Moughal Empire from Delhi to Kabul

afghanistan

 

A Journey through the Lands of the Bold and Gold, the Barren and The Beautiful. The war trodden country of Afghanistan shroud in great mystery for the world. The Soviet invasion resulted in a total dissolution of the communist empire. Still very few can imagine that there is a complete and exemplary control on law and order situation in the Taliban ruling areas. The crime rate is very low which can be assessed from the fact that only two murder cases were reported during the last year in Kabul. Similarly only three cases of theft were recorded. Similar is the situation of Qandhar and other famous cities and the tribal areas. There is an environment of complete peace and security. Throughout the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, which has to be witnessed and rather explored by the western tourists who can explore so many other realities and facts, which are deliberately being concealed, from the world by those who have vested interests. It can prove to be a rare experience for any tourist to witness himself the ground situation the living of the people, the economic, social, cultural and political scenario in this highly important region. Which can add to the information in store of the intellectuals and analysts who generally depend on one sided and biased information provided by the media controlled by certain interest groups.

 
The tour is a quest for discovering the wonder Grand Trunk Road that was built by Sher Shah Soori who ruled the subcontinent for four years. In his limited tenure he accomplished such a great task of making this historical and strategic highway through the rugged foothills of Hindukush and Afghanistan, historical Pass of Khyber fertile plains of river Kabul, Indus and Gangs and the historical cities of Kabul, Peshawar, Lahore and Delhi. Journey through the historic Grand Trunk Route connecting the three strategically, politically and geographically important countries that have been on the flash point even today. Due to its historical importance and recent changes politically, militarily and economically it is not affordable for any vigilant nation or individual to ignore their importance. These countries have rich and diversified heritage, which has no parallel in the world.


Starting the tour from Delhi hidden treasure of history. Red Fort, Shahi Masjid and Qutub Minar of Delhi are some of the most attractive landmarks of the classical Moghul and Islamic architecture. Taj Mahal of Aagra, the seventh wonder of the world, is considered to be a symbol of love through out the world. Lahore, once the pivot of Moghul architecture and culture still offers the great Moghul attractions like Shalimar Garden, Shahi Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Jehangir’s tomb. On the way to north near Jhelum River the massive Rohtas Fort is another attraction for tourists. Islamabad and Rawalpindi the twin cities represent a blend of tradition and modernism. On the 40 km towards northwest lies the center of Gandharan civilization, Texila, with historical sites, stupas, monasteries, planned cities and stone sculptures of Buddha which can be seen in the Texila Museum and excavated sites. On the way to Peshawar lies the river Indus that gave the name to the subcontinent ‘India’. On the bank of the River on GT Road there is Attock Fort which was built by Moghul to defend the invaders from the north. Peshawar the center of old civilizations lie on the threshold of Indian subcontinent. Its craftsmen of the city have a great talent in their crafts and inherit a tradition and experience of centuries. Handicrafts, pottery engraved decoration pieces of brass and bronze represents the rich culture of this centuries old city. Qisa Khuani Bazaar is still one of the richest culture and traditional centers throughout the subcontinent where the traders from the north and the south exchanged their commodities during their business ventures through the historical Silk and GT route. The Peshawar museum is housing the biggest collection of Gandharan art. The Khyber pass, gateway to India for enormous invaders and traders we cross Turkham Border immediately we will enter into the land of brave Afghans who survived throughout the history as heroes and no foreign power could enslave them till now.

From Turkham to Jalalabad throughout the journey we have to travel along the beautiful river Kabul through the vast lands and green farms including the largest olive farms stretched on thousands of hectors in the Nangarhar Province. Jalalabad is the beautiful city of this province situated at the bank of River Kabul, which offers great scenic beauty. From Jalalabad to Kabul the highway along the river Kabul with high mountains on both sides giving an adventurous taste of journey. Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan has been the center of art, culture, learning and civilization since centuries. All though ruined many times by different invaders but Soviet invasion has turned this beautiful city into ashes.  There are still worth seeing historical places like the tomb of the great Moghul emperor Babur who founded the Moghul Empire in the subcontinent. Darul Aman Palace built by Amanullah Khan the ruler of the Afghanistan, Qila Bala Hiser and many other ancient and modern monuments of mosques and shrines dotted in the cityscape.

Let experience this real adventure of mind with NTP and satiate the thrust of doing something challengeable. 

Itinerary

Day    01    Delhi

Day    02    Aagra

Day    03    Jaipur

Day    04    Delhi

Day    05    Lahore

Day    06    Lahore

Day    07    Islamabad

Day    08    Islamabad

Day    09    Peshawar

Day    10    Kabul

Day    11    Kabul

Day   12   Onward