Monthly Archives: August 2015

Agra – city that hosts most of India’s tourism!!


Let us grab a li’l about the city of TAJ MAHAL, one among Seven Wonders of the World. Yes, nowhere but Agra… Agra, Uttar Pradesh which is considered to be the most visited city by the tourists in India. The sole city possess many of the eye-catching monuments, mostly the mughal architectures.

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Tourism in Agra

Wish to realize a dream vacation? Welcome to the amazing tourism city of the TajMahal – Agra, India. The seat of the great Mughal rulers for ages Agra, India offers its AGRA_PUNITIVEtreasure trove for all the tourists from India and abroad. Even though Agra, India is synonymous with the Taj, the city stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural activity of the Mughals. TajMahal is the epitome of love, poem in white marble, one of the Seven Wonders of the World besides being the pride of India. In fact all the monuments of Agra, India have contributed to Agra Tourism. Terrific Agra Packages from us will ensure you plan your Agra Travel soon. Delhi to Agra to Jaipur make the famous Golden Triangle tour of India.


History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era’s history of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city.

Tourist Attractions:

Taj Mahal: Tourism Spot in Agra

The most famous of the monuments of Agra, India is the TajMahal. TajMahal is a symbol of the devotion and dedication of love. TajMahal of Agra is a monument built by emperor Shah Jahan In the memory of her wife Mumtaz Mahal. TajMahal expresses the magnificence of Mughal architecture. The Taj has done wonders to Agra Tourism. Taj is a must in each one of the Agra packages offered by us. Agra to Jaipur is an interesting package option.

Agra Fort: Tourism Spot in Agra

Besides the TajMahal amongst the other famous monuments of Agra, India is the Agra Fort. Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. He was undoubtedly the Greatest Mughal emperor of India. The construction of Agra fort commenced in the 1565 and completed in 1571. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Agra Tourism would be incomplete without this monument. Most of the Agra packages offered by us take you to the Agra Fort. Agra to Jaipur is the usual choice in pacakges.

Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb: Tourism Spot in Agra

It is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments of Agra. This monument of Agra is usually included in all the Agra packages. Travel from Agra to Jaipur is usually taken up by many tourists.

Akbar’s Tomb: Tourism Spot in Agra

The tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar is worth visiting. Akbar’s tomb is a mixture of many architectural styles and completely different from earlier Mughal Buildings. Visit to this monuments of Agra is esential to make your Agra tour complete. Visit to this monument is generally a part of the Agra packages

Fatehpur Sikri: Tourism Spot near Agra 

Famously known as the city of Ghosts, it was built by the Great Mughal Emperor. Fatehpur Sikri is a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins. many a Agra packages include a trip to Fatehpur Sikri also.





Andaman’s tourism towards higher growth…

IATO sign MoU with Andaman’s Association of Tour Operators to boost tourism

Here comes grand good news for the tourism of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and the Association of Tour Operators, Andaman and Nicobar Islands to collectively work towards increasing tourist arrivals to the destination. President of IATO, Subhash Goyal, announced this at a recent IATO Interactive Luncheon Meeting in The Park Hotel, New Delhi.

M Vinod, President, Association of Tour Operators, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said, “We wish to promote Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a year-round tourist destination with the support of IATO members. It is due to lack of awareness that we are still left behind in spite of being home to picturesque landscapes, pristine beaches, and one of the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world. We met the Minister of Tourism recently in Delhi. To address the challenge of exorbitant airfares to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, we aim to launch some integrated tour packages.”

Vinod also revealed that they will be meeting with airline officials along with the Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lt General A K Singh. The Association of Tour Operators, Andaman and Nicobar Islands will assist IATO members in designing the packages and Vinod hopes to capitalize on the next peak travel season to the union territory.

Being a member of the IATO, we are happy to announce the above news on our blog. We admire the beauty of picturesque islands here.

When was the last time you have been overwhelmed and awestruck by the sheer beauty of a destination?

Visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands and you have your answer. Situated to the East of India in the Bay of Bengal, this chain of islands offers some unparalleled and picturesque sights of nature you could ever imagine. It is home to some exotic marine life, both flora and fauna, and boasts numerous locations of architectural and geographical interests.

