Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Atithi Voyages, India’s premiere tour travel company, presents its honeymoon packages India travel tours.

The truth is that all of Atithi’s tour packages can be considered honeymoon packages as they bring you to exotic locations across India, but specifically our Wedding Tour Packages and Luxury Tour Packages are ideal for honeymooners.

These tours provide:


So kick off your honeymoon and new life with one of our Wedding or Luxury Tours.  You and your loved one will be more than pleased, to say the least.

To find out more about these tours, as well as many of the other tours Atithi Voyages offer, contact or visit us at:

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Monday, 18 August 2014


Many years ago, India was considered the epitome of wealth and luxury.  One only needs to read about the regal empires of this great nation’s past to get an idea of the stylish surroundings its inhabitants enjoyed.  The good news is that India’s wealth and luxury is not just a thing of the past.  Many of the royal castles, scenic accommodations and luxurious transportation methods still exist today.  What is more, many of them have been converted into hotels and accommodations for those who wish to explore “Exotic India”. 

India Luxury Tours can take you to India’s past opulence and give you a glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle once reserved for the country’s royalty and elite.  In order to enlighten you about what luxury tours in India are all about, I will briefly describe 2 luxury tours in India that I have personally participated in and have been inspired by.  The 2 India Luxury Tours presented below are not only endorsed by me, but have also garnered the approval of my clients who have participated in them.  I believe they are a good introduction to what luxury tours in India can provide for tourists who like to travel in style. 

India Luxury Tour  1: Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, India (Hotel)

India Luxury Tour

This particular India Luxury Tour takes place in a hotel, TheTaj Lake Palace, and is a destination in and of itself.  If you never even go anywhere else in Udaipur after you have checked in, you will not feel as if you have missed anything after you have checked out.

The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India was built in the 17th century and was later converted into a hotel for those visiting Udaipur (the city of palaces).  It is situated on an island, right next to Pichola Lake, and gives the impression of a “floating castle” - a remarkable sight to behold!  Its elegant design makes it one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture among the many palaces scattered throughout Udaipur. 

The hotel is built in white marble and sports a host of elegant courtyards. fountains and gardens.  Even arriving at the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India is a wonderful experience.  The only access to the hotel is by boat, and all guests are provided with a lovely “gordon” to sit in while they take in the lovely scenery of the lake and its surroundings.

As was said before, the India Luxury Tour to the Lake Palace Hotel is a destination in and of itself because it reveals the wealth and luxury synonymous with the royal structures and accommodations of Udaipur’s past and present.  And the best part is, you get to live in one of them during your visit.  This is definitely one of the luxury tours in India you should not miss!

For more information about the India Luxury Tour to the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, please visit:  http://www.atithivoyages.com/luxurytourindia/lake-palace-udaipur-tour.php

India Luxury Tour 2: Gems of India - Maharaja Express Train Tour

luxury tours in India

Arguably one of the most opulent of all the “transportation” luxury tours in India, the Gems of India Tour takes you on a fascinating journey through the “Golden Triangle”, a route which showcases many scenic sights within Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (including the world-renowned Taj Mahal).  The Gems of India Tour takes place aboard the nostalgic Maharaja Express Train (also commonly referred to as the Maharajas’ Express).

The Maharaja Express Train offers a luxurious atmosphere with plenty of leg and sleeping room within its Deluxe Cabins and Presidential Suites.  The Maharaja Express Train contains large windows that give passengers a clear view of the spectacular sights the Gems of India Luxury Tour provides.  Each cabin and suite includes:

  • LCD Television
  • DVD Player
  • Temperature Control
  • Internet Capability
  • Direct-Dial Telephone
The Maharaja Express Train also offers:

  • 2 Fine-Dining Restaurants
  • Bar and Lounge
  • Boutique
This particular India Luxury Tour pampers you from start to finish.  You can wine and dine, rest and relax, or watch your favorite show or movie aboard one of the most regally-adorned trains in the world.  Along with enjoying the splendours of luxury transport, you will also get to see all of the wonderful tourist sites within three of the most beautiful and historic cities in India - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.  What more could you ask for?  The Gems of India Luxury Tour is in my estimation one of the most comfortable and relaxing ways to travel while previewing the wealth and grandeur of “The Great Subcontinent”.

For more information about the Gems of India Luxury Tour aboard the Maharaja Express Train, please visit:

For those of you new to this blog, my name is Shiv and I run a travel company in India named Atithi Voyages which specializes in luxury tours in India, as well as other exciting and innovative tour packages.  If you would like to get more information about the luxury tours in India listed above, or any other India Luxury Tour we provide, please visit:

Thursday, 3 July 2014


Atithi Voyages, an Indian travel tour company, has designed various Indian Cultural Tours, just for you.  

