India Tourism to this more and billion inhabitants country is a must for those who want to enhance their cultural horizons.
This vast country is a result of centuries of leaving the mark of many cultures and religions. There are so may sites to visit, that here we are going to mention just the top attractions.
The Taj Mahal in Agra India
This is perhaps, the most popular of Indian sites and a symbol of the power of love. It was named for Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.
This mausoleum was begun upon her heath in 1631 and took 22 years to be completed. It is largely made of white marble and semi-precious stones such as jade, lapis lazuli, diamonds, and mother of pearl.
The Holy City of Varanasi in India
This Holy City is a center of pilgrimage for Hindus. Located on the shores of the Ganges River it is one of the faith’s most important religious sites.
It is one of the oldest constantly inhabited cities in the world and dates back to the 6th century BC.
Explore the Old Quarter adjacent to the Ganges to find the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, built in 1780. Bathing in the Ganges is of great importance to Hindus, and numerous locations known as "ghats" feature stairways leading to the water where the faithful bath before prayers.
The Red Fort, New Delhi
Named for the unusual red sandstone used for its construction, it covers several square km, surrounded by a large moat. This magnificent crescent-shaped Red Fort in New Delhi, has many landmarks, among them the two largest gates, the Lahore Gate and the Delhi Gate.
The Golden Temple of Amritsar
Founded in 1577 this is a center for the Sikh history and culture. The main attraction is the Harmandir Sahib, referred to as the Golden Temple for its beautiful gold decoration.
The holiest of India's many Sikh shrines, it was built in a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles, its lower marble section featuring such flourishes as ornate inlaid floral and animal motifs.
The Golden City of Jaisalmer
Named for the yellow sandstone used in most of its buildings, the Golden City of Jaisalmer is an oasis of splendid old architecture that rises from the sand dunes of the Thar Desert.
Today it is filled with extraordinary mansions, beautiful gateways and many palaces. Its construction started in the 1500s and continues well into the 1900s.
Periyar National Park
This Wildlife Sanctuary is one of South India’s most popular tourist attractions. This park is home to many species of mammals, otters, wild boar, the lion-tailed macaque including a large free-roaming Indian elephant population.
The best ways to enjoy the park's splendid mountain scenery are to take a lake cruise or guided jungle walk.
Mumbai the Financial Powerhouse of India
Formerly Bombay, is big metropolis full of dreamers and hard-laborers, starlets and gangsters, stray dogs and exotic birds, artists and servants, fisherfolk and crorepatis as the millionaires are called, and lots and lots of people.
It has India’s most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums, as well as the world’s most expensive homes, and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone. Mumbai is India’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicenter and a pulse point of religious tension.
Arambol Beach one of the Beaches of Goa
Long known as the “inn” destination in India, this former Portuguese colony islocated on India’s western coastline facing the Arabian Sea.
Recently discovered by mobs of tourists, it has about 100 km of beautiful beaches.
Also visit the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, home to thick forests and plenty of fauna, including deer, monkeys, elephants, leopards, tigers, and black panthers.
Bodhgaya is considered the world's holiest Buddhist site, attracting thousands of visitors each year, coming to participate with the resident monks in meditation and prayer. The focal point of this place of pilgrimage is stunning Mahabodhi Temple, built next to the very spot where Buddha came to Enlightenment and formulated his philosophy on life.
Built in 1746 as a summer palace for a local royal, it has been converted into a hotel. It is located in the Pichola Lake, surrounded by palaces on one bank and the Aravalli Hills on the other, it’s easy to see how the Palace got its romantic reputation. The only way to reach Lake Palace is by boat, and once you reach it there are a myriad of things to do.
This natural area in Southern India is a must visit. Fed by 38 rivers it forms a vas array of lagoons full of color with many species of birds and other animals. We recommend a houseboat cruise to make it easier to see the many sites this area offers.
India Flag Description
The National Flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolor of India saffron, white and India green; with the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its center. It was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947, and it became the official flag of the Dominion of India on 15 August 1947.
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mumbai by jasvipul chawla
goa by aleksandr zykov
mahabodhi by manot nav
lake palace by cecil stovetow
kerala by ashish sharma
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