Apart from being the capital of India and an economic hub, Delhi is also a popular North India tourist destination. Major attractions include:
- Qutab Minar
- Humayun's Tomb
- Purana Quila
- Akshardham Temple
- India Gate
- Rashtrapati Bhawan
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal stands as India's symbol of eternal love. The Taj Mahal was built by the 5th Mughat emperor Shah Jehan in 1631, in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction took 22 years to complete. It is situated approx. 200 km from Delhi and is accessible by car, train, and air.
Popularly known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is the the flamboyant and colorful capital of Rajasthan. Its rich history makes Jaipur an important heritage site in India. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. Jaipur is sub-divided into nine rectangular sectors, which represent the nine divisions of the universe, according to Hindu tradition.