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Okay so, just got the news that Mr Kapil Mohan, the soldier-turned-businessman who popularised India’s most iconic brand of rum, has passed away at the age of 88 after suffering from cardiac attack on Jan 6.

Let’s thank him for giving us the best beverage, let’s raise a toast to Old Monk’s old man.


There are many many reasons why we have immense love and respect for the drink. Kicking off our winter campaign for the next couple of weeks, here’s presenting everything you’ve probably ever wanted to know about the elixir of life — Rum. From the likes of colonels and admirals to their ‘brats’; from the broke college freshers to the seasoned alcohol-lovers, rum (and Old Monk) has been a love affair for many. The the question of how to drink Old Monk has been asked in every age, by every Indian.

And here we are to stoke those fires, this winter.


First Things First

This is the bottle that has been passed on from generation to generation — an acquired taste, a culture to cultivate without burning a hole in your pocket. So, there are three basic reasons why rum continues to be India’s favourite alcohol, especially when the cold season sets in. And then there are more.

Firstly, It’s cheap. It’s not the kind of cheap that will have you worried about alcohol poisoning, and yet, it’s pocket-friendly enough that people can partake once a week.

Secondly, a lot of the advertising when it comes to rum is entirely word of mouth. And unlike brands who spend a lot of money on marketing and branding, rum just happens to be cheap and versatile enough that people recommend it to one another. It’s the fabric of all weekend drinking and BYOB parties.

Thirdly, it’s one of the most versatile drinks that there is. You can chug rum neat (enjoying the flavour of molasses), mix it with coke or soda. People have their own favourite combinations and they can be as specific as “shaken, not stirred” or as generic as “with ice please, thanks very much”.

What’s In It For Me?

In a country like ours, it is a bit commendable though that instead of wasting precious food, we are using a byproduct to create something we end up loving — Rum. But the thing is, rum never pretends. Rum, you can take at face value. Fermented molasses and aged for years (Old Monk is aged for seven years), to make a smooth, dark drink that contains about 40 percent alcohol.


Old Monk & Us

With the winters setting in, Old Monk is the go-to drink for a lot of drinkers. It makes you feel warm and cosy, (It doesn’t actually do that but more on that later.) and is smooth enough for you to welcome in a night of debauchery. It’s also perfect as a remedy for cold and cough when you take a spoonful with lukewarm water.

For years, drinking rum has meant drinking the Monk. As the oldest distillery in these parts and having a strong army connection (more for morale, amirite?), Old Monk has been hailed as one of the oldest brands that has been supplying a boost to the troops, be it in the defence forces or the merchant navy class.

All in all, there are a bunch of reasons that make rum special for Indians and having a movie about it, is not the worst thing. But for us, it has to be the flavour of nostalgia, and the easy-going nature of this drink that has us hooked to this wondrous elixir.


Old Monk – Kills the germs inside as well as outside!

This Rum can also be used as an antiseptic. Drink a little, enjoy some more, and if you trip and fall while you’re high, just apply the drink to your bruised ass and you’re good to go!This Rum can also be used as an antiseptic. Drink a little, enjoy some more, and if you trip and fall while you’re high, just apply the drink to your bruised ass and you’re good to go!


It has been delivering happiness to our Tourists as well. Old Monk is more than a beverage for us.

The Old Monk is an Indian brand and is loved by people all around the world. In India, the hype is such that we’ve heard some people even campaigned for the Monk to be made the national drink of India!


Thats all for now about our very own Old Monk. I hope you liked the post.

Keep smiling!





Hello everyone!! Its been a long while since I have posted for you guys. I missed you all and I missed writing about India, So I had to come back.

Stay tuned to our posts because we are now uploading them every week.

Today we have an interesting title to talk about that is., ‘INDIAN WEDDING’

As a matter of fact in the past decade tourism in India has come up as one of the most flourishing industries of the country. The beauty of the land has played a pivotal role in shaping up the industry to a great extent along with the facilities that makes the time spent here a memorable one. It is not just the beauty of the topography that has attracted the tourists from all across the globe, but the hospitality of the Indians too has paved the way for the travelers to enjoy the charm of the place.

Indian weddings are traditionally multi-day affairs, and involve many intricate ceremonies, such as the painting of the hands and feet of the bride called a mehndi. Garlands are presented to guests of honor instead of corsages, and lots of flower or rose petals are thrown for good luck.


