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India Travel Guide

Best of India



India is a large subcontinent country, and has many beautiful tourist destinations; India attractions have a big diversity, not only for its unique cultural heritage, also has wonderful architecture of magnificent historical monument, exceptional natural beauty, amazing varieties of wildlife and scintillating metropolises.

Is a most attractive and enjoyed tourist destination, now include one of the New Seven Wonder of the World, The Taj Mahal. The architecture of India is magnificent combination of different Indian dynasties, and foreign rulers, such as Mughals, Portuguese and British, that each one had their own style.

If you want to know something about this great destination called India, below is described the best places of India.

Taj Mahal

Today, one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, is a glorious and magnificent monument, which is dedicated to the love was built by Shah Jahan in honor to his wife who died given birth to her 14th child. The monument was built during 22 years, and finished in 1653, in the construction participates around 20000 skilled craftsmen of India and abroad. It fabulous complex include a dome made of white marble, a wonderful garden with fountains and ornamental trees, two mosques, an imposing gateway. Inside of the tomb are immaculate sculptures, and inlaid designs of flowers and calligraphy cut from precious gems. The magic of the colors is give by the semi-precious stones inlaid on the white marvel that transformed the color of the Taj Mahal which change at different hour of the day and during different seasons. The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines.

Jaisalmer Fort

This medieval fort was built in 1156, lies in the town of the same name, perched atop the 80-meters high Trikuta Hill, and is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. The fort has yellow walls and bastions that take a golden hue in the sunset, which give its other name, Sonar Kila or the Golden Fort. The fort has four gateways called Akhaiyal, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol and Hava Pol; five palaces called Sarvottam Vilas, Akhai Vilas, Gaj Mahal, Mahal and Moti Mahal; and other attractions are the exquisite murals painted on arches and spandrels. The fort also counts with 76,2 meters tall and reinforced by an imposing crenellated sandstone wall 9,2 meters high, 99 bastions, and a regular source of water.

Red Fort

Located in the bank of the Yamuna river, is a masterpiece of the architecture and one of the most haunting spots for tourist, from both, India and abroad. The fort was built in the 17th century for keep of the marauding invaders and still dominates the skyline today; its construction began in 1639 and completed in 1648, and is a reminder of the wealth and power of the Mughal Empire. The name is symbolic to its massive red sandstone walls that surround it, and locally the fort is known as Lal Quila, it monument is the signature attraction of Delhi. Inside of the Fort are exquisite buildings, of intricate decoration, and ingenious aircondition system of the age. The fort is also historic for the India modern, it was scene of Indian uprising of 1857, and The Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from this Fort in India’s Independence Day.

Qutub Minar

Is one of the most visited tourist spot, located at south Delhi, close to Mehrauli and JNU campus; the monument was built in 1199 A.D., and was the first Muslim monument in India. Its architecture is made of the finest Islamic structure ever erected in India and built in architectural styles from Aibak to Tuglak. You can find buildings as the Tower of Victory, of which isn't known its significance, and the mosque. Qutub Minar rises to 72.5 meters and 379 steps from the floor to the top, and the diameter of the base is 14.3 meters while the top floor measures 2.7 meters in diameter.

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple, is located in Kalkaji in the south of Delhi India, close to Kalkaji Temple; this Temple is a Pilgrimage Center, where people from all faith come for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. The Lotus Temple is a newly built architectural marvel of the Bahai faith, which came into existence in 1963; the Temple was completed in 1986, and the construction was made during 10 years in its designing and project management, and with the help of a team of about 800 engineers, technicians, artisans and workers brought to realization one of the most complicated construction in the world, and shaped like a Lotus in white marble, cement, dolomite and sand. The architecture of the Lotus Temple has two layers; the first layer contains nine white marble-covered petals rising towards heaven, while the second layer of nine petals serves to conceal the portals.

Humayun Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb is an architectural marvel of India and one of the best-preserved and beautiful examples of Mughal architecture in Delhi, the tomb was built by Humayun’s senior widow Bega Begam, popularly known as Haji Begam, nine years after of his death in 1564. The architecture of the tomb is an octagonal structure capped by a double dome that soars 38 meters into the sky, and square garden divided initially into four large squares separated by causeways and channels, in a typical Mughal garden style.

Hawa Mahal

Located in the north Indian State of Rajasthan, is a popular landmark of Jairpur, lies on the edge of the City Palace complex overlooking once of the city’s main streets. Also called The Palace of Winds, this was built by Sawai Pratap Singh and the architect was Mr. Lal Chand Usta. Its architecture consist in five storey building, is a pyramid-shaped structure has a tier after of 953 small casements, each one with tiny lattice worked pink windows, small balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices, delicately modeled and carved.

Amber Palace

Located about 11 kilometers from Jaipur, the palace was built in sand stone and white marble, and is a wonderful combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture.

City Palace

This complex occupies a large area, and includes a series of courtyards, gardens, and buildings; the complex was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, and later continued by his descendants, and also was built in granite and marble, and combine the Chinese and European styles, and is elevate in the banks of the beautiful Pichola Lake.

Jama Masjid

Located at opposite of the Red Fort in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid or also called the Friday Mosque was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shan Jahan, between 1644 and 1656. The mosque is a masterpiece of the Mughal architecture and is the largest mosque in India. It has a main courtyard of 37,9 square meters paved in red stone, in the center of the courtyard is a large marble tanks; the mosque also has three gateways, four towers and two minarets that are the testimony to the fine architecture of that period.

Victoria Memorial

Entirely made in white marble, built between 1906 and 1921, is one of the most beautiful monuments of India, and combine the classical European architecture with Mughal motifs. The monument is located in Calcutta, and has a big museum which sprawls 26 hectares and counts with 25 galleries in white and dome chambers.

Goa

The west state of Goa has a set of beautiful white sand beaches, such as Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach and other beautiful beaches, which also has beauty nature around of these beaches. Also Goa is popular by its churches and Portuguese's style buildings and its remembered spectacular parties.

Kerala

Kerala has a great beauty nature, combining different natural places, from its sandy and sunny beaches, of palm fringed shores, serene backwaters, hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, tea state and spice plantation. The boat journey in emerald backwaters is a memorable experience through the maze of rivers, lakes, canals and statuaries is lined with dense tropical greenery. On the hill ranges is located the highest mountain of India’s south, near o the hill station where the tea plantation covers mountains. The other attraction of Kerala is its Ayurveda treatments.

India has more wonderful tourist destinations and beautiful monument such as the gateways of Delhi and Mumbai, forts almost in all cities of the country, beauty nature, extraordinary wildlife, which includes to the Bengal tiger or the white tiger. And the incredible trips in camel through the desert and charming trips by water.

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