The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is an ivory-white marble catacomb located on the south bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India. It was specially made in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to abode the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The history of Taj Mahal is filled with love, loss, sorrow, and affection again. An illustration of how intensely a man loved his wife, that even after she persisted but a memory, he made certain that this memorial would never diminish away. This man was the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who was head-over-heels in love with Mumtaz Mahal, his precious wife. More
Mumtaz Mahal was a Muslim Persian princess (her name real name was Arjumand Banu Begum before marriage) and Shah Jahan was the son of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir and grandson of Akbar the Great. They both got married in 1612. Years went by with healthy love and life. In 1631 Mumtaz Mahal died after giving birth to his 14th child. In her ultimate breath, she insisted Shah Jahan to build a tomb for her, more attractive than any the world had ever realized. In 1632 formation began on the world’s ultimate monument of love, which, even nowadays, has no peer.
For Taj Mahal, there’s no such thing as “bad time to visit” as it is one of the most fascinating and amazing miracles of the world. Whatever be the phase of the year, Taj Mahal will be glowing as ever. But a visit in the months of summers compels a high threshold to bear the heat, the time in the middle of October to March is normally studied as best time to visit the Taj Mahal. Having said that, know that the vivacity of the Taj Mahal is humbly impressive, and deviations with every passing hour, mirrors a different sensation in different times. Also, the pictorial beauty of the Taj Mahal is at its ultimate at sunrise, sunset, and under the full moon night.Less
Viewing the sun rise up from below the sea of sky is a sight to watch, and what excellent way to experience it than to view it takes place on the grounds of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s a moment of joy when the exquisiteness of the sunrise and the Taj Mahal close jointly to make for specific amazing images of the Taj, being changed from soft grey and pink to a soft red glow.
After glimmering its splendor all day, when the sun climbs down the stairway of heavens and gets ready to say goodbye to the world, it plays its final ploy in the book by giving Taj Mahal a different presence with the shades of sizzling yellow being altered into soft exotic orange and finally to pearl white again, until the full moon arranges itself to escort the Taj all throughout the night while alluring the world with its inaudible blissful classiness.
Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest breathing cities, is justly entitled as the religious capital of India. Also known as Banaras or Benaras, this divine city is positioned on the left bank of the holy river Ganga (Ganges) and is one of the seven holy spots for Hindus. More
Go for a boat ride on the River Ganges at sunrise to realize that how pilgrims enter in the water from the ghats (riverside platforms with steps) to cleanse themselves before the rising sun. Some accomplish holy rituals in the water; others go to bath and swim. While you observe all of this, cremations take place on some of the ghats. There are 2,000 temples and shrines in Varanasi, with Vishvanatha the purest and the Durga Temple which is packed with monkeys so grasp onto your treasures! Less
Equally Hindus and non-Hindus from around the world visit Varanasi for different causes.
For each tourist, Varanasi has a dissimilar experience to proffer. The calm waters of the Ganges, the boat ride at sunrise, the elevated banks of the ancient “Ghats”, the group of shrines, the twisting narrow serpentine alleys called galis that are too narrow for traffic, the numerous temple pinnacles, the palaces at water’s edge, the ashrams (hermitages), the cupolas, the chanting of mantras, the aroma of incense, the praise and cane sunshades, the prayerful hymns – all offer a kind of enigmatic experience that is exceptional to the city of Lord Shiva.
The Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is solely matchless. Jaisalmer was a portion of the famed Silk Route during past days. The marvelous Jaisalmer Fort outlooks arrogantly on its land and recites the tales of the valor and courage of the Rajput rulers. Jaisalmer still holds its primitive charm, which is palpable in its colorful slim streets, glorious forts and palaces of Rajasthan, opulent havelis
The otherwise barren land of Jaisalmer comes active once every year during winters. It is the time when the Desert Festival slowly starts immersing the Desert City. During the festival in Jaisalmer, the city exhibits the treasure of its culture and traditions to the rest of the world. The festival statuses the people’s enthusiasm for the life and is a colorful performance of fun, frolic, laughter and adventure.Less
A UNESCO world heritage site, Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. It is located on the banks of river Tungabhadra in Karnataka. The remnants of the palaces in Hampi , the temples and the royal buildings stand evidences to the prosperity and dignity of the Vijayanagar Emperors. The name Hampi is derivative from the antique name of Tungabhadra river, Pampa, the daughter of Lord Brahma. The town is locally recognized as the city of Pampa. More
The Hampi (Vijayanagar Capital) was ruled from 1336 to 1565 by four dynasties — Sangama, Saluva, Tuluva and Aravidu dynasty. The leading figures of these dynasties built more than 500 monuments. As a capital of the Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi bred as a business center for cotton, spices, horse and gem stones. Rubies and diamonds were believed to have been sold on the streets and gold and silver were used currency.
