Important Places in India
The land of historically rich Agra is dotted with several architectural beauties. These beautiful architectures are mainly designed by the Mughal architect & planner under the sponsorship of Mughal Emperors. While you will travel in Agra you will visit several marvels of Indian architectural history like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itimad-Ud-Daullah Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra Fort, Dayalbagh, Jama Masjid, and Chini Ka Rauza.
His sovereignty continued to rule the city until the famous romantic courteous valiant King Prithvi Raj Chauhan finally lost the city to Mohammad Ghauri, the founder of Delhi Sultanate, in 1193. After paying heavy tribute to conquerors, the city was handed over the Chauhan rulers. The town of Ajmer was captured by the ruler of Mewar in 1365. Later the city of Ajmer became a cause of controversy between the maharajah of Mewar and Marwar.
Alleppey is a fairly lovely marketplace and town which is located on canals and surrounded by coconut trees. Thistown was founded by Raja Keshawadasan, Divan of Travanacore in 1762. Famous for its backwaters, Alleppey is also an ideal place for observe diverse animal and birdlife. When you will in Alleppey you will also see several architectures and temples.
The city of Alwar is set among the clusters of small hills of the Aravali range. The city of Alwar was built by Rao Pratap Singh (Kachawa Rajput of Macheri) in 1775. The city of Alwar enjoys its rich culture and history. Apart from rich culture and history, the city is also known for its magnificent forts and beautiful lakes. A large number of tourists come to visit the city of Alwar every year. The city’s main attractions are its cultural heritage and historical monuments.
It is the famous pilgrim centre of Sikhs community. The major attraction of Amritsar city is its Golden Temple, the most holy shrine of Sikhs. You will surely marvel to visit the Golden Temple. Its beautiful structure is worth visiting. This beautiful temple was built by Maharajah Ranjit Singh. The temple is displays an exquisite inlay works. Apart from religious significance the city is also known for its historic past.
The fascination of the garden city attracted the attention of many senior citizens. No doubt it was also called “the Retired men’s paradise”. The spectacular and amazing growth of the garden city, Bangalore made it one of the most popular travel destinations in India. Perhaps this city is the most beautiful city in India. The city is also rich in its history and culture. Bangalore is also known for its famous silk, handicrafts, art and culture. Grand shopping malls, pubs, magical nightlife, traditional dance and flourishing arts of Bangalore are attention-grabbing and the city never fails to allure the tourists with these features.
The legends say the rulers Laxman's name is engraved on the state arms and the seals. The city and the fort have been believed to be founded by Rustam, a Jat of Sogariya clan. Maharaja Suraj Mal took over from Khemkaran, the son of Rustam, and established the empire. He fortified the city by building a massive wall around the city.
The interesting aspect of the Bharatpur history is the domination of Jats in the region since 17th century.
The capital city of Madhya Pradesh Bhopal is one of the most beautiful historical cities in India. The historical city of Bhopal is also known as the city of lakes. The city of Bhopal is a perfect combination of natural beauty, rich history and modernity. Apart from natural beauty the city of Bhopal is also known for its beautiful lakes old mosques and palaces. The city is known over the world, sadly, for the largest industrial tragedy or the Gas Tragedy, happened in the year of 1984.
This magnificent palace is an architectural masterpiece built in red sandstone. This grand palace of Bikaner was built by Maharajah Ganga Singh Ji in the remembrance of his father Maharajah Lal Singh Ji in the year of 1902. The impressive Lalgarh Palace is the excellent example of Rajput, Mughal and European architecture. While you will explore this majestic palace you will see amazing collections of well-maintained paintings and hunting trophies. Here you will also see Sadul Museum showing rich collections of books, manuscripts, photographs, etc.
The town of Bodhgaya is globally famous for being the site of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment. Bodhgaya is one of the most popular Buddhist pilgrim destinations in India. Bodhgaya is considered to be one of the most sacred Buddhist spot in all over the world. Bodhgaya is the birth place of Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion which talks about mankind, love and peace.
The city of Chennai was once a small fishing village. In 1522, Portuguese East India Company constructed a fort (San Thome) in this region and it became the site of Portuguese East India Company. In 1612, Dutch East India Company also founded a settlement in Pulicat further north. Later in the year of 1693, British East India Company built his first settlement in this area. The city became the seat of Madras Presidency, the southern division of British Imperial India. In 1947 after independence it became the capital of Madras State that was renamed Tamil Nadu.
Cochin or Kochi is really a breathtakingly beautiful city in Kerala, South India. Cochin or Kochi as the enchanting India tourist destination and globally renowned natural port city is an important commercial spot and holiday destination in the beautiful state of Kerala, South India. A royal treat in Kerala, Cochin or Kochi (also popularly known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea) has several beautiful holiday spots to offer its visitors.
Darjeeling is the dream land of the east India. Since British period, this picture perfecthill city has been treated as a popular hill station. Tourists form all over the country and across come to this city to enjoy its breathtaking beauty. Surrounded by lofty mountains, Darjeeling is surely a worth visiting town and be sure its beauty never fails to impress its visitors.
