Excursions Tour From Delhi
Delhi is situated at the heart of India, and its central location gives it a definite advantage in terms of various excursion trips to famous adjoining places of north and central India. So if you are in Delhi and planning for an excursion trip, you may select any of the several excursion options ranging from historical monuments, ancient towns or wildlife safari reserves. Take a quick reviving tour to any of these places for an enchanting experience. Places of interest include:-: MATHURA- The Birth place of Lord Krishna :-
Mathura, a little town situated on the bank of River Yamuna is synonymous with Lord Krishna who is believed have been born here. It is 145 Km south-east of Delhi and 58 Km North West of Agra and emanates a peaceful and devotional charm. Mathura is also famous as one of the first two centers of production for images of Lord Buddha. Places to see include:Government Museum:
Displaying a collection of rare items dating back to the Gupta and Kushan period (period 400 B.C.-1200A.D), the museum is located at Dampier Park and is a must visit. Krishna
Janma Bhumi:Visit the Keshav Dev temple built in ancient times on the site of Krishna's legendary birthplace (an underground prison).
Dwarkadhish Temple:The main tourist attraction of Mathura, the temple was constructed in the year 1814 and is an example of ancient architectural geniuses.-: AGRA :-
Agra, situated on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, is home to some of the most famous monuments of India, including the marvelous Taj Mahal. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination till date. Due of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings and rich cultural history, tourists are spoilt for choice here.
Some of the must-see sites are:
TAJ MAHAL:One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal redefines beauty and is the most beautiful monument of Love yet conceived.
Fatehpur Sikari : Fort was built on the orders of Mughal Emperors- Akbar between 1571 and 1585. It is a fresh and innovative architecture, with its vast array of building types representing a fusion of Indian and Islamic cultures.
AGRA FORT: The third World Heritage Site of Agra and also known as Red Fort of Agra, it was home to great Mughal rulers Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb. Visit the famous sites and monuments within Agra Fort, like Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Khas Mahal, Pearl Mosque, and Rang Mahal.-: JAIPUR-PINK CITY :-
Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and is known as the ‘Pink City of India’. The treasure trove of culture and art, Jaipur is the land of Forts. The capital city of Rajasthan has much to offer for visiting tourists such as Hawa Mahal, Amer Palace, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Najafgarh Fort. The reservoir of Indian customs, traditions, and legacy, this lively city observes its ethnicity by celebrating various festivals like Kite festival, Elephant festival and many others.-: RISHIKESH- THE LAND OF GODS :-
Rishikesh is the ultimate tourist destination as it offers everything from Pilgrimage, yoga & meditation, white water rafting & camps, to wild life Safari in National parks, trekking, and Skiing. Known as the gateway to the Himalayas, the supreme Pilgrimage invites millions of people round the year and is also the beginning point of the pilgrimage to Chardham of Yamnotri, Gangotri, kedarnath & Badrinath.
Rishikesh now has countries best Spas and many Ayurvedic treatment centers. The place is dotted with Yoga & meditation centers conducting classes amidst natural surroundings. Not short on sightseeing places either, some of the more popular places are Bharat Mandir, Rishikund, Triveni Ghat, and Lakshman Jhula.-: MUSSOURIE- QUEEN OF THE HILLS :-
Mussoorie is about 34 km from Dehradun in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. Being at an average altitude of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town is said to present a ‘fairyland’ atmosphere to tourists. Enchanting view of pine covered hill slopes and snow capped mountains leave an incredible impression on one's mind. Places to visit are:
Lake Mist - About 5 km before Kempty falls on the Mussoorie-Kempty road it is a newly developed picnic spot with accommodation and restaurant facilities, boating is also available.
Mussoorie Lake - A newly developed picnic spot build by City Board, it is situated at 6 km on Mussoorie-Dehradun road having a facility of pedaled boats. It offers an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages. View during Night is marvelous.
Bhatta Falls - 7 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road near Bhatta Village and accessible by car or bus up to Bhatta from where the fall is 3 km by foot. A fall with different ponds for bathing and water amusements, it's an ideal place for picnic.
Nag Devta Temple -An ancient temple dedicated to God Lord Shiva and situated on Cart Mackenjee road, it is about 6 km from Mussoorie on way to Dehradun. This place provides an enchanting view of Mussoorie and Doon valley.-: RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK :-
Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state. Once the hunting place of Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore National park/wildlife sanctuary is one of the important sites of Project Tiger of India. Spanned over an area of 400 sq. km., the park houses a large no. of wild species including leopards, jungle cat, hyena, jackal, porcupine, wild boar, sloth bear, marsh crocodile, langur, Indian gazelle and the Tiger. Tigers can be seen most easily at Ranathmbore than in any other wildlife park in India. Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, its terrain is dotted with rocky ridges, hills and open valleys with lakes and pools, with structures that remind you of bygone eras. But the most exciting aspect of exploring this sanctuary is the safari into the jungles to witness wild beast in their natural habitat. The best time to visit the park is between the months of February and May. It is closed from mid June to mid November.