Thursday, 25 May 2017

Prem Mandir (The Temple of Divine Love) Vrindavan – the Example of Fine Architecture in India


India is home to a great number of Hindu temples. These temples are very famous for their charm and architecture. Having holiness, both the ancient and modern Hindu temples of India are also counted among the renowned points of tourist interest in India. Prem Mandir Vrindavan is the main one of them. For providing the people the chance of paying a visit to any of these temples, India Tour Packages with Great Offers are specially designed by ARV Holidays, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India as well as the world.

Prem Mandir Vrindavan

Mainly dedicated to Shri Radha Govind (Radha Krishna) and Shri Sita Ram, Prem Mandir, which is maintained by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, an international nonprofit, spiritual, educational and charitable trust, is situated at the holy town of Vrindavan in the Mathura district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


In the presence of thousands of devotees, Kripalu Maharaj laid the foundation stone of this temple on the 14th of January 2012 AD. This temple, which cost 150 Crore rupees to build it, took approx 12 years to complete the construction of it. Approx 1,000 artists got engaged to build the complex of this temple. The inauguration ceremony occurred for three days from the 15th of February 2012 AD to the 17th of February 2012 AD. Finally, Prem Mandir was publicly opened on the 17th of February 2012 AD. It is notable that Prem Mandir is completely built of Italian marble. Including the height of its flag, the total height of this temple is 125 ft. The length and width of this temple are 190 ft and 128 ft respectively. The raised platform of this temple serves as the seat of this two-storied white monument.  

For enabling visitors to have the fine glimpse of the 48 panels speaking of the amusement of Shri Radha Krishna, which are carved on the outer walls of this beautiful temple, a circumambulation route has been built on the platform of the temple, the Mandir Prangan.


Having the thickness of 3.25 feet, the walls of this temple are built of approx 30,000 tons of solid Italian Carrara marble. For bearing the weight of immense Shikhar, Swarna Kalash and the Flag of the temple, 8 ft is the thickness of the walls of the Garbha Griha of it. The amusement of Shri Krishna depicted on Shrimad Bhagvatam is shown on the 84 panels set up on the exterior of the temple.

On the 1st floor of this temple, you can view the charming idols of Lord Krishna and Radha, while the 2nd floor owns the beautiful idols of Lord Raman and Sita. A fine glimpse of ancient Indian sculpture can be taken from this unique Prem Mandir, dedicated to Shri Radha Krishna and Shri Sita Ram. The divine love is personified through the temple architecture of Prem Mandir. This charming temple opens in all directions.

For worshipping the god, an immense mob assembles during the prayer time daily.

Fine Glimpse of the Temple at Night


Particularly during the time of night, the lighting of the temple further gets illuminated and provides it a dazzling and beautiful look. So, every visitor must remember to pay a visit to this magnificent temple at night in order to have the fine glimpse of this temple in the best way and make this visit unforgettable till all the life long.

Musical Fountain

In the premises of this beautiful temple, you would also find a dynamic musical fountain, which is one more facet of this charming temple. In the evening from 07:00 pm to 07:30 pm daily, hundreds of visitors take the unlimited enjoyment of the fine glimpse of the musical fountain along with the light show. During the musical fountain show, one can have the fine look of the multi coloured water, twisting and twirling to the tunes of the Kirtans of Shri Radha Krishna being played nearby and it provides the visitors an audio-visual delight.


Musical Fountain Timing

Evening 07:00 pm to 07:30 pm daily

Location

Falling along the Raman Reti Road, the Vrindavan town is located at a roadway distance of 12 km from the city centre of Mathura.

Area of the Temple

On the outskirts of Vrindavan, you can find this beautiful temple, which has its complex with the area of 54 acres.

Founder

The 5th Jagadguru, Kripalu Maharaj was the founder of the structure of this charming temple.

Features

The main temple is covered by the figures of Shri Krishna and his followers speaking of significant events surrounding the existence of  the Lord.

Architectural Styles

The architectural styles of the Rajasthani and Somnath Gujarati architecture have been used to build this beautiful temple.


Important Events and Festivals

The Jagadguruttam Diwas Mahotsav, Shri Krishna Janmashtami, and Radhashtami are the important events and festivals of Prem Mandir.

Additional Features

The additional feature of Prem Mandir is that next to this temple, the dome shaped Satsang hall, which would be pillar less with its area of 73,000sq ft, is under construction at this time. This spacious Satsang hall would have the capacity of accommodating approx 25,000 people in one time.

