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North India Tours

Agra

Agra

Agra is famous as the home of the Taj Mahal, a monument of love built by Shah Jehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal. It has held the world awestruck ever since with its wonderful inlay work

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Ajmer

Ajmer

Ajmer, situated in a green oasis wrapped in barren hills, has been a witness to an interesting past. The city was founded by Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan in the 7th century and continued to be a major centre

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Allahabad

Allahabad

Allahabad is situated at the confluence of the 3 sacred rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & the invisible Saraswati. It is here at the sangam that Hindus converge for a holy dip especially during the Kumbh Mela

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Amritsar

Amritsar

Amritsar, the holy city of the Sikhs, has grown from a sacred village pond into a spiritual life centre of Sikh culture. The city gets its name from the pool (Amritsar = Pool of Nectar) which was constructed by the fourth

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Bikaner

Bikaner

Bikaner is a Royal fortified city, once a major trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. The city's deity is Karni Mata and the temple dedicated to her provides sanctuary to rats in the belief

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bundi

Bundi

Bundi is a relatively unexplored city with a rich historical wealth - a Rajput town so ancient that one gets the feeling of having stumbled upon a page of history. Bundi town nestles in a narrow valley

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chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chandigarh, a Union Territory and Capital of both Haryana and Punjab states, is India's most modern and well planned city, designed in 1953 by the French architect Le Corbusier.

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Chittaurgarh

Chittaurgarh

Chittaurgarh is the pride & glory of Rajasthan, echoing with the tales of romance and valour unique to the Rajput tradition - a ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces

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Corbett

Corbett

Corbett National Park, the oldest in India, lies in the Garhwal and Kumaon Districts of Uttar Pradesh, extending along the banks of the Ramganga River. It was established in 1936 by the tiger hunter turned conservator

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Delhi

Delhi is the ideal place to start your exploration of northern India. The Tomar king, Anangpal, was the founder of the first city of Delhi. Delhi was ruled by a series of Muslim dynasties

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Jaipur

Jaipur

Jaipur is called the Pink City because most of its buildings are of sandstone - and because Maharaja Man Singh II had the whole city painted pink when the Prince of Wales visited in 1876.

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Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer's rulers were known for their valour, their beautiful havelis and glorious temples for close to ten centuries. The hilltop fort here is a living museum with families who have been here for centuries still

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Jodhpur

Jodhpur is known as the Blue City because of the predominant colour of its buildings - some say due to the large number of Brahmins, others that this colour is used to ward of mosquitoes.

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Kashmir

Kashmir

The ancient Moghul emperors devoted considerable resources to complementing the natural beauty of Kashmir with gardens and waterways to create a 'Paradise on Earth'. Later, the British, unable to buy land,

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Lucknow

Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of the biggest states in India and is situated on the banks of the river Gomati, tributary of the Ganges. It is an enchanting city with its mixture of down at heel elegance

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Mandawa

Mandawa

The small town of Mandawa is an excellent point from which to explore the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, famous for the amazing (and sometimes curious) murals on many of the buildings built

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Mount Abu

Mount Abu

Mount Abu is Rajasthan's only hill station and a major pilgrim destination. Till about 11th century, Mount Abu was an important Vaishnav and Shiv centre but is today recognised more for its Jain temples

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Pushkar

Pushkar

Located 11 kms west of Ajmer, Pushkar is sacred to the Hindus. The lake, supposedly having been created when Lord Brahma dropped a lotus flower here, is surrounded by temples and ghats.

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Sariska

Sariska Tiger Reserve and National Park is in a wooded valley of the Aravalli hills, and is another of the Project Tiger reserves. As well as a variety of animals there are ruined temples

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Shimla

Shimla

Shimla, the former summer capital of British India and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, is best reached by road taking in the charms of the Himalayan country side on the way - though there is an air service

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Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur, the enchanting city of lakes and palaces, nestles in a valley among the Aravali hills, on the banks of the shimmering Lake Pichola. The principal sights are the City Palace

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Varanasi

Varanasi is one of India's oldest and holiest cities. It is also a famous centre for silk and cotton weaving. A boat ride on the river Ganges at dawn is a spiritually uplifting sight, enabling one to observe the rituals

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