Taj Mahal. Feature image by Glenn Harper.
India is one of the most remarkable countries to visit in the entire world. It is situated in South Asia, with a total of 1.2 billion people occupying the land. Because of its large number of residents, it is regarded as the second-most populous country and the most populous democracy on the planet. This country is known for its cultural history that has spanned for more than 4,500 years. It is also known for its industrial and societal richness for much of its history, where it is the home of various empires, notable business methods and the historical Indus Valley Civilization.
Aside from its abundance of both history and culture, India is also extremely wealthy when it comes to tourism. This is a country that provides a great opportunity for adventure and sightseeing for tourists and visitors. You can find various Indian tourist spots all around, be it over in the North, East, West and South and this article lists a few of these notable attractions.
The Taj Mahal is quite possibly the most recognized tourist attraction and official symbol of India. The site can be found in Agra, which is situated west of Lucknow and south of the nation’s capital New Delhi. The monument was built between 1631 and 1648 under the orders of then-Emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is an established UNESCO World Heritage Site, labeling it as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.
Located in Madhya Pradesh, the Kahjurahu temple is one of the most popular temples not only in India but in the world all over. Khajuraho, the place where these temples are found, is a relatively traditional village that is simple, lovely, has a countryside feel to it and has a very wealthy cultural heritage. Its temples are built in the architectural style that is Indo Aryan Angara, and has provoked awe and amazement amongst tourists and visitors who make a stop here. Those who are fans of heritage landmarks will most certainly enjoy these temples and will take pictures of them as souvenirs (image by ncleworth).
Ajanta and Ellora Caves
The Ajanta and Ellora caves are one of India’s prized national treasures. They serve as the country’s representation in wealthy architectural culture and are regarded as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Located adjacently in Maharashtra, these caves were created by man and have several paintings and sculptures relating to Hinduism and Jainism in its walls. The caves are frequented by tourists and visitors all over the world, especially those who express fondness over all things natural and manmade history (Ellora cave image by John Ubinger).
Situated on the Indian peninsula’s western seaside, Goa is a place where it has the most fabulous and scenic beaches around the world. It is also renowned for its unique cuisine, five-star hotels, incredible architecture, environmentalism and a whole lot more. These beaches are well and truly gorgeous that first time tourists and visitors can easily be swayed by the beaches’ awe-inspiring beauty. Besides the stunning beaches, Goa also offers some sightseeing pleasure through magnificent churches and large forts. The weather in this place varies depending on what season the place is on, but all in all Goa has a relatively fine temperature. Not too hot, not too cold – just right.
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