths, gabled houses with magnificient facades, neat gardens and orchards. Sanawar 16 km. away is famous for its schools and colleges. Kasauli can also be reached by road from Kalka 37 km. and Chandigarh 65 km. Accom : Hotel Ros Common (HPTDC), Alasia Hotel, Hotel Anchal,
Bilaspur (81 Km.) : A temple town. Approximately 57 kms. from Bilaspur is the Sri Naina Devi Temple complex, one of the 51 shakti peethas in the country. Accom: Hotel Deotsidh (HPTDC)
Kotgarh (82 Km.) : Land of apples & apricots, it is Himachal’s horticultural heartland;
Parwanoo (87 Km.) : Famous for Fruit based products. Accom : Hotel Shiwalik (HPTDC),; *Timber Trail Resort**,
Hatkoti and Rohru (104 Km.): Hatkoti is famous for it’s ancient temples dedicated to Durga and Shiva. Past Hatkoti is Rohru which is the base of some challenging treks. Accom : Hotel Chanshal, Rohru,
Karsog (128 Km.) : It has an abundance of apple orchards and a varied landscape;
Rampur (140 Km.) : The ancient capital of the erstwhile Bushahr state. A Buddhist and Hindu temple and the old palace are the main attractions. Accom: Hotel Bushehar Regency (HPTDC),
Renukaji (150 Km.) : A sacred and picturesque lake, where an annual fair is held in November. The Renuka Sanctuary has a large number of Black Bear, Barking Deer, Goral, Jackal, Leopard, Sambhar and the Spotted Deer. Accom : Hotel Renuka (HPTDC),
Sarahan (175 Km.) : Famous for the Bhimakali Temple Complex, one of the major Shakti-peeths. Accom : Hotel Srikhad (HPTDC), Srikhand Cottage (HPTDC),
Paonta Sahib (226 Km.): Located on the banks of the River Yamuna along the Nahan-Dehra Dun road, it is an important pilgrim centre for the Sikhs. The nearest airport/railhead is Dehra Dun (44 Km.)Accom: Hotel Yamuna(HPTDC),
ADVENTURE SPORTS
Fishing : Trout fishing available at Rohru and at Seema (9 Km. from Rohru). Mahaseer fishing available at Tattapani.
Golfing : A nine hole Golf Course is available at Naldehra.
Skiing : The skiing season generally commences in the first fortnight of January and continues till mid-March depending upon snow condition. HPTDC organises ski courses of 7 days & 15 days duration at Narkhanda.
Trekking : The Shimla-Kinnaur region offers some exciting trekking opportunities :-
(1). Shimla to Kullu via Jalori Pass (66 km.) ,
(2). Shimla to Kullu via Bashleo Pass (56 km.) and
(3). Sarahan to Sangla (106 km.)
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  JAMMU KASHMIR
  AMARNATH
The cave of Shri Amarnath, in the picturesque Lidder Valley in Kashmir, is situated at a height of 3,680 mts. Each year in the month of Shravan (July-August) when the moon is full, thousands of devout pilgrims gather here, to worship a naturally formed ice lingam, symbol of Lord Shiva. The waxing and waning of the Lingam with the moon has remained a world marvel. According to popular belief it reaches the maximum height on the puranmashi (full moon) of Shravan which is the main day for Darshan.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Altitude : 3952 mts.
Season : Mid June to September
Clothing: Heavy woollens with over coats.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Nearest airport is Srinagar (144 kms).
Rail : Nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi (304 kms).
Road : Amarnath is connected by road with Pahalgam (47 km) and Sonmarg (21km) by a trekking route.
Local Transport : Ponies & dandies can be hired through Jammu and Kashmir Tourism.
External Transport : State Transport Buses of Jammu & Kashmir Govt. connect Pahalgam with Srinagar, Pathankot and Khanabal (Anant Nag).
ACCOMMODATION
Enroute to the Holy Cave, the State Tourism Dept has constructed accommodation for pilgrims at various camping stations in the shape of shelter sheds. With a view to catering to the requirement of all pilgrims, good tented accommodation with bedding facilities is also set up by private parties during the yatra period, for use on payment basis. Facilities for booking such accommodation at rates approved by the State Tourism Dept. are available at the base camps. The rates for accommodation are as follows :-
THE YATRA
The road to the Amarnath caves for the yatris will be opened from 23rd July to 22nd August 2002. The first darshan will be allowed on 23rd July and the last on 22nd August '2002. The Yatra will be performed both from Pahalgam via the Chandanwadi-Sheshnag-Panchtarni route and from Sonamarg via Baltal route. However, the Holy Mace (Chari-Mubarak) will proceed along the traditional route from Pahalgam. The date of darshan at the Holy Cave will be allotted to each yatri on first come first served basis depending upon the daily quota available for each route Yatris should reach Jammu 5 days prior to the allotted date of Darshan or Srinagar 4 days in advance in case of opting to travel along the Pahalgam route and 3 days in case of the Baltal route.
The route for yatra is as follows:-
Pahalgam Route                                       Anantnag-Baltal Route
Jammu to Pahalgam.                                     Jammu to Srinagar
Pahalgam to Chandanwadi (16 km)              Srinagar to Sonemarg
Chandanwadi to Sheshnag (11.3 km)          Sonemarg to Baltal
Sheshnag to Panchatarni (13 km)                Baltal to Holycave (14 km by foot)
Panchtarni to the Holy Caves (6.4 km)       After darshan return to Jammu on the same route.
The Amarnath Yatra is extremely difficult and involves trekking at high altitudes upto 14000 ft., under difficult conditions and uncertain weather. Yatris are required to trek for 6 days to approach the Holy Cave for darshan and return to the base camp at Pahalgam. Similarly, it takes two days of strenuous trekking to approach the Holy Cave from Sonamarg and return.
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  JAMMU VAISHNODEVI
JAMMU
Amongst the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir State, Jammu perhaps, offers the widest diversity of terrain and beauty and the entire region is pocketed with lakes and valleys. The foundation of the settlement of Jammu is attributed to king Jamulochan of the 9th Century B.C.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 20.36 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 305 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 39.9 Deg.C. Min: 23 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 26.2 Deg.C. Min: 4.3 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 107 Cms. (June to Sept.)
Best Season : All year
STD Code : 0191.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Jammu airport, ( 8 km.) is connected by Indian Airlines with Delhi & Sringar
Rail : Jammu Tawi is connected by rail with major cities in India.
Road : Jammu is connected road with Amritsar 243 Km., Chandigarh 436 Km., Delhi 586 Km., Katra 48 Km., Manali 428 Km., Srinagar 305 Km. etc.
ACCOMMODATION
( * Approved by Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India, New Delhi )


• *Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi**** Nehru Market,
• *Hotel Jammu Ashok**** Opp. Amar Mahal,
• *Hari Niwas Palace Hotel (Heritage) Palace Road,
• *Jammu Jewels Hotel**Jewel Cinema Complex, K.C. Residency,
• Hotel Mansar Jammu,
• Modern Hotel,
• Samrat Hotel,
• Hotel Vardaan,

Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.200/- to Rs.500/- for a single room and from Rs.350/- to Rs.600/- for a double room.
• Airlines Hotel, Canal Road, ;
• Broadway Hotel, below Gumat,
• Cosmopolitan Hotel, Vir Marg,
• Jammu International Hotel, GSS Road ;
• Hotel Moti Mahal, GSS Road ;
• Mughal Darbar Hotel, Vir Marg ;
• Palace Hotel, Vir Marg,
• Hotel Premier, Residency Rd.,
Other Accommodation
Tourist Reception Centre (J&KTDC), Veer Marg,

PLACES OF INTEREST
• Bahu Fort - Timings : 0800 hrs to 2000 hrs.,
• Mubarak Mandi Palace,
• Shrine of Pir Badhan Ali Shah ,
• Pir Khoh ,
• Mausoleum of Pir Roshan Shah Wali ,
• Raghunath Temple,
• Raghunath Temple (Purani Mandi), Ranbir Canal,
• Ranbireshwar Temple.
Museums: Amar Singh Palace Museum Timings : 1000 to 1200 hrs. & 1500-1700 hrs. in winter
1700 to 1900 hrs. in summer, 1000 to 1200 on Sundays (Closed on State holidays & Mondays).
Dogra Art Gallery: Timings: 0800-1330 hrs. – Summer, 1030-1630 hrs. - winter.(Monday Closed)
EXCURSIONS
Akhnoor (32 Km.) : Ruins of the Indus valley civilization can be seen along the river bank here.
Shahdra Sharief (32 Km.) : The shrine of a great muslim saint, Pir Ghulam Shah.
Jhajjar Kotti (35 Km.) : A picnic spot, on the banks of the Jhajjar rivulet. Accom : Tourist Complex (JKTDC),
Purmandal- Uttar Behani (40 Km.) : Famous for it’s imposing rock temples and for the paintings on the walls of old buildings.
Surinsar Lake (42 Km.) : A heart shaped bewitching lake, situated amid picturesque low hills.
Babor (58 Km.) : An archaeological site, famous for its temples.
Vaishnodevi (62 Km.) : A famous centre of pilgrimage for Hindus.
Kirimchi Temple (64 Km.) : There are four ancient stone shrines and a Shivadwala at Kirimchi. Entry Fee for Monuments at Kirimchi : Indians : Rs.5/-, Foreigners : US $ 2 or Rs.100/-.
Baba Dhansar (65 Km.) : A beautiful and cool picnic spot.
Jassota Sanctuary (65 Km.) : This small area of 3.75 sq. miles supports a large population of Chital, barking deer, wild boar and rhesus macaque. Permission to visit the sanctuary may be obtained from the Regional Wildlife Warden, Near Jammu Ashok hotel, Manda (Ramnagar), Jammu. Accom : Forest Rest Houses. Resvn: The Regional Wildlife Warden, Jammu.
Dera Baba Banda (75 Km.) : An attractive spot, with a Gurudwara cum samadhi dedicated to Banda Vir Vairage- the favourite saint soldier of Guru Gobind Singh.
Reasi (79 Km.): It has monuments of two great generals of India: General Zorawar Singh and Banda Vir Vairage.
Mansar Lake (80 Km.) : A beautiful and picturesque lake fringed by forest covered hills, with ruins of a small old palace decorated with colourful frescoes on it’s banks. Accom : Tourist Complex (J&KTDC),
Holy Cave of Shiva Khori (90 Km.) : which can be reached after a 3 km. trek from Ransu.
Salal Dam & Lake (95 Km.): The largest hydro electric project in the State.
Ramnagar (102 Km.) : A treasure trove of superb mural paintings in the Pahari style. The entire collection is housed in the form of wall paintings in the Rangmahal. Entry Fee for Palace: Indians: Rs.5/-, Foreigners: US $ 2 or Rs.100/-.
Kud (106 Km.) : A tourist resort at an elevation of 1770 mts on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Accom : Tourist Bungalow I & II (J&KTDC),
Patnitop (108 Km.) : Perched atop a hill, on the Jammu - Srinagar National Highway, enveloped by thickly wooded forests. Situated on a lovely plateau, it makes a perfect holiday resort having the twin advantages of being quiet and easily accessible at the same time. Accom : (1) Tourist Huts (J&KTDC),
Gauri Kund (115 Km.) : A legendary spring where the Goddess Parvati used to bathe before commencing her daily prayers at Sudh Mahadev.
Billawar (120 Km.) : famous for its Mahabilkeshwar Shiva temple.
Sudh Mahadev (120 Km.): A holy spot near Patnitop, known for its archaeological importance, a great pilgrimage centre and a charming natural site. Accom : Tourist Complex (J&KTDC), Rs.200-250/-.
Mantalai (124 Km.) : Surrounded by lush Deodar forests, at an altitude of over 2000 mts.
Basohli (125 Km.) : Basohli gave birth to the famous art of the Pahari miniatures.
Batote (125 Km.) : Situated at an altitude of 1560 mts, the bracing climate, enchanting pine forests and good spring water make Batote a famous health resort. Accom : Tourist Complex (J&KTDC),
Sanasar (129 Km.) : A lush green cup-shaped meadow surrounded on all sides by the thick bands of lofty conifers on the mountain slopes. Accom : Tourist Huts (J&KTDC), Dbl room in Tourist Bungalow ,Sukrala Devi Temple (132 Km.)
VAISHNODEVI
Nestled in the folds of the mighty Trikuta mountain, 61 km north of Jammu at a height of 5,200 feet above sea level, the cave shrine of Trikuta Bhagvati, popularly called Vaishnodevi has been a beacon of faith and fulfilment for millions of devotees since time immemorial.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 15 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 5200 Feet.
Best Season : The shrine is visited all around the year, but during winter the route is often blocked by heavy snow for many days.
STD Code : 01991 (Katra).
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jammu (61 Km.).
Helicopter Service
Pawan Hans operates 2 services from Jammu to Sanjichat (1225 & 1655 hrs. return from Sanjichat at 1330 & 1800 hrs.) and 5 flights from Katra to Sanjichat.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Jammu connected with major cities in India.
Road : Jammu is the nearest inter-state bus Terminus, 48 km. from Katra. Buses leave for Katra from Jammu every 10 minutes, between 0530 and 2030 hrs.
Taxis are also available at Jammu Airport, Railway Station and the Tourist Reception Centre, for travel to Katra.
From Katra, it is a 13 km. trek to the Vaishno Devi shrine.
ROUTE FROM KATRA TO VAISHNODEVI
• Katra - Banganga (1.5 Km.),
• Banganga - Charan Paduka (1.5 Km.),
• Charan Paduka - Adhkunwari (3 Km.),
• Adhkunwari - Bhavan (7 Km.)
• The 13 Km. trekking route from Katra to the shrine has been relaid, widened and tiled.
• Railings have also been installed for protection.
• The Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board runs a number of ‘bhojanalays’ or restaurants along the route. Ponies, Dandis and Pithoos (coolies) are also available on the Katra – Vaishno Devi route.
ACCOMMODATION
• Yatri Niwas, Guest House, Tourist Bungalow and Reception Centre managed by the Shrine Board and the J&KTDC provide reasonably priced accommodation at Katra.
• Sarais, managed by the Shrine Board offer accommodation at Adhkawari and Darbar.
• Dharamshalas run by various organisations offer reasonable accommodation to the pilgrims.
• Adhkawari : Sharda Bhavan, (SMVD Shrine Board Accom.)
• Bhawan : Bhavan Complex (SMVD Shrine Board Accom.)
Accommodation at Katra
• Hotel Ambika ;
• Hotel Asia Shripati,
• Hotel Asia Vaishodevi,
• Hotel Basera,
• Carlson Country Inn & Suites,
• Jammu Katra Highway,
• Hotel Mount View ,
• Hotel New Subhash,
Other Hotels
• Hotel Abhinandan,
• Hotel Akash Ganga,
• Hotel Ashok, ,
• Hotel Atul Regency,
• Hotel Bandu Palace,
• Hotel Damini, ,
• Hotel Durga, ,
• Hotel Durga Palace,
• Hotel Ishwar,
• Hotel Mahindra Palace,
• Hotel Malti Palace,
• Hotel New Natraj,
• Hotel Rama Palace,
• Hotel Shivalik,
• Hotel Sunrise,
• Hotel Surya Palace,
• Hotel Tara Deluxe,
• Hotel The Vaishnodevi,
• Hotel Tridev,
Other Accommodation
(1) Tourist Bungalow (J&KTDC),
(2) Tourist Reception Centre (J&KTDC),
(3) Yatri Niwas (J&KTDC),
(4) Niharika Guest House, (SMVD Shrine Board
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Adhkunwari Temple & Garbh Joon (8 km);
• Ban Ganga Temple (2 km);
• Bhairon Temple (2.5 km. from Bhawan);
• Bhawan (13.5 km);
• Bhumika Temple (2 km);
• Charan Paduka (3.5 km);
• Chintamani (1 km);
• Darshani Darwaza ( 1.5 km);
• Kalika Temple ;
• Ram Mandir ;
• Rasayan Goofa ;
• Shiva Goofa
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  PUNJAB
  AMRITSAR
Amritsar was founded in 1579 by Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of the Sikh faith. He constructed a pool on a land gifted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and called it Amritsar, the pool of nectar, giving the city its name. The home of the world famous Golden Temple, the 400 year old city of Amritsar is the most important seat of Sikh history.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Altitude : 760 Ft.
Temperature: Summer Max: 34 Deg.C. Min: 15 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 18 Deg.C. Min: 0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 59.2 Cms.
STD Code: 0183
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Amritsar is connected by air with Delhi and Mumbai.
Rail : Amritsar is connected by rail with major cities in India.
Road : Amritsar is connected by bus with Agra 643 Km, Calcutta 1850 Km, Chandigarh 235 Km, Delhi 435 Km, Ferozpur 160 Km, Jalandhar 180 Km, Jammu 216 Km, Kullu 389 Km, Ludhiana 140 Km, Pathankot 107 Km, Srinagar 515 Km, & Wagah Border 29 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *M.K.Hotel *** Ranjeet Avenue,
• *Mohan International Hotel**** Albert Road,
• *Hotel Ritz Plaza***,
• *Royal Castle *** Albert Road,
• Hotel Airlines, Cooper Rd,
• Amritsar International Hotel, Ranjeet Svaasa,
• Hotel Astoria,
• Grand Hotel, Queen Road, Opp. Railway Stn.,
• Sun City Towers, 84 / 15-2 Queen’s Road.
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 200/- to Rs. 350/- for a single room and from Rs.300/- to Rs. 500/- for a double room.
• Hotel Ashoka,
• Hotel Blue Moon,
• Crystal Hotel,
• Imperial Hotel,
• Natraj Hotel,
• Queens Road Palace Hotel, Opp. Rly. Station,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Akal Takht : Adjacent to the Golden Temple is the marble paved square in which stands the Akal Takht (Immortal Throne). Established by the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind (1606-1645), this is the supreme seat of the Sikh religions authority.
Baba Atal Rai Tower : This octagonal, nine storeyed tower represents the nine years of life of Atal Rai, son of the sixth Guru Hargobindji. The inner walls are decorated with frescoes on the life of Guru Nanak. The Adi Granth is enshrined within.
Central Sikh Musuem : The musuem houses some fine old paintings of battles fought by the Sikhs, old manuscripts, coins and weapons.
Durgiana Temple : A Durga Temple , the centre of pilgrimage for devout Hindus.
Golden Temple : Also known as Hari Mandir or Darbar Sahib, the temple is a white and gold splendour, the foundation of which was laid by the Muslim saint, Mian Mir, an admirer and friend of Guru Arjun. The upper half of the temple is covered with pure gold leaf, hence, the popular name, Golden Temple. The temple has four entrances and a marble causeway across the water leads to the shrine whose glittering picture is reflected in the waters of the pool. Inside the temple lies the holy book of the Sikhs - the Granth Sahib.
Jallianwala Bagh : Among the most poignant memorials of free India is Amritsar's Jallianwala Bagh. On April 13, 1919, British General O'Dyer opened fire on a group of people attending a peaceful freedom movement meeting being held here, which took the lives of about 2,000 innocent men, women and children. The walls of the garden still show vivid bullet marks. A sacred monument, the Jallianwalla Bagh is now a well kept garden with a memorial with an eternal flame dedicated to the memory of the martyrs.
Rambagh Gardens : Outside the old walled city are the Rambagh Gardens which surround Maharaja Ranjit Singh's summer palace, now a museum.
EXCURSIONS
Amanat Khan :The old Mughal sarai of Amanat Khan is situated in a tiny village, south west of Amritsar. The tomb of Amanat Khan is surrounded by 4 minarets.
Ram Tirath (10 Km) : Legendary birth place of Lav and Kush and the spot where the sage Valmiki's ashram stood.
Taran Taran (22 Km.) : The Gurudwara of Taran Taran was built in 1768 in memory of Guru Ram Das. The waters of the tank are said to have medicinal properties.
Wagha (28 Km.) : The last Indian outpost on the Indo - Pak border.
Gobindwal Sahib (30 Km.): It served as the headquarters of the 3rd guru, Guru Amar Dasa, a great social reformer. Close-by is the samadhi of Angad Devji, the 2nd Sikh Guru.
Hari Ke Patten (38 Km.) : A picnic spot where the rivers, Beas and Sutlej meet.
Baba Bakala (45 Km.) :The magnificent gurudwara of Baba Bakala is dedicated to the ninth Guru Teg Bahadur.
Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji (62 Km): On the banks of the Beas river, 5 Km. from the town of Beas, it is the home of the Radha Saomi faith.
Dera Baba Nanak (70 Km): 35 Kms. west of Gurdaspur, it is here that Guru Nanak, spent 12 years of his life.
Pathankot (107 Km.) : An important tourist centre at the foot of the Himalayas, on the highway to Jammu and Kashmir.
Shahpur Kandi Fort (114 Km.) : Built by Bhao Singh and named to commemorate the visit of Shah Jahan.
Accom : Coral Tourist Complex, Madhopur,
  ANANDPUR SAHIB
With a backdrop of the Naina Devi hills, Anandpur Sahib (abode of peace) is an important Sikh religious centre. It has a number of historical gurudwaras. It was here that the 10th and the last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, gave to the Sikhs the new form of baptism and called the Sikhs thus baptised, Khalsa or the pure ones. The nearest airport is Chandigarh 85 km and Anandpur Sahib is connected by rail with Ambala (139 km). Accom : is available in Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib and the Champa Tourist Huts (PTDC).
PLACES OF INTEREST
Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal : It was built by Guru Teg Bahadur as his residence.
Gurudwara Sisganj : It commemorates the spot where the head of Guru Teg Bahadur was cremated when it was brought to Anandpur after his martyrdom.
Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib : Place where Guru Nanak initiated Saint Budhan Shah and where the last rites of the 3 Gurus, Hargobind, Har Rai and Har Kishan were performed.
Gurudwara Anandgarh Sahib : It was used as a fort during the war by Guru Gobingsinghji.
Gurudwara Damdama Sahib: The coronation ceremony of Guru Gobind Singhji, as the 10th Guru took place here.
Other places of interest are the Gurudwara Keshgarh, Gurudwara Mai Jitoji , Harmandar Sahib, Sish Mahal Sahib and Takhat Sahib.
EXCURSIONS
Naina Devi (20 km) : The Naina Devi temple is situated amidst picturesque hill ranges.
Bhakra Nangal Project (35 km) :The mighty Bhakra Nangal multipurpose project has the distinction of being the world's highest straight gravity dam rising 225.55 mts. above the lowest foundation and spanning the gorge with a length 518.16 mts. at the top. Permission for visiting Bhakra is to be obtained from the CPRO, Nangal Project , Nangal. Accom : Kadamba Tourist Complex, Nangal,Sutlej Sadan Rest House, NFL Guest House (NFL), Nangal, Udyan Rest House (NFL), Nangal,
  JALANDHAR
Capital of an ancient Hindu Kingdom, Jalandhar was also a flourishing city under the Mughals. Famed for its high quality sports equipment today, it is an important industrial centre.The nearest airport is Chandigarh 85 Km. and it is a railhead. Some important distances are Amritsar 83 km, Delhi 364 km, Jammu 219 km, Ludhiana 59 km & Pathankot 112 km.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India)
• *Kamal Palace****EH-192, Civil Lines
• *Hotel President**** Police Lines Rd,
• *Hotel Dolphin***G.T. Road, Near Patel Chowk
• Radissson Windsor Hotel, Windsor Fountain, G.T. Road,
• Green Park Hotel, 36, Green Park,
• Hotel Plaza, Old Court Road, Plaza Chowk,
• Hotel Shingar Regency, Civil Lines
• Hotel Sky Lark, Circuit House Road
• The Maya EH – 178, Civil Lines
Other Accommodation
• Sukhchain Tourist Complex (PTDC) ,Master Tara Singh Nagar
• Magnolia Tourist Complex (PTDC) Kartarpur
PLACES OF INTEREST
Devi Talab : A large masonary tank, sacred to the Hindus,
Jama Masjid : A four centuries old mosque,
Imam Nasir Mausoleum: It is an 800 year old monument.
EXCURSIONS
Kapurthala (18 Km.) : Capital of an old princely state. In the centre of the city, stands the Panch Mandir, a fine Hindu temple. The city also has a mosque designed by a French architect in the moorish style, the Shalimar gardens and the Jagjit Palace. Accom : Gardenia Tourist Complex,
Kanjli (26 Km.) : It is a picturesque resort with a small lake;
Hoshiarpur (39 km) : Lajwanti Tourist Complex,
Phillaur (45 Km.) : It has the state police training school located in a fort which was originally a Mughal caravanserai. The Serai was redesigned by an Italian architect.
Nakodar (25 Km.) : It has 2 very fine Mohammadan tombs, situated close to one another.
Nur Mahal (40 Km.) : Built by Emperor Jehangir and named after his wife.
  LUDHIANA
An important industrial town, Ludhiana is famous the world over for its hosiery goods. The famous Punjab Agricultural University is situated on the outskirts of the city.
The nearest airport is Amritsar (171 km) and Ludhiana is a railhead. Some important road distances are : Ambala 112 km, Chandigarh 88 km, Delhi 305 km, Jalandhar 59 km, Jammu 278 km, Pathankot 171 km, and Patiala 116 km.
ACCOMMODATION
• Chevron International ***Link Road,
• Hotel City Heart***Near Clock Tower, G T Rd,
• Hotel Nanda**Bahadur House Market,
• Hotel Grewalz, 148 Ferozpur Road,
• Hotel Gulmor
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.500/- to Rs.800/- for a single room and from Rs.700/- to Rs.900/- for a double room.
• Hotel San Plaza, 15, Feroze Gandhi Market,
• Hotel Sheba, Ferozpur Road, Bharat Nagar Chowk,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Amaltas (PTDC), GT Road, Queens flower Tourist Complex,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Bhir: A mosque built by Mohammed Ghori,
• Alawal Khan's Tomb: Built by Emperor Shah Jahan,
• Sardar Bahadur Khan's Tomb: An impressive structure with sloping walls.
EXCURSIONS
Sanghol : Excavations at Sanghol have yielded coins and seals related to the Nomadic rulers. A Buddhist stupa was excavated here in 1968, and later, in 1985, a rich treasure of 117 beautiful carved stone slabs, pillars, cross bars etc were discovered. These treasures have been displayed in a museum at Sanghol.
Manji Sahib (11 km): A 6 storeyed Gurudwara, built in honour of Guru Govind Singh.
Doraha Sarai (20 Km): These caravan serais were built throughout the land during the Mughal era to provide rest to travellers.
Moga (68 km) : Accom : Kaner Tourist Complex,
Faridkot (118 km) : Near a pre-Harappan mound, Faridkot is said to have been founded about 700 years ago by Raja Mokulsi who named it Mokurhai. Some years later its name was changed to Faridkot after a local sage, Baba Farid.
Muktasar (166 km) : An important pilgrim center, 70 km from Faridkot.
  PATIALA
The city of Patiala was found by Baba Ala Singh in 1753. Within a short period of two centuries, Patiala had recorded unparalleled achievement in the fields of painting and music. The nearest airport is Chandigarh (63 km) and raillhead Ambala (55 km). Some important distances are: Delhi 232 km, Kalka 80 km, Ludhiana 116 km, Shimla 170 km.
Accom : Green's Hotel**, The Mall, Drive-In-22, 35 KM Milestone, NH-22, near Lalru District, Kachnar Tourist Complex, Shambu
PLACES OF INTEREST
Aam Khas Bagh: Planned and executed by Akbar, it was conceived both as a serai and as the Royal Residence.
Bahadurgarh Fort (6 km) : Built by Maharaja Karan Singh of Patiala, this fort is of 2100 metres circumference. There is a beautiful gurudwara nearby.
Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara : where the two minor sons of Guru Gobind Singh were bricked alive.
Motibagh Gurudwara : resembling the design of the Sheesh Mahal.
Motibagh Palace: Built by Maharaja Narender Singh, it is surrounded by terraces, gardens and fountains.
Sheesh Mahal Art Gallery: Designed with terraces, fountains and channels, it has a great collection of paintings , sculptures, medals and decorative art objects,
Qila Mubarak / Patiala Fort: It was the official residence of the rulers of Patiala. It houses the arms and chandeliers gallery of the Punjab Government Museum.
EXCURSIONS
Nabha (56 Km) : Surrounded by a high mud wall with six gates. In the centre of the town is the old fort which houses the Rani Mahal Palace.
Roop Nagar (Ropar) (70 Km): Ruins of an old Harappan city have been excavated here. Accom : Pink Cassisa Tourist Complex, Boat Club, Ropar, Youth Hostel, Near New Bus Stand,
Rup Nagar (Ropar) 141001. : With ruins of beautiful mosques and tombs, Sirhind was an important city during the Mughal period. Accom : Bougainvillea Tourist Complex, G T Road, Maulsari Tourist Complex,
Bhatinda (149 km) : One of the oldest towns of Punjab. It's fort had 10 impressive bastions. Accom : Hotel Bahia Fort****, The Mall, Hotel Sepal ***,
Dam Dama Sahib (189 km) : 35 km south of Bhatinda, Dam Dama Sahib is a pilgrimage centre associated with Guru Gobind Singh.
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  RAJASTHAN
  AJMER PUSHKAR
Founded in 1100 AD by Ajaipal Chauhan, Ajmer derives its name from Ajaya Meru the invincible hill, at the foot of which the city stands. Ajmer is a centre of pligrimage for Hindus and Muslims.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 55.76 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 486 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 43.7 Deg.C. Min: 37.7 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 23.3 Deg.C. Min: 15.5 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 38.57 cm.
Season : September to April.
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TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jaipur (138 Km.), connected with important cities and towns in India.