To travel in Delhi is to experience the heartbeat of India with all its complexities, contrasts and contradictions. Delhi depicts the real image of India with its contrasts, complexities, beauty, contradictions and dynamism. Delhi is the city where one can observe the excellent combination of past and present. Delhi is the city from where many dynasties ruled. Delhi is the city which is dotted with several historic and modern attractions. Delhi is the city which is rich in its culture and history.
They have crossed swords with the mightiest armies in the country down the ages; and more recently, they have come into conflict with the dacoits who have plundered the Chambal River Valley.
Named after Saint Gwalipa, Gwalior is a verdant city but only if you look at the canopy cover.
If, on the other hand, you turn your eye groundward, you’ll see very little grass. The soil is pale terracotta in colour, and is amply strewn with loose stones and pebbles. A green carpet welcome is reserved for visitors in August-September, just after the monsoon.
The holy town of Haridwar is also known as Gangodwar which means the Door of the Ganga. Haridwar is the place where the holy river Ganga leaves the mountains and enters the Indian plains becoming very quite and calm. Pilgrims come here form the different part of the country to take a holy bath in Ganga. It is believed that taking a holy bath in the holy water of Ganga here purifies the soul. The holy town of Haridwar is well-known for its religious significance, the holy river Ganga and Ghats, Several Ashrams of Saints, other religious sites.
Hyderabad is the fifth largest city in India. This city was founded by Muhammad Quli, the fourth of the Qutub Shahi Kings in 1590.
Even though Hyderabad has a predominantly Hindu population, it was ruled by a line of rich and powerful Muslim rulers, the Nizams, who along with their courtiers left a lasting influence on the language, culture, cuisine and customs of the state.
One can see their influence in the old city of Hyderabad. Secunderabad, the twin of Hyderabad nestles on the vast Hussain Sagar Lake. It houses the government and commercial offices and it is the present centre of expansion.
The city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, the most colorful and culturally rich state of India. The Pink City of Jaipur was founded by the poet and astronomer king Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727 AD. The Pink City of Jaipur is probably the first planned cityof India. To greet Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II, the city of Jaipur was painted with pink color in 1876. So, the Jaipur is called as the Pink City.
The desert city of Jaisalmer is crowned by a majestic fort, named Golden Fort or Sonar Kila, which houses several elegant palace and many decorated Jain Temples. The desert city of Jaisalmer lies into the heart of vast Thar Desert. The desert city of Jaisalmer is situated in the western Rajasthan region amid Thar Desert, close to Indo-Pak boarder.
The second largest city of Rajasthan, India, Jodhpur is easily accessible by road and rail from the cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer and New Delhi. The city of Jodhpur is located at the edge of the Thar Desert with Bikaner on its north, Barmar, Pali and Jalor on its south, Jaisalmer on its west, and Nagaur on the its east.
Kanyakumari Temple: Kanyakumari Temple is the most popular landmark in Kanyakumari. Don’t miss to visit this temple during your tours to Kanyakumari. Located on the seashore of Kanyakumari, this temple is dedicated to virgin goddess - Devi Kanyakumari. One can see the black image of Devi Kanyakumari bearing a garland inside this temple. Non-Hindus are not allowed in this sacred temple.
This beautiful land of Kashmir lies among the dazzling snow-caped peaks of Himalayan ranges. The breathtakingly beautiful land of Kashmir is also known for its exotic culture & tradition. The beauty of Kashmir is so mesmerizing that it is referred as Paradise on the Earth or the Switzerland of India. Outstanding natural beauty and various attractions of Kashmir never fail to impress its visitors.
Temples here are architecturally very beautiful & perfect and never fail to impress its visitors. The most major attraction of Khajuraho is, no doubt, its erotic sculptures engraved elegantly on the temples. Rightly engraved sculptures of full-bodied women in erotic postures on the temples portray the vista from Kamasutra - the archaic Indian erotica. That’s why the temples of Khajuraho are called the Temples of Love.
The city of Kolkata was the first capital of British in India. During the British government Kolkata was known as the Jewel of the East. Today Kolkata is the most significant city of East India. Kolkata enjoys having several tourist attractions. Every year a large gathering of tourists from each corner of the world come to India to visit the city of Kolkata. Kolkata never fails to impress its visitor with its outstanding attractions.
The holy city of Konark is better known for its outstanding 13th century Sun Temple dedicated to Sun God or Surya. An stunning success of Orissa’s middle age architecture, the worldwide famed Sun Temple of Konark was constructed by Narsinha Deva of Ganga Dynasty. The temple has been chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This breathtaking beach destination is situated at distance of 16 km from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, India. The internationally famed beach resort of Kovalam is the only beach resort of Kerala, South India. It attracts tourists from all over the world.
Mahabalipuram is located at the distance of 60 km south of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, India. With its scenic backdrop on a rock-strewn outcrop between the coastline and a lagoon, Mahabalipuram is one of the greatest architectural and sculptural destinations in India. The sea-side town of Mahabalipuram enjoys the perfect combination of rich history, lovely beaches, peaceful tourism and amazing maritime cuisine.
