Delhi India Tours
With roots dating as far back as 1000 B.C., Delhi is now an exciting mixture of ancient and modern. The city is divided into two distinctive areas, Old Delhi and New Delhi, which both have their own distinctive characteristics, history and sites.
Old Delhi is characterized by its magnificent Mughal monuments, especially the Red Fort and the imposing Jama Masjid.
The vicinity of the colorful, crowded Chowk Market is best explored by cycle rickshaw, which could take you through villages and small narrow alleys with their amazing variety of treasures.
On the other side of Delhi are more continuities of the Mughal architectural legacy. To reach these, you must pass through the more modern Delhi filled with Edwin Lutyen’s creations—the graceful Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan and the India Gate.
New Delhi is the capital of India and home to nearly 16 million Indians. The city is also home to the largest bureaucracy in the world and is the nation’s primary center for fine and cultural arts. The city is a diverse mosaic of the architectures and cultures of those that have ruled or inhabited Northern India over the last eight centuries.
In the last quarter of a century, the living standards of Delhi locals have increased dramatically. You will be able to buy anything you could possibly want or need while you’re in this city.
The hospitality industry has geared the entire city to provide luxury hotels, posh restaurants, well-stocked boutique stores and handicraft emporiums offering treasures from all parts of India.
There isn’t a scarcity of luxurious accommodation as many reputed hotels have taken interest in the area such as the Oberois, the Taj, the Trident and the Sheraton. All these hotels offer a vast selection of luxuries as well as fine dining.
Delhi is has a very extensive airport for international travelers or four tourists who would like to see other parts of India. Also, Delhi is extensively connected to all parts of India by railways and by its roads.
Agra India Tours
Agra is a city steeped in history. Long renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal - unrivalled in its splendor throughout the world, the ancient city of Agra traces its inception to the time of the Mahabharat.
Agra came into prominence when Sikandar Lodhi made it his capital in 1501. The Mughal Empire is primarily responsible for Agra’s magnificent palaces, forts and mausoleums all over the city –each with its own story!
Explore these monuments at your own pace—Agra holds a lot of history! Visit beautiful monuments such as the red sandstone Agra Fort, built by the Mughal dynasty's greatest Emperor, Akbar, in 1565. A number of the fort’s beautiful palaces, mosques and gardens were built by his successors in later years.
A few of the priceless examples of artisanship from the Mughal era include the exquisite Moti Masjid or Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-i-Khas, the Diwan-i-Am, the Jahangir Mahal and the Shish Mahal.
We give you the option of starting each day in the “City of Kings” with a visit to the Taj Mahal.
Emperor Shah Jahan built this pristine white marble mausoleum in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and had taken 22 years and over 20,000 skilled craftsmen from all over the world to create.
The mausoleum of Emperor Akbar at Sikandra represents his philosophy and secular outlook while fusing the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures.
Emperor Jehangir’s queen, Nurjahan, constructed an exquisite marble tomb in 1628 for her father, Itmad-ud-daulah. The Itmad-ud-Daulah foreshadows the artisanship and architecture of the Taj Mahal where the same ‘Pietra Dura‘ inlay work on the marble was first used.
Our tours include all monument entrance fees for guests.
A must-see is Fatehpur Sikri, a red sandstone city built by Akbar in gratitude to the mystic who had blessed him to have a son.
The deserted city still contains many reminders of its short yet amazing past. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti attracts thousands of visitors who seek the blessings of the revered saint.
Other monuments worth visiting at Fatehpur Sikri are the towering Buland Darwaza (built to commemorate Akbar’s Gujarat campaign), Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace and the Birbal Bhavan pavilion.
Agra is filled with luxuries and modern conveniences as well as tradition. The city boasts luxury hotels, shopping malls and plazas to cater to a visitor’s every comfort and convenience.
A superb choice of venues for recreation, business, sports, pleasure, education and the arts, make Agra a highly viable tourist destination. The city is famous for its superb inlay work on marble as well as for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
Agra’s railway is connected to the major cities of India, and its roads are well connected to major cities including Delhi, Mathura, Jaipur, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata, among others.
Jaipur India Tours
Set in the rugged hills of the Aravalis, Jaipur is the pristine jewel in the desert sands of Rajasthan. With its origin burned deep into the pages of history, the city still exudes a magical charm, an ambience of chivalry and romance ever present in its culture.
Widely known as the Pink City, Jaipur was constructed in the early eighteenth century and named after one of its greatest rulers, Maharaja Jai Singh II. The king and his architect built this city using ancient Hindu principles of civic planning and design and the city of Jaipur is very well laid out, with broad and open streets.
A visit to Jaipur is a must for every visitor to India. Amidst the color and the chaos of this fascinating city, famous for its jewelery, its multi hued fabrics and Blue Pottery, magnificent palaces, the seven city gates, forts and other monuments sit unchanged in all their majesty. Deserving special mention are the City palace with its many distinctive museums and textile gallery, the impressive Amber Fort where an ascent up to the Fort on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant, constitutes a novel experience and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Astonishing in its simple ingenuity, this Observatory built by the astronomer king Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1728, is so designed as to intrigue visitors to Rajasthan’s capital city even today.
Choose to stay in one of the luxurious palace hotels. Feast on sumptuous Rajasthani cuisine. Jaipur is a veritable treasure trove of handicrafts and apparel, so go ahead and pamper yourself with some exciting purchases to take back home as reminders of your visit to this fabled land.
Jaipur is very easily accessible from most major cities in India.
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View India gate, Redfort.
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View Taj Mahal, Agra Fort.
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Varanasi Ganges Ghat.
