Our trip to India was absolutely incredible! We spent most of our time exploring the northern part of the country, with visits to Rajasthan, Himalayan Mountains, Delhi, and of course, Taj Mahal. We experienced the rich history and culture, from the intricate and breathtaking architecture to the awe-inspiring monuments and stunning art that we encountered at every turn. The Rajasthan and Taj Mahal were definitely a highlight of our trip, and it was even more breathtaking in person than we could have ever imagined.
From the moment we arrived, we could feel a vibrant energy of the city and especially for me that it was my first visit in India. The streets were filled with people, rickshaws, and honking cars and that city is filled with rich history and culture, beautiful architecture, and delicious food.
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the iconic Red Fort, a stunning example of Mughal architecture that dates back to the 17th century. The line was really long but for foreigners it’s separately entrance.
Humayun’s Tomb is a magnificent monument and it was built in the mid-16th century and is a testament to the Mughal architectural style.
Qutub Minar is a towering minaret and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The minaret is made of red sandstone and marble and stands at a height of 73 meters (239 feet). The site is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset, and is a must-see destination if you are interested in Indian history and architecture.
The President’s Palace, also known as Rashtrapati Bhavan, is a majestic structure located in the heart of Delhi. Built during the early 20th century, it serves as the official residence of the President of India. It worth to come here at the evening.
Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is one of the most famous and iconic monuments in the world. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The white marble mausoleum is a symbol of eternal love and is renowned for its stunning architecture. It is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting India.
Agra Fort is an architectural marvel, characterized by its red sandstone walls and intricate detailing. It encompasses various structures such as palaces, mosques, gardens, and audience halls. Stepping inside Fort shows its opulent palaces adorned with beautiful carvings, delicate marble work, and intricate designs.
Hawa Mahal – “Palace of the Winds,” is a magnificent architectural gem located in the heart of Jaipur. These windows, called jharokhas, were intended to allow the royal ladies to observe the bustling street activities below while maintaining their privacy.
We did not go inside and it’s worth mentioning that the cafes situated opposite the Hawa Mahal offer a fantastic vantage point to appreciate its beauty from outside while enjoying a cup of tea or a snack.
The City Palace in Jaipur is home to the famous Pritam Niwas Chowk, which is a courtyard that features four gates decorated with beautiful artwork. One of these gates, the Peacock Gate or “Mor Chowk,” leads to the mirror palace or “Sheesh Mahal” in the palace complex. Now only a small part of the palace is used as a residence by the royal family and the rest has been converted into a museum
The mirror palace in the City Palace features intricate mirror work that is similar to the Sheesh Mahal in Amer Fort. The glasswork includes tiny pieces of colored glass, and it just beautiful. The mirrors reflect light in such a way that it creates a stunning visual effect. It is one of the must-see attractions in Jaipur that you can not miss.
You can explore the mirror palace as part of a guided tour or self-guided visit. The palace is a popular attraction and often draws large crowds, so we recommend to plan ahead and arrive early to avoid long lines.
In Amer Fort is located Sheesh Mahal with mirror work. In addition to the Sheesh Mahal, you can explore the Amer Fort complex, the various structures and courtyards that make up the fort. The fort complex is a fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and features intricate carvings and ornate balconies.
Restaurant Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani is a popular restaurant known for its traditional Rajasthani cuisine and cultural entertainment. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience with its rustic village setting, live folk music, and dance performances. The menu features a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. We felt a unique and enchanting experience with its entertainment offerings.
Udaipur is a beautiful city located in Rajasthan and it is known for its stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and scenic landscapes. It has the various palaces, lakes, and temples that make up the city, and delve into the stories behind the intricate carvings, murals, and paintings.
The City Palace is an iconic landmark and was built in the 16th century by Maharana Udai Singh II. It is considered one of the largest palaces in the state of Rajasthan. You can not miss this opportunity to see a beautiful mirror rooms and paintings on the wall.
Jaigarh Fort is a magnificent fortress perched on the Aravalli Hills. Also known as the “Victory Fort,” offers breathtaking panoramic views, showcases impressive defensive structures, and houses fascinating palaces, huge cannon, temples, and a museum.
This Fort is located in the rugged hills of Rajasthan and is renowned for its massive walls that stretch over 36 kilometers, making it one of the longest fortified walls in the world.