Rail : Ajmer is well connected by rail with important cities and towns.
Road : Ajmer is well connected by motorable roads with Ahmedabad 570 Km., Agra 370 Km., Bharatpur 312 Km., Bikaner 234 Km., Bundi 142 Km., Chittaurgarh 182 Km., Delhi 395 Km., Jaipur 131 Km., Jaisalmer 458 Km., Jodhpur 200 Km., Mount Abu 371 Km. and Udaipur 270 Km.

(* Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of India )
• *Hotel Mansingh Palace*** Vaishali Nagar,
• Hotel Merwara Estate (Tikam Niwas), Daulat Bagh,
• Hotel Regency, Delhi Gate,
• Other Hotels
• The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.300/- to Rs.800/- for a double room:
• Hotel Aaram, LIC Colony,
• Hotel Ajaymeru;
• Hotel Ambassador, Nagina Bagh,
• Hotel Anand,
• Hotel Embassy, Jaipur Road,
• Hotel Malwa,
• Moti Mahal Hotel, Gulab Bagh,
• Naresh Palace Hotel, Diggi Road,
• Hotel Paramount,
• Hotel Payal,
• Hotel Prithviraj, Jaipur Road,
• Hotel Rajoo,
• Ratan Hotel, Prithviraj Marg,
• Hotel Samrat ;
• Hotel Surya,

Other Accommodation
• Hotel Khadim (RTDC), Near Railway Stn,
• King Edward VII Memorial Rest House, Station Road. Circuit House, Daulat Bagh,
• PLACES OF INTEREST
• Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra ,
• Circuit House ,
• The Dargah ,
• Government Museum (Timings: 1000 hrs. to 1630 hrs. - closed on Fridays and gazetted holidays) ,
• Mayo College ,
• Soniji Ka Nasiyan ,
• Swami Dayanand Saraswati Smarak ,
• Taragarh Fort.

EXCURSIONS
PUSHKAR (11 KM.) : This picturesque township and the sacred lake of Pushkar lie 11 Km. from Ajmer. According to legend, a lotus fell from the hand of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. A lake sprang up on the spot and was dedicated to him. The temple (Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Mandir) dedicated to Lord Brahma on the lake side is an important pilgrim centre. The Pushkar Fair ( a camel fair) is held every year (Oct/Nov) when thousands of pilgrims congregate here for a holy dip in the lake.
Accommodation
• *Hotel Pushkar Palace (Heritage),
• Jagat Palace Hotel,
• Hotel Peacock Holiday Resort,
• Pushkar Resorts, Village Ganhera,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Sarovar (RTDC ),
• Tourist Village (RTDC),
Foy Sagar (12 km) : A picturesque artificial lake.
Mangliyawas (26 km) : A large number of people come here throughout the year to worship two trees popularly known as ‘Kalpa-Vriksha’.
Kishangarh (27 km) : The world renowned Kishangarh school of painting flourished here.
Kharwa (37 Km.) : A thikana of the kingdom of Jodhpur, Kharwa overlooks a placid lake and has a Fort, now converted into a Hotel.
Accom : Fort Kharwa, .
Roopangarh (52 km) : The capital of the Kishangarh family in the 17th and 18th cent. The walls of the Fort here still have samples of the fine school of painting that developed in the area.
Accom : Roopangarh Fort Hotel, .
Beawar (54 km) : Venue for the Badshahi procession festival held a day after Holi every year.
Bijaynagar (69 Km.) : The Bijay Niwas Palace located here has now been converted into a hotel.
Junia (90 Km.) : A 16th cent. Rathore citadel with an earlier Fort that is over 1000 years old, Junia is located next to a lake.
Accom : Amar Bagh, .
Baghera (107 Km.) : A small village, known for its treasure trove of archaeological and antiquarian relics and the temple of “Varaha Avtar’.
Accom : Fort Baghera,
Todgarh (120 Km.) : It is a picturesque place, situated 3281 feet above sea level, with a Fort, built by Captain Tod.
Balunda (128 Km.) : The history of this Merta village is strewn with remnants of its past – cenotaphs, stepwells, temples and other relics. The Royal Castle at Balunda has now been converted into a hotel.
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  ALWAR SARISKA
Alwar, a city carved out of the jagged Aravalli hills upholds a fiery stand in history. Incessantly attacked by the Mughals, Alwar was wrested back from the Mughals by Maharaja Pratap Singh, who established his principality here, in 1755 AD. Today the ancient fort on the Aravalli hills stands witness to the battles fought here.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 10.825 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 268 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 37 Deg.C. Min: 24 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 31 Deg.C. Min: 11 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 63.5 cm.
Best Season : September to April.
STD Code : 0144.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jaipur (143 Km.), connected with important cities & towns


Rail : Alwar is connected by rail with major cities and towns in India.
Road : Motorable roads connect Alwar with Agra166Km., Ahmedabad 674 Km., Ajmer 281 Km., Bharatpur 116 Km., Bundi 346 Km., Deeg 76 Km., Delhi 170 Km., Gwalior 286 Km., Jaipur 148 Km., Jaisalmer 782 Km., Jodhpur 483 Km., Kota 393 Km., Mathura 150 Km., Mumbai 1434 Km., Pushkar 292 Km., Sariska 37 Km., Siliserh 15 Km. and Udaipur 566 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
                                                                    Single                                                    Double


Hotel Aravali Dlx.                                        Rs.800-1200/-                                        Rs.1000-3000/-
     Rs.400-500/-                                          Rs.500-600/-

Hotel Alwar A/c.                                          Rs.700-1050/-                                         Rs.900-1600/-
Non A/c. Rs.350-700/-                                     Rs.500-1200/-

Other Hotels


The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.200/- to Rs.400/- for a single room and from Rs.250/- to 600/- for a double room.
• Ankur Hotel, Manu Marg ;
• Ashoka Hotel, Manu Marg ;
• Atlantic Hotel, Manu Marg ; Deluxe Guest House, Near Bus Stand ;
• Imperial Hotel, Manu Marg ;
• Mayur Hotel, Moti Dongri Road ;
• Natraj Guest House, Aerodrome Road ;
• Phool Bagh Palace Hotel, Near Stadium ;
• Raj Guest House, Bus Stand ;
• Tourist Hotel, Manu Marg.

Other Accommodation
• Hotel Meenal (RTDC), Near Bhawani Tope

PLACES OF INTEREST
• Bala Quila (The Fort) ,
• City Palace or Vinay Vilas Mahal ,
• Government Museum (Timings: 1000 to 1630 hrs.- closed on Fridays and gazetted holidays),
• The Royal Cenotaph, Purjan Vihar
• (Company Bagh), Jai Samand Lake.
EXCURSIONS
Vijai Mandir Palace (10 Km.) ,
Kesroli (12 Km.) : An ancient Fort situated here is now converted into a Heritage Hotel. Accom : The Hill Fort Kesroli (Heritage),
Siliserh (13 Km.) : Famous for its lake with beautiful chhatris on the embankment and an enchanting hunting lodge/palace. Accom : Hotel Lake Palace (RTDC),
Ajabgarh (21 Km.) : Known for the temple of Shri Raghunathji.
Tijara (48 Km) : A historic town, with the Tijara Fort, it also has a Jain Temple, visited by lakhs of pilgrims.
Behror (50 Km.) : Accom : (1) Motel Behror (RTDC), (2) Shakti Tourist Complex, NH-8, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Behror.
Rajorgarh or Garh-Rajor (64 Km.) : The ruins of the 7th-10th Century kingdom of the Gurjar Pratiharas lie in this deserted valley.
Bairath (66 Km.) : A place of great antiquity, it is famous for the minor rock cut edict of Emperor Ashok (3rd Century BC).
Neemrana (85 Km.) : The fort here was constructed in 1464 AD by Rao Rajdeo. The fort-palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel. Accom : *Neemrana Fort Palace (Heritage),
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary (37 Km.): Sariska Tiger Reserve is situated in the northern part of the Arvalli hills, 110 Km. from Jaipur, 34 Km. from Alwar. With an area of 800 Sq.Kms., Sariska was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and it became a Tiger Reserve in 1979. In Sariska, wildlife observation at the water holes is fascinating during the hot days of April, May and June. Various species such as sambars, chitals, nilgais, chausinghas, jackals, wild boars, langurs, etc. visit these water holes throughout the day. The tiger appears around dusk or during the the night. The leopard, hyena, jungle cat & wild dog are the other main predators. Sariska is also famous for its population of the common langur and the rhesus monkeys. There is a spectacular palace at Sariska built by Maharaja Jai Singh, recently converted into a hotel. Near Sariska are the Kankwadi Fort, Neel Kantha Mahadev Temple, remains of 300 odd Hindu and Jain temples and Pandupole known for its Hanuman temple.

Accommodation
*The Sariska Palace (Heritage), Hotel Tiger Den (RTDC),
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  BHARATPUR
Bharatpur, an impregnable fortified city is today famous for the nearby Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. Once the shooting reserve of the royalty, it is perhaps the most spectacular water-bird sanctuary in India.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 22 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 250 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 45.0 Deg.C. Min: 37 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 31.7 Deg.C. Min: 21 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 69 cm.
Season : October to February.
STD Code : 05644.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Agra (54 Km.), which is connected with other important cities and towns.
Fare : Mumbai – Agra (via Delhi) :
Rail : Bharatpur on the Mumbai-Delhi sector of Western Railway and is well connected with other cities and towns.
Fare : Mumbai – Bharatpur : IInd A/c : Rs. ; IInd class :
Road : Bharatpur is well connected by motorable roads with Agra 54 Km., Alwar 117 Km., Deeg 32 Km., Delhi 182 Km., Fatehpur Sikri 22 Km., Jaipur 174 Km., Mathura 36 Km. and Sariska 130 Km.
Local Transport : Vehicles are allowed only upto the Shanti Kutir barrier. Bicycles and cycle-rickshaws are available at Shanti Kutir.
ACCOMMODATION
• *Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel (Heritage) Kakaji ki Kothi,
• Bharatpur Forest Lodge Govind Niwas, Gol Bagh Road,
• Hotel Pratap Palace, Crane Crib,
• Gol Bagh Palace Hotel ;
• Hotel Kohinoor,
• Hotel Paradise, Sainik Vishram Griha, Tourist Complex,
• Hotel Welcome,


Other Accommodation
• Hotel Saras (RTDC) Agra Road,
PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST
Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary : Originally the duck shooting preserve of the Maharaja of Jaipur, it is today one of the most breathtaking water bird sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is home to more than 300 species of birds and in addition, a large number of migratory birds flock here in July/August on the marshes and low lying trees. The park offers exceptional scope for study, for those interested in the nesting and breeding of Indian water-birds.
Lohagarh Fort (Iron Fort) : This 18th century fort, built by Raja Suraj Mal is so called because it remained invincible during a number of attacks by the British.
The Palace : Built by various Maharajas, the royal monument is a brilliant blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The main central wing houses the Government Museum.
Government Museum : This Museum, located within the Lohagarh Fort, houses a rich collection of sculptures, inscriptions and exhibits of the art and culture of the region. The Museum is divided into 5 main sections – Archaeology; Armoury; Arts, Crafts & Industry; Children Gallery and Miscellaneous. Timings: 1000 hrs. to 1630 hrs (Closed on Fridays and gazetted holidays)
EXCURSIONS
Fatehpur Sikri (22 km.) : This deserted city was built by Emperor Akbar in 1560 A.D. and was later abandoned due to shortage of water and unrest in the north-west region.
Peharsar (22 Km.) : Famous for its carpet looms. There is an old Haveli here, which was built in the 1850’s to resemble the grand architecture of Fatehpur Sikri. Accom : Chandra Mahal Haveli (Heritage), Peharsar-Jaipur-Agra Road, Nadbal Tehsil, Dist. Bharatpur. Telefax: (05643) 3238.
Deeg (34 km.) : The rulers of Bharatpur built their pleasure palace at Deeg and this 18th century town gained fame as their summer resort. Deeg is renowned for its forts, palaces and beautiful Mughal gardens. The Deeg Fort stands on a higher level with massive walls and a moat. It has a couple of bastions, some locally cast guns and a haveli mostly in ruins.
Bayana (36 Km.) : It has a curious mixture of Hindu and Mohammedan relics. The main attractions in the town are the Bijaigarh Fort and an old Usha Temple.
Mathura (37 km.) : This ancient city is associated with the life of Lord Krishna.
Agra (55 km) : Famous for the world renowned monument the Taj Mahal.
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  JAIPUR
Founded in 1727 A.D. by Sawai Jai Singh-II, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, was the first planned city of it’s time with wide straight avenues, roads and streets arranged in rectangular city sectors. Jaipur is known as the ‘Pink City’ and pink it is with beautiful palaces, Havel is and forts.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 23.3 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 431 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 46.0. C Min: 25.8.C.
Winter Max: 22.0. C Min: 8.3.C.
Rainfall : 64 cm.
Season : October to March.
STD Code : 0141.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Indian Airlines and private airlines connect Jaipur with major cities in India.
Rail : Jaipur is connected by rail with major towns & cities within the state and India.
Road : Motorable roads connect Jaipur with Agra 228 Km., Ahmedabad 657 Km., Ajmer 138 Km., Alwar143 Km., Bharatpur 174 Km., Bikaner 321 Km., Bundi 300 Km., Chittaurgarh 320 Km., Delhi 258 Km., Jaisalmer 638 Km., Jodhpur 336 Km, Mt. Abu 509 Km., Mumbai 1202 Km., Sariska 105 Km., Udaipur 407 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
Places Covered                                             Timings
• Amber Fort, City Palace &                              0800 to 1330 hrs.
• Museum, Jawahar Kala Kendra,                     1130 to 1630 hrs.
• Observatory (Jantar Mantar), &
• Central Musuem, (Friday closed),                  1330 to 1830 hrs.
on the way view of the Hawa Mahal,
• Gaitore and Jal Mahal.
• Observatory (Jantar Mantar),                       0900 hrs.
City Palace & Museum,                                      to
• Nahargarh Fort, Dolls Museum                      1800 hrs.
• Jaigarh Fort, Jawahar Kala Kendra,
• Central Museum (Friday closed), on the way
view of the Hawa Mahal, Gaitore and Jal Mahal.
ACCOMMODATION
5-Star Deluxe Hotels : Jai Mahal Palace, Jacob Rd., Rajvilas Palace, Gonar Road, Rambagh Palace, Bhavani Singh Road, Welcomgroup Rajputana Palace Sheraton, Palace Road,
5-Star Hotels : Hotel Clarks Amer, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Chokhi Dhani - The Ethnic Village Resort, Tonk Road, Via Vatika. Hotel Jaipur Palace, Tonk Road, Hotel Mansingh, Sansar Chandra Marg,
Heritage Hotels : Bissau Palace, Outside Chandpole Gate, Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, Kanota Bagh, Raj Mahal Palace Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg, ‘C’ Scheme, Raj Palace, Amer Road, Samode Haveli, Gangapole,
4-Star Hotels : Hotel Jaipur Ashok (ITDC), Bani Park, Jai Singh Circle, Hotel Meru Palace, Ram Singh Road,
3-Star Hotels : Hotel Holiday Inn, Amer Rd, Great Value Kohinoor, Vanasthali Marg Hotel Kanchandeep, 17, Vanasthali Marg, LMB Hotel, Johari Bazar, Hotel Maharani Palace, Station Rd, Hotel Mansingh Towers, Sansar Chandra Road, Hotel Maurya Palace, Arvind Marg. The Trident Jaipur, Amber Fort Road,
2 Star Hotels : Arya Niwas, Sansar Chandra Road, Rajasthan Palace, Pilwa Garden,
1 Star Hotel : Hotel Ratnawali, New Colony, M.I. Road,

Other Hotels
• Aditya International, Bhawani Singh Road,
• Alsisar Haveli, Sansar Chandra Road,
• Hotel Broadway, Agra Road,
• Chirmi Palace Hotel, S.P. Road,
• Diana Palace, Ajmer Road,
• Hotel Hawa Mahal, Ajmer Rd
• Hotel Imperial, Mirza Ismail Road,
• Hotel Khasa Kothi, Mirza Ismail Road,
• Hotel Khetri House, Outside Chandpole Gate
• Hotel Maharani Plaza, Station Road;
• Mandawa Haveli, Sansar Chandra Road,
• Hotel Maya Intercontinental, Jaisingh Highway,
• Hotel Megh Niwas, Jaisingh Highway,
• Hotel Neelam, Motilal Atal Road;
• Hotel Pink Palace, Vanasthali Marg, Vatika Resorts, Vasundhara, Airport Road,

The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.300/- to Rs.650/- for a single room and from Rs.400/- to Rs.950/- for a double room.
• Hotel Aashish ;
• Achrol Lodge (Heritage),
• Bani Park Palace;
• Hotel Diggi Palace,
• Hotel Gaurav,
• Hotel Holiday Home,
• Jai Mangal Palace,
• Jaipur Emerald Hotel,
• Jaipur Inn, Bani Park,
• Jaisingh Palace, Karni Niwas,
• Laxmi Vilas Hotel,
• Hotel Mangal, Madhuban,
• Hotel Natraj,
• Rajendra Palace,
• Rajwara Palace,
• Residency Inn,
• Hotel Shalimar,
• Shahpura House ,
• Sikar Hotel,
• Surbhi Palace,
• Swagat Hotel,
• York Hotel,

Other Accommodation
• Hotel Gangaur (RTDC), Mirza Ismail Road,
• Hotel Swagatham (RTDC), Station Road,
• Hotel Teej (RTDC), Bani Park,
• Tourist Hotel (RTDC), Mirza Ismail Road,
• Rajsarai Holiday Resort (Punjab Tourism),
• Youth Hostel, Bhagwan Das Road, Near SMS Stadium, Jaipur – 302004.

PLACES OF INTEREST
Birla Planetarium, . Show Timings : 1100, 1300, 1500, 1700, 1800 and 1900 hrs. Entry (For Planetarium and Birla Science Centre) ;
The City Palace & Museum : Home of the erstwhile royal family, the City Palace complex occupies one seventh of the walled city area. Timings: 0930 to 1645 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs.35/- (Indians), Rs.150/- (Foreigners) ; Dolls Museum. Timings: 1000 -1700 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs.2/-
Gaitore : It has some fine cenotaphs with intricately carved marble columns and lattices. Timings: 0930 hrs. to 1800 hrs. ;
Govind Devji Temple : Hawa Mahal , Timings: 1000 hrs. to 1630 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- , Camera Fee: Rs.10/- (Indians), Rs.30/- (Foreigners).
Jain Temple ; Jal Mahal : Jantar Mantar (Observatory) , Timings: 0900 to 1630 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs.10/- (Free Entry on Mondays), Camera Fee : Rs.20/- ;
Kanak Vrindavan, Timings: 0800 hrs. to 2000 hrs., Entry Fee : Rs.4/- ;
Maharani Ki Chhatri: Moti Doongari and Lakshmi Narayan Temple ; Birla Museum , Timings of Museum : 0800 to 1200 hrs. & 1600 to 2000 hrs.;
Museum of Indology , Timings : 1000 to 1600 hrs., Entry Fee: Rs.20/- (Indians)
Timings : Museum : 1000 to 1630 hrs. (Closed on Fridays). Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- for Indians, Rs.30/- for Foreigners. (Free Entry on Mondays). Statue Circle , Swargashuli.
Amusement Parks: Fun Kingdom (13 Km.), Sanganer Phase II, Mansarovar. timings: 1100 to 1900 hrs. Entry Fee: 4 to 12 years : Rs.30/-, 13 to 60 years: Rs.40/-, Below 4 years & Above 69 years : Free Entry. Pink Pearl Water Park,10 Mile, Ajmer Road.
EXCURSIONS
Sisodia Rani Garden (8 km.) : A landscaped garden, built by Sawai Jai Singh II for his Sisodia queen. Timings: 0800 to 1800 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs.3/-.
Amber Palace and Fort (11 Km.) : A marvellous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts. Timings: 0900 to 1630 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- (Indians), Rs.50/- (Foreigners).
Elephant Ride: Rs.400/-. Galtaji (11 Km.): A pilgrim centre with temples, pavillions and holy Kunds.
Jaisinghpura Khor (12 Km.): It has an imposing fort, a Jain temple and a step well. Sanganer (12 Km.): Famous for it’s hand printed cotton textiles, it also has ruins of a 15th century Jain Temple.
Jaigarh Fort (15 Km.) : Timings : 1000 to 1630 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs.15/- (Entry free for those with a City Palace ticket).
Nahargarh Fort (15 Km.) : Timings : 1000 to 1630 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs.5/-. Rajasthan Tourism has started its artistically laid out Durg Café ( at this fort complex. One double room is available at the café , Tariff: Rs.500/-.
Kanota (20 Km.) : A well equipped Fort with cannons and armoury, built as the last defence for the city of Jaipur. Accom : Royal Castle Kanota (Heritage), Vill. & Post Kanota. Resvn. Hotel Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, Jaipur.
Ramgarh Lake (32 Km.) : The rulers of Jaipur, built a hunting lodge here which today has been converted into a hotel. Accom: *The Ramgarh Lodge (Heritage), Jheel Tourist Village (RTDC), (Rs.400/-). TaraDale Cottage, Rs.5999/-(Deluxe)|
Bagru (35 Km.) : Famous for is its hand printed textile industry.
Samode (40 Km.) : An ancient royal retreat, famous for its wall paintings and glass work in the Durbar Hall. Accom: *Samode Palace (Heritage),
Dausa (54 Km.) : An ancient town of archaeological importance, with an old fort and many small havelis. Accom: Motel Dausa (RTDC),
Bhandarej (12 Km. from Dausa) : The Palace here is an interesting blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture and has now been converted into a Heritage Hotel. Accom : Hotel Bhadrawati Palace (Heritage),
Shahpura (60 Km.) : A former feudal principality. Accom : (1) Shahpura Garden Palace (Heritage), (2) Motel Shahpura (RTDC),
Bairath (66 Km.) : Famous for relics and structures of the Mauryan, Mughal and Rajput periods.
Abhaneri (90 Km.): Famous for the temple of Harshad Mata built in the 7th - 8th century and the step well- Chanda Baodi.
Pachar (85 Km.) : It has an 18th cent Fort and a European country mansion style castle, which has now been converted into a hotel. Accom : Golden Castle Resort (Heritage),
Sambhar (94 Km.) : It has the country’s largest inland salt lake.
Tonk (96 Km.) : It was once the stronghold of the Pathan tribesmen of Afghanistan, who came to India.The main attractions here are the famous ‘Sunehri Kothi’ and the Arab & Persian Research Institute.
Pachewar (100 Km.): A 300 year old well preserved Fort with imposing gates, intricate balconies and spacious rooms. Accom : The Pachewar Fort (Heritage), , Jaipur Office .
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary (110 Km.): Sariska Tiger Reserve is situated in the northern part of the Arvalli hills, 110 Km. from Jaipur, 34 Km. from Alwar. With an area of 800 Sq.Kms., Sariska was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and it became a Tiger Reserve in 1979. Accom : *The Sariska Palace (Heritage), Hotel Tiger Den (RTDC), Kuchaman (142 Km.) : Located in Nagaur District, the Kuchaman Fort has played a strategic role in Rajasthan’s history and is now converted into a Hotel. Accom : The Kuchaman Fort (Heritage),
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  JODHPUR
Encircled by a stone wall, the city of Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs and was the capital of the State of Marwar.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 26 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 236.53 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 42.2 Deg.C. Min: 36.6 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 27.5 Deg.C. Min: 15.5 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 31.87 cm.
Season : August to March.
STD Code : 0291.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Jodhpur is connected by air with important cities / towns.
Rail : Jodhpur is connected by rail with major cities in India.
Road : Motorable roads connect Jodhpur with Agra 577 Km., Ajmer 198 Km., Barmer 220 Km., Bikaner 240 Km., Delhi 592 Km., Jaipur 343 Km., Jaisalmer 290 Km., Mount Abu 264 Km., Mumbai 1073 Km., and Ranakpur 175 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
City Tour
Places covered                                 Timings
Umaid Bhavan Palace,                     0900 hrs. to 1300 hrs.
Jaswant Thada, Govt.-                   &
Museum, Mandore-                         1400 hrs. to 1800 hrs.
Garden, Mehrangarh Fort (Daily)
Jeep Safaris to villages around Jodhpur are also arranged by RTDC, on demand. It is a five hour tour at the rate of Rs.750/-
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of India)

