India is the land of culture and history. It is one of the most popular destinations among tourists. A trip to India can be one of the most amazing tours one can ever undertake.
Taj Mahal is one of the most famous monuments in world. It is famous as a symbol of love. The great Mogul emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is built of white marble. It took around twenty two years to build the structure.
The caves of Ajanta and Ellora in Gujarat illustrate the story of Buddhism. There are 29 caves in Ajanta and 34 in Ellora whose walls are decorated with chiseled pictures. Many of these wall pictures depict stories from Jatakas- the tale of several incarnation of Buddha.
Goa is famous for its sun-kissed beaches and scenic beauty. A trip to India is incomplete without a visit to the happening beaches of Goa. Famous beaches of Goa are Wagah, Anjuna, Calangute etc. there are many beautiful churches and forts which are must for sightseeing.
Red Fort is one of the most famous monuments in Delhi. Built by the Moguls it is a very good example of the Mogul architecture. Built in red sandstone, this structure has many museums inside where one can get information about its history.
Kerala is famous as “God’s own Country”. The serene backwaters of Kerala are a blessing for tourists who want to enjoy peaceful vacations. Enjoy your stay in houseboats over the backwaters and get mesmerized by the sight of beautiful and vibrant villages.
Khajuraho Temples are famous for the erotic sculptors that adorn its walls. Built between 950-1050 A.D. Khajuraho temples are located in Madhya Pradesh village which has a rich cultural and historical heritage. The sculptors on the temples are an example of India’s rich culture which gives space to expression of eroticism. Tourist here can also enjoy a seven day dance festival which is organized in spring.
Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest cities. Famous as a holy destination this city attracts many tourists to itself. The chant of Vedic hymns and sight of Sadhus is very common on the bank of holy river Ganga.
Located in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh Dharamshala is famous as “Little Tibet”. It is head quarter of in-exile Tibetan government under Dalai Lama. The city has a vibrant Tibetan culture. There are many monasteries in here. Local markets are famous for storing hippie jewelries and items.
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is famous as “the pink city”. It is a beautiful desert city which has a vibrant and colorful culture. Jaipur is famous for its historical monuments build by the great Rajputs. Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and Amer fort are few examples of the famous monuments here.
Located among the high Himalayas is the beautiful Ladakh. Famous for its unique landscape and culture it attracts many tourists to itself. This is an ideal place to go for trekking, mountain climbing, skiing and other adventure sports. Ladakhi culture is highly influenced by Buddhist culture. One must visit all these places in India to explore the culture and history of this country.