Cool & pleasant climate, breathtakingly beautiful scenic landscapes, silent snows, thick forests filled with cool breezes and bird songs, beautiful wild flowers, beautiful apple orchards, etc make Manali a perfect holiday destination in India. The beautiful town of Manali is also known as an ideal destination for adventurous sports, like, mountaineering, skiing, hiking, trekking, rafting, kayaking, paragliding, rafting, and mountain biking. Welcome to the land of Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The beautiful land of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India invites you to explore its attractions.
The small but beautiful town of Mandawa is situated at the distance of 190 km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India. Popularly described as an Open Art Gallery, the town of Mandawa was founded in the mid 18th century by Thakur Nawal Singh, a descendent of Rao Shekha. The town of Mandawa is known all around the world for its magnificent forts, painted havelis, royal castle, and elegant palaces which are pleasing to visitors’ eyes.
The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu enjoys cool climate all through the year. It is situated at the southern tip of the Aravli range. Rich in its natural beauty and flora, Mount Abu is also well known for its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples - dating back 11th - 13th centuries, some old palaces, and Nakki Lake - a famous picnic spot. According to legends, Nakki Lake was created by the Gods with their nails.
Mumbai derives its name from Mumba Devi - the local deity of the city. Today, Mumbai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Tourists from all over the world come to Mumbai to explore its various attractions. The city of Mumbai is dotted with various and diverse attractions. Historical Forts & Place, Beaches, Elegant Hotels, Sky kissing buildings, Colorful markets, beautiful gardens & parks, nightlife, terrific temples, charming churches, etc make Mumbai a popular tourist destination. It is said that Mumbai is the city which never sleeps. It runs day and night.
Nalanda is situated at the distance of 11 km from Rajagir, 90 km from Patna (the capital city of Bihar) and 62 km from Bodhgaya (a world famous Buddhist site). Nalanda is the historical place in the state of Bihar, India. Nalanda was worldwide famous for its University of Buddhist learning. The land of Nalanda was the major learning centre of Buddhism in ancient times. Still Nalanda is famous for ruins internationally famous University of Buddhist learning.
He was the first king of Orchha. Situated on the banks of Betwa River, the small town of Orchha, today, is famous for its rich architectural heritage and tourism. During travel in Orchha, one can see several structures which still maintain the medieval charm.
Patna is associated with Ajatshatru, Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka-the great, Sher Shah Suri, Azimmush-Shan and Buddha. The city of Patna has a mesmerizing past. It is rich in its history. It has great position in the history of India. In ancient times it had been given various name by various empires, such as; Kusumpur, Pushpapur, Pataliputra and Azeemabad. Even still some people called it Pataliputra.
Taking a boat ride in the Periyar Lake to view the wildlife attractions, such as elephant tracking and bird viewing, of the wild sanctuary provides a mesmerizing experience. Apart from wildlife, Periyar is also blessed with mesmerizing natural beauty. Spice gardens and plantation estates surrounded the sanctuary enhance the beauty of sanctuary. During your wildlife holiday in Periyar you will have also an opportunity to visit Kumilly and Cradomom Hills. Situated at the distance of just 4 km from Periyar, Kumilly is also a popular tourist spot of Kerala.
But it is also well-known for its exceptional natural beauty, temples, ashrams, yoga & meditation centres, and adventure sports. The land of Rishikesh is also blessed with the holy river of Ganga. Rishikesh is known as the Gateway of Chardham - the four sacred holy destinations - Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Yamunotri.
Popular described as the “Queen of Hills” by British, Shimla derives its name form the local deity “Symala”, the other name of Hindu goddess “Kali”. During the time of British period Shimla was the favorite summer retreat of British. British came here to escape from blazing heat of plains. Apart from being a popular summer retreat, the lovely town of Shimla is also an idyllic spot for adventure and sports.
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala, South India. It is one of the most beautiful cities of India. Located on swelling land of low coastal hills near the southern rim of Indian mainland, clean and verdant Thiruvananthapuram, formerly known as Trivandrum, is a prehistoric city which dates back to 1000 BC. Still the city of Thiruvananthapuram brilliantly survives tradition and modernity.
The earliest capital of Udaipur (that time Mewar) was Chittorgarh or Chittor. Chittorgarh is located on the bank of Banas River northeast of Udaipur. The city has produced a number of patriots and heroes in the state whose fame are still alive.
The city of sunrise, Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh after the fall of Chittorgarh to Mughal Emperor Akbar.
One can see these features of Varanasi in the form of its various sects, ashrams, temples, and ghats. The holy city of Varanasi is not only associated with Hinduism but also with Jainism and Buddhism. One can see Buddhist Stupas and Jain Temples here besides numerous Hindu Temples. Varanasi is also a perfect destination to observe the age-old Indian civilization. During tours to Varanasi, one can see archaeological museum at Sarnath. The museum contains copious remains of past. Here one can see the National Emblem of India, the Ashoka Pillar.
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