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The most beautiful and famous sights of India

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India is a fabulous country that many would like to visit. And those who have already visited will definitely advise you to look at very beautiful and unusual Indian sights. In this post, we will tell you about the five most amazing sights of India.

Mausoleum-mosque of the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Taj Mahal (English Taj Mahal) is a grandiose architectural masterpiece, located near the banks of the Jamna River, in the North of India in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It was built in 1653 from white and translucent marble and reached a height of 73 meters. The Padishah of the Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan, ordered the construction of a mosque in honor of Mumtaz Mahal's wife, who died giving birth to her fourteenth child, later both spouses were buried in the mausoleum.

In 1983, the landmark was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2007, new "seven wonders of the world" were named in Portugal, the list of which included the mausoleum-mosque of the Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal Mausoleum can be accessed through the Eastern, Southern and Western Gates on any day of the week except Friday, this day is dedicated to prayers. At the entrance, you will have to go through strict control, you are allowed to take only water and a camera with you. However, photographing the interior of the tomb is strictly prohibited, as this is considered disrespectful to the buried.

The Taj Mahal is considered the "Pearl of India", many people want to visit this beautiful country because of this new wonder of the world. The Taj Mahal is now a museum. An interesting fact: flights by air vehicles are strictly prohibited over the mosque, since vibrations from the air can destroy its structure.

Despite the fact that India is mostly a Hindu tradition on the world stage, the Taj Mahal is an Islamic landmark, which has repeatedly led to strife within the country. Whatever it was, the Taj Mahal was and remains one of the greatest architectural masterpieces in the history of mankind.

The Great Indian Wall in Rajasthan

View of the Great Wall and other monuments from the winding roads of the Fort, Rajasthan, India

Many people have heard about the Great Wall of China, but did not even realize that there is a Great Indian Wall, which used to be called the "Eye of Mewar" (Guardian of Death). The landmark is located in the south of the state of Rajasthan, it consists of 36-kilometer-long fortress walls protecting the huge Kumbalgarh fort, which houses more than 300 ancient temples.

Kumbhalgarh Fort was built in the 15th century by the ruler of Mewar, Rana Kumbha, and it took about a hundred years to build the wall. In 2013, the landmark was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The sights are very well preserved, despite the fact that they were built more than five hundred years ago. Nowadays, excursions, scientific and cultural conferences, performances, shows, festivals, and sometimes even weddings are held in the fortresses of Kumbalgarh Fort.

Hampi and the ruins of Vijayanagar in Karnataka

Hampi and the ruins of Vijayanagar in India (Vijayanagara, Hampi, India)

The village of Hampi is located in the North of India in the state of Karnataka, located in the middle of the ruins of Vijayanagar, formerly the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. There are many ancient monuments in Hampi that were once part of the ancient city. Tourists also sometimes call the village the most destroyed city. The ruins of Vijayanagar belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Hampi village is the main religious center of India. Despite the fact that the village is quite deserted, the Virupaksha Temple has been preserved in it, which is still in operation. The temple is incredibly beautiful and unusual, the architecture of ancient art is breathtaking! The altar is surrounded by a complex of musical columns that emit various sounds. A street leads to the main entrance of the temple, surrounded by relief columns, statues of gods and various animals. A distinctive feature of the temple is a stone chariot, which is exactly like a real one!

Virupakshi Temple in Hampi, India

Now Hampi is very popular with tourists. Various festivals and shows are often held on the territory of the village, various stars and musicians are invited, and gorgeous wedding photo shoots are also obtained in the ruins.

India Gate, in the southern part of Mumbai

Mumbai Gate

India Gate is a landmark of the Indian city of Mumbai. The construction of the monument began in 1911 in connection with the visit to Mumbai of the British monarchs – King George V and his wife, Queen Mary. The construction of the gate lasted 13 years, ended in 1924 and has a height of 26 meters. The attraction is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. The history of Indian independence is connected with the gate, when the last British soldiers left through it. The gateway to India has become an integral attribute of the dedication ceremony of the Viceroys of India and the governors of Bombay.

There are many legends about whether it is possible and necessary to pass under the gate at all, but there is one rule that most tourists adhere to: you need to pass under the gate with good and good intentions, if you pass with negative feelings, then there is a high probability that the city will not welcome you hospitably. The place is popular for tourists and photographers.

Akshardham, New Delhi city

Akshardham Temple, New Delhi, India

The most grandiose Hindu temple in the world, included in the Guinness Book of Records – Akshardham Temple (English Akshardham), is located across the Yamuna River. The temple is 42 meters high, 94 meters wide, and 106 meters long, inside and outside it is decorated with pink marble with gilding. The complex is decorated with 234 columns, 9 domes and many figures of various animals, handmade by seven thousand craftsmen from different parts of India.

The construction of the temple lasted only 5 years. The opening took place in 2005. In the sanctuary, tourists will find an interesting film about religion, as well as an excursion.

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March 19, 2024 05:00 pm

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