Chandigarh: If holiday is on your mind and relaxation is what you are looking for, away from your busy schedule, then INDIA TRAVEL MART-CHANDIGARH is your place to be. The three day exhibition is scheduled for March 21st, 22nd and 23rd March, 2015 from
11 AM - 7 PM at Himachal Bhawan, Secor-28B, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Anurag Aggarwal, IAS, Home Secretary and Secretary Tourism.

The states participating at the India Travel Mart have brought special packages in promoting their States in Chandigarh for summer and winter destinations and packages. The people of Chandigarh and nearby cities are getting hassle-free holiday destinations under one roof where the deals are specially designed to suit the visitors at ITM.

Goa Tourism is promoting Goa, from an on-shore to off-shore paradigm. The chief focus is on Adventure Tourism with wide variety of activities ranging from white water rafting
at Madhi River & Tilari River in North Goa, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Sea plane rides, Motorized paragliding and amphibious vessels. From all over the world, people come to Goa to say “I DO” as an ultimate wedding destination.

Jammu & Kashmir tourism Development Corporation have developed packages namely; Mystic Kashmir for 5nights/6days for 2 adults for as low as Rs. 38,500 and the other is Jammu Special for 2 adults at Rs. 8,288 minimum for 5N/6D. Both the packages are inclusive of hotel stay, transportation on point to point basis.

West Bengal Tourism endearingly called “Beautiful Bengal” is showcasing its treasure  trove from snowcapped Darjeeling to mighty stretches of Sunderbans, habitat for “Royal Bengal Tiger” and the larget estuarine Mangroves-Delta in the world. It is encouraging development in the sphere of Home-Stay Tourism and Cultural Heritage Tourism.

Gujarat Tourism is highlighting their fixed packages starting every Friday, to Saurashtra Darshan for 4 N/5 Days, Kutch nahin dekha to kuch nhn dekha for 4N/5D,
Shakti Peeth 1 & 2 for 1N/2D and Beach for 2N/3D. Gujarat tourism is also promoting “The Gandhi Circuit” following the footsteps of the Mahatma Gandhi, beginning at his birth place & “The Buddhist Trai”l, the sacred places of pilgrimage directly associated with Buddha.

Jharkhand Tourism is promoting Brilliant Rural Heritage, with Amadubi Village, an extraordinary art village in the rural heartland of Jharkhand which is famous for Payatkar Art and Rajbari Temple. Jharkhand is also showcasing its other popular destinations like Jamshedpur, Devghar, Parasnath and Rachi.

Rajasthan Tourism is charming visitors with its rich history, majestic monuments, colorful culture, lively festivals and adventurous getaways. Reliving the royalty, soaking the culture and wildlife adventure with majestic Indian Tiger at Ranthambore. They have 3 day, 5 day & 7days tours to various cities of Rajasthan.

Uttar Pradesh Tourism referred to as Heartland of India, has some of the best man made monuments namely Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri and the majestic Ganges & Yamuna rivers. At ITM, the UP Tourism Board is showcasing, Agra, home of Taj Mahal. They are highlighting pilgrimage tourism with special deals for Buddha Mahotsav in the month of May.

Madhya Pradesh Tourism draws visitors to Heritage sites, like Gwalior, Shivpuri, Orchha, and Khauraho Temples; Religion sites like Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar and Indore; Wildlife sites like Bandavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park. The packages and deals for the Grandest Maha Kumbh Mela, in 2016 at Ujjain is a showstopper.

Himachal Tourism Board, is attracting tourists with a “Special Priviledge Card Scheme” at a minimal amount of Rs. 3000 which has 20% discount on 55 properties across Himachal and meals. The validity of the card is 2 years. The discounts are available at peak seasons as well on advance booking. The customers can also make the bookings online. There is a special Senior Citizen discount at 10%.

Karnataka Tourism has the tagline “discover new worlds”; they are promoting Heritage Circuit of the state. The destinations to must visit are Badami, Bandipur National Park,Chikmagalur, Gokarna, white water rafting, Bangalore and Shravanabelagola,

Uttarakhand Tourism have special 12 pilgrimage tours to Chardham, Rishikesh, Valley of Flower & Hemkund Sahib including breakfast, accommodation and transport. The 42 km Tehri Lake hosts an abundance of adventure activities. They are also showcasing “Auli”, as Mini Switzerland with skiing tournaments & carnivals organized in the Winter Season.

Haryana Tourism has special packages for school groups to Manali from May-June for adventure packages, for 3N/4D & 5N/6D. They also have Day adventure tours available as well for Rs.1600 per head per day including adventure activities, Stay & Food. The Pilgrimage Kurukshetra packages for single day at Rs. 1200 are also attracting visitors at ITM- Chandigarh.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are promoting Water Sports. The Underwater Walk, the safest and easy underwater sea walk is the ultimate experience where time stops and worries fade away. The Discover Scuba Program for the tourists includes a maximum of 12 meters dive with an experienced instructor.

Kerala Tourism, have been promoting Keral, God’s Own Country, with attractive packages for backwaters, Munnar , Thekkady, Alleppey City sightseeing with as low as Rs.9900 exclusive of air-fare.

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