Places to see in Delhi
India Gate
Red Fort, Delhi A memorial inscribed with the names of the valiant Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in World War I. The green, velvety lawns at India Gate, particularly, are a popular evening and holiday rendezvous for young and old alike. A must visit place in New Delhi.
Red Fort
In Old Delhi, you may visit the ramparts of the Red Fort. The decision for constructing the fort was taken in 1639, when Shahjahan decided to shift his capital to New Delhi from Agra. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel)-New Delhi's seventh fort, ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. The Red Fort still retains some of its lost glory. The Red Fort was the last fort built in New Delhi and it witnessed the vicissitudes of fortune, the splendour and the fall of the Mughals, British rule, and finally the dawn of Indian Independence. A place must see by all tourists visiting Delhi.
Rashtrapati Bhawan
Modern New Delhi, or New Delhi as it is called, centers around the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It is architecturally a very impressive building standing at a height, flowing down as it were to India Gate. This stretch called the Rajpath is where the Republic Day parade is held. The imposing plan of this area conceived by Lutyens does not fade in its charm with the numerous summers or winters that go past.
Raj Ghat
Raj Ghat On the bank of the legendary Yamuna, which flows past New Delhi, there is Raj Ghat-the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. It has become an essential point of call for all visiting dignitaries. Besides Raj Ghat the other near by places must see in New Delhi are the two museums dedicated to Gandhi.
Qutab Minar
The Qutab Minar is located at a small village called Mehrauli in South New Delhi. Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of New Delhi in 1206, built it. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. The landmark of New Delhi is a place to see.
Laxminarayan Temple
Humayun Tomb, Delhi Also called the Birla Mandir, the Laxminarayan Temple was built by the Birla family in 1938. It is a temple with a large garden and fountains behind it. The temple attracts thousands of devotees on Janmashtami day, the birthday of Lord Krishna. The temple is a place to visit by most of the tourist coming to New Delhi.
Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's wife Haji Begum built his Tomb nine years after his death. Designed by a Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, and completed in 1565, the edifice was a trendsetter of the time by remains a must visit place in New Delhi till date.
Chandni Chowk
The living legacy of New Delhi is Shahjahanabad. Created by the builder of Taj Mahal, this city, with the Red Fort as the focal point and Jama Masjid as the praying centre, has a fascinating market planned to shine under the light of the moon, called Chandni Chowk. Shahjahan planned Chandni Chowk so that his daughter could shop for all that she wanted. It was divided by canals filled with water, which glistened like silver in moonlight. The canals are now closed, but Chandni Chowk remains Asia's largest wholesale market. A must visit place in New Delhi
Shanti Vana
Lying close to the Raj Ghat, the Shanti Vana (literally, the forest of peace) is the place where India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was cremated. The area is now a beautiful park adorned by trees planted by visiting dignitaries and heads of state.
Bahai Temple/Lotus Temple
The Bahai Temple, situated in South New Delhi, is shaped like a lotus. It is an eye-catching edifice worth exploring. Built by the Baha'i community, it offers the visitor a serenity that pervades the temple and its artistic design.
Purana Quila
The Purana Quila is a good example of medieval military architecture. Built by Humayun, with later-day modifications by Sher Shah Suri, the Purana Quila is a monument of bold design, which is strong, straightforward and every inch a fortress. It is different from the well planned, carefully decorated, and palatial forts of the later Mughal rulers.
Places to see in Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur It is a collection of complex astronomical instruments chiseled out of stone most of which continue astronomical instruments chiseled out of stone most of which continue to provide fairly accurate information to this day.
Hawa Mahal
Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, this is a remarkable structure which overlooks one of the main streets and also provides some excellent views of the city.
Jal Mahal
A palace amidst the Man Sagar Lake was built for royal duck shooting Parties.
Birla Lakshmi-Narayan Temple
Birla Mandir or the Lakshmi - Narayan Temple, situated just below the Moti Dungari. This is a modern temple built of white marble on top of a hill, dominating the skyline of south Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort
The Jaigarh fort is the most spectacular of the three-hilltop forts that overlook Jaipur. In Mughal times, the Jaipur region was a major weapon-producing centre for the Mughal and Rajput rulers, several of which are on display in the fort's museum.
Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is located on the sheer rugged ridge of Aravali Hills and it forms an impressive northern backdrop of Jaipur. It looks most classy when floodlit at night.
Places to see in Pushkar
Taragarh Fort
The giant fort stands guarding the city. It has six gates. The fort also has Miran Saheb ki Dargah who was the governor of the fort and laid down his life in an encounter.
Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra
Dargah Khwaja Sahib It is a relic of an old mosque consisting of a quadrangle with a front screen wall of seven pointed arches. The distinct pillars and arched screen with its ruined minarets make it a splendid architectural masterpiece.
