Glamorous and beguiling, North India crackles with energy and color. North India is certainly the most visited region of India. Enchanting Rajasthan represents India at its most vibrant and colorful, stay at the impossibly glamorous palaces, many of them have been converted into Hotels.
Explore the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, brimming with historical splendor. Discover, the pink sandstone city of Jaipur, savor the exquisite lake palaces of Udaipur and be awestruck by the formidable ramparts of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort.
The north Indian cities are also unique: Delhi, the capital, is divided into the bustling, labyrinthine Old City and the majestic colonial avenues of New Delhi. Mumbai (Bombay) is famous for its thriving business culture and Bollywood film industry. An immersive holiday that will allow you to understand and enjoy the rich Indian culture.
THE ROYAL CITIES OF RAJASTHAN: India’s northern region of Rajasthan is most often associated with its royal palaces, mighty forts and flashes of color — three shades in particular. Scattered across the desert territory, there’s the “Pink City” of Jaipur, the “Blue City” of Jodhpur and the “Gold City” of Jaisalmer — each with its own story.
Famously known as the Pink City of India, Jaipur is the city of royalty, of tales of valor and courage, and of romance and chivalry. Majestic forts, luxurious palaces, lively temples, colorful bazaars, and vibrant streets have given the city a unique and unmatched character that immediately endears itself to every visitor.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur — the elephant ride to the historic Amer Fort The fort itself, built by Raja Mana Singh I, is an architectural symbol of the royal times. It is a mix of Hindu and Rajput influences, and like other forts of Rajasthan, you can feel the ornate aura here.
Explore the splendor of the blue city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur. The entire city of Jodhpur is painted in a beautiful hue of blue, which is where it gets it’s name. Hovering over the blue is the impressive Mehrangarh Fort, situated about 120 meters above the city in an otherwise flat stretch of desert, and is thought to be one of the largest forts in India. Admire the intricate carvings on the walls of the fort and the far spread out massive courtyards.
The colorful street markets are also a shopper’s paradise. Head to the Sardar Market, which is a huge bazaar filled with various sellers, near Jodhpur’s clock tower. You’ll find everything from brightly-colored bangles, traditional juttis (shoes), pottery, spices and fruits and vegetables.
A quaint town built beside a small lake, Udaipur is the destination you want if you’d like to experience the glamour and royalty of Rajasthan. Go on a spectacular sightseeing tour of Udaipur and discover the gems that make this city stand out from the rest. Udaipur’s magnificent City Palace offers a sneak peek into the lives of the many Mewar rulers who called the region home. Located on the east bank of Lake Pichola, it has several palaces built within its complex, most of which are topped by balconies and cupolas. A walk through the palace interiors will expose you to its deep-rooted history and stunning architecture.
HOLI: The vibrancy of colors is something that brings in a lot of positivity in our lives and Holi being the festival of colors is actually a day worth rejoicing. Holi is a famous Hindu festival that is celebrated in every part of India with utmost joy and enthusiasm. The ritual starts by lighting up the bonfire one day before the day of Holi and this process symbolizes the triumph of good over the bad. On the day of Holi people play with colors with their friends and families and in evening they show love and respect to their close ones with Abeer.
GANGAUR FESTIVAL: In the word Gangaur, ‘Gan’ is the synonym for Lord Shiva whereas ‘Gaur’ stands for Gauri or Goddess Parvati. But mainly, this festival is held in the honor of Goddess Parvati as she is regarded as the epitome of marital love, strength, courage, power and excellence. During the festivities, married women worship Goddess Parvati for the long life, well being and wealth of their husbands while the girls pray for getting a smart and an understanding life partner.
MUMBAI: formerly known as Bombay is India at its most contradictory: aggressively modern, yet in parts verging on medieval; glamorous, yet rough-edged; dazzlingly cosmopolitan, yet quintessentially Indian. There are many things to love about Bombay. One is simply the geographical names, like The Queen’s Necklace and Elephanta Island, all with roots in the British Empire. Bombay itself has disputable origins. Is it a variation on the goddess Mumba?Or an anglicization of the Portuguese buan bahia (“good bay”)?
