Agra:- Agra is a place situated in Uttar Pradesh, known for the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders in the world. If you want to get the essence of the architecture of the Mughal Empire, you should visit Agra. There are many places like Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb and many great places. Agra is situated on the banks of river Yamuna located in the west and is near to places like Delhi and Lucknow. People can take the bus, train or flight to the Agra. it is one of the most populous city in Uttar Pradesh and 24th Populous city in India.
Taj Mahal:- Taj Mahal the jewel of Muslim art in India is one of the great places to visit in Agra situated near the bank of River Yamuna and called as the symbol of love. It is the monument built by King Shah Jahan for his Begum Mumtaz. Taj Mahal Means the Crown of Palaces in the Persian Language. It is a Unesco world heritage site. It is the great achievement in the Indo Islamic Architecture.It covers the land over 60 bighas and is made from white marble obtained from Makrana in Rajasthan. The construction took place from 1631 to 1648. It is a completely symmetrical building which emphasizes Bilateral Symmetry. The water fountains and channels at the entrance are spectacular.
Agra Fort:- Agra Fort also know is Red Fort, It's designed during the time of 16th Century, an era marked by the invasions and fortifications. The place where power was symbolised by building grand palaces and forts. It is situated near the gardens of Taj Mahal. It is also known as Red Fort of Agra build from red sandstones. There are Jahangir Palace and Khas Palace and a grand hall of audience Diwan-i-khas. It is an ode to the great and rich legacy of the Mughals Agra fort for residence to the Mughals till 1638 when capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi.
‘Jaipur- Pink City'
Jaipur is the largest city in India and is the Capital of India’s largest state Rajasthan. Jaipur is major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travellers. It belongs to the Tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Now Jaipur is growing very fast and various development projects are being undertaken by the government and private enterprises. The town planning and infrastructure development in Jaipur is quite above the mark relative to many other Indian cities. Jaipur gets its name from it’s founder Maharaja Jai Singh a great worrier and astronomer.
Famous Tourist Attractions in Jaipur:
- City palace: The city palace is famous for its architecture and it’s a picturesque for visitors. This palace view would cost just INR 100 for Indian’s and INR 500 for Foreigners. Once you are in pink City, you will naturally be inclined to visiting city palace .It was Constructed by Sawai Jai Singh between 1729 and 1732 AD. The palace Complex comprises of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Now, Chandra Mahal has been Converted into museum that houses exclusive handcrafted products and other products that depict the cultural heritage of the Kingdom. You will be struck by the glories of pink City.
- HawaMahal: The Hawa Mahal is one of the main landmark of Jaipur. A stunning presentation of the rich architectural expertise of the past, Hawa Mahal is not to miss tourist places in Jaipur. It I located at a stone throw away from the Commercial Center of Pink City, Hawa Mahal is considered as the landmark of Jaipur. Known as the palace of winds. The main reason to built Hawa Mahal was to facilitate Rajput women’s who were not allowed to appear in public places. It is for women’s benefit that the Hawa Mahal was built, Complete with small windows and Screened balconies. This gave the women a sense of freedom.
- Ajmer Sharif:This is the home of holy shrine of Khawaja-ud-din chisti,it is believed that the person who prays with a pure heart at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, gets all his wishes fulfilled.Ajmer Sharif is Sufi shrine and one of the most visited places near Jaipur. Ajmer gives the glimpse of India’s culture and history through the presence of many attractions like Happy valley, Taragarh fort, Akbari Fort, and museum and many more things.
- Jal Mahal: This is possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the water palace situated in the middle of the mansagar Lake, Jal Mahal is another architectural delight that Jaipur has to offer, it was built in by maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century, as a hunting lodge and summer retreat. It’s beautifully decorated hallways and the fragrant Chameli Bagh would are enough to impress any visitors. Walls of the. Jal Mahal are at a stark contrast to the deep blue of the waters of the lake, while from the innards of the palace lush foliage sprouts.
- Pink City Bazaars: The market of Jaipur have lots of handmade Crafts work you can find in any city. It is known as the shoppers paradise with shops selling a plethora of things. The pink City Bazaars are made up of four main bazaars -Johari Bazaars, Nehru Bazaars, Bapu Bazaars, Kishan pole Bazaars and Tripolia Bazaars. You can eat mouth watering cuisines at Laxmi mishthan Bhandar and can explore many more things here.
Qutab Minar:- Qutab Minar is one of the historical place in India, situated in New Delhi. It was built in 2012A.D and 73m height. It is one of the tallest minar in India and made from red stand stone and marbles. The tallest tower attracts thousands of tourists every day. The Qutab Minar is a must for any tourist in Delhi. Including this 73m high Qutub Minar, the iron pillar located in the Qutub complex is also a tourist destiny.
Lotus Temple:- Located in New Delhi, Lotus temple is notable for its Flower like shape. It is a house of worship for Bahal’s. Lotus temple attracts many tourists from all over the world. The temple has 27 Lotus like petal made up with White marble stone. The Lotus temple is surrounded by 9 ponds is one of the tourist destiny in Delhi.
Raj Ghat:- Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation. It is situated on the banks of Yamuna River. Raj ghat is a black marble platform is a spot for Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation. Including Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, there is Veer Bhoomi the memorial of Rajiv Gandhi, shakti sthal, the memorial of Indira Gandhi, Shanti Vana the memorial of 1st prime minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Vijay Ghat the memorial of India’s second prime ministerLalBahadurShastri.
India Gate:- India Gate situated in the heart of Delhi was built in memory of the 90,000 soldiers who laid down their life during World War 1. The 42m height India Gate is a popular tourist destiny of Delhi. The place is popular as a relaxation area during evening of summer and a picnic spot during winter. Amar JawanJyoti was introduced I 1971 after the Indo- Pak war in the memory of the Indian soldier. India Gate attracts tourists for its wide picnic spot, boating and children's park.
Parliament House:- The parliament is a circular colonnaded building, is an official houses for ministerial meetings. It has numerous buildings and an excellent library. The open house veranda with 144 columns attracts the tourists to the parliament house.
Rashtrapati Bhawan:- Rashtrapati Bhawan is a multi dimensional, vast mansion building is the official home of the largest democracy of the world. The residential room of the president has 300+ rooms for guests & offices. Mughal garden inside Rashtrapati Bhawan is open for tourists during the month of February.
Jama Masjid:- Jama Masjid of Old Delhi is the biggest masjid of India, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is a best known mosque in India. The ancient construction attracts thousands of tourists to Jama Masjid everyday. It is a must visit place for Delhi Tourists.
Teen Murti Bhawan:- Teen Murti Bhawan is the residence of India’s 1st prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Various houses of Teen Murti Bhawan including the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library are some of the tourist destinations of India.
Birla Mandir:- The Laxmi Narayan Temple built by industrialist J.K Birla is known as Birla Mandir is one of the tourist destiny of Delhi. The temple basically devoted to Goddesses Laxmi. The beautiful temple with its vast garden attracts tourists from all over the world.
Indira Museum:- Indira Museum was the residence of former Prime Minister of India, Mrs Indira Gandhi. This residence has turned into a museum displaying her personal effects, including the bloodstained saree, she was wearing during the assassination. Indira Museum also attracts tourists who want to view the royal lifestyle of The Iron Lady.