India is an enchanting travel destination, which is flocked by travelers from all around the world. It boasts of being home to a number of amazing and exquisite cities, each having a distinct culture, traditions, tourist attractions and high-points.
The 7 nights and 8 days journey of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you to some of the most sought-after places of India including Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Each city has its own specialty, which is the main crowd puller. While in Ranthambore National Park, you can have a rendezvous with the big cats, in Varanasi you can take a dip in the holy Ganges River and enjoy a boat ride while observing the sacred activities going-on at the Ghats. A visit to Khajuraho and Agra means a date with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Agra, it is the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and in Khajuraho, there are mesmerizing temple beauties, celebrating erotica. Exploring the forts, palaces and bazaars of the royal cities of Rajasthan is equally interesting part of this regal journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A small and sleepy town in the heart of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho was once an important seat of the Chandela kings who ruled over this land around the 9th and 10th century BC. The town is famous for housing a number of ancient temples that exhibits exotic sculptures in its walls and ceilings. Dedicated to the Hindu and Jain deities, the temples of Khajuraho are visited by devotees and visitors alike, all throughout the year.
An Indian city with great religious significance, Varanasi is equally visited by the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist devotees from all over the world. The ancient name of the city is Kashi and it is also popularly known as Benares. Being located on the banks of the holy river Ganga casts a magical spell on the city. The bathing Ghats, the temples, and the narrow streets of the city exude spirituality and reverence from all its corners. Known as the city of lights, Varanasi is also one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.