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Delhi

Delhi Tours

Delhi is the capital city of India and is also a veritable mirror to the glorious history and rich heritage of the country. This is perfectly exemplified in the numerous forts, temples, museums and other major tourist attractions and places of interest in Delhi that speak of the city’s intriguing and glorious past. We offer you information on all major sightseeing attractions,tourist attractions and places of tourist interest in Delhi that are sure to fascinate you with their past legends and striking beauty of their architecture.

Red Fort

Also known as LAL QUILA was built by the Mughal Emperor SHAHJEHAN in the 16th century. The name Red Fort comes from the massive red sandstone walls that surround it. The fort houses the Diwan-e-aam or the Hall of public), where the Emperor would sit and hear complaints of the common people. Then we have Diwan-e-Khas, where the Emperor held private meetings. This hall had the famous jewel studded peacock throne. The other attractions within the fort are: The Royal Baths or Hammams, Shahi Burji which was Emperors private working area, Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque, which was built by Aurangzeb for his personal use. Then we have The Rang Mahal or the Palace of colors, which housed Emperors wives and mistresses. The fort is the reminder of the glory of the Mughal Empire. The Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from this FORT on the Independence Day.

Qutub Minar

It was built in the early 13th century by Qutab ud din Aibak, and was later finished by his son-in-law Iltutmish.It is one of the earliest and most prominent example of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is the highest red sandstone tower in India. This minaret is covered with intricate carvings and verses from Quran. Thus, the minar was not built just as a victory tower but also as a symbol of Islamic justice and of the military might of the slave dynasty.

India Gate

Previously it was known as the ALL INDIA WAR MEMORIAL. It is an important monument built in the memory of the Indian soldiers who were killed during World War-I. This gate was designed and built by Sir Edward Luteyen’s. It is a 42 meter high symbol of victory, an eternal flame or Amar Jawan Jyoti was lit under the arch of India gate to honor the brave unknown soldiers. Near the flame, a shining rifle with helmet on it is placed on a high pedestal as a tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the battle. A few meters away from India gate, there is a beautiful canopy with a red sandstone roof. One can stand on the other side of the canopy and can view the entire Raj path.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN or the Presidential Palace is the official residence of the head of the state i.e; official residence of the President of India. It is located at the Raisina Hill in New Delhi, India and was designed by Sir Edward Lutyen. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is a large mansion with about four floors and has 340 rooms. The most interesting fact about Rashtrapati Bhavan is that the building was scheduled to be completed in four years and it took 17 years and on the 18th year of its completion India became independent. The most prominent and distinguished aspect of this place is its dome which is superimposed on its structure. It is visible from a distance and is most eye-catching. The whole Rashtrapati Bhavan embodies in it the Indian architecture patterns such as Buddhist railings, chajjas, chhatris and the jaalis. The present day Rashtrapati Bhavan was the residence of the British viceroy .It was constructed to affirm the British rule in India, but when Dr.Rajendra Prasad (on 26th Jan 1950), became the first President of India and occupied this building to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of India, it was from that day that this building was renamed as Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Presidents house.

Jama Masjid

It is also known as Jama Masjid or even referred to as the Friday mosque, where Jummah or noon prayers take place. It is one of the largest Indian mosque and it majestically stands across the road in front of the Red Fort. Jama Masjid is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shahjehan.It was built in red sandstone and marble by more than 5000 artisans. It has a blend of both Hindu and Mughal style of architecture.

Humayun's Tomb

This beautiful mausoleum monument was built by the widow of mughal emperor Humayun. It was designed by a Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. The construction of this beautiful monument was started in 1562 and finished in 1565. It is the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lotus Temple

Built in white marble and shaped in blooming lotus flower, the Lotus Temple is one of the most important tourist attractions in Delhi. It is Bahai House of Worship and also known as the Bahai Temple.

Akshardham Temple

It is also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swami Narayan Akshardham; it is a Hindu temple built on the banks of river Yamuna. The temple depicts an impeccable blend of grandeur, beauty, wisdom, and bliss. AKSHARDHAM means the eternal, divine abode of supreme God. The temple was built in 5 years and the most wonderful thing about it is that no steel was used in the making of this monument; it is only composed of sandstone and marble. It consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 20 quadrangle shikars,a spectacular Gajendrapith and 20,000 murtis and statues of India’s great sadhus, and devotees adorn the temple. The par karma consists of 1152 pillars and 145 windows .One can also enjoy boat ride, and musical fountain.

Shopping

Delhi is shopper’s paradise. Shopping is always on top of the itinerary chart for any traveler visiting Delhi. Delhi is very famous for items like handicrafts, jewelry, carpets, silver ware, silks, precious stones, garments, etc. Some of important shopping areas in Delhi are Connought Place, Palika Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar, Janpath, Chandani Chowk, Meena Bazaar, Dilli Haat, South Extension, Karolbagh, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar Central Market, Sarojininagar Central Market, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Haus Khas Village, Chwari Bazaar, Dariyaganj, Greater Kailash, etc.

Jaipur

Jaipur

Overview

Other name:

The Pink City

What to shop:

Handmade accessories; Mineral stones; Precious & Semi Precious Gem stones; carpets; marble sculptures and many more

The past of:

300 years

Population:

32 Lac

 

About Jaipur

Pink city of Rajasthan- Jaipur , was the stronghold of a tribe of rulers whose three hill forts and series of

palaces in the city are important attractions. In the  Pink City  the colour of the stone used completely in the walled city, Jaipur's market  put up for sale embellished leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other out of the ordinary wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a expedient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.

Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is commonly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and  large gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and traditions. Here the past comes alive in splendid forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling markets  of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani ornaments, textile and shoes, acquire a everlasting quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. This mesmerizing city with its romantic charm takes you to an era of royalty and tradition.

Major Attractions and Monuments

 

CITY PALACE AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM - situated in the centre  of the City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a intermingle of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storied Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine outlook of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has involved 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 weapon store and arms.

 

JANTAR MANTAR (Observatory) - built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the vast masonry instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. giant sun-dial still provide exact time, which are subject to daily corrections.

 

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 execution latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput structural design. 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.

JALMAHAL - (6 kms) on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. A covered land bridge leads upto the beautiful water palace.

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 situated here, built during supremacy of Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh. It has a twenty feet long barrel and pumped in the cannon for a single shot.

AMER - The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of rocky hills. The fort is astonishing as much for the royal grandeur of its surroundings as for its well-built fortifications and beautiful palaces. It is a fine merge of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn decorum of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to observe. 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 sumptuously decorated 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 safeguarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. all the way through the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, elegantly painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave for attention.

The old city of Amer was the bench of power and lively with life and luxury. Other significant  sites are Jagat Shiromani Temple, Narsinghji temple, the stepwell of Panna Meena and fine imprinted royal cenotaphs on the road to Delhi.

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 down the edge and within are architectural beauties like Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan.

