The times of Mughal Sultanate in Delhi

A capital city of India, Delhi is the legendary capital of Pandavas in Mahabharat. The history of Delhi lies behind the times back to the Vedic History of India, where the Kauravas and Pandavas lived. During that time, Delhi was known as Indraprastha. The city was ruled by many legends in their times. To know more of the history you can explore castles and forts of Delhi by planning Delhi Sightseeing.  

History of Delhi

According to Wikipedia The area around Delhi was probably inhabited before the second millennium BC and there is evidence of continuous inhabitation since at least the 6th century BC.[21] The city is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas in the Indian epic Mahabharata.[24] According to Mahabharata, this land was initially a huge mass of forests called ‘Khandavaprastha’ which was burnt down to build the city of Indraprastha.”

The most famous ruler of Delhi was  Mohammed Bin Tughlaq. Delhi was ruled by Mughal Emperors in succession to Khijalis and Tughlaq. Babur who had invaded India at the beginning of the sixteenth century was the first ruler of the Mughal Dynasty. Mughal Empire had brought to an end after the defeat of Humayun.  At the age of fourteen, Jalaluddin was placed on the Throne of Delhi by the mightiest ruler of India Bairam Khan. To unite the whole of India under one sultanate, Jalaluddin and Akbar had played a most important role. This was the Mughal era of Delhi under which many forts and palaces were constructed.

Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar and later he shifted his district from Delhi to Agra. After Akbar, Delhi became the capital when Saha Jahan (1628-1658) was in the rule. After Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb (1658-1707)was the ruler emperor of Delhi but he could not retain the glory.

According to Wikipedia “In 1737, Bajirao I marched towards Delhi with a huge army. The Marathas defeated the Mughals in the First Battle of Delhi.[25][26] The Maratha forces sacked Delhi following their victory against the Mughals. In 1739, the Mughal Empire lost the huge Battle of Karnal in less than three hours against the numerically outnumbered but military superior Persian army led by Nader Shah during his invasion after which he completely sacked and looted Delhi, the Mughal capital, followed by massacre for 2 days, killing over 30,000 civilians and carrying away immense wealth including the Peacock Throne, the Daria-i-Noor, and Koh-i-Noor. Nader eventually agreed to leave the city and India after forcing the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah I to beg him for mercy and granting him the keys of the city and the royal treasury.[27] A treaty signed in 1752 made Marathas the protector of the Mughal throne at Delhi.[28]”

You can witness more of the history of Delhi which lies in its castles such as Shahjahanabad, Ferozabad, Tughlaqabad, Quila Rai Pitora, Lal Kot, Siri, Jahanpanha, and Dinpanha.

Tourist places in Delhi

Delhi in its era had witnessed various dynasties with a glorified history.

    • Red Fort- A legendary fortress of Mughal era, was elongated in the 16th century.

 

  • Qutub Minar- A legendary structure of Qutubuddin Aibak was constructed in 1206.
  • Humayun Tomb- A burial chamber of Mughal King, Humayun were established in 1570.
  • Purana Quila- A historical fort was constructed in 1538-1545 by Sher Shah Suri.
  • Hauz Khas (Siri)- This name was derived by Royal Water Tank which was constructed at the time of the rule of  Allauddin Khilji.

 

Apart from the above, there are many other places which you can explore while planning a Same Day Tour of Delhi. Not only Forts and Places Delhi has a specialty of Dilli Ke Pakwan which have a great mouth-watering taste, an elegant and huge variety of shopping stuff at Delhi.  

Ellora Caves Essential Travel Guide

Belonging to Ancient India, the site of Ellora Caves is one of the remarkable tourist attractions of the country and is situated in the Aurangabad district of the state of Maharashtra. Featuring popular Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monuments, the Ellora caves is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world and thus a UNESCO world heritage site as well. Ellora Caves consists of undisturbed sequence of monuments dating from 600 to 1000 AD reviving the archaic civilization of the country.

This outstanding temple cave complex situated at the north of Sahyadri Hills is said to have excavated from a volcanic rock and comprises 34 major caves which are numbered not chronologically but consecutively. Out of the major 34 temples, the 8th century Kailasa Temple is the most spectacular one as it the largest rock-cut monument in the world with height approximately upto 32 meters and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in Hinduism. This celebrated Hindu Temple is adorned with skillful carvings of ancient artisans depicting their excellence in the field of architecture.

Oldest or rather the earliest of the temples in the cave is the Rameshwara cave dating back to the 6th century CE. It reflects the typical structure of Hindu temples with an inner sanctum and surrounding corridor. In the cave no 21 there can be seen a seated a Nandi Bull sculpture outside which also typical of Shiva Temples. The Dhumar Lena cave and Ravana-ka-Khai are other important Hindu caves.

