Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Gwalior
Welcome to an enthralling tour through the four ostentatious vibrant cities of India - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Gwalior also known as the Golden Quadrangle. Enjoy the trip that treasures the opulent vista of life! Allow the trip to acquaint you with the cultural, historical and architectural hereditary magnificence of the capital of India, the city of Taj Mahal the Pink City of Rajput kings and the historical city of Gwalior
India's capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds, the ancient with the modern. Some of the monuments worth a visit are Raj Ghat, a simple memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, Red Fort built during the years 1643 - 1648 overlooking the river Jamuna. New Delhi reflects the legacy the British left behind. The sites in New Delhi are the Government Secretariat; President's Palace; Parliament House and the India Gate. The Qutab Minar is the tallest stone tower in India. The Baha'i Temple also known as Lotus Temple is set amidst pools and gardens.
Great empires have flourished in Agra and then grown to engulf the whole country. Its line-up of monuments today stands mute testimony to the splendour of a bygone era. The Mughals, besides being great rulers, were also great builders and they preserved their best architectural wonders for Agra and its neighbourhood. The magnificent Taj Mahal is the greatest of them and is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. The Agra Fort, the delicate artistry of Itmad-ud-daulah's tomb, and Akbar's deserted capital - Fatehpur Sikri, are each unique and outstanding and are rated close to the Taj Mahal.
Jaipur - the city of victory is surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort, beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. The main tourist attractions in Jaipur include the ancient capital fort of Amber that has the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls having delightful wall paintings with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the wall; the 'Palace of Winds' also known as Hawa Mahal; The City Palace, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards and the Jantar Mantar - an astronomical wonder built by Sawai Jai Singh that makes accurate time predictions even to this day.
The historical city of Gwalior is rich in cultural heritage and architectural marvels. The massive fort overlooking the city is a testimony to its glory and grandeur. Gwalior changed hands from the Tomars to the Lodhis of Delhi and after the Mughals it was finally ruled by the Marathas. Each era and rulers left their impression on the city but what remained unchanged is the imposing fort that has withstood the assault of time.