• *Welcomheritage Umaid Bhavan Palace*****,
• *Taj Hari Mahal ***** Residency Road,
• *Novotel Coralia Umed*****,
• *Ratanada Polo Palace****, Residency Road,
• *Ajit Bhawan Palace (Heritage), Circuit House Rd,
• *Bal Samand Palace (Heritage), Mandore Road,
• *Karni Bhawan (Heritage), Palace Road,
• *Adarsh Niwas**, Near Rly Stn,
• *Rajputana Palace**, Panch Butti Circle,
• Hotel Beniwal Palace, Circuit House Road,
• Best Western Ranbanka Hotel, Near Circuit House,
• Hotel City Palace, Nai Sarak,
• Hotel Durjan Niwas, Ratanada,
• Kalinga Hotel, Near Rly Stn.,
• Quality Inn Chandra, Panch Batti Circle,
• Suncity International, Panch Batti Circle,

Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.300/- to Rs.800/- for a single room and from Rs.400/- to Rs.1000/- for a double room.
• Akshay Hotel,
• Rai-Ka-Bagh,
• Amenity Inter-Continental, Air Force Road,
• Hotel Arun, Sojati Gate, Chandralok, Nai Sarak,
• Kohinoor Hotel, Nai Sarak,
• Lariya Resort,
• Marudhar International, Nai Sarak,
• Hotel Paradise, Nai Sarak,
• Hotel Rawat, Behind Umaid Park,
• Hotel Residency, H. C. Colony,
• Sandhu Palace, 160, Ajeet Colony,
• Silver Hotel, Near Kalpataru,

Other Accommodation
• Hotel Ghoomar (RTDC), High Court Road,
• Youth Hostel, Circuit House Road, Ratanada,

PLACES OF INTEREST
Balsamand Lake and Palace (7 Km.) -
Giridkot and Sardar Market ;
Government Museum and Zoo (Timings: 1000 to 1630 hrs. -Closed on Fri. and Govt. Holidays)
Jaswant Thada ; Mahamandir ; Mandore (9 Km.) ;
Mehrangarh Fort ( Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs., Flood Lighting : 2000 hrs. to 2200 hrs. on Saturdays & Sundays , Entry Fee : Rs.10/- for Indians & Rs.50/- for foreigners , Camera Fee: Rs.50/- for still camera & Rs.100/- for video camera , Elevator Fee : Rs.10/- per person.) ;
Umaid Bhawan Palace - A portion of the palace has been converted into a hotel, while the other part is a museum, open to visitors (Timings : 0900 to 1700 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs. 10/- for Indians & Rs. 40/- for foreigners).
EXCURSIONS
Jhalamand (10 Km.): Accom : Hotel Jhalamand Garh (Heritage),
Kailana Lake Gardens (13 Km.): An artificial Lake;
Guda Bishnoi (15 Km.): A community village of Bishnois who hold the killing of animals a crime.
Fort Chanwa, Luni (35 Km.): An imposing, well maintained fort, now converted into a Heritage Hotel. Accom : *Fort Chanwa (Heritage), The small fort here is now converted into a Heritage hotel. Accom: *Hotel Rohet Garh (Heritage), Dhawa (Doli)
Wildlife Sanctuary (45 Km.): It has the largest head count of the Indian antelope. Entry Fee : Rs. 5/- (Indian) & Rs. 40/- (Foreigners).
Sardar Samand (60 Km.): The Sardar Samand Palace was originally a Hunting Lodge and offers breathtaking views of the Lake, which teems with migratory birds. Accom : *Sardar Samand Lake Resort (Heritage),
Osian (65 Km.): An ancient town in the Thar desert famous for sand dunes and a cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples.
Pali (70 Km.) : An important trade center, in the late medieval times. Accom : Hotel Paniharan (RTDC),
Sathin (70 Km.) : One of the many villages in the desert that has its own small fort - Sathin Garh.
Saila (74 Km.): Famous for a ‘Sabha Mandap’ or congregation hall of a Shiva temple.
Khejarla (84 Km.) : The sturdy fort here is simple, devoid of an ornate exterior and is now converted into a hotel. Accom : Fort Khejarla,
Khimsar (90 Km.): The starting point of the Great Indian Desert. The Castle here was built in the mid-15th cent. and is now converted into a hotel. Accom : *Royal Castle (Heritage),
Sodawas (90 Km.): Accom : Karni Kot – Sodawas (Heritage),
Bhadrajun (97 Km.) : There are a number of religious fairs held here annually, which offer an insight into the rural lifestyle. Accom : Royal Rajwada (Heritage),
Nimaj (100 Km.): A small historic town with a Fort, temples and craftsmen who still practice their trade. Accom : Jagram Durg (Heritage),
Narlai (125 Km.) : Famous for a 17th century fortress. Accom : *Rawla Narlai (Heritage),
Banswara (130 Km.) : Home to the tribals, with the Bhils constituting half of the total population. Accom : Ravla Banswara,
Nagaur (135 Km.) : Nagaur, with its massive ramparts, impressive gateways and an impressive Forts is one of the fascinating towns of the Rajputs. The cattle fair held here in Jan/Feb every year attracts buyers from all over the country.
Jalore (147 Km.) : Jalore is a rich region, boasting of ancient monuments, cultural heritage and interesting traditions.
Daspan (240 Km.) : A feudal outpost, truly off the beaten track. Accom : Castle Durjan Niwas (Heritage),
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  JAISALMER
Jaisalmer, the city of the golden fort is spectacular. Situated in the heart of the Thar desert, it seems suddenly to rise out of the desert haze, a magnificent edifice of massive yellow sandstone ramparts and bastions bathed golden in the afternoon sun. The city was founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput King.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 5.1 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 225 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 46 Deg.C. Min: 34 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 14 Deg.C. Min: 1 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 10 cm.
Season : October to March.
STD Code : 02992.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Jaisalmer is connected by air with Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Rail : Jaisalmer is connected by rail with Jodhpur which in turn is connected to major cities and towns in India.
Road : Jaisalmer is connected by motorable roads with Ajmer 500 Km., Barmer 153 Km., Bikaner 330 Km., Delhi 897 Km., Jaipur 638 Km., Jodhpur 290 Km. and Udaipur 663 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
Tour                                  Timings
Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis,     0900 hrs. to 1200 hrs.
Lake and City Palace.       (Daily during season)
Sam Sand Dunes Tour      1500 to 1900 hrs. (Season)
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India)


• *Hotel Dhola Meru***
• *Heritage Inn***, Sam Road,
• *Hotel Himmatgarh Palace**, No.1, Ramgarh Road,
• *Narayan Niwas Palace (Heritage),Malka Prol,
• Deoki Niwas Palace, Jethwai Rd.,
• Fort Rajwada,
• Hotel Complex,
• Gorbandh Palace, Sam Rd,
• Jawahar Niwas Palace,
• Hotel Mandir Palace,
• Hotel Nachna Haveli, Gandhi Chowk,
• Rang Mahal, Hotel Complex 5, Sam Road,
• Hotel Rawal Kot, Jodhpur – Jaisalmer Rd ,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- for a double room.
• Hotel Bhaiya Palace,
• Hotel Fort View, ;
• Hotel Giriraj Palace, ;
• Hotel Haveli,
• Hotel Jaisal Castle,
• Hotel Neeraj,
• Hotel Jaisal Palace ;
• Hotel Payal ;
• Hotel Prakash, C.V. Singh Colony, ;
• Hotel Priya ;
• Rawal Hotel,
• Hotel Saroj,
• Hotel Sona, Majdoor Para ;
• Hotel Swastika,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Moomal (RTDC), Circuit House, Sam Road, Dak Bungalow,
• Paying Guest Accommodation : A wide range of accommodation is available unde the Paying Guest Scheme. For details/reservations contact the Tourist Reception Centre, RTDC, Station Road, Jaisalmer.
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Amar Sagar(5 Km.),
• Bada Bagh(6 Km.) ,
• The Fort (Timings : 0800 to 1300 hrs. & 1500 to 1730 hrs. Entrance Fee : Rs. 5/- per person. Camera Fee : Rs. 15/- for movie camera. Flood Lighting : 1930 hrs. to 2130 hrs.) ,
• Gadsisar Lake ,
• Manak Chowk and Havelis ,
• Mool Sagar (8 Km.) ,
• Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli ,
• Patwon-Ki-Haveli ,
• Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli ,
• Tazia Tower.
EXCURSIONS
Ludruwa (16 Km.): The ancient capital of Jaisalmer, it is an important centre of Jain pilgrimage.
Wood Fossil Park, Aakal (17 Km.): The fossils in this park, 180 million years old, stand witness to the geological cataclysms that have taken place in the Thar desert. Timings: 0800 to 1800 hrs.
Sam Sand Dunes (42 Km.): Camel safaris are conducted here to give tourists a feel of the desert. Accom : Hotel Sam Dhani Complex (RTDC),
Desert National Park (45 Km.): An excellent example of the eco-system of the Thar desert and its diverse fauna. The variety of wildlife here includes the black buck, the great Indian bustard, chinkara, desert fox, etc. Foreign tourists visiting the National Park must obtain prior permission from the District Magistrate, Jaisalmer,
Pokaran (110 Km.): Pokaran town is in the heart of the Thar desert. The Pokaran Fort was the citadel of the Champawat Rathores, mighty Rajput nobles of Marwar. The fort is now converted into a heritage hotel. Accom : 1. Motel Govadan (RTDC),
2. Fort Pokaran,
Barmer (153Km.) : A small and lively desert town, known for its hand block printing industry, carved wooden furniture and colourful costumes worn by its friendly people. The Barmer Festival is held every year in the month of March. Accom : Hotel Khartal (RTDC),
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  BIKANER
Founded in 1488, by Rao Bikaji, Bikaner is situated on an elevated ground, surrounded by a 7 Km. long fortified wall with five entrance gates. A magnificient fort built between 1588 and 1593 dominates the city. The fort and palace are built in the red standstone that characterises Bikaner.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 18 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 237 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 41.8 Deg.C. Min: 28 Deg.C.
Winter Max. 23.2 Deg.C. Min: 10 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 31 cm.
Season : October to March.
STD Code : 0151
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jodhpur (253 kms.).
Rail : Bikaner is a railhead connected with Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
Road : Motorable roads connect Bikaner with Ajmer 234 Km., Delhi 510 Km., Jaipur 354 Km., Jodhpur 256 Km. and Jaisalmer 335 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by Department of Tourism, Govt. of India)
• *Hotel Bhanwar Niwas (Heritage), Rampuria Street,
• *Lallgarh Palace Hotel (Heritage),
• Lalgarh Palace,
• Basant Vihar Palace,
• Bhairon Vilas, Near Junagarh Fort,
• Heritage Resort, Jaipur Highway,
• Hotel Jaswant Bhavan, Daudsar House, Alakhsagar,
• Hotel Joshi, Near Rly Stn,
• Karni Bhawan Palace, Gandhi Nagar Colony,
• Laxmi Niwas Palace,
• Maan Bilas Hotel,
• Hotel Sagar,
• Lallgarh Palace Compound,
• Meghsar Castle, 9, NH-15, Gajner-Jaisalmer Road,
• Palace View Hotel, Lallgarh Palace Compound,
• Thar Hotel, PBM Hospital Road,

Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.250/- to Rs.500/- for a single room and from Rs.350/- to Rs.700/- for a double room
• Hotel Akash Deep, Near Rly. Station,
• Anand Hotel, Near Railway Station,
• Hotel Bharat Niwas, Near PMB Hospital,
• Hotel Centre Point, Alakh Sagar Road ;
• Deluxe Hotel, Near Railway Station ,
• Hotel Desert Winds, Near Karni Stadium,
• Green Hotel, Near Railway Station,
• Harasar Haveli,
• Shri Ram Hotel,
• Hotel Dhola Maru (RTDC), Gen. Pooram Singh Circle.

PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST
Bandeshwar & Sandeshwar Temples ;
Camel Breeding Farm (8 Km.) ;
Devi Kund (8 Km.) ;
Ganga Golden Jubilee Govt. Museum (Timings : 1000 to 1630 hrs. - closed on Fridays and gazetted holidays) ;
Junagarh Fort (Timings : 1000 to 1630 hrs.- closed on Wednesday. Entry Fee: Rs.10/- per head for part of the museum, Rs.50/- per head for entire museum with guide. Camera Fee : Rs.30/- (Still) , Rs.50/- (Movie) ;
Lallgarh Palace (Timings : 1000 to 1630 hrs. - closed on Wednesday. Entry Fee : Rs. 5/-) ,
Raj Ratan Bihari & Rasik Siromani Temples (Timings : 1000 to 1630 hrs.) , Shiv Bari Temple (6 Km.)
EXCURSIONS
Gajner Palace and Wildlife Sanctuary (32 Km.): The lush foliage of the woods is home to the nilgai, chinkara, black buck, wild boar and imperial sand grouse. Within the sanctuary is the Gajner Palace-a summer resort of the Kings, now converted into a hotel. Accom : Gajner Palace (Heritage),
Deshnok (32 Km.) : The temple here is dedicated to Karni Mata - an incarnation of Durga. What makes the shrine interesting are the mice and rats which are worshipped as incarnation of bards.
Accom : Yatri Niwas,
Kolayatji (50Km.) : The temple here is dedicated to Kapil Muni, propounder of the Sankhya philosophy and is the site of a fair in the month of Kartik (October/November).
Mokam (78 Km.) : A sacred place for the Bishnoi community, where the remains of the founder of the Bishnoi sect lie deposited.
Kalibanga (205 Km.) : The extensive remains of the pre-Harappan and Harappan civilisation have been found here in Ganganagar district.
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  MOUNT ABU
This holy mountain lies at the southern extremity of the Aravalli range. The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is, both, a popular hill resort as well as a place of pilgrimage since the famous Dilwara Jain temples are located here.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 25 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 1,219 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 33.3 Deg.C. Min: 28.3 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 23.3 Deg.C. Min: 11.6 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 177 cm.
Best Season : March to June and Mid-Sept to Dec.
STD Code : 02974.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest & convenient airports are Udaipur 185 Km. & Ahmedabad 222 Km.
Fare : Mumbai – Udaipur : Rs. 7240/- & Mumbai – Ahmedabad : Rs. 5830/-.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Abu Road 29 Km., linked with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai, etc.
9707 Aravali Express Fare : Mumbai – Abu Road : IInd A/c : Rs.1024/- ;III A/c Rs.733/-, IInd class : Rs.271/-
Road : Mount Abu is connected by motorable roads with Agra 735 km., via Ajmer and Jaipur Ahmedabad 222 Km., Delhi 764 Km., Jaipur 510 Km., Jodhpur 267 Km., Udaipur 185 Km via Pindwara, Jaswanthgarh, Gogunda,Iswal and 277 Km via Sanderao,Sadri, Ranakpur.
Conducted Tour: A full day tour of Mount Abu covering important places of interest, is operated by Rajasthan State Transport corporation Timings: 1000 hrs. to 1830 hrs.. Fare: Rs. 80/-.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India)
Hotel Single Double
• *Hotel Hillock**** A/c. Rs.3890/- Rs.4990/-
• *Hotel Hilltone** Rs.1800-2000/- Rs. 2000-3000/-
• *Cama Rajputana Club Resort (Heritage) A/c ______ Rs.3500-4500/-
Near Circuit House,
• *Connaught House (Heritage) Rs.2800-3000/- Rs.3300-3550/-
Rajendra Marg,
• *Palace Hotel (Bikaner House) – Heritage A/c. Rs.3000/- Rs.3500-5500/-
Dilwara Rd. Non A/c. Rs. 1700-2650/- Rs.2200-4100/-

• Savera Palace (Heritage), Sunset Road Rs. 1300-1700/-
• Hotel Lake Palace, Nakki Lake Road, Rs.1300-1800/-
• Aranya Village, Nilkanth Road, (Rs.1950-2350/-).
• Hotel Aravali, (Rs.2490-3490/-).
• Chacha Inn Hotel, Main Road, (Sngl.: Rs.1150/- ; Dbl.: Rs.1250-1950/-)
• Maharana Pratap Hotel, Main Road, (Rs.1100-1500/-).
• Hotel Samrat International, Near Taxi Stand, / 53. (Dbl.:Rs.790-2690/-).
• Sun Set Inn, Sunset Rd,( A.C Dbl.:Rs.2000-2700/-).
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.400/- to Rs.1000/- for a single room and from Rs.600/- to Rs.1500/- for a double room.
• Arbuda Hotel,
• Archana Hotel,
• Hotel Aakashdeep,
• Hotel Banjara,
• Hotel Chanakya,
• Hotel Couples Paradise,235504,
• Kesar Bhavan Palace Hotel (Heritage),
• Hotel Kanak,
• Hotel Lake View,
• Hotel Madhuban,
• Hotel Maharani,
• Mount Hotel,
• Hotel Mount Regency,
• Hotel Mount Winds,
• Hotel Mount Inn,
• Hotel Polo View,
• Hotel Ranjana Palace,
• Hotel Rajendra,
• Sunrise Palace,
• Suruchi Hill Resort,

Other Accommodation
Hotel Shikar (RTDC), Tariff : Deluxe:Rs.1600/-; Executive:Rs.1100/-, Ordinary Rs.500/-, Cottages:Rs.1600/-.Dormitory Rs.75/- per bed.
Resvn : The Manager (Accom), RTDC, Mumbai,
Gujarat Bhavan (TCGL), .Tariff: Rs.250; Rajasthan Circuit House, Rajasthan Holiday Home, Government Cottage, Opp. Nakki Lake ; Forest Rest House,
Paying Guest Accommodation: A wide range of accommodation under the ‘Paying Guest Scheme’ is available. For reservation contact the Tourist Reception Centre, RTDC,

PLACES OF INTEREST
• Adhar Devi OR Arbuda Devi Temple (2 Km.),
• Dilwara Jain Temples (3 Km.),
• Gaumukh Temple (4 Km.),
• Honeymoon Point (2.5 Km.),
• Mount Abu Sanctuary,
• Nakki Lake,
• Om Shanti Bhawan,
• Shri Raghunathji Temple,
• Sunset Point (2 Km.),
• Toad Rock (1.2 Km.),
• Trevor’s Tank (3 Km.).
EXCURSIONS
Achalgarh (10 Km.) : A fort built by Rana Kumbha in the 14th cent., with the Achaliswar Mahadev Temple and Kantinath Jain Temple.
Gurushikhar (15 Km.) : At an height of 1720 mts., it is the highest point on the mount.
Ambaji (50 Km.) : A very popular temple dedicated to Amba-Mata which attracts a large number of devotees. Darshan Timings : 0700 to 1030 hrs.; 1300 to 1400 hrs.; 1600 to 1630 hrs. & 1900 to 2100 hrs.
Palanpur (79 Km.) : A former princely state ruled by the Nawabs, it is today, known for its perfumeries and is a source of manpower for India’s diamond cutting industry. The Palace of the Nawab and the Balaram Mahadev Temple, 12 Km. from Palanpur, are worth visiting. Accom : Balaram Palace Resort (Heritage), Chitrasani Village, Off Abu – Palanpur Highway No.14, (Tariff: Rs.2500-3500/-) ; Hotel Lajwanti, Highway Char Rasta,
Ranakpur (193 Km via Sirohi and Falna): Beautifully sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this place. The main temple, mainly known as the Chaumukha Temple, is dedicated to Adinathji and was built in the 15th century. Accom : 1) Maharani Bagh Orchard (Heritage), Tariff: 3300-4100/-. 2) Hotel Shilpi (RTDC), Tariff: A/c. Rs. 900/-, Air Cooled Rs. 700/-, Ord. Rs. 500/- & Dorm. Rs. 75/- per bed.
Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (198 Km.) : This sanctuary adjoins the historical Kumbalgarh Fort. The Jain temple of Ranakpur is also situated in the Sanctuary. Accom : 1) *The Aodhi Hotel***, Tariff: Rs.2500-6000/-. 2) *Hotel Kumbalgarh Fort***, Telefax: 242059.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
Tourist Reception Centre, R.T.D.C., Opp. Bus Stand, Mt. Abu,R.T.D.C., 38-BV, Ground Floor, Karmer Building, Kawasji Patel Street, Near Akbarally Furniture Showroom, Fort, Mumbai –400001,
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  RANTHAMBHOR NATIONAL PARK SAWAI MADHOPUR
Nestling at the foot of the Aravalli Hills is the Ranthambhor National Park, a famous tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Ranthambhor blends the history of Rajput valour with scenic natural beauty.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 392 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 481 Mt.(Ranthambhor), 265 Mt. (Sawai Madhopur)
Temperature : Summer Max: 37.0 Deg.C. Min: 23.0 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 29.0 Deg.C. Min: 09.1 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 68 cm.
Best Season : October to March.
STD Code : 07462.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jaipur (175 Km.) which is connected with major cities and towns.
Rail : Sawai Madhopur (12 Km. from Ranthambhor), is a railhead is on the Mumbai-Delhi section of the Western Railway.
Road : Ranthambhor is connected by regular bus services with Sawai Madhopur (12 Km.) which in turn is connected with Agra 226 Km., Bharatpur 166 Km., Delhi 434 Km., Kota 217 Km. and Jaipur 180 Km.
Local Transport : Private horse driven tongas are available at the Railway Station. RTDC or private jeeps can be hired from the Tourist Information Bureau, Sawai Madhopur to reach the park.
CONDUCTED TOURS
• RTDC conducts sightseeing tours of the park everyday from the forest office.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *The Sawai Madhopur Lodge (Heritage)Tents,
• Ranthambhor National Park Road,
• Indian Adventures Tigermoon Resort
• Sherpur – Khilchipur (2 Km. from the park),
• Ranthambhor Regency ,
• Tiger Den Resort ,
• Village Khilchipur, Ranthambhor Rd.,
• Ankur Resorts,
• Hotel Anurag Resorts,
• Ranthambhor Forest Resorts,


Other Hotels
There are hotels near the railway station with tariff ranging from Rs.300/- to Rs.650/- for a room.
• Adventure Hotel,
• Ranthambhor Bagh,
• Hammer Resort,
• Hill View Holiday Resort,
• Sher Bagh (Luxury Tents),
• PO Sherpur-Khilchipur,
• The Ranthambhor Bagh,;
• Hotel Tiger Safari Resort,


Other Accommodation
• Hotel Jhoomar Baori (RTDC), Sawai Madhopur,
• Hotel Vinayak (RTDC) Sawai Madhopur,

PLACES OF INTEREST
The Fort : Built in 1944 AD., the Ranthambhor Fort stands on top of a hill in the dense forest, 700 ft. above ground level. Today only a few monuments exist, like the Shiva and Ganesh Temples.
Ranthambhor National Park : Surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravalis, amidst vast, arid and denuded tracts of the desert ecology of Rajasthan, lies the oasis of bio-mass, the Ranthambhor National Park, spread over an area of 392 Sq.Km. The herbivorous population includes chital, sambar, blue bull and chinkara. Sambar deer is the pride of the park and wild boars and langurs are a common sight. Among the reptiles, crocodiles can be seen basking in the sun near the lakes. The tiger is the biggest attraction of this park. Placid water of three lakes-Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab in the sanctuary beckon large number of migratory and local birds. The park has more than 300 varieties of birds.
EXCURSIONS
Amareshwar Mahadeo (8 Km.) : A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated in the high hills. Kakod and
Hathi Bhata (22 Km.) : Kakod, 22 Km. from Sawai Madhopur, was once the official residence of the Rao Rajas of Uniyara. 10 Km. from Kakod is Hathi Bhata, where a life size elephant has been carved out from a rock.
Khandar (25 Km.) : A fort worth visiting.
Siwad (40Km.) : The Dushmeshwar Mahadeo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is situated here.
Uniara (40 Km.) : The Fort of Uniara was founded way back in 1200, but the current Fort is a 17th century costruction and has now been converted into a hotel.
Rameshwaram (60 Km.) : Famous for a Shiva Temple.
Awan (110 Km.) : Once a shooting preserve for the Maharaja of Bundi, it has a castle with architecture reminiscent of the summer retreats built by most royal families, which has been converted into a hotel.
Shri Mahavirji Temple (110 Km.) : Dedicated to Shri Mahaveerji, the 24th tirthankar of Jainism.
Kaila Devi Temple (125 Km.) : This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kaila Devi (Mother Goddess).
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  UDAIPUR
A city built around clear, blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the Aravali ranges, Udaipur the last of the capitals of Mewar, is one of the most romantic cities in India.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 40 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 577 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 35 Deg.C. Min: 25 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 25 Deg.C. Min: 11 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 61 cm.
Season : October to March.
STD Code : 0294.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Udaipur is connected by air with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur & Mumbai.
Rail : Udaipur is well connected by rail with cities and towns in and around Rajasthan.
Road : Motorable roads connect Udaipur with Agra 644 Km., Ahmedabad 243 Km., Ajmer 269 Km., Chittaurgarh 115 Km., Delhi 658 Km., Jaipur 407 Km., Mount Abu 275 Km. and Mumbai 739 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
Places covered                                                     Timings


Aravali Vatika, Pratap Memorial, Fateh Sagar          0800 hrs.
Lake, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Sukhadia Circle,                  to
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal Museum, City                 1300 hrs.
Palace, Jagdish Temple & Gulab Bagh.
Haldighati, Nathdwara and Eklingji                           1400-1900 hrs.
Chittaurgarh                                                             0800-1800 hrs.
Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh                                           0800-1800 hrs.

ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *Hotel Lake Palace*****,
• *Laxmi Vilas Palace (Heritage Grand), Opp: Swaroop Sagar,
• *Fateh Prakash Palace (Heritage), City Palace,
• *Karni Fort (Heritage), Village Bambora (50 Km. from Udaipur),
• *Shikharbadi Hotel (Heritage), Goverdhan Vilas,
• *Shiv Niwas Palace (Heritage), City Palace,
• *Hotel Hilltop Palace***, Fatehsagar,
• *Hotel Paras Mahal***, Hiran Magri,
• *Lake Pichola Hotel***, Chandpole,
• *Hotel Rajdarshan***, Panna Dhai Marg,
• *The Trident Udaipur***, Haridasji ki Magri,
• Hotel Chandralok, Saheli Marg,
• Days Inn International, 63, Sardarpura, J
• agat Niwas Palace, Lake Pichola,
• Hotel Lakend, Fatehsagar Lake,
• Oriental Palace Resorts, Subhash Nagar,
• Rajputana Resorts, Hiran Magri,
• Rampratap Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake,
• Quality Inn Vishnupriya, 9 Garden Road,

Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 400/- to Rs. 900/- for a single room and from
Rs. 500/- to Rs.1200/- for a double room.
• Hotel Anand Bhavan (Heritage), Fateh Sagar Rd,
• Hotel Ashish Palace, 125, Chetak Marg,
• ; Hotel Ajanta, Outside Hathipole,
• Hotel Caravanserai (Heritage), 14, Lalghat,
• Damanis Hotel, Near Telegraph Office,
• Hotel Dream Palace, Saheli Marg,
• Hotel Fountain, Sukhadia Circle,
• Hotel Gajraj, Meera Marg,
• Hotel Green View International, Lake Palace Road ,
• Hotel Gulab Niwas, Near Fatehsagar Lake,
• Hermitage Inn, Hospital Road, Kankarwa Haveli, Lal Ghat,
• Hotel Mahendra Prakash, Fatehsagar,
• Hotel Padmini Palace, Lake Palace Road,
• Pratap Country Inn, Jaisamand Rd,
• Rang Niwas Palace Hotel (Heritage), Lake Palace Rd ,
• Saheli Palace Hotel, Saheli Marg,
• Hotel Sarovar, Chandpol,
• Hotel Shalimar Palace, Udaipole,

Other Accommodation
• Hotel Kajri (RTDC), Shastri Circle, Circuit House, Fatehsagar Road, Dak Bungalow, Swaroopsagar,

PLACES OF INTEREST
Ahar Museum : The cenotaphs of the Maharanas of Mewar are grouped in the remains of the city of Ahar. A small museum houses a rare collection of antiquities and various art objects.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum : It displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, etc. Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs.10/- per person. Puppet Show : 1800 to 1900 hrs. Entry Fee for Puppet Show : Rs.20/-.
City Palace & Museum : Started by Udai Singh, the royal palace was added to by later rulers. Part of the Palace is converted into a museum. Timings : 0930 to 1630 hrs. Entry Fee: City Side : Rs. 35/- per person, Palace Side: Rs. 65/- per person.
Fateh Sagar Lake, Gulab Bagh , Jagdish Temple , Nehru Island Park : Situated in the middle of the Fateh sagar Lake. Timings : 0800 to 1900 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs.5/-.
Pichola Lake : It is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Set in the lake are two island palaces, namely Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) which has been converted into a heritage hotel run by the Taj Group of Hotels. Boating on Pichola Lake : Rs.75/-,
Visit to Jag Mandir by Boat : 1500 to 1800 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs.125/-.
Pratap Memorial (Moti Magri) : Erected in the memory of Maharana Pratap. Timings: 0900 to 1900 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs.5/- per person. Vehicle Fee: Rs. 10/- per car.
Sajjan Garh ,
Saheliyon-ki-Bari : The Garden of the Maids of Honour, laid out on the shore of the Fateh Sagar Lake. Timings: 0800 to 1900 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs. 3/- per person.
Shilpgram : 3 Km. from Udaipur, this rural art and crafts village is set amidst natural surroundings, consists of 26 huts built by artisans drawn from the West Zone. Timings : 0900 to 1100 hrs. & 1700 to 1900 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs.10/- per person
EXCURSIONS
Eklingji (22 Km.): The temple of Eklingji, presiding deity of the Sisodias of Mewar, is guarded by a Nandi bull and the four faced image of Shiva in the sanctum is of black marble.
Nagda (23 Km.) : This ancient city was the original capital of the founder of the Sisodia dynasty. In ruins now, Nagda’s surviving 11th century temples of Sas-Bahu have carvings recognised as among the finest in Rajasthan’s temple architecture. Also worth visiting are the splendid Jain temples of Adbudji. Accom : Heritage Resorts, Opp: Sas-Bahu Temple, Nagda, Dist. Udaipur, Tariff : Rs.1850-3200/- (MAP).
Chawand (23 Km.) : A village in a forest, where Maharana Pratap breathed his last.
Delwara (Devi Garh) (26 Km.) : An ancient Fort, now converted into a Heritage Hotel. Accom : *Devi Garh (Heritage), Village Delwara, Tariff : Tent : Rs.5000/-, Suite : Rs.8500-18500/-.
Bhindar (32 Km.) : Famous for a small palace – the Rajmahal Bhindar, which has now been converted into a Heritage Hotel.
Haldighati (45 Km.) : The memorable battle between Maharana Pratap and Mughal Emperor Akbar was fought here in 1576 A.D. There is a Chhatri dedicated to the faithful horse of Maharana Pratap, Chetak.
Nathdwara (48 Km.) : Built in the early 18th century, this simple shrine is one of the most celebrated of the Vaishnavite shrines of Shrinathji or Lord Krishna. Foreigners are not permitted inside and no photography of this monument is allowed. Accom : (1) Hotel Utsav, (2) Hotel Gokul (RTDC), . (3) Yatrika (RTDC),
Jaisamand Lake and Sanctuary (48 Km.) : It is the second largest artificial lake in Asia, with graceful marble Chhatris on the embankment and summer palaces for the king’s favourite queens on either side. A trip to the Jaisamand wildlife sanctuary makes an exciting visit, where the animals in their natural habitat can be observed at close range. Accom : Jaisamand Island Resort,
Khempur (50 Km.) : It has a history of true Mewari valour. Accom : Rawla Khempur (Heritage), Vill. & Post Khempur, via Mavli, Dist. Udaipur,
Fort Thana (51 Km.) : The imposing Fort has very little ornamentation and is rather rugged in its appearance and has now been converted into a hotel. Accom : Fort Thana,
Jagat Temple (58 Km.) : The 10th century Ambika Mata Temple here is well preserved.
Kankroli (65 Km.) : Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this is an important Vaishnavite temple.
Rajsamand Lake (66 Km.): A beautiful lake, with it’s embankment paved with white marble and carved marble pavillions and ornamental arches overhanging the lake.
Rishabhdeoji (68 Km.) : Dedicated to Rishabhdeoji, the Jain tirthankar, it is popularly known as Kesariyaji. Accom : Hotel Gavri (RTDC),
Phulwari Sanctuary (82 Km.) : It is one of the areas in the Aravalis, which supports a full range of wildlife.
Kumbhalgarh Fort (84 Km.) : This is the second most important citadel of Mewar. Entry Fee: Rs.5/- (Indians) , USD 2 or Rs.100/- (Foreigners). Accom : The Aodhi Hotel,.
Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary ( 90 Km.) : This sanctuary adjoins the historical Kumbhalgarh Fort. The Jain temple of Ranakpur is also situated in the sanctuary.
Ranakpur (90 Km.) : Beautifully sculptured Jain temples mark the
glory of this place. The main temple, popularly known as the Chaumukha Temple, is dedicated to Adinathji and was built in the 15th century. Accom : (1) Maharani Bagh Orchard (Heritage), (2) Hotel Shilpi (RTDC),
Ghanerao (110 Km.) : Located just outside the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Ghanerao has a number of temples, step wells and arched gateways. Accom : Royal Castle (Heritage), Ghanerao.
Sitamata Sanctuary (110 Km.): Spread over the Aravali & Vindhyachal mountain ranges and the Malwa Plateau. Dhariawad, which is the main centre of the sanctuary, has a Fort built in the mid 16th century, which has now been converted into a hotel.
Dungarpur (120 Km.) : In addition to its rich natural wealth of varied flora and fauna, Dungarpur boasts of a unique style of architecture as seen in the old palaces and noble residences. Accom : Udai Bilas Palace (Heritage),
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  CHITTAURGARH
Chittaurgarh or Chittaur was the ancient capital of Mewar State, which was ruled by the Sisodia Rajputs. The history of Chittaur is one of the most stirring chapters in Indian history for it was here that the flower of Rajput chivalry sprang to life. The stretch of its sacred walls and ruined palaces relate the saga of many sieges and heroism, which have almost become a myth now.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is at Dabok, Udaipur(115 Km.).
Rail : Western Railway connects Chittaurgarh on the metre gauge with Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur, Ratlam and Udaipur. However the convenient railhead is Udaipur.
Road : Motorable roads connect Chittaurgarh with Agra 557 km., Ajmer 182 km., Delhi 585 Km., Jaipur 325 Km., Jodhpur 436 Km., Kota 201 Km., Mount Abu 297 Km., Mumbai 865 Km. and Udaipur 115 km.
TD Code: 01472.
ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Padmini Palace,
• Bhagwati Hotel,
• Hotel Chetak,
• Gaurav Palace,
• Hotel Meera,
• Hotel Pratap Palace,
• Hotel Shalimar
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Panna (RTDC), Circuit House, near Meera Garden
PLACES OF INTEREST
The Fort ( Entrance Fee for the Fort : Indians : Rs.5/- , Foreigners : US $ 2 or Rs.100/-)
Government Museum (Timings :1000 to 1630 hrs. (Closed on Fridays and gazetted holidays)
Jaimal and Patta Palaces, Kalika Mata Temple, Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), Meera and Kumbha Shyam Temple, Meerabai’s Temple, Padmini’s Palace, Rana Kumbha’s Palace and Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower)
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  UTTAR PRADESH
  ALLAHABAD
Situated at the confluence of the three sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati, Allahabad, also known as Prayag, is amongst the oldest cities of India. It is one of the centers of the Kumbha Mela, which is held here once in 12 years.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 82 sq.km.
Altitude : 98 mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 46.6 Deg.C. Min: 27 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 25.6 Deg.C. Min: 10.5 Deg.C
Rainfall : 102 cm.
Best Season : Oct to March.
STD Code : 0532.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Varanasi (125 Km.), connected with important cities in India. Fare: Mumbai –Varanasi : Rs.7115/- (Y); Rs.10,375/- (J)
Rail : Allahabad is well connected by rail with major cities/ towns in India.
Road : Allahabad is well connected by road with Agra 433 Km., Ayodhya 167 Km., Bhopal 680 Km., Calcutta 799 Km., Chitrakoot 137 Km., Delhi 643 Km., Hyderabad 1086 Km., Jaipur 673 Km., Jhansi 375 Km., Khajuraho 294 Km., Lucknow 204 Km., Mumbai 1444 Km., Patna 368 Km., Varanasi 125 Km., etc.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India)
• *Hotel Kanha Shyam 22/1 Strechy Road, Civil Lines,
• *Presidency 19-D, Sarojini Naidu Marg,
• *Hotel Yatrik 33, Sardar Patel Marg,
• Hotel Allahabad Regency
• Hotel Samrat 49, Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
• Hotel Vilas 22 C, Sardar Patel Marg,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.350/- to Rs.750/- for a double room :
• Hotel Finaro, 8, Hasting Road,
• Hotel Kashi, Johnston Gunj,
• Hotel Kohinoor, Noorullah Road,
• Mayur Guest House, S.P. Marg, Civil Lines,
• Prayag Hotel, 73, Noorullah Road,
• Royal Hotel, Civil Lines,
• Hotel Sargam, Johnston Gunj, ;
• Hotel Taoosi, 31 A, Stanley Road,
• Hotel Vivek, Johnston Gunj,
Other Accommodation
(1) Hotel Ilawart (UPSTDC), 35, M.G. Road, Civil Lines,
(2) YMCA, 13, Sarojini Naidu Road,
(3) YMCA, Kamla Nehru Road.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Akshayavat – an immortal tree within the Patalpuri temple ;
Allahabad Fort - Public access is restricted to the area of the Patalpuri Temple and the Akshayavat, for which permission is required from the Commandant, Ordinance Depot, Fort, Allahabad,
All Saints Cathedral ; Anand Bhawan - The erstwhile ancentral home of the Nehru family. Timings: 0930 to 1700 hrs. (Closed on Mon & Govt. hol.) ;
Ashoka Pillar - 10.6 mts. high & dating back to 232 B.C.;
Beni Madhav Temple ; Bharadwaj Ashram ; Hanuman Temple - The only temple in North India, where the idol of Lord Hanuman is seen in reclining posture ;
Khusro Bagh ; Mankameshwar Temple ; Swaraj Bhawan - The old Anand Bhawan, donated to the nation by Moti Lal Nehru in 1930. Timings: 0930-1300 hrs. & 1400-17300 hrs. (Mon closed);
Sangam: The confluence of the holiest rivers in Hindu mythology; Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati.
Museums : Allahabad Museum
EXCURSIONS
Jhunsi (9 Km.) : It has a number of temples and ashrams.
Arail (11 Km.) : A religious centre with many temples.
Bhita (20 Km.) : An archaeological site with remains dating to 300 BC.
Sringverpur (40 Km.) : Excavations here have revealed a temple of sage Sringi.
Upardaha Lake (44 Km.) : It is one of the protected lakes of Uttar Pradesh.
Kaushambi (60 Km.): A great centre of Buddhism and Jainism.
Kara (69 Km.) : Famous for the holy temple of Kara Devi (Shitala Devi). Once the provincial capital of the Mughals, its ruins extend to 3.3 Km., along the river.
Sita Marhi (72 Km.): Believed to be where Sita, consort of Lord Ram lived during exile at the Sage Valmiki’s ashram.
Vindhyachal (93 Km.) : Famous for the temple of Vindhyachal Devi (Vindhyavasini).
Chitrakoot (137 Km.) : Lord Ram is said to have stayed here while travelling through the forests during his exile. Accom: Tourist Bungalow (UPSTDC),
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  BUDDHIST CENTRES IN UTTAR PRADESH
Uttar Pradesh can aptly be called the seat of Buddhism. The entire state is dotted with monuments and relics, legends and history that epitomize the birth, decline and finally the resurrection of Buddhism. It is in this state that Buddhism emerged as a religion and it is from here that it spread to the world.
KUSHINAGAR
Kushinagar, one of the principal centres of Buddhist pilgrimage, is the place where Lord Buddha breathed his last and attained Mahaparinirvana. This place was visited by three famous Chinese travellers, namely Fa Hien, I Tsing and Hiuen Tsang.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The convenient airports are Varanasi (248 Km.) and Lucknow (309 Km.)
Rail : The nearest railhead is Gorakhpur (48 Km.), linked with major cities in India.
Road : Kushinagar is connected by road with Ayodhya 175 Km., Basti 119 Km., Gorakhpur 48 Km., Lucknow 309 Km., Lumbini 175 Km., Kapilvastu 148 Km., Sanauli 141 Km., Sravasti 274 Km., Sarnath 261 Km. & Varanasi 247 Km.
STD Code : 05564.
ACCOMMODATION
• Lotus Nikko Hotel, Buddha Marg
• The Royal Pesidency, Buddha Marg,
Other Accommodation :
• Pathik Niwas (UPSTDC) Buddha Marg,
• Inspection House, PWD Inspection Bungalow;
• International Guest House & Dharamshalas
PLACES OF INTEREST
The monuments of Kushinagar are situated in three distinct groups comprising the main site of the Nirvana Temple, the Central Stupa and surrounding monastries, the Mathakuar shrine to the southwest and the third group comprises of Ramabhar Stupa.
Nirvana Stupa : This huge stupa stands at a height of 2.74 mts. A copper vessel was unearthed here, with an inscription in Brahmi, stating that Lord Buddha’s remains had been deposited here.
Nirvana Temple : It enshrines a colossal statue of the Buddha in a reclining position. An inscription below dates the statue to the fifth century.
Mathakuar Shrine : A black stone image of the Buddha in the bhumi sparsha mudra was recovered here. The last sermon by Lord Buddha was given here.
Ramabhar Stupa: This stupa rising to a ht. of 49 ft, marks the site where Buddha was cremated.
Kushinagar Museum: It has finds from excavations at the site. Timings: 1030 -1630 hrs.
Chinese and Japanese Temple, Surya Temple at Turkpatti and Pawanagar (Fazilnagar).
EXCURSIONS
Gorakhpur (48 Km.) : Gorakhpur, situated in the north eastern part of U.P., was known as Ramagram and later renamed as Gorakhpur after the legendary Guru Gorakhnath. Gorakhpur is the nodal point for visiting Buddhist pilgrim centres like Kushinagar (48 Km.), Kapilvastu or Piprahwa (148 Km.), Sravasti or Saheth Maheth (233 Km.) and Lumbini in Nepal (175 km.).
Accommodation
• *Hotel Bobina***, Nepal Rd,
• Hotel Avantika, Kushinagar Rd,
• Hotel Marina, Golghar,
• Hotel Raj, Station Rd,
• Hotel President, Golghar,
• Hotel Siddhartha, Station Rd,
• Upavan Hotel, Nepal Road.

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  SHRAVASTI (SAHETH - MAHETH)
Shravasti, the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom, is sacred to the Buddhists, because it was here that Lord Buddha confounded his critics with a million-fold manifestation of himself, seated on a thousand-pettalled lotus, as fire and water emanated from his body. It was here that Anathapindaka built, in the garden of Prince Jeta, a large monastery for the reception of the Buddha. Later, several shrines and other monasteries arose at this sacred spot. Shravasti has been identified with the remains at Saheth-Maheth.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport Lucknow (151 Km.) is well connected by Indian Airlines and private airlines with major cities in India.
Fare : Mumbai – Lucknow : Rs.7205/- (Y) , Rs.10505/- (J).
Rail : The nearest railhead is Balrampur (19 Km.), on the Gonda-Gorakhpur line.
Road : Shravasti is connected by road with Ayodhya 96 Km., Balrampur 19 Km., Basti Town 119 Km., Faizabad 103 Km., Gonda 58 Km, Gorakhpur 180 Km., Kushinagar 228 Km. Lumbini (Nepal), 214 Km., Varanasi 260 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
• *Lotus Nikko Hotel*** Balrampur Baharaich HighwayRahi Sravasti (UPSTDC) Katra, Dist. Bahraich
Other Accommodation
• Sri Lanka Ramayath Guest House,
• Burmese Monastery,
• Chinese Monasteryt,
• Sri Lanka Monasterty,
Accommodation at Balrampur (19 Km.)
• Hotel Maya Balrampur Civil Lines, Dist. Gonda.
• Pathik Hotel Digvijaya Complex,
• Tourist Bungalow (UPSTDC) Balrampur,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Maheth : Excavations here have exposed the massive gates of the city, ramparts and also the ruins of other structures which testify to the prosperity of ancient Sravasti. The Sobhanath temple is located here. Pakki Kuti and Kacchi Kuti are Buddhist stupas, the ruins of which can be seen.
Saheth : This was the site of the Jetavana monastery. It became an important centre of pilgrimage, adorned with numerous shrines, stupas and monastries. The remains date from the Mauryan era 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD, when Buddhism was waning in India. One of the earliest stupas, probably dating to the 3rd century BC, contained relics of the Buddha. A colossal statue of the Buddha was also found and may now be seen in the Indian Museum, Calcutta. The Emperor Ashoka visited Jetavana and Chinese travellers visiting the area have made mention of two Ashokan Pillars at Sravasti.
Sobhanath Temple : It is believed to be the birthplace of Jain Tirthankar Sambhavnath and is revered by Jain pilgrims. Entry Fee (Monuments of Shravasti) : Rs.5/- (Indians) ; US $ 2 or Rs.100/- (Foreigners).
  SARNATH
The Deer Park in Sarnath is where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to five of his disciples (in Buddhist terminology, he turned the wheel of Law or Maha Dharmachakra Pravartan) after his enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. Sarnath is one of the richest in antiquities dating from the 3rd century BC to the 11th century AD. Realising the sanctity of the place, Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC, built some of the finest monuments here.
The 34 mt. high ‘Dhamek’ stupa is the most remarkable structure as it is believed to mark the spot where the Buddha preached his 1st sermon. ‘Choukhandi’ stupa, raised by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1555 AD, is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha met his five disciples. The majestic Ashoka Pillar records the visit of Emperor Ashoka to Sarnath. It was originally adorned by a capital of four lions standing back to back and is now housed in the Archaeological Musuem at Sarnath. The modern Mahabodhi Society temple ‘Mulagandha Kuti Vihar’, has brilliant frescoes by the Japanese artist Kosetsu Nosi and a life size golden statue of the Buddha.
Sarnath’s rich pieces of sculptural art are housed in the Archaeological Museum here. Besides the Ashoka capital it has majestic Bodhisatva and Buddha images in its collection. Museum Timings : 1000 hrs. to 1700 hrs. (Closed on Fridays).
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
• The nearest airport is Varanasi Airport at Babatpur (30 km.) and
• the nearest railway stations are Varanasi (12 km.) and Mughal Sarai (15 km.)
ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Mrigdava (UPSTDC), Chitra Vihar,
• Golden Buddha Guest House,
• Mahabodhi Guest House, Forest Dept. guest House
  KAPILAVASTU (PIPRAHWA)
Through recent excavations and discoveries, it has been established that Piprahwa was indeed Kapilavastu, the erstwhile capital of the Sakya clan to which Gautama Buddha belonged. It is located in the foothills of the Terai region of the Himalayas. It was here amidst opulent surroundings that the young prince Siddhartha grew up. It was here that he, on seeing sorrow and pain, sickness and death, decided to renounce all worldly riches and pleasures to seek truth and the path to salvation. The ruin of the old city has several stupas. From the main stupa have been recovered stone caskets containing relics believed to be that of the Buddha.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Kapilavastu is at a distance of 97 km. from Gorakhpur, from where taxis and buses are available for travel to Kapilavastu. The nearest railway station is at Siddharthnagar (20 km.), but it is not well served and Gorakhpur is the best alternative. The nearest airports are at Lucknow (308 km.) and Varanasi (312 km.).
ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Shakya (UPSTDC),
  KAUSHAMBI
During the time of Buddha, Kaushambi was the capital of ‘Vatsa Janpad’, ruled by ‘Udayana’. The ruins of an ancient fort are testimony to its antiquity. However, it was when Lord Buddha visited this city, that Kaushambi attained true prominence. He came in the 6th and 9th years after his enlightenment and delivered several sermons, elevating it to a center of learning for Buddhists. A large number of architectural relics and ruins, sculptures and figurines, coins and other finds highlight the reverence, which the city was held in by the devout in times gone by. Today, one can see the ruins of an Ashokan Pillar, an old fort and the Ghositaram Monastery.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Kaushambi is 60 km. from Allahabad, which is the most convenient railhead and from where buses and taxis are available for visiting Kaushambi. The nearest airport is Varanasi, which is 125 km. from Allahabad.
ACCOMMODATION
A wide range of accommodation is available at Allahabad. It is advisable to stay in Allahabad and take a day trip to visit Kaushambi.
  SANKISSA (141 Km. from Agra)
According to legend, Buddha alongwith Brahma and Devraj Indira descended in Sankisa after giving a sermon to his mother in heaven. From then on this site has become an important Buddhist pilgrim centre. Chinese travellers, Fa-Hien and Hieun-Tsang have also written about Sankisa in their travelogues. There is a temple dedicated to Bisari Devi which stands on a stupa. An Ashokan Elephant Pillar has been excavated here. Near the Pillar, on a platform stands a temple with a statue of the Buddha.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
• The nearest railhead to Sankisa is Pakhana (11.3 Km).
Accommodation
• in the form of PWD Inspection Bungalow is available at Farrukhabad (43 Km.)
  DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK
A mosaic of grasslands, marshes, lakes and sal (Shorea robusta) forests constitute the Dudhwa National Park. Situated on the Indo-Nepal border in Lakhimpur-Kheri District of Uttar Pradesh, it covers an area of 614 sq.km. The northern edge of the Reserve lies along the Indo-Nepal border and the southern boundary is marked by the River Suheli. It is home to a large number of rare and endangered speces, which include the tiger, leopard, swamp deer, hispid hare, Bengal florican, etc.