The country is visited by thousands every year to witness the great Indian weddings. Indian wedding forms attractive tour packages which are as exciting as the colors of the country. The Special Wedding Tour Packages are arranged to provide an insight into the lifestyle of the Indiana and the best of the weddings.

The Wedding Packages to India are attractive propositions as they are carried out for many days and involve interesting events during the course of the marriage. Monks & Monkeys Travels pvt Ltd offers you tailored wedding tours. The country which is divided basically into four regions, namely the Northern part, Eastern part, the Southern part and the Western part offers the chance of experiencing the weddings of the various rituals. Wedding in India is a huge occasion and loads of money flows for it. The tourists coming to the country to have a glimpse of the gala event can enjoy the various forms of weddings which are unique in themselves. The visitors get a chance of enjoying the best of Southern Indian Wedding in Kerala where the guests get the chance of witnessing the marriage in the beautiful backwaters and the bride and bridegroom dressed in the traditional attires. The marriage ceremony goes on for a single day where the guests get the chance of enjoying the very best South Indian wedding and cuisines too.


The wedding in the eastern part of the country is not promoted much and is not usually featured in the list of the wedding tours. But the chief attraction of the Wedding Packages to India leis with the weddings of the Western India along with that of the Northern part where the ceremony runs for a long period. The weddings at the western parts features the Royal weddings from Rajasthan that gives an idea of the expenditure incurred during an Indian wedding. The weddings continue for three days with various functions including Ladies Sangeet, Jai Mala, the actual Wedding and many more. The gala event is embellished with a celebration of lifetime. The music and great food are an indispensable part of the weddings of India along with fire crackers making the atmosphere an electrifying one.


Another happening wedding package offered to the tourists is the Celebrity Wedding in India which features the celebrations of a lifetime involving the celebrities of the country.


The guests get a royal treatment at the weddings with the celebrations that are covered by the media throughout the country. The weddings in the Southern states of the country also feature the Beach Weddings in India which has grown in popularity recently.


We have plenty of options to showcase Indian Weddings, Click on the link and mail us your taste @ Monks & Monkeys Pvt Ltd.



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С Днем Независимости Республики Казахстан

Да здравствует День независимости Казахстана! Счастья огромного, непрерывного, круглосуточного, всесезонного и круглогодичного!

И еще желаем вам, всем и каждому, всем вместе и каждому в отдельности, чтобы провести хорошее время в Индии !



500, 1000 rupee notes cease to be legal tender.

Hello people,

Monks & Monkeys Travels have brought to you what’s new for the foreign visitors to India!

Well yes, the title says it all. Even we were shocked watching PM of India announcing on a news channel that from midnight 500, 1000 rupee notes cease to be legal tender.

If you are currently on a tour in India with us (monks-n-monkeys travels), You don’t need to panic even 1%. Our tourist guide with you is a problem solver.

For rest of the tourist :

You can change the notes at airports.

Secondly, Your 500 and 1000 rupee notes be accepted till November 11 at:

  • Petrol Pumps and government hospitals
  • Railway, airline, government bus  ticket booking counters
  • Consumer co-operative stores run by state or central government
  • Milk booths authorized by state governments
  • Crematoriums and burial grounds.


For Foreigners and Indian Nationals, all of your questions are placed and answered below. 🙂

1. Why this now?

There has been a rise in the incidence of fake Indian currency notes in higher denomination. More often that not, the common man fail to distinguish between original and fake notes. Fake notes are used for anti-national, illegal activities, misused by terrorists and for hoarding black money. As India remains a cash based economy and there is a rise in the circulation of fake Indian currency notes, the withdrawal has been introduced to contain the fake note circulation and to hurt those who keep unaccounted money.

Indian Currency

2. What exactly is this?

The legal tender character of the notes in denominations of 500 and 1000 stands withdrawn. In simple terms, all the 500 and 1000 rupee notes will be just paper, these cannot be used for transacting business and/or store of value for future usage.


3. How much is my Rs 500/1000 note worth now?

Your 500/1000 notes are worth its value till December 30, provided you deposit it in your bank account.


4. Can I get all in cash?

No. You will get up to Rs 4,000, per person, in cash and if you need more, you can get it credited to your bank account.


5. Why can I not get the entire amount in cash when I have surrendered everything in cash?

The scheme does not provide for it, given its objectives.


6. Rs 4,000 cash is insufficient for my need. What to do?

You can use mobile wallets, online payment methods, IMPS, debit/credit cards, and you can also pay by cheque.