Best Time to Visit the Temple

Night time is the best time to pay a holy visit to this charming temple. At night, you can take the fine glimpse of the multi coloured lightings. After every 30 seconds, you can take the fine glimpse of the changing of the colour of this temple.
As the summers get very hot in Vrindavan, the period of winter months from November to March is the best time to visit this temple. The Holi celebration during February / March is also the best time to take the enjoyment of Holi celebration in this temple.


Tourist Importance

In terms of its tourist importance, Prem Mandir, which is a newly built temple, is the most charming temple in the region of Braj. Built of white Italian marble, this temple, which is illustrated with very intricate carvings, is much renowned for its charm of architectural style.

Special Feature

The special feature of this magnificent temple is that on the auspicious occasion of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, when this temple is magnificently decorated with special laser lights, you can take the unforgettable fine glimpse of this temple. On this occasion, thousands and thousands of visitors from all over India as well as the world proceed to this temple to have the fine glimpse of the magnificent laser lighting.

Time Required to Visit

The time required to visit this temple well is at least one hour.


Perfect for

As this temple also has a nice garden, it is perfect for the people nature lovers. This temple is suitable to be visited for the family along with kids.

Instructions

One can carry the cell phone inside but cannot use it within the main premises of the temple.    

Warning

On the premises of the temple, liquor is completely prohibited. So, everybody is warned to remember not to drink on the premises of the temple in any way.        


At last, it can be undoubtedly said that Prem Mandir is regarded as one of the most visited Hindu temples in India. If you are also willing to pay a visit to this beautiful Hindu temple, you can book India Holiday Package with Best Deals. All of these tour packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized as per the requirement of the clients. To know more, one can also visit us online at www.arvholidays.com. So, if you get the chance of paying a visit to the region of Mathura, you must pay a visit to Prem Mandir Vrindavan. A visit to Braj Bhumi is incomplete without a visit to Prem Mandir.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Top 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in India


Are you a wildlife lover and looking for amazing wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India for paying a visit during the tour of this country? If so, we are here to provide you information about them. You must know this fact that approx 5% part of the total surface area of the entire country, which measures approx 60,500sq miles (1,56,700sq km), is covered by the protected regions of this country. At present, India has more than 120 national parks and more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries. Best Wildlife Tours in India are perfect for having the chance of the exploration of any of these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Top 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in India

The list of the top 10 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India is following:

1. Ranthambore National Park


Located between the confluence of the Chambal and Banas rivers in the Sawai Madhopur district in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, the Ranthambore National Park, which is counted among the largest national parks in the northern part of India, is regarded as one of the best spots to spot the Bengal Tiger. Also home to the medieval Ranthambore Fort within it and one of the largest banyan trees of India, this amazing national park provides shelter to the rare species of wild animals such as Tiger, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Chital, and much more.

2. Sundarbans National Park


Being a national park, tiger reserve, and a biosphere reserve, the Sundarbans National Park, which is a part of the Sundarbans on the Ganges Delta, and having proximity to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in the eastern nation of Bangladesh, is a must visit during the wildlife tour of India. Boasting of being a World Heritage Site recognized in 1987 A.D. by UNESCO, this huge national park, which is regarded as a World Network of Biosphere Reserve (Man and Biosphere Reserve) in 2001 A.D., is perfect for taking the fine glimpse of amazing wildlife. 

3. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary


Nestled in the Great Rann of Kutch in the Kutch district in the western Indian state of Gujarat, the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, which was declared a wildlife sanctuary on February, 1986 A.D., is counted among the largest seasonal saline wetlands. Home to a wide variety of mammalian wildlife and water birds, this amazing wildlife sanctuary is counted among the most preferred wildlife sanctuaries in India.

4. Kaziranga National Park


Boasting of being a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO in 1985 A.D., the Kaziranga National Park, which is home to two thirds of the great one-horned rhinoceroses of the world, is a wonderful national park in the Nagaon and Golaghat districts in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Besides rhinos, a great number of tigers can also be explored in this amazing national park, covering a huge area of 430sq km.

5. Gir National Park


Also called ‘Sasan Gir’, the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, which was founded in 1965 A.D., is an amazing forest and wildlife sanctuary close to Talala Gir in the Junagarh, Gir Somnath, and Amreli districts in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Covering a total region of 1,412sq km, this wonderful national park, which is counted among the most significant protect regions in the Asian continent owing to its supported species, boasts of being the only home of the Asiatic lions in the wilderness. 

