If we divide tourist attractions by the region, we will find thousand of attraction in north India which includes off course Taj Mahal of Agra – One of the top most and most voted and highly rated tourist attraction of India, India Gate in New Delhi, Varanasi Ghats & Temples in Haridwar and Rishikesh – One of the most sacred places of India.
There are thousand of others tourist attractions in India to explore. You would be much relax after travel to india that you have seen one of the most beautiful country in the world.
1…our number 1 Tourist place is agra where “taj mahel” is situated and is also known as one of the 7 wonders of world….
‘Let the splendor of the diamond, pearl and ruby vanish like the magic shimmer of the rainbow. Only let this one teardrop, the Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time”… Rabindranath Tagore
“a simbol of love” TAJ MAHAL WAS bulit by Akbar in Red Sandstone for HIS LOVE MUMTAJ.
Taj Mahal is inspired by love and shaped to perfection, it immortalizes one man’s love for his wife and the splendor of an era.
Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra, one of the most powerful cities in the medieval world. Agra is a part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is a part of the great northern plains and is situated on the west bank of river the Yamuna. Agra is 204 km south of Delhi.
Elegy in Marble- Taj Mahal:
Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" and is in fact the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. The architecture is stunning and the unique mughal style combines elements of Persian, Central Asian, and Islamic architecture. Most impressive are the black and white chessboard marble floor, the four tall minarets (40 m high) at the corners of the structure, and the majestic dome in the middle. If observed minutely around the archways, the lettering of the Quran verses appears to be uniform, regardless of their height.
The impressive pietra dura artwork includes geometric elements, plants and flowers, mostly common in Islamic architecture. There is a high level of intricacy involved in artwork when one realizes that a 3 cm decorative element contains more than 50 inlaid gemstones.
Highlights Around the Taj Mahal:
Itmad-ud daulah, one of the most beautiful of Mughal tombs, contains cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, parents of the powerful Mughal Empress Nurjahan, queen of Jahangir.
Climate of Agra:
The climate of Agra is extreme and tropical. Summers are extremely hot and the maximum temperature can be as high as 45 degree Celsius, while winters are cold and foggy. Heavy rains and high humidity mark the monsoon season.
Agra can be visited throughout the year, but one must avoid the extreme hot summers (April-June) and rainy season (July-Sept). The most suitable time to visit Agra is in winters.
Visiting Taj- Transportation:
» Airway: Agra airport is 7 km from the city center and 3 km from Idgah bus stand. Indian airlines operate daily tourist shuttle flights to Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi and back. It only takes 40 minutes from Delhi to Agra.
» Railway: Agra is well connected by railroad. The main railway station is the Agra Cantonment station. Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi, Varanasi and cities of Rajasthan. Trains like Palace on Wheel, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Taj Express are the best choices if you want to reach Agra from Delhi.
» Roadway: Idgah bus stand is the main bus stand of Agra, from where one can catch buses for Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc. Buses for Mathura also leave from Agra Fort bus stand.
MUST Plan Your Trip:
The wide range of travel options in this region can also be used to travel to some wonderful locations around Agra. These can be visited in a span of 2-3 days.
2..Our number 2nd Tourist place is “DARJEELING” also called ‘Queen of the hills’.
Every nook and corner of Darjeeling fascinates the tourist. The mall, the sloping streets, the beautiful colonial buildings, the pines, temples, monasteries and even the whistling toy train combine to make Darjeeling one of the best hill stations in India.
The mall is one of the most popular places in Darjeeling. It is the center of tourist activities in the town and most of the hotels are clustered around the mall.Many shops including old bookshops and curio stores are a major draw in the mall. The first site to welcome tourists at the mall is the local people offering pony rides and photographers clicking pictures of people as they ride the ponies
There are many restaurants, cafes, and ice cream parlors around the mall. Early morning and evenings are the best time to stroll in the mall.
Ghoom is the last destination of the famous Darjeeling toy train. Located six kilomerters from Darjeeling, Ghoom is home to the famous Ghoom monastery at an altitude of 2407 meters. The main attraction of the monastery is the 4.5 meter statue of Maitreya Buddha.
There are many other tourist attractions in Darjeeling. These include the famous tiger hill, Dhirdham temple, Lebong race course, and the handicrafts museum. Kalimpong, Takdah, Mirik, Lava, Lolegaon and Sandakphu are some of the important tourist spots near Darjeeling. A tour of Darjeeling offers wonderful opportunities for shopping and many adventure activities.
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3.OUR NUMBER 3rd Tourist place is “DEHRADUN” also called “the Doon valley”..
The capital of Uttarakhand , the northern state of India previously known as Uttaranchal. Dehradun is one of the famous tourist destinations in Uttaranchal and attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Tourist attractions in Dehradun:
Dehradun is a popular tourist spot and a tour to Dehradun includes visits to the many tourist attractions in the city as well as the many tourist spots near Dehradun. The tourist attractions in Dehradun include many academic institutions and research institutes besides many sites of religious important and natural beauty. The major tourist attractions in Dehradun are –
Tapovan :– it is believed to be the location of the ashram of guru Dronacharya , a character of the great Indian epic, Mahabharata.
