India is known as a great travel destination, offering a lot of sites to visitors. This is a country with a rich history and attracts millions of people coming to each year. Delhi, the capital of India, the Rajasthan and Gujarat desert as well as hill stations like Manali or Darjeeling are some of the most well known places in India.
The capital city attracts major portion of the tourists. Delhi is famous for its architectural heritage that dates back to the Mughal Empire. The major places include the red fort which was built by the mughal emperor Shahjahan during the period of 1638 to 1648. The red fort or the Lal quila is a masterpiece that represents the grandness of the mughal architecture. The red fort is a grand structure and is famous for the structures like the Diwan-e-khas, Diwan-e-aam and the mosque in the fort.
Apart from the red fort, there is also old fort or the Purana quila that attracts the tourists for its rich heritage. The capital city of India, Delhi also has a war memorial, the India gate. India gate is a 42 meter high structure and it was designed by Luytens. Initially the structure was called as the India war memorial. It was built in the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. Other places of interest in Delhi include the Jantar Mantar which is an observatory built by the Rajput king- Sawai Man Singh. The Akshardham temple is the recent addition in the tourist places of Delhi. Located in the national capital region, it is one of the biggest temples in the city and across the country. Another temple in the city includes the beautiful Bahai temple or the Lotus temple which is favorite of the people of all religions. Another temple is the Birla Mandir or the lakshmniarayan temple built by the famous Birla family.
The nearby places in Delhi also attract a large number of tourists. Some of these places include the hill station called Nainital which is also known by the name of the lakes town because of the large number of lakes it holds. The major the lakes offer a beautiful sight of the whole city that gets lighted up. Nainital is famous for its scenic beauty and the pleasant weather. The tourist enjoys the warm hospitalization for which India is famous. The other places of interest in Nainital include the Naina Devi temple. The temple is situated at the north end of the lake.
Then there is the Naina peak which is also popularly known as the china peak. The Naina peak is one of the highest peaks in Nainital. Next is the snow view point which can be reached by the cable car and it offers a great view of the snow covered Himalayan mountains. Nainital also attracts thousands of local tourists particularly from north India.