What is an island without beaches? This place abounds with beautiful, scenic and serene beaches entertaining almost every type of individual who just wishes to unwind in his own way. Come, visit Andamans and be a part of nature and its unassuming beauty!

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Keep smiling. 🙂

Holi – festival of India

Holi is one of the major festival of India and is the most vibrant of all. The joys of Holi knows no 😉 bound. The festival is celebrated across the four corners of India or rather across the globe. The festival is filled with Joy. Monks & Monkeys invites you all to this great festival to visit atleast once in a life-time. (y)



Holi – the festival of colours – is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It’s an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colours! **##

Don’t Mind, It’s Holi!”

During Holi, practices, which at other times could be offensive, are allowed. Squirting coloured water on passers-by, dunking friends in mud pool amidst teasing and laughter, getting intoxicated on bhaang and revelling with companions is perfectly acceptable. In fact, on the days of Holi, you can get away with almost anything by saying, “Don’t mind, it’s Holi!”  ( Hindi = BURA NA MAANO, HOLI HAI. ) ##

The Festive License! 

Women, especially, enjoy the freedom of relaxed rules and sometimes join in the merriment rather aggressively.

It is a time when pollution is not important, a time for license and obscenity in place of the usual societal and caste restrictions.

In a way, Holi is a means for the people to ventilate their ‘latent heat’ and experience strange physical relaxations.

Fun + Dance + Colours = Holi

Fun + Dance + Colours = Holi


Те, кто посещал индию, не перестают с восторгом отзываться о великолепном климате, мягком воздухе, прекрасном море, безбрежном океане и золотом солнце индийских земель. Но ничто не может сравниться с праздничными ритуалами, возведенными индусами на пьедестал божественного поклонения. И, пожалуй, самым ярким из них является ритуал празднования Холи, приходящийся на конец февраля – начало марта, фестиваля юной весны, безудержного буйства красок природы, расцвета новой жизни и светлых надежд. Своими корнями история праздника уходит в далекие времена создания легенд и сказаний. По одной из таких легенд, название праздника берет свое начало от имени коварной демоницы Холики, принявшей свою смерть в оковах огня Вишну. Именно поэтому буйство огненной стихии костров по праву украшает этот праздник, а чучело, сжигаемое в огне, символизирует приход новой жизни. Согласно другому поверью, Кама, бог любви, спешит поделиться этим необыкновенным чувством с людьми. Любовный танец, полный таинства и очарования, является одной из основных традиций этого праздника, прочно соотносимой и с именем любвеобильного Кришны.

<Those who visit India do never stop enthusiastic about the magnificent climate, soft air, the beautiful sea, the vast ocean and golden sun of Indian lands. But nothing can compare with the festive rituals, Indians erected on a pedestal of divine worship. And perhaps the most striking of them is a ritual celebration of Holi, which falls in late February – early March, the young spring festival, unrestrained riot of colours of nature, blossoming of new life and bright hopes. The roots of the history of the festival go to the old days of creating legends and tales… to be cont. >

Холи – самый бесшабашный, красочный, разноцветный фестиваль и конец зимы. Индийцы бросают цветным порошком в знакомых и незнакомых, поливаются цветной водой, танцуют, обнимаются, устраивают потешные сражения и веселятся.

<Holi is the most reckless and colourful festival. It symbolise the end of winter. We Indians throw colourful powders ( which are called GULAAL ) on familiar and even unfamiliar ones, pour water colour, dance, hug each other, revel with companions.>


Have a wonderful time!! 🙂

~Travel the best of India~ #lone_traveler


Lone Traveler! Fascinated as it may seem…

We are now here with some amazing (especially crafted for solo travelers) outdoor spots in India.

Mumbai - Ladakh - Udaipur - Pondicherry - Kerala

Mumbai, Ladakh, Udaipur, Pondicherry, Kerala.

Sight-seeing and going around places with friends or family is always memorable, but going on an expedition alone is a sweet excuse to escape from the world.

There’s a famous saying, “live on your own terms”. If the travel bug have bitten you and want to spend time with yourself, then definitely exploring this wonderful sub-continent can be a true adventure.

India is diverse, not only in its culture, but also in the attractiveness of the places which makes it even more exciting to explore. Travelling in India is a sheer adventure, if one really wants to experience it.

