It is difficult to express with words what is the wonderful experience of touring the North of the India. At first glance, you will simply Captivate. The North of the India us invites to enter and move us in landscapes impressive and unique, monuments, customs and traditions religious of great value.
In the North of the India is can enjoy of a safari in camel by them deserts Golden of Rajasthan, as well as feel the experience of inhabiting in the hotels more luxurious and emulate the style of life of all a maharaja. Can make hiking by the foothills of the Himalaya and marvel us of the immensity of its nature. Enjoy their metropolis filled with color and tradition, their sacred places full of overwhelming magic with Virat Tours.
Delhi is the capital of the India and has a population registered in 14 million of people. Before that you can imagine the magnitude of the city. It is mainly divided into New Delhi and old Delhi.
Of the old Delhi highlights the strong Rojo(Lal Qila), definitely not is the strong best preserved of the India, even the more spectacular, but not leaves of be an icon of the dynasty Mughal. The walls of the Fort are about 2 km and a height of 20 metres and were built between 1638 and 1648. It has two doors: the door of Delhi and Lahore. It's Lahore is the input main; It leads to a street that serves as the Chatta Chowk Bazaar. This Bazaar leads to an open space that served as a division between the area used by the military and the palaces. On the other hand has interest known as Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in the country as some 25,000 people. He was the posthumous work of Sha Yahan and was contracted between 1644 and 1658.
NEW DELHI AND OTHER AREAS
But perhaps the New Delhi and the surroundings of the area in which the points of interest are more and better distributed. Humayun's tomb is perhaps is greater attraction of the city. It is an impressive funerary complex of Mughal architecture and was built in the mid-16TH S by Haji Begum who was the Persian wife of Humayun. It is built with red sandstone which were added decorative details made of white and black marble. Its structure is octagonal and the ceilings are lavishly decorated with paintings. The central room, two floors, is flanked by four rooms, also octagonal. All the facades are symmetrical, as well as the total building ensemble. The tomb of Humayun is the first that can be considered a tumba-jardin, and that for many it is regarded as the precursor of the style of the Taj Mahal of Agra. Lodi garden is perhaps most beautiful Delhi Park, frequented by both tourists and locals in search of a quiet ride. The garden has an area of 90 hectares but your center of interest are the two twin tombs of Sayyid and Lodi rulers who ruled the country during the 15TH and 16TH centuries. Another site of interest is the Qtab or Qutub Minar. It is the highest brick minaret in the world and an outstanding example of Islamic, being the oldest Islamic monument in Delhi art. Its red colour is very characteristic and is always full of people walking around the complex. Located within the complex Qutab in the Indian city of Delhi, has an overall height of 72.5 metres. Its diameter at the base is 14.3 metres while being 2.7 metres at its highest point. The Qutab Minar is considered world heritage by Unesco since 1993. A very characteristic of modern Delhi monument is the Lotus Temple, is considered a temple (House of worship) open to all religions as a symbol of unity and respect of the India as well as the Baha'i texts emphasize it ' is. The laws of Bahá ' is indicate that the spirit of houses of worship is that of a place so that people of all faiths come together to worship God. Laws Bahá ' is also stipulate that only the Holy Scriptures of the Bahá ' i and those of any other religion can be read or Sung there inside; and in any language; However, are not allowed to play any instrument being in or sermons or any other ceremony can be either performed or practised ritualistic. The temple Sikh Gurdwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh) is another of the attractions that visit required. The Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was originally a Palace, known as Jaisinghpura, building property of the rash Jai Singh, ruler of the India of the century XVII. The eighth Sikh guru, Guru Har Krishan, resided in it during his stay in Delhi in the year 1664. At that time, a cholera epidemic swept through the city. Guru helped those affected offering help and fresh water from the well of the House. The water from this well is now considered to be curative. Sikhs of all the world come to the temple to pick up the water miraculous and carry it to their homes. The Gurdwara has become a centre of pilgrimage not only for the Sikhs but also for the Hindus.
Entering the doors of the desert city of Bikaner is located. Quite larger than Mandawa but with the charm of a city bustling but passable and the Bazaar and old town has one of the most impressive forts in the area. He strong is quite well preserved and although not is the more large of Rajasthan is essential to visit it. The courtyards are quite well preserved, but what stands out of the Fort are the interior decorations, friezes and bows. A curious fact is that in this fort was installed in the first lift of the India in 1937. The Fort was built by Raja Rai Singh, that broke it of whims and details. Bikaner also highlights the Havelis, which specifically in Bikaner only you can visit out, some are even abandoned by the former owners. The Havelis are buildings that stand out to part size, by the carved facades that often are made of stone and wood accents. The Havelis were usually the houses of traders who made their fortune with the Silk Road. Other times are homes of politicians or you rajas that they built these emblematic buildings in the city, aided by his fame and income for their temporary residences in the city.
