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Manali Volvo Package

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Auli Tour Package From Delhi

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Amazing Ladakh

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Experience the Flavors of India: Cooking Classes in Jaipur with Ghum India Ghum

February 23, 2024

For centuries, India is known for its spices and flavors, so what could be better than sampling some of the country's native cuisine alongside a culinary expert? And what better way to start your learning journey than from Jaipur, the Pink City of India. Here you can immerse yourself in our enriching Jaipur cooking classes. Ghum India Ghum offers an authentic insight into the art of Indian cuisine hosted by local families. These cooking classes run daily for 3-4 hours each in the morning, afternoon, and evening.


Join a homemaker by trade and passionate cook for a taste of Indian cuisine at the
best cooking class in Jaipur. In addition to satisfying your palate, this participatory event will educate you on Rajasthani cuisine, which is well-known throughout the nation. You will learn how to prepare these exquisite dishes from beginning to end, from the appetizers to the main course, so that you may impress your friends and family with delicious Indian cuisine when you return home.
Here are the things you can expect in the cooking class -

  • In the class, you will be welcomed by a drink offered by the family, which varies according to the season and can include tea, chai, lassi, lemonade, sharbat, or any other beverage. This will refresh you to start your cooking session.
  • Starters: Learn how to make these dishes by hand. Starters are a big deal in India and can be considered a mini meal that you can make at home and enjoy. These are to keep your taste buds active and to enjoy while the main entrĂ©e is being prepared.
  • Main Course: Rajasthani cuisine is known for its spicy, hearty, and incredibly filling main courses. Our star chef ensures that your meal is cooked to perfection, allowing you to enjoy it in peace and without having to work up a sweat. It consists of lentils, one seasonal vegetable, chapati, naan, or any type of Indian bread, along with some sweetness and other ingredients that will undoubtedly improve the overall flavour of the dish.
    While savoring the delicious Rajasthani cuisine, you can discuss any questions you may have with the host about the cooking class and the meal.
    You will learn about Indian cuisine in our cooking classes, with a focus on the cuisine of Jaipur and Rajasthan. The class will also share some of the best recipes that will come in handy when you prepare. You'll discover the components, methods, and techniques involved in preparing particular dishes. Come discover one of the best food tours in India with a dedicated chef and elevate your Indian culinary experience.

The cooking classes are pre-booked and held in homes, giving you the opportunity to meet an Indian family and discover their lifestyle—particularly about food. Experience Jaipur to the fullest by engaging with a family and learning about Indian eating customs. Discover more by attending one of our cooking classes.

You will receive a customised learning experience whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, with family and friends, or in a group. All our culinary lessons are private and only open to individuals who are travelling together.

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Best Tour Itinerary for Indian Buddhist Circuit

February 22, 2024

Buddhism: One of the oldest and largest religions globally, which originated approximately 2,500 years ago in India. According to Buddhist beliefs, human life is characterized by suffering, and enlightenment can be attained through spirituality, good behavior, meditation, and hard work. Indian Buddhist Circuit: This tour route is associated with the footsteps of Lord Buddha in India and Nepal. Let’s explore the key pilgrimage sites along this circuit: Lumbini (Nepal): The birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini holds immense importance for Buddhists. Siddhartha Gautama, later known as Gautam Buddha, was born in the famous gardens of Lumbini. Pilgrims visit this sacred place to pay homage.

Best tour itinerary for Indian Buddhist Circuit

Bodhgaya: Here, under a banyan tree (later known as the Bodhi tree), Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Bodhgaya remains a must-visit pilgrimage site for Buddhists in India and all over the world. The nearest railway station is Gaya Junction, and the closest airport is Gaya Airport. Sarnath: Located 9 kilometres from Varanasi (another holy city associated with Hinduism), Sarnath is where Lord Buddha delivered his first teachings to his disciples. The nearest airport is Varanasi Airport, and the railway station is Varanasi Junction. Shravasti: An important centre for Buddhist studies in India, Shravasti played a significant role in Lord Buddha’s life after his enlightenment. The nearest airport is Lucknow, and the railway station is Gonda Railway Station. Kushinagar: This is where Lord Buddha attained parinirvana, leaving the earthly realm for heavenly abode. It holds deep reverence among Buddhists. These pilgrimage sites connect devotees to the spiritual legacy of Lord Buddha and offer profound insights into Buddhist philosophy and history.

Indian Buddhist Circuit

Itinerary at Glance:-
Day 01:- Arrival in Delhi
After arriving in Delhi, and completing immigration formalities, collect your luggage and come to exit gate no. 5. Our drivers will be there to welcome you with placard. They will take you to your designated hotel, where you can relax after a long journey.