CENTRAL MUSEUM - positioned in the Ram Niwas Garden. This elegant building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a extraordinary collection of archaeological and handiwork pieces.

BIRLA PLANETARIUM - It offers exclusive audio-visual education about stars and entertainment with its modern computerised projection system.

LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - is placed just below the Moti doongri, known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple.

KANAK VRINDAVAN - (6.5 Kms on the way to Amer) This newly restored temple and garden, near Jal Mahal, has attractive gardens and is popular picnic place. This is also beautiful location for film shooting.

How to reach Jaipur

 

Sanganer Airport is well connected with Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Goa & many major cities of India.

 

Jaipur Railway Station is well connected with Delhi,Mumbai and  all major states & cities of India.

 

NH-8 connects Delhi with Jaipur and NH-11 connects Jaipur with Agra.

Mandawa

Mandava

Overview

Other name:

Shekhawati silk route

What to shop:

art and painting, wooden - chests, chairs, cradles, low tables, stools

The past of:

200 years

Population:

20 Th.

 

About Mandava

The city of Mandawa, founded in the mid 18th century, was once a town settled by the rich business families. The wealthy and leading merchants constructed huge havelis, decorated with beautiful wall paintings, for the purpose of their residence. However, with time, the merchants moved on and migrated to other areas, leaving the beautiful havelis in the shadows of mystery. Still, the glory of these havelis did not lessen and now they have become a major tourist attraction of the city.

The beautiful wall paintings that adorn the havelis of Mandawa in Rajasthan, India, have seen the themes changing from time to time. In the earlier days, myths conquered the themes of the frescoes, displaying local legends, animals, portraits, hunting and wrestling scenes, etc. 19th century saw the themes being changed to imitate the British (Raj) influence on the Indian culture. The traditional subjects were exchanged for cars, trains, balloons, telephones, gramophones, English men in hunting attires and portraits of the haveli owners flawlessly dressed, etc.

Major Attractions  and Monuments

  • Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli: This haveli has a painting depicting Indra Dev on an elephant and Lord Shiva on his means of transportation, Nandi bull.
  • Goenka Double Haveli: This haveli, with two gates, has its entrance adorned with elephants and horses.
  • Murmuria Haveli: The paintings of the haveli include a train with a crowded level crossing, with crow flying above it. Another remarkable picture is that of Nehru on a horseback, holding the national flag.
  • Jhunjhunwala Haveli: The haveli is ornamented with conspicuous gold leaf painted room.
  • Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli: The picture of a Maharaja stroking his moustaches beautifies this haveli.

Other havelis of Mandawa include the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Chokhani Double Haveli, etc.

How to reach Mandava

 

Jaipur is the closest airport from Mandawa and is about 168 Km away.

 

Jhunjhunu is the nearby railway station  from Mandawa. The station is linked to major cities like, Delhi, Bikaner and Jaipur.

 

Mandawa is well connected by road with many cities in Rajasthan.

Udaipur

 

Udaipur

overview

Other name:

The City of Lakes / Venice of East

What to shop:

Handmade accessories; Mineral stones; Precious & Semi Precious Gem stones; carpets; marble sculptures and many more

The past of:

450 years

Population:

10 Lac

 About Udaipur

udaipur City, formally known as the city of lakes and Venice of East. Udaipur, the capital of the previous princely state of Mewar is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is also referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India" and the "Kashmir of Rajasthan". The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the cobalt water lakes, hemmed in by the luxuriant hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white dripping wet in romance and beauty, Udaipur city of Rajasthan state is a fascinating bring together of places of interest, sounds and experiences – a motivation for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Udaipur's kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes spotted with stalls, hold the flavor of heroic past, epitomizing valor and courtesy. Their reflection in the  waters of the Lake Pichhola is a tantalizing sight.Udaipur was named Asia's 2nd Best City of 2007 and Travel & Leisure magazine named Oberoi Udaivilas as the "World's best hotel" for 2007. Udaipur is a favourite marriage destination. Many celebrities were married in Udaipur.

 Major Attractions and monunents

 

Fateh Sagar & Nehru Park

A beautiful lake, overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park - a exquisite garden island with a boat shaped cafe easily reached by an enjoyable boat ride. 

Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the maids of honour)

Udaipur is a city of lakes and gardens, big and small. The Sahelion - ki - Bari is a fine example.

This small decorative garden was a popular soothing spot where royal ladies came for a leisurely walk and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four pleasant pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants.

Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal

The fascinating collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.

Ahar Museum

The ancient capital of Sisodias, 3 km from Udaipur, Ahar boasts of a excess of majestic cenotaphs of the rulers of Mewar. A rare collection of antiquities including earthen pots, iron objects and other art items excavated in the region are displayed in a small Govt.museum. 

Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace)

A former Monsoon Palace 1100 ft. high above the surrounding and 3100 ft. from sea level was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884. The palace looks its finest during the rainy season. It offers a panoramic impression of the city's lakes, palaces and surrounding country side. 

Jag Mandir

In the heart of lake Pichhola is the island palace Jag Mandir where prince Khuman Singh Later known as emperor Shahjahan who built world fame Taj Mahal, sought refuse from his father emperor Jahangir. This three story building was completed by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1652 A.D. 

 
Shilpgram

West Zone Cultural Centre in Udaipur, Rajasthan has set up an artisan's village called - Shilpgram, 3 Kms west of Udaipur. It is a living ethnographic museum depicting way of life, civilization, customs and folk arts of the rural and tribal people of the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Goa, Daman, etc. There are several huts constructed in the traditional architectural style using mud and local building material to reflect the geographical and ethnic variety of the different states of west zone of India. 

The rural artisans and folk artists live here and perform in the natural surroundings in a village environment. Every year, more than a lakh visitors visit this village which is stretch out in an area of 55 acres, surrounded by Aravali mountains. The Shilpgram Utsav organised every year from 23rd December to January 1st, attracts massive crowd creating a scene of rural market fair and festival with live performance of folk artist from different parts of the country. The Terracotta Museum, the museum of masks, folk and musical instruments are of particular attraction.

 

How to reach udaipur

 

Maharana Pratap Airport in dabok is  well connected with Jaipur, Delhi, Jodhpur & Mumbai many major cities of India.

 

Udipur Railway Station is well linked with Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur & many more major cities of India.

 

Well connected with all nearby states & cities of India.

Jaiselmer

Jaiselmer

Overview

Other name:

The Golden City

What to shop:

Handmade accessories; Mineral stones; Embroidery; Silver and many more

The past of:

1000 years

Population:

60 Th.

About Jaiselmer

The Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is simply supreme. It was the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The marvelous Jaisalmer Fort stands pompously on its land and narrates the stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers. Jaisalmer still retains its medieval allure, which is unmistakable in its colorful narrow streets, grand forts and palaces of Rajasthan, lavish havelis and markets.