7. What if I don’t have any bank account?

Don’t worry. Pick the bank of your choice, and get a bank account opened. Carry the necessary documents required for fulfilling the KYC requirements.


8. What if I have only a Jan Dhan account?

You can avail the exchange facility subject to the caps and other laid down limits in accord with norms and procedures.


9. Where can I go to exchange the notes?

You can exchange the notes at all Issue Offices of RBI and branches of commercial banks/RRBS/UCBs/State Co-op banks or at any Head Post Office or Sub-Post Office.


10. Will I have to go to my bank branch itself?

For exchange up to Rs 4,000 in cash you may go to any bank branch but do carry a valid identity proof.

For exchange over Rs 4,000, which will be accorded through credit to bank account only, you may go to the branch where you have an account or to any other branch of the same bank.

In case you want to go to a branch of any other bank where you are not maintaining an account, you will have to furnish valid identity proof and bank account details required for electronic fund transfer to your account.

11. Can I go to any branch of my bank?

Yes, you can go to any branch of your bank.

12. Can I go to any branch of any other bank?

Yes, you can go to any branch of any other bank. But in this case, you have to furnish valid identity proof for exchange in cash; both valid identity proof and bank account details will be required for electronic fund transfer in case the amount to be exchanged exceeds Rs 4,000.

13. I have no bank account but my relative / friend has an account, can I get my notes exchanged into that account?

Yes, you can do that if the account holder, that is your relative / friend, gives you permission in writing. While exchanging, you need to show this proof and your valid identity card at the bank.

14. Should I go to bank personally or can I send the notes through my representative?

It is better if you can visit the branch. In case you are sending a representative, do give him an express mandate, that is, a written authorisation. While tendering the notes, this representative will have to produce the authorisation letter and a valid identity proof.

15. Can I withdraw from ATMs?

ATMs and banks will remain closed on November 9. It may take a while for the banks to recalibrate their ATMs, and once it’s done, you can withdraw up to a maximum of Rs 2,000 per card per day till November 18. The limit will be raised to Rs 4,000 per day per card from the November 19 onwards.


16. Can I withdraw cash against cheque?

Yes, you can withdraw cash against withdrawal slip or cheque subject to ceiling of Rs 10,000 in a day within an overall limit of Rs 20,000 in a week (including withdrawals from ATMs) for the first fortnight, that is up to November 24, 2016.

17. Can I deposit withdrawn notes through ATMs, Cash Deposit Machine or cash Recycler?

Yes, notes can be deposited in Cash Deposits machines / Cash Recyclers but not on November 9.

18. Can I make use of electronic (NEFT / RTGS / IMPS / Internet Banking / Mobile banking) mode?

Yes, these facilities will come handy. You can use NEFT/RTGS/IMPS/Internet Banking/Mobile Banking or any other electronic, non-cash mode of payment.

19. How much time do I have to exchange the notes?

The scheme closes on December 30, 2016. The banknotes can be exchanged at branches of commercial banks, Regional Rural Banks, Urban Cooperative banks, State Cooperative Banks and RBI till this date.

If you fail to exchange these notes on or before December 30, an opportunity will be given at specified RBI offices. You will have to provide necessary documentation as specified by the Reserve Bank of India.

20. I am right now not in India, what should I do?

You can authorise someone who is in India by giving an authorisation letter and get the notes deposited into your bank account. This person will have to go to the bank on your behalf, with a valid identity card and your permission letter.

21. I am an NRI and hold an NRO account, can the exchange value be deposited in my account?

Yes, you can deposit the scrapped banknotes to your NRO account.

22. I am a foreign tourist, I have these notes. What should I do?

You can purchase foreign exchange equivalent to Rs 5,000 using these notes at the airport exchange counters within 72 hours after the notification, but you will have to present proof of purchasing these notes.

23. If I have an emergency (hospitalisation, travel, life saving medicines) and is in need of cash,then what should I do?

You can use Rs 500, 1000 notes for paying off your hospitalisation charges at government hospitals, for purchasing bus tickets at government bus stands for travel by state government or state PSU buses, train tickets at railway stations, and air tickets at airports, within 72 hours after the notification.

24. What is proof of identity?

Valid Identity proof is any of the following: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Voter ID Card, Pass Port, NREGA Card, PAN Card, Identity Card Issued by Government Department, Public Sector Unit to its Staff.


