India is a diverse country. Anything and everything can happen in this marvelous country. Here you can witness life uncensored and uncut right in front of your eyes. It is the perfect blend of traditions, people and landscape. At first glance, every traveler falls in love with this overwhelming country.
If you are planning on visiting this mysterious yet affectionate country, then we have a list of 10 places that you must go. They are a mix of religious, historic and naturally appealing destinations. They make you familiar with all the aspects of India.
1. Taj Mahal:
First on the list has to be wonder of the world. Famous poet, Rabindranath Tagore described it as “a teardrop on the cheek of eternity”. It is a beautiful site to witness. It symbolizes that love is eternal. Even death cannot take your loved ones away from you. It was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz. She died while giving birth to their 14th child. The Taj mahal has the graves of the king and the queen.
One of the four holy rivers in India, Ganges is spoken of all around the world as well. To Indians it is the river in which you take a dip wash away all your sins. People say it brings one closer to purity of the heavens. It is the most exciting place. You have the religious temples combined with a long list of adventurous sports. This place can leave you awe struck.
3. City Palace, Udaipur:
It is the largest palace in all of Rajasthan. It was built by Maharana Udai Singh in 1599. It is an accumulation of many balconies, towers and cupolashigh over the lake. There is also a City Palace museum that one must visit to learn more about this place. One thing you should definitely not miss is the Mewart sound and light show. Every evening, this show takes place in the complex of the palace.
4. Gateway of India:
It is an Islamic Style architecture started construction in 1911 to royally welcome King George V. Earlier it was used to be an arrival point for people visiting form the west. Now a days it a gathering point for people and just enjoying the beauty of Mumbai. There are a lot of vendors who lay a bazaar here.
5. India Gate:
Situated in the capital city, Delhi, this memorial for the soldiers who lost their lives in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war in the year of 1919. The addition of Amar JawanJyoti was after India got independence. The eternal flames burns all day and night. It was a tribute to all the soldiers who dies in the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971.
6. Golden Temple:
This beautiful structure is the perfect blend of Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. It is called the Golden Temple because it has gold engraved panels and about 750kgs of total gold in it. It is a breathtaking place. The Guru Granth Sahib (holy book of Sikh) is continuously chanted in the temple.
7. Haji Ali Dargh:
It is one of the most religious spot in Mumbai. It is like a sacred vision which is floating off the coast. It was built in the 19th century and has the tomb of the Muslim saint Pir Haji Ali shah. Legends tell us that Haji Ali was away to Mecca on a pilgrimage when he died and inexplicably his casket floated back to this place.
Situated in the state of Kashmir, people call it heaven on earth. It is the most beautiful and stunning city. Here you also have the gorgeous Dal Lake. It is a picture perfect site. If you want to experience Dal Lake at its best. Then you can book a house boat and enjoy beautiful mornings with the perfect view.
Located in the city of Hyderabad, this monument was built by Mohammed QuliQutb Shah in the year of 1591. It is popular because of its four pillars on which it stands. There is also a beautiful mosque on the first floor of this monument.
The most beautiful city in the Southern region of India. People call it God’s own country. There is a long list of things one can do here. You can visit the Alappuzha, Munnar, or take a house boat in Alleppey. This beautiful city will make you fall in love with it.
Well India can never fail to surprise its visitors. If you haven’t travelled to India, then you should definitely plan a trip soon.