The otherwise barren land of Jaisalmer comes alive once every year during winters. It is the time when the festivities of Desert  slowly start engulfing the Desert City. During the festival in Jaisalmer, the city displays the prosperity of its traditions and ethnicity to the rest of the world. The festival expresses the people's passion for the life and is a colorful variety of fun, frolic, laughter and adventure.

 

Major Attractions and Monuments

 

Jaisalmer Fort
Rising like a beam of light from the golden sands of the desert, Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort of Rajasthan. A sight to observe, this living fort is one of the marvels of Rajasthani Architecture, especially of the stone carver's art.

Havelis
Evoking a dream of chivalry and valor, these havelis were built by rich merchants. Famous for their intricately- carved facades, the workmanship of Jaisalmer's Havelis present a striking combination of Rajput architecture and Islamic art. Some of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer are:

Salim Singh ki Haveli
Unusaual and supernatural! It is a Salim Singh ki Haveli. The top most story of this haveli are damaged yet the surviving structure has superior majesty. You indeed would be enticed with the obscure workmanship and designed Jharokhas.

Patwon ki Haveli
Patwaon Ki Haveli is another aspect to the Jaisalmer havelis. It is a five storey construction which was constructed in 1800 AD and 1860 AD. This is the largest of its kind and is one of the grandest mansion in Jaisalmer.

Nathmal ki Haveli
Nathumal Ki Haveli is two the same looking portions which are combined by a common facade. The projected balconies are the absolute example of Jeweller's art useful to stone carvings.

Gadissar Lake
The origin of this artificial water tank dates back to 1156 AD. delimited by small temples and shrines, it also gives a view of the superb archway, Teelon ki Pol - one of the main entrances to the lake and the city.

Vyas Chhatri
Also known as the city of Sunset Point, it houses the cenotaph of Sage Vyas who compiled the well-known heroic Mahabharata. Moreover, it gives you a bird's-eye view of the charming beauty of Jaisalmer.

 

How to reach Jaiselmer

 

Jodhpur Airport is the nearby Airport to Jaisalmer

 

Jaisalmer Railway Station is well linked with Jodhpur on meter gauge, which in turn is connected with all major cities.

 

Jaisalmer is well connected by road with Jodhpur, Bikaner via Pokhran, Barmer with luxury A/c coaches.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Overview

Other name:

The Sun City

What to shop:

Wooden Handicrafts; Antiques and Indian Spices

The past of:

550 years

Population:

8.5 Lac.

About Jodhpur

At best it is a front entrance to the wonderland of sand dunes and shrubs, rocky land and thorny trees. The home of the Rathores is  the amazing princely state of Rajasthan. They dominated Marwar or Maroodesh, land of the sand after the fall of Delhi and Kannauj. 

In 1459 AD, Rao Jodha, chief of Rathore clan of Rajputs, who claimed crash from Rama, the epic here of the Ramayana, laid the underpinning of Jodhpur. A high stone wall protects the well-fortified city. The wall is nearly 10km in length and has eight gates facing various directions.

Within, stands an magnificent fort on a low range of sandstone hills, about 125m above the surrounding plains. impregnable! And bold in its union with time! The city lies at the foot of the hills. The clear division between the old and the new city is visible from the ramparts of the fort. 

On the other side of the city, facing the fort is the Umaid Bhawan Palace. One of the most  extensive and well-planned palaces in India. And from here, as you gaze at fort, an  exciting view rises before your eyes at sunset.

 

Major Attractions  and Monuments

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Maharaja Umaid Singhji who built this palace was spellbound with western lifestyles so he marshalled the services of a well-known Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester, a creditable equal of Edward Lutyens (architect of New Delhi) to construct a three hundred and forty seven roomed Umaid Palace.

This was to become India last of the great palaces and the biggest private residence in the human race. fabulous Central Rotunda, the cupola rises to a hundred and five feet high; the Throne Room with its wonderful Ramayana murals; an graceful wood-panelled library, and even a private museum; an indoor swimming pool, a Billiards Room, tennis courts and unique marble squash courts makes Umaid Bhawan Palace is unabashedly the most outstanding.

Mehrangarh Fort
suspended on a 150 m high hill its spread out is the most dreadful and splendid fort in Rajasthan. Rao Jodha founded it in 1459 but succeeding rulers of Jodhpur have also added to it over the centuries. A twisty road leads to the from the city 5 kms below. Battle scars of canon ball hit by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left is chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot while protecting the fort against the armies of Amber.

There are seven gates, which include Jayapol meaning conquest built by Maharaja Man Singh to honor his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol also meaning victory gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the overpower of Mughals. And Lohapol meaning iron gate has a moving memorabilia on palm print of the queens of Maharaja Man Singh who threw themselves on his funeral pyre in an act of sati [self-immolation]. The palm marks still attract devotional thought and are covered by vermilion paste and paper-thin silver foil.

Phool Mahal
The grandest of Mehrangarh's period rooms, the Phool Mahal was in all probably  plaster a private and elite chamber of contentment dancing girls once swooned in fatigue here under a ceiling rich in gold filigree. The Phool Mahal was created by Maharaja Abhaya Singh (1724-1749) and the gold came from Ahmedabad in Gujarat as war swag after his famous victory over the mutinous Mughal governor, Sarbuland Khan. The paintings, royal portraits and the ever-popular raga mala, came much later, in the reign of Jaswant Singh II.

Jhanki Mahal
The Jhanki Mahal, from where the royal ladies watched the official events, in the square, today houses a rich collection of the royal cradles. The cradles are ornamented with gilt mirrors and figures of fairies, elephant and birds.

Jaswant Thada
On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the elegant marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaj Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur. The cenotaphs of earlier Maharajas and Maharanis are at Mandore.

 How to reach Jodhpur

 

Jodhpur Airport is well linked with  Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai

 

Jodhpur railway station is well-connected with all major cities.

 

Jodhpur is well-connected by roads.

Bikaner

Bikener

Overview

known for:

Junagarh fort

What to shop:

Mojari (Bikaneri style), Rangi dupatta, Kundan work, Wooden antiques, Lacquer Bangles, Carpets, Beaded and sequined, gorbandhs, Paintings

The past of:

500 years

Population:

7.23 Lac.

About Bikaner

It is important for the tourists to know about Bikaner before itinerant to the city located in the heart of the desert. The empire of Bikaner was established in the 15th century when the brave son of Rao Jodhaji, the founder of Jodhpur, infuriated and motivated by his father, quit the palace to establish his own kingdom. The detailed history of Bikaner reveals that the establishment of the monarchy was foretold by the mystic Karni Mata. It was in the year 1488 that the creator of the city, Rao Bikaji fortified the city that was called the city of Bikaner. 

Bikaner, India is one of the most frequented desert cities of the state of Rajasthan. The characteristics of Bikaner reveals the topographic location of the area. The completion has developed outside the equipped city. Vegetation of the region comprises of the thin growth of the desert vegetation. With the edifice of the Ganga canal, it has been possible for the people to slot in in the agricultural fabrication of other crops in the green area of Bikaner. 

