North Indian Tourist
Delhi is one of India's fastest growing
city, has spread far beyond the "seven cities" created
between the 13th and the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the
west bank of the Yamuna and now straddles the river. Remnants of the
past survive cheek -by-jowl with skyscrapers, residential colonies
and bustling commercial complexes. Delhi has some of the finest
museums in the country.
Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna
river, situated between 27°11' North latitude and 78°0'
degree to 78°2' East longitude, at 169 meters above sea level.
If we leave these great historical attractions like agra fort, taj mahal etc. than Agra is just like another city of India due to these famous world heritage sites Agra is Known all over World. Travel to the
great historical city of Agra and understand why Taj Mahal is
considered as the "Love of a Man Epitomized in Stone".
The City of Victory, Jaipur, was founded
by Kachhawaha Rajput King, Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727, who ruled
from 1699 -1744. His took special interest in the designing,
planning and execution of the making of this city. This has been
divided into nine blocks, two of which were kept for the city palace
and other state buildings. The rest were for the public. The city
was encircled by a city wall and seven gates opened in to the city.
Jodhpur is the second largest city of the
state, Jodhpur is situated on a sandstone mountain 236 m high. The
city had its foundations laid in 1459 by the chief of the
Rathore Rajputs, Rao Jodha. The city derives its name from
Baggy-tight trousers Jodhpurs.
The land of sand Jaisalmer is
famous its extraordinary and marvelous sand dues and forts. People
of Jaisalmer are affectionate and live an appealing lifestyle. Thick
sandstone walls built in 1750 enclose the town. There are four pols
or Gates in the wall, opening into the town - Malka pol, Amar Sagar
pol, Baron pol and the Gandhisagar pol. Amar pol on the western side
is the entrance to the town, leading to Gandhi Chowk.
Bharatpur located in Rajasthan and also
known as Keoladeo Ghanna National Park, is well-known for it world
heritage listed bird sanctuary. This is one of the few places in the
world where you can hope to sight hundred of different species of
birds in just a few days. Over 400 species different birds have been
identified in the park and you see them all over the place. Many
tourists travelling to this destination have rate it as the
highlight of their visit. It is just 55 kilometres from Agra and 176
kilometres from Jaipur.
Bikaner, a rose in the desert, lying in
the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with many sand
dunes. More popularly called the camel country , the city is
renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Being near to
Delhi, it had to withstand the worst of Mughal invasions during
earlier times. The exotic camel safaris, its gorgeous forts and the
worship of thousands of holy rats at Mata Kali temple are some of
the most interesting aspects of Bikaner.
Located in the heart of the Shekhawati
region, Mandawa is an excellent base for those seeking to discover
what is known as "The Open Air Art Gallery of Rajasthan".
This area is famous for the plethora of plain red havelis, all
commendable pieces of the rich artistic tradition of this region
known as Shekhawati. Havelis at Shekhawati built by rich merchants
of the region, display a unique architectural style that evolved
around the courtyards to ensure safety and privacy of the women folk
and protection from the heat of the long and harsh summers.
The city of Ajmer is famous as a
pilgrimage site. It houses the Dargah, or tomb, of the popular
13th-century, Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Ajmer
is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. The city was founded by Raja
Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major
centre of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. When Prithviraj Chauhan
lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. Since then, Ajmer became home to many
Despite having a distinct touristy
flavour these days, Pushkar is still a bewitching little town. It is
right on the edge of the desert and is only 11 kms from Ajmer but
separated from it by Nag Pahar, the Snake mountain. This
traveller-friendly town clings to the side of the small Pushkar Lake
with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a
very important pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of sadhus.
Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley
surrounded by the green Aravalli hills, reflected smooth and white
in the clear blue waters of Lake Pichola. Located on National
Highway 8, it is commonly referred to as the City of Dawn. In the
sandy state of Rajasthan, there are numerous lakes in Udaipur. A
series of canals connecting the several artificial lakes of Udaipur
have dubbed it the Venice of the East.
The foundations for the town of Kota were
laid in 1264AD after the local Bhil tribal chief was defeated and
beheaded by a faction of the Chauhanas. However, nothing much
occurred for another four hundred years. The actual building of Kota
began only in 1624 when it broke away from the imposing Bundi. Madho
Singh, the new ruler, realised that he couldnt really live in
a village surrounded by forests, so he got down to building a
township which would suit his royal needs.
Srinagar district is situated in the
centre of Kashmir Valley, is surrounded by five districts.In the
north it is flanked by Kargil,in the South by Pulwama,in the
north-west by Budgam. The capital city of Srinagar,is located 1730
metres above sea level.The district with a population of around
9,00,000 souls(1991- census), is sperad over an area of 2228 Sq.Kms.
Ladakh Tours Travel
Popularly known as "Hermit
Kingdom", Ladakh is a land of snow carved peaks, translucent
Lakes, barren terrain and mystic culture. The district of Ladakh
lies at the border with Tibet at the most eastern corner of the
State of Kashmir. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain
ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, Ladakh is a land like
no other. Ladakh is often referred to as the "Little Tibet",
or the "Last Shangri-La".
Chittaurgarh exhibits the pride and glory
of Rajasthan in the form of its various forts and monuments. It is a
ruined citadel where the royal past lives in the imposing forts,
graceful palaces and spectacular chhatris. The entire city echoes
with the tales of romance and valor unique to the Rajput tradition.
Gwalior is named after a saint who cured
the local chieftain Suraj Sen from leprosy. History of Gwalior dates
back to 8th century. From then onwards Gwalior was to become the
cradle of dynasties. The massive fort which overlooks the city is a
testimony to its glory and grandeur. Warrior kings, poets, musicians
and saints contributed in making Gwalior the city it is.
Jhansi, the gateway to Bundelkand, was a
stronghold of the Chandela kings but lost its importance after the
eclipse of the dynasty in the 11th century. It rose to prominence
again in the 17th century under Raja Bir Singh Deo who was a close
associate of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. However its great claim to
fame is its fiery queen Rani Laxmibai who led forces against the
British in 1857 A.D. sacrificing her life to the cause of Indian
Sikri Tours Travel
Perched atop a rocky ridge 37 km
west of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri came into being four centuries ago when
the Emperor Akbar, not yet 28 years old, created the first planned
city in Indo-Islamic style. The city was actualised with great
energy, but was completely abandoned a little more than a decade
later. In 1568, Akbar was secure and powerful but he had no son and
heir. His search for blessing for the birth of a successor brought
him to the Sufi mystic Shaikh Salim Chisti, who lived in Sikri
Khajuraho derives its name from the
Khajur tree (the date palm tree) found in abundance in the area. The
temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture, built in the
short span of a hundred years, under the generous and artistic
patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India in a truly
inspired burst of creativity. In the temple architecture of India,
the Khajuraho complex remains unique. Khajuraho is located in the
forested plains of Madhya Pradesh in the Bundelkhand region.
|Recommended Tour Itineraries
Forts & Palaces Tours
Duration : 13 Days / 12
Destination Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner -
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Mandore - Udaipur - Chittorgarh -Bundi - Kota
- Jaipur - Delhi
Mahal Tours with Pushkar
Duration : 09 Days / 08
Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar -
Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights
Covered : Jaipur - Nawalgarh / Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer -
Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi