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Tuesday, October 22 2013

Hotel Near cannaught place new delhi india

your visit in india new delhi begins with warm welcome at the airport by hotel grand godwin new delhi and if you are celebrating a special occasion inform the hotel staff in advance who will arrange for champagne,fresh flowers and delicious macaroons to be waiting in your bedroom.

The only 3 star hotel located near to cannaught place which is very near to main shopping centre in new delhi.its perefect bast to explore and enjoy everything this extraordinary city has to offer,while remaining cosy enough to feel like you are very important person to us.

There are 66 rooms and spacious suites split over four floors offering exquisite views " share intimate arm-in-arm strolls and indulgent lunches in the city of love" of Delhi most famous sight,all are which are at walking distance.

the hotel is just a short walk from the cannaught place,new delhi railway station,karol bagh,new delhi exhibition hall pragrati maidan,south delhi,red fort,gandhi smriti,raj ghat,old delhi,chandni chowk,qutub minar and many other shopping malls,museums and entertainment places.

you will also be in close proximity to the main delhi shopping district where you will be discover elegenat boutiques and luxury stores like cartier-just in case you are still on the look out for your bridal jewels.

back at the hotel there's a 24 hour Room service and a fantastic restaurant where you can sample classic french,chinese food,japnese food and thai food.

however you spend your weekend away,one thing for sure,you will never forget a trip to new delhi india. especially when you are in company of the love of your life.

here is detail of some pictures of the hotel and website of the hotel.you can book in advance and fabulous deal online on hotel website.hotel has offer spread buffet breakfast in the morning and also offers free pickup from the airport ( indira gandhi international airport new delhi ) but deals depend upon the time and season.

Book on our Hotel website

Delhi Location in north india,sharing borders with haryana,uttar pradesh and rajasthan,on the yamuna river which flows to the east of the city.

its hard to write an introduction to delhi.the city has been imperial capital for the most part of the last thousand years,was the british colonial capital,is the capital of indian republic,and has,for all these centuries,attracted migrants from vastly different geographies and cultures in search of a living money,fame or patronage

Delhi is now metropolis of more than 16 million people,its business finance and higher education hub,sees more than 2.5 lakh migrants coming every year and welcomes an average of 15 million tourists each year

Most of delhi's tourist sites are spread over three board areas.central delhi itself so large that it is difficult to cover in two days.old delhi which has kept its unique past alive in the way it looks and lives,demand attentions too.south delhi is the realm of posh colonies ,market and malls.

Central delhi

British " new delhi" .they took 20 years to make their imperial showpiece and never realised that they would have barley 16 years to rule from it.from 1911 to 1931 ,india's colonial rulers tried to create a new capital that would symbolise their power.architect edwin lutyns planned the viceroy's house to sit regally atop raisina hill,looking down's the king's way ( now rajpath).there was secretariat,council chambers,a record office,street land scapping,and a shopping centre.

in 1948,with indian independence these grand buildings,spacious vistas and tree lined boulevards became the location of independent india's bureaucratic head quarters.these are the greenest,cleanest and most spacious areas of the city.combined with the glamourous shopping and food experiences of cannaught place and some excellent hotels,museums and parks,this is the most tourist friendly and attractive areas.

Rashtrapati Bhavan Area

the home of the preseident of india once housed the british viceroy.it was designed by raj architects lutyens and herbert baker,viceroy hardinge,and an entire town planning committee.it has four floors and 340 rooms,and is about 640 ft wide,

Tuesday, October 8 2013

History Overview of India

The history of India begins with the evidence of human activity 500,000 years ago, and the legacy continues. The Stone Age marked the beginning of Indian sub-continent that evolved into Indus Valley civilization, matured into Golden Era, declined with the Dark Ages, re-emerged during Classical Era and British Raj and gained Independence. This article throws light on the History of India.

Pre-Historic India – Stone Age and Bronze Age: The period begins with the first settlement of Homo sapiens as long as 75,000 years ago. With stone tools and invention of the wheel and fire, it marked the Stone Age. Later, the civilization spread and flourished in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent from 3300 to 1300 BC, and evolved into a sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture of the Mature Harappan period, extending from 2600 to 1900 BC. imga51.jpg Often referred as Bronze Age civilization, it collapsed before the end of the 2nd millennium BC and was trailed by the Iron Age Vedic Civilization that extended over the Indo-Gangetic plain. It witnessed ascend of major polities recognized as the Mahajanapadas. Indus valley civilization:

Indus valley civilization was the home to the four chief ancient urban civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, South Asia and China. These civilizations extended into the Indian sub-continent with the rise of Harappa city that flourished between 2600 and 1700 B.C. Its highly evolved and complex culture creates a unique space in the chronicles of world history and architecture.

Vedic Age: The Vedic Period emerged from the Aryans conquest during 1st century BC in the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent. It relates to the period when the oldest written literature - The Vedas were composed during this period. With the composition of the great Indian epics - Ramayana, Mahabharata, Upanishads and Hymns, it laid the foundation of Hinduism.

Golden Era- Mauryan Empire: This period began from 3rd century and extended up to the 18th century. Identified as the Golden era, it was ruled by the Mauryan dynasty. Indian sub-continent witnessed humungous developments ranging from economy to urbanization and arts &culture. Economy flourished with the opening of trade routes between India and the Roman Empire. Literature flourished as the four important Vedas were written. Hinduism gained momentum with the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, simultaneously Buddhism and Jainism propagated their sramanic philosophies. Aryabhatta discovered the concept of Zero and Indian numerals.

It subsequently fragmented, with various parts ruled by numerous Middle kingdoms for the next 1,500 years. Golden Age of Indian Arts & Sciences:

The golden age of India stretched between 2nd and 3rd BC. Arts & Science flourished, while religion and culture progressed. Khyber Pass built during this period, served as a trading route between India and the globe. Spice and silk were widely exported. World heritage acclaimed temples, forts, palaces and monuments were built during this period.

Rise of Jainism & Buddhism: The 6th Century B.C witnessed the rise of Buddhism and Jainism as a response to counteract the Brahmanical Hindu order. With the emergence of Jainism and Buddhism, several Hindu religious customs and rituals ended.

Dark Ages- Muslim Invasion: With the development of Muslim trade via Kerala, Islam was introduced and subsequently, Muslim invasions began from 712 CE when the Arab general Muhammad bin Qasim conquered Sindh and Multan in southern Punjab. It led to the formation of Muslim empires- Moghul

Empire and Delhi Sultanate. Identified as Dark Ages, several social evil practises like sati and johar emerged.

Classical Era – Moghul Empire: The classical era of the Moghul rule introduced Middle Eastern art and architecture to India. Mughlai cuisine evolved, so did the magnificent Taj Mahal and the imperial Red Fort. The Moghul Empire gradually declined in the early 18th century paving way for the British East India Company.

British Raj: The East India Company annexed India in the mid-18th century and over the next 200 years, ruled. Referred as British Raj, rapid developments in every aspect of Indian society occurred. Indian Railways, the third largest Railway system on the globe was the contribution of this period. Education system drastically improved as new schools and colleges emphasising British education emerged. Social evils like sati and johar abolished. Independence & Partition – India’s Freedom Struggle & Pakistan/India partition:

Dissatisfaction with Company rule led to the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Later, the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League launched nationwide independence struggle. India gained independence in 1947.The same year India/Pakistan partition occurred.

Modern India: Modern India imbibes the tradition, culture and values from the ancient world, while progressing as developed economies in the world. It merges the glorious past with a progressing present, where different traditions, religions and cultures maintain a harmonious existence.