Bikaner is wealthy in ethnicity and custom and is one of the exponents of Rajasthani art and music. The renowned people of Bikaner are the great patrons of performing and fine arts. The school of Utsa art finds its ancestry in the city of Bikaner. Folk music of Bikaner is supposed all round the world. The fairs and the festivals of the city show signs of the prosperity of the cultural and traditional inheritance of the city of Bikaner.

 

Major Attractions and Monuments

 

Bikaner is a beautiful city in the northwestern part of Rajasthan and is a major visitor magnetism of the state. Junagarh Fort, camel breeding farm and camel festival are the major tourist attractions of Bikaner. Besides, there are various other tourist attractions of Bikaner like Lalgarh Palace, Deshnok temple, Karni Mata etc. that you must visit on your Bikaner Travel. The Rajputana Getaway offers to give you online information on other traveler attractions in Bikaner in Rajasthan.

Lalgarh Palace is a key tourist desirability in Bikaner and is a gorgeous structure in red sandstone. Built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the early 20th century, Lalgarh Palace is a work of art and an architectural masterpiece, designed by Sir Swinton Jacob. 

Deshnok Temple (Rat Temple) is also one of the chief tourist attractions of Bikaner. The distinctive thing about the temple is the thousand of rats that come here. The rats are considered divine and are worshipped by the devotees. You are considered lucky if you spot a white rat.

How to reach Bikaner

 

Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport to Bikaner.

 

Bikaner railways is well linked with  major Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Delhi, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad.

 

Bikaner is well connected with roads that connects with major cities nearby including Jaipur and Delhi.

Mount Abu

Mount abu

Overview

known for:

only Hill Station in Rajasthan

Shopping:

-Jewellery articles,leather articles, rajasthani paintings and many more

The past of:

500 years approx.

Population:

72 Th.

About Mount abu

The history of Mount Abu is as sundry as the city itself. It was once a part of the Chauhan kingdom of Rajasthan and served as a summer resort for the Rajput kings of the province. After that, it was leased by the British government from the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the headquarter of the inhabitant to Rajputana (another name for Rajasthan).

During the British regulation in India, it was the much loved summer destination of the British, who came here to run away the dusty, dry heat of the plains particularly Rajasthan. It also served as a hospice for the troops. The small huts and cottages here tell stories of those times even today.

Mount Abu was the habitat of many saints and sages in the old days. Legend has it that all the 330 million gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon used to stopover this divine mountain. It is also the place where the great saint Vashishth lived and performed a yagna (sacrificial worship on a fire pit) to create four Agnikula (four clans of fire) to defend the earth from demons. The yagna was made-up to have been performed near a natural spring, which emerged from a rock shaped like a cow's head.

Major Attractions and Monuments

 

Gaumukh Temple
Down on the Abu Road side of Mount Abu, a small watercourse flows from the entrance of a marble cow, giving the shrine its name. There is also a marble shape of the bull Nandi, Shiva's vehicle. The tank here, Agni Kund, is said to be the place of the sacrificial fire, made by sage Vashistha, from which four of the great Rajput clans were born. An image of Vashishtha is flanked by the facts of Rama and Krishna. 


Delwara Jain Temples
The Temple compound includes two temples with wonderful marble carvings. The older of the temples is the Vimal Vasahi, built in 1031 by a Gujrati minister named Vimal. It is devoted to the first tirthankar (Jain Teacher), Adinath. The central holy place contains an image of Adinath, while around the courtyard are 57 identical cells, each with a Budhdha like cross-legged image. Forty eight gracefully carved pillars from the doorway to the courtyard. In front of the temple stands the House of Elephants, with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple.

Adhar Devi Temple
The Adhar Devi temple, about 3km north of town, is chiseled out of a enormous rock reached by a flight of 365 steps. You have to stop to get all the way through the low entrance of the temple. It is a beloved tourist spot.

Museum & Art Gallery
The museum is divided into two sections. The first section has been decorated by a diorama of local ethnic hut with their common living manner by adding a gallery of arms, musical instruments, ladies ornaments like barly, damani, karna, guthma toda, gaga wala thoomar, kanksi berla, various type of earrings and outfits etc. belonging to hill dwellers.

View Points
Of the various points around the town, Sunset Point, 1.5 km from the visitor office of Mount Abu, is the most well-liked. Hoards turn out here every evening to catch the setting sun, the food stalls and all the usual entertainment. It is a one kilometer walk from the road to the standpoint or you can hire a horse.

Honeymoon Point, 2.5 kms northwest on Ganesh Road, also known as Andra Point, offers an captivating view of the luxuriant plains and valleys. The place looks most stunning during the dusk hours. The route to Honeymoon Point goes past the Nakki Lake.

Guru Shikhar
At the end of the plateau, 15km from Mount Abu, is Guru Shikar, the highest point in Rajasthan at 1722m. A road goes approximately all the way to the peak. At the top is the Atri Rishi Temple, complete with a priest and first-class views all around.

How to reach Mount Abu

 

Udaipur is the nearest airport to Mount Abu.

 

The railway station at Abu Road is a two-hour drive from Mount Abu and is well linked  to the rest of the country.

 

Mount Abu is well-connected by roads to the other parts of the country.

Pushkar

Pushkar

Overview

Other name:

The Holy City of Hindus

What to shop:

tinkling bangles, beads, embroidered clothes, shoes, leather goods and colorful wooden toys

The past of:

Its actual founding is not known **

Population:

14 Th.

About Pushkar

** The date of its actual beginning is not known, but legend links Lord Brahma with its formation. It is mentioned that Brahma performed penance here for 60,000 years to have glance of Radha Krishna.

The Ramayan mentions Pushkar and says that Vishvamitra performed tapa here. It further says that the Apsara Menaka came to Pushkara to bathe in its holy waters.

The Mahabharata says that while laying down a plan for Maharaja Yudhishthara’s journey, “Maharaja after incoming the Jungles of Sind and crossing the small rivers on the way should bathe in Pushkara". And, as per Vaman Purana, Prahlada on his pilgrimage to divine places visited Pushkarayana.

 

Pushkar is a incredible interaction of history and mythology that makes it valuable to travel to this saintly destination of Rajasthan.

According to tradition, the city of Pushkar came into being After a battle between Lord Brahma and a demon named Vajra Nabh. After the demon was killed by Brahma with the assist of a lotus flower, three petals floated down to Earth and landed in Pushkar foremost to the formation of the three lakes of Pushkar.

Major Attractions

Brahma Temple
Although the city of Pushkar has 400 anomalous temples, the Brahma Temple is the most famous of them. Brahma is one of the Hindu trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh - the three gods on behalf of creation, sustenance and demolition. According to the myths, Brahma is the god of creation of this earth. The four heads symbolizes His presence all over the place. 