The Kishanpur Sanctuary located about 30 Km. from Dudhwa, is the other constituent of the Reserve. Spread over an area of 200 sq.km., it lies on the banks of the River Sharda and is surrounded by sal forests of the adjoining reserved forests.
The grasslands of the Reserve are the habitat of Indian deer, the swamp deer or the barasingha, so called because of their magnificent antlers. Decline in their habitats led to a drastic decline in numbers and a small area named Sonaripur Sanctuary was set aside in 1958 for the conservation of this rare species of deer. Later, it was upgraded to cover an area of 212 sq.km. and was renamed the Dudhwa Wildlife Sanctuary in 1965. In 1977, the area was further extended to include over 614 sq.km. and was declared a National Park. In 1988, when Dudhwa became a part of Project Tiger, the area of the Kishanpur Sanctuary was added to create the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
Dudhwa has also the ideal kind of terrain for the Indian rhino. Once found here in large numbers, they had been hunted down and had completely disappeared from this area by 1878. More lately, it was feared that epidemics and disease would wipe out the existing population of rhinos in Assam, West Bengal and Nepal and a decision was taken to distribute some in other sutiable areas. In an exciting experiment, one male and five female rhinos were relocated here from Assam and Nepal in 1985. Now the rhino population has increased. However, at present, tourists are not allowed in the rhino area. A bird watchers’ haven, Dudhwa is also noted for 400 species of birds.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 614 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 150 to 183 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 45.0 Deg.C. Min: 20.0 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 30.0 Deg.C. Min: 04.0 Deg.C.
Season : Mid-November to Mid-June. (The Reserve remains closed between Mid-June to Mid-November).
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Lucknow (238 Km.), connected with all major Cities.
Fare : Mumbai – Lucknow : Rs.7205/- (Y) ; Rs.10505/- (J).
Rail : Dudhwa (4 Km.), on the meter-gauge section of the North Eastern railway is connected via Mailani with Lucknow, which in turn is connected with major cities and towns in India.
Road : Dudhwa National Park is connected by road with Bareilly 260 Km., Delhi 430 Km., Lucknow 238 Km., Mailani 37 Km., Palia 10 Km. Pilibhit 119 Km., etc.
UPSTDC bus services connect Dudhwa with Palia and Lakhimpur Kheri which are in turn connected with major towns in U. P. and neighbouring states.
ACCOMMODATION
The Forest Department provides accommodation at a reasonable rate at its various units situated in the park as under:-
• Forest Rest House, Dudhwa ;
• Swiss Cottage Tents, Dudhwa ;
• Tharu Huts, Dudhwa ;
• Forest Rest House, Sathiana ;
• Forest Rest House, Bankati ;
• Forest Rest House, Sonaripur ;
• Forest Rest House, Kila.
For Reservations Contact :
• The Deputy Director, Project Tiger, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Palia, Dist. Kheri,
• The Field Director, Project Tiger, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Lakhimpur-Kheri,
• Chief Wildlife Warden, 17, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow,
In addition to the above, there are Forest Rest Houses at Belrayan and Chandan Chauki.
Please Note
1. Bedding is available at Dudhwa and Sathiana in all types of accommodation. At other Forest Rest Houses bedding in not available.
2. Meals and snacks are available at the canteen at Dudhwa. To avoid disappointment it is advisable to inform the Park Officer or Caterer immediately on arrival about meal requirements. At the other Forest Rest Houses only crockery and utensils for cooking are available and provisions have to be carried.
Dudhwa and Bankati Forest Rest Houses are electrified. Generators are available at Sathiana, Sonaripur and Belrayan on payment basis for limited hours. No such facility is available at the Kila Forest Rest House.
Accommodation at Palia (10 Km.)
• Hotel Basera, Station Road ;
• Bharat Lodge ;
• Hotel Mahendra, Dudhwa Road ;
• Hotel Mor, A.N. Jha Marg ;
• Hotel Rain Basera, Nighasan Road ;
• Hotel Sharda.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Wildlife in the Park
Animals : Tiger, swamp deer, rhino, hog deer, barking deer, sambar, wild boar, sloth bear, rhesus monkey, langur, crocodile, jackal, leopard fox, gharial, otter, python, wild pig, leopard cat, jungle cat, fishing cat and monitor lizard.
Birds : Hornbill, jungle fowl, peafowl, partridge, woodpecker, thrush, oriole, bee-eater, drongo, bayas, minivet, roller, bulbul, duck, geese, cormorant, ibis, heron, stork, kite, grey-headed fishing eagle, Pallas fishing eagle. An extraordinary range of owls are also to be found in the Reserve. They include Indian horned owl, the brown fish owl, the dusky horned owl, scop owl, jungle owlet, the brown wood owl and tawny fish owl.
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
Basic facilities such as banks, medical assistance, post & telegraph offices, eateries, etc are available at Palia (10 Km.) and Lakhimpur Kheri.


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  JHANSI
Jhansi, the gateway to Bundelkhand region, was a stronghold of the Chandela Kings. However, its greatest claim to fame is it’s fiery Queen Rani Laxmibai, who led forces against the British in 1857, sacrificing her life to the cause of Indian Independence.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 14.0 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 211 Mts. (approx.).
Temperature : Summer Max: 41.0 Deg. C. Min: 26.2 Deg. C.
Winter Max: 29.1 Deg. C. Min: 11.0 Deg. C.
Rainfall : 936 mm.
Best Season : Oct. to March.
STD Code : 0517.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Gwalior is the nearest airport to Jhansi (98 km) connected by Indian Airlines with important cities in India.
Rail : Jhansi, an important railway Junction, is connected by rail with major cities/towns in India.
Road : Jhansi is connected by road with Agra 191 Km., Delhi 416 Km, Gwalior 103 Km., Jaipur 450 Km., Kanpur 220 Km., Khajuraho 178 Km., Lucknow 292 Km., Mumbai 1128 Km, Orchha 16 Km., Shivpuri 100 Km. and Varanasi 680 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
• *Hotel Chanda 365 / 1A, Civil Lines,
• *Hotel Sita Shivpuri Road, Civil Lines.
• Jhansi Hotel Shastri Marg,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 150/- to Rs. 350/- for a single room and from Rs. 250/- to Rs. 600/- for a double room.
• Central Hotel, 701, Civil Lines, Sipri Bazar,
• Hotel Highway, Masiha Ganj,
• Kanika Hotel, Kanpur Road,
• Prakash Guest House, Civil Lines,
• Prakash Hotel, Station Road,
• Raj Palace Hotel Shastri Marg,
• Hotel Rishabh, Shivpuri Road,

Other Accommodation
• Hotel Veerangana (UPSTDC) Near Circuit House

PLACES OF INTEREST
Rani Jhansi Fort ( Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- for Indians , US $ 2 or Rs.100/- for Foreigners ; Timings : 0800 to 1700 hrs.) ;
Rani Jhansi Mahal - now converted into a museum (Entry Fee : Rs. 5/- for Indians, US $ 2 or Rs.100/- for Foreigners) ;
State Museum : (Timings : 0730 to 1230 hrs. - 6th April to 30th June ; 1030 to 1630 hrs. - 1st July to 5th April, closed on Mondays and second Sundays),
Laxmi Tal, Gangadhar Rao-ki-Chhatri, Shri Kali Temple, Laxmi Bai Park.
EXCURSIONS
Orchha (18 Km.):Founded in the 16th cent by the Bundela Chieftain, Rudra Pratap Singh, who built this new capital on a large wooded island on the River Betwa.
Baruasagar (24 Km.): The historic spot where the battle between the Peshwa’s troops and the Bundelas was fought in 1744. The place is named after the Baruasagar Tal, a large lake formed about 260 years ago. An old fort picturesquely situated, commands an excellent view of the lake and the surrounding landscape.
Parichha (25 Km.) : Parichha Dam is built on the River Betwa, with a reservoir, ideal for water sports. The whole area is rich in scenic beauty.
Babina (27 Km.) : A flourishing town on the Jhansi-Lalitpur National Highway.
Datia (34 Km.) : An ancient town, mentioned in the Mahabharat as “Daityavakra”. The main historical monument here is the seven-storeyed palace of Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo. A temple with Mughal style frescoes and the Gopeshwar Temple are other attractions.
Sonagiri (37 Km.) : This sacred Jain hill lies 3 km. to the north west of Datia. There are 114 Jain temples which date back to the 17th century.
Matatila Dam (60 Km.) : Constructed between 1952 and 1958 on the river Betwa. Near the dam, there is a temple of the goddess Mata on a hillock (tila) and a well laid out garden.
Samthar (66 Km.) : The Samthar Fort, formerly called Samshergarh, is the main attraction here.
Erich (70 Km.): A small town on the right bank of the Betwa, associated as the birth place of Prahalad, the son of Hiranakashyap. An old Hindu fort stands in ruins here.
Surwaya (80 Km.) : It has archaeological remains of a fort, temple and monastery.
Gurha (88 Km.) : A small village on the banks of the Dhasan river. The Nagonath hill lies two km. north-east of the village. Crowning the hill are two old temples and a shrine of Mahadeo in a cave.
Lalitpur (90 Km.): There are a few archaeological remains here. Lalitpur is also well known for its industries.
Bhasneh (96 Km.) : Picturesquely situated at the foot of the Vindhyan hill range there is a lake, artificial waterfall, Bhasmasur cave and lush green vegetation which make the place a picnicker’s paradise.
Gwalior (107 Km.) : This ancient city in Madhya Pradesh is steeped in it’s past splendour.
Deogarh (123 km.) : Situated on the right bank of the river Betwa, in extremely picturesque natural surroundings, Deogarh has great antiquarian, epigraphical and archaeological importance.
Chanderi (127 Km.) : This town in Madhya Pradesh is famous for its gossamer Chanderi saris. It also has some of the finest examples of Bundela Rajput and Malwa Sultanate architecture.
Chandpur (134 Km.) : The place is very rich in archaeological remains which are of Chandela and Jain origin.
Mahoba (140 Km.) : Mahoba is associated with the Chandela kings who ruled over Bundelkhand region between the 9th and the 11th centuries. The impregnable hilltop fort and the lakes here are considered engineering feats.
Kalpi (145 Km.) : One of the eight great forts of the Chandelas.
Kalinjar (147 Km.) : This fort was of strategic importance during medieval times and a Chandela stronghold from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Entry Fee : Rs. 5/- (Indians), US $ 2 or Rs.100/- (Foreigners)
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  SHINAGAR - GORAKHPUR
Kushinagar, one of the principal centres of Buddhist pilgrimage, is the place where Lord Buddha breathed his last and attained Mahaparinirvana. This place was visited by three famous Chinese travellers, namely Fa Hien, I Tsing and Hiuen Tsang.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 0.6 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 400 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 44.0 Deg.C. Min: 22.0 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 31.0 Deg.C. Min: 04.0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 160 mm.
Season : Oct. to April.
STD Code : 05564.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Gorakhpur (48 Km.). However due to suspension of flight services to Gorakhpur the convenient airports are Varanasi (248 Km.) and Lucknow (309 Km.)
Rail : The nearest railhead is Gorakhpur (48 Km.), which is linked with major cities and towns in India.
Road : Kushinagar is well connected by road with Ayodhya 175 Km., Basti 119 Km., Gorakhpur 48 Km., Lucknow 309 Km., Lumbini 175 Km., Kapilvastu (Pirahwa) 148 Km., Sanauli 141 Km., Sravasti 274 Km., Sarnath 261 Km. & Varanasi 247 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
• Lotus Nikko Hotel,Buddha Marg,
• The Royal Pesidency Buddha Marg,
• Pathik Niwas (UPSTDC),Buddha Marg,

Other Accommodation :
• Inspection House,
• PWD Inspection Bungalow;
• International Guest House & Dharamshalas
PLACES OF INTEREST
The monuments of Kushinagar are situated in three distinct groups comprising the main site of the Nirvana Temple, the Central Stupa and surrounding monastries, the Mathakuar shrine to the southwest and the third group comprises of Ramabhar Stupa.
Nirvana Stupa : This huge stupa made of brick, excavated by Carlyl in 1876, stands at a height of 2.74 mts. A copper vessel was unearthed at this site, with an inscription in ancient Brahmi, which stated that Lord Buddha’s remains had been deposited here.
Nirvana Temple : It enshrines a colossal statue of the Buddha in a reclining position. An inscription below dates the statue to the fifth century.
Mathakuar Shrine : A black stone image of the Buddha in the bhumi sparsha mudra was recovered here. The last sermon by Lord Buddha was given here.
Ramabhar Stupa : This large stupa rises to a height of 49 feet. It is made of bricks and marks the site where Buddha was cremated.
Kushinagar Museum: It has finds from excavations at the site. Timings: 1030 -1630 hrs.
Chinese and Japanese Temple, Surya Temple at Turkpatti and Pawanagar (Fazilnagar).
EXCURSIONS
Gorakhpur (48 Km.) : Gorakhpur, situated in the north eastern part of U.P., was known as Ramagram and later renamed as Gorakhpur after the legendary Guru Gorakhnath. Gorakhpur is the nodal point for visiting Buddhist pilgrim centres like Kushinagar (48 Km.), Kapilvastu or Piprahwa (148 Km.), Sravasti or Saheth Maheth (233 Km.) and Lumbini in Nepal (175 km.).
Accommodation
• *Hotel Bobina***, Nepal Road,
• Hotel Avantika, Kushinagar Rd,
• Hotel Marina, Golghar,
• Hotel Raj, Station Rd,
• Hotel Siddhartha, Station Rd, 80 Km. from Gorakhpur is the Royal Retreat at Shivpati Nagar. This colonial bungalow, built in the early 18th century, has now been converted into a Heritage Hotel.
Accom: The Royal Retreat, Shivpati Nagar, Dist. Siddhartha Nagar.
Kapilvastu or Piprahwa : Kapilvastu, the erstwhile capital of the Sakya clan to which Gautama Buddha belonged is located in the foothills of the Terai region of the Himalayas. It was here amidst opulent surroundings that the young prince Siddhartha grew up. Identified today with ancient Kapilvastu, modern Piprahwa lies at a distance of 20 km. from Siddharthnagar. A large stupa at the ancient site is said to have housed the bone relics of the Buddha. Accom: Hotel Shakya (UPSTDC),
Lumbini : Situated in Nepal, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Buses ply from Gorakhpur till the border from where the remaining 8 km. has to be covered by private vehicle or cycle-rickshaws.
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  LUCKNOW
Lucknow, a modern city, is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and is situated on the banks of the river Gomti, tributary of the Ganga. Luknow today is famous as much for its gardens, parks and unique archaeological monuments as for the exquisite charm, courtesy and language of the people and it's world renowned cuisine.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 79 Sq.Kms.
Altitude : 123 Metres
Temperature : Summer Max: 42.0 Deg.C. Min: 29.0 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 26.0 Deg.C. Min: 10.0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 219.25 mm. (June-Sept).
Best Season : Oct to March.
STD Code : 0522.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Lucknow , Amavsi airport, is connected by air with major cities in India.
Rail : Lucknow is well connected by rail with major cities and towns in India.
Mumbai – Lucknow : IInd A/c : Rs.1793/- , IInd class : Rs.429/-
Road : Lucknow is connected by road with Agra 365 Km., Allahabad 228 Km.,
Ayodhya 134 Km., Calcutta 1001 Km., Delhi 497 Km., Faizabad 127 Km., Kanpur 79 Km., Nainital 380 Km. and Varanasi 320 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
Tour                                               Timings
Lucknow City Sightseeing                0830 hrs. & 1000 hrs.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Taj Residency***** Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar,
• *Hotel Clarks Avadh*****,8-M.G. Marg,
• *Hotel Deep Palace**** 12 / 47, Cantt. Road,
• *Hotel Arif Castles*** 4, Rana Pratap Marg,
• *Carlton Hotel***Rana Pratap Marg,
• Capoor’s Hotel & Restaurant 52, Hazrat Ganj,
• Hotel Deep Avadh Aminabad Road,
• La Place Park Inn6, Shahnajaf Road, Maharana Mahal 1, Station Road,
• Presidency Inn Uttam Palace, 3, Sapru Marg,
• Sagar International 14 / A, Jopling Road,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hoteks ranges from Rs. 350/- to Rs. 750/- for a double room.
• Hotel Ambar, Charbagh, Avadh Lodge, Ram Mohan Rai Marg,
• Charans Guest House, C-60 Nirala Nagar,
• Hotel Charans International, 16, Vidhan Sabha Marg
• Deep Hotel, 5, Vidhan Sabha Marg,
• Ellora Guest House, B.N. Road,
• Kohinoor Hotel, 6, Station Road,
• Mohan Hotel, Charbagh,
• Ramkrishna Guest House, Park Road,
• Seema Palace, Faizabad Road,
• Hotel Swastik, Rana Pratap Marg,
• Hotel Tulsi, Pandariba, Charbagh,
Other Accommodation
Hotel Gomti (UPSTDC) 6, Sapru Marg
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Bara Imambara, Charbagh Railway Station,
• Chattar Manzil,
• Clock Tower,
• Chota Immambara or Hussainabad Imambara,
• Dilkusha,
• Jama Masjid,
• Kaiser Bagh,
• Lal Baradari,
• La Martiniere,
• Lakshman Tila,
• Nandan Mahal, Residency (Entry Fee : Rs. 5/- for Indians, US $ 2 or Rs.100/- for Foreigners),
• Rumi Darwaza,
• Shahnajaf Imambara,
• Sikander Bagh,
• Zoological Garden (Timings: 0500 to 1900 hrs - closed on Mon.),
• State Museum (Timings: 1030 to 1630 hrs – closed on Mon).

• Arch Designs and Standard Organization are other important institutes.