The major Buddhist caves in Ellora are Viswakarma Cave housing one of the largest seated sculptures of Lord Buddha and the Dasavatar Cave with historical importance. The latter cave contains only significant ancient inscription narrating a visit by a local ruler named Dantidurga.

The entire cave temple complex is decorated with wonderful carvings, complex layouts, precise pillars and brackets that leave the tourists stunned with its magnificence. Inside the cave, the walls and pillars and other areas even suggest scenes from Puranas and sacred texts of respective religion. This coming together of three religions in the caves also indicates towards religious tolerance of the ancient period and speaks of other important facts about that period as well.

Several history buffs, art lovers, and curators from all over the globe visit the site for research and tour.

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Same Day Tours of India- The Best Way to the Grab the Most Glittering

The Same Day Tours of India especially when it comes to North India, the three major cities Delhi, Jaipur and Agra are the one that are referred to as “Un-Missable”. No matter what, inspite of the availability of the shortest time, make your day get planned and reserved for atleast one same day tour so that you can yourself in touch with the most iconic place of the world. Here is an exhaustive list of the major same day tour attractions that can become a part of your tour plan where covering the most famous tourist attraction in the best possible time are highly recommended.

Same Day Taj Mahal Tour

Same Day Taj Mahal Tour and its beauty is all dedicated to the true love of royal couple ie; Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. In the fond remembrance of Mumtaz Mahal this iconic structure of white marble was constructed which took 20 years with the combined efforts of some 20,000 labourer from India and outside who made this non-living structure a speaking tree of love. Catching the glimpse of this monument in the rising morning hours can be best enjoyed with Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour.

Agra Fort and Itimad-ud-Daula are the other major attraction in the same day tour of Agra where a deeper understanding of Mughal Empire and how it shaped the culture of the city and the region, is an interesting part of experience.

Same Day Delhi Tour

Most of the India tour plan begins with the maximum arrivals at New Delhi. Being the capital of the country it holds a significant part in the prestigious past of the country as it has been through all major changes that has shaped up the current socio-economic structure of present India.

Car Rental Delhi Services is the best way to opt for the personalised same day tour experience. With a chauffeur driven car, you can make you own plan with selected places to visit. The day tour can be conveniently finished up by starting at 8 am in the morning till 6 pm in the evening where major attractions like Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, Lodhi Gardens, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Museums, Jama Masjid and Gandhi Memorial can be included depending upon your area of interest.  

Same Day Jaipur Tour

The most beautiful and charming city amongst golden triangle cities-The Pink City is a must when it comes to same day tour. A ay long tour plan of city majorly covers places like City palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Albert hall, Old City Tour and Amer Fort and its adjoining areas.

The most amazing part of the Jaipur Same Day Tour lies with the rickshaw tour of the old walled city where shopping, food, art & craft work, narrow and busy lanes with the sparkling night beauty of heritage shops makes the day tour a worth opting plan.  

Plan your trip to India with Luxury Car Rental

India is the land with diversity in the culture, traditions, architectural monuments, multi cuisines etc. Every nook and corner has something unique to explore. There are several Best Holiday Planners in India who can design your itinerary as per you requirements and needs.

The capital of India is Delhi, the heritage and political hub of India.  Book Car Rental Delhi to travel hassle free anywhere in Delhi and nearby areas. When you have a private car with a driver then it become easier to roam anytime, anywhere easily. The traffic in Delhi is insane so one must avoid walking over the roads of Delhi. Hence, car rental is the best option for the sightseeing. Also, other places like Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Haridwar, Rishikesh can explored while tour to North India.

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For luxurious road trip, you can Hire Mercedes S Class and travel with a style. This car is equipped with the world class features and latest technology. The seats are exotic and so comfortable that you never get tired even on the long road trip.

The Best India Trip Planner online also offers the tour packages for South India, the green and peaceful part of India. To calm down your mind and soul, there is no other perfect place than South India. The exotic beaches, cool hill stations, ancient temples and magnificent architecture can be explored while staying in South India. The major states to explore are- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Nowadays, majority of tourists are visiting Kerala. As, Kerala is not only popular for beaches and hill stations but also for Ayurvedic therapies. Rejuvenate your soul while undergoing these therapies and your life will be transformed. You just need to follow the diet and exercises prescribed by the Doctor and you will be amazed to see the effective results.

So, you just need to find out the places, you want to explore and then a proper planning would be required to make the trip enjoyable and memorable. Don’t think much, as every destination will surely get you fun and experience something new.

