Indian Cricket Tour - Planned Excursions And Other Possible Tour Ideas
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The largest city in India and countries financial capital and commercial hub. The city is located on the western part of India and the capital of Maharashtra located on the Arabian Sea.
Included within your Bombay Package will be the following excursions:
Gateway of India - This famous monument was built to commemorate the visit of the first ever British Monarch, King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The gate was formally opened in 1924.
Marine Drive - One of the most popular places to visit whilst in Mumbai, it's 'C' shaped road along the beach of the Arabian Sea is also known as the Queens Necklace and a very popular time to visit is during the fabulous sun set.
Victoria Terminus - This high Gothic Victorian landmark is the centerpiece of the city's suburban train network and the busiest railway station in India. This magnificent station was built in 1887 and about 37 years after the first train set out from the station and was named to honor the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai's Laundry) - The Dhobi Ghat is a huge outdoor 'laundromat' located in the Mahalaxmi area of Mumbai. Each day it is estimated that half a million pieces of clothing are sent here from various places that include hospitals, private homes and even new cloths from stores - to be beaten clean, hung to dry and pressed to crisp perfection.
The capital of India's West Bengal State, founded as an East India Company Trading Post. It was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773 - 1911 and today it's known for it's grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It is also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa. Whist in Calcutta, the touring party will watch the cricket at the iconic Eden Gardens, the largest capacity stadium in the world and the 'Home Of Cricket' in the East.
Included within your Calcutta Package will be the following excursions:
Victoria Memorial - The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Calcutta which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.
Indian Museum - The largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armor, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata in 1814.
Fort William - A fort built in Calcutta on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distibutary of the River Ganges during the early years of the Bengal Presidency of British India.
On the Bay of Bengal in eastern India and the capital of the Tamil Nadu State. It's home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city's roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost. Religious sites including Kapaleeshwarar Temple adorned with carved and painted gods and St. Mary's, a 17th-century Anglican Church.
Included within your Chennai Package will be the following excursions:
Fort St. George - Is the name of the first English fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai.
San Thome - San Thome Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome in the city of Chennai. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers over the tomb of St. Thomas, an apostle of Jesus.
Madras Museum - Housed across the British-built Pantheon Complex, this excellent museum is Channai's best. The big highlight is building 3, the Bronze Gallery, with a superb collection of South Indian bronzes from the 17th-century Pallava era through to modern times and English language explanatory material.
Other Excursions that will enhance your tour to India
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excursions to your Indian Cricket Tour
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