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Located at the eastern end of the Rajpath, this 42 meter high structure is a memorial to the unknown soldier. Designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, it is a memorial arch in honour of the 70,000 Indian Soldiers who died in the First World War. Their names are engraved on it. It was completed in 1931 and it is located on Rajpath. The gate is 160 feet high and an arch of 138 feet. Built out of sandstone it houses the eternal flame. The eternal flame stands in memory of the Brave Indian Soldiers who had died in the 1971 battle against Pakistan.
The Emperor Shah Jahan in 1683 AD, This fort is one of the best surviving Mogul monuments today. I t is so called because of the red sandstone with which it was built. It is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world. India's history is linked to this fort. It was here that the British deposed the last Mughal Ruler of Bahadur Shah Zafar, ending three centuries of Mughal rule. It was also from these very ramparts that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru announced to the nation that India was a free nation. Shah Jehan laid the foundation stone in 1618 for the Red Fort after shifting his capital from Agra. The fort has two gates, one is the Lahore Gate and the other is the Delhi Gate. From the Lahore Gate a visitor has access to the CHATTA CHOWK whish was once a royal market and also housed the court jewellers. You can experience a "Sound and Light show" everyday. Inside the Red Fort, the DIWAN-I-AM is the Red Forts hall of public audience.
Bahai's Temple - lotus temple
Made of the cement, dolomite, sand, marble, and shaped like a lotus, it is for the secular worship of god.
Built with the objective of standardising almanacs, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh's (1699-1743) observatory is filled with huge concrete astronomical instruments used to plot the course of the heavenly bodies. A keen astronomer and a noble in the Mughal court was dissatisfied by the errors of brass and metal astronomical instruments. Under the emperor's patronage he set about correcting the existing astronomical tables and updating the almanac with more reliable instruments. Delhi's JANTAR MANTAR is the first of the five observatories that he built with large masonry instruments. The observatory has a sun-dial called the SAMRAT YATRA and the RAM YATRA for reading altitudinal angles and JAI PRAKASH for ascertaining the position of the sun and other celestial bodies. The final building is the MISRA YANTRA which is a combination of four scientific instruments.
The tomb portrays the Mughal's love for gardens, fountains and water and is the first example of mature Mughal architecture. It was built with red sandstone and marble by Haji Begum, Humayun's widow and it is a synthesis of both the Persian and Indian styles. This was the forerunner for the construction of other Mughal buildings and its culmination was in the construction of the TAJ MAHAL. It was designed by the Persian architect, Mirza Ghyas. Humayun's tomb shows a marked shift from the Persian tradition. IT is located in the midst of a garden screened by high walls. The dome stands 140 feet from the base of the terrace and is topped with a copper pinnacle.
Crowned by three Onion domes and minarets of marble and slate, this mosque, the largest in India, was built by Shah Jahan in 1644 with the seating capacity of 20,000 people. The Jama Masjid was founded in the year 1650 by Shah Jehan to complement his palace at the Red Fort. It took six years to complete the work. The Mosque is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. It has three gateways of which the eastern gate is the tallest. The main courtyard is 408 square feet and paved with red stone. There is a large marble tank in the center. The main Mosque is crowned by three onion shaped domes made of white marble and inlaid with stripes of black slate. On the northern and southern sides are two minarets rising up to a height of 130 feet. It also houses a hair of the prophet and a piece of the Quran written by him.
Qutab Minar Complex
The origins of the Qutab Minar are shrouded in mystery. Some believe it was erected as a monument of the Muslim invasion of India while others believe it was to call the faithful to pray. Qutab-ud-din Aibak started the construction ot the minaret in 1200 A.D. but finished only the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added three more storeys, and in 1368 Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and last storey. The 238 feet Minar is 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex. It has projecting balconies supported by elaborately decorated brackets. Situated in Mehrauli, this 73 meters high tower shares the complex with Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, the famous Iron Pillar, Alai Minar, Alai Darwaza, Imamzamin's Tomb and Ala-ud-din Madrasa.
This lush garden sprawled next to the India International Centre reflects the typical features of the Lodhi style of architecture.
Designed by Lutyens, the Mughal Gardens, with its sparkling fountains, terraces, flowerbeds and pathways, is part of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan estate.
Purana QuilaOriginally the city of Indraprastha, the legendary site of the epic Mahabaratha, this fort located south east of the India Gate was built by Humayun and Sher Shah. The walls of the fort have three gates and are surrounded by a moat fed by the River Yamuna. The walls were built by Humayun and the construction of the buildings are attributed to Sher Shah. The building that have survived time are the SHER MANDEL and the QUILA-I-KHOLINA MOSQUE. The Sher Mandel was Humayun's library. The mosque was built around 1541-42. A variety of materials like marble, red sandstone and black & white marble have been used to construct the small Mosque (168 X 44 feet).
Apart from national and international trade fairs taking place through the year , the sprawling ground also houses the Nehru Pavillion, Atomic Energy and Defense Pavillions that are of considerable interest. Skills of the Indian artisans are on display at the Crafts Museum and the state Pavillion.
Next to the Safdarjung's Airport is Safdarjung's Tomb, built by the Nawab of Awadh for his father. It is the Last example of a Mughal style garden Tomb. Representing the last phase of the Mughal Style of architecture, Safdarjung's Tomb stands in the center of an extensive garden. Built in 1753 by the Nawab Shauja-ud-Daula to house the remains of his father, who was a minister in the Mughal court. This Tomb is sometimes referred to as the last flicker of Mughal architecture. It shows the grace and simplicity of the Mughals architecture.
Surrounded by wide Lawns and gardens with fountains, this place is the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi where his mortal remains was cremated on the western banks of the Yamuna.
This Official residence of the President of India was formerly the Viceregal Lodge. It is the highlight and crowning glory of Sir Lutyens. It is located in an area of 130 hectare and the palace has 340 rooms.
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