Luxury North India Turison

Luxury North India Turison

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A luxury holiday, that takes you to some of the best known sights of North India.   Your journey starts in India's capital - Delhi, a bustling metropolis that blends ancient and modern. The trip also takes you to Udaipur, the city of lakes, also called the "Venice of the East".  You then visit Jaipur, the Pink city, Rajasthan’s capital, famous for it’s Forts and Palaces.  After, the Fort and Palace of Jaipur, the trip takes you to the  Ranthambore National Park,  North India’s best known Tiger Reserve, followed by Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal,  On this journey you will experience five of the world’s most magnificent hotels – the Imperial in Delhi, the Oberoi Udai Vilas in Udaipur, the Oberoi Raj Vilas in Jaipur, the Oberoi Vanya Vilas in Ranthambore and the Oberoi Amar Vilas in Agra,  all of which offer exceptional service, luxurious accommodation and superb facilities.

Day 01 – Arrive Delhi
You will be met at the airport by Trans India Holidays representative and transferred to the hotel The Imperial and assisted with check in formalities.

Delhi, Luxury North India ToursDelhi is the capital of India, and its third largest city.  Delhi consists of two parts – New Delhi, the city created in 1911 as the imperial capital of India by the British and the Old Delhi, the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and 19th centuries. In fact there have been at least eight cities on the site of modern Delhi – the earliest known settlement, Indraprastha, featured in the epic Mahabharata over 3000 years ago. Though not always the capital, Delhi has always been an important city of northern region of the subcontinent.

The Imperial Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Delhi. Built in 1933, it combines Victorian style with colonial architecture and is trimmed with a playful dosage of art deco. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the hotel is centrally located on Janpath and offers its guests an outdoor swimming pool, a shopping arcade, permanent in-house art galleries and a variety of restaurants.

Overnight in Delhi

Day 02 – In Delhi

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi.  Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:

Red Fort: Derived from a Hindi word Lal, which means red and Quila which means fort. It is laid out along the river Yamuna as an irregular octagon, surrounded by a wall of about 2.4 kms in circumference and is built of red sandstone. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. The fort has two main entrances, the Delhi Gate and the Lahori Gate, which faces the famed Chandni Chowk market. The fort has Diwan – e – Am (hall for public audience); Diwan – e – Khas (hall for private audience); Rang Mahal (a water-cooled apartment of royal ladies); Pearl mosque, built of white marble.

Jama MasjidJama Masjid: In Old Delhi, an architectural extravaganza of Shah Jahan, is the country’s largest mosque where thousands of Muslims offers prayers even today. It was built in 1658. The flight of stairs and its large courtyard are marvels of architecture.

Chandni Chowk (Silver Street): It is the colourful main street and shopping bazaar of Old Delhi and is today one of the country’s best known wholesale market for textiles, electronic goods and watches.  The entire area was designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s favourite daughter and was then inhabited by the well-to-do families of the time. Around the area is the famed Paranthawale Gali, known for its delicious paranthas, Dariba Kalan, the gold market and well-known sweetmeats shops.

Raj Ghat : On the banks of river Yamuna, a simple square  platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. A commemorative ceremony takes place each Friday, the day he was killed.

Birla Mandir: Close to Connaught Place, it was built by the industrialist Raja Baldev Birla in 1938.  The temple is an important prayer site and contains idols of several deities.

India Gate, Luxury North India ToursIndia Gate:  This 42 meter high, free standing arch was built in 1931.It was originally called All India War Memorial in the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The names of the soldiers are inscribed all along the walls of the arch.  In 1971, the eternal flame was lit here to honour the Amar Jawan (Immortal Soldier).

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House): It is the official residence of President of the country. Designed by Lutyens, it was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India.

Humayun’s Tomb: It was built by Haji Begum (widow of Humayun) in 1565 – 66, nine years after his death.

Qutub Minar: This magnificent structure in the southern part of the capital was built by the Muslim King; Qutab – ud – din Aibak in 1199 A.D. Minar (tower) is 72.5 meters high and has as its base a mosque.

Bahai’s Temple: It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith and is visible from several spots in South Delhi. It is a lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name.

Overnight in Delhi

Day 03 –  Fly Delhi – Udaipur

Udaipur, Luxury North India Tours After leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. Then you will be transferred to airport in time to board flight for Udaipur.

