Delhi is the capital city of India. Delhi is India in miniature. Delhi is 32,87,263 sq km of Indias fantastic variety compressed into 1483 sq km. Over the millennia, it has wooed rulers, attracted plunderers, and tried historians with so many details.
Lovers die, but love shall not and death shall have no dominion... In the year 1607 when a prince of the royal Mughal household strolled down the Meena Bazaar, accompanied by a string of fawning courtiers, he caught a glimpse of a girl hawking silk and glass beads.
Jaipur - The Heritage Pink City has been the capital of erstwhile Jaipur state since its inception in 1727 AD, it gets the name from its founder Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. He was not only a great ruler but also a renowned mathematician and astrologer, his various talents are clearly exhibited in the city. Vidhydhar Bhattacharya designed Jaipur as per the Hindu treatise, Shilp Shastra.
Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state , it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana.
Udaipur the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar - The City of Dreams - is
perhaps the most romantic city in Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills
and mountains and set on the edge of three lakes - it is
bewitching in all its details. Narrow streets lined by vivid
colored stalls, gardens, temples and palaces - every feature mirrored in the placid blue waters of lake Pichhola.
The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to
which, Lord Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna
that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would built his
kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in
1156 A.D. when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and
a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital - Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill.
Bikaner is a beautiful city located on the edge of Thar desert, in the
Northern Rajasthan. It is famous for the old Havelies and
world's largest Camel Research Farm. The city was founded by
Bika in 1486 AD, he was the son of Rao Jodha. It is also know as camel country and famous for the best riding camels in the world.
If Rajasthan is synonymous with forts and palaces, it is also
synonymous with fairs and festivals. Few things can match the
effervescence, vigor and brightness of traditional fair like the
world famous Pushkar. The picturesque lake of Pushkar is
surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the
fourth-a perfect site for the annual religious and cattle fair, held in the month of October-November.
Ajmer situated in the green oasis wrapped in the barren hills has been
a witness to an interesting past. The city was founded by Raja
Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a
major center of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri.
The area of Shekhawati covers several villages and towns in north
eastern Rajasthan, which can be approached from Bikaner, Jaipur,
and Delhi and comprises the Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts. Small
towns dot these two districts and contain within themselves some of the most elaborate havelis, stepwells, and temples.
the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains
unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic
patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85
temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho.
Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Many names have
been given to Varanasi, though its recently revived official
appellation is mentioned in the Mahabharata and in the Jataka
tales of Buddhism. It probably derives from the two rivers that flank the city, the Varana to the north and the Asi to the south.
Kashmir, often called paradise, is beautiful place to visit during india visit.
Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest
mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, it lies
athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range . In
geological terms, this is a young land, formed only a few
million years ago by the buckling and folding of the earth's
crust as the Indian sub-continent pushed with irresistible force against the immovable mass of Asia.
Mumbai - The business hub of India Mumbai a cluster of seven islands,
derives its name from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli
fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants. Once a Portuguese princess'
dowry and later an adornment of neo-gothic British architecture,
Mumbai today, is more than just a metropolis. It is infact an
enigma of mud huts & sky- scrapers, age old traditions &
high fashions, the industrialists' heaven & movie makers' hollywood.
The ancient Hindu land of Goa, of which hardly a fragment survives,
was built at the southernmost point of the island. Known as
Gove, Govapuri, and Gomant in the Puranas and certain
inscriptions, Goa was famous in early Hindu legend and history.
The medieval Arabian geographers knew it as Sindabur or Sandabur, and the Portuguese as Velha Goa.
- Fatehpur Sikri
Perched atop a rocky ridge 37 km west of
Agra, Fatehpur Sikri came into being four centuries ago when the
Emperor Akbar, not yet 28 years old, created the first planned
city in Indo-Islamic style. The city was actualised with great
energy, but was completely abandoned a little more than a decade
later. In 1568, Akbar was secure and powerful but he had no son and heir.
Kerala is the beautiful girl on earth, South west part of India,
between Western Ghats of Hills and the Arabian Sea with an area
of approximate 39,000 sq.km. It is blessed with endless beaches,
lush green forests, mountains, waterfalls, fertile land, banana,
pineapple, papaya, mango, jackfruit grows in abundance in Kerala and palm fringed lakes and backwaters.
The history of Kota is linked with the history of Bundi. Both Bundi
and Kota came under the rule of the Chauhans in the 12th
century. The descendents of the Chauhans set up their capital at
Bundi and ruled from here. While Bundi was the capital, Kota
formed the land granted to the eldest son of the ruler. This arrangement continued until 1624.
Mandawa lies in the heart of shekawati a painted arched gateway adorned
with Lord Krishna and his cows leeds to the bazzar. You can
wonder through the streets where mansions of rich merchants are
adorned with elaborate frescoes. Mandawa was built in 18th century by some rich merchant families of this region.