The most notable thing about the Brahma temple is that it is the only one temple on earth dedicated to Lord Brahma. Pushkar exactly means a pond created by flowers. Legends have it that Lord Brahma, when wanted to carry out a yagna, dropped a lotus to determine the place on earth.

Savitri Temple
Savitri Temple is one of the most famous one out of 400 temples in Pushkar. According to the Hindu mythology Savitri is the first wife of Lord Brahma. When He was all set to begin a Yagya on earth in  Pushkar (determined by sagging a lotus flower), Savitri's existence was the must. But She had kept Him waiting. Lord Brahma, annoyed at this, married Gayatri the milkmaid to start the yagya on the most auspicious moment. 

angry Savitri cursed that Lord Brahma would not be worshipped anyplace else but Pushkar. Hence you find the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma only in Pushkar.

 

Varah Temple
Varah Temple in Pushkar is devoted to Lord Vishnu. One of the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu was that of Varah (boar). The temple worships the Varah form of Lord Vishnu. 

You would find plenty of references of Vishnu in the Hindu myths and legends. In more than a few incarnations which numbers up to as many as 10, Vishnu has appeared on the earth and saved the earth from the hand of the evil. 

The temple has a momentous historical past. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb destroyed much of the temple because he could not stand with the rather bizarre hero of human body with the head of a boar, housed in the temple. 

Mahadeva Temple
Mahadeva Temple in Pushkar is committed to Lord Mahadeva. The god is one of the Hindu Trinity that represents Creation, Sustenance and devastation. According to the Hindu Puranas, Lord Mahadeva is the god of destruction. 

There are several myths and legends centering round Lord Mahadeva. Ash-smeared and clad in tiger Skin, He holds a Trishul in his hand and a bull as  his pet. According to the legends, the stream Ganges has been created from His mane of hair.

Pushkar Lake
Hindu pilgrims come for the saintly dip in Pushkar Lake, which is considered most on Kartik Poornima.The highlight of the fair is the Camel Fair, the trading of camels. There are many ghats, which run down to the blessed Pushkar Lake whose waters are well-known to wash the sins of a life span.

 

How to reach pushkar

 

Jaipur Airport is the nearest  Airport to Pushkar

 

Ajmer Railway Station linked  well with all major cities.

 

Ajmer Bus Stand is well connected by road with Jaipur, Jodhpur & Udaipur.

Ranthambore

Ranthambore

About Ranthambore

Ranthambore Natioanal Park, Tiger Reserve in the Rajasthan state of India, comprises different areas with diverse upkeep history and nearly alienated geographically with mere narrow corridors linking them to the center, Ranthambore National Park. These are mainly, the Ranthambore National Park, Keladevi Sanctuary and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary.

Tourist places in and around Ranthambore

The Ranthambore Fort, another admired visitor attraction in Ranthambore, was built in 944 AD. This fort is an epitome of courage and historical developments in Rajasthan. It is positioned at a altitude of about 700 ft above the neighboring plains and sprawls over a large area. The Ranthambore Fort has three temples in its location, devoted to Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Lord Rama. The accountability of maintaining and preserving the mighty and marvelous Ranthambore Fort is been assigned to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

 Save Tiger

Like oil lamps glistening in the wind, the world's tiger population is unhurriedly being snuffed out. Several books and literature have been formed to describe the most interesting, the most potent and the most regal of all animals. The Hindu custom and traditions have a place of approbation and dedication for tiger. In India people had added Singh, Sher and Nahar on their names to promote their class. Yet people have been unbelievably negligible to the cause of the tiger.

Tiger Moments
Tiger blazing Bright in rare and hassle-free moments exhibits it lovable attractiveness. It is in these moments that the utter beauty and supremacy of this animal comes out so exciting. It is a knowledge that no one should fail to blemish.

 

How to reach ranthambore

 

Jaipur (165 km) is the nearest airport to ranthambore.

 

 Sawai Madhopur railway station is only 12 km away from the park, on the Delhi-Bombay trunk route.

 

A good network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur with quite a few areas around.

Bharatpur

Bharatpur

About bharatpur

Keoladeo National Park is located in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. It is also known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Keoladeo National Park wildlife Sanctuary is famous for birds glory, with over 380 resident and migrant type of birds, together with the Common, Demoiselle and the rare Siberian Cranes. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also an outstanding place to blemish mammals like Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyaena, Sambar, Fishing Cat, Nilgai, Blackbuck and wild Boar. In 1981, Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary was given the status of National Park. The name Keoladeo has been derivative from a nearby ancient Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

 

Major Attractions

The main attractions for tourists visiting the Keoladeo Ghana Park are the migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia to expend their winters in Bharatpur, before recurring back to their breeding grounds. Some of the migratory birds that visit Keoladeo /Bharatpur bird sanctuary include more than a few species of Cranes, Hawks, Pelicans, Geese, Shanks, Ducks, Eagles, Warblers, Stints, Wagtails, Buntings, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Larks, Pipits etc. Besides the migratory and resident birds, other tourist attractions in Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary include the Bharatpur government Museum, Lohagarh Fort and Deeg Palace. 

How to reach Bharatpur

 

Jaipur is the nearest airport to bharatpur.

 

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NH-14 Jaipur Agra connects Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary with a good network of road with Bharatpur.

Agra

Agra

Overview

World famous  for:

Taj Mahal

What to shop:

Famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather

The past of:

600 years approx.

Population:

14 Lac

About Agra

Agra is renowned as being domicile to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal.

The architectural magnificence of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is glowing souvenir of the richness of the legendary Mughal empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While its importance as a political hub ended with the remove of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural means has protected its place on the international drawing. A pleasurable town with a reasonably slow speed, Agra is known for its splendid insert work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals.

Major Attractions and Monuments

 

Taj Mahal - The everlasting Signature of Love
There is no other gravestone in the world, which can contest the loveliness and majesty of the Taj Mahal. Set amongst the peaceful ambience of a well laid out garden, the enormous marble structure of the Taj is overwhelming. The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Shahjahan- the fifth Mughal emperor, in memory of his dearly loved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shahjahan loved his wife so much that after she passed away in 1631, he stubborn to commemorate their love in the form of the Taj Mahal. It is more than 350 years and still has its romantic atmosphere integral, which attracts millions of visitors from all part of the world.
Almost all overseas dignitaries coming to India make it a point to visit this captivating spot.

Taj Museum
unique drawings obtainable here show the accuracy with which the architect had planned this tombstone. He even projected that it would be completed in 22 years. Drawings of the interiors show the spot of the graves in such accuracy that the base of the graves faces the viewer from any angle. Many more such spectacular collections are here which can also be seen.

The Mosque & The Jawab
To the left of the Taj is a mosque made of red stonework. It is widespread in Islam to build a mosque next to a tomb, as it sanctifies the region and provides a place for adoration. This mosque is motionless used for Friday prayers.


