What to See in India
of the best ways to experience the royal grandeur of Rajasthan
during your travel is by touring the many majestic forts that
can be found anywhere and everywhere - on the rugged and rocky
Aravalis hilltops, in dense forests, over the ridge and even
in the middle of the Thar desert. Rajasthan is the only place
having the highest number of forts and palaces in the world.
The forts of Rajasthan still linger with the magic of the fierce
culture and traditions of the land.
The Harmandir Sahib, more popularly known as the Golden Temple
is regarded as the most sacred pilgrimage site of the Sikh community.
Harmandir Sahib literally means temple of Hari or the Supreme
God. Golden temple's exterior is gold-plated and the structure
stands in the middle of a square tank. Sikhs from all over the
globe come here to pay respect to Guru Granth Sahib and take
a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund for self purification. The shrine
is not only symbolical of the doctrines of Sikhism but is also
a symbol of strength for all Sikhs. Infact, doorways on all
four sides of Golden temple indicates that it welcomes Sikhs
of all the four castes.
Great Himalayan mountain ranges running from India's north to
east have fascinated scholars, poets, writers, painters, photographers
and adventure sports lovers alike. The Himalayas have been protecting
and bestowing many boons to India since ages. They are also
regarded as the eastern sentinels of India. The Himalayas stretches
to a length of about 2400 km, from Nanga Parbat in the west
to Namche Barwa in the east. The width of the Himalayas vary
between 250-300 km.
This is the terminus for the narrow gauge railway from/to Shimla
and is just over the border into the state of Haryana. On your
shimla India tour take a halt at Kalka.Theres nothing
to see in Kalka, so dont bother spending time here unless
you really want to stretch your legs a bit.
Kaziranga, locally meaning 'where the mountain
goat has water,' is much more than just a wildlife destination,
in fact, it is a piece of history. Turned 100-years-old in 2005,
this UNESCO World Heritage Site is flanked all along by beautiful
tea gardens and tall elephant grass. Situated on the banks of
the Brahmaputra River, amidst a pleasant tranquil ambience,
Kaziranga National Park spreads over an area of 480 sq. kms.
The temples of Khajuraho are famous all over the world for the
magnificent art forms of early medieval period. The carvings
and sculptures on the walls of the temples are so intricately
done that they fascinate tourists even to this day and speak
of the genius craftmanship of that period. The intricately done
carvings are highly erotic and sensual and are regarded as manifestations
of human love and other emotions. Instead of depicting sensuality
as a degraded emotion, the art forms raise it to a higher level
to show them as an integral part of human relationships.
course, the pristine natural beauty of Shimla attracts tourists
from all over the world, but the toy train journey between Kalka
and Shimla is as important as the hill station, perhaps even
more. Kalka Shimla Toy Train is an ultimate triumph of contemporary
style and serendipity over speed. The line was introduced during
the British Raj and now according to the railway authorities,
it is used by comparatively more people.
The Taj Mahal, arguably the most attractive mausoleum in the
globe is a symbol of immortal love. Built by the 5th Mughal
emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal,
this monument in white marble is also said to be a noble tribute
to the grace of Indian womanhood. The beauty and grandeur that
the Taj possesses could hardly be surpassed by any other monument
in the world. The Taj is also said to be one of the largest
and most expensive mausoleum built by any man on earth.
of South India
south is a showcase of magnificent monuments and natural hotspots.
The southern states consist of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
and Karnataka. The medieval rulers of the period like Pallavas,
Cholas, Chalukyas, Nayaks, Kakatiyas and Vijayanagar rulers
were deeply religious and constructed numerous big and small
temples in the region. The temples they built also carried the
stamp of their unique form of architecture. Dotting the southern
landscape to this day, they attract devotees in large numbers
from all parts of the country and even abroad.