Robber’s cave :– it is a famous view point and a scenic spot situated outside the city.
Tapkeshwar Temple :– an old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed to be associated with the Mahabharata.
Dakpatthar :– it is a popular spot offering splendid views of the Doon valley.
Central Braille Press :- this is the largest producer of Braille text books in India.
Maldevta, Sahasradhara, Lacchiwala, Santhla Devi, laxman Sidh temple and Malsi deer park are some other tourist spots in and around Dehradun. The hill station of Mussorie is 36 kilometers from the city. The famous Sikh pilgrimage center, Pointa Sahib is situated nearby on the banks of Yamuna. Hardwar and Rishikesh are the other two major tourist destinations in Uttarakhand enar Dehradun.
Dehradun is flanked by the Himalayas in the North, the Shivalik range in the south, the Yamuna river to its west and the Ganges to its east. The city is located in the North western side of the state and adjoins the districts of Uttarkashi, Pauri Garhwal, Hardwar, Nahan (Himachal Pradesh) and Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh).
4. OUR NUMBER 4th Tourist place is “Ajanta Ellora Caves…”
our tour to India is, incomplete without a trip to this wonderful tourist site near the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.here are 29 caves which were built as isolated retreats of the Buddhist monks, who preached and performed religious rites in the Chaityas and Viharas, the ancient centers of learning of the Buddhist cultural movement. The saints carved out the stunning figures to decorate the walls of these structures with the help of hammer and chisel. A lot of the caves exhibit panels demonstrating stories from the Jatakas – tales of the several incarnations of the Buddha. One can notice images of nymphs and princesses amongst others.
At 30 kms from Aurangabad are located the Ellora caves, 34 in number. They are carved into the sides of a basaltic hill. The facades and finely designed interiors are some of the finest examples of cave – temple architecture. Carved during 350 AD to 700 AD, these structures depict the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The 17 in the centre are dedicated to Hinduism, 12 caves to the south are Buddhist and the 5 caves to the north are Jain.
The Kailasa temple in Cave 16 stands as one of the greatest architectural wonders with the entire composition chiseled out of a monolith. This mountain, believed to be the holy abode of Lord Shiva, is probably the world’s largest monolith. The pavilion, gateway, assembly hall, sanctum and tower, are all cut out of a single block. Unlike most of the other temple constructions that start from the base, the sculpture here starts from the very top and the sides. Though massive in size, it exhibits the most delicate and intricate works of art. The Dumar Lena cave is built in resemblance of the famous cave – temple at Elephanta, and is devoted to Lord Shiva.
The Jain caves are located almost a mile away from the Kailasa temple, among which Cave 32 has a beautiful shrine decorated with exquisite carved forms of a lotus flower on the roof, and a yakshi on a lion under a mango tree. Caves 32 and 34 house the majestic statues of Parasnath. The other Jain caves have the illustrations of Tirthankaras, and one of them, even has a seated figure of Mahavira.
The Ajanta and Ellora caves gracefully convey the aspects of nobility, grace and serenity reminiscent of Buddha himself and his teachings.
5.OUR NUMBER 5th Tourist place is “ KASHMIR”also called the “paradise on Earth”
A wonderful holiday destination for the tourists in India. This state lies in the North Western Part of the Indian Subcontinent and is surrounded by the Greater Himalayas and the Pir Pangal Range. The snow capped mountains, the landscaped gardens and the romantic houseboats will definitely give you a wonderful holiday experience.
The lakes, mosques, temples and the gardens add beauty to the city. Kashmiri cuisine is one of the major attractions of the city.Some of the attractions in the city which draw tourists form all around the world every year include:
Gulmarg: It lies in the Baramula District of Jammu and Kashmir and is also known as the “beauty spot” of Kashmir. It is a hill station located near Srinagar. Some of the attractions at Gulmarg include the Khilanmarg – which offers an unparalleled view of the Greater Himalayas, the Alpather Lake – a picturesque alpine lake which remains frozen until mid June and the Shrine of Baba Reshi.
Pahalgam: It was once a shephard’s village which is situated at the confluence of streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River. One can hire ponies for horse riding from the tourist office here. One can also enjoy fishing at the Lidder River
Sonamarg: It is situated at a distance of 84 km from Gulmarg and is a picturesque destination with several mountain lakes like Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal passing through it. You can drive here through the Sindh Valley. The Sindh River that passes through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer.
Amarnathji Yatra: It is a pilgrim tour of Hindus during the month of July and August every year. Here there is a Stalagmite in the form of Shiva Lingam formed naturally of ice. On two sides of this Lingam there are two more ice lingams – one of Parvati and another of Ganesha.
Kashmir is easy of access by roads, railways and airways. The nearest airhead is at Srinagar. There are daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu to Srinagar. The nearest railway station for Srinagar is Jammy Tawi. This station is connected with all major cities in India like Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, and Ahmedabad by daily train services.
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