Udaipur - Udaipur, the famed 'city of sunrise', was founded in 1567 by Maharana Udai Singh, a fearless Rajput king. This languid lake city with its fantasies in marble, picturesque hibiscus-covered gardens and elaborate fountain pavilions, embodies the glory of the Rajput era. Like many other cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is the legacy of an honour-bound race that loved the good things in life - and often gave up their lives defending them.

You will be met at the Udaipur airport by our representative and transferred to the hotel Oberoi Udaivilas and assisted with check in formalities.

Oberoi Udaivilas - the latest in the line of luxury hotels from the Oberoi Group. Udaivilas is a truly outstanding hotel overlooking the picturesque Lake Pichola and the City Palace. Conceived as a splendid palace, wonderfully recreating the romance of the past and representing the continuity of the grand traditions of Mewar, the hotel is completely in keeping with the 21st century.  Spread over an expanse of 30 acres, its carefully planned and executed design has evolved as a seamless assimilation of spaces - courtyards and walkways, gently rippling water bodies fountains and reflecting pools all surrounded by exquisitely landscaped gardens and dotted with sculptures and frescoes, arches and domes, niches and alcoves. The building lends itself to discovery and continual surprise. Embellished by beautiful works of art and craft from in and around the region, Udaivilas is a vast canvas that changes with the light and seasons. The resort has specialty restaurants serving fine Indian and international cuisine. One of its special features is a world-class spa and wellness centre offering a wide range of rejuvenating and relaxing treatments. Drag yourself away from this exquisite playground to enjoy an evening boat cruise on Lake Pichola - the shimmering waters of the Lake combined with the City Palace in the background, serve as a magical way to end your day in Udaipur.

Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 04 – In Udaipur

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:

City Palace:  The imposing City Palace, towering over the lake, is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum with a large and varied collection of glass, porcelain figures and miniature paintings.

Jagdish Temple: It is located only 150 mts from the city palace is the famous Jagdish Temple. This fine Indo-Aryan Temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 and enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the universe. A brass image of the Garuda is in a shrine in front of the temple.

Saheliyon ki bari: The Saheliyon ki bari or the garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. It is a small ornamental garden with fountains, stone elephants and a delightful lotus pool.

Lake Pichola: Deriving its name from Pichali village, it is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. There are two island palaces, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir. The former was the summer residence of princes of Mewar and has now been converted into a hotel. Jag Mandir is built of red sandstone with a marble dome. Enjoy an evening boat cruise on Lake Pichola - the shimmering waters of the Lake combined with the City Palace in the background, serve as a magical way to end your day in Udaipur.

Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 05 – Drive Udaipur – Jaipur (400 kms/6 ½ hrs)

After leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Jaipur.

Jaipur - It is the capital of Rajasthan, and known as the “Pink City” because of the pink colored buildings in its old city.  It is situated on a dry lakebed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who was careful to cultivate good favour with the ruling Mughals, he laid out the city with rectangular blocks according to ancient Hindu architecture. It is a wonderful city for shopping.
You will be met at the Jaipur airport by our representative and transferred to the hotel Oberoi Rajvilas and assisted with check in formalities.

Oberoi Rajvilas, Luxury North India ToursOberoi Rajvilas. Set amidst 32 acres of lush gardens, orchards, decorative pools and fountains, Rajvilas provides a heaven for the senses. Exemplary service comes together with harmoniously appointed interiors to give you a taste of the gracious lifestyle of legendary Rajput princes. In the elegant guest rooms discover exquisite furnishings, four-poster beds and sunken marble baths. The central courtyard houses a world class spa with steam rooms, saunas, Jacuzzis, plunge pools and a gymnasium. Indian and international cuisine can be enjoyed in the al fresco dining areas.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 06 – In Jaipur

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur and Amber.  Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:

Hawa Mahal, Luxury North India Tour PackagesHawa Mahal (Palace of winds): Built by Maharaja Sawaj Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of Jaipur’s major landmarks, the facade of which is all pink windows and filigree screens. It was originally built to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the city.

City Palace: It is still the home of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur housing an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons.

Jantar Mantar (Observatory): It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. At first glance, Jantar Mantar appears to be a curious collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a specific purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths, and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial with its 27 meter high gnomon.  The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meter an hour.

