History of Lahori Gate

History of Lahori Gate

On the west bank of the Yamuna River, on the eastern edge of the city walls of Delhi, stands the Red Fort. Residence and administrative center, was built from 1639 to 1648 under the supervision of two architects. It is a massive warlike structure with octagonal and round bastions and two symmetrical watchtowers overlooking the red sandstone walls that surround an irregular octagon 3200 by 1600 feet and are 100 feet high. It is surrounded by a deep moat fed by the river in the east. Only two major goals, the Lahori Gate (the main entrance) in the west wall and the Delhi Gate in the south wall, remain from the original five.

Inside the Lahori Gate is a shopping arcade called Chatta Chowk, which originally served the court of Shah Jahan. Behind it is the Drum House or Hathi Pol, a parking lot for the elephants of the visitors. Intricate carvings in sandstone are typical late Mughal design and were originally painted in gold and bright colors. Much of the original inner fort structure was destroyed, especially during the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and lawns and gardens now replace the galleries built inside the walls.

The audience hall between the inner courtyard and the royal palaces was the administrative center of the capital, but also an overwhelming venue. Much of its splendor has to be imagined now, but the marble roofed thrones with their classical style marble armature are still preserved. Six miniature palaces stood on the eastern wall of the fort, housing apartments for the royal household, including the harem. They were connected by the river of heaven; a small channel of fragrant waters that Nahr I Behisht. Five of these jewel buildings remain intact. On the east wall, but secluded behind a sandstone wall, are the royal baths, which face the pearl mosque built by Aurangzeb. The outer walls are aligned with the walls of the fort, but the inner walls are at an angle so that they are aligned with Mecca.

The living gardens, originally to the north of the mosque, were intended to mimic the gardens of Paradise and contain pavilions, fountains, and plants in a formal arrangement. Silver swings were hung on silk cords in pavilions so that the ladies of the court could watch the rain during the Hindu festival Teej, which marks the beginning of the monsoon. During your Delhi Agra tour package must visit red fort.

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Best Rajasthan Tour Packages with Religious Places and Glimpse of Rajputana Culture

Best Rajasthan Tour Packages with Religious Places and Glimpse of Rajputana Culture

You are traveling in the northern part of India then golden triangle tour with Ajmer and Pushkar is the exquisite choice. 150 Km away from Jaipur, the heart of Rajasthan Ajmer is quite a bustling city. It holds significance to the people of all religions. For Muslims, Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti Dargah is the famous place. For Jains, golden Jain temple and for Hindus so many ancient temple and religious places are in the city. Pushkar is also a religious place in best Rajasthan tour packages where 1000 of tourists come.

Places to Visit in Ajmer –

Dargah Sharif – The Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was built by Mughals. It has various buildings, tombs, courtyards, and Daalaans. Thousands of pilgrims come every day. Bollywood celebrities come here sometimes that make this place to worth a visit. After walking 10 min from the main mosque, on the way, there is a small glittery market.

Ana Sagar Lake – The Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake which is made by King Anaji Chauhan. This place provides beautiful snaps of the breathtaking beauty. This lake is surrounded by Daulat Bagh Gardens.

Nasiyan Jain Temple – It is truly one of the best Jain temples in Rajasthan. It is also known as Soni Ji Ki Nasiyan. Nasiyan temple is a popular religious destination with famous tourist attraction of the city. There is also a huge hall, called Swarna Nagri, which is made of gold and other metals.

Places to Visit and Things to do in Pushkar –

Brahma Temple – This temple is dedicated to the Lord of creation, Brahma all over the world. It is one of the most ancient temples and only one temple of Lord Brahma in India. This temple is mostly blue in color and glimpse of the deities.

Camel Fair – Pushkar is famous for this unique fair, where camel and cattle stock is traded. Some other recreational activities, like Longest Moustache Competition, are held here to attract local and foreign tourist. This is a 5 – day festival and is held in the months of October – November every year.

Pushkar Bazaar – There are colorful markets in this city. You will find amazing things like leather bags and boots, unique silverware and silver jewelry, colorful lamp shades and clothes.

Drive to Ajmer and Pushkar –

If you love to drive through tricky roads then you can fulfill your experience with Pushkar Ghati while traveling to Pushkar. So pack your bags for a visit to these 2 fascinating places with golden triangle tour packages India. Plan a trip to golden triangle tour with Ajmer and Pushkar only after the scorching summers.