6. Great Himalayan National Park


Situated in the Kullu area in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the Great Himalayan National Park, which is spread over a region of 1,171sq km, is counted among the national parks of India. Founded in 1984 A.D. at an average elevation from 1,500 to 6,000 above the mean sea level, this amazing national park has been recognized in 2014 A.D. by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. 

7. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary


Also called the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, which covers its total region of 4,954sq km, is nestled in the Little Rann of Kutch in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Proud of being the largest wildlife sanctuary in India, this wildlife sanctuary, which was founded in 1972 A.D., is perfect for spotting the Indian Wild Ass (Khur). 

8. Nokrek National Park


Situated at a distance of approx 2 km from the Tura Peak in the West Garo Hills district in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, the Nokrek National Park (also called the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, is home to seven species of primates. Being a hotspot of biodiversity in Meghalaya, Nokrek is also a significant bird region. 

9. Nalbana Bird Sanctuary


Being the central region of the Ramsar designated wetlands of the Chilika Lake, the Nalbana Bird Sanctuary (also referred to as the ‘Nalbana Island’), which is a main island in the heart of the lake with a region of 15.53sq km, offers its visitors the fine glimpse of thousands of birds climbing down during the migratory season.

10. Bandhavgarh National Park


Counted among the famous national parks in India, the Bandhavgarh National Park, which is situated in the Umaria district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is perfect for spotting tigers in the wilderness. Here, you can also find a large breeding population of leopards, and several species of deer.

Ultimately, we can surely say that the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India mentioned above are suitable for wildlife lovers. If you are also willing to pay a visit to any of these wonderful protected areas, you can book Top Wildlife Tour Packages India 2017. All of these wildlife holiday packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized according to the choice of the clients. For getting more information about the wildlife tour packages, one can also visit us online at www.arvholidays.com. So, if you manage to pay a visit to any of these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, you would take the fun of the tour at its fullest.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Celebrate this valentine day with a chocolaty smile


Someone among us has said that – “Love has no boundaries and it can happen without knocking your door”. Love is like a feeling, a smile that comes automatically after seeing someone whom you love, a sacrifice of everything and many more. The month of February has come, when the most awaited festival called “Valentine Day” is on the way. The festival is very famous not only in India, but also in all over the world. Lovers wait for whole year to welcome this much-awaited day, when they plan special for their beloved. The festival is celebrated for 7 days and each day brings new color, lots of happiness and most importantly abundance of love. Here I have suggested you the importance of these 7 days –

1. Rose Day


The romantic festival begins with Rose Day and lovers celebrate this day by exchanging a rose to their beloved. The first day of this beautiful week brings lots of enthusiasm and spirit among lovers who gives roses to their special one. Try to take out your beloved for a surprise date. On this day, the red color plays a major role and the whole world dip into the mesmeric environment.

2. Proposes Day


This is the second day of the festival, when a boy proposes to a girl. It is a little exciting but uncomfortable time for youngsters who plan to propose their GF or BF and pamper them with new gifts and flowers. They roam, eat and enjoy each other’s companionship.

3. Chocolate


The whole day is devoted to chocolates which everyone likes to have in the world. Chocolates or sweet deserts easily add charms, brings smile on your face and make you speak sweetly. Go ahead and buy lots of chocolates to pamper your soul mates. Gift her basket of chocolates to complete this day.  

4. Teddy Day 


Now this is the day to buy some cute and adorable teddies to your sweet hearts. We boys are familiar with the facts that girls are fond of teddy bears and many of them keep teddies in their bed rooms. Teddies are one of those things, which every girl adore even in her adult days. Go and get a teddy bear to make its own magic.

5. Promise Day


The day plays a vital role in a relationship and completing the promise is the second most major step to maintain a healthy relationship. Love is an absolute promise to a faulty person. Love comes with a long list of responsibilities, promises, commitments and many more. Making promises in your relationship and fulfilling them with extreme devotion and keeping the faith issue alive is truly significance.    

6. Kiss Day


This is the sixth day of the festival where lovers kiss to each other. This is the most well-known day, which every couple knows well and gets a chance to express their love with a sweet way. Express your emotions of love on this kiss day and turn this day into a romantic and unforgettable day.

7. Hug Day


This is a hug day celebrated just two days prior to the main event. This day gives you a valuable chance to express your unlimited love to your beloved with a warm and tight hug. It is just an expression of affection which shows love, care, affection and protection towards your love.   

8. Valentine’s Day


Initially the day comes which brings lots of significance in couple’s life. Many lovers express their love to their beloved on this special day and try to impress their partner. Lovers should find out some creative ideas to make their day memorable, which you can remember throughout your life.

