Here is our list of Top 5 best tourist places in India. Let’s check it.
1. TAJ MAHAL IN NEW DELHI
The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, a city in the Uttar Pradesh region of northern India . The Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum for the emperor Shan Johan’s wife. He was considered the wealthiest man in the world at the time (early 17th century).The Taj Mahal is actually not just one building, you should look around the entire complex which provides impressive views and structure.
A mausoleum is a building that contains burial chambers (tombs) for the deceased, they can be large or small and are often created in honor of influential people. It was built as the final resting place for Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.The name Taj Mahal means “crown of palaces” .Construction of the Taj Mahal took around 20 years, beginning around 1632 and finishing around 1653.The Taj Mahal is made of white marble.One of the Taj Mahal’s most recognizable features is a large white dome that is often called an ‘onion dome’ due to its shape. It has a height of around 35 meters (115 feet) and is surrounded by 4 smaller domes.The full height of the Taj Mahal is 171 metres (561 feet).The Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India”. It is one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a symbol of India’s rich history. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, the Taj Mahal attracts some 3 million visitors a year.
2. GETWAY OF INDIA IN MUMBAI
The GetWay of India is one of India’s most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district. The Gateway of India is a monument that marks India’s chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. At one point of time, this monument represented the grandeur of the British Raj in India. The total construction cost of this monument was approximately 21 lakhs and the whole expense was borne by the Indian government. A favourite spot for tourists, nowadays, this monument attracts vendors, food stalls and photographers.
It is the place where the viceroys and governors used to land upon their arrival in India. Though built as a welcome to King George V for his visit of 1911, then an event of grand significance for British India and the British empire, today serves as a “monumental memento” of colonialisation and subjugation by the British over the people of India.Built right next to the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel,for British arriving for the first time to India, the gateway was a symbol of the “power and majesty” of the British empire.The Gateway of India is a major tourist destination and a popular gathering spot for locals, street vendors and photographers. The Gateway of India is the landmark of Mumbai. Furthermore, it was the old landing stage of the passenger liners coming from Europe. Today, the place at the monument is crowded with souvenir dealers and tourists.
3. GOLDEN TEMPLE IN AMRITSAR
The Harmandir Sahib also Darbar Sahib, informally referred to as the “Golden Temple”, is the holiest Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.
The Gold temple of Amristar is a one of the popular tourist attractions in India .The legendary Golden Temple is actually just a small part of this huge gurdwara complex. Spiritually, the focus of attention is the tank that surrounds the gleaming central shrine – the Amrit Sarovar , from which Amritsar takes its name, excavated by the fourth guru Ram Das in 1577. Ringed by a marble walkway, the tank is said to have healing powers, and pilgrims come from across the world to bathe in the sacred waters.
Floating at the end of a long causeway, the Golden Temple itself is a mesmerizing blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, with an elegant marble lower level adorned with flower and animal motifs in pietra dura work . Above this rises a shimmering second level, encased in intricately engraved gold panels, and topped by a dome gilded with 750kg of gold. In the gleaming inner sanctum (photography prohibited), priests and musicians keep up a continuous chant from the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book), adding to the already intense atmosphere. After paying their respects, pilgrims retreat to the intricately painted gallery on the second level to contemplate.
4. HAWA MAHAL IN JAIPUR
Hawa Mahal, is a palace in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built because the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. Hawa Mahal, the Amber Fort, and the City Palace are great areas to go sightseeing in India. The palace, called a “specimen of fanciful architecture”, is located to the south of the Jaipur city, at the main road intersection called the Badi Chaupad (big four square). Jaipur city is well connected by road, rail and air links with the rest of the country.Jaipur Railway Station is a central main station on the broad gauge line of the Indian Railways. As well, Jaipur is connected by major highways, and by the International Airport at Sanganer, at a distance of 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from the city.
Entry to the Hawa Mahal is not from the front but from a side road to the rear end. Facing the Hawa Mahal, turning right and again to the first right, leads to an archway entry and then to the rear side of the building. It is particularly striking when viewed early in the morning, lit with the golden light of sunrise.
5. COLVA BEACH IN GOA
Colva was a vast barren uninhabited land with a scenic Arabian Sea beach and primarily in the neighbouring village of Benaulim. The mughals, the people of Adil Shahi dynasty preferred the north and hilly regions of Goa, where they built forts and defences, rather than the coastal belt, and hence had not settled the barren land of Colva.. It was the Portuguese conquest which established the western regions of South Goa as a full-fledged human settlement.
It was the village of the Portuguese Roiz family, the descendants of D.Diogo Rodrigues, and its villagers.However, today the shore line is fringed by those plantations of coconut trees. The entire Colva shore and beach property as far as Betalbatim was inherited by various descendants of the Roiz family until the late 20th century, after which parts were handed over to the Government of Goa under the post-1974 Indian administration following the 1961 annexation of Goa by India. The rest of the land was sold.Camping, rafting, trekking mountain sides, and skiing can also be placed on this list. Dont forget that India has over 4,500 miles of coastline on the Indian Ocean. An incredible coastline is a must add to your tourist places in India.
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