Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Oldest Sport

Archery is a game that has started years and years before the modern day story that we have today with all kinds of high-tech tools and different techniques of shooting and competing with other archers. In approx. 2800 BC, the first composite bow was produced by the Egyptians. The arrows used were extremely light, could be shot 400 yards using the complex bow and would with no trouble penetrate the shield of that time period.

The bow was keep as a hunting weapon, and archery sustained to be practiced as a sport in England by both royalty and the general public. The first English archery societies dated from the 16th and 17th centuries. The oldest continuously held archery tournament still present, known as the Ancient Scorton Arrow, was founded in Yorkshire in 1673; and about 1790 the Royal Toxophilite Society was twisted to advance the sport

Physically, the composition of archery has developed, the conditions for which archers make use of their bow and arrow has changed drastically, and the way in which war utilized archery has almost came to an end. Archery has marked and will continue to etch an imprint on the world's mind even if only in the past, legends, and tales.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Luxury Train Travel Tours in India

The Deccan Odyssey
The Deccan Odyssey is a joint venture between the Indian Railways and the Government of Maharashtra represented by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). The train showcases the tourism assets of Maharashtra, the splendor of Konkan coast, the art, culture, the heritage of Maharashtra as well as local arts, crafts and cuisine of the state during the journey. It takes 80 passengers on a tour of the Konkan region, including Goa, and northwestern Maharashtra. It will halt at Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, (for Ajanta and Ellora) and Nashik. On the journey will be visits to forts, other historical places, museums, beaches and ferry rides in the backwaters.

Tariff per person per night :Tickets for the train are priced at US$ 350 per head per day

The journey of train includes :Mumbai - Ratnagiri - Nagari - Sawantwadi - Karmali - Madgaon - Pune - Aurangabad - Nasik – Mumbai
Tariff does not include: Liquor, Video, camera fees

The Fairy Queen

A two-saloon train makes a short journey from Delhi to Alwar. The Fairy Queen, which finds mention in the "Guinness Book of World Records", is the oldest running steam locomotive in the world. For an idyllic weekend trip between Delhi and Alwar, the Fairy Queen comes to the rescue of those bored with the same old blaze ways of travelling around the place. The Fairy Queen with the privileged ones aboard reaches the beautiful town of Alwar in Rajasthan the same day, from where the guests will be taken to Sariska Tiger Reserve for an overnight stay.

Round Trip Package Tariff: Rs. 10,000/- for Adult
Rs. 5,000/- (Children 5-12 years)
All inclusive except alcoholic drinks

The Palace on Wheels

Travel Rajasthan by palace on wheels and witness the history describing itself gracefully at Rajasthan .Rajasthan is also famous for its hospitality. The chivalrous men with long moustaches and their brightly coloured turbans and the attractive ladies in their resplendent ghaghra-cholis are always ready to go out of their way to make you feel special. The traditional music and dance are genuinely captivating.
Palace on Wheel tour takes you to the princely states of Rajasthan in just 7 days in addition to a trip to majestic Taj Mahal in Agra. This royal journey on palace on wheels starts on every Wednesday evening in Delhi and ends on the following Wednesday early in the morning.

The journey of train includes: Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Udaipur - Agra - Gujarat - Damasks - Bharatpur - Chittaurgarh - Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambore National Park - Pichola

Tariff:Single Occupancy 485 395
Double Occupancy 350 295
Triple Occupancy 285 240

Tariff does not include: Liquor
Video camera fees

Golden Chariot train

Golden Chariot train is a sojourn through Karnataka's choicest tourist destinations and Goa's most beautiful beaches. The 7-day journey takes you into the remarkable treasure troves of Hampi, Halebidu and Belur, Mysore's majestic Palaces and attractive gardens, temples frozen in the past and superb wildlife at Nagarhole, Kabini. The experience never ceases to enchant you as it culminates the fun-filled week at Goan beaches. Board the Golden Chariot and have an experience of a lifetime.

The journey of train includes :Bangalore, Mysore, Kabini, Belur, Hampi, Badami,
Pattadkal, Aihole and Goa.

Tariff Valid Between May 2008 and September 2008
Occupancy Type Per person per night Total for 7 nights
Single occupancy US$ 425 US$ 2975
Double occupancy US$ 330 US$ 2310
Triple occupancy US$ 265 US$ 1855

Tariff Valid Between October 2008 and March 2008
Occupancy Type Per person per night Total for 7 nights
Single occupancy US$ 575 US$ 4025
Double occupancy US$ 430 US$ 3010
Triple occupancy US$ 345 US$ 2415

Tariff does not include: Liquor
Video camera fees