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Must Visit in Delhi One Day Trip

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Must Visit in Delhi One Day Trip

Swaminarayan Temple, Akshardham is thought as the largest as well as being among the most stunning temples of the complete world which are seen in good sized quantities by people from around India and overseas. This temple is based on Delhi and when you are looking into Delhi in near future, then be sure to go to it and we ensure that you will be going to take pleasure from it. There is certainly handful of things which we believe you should comprehend concerning this temple –

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  • The temple was designed with the use of marble stone, sandstone, and wood.
  • The temple covers up 83,342 sq. feet area.
  • The dimension of the temple is 356 ft. long, 316 ft. wide and 141 ft. high.
  • The building of the temple is carried out in such a manner so that it can exist for a period of at least 1000 years from the year of conclusion.
  • The building of the temple is completed in that manner such that it can exist for an interval of at least thousands of year from the year of conclusion.
  • The building of the temple was completed in 2005.
  • This temple will serve as a home to 200 stone sculptured numbers of Indian Rishi, Sadhu, followers, Acharya as well as wonderful versions.
  • In this particular temple, there are 20,000 statues with 234 carved pillars. In addition, it has 9 ornate domes along with Gajendra Peeth.
  • The Gajendra Peeth weight is near 3,000 heaps and contains 148 elephants, 42 birds along with animals, another 125 sculptures of people and also other decors representing nature.
  • Parikrama area of the temple is built out of red stone and there are 1,152 pillars and 145 windows.
  • 108 Gaumukh is there in this temple that will give you the comforting sound of drinking water when you do the Parikrama.
  • Garden of the temple is developed in the structure of the lotus.
  • Yagnapurush Kund of the temple calculating 300′ x 300′ having 2870 steps along with 108 shrines of little sizes.
  • When you visit this temple during the night you will see it embellished with attractive lighting and can listen to the echoes of Vedic Indian values and beliefs.

Delhi one day tour package is most demanded tour package nowadays. Book now and get the experience of religious India.

Travel to Taj Mahal, Most Beautiful Monument of India

Travel to Taj Mahal, Most Beautiful Monument of India

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Taj Mahal travel become the memorable trip if you have time for you to see and feel the wonder of monument. Taj Mahal means “crown of the building” and is definitely the finest exemplary case of Mughal structures which is the combination of Indian, Islamic and Persian structures. The marble dome is the most impressive feature. Its height is 35 meters (115 feet) is approximately exactly like the space of the bottom. Due to its form the dome is categorized as an onion dome. The annals of Taj Mahal are referred to as the monument of poetry in marble and were built by the Shah Jahan. In the event that you will check your history books, you should come to learn that he has satisfied his previous love of his better half. For years and years, no tomb has been manufactured in comparison to Taj Mahal.

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You can travel to Taj Mahal and feel proud. It’s the penchant for symmetry. It will be the greatest exemplary case of art and structures for next seven generations. It has a great imaginative style. It’s the blend of different styles like Indian, Persian, Mogul and Islamic too. Another monument can’t compare the wonder and meticulously designed monument. It really is a great exemplary case of beauty and love. Constructed with white marble, it’s the lofty and enhanced style of art work and feelings southern face of the tomb is the key entrance of the Taj.

 

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If you are planning same day Taj Mahal tour by car, you are blessed that, Agra is on the key travel line between Delhi and Jaipur by car every day. Agra is well – known for Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. It isn’t a bit of art but an incredible inspiration for lovers. Everything is not in photographs but in occasions also. The grand marble draws in everyone Ismail Afandi has designed the hemispheres and built the dome that was from Turkey.

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You can travel Taj Mahal and use various packages of same day Agra tour by car for enjoying your weekend getaway. Basically it’s completely different and striking exclusion from other monuments. You can certainly through the car. Transportation is no problem if you need to see Taj Mahal. Golden triangle tour packages India, Palace on Wheel tour, Taj Mahal and wildlife tour packages, etc. will be the best trip package which can only help you to start to see the beauty of Agra as well as Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, etc.

5 Exquisite Monsoon Fairy-tale Destinations in India

5 Exquisite Monsoon Fairy-tale Destinations in India

As we know, Monsoon is always a wonderful season. The wet & foggy mornings, dark clouds and dribbles make the place like a fairyland. India is a tropical land. There, summers are hot & the rainy season has moderate to heavy rainfall. In the rainy season, plants start to grow and flourish giving a green shade to plains and mountains.

 

All the places are not good in the monsoon during India Tour. Here are the 5 best monsoon places to enjoy in India.

  1. Lonavala – Lonavala is the mountain range in Mumbai. It is situated in the Ghats and is one of the most charming and green places in Mumbai. The mountain ranges, waterfalls & other attractions are at its best beauty during monsoon season. The best activities in Lonavala during monsoon are enjoying the stream in Tiger Point, waterfalls at Bushi dam and enjoying the caves of 2nd BC. The waterfalls picnic is a wonderful activity for romantic couples and people who love water.

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  1. Bishnupur – Bishnupur is situated in the West Bengal state of India. It is about 150 km far away from Kolkata. One who loves art and crafts should visit this place. You can find a lot of terracotta sculptures and temples there. During monsoon, the rain will wash the sculptures and they will look very bright orange in color and a mild aroma of clay can be found. Many events happen here during the rainy season. The most important monsoon activity is wandering around ‘Malleshwar Temple’ in a mild drizzle. There are a lot of lodges & mid range hotels in Bishnupur town.