Gateway of India– One of the most prestigious, historical and eye catching attraction of Mumbai. The building stands beautifully overlooking the Arabian Sea and location of the building is what makes it so attractive. Be it early morning or late night, it remains bustling and lively with locals and visitors. Marine Drive– stretch of 4.3km Long Boulevard, the marine drive is one of the major hangout spots in Mumbai. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, it is also one of the posh areas and houses many well-known personalities of India including business tycoons and Bollywood actors. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus– formerly known as Victoria terminus, It is a UNESCO world heritage site and serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways in Mumbai. It is also the busiest railway station in India. a popular location for many Bollywood movies. It also maintains a museum and several paintings that dilate the colonial era.
AGRA & FATEHPUR SIKRI:The earliest citation for Agra comes from the mythological era, where the epic Mahabharata refer Agra as ‘Agravana’ meaning paradise in Sanskrit. ‘Ptolemy’, the famous second century A.D. geographer, was the first person who referred Agra with its modern name. The Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodi, ruler of Lodi dynasty in 16th century. It was when Shah Jahan descended the Mughal throne that Agra reached the zenith of architectural beauty.
“The embodiment of all things pure”, said Rudyard Kipling on Taj Mahal’s beauty and that is no wordplay as the Taj is undoubtedly a pure epitome of beauty. It is an immortal poem in white marble and is the finest expression of love of an emperor for his queen. Located on a bank of River Yamuna, it was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife and Queen Mumtaz Mahal in 1631, who died giving birth to his child and whose last wish to her husband was “to build such a tomb in her memory which the world has never seen before.” It took over 17 years, 22000 workers and 1000 elephants to build the wonderful mausoleum.
Fatehpur Sikri was built all thanks to one man’s blessing. Emperor Akbar, the one also responsible for the Agra Fort, visited the Sikri village to seek guidance from a saint. At the time, there was no heir to his throne, but after the consultation, Akbar was blessed with the sons he needed to carry on his legacy. To celebrate, Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri, which translates to “City of Victory.” Fatehpur Sikri was intended to be the capital of Agra and seat of the Mughal dynasty. However, due to a lack of water, the city was abandoned just a few years after its construction. The beautiful city lay empty for hundreds of years. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. consists of Diwan-i-Khas, Akbar’s royal chambers, the tomb of the saint that granted Akbar’s destiny (the Tomb of Salim Chisti) as well as Jami’ Masjid, the on-site mosque said to be modeled after the Great Mosque of Mecca.
ABHANERI: originally called Abha Nagri, which means ‘City of Brightness’ was built in the 9th century. Boasting the famous Chand Baori stepwell and Harsha Mata Temple. Chand Baori is an amazing display of engineering and gives a fascinating experience to the visitors. It was created with the purpose of harvesting rainwater and has a depth of 20 m with 13 levels. The Harsha Mata Temple is dedicated to Goddess Harshat Mata, who is goddess of joy. This temple was built in the 10th century. Abhaneri is also known for its local dances like kalbelia and ghoomer.
DELHI & NEW DELHI: Just a century ago, the British moved the seat of their empire from Kolkata to Delhi. And it has been the Capital of India ever since. With a history that goes back many centuries, Delhi showcases an ancient culture and a rapidly modernising country. Dotted with monuments there is much to discover here. The seat of many powerful empires in the past, its long history can be traced in its many carefully-preserved monuments, ancient forts and tombs. Even today, one can have a fascinating glimpse into the past in Old Delhi, with its labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis, and colourful bazaars. Rickshaws wind their way through this crowded, bustling capital of the Mughals, where life continues, much as it did hundreds of years ago.
It is home to three World Heritage monuments—Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb that have survived many centuries, and give an idea of architectural wonders created by emperors in the past. Central Delhi, with its tree-lined avenues, imposing structures and buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and India Gate, reflect Delhi’s colonial past. A number of museums provide a glimpse into the country’s fascinating history.
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