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Saturday, May 3 2014

Delhi Top's Historical Sites

The Main entrance to the Red Fort is through lahore gate-the bastion in front was built by aurangzeb for increased security.you can still see bullet marks from 1857 on the gate.

walk through the chatta chowk which once sold silks and jewellery to the nobility;beyond it lies naubat khana,a russet red building,also known as hathi pol because visitors used to dismount from their elephants or horses here as a sign of respect.from here its a straight on to the diwan i am,the hall of public audiances,behind this are private palaces,the khas mahal and the diwan i khas.entry to this hall of private audiances ,the fort's most expensive buildings was only permitted to the highest official state.nearby is the moti masjid and south is the mumtaz mahal,housing the museum of archaeology or you can head north where the red fort gardens are dotted by palatial pavilions and old british barracks.here you will find the baoli,a spookily deserted water tank another five minutes walk across a road,then a railway bridge-brings you to the island fortress of salimgarh.

India Gate: straight down the road from the rashtrapati bhawan gate,the road called rajpath ends in the all india war memorial Arch,now called india gate,some 40 ft high,commemorating the soldiers killed in world war 1.today the vast green lawns surroundings the arch are a poplar space where delhi descends to eat ice cream on summer nights or enjoy sunny winter picnics.

Janpath or Cannaught Place: The earstwhile queen's way is now a long road which sweeps past ministerial residences,the national museum,several big hotels,culminating in a market stretch near cannaught place ( CP) designed with every english archways and colonnades is a shopping arcade,named after duke of cannaught,built by Tor Russelin 1913-31.today it offers pleasent stroll around newely restored blocks as you buy,window shop,sacn pavement bookstalls,or stop by at the many eateries.CP is like a huge brand name filled mall with offices,cinemas,travel agents,banks,souvenirs and more.

HUmayun's tomb Complex; A UNESCO world heritage site,Humayun Tomb ( 1565-66) is the first of the famous garden tombs of the mughals.its onion shaped dome is a forerunner of the classic mughal dome which got more shapely with time.the buildings,Its water Channels,fountains and Gardens have all been beautifully restored.The Complex is dotted with monuments such as tomb of Isa khan,the Nai ka Gumbad and Nili Gumbad

jama Masjid: The Building is literally rises above the splendour of the Lal quila is Shah Jahan's Jama Masjid ( 1656 ),once the largest mosque in asia,set on elevated mound reached by an ascent of some 35 steps and said to the finest example of the three domed mughal mosque.a few relics of prophet muhammad,including a hair from his beard,his sandals and his footprint in marble are said to be preserved in a pavillion along with two copies of QURAN. on deerskin of some antiquity.its countryyard is huge filled with muslim with different nationalities,with flights of pegions and an undefine serenity.

Tuesday, February 25 2014

Top 10 Travel tips for couples

__No Matter how much you are looking forward to spending some quality time with that special someone,travelling together can be a bit stressful;regardless of weather you have been married for decades or are just testing the waters as a couple.so what you can do ensure a blissful getaway? Hotel Grand Godwin brings you some surefire ways to keep the fires burning without getting burnt. __ BOTH CONTRIBUTE THE PLANNINGits important that you both feel like you have a part in the trip's success.you can check out all accommodation from bed & breakfast to boutique hotels.Take the Virtual tour,read the guest reviews,check out the location relative to the sites you want to see and if possible get directly contact to the hotel.you will get the better deal and inclusions rather than to book it from the portals.more hotel are interested to deal with customers directly to interact with them in future also.they will send you by email best offers,deals and promotions time to time.

COMMUNICATEseems simple enough,right? are you tired? are you hungry?do you want to stay in this city for another day?how quicky we forget that we are not mind readers.be sure your sweetheart let you know what you are thinking before its too late to do something about it.when travelling,you are out of your normal rhythm and routine so its important that you are sharing your needs and desires even if you are used to honey knowing what those things are.

PLACE YOURSELVESRome was not built in a day and you cant see it all in one either.Trust me i know how fantastic it is to be on vacation sans work and children,but take time for the small moments and some relaxation.factor in downtime for your vacation as well as extra time while sightseeing.you never know when you will want to spend some additional time in museum,on the beach nor sampling the vineyard's newest harvest.and you will appreciate not having the pressure to be on time or the disappointment of missing out on an opportunity. holiday2.jpg

WORK WITH EACH OTHER"S STRENGTHduring planning,if one of you is a savvy researcher then perhaps that person can do the destination investigation while the other could be the responsible for booking the flights or hotels.working with each others strengths is even more important while travelling.who's the control freak ( i mean backseat driver) between the two of you?come on! Admit it?! may you should drive while your partner navigates.don't be afraid to play to each others strengths versus struggling versus struggling a situation.

TRY SOMETHING NEW TO BOTH OF YOU if you frequent the same destination then make sure you change it up by finding something new to do each time you go.experiencing something for the first time is a great way to bring a couple closer together.so whether the destination is new to you or perhaps its that zip line adventure that you both have always wanted to try,give it a whirl together.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO FAR TO GET AWAYa vacation is merely a break for the ordinary and sometimes staying in nearby resort can feel like you are the millions miles away/ a staycation.or vacation close to home,is often a great way for new couples to test the travelling together waters as well as to have some fun.its also a great way for couples with childrean to have some alone time without the worry that comes with travelling away from your children.

DO NOT DISTURBoursleep patterns can really wreak havoc with our vacations.is your sweetie a snorer?plan ahead and pack those earplugs.who's the morning person?be kind to your special someone and allow her that precious time to sleep in by perhaps following the tip above for your me time and take a walk around town or read a few chapters of that book you have been wanting to persue.

BUDGET AND SPLURGESlet face it,money is often an issue for most couples.it is important for a couple to understand their vacation budget,if they have one,before they embark on their trip.its not fair to either person to feel constrained or overly frugal while travelling.so know before you go!allow and anticipate for splurges such as dinner at that tres romantic restaurant you stumbled uponor a piece of locally created art.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELFits important on vacation to have sometime for you,whether to relax or explore.thats when the tips above are most useful by working together,communicating and taking the time to really enjoy your trip.you should be able to get some coveted"meTime" for example,you could check the local village shops while he takes in a round of golf.

USE THE HOTEL CONCIERGEHere's what frequent travellers know;can make things happen.they often have discount tickets to area attractions,know the best restaurants and want to help make your hotel stay special.tell the concierge if your stay is to celebrate bithday,anniversary,etc.and see how he or she can help you to make it memorable.

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