Amber Fort:  The Amber Fort is situated 11 kms away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur state. The Fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake, which reflects its terraces and ramparts. The climb to the fort is on gaily-bedecked elephants.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 07  - Drive Jaipur – Ranthambore (180 kms/03 hrs)

After leisurely breakfast, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Ranthambore

Ranthambhore - The Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger's conservation efforts in Rajasthan. It covers an area of over 400 sq km with many steep crags embracing a network of lakes and rivers. Atop one of these hills, the 10th century Ranthambore Fort stands like a silent sentinel. The terrain is a blend of impregnable forests and open bush land. The forest is the typically dry deciduous type with dhok being the most prominent tree. Ranthambore is best known for its tiger population, and tiger sightings are common here. Apart from tigers, the park has its share of panthers, too. Kachida Valley is believed to be the place to sight these rather elusive cats. One can also find marsh crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats and sloth bears apart from Chital, Nilgai, and Chinkara. The avian population comprises of black storks, quails, Bonelli's eagles, spur fowls, crested serpent eagles and painted storks. During the winter months, the park attracts a lot of migratory birds, including a variety of ducks. It is the ideal park for wildlife photography.
On arrival at Ranthambore, you will be met by our representative, and assisted with check in formalities to the hotel Oberoi Vanyavilas.

Vanya Vilas, Luxury North India Tour PackagesOberoi Vanyavilas - India’s leading luxury lodge, Vanyavilas is located on the edge of Ranthambore National Park. This is truly a regal base from which explore this wild corner of India and to ‘hunt’ for the Royal Bengal Tiger. Vibrant frescoes and richly detailed interiors create the ambience of an old world, royal, hunting palace and your accommodation is in luxury tents surrounded by beautiful gardens and waterways. Each tented suite features finely embroidered canopies, luxurious bathrooms and a private walled garden - the perfect contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle.

Afternoon game ride into the Ranthambore National Park.  Safaris in Ranthambore are conducted using Jeeps.  Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Overnight at the Vanyavilas.

Day 08 – In Ranthambore

Ranthambore, Luxury North India Tour Packages The day starts early with a morning game safari into the Ranthambore National Park. Safaris in Ranthambore are conducted using Jeeps.  Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Return to resort for breakfast. Spend rest of the morning relaxing at the hotel. Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up again from your resort for an afternoon game safari into the Ranthambore National Park.

Overnight  at the Vanyavilas.

Day 09 - Drive Ranthambore – Agra (280 kms /6 hrs)

After leisurely breakfast, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Agra. Stop enroute at Fatehpur Sikri for guided tour of this ancient capital.

Fatehpur Sikri: the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar approximately 35 kms outside Agra. Built in the 16th century, this city was abandoned 12 years later due to a scarcity of water. The entire city of Red sand stone (sand stone palaces and temples) is virtually intact and a site worth seeing is the 54 m high main entrance -- The Buland Darwaza, The gate of victory constructed to commemorate Akbar’s victory in Gujarat.
After the visit, continue your drive to Agra.

Amar Vilas, Luxury North India Tour PackagesAgra, situated on the bank of Yamuna River, is home to India’s most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries and its superb monuments date from this era

On arrival at Agra hotel Oberoi Amarvilas, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check in formalities.

Oberoi Amarvilas. Located only 600 metres from the Taj Mahal this luxury resort has been designed to give guests uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal from all rooms and suites. The classical architecture of the hotel is enhanced by the elaborate gardens, terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions. The lobby, restaurants, bars and tea lounge also offer spectacular views of Agra’s world famous monument. The décor and service spell the ultimate in comfort and the luxurious spa offers non-clinical therapies.

Overnight in Agra

Day 10 – Drive Agra – Delhi (220 kms/04 hrs)

The day starts early with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal, Luxury North India Tour PackagesTaj Mahal: The Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal who died during the birth of her child in 1631. The construction is said to have taken 22 years to complete, starting from 1631, with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. Artisans and experts were brought from France and Italy and the main architect was from Iran.

Return to hotel for breakfast. Later, you will be picked up again for the guided tour of Agra Fort.

Agra Fort: Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and it was to be predominantly a military structure until his grandson, Shah Jahan, added more palatial accommodations. There are a number of exquisite buildings within its portals such as Samman Burj, where Shah Jahan was held captive by his son, Moti Masjid, a white marble mosque, Diwan – e – Am,  Diwan – e – Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.

Later you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Delhi.

On arrival at Delhi hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check in formalities.
No activities are scheduled for this day. Spend rest of the day enjoying the hotel facilities or exploring the city on your own.
Overnight at the Imperial.

