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Together referred to as Delhi, both New Delhi & Old Delhi have something to offer every visitor - historic monuments, temples, mosques, churches and beautiful gardens. New Delhi is the capital of India contains many embassies and government buildings. Delhi is a convenient base for excursions to Agra, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Rishikesh and other places of importance in the neighbouring states.

What To See:
:: Purana Quila :: Jama Masjid :: Red Fort :: Qutab Minar :: Jantar Mantar ::
:: India Gate :: Parliament House :: National Museum :: Raj Ghat ::
:: Lakshmi Narayan Temple :: Teen Murti House :: Lotus Temple ::
:: Mughal Gardens :: Surajkund Craft Mela (10 kms) ::



Qutab Minar

 

 

UTTAR PRADESH (UP)

The world heritage of Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri as well as the religiously important sites of Mathura and Vrindavan - associated with Lord Krishna are situated in UP. Best time to visit is from September to March.

 

AGRA
Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal holds a powerful fascination for every visitor. Agra was once the capital of the Mughal empire and even today it seems to linger in the past.

How To Get There
Air: Kheria Airport is 6 km from the city centre.
Rail: Main railway stations are : Agra Cantt., Agra Fort & Agra City.
Road: Well connected with Delhi (200 kms), Jaipur (240 kms), 
         Lucknow (369 kms), Gwalior (119 kms) and other parts.

Places to see
Taj Mahal
Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Its construction got completed by 1653 and 20,000 workers were engaged.

Agra Fort
This magnificient fort is on the bank of the Yamuna River, built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD.

Other Places of interest
:: Hmad-ud-daula's Tomb :: Chini-ka-rauza :: Ram Bagh :: Dayal Bagh ::

Excursion
:: Fatehpur Sikri (37 kms)
:: Sikandra (10 kms)
:: Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur (54 kms)


FATEHPUR SIKRI (37 kms from Agra)
This magnificient fortified ghost city was the capital of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Emperor Akbar.

Places To See
:: 54 kms high Buland Darwaza :: Jodha Bai Palace :: Birbal Palace ::
:: Panch Mahal :: Karawan Serai :: Hiran Minar ::


MATHURA
The birth palce of Lord Krishna is an important place of pilgrimage and thousands of devotees throng the city throughout the year. Mathura is 62 kms from Agra.

What To See
:: Shri Krishna Janmasthan :: Gita Mandir :: Dwarakadhish Temple ::
:: Vishram Ghat :: Kans Qila :: The Government Museum :: 
:: ISKCON Temple at Vrindavan ::


VARANASI (BENARAS)
The city of Shiva on the banks of the sacred Ganges is one of the holiest places in India. Hindu pilgrims come to bathe in the waters of the Ganges, a ritual which washes away all sins. Varanasi is well connected by air, rail & road to major parts of the country.

Places To See
:: Various Ghats :: Vishwanath Temple :: Durga Temple ::
:: Tulsi Manas Temple :: Benaras Hindu University ::


SARNATH
10 kms North-East of Varanasi, Lord Buddha came to this hamlet to preach his first sermon of the 'middle way' to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment.

Places To See
:: Dear Park :: Ahamekh Stupa :: Ashoka Pillar :: Archaeological Museum ::
:: Mulgandha Kuti Vihar ::


LUCKNOW
The classical heritage city of the Indian nawabs and now the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow is well connected by air, rail & road.

What To See
:: Bara Imambara :: State Museum :: Hussainabad Clock Tower ::
:: Hussainabad Imambara :: Shah Najaf Imambara ::



Taj Mahal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fatehpur Sikri






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