Capital of India, Delhi, is two cities breathing within one; Old Delhi and New Delhi. While Old Delhi still reflects its Mughal heritage replete with forts, bazaars, mosques and temples, New Delhi on the other hand exudes grace and elegance with its broad avenues, beautiful homes and landscaped gardens. Delhi has forever been a center of civilizational activities. It is a city of valiant rulers and men of immense culture, learning, and sophistication who built renowned masterpieces such as the Qutb Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, and Jama Masjid. A tour across Delhi enables guests to regale in the present day charisma and also in the nostalgia of the past.
Nestled comfortably amidst the rugged Aravali Hills on its three sides, Jaipur is the spectacular capital of Rajasthan. The city is a masterpiece in pink, a color which signifies warmth and hospitality in Rajput culture. It was built in the 18th century by Raja Jai Singh. The city houses some of the most celebrated monuments in the country such as Amber Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal. The markets of Jaipur remain crowded throughout the day and sell a host of products from the local handicraft repertoire.
Jaisalmer has got the title the Golden City owing to its yellow sandstone structures. The entrance to the Jaisalmer from barren Thar Desert is simply dramatic as the town shimmers like a mirage. The town is famous for sand dunes and vast expanse of Indus Valley Civilization which thrived some 5000 years ago. The luster and brilliance of Jaisalmer is still remarkable and astonishing after centuries of wear and tear.
The magical medieval look with its narrow streets lined with golden buildings on both sides, transports one to a different world. Once here, you must visit its imposing majestic fort, havelis, museums, Jain Temples as also the sand dunes in the surrounding deserts.
Located at the close edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. The town was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and remained the capital of the Marwar state under the rule of the Rathore clan. Jodhpur sprawls around the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort, the cliff top fort and one of the most haunted attractions in Rajasthan. The outer city houses another architectural masterpiece - the royal Umaid Bhavan Palace famous for its art deco interiors. One of the most interesting cities in India with bustling streets and buzzing markets, Jodhpur offers to its guests plenty of things to do.
Founded by Madho Singh II, Sawai Madhopur is one of the most visited tourist hubs in Rajasthan. The town is an entrance to the world famous tiger reserve - Ranthambore National Park. Embark on a jeep safari at the National Park and drive deep inside the jungle to catch a glimpse of the majestic tigers wandering around in the open.
Chittorgarh is where the heart of Rajput pride beats. This is the place that has witnessed Rajput pride, spirit and romance of the yesteryears. It was earlier called by the names Chitrakut and Chitrang. The town has played a pivotal role in shaping the history of Rajasthan as several historical instances have taken place around it. The town remained the capital of Sisodia clan of Rajput during 8-16th century. Today, it houses a number of monumental wonders with the Chittorgarh fort complex topping the list.
Popularly known as the 'Venice of the East' and the 'Lake City of India', Udaipur exudes a magical romantic essence. The city was founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh after the siege of Chittorgarh by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. With the superb architectural sophistication of the city and queer Rajput charm, Udaipur is certainly a place worth visiting. A stark contrast to its neighboring desert towns such as Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Udaipur presents an intoxicating ambiance with its white marble palaces, pristine lakes, gardens, and lush green hills.
Bharatpur is popularly known as the eastern gateway of Rajasthan. The town was founded by Maharaj Suraj Mal in 1733 AD. The name of the Bharatpur is inspired from Bharat, the elder brother of Lord Rama who was one of the body incarnates of Vishnu. Bharatpur is better known for its wildlife as it is home to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the best bird sanctuaries in Asia.
Emperor Shah Jahan immortalized his love with his wife Mumtaz Mahal by constructing the beautiful Taj Mahal. The transformation of his romance in immaculate stone is still celebrated as no tour to India is complete without a visit to the legendary Taj Mahal. The Taj is undoubtedly one of the Seven Wonders of the World and continues to astonish its onlookers with its magnificence. Agra, besides the Taj is also home to other majestic Mughal structures such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and the Akbar's tomb at Sikandra.