Jodhpur is called the blue city color which are painted the houses under the Mehrangarh Fort. Initially were houses of Brahmins, although soon the color was adopted by other castes because it was said that he drove to the heat and mosquitoes. Currently new constructions continue painting blue for tourist reasons. Like any city that boasts, it has its walled fort, something that although it is Cirrus that may be repetitive when those of several cities have visited always are essential visit. The mausoleum of Jaswant Thada which is a pretty impressive marble monument stands out particularly in Jodhpur. It is a funerary monument, compendium of architecture Rajput, known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar, built with sheets finely carved and polished the same white marble of the Taj Mahal. The main building has been built as a temple with sculptures, frescoes, vaults, pillars, chhatris and jalis (marble lattices), displaying portraits of the rulers of Jodhpur rathore. It also has two cenotaphs. A part of the monument is dedicated to the Queens who sacrificed their lives in the pyre of the Maharaja Jaswant Singh. The Mehrangarh is another must visit place. The construction of Mehrangarh begins in 1459 during the reign of Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur city. However, most of the existing structure is the period of Jaswant Singh (1638-1678). The strong walls have a height of 36 m by 21 m wide.
Pushkar also are you known as Tirtha Rash (' the King of the places of pilgrimage '). The bazaar are available around the Lake and is a good opportunity to buy memorabilia and a gift. Otherwise the city is filled with temples of which stands the Bhrama.
The hometown of our Arjun. It was founded in 1728 by the geeks maharajahs Sawai Jai Singh, ruler of Amber and large amateur astronomy. Jai Singh II was a diplomatic ruling and its multiple partnerships allowed him to abandon the fortified Amber and move the capital to the new city of Jaipur. Jaipur it stands out the strong, one of the best preserved of the India. One of the peculiarities of this Fort access is is done on elephant. The structure that is now known as Amber Fort was initially a palace complex within the Fort's original Amber which is today known as Jaigarh Fort. Connected to Amber via fortified passages, Jaigarh Fort is located on a hill above the Amber complex, and is built from red sandstone and white marble. The city has le Palace and Observatory which are quite entertaining.
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal. It was the former capital of the Mughal Kingdom and is irrigated by the murky waters of river Yamuna. The Taj Mahal is a funerary monument, a mausoleum that basically achieved its objective, immortalize to Arjumand Bano Begum (better known as Mumtaz Mahal) the favorite wife of the Muslim Emperor of the dynasty, Shah Jahan Mughal. The Taj Mahal is considered the more beautiful example of architecture Mughal, style that combines elements of the architectures Islamic, Persian, Indian and even Turkish. The monument has achieved special notoriety by the romantic character of his inspiration. Although the mausoleum covered by white marble dome is the best-known part, the Taj Mahal is a set of integrated buildings. In 1983, the Taj Mahal was recognized by Unesco as world heritage and named one of the new seven wonders of the world art. The mausoleum of Itmad Ud Daulahz, built between 1622 and 1628 on the right bank of the Yamuna, the mausoleum represents the transition between the early Mughal architecture using mostly red clay – like the tomb of Humayun or the Akbar – and this new period in which the main material happens to be white marble and is the Taj Mahal exponent. The mausoleum was built by Nur Jahan, wife of Jahangir, to bury his father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg, who had been granted the title of Itimad-ud-Daulaque means 'pillar of the State'. Mirza Ghitas Beg was also the grandfather of Mumtaz Mahal, wife of the emperor Shah Jahan, both buried in the Taj Mahal. Agra Fort could however be considered as the most important fortress of India already that the great emperors of the Empire Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan yAurangzeb lived and ruled from here. The strong, built in stone of sandstone red (to what is should be the name), by the Emperor Mughal Akbar between 1565 and 1573. It's a walled Palace, locked inside an impressive ensemble of palaces and stately buildings. It has styles architecture ranging from the complexity of the constructed by Akbar to simplicity, built by his grandson Shah Jahan, surrounded by a deep moat which filled with water from the Yamuna River.
The sikhs have their Holy City, a place of overflowing spirituality in Amritsar. Get organized well to be able to witness all the rituals of the day, while you know what being the only open between Pakistan and the India border. Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple. The immediate vicinity of the recite are pedestrian. After the ritual washing of feet, Marble Arch reveals this site covered in gold leaf which seems to float on the Lake of the Amrit, the nectar of the gods. It is difficult to not distract themselves that life flows in every corner of the temple. A turn in the clockwise direction will help you position yourself. Is time of make the tail mandatory for access to the place more sacred in the temple. Here are stored the oldest copy of the Guru Grant Sahib, the last guru of the sikhs, which is recited without interruption during the hours that the temple is open. the Langar, the dining room of the temple, you can here a snack of lentils and chapattis or join volunteers to distribute food or washing dishes, an experience most rewarding that will allow you to be elbow to elbow with the sikh community. THE Jallianwala Bagh, the increased repression of the British Empire against the Indian nationalists took place in this garden in 1919. Hundreds of people drowned by jumping into the well after loading the Colonel Dyer. A flame lights up in remembrance of the victims, in this place full of patriotism. The border at Wagah, the border closure ceremony is very popular among the Indians, so you'll find a tier separate tourists via the door 3.
The sacred city of Varanasi (Varanasi). Currently, the Hindu considered to Varanasi an of the main cities of pilgrimage. The Holy City comes from the belief that one of the four heads of the God Brahma got rest when you reach this city. In addition, according to Hindu Mythology, the left hand of Sati (the wife of the God Shiva, that committed suicide himself on fire) fell in this city, taking each of these gods his own Temple. All these beliefs have the city become the fate of sick and elderly, who want to spend their last days in the Holy City. Many residences to accommodate the dying are aligned along the Ganges. The river is also the crematoria of the city centre. Either in the morning or in the afternoon we will see incredible believers ritual bathing in the waters of the sacred Ganges.
They are not all cities, nor all the monuments and landmark but it is an overview of how much you can enjoy visiting this part of the country.