EXCURSIONS
Kukrail Reserve Forest (9 Km.) : A picnic spot developed by the Forest Department, it has a deer park and crocodile nursery. A variety of birds can be seen here.
Deva Sharif (25 Km.) : The tomb of Syed Haji Waris Ali Shah, known as Deva Sharif, is revered by both Hindus and Muslims.
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary (43 Km.) : Situated on the Lucknow-Kanpur highway, it is a large marshland and shallow lake which attracts a large number of migratory and resident water-birds. Accom : Priyadarshni Motel (UPSTDC), Nawabganj, Dist. Unnao,
Kanpur (79 Km.) : The largest industrial city in Uttar Pradesh.
Raibareli (80 Km.) : Famous for the Samaspur Bird sanctuary, where different species of birds from all over the world, flock together in winter. Accom : Hotel Saras (UPSTDC) Malikmau Road,
Neemsar-Misrikh (94 Km.) : An important religious centre with the temples of the goddess Lalita, Dadhichi Kund, Vyas Gaddi, Chakratirth and Hanuman Garhi. Accom : Hotel Chakratirth (UPSTDC)Neemsar, Dist. Sitapur Ordinary
Ayodhya (134 Km.) : Ayodhya, situated on the right bank of the river Saryu, is an important religious centre of India. It is a city of immense antiquity full of historical significance and sacred temples. Ayodhya is an important pilgrim centre for Hindus, Buddhists as well as Jains. Ayodhya is also famed for its close association with the epic Ramayana.
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  KANPUR
Kanpur, situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, is an important industrial city in Uttar Pradesh and is known for its historic and religious past. Besides its leather industry, a large number of textile, plastic and other factories are located here.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 1040 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 126 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 44.0 Deg.C. Min: 29 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 26.0 Deg.C. Min: 9.0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 191 mm. (June to Sept)
Season : Oct to March.
STD Code : 0512.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Chakeri Airport at Kanpur is non operational for commercial flights at present and the convenient airport is Amausi Airport, Lucknow (65 Km.).
Rail : Kanpur is well connected by rail with major cities and towns in India.
Road : Kanpur is well connected by road with Agra 269 Km., Allahabad 193 Km. Ayodhya 201 Km., Jhansi 222 Km., Khajuraho 398 Km., Lucknow 79 Km., Varanasi 329 Km., etc.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by the Dept of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *The Landmark***** 10, Som Datt Plaza,
• *Hotel Gaurav*** 18 / 54,
• *Hotel Atithi**, 17 / 11, *
• Hotel Swagat*, Brahm Nagar,
• Hotel Ashoka, 24 / 16, Birhana Road,
• Hotel Deep Mayur, 11/274, Sooterganj,
• Hotel Ganges, 365, Harrisganj,
• Hotel Geet, 18/174-175,
• Hotel Meghdoot, 17/ 3 B,
• Hotel Pandit, 49 / 7, General Ganj,
• Hotel Park Royal, 3 A, Sarvodaya Nagar,
• Hotel Prithviraj, 63/7A
Other Accommodation
• Rahi Rania (UPSTDC) Rania, Dist. Kanpur Dehat,
• Rahi Tatyaganj (UPSTDC) Tatyaganj, Dist. Kanpur,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• The Anandeshwar Temple,
• Hanuman Temple,
• J.K. Glass Temple,
• Kamla Retreat,
• Moti Jheel,
• Tulsi Upvan Children Park,
• Nanrao Park-Ganesh Udyan,
• Prayag Narain Temple,
• Radha Krishna Temple,
• Shyam Hari Singhania Art Gallery,
• Tapeshwaridevi Temple,
• Vankhandeshwar Temple,
• Zoological Garden, etc.
EXCURSIONS
Bithoor (22 Km.) : Situated on the banks of the Ganga, this secluded, tranquil place is full of religious significance and is associated with ancient mythology. Places of interest include the Valmiki Ashram, Brahmavart Ghat, Patthar Ghat and Dhruva Teela.
Bhitargaon (59 Km.) : It houses a unique architectural specimen - a brick temple belonging to the Gupta era. The very first shrine with a shikara, it dates back to 600 AD.
Lucknow (77 Km.) : The capital of Uttar Pradesh, it extends along the banks of the river Gomti.
Kannauj (80 Km.) : Situated on the banks of the river Ganga, Kannauj was the 7th century capital of Emperor Harshvardhan’s Empire. Accom : Rahi Kannauj (UPSTDC),
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  MATHURA
Situated on the western bank of the river Yamuna, Mathura’s history dates back to 600 B.C. One of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus and an important place of pilgrimage, Mathura is the birth place of Lord Krishna, one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Mathura and the surrounding villages of Vrindavan, Goverdhan and Gokul are popularly referred to as "Braj-Bhoomi".
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 37.80 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 187 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 45 Deg.C. Min: 21.9 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 31.7 Deg.C. Min: 4.2 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 63.5 cm. (June to Sept)
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 0565.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Agra (56 Km) connected by Indian Airlines flights with Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Rail : Mathura is well connected by rail with major cities in India.
Road : Mathura is connected by motorable roads with Agra 56 Km., Alwar 116 Km.,Bharatpur 43 Km., Vrindavan 10 Km., Deeg 37 Km., Delhi 147 Km. & Jaipur 219 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of India).
• *Best Western Radha Ashok*** Masani Byepass Road,
• *Hotel Madhuvan Krishna Nagar,
• Hotel Brijwasi Royal, State Bank Crossing,
• Dwaper Resorts, Mathura – Farah Road,
• Geet Govind Tourist Complex, Nandavan,
• Hotel Mansarovar Palace
• Hotel Mukund Palace, Junction Rd,
Other Hotels
• Hotel Agra ;
• Hotel Brij Bihar,
• Hotel Gaurav Guest House,
• International Rest House,
• Jaipuria Smriti Bhavan,
• Jiwan Balabh Yatri Niwas, Biharipura;
• Hotel Kwality ;
• Hotel Meghraj,
• Modern Hotel ;
• Hotel Mohan,
• Hotel Sanjay Palace,
• Hotel Satyam,
• Shri Bankey Bihari Guest House,
• Hotel Surya International,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Kadamb (UPSTDC), Civil Lines,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Dwarkadheesh Temple , Gita Mandir , Government Museum - Timings: 1030 - 1630 hrs. (July to April), 0730-1230 hrs. (May to June) (Closed on Mon, 2nd Sun and Govt. hols)
Jama Masjid ,
Kala Vividha Art Gallery - situated within the Government Museum.
Kans Qila ,
Sati Burj ,
Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi ,
Vishram Ghat ,
Assikunda & Swami Ghat.
EXCURSIONS
Vrindavan (10 Km.) : The town is intricately woven with the playful pranks of Lord Krishna. It is one of the most important religious centres in Braj Bhoomi. Places of interest are Bankey Bihari, Govind Deo Temple, Jaipur Temple, Krishna Balram Temple, Rangaji Temple, Gopinath Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Jugal Kishore Temple, Guda Vihar Temple, Banshivat, Ramji Ka Bagirha & Kunj Galliyan temple.
Gokul (16 Km.) : Situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, this celebrated spot is where infant Krishna was brought up in secrecy to escape the wrath of the tyrant Kansa. Its most important temple is that of Gokul Nathji.
Mahavan (18 Km.): Situated on the left bank of the Yamuna river, this place is associated with Lord Krishna’s childhood. Its places of interest are temples of Mathura Nathji and Assi Khamba, which follow the contemporary style of Buddhist architecture.
Baldev (20 Km.) : Named after the elder brother of Lord Krishna the town’s main attraction is a temple dedicated to Baldeo (Dauji), which stands in the centre of the town.
Govardhan (26 Km.) : A hillock believed to have been held aloft in the air by Lord Krishna on his finger for 7 days and nights to protect the people of Brij from rains. On the summit of Govardhan hill is a temple built in 1520 by Vallabhachraya.
Sonkh (32 Km.) : An excavation site, it has valuable relics on display.
Deeg (37 Km.) : Renowned for its forts, palaces and beautiful Mughal gardens.
Bharatpur (43 Km.) : Famous for the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary.
Agra (54 Km.) : Famous for the world renowned monument the Taj Mahal.
Nandgaon (60 Km.) : Known for the house of Lord Krishna’s foster father Nand, in whose memory a temple was built in the mid 12th century AD. The other important site of the town is the Pan Sarovar, one of the four celebrated lakes of Braj Bhoomi.
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  VARANASI
Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world and the ultimate pilgrimage for devout Hindus. Varanasi derives its name from the two tributaries of the river Ganga, namely Varuna and Assi. It is also called ‘Kashi’ (The city of Light) by Hindus and is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 73.89 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 80.71 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 46.0 Deg.C. Min: 32.0 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 28.0 Deg.C. Min: 5. 0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 11.1 cm.
Best Season : Oct. to March.
STD Code : 542.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Babatpur Airport, Varanasi (22 Km.) is connected with major cities in India. Fare : Mumbai – Varanasi : Rs.7115/- (Y) ; Rs.10,375/- (J)
Rail : Varanasi is connected by rail with major cities and towns in India.
Road : Varanasi is well connected by road with Agra 606 Km., Allahabad 125 Km., Ayodhya 200 Km., Bhopal 757 Km., Bhubaneswar 996 Km., Calcutta 681 Km., Delhi 710 Km., Gorakhpur 212 Km., Kanpur 316 Km., Khajuraho 406 Km., Kushinagar 259 Km., Lucknow 300 Km., Lumbini 320 Km., Nalanda 334 Km., Rajgir 317 Km., Patna 249 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Approved by the Department of Tourism, Govt.of India)
• *Hotel Clarks Varanasi Ltd.,***** Varanasi Cantt.,
• *Taj Ganges*****, Nadesar Palace Grounds,
• *Hotel Hindustan International**** C-21/3, Maldahiya,
• *Hotel Varanasi Ashok****
• *Hotel De Paris*** 15, The Mall, Cantt
• *Hotel Ideal Tops***
• *Hotel India*** 59, Patel Nagar, Cantt,
• *Hotel MM Continental***
• *Hotel Pradeep***, Jagatganj,
• *Hotel Malti** Vidyapeeth Road,
• *Pallavi International Hotel (Heritage)
• Hotel Barahdari Maidagin, Best Western Kashika
• Hotel Clarks Tower,
• Diamond Hotel
• Hotel Surya
• Hotel Vaibhav Patel Nagar, Cantt
• Hotel Varuna 22, Gulab Bagh,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.300/- to Rs.600/- for a single room and from Rs.400/- to Rs.700/- for a double room.
• Hotel Ajay, Lahurabir,
• Hotel Alka, D-3/23, Mir Ghat, ;
• Hotel Amar, Parade Kothi, ;
• Hotel Ashok, Vidyapeeth Road,
• Hotel Avneesh, Maldahiya,
• Ganga Guest House, Pandey Ghat,
• Hotel Ganges, Dashashwamedh Road,
• Hotel Ganges View, Assi ;
• Garden View Hotel, Vidyapeeth Road,
• Gautam Hotel, Ram Katora, 8i
• Hotel Jai Ganges, Maldahiya,
• Hotel Lara India, Dashashwamedh Road
• Hotel Natraj, Lahurabir,
• Hotel Pushpanjali, Lahurabir,
• Hotel Sahu, Dashashwamedh Road,
• Hotel Shalimar,
• Hotel Siddharth, Sigra, ;
• Hotel Sun-Shiv, ;
• Hotel Temple Town, Patel Nagar,
Other Accommodation
• Tourist Bungalow (UPSTDC), Parade Kothi, Near Cantt. Rly. Stn.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Alamgir Mosque : Popularly known as Beni Madhav Ka Darera, it was originally a Vishnu temple erected in the early 17th cent. The temple was destroyed by Emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century and a mosqe raised on the site.
Bharat Mata Temple: A novel temple dedicated to Mother India, which, instead of the customary gods and the goddesses, houses one of the most perfect relief maps of India carved out of marble.
Benaras Hindu University : This is perhaps the largest residential university in India. Founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, it is a great seat of oriental learning.
Durga Temple : Dedicated to Durga, the goddesses of power, it is one of the most important temples in the city. The temple is also called the Monkey temple on account of the large number of monkeys that abound here.
Ghats : A long string of both bathing and burning ghats that line the western bank of the Ganges. There are over 100 ghats in all, but among the more interesting ones are the Dasaswamedh and the Manikarnika. Shivala Ghat and Kali Ghat are privately owned by the ex-ruler of Varanasi. Jai Singh of Jaipur erected one of his more unusual observatories on his family’s Man Mandir Ghat in 1770, while Scindia’s Ghat originally built in 1830 was so huge and magnificent a structure, it collapsed and was rebuilt later.
Varanasi is also famous for its burning or cremation ghats. The Manikarnika and the Harishchandra Ghats, being the main ones.
Gyanvapi Mosque : Constructed by Aurangzeb in the 17th century over the ruins of the Vishveswara temple which he destroyed.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple : The present temple of Lord Vishwanath was erected by Rani Ahalya Bai Holkar of Indore in 1776 and is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of the country.
New Vishwanath Temple : Situated in the premises of the Benaras Hindu University it is a modern place of worship planned by Pandit Malviya and built by the Birlas.
Tulsi Manas Temple : Constructed in 1964, this temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. The walls of the temple are engraved with verses and scenes from the Ramayana.
Museums & Art Galleries : Bharat Kala Bhawan, within the Benaras Hindu University campus. Timings : 1030 to 1630 hrs. (Closed on Sundays & university holidays).
. Maharaja Benaras Vidya Mandir Museum (16 Km.) : Within the Ramnagar Fort. Timings :1000 to 1700 hrs.
EXCURSIONS
Sarnath (10 Km.) : The Deer Park in Sarnath is where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to five of his disciples after his enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. Sarnath is one of the richest in antiquities dating from the 3rd century BC to the 11th century AD. Realising the sanctity of the place, Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC, built some of the finest monuments here. Places of interest include the 34 mt. high ‘Dhamek’ Stupa ; the Choukhandi Stupa ; the majestic Ashoka Pillar ; the modern Mahabodhi Society temple ‘Mulagandha Kuti Vihar’ and the Archaeological Museum (Timings : 1000 to 1700 hrs. - closed on Fridays). Accom: Hotel Mrigdava (UPSTDC
Ramnagar Fort (16 Km.) : A 17th century fort, Ramnagar is the home of the former Maharaja of Benaras
Chunar (37 Km.) : The fort of Chunar is famous for its close association with the Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri. Evidence of it’s earliest occupation dates it to 56 BC. Accom: Rahi Chunar (UPSTDC),
Jaunpur (58 Km.) : Founded in the 14th century by Feroz Shah Tughlaq, it is today known for its perfume and incense industries. The Atala Masjid, Jami Masjid, Lal darwaja Masjid, Khalis Mukhlis Masjid, Shahi Bridge, Shitla Chowkia Dham and Yamdagni Ashram are the main attractions here.
Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary (65 Km.) : This small sanctuary is spread over an area of 78 sq.km. and situated at an altitude of 207 mts. It has a rich and varied wildlife. The Rajdari and Devdari waterfalls are located within the park. There is a Forest Rest House at Rajdari in the park, which can be reserved through the Divisional Forest Officer, Forest Division, Ram Nagar, Varanasi,
Pawa (Fazil Nagar) (65 Km.): Lord Buddha spent a night here on his way to Kushinagar
Mirzapur (68 Km.) : Situated on the right bank of the river Ganga, it is a well known centre for brasswork, copperware and handmade carpets. 7 km. from Mirzapur is Vindhyachal, one of the ‘Shakti Peeths’. The temple is dedicated to Vindhyavasini Devi. Accom: Hotel Jhanvi (UPSTDC), Near Shastri Bridge, Mirzapur.
Wyndham Falls (91 Km.) : A scenic spot, ideal for picnics.
Tanda Falls (95 Km.) : It is a picnic spot amidst wild surroundings.
Kaimoor Sanctuary (100 Km.) : This sanctuary was established in 1982 and covers an area of 500 sq.km. Leopard, blackbuck, chital, chinkara and peafowl abound in the sanctuary. The best season to visit the park is from October to March.
Sirsi Dam & Falls (110 Km.) : It is an excellent picnic spot.
Sasaram (120 Km.): Famous for Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri’s mausoleum.
Allahabad (125 Km.): Prayag or Allahabad as it is known today is one of the most sacred pilgrim centres in India.
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  SRINAGAR
Located in the heart of the Kashmir valley, Srinagar is spread on both sides of the river Jhelum. The lakes, Dal and Nagin, enhance its picturesque setting. Srinagar, the summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, is a pleasure resort for tourists who can experience, at first hand, the spectacular beauty of the valley, it’s waterways with their own quaint lifestyle, the unique accommodation in houseboats, the blossoming gardens, etc.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 103.3 sq.km.
Altitude: 1730 mts. (approx.)
Temperature : Summer Max. 29.5 Deg.C. Min. 10.6 Deg. C.
Winter Max. 7.3 Deg. C. Min. – 1.9 Deg. C.
Best Season : Throughout the year, though winter months can be quite cold.
Rainfall : 529 MM.
STD Code: 0194
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air: Srinagar airport is connected by Indian Airlines with Delhi, Jammu & Leh.


Rail: The nearest railhead is Jammu (293 km) which is connected by Northern Railway with all major cities in India.


Road: Srinagar is connected by motorable roads with Amritsar 429 km., Chandigarh 630 km., Delhi 876 km., Gulmarg 52 km., Jammu 293 km., Kargil 204 Km., Leh 434 Km., Ludhiana 571 Km., Pahalgam 96 km., Pathankot 398 km., Shimla 847 km., etc.

ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India)
• *Hotel Broadway*****,Maulana Azad Road,
• *Meena Group Houseboats*****Dal Lake,
• Gurkha HouseBoats
• *Intercontinental The Grand Palace Srinagar (Heritage)
• *Metro Hotel** , Centaur Lake View,
• Ahdoos Hotel, Residency Road,
Other Hotels
The tarrif of the following hotels ranges from Rs.1000/- to Rs.3000/- for a double room.
• Hotel Shah-Abbas, Boulevard Road,
• Hotel Welcome, Boulevard Road,
• Hotel Zabarwan, Boulevard Road,
• Hotel Pine Grove, 2nd Cross road, Gageibal,
• Hotel Imperial Lake View, Boulevard,
• Hotel Madhuban, Boulevard
Other Accommodation
• Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Chasma-I-Shahi or The Royal Spring (9 Km) : Smallest of the tastefully laid out Mughal gardens. Intially planned and laid out by Emperor Jahangir, it was completed by Shah Jahan in 1632.
Nishat Bagh (11 Km) : Situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan mountains as a backdrop, this “garden of bliss” commands a magnificent view of the lake and the snowcapped Pir Panjal mountain range. Nishat is well known for its stately chinar trees imported to Kashmir from distant Persia by the Mughals. Nishat was designed in 1633 AD by Asaf Khan, brother of Nur Jahan.
Shalimar Bagh (15 Km) : The famed Shalimar gardens were laid out in 1619 by Jehangir, the Mughal Emperor, for his wife Nur Jehan. It is a beautiful garden of vistas and shallow terraces. The garden is 539 by 132 metres wide and has four terraces one above the other. A canal lined with polished stones and supplied with water from Harwan runs through the middle of the garden.
Nasim Bagh : Nasim Bagh, the first garden laid by the Mughals, sits across the lake. Designed by Akbar, the name means Garden of the Morning breezes.
Dal Lake : This lovely lake lies to the east of the city at the foot of the Shridhara (Zabarwan) mountain. The lake is 8 x 4 km and is divided by causeways into 4 parts. Gagribal, Lokutdal, Boddal & Nagin. Lokutdal and the Boddal each have an island in the centre, called Rup Lank and Sona Lank. Rup Lank is also known as Char Chinari.
Harwan : Remains of ancient ornamented brick pavements have come to light during excavations of the site of a monastery where the great scholar Nagarjuna lived.
Hazratbal (7 Km) : Hazratbal shrine is situated on the western shore of the Dal lake opposite Nishat Bagh and commands a grand view of the lake and mountains. Thisbeautiful white marble shrine has a special sanctity as a sacred hair of Prophet Mohammad is preserved here. This is displayed to the public on special occasion.
Nagin lake (8 Km) : The Jewel in the Ring, the smallest & most lovely part of Dal lake.
Jama Masjit (7 Km) : This large cathedral mosque was originally built by Sultan Sikandar Shah in 1388 A.D. and enlarged by his son, Zain-ul-Abidin. It is a typical example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.
Hari Parbat Fort : A 18the Century fort, constructed by Atta Mohammed Khan, an Afghan Governor. On the Western slope of the hill is a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati. On the Southern face is the revered Muslim Shrine of Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib.
Badshah Tomb (6 Km) : This 5 domed brick structure is a peculiar piece of architecture dating back to 1421-1472 A.D. Within it, lies buried the mother of Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin.
Pari Mahal (10.6 Km) : Situated on a spur of Zabarwan Mountains, Pari Mahal initially a garden built by Dara Shikoh for his sufi teacher, Mulla Shah.
Pathar Masjid/Shahi Masjid : This stone mosque was constructed under thepatronage of Nur Jahan, wife of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir, in the 16th Century.
Shah Hamdan Mosque : Situated on the banks of the river Jhelum in the centre of the city this is one of the oldest mosques in the city. Although built of timber, not a nail or screw was used in its construction. It has fine papier mache work on the walls and ceilings.
Shankaracharya Temple : Situated atop the Takht-I-Sulaiman hill, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva has legends dating back to 200 B.C. The temple is built on a high octagonal plinth approached by flight of steps.
Shri Pratap Singh Museum : The Museum was once the summer palace of the Kashmir Maharajas. In 1898 the building became a museum and has a collection of shawls, paintings, arms and armoury, silver images, copper and jade ornaments, copper & brass utensils and Ladakhi handicrafts. The archaeological objects displayed here are pottery, terracotta tiles, metal etc. The most outstanding piece is a map of Srinagar done in needlework. Timings: 1030 to 1630 hrs. Closed on Fridays and Govt. holidays.
EXCURSIONS
Pampore (13 Km) : The Karewas above and beyond Pampore are the only place in the world, with the exception of Spain, where saffron is grown.
Ganderbal (19 Km) : Situated on the banks of the river Sindh at an altitude of 5200 ft., with turfy banks and shady chinars which afford an excellent camping site.
Dachigam (21 Km) : The Dachigam National Park, now a protected area, is situated at an altitude of 2,400 mts. And covers an area of 141 Sq. Km. (54 sq.miles). the species found include the Hangul, both the brown and black Himalayan bear, musk deer and fox and over 150 species of birds. Permission to visit may be obtained from the Chief Wildlife Warden, Srinagar. Accom: lodges and rest houses of the Forest Department. Resvn: The Chief Wildlife Warden, Srinagar.
Burzahom (24 Km) : The excavations of Burzahom have revealed a prehistoric site dating back to about 2500 B.C.
Khir Bhawani (27 Km) : Goddess Ragnyadevi is worshipped here symbolized by a sacred spring in the village Tulamula near Ganderbal. In the centre of the spring is a small temple. The Hindu inhabitants of Srinagar fast and converge on the eighth day of the full moon in the month of May when legend has it the goddess changes the colour of the waters.
Avantipur (30 Km) : 16 kms from Pampore is Avantipur, known for the ruins of its 9th cent. Monuments. The remains of temples of Vishnu are impressive for their carvings.
Charar-I-Sharif (30 km) : Charar-I-Sharif is the ziarat of Sheikh Nur-ud-din, popularly known as Kasmir’s patron saint or Nunda Rishi.
Manasbal Lake (32 km) : It’s main charm is it’s deep, clear water with pink lilies. It has some hot springs which never freeze, even in the coldest winters.
Yusmarg (40 km) : Yusmarg is located in the small open valley of the Pir Panjal range. Near Yusmarg is the river Dudh Ganga named so due to its milk white foam. A little further away is a capativating lake, Nilnag, cradled by hills. For serious trekkers, Tatta Kuti and Sang Safed are two of the several peaks, a day away from Yusmarg. Ponies can be hired from the local tourist office.
Aharbal (51 km) : Aharbal is famous for an impressive waterfall formed by river Veshnoo falling from a height of 24.4 mts. Kounsernag Lake, which generally remains frozen and covered with icebergs till late in June, is 11 km away. The entire area is a trekker’s delight.
Anantnag (56 km) : Anantnag has several springs, the largest of which is believed tobe the abode of Ananta, the serpent on which lord Vishnu rests.
Mattan (61 km) : Enroute to Pahalgam, the spring here is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus.
Martand (64 km) : It has ruins of a temple built by Lalitaditya Muktapida, dedicated to the Sun god.
  GULMARG (56 from Srinagar) (STD CODE: 01954)
Literally meaning the ‘Meadow of flowers’ the charming hill resort of Gulmarg was once called Gaurimarg in honour of Gauri, Lords Shiva’s wife. With the coming of spring, the grassy slopes are transformed into a riot of colours as wild flowers spring up everywhere. In summertime Gulmarg is for golfing, trekking and riding. The heart of Gulmarg is its green, 18 hole gold course, the highest natural gold course in the world. Come winter, and Gulmarg transforms into a land of snow. This is the time to ski on its excellent slopes as well as enjoy other wintersports. It also offers an unsurpassed view of the 8137 mt. High Nanga Parbat, the fifth highest peak in the world.
ACCOMMODATION
Tourist Reception Centre (JKTDC), single bed room huts, The tariff of the following hotels ranges from 400/- to Rs.1200/- for a double room.
Excursions from Gulmarg
Khilanmarg (6 Km) : Carpeted with wild flowers, Khilanmarg is a 40 minute uphill journey from Gulmarg.
Ziarat of Baba Reshi (7 km) : Situated on the east of the Gulmarg valley, the path to the Ziarat of Baba Reshi a noted muslim saint, leads down through thick forests.
Ningle Nallah (10 km) : This stream flows from the snow bed and springs near Apharwat and Alpathar and cuts through pine forests offering many picnic spots.
Alpather Lake (13 km) : This lake nestles in the shadow of the 4511 metre high Apharwat mountain. Triangular and deep turquoise, the lake carries floating snow.
Lien Marg : The path to Lien Marg leads through forests of pine. The graceful grass covered Marg offers excellent camping sites.
Firozpur Nallah : On the banks of this stream there is a charming spot known as “Waters Meet” which is ideal for trout fishing. It is also a base for a 3 day trek.
Banibali Nag : At an altitude of 2926 mts. Above Ferozpur Nallah, a little lake has been formed by landslides. It is 5 hours journey from Gulmarg.
Kantar Nag : It is a lake at an altitude of 2926 mts. Located on the top of the mountain.
Circular Walk : 11 Km long, the circular road girdles Gulmarg. It runs through dusky pine scented forests and gives a panoramic view of the Kashmir valley.
Achabal (58 km) : Resting at the foot of a hill, with a row of majestic chinars framing it, the gardens of Achabal are a visual delight.
Wular Lake (60 km) : It is the largest natural fresh-water lake in India and is an important feature of the hydrographic system of Kashmir.
Lolab Valley : An enchantingly lovely valley where one can experience the rustic charm of the Kashmiri village life set amids the most picturesque surroundings.
Kokernag (70 km) : Kokernag is famous for the curative properties of its springs. Its healing powers were chronicled by the great Mughal historian, Abul Fazl. Kokernag is also known as Papashudhan Nag or sin cleansing spring.
Verinag (80 km) : Verinag, is one of the largest springs in India. The water of the nearby springs, called collectively, Sapta Rishi, have their confluence at Sangam, where people bathe on festival days. The birth of the river is celebrated annually with a fair. A shaivite shrine close by draws pilgrims every year.
SONMARG (83 kms from Srinagar) : Sonmarg-Meadow of Gold is a quiet valley, carved by the river Sindhu, circled by still lakes and jagged awesome glaciers. Meandering through the valley, the river is a fine preserve for trout and mahseer fishing.
Accommodation
Tourist Reception Centre (JKTDC), Double bed room hut: 1500/-, Dbl bed room Rs.350/-

EXCURSIONS FROM SONMARG
Thajiwas (3 kms) : On the other side of the spur, to the south of Sonamarg, is Thajiwas, pine shaded, with gushing mountain streams. Silver waterfalls and the Thajiwas glacier from a sparking contrast to the green meadowland.
Lakes : Sonamarg is the base for some interesting treks to high altitude Himalayan lakes such as Vishansar (4084 mts.), Krishansar (3810 mts) and Gangabal (3658 mts).
Baltal (15 km) : Baltal is situated to the north of Sonamarg. This charming little valley lies at the foot of Zojila pass from where the sacred cave of Amarnath is just a day’s journey away. One can also reach Leh by crossing over the Zojila pass.
Daksum (85 km) : Daksum (2438 mts) is a forest retreat girdled by mountains. It is peaceful, unspoilt and a walker’s paradise. From Daksum one can cross over to Kishtwar in Jammu through the Simthan Pass.

  PAHALGAM (96 Km from Srinagar) (STD: 1936)
Ideally situated at the junction of the Lidder and Sheshnag streams and deep in thick pine and fir covered mountains, the valley of Pahalgam (2130 m.) is very attractive. Originally a small village of shepherds, it has grown into a hill resort. There are exhilarating treks into forests and alpine meadows of its side valleys and very good fishing is available in the mountain streams. Pahalgam is also a base for pilgrimage to the sacred cave of Amarnath.
ACCOMMODATION
• Tourist Reception Centre (JKTDC), Sgl bed room hut: Rs.800/-, Dbl room Hut: Rs.1500/-, Three double bedded Room hut: Rs.2000/-, Suites: Rs.650/-, Regular Dbl Room: Rs.300/-
• Tarrif of the following hotels range from Rs.600/- to Rs.2000/- for a double room:- Hotel Pahalgam,
EXCURSION FROM PAHALGAM
Baisaran (2 km) : A glen in the pine and fir forests commanding a charming view.
Mamaleshvara (2 km) : A small stone temple consecrated to Shiva Mamalesvara.
Phirilasan (7 km) : It is an excellent trout fishing spot.
Shikaragah (15 km) : It is a wildlife reserve about one day trek from Pahalgam.
Tarsar lake (35 km) : It can be reached via Aru and Lidderwat by a route crossing loverly flower meadows. Mansar Lake can be visited after crossing a 243 mt high ridge.
Kolohoi Glacier (36 km) ; It is a three day trek via Aru (2408 mts), Lidderwat (3048 mt) and then to the base of Kolohoi glacier (3200 mt.) Aru is a charming meadow where the river Lidder disappears at Gurkhumb and reappears after about 27 mts.
Amarnath (47 km) : One of the most important Hindu pilgrim centres, the cave of Shri Amarnath is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The object of worship here is a stalagmite in the shape of Lingam formed by water dripping through the limestone roof of the cave. The Lingam waxes and wanes with the moon. Pilgrims visit Amarnath in large numbers during the yatras arranged from Pahalgam in the month of Shravan, to pay obeisance to Shri Amarnath on the full moon day of the month of Shravan.
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  UTTARANCHAL
  AULI
Lying close to the well-known religious abode of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of the Uttaranchal State, Auli, today, has developed into one of the best Ski resorts in the world. Auli is connected with Joshimath by a 3.9 km passenger ropeway (the longest in India) which provides a breath-taking view of the Himalayas.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 5 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 2519 to 3049 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 13° C. Min: 29°C. Light Woollens
Winter Max: 09°C. Min: 0°C. Heavy Woollens
Rainfall : 180 Cm.
Season : December end to early March (for skiing).
STD Code : 01389.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport Jolly Grant at Dehradun 288 Km. is not served by flights at present. Therefore Delhi (500 Km.) is the convenient airport.
Rail : The nearest railhead Rishikesh (253 Km.) is connected by rail via Haridwar with major cities / towns in India.
Road : State Transport buses ply regularly between Joshimath and Dehradun 298 Km., Delhi 500 Km., Haridwar 277 Km. & Rishikesh 253 Km. Joshimath to Auli is 15 km by taxi and 8 km by trek.
Ropeway : Auli is connected with Joshimath by a ropeway which takes about 20 minutes. Fare : Rs.300/- per head (May & June) & Rs. 200/- per head (Rest of the months). No charges for children below 5 years. Timings: 0800 hrs. to 1850 hrs. (May to Oct.); 0800-1710 hrs. (Nov. to April).
ACCOMMODATION
• Tourist Resort (GMVN), Auli,
• Tourist Resort (old) (GMVN), Joshimath,
• Tourist Resort (new) (GMVN), Joshimath,
EXCURSIONS FROM AULI
• Badrinath (42 Km.) ;
• Kuari Pass (24 Km.) ;
• Tapovan (29 Km.) ;
• Hemkund (40 Km.);
• Valley of Flowers (40 Km.);
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  BADRINATH  |   KEDARNATH  |  GANGOTRI  |  YAMUNOTRI
The temples of Shiva and Vishnu at Kedarnath and Badrinath have been the destination of pilgrims for centuries. Once reached after treacherous treks, they are now easily accessible by road. At Uttarkashi, at a height of over 3000 metres the snow melts to form the sacred rivers of Ganga and Yamuna in a deep recess of the mountains. The route to the two sources at Gangotri and Yamunotri respectively begins at Rishikesh and passes ancient temples and valleys along the way. These shrines popularly known as the 'Chardham' are open from Mid May till Diwali.
GENERAL INFORMATION
                               Badrinath      Kedarnath       Gangotri        Yamunotri 
Altitude :             3133 mts          3581 mts            3140 mts          3291 mts
Area :                   2.5 sq.km         3 sq km               1 sq.km.           1 sq km.
Temperature :   Badrinath         Kedarnath          Gangotri           Yamunotri 
Summer :            Max. 17.9 Deg.                          C 20 Deg.C.
Min.                      5.9 Deg. C                                  6 Deg. C.
Winter :               Max. Sub- Zero                          Sub-Zero
                             Min. Snowbound                         Snowbound
Best Season : May to June & September to October.
(Temples remain closed from November i.e. after Diwali
till the end of April due to inclement weather)
STD Code :       01381.            01364.                    ---                   --- 
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun (315 Km. from Badrinath, 240 Km. from Kedarnath, 298 Km. from Gangotri and 177 Km. from Yamunotri) .
Rail : The nearest railhead is Rishikesh (297 Km. from Badrinath, 229 Km. from Kedarnath, 251 Km.from Gangotri and 223 Km. from Yamunotri), which is connected via Haridwar with major cities and towns in India.
Road : Badrinath is well connected by road with Auli 58 Km., Chamoli 97 Km., Dehradun 315 Km., Delhi 535 Km., Deoprayag 225 Km., Govind Ghat 22 Km., Haridwar 321 Km., Hemkund 50 Km., Joshimath 42 Km., Karnaprayag 126 Km., Nandaprayag 158 Km., Srinagar (Garhwal) 194 Km., Valley of Flowers 50 Km., etc. Gaurikund, 14 Km. away is the roadhead to Kedarnath from where Kedarnath is approachable on foot, or on horseback.
Kedarnath is connected via Gaurikund with Agastamuni 65 Km., Badrinath via Rudraprayag 242 Km., Dehradun 240 Km., Delhi 447 Km., Deoprayag 154 Km., Guptakashi 45 Km., Haridwar 253 Km., Rishikesh 229 Km., Rudraprayag 84 Km.,Soneprayag 19 Km., Srinagar (Garhwal)118 Km.,Ukhimath 63 Km.
Gangotri is well connected by road with Dehradun 290 Km., Delhi 496 Km., Dharasu 125 Km., Haridwar 275 Km., Mussoori 256 Km., Rishikesh 251 Km., Tehri 167 Km., Uttarkashi 97 Km. and Yamunotri (via Dharasu) 232 Km.
Yamunotri is connected by road via Hanumanchatti (14 Km.away, from where Yamunotri is approachable on foot) with Chamba 165 Km., Dehradun 177 Km., Delhi 447 Km., Dharasu 106 Km., Gangotri 236 Km., Hanuman Chatti 14 Km., Haridwar 247 Km., Mussoorie 139 Km., Narendranagar 208 Km., Rishikesh 223 Km., Uttarkashi 136 Km.
ROAD ROUTE FROM RISHIKESH TO BADRINATH / KEDARNATH / GANGOTRI / YAMUNOTRI
Rishikesh to Badrinath
Rishikesh to Kaudiyala 37 Km - Deoprayag 34 Km - Srinagar (U.P.) 38 Km - Rudraprayag 32 Km - Gauchar 22 Km - Karnaprayag 10 Km - Nandaprayag 21 Km - Chamoli 10 Km - Pipalkoti 17 Km - Joshimath 34 Km - Vishnu Prayag 12 Km - Govindghat 6 Km - Pandukeshwar 2 Km - Badrinath 22 Km.

