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Lucknow - Ayodhya - Mathura - Dream Destination Tour...

    Place to Visit :
  • Vrindavan
  • Mathura
  • Agra
  • Taj Mahal
  • Buland Darwaza
  • Sikandra
  • Allahabad
  • Sangam
  • Allahabad Fort
  • Swaraj Bhawan
  • Mayo Memorial Hall
  • Sarnath
  • Bodhgaya

    A TOUR OF THE PLAINES ALONG THE HOLY GANGES

  • Destinations covered in the tour: Vrindavan; Mathura; Agra; Sikandara; Allahabad; Sarnath; Gaya; Bodhgaya; Ayodhya; Lucknow; Naimisaranya

  • Vrindavan: located just 57 km from Agra, is considered by Hindu's to be a place where Lord Krishna spent part of his life. There are as many as 4,000 temples in Vrindavan, most of them dedicated to Lord Krishna. Vrindavan is believed to be the site where Lord Krishna played with the cowherds or Gopis and wooed his beloved Radha.

  • Mathura: The Holy Birthplace of Lord Krishna - Mathura, a little town on the River Yamuna is synonymous with Lord Krishna who is believed have been born here. Alive with devotion to Lord Krishna - the evergreen hero of Hinduism, the lover of Radha and re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu - it has a peaceful and refreshing air about it. Mathura without Lord Krishna is like Bethlehem without Christ. There are 25 holy Tirthas (bathing places or Ghats) in Mathura. Vishram Ghat is in the middle and there are 12 Ghats south of Vishram Ghat and 12 Ghats situated in the north. The 12 Ghats in the south extend to Moksha Ghat.

  • Agra: the city of the Taj, as it is known all over the world, is the goal of a pilgrimage to the creative best. Craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals know Agra for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone. Though its political significance ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has definitely secured international fame for carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.

  • Taj Mahal: Located on the banks of Yamuna, Taj Mahal is one of the 7 Wonders of the World. It was made by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

  • Agra Fort: Located on the banks of Yamuna close to the Taj Mahal, this fort was designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D. It houses Pearl Mosque & several other palaces including Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-E-Khaas, Diwan-E-Aam & Moti Masjid.

  • Buland Darwaza: Situated about 10 km from Agra, in the small town of Sikandra (4 KM from Agra), this mausoleum is a fusion of Muslim Hindu architectural style. It was started by Akbar but completed by his son Jahangir in 1605.

  • Sikandra: The Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of his architectures in a superlative fusion. It was started by Akbar before his death in 1605 A.D, and was completed by his son Jahangir in 1613 A.D.

  • Allahabad: one of the important cities of Uttar Pradesh is situated at the confluence of three holy rivers--Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The confluence is also called the Triveni Sangam. Named as Prayag in ancient times, the city has a historical and mythological character with a glorious past. Allahabad is one of the most vibrant and spiritually awakened cities of India. Allahabad is also a pious venue for many fairs and rituals. The city attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year and buzzes with devotees & tourists during the world-famous Kumbh Mela.

  • Sangam: This meeting point of the mighty rivers of Ganga, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati, Sangam is one of the most sacred places of the Hindus. It hosts the Maha Kumbh Mela (the largest gathering of Hindus) and Ardh Kumbh. People perform various Puja activities and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters.

  • Allahabad Fort: This fort was built by Akbar in 1583 AD. Unrivalled for its design and craftsmanship in its heydays, the fort is now used by the army and only a part of it is open to the visitors. This huge, majestic fort has three magnificent galleries flanked by high towers. The visitors are allowed to see the Ashoka Pillar, Saraswati Kup, and Jodha Bai Palace.

  • Swaraj Bhawan: This historical building built by Moti Lal Nehru was donated to the nation in 1930 to be used as the headquarters of the Congress Committee. This is also the birthplace of India's former Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

  • Mayo Memorial Hall: Situated near the Thorn Hill and Myne Memorial, this large hall has a 180-feet high tower. Professor Gamble of the South Kensington Museum in London designed the interiors of this memorial hall with designs. Completed in 1879, this hall was meant for public meetings, balls and receptions in commemoration of the assassinated Viceroy. Other prominent places of interest in the city include Shankar-Viman Mandapam, Man-Kameshwara Temple, Hanuman Mandir, All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad University & Museum, Minto Park, Muir College, Jawahar Planetarium, Chandra Shekhar Azad Park and the Public library.

  • Sarnath: 12 km from Varanasi lays Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon and revealed the eight fold path that leads to the attainment of inner peace and enlightenment. Later Stupas and other magnificent buildings were built by Asoka, the great Mauryan Emperor. The 110 ft tall Damekh Stupa marks the place where Buddha preached first sermon. Sarnath has been a premier center for Buddhism and has collection of ancient Buddhist relics and antiques comprising numerous Buddha and Bodhisattva images on display at the Archaeological.

  • Gaya: This old town located 100 kilometers south of Patna (Capital of Bihar) is of immense importance to Hindus as well as Buddhists. It is here that Lord Buddha preached the essence of life to his disciples. There are several important places worth visiting in this town including, the well known Vishnu Paad Temple, the Bodhi Briksha (Bodhi Tree) and Maha Bodhi Temple is situated at Bodhgaya which is about 11 to 13 kilometers from the heart of the town.

  • Bodhgaya: This is the holiest place for all Buddhists around the world, because it was here that Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under a tree which is now called the Bodhi Tree. Apart from being a significant archaeological site, it is also a vital Buddhist centre. Located 110 Kilometers South of Patna, this place attracts devout Buddhists and tourists from all over the world.

  • Ayodhya: A very holy city and is an important pilgrimage site. Lord Rama was born and had many of His pastimes here. It is said to have once had a perimeter of 96 miles and was the capital of Kingdom of Koshal Desha. It is on the banks of the Saryu River, bathing in which is supposed to destroy even the sin of killing a Brahmin. Believed to be the birth place of lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of lord Vishnu. Ayodhya during ancient times was known as Koshal Desh.

  • Lucknow: The capital city of Uttar Pradesh State is famous for its Nawabi culture inherited in the city by the Nawabs. The handicraft work including the manufacture of gold and silver brocade, chicken work on suits, muslins and other light fabrics, glass, shawls, and jewelers are also quite famous. The chief architectural features of Lucknow to tempt you towards planning your Lucknow Tour are the fort and a mausoleum. Many mosques, including the Pearl Mosque and the Great Mosque, are also the marvels in architecture.

  • Naimisaranya: This is where the Srimad Bhagavatam was spoken. It is said that a pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath is incomplete without a visit to Naimisaranya. In the Mahabharata it is said, 'Anyone who fasts, prays and attains perfection at Naimisaranya finds happiness in all the worlds.'

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