The main street marketing diamonds was named as Pan Supari street and the temples and palaces were well-liked by Arab, Portuguese and Italian travelers. Hampi’s heydays came to an end when a collective army of Muslim kingdoms placed siege to the town in 1565. The town was ransacked for six months before it was deserted. The Virupaksha temple is the most protruding edifice in Hampi. It is said that Lord Shiva married Parvati in this temple. Other fascinations of Hampi are the Lotus Palace, Hazara Rama temple and Lakshmi Narasimha temple built in Vijayanagar grace of architecture. The Hampi Utsav, also recognized as Vijaya Utsav, is a traditional event organized by the Karnataka government in January each year. The festival of Purandaradasa Aradhana managed at the Vithala temple is also famous. It is commemorated to accolade the poet-composer Purandaradasa.
Ajanta and Ellora caves are measured to be one of the most vital visitor destinations in the world owed to the wonderful paintings of Ajanta and well-carved statuettes of Ellora. The rock-cut caves comprising carvings are the best example of Indian paintings and sculpture. For individuals who love to travel…More
bygone era to get a vista of life in ancient India, Ajanta and Ellora caves by the river Waghora, are the best places to visit. Ornamented with beautiful sculptures, paintings and frescoes Ajanta and Ellora caves are a merger of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monuments as the compound comprises both Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu and Jain temples. They are the queen of Sahyadri hills hidden by thick forests all around. The greenery that environs the caves keeps the air pleasing and refreshing. This stopover will encourage a feel of innovation, a discovery of the self, and of the divine. Less
The Rann of Kutch is famed for its white salty marshy desert land and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world located in the Kutch district of western Gujarat. The populations of Kutch are called Kutchhi and have a language of their own with the same name. More
Due to its closeness to Pakistan, the Indian army has a base at Rann and has army officials guarding around the area through the day. To trip Rann of Kutch, all travellers must have valid id proofs which are checkered by the army official at the entry point. The Rann of Kutch area is also abode to a variety of ecologically rich wildlife such as the flamingos and the wild ass that can be spotted around the desert often. Rann is also a slice of a few sanctuaries such as the Indian wild ass sanctuary, Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary etc. It is a heaven for wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts alike. Less
Often signified as ‘Jewel of Vidharba’, the Tadoba national park is Maharashtra’s oldest national park and is one of the densest national park with Tigers. This 116.55 sq km park is located near Tadoba Lake in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. More
Tadoba National Park was announced a Project Tiger reserve in 1993. It is one of the finest tiger reserves of India as tiger population has improved rapidly. The park is also adobe to 181 species of birds, which embraces rare and water birds. One can also spot marsh crocodiles and migratory ducks around the Tadoba lake. Tadoba tiger reserve has excessive rate of man tiger struggle. Numerous cases have also been reported of wildlife killing domestic livestock. For the suitability of tourists, jungle safaris are planned to simplify tiger spotting. Apart from tigers, you can also dot leopards, gaur, wild dogs, sloth bears, jungle cats, hyenas, sambar, cheetal, nilgai and barking deer.
A series of saline lagoons and canals connecting five large lakes, Kerala Backwaters is a web of water bodies widening up to 900 kilometers. One of the vital feature of tourism in Kerala, the backwaters were used conventionally as waterways to ferry rice and spices from one place to another in kettuvallams or the traditional rice barges which now forms the foremost tourist attraction and transport tourists and visitors from one terminus to another. More
In the middle of the coconut palm-fringed backwaters are many tourist destinations, towns and village that assist as the starting and closing point of the Kerala Backwater tours, cruises and even abodes Kerala backwater resorts. Approximately all the time, the convoys of Kerala houseboats and kettuvallams keep floating through this vast stretch of maze. Less
Udaipur is famed everywhere in the world as the City Of Lakes or the Venice of The East. Pichola, Fateh Sagar, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar lakes in this city are measured as some of the most stunning lakes in the state. Fateh Sagar encompasses two small islands; one with the Udaipur Solar Observatory (one of the six stations partaking in the international Global Oscillations Network Group (GONG) and one with the beautiful Nehru Garden.
Udaipur is well linked to the world across land, rail and air. It is recognized for its Rajput-era palaces. Specifically, illustrious is the Lake Palace, which completely covers a small island in the Pichola Lake. Lake Palace is one of the many palaces in Rajasthan that has been changed into a luxury hotel. The City Palace, or the Palace of the then King of Mewar, is one of the most stunning places to visit in the city. Less
The Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, is the godliest shrine in Sikhism. Erection of the Golden Temple began in 1574 on land provided by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The edifice was managed by the fourth and fifth Sikh Gurus. The temple was accomplished in 1601, but refurbishment and enhancement prolonged over the years. The temple had to be considerably reconstructed after it was sacked in the 1760s. More
In the early 19th century, 100 kg of gold were smeared to the reversed lotus-shaped dome and decorative marble was enhanced. All this gold and marble effort took place under the support of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The legendary warrior king was a chief donor of money and materials for the shrine and is memorized with much care by the Sikh and Punjabi citizens. Less
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