The city of Taj The major places of interest in the city include
Amber Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jia Garh, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh
Fort and countless others. Jaipur has its own airport, and is well connected
to all other tourist and business centres. An excellent connection to Delhi
by Shatabdi Express and the Pink City Express. Other connections to Jaipur
are from Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahemadabad, Secunderabad and Lucknow.
was established in 1475 by Badal Singh.
Agra finds mention in the Mahabharata as Agraban. This city in those days
was considered to be the sister city of Mathura which was more prominent
than Agraban. Taj has stood as the epitome of love. This extravagant
monument of love is one of the most visited and most photographed places in
the world. Built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565,
the red sandstone Agra Fort was partially converted into a palace during
Shah Jahan's time. Agra is a major railway station with almost all the
trains to South India, Mumbai and many trains to Kolkata stopping here. The
city is visited by the "Palace on Wheels".
The Rose Pink City founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), is the
capital of Rajasthan. It is a major attraction for the first-time visitor.
Jaipur is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts &
enclosed by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the streets
with their rose pink colour, lending enchantment to the scene, which is
almost magical at sunset.
In the harsh terrain of the hills and ravines of Aravallis, flourishes the
City of Lakes, Udaipur. One of the most romantic places in India, Udaipur is
situated around the shimmering clear blue water lakes, which whisper the
mood of a bygone era. The city was founded in 1567 AD by Maharana Udai Singh
on the advice of a sage. Udaipur was last of the numerous Mewar capitals. It
was in Udaipur that legendary Maharana Pratap was born. The major
attractions of the city include City Palace, Lake Palace, Sahelion-ki-Bari,
Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Kala Mandir and many others. Road and rail to all
the major destinations in India connect Udaipur.