Day 11 - Depart Delhi
Morning  at leisure. Later in the day, you will be met by our representative at your hotel and assisted with checkout formalities, followed by transfer to Delhi International airport in time for your flight home.
 

North India Torism places:

North India is an amazing tourist destination where you can find rich history, unique culture, magnificent monuments, beautiful palaces, religious shrines, snow-capped mountains, golden desert, hills, rivers, lakes, rich flora and fauna, and most importantly warm people. This fascinating region offers several tourist destinations, each boasting of its own unique and famous attractions. From adventure lovers to honeymooners, Northern India has something for every kind of a tourist. This enchanting region of India encompasses states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

New Delhi Visiting places:

Places to See in Delhi


India Gate


India Gate Category : History & Culture
India Gate is a stone monument dedicated to the memory of the Indian soldiers who fought and died in the First World War It ranks as one of the primary places of interest in Delhi. The Indian soldiers were part of the British army and represented the military might of the British Empire at the height of its powers. India Gate was designed by Edward Lutyens and took 10 years to complete. The structure of India Gate is a triumphal arch, which is 42 meters high. More...


Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhawan Category : History & Culture
The Rashtrapati Bhawan is a renowned monument in Delhi. It is said to be the palace of the then Viceroy of India. At present, the Rashtrapati Bhawan is house of the President of India. The building was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The construction began in 1911 and it took 19 years to finish its construction. There is a wonderful Mughal garden towards the west of Rashtrapati Bhawan. It opens up to public every spring. Tours to Rashtrapati Bhawan and Mughal Gardens are available with a nominal registration fee of Rs.25. Visitors in a group of 30 and more shall be offered discounted rates and children below 12 years will not be charged any fee. More...    


Red Fort (Lal Qila)

Red Fort Category : History & Culture
This red sandstone fort extends 2 km wide and differs in height from 18 meter on the river side to 33 meter on the city side. The fort was constructed by Shah Jahan in 1638 and was completed in 1648. Inside there are buildings, including the Hall of Public Audiences, the Drum House, the white marble all of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Palace of Color and the Royal Baths.Decorated with Persian, European and Indian art forms the fort is one of the brilliant pieces of architecture.


Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid Category : Religious
Jama Masjid located in Old Delhi is one of the principal mosques of Delhi. One of the last architectural extravagances of Emperor Shahjahan this is one of the largest mosques in India and its courtyard can hold around 25000 people. Construction of this mosque began in 1644 and was completed in 1658 by 5000 artisans. The Jama Masjid has three great gateways and four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m high and is constructed of alternating strips of red sandstone and white marble.


Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Category : Religious
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi is worth a view at the occasion of all the gurupurabs and Guru Nanak Jayanti is no exception. The gurudwara is illuminated beautifully for the occasion and special kirtan programmes are held to culminate two day long Akhand Path. The entire atmosphere of the place is absolutely serene. If you happen to be in Delhi around the time, don't miss the opportunity to pay a visit to the place. More...


Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar Category : History & Culture
Located on Sansad Marg in Connaught Place, this structure is one of Maharaja Jai Singh 2's observatories. This ruler from Jaipur constructed this observatory in 1725 and is dominated by a huge sundial known as the Prince of Dials. Other instruments in this observatory follow the course of heavenly bodies and predict eclipses. It was built in 1724 by Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in Delhi. Jantar Mantar of Delhi, is an astronomical observatory with masonry instruments. Jantar Mantar has instruments that can graph the path of the astronomical universe. More...


Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar Category : History & Culture
The Qutub Minar located in Delhi is the world's tallest brick minaret, standing at a height of 72.5 meters. Commissioned by Delhi's first Muslim ruler, Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1193, Qutub Minar then had only a basement. Three more towers were added to the structure by his successor and son-in-law Shamsu'd-din Iltutmish. The Qutub Minar is known to be the earliest and most evident example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is surrounded by several other ancient structures collectively known as the Qutub Complex. More...


Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)

Lotus Temple Category : Religious
The Bahai Temple or the Lotus Temple as it is popularly known because of its flower-like shape is located in the southern part of Delhi. Designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba in 1986 it has 27 immaculately white petals. This temple is a Bahai house of worship and is also among the popular tourist attractions in Delhi; winning many architecture awards and being featured in many magazines and newspapers. The best time to visit the Lotus Temple is between October to March as the weather is Delhi is very pleasant for sightseeing during these months of the year. More...


