One of the most interesting trips you can enjoy paying is a visit to India, offering an interesting perspective of an exciting culture and featuring many world famous tourist attractions.
From high mountains to tropical islands, picturesque beaches, forests, temples, monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites, India is really amazing by all means. The famous Taj Mahal in Agra attracts millions of visitors from around the world each year.
Great attractions in New Delhi
The best place to start exploring the magic India is the capital, New Delhi, which is characterized by a wonderful blend of tradition and modernity. New Delhi is a mesmerizing city with many impressive landmarks, art shows and excellent restaurants serving the finest Indian cuisine around the world.
Visit Qutub Minar, the highest minaret in India, from where you can enjoy great views of the surrounding areas. The tower is decorated with intricate statues and magnificent inscriptions in the Holy Qur’an. This building is built with various different types of stones. The first three floors are made of red sandstone, while the fourth and fifth floors are made of marble and tiles.
India Gate somehow resembles the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris , and it is a magnificent stone arch, built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died in the First World War. On its walls are written more than 90,000 names of soldiers and under this huge building there is a forever burning torch.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official seat of the presidency and one of the most luxurious buildings in New Delhi, a selective blend of architectural styles, featuring 340 beautifully decorated rooms.
The Akshardham Temple is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world, and here you can find the tomb of Humayun, the leader of an Indian dynasty dating back to the Middle Ages.
Jaipur, the pink city
The “pink city” got its nickname from of the color of walls and buildings in the old city. The most popular attractions here include the ancient palaces and fortresses from the ancient royal heritage.
Visit Huwa Mahal, also known as the “Wind Palace”, a five-story curved building designed to resemble the crown of Hindu god Krishna. It is adorned with a pink facade with hundreds of balconies and windows, from where ladies could watch the street without being seen.
Agra and the wonderful Taj Mahal
One of the most popular tourist destinations in India and the world as well. Visitors from all over the world visit this unique white marble building, which makes for the perfect example of the complexity of Indian and Persian architecture and brilliance. Built by the emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his wife Mumtaz Mahal, today Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It still retains the same magical attraction, as eight million tourists travel here every year to see the beautiful construction.
The beautiful Agra Fort is one of the best Munghal fortresses, situated on the banks of the Yamuna River.
Varanasi is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, and the capital of Kashi. its visitors enjoy an unforgettable experience here, walking through its huge temples and discovering its many spiritual attractions. Indian mythology says it is the holiest place on earth and the center of the universe, from where men can communicate with the gods.
Discover one of India’s most famous landmarks, Red Fort, a symbol of India’s struggle for freedom. In the evening you will be able to enjoy a great audio and visual show about the history of the castle, which will teleport you to ancient times.
A visit to Gandhi Smriti leads you exactly to the place where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. He lived in this house for 144 days until his death. The room in which he lived was preserved exactly as it was left, and the place of prayer where he used to hold a gathering every night is open to public. Here there are also many authentic photos, sculptures, paintings and engravings.
Chandi Chowk is the main street in Old Delhi where you’ll find a huge contrast from the large, organized streets in New Delhi. It is a chaotic and crowded city, but nonetheless intriguing. Being one of the oldest and busiest markets in India, the narrow streets here are full of kiosks with cheap jewelry, textiles and electronics.