Day 02:- City Tour of Delhi (Many monuments are closed on Monday)
On day 2 post breakfast at a hotel, go for a full day Delhi city tour. First you will explore the old charm of Delhi, where you can visit Birla temple, Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial), followed by Red fort and if you are interested then may visit Jama Masjid. If time permits or you are interested then explore Chandni Chowk, spice market etc. Since the alleys of Old Delhi are congested, we suggest our guests use a Rickshaw. Post Lunch, visit Qutub Minar, an UNESCO site followed by Lotus temple. Don’t miss India gate where you can also see huge government buildings like the President's house and many more. Have dinner and come back to the hotel.

Day 03:- Delhi to Agra (Taj Mahal is Closed on Friday)
Start your day early and have breakfast at the hotel. Check out and our driver will take you to Agra. After arriving, check-in to your hotel. In the afternoon our guide will take you to sightseeing of Agra city starting with Taj Mahal Agra Fort. Taj is amongst the Seven Wonders of the World; it is the emblem of eternal love. If time permits you may visit Mehtab Bagh from where the Taj looks enormous and beautiful. Have dinner and come back to your hotel for a good sleep.

Day 04:-  Agra to Lucknow via Sankassa (350kms/5-6hrs)
Post your delicious breakfast at the hotel, check-out and drive to Lucknow, Lucknow is a historical city and Capital city of Uttar Pradesh, On the way to Lucknow visit - Sankassa which is an important Buddhist site in India- After the Gautama Buddha's leaving this world or Mahaparinirvana (Nirvana), King Ashoka built this place and Placed one of his famous Pillars of Ashoka in the city. He also Constructed a huge stupa and a temple commemorating the visit of the Buddha to Sankassa. This temple complex exists even today and stupa ruins are also present as a temple of Vishari Devi. It is believed that the name Visahari Devi was given to the mother of the Buddha. Post tour continue your drive to Lucknow on arrival, Check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Lucknow.

Day 05:- Lucknow to Varanasi Ganga aarti Via Sarnath (330/6hrs)
Morning after breakfast, Check-out from the hotel and drive another spiritual city of  Varanasi which is Oldest city in the world, On the way visit Sarnath- one amongst the four most sacred places for the Buddhist, Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to his followers after getting enlightenment in Bodhgaya. The entire event is known as Dharma Chakra Pravartana or setting the 'Wheel of Law' in motion, In Sarnath visit - Dhamekh Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Wat Thai Sarnath Temple, Museum. On arrival in Varanasi check-in to the hotel and later visit famous ghats of Varanasi:- Harishchandra, Manikarnaka also known as burning ghat (It is believed that a dead human's soul finds salvation, when cremated here), Dashashwamedh Ghat,etc. In the evening, don't forget to participate in the world-famous Ganga Aarti. Enjoy your overnight stay in Varanasi.

Day 05:- Varanasi to Bodhgaya (270kms/6-7hrs)
Today post breakfast, Check-out from the hotel and drive to Bodhgaya, the most important place on Buddhist Circuit, which is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, On arrival Check-in to the hotel, Overnight in Bodh Gaya

Day 07:- Bodhgaya Local
After breakfast, go for places to see in Bodh Gaya which is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, See China Temple, Japanese Temple, Thai Temple and most famous ancient temple Mahabodhi Temple Complex which is a UNESCO World heritage site in India and sacred Bodhi Tree is inside this temple. Post tour stay overnight in Bodhgaya.

Day 08:- Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna (130kms/4-5hrs)
After breakfast, Check-out from hotel drive to another important Buddhist places start with visit to Rajgir was the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Magadha, Rajgir is famous for rock-cut caves, forts, Buddhist ruins, shell inscriptions, Hindu and Jain temples, On arrival see Cyclopean Wall- UNESCO world heritage site, Rajgir Ropeway, Vishwa Shanti Stupa-, Maniyar Math- it was also a Yagna site during the Buddhist epoch- Each of the four Buddha sculptures represents a major turning point in the life of the historical Buddha, Later visit Nalanda - famous all over the world for the the ancient International Monastic University established in 5th century BC, Nalanda was an acclaimed Mahavihara, a large Buddhist monastery in the ancient kingdom of Magadha. Post tour continue your trip to Patna capital city of Bihar, On arrival check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Patna.