Travelling in India is one hell of a ride. From snow covered Himalayas to the serene backwaters of Kerala, the chaos of the metropolitan and the beaches of Goa, India is a place which will make you fall in love with.

The best way to travel in India to some of the popular destinations is in which a traveler can go unaccompanied and connect him with the nature and enjoy the picturesque panorama. The best part of travelling alone is that you are always among people or the locals all the time, which makes it a happy journey.

1.- Mumbai

The city that never sleeps! Crowded cafes, restaurants, designer boutiques, malls, bustling traffic and overcrowded local trains are what Mumbai is all about. This is one place, where you won’t find yourself lonely. Majority of the locals use the public transport for commuting in the city. If you have a schedule of your own, then taking a taxi or an auto rickshaw is preferable.

2.- Ladakh

Packing your bags and taking a trip in the mesmerizing beauty of this northern tip of India is beyond comparison, stunning mountain ranges, complementing rocky terrain. As this location is on a higher altitude, many first timers suffer from acute mountain sickness. The best way to cope with is avoiding stressful long journeys and drinking plenty of water.

3.- Udaipur

Splendid with its royalty, which is famous all over India, you definitely cannot miss out to visit this authentic place. Palaces of royal dynasties, museums, temples and havelis are some of the major attractions of this place.

4.- Pondicherry

The warm and welcoming city where you cannot run out of the things to do! Travel around this picturesque town admiring the nature while you take a stroll. Enjoy the leisurely meals and experience the peaceful surroundings. Cycling is also one of the options if you want to explore the historic boulevard.

5.- Kerala

A gorgeous city with rich vegetation, slow paced life is good, when you go by yourself on a voyage. Unwind and travel around the peaceful backwaters, enjoy the boat ride and people who like daring adventures can go for trekking in Munnar and Thekkady. If you plan to explore places in Kerala, the best way to travel in India for long distances is rather preferred in trains while shorter routes can be covered in auto rickshaws and taxis. When travelling in India, Kerala should be added in your bucket list of adventures.


Becoming a lone traveler is an exciting experience. Travelling solo in India also comes with some safety measures, as well. Monks-n-monkeys takes the pleasure to assist tourists / travelers in India. It saves them money and also gives them the pleasure to discover the grandeur of this country.


Have rocking days ahead.

India, A Hot MICE Destination


Monks n Monkeys Travels opening a new perspective in India.

India has destinations, which offer a backdrop of unmatched beauty for a business meet. You will find a fascinating amalgam of tradition & culture, beauty & nature, style & splendor, warmth, feelings & courtesies, comfort & convenience virtually everything the modern conference organizer or delegate could expect. Conferences here bring fresh meaning of the concept of combining work with pleasure.

Lotus Temple, Delhi


What makes India different from any other destination is the myriad of experiences that it offers. This is one land where the ancient and the modern co-exist. This is perhaps the reason why we have so many repeat visitors.

Enchanting India’s image as a conference destination is also projected through the chains of hotels, providing international standards in facilities and services. Exclusive business hotels and exotic resorts, with meeting rooms of distinction, spacious convention facilities, modern business centers and a wide range of conference facilities, the different cities and places across the length and breadth of the country.
Luxury Weddings

India is in a continual process of upgrading its MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) facilities. There are multiple plans on the anvil for more world-class convention centers, airports that contest with the best in the world and efforts to team the famous Indian hospitality with customization as per a visitor’s requirement.

You could also offer the credit to the world class incentive programs, her ability to heal spiritually, her unmatched offering as a health destination or continually improved infrastructure facilities that over 25 million foreign tourists thronged her this year generating over US $200 billion as revenue, even as most other preferred hot spots marked a decline in their tourism graphs.



India is going the global way and MICE is fast becoming a major part of its travel and promotional budgets. In the Indian context, incentives is at present the largest component of MICE but in a maturing market, it’s only a matter of time before the entire gamut of MICE activities are undertaken by the Indian corporate world.
India is globally connected to a network of over 50 international airlines and several domestic airlines, which provide convenient connectivity within India.

And, to add to this, India offers an educated manpower base where fluency in English and other official international languages can be expected. A large number of Convention Centres are available in India with a seating capacity of up to 1700 persons. The important conference centres in the country are at New Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur & Kolkata.

Taj Mahal, Agra

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