Agra Fort
Built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD the fort is a masterwork of plan and edifice. Within the fort are a number of wonderful buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-E-Am, Diwani-E-Khaas and Musanman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died while in custody.

The building of the Agra fort was started around 1565 when the early structures were built by Akbar. Shah Jahan replaced most of these with his marble creations. Some on the other hand survived, among them are- Delhi Gate, Amar Singh Gate, Akbari Mahal and the Jahangiri Mahal.

Jahangiri Mahal
This is the first distinguished building that the tourist sees on his right hand side at the end of a airy lawn, as one enters from beginning to end the Amar Singh Gate and emerges out of the way. It was built by Akbar as women's accommodation and is the only building that survives among his creative fortress buildings. It is built of stone & is just ornamented on the exterior.

The mainly vital attribute of the edifice is its decorative stone brackets which prop up the beams. In front is a huge stone bowl which was most likely used to contain aromatic rose water. patterned Persian verses have been carved next to the outer rim, which records its creation by Jahangir in 1611 AD. This stylish, double storied palace reflects a physically powerful Hindu influence with protruding balconies and domed chhatries.

Jodha Bai's Palace
To the right of Jahangiri Mahal is Akbar's much loved queen Jodha Bai`s Palace. In disparity to other palaces in the fort, it is quite simple. Through the slits in the wall one can see the Taj.

Anguri Bagh
These ceremonial, 85m square, geometric grounds lie to the left of the fort. During Shah Jahan's time the gorgeousness of the gardens was significantly improved by pretty flower beds.

Golden Pavilions
The bowed chala roofs of the small pavilions by the Khaas Mahal are based on the roof contour of Bengali village huts constructed out of bent bamboo, planned to keep rotten heavy rain. The shape was first articulated in stone by the Sultans of Bengal. at first gilded, these were almost certainly ladies' bedrooms, with hiding places for jewellery in the walls. These pavilions are customarily linked with Shah Jahan's daughters-Roshanara and Jahanara Begum.

 

How to reach Agra

 

Agra Airport is well linked  with all major cities of India.

 

Agra Railway Station connects  with Delhi, all major states & cities of India.

 

NH-2 connects Delhi with Agra and NH-11 connects Agra with Jaipur.

Varanasi

Varanasi

Overview

Other name:

Banares

Shopping:

Jewellery, handicrafts, carpets and many more

The past  of:

3000-5000 years nearby

Population:

14 Lac

About Varanasi

The civilizing capital of India, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is a major hub for spiritualism, religious studies, Hinduism and Indian values. Also known as Benares and Kashi, Varanasi is one of the oldest existing cities wide-reaching and an vital pilgrimage intention not only for Hindus, but for Buddhists and Jains as well.

Home to frequent Hindu temples, ashrams and ghats, which are amongst the major attractions for guests, Varanasi also boasts of more than a few Buddhist Stupas and Jain temples. A melting pan of Indian civilization, Varanasi receives hordes of pilgrims and devotees every year from all corners of the earth, who are paying attention by the spiritual places and other sightseer attractions of the town.

Since time immemorial, Varanasi has sustained to be an vital civilizing and pious centre in northern India. Besides, the city is also well-known for the Benares Gharana (school) of Indian classical music developed here. one more important feature about Varanasi is that the town houses the illustrious Banaras Hindu University. At various points of time in history, Varanasi served home to many an well-known Indian philosopher, poet, writer, and musician. The local people of Varanasi are eminent as advocates of literature, music, Vedic philosophy, arts, crafts and architecture.

Major Attractions and Monuments

 

Holy River Ganges
Since Varanasi is mainly connected with Hinduism, temples outward appearance the main hold. The Ganga Ghats (river fronts) are the main hub of religious behavior and rituals and also form one of the chief attractions of Varanasi.

Bharat Kala Bhavan
Bharat Kala Bhavan, situated inside the BHU campus, is an art and architecture museum and houses a immense group of paintings, Hindu and Buddhist sculptures and other materials of archeological consequence. The Bharat Kala Bhavan was recognized in the year 1920 A.D. In the main hall of the Bharat Kala Bhawan, there is a form of a man standing on one leg and one hand on his hip and lifting a collection of stone above his head, with one hand. The stature is said to be of Lord Krishna, lifting Mount Govardhana. Many imagery in the Bharat Kala Bhavan confirm to the survival of Krishna faction in Kashi in 15th and 16th century.

Banaras Hindu University
The Banaras Hindu University or BHU is an internationally reputed University and is situated in Varanasi. The great nationalist director, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, founded the Banaras Hindu University in the year 1916. Dr Annie Besant also played an imperative role in the configuration of the BHU. The Banaras Hindu University played a key role in the Indian sovereignty movement. Over an  era of time, it has urbanized into one of the furthermost centers of knowledge in India. The BHU has shaped many enormous freedom fighters and Nation builders. It has hugely contributed to the growth of the nation all the way through a bulky number of popular scholars, artists and scientists.

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is an observatory, built by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in the year 1737. Jai Singh was a grand aficionado of science and technology and he was mainly zealous about astronomy. Before the beginning of structure (of observatories) he sent scholars out of the country to study the foreign observatories. The emissaries returned with many manuals on astronomy. The Jantar Mantar at Varanasi was built in line with Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain and Jaipur observatories.

Ramnagar Fort
The Ramnagar fort is situated  about 14 km. from Varanasi and is located on the opposite bank of river Ganga. It is the inherited home of the Maharaja of Banaras. Maharaja Balwant Singh built this fort-palace in the eighteenth century. The fort is built in red stonework. The Ramnagar fort has a temple and a museum within the foundation and the temple is devoted to Ved Vyasa, who wrote Mahabharata, the enormous Indian epic. Legends have it that Ved Vyasa stayed here for a concise period.

How to reach Varanasi

 

Varanasi Airport is well linked  with all major cities of India.

 

Varanasi Railway Station is well connected with Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai and all major cities of India.

 

Well connection of roads  to all major cities of Uttar Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala

Overview

Other name:

Queen of the Hills

What to shop:

-

The past of:

125 years

Population:

-

About Dharamshala

Dharamsala, commonly known as the Queen of the Hill, is alienated into lower and upper towns with a distinction of 457m between them.

The mountains enclose 3 sides of the town and the basin stretches to the south. There is a good-looking resort of Dharamsala, which stands on the urge of the Dharamsala series.


Dharamsala is now the bench of His devoutness, the Dalai Lama. After the Chinese take-over of his country, Dharamsala is redolent of the regal days in places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsythe Ganj. Dharamsala is the head office of the Kangra district. It became the capital in 1852 and is 125 years old.


Tibetan surroundings has been formed in the high elevation, and more than 3000 Tibetans have made Dharamsala their provisional home, living mostly in Mcleod Ganj. To add to its attractiveness, there is an non-natural stream curving, glinting with gold fish.


Tibet’s exclusive structure of Thongka painting, woodcarving, metal –crafts and music are very renowned. Tibetan works and archive are conserved in the library at Dharamsala where Buddhist monks from distant refugee camps move toward to study antique manuscripts.