Day 09:- Patna to Vaishali - Keshariya - Kushinagar (240kms/6-7hrs)
Today post yummy breakfast, Check-out and drive to another holy city of Kushinagar on the way first visit Vaishali which is a great Buddhist pilgrimage and also the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. It is believed that lord Buddha visited this place thrice and spent quite a long time here. Lord Buddha also gave his last sermon or Lesson at Vaishali and announced his Nirvana here. After his death, Vaishali organised the second Buddhist Council. Then Visit Kesariya stupa also known as Raja Ben ka DEORA which is a Buddhist stupa in Kesariya, Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tshang had visited this site of Stupa as per his diary in the seventh century. Later continue your drive to Khushinagar, On arrival Check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Kushinagar.

Day 10:- Kushinagar Local and Khushnagar to Lumbini (180kms/5hrs)
Today post breakfast, go for places to visit in Kushinagar - The ancient city of Kushinagar is the final resting place of Gautama Buddha and thus is considered to be the most important pilgrim spots for the Buddhist followers. From Hieun Tsang to Fa Hein visited here, the city has been an important spot for the Buddhist pilgrim since ancient times. Visit Parinirvana Stupa, Ramabhar Stupa, Matha Kuar Shrine, Royal Thai Temple of Kushinagar, Japanese Temple / Burmese Temple , Post tour drive to Lumbini, On arrival in Lumbini, Check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Lumbini

Day 11:- Lumbini - KapilVastu - Shravasti (160kms/4-5hrs)
After yummy breakfast at hotel, Check-out and see Lumbini city -The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal, testified by the inscription on the pillar erected by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka in 249 BC, also see Maya Devi Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Thai Monastery, Museum and many more in Lumbini, Later Continue your drive to Shravasti on the way visit KapilVastu -  is the place where Lord Buddha spent 29 years of his early life. There is a big stupa, from where the relics of Buddha were discovered during excavations. On arrival in Sharavast, Check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Sharavast.

Day 12:- Shravasti Local and Shravasti to Lucknow  (180kms/ 4-5hrs)
Today after breakfast, go for places to see in Shravasti starts with Miracle Stupa, where Gautam Buddha is believed to have spent his time after attaining enlightenment here. His sermons and speeches made Sravasti an important centre for Buddhist learnings. visit Jetavana, Orajhar, Angulimala Stupa, Pakki Kuti, Shobhnath Temple and many more in Shravasti. Post tour drive to Lucknow capital city, On arrival check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Lucknow.

Day 13:- Lucknow local and Lucknow - Delhi (550kms/ 8hrs)
Post tasty breakfast, Check-out from the hotel and first go for Lucknow city tour by visiting the 18th-century Bara Imambara shrine which has a huge arched hall. Upstairs, Don't forget to see Bhool Bhulaiya which is a web of narrow tunnels with amazing city views from its upper balconies. Nearby to the grand Victorian Husainabad Clock Tower, Post tour continue your drive to Delhi, On arrival in Delhi check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 14:- Delhi Departure
Today post mouth-watering breakfast, you will be transferred back to Delhi airport (as per your return flight tickets) for your onward journey. Return home with sweet memories of Lord Buddha and his life journey, his teaching and his relation with India. Don’t forget to fill the feedback form available with the driver, it helps us in improving our services and if you like our services don’t forget to write a review on Trip Advisor.

Note: This itinerary can be adapted to fit your specific preferences and budget. Ghum India Ghum offers a variety of customizable tour packages to Buddhist Circuit, catering to different interests and travel styles. Visit their website or contact them directly to learn more about their Buddhist Circuit tour packages.

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Top 10 Places to See in Ayodhya: A Travel Guide for Soulful Seeker

January 31, 2024

Ayodhya, the fabled city cradled by the holy Sarayu River, is not just a pilgrimage destination; it's a tapestry woven with ancient stories, vibrant culture, and a timeless spiritual essence. For Hindus, it's the hallowed birthplace of Lord Rama, the epicenter of the Ramayana. But Ayodhya's charm transcends religious boundaries, beckoning travelers seeking historical intrigue, architectural marvels, and the soul-stirring serenity of the Ganges plain.

Planning Your Ayodhya Odyssey:

Best Season to Travel: October to March offers pleasant weather, ideal for sightseeing and religious zest. April-June usher in scorching summers, while the monsoon (July-September) brings lush greenery but may disrupt travel plans.

Reaching Ayodhya:

Ideal Stay Time: Two to three days allow you to savor the essence of Ayodhya, visiting key attractions and immersing yourself in the spiritual aura.