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  1. Malshej Ghat – Malshej Ghat is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra. This place is known for lush waterfalls, mountains, and plantations. This place is filled with beautiful flowering plants & some unique animals during rainy season. You can enjoy a lot of water related activities in the wonderful lake & waterfalls. The best part of monsoon season in “Malshej Ghat” is watching the pink flamingos standing on one leg and their mating dance is a really enchanting sight. Flamingos are migratory birds that come from Siberia.

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  1. Ladakh – It is a cold place filled with mountain and lakes in Jammu and Kashmir State of India. It is a cold fairytale place in India. During monsoon, the lakes will be filled with water and you can camp near them. The most wonderful activity of all is the “White water rafting”. The ‘Indus River’ is filled with water during rainy season and rafting is possible during this time. You can enjoy many road trips and can visit hanging glaciers, monasteries, villages, lakes, rivers and others.

The best activity of all is the ‘Ladakh festival’ that organized in September. The folks of Ladakh dress in their traditional dress and sing are most wonderful as they dance through the streets of the city. This festival is a colorful one.

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  1. Coorg – Coorg is the most beautiful hill station in Karnataka. It is also known for its lovely forests, flora, fauna, coffee plantation, wonderful lakes, and waterfalls. Like any other hill station, Coorg is also a beautiful and charming place during rainy season. The waterfalls, lakes, and rivers become very graceful and you can enjoy a lot of activities near these places like the picnic, boating, and others.

Most important activity is visiting ‘Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary’. If you like thrilling activities then you can hike at ‘Kotebetta’ or can enjoy playing in Jog falls.

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This is an exclusive list of destinations for visiting during monsoon. The monsoon holidays in India will leave you with unforgettable memories and heavenly experience. But, make sure to book the best tour packages before planning your trip to India. Four Wheel Drive India offers the best Golden Triangle holiday packages to visit in North India.

Top Places to See in Ramgarh

Top Places to See in Ramgarh

  1. Orchards

One of the best things that should not be missing in Ramgarh city sightseeing tour is over view of Orchards and that Ramgarh is famous for inspirational orchards. Diffused in a large area of this city, these orchards offer a fascinating experience with every stroll you take.

Orchards

This is an incredible time that added in bonus that leaves no stone to the freshness of your mind and body too. The place fully justifies its nick name Orchards. Kumoun Fruit Bowl with the variety of exotic fruits grown here in abundance such as strawberries, apples, pears, apricots and peaches, etc.

  1. Nathuakhan

Nathuakhan

A small and captivating hamlet located near Ramgarh, Nathuakhan is mainly known for its charming beauty. With hilly lands, a luxuriant valley and a thick cover of lush green forest, this village is a place to relax and enjoy the solitude away from the buzz of cities.

  1. Jungle walks

Jungle walks

Known the lush trees, sceneries and the lands, Ramgarh is a place known for its nature or jungle walks in Rajasthan, India.

  1. Trekking

Trekking

The numbers of trekking and mountaineering facilities are offered by the best hotels in the Ramgarh region in order to let you build the most of your hiking experience in Kumaon Hills, India.

  1. Bird watching

With many forest and innumerable hiking trails, the region is also known for having a large number of bird species, making it a heaven for bird watchers.

Bird watching

Peaks, mynahs, pipits, red and jungle hens, Indian peafowl and blue thrushes and more can be spotted. Pangot, which is about 45 km from the main city, is known to have about 2000 species of birds. To see more places at Ramgarh sightseeing tour package with Four Wheel Drive India.

Top 4 Famous Gurudwaras in New Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India. The state holds the great history of the Sikh religion. Here you will see various Gurudwaras that are famous in all over the India. Every of the Gurudwaras has attract the national and international tourist. Let us look at the most popular Gurudwaras in the capital city of India with delhi one day tour packages .

1. Gurudwara Nanak Piao:

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The most famous Gurudwaras in New Delhi is Gurudwara Nanak Piao. Gurudwara Nanak Piao was visited by the first Guru of the Sikhs. The name of the Gurudwaras is spatial and mention that piao means drink water. The Nanak Piao Gurudwara is situated in North Delhi at Sabji Mandi. This is visited by thousand of the people.

2. Gurudwara Majnu Tilla:

Gurudwara Majnu Tilla also known as Majnu Ka Till. This Gurudwara nicknamed Majnu. This is the main Gurudwara there is lots of people come to see the Gurudwara. The place has a special historical and religious significance in the hearts of Sikhs. This Gurudwara is situated on the right banks of the Yamuna, Timarpur in North Delhi.

3. Gurudwara Rikab Ganj:

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Gurudwara Rakab Ganj is situated near the parliament house in Delhi. and Gurudwara Rakab Ganj was built in 1783 on Pant road. It is the site of the cremation grounds of the ninth Sikh leader Guru Tegh Bahadur. In this Gurudwaras garden has made at all around the Gurudwaras and also on gates for the welcome in visitors.

4. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib:

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most popular Gurudwaras in India. It is located in the heart of Connaught Place. It is a sacred shrine dedicated to the Eight Sikh gurus, Guru Hari Krishan. The Gurudwara was built in 1783 by well known Banghel Singh. It was during this time that he was responsible for the erection of many shrines in Delhi.