These tours were made with the intention of providing an in-depth look at India’s history, languages, people, food, music and vast heritage, bringing the traveler closer to the people, places and culture of this great land.  From the ancient monasteries in Ladakh to the breathtaking palaces of Rajasthan, our Cultural Tours of India offer a unique opportunity to experience India in all its glory.  We have predefined cultural tour packages from  which to choose from, as well as tailor-made cultural tour packages to suit one’s particular budget, time frame and taste.


If you are interested in finding out more about our cultural tours India, visit or contact us at:

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Monday, 16 June 2014


This year all spiritual pilgrims wishing to experience the enlightened teachings and empowerments of the Buddha can participate in a unique Kalachakra Ritual during The Kalachakra Festival in Leh, 2014.  This festival in Ladakh offers a complete, complex and esoteric teaching of Tibetan Buddhism practice that can be incorporated into one’s daily life.  During this special event, the Kalachakra teachings and the Kalachakra Ritual will be offered with great compassion to a large audience, most of whom are interested in freeing themselves from the sufferings of cyclical existence.  It is truly a rare chance to participate in one of the great spiritual festivals in Ladakh, which is known for its skillful methods and teachings geared at liberating an individuals mind for the benefit of all.    

The Importance of The Kalachakra Ritual

The Kalachakra teachings and practices connote a specific cycle of time, namely external, internal and alternative.  The external and internal aspects of the teachings and practices deal with relative time, and the alternative aspect deals with the path leading to liberation from relative existence.  In essence, the Kalachakra Ritual and teachings revolve around the laws that govern both the microcosm that dwells within us and the macrocosm of our immediate surroundings, as well as the entire universe.  The Kalachakra Ritual is tailor-made for “busy people”, and gives them practical tools to deal with these governing laws in such a way that results in lasting happiness and peace in this very life.  

Origin of The Kalachakra

It is said that a king once asked the Buddha to teach him how to practice the “Dhamma” without having to renounce his kingdom and worldly life.  So the Buddha, with unlimited compassion, expounded the root Kalachakra Tantra which provided practical methods on how to apply its teachings so that worldly people (i.e., non-monastics and yogis), could advance towards Buddhahood while still living in the world.

By practicing the Kalachakra teachings and methods propounded by the Buddha, the king was able to continue on with his responsibilities towards family and society while simultaneously liberating his mind from past negative impressions and promoting positive new ones.  For many years the Kalachakra teachings and practices were guarded safely from student to disciple in India until they were codified and  spread throughout Tibet.  There they were put into practice by loyal lay, monastic and yogi Buddhists with great success.  

The Kalacakra Ritual - Initiation and Practice

The Kalachakra Festival in Leh, and in particular the actual Kalachakra Ritual, comprises of teachings and empowerments (initiations), which take place over many days.  On the first day, a ceremony is performed that prepares all initiates for receiving the teachings.  Later on, the actual Kalachakra Ritual is practiced with the participants.  Throughout The Kalachakra Festival chanting, ritual dances and other cultural displays take place alongside the Kalachakra Ritual practices and teachings.  The core outline of the Kalachakra Festival in Leh, 2014 looks like this:

  • Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels (Buddha, Teachings and Sangha)
  • Bodhisattva and Tantric Vows
  • Empowerments & Teachings
  • Practice of The Kalachakra Ritual

Kalachakra Leh, 2014 - The Venue

The Kalachakra in Leh, 2014 will take place at the “Peace Garden” - the original summer home of the Dalai Lama.  It is approximately 8 kilometers from Leh, and is the first place where His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama, resided during his initial exile in 1959.  This auspicious event covers a huge area (roughly 37.5 acres - 150,503 square meters), and can accommodate approximately 150,00 participants.  The  Kalachakra Festival begins on July 3, 2014 and ends on July 14, 2014.  As was stated earlier, the actual teachings, empowerment and practices will be held throughout these days along with ritual dances, chanting and prayers.

If you would like more information about the Kalachakra Festival in Leh, 2014, particularly how to attend, please visit: http://www.atithivoyages.com/spiritualtoursindia/kaalchakra-festival.php

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


India is one of the only countries where you can view and experience all spiritual paths within an all-embracing atmosphere.  

If you are thinking of partaking in a spiritual tour of India, then give Atithi Voyages a try. Our travel company can provide you with qualified guides and diverse packages, so that you can experience peace and tranquility while on pilgrimage in the land of enlightenment.

For more information regarding any of the spiritual tour India packages we offer, please visit or contact:

Atithi Voyages Pvt. Ltd.
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J Block Market, Saket, New Delhi-110017 India

Tel:- +91-11-29562127 / 29562128
Fax:- +91-11-29562131

Thursday, 20 March 2014


Being in the travel industry for a number of years, specifically catering to foreigners who are eager to explore the many attractions and exotic locals India has to offer, has given me a good perspective on the essential “must see” places within the majestic subcontinent known as Hindustan.  