Explore the city of Bollywood, Mumbai with Golden Triangle Tour

Golden Triangle Tour with Mumbai comprise the cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur along with the city of dreams “Mumbai”. Delhi the capital city of India houses many historical monuments that reflect the architectural style of the bygone Mughal era and gives a glimpse of the dynasties that ruled the region. Red Fort was the major residence of Mughal emperors during the Mughal dynasty, made from red sandstone in Mughal style of architecture. The Qutub Minar is a minaret that was made by Mughal emperor Qutub Ud Din Aibak.

Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India, where India Gate was made in to memorialize the soldiers of the First World War. The Lotus Temple is a very fine example of modern style of architecture with its 27 marble shaped petals is one of the most visited tourist spot of Delhi. This national capital is also the food capital of India and one of the reasons of high footfall of tourist to this place is also food. The varied cuisines, delicacies fro, all over the country and lip-smacking street food will make your heart go gaga over this city. Travelers will find every type of food dishes in Paratha gali of Chandani Chowk and Book Golden Triangle Tour Package to catch the youth of Delhi performing street plays and music session jamming in Hauz Khas village

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Agra is home to the symbol of unfathomable love – Tajmahal which was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaj Mahal. There are lots of facts and myths are related to this place that you will hear while visiting this place. The Agra Fort lying parallel to river the Yamuna was a major ceremonial center before Delhi and it was also major residence of Mughal emperors before Delhi was declared as the Capital.

Mehtab Bagh and Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah also known as “Draft of Jewel” and “Baby Taj” due to its architectural resemblance and encrusted walls with semi-precious stones. Book golden triangle tour 4 night and 5 days to witness the beauty of Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is just 40 minutes away from Agra that has the biggest gateway of the world which was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in order to memorialize his victory over Gujarat. The Tomb of Salim chishti in Fatehpur Sikri is considered as the finest example of Mughal Style of architecture. One can also visit the Jodha Bai’ palace and the Panch Mahal which is a 5 storey palace made right next to the Jodha Bai’s palace that can be visited with best holiday planners in India.

Jaipur also was known as Pink City is the princely state and the capital city of Rajasthan. The city is dotted with many historical monuments, temples, forts, and palaces like Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh fort, Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple and Birla Temple. Most of the heritage buildings in Jaipur were built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Some of the buildings such as the Amer fort and City palace are very good example of different types of mixed architecture such as the Mughal, European and Rajput Style of architecture. The city gives the glimpse of the royal lifestyle in its lifestyles, monuments, and cuisines. Also, Jaipur serves as a remarkable tourist destination for shopaholics. The bustling markets such as the Bapu Bazaar, Nehru bazaar, Laal ji Saand ka Rasta and Johari  Bazaar are stuffed with textiles, handicrafts, and jewelry and art pieces charms the visitors and they love to buy Indian indigenous stuff as souvenirs from the city.

One can book mercedes s class hire to avoid hassles during Jaipur excursion. The colorful festivities of the state have also a big hand in increasing the tourism of the city. One can also enjoy the beauty of Rajasthani Folk Kalbeliya dance and folk cuisine of Rajasthan in Chokhi Dhani as well. Book Golden triangle tour package with Rajasthan during festivals like Teej, Holi and more and get an insight into this majestic state.

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Mumbai the city of dreams where many people come to live their dreams and are known for its fast-paced life. One can see many people roaming the streets of the city in the midnight as well. The city attracts local and international tourist from across the globe for its beaches, caves, and temples. The city is also known as the City of Bollywood as there are many films produced every year and tours are conducted to have a glimpse of the live shooting and taking a picture with the working actors. Gateway of India overlooking the Arabian Sea is the prominent landmark and prime attraction of Mumbai for the tourists reflecting the Indo-Saracenic architecture. The structure was built to memorialize the visit of Queen Mary and King George V in Mumbai that can be visited with Golden triangle with Mumbai Tour.

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Elephanta Caves is the other tourist spot which is the UNESCO World Heritage site. A group of a cave is situated on the island where the intricate carvings on the pillars, walls of the cave reflect the Buddhist culture and Hindu culture of the rich ancient past. These caves are also one of the finest examples of the ancient rock cut temples and structure. Prince of Wales Museum also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is the biggest museum of the Mumbai city which preserves the artifacts of Indus Valley Civilization and ancient dynasties of India like Mauryas and Chalukyas. Hanging Garden is surrounded by the lush green vegetation where one can enjoy the leisure walk amidst the cool breeze and sunset views over the Arabian Sea, Siddhivinayak Temple devoted to Lord Ganesha who fulfills all wishes of the devotees, Chowpatty Beach and Marine drive draws overseas tourist.

Book the Golden Triangle with Mumbai tour from the best India Trip Planners online which will make your tour an unforgettable and lifelong experience. The tour lets the tourists witness the heritage, glorious past, colorful culture and the lifestyle of the people.