Delhi Jaipur tour, a four hour drive covering distance of total 281 kilometers, is the apt tour for those who want to experience the rich legacy of ancient India. These two cities comprises of great rich architectural work of Mughal, British and Rajput Empire. It houses some of the world’s heritage sites. Red Fort, Qutab Complex and Humayun’s tomb of Delhi and Jantar Mantar of Jaipur forms the rich heritage of ancient India.
Delhi being the largest metropolitan capital of India, located on the banks of the River Yamuna has emerged as major cultural, political and top tourist destination in recent time. With 1200 heritage buildings among which 175 are national heritage sites and three as world heritage sites, Delhi shows vast ruling dynasty and ancient history. Apart from world heritage sites, other top tourist attractions constitutes of great art work not only by Mughal Empire, but also by Turkish Rulers and British Empire.
Other monuments include the India Gate, the Jantar Mantar, Old Fort, temples such as The Laxminarayan Temple, Akshardham, the Bahá'í Lotus Temple and the ISKCON Temple which are examples of modern architecture. Tree lined and spacious New Delhi planned by British architect Sir Edward Lutyen houses several government buildings and official residences reminiscent of the British colonial architecture. Important structures include the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Secretariat, Rajpath, the Parliament of India and Vijay Chowk.
One finds it hard to resist hot and spicy food of Delhi, be it from the street or luxury hotels dining table. Punjabi and Mughlai delicacies like kababs and biryanis are popular in Delhi. The street food is known to be delicious and chandni chowk is must visit for its sumptuous Ghee filled Paranthas. Due to Delhi's large cosmopolitan and migrant population, cuisines from every part of India, including Gujarati Rajasthani, Maharashtrian, Bengali, Hyderabadi cuisines, and cuisine are widely available. Apart from regional cuisines, top restaurants do offer best of continental food.
After tasting rich taste of Delhi, leave for Jaipur, for some royal treatment at the hands of warm natives of Rajasthan and still prevailing royal families. Jaipur is the largest and India’s first planned city of Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by great astronomer and city planner Sawai Jai Singh II. It forms a part of mostly preferred Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It hosts several attractions like the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Govind Dev ji Temple, Vidhan Sabha, Birla Temple and various majestic Rajput forts and Palaces. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites.
The Jaipur is worldly famous for its rich creative arts and crafts. Skilled artisans, artists and craftsmen across the world flock together here under Rajput Rulers and turned Jaipur into a major hub for various kinds of arts and crafts.
Jewellery; Gems, Kundan, Meenakari and Jewellery; Miniature paintings; Blue Pottery; Ivory carving; Shellac work; Leatherware, etc. forms great art work of pink city. A number of festivals are organized in the city at various time of the year. Some of them include Gangaur Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival, Kite festival, Teej festival, Shitla Mata Fair,Chaksu Fair, Elephant Fair etc that reflect tradition of Rajasthan with rural touch.
The Rajasthani cuisine is world famous and thus many great recipes originate from the kitchens of Jaipur. The city has a very delectable cuisine. Some of the local dishes have become world-famous names. Typical dishes include Dal Baati Churma, Missi Roti. Sweet dishes include Ghevar, Feeni, Chauguni ke laddu, Mohan Thal.
After tasting rajasthani dessert served with warm, hospitality with royal touch, complete your tour by collecting world class souvenir of Jaipur. Depart back to Delhi to end the heritage royal tour of Delhi Jaipur.