Shirdi Sai Travels: Best tourist spots in India
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You don’t have to worry about the things you need to pack because we will provide you with a list of things to bring to every destination that you book. With the help of our staff, you’ll have an unforgettable experience touring India.
Places you should visit
India is known for its historical sites that people from all over the world want to visit. Here are some of the best places to visit in India:
Taj Mahal, Agra
Whenever you hear the word India, most people think of the Taj Mahal because it is the most popular building in the country. As testimony to the power of love, it was named after Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The design of the Taj Mahal is just as impressive as the process of building it where it took 20,000 workmen to finish it in 1648. The building features Islamic arches, minarets, and an onion-shaped dome. It’s also mostly constructed of white marble adorned with inlaid florals and stones like jade, lapis lazuli, diamonds, and mother of pearl.
The Holy City of Varanasi
One of the most important religious symbols in India is the Ganges River which is often associated with the Holy City of Varanasi. This popular tourist attraction dates back to the 8th century BC and is still one of the oldest inhabited cities not just in the country but also in the world.
Within the area, you can also find the Old Quarter where the Kashi Vishwanath Temple built in 1780 is located. When you take a tour of this place, you’ll notice that there are stairs leading to the Ganges River. This is because bathing in the river is important to Hindus.
The Golden City of Jaisalmer
The Golden City of Jaisalmer is another popular destination in India that boasts of old architecture and is located in the Thar desert. This splendid spot was once an outpost of the city. When you take a tour of the place, you’ll find magnificent old mansions, gateways, and the Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the Golden Fort.
The fortress also features 99 bastions and large gates that will lead you to the courtyard. Within the courtyard is the Maharaja’s Palace that’s a seven-story building adorned with tiles from Italy and China. There are sections of the fortress open to the public, you’ll find stone doors carved with intricate designs and temples from the 12th to 16th centuries that are adorned with fine marble and sandstone images.
The Red Fort, New Delhi
The Red Fort was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan as the seat of Mughal and was named after the red sandstone used in the construction of the building. Two of the most impressive features of The Red Fort are the Lahore Gate and the Delhi Gate.
As you take a tour of the place, you’ll find the Chatta Chowk which is a 17th century enclosed bazaar where people can buy jewellery and silk garments. The tour guides will provide you with insights into the life of Shah and you also have the opportunity to visit the Hall of Public Audiences where Shah meets his subjects.
The Gateway of India
Marvel at the stunning Arabian Sea when you visit The Gateway of India! This beautiful building stands at 26 meters tall and is located in Mumbai. It is built to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s arrival in 1911.
The Gateway of India is constructed purely with basalt and concrete. When it comes to the design, this structure is inspired by the Indo-Saracenic style.
Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
The Mecca Masjid is one of the biggest mosques in India that can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. Its construction began in 1614 and took almost 80 years to complete. The mosque consists of 15 arches and pillars that are wrought from single slabs of black granite.
Mecca Masjid is surrounded by impressive views such as its main gateway, huge plaza, and a manmade pond. When you enter this mosque, you’ll notice that there are inscriptions from the Quran above the arches and doors, room of the main hall, the cornices, and the floral decoration on the arches.
Amer Fort, Jaipur
The Amer Fort was built in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh I as a fortified place. This building stands on a carved hillside and can be visited by climbing or riding shuttle buses. Enjoy different historic features of this place such as the Jaleb Chowk, the first courtyard that’s filled with decorated elephants, and the Shila Devi Temple that’s dedicated to the goddess of war. You’ll also spot the Hall of Public Audience that’s adorned with monkeys.
As you take a tour of the place, you’ll also get to visit the Sukh Niwas also known as the Hall of Pleasure, decorated with flower beds and a channel that carries cool water. If you want to explore Amer Fort and its surroundings, you can take a tour of the Jaigarh Fort. It was built in 1726 by Jai Singh and it features lookout towers, towering walls, and the largest wheeled canon in the world.
Your adventure won’t stop there, you can also visit the Old City of Jaipur that features three restored gates, bazaars, and a complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings.
The Beaches of Goa
Your tour will not be limited to landmarks and buildings only, you can also relax in the cool waters of the ocean when you visit the Beaches of Goa. This is known for being the best destination if you want to cool-down and have a beach holiday. On top of that, Goa has a western coastline that overlooks the Arabian Sea.
You can choose from different beaches if you want to visit Goa. If you want a more private location, Agonda Beach is the perfect place for you. However, if you enjoy crowded places, then the Calangute beach should be your choice.
Aside from the astounding beaches, Goa boasts of other attractions like the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll find thick forests and fauna such as deer, monkeys, elephants, leopards, tigers, black panthers, and cobras.
Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Madurai
The Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular attractions in South India. It features a vast lake built by British engineers in 1895 to provide water to Madurai City.
The park was established in 1934 and is home to various mammals, Indian elephants, wild boar, otters, lion-tailed macaque, and Bengal tigers. You can also do plenty of activities while you’re here. You can go bird watching and animal sighting.
The Agra Fort was built in 1565 by Emperor Akbar with the participation of Shah Jahan. Originally built as a military structure, this building is designed based on Hindu and Muslim architecture.
The Agra Fort is only two kilometers away from the Taj Mahal, so you can easily visit one place after another. You can the fort through Amar Singh Gate which has a low outer wall that was built to confuse enemies. You’ll see two large interlinked sandstone buildings called Akbari Mahal and Jahangiri Mahal once you enter the building.
Other outstanding features of this place is the Khas Mahal’s copper roof and the Anguri Bagh, which is a jigsaw-patterned Mughal garden that has fountains and water channels.
The Ellora Caves, Aurangabad
The Ellora Caves were built in the 5th and 10th centuries by Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monks. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it features 34 carved monasteries, chapels, and temples.
The Buddhist caves have shrines adorned with carvings of Buddha and saints from the 5th and 7th centuries.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
The Mehrangarh Fort dominates the old city of jodhpur and is considered one of the largest buildings in the country that was built in the 15th century to protect its people. This magnificent fortress stands on top of a towering outcrop and its walls are impenetrable.
To enter the Mehrangarh Fort, you can enter through the seven gates like the Jaya Pol and Fateh Pol. You can tour the courtyards, palaces, and museums where you will see various artworks related to the Maharajas.
Become a royal for a day when you tour the grounds of Mysore Palace. Marvel at the colonial architecture of the place and its abundant gardens. You’ll also enjoy shopping around the vicinity because you’ll find fine silk fabrics and sandalwood bazaars. The palace features square towers and domes that have ornate ceilings and pillars.