The Treasure Trove

Travel through time, as you go around the capital of India. From the remnants of Mughal empire to the one time Colonial power seat to the present, modern metropolis of jet set India.
Delhi/New Delhi Just in an hour or so here, you will  cover a journey of thousands of years. Starting from the Mughal monuments, the Red Fort, which took 10 years to build, the Jama Masjid, final extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Qutab Minar, built out of a SIGN le stone - yet so tall, Humayun's Tomb, built by Humayun's grief-stricken wife Hamida Banu in 1565. Legend has it that the design of the Taj was inspired by this tomb. In pure architectural terms, this building is probably superior and much more beautiful that the stunning Taj - the only thing this building lacks is the showy marble. While in Old Delhi, not to be missed is a Rickshaw ride through the old bazaar - an enthralling experience.
Travel to the days of British Empire, as you visit the India Gate - a war memorial, the Government buildings lining the Janpath, the Lutyens Delhi - which houses the present Government of India, catch a glimpse of the President house, as the sun goes down and feel at total peace while at Rajghat - the Gandhi masoleum, where Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace, was cremated. Back to present with the modern marvels, pulsating malls, restaurants with international cuisine, hotels and spas - Delhi, truly cosmopolitan, has it all.
Important festivals : Delhi has a fascinating mix of all cultures and religions and celebrates all festivals of India, but not to be missed are Deepawali - the festival of lights and Holi- the colour riot.
Jaipur The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur with its exquisite buildings of Rose colored terra cotta looks magical at dusk. The whole city is flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveler. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts Nahargarh, Hawa Mahal - the palace of Winds, Jaigarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance.
Close by is Amber Fort. To get to the palace you can either walk or arrive, pompously enough, on the back of a gaily-caparisoned elephant, which explains the unusual height of the palace gateways. The whole fort glows with a galaxy of decorative art. Each room shows some vestige of its former glory, especially the 'Sheesh Mahal'-chamber of mirrors. Once inside this room, close the doors, strike a match and then see the walls and ceilings twinkle and glow like thousand stars all together.
Enroute, Fateh Pur Sikri Just short of Agra, lies the Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri on a rocky ridge, a ridge simply sliced off the top to find room for the city.
AGRA Aah The Taj Mahal! Glimpsed from the enormous main gateway inscribed with verses of the Koran (the entire Koran is said to be reproduced on its walls), the Taj Mahal reveals with the suddenness of a jewel box opening before your eyes. The Monument of Love.  Fashioned over 17 years is poetry in marble. The more you see it, the more you want to see it. It sure causes a flutter in every heart. See it at sunrise or sunset or moonlit, Taj means CROWN - so aptly named. Other places of interest in Agra are the Red Fort, the It-mad-ul-daullah and the market.
Closeby is the Tomb of The Great Mughal emperor Akbar at Sikandra.