There is a popular proverb that doesn’t wait to tell someone how much you love them, how much you care them. As when they go, no matter how loud you scream and cry, they will not listen you anymore. So, what are waiting for, just go ahead to make your valentine day memorable and we hope lovers are really ready with their creative ideas which presents their unlimited bond of love and affection to their partner. We at ARV holidays wish each and every in advance and expect this day brings lots of surprises in your life.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Top 10 Places in India to Celebrate the Festival of Holi 2016


The festival of colors is going to be held in March and the whole country is waiting to paint themselves in red, yellow, green and purple. As the Holi excitement increases, we let you know about some destinations where you can celebrate the festival of Holi 2016 in unique ways.

1. Holi - Mumbai, Maharashtra


The city of Bollywood or movies! The city celebrates all festival with enthusiasm and prepares weeks before to celebrate the holy. Day before Holi, Shimga is celebrated to burn all evils. People play with colors and welcome the spring season. People in a very festive mood exchanges sweets and greets each other.

2. Holi - Braj Barsana, Uttar Pradesh


If want to see traditional Holi then visit Braj Barsana in Uttar Pradesh where they celebrate the ‘lathmaar Holi’. In this Holi, the women of Barsana beat up’ the men from the adjacent Nandgaon. Braj Barsana is considered as a birthplace of Lord Krishna’s consort Radha, and has a temple dedicated to her. The whole ‘colorful battle’ consist of the Holi celebrations, which are further turn into singing songs called “Hori” in praise of Radha-Krishna. 

3. Holi - Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh


Legend says that Vrindavan is the place where Lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up, celebrates Holi in the most original and romantic way. The popular Banke Bihari Temple is the centre of Holi celebrations here. On this day, the temple is decorated with flowers and lights. Devotees first offer Gulal to the Lord and then on each other.

4. Holi - Shantiniketan, West Bengal


Shantiniketan celebrates the festival with peace and serenity. People sing songs and perform dances wearing yellow-colored clothes. A cultural festival is organized here and wishes each other by applying dry color on face. The festival is very important day for Shantiniketan and attracts thousands of travelers from across India and foreign countries to see an exclusive aspect of Holi.

5. Holi - Purulia, West Bengal


Another cultural place to enjoy Holi is Purulia in West Bengal. The three-day celebration is packed with amazing folk dance performances for example - Chhau dance, Jhumur music and the outstanding Baul musicians. Holi is celebrated by smearing dry color on each other. Folk artists add distinct charm to this festival accompanied by folk singers.

6. Holi - Anandpur Sahib, Punjab


Anandpur Sahib is a pilgrimage destination for the Sikhs. The people of here also celebrate Holi but in unique way without water and color. This meticulous festival celebrates the strength male aggression and physical agility that keep the people safe.

7. Holi - Jaipur, Rajasthan


Holi is celebrated with a regal way befitting the royal history of Rajasthan. Holi is renowned for its only one of its kind in which people sitting on the elephants back spray dry color on the bystanders. Elephant dances and elephant polo creates an interesting twist to this celebration. 

8. Holi - Gujarat


Gujarat also celebrates Holi in the same sociable way. Gifting of corn, sugar figurines, raw mango and condensed milk is made to the Holika, after that people apply red color to each other’s forehead. Little girls make statues of Gauri from the ruins of the Holika. Another day of Dhuleti is spent with colors and water. 

9. Holi -  Uttarakhand


Music plays a relevant role of this Holi in Uttarakhand which is known as Kumaoni Holi. Usually speaking, Kumaoni Holi is celebrated for two months! The festival end into a Cheer Bandhan (bonfire), 15 days previous to Dhulendi. Playful games are played to steal each other’s attractions. At the end a ritualistic Shubh Kamna prayer is done.


10. Holi -  Tamilnadu


Holi is an ironic festival here and considered as a matter of love and contains rituals that seek the conquest of religious bliss over romantic needs. A symbolic bonfire is performed to show conquering romantic needs as well as negativities in general. After that day, people play of colors.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Apple Season in Full Bloom in Kullu-Manali


During the 1st quarter of the year, Kullu-Manali enjoys full bloom of apples. During the apple season, the apple growers are engaged with their crop of apples, waited for the year. During the farming, the process of plucking, grading, packing ultimately taking apples to the wholesale market of apple is performed. With the hope of obtaining an excellent price, some of the growers refer the apples to Delhi for selling. While some get satisfaction by selling them in the wholesale markets of the same locality.