Within this article I will be providing some pertinent information for those looking to partake in a spiritual tour of India.  Basically, I am going to list what I consider the three most famous temples in India, which I think are of utmost importance to any spiritual seeker looking to experience India’s “spiritual vibe”.  And why would my opinion count for those wishing to get the most out of a spiritual tour in India?  As I alluded to earlier, I have not only traveled the length and breadth of this great land, but have also helped many a traveller find their spiritual center through my company’s spiritual tour of India packages.  So without further adieu, here are the three famous temples in India that awaken the sleeping soul and give a new perspective of what life and living are really all about.

Famous Temples of India #1: Konark Sun Temple, Orissa  

The Konark Sun Temple in Orissa (Odisha), India, was built in the 13th century, during the Kalinga Era.  It is commonly referred to as the Black Pagoda - a name originally given to it by European sailors during their early explorations within the land of the Rishis.  The aim of the temple - the reason why it was built - was to enshrine and harness the power of the presiding deity of Orissa, the Sun God.  

The Konark Sun Temple in Orissa was designed according to ancient Kalinga architecture, and has the appearance of a giant chariot with twelve wheels drawn by seven horses.  There are two statues of the Sun God within the inner sanctum, along with other ancient sculptures associated with the deity and His legend.  Some structures have been ruined and decimated over the years, but a dance hall (Nata mandira) and a dining hall (Bhoga mandapa) still stand.  

It is difficult to find any other religious or spiritual structure within India that can compete with the spiritual energy and the spacious dwellings of the Konark Sun Temple in Orissa.  For those looking for a real-life transformational spiritual experience, this famous temple delivers in spades.

Famous Temples of India #2: Golden Temple, Amritsar

The Golden Temple in Amritsar, also known as Harmandir Sahib, is another “must see” for those embarking on a spiritual tour of India.  Darbar Sahib (another common name for the Golden Temple), is a Sikh Gurdwara (temple), which is located in Amritsar, Punjab.  Built in the 16th century by the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev, it is home to the holy Sikh text, the Guru Granth Sahib.  

There are four entrances to the Gurdwara, signifying the acceptance  of the Sikh religion towards all people and all religions (spiritual paths).  The artwork and marble work outside and inside Harmandir Sahib dates back to the early 19th century.  The entire structure is encompassed in gold plating - a donation given by the late and great  Maharaja Ranjit Singh, during the 19th century.  The Golden Temple in Amritsar stands 203 feet high (62 meters tall) and 20 feet wide (6 meters in width).  It is surrounded by a large holy tank of water (a.k.a., Sarovar), where pilgrims are allowed to take a “holy bath”  - gents outside; ladies in an indoor closure.  One of the most striking features of Harmandir Sahib is its free kitchen (langar), which serves approximately 100,000 people per day.

The Golden Temple in Amritsar, will give any spiritual seeker an instant experience of the Sikh religion and its heritage, along with two of the most important spiritual lessons they provide: we are all one big family, and all religions are a path to the Divine.

Famous Temples of India #3: Somnath Temple, Gujarat

The Somnath Temple in Gujarat, India, was built in dedication to Lord Shiva (the Destroyer).  Legend has it that he appeared as a pillar of light to test Brahma (Hindu God of creation) and Vishnu (Hindu God of protection, preservation), over a dispute they were having.  This temple marks one of the many places where Shiva appeared as a column of light to settle the issue.

The literal translation of Somnath is “The Protector of the Moon God” (another manifestation of Lord Shiva and the presiding deity of that area). The Somnath Temple has earned the title, “The Shrine Eternal”, since it has survived multiple attacks at the hands of invaders throughout India’s long history.  Historians date it back to 649 CE, but the legends surrounding the place go back even further - before recorded time, in fact!  Currently it has been reopened as a place of pilgrimage for all people across the globe.

The current temple architecture was built under the guidance of the Sompura Salats (Gujarat’s expert masons).  The highest point measures 150 feet, and sports a huge flagpole and flag (approximately 27-37 feet in height).  The Somnath Temple in Gujarat has no land between it and the South Pole, a testament to the ancient inscription on the protective wall facing the sea (written in Sanskrit), stating that the land this temple is situated on is the first landmass north of the south pole within that specific longitude.  

The Somnath Temple in Gujarat is one of the oldest constructed temples in India (although it has been destroyed and reconstructed many a time).   Due to its long history and the spiritual legends surrounding it, this temple vibrates with a unique spiritual energy and lore.  Any spiritual tour in India would be incomplete without a visit to the Somnath Temple in Gujarat. .

There you have it, three of the most famous temples in India, visited and experienced by me and countless other happy spiritual seekers worldwide.  I strongly encourage you to visit each of them and bathe in the enlightening spiritual atmosphere they exude.  You will not leave empty handed, this I promise.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Chadar Trek

Chadar is best done during the period of End Jan to End Feb.

Here are some real life images of the same trek done recently. 

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