Akshardham Temple

Category : Religious
India being the land of temples, finds its true reflection in Delhi. Akshardham is one of the most important religious sites in Delhi, which has claimed to fame for its piety and spirituality. One of the most important Delhi Monuments, it is also known for its architectural magnificence with its 234 pillars, 9 domes and 20 quadrangled shikhars-all displaying fine artistry and craftsmanship. Built on the lines of Sthaapatya shastra of India, the Akshardham in Delhi is the ideal example of a designers creativity and an engineers ingenuity.

Built by carving 6000 tons of pink sand stone brought from Rajasthan, the craftsmanship lies in the temple's design, which has nothing to do with metals like steel and iron. The beauty of the temple is encaptured in the fine filigree on the walls and the pagoda, which display the sadhus and saints in various meditative postures. More...

Raj Ghat

Category : History & Culture
Raj Ghat in Delhi is the sacred sight where the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Following the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on 30th of January, 1948, his body was cremated in Raj Ghat the next day. Raj Ghat is located on the western bank of River Yamuna, and therefore was considered to be the best place for the creation of the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

Raj Ghat can be described as a simple square shaped platform, with a black memorial stone, which has the words "Hey Ram" engraved in it. These were the last words that came out of the mouth of Gandhiji before he took his last breath. The Samadhi consist of a black marble platform, of the same size that of the brick platform in which Gandhiji was burnt. The Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi has been surrounded by beautiful plants and trees that provide a peaceful ambience. It is also protected by high walls. Two museums, constructed in the nearby areas are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The Samadhi of Jawaharlal Nehru was also constructed to the north of Raj Ghat in Shanti Van.More...

Purana Quila (Old Fort)

Category : History & Culture
Purana Quila is a rectangular shaped fort that is spread nearly two kilometers wide. There is a small archaeological museum just inside the main gate and there is a good view of New Delhi from atop the gate. A Sound and Light Show is held here every evening. More...

Lodhi Garden

Category : Garden
Once called the Lady Willingdon Park, the Lodhi Garden contains tombs of Mubarak Shah, Ibrahim Lodi and Sikander Lodi among its well kept lawns and trees. The garden is a favored spot for early morning fitness freaks and those seeking solitude. More...

Humayun's Tomb

Category : History & Culture
Located near Mathura road, this magnificent garden tomb is a fine example of Mughal structural design in India. It was built in 1565 by his widow Hamida Banu Begam, after the death of Humayun. Inside the enclosure is the garden squares with pathways and water channels. More...

Safdarjung Tomb

Category : History & Culture
It is the last enclosed garden tomb in Delhi with tradition to the Humayun's Tomb. Built in 1754, the tomb of Safdarjung is less grand in scale and size. It has a number of smaller pavilions like Jangli Mahal, Moti Mahal, Badshah Pasand and Madarsa. More...

Connaught Place

Category : History & Culture
One of the biggest commercial areas in Delhi, Connaught Place has lots of variety of shops, businesses, restaurants and emporiums for every taste and budget. More...

Dilli Haat

Category : Fun & Entertainment
It provides an ambience of a traditional market, but one fitting the more modern needs. One can see a mixture of crafts, food and cultural activity. It's a place where Indian culture and ethnic cuisine come together, a unique bazaar that exhibits the affluence of Indian culture. More...

Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)

Category : Religious
Built in 1938 by the Industrialist G.D. Birla, it is one of the major temples in Delhi and is located near Connought Place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and her consort Narayana. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the stipulation that people of all castes shall be allowed to enter the temple. More...

ISKCON Temple

Category : Religious
Popularly called as the Hare Krishna temple, it's a famous temple with idols of Sri Sri Radha Krishna. Located in South Delhi, the temple is mainly built with red stone is acknowledged for its distinctive architecture that blends the traditional Vedic style with modern style. More...

Tughlaqabad Fort

Category : History & Culture
In 1321, Ghazi Malik of Tughlaq built the strongest fort in Delhi at Tughlaqabad within four years of his rule. It is the most massive and spectacular fort even in its ruined state. Within its walls, bastion and huge towers are impressive palaces, marvelous mosques, and grand audience halls.

Chandni Chowk

Category : History & Culture
It is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi and Asia's largest wholesale market. Created by Shah Jahan, the market stretches in the old city from the Red Fort to Jama Masjid.

