Tour attractions in India
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is a huge complex housing several wonderful structures. Taj Mahal complex has well-laid out gardens, a mosque and a prayer house. Agra Fort is another attraction of Agra which is just one km away from Taj Mahal. Erected by Mughal Emperor, Akbar the colossal fort complex houses a number of beautiful palaces, two mosques and green gardens.
Qutab Minar is one of the major attractions of Delhi. 72.5 high tower, Qutab Minar visible from long distance. It was Originally constructed in Afghan style of architecture. Aayaats (verses) from Holy Qoran in Arabic and inscription in Kupee language are inscribed over the walls. Alai Darwaza is the main entrance to Qutab complex, inside the complex there are a number of attractions such as Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Minar, Iron Pillar and Iman Zamin tomb.
Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela rulers during the 9th and 10th century AD. Originally there were 85 temples, but now 22 temples are present. Some of the finest temples of Khajuraho are Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Chaunsat Yogini Temple, Vishwanath Temple,Lakshamana Temple, Parsvanath Temple,Ghantai Temple, Adinatha Temple,Duladeo Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple.
Red Fort the principle land mark of Delhi capital of india, was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. A red sand stone monument, Red Fort was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site last year. Originally there were 14 gates to the fort, but now only entrances have remained namely the Delhi Gate and Lahore Gate. Red Fort complex houses a number of impressive structures such as Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal, Moti Masjid and Royal Baths. Jama Masjid is another important tourist attractions. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is the biggest mosque of India.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Ajanta and Ellora Caves are located close to the Aurangabad city in Maharashtra. Ajanta and Ellora are cave shrines cut out of rock and considered as amongst most outstanding specimens of ancient Indian architectural heritage. Ellora has 34 caves and situated at a distance of 30 kms from Aurangabad. Ellora caves were depicting the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Ajanta is 100 kms away from Aurangabad and has 29 caves, which describe the history of Buddhism.
Elephanta Caves are just 9 kms away from the city of Mumbai. At Elephanta caves, Indian art has found one of its most perfect expressions, especially the massive reliefs in the main cave. The caves site contains impressive reliefs, sculptures and a temple of the Lord Shiva. A rock-cut temple, Shiva temple spreads over an area of 60,000 ft comprises of a main chamber, courtyards and subsidiary shrines.
Backwaters are the most popular tourist attraction of Kerala. Kerala backwaters are inland lakes connected by a network of canals. Some of the famous backwaters of Kerala are Alappuzha Backwaters, Kuttanad Backwaters, Kottayam Backwaters, Kollam Backwaters, Kochi Backwaters, Kumarakom Backwaters, Malappuram Backwaters, Kozhikode Backwaters and Trivandrum Backwaters. Best way to explore the Kerala backwaters is to take on cruises on a house boat locally called as Kettuvallam.
Situated in the Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling draws tourists from all over the world. One of the finest hill stations of India, Darjeeling is located close to Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders. Darjeeling is surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan mountain ranges. Besides, the rich flora of the place, breathtaking sunrise and sunset views and lush green tea gardens make Darjeeling a captivating destination from all aspects. From Darjeeling you can enjoy the splendid view of the Kanchenjunga Mountain, world’s third largest peak. Some of the major attractions in and around Darjeeling include Ghoom Monastery, Dhirdham Temple, Bhutia Busti, Tiger hills, Batasia Loop, Zoological gardens, Natural History Museum and Observatory Hill.
Kashmir is a place of snow capped mountain peaks, the fragrant orchards and pine forests, and green meadows; attract thousands of tourists to the state. The peace and normalcy, returning after two decades of insurgency, has also been instrumental in increasing the tourist inflow to the tourist spots in Kashmir. Kashmir abounds in tourist spots and attractions, from the temples and pilgrimage centers of Jammu to the snow capped peaks at Gulmarg.
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga is located in the state of Assam. A World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park is famous all over the world for its ‘Great Indian One horned Rhinos.’ Set on the banks of the river Bhrahmaputra, Kaziranga spreads over an area of 480 sq. kms. Kaziranga National Park is flanked by beautiful lush tea gardens and tall elephant grass. In addition to Rhinos, you can spot Wild Buffalos, Swamp Deers, Wild Elephants and over 450 species of birds in Kaziranga National Park. Manas National Park is another important national park close to Kaziranga. Manas is also a World Heritage Site and houses One-horned Rhino, Red Panda, Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Golden Langur and many other animal and bird species.
One of the smallest states of India, Goa is also called the ‘beach paradise’. Set along the Arabian Sea, Goa’s 131 km long coastline is home to some of finest beaches of world. Goa's capital city Panaji is home to Miramar beach which is favoruite among the tourists. Other popular beaches of Goa are Calangute, Arambol, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Morgim, Candolim, Sinquerim, Bogmalo, Velsao, Cansualim, Majorda, Colva, Varca, Mobor and Palolem. Most of the Goa beaches offer excellent opportunities for water sports and you can also relax on the beach side.