Dargah Khwaja Sahib
The Dargah is approached through a massive gate with silver doors built in several stages. The atmosphere inside the shrine is charged and supernatural with burning of incense and offerings of flowers mainly rose and sweets.
Nasiyan (Red) Temple
The red temple is a Digambar Jain temple which has a double- storey hall adjacent to the main temple. The hall displays a series of large gold plated wooden figures depicting legends from Jain mythology.
Pushkar Lake
The pious Pushkar Lake, believed to have been created by the falling of lotus from the hand of Lord Brahma. The water around each ghat is supposed to have special powers.
Ana Sagar
It is an artificial lake named after Anaji Chauhan. The catchments were built with the help of local populace
Lord Rangji
Lord Rangji is a carnation in of lord Vishnu.This temple was built in 1823 by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal of Hyderabad.
Places to see in Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort
The Fort appears rugged from the outside but houses some of the most intricately adorned palaces with exquisitely carved panels and latticed windows. Moti mahals, phool Mahal should be visited to view the collection of palanquins howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instrument, costumes and furniture.
Osiyan Temple
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur An ancient Jain temple, well worth the visit, lies in the village of Osiyan, about 60 km outside Jodhpur. There are many sections of this temple, which was built in several distinct phases.
Jaswant Thada
A collection of royal cenotaphs, built in marble, lies very close to the fort. Built in 1899, the cenotaph also house portraits of the ruler of Jodhpur. It has extremely rare 15cm thick milk white marble slab.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Built in the 20th Century, it was meant to be a relief project which gave employment to citizens for 16 years. The palace is presently run as a hotel while a part of it is still retained by the royal family.
Girdikot And Sardar Market
In the heart of the city are colorful markets throbbing with activity, tiny shops dotting the narrow lanes.
Places to see in Mount Abu
Adhar Devi Temple
A beautiful temple chiseled out of a huge rock and flanked by natural cleft is reached by a flight of 360 stairs.
Nakki Lake
This lake is studded with little islets, as legend has, it was dug out by gods with their nails.
Gaumukh Temple
Gaumukh Temple, Mount Abu Here a little stream flows from the mouth of a marble cow. It was here that the legend of the four Agnikula clans of Rajputs was born.
Shri Raghunath Temple
It is believed that Shri Ramanand, the Famous Hindu Preacher, placed the image of Shri Raghunathji on this spot in 14th century.
Dilwara Temple
The central shrine has an image of Rishabhdev and large courtyard with 52 small shrines, each housing a beautiful statue of Thirthankaras with 48 elegantly carved pillars from the entrance to the courtyard.
Sunset Point
It provides a lovely view of the setting sun, South-West of Nakki lake, where the sun gradually drowns itself in the azure sky between two mountain peaks, steps lead up to high terrace which offers an awe inspiring view of the setting sun.
Places to see in Udaipur
City Place
The palace has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars. Located inside the palace are the Suraj Gokhanda,Bada Mahal.Sheesh Mahal,Bhim Vilas,Chini Chitrashala and mor chowk are places of intrest.
Pichola Lake
City Place, Udaipur The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments.
Fateh Sagar
Built by Maharaja Fateh Singh, this elegant lake is surrounded on three sides by hills and palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments.
Jagdish Temple
Built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagajti Singh I, this Indo-Aryan temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images.
Ahar
The royal centotaphs of the royal Maharanas of Mewar lies here in remains.
Saheliyon-Ki-Bari
This garden of the maids of honour with numerous fountains brings the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies who once strolled here.
Pratap Memorial
A bronze statue of Maharan Pratap is placed at Magari overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake.
Places to see in Agra
Taj Mahal
Sheer Poetry in marble. Majesty and magnificence, unrivalled the monumental labour of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen. One of the wonders of the world.
The Agra Fort
Sikandra, Agra The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1565, A.D. although additions were made till the time of his grandson Shahjahan. The forbidding exteriors of this fort hide an inner paradise.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah
This exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jehangir's queen, Nurjahan, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg during 1622 - 1628 A.D.
Sikandra
The mausolumn of emperor Akbar represent his philosphy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures in a superlative region.
Radhaswami Samadhi, Dayalbagh
This is the head quarter of Radhaswami religion; here the holy ashes of the founder of the faith have been preserved. On the sprawing lawns here, is a beautiful marvel temple with beautiful carving of fruits,flowers.
Jama Masjid
This building, with a rectangular open forecourt was constructed in 1648 AD by Shahjahan's daughter, Jehanara Begum in memory of the famous Sheikh Salim Chishti and his grandson Islam Khan.