Watch the Apple Orchards in Full Bloom in Kullu Manali


During the spring, when the roads are lined with the trees of apple and cherry in full bloom, Kullu-Manali is a must visit for you if you don’t love enjoying snow. While visiting the orchards of red apples and praising the bounty of nature, you can also get red apples, plums and several other fruits, that you can either relish on the spot or carry with you for the rest of your tour.

Apple Orchards in Himachal Pradesh Naggar Kullu-Manali

The orchards of apples are considered as one of the highlight points in Naggar Kullu. It is so because apples have the requirement of cold temperatures. Here, we get the chance of watching the apple trees, all of which are loaded with juicy fruits of apple, growing everywhere, as well as in every home. After the month of September, the apple fruits get prepared to be relished and are transported to every place and city in India and exported on the international level.


Besides providing a healing experience in the spiritual journey of the tourists, the visit to the Himachal Pradesh, the northern state of India, offers a bonus for the gardener in its visitors. During the apple season, Kullu-Manali, which is enriched with loads of colorful flowers everywhere growing like wild even in the snow capped mountains, looks like a place of fantasy and imagination. Because of the suitable climate, these plants and flowers grow in the hills and mountains in peace, freedom and without any care. Besides offering a scarce experience, the apple fruits on trees provides the chance of grabbing them (apple fruits).

If you also want to take the fine glimpse of apple season in full bloom in Kullu-Manali, you can get the chance by booking Kullu-Manali Tour Packages from ARV Holidays. Kullu-Manali Holiday Packages, which are affordable to the budget of the tourists of Kullu-Manali, can also be customized as per the demand of the clients.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Best Adventure Activities in Shimla

Offering some of the most challenging and thrilling mountaineering chances in the globe, Shimla, which is the area abundant in several valleys and peaks, densely populated pine trees, green alpine meadows, trekking region, rivers, mountaineering choices and several more adventure sports, is the best spot for those who love adventure sports and adventures. Mountaineering Institute of Himachal Pradesh organizes these events. Here are some of the popular adventure activities in Shimla.

Horse Riding


The best way to feel the joy of life is horse riding, which can be best experienced on the Mall Road, Shimla. Several horse vendors in Shimla offer well-maintained and well-cleaned horses for horse riding.

Ice- Skating


Shimla is the part of the world, which has the largest open-air region with frozen ice for ice skating during winters. Shimla Ice-Skating Club, which has already celebrated its Diamond Jubilee, coordinates to perform this sport, which normally lasts from early December to February. A series of continuous sessions is provided by low temperatures and clear skies.

River Rafting


Conducting in summer season instead of the monsoons and winter, the adventure activity of river rafting is performed by using an inflatable rubber boat (dinghy). The fast flowing rivers of Shimla offer the suitable condition for the adventure activity of river rafting. The Sutlej River close to Shimla provides exciting chances for river rafting. A 12 km long stretch from Chabba to Tattapani is the popular place for river rafting in Shimla.

Trekking


Being the best way to explore and appreciate the best landscapes and mountains of the hill station of Shimla, trekking (taking a scenic walk), which is very popular among adventure lovers, is an extremely exciting adventure activity of walking or trekking from the slopes and incline of one mountain to the slopes and incline of another mountain. The magnificent hills of Shimla, which are surrounded by snowy peaks, are suitable for trekking.

Golfing


Considered as one of the most challenging golf course in India and situated at Naldehra at a distance of 23 kms from Shimla, this golf course in Shimla, which is a par 68, nine hole course, is one of the most ancient golf course in this country. Lord Curzon, the British Viceroy of India, originally founded the course, whose topography is entirely natural.

Paragliding


Being a skillful combination of hang gliding and parachuting, Paragliding, which is simply launched in lighter winds and requires less space for landing, is the exhilarating adventure sport in Shimla. Two locations named ‘Bir’ and ‘Billing’ in the Kangra Valley are supposed to be the hot spots of gliding in Shimla

Skiing


Skiing is the best way to get the feel of charm and cool weather of Shimla during the winter season. Famous for its smooth slopes and snow-capped peaks of the lofty ranges of the Himalayas, Shimla, which is home to several places to offer the exhilarating adventure activity of skiing, is the ideal location (after Swiss Alps) for involving in skiing.

Fishing in Shimla


Fishing is an extremely famous recreational sport in Shimla (almost called ‘Angler’s Paradise’), famous for its treasure of the best sport fish in the world. The shallow waters and streams of Shimla render this place as the ideal location for fishing. Located in the Pabbar Valley, the upstream of Rohru, which is home to a trout hatchery in Chiragaon, the suitable spot for the fishing of trouts.


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