National Agricultural Science Museum

Category : History & Culture
Situated in the National Agricultural Science Centre campus of ICAR, it is the first of its kind in the India. A specially designed double storey building of 23,000 sq ft floor area depicts the development of agriculture in India since ancient time and the current state-of-the-art technology in agriculture in our country with future prospects.

National Museum

Category : History & Culture
Located on the Maulana Azad Road, it is one of the largest museums in India and holds a variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to contemporary works of art. Managed by the Ministry of Culture, it is a part of the Government of India.


Tourist Attractions Near Delhi

Haridwar

This city located in Uttarakhand is one of the popular pilgrimages in the country of India. Because of its prime location on the banks of the river Ganges, this pilgrimage city of India is among the 7 holiest Hindu places.Apart from being a famous tourist destination to the Indians as well as global tourists throughout the year, Haridwar is even famous among people as being the location of the Kumbha Mela, which is held here once in every twelve years.

Mathura

Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, is located in Uttar Pradesh on the west of the river Yamuna. Besides being a Hindu pilgrimage, this north-Indian city is the centre for administration of the Mathura District. Mathura encompasses a total area of 3,800 sq. km. Mathura is popularly known as the "Brajbhoomi", the sacred land of Lord Krishna. The city lies 145 km to the south east of Delhi and 58 km to the north west of Agra, Uttar pradesh. Mathura attracts many tourists and pilgrims through out the year. Every nook and corner of the city reverberates with the music of flute that was played by Lord Krishna in his youth. Mathura has many legendary and historical stories attached to it which makes the place all the more special.

 

Delhi – Udaipur visiting places:

Udaipur City, one of the most beautiful cities and known as ‘Jewel of Mewar’, is the administrative head quarters of Udaipur District in the state of Rajasthan, India. The city on the banks of the calm Pichola lake , established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh, is nick named as ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’ or ‘Venice of the East’, owing to its natural beauty, enchanting location and picturesque surroundings.

The city is perfectly placed in the backdrop of lush green picturesque natural beauty in the midst of Aravalli Mountain Ranges. It is a lake city with three interconnected lakes, the Pichola Lake, Swaroop Sagar Lake and Fateh Sagar Lake. The spectacular view of the reddish sun setting beneath the mountain ranges in the backdrop of the lakes is a sight to behold.

The city had eleven entrances in its glorious past, out of which five are still remaining. Suraj (Sun) Pol, the main entrance is very attractive with amazing structures and carvings on the structures. Udaipur is marked with beautiful buildings, temples and palaces with marvelous architectural styles. The beauty of exquisite Rajasthan Marbles adorning the erstwhile Royal palaces is worth mentioning.



Udaipur city, one of the most romantic cities in India, is a favorite place of tourists from all over the world. It has credited with many beautiful attractions in and around. The royal palaces reflecting in the clear blue Pichola Lake with all its illuminations and glossiness, shines like a jewel and the view is an eye feasting and unforgettable experience for any traveler. The city provides ample shopping facilities for local craft works, textiles and paintings. The city is also home to one of the most romantic hotels of the world, the Lake Palace Hotel.

Jaipur visiting places:

 HAWA MAHAL - built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of this newly setup museum. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 5.00

JANTAR MANTAR (Observatory) - built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are subject to daily corrections. Timing 9.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 10.00
 
 
 ¤ CITY PALACE AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM - situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons. Timing 9.30 to 16.45 hrs. Entry Fee for Indians Rs. 35.00 and for foreigners Rs.150.00
 
¤ ISHWAR LAT - ‘Swarg Suli’ or ‘heaven piercing minaret’, the tower, near Tripolia gate, built by Maharaja Ishwari Singh (1744-51). It offers one of the most breathtaking view of the city.
 
 ¤ CENTRAL MUSEUM - situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces. Timing 10.00 to 16.30 hrs, Entry Fee for Indians Rs. 5.00, for foreigners As. 30.00
¤ DOLLS MUSEUM - a collection of beautiful dolls from all over the world, it is situated on Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg. Timing 10.00 to 16.00 hrs
 
¤ BIRLA PLANETARIUM - It offers unique audio-visual education about stars and entertainment with its modern computerised projection system. Entry fee As. 20.00 show timings: 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 18.00, 19.00 hrs
 
 
 ¤ JALMAHAL - (6 kms) on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.
 

¤ GAITOR - (6 kms) At the foot hill of Nahargarh stands the memorials to the former rulers of Jaipur the place has some gracefully carved cenotaphs in white marble.
 