2. Rishikesh to Kedarnath via Rudraparyag
Rishikesh to Kaudiyala 37 Km - Deoprayag 34 Km - Srinagar (U.P.) 38 Km - Rudraprayag 32 Km - Agastamuni 17 Km - Kund 18 Km - Guptakashi 7 Km - Soneprayag 27 Km - Gaurikund 5 Km - Kedarnath 14 Km.
Distance between Gaurikund & Kedarnath (14 Km) has to be covered on foot.

3. Badrinath to Kedarnath
Badrinath to Joshimath 42 Km - Chamoli 51 Km - Gopeshwar 10 Km - Guptakashi 79 Km - Gaurikund 35 Km - Kedarnath 14 Km.
Distance between Gaurikund & Kedarnath (14 Km) has to be covered on foot.

4. Rishikesh to Gangotri - Gaumukh
Rishikesh to Narendranagar 15 Km - Chamba 48 Km - Tehri 12 Km - Dharasu 47 Km - Uttarkashi 29 Km - Gangnani 49 Km - Bhaironghati 52 Km - Gangotri 9 Km - Bhojbasa 16 Km - Gaumukh 3 Km..
Distance between Gangotri and Gaumukh ( 19 Km ) has to be covered on foot.

5. Rishikesh to Yamunotri ( via Dharasu)
Rishikesh to Narendranagar 15 Km - Chamba 48 Km - Tehri 12 Km - Dharasu 47 Km - Barkot 54 Km - Sayanchatti 27 Km - Hanumanchatti 6 Km - Jankichatti 8 Km and Yamunotri 6 km.Distance between Hanumanchatti & Yamunotri (14 km) has to be covered on foot.

ACCOMMODATION
Badrinath
• Hotel Devlok (GMVN),
• Chand Cottage, Shri Kedar-Badri Temple Committee,
• Gujarat Bhawan, Shri. Kedar-Badri Temple Committee,
• Modi Bhawan, Shri Kedar -Badri Temple Committee,
Kedarnath
• Tourist Rest House(GMVN),
• Aarti Bhawan (10 beds),
• Bhajan Ashram (100 beds),
• Bharat Sewa Ashram (103 beds),
• Birla Bhawan (14 beds),
• BitkoCottage (4 beds),
• Bombay Bhavan (40 beds),
• Chand Cottage (4 beds),
• Gujarat Bhawan (40 beds),
• Janata Dharamshala (4 beds),
• J.K. Griha (20 beds),
• Kali Kamli Dharamshala (141 beds),
• Mara Bhawan (50 beds),
• Nepali Dharamshala (50 beds),
• Saraf Cottage (4 beds)
• Travellers’ Lodge (33 beds).
Gangotri
• Tourist Rest House (GMVN),
• Ganga Niketan Hotel, Near Temple ,
• Forest Rest House
• PWD Inspection Bungalow.
Yamunotri
• Tourist Rest House (GMVN)
PLACES OF INTEREST IN & AROUND BADRINATH
Badrinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the main idol is carved in Shalagram stone and represents Vishnu seated in meditation, flanked by NarNarayan. The present temple was built two centuries ago by the Garhwal Kings and is also known as Vishal Badri. During the period when the temple remains closed, the idols are taken to Pandukeshwar.
Tapt Kund or Surya Kund: The famous hot springs are located just below the temple. A dip, considered holy and refreshing , is a must, prior to offering prayers in the temple.
Neelkanth: A majestic peak of the Himalayas, towering to a height of 6,600 mts. Other places of interest are the Mata Murti, Sesh Netra and Urvashi temples & Charanapaduka.
Mana Village (4 km.) : Considered as the last village on the Indo-Tibet border. Further 4 km. from Mana village are the Vasundhara waterfalls, one of the biggest in India.
Satopanth Lake (18 Km.): A natural lake situated amidst high mountains.Places of interest on the Rishikesh - Badrinath Route
Kaudiyala: At an altitude of 480 mts., the mighty waters of the River Ganga here are ideal for white water rafting. Rock climbing can also be arranged. GMVN conducts river rafting courses at Kaudiyala. Accom : Rest Tent Colony (GMVN) Kaudiyala, Dist Tehri,
Deoprayag : Situated at the confluence of the rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi, it is an important pilgrim centre with its Shiva and Ragunath temples.
Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Deoprayag, Tehri Dist.,
Srinagar (Garhwal): The old capital of Garhwal. Places of interest here are the Kamleshwar and Kalpaveshwar temples and the Shankar Math. Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Srinagar, Dist. Pauri,
Rudraprayag : Situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini. The temples that dot this region are those of Rudranath and Chamunda Devi.
Accom :Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Rudraprayag, Dist. Pauri,
Gauchar : A beautiful valley. Accom:Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Gauchar, Dist. Chamoli,
Karnaprayag : The base for treks to Roopkund and Bedni Bugyal.
Accom:Tourist Rest House (GMVN) , Dist. Chamoli,
Nandaprayag : An important pilgrim centre with a temple of Gopalji. Accom :Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Nandprayag.
Pipalkoti : Known for its scenic beauty. Accom :Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Chamoli Dist.
Joshimath : It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya performed penance here. After enlightenment, he established a religious centre (Math) here, which he called ‘Jyotirmath’. The name Joshimath is derived from Jyotirmath. Joshimath has temples dedicated to Goddess Durga and Ugra Narsimha, the lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Accom: (1) New Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Dist. Chamoli, Old Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Joshimath, Dist. Chamoli, (3) Badri-Kedar Temple Trust Dharamshala.(4) Birla Guest House. (5) Forest Rest House.
Govindghat : Govindghat is the starting point of the trek to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund. Accom : the Gurudwara in Govindghat.
Pandukeshwar : Famous for the temple of Yogdhyan Badri, one of the Panch Badris. The other four are Vishal Badri (Badrinath), Adi Badri (17 Km.from Karnaprayag), Bhavishya or future Badri and Vridha or old Badri (Joshimath). Pandukeshwar houses the idol of the Badrinath temple during the winter months.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN & AROUND KEDARNATH
Kedarnath Temple : Located at an altitude of 3581 metres, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath, is among the most revered pilgrim centres in the country. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple according to legend was first built and venerated by the Pandava brothers, to atone for their sins after the battle of Mahabharat.
Bhairavnath Temple: To the south of the main temple stands the temple of Bhairav, the deity who guards Kedarnath in winter, when it is closed for worship.
Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar): Situated 1 Km. from Kedarnath, it is usually referred to as Gandhi Sarovar, because the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in the lake.
Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharaya : Behind the Kedarnath temple is the samadhi where Adi Shankaracharya, the saint and philosopher gave up his life.
Vasuki Tal: This lake with its crystal clear water is located at an altitude of 14,200 ft.
Places of interest on the Rishikesh - Kedarnath Route
(Route from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag same as in Rishikesh - Badrinath Route)
Agastamuni : Agastamuni is very scenic with its rich green forests.
Kund : From Kund one can visit Ukhimath (8 Km),the winter seat of Lord Kedarnath and three of the Panch Kedars namely Tunganath, Rudranath and Kalpeshwar Accom:Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Ukhimath,
Guptkashi : An important pilgrim centre, with the Chandrasekhar and Arthanarishwar temples. Accom:Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Guptkashi, Dist. Chamoli,
Soneprayag : Situated at the confluence of the Sone Ganga and Mandakini rivers. Accom : Tourist Rest House (GMVN) ,Soneprayag, Dist. Chamoli,
Gaurikund : This is the last motorhead and from here one has to trek 14 km. to Kedarnath via Garurchatti and Rambara. Horses, Dandies, Ponies and coolies for luggage are available.
Accom : Tourist Bungalow (GMVN)
PLACES OF INTEREST IN & AROUND GANGOTRI
Gangotri in Uttarkashi District is situated at the confluence of the rivers, Kedar Ganga and Bhagirathi Ganga. According to legend, Gangotri is the place where Goddess Ganga descended on earth as a reward for King Bhagirath's severe penance. The source of the river is at Gaumukh, 18 km. south east of Gangotri along the Gangotri glacier.
Gangotri Temple : The 20 feet high temple is made of white granite . It was built in the early 18th cent. by a Gorkha commander and later renovated in the 20th cent.
Accom: Shikhar Nature Resort (5km from Uttarkashi on the way to Gangotri.
Resvn: (Delhi) –
Submerged Shivling: A natural rock Shivling, which according to legend is where Lord Shiva sat to receive the Ganga in his matted locks.
Chirbasa (9 Km.): It is an excellent site for camping and the best viewpoint before
Gaumukh. Accom : Dharamshalas and PWD Rest Sheds are available.
Bhojbasa (16 Km.): Bhojbasa, 3 km. from Gaumukh is situated at an altitude of 3792 mts. There are a few ashrams in Bhojbasa. Bhojwasa is famous for the forest of Bhoj Patra trees. Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Bhojbasa, Dist. Uttarkashi, Ord. Rs. 520/-, Dormitory Rs.160/- per bed , Tents / Huts Rs.130/- per bed.
Kedar Tal (18 Km.):This enchanting lake is situated south of Gangotri at an altitude of 5065 mts. and it is a 18 km. trek from Gangotri. Kedar Tal is also a base camp for treks
Gaumukh (19 Km.): At an height of 3892 mts.,Gaumukh is the source of the river Ganga. The trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh is gradual but beyond Gaumukh, one should venture only with proper gear and an experienced guide.
Nandavan/ Tapovan (25 Km.): A difficult 6 km trek from Gaumukh along the glacier. Nandavan is the base camp for the Bhagirath peaks and offers a stunning view of the Shivling Peak, Tapovan is known for it's exquisite meadows.
Places of interest on the Rishikesh - Gangotri Route
Narendra Nagar : It commands a panoramic view of the Doon Valley and the river Ganga.
Chamba : A picturesque place. The road bifurcates here for Mussoorie, New Tehri and Rishikesh. Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN) , Chamba, Dist. Tehri,
New Tehri : New headquarters of the district of Tehri Garhwal, lying on the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Bhilangana rivers.
Uttarkashi : An important pilgrim centre often equated with Varanasi or Kashi. Uttarkashi is connected by bus services with all major centres in the region. Accom: Tourist RestHouse(GMVN),Uttarkashi, Shikhar Nature Resort, Garam Pani, Gawana,
Gangnani : Noted for its thermal springs and a close up view of the Himalayas.
Harsil : Starting point for various treks in the region. Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Harsil, Dist. Uttarkashi.
Bhaironghati : At an elevation of 2650 mts. and famous for the temple of Bhairavnath. Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Bhaironghati.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN & AROUND YAMUNOTRI
Yamunotri, the western most shrine in the Garhwal region, is situated at an altitude of 3,322 mts.The shrine is reached by a trek of 14 Km. from Hanuman Chatti, the nearest roadhead. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. The origin of the river Yamuna is at the Champasar Glacier, near Yamunotri.
Temple of Yamuna : The temple is a simple structure and the idol of Goddess Yamuna is in black marble. The temple was built between 1892 and 1893 and was destroyed twice due to earthquake after which it was re-built.
Divya Shila:A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri temple.
Surya-Kund: Near the temple of Goddess Yamuna there are a number of hot springs. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Places of interest on the Rishikesh - Yamunotri Route
Route from Rishikesh to Chamba same as in Rishikesh - Gangotri route)
Dharasu : The road bifurcates here for Gangotri and Yamunotri.|
Barkot : For the nature lovers, Barkot offers every charm in its forests, mountains and valleys. Accom:Tourist Rest House (GMVN),
Sayanchatti : A small village nestling in a forest on the banks of the Yamuna. Accom:Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Sayanchatti,
Hanuman Chatti : Set in very beautiful surroundings, at the confluence of the Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The 14 Km.trek to Yamunotri starts from here. Accom : Tourist Bungalow (GMVN).
Jankichatti : This is the last halting place on the Yamunotri route. Accommodation is very limited at Yamunotri, hence pilgrims return to Jankichatti which is just 7 km. from Yamunotri. Jankichatti is also famous for thermal springs. Accom : Tourist Bungalow (GMVN)
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  CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
One of India’s best known wildlife sanctuaries, the Corbett National Park, lies along the Ramganga river at the foot of the Kumaon hills. It is named after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and the legendary hunter of the man-eaters of Kumaon. This is the first National Park, established in 1936 and it was declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973. The main areas for tourists are the Dhikala Tourism Zone (entry through Dhangarhi Gate) and the Bijrani Tourism Zone (entry through the Amdanda Gate).
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 520.8 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 400 to 1100 Metres.
Temperature : Summer : Max 46 Deg.C. Min 19 Deg.C.,
Winter : Max 25 Deg.C. Min 3 Deg.C.
Season : Mid November to Mid June.
STD Code : 05945.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Nearest airport is Pantnagar (135 Km). Since flight services to Pantnagar have been suspended, the convenient airport is Delhi (300 Km.).
Rail : The nearest railhead is Ramnagar (51 km). However Kathgodam (112 km), is more convenient, which is connected with Agra, Delhi, Moradabad, etc.
Road : Dhikala, the main tourist centre in the park is connected by motorable road via Dhangarhi with Almora 158 Km., Delhi 300 Km., Lucknow 480 Km., Nainital 116 Km., Pantnagar 135 Km., Ranikhet 109 Km.
Local Transport / Sightseeing : Mini-buses and jeeps can be arranged through the Field Director, Project Tiger, Corbett National Park, P.O.
ACCOMMODATION
The tariff of the following Resorts ranges from Rs. 2500 - 4000/- for a single room and from Rs. 3500 - 5000/- for a double room :
• *Tiger Tops Corbett Lodge***, P.O. Dhikuli via Ramnagar,
• Corbett Country Resort, Village Dhela, Ramnagar, Dist.
• NainitalCorbett Ramganga Resort, Village Jhamaria, P.O. Sankar,
• Corbett Riverside Resort, Garjia P.O.Dhikuli, Ramnagar,
• The Claridges Corbett Hideway, Garjia, P.O. Dhikuli, Ramnagar,
• Infinity Resorts, P.O. Dhikuli, via Ramnagar,
• Quality Inn Corbett Jungle Resort, Kumeria Reserve Forest, Distt. : Almora. Telefax :
The tariff of the following Resorts ranges from Rs.1000-2000/- for a single room and from Rs.1200-3000/- for a double room :
• Corbett Welcome Resort, Dhikuli, Ramnagar, Dist. Nainital,
• Hornbill’s Nest, PO Dhikuli, Ramnagar, Dist. Nainital,
• Kemp Karavan, P.O. Dhikuli, via Ramnagar,
• Tiger Camp, P.O. Dhikuli, via Ramnagar,
Other Accommodation
Accommodation is available inside the Park at the Dhikala Complex and at Forest Rest Houses.AtDhikala Complex : Forest Rest House (Rs.500-1500/-) ; Cabins (Rs.300-900/-) ; New Forest Rest House and Annexe (Rs.300-900/-); Tourist Hutments (Rs.300-700/-); Log Huts (Rs.30-100/-)
(Reservations for Forest Rest House, New Forest Rest House and Cabins from Dehradun, for Annexe from Delhi and Cabins, Tourist Hutments and Log Huts from Ramnagar)
At Khinanauli : Rs.500-1500/- per room. (Reservation from Dehradun)
Other Rest Houses :
• Sarpduli (Rs.300-900/-) ;
• Gairal (Rs.300- 900/-) ;
• Bijrani (Rs.300-900/-) ;
• Kanda ( Rs.150-450/-);
• Sultan (Rs.150-450/-);
• Malani (Rs.150-450/-);
• Lohachaur (Rs.150-450/-);
• Dhela (Rs.100-300/-),
• Jhirna (Rs.100-300/-) and
• Kalagadh (Rs.100-300/-).
(Reservation of all the Rest Houses from Ramnagar.)
Other Accommodation at Ramnagar (51 Km.)
• Tourist Rest House (KMVN),
WHAT TO SEE
Interesting Spots : Dhikala Chaur, Sarpduli, Paterpani, Gairal, High Bank are important pockets for wildlife viewing. Kalagarh is another scenic spot. The museum at Dhangarhi Gate and the Corbett Museum at Kaladhungi are open throughout the year. (Entry fee for museums : Rs.5/- for Indians and Rs.10/- for Foreigners)
Wildlife in the Park : Tiger, panther, wild boar, sloth bear, Indian elephant, hyena, large Indian antelope, blue bull, four-horned antelope, swamp deer, spotted deer, hog deer, barking deer, goral, Nemorhaedus, common monkey, rhesus monkey, porcupine, otter, Indian ratel, mongoose.
Fishing Sites : Mahseer and trout are found in the waters of this area. Fishing can only be done in areas outside the National Park and Sonanadi Sanctuary, between 1st October and 30th June. Fishing Permits can be obtained from the Reception at Ramnagar; the DFO, Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, Lansdowne and Tourist Reception, Kotdwar. Permits for the Koshi River are issued by the D.F.O., Ramnagar.
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  HARIDWAR
Haridwar, situated on the right bank of the holy Ganga, is among the 7 sacred cities of India. It is one of the four venues for the Kumbh Mela, held here once every 12 years.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 12.3 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 294.70 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 41.0 Deg.C. Min. 16.9 Deg.C.
Winter Max. 28.3 Deg.C. Min. 10.6 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 64 inches.
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 0133.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Dehradun (Jolly Grant) 35 km. However, due to suspension of flight services to Dehradun, the convenient airport is Delhi (214 Km.). Fare : Mumbai – Delhi : Rs.5405/- (Y) ; Rs.8765/- (J).
Rail : Haridwar is connected by rail with major cities/ towns in India.
Fare : Mumbai – Haridwar : IInd A/c : Rs.1953 ; IInd class : Rs.460/-.
Road : Haridwar is connected by road with Agra 365 Km., Chandigarh 236 Km., Dehradun 67 Km., Delhi 199 Km., Meerut 129 Km., Mussoorie 101 Km., Nainital 310 Km., Rishikesh 24 Km.,Shimla 365 Km.,Yamunotri 240 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of India)
• *Modi Inn Ramakrishna ** Rly. Rd,
• Hotel Classic Residency Jwalapur,
• Hotel Himgiri International Devpura,
• Mansarovar International, Moti Bazar,
• Hotel Mid Town Railway Rd
• Hotel Haridwar Rishikesh Highway,
• Sagar Ganga Resorts Niranjani Akhada Road,
• Hotel Surprise ,Jwalapur Road,
• Hotel Suvidha Deluxe Shravan Nath Nag
• Hotel Teerth Subash Ghat, Har-ki-Pauri,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 250/- to Rs. 500/- for a single room and from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 700/- for a double room.
• Hotel Aarti, Railway Road,
• Hotel Aditya Deluxe, Vishnu Ghat,
• Hotel Alka, Anand Niwas, Shravan Nath Ghat,
• Hotel Ashok, Jessa Rama Road,
• Hotel Deep,
• Hotel Gurudev,
• Hari Hotel,
• Hotel Holiday Inn, Shravan Nath Nagar,
• Jaipur Hotel,
• Hotel Kailash, Railway Road,
• Hotel Naveen,
• Hotel Raj Deluxe,
• Samrat Hotel,
• Hotel Vikrant,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Alaknanda (UPSTDC) Belawla,
• Rahi Motel (Uttaranchal) ,
Please Note: Hotels within Haridwar Municipal limits serve vegetarian food. Liquor is prohibited.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Bharat Mata Mandir : This eight storeyed temple houses icons of all Hindu gods and goddesses besides, the statues of heroes and great men of India.
Bhimgoda Tank : As per legend, Bhim, one of the Pandava brothers with one blow of his horse’s hoof drew water from the rocks at this spot.
Canal Centenary Bridge:One gets a good view of the ghats below, from this bridge.
Chandi Devi : A panoramic view of Haridwar can be enjoyed from this temple.
Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund : The temple and the kund are located at Kankhal, which is one of the five sacred places (Panch Tirthas) around Haridwar. The other four are Ganga, Kushwart, Bilwa Tirth and Neel Parvat.
Gurukul Kangri University : This university is located on the Haridwar-Jawalpur road. Worth seeing here are the Ved Mandir Museum and Ayurvedic Pharmacy.
Har-Ki-Pauri : Har-Ki-Pauri is the most important ghat on the river Ganga at Haridwar. A holy dip here is a must for a devotee. The Ganga Arti performed every evening here is a spectacular sight when thousands of lighted lamps are set afloat on the river.
Mansa Devi Temple : Situated on the Bilwa Parvat, with a beautiful view of the city.
Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar : According to legend, the seven sages, Kashyap, Vashist, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jindayani, Bhardwaj and Gautam meditated here.There are numerous Ashrams in Haridwar. The important ones are Akhandparam Dham, Manav Kalyan Ashram, Maa Anand Mai Ashram, Parmarth Ashram, Pawan Dham, Prem Nagar Ashram, Shanti Kunj.
EXCURSIONS
Rajaji National Park (Chilla) (10 Km.) : Covering an area of 820.47 Sq.Km., it has 23 species of mammals and 315 species of avifauna. Accom : Tourist Resort (GMVN), Chilla,Piram Kalier (23 Km.) : Famous for the ‘Dargah’ of Hazrat Makhdum Allaudin Ali Ahmad ‘Sabir’.
Kotdwar (45 Km.) :One of the rail terminals for the Garhwals and gateway to the hills.
Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Kotdwar, Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Kanwashram.
Dehradun (54 Km.) : Surrounded on the east by the River Ganga, on the west by the Yamuna, the Doon Valley is a picturesque region at the foothills of the panoramic Shivalik ranges. Dehradun serves as the gateway to the hill resort of Mussoorie and is the capital of the newly formed state of Uttaranchal.
Accom: Drona Tourist Complex (GMVN), 45, Gandhi Road, A large number of private hotels are also available.
Lansdowne (82 Km.) Situated at an altitude of 1706 mts., Lansdowne was originally a popular hill station with the Britishers. Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests, it is a very charming place for a quiet holiday. The nearest railhead is at Kotdwar (37 Km.).
Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN),
Mussoorie (89 Km.) : The queen of hills, Mussoorie with its salubrious climate and deep woods is an idyllic hill station.
Assan Barrage (96 Km.) : A newly developed water sports resort situated near Dak Pather boasts of water skiing, jet boating, etc.
Accom :Tourist Resort (GMVN),
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  RISHIKESH
Set along the right bank of the river Ganga, Rishikesh is an important pilgrim centre and gateway to the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Yoga centres of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 11.20 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 356 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 44.4 Deg.C. Min: 30 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 28.3 Deg.C. Min: 10.6 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 64 cm.
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 0135.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (17 Km.). However, due to suspension of flights to Jolly Grant, Delhi (224 Km.), is the convenient airport, connected with major cities in India.
Rail : Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 Km.) with major cities in and towns in India
Road : Rishikesh is connected by road with Badrinath 300 Km., Dehradun 40 Km., Delhi 224 Km., Gangotri 249 Km., Haridwar 24 Km., Joshimath 252 Km., Kedarnath 234 Km., Mussoorie 77 Km., Nainital 325 Km., Yamunotri 222 Km., and Srinagar (Garhwal) 105 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
The following tours are conducted by the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GMVN) from May to October, every year.

