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Golden Triangle Tour
Durations : 06 Days
Cities : Delhi-Jaipur...
Beaches of Kerala & Goa
Durations : 11 Days
Cities : Mumbai-Goa...
Buddhist Circuit Tour
Durations : 12 Days
Cities : Delhi-Lumbini...
Royal Rajasthan Tour
Durations : 21 Days
Cities : Delhi-Bikaner...
Indian Tiger Trails
Durations : 16 Days
Cities : Delhi- Jaipur...


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Any understanding of the modern Maldivian people and their culture must take into account the unique combination of geography and history which is the basis of their national identity. The Maldives were long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. They became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.

The Indian Influence:
The Maldives people are a clear ethnic category, having a unique language derived from Sinhala but grafted on to an earlier Tamil base, and they have a homogeneous cultural tradition. In early medieval times they followed the Sri Lanka type of Buddhism, but in 1153 were converted to Islam by order of their ruler. There is another island located to the north of Maldives territory that belongs culturally to the Maldives, Minicoy (properly, Maliku), which because of events during the colonial period is now held by India as part of its Laksh- advip Island group. Most of the Maldives islands are tiny, less than a mile long, but Minicoy is the largest island populated by Divehi people. The Indian government does not allow foreigners to visit this island.

Coming of Islam:
The official conversion to Islam in 1153, although attributed by Maldivian folk tales to the magical potency of the Quran demonstrated by visiting Islamic holy men, in fact should be seen as a top-level decision in Malé, based on pragmatic economic realities, to align the country with the dominant foreign traders in the 'Indian Ocean'.
Natural Charm of Maldives
Natural Charm
The Maldives has the most beautiful tropical scenery, graceful coconut palms leaning over crystal-clear lagoons, coral reefs promising great snorkelling and scuba diving, and lots of sunshine. In fact, all the ingredients that make up the classic desert island. With the increasing pace of life in the modern world, it has become the ultimate getaway for those who like sun, sand, sea and doing nothing ...the last Paradise.

The Blue Legacy - Andamans - By Vaidahi Sharma
.........No other place in the world can boast of such luminiscent turquoise and perfect blend of blue and green as the islands of Andamans. If an artist were to describe the beauty of heaven it would be quite similar to the beautiful sea beaches of andamans....

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Golden Triangle by Train
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Cities : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi...
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Palace On Wheels Tour
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Taj and Tiger Tour
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