As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
Dig deep into the knowledge that you have about India and most probably your quest will lead you towards western India. West India has a huge reservoir of historic monuments, cultural traditions that date back to ancient days and a continuous buzzing commercial activity that sets it apart from the usual tourism destinations and travel packages. Travel towards this part of the country to soak in the vibrancy of the region whereas the beaches of Goa will make your spirits soar high in the sky. The core of western India is formed by the three states of Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra which have a lot to offer to the discerning global tourists.
Though it is only a city, yet Mumbai definitely deserves a tour package of its own here; such is the vitality of this thriving commercial city. Once you get used to the pace of Mumbai, you’ll also learn how to go along with the flow. Visit the film studios if you can get it arranged for you. Don’t forget the Elephanta Caves where the statues of the Hindu Gods are sculpted on the walls and the caves are just a short boat ride away from the famous landmark of the city, the Gateway of India.
There have been several races that have settled here which started their history as conquerors here, though they were assimilated into the local way of life here. The old world traditions thus assimilated the modern way of thinking to come up with a vibrant culture. Gujarat itself can be divided into several regions such as Kutch, Saurashtra, Kathiawad as well as north east Gujarat. The city of Ahmedabad has been named after Ahmed Shah, the medieval ruler of Gujarat. The buildings of the city have been built in a style of architecture which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The textile mills of the city have earned it the sobriquet of Manchester of the East.
Goa has opened its doors to everyone as the people of this region have rightly understood the fact that if Goa is so attractive, travelers are definitely going to be attracted towards it. It was years ago when a Portuguese explorer, Afonso de Albuquerque, defeated the Bijapur Army. It took about 450 years for Goa to be a part of the Indian union again. This western Indian state has over a 100 km long coastline which has some of the most alluring beaches such as Baga, Calangute, Colva, Miramar and Vagator among others are covered in this tour package.
Rest of Maharashtra
Maharashtra is a land of mighty Marathas, diverse traditions and cultures, which has never failed to keep pace with the changing times. The place is also known for its festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Ellora Festival among others. Lined with forts and other reminders of the Maratha empire, the state has a unique identity of its own which keeps the tourists engrossed for a long while.