So what else, that’s all!!

If you have any further question, comment below, we will get to you.

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Have  a nice time! 🙂

Diwali with us!

Hey guys! Welcome back to our blog.

Today let us talk about the recent passed and everyone’s favorite festival “Diwali”. We had a good experience offering our foreign guests to live Diwali with us. So we decided to let people who could not make a trip to India this year know about this grand festival of lights. Diwali is one of the most colorful, sacred and loveliest festivals of India. It is celebrated every year with great joy and enthusiasm across the length and breadth of the country.

The shimmer of trillion lights, deep music that sounds from everywhere, plates full of delicious-smelling sweets in the hands of adults and children, the crackling of firecrackers and the glitter of sparklers, bustle of crowded bazaars / markets, this is the feast of the triumph of good over evil, a time of bright fire of generosity on the streets and in the hearts of all Indians.


We at monks-n-monkeys have made some exclusive highlights of Diwali tour for our foreign guests: day after day and year after year. After analyzing previous years’ celebrations, we decided to redesign Diwali-tour like never before. So plan your tour to India on such a promising journey.

Tourist information about the holiday Diwali

At this time, people are out to buy new clothes and gifts for relatives. Because October-November is the most  favorable time for the fair. And  you can find chaotic holiday markets (regardless of whether you are in the north or south of India). Fabrics, sarees, sweets, nuts, art, souvenirs at affordable prices – all this can be bought in India in 5 festive days of the festival.


About the weather

October-November is the most favorable time to visit India. Days are dry and warm (25-30 degrees) and temperature drops to + 21 at night which is suitable for most of Europeans.

Date of festival

Start date of the festival changes every year because it depends on the lunar cycle. Diwali is celebrated exactly on the 15th day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartika.

The concept of the festival has a deep religious meaning. Hundreds of years ago,  after the 14 years of exile  the king of Ayodhya – Rama came back home after victory over evil,  people all around lit their homes  with earthen lamps to illuminate his way home, and have the opportunity to welcome the beloved king.  Since then, the Indians repeat  this tradition and illuminate their homes in a sign of the manifestation of spiritual light, the light of purification of the soul and heart.

Monetary concept:

Before the festival all Hindus are trying to finish old business, pay off debts. And then make new starts. The people of India believe that the ventures initiated in the week of Diwali prosper to greatest extent. People worship  the Goddess of wealth- Lakshmi and the God of auspicious beginnings- Ganesha.


 The festival of lights lasts for five days.

And each day has its own name, and has a deep sense of ancient traditions and requires devoted  compliance with Hindu rituals and ceremonies.


DHANTERAS – the day of goddess Lakshmi,

All women of India on this day, clean up their home and decorate them in the best possible way and also lit diyas (lamp oil clay vessels) all over. It is believed that on this day goddess Lakshmi descends on earth and chooses to visit homes which are clean and beautiful with many lights and music.

Women pray, sing hymns to Goddess Lakshmi, praying her to bless their home with wealth and prosperity.


Creative day of the festival. People put efforts in order to decorate around.  Rangoli is a projection of the fiery light to the earth. They make the likeness of a fiery glare on the pavement and lawns of flowers and rocks, spilling out of colored powders and bright sand, dyed rice or grain cereals.


THE THIRD DAY. DIWALI, festival of DIYAS – the main day of the festival.

On this day people get together with family to light the lamps prepared before, to worship. And in the evening, they visit friends and family generously exchange sweet gifts and best wishes. The presence of relatives accompanied by mass celebrations, explosions of firecrackers and fireworks.


Why so many crackers n fireworks without even caring of environment?

Well, from parents I heard a more “earthly” explanation of the use of fireworks during the festival. It turns out that November is the month of the breeding of dangerous insects that spread disease and often becomes the cause of deadly epidemics. Smoke, steam, noise from the blasting of firecrackers and the smell of incense helps to reduce their number.

FOURTH DAY. PADWA / Govardhan Pooja

The fourth day of Diwali celebrations is ‘Padwa’ or ‘Varshapratipada’. In the North India, it is called as Govardhan Puja. This pooja is performed with great zeal and enthusiasm and in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In this pooja, there is a tradition of building cow dung hillocks, which symbolize the Mount Govardhan, the mountain which was once lifted by Lord Krishna. After making such hillocks people decorate them with flowers and then worship them. They move in a circle all round the cow dung hillocks and offer prayers to Lord.