Major Attractions and Monuments

 

Bhagsunag Falls
The stunning Bhagsunag waterfalls lies a slight away from the town of Dharamsala. An old temple is also situated is the adjacent.

Dal Lake
Hemmed in Deodar and Fir trees, the Dal lake is one more chocolate box mark just 10kms away from Dharamsala.

McLeod Ganj
tenderly referred as the little Lhasa, McLeod Ganj draws more reputation from the abode of His religiousness Dalai Lama than no matter which else. The little township with clusters of monasteries and Buddha Statues is one of the main traveler attractions in Dharamsala.

Jwalamukhi Temple
A almost two-hour tour would take you to the well-known Jwalamukhi Temple, devoted to the Goddess of beam. There is no icon to adoration as such in the temple. Rather a continually burning blue flame, emanating from inside the rocks, is worshipped.

St. John's Church
As you impel from McLeod Ganj to Forsythe Ganj, St. John's Church lies in among. It also houses the tomb of Lord Elgin one of the Viceroys of British India.

How to reach Dharamshala

 

Flight  from Delhi and Kulu at Gaggal Airport, Dharamsala is one of the way to reach there.

 

Pathankot is linked with  Railway Station of  Dharamsala.

 

Dharamsala is well connected by roads of  Delhi and other major nearby cities.

Shimla

Overview

Other name:

The summer capital of British Govt.

What to shop :

Woolen cloths, shawls, handicrafts and many more

The past of:

200 years approx.

Population:

1.23 Lac.

About Shimla

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and a chief journey hill station in India. Shimla is also an imperative administrative centre. It has been variously described as the Indian Capua, Mount Olympus and the house of the tiny Tin Gods. At the further end is Sir Edward Lutyen’s (the architect of New Delhi) snooty remark – "If I had been told it had all been built by monkeys, I would have said, what wonderful monkeys, they must be shot in case they do it again."!! Shimla and attention have always courted each other.

The town spreads over a 12km  rim with just two main roads – The Mall which runs from the outlying west to the lower eastern side, and the Cart Road which circles the southern division of Shimla. This is where the railway station and the bus and taxi stands are positioned. The falcate of the wooded point stretches from the supercilious 2476 m high Jakhu Hill and Chhota Shimla in the east, to the Observatory (2,148 m) and Prospect hills (2,176 m) in the west. The best time to tour to Shimla is in autumn, when the days are hot and clear and the nights crisp and cold. Summer sees a rapidly increasing sightseer inhabitants and this is accurately why you should avoid going there at this time.

The people of HP are uncomplicated and warm. They feel sturdily about their natural and civilizing legacy so do not in any way disparage their civilization or rituals. Norms of dress and performance are pretty calm in Shimla, as the tourist traffic every year has made the place about broad-based. A word of concern, however, doesn’t travel to the interiors of the state without a dependable and authoritative tourist guide and also beware of touts.

Major Attractions

 

Today Shimla visiting the attractions has translated into being the grooviest mark for honeymooners.

to one side from seeing evidences of some grand royally structural design in monuments like the Christ Church, Viceregal Lodge, Gorton Castle and others, there are dozens of minute travel places around which present the most enjoyable walks like Summer Hill, Prospect Hill, Chadwick Falls, Tara Devi, Chharabra and others. Two of the most well-known close to getaways are Kasauli and Chail. and its not that there is nothing for the more exploratory kinds; Shimla tourism has brilliant range for treks too.

impressive by itself, Shimla is also the tee off point for the rest of Himachal, with roads foremost west to the Kangra and Chamba valleys, north to Kullu and Lahaul valleys, and east to Kinnaur and Spiti Valley. South of it lay the lower districts of Solan and Sirmaur.

 

How to reach there

 

 Jubbarhatti Airport of shimla  is well connected with daily flights from Delhi.

 

Shimla’s  meter gauge railway is linked with Kalka (next to Chandigarh).

 

Shimla is well connected with roads by Jaipur, Delhi and other major nearby cities.

Uttranchal

Uttranchal

Haridwar

Overview

Other name:

Holy place for Hindus

Shopping:

Handicrafts, paintings and many more

The past of:

Vedic Times

Population:

-

About Haridwar

Haridwar is the doorway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. It's also your preliminary point on the journey to the holy sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers. This blessed city is home to some of the Most sanctified Hindu rituals. Round the year, devotees from all over the country gather here in their thousands to carry out Poojas or prayers. well-known for the "Maha Kumbh Mela" which appears Every 12 years and the captivating "Aarti" at "Har Ki Pauri" which captives the beholder with hundreds of burning wick lamps floating down the Ganga, this town has been famed for centuries in the Indian society.

The list of attractions in Haridwar is never-ending. Har-Ki-Pauri, the holy ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in the reminiscence of his brother Bhartrihari. The golden mirror image of floral diyas in the river Ganges is the most enthralling prospect in the sunset during the Ganga aarti ritual at the ghat.

Haridwar has a number of appealing sites that one can take in in the tour. Rishikesh, around 28 km off Haridwar, is at the bottom of the Himalayas and it is where the Ganges comes down to the plains from the hills. A spectacular occurrence of natural prettiness and undiscovered wildlife awaits here. Not to mention the stillness and harmony of a landscape associated with sages and contemplation.

Haridwar or 'the Gateway to the Gods' is one of the seven holiest spaces according to Hindu mythology, as the Gods are supposed to have left their footprints in Haridwar. Due to its geographical position too, Haridwar stands as the entryway to the other three important pilgrimages of Uttrakhand namely, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar in the very old scriptures and epics, Haridwar has forever remained a foremost pilgrimage for the Hindus.

Major Attractions

 

Temples in Haridwar
The attractions in Haridwar are the Hari-ki-Pairi, the most admired bathing ghat in Haridwar. The Maha Kumbh is held  every 12 years and an anticipated 45 million people unite to bathe here in the blessed waters of the Ganges as part of a decontamination custom. Haridwar has a numeral of temples like the Gorakhnath temple with an impressive structure devoted to Guru Gorakhnath.The Kankhal temples comprise the Birbhadreshwar Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund. myth says  it, that Daksh Prajapati, Sati's father, performed a yagna at this place to which he did not ask Lord Shiva. Sati, feeling hurt, as a result, burnt herself in the Yagna Kund, here. Mansa Devi Temple is keen to the Goddess Mansa Devi who is supposed to grant the wishes of her devotees.

A ropeway connects this temple to the main town. Bhimganag tank is supposed to have been made by Bhim with a jab of his knee, when the Pandavas were leaving to the Himalayas from beginning to end Haridwar.It is a pleasure to outlook the canal and the ghats of Haridwar from the canal Centenary Bridge. The Parmarth Ashram has a gorgeous image of Goddess Durga and the Pawan Dham ashram is well-known for its Hanuman Temple built with pieces of glass.

