Tag: India

Benares

According to a legend, the city was founded by the Hindu god Shiva, several thousand years ago, so making it one of the goals of the most important pilgrimage in the country. It is in fact one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus. Varanasi was an industrial center famous for its muslin and…

By asiatico 24 May 2014 Off

Orcha

The city is famous for its enormous palace fortress on an island in the river Betwa. The island is surrounded by a wall with battlements, the palace-fortress is made ​​up of several buildings built at different times, the main buildings are the Rajmandir and Jahangir Mahal. The Rajmandir is built on a square base and…

By asiatico 24 May 2014 Off

Khajurao

Khajuraho was sorrounded by a wall with eight gates at both sides of which were set two golden palm trees. Originally within the city walls were over 80 temples, but only 22 of them have been preserved up to us without breaking down and go broke, they are placed on an area of ​​about 21…

By asiatico 24 May 2014 Off

Kathmandu

City — Pashupatinath — Swayambhunath — Bodnath is the largest city of Nepal, is situated in the valley of central Nepal, and is surrounded by the rivers Bagmati ( river sacred to Hindus ) and Vishnumati . These two rivers delineate substantially the urban area itself . The urban center of the city has a core mostly dating back to the…

By asiatico 23 May 2014 Off

Jaipur

It is also famous by the name of ” pink city ,” for the predominant color of its houses. The city is rich in monuments, some of them very beautiful. The most strange is the Jantar Mantar which is nothing more than an astronomical observatory in the open air, where the huge astronomical instruments are…

By asiatico 23 May 2014 Off

Delhi

The points of interest that we visited: the  Delhi Red Fort , Great Mosque , the minaret of Qutb Minar and Mausoleum of Humayun . Delhi is located on the banks of river Yamuna in northern India, is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world . Delhi was been the capital of several…

By asiatico 23 May 2014 Off

Bharatpur

Bharatpur ‘eastern gateway of the Rajasthan’, was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD, and was once an impregnable well-fortified city, was called so, to dedicate it to Bharatpur Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama. Bharatpur is also known as ‘Lohagarh’. Also famous for its forest called ‘GHANA’ built in 1896 by the Governement…

By asiatico 23 May 2014 Off

Agra

Agra. — Taj Mahal,  —  Fatehpur Sikri. —  Red Fort  —  Sikandra Agra AKA ​​Akbarabad is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The city finds mention in the Mahabharata where it was called Agrevaṇa, or ‘the border of the forest’. It achieved fame as the capital…

By asiatico 23 May 2014 Off

India

Delhi — Jaipur — Neemrana — Agra — Orcha — Khajurao — Varanasi — Kathmandu — over the Himalayas The magic India that has attracted and conquered us, a travel package proposed by ” i viaggi dell’elefante” of Rome that is specialized in mid and far east destinations. There we had a local guide with excellent and fluent Italian (Hello Prem Kumar a hug). Pleasant journey through Rajasthan, the chaotic Delhi,…

By asiatico 23 May 2014 Off