Must-Visit Places:

  1. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi: The epicenter of Hindu faith, this sacred site marks Lord Rama's birthplace. Witness the garbhgriha, where recently idol of Ram lala is placed, additionally you can see ongoing construction of the grand Ram Mandir and feel the palpable devotion in the air.
  2. Hanuman Garhi Mandir: Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Rama's loyal devotee, this temple boasts a 52-m flagstaff and panoramic city views. Climb the 76 steps to the sanctum and soak in the unwavering faith.
  3. Kanak Bhawan: Is a temple for devotees believed to be gifted to Mata Sita after her marriage by Queen Kaikeyi. Explore its frescos, ancient artifacts, and immerse yourself in the bygone era.
  4. Nageshwarnath Mandir: One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, this ancient Shiva temple pulsates with spiritual energy. Take a dip in the holy Saryu River flowing beside the temple and seek blessings under the ancient peepal tree (banyan tree).
  5. Dasarath Mahal: Ruins of King Dasharatha's majestic palace stand as a testament to Ayodhya's glorious past. Imagine the grand court gatherings and royal processions that once graced these halls.
  6. Sita Ki Rasoi: Dedicated to Sita Mata, Rama's consort, this temple showcases a traditional kitchen setup. Witness intricate carvings depicting scenes from the Ramayana and feel the reverence for this exemplary queen.
  7. Tulsi Manas Bhawan: Housing handwritten copies of the Ramayana and murals illustrating its verses, this bhawan is a treasure trove for devotees and literary enthusiasts alike. Immerse yourself in the epic poem and appreciate Tulsidas's masterful storytelling.
  8. Treta Ke Thakur: This temple complex houses 33 exquisitely carved idols of Hindu deities, each representing an era. Explore the vibrant murals and statues and embark on a captivating journey through Hindu mythology.
  9. Maniram Das Chawani: Carved out of sandstone cliffs, these caves were once the abode of sage Maniram Das. Explore the intricate carvings, serene ponds, and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.
  10. Ram ki Paidi: These 104 steps descending to the Saryu Riverbank are believed to have been used by Lord Rama himself. Take a dip in the holy waters, offer prayers, and feel the timeless connection with the epic legend.

Beyond the Sites:

  • Attend the mesmerizing aarti rituals at various temples, especially the Saryu aarti at sunset. Witness hundreds of lamps illuminating the serene river as chants and hymns fill the air. It's a truly unforgettable experience.
  • Explore the bustling bazaars, particularly Hanuman Bazar and Chowk, for souvenirs and traditional handicrafts. From intricate clay idols and brassware to colorful fabrics and embroidered garments, the markets offer a glimpse into Ayodhya's vibrant culture.
  • Indulge in the local cuisine, savoring vegetarian delights like Awadhi Kadhi, Baati Chokha, and Malai Paan. Sample street food like Samosas and Kachoris or enjoy a sit-down meal at traditional Thali restaurants.
  • Take a boat ride on the Saryu River, soaking in the scenic beauty and the tranquil atmosphere. Witness the life along the banks, from fishermen casting their nets to families enjoying picnics.
  • Attend cultural performances, especially Ramlila during Dussehra, when scenes from the Ramayana are enacted with vibrant costumes and traditional music. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit and witness the epic tale come to life.

Ghum India Ghum: Your Perfect Partner for an Ayodhya Pilgrimage

Planning a trip to Ayodhya can be overwhelming, especially with the cultural nuances and logistical aspects. Ghum India Ghum, a leading travel agency in Delhi, takes the hassle out of your pilgrimage. They offer meticulously crafted Ayodhya tour packages, catering to your specific needs and budget.

Their packages typically include:

  • Comfortable transportation arrangements
  • Accommodation in well-appointed hotels or traditional dharamshalas
  • Sightseeing tours with knowledgeable guides
  • Assistance with darshan and temple rituals
  • Cultural experiences like aarti attendance and local food tastings
  • 24/7 customer support to ensure a smooth and hassle-free pilgrimage

Choose Ghum India Ghum and embark on a spiritual journey to Ayodhya, where every step resonates with the timeless tale of Ramayana and the whispers of ancient faith.

Costing:

Ayodhya is a budget-friendly destination. Accommodation options range from affordable guesthouses to luxurious hotels, catering to all budgets. Food is also very reasonable, with street food and local Thali meals being particularly inexpensive. Ghum India Ghum's tour packages start from around INR 9,999 per person for a basic 2-day package, depending on the inclusions and season.

Ayodhya awaits you, traveler. Come, lose yourself in the timeless magic of this sacred city, where every corner whisper tales of gods and heroes, and the spirit of devotion flows like the mighty Saryu.

Contact Ghum India Ghum for Ayodhya Packages

Ph: +91-88604139194

Email: info@ghumindiaghum.comghumindiaghum@gmail.com

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