 

How to Haridwar

 

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the adjacent airport to Haridwar.

 

Haridwar Railway Station is well linked with all major cities of India.

 

Haridwar is well connected with all cities of our country.

Kullu Manali

Manali and Kullu

Manali Tourism
Kullu Manali – one of the most striking hill stations of India. Plan tours to Manali in Himachal Pradesh and get saturated into utter and lovely atmosphere of the area. discover gorgeous landscapes, flourishing green valleys, meadows of untamed flowers, or fruit loaded orchards on your Manali tours. You will also feel affection for fascinating sight of snow capped mountain peaks. If you think about make the most of and sports education, well, Manali tour is right for you. There are plentiful options for exciting activity and sports like mountaineering, trekking, rock climbing, water rafting, skiing, playing with ice, etc. to one side from exploratory and seeing the sights tourists Manali tours are also very trendy among couples and honeymooners. Manali is ideal destinations for honeymoon holidays. Honeymooners from all around the world move toward for Manali tours.

Places Around Manali

Jagatsukh Temple
Jagatsukh Shiva Temple is a Shikhara style place of worship located at Jagatsukh, which is 6 km from Manali, in Himachal Pradesh. Built about the early 8th century, it has a tri-ratha chamber roofed by a Shikhara. The temple is of similar structural design as that of the Naresar group.

Tibetan Market
Tibetan Market is a bunch of shops in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. The marketplace is to be found at the back the Hotel Ibex. The market features shops which sell shawls, woolen clothes, handicrafts, imported goods and souvenirs.

Manikaran
85 km from Manali and 45 km from Kullu, lies in the Parvati Valley, the divine pilgrimage place of Manikaran. Here icy cold waters of the Parvati river co-exists with boiling water alongside. The hot water springs are alleged.

Ajmer

Ajmer

About Ajmer 

The visitor attractions in Ajmer are the pilgrimage sites. Ajmer is a well-liked pilgrimage hub for the Hindus as well as Muslims. It houses the Dargah or tomb of the 13th century Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is evenly respected by the Hindus and Muslims.Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar, about 11 km. from Ajmer, the house of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a pleasing lake.

Major Attractions and Monuments

The Dargah of Khawaja Saheb (Ajmer Dargah)



The Dargah of Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja Sharif is at the base of a sterile hill. The holy place is after that only to Mecca and Medina for the Muslims of South Asia. It is said that Akbar used to build a pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra once  a year. The saint's tomb with a superb marble dome is in the center of the second courtyard, which is enclosed by a silver stage. There is one more mosque in the courtyard built by Shahjahan, the most amazing of all the sanctums within the sanctuary of the Dargah.

Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra



Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra is an  outstanding construction, a masterwork of Indo-Islamic architecture positioned on the outer edge, of the city, just ahead of the Dargah. As the myth goes, its creation took two and a half days (Adhai-Din) to complete. It was at first a Sanskrit college, built within a temple. In 1193 A.D. Mohhamed Ghauri occupied Ajmer and changed the building into a mosque by adding together a seven domed wall in frontage of the pillared hall in just two-and-half days (adhai-din).

Nasiyan Temple



Ajmer also has a Jain Temple, Nasiyan Temple in red color built in 1865. The wooden gilt in the twice storeyed  hall exhibits similes from the Jain mythology, recitation the ancient Jain concepts.

Lakes in Ajmer



Ajmer is consecrated with lakes - Ana Sagar Lake, built between 1135-1150 AD by damming the river Luni. This non-natural lake is enclosed by hills and on its bank is a fine-looking park - the Dault Bagh, making this position one fine spot for strolling in the dawn and dusk. Foy Sagar is just 5 kms from the city and 3 kms additional up the valley from Ana Sagar Lake.

Forts in Ajmer



Built during a food shortage relief programme it is named after the engineer answerable for its structure, the pleasing lake offers stunning views form the hill. Ajmer has a fort, Taragarh Fort, a sheer one and a half hour climb further than the Adhai-din-ka-jhopra, which leads to the wreck of the Taragarh Fort, balanced on a hill. One can have an outstanding sight of the city from here.

Museums in Ajmer



The fort was the place of the military activity during the Mughal period, later used as a infirmary by the British Constructed by Akbar in 1570, the imperial fort of Akbar in red building material was transformed into a Government Museum and today it houses a wealthy gathering of Mughal and Rajput weapon store. Very close to the main post office, the museum displays some of the very well and fragile sculptures of the province, from 8th century AD, which include - old arms, miniature paintings, and antique rock inscriptions and stone sculptures.

How to reach Ajmer

Air: The nearest airport to ajmer is Jaipur. (132 Kms.)
Rail: Well linked with  rail with important cities like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ahmed abad, Udaipur, Abu Road, Jodhpur etc.
Road: Regular bus services are available from Ajmer to all important  major towns of India

Mathura

Mathura

About Mathura

place of birth of Lord Krishna, Mathura is known for its ethnicity and tradition and lies well within the golden triangle of Delhi-Jaipur-Agra. Mathura lies 55 km towards north-west of Agra in Uttar Pradesh.

The area is intimately connected with the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Krishna is said to have spent his childhood and teenage years in Braj. Mathura is also blessed as it is believed a pilgrimage to the city guarantees moksha or salvation. According to Garuda Purana, Mathura all along with Ayodhya, Avantika, Kasi, Puri, Kanchi and Dwarika are the seven sites which funding moksha.

Though the city is associated for the most part with the life of Lord Krishna, it is unusual even for Jains and Buddhists. Mathura’s divine ghats and peaceful banks of river Yamuna give a relaxing feel.

The festivals celebrated in the city turn around the life of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami and Holi are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Barsana, 27 km from Mathura, is popular for the Lathmaar Holi celebrated in the village.

Mathura holds considered significance to India. It is the stand of India’s strike corps I within Indian Army’s central command.

Major attractions

Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish temple habitually spelled as ‘Dwarkadheesh’ also known as Nija mandir and Jagat mandir is a Hindu temple of lord Krishna. obscure sculptural detailing done by successions of temples.

Rangbhoomi

Rangbhoomi is measured as the place where the clash stuck between Krishna and his maternal uncle kans took place. His maternal uncle ‘Kansa’ had incarcerated his parents. Krishna killed his maternal uncle here.

Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple

well-known as the hometown of Indian Hindu God, Lord Krishna, the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple is positioned in Mathura.

 

Vishram Ghat

Vishram Ghat is a bath and devotional place on the banks of the Yamuna River in Mathura. Vishram means rest and Lord Krishna is said to have rested here.

How to Reach Mathura

By Air

The nearest  airport from  Mathura  is about 60kms and is  is located at  Kheria  in  Agra.

By Rail/ Train

Mathura  is easily linked with all the major cities of the rest of the country such as Jaipur, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Chennai and a whole lot more. 

By Road

The National highway 2 connects  the divine town with other parts of the country.