india_travel100ng.comIndia is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex, massive Jama Masjid mosque and Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga center and base for Himalayan trekking.

TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA

5. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar, at 72.5 meters, is the tallest brick minaret in the world, and the second tallest minar in India after Fateh Burj at Mohali.  In a city awash with ancient ruins, the Qutb Minar complex is something special. The first monuments here were erected by the sultans of Mehrauli, and subsequent rulers expanded on their work, hiring the finest craftsmen and artisans to create an exclamation mark in stone to record the triumph of Muslim rule.

4. Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside.

The words “Hawa Mahal” mean “Wind Palace.” Hawa Mahal is so called because it has about 953 windows through which the breeze flows and keeps the palace cool. All the Jaipur royals utilized this building as their summer retreat.

3. Amer Fort

Amer Fort from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in the Jaipur area. As the sun sets, the refection of the fort in the Maotha Lake that flows in front of the fort looks stunning. The rustic edifice looks rugged and mysterious from outside and is astonishingly gorgeous and serene if its interiors are concerned. Elaborate wall paintings, intricate décor, traditional mirror-work art of Gujarat, its gateways, halls, latticed galleries and pavilions – all validate one fact, i.e., Amer Fort is deeply rooted into ages of history and have experienced an era of invasions, of royalty and struggle.

2. The Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986.

The temple looks like a lotus flower and is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. The temple has no restrictions for visitors and is open to people from all religions. The place provides immaculate environment for meditation, peace and wisdom.

1. Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra.

It is the pinnacle of Mughal architecture and was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658), grandson of Akbar the great, in the memory of his queen Arjumand Bano Begum, entitled ‘Mumtaz Mahal’.  She was born in 1593 and died in 1631, during the birth of her fourteenth child at Burhanpur. Her mortal remains were temporarily buried in the Zainabad garden. Six months later, her body was transferred to Agra to be finally enshrined in the crypt of the main tomb of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of both Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan.

It is one of the greatest tourisits’ attractions in the world as it reflects the symbol of Love.