THE FIFTH DAY-  BHAIDOOJ – a day of brotherly love

After the high voltage celebrations of Diwali, the festival of lights and fire-crackers, sisters all over India get ready for ‘Bhai Dooj’ – when sisters ceremonise their love by putting an auspicious tilak or a vermilion mark on the forehead of their brothers and perform an aarti of him by showing him the light of the holy flame as a mark of love and protection from evil forces. Sisters are lavished with gifts, goodies and blessings from their brothers.

Bhai Dooj comes every year on the fifth and last day of Diwali, which falls on a new moon night. The name ‘Dooj’ means the second day after the new moon, the day of the festival, and ‘Bhai’ means brother.


Now if you think this tour takes all the boxes on your holiday checklist, go online to monks-n-monkeys travel.

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So that’s all for today, have a happy time 🙂 .

Фестиваль Навратри, Индия


Приветствую всех русскоговорящих. 🙂

Cегодня мы узнаем все о главных фестиваля Индии.i.e., Наваратри.

Если вы не знаете что такое Наваратри, читайте дальше!
Этот праздник не просто праздник индуизма, ведический праздник- это праздник прихода новой души, праздник любви и очищения!

Люди всех вероисповеданий, религий и национальностей приезжают на Наваратри в Индию.


Навратри означает девять новых ночей. Создание происходит в темноте, в утробе матери. Девять месяцев в утробе, как девять долгих ночей, в которые дух приобретает человеческую форму.

Ночь дает отдых и восстановление. Ночью всё творение спит. После работы люди приходят домой и начинают праздновать, радоваться и молиться. Девять ночей драгоценны, так как они несут тонкую энергию. Тонкая энергия несет в себе богатство.

И еще о Наваратри:

Во время Навратри люди из деревень и городов собираются вместе и молятся на малых святынях, представляющих разные образы богини Дурги, включая Богиню Лакшми и Богиню Сарасвати. Пение мантр и народных песен, исполнение бхаджана (религиозное песнопение) сопровождают все девять дней праздника.

Как празднуется фестиваль Наваратри?

В западной Индии Наваратри сопровождается танцами на протяжении всех девяти ночей. Традиционные танцы Гуджарата, известные как гарба и дандийя раас, исполняются в ярких одеждах. Иногда в таких танцах используются красивые палочки, называемые дандийя.

В Мумбае массовые танцы достигают огромных масштабов. Они занимают не только клубы, но даже целые стадионы по всему городу. Увидеть можно танцы не только традиционного классического стиля. Сейчас в Мумбаи их часто исполняют на современный лад, используя стиль диско, ремиксы и даже поп-музыку.


В Дели во время торжества по случаю Наваратри разыгрываются пьесы из Рамаяны, в которых Богиня Дурга одерживает победу над страшным демоном Раваной.

В южной Индии фестиваль Наваратри известен как Голу. В эти дни выставляют небольшие инсталляции из фигурок персонажей индуистской мифологии и особенно Рамаяны.

Какие ритуалы выполняются во время фестиваля Наваратри?

На протяжении всех девяти дней происходит поклонение Богине матери в различных ее формах. Обряды поклонения выполняют утром до приема пищи. А вечером начинаются празднества и танцы.


В Гуджарате в первый день приносят глиняный горшок, который символизирует источник жизни на земле, и украшают его. Внутрь горшка ставят маленькую свечу. Затем женщины становятся вокруг него и исполняют танцы.


И еще о Наваратри:
Божественная Мать – это Мать всего мироздания, а мы все (всё человечество) – её дети. Всё то величие, которое есть в Абсолюте, мы можем видеть в матери; верущие ищут у Бога защиты и покровительства, как у матери. Мать-Природа (Пракрити, Прана) – это созидающая, материальная сторона творения. Лишь Ведическая традиция придаёт такое большое значение материнскому аспекту Природы (Абсолюта).

Божественная Мать, или Богиня (Дэви) почитается в течение девяти дней и ночей празднования Наваратри. Хотя Божественная Мать есть Одно, она почитается в трёх формах – как Дурга, как Лакшми и как Сарасвати.

В течение первых трёх дней Нава-ратри делается акцент на удалении более грубых, поверхностных препятствий с помощью Богини Дурги. Сердце человека загрязнено гневом, жадностью, ненавистью, страстью (вожделением), гордостью, ревностью и тому подобным. Эти “захватчики” сердца должны быть устранены, а сердце очищено.

