Cities of India
Agra, located on the western bank of Yamuna River, is one of the most
frequented cities by tourists in India. Agra was founded by Badal Shah in
1475, but it came into prominence when the Lodhis made it their capital.
Founded in 1727 by the great Kachhawaha ruler Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur is one
of those cities that tourists must visit during their trip to India. Better
known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is the capital of the western state of
Rajasthan, and exudes a charm like no other.
Lying in the northern part of Rajasthan, Bikaner was named after its
founder, Rao Bikaji. Originally a barren land, Bikaner was converted by
Bikaji into a magnificient city of forts and palaces.
Founded by Maharaja Udai Singh of the Sisodia dynasty in 1559, Udaipur is
situated at the banks of Lake Pichola and surrounded by mountains, lakes and
forests. With its lakes and mountains, it is almost like a mirage in the
vast sandy desert of Rajasthan.
Cochin, also known as Kochi is the commercial capital of south India.
Located in the beautiful state of Kerala, Cochin was built by the Portuguese
and is today the busiest port of the country and an important tourist
destination of the state. It is spread across islands and promontories.
Trivandrum, now known as Thiruvanantpuram is the capital of the southern
state of India, Kerala. The city has been named after Anantha, the thousand
- headed serpent on which Lord Vishnu rested.
Khajuraho is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, and is known as the
'temple town' because of its world famous temples built by the Chandela
rulers. The erstwhile capital city of the Chandela rulers, Khajuraho draws
its name from Khajur or the date palm trees that once surrounded this
Rajasthan - the desert land bejeweling the landscape of India, is one of the
most vibrant states, occupying the northwestern part of India. Rajasthan is
the land with diverse topography, where you can find almost all geographical
varieties - from desert to hill stations, wetlands and dense forests.
Lying at the southern tip of India, Kerala is one of the most beautiful
states, that attract numerous tourists throughout the year. The state has
something for every kind of tourists. It is a perfect holiday destination
for people who want to escape the fast pace of city life, and spend some
relaxing moments in a tranquil environment.
Located on the western coast of India, Goa is incredibly beautiful and
vibrant. It is one of the prime attractions in India for tourists from both
within the country as well as from abroad. Whether it is a vacation with
friends and family or a honeymoon trip for a newly wed couple, Goa is just
the perfect destination for any kind of holiday.