Travel Jaunts’ “India Art, History and Culture tours” introduces you to the vivid beauty of Indian art, takes you to pivotal and beautiful Indian historical places, ranging from the beginning of the Indus Valley civilization to the glorious reign of the Mughal empire, and enthralls you with glorious experiences of Indian heritage .
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The main subjects depicted in the caves are the ancient Jataka Tales, and incidents from the life of Lord Buddha. Cave 15 in Ellora depicts the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu.
Best time to go to Ajanta Ellora – June to March, mainly the winter and monsoon, are the best time to go to Ajanta Ellora, with the pleasant climate being perfect to explore the caves.
Where to stay in Ajanta Ellora -While exploring the caves, you can stay at Jalgaon, Fardapur or or at the small MSTDC inn at Ajanta with the caves being easily reached from all three places.
How to go to Ajanta Ellora – By air, the nearest airport is Aurangabad Aiport, 100 kms from Ajanta and 30 kms from Ellora.
Ajanta Ellora Festival dates – The Ajanta Ellora Festival is due to be held in November 2020, a dance and music festival, featuring beautiful folk and cultural performances, a rangoli competition and handicrafts.
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Known around the world for its beautiful sandstone structure and its collection sculptures famed for their depictions of erotica and soft sensuality, the Khajuraho temples are a famed world heritage sight, and a worthy contender if you want to take one of the best art tours in India.
Best time to go to Khajuraho –You can visit Khajuraho anytime between the months of July and March, with pleasant and warm days being perfect to appreciate the architecture.
Where to stay in Khajuraho – In order to see the temples, you can stay at Khajuraho itself, with their being several convenient hotels and homestays clustered close to the Western Temples.
How to go to to Khajuraho – Khajuraho can be easily reached from Delhi and Mumbai by flying to the well-connected Khajuraho Airport, through AirIndia. From Bangalore, there is no direct connection, but it is possible to fly to either Delhi or Mumbai and then take a flight to Khajuraho.
Built in the traditional style of Kalinga architecture, the Sun Temple is a masterpiece constructed in the form of a giant chariot, and a must-see if you want to immerse yourself in an Indian cultural tour.
Best time to go to Konark –This coastal paradise is best experienced in the winter months of September-March.
Where to stay in Konark – Puri is the best place to stay while visiting the temple, with hotels and homestays available for tourists.
How to go to to Konark –Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneshwar is nearest to Konark (64 kms away), with well-connected flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Trains to the nearest railway station, Puri, are also easily available from all three cities.
Konark Festival dates 2020- Konark Dance Festival is to be held between December 1 and 5, showcasing Indian classical dances against a backdrop of the Sun Temple, including famous dances from Orissa.
The last relics and ruins of the former Vijayanagara Empire, Hampi is famed for its temples, towers, carvings and pillars, including musical pillars, which play soft, delicate sounds when tapped – the perfect fit for you to experience an Indian historical tour like no other.
Best time to go to Hampi – The best time to visit Hampi is between September-February, as in the monsoon months, the boulders might become slippery.
Where to stay in Hampi – There are great places to stay both in Hampi and the nearby town of Hospet, while visiting the temple. Ideal would be to find a place nearest to the ruins.
How to go to Hampi – Hampi is six hours away from Bangalore by car, and an easy and pleasant road trip. From Delhi and Mumbai, you can fly to Goa and then take a bus to Hampi.
Hampi Festival Dates – In 2020, Hampi will celebrate the Zero Gravity Hampi bouldering and music festival, perfect for the music and adventurer in you.
Get to know the ins and outs of India’s largest and most varied state, Rajasthan, in one of the best Indian heritage and cultural tour packages – including the traditional bazaars of Jaipur, the sand dunes and palaces of Jodhpur, the desert city of Jaisalmer, the lush lakes of Udaipur, and the holy beauty of Ajmer and Pushkar,
Best time to go to Rajasthan – Known for its scorching summers, Rajasthan is infinitely pleasurable to visit in its winter of November to February, with plenty of accommodations available in all the cities for tourists.
How to go to Rajasthan – Rajasthan is well-connected to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore by air and train.
Where to stay in Rajasthan – Depending on the city you will find plenty of options. In Jaipur stay within the city, In Udaipur stay near the lake and in Jaisalmer go for the tented accommodation for the authentic desert experience.
Important festivals in Rajasthan – Desert festival Jaisalmer Feb 7th to 9th 2020 , Jaipur Literature festival 23rd to 27th Jan 2020, Udaipur World music festival Feb 7th to 9th Feb 2020 & more.
Built as an homage to Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is both a white marble paradise, and a fitting tribute to her legacy as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Delhi, India’s capital city, is a perfect blend of the old and new, with sprawling traditional bazaars and beautiful monuments like the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Travel Jaunts combines the two to give you the perfect India heritage and culture tour.
Best time to visit Agra – The monsoon and winter seasons are the perfect time to visit Delhi and Agra, with plenty of hotels and homestays available in both places to accomodate you.
How to go to Agra – From Mumbai and Bangalore, you can fly to Agra through Delhi.
Where to stay in Agra – Stay close to Tajmahal to be able to experience sunrise tour with comfort.
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If you have less time preferred mode of transport should be flights as far as possible. Train travel has its own advantage if you wish to travel the length and breadth of India and dive deep into its cultural roots. Within the cities and for hill stations booking a cab/taxi makes sense.
India is huge and there is a region for every season. Also, depends on what you would like to experience. Primarily Mid Sept till April is a good time. High season being October to December in most places. July- August is the monsoon season.
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