Type of Transport - Coach
1. Rishikesh-Kedarnath-Badrinath Daily
2. Rishikesh-Yamunotri-Gangotri- Daily
Kedarnath-Badrinath.
3. Rishikesh-Badrinath Friday
4. Rishikesh-Valley of Flowers- Monday
Hemkund-Badrinath. & Thursday
5. Rishikesh-Yamunotri-Gangotri- Friday
Gaumukh
ACCOMMODATION
(* Approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *Hotel Ganga Kinare**,16, Veerbhadra Road,
• *Inderlok Hotel ** Railway Road ,
• Baseraa The Hotel 1, Ghat Road,
• Hotel Ganga View
• Hotel Mandakini International
• Hotel Natraj
Other Hotels
• Hotel Adarsh, Yatra Bus Stand,
• Hotel Akash Ganga, Haridwar Road,
• Hotel Ashoka, Near Bus Stand,
• Hotel Deepmaya, Dehradun Road,
• Hotel Digvijay, Yatra Bus Stand,
• Hotel Green, Swargashram,
• Hotel Menka, Near Bus Stand,
• Hotel Saket, Ashutosh Nagar,
• Hotel Shipra, Dehradun Rd,
• Hotel Shivlok, Laxman Jhoola Rd,
• Suruchi Hotel, Yatra Bus Stand,
Other Accommodation
(1) Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Haridwar Bye-Pass Road,
(2) Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Muni-Ki-Reti (Rishilok),
(3) Temple Committee Accommodation, Laxman Jhoola Road,
Dharamshalas & Ashrams :
• Andhrashram;
• Bhagwan Ashram;
• Bharat Mandir Dharamshala;
• Geeta Bhavan,
• Gopal Kutir ;
• Jaipuwali Dharamshala ;
• Jai Ram Anna Kshetra ;
• Kailash Ashram, Muni-ki-Reti,
• Mahesh Yogi Ashram ,
• Omkarananda Ashram, Muni-ki-Reti,
• Parmarth Niketan ;
• Shivanand Ashram,
• Swami Ram Ashram,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Bharat Mandir: The oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat, dedicated to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Rama.
Lakshman Jhoola: Situated 5 Km. from Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhoola is a suspension bridge across the river Ganga on the route to Badrinath.
Ram Jhoola : A suspension bridge between the Shivanand Ashram and Swargashram. It provides an alternative to a boat ride from one bank of the Ganga to another.
Shivanand Ashram (The Divine Life Society) : Founded by Swami Shivanand, this spiritual centre is renowned for its lectures on spiritual life, mediatation and yoga classes Triveni Ghat : A bathing ghat where devotees take a holy dip and offer prayers.
Chandramauleeshwara Temple, Pushkar Temple, Raghunath Temple, Shatrughan Temple, Venkateshwara Temple and various Ashrams on the banks of the river Ganga.
EXCURSIONS
Neelkanth Mahadev (12 Km.) : Situated on top of a hill at a height of 1675 Mts. across the river Ganga.
Rajaji National Park (15 Km.) : This National Park covers an area of 820.47 sq.km. and has 23 species of mammals and 315 species of avifauna. Accom : such as Forest Rest Houses at Mohand, Ranipur, Dholkhand and Beri Bara and Tourist Rest House of GMVN at Chilla are available for tourists.
Haridwar (24 Km.) : Haridwar is among the seven sacred cities of India.
Kaudiyala (38 Km.): Nestled amongst the dense forests on the Rishikesh-Badrinath route at an altitude of 480 Mts., Kaudiyala is a centre for adventure/water sports, particularly white water rafting. There is also ample opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat. GMVN conducts river rafting courses here. Accom: Tourist Rest House(GMVN), Kaudiyala.
Reservations : The Dy. General Manager(Tourism), GMVN Ltd., Muni-Ki-Reti, Rishikesh – 249 201.
Dehradun (47 Km.) : Nestled in a wide and thickly forested valley of the Shivalik ranges, Dehradun is known for its salubrious climate.
Mussoorie (77 Km.) : Mussoorie, famous for its scenic beauty, is a fascinating hill resort.

The other excursions are to :
• Kunja Puri Temple (25 Km.),
• Vashishta Gufa Ashram (25 Km.),
• Bharat Mata Temple,
• Bhootnath Temple
• Pushkar Temple.

Yoga
• Mahesh Yogi Ashram, Shankaracharya Nagar,
• Shri Purnanda Yogashram, Lakshman Jhoola ;
• Swami Ram Ashram, Sadhna Kendra, Ram Nagar ; Ved Niketan,
• Swarg Ashram ;
• Yoga Niketan, Muni-ki-Reti ;
• Yoga Sadan Ashram, Rly. Station Road ;
• Yoga Study Centre, Koel Ghatti, Haridwar Road.
The International Yoga Week is organised annually in Rishikesh, in the first week of February.
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  MUSSOORIE
Mussoorie, famous for its scenic beauty, is a fascinating hill resort in Uttaranchal. It commands a wonderful view of the extensive Himalayan snow ranges in the north-west and glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur and Haridwar in the South.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 64.25 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 2005.5 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 29.6 Deg.C. Min: 7.2 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 7.0 Deg.C. Min. 1.0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 177 Cms. to 280 Cms. (From Mid July to Mid Sept)
Season : April to July & Sept. to Nov.
STD Code : 0135.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun (61 km.).
Rail : The nearest railhead is Dehradun 35 km, connected by rail with major
cities and towns of India.
Road : Mussoorie is connected by road with Badrinath 329 Km., Dehradun 34 Km., Delhi 269 Km., Gangotri 256 Km., Hanuman Chatti 132 Km., Haridwar 101 Km., Kedarnath 259 Km., Nainital 355 Km., Rishikesh 76 Km., Tehri 77 Km., Shimla 284 Km., Srinagar(Garhwal) 187 Km. and Yamunotri 139 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) conducts daily sightseeing tours of Mussoorie. The tours start from the Hotel Garwahl Terrace, Mall Road, Mussoorie, Timings: 0900 hrs.-1700 hrs.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by the Dept of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Jaypee Residency Manor***** Barlowganj,
• *Savoy Hotel (Heritage),
• *Country Inn Mussoorie*** Kincraig Road,
• *Hotel Green Castle***
• *Hotel Solitaire Plaza*** Kincraig Road,
• *Hotel Filigree** Camels Back Road,
• *Hotel Shiva Continental**The Mall,
• Kulri Avlon Resorts, Gun Hill,
• Claridges Nabha Resort , Barlowganj Road,
• Hotel Dunsvirk Baroda Estate,
• Hakman’s Grand Hotel, The Mall
• Hotel Howard International,
• Hotel Connaught Castle
• Hotel Great Value Nand Villa,
• Hotel Kasmanda Lodge
• Hotel Midtown
• Hotel Oasis,Convent Road,
• Roselynn Estate Hotel,
• Hotel Shilton, Library Bazar,
• Sterling Resorts,
• Radha Bhavan Estate,

Other Hotels
I.The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.900-1500/- for a double room.
• Ambica Resorts,
• Hotel Ashok Continental,
• Hotel Brooke Hill Resort,
• King Craig Resort,
• Carlton’s Plaisance Hotel, Happy Valley Road,
• Hotel Classic Heights, Gandhi Chowk,
• Hotel Clarks, The Mall,
• Hotel Galaxy Garden, Palace Road,
• The Grace Mount, Library Chowk,
• Hotel Harmers International, Mall Road,
• Honeymoon Inn,
• Hotel Horizon, Kulri,
• Hotel Mussoorie International,
• Hotel Padmini Nivas ,
• Hotel Peak View, Camel's Back Road,
• Hotel Pearl, Kulri,
• Hotel Samrat,
• Hotel Shining Star,
• Hotel Shipra,
• Sylverton Hotel, The Mall,
• Valley View Hotel,

II. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.400/- to Rs.600/- for a single room and from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- for a double room.
• Adarsh Hotel,
• Ajay Hotel,
• Hotel Apsara, Opp Picture Palace,
• Broadway Hotel,
• Doon Palace Hotel,
• Hill Queen,
• Himalaya Club Hotel,
• Imperial Hotel,
• India Hotel,
• Kanak Hotel,
• Mountain View Hotel ,
• Nishima Hotel, Regal Hotel,
• Riveria Hotel,
• Hotel Roanoke,
• Tandon Resorts, Kempty Road,
• Vikas Hotel, Hotel Western, ;
• Whispering Windows,
• Hotel Wildflower House, L.B.S. Road,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Garhwal Terrace(GMVN)

PLACES OF INTEREST
Camel’s Back Road : A lovely promenade along the wooded slopes.
Children’s Lodge : A vantage point of Mussoorie, with extensive views of the northern hill ranges.
Gun Hill :The second highest point in the city, it offers a panoramic view of the surroundings and the snow covered mountains in the north.
Jharipani Falls (8.5 Km.) : One of the many waterfalls around Mussoorie, it is being developed as a popular picnic spot.
The Jheel (6 Km.) : A picnic spot on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road, offers a good view of Doon Valley.
Municipal Garden (4 Km.) : A popular picnic spot with a beautiful garden.
Nag Devta Temple : An old temple, it is 6 km. from Mussoorie and provides a charming view of the Doon Valley and Mussoorie.
Sir George Everest House : Sir George Everest, first Surveyor General of India, had his office and residence here.
Van Chetna Kendra : This place is developed as a picnic spot. The main attraction is the wildlife in the park . The other places of interest are Bhatta Fall, Jwalaji Temple , Lal Tibba, Mossey Fall & Mussoorie Lake.
EXCURSIONS
Dehradun (52 Km ) : Surrounded on the east by the River Ganga, on the west by the Yamuna, the Doon Valley is a picturesque region at the foothills of the panoramic Shivalik ranges. Dehradun serves as the gateway to the hill resort of Mussoorie.
Accommodation in Dehradun
• *Hotel Madhuban ***, 97 Rajpur Road, *
• Hotel President **,
• *Hotel Relax**,
• *Hotel Prince*, 1, Haridwar Road,
1. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.800-1600/- for a double room:
• Hotel Ajanta Continental, Rajpur Road ;
• Hotel Aketa, Rajpur Road, ;
• Hotel Great Value, Rajpur Road, I
• nderlok Hotels Pvt. Ltd,29 Rajapur Road,
• Hotel Meado’s Grand, Rajpur Road,
• Hotel NandaTels, Rajpur Road,
• Hotel Shahenshah, 74 C, Rajpur Road,
2. Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.250/- to Rs.700/- for a double room:
• Hotel Akash Deep ;
• Hotel Hilton, 54, Haridwar Road ,
• Hotel Himshri, 17, Rajpur Road,
• Krishna Hotel, 59/3, Rajpur Road,
• Lakshmi Guest House, 2, Park Road,
• Hotel Mandakini, 1, Haridwar Road,
• Motel Quality, Rajapur Road,
• Park View Hotel,
• Hotel Priya,
• Hotel Rang Mahal, 43, Gandhi Nagar,
• Hotel White House,
Places of Interest in Dehradun
The Forest Research Institute (Timings : 0900 to1300 hrs. & 1330 to 1730 hrs.on all working days), Robbers’ Cave (a beautiful picnic spot), Tapkeshwar Temple, Wadia Institute of Geology (Timings :0900 to 1300 hrs. & 1330 to 1730 hrs).
Kempty Falls (15 Km.): It is the biggest and perhaps the prettiest of the waterfalls in Mussoorie’s vicinity. It is located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by high mountains.
Dhanaulti (25 Km.): An ideal place for a quiet holiday, Dhanaulti, 2250 metres above sea level, is nestled amidst deodar and oak forests. Accom: Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Dhanaulti, District Tehri. (Rs.338-650/-).
Yamuna Bridge (27 Km): A popular picnic spot, ideal for fishing. Fishing Permit must be obtained
Surkhanda Devi (35 Km.): An important pilgrim centre of the area, the temple of Surkhanda Devi here is, located atop a hill.
Chamba (51 Km.): On the Mussoorie - Tehri route, Chamba is a picturesque and a beautiful spot for a quiet holiday. Accom: Tourist Rest House, Chamba, Dist. Tehri, (Rs.225-300/-).
Nag Tibba (57 Km.): An interesting trekking destination, Nag Tibba is the highest peak around Mussoorie at a height of about 10,000 feet. Bus services are available from Mussoorie to Thatyur, 34 km. and the rest of the distance has to be trekked. A Forest Rest House is available at Devalsari, 7 Km. from Thatyur.
Lakha Mandal (70 Km.): The most important archaeological site in the district, it has remains of many ancient temples.
Chakrata (78 Km.): It commands a grand view of the northern snow ranges.
Dak Pathar (80 Km.): Newly developed recreation centre / tourist complex of GMVN is located here.
Tiger Falls (83 Km.): It is a beautiful picnic spot in scenic surroundings.
Deovan (89 Km.): It is an interesting excursion from Chakrata(11 Km.).The forests around Deovan harbour a large variety of wildlife, including some species of pheasants.
Lansdowne ( 180 Km): Situated at an altitude of 1706 mt. on the Kotdwar-Pauri road, Lansdowne is well known for its salubrious climate and natural beauty. Places of Interest in Lansdowne include, ancient Karnva Ashram, Sidhbali temple, Charaik Hills, Jwalpadevi and Tarkeshwar Mahadev. Accom: Tourist Rest House, (GMVN), (Tariff Rs.188/- to 350/-)
Khirsu (200 km): The snow clad mountain of Khirsu are a great attraction in the winter. It is 19 km from Pauri and 90 km from Lansdowne. Accom: Tourist Rest House, (GMVN) Khirsu, (Rs.188/- to Rs.350/-) and Pauri , (Rs.113/- to Rs.350/-).
  NAINITAL
Nainital, a hill cum lake resort, is located at a height of 1938 mts. In ancient times, the lake was known as the Tri-rishi Sarovar, the lake of three rishis namely, Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha. Nainital’s attractions range from quiet walks in meadows and forests of pines to adventure sports as well as popular entertainment.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 11.73 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 1938 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max. 26.7 Deg.C. Min. 10.6 Deg.C.
Winter Max. 15.6 Deg.C. Min. 2.8 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 279 Cms.
Season : April to June & Mid-Sept to Mid-Nov.
STD Code : 05942.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest Airport is Pantnagar (71 km). However, due to suspension of flights to Pantnagar, Delhi (313 Km.) is the convenient airport which is connected by Indian Airlines and Private Airlines with major cities in India.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Kathgodam (35 km.), which is connected by rail with major cities In India.
Road : Motorable roads connect Nainital with Almora 65 Km., Agra 403 Km., Badrinath 303 Km., Bareilly 137 Km., Corbett 113 Km., Dehradun 373 Km., Delhi 318 Km., Haridwar 306 Km., Kausani 120 Km., Lucknow 380 Km., Moradabad 155 Km., Mussoorie 355 Km., Pithoragarh 180 Km. and Ranikhet 54 Km.

CONDUCTED TOURS : The Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd., Nainital, conducts tours in and around Nainital.

ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by Dept of Tourism, Govt of India.)
• Fairhavens Hotel (Heritage) Adjacent to the Head Post Office
• Hotel Arif Castle*** Jahangirabad House,Mallital,
• *Shervani Hilltop Inn,
• Alka Hotel Belvedere Palace, Awagarh Estate,
• The Claridges Naini Retreat Ayarpatta Slopes, Mallital,
• Hotel Everest,
• Hotel Himtrek,
• Hotel Holiday Inn , Grassmere Estate
• Hotel Krishna,
• Lakeside Inn,
• Hotel Radha Continental Head Post Office Road,
• Royal Hotel,
• Swiss Hotel,
• The Manu Maharanim, Grassmere Estate,
• Vikram Vintage
Other Hotels
Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 400/- to Rs. 1200/- for a double room.
• Hotel Ajanta, Mallital,
• Hotel Alps, Mallital,
• Hotel Anupam Aroma, Mallital,
• Hotel Ashok, Tallital, ,
• Hotel Coronation, Mallital,
• Hotel Elphinstone, Tallital,
• Grand Hotel,
• Hotel Gurudeep, Mall Road,
• Hotel Hill View, Tallital,
• Hotel Himalaya, Tallital,
• Hotel India,
• Hotel Langdale Manor, Mallital,
• Hotel Madhuban, Mallital,
• Hotel Mansarovar, Tallital,
• Hotel Mayur ;
• Hotel Metropole, Mallital,
• Hotel Mountain Trail,
• Hotel National, Tallital,
• Hotel Palace,
• Hotel Prasant, Tallital;
• Hotel Pratap Regency,
• Hotel Prince,
• Rama Guest House, Mallital,
• Hotel Savoy, Tallital,
• Hotel Siddharth,
• Hotel Silverton,
• Sher-Ka-Danda,

Other Accommodation
• Nainital Club,Mallital,
• Youth Hostel,Ardwell,
• YMCA Tourist Hostel The Mall, Nainital,
• YWCA (Fairhavens), Snow View,

Accommodation run by Kumaon Mandal Vikas
• Nigam Naina Tourist Rest House Sukhatal, Mallital
• Sarovar Tourist Rest House

PLACES OF INTEREST
Dorothy Seat: A memorial to an English lady, believed to have been killed in an air crash, stands here. It is situated at an altitude of 2292 metres and is 4 Km. from the town.
Hanumangarhi: At an altitude of 1951 mts. is a religious centre with a shrine and a scenic spot well known for its sunset view.
High Altitude Zoo (Altitude 2075 Mts.): It is at a distance of 1.5 km. from the bus station. It is famous for animals that live in high altitudes.
Khurpa-Tal: Situated at the outskirts of Nainital, this peaceful and charming spot is known for fishing. Khurpa Tal is 5 km. from Nainital.
Kilbury: Kilbury is located 2528 metres above sea level and at a distance of 3 km. A forest rest house is available for overnight stay and reservation for the same may be made through the District Forest Office (DFO), Nainital.
Land’s End: A magnificent view of Khurpa Tal and the terraced fields on the hill side.
Laria Kanta:A picnic spot at an height of 2481 metres with a view of mountain ranges.
Naina Lake: Situated in the heart of the town, this lake offers boating on its emerald waters. The Boat House club provides stripe-sailed yachts with a professional yachtsman to do the sailing.
Naina Peak: At an height of 2610 metres, it is the highest peak around Nainital which can be reached either by trekking or on horseback. There is a four-room log cabin for tourists.
Snow View: One of the most scenic places, accessible either by foot or by ropeway. Accom: Ropeway Tourist Rest House (KMVN),Snow View,
State Observatory: This observatory is devoted to astronomical studies and optical tracking of artificial earth satellites.
EXCURSIONS
Almora (63 Km.) Situated at an elevation of 5400 feet in the Kumaon Hills, Almora is known for its healthy climate. Accom: Mountain Resort, Khali Estate, Hotel Renuka, Mall Road, Hotel Savoy, Hotel Shikar, Snow View Resort, Snow View Estate, Gulu Deva Tourist Rest House (KMVN)
Bhowali (11.27 Km.): A health resort and famous for a variety of fruits. Accom: Pathik Tourist Rest House (KMVN),
Bhimtal (22.53 Km.): A large lake in an amphitheatre of hills offers boating, both paddle and row and fishing. Accom: Pandav Tourist Rest House (KMVN)
Corbett National Park (113 Km.): One of India’s best known wildlife sanctuaries, the Corbett National Park, lies along the Ramganga river at the foot of the Kumaon hills and named after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and the legendary hunter of the man-eaters of Kumaon. This is the first National Park established in India in 1936. In 1973, it was declared as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Accom:
• Quality Inn Corbett Jungle Resort,
• Tiger Tops Corbett Lodge,
• Claridges Corbett Hideaway,
• Corbett River Side Resort,
• Arrangements for Jeep Safari to Bijrani,
• Dhikala Day Visit,
• Fishing trip to Domunda,
• Short Elephant Safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve are made.
• The park remains closed from Mid-June to mid - November.
Jeolikote (17 Km.): A health resort and a bee-keeping centre. This place is an attraction for butterfly watchers as well.
Kausani(120km): a scenic hill station. Accom : Hotel Krishna MountView, Trishul Tourist Rest House (KMVN),
Mukteshwar (51 Km.) Apart from being a scenic spot, it is famous for the Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Accom: Mountain Trail P.O. Sargakhet
Naukuchia-tal (26 km): A lake with nine corners. A good fishing spot and a haven for migratory birds. Yatching, Rowing, Pedal Boating and Swimming are great attractions. Accom: Lake Side Tourist Rest House (KMVN):
Pithoragarh (188 km): It borders with China (Tibet) on the North and Nepal on the East. There are charming alpine meadows and glaciers. Accom: Panch Chuli Tourist Rest House,Chaukori; Ulka Devi Tourist Rest House (KMVN) According to Hindu mythology, the Patal Caves are the home of Bhuvaneswara Mahadev and Shesh Nag. The caves have some stalactite and stalagmite formations also. Accom: Tourist Rest House (KMVN)
Ramgarh (25.75 Km.): A picturesque hamlet, it is the home of Kumaon orchards. Accom: Roop Kumaon,
Ranikhet (54 Km.): Situated at an altitude of 1829 mts., Ranikhet is an idyllic hill resort . Accom:Chevron Rosemount, Hotel Meghdoot, The Mall, Himadri Tourist Rest House,(KMVN), Chiliyanaula,
Tal (21 Km.): It comprises of 7 lakes, the most important one being the Jade green Garud Tal, followed by the olive green Rama Tal and then the Sita Tal. On the banks of Sita Tal is a Tourist Bungalow and a log hut surrounded by wooded hills. Accom: Damayanti Tourist Rest House (KMVN), Sat Tal,
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  VALLEY OF FLOWERS
The Valley of Flowers is a beautiful and scenic valley in the Himalayas with the river Pushpavati flowing through it. Originally known as Bhyunder Valley, the Valley of Flowers is a combination of grassy glades and streams with snow and ice in close proximity. It was in 1931 that Frank Smith and Holdsworth stumbled into this Valley while returning from their successful Kamet expedition. The Valley is full of wild flowers which have a very short span of life. The peak season for blooming starts from the first week of July and lasts till the third week of August. During the period every inch of the land is decked with about 2000 types of colourful flowers.The valley is nearly 5 km in length & 2 km in width. Nearby at Hemkund there is a lake at an altitude of 4320 m. A Gurudwara and an ancient Hindu Temple are located by the side of the lake.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 10 Sq. Km. (approximately)
STD Code : 01381 (Badrinath)
Altitude : 3352 Mts to 3658 Mts ( Valley of Flowers), 4320 Mts (Hemkund)
Best Season : July to August
Clothing : Heavy Woollen
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun (307 Km.),
Rail : Rishikesh is the nearest railhead (281 Km), connected via Haridwar with major cities in India.
Road : The motorable road ends at Govind Ghat on the Joshimath-Badrinath route. From Govindghat one has to trek 19 Km. to the Valley of Flowers. Govindghat is connected with Badrinath 42 Km., Chamoli 50 Km., Delhi 514 Km., Haridwar 305 Km., Joshimath 38 Km., Rishikesh 281 Km..
CONDUCTED TOURS
The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam conducts tours from Rishikesh to the Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib, Badrinath and back. These tours leave Rishikesh every Sunday and Wednesday from the 1st week of July to 15th September depending on weather conditions.The total duration of the tour is for 8 days. The package includes transportation,acomm on sharing basis and guide services. Resvn : The Dy. General Manager ,GMVN Ltd.,Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh
ROUTE FROM RISHIKESH TO VALLEY OF FLOWERS / HEMKUND
Trekking Route(from Rishikesh)                Altitude (in mts)                    Distance (in kms)
Joshimath                                                            1890                                            253 (by bus)
Govind Ghat                                                        1829                                            22 (by bus)(motorable)
Pulna                                                                   2100                                            3 (Trek)
Bhyunder                                                             2300                                            6 (Trek)
Ghangaria                                                            3200                                           3.5 (Trek)
a) Valley of Flowers                                             3352 to 3658                              5 (Trek)
b) Hemkund                                                         4320                                            6.5(Trek)
ACCOMMODATION AT GHANGARIA
Ghangharia is the base for both Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.
i )Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Ghangharia,
ii) Forest Rest House, Ghangharia.
WHAT TO SEE
Flowers of the Valley : Some important flowering plants having tremendous medicinal and religious values are: Aremone, Geranium, Marsh, Inula, Marigold, Primula, Potentilla, Geum, Liliun, Himalayan blu poppy , Aconite, Morina, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Campanula, Pedicularis, Trysimum, Impetiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifraga, Lobelia, Thermophis, Trolises, Aquilogia, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, rhododendrons and Cypri-pedium. Apart from the flowering plants,. wild animals like Himalayanbirds, Phigents, butterflies, Tendula, Musk deer, Himalayan bear, tail less rat etc are enhancing the beauty too. Since camping and overnight stay is not allowed in the Valley of Flowers, Ghangria is the base camp for the trek. .
EXCURSIONS
Ghangharia (5 Km.): In the midst of a pine grove, Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers. Accom: Tourist Rest House(GMVN).
Hemkund Lake: This high altitude lake (4320 mts.) is about 2 km. in circumference. It’s clear; still waters reflect images of the Saptashringa peaks (5500 mts.) which surround it.
Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib : This sacred Sikh shrine is situated on the shores of the Hemkund Lake (4320 mts.). It marks the place where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and the last Guru, unified with God after meditation. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is the source of the River Lakshman Ganga. A small temple nearby is dedicated to Lakshman.
Govind Ghat (15 Km.): Govind Ghat is situated at the confluence of the rivers Alakananda and Bhyunder or Lakshman Ganga. It has an imposing Gurudwara which provides comfortable accommodation.
Joshimath (38 Km.) : It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya performed penance here. After enlightenment, he established a religious centre (Math) here, which he called ‘Jyotirmath’. Joshimath has temples dedicated to Goddess Durga and Ugra Narsimha, the lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Accom: (1) New Tourist Rest House (GMVN), (2) Old Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Kedar Temple Trust Dharamshala. (4) Forest Rest House.
Badrinath (42 Km.): Badrinath is a holy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Accom : Tourist Rest House, (GMVN), Gujarat Bhawan, Shri. Kedar-Badri Temple Committee, Kedar -Badri Temple Committee.
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