 ¤ JAIGARH FORT - (15 kms.) standing on a hilltop, overlooking the palaces and city of Amer. The world’s biggest cannon on wheels- the Jai Ban is positioned here, built during reign of Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh. It has a twenty feet long barrel and pumped in the cannon for a single shot. Timing 10.00 to 16.45 hrs, Entry Fee for Indians Rs. 15.00 & for foreigners Rs. 20.00
 
 ¤ NAHARGARH FORT - (15 kms.) cresting a hill about 600 ft. above the city, the fort was built in 1734. The walls of the fort run along the ridge and within are architectural beauties like Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan. Timing 10.00 to 16.00 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 5.00
 
¤ GALTA - (10 kms.) This holy pilgrimage centre has a temple dedicated to the Sun God (Which is the only one of its kind in this part of the country) and natural spring. It crests the ridge over a picturesque gorge and provides an impressive view of the city. As the legend goes, sage Galav performed a difficult penance here.
 
¤ MOTIDOONGARI - perched on a hill top on the southern horizon. It is a replica of a Scottish castle.
 
 ¤ LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - is situated just below the Moti 000ngri, known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple.
 
 
 
¤ MAHARANI K! CHHATRI - The funeral place for the royal ladies, marked by some wonderfully carved cenotaphs.
 
 ¤ SISODIA RANI GARDEN - (5 kms.) on the road to Agra, the magnificent palace garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1710 for his queen. Timings 8.00 to 18.00 hrs. Entry fee Rs. 5.00
 
 
 
 
 ¤ VIDHYADHAR GARDEN - (5 kms.) on the way to Agra, built by Viyadhar, the chief architect and town planner of Jaipur. This beautiful terraced garden has several galleries and pavilions decorated with exquisite murals, depicting Lord Krishna. Timing 9.00 to 18.00 hrs, Entry Fee Rs. 5.00
 
 
 ¤ KANAK VRINDAVAN - (6.5 Kms on the way to Amer) This newly restored temple and garden, near Jal Mahal, has beautiful gardens and is popular picnic place. This is also beautiful location for film shooting. Entry fee Rs. 4.00 & Timings 8.00 to 17.00 hrs
 
 
 
 ¤ AMER - The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, the additional extensions were built by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh lIthe last Maharaja of Amer, who built a new city called Jaipur, where he shfted his capital in 1727.
 
The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars. Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukh mandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave for attention.

Ranthambore visiting places:

A tiny village that derives its name from two hills - Ran and Thambor, Ranthambhore in the state of Rajasthan is endowed with a magnificient environment. Its deciduous forests are rich in flora and fauna that inhabits a wide span of all species. A land, which boasts of a legendary history, was the stronghold of the Yadavas in the 8th century. Later in the 10th century, it came under rule of the mighty Chauhans, which continued as such till the Mughals acquired its possession.

Rathambore is a dream destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Famed for its avid wildlife, Rathambore proffers a picturesque ambiance with rocky smudges, lovely hills, pretty lakes, ponds and beautiful ravines. Its rugged terrain and strategic location in the midst of Vindhya and Aravalli ranges makes it a perfect asylum for those estranged and exotic breeds in the Animal Kingdom.

Rathambhore is famous for the Wildlife Sanctuary by the same name where one can witness the juxtaposition of wildlife, history and nature. Dotted with so many structures of the past, Ranthambhore offers the fabulous mixture of a heritage site as well as the magical charm of a rich wild life. The ruins of yesteryears, which are spotted through out the length and breadth of the forests give Rathambhore a unique and invigorating appeal.

A pictorial place with extensive range of dazzling landscapes, Rathambhore offers something unusual to its visitors. The mesmerizing ride through the undulating grasslands, gushing streams, open scrubs, densely wooded valleys, deep ravines flanked by steep peaks would definitely provide one with a rejuvenating vigor.

Ranthambhore would be the best place to squander if the traveler in you is quite proud of the rich legacy of an ancient township. Its majestic relics like the ruined pavilions, crumbling walls, wells, and other glittering edifices of kingships quench your thirst to be in the midst of a glorious past.

Agra visiting places:

Located in Uttar pradesh on the banks of the River Yamuna, the city of Agra is synonymous with the Taj Mahal- one of the Seven Wonders of the World, renowned for its beauty and historical significance. Agra is located 363 kms from the state capital of Lucknow and is on the itinerary of all travelers- domestic and international.

 

 

 

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