Именно Дурга, сидящая на тигре, входит в сердце человека и беспощадно уничтожает все те загрязнения, которые живут в нем. Прежняя запутавшаяся личность расчищает путь для развития более здоровой личности, в которой могут раскрыться божественные добродетели.

В течение следующих трёх дней Нава-ратри почитается та же самая Дэви в Её созидательном аспекте – Богиня Лакшми. Стоящая на расцветшим лотосе и держащая цветы лотоса в руках, Лакшми символизирует раскрытие. Она является воплощением мягкости, гармонии и совершенства, и человек познает Её благосклонность в виде материального и духовного успеха и процветания.

После того, как Дурга расчистила старую личность, может начаться созидательный процесс – основа заложена. Все большая и большая красота разворачивается, это заполняет сердце радостью. В духовном движении это представляет пришествие Лакшми.

Лакшми поддерживает и питает созидательное выражение души. Дурга уничтожает ветхие останки старых пороков; Лакшми дает добродетели. Дурга выполняет хирургическую операцию, удаляя больную часть ума; Лакшми выполняет заживление.
Лакшми – Богиня материального и духовного процветания. Она символизирует божественное торжество. Период Лакшми отмечен развитием божественных качеств – сострадания, бесстрастности (отсутствия страстей), чистоты, самоотречения, милосердия, вселенской любви, единства, великодушия сердца, равновесия ума. Лакшми приносит устойчивость ума, обогащает дух и устраняет то, что отвлекает внимание.

Последние три ночи Нава-ратри посвящены почитанию Богини Сарасвати, которая дарует мудрость. Сарасвати приходит, чтобы сделать нас просветленными, показывая нам скрытое: непроявленные силы и потенциальное богатство души. Сарасвати описывается как обладающая белым цветом лица подобно Гималайским снегам. Она сияет, все её одежды и сверкающие украшения испускают чистый, снежный свет. Это значит, что Богиня изобилует Саттвой. Когда Саттва развивается в человеческой личности, она проясняет интеллект и ведет к интуитивному просветлению. Сарасвати сравнивается с цветком жасмина. Этот цветок не только белый, но также и ароматный. Где есть чистота, то есть также аромат. Она держит в своих руках Вину (музыкальный инструмент) – символ гармонии личности.


Сарасвати – Богиня Мудрости – позволяет нам идти вне преград нашего эго и испытать трансцендентное измерение. Творческие способности начинают разворачиваться. Сарасвати уничтожает невежество и показывает сияние и величие сознания.
По выражениям Божественной Матери в течение девяти ночей Наваратри мы видим, что она обладает неисчислимыми проявлениями, поскольку она ведёт человека и по пути внутреннего развития, и по пути внешнего успеха. Вся Пракрити (природа) является Её местом игры, и все проявления Небес и Земли являются Её красотой.



Навратри День 1 – 1 Октября 2016 Года – Ghatsthapana – Навратри Начинается
Навратри День 1 – 2 Октября 2016 – Даршан Чандра
Навратри День 2 – 3 Октября, 2016 – Синдур Трития
Навратри Дня 3 – 4 Октября 2016 Года – Хостела Varad Виньяк Чатуртхи
Навратри День 4 – 5 Октября 2016 Года – Upang Врать Лалита – Лалита Панчами
Навратри День 5 – 6 Октября 2016 Года – Сарасвати Авахана
Навратри день 6 – 7 октября 2016 года – Сарасвати Пуджа (западная часть Индии)
Навратри день 7 – 8 октября 2016 – Маха Лакшми Пуджа (западная часть Индии)
Навратри день 8 – 9 октября 2016 года – Maхаштами – aннапурна второй Парикрама – Сарасвати Висарджан
Навратри День 9 – 10 Октября 2016 Года – Maханавми

Десятый день отмечается как Дaшера.
Наконец, в десятый день этого великого праздника отмечается как Дaшера, в день, когда Господь Рама одержал победу над Раваной. Этот день символизирует победу добра над злом, и тоже отмечают с размахом по всей Индии. В этом году Наваратри начинается 1 октября. Лучший способ отпраздновать Навратри в этом году для участия в праздничных мероприятиях и изучить, как праздник отмечается в других частях Индии. Не тратьте еще минуту и планировать поездку на красивом месте в Индии. Проверите monksandmonkeys на туры Навратри!



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.