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The most outstanding sights of India


India is endowed with incredible sights that can be talked about forever. In this post, we will tell you about the most outstanding sights of India, which are known all over the world.

Mysore Palace or Amba Vilas

Amba Vilas Palace in Mysore, India

The Mysore Palace – sometimes called Amba Vilas or the "City of Palaces" is located in the south of India in the city of Mysore. The luxurious palace is worth visiting first of all! Of course, after the famous mausoleum–the Taj Mahal Mosque. The palace was built in the 19th century and has beautiful architecture, interior and exterior. The current Amba Vilas is the fourth reconstruction of buildings that burned down before.

It is also recommended to visit the beautiful garden located on the territory of the complex. During the golden autumn, an unusual festival is held here, celebrated in honor of the victory of good over evil.

There are a lot of stained glass windows and mirrors inside the palace, and the floor, which is completely lined with mosaics, catches the eye. Also at the entrance you can see a wooden door with incredible hand carvings. Marble domes give the palace a zest and personality.

Ellora Caves, Kailasanath Temple

Ellora Caves

An amazing complex of 34 caves, which are located in the Ellora cave, an Indian village in Maharashtra state in the rocks, near the city of Aurangabad. They were built before the 10th century BC. This attraction is also unique in that it combines several cultures at once: Buddhist, Hindu, Jain. The territory of the attraction is strictly guarded, as the sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tourists are only allowed to take photos, everything else is strictly prohibited. The Janai caves are the youngest of the Ellora.

The Kailasantha Temple is located in the rocks, was carved out of stone, is incredibly beautiful and unusual, it is definitely worth visiting!

Lotus Temple in New Delhi

The temple was built in 1986, made of Pentelian snow-white marble, and is shaped like an opening lotus flower, which is a symbol of chastity for Hindus. The temple has as many as 27 giant petals! There are 9 pools around it and it seems that the lotus flower bud is in the water. There is a museum on the territory of the temple, which is dedicated to the religion of Bahism.

Qutb Minar in New Delhi

Qutab Minar Qutab Minar

Qutb Minar means "victory tower" – the world's tallest brick minaret, 72.6 meters high, made of red and yellow sandstone, as well as one of the most visited attractions in India. There is an unusual 7-meter-high iron pillar on the territory of the complex. A tourist sign is associated with it, if you stand with your back to the pillar, hug it and make a cherished wish, it will definitely come true!

The Golden Temple of Harmandir Sahib in Armitsar

Of all the unforgettable sights of India, this is perhaps the most incredible. Harmandir Sahib is the central temple of the Sikh religion in the city of Armitsar. Almost the entire temple is covered with gilding, for which it is called the golden temple. It is located near the lake, the waters of which are considered healing and sacred. Also, according to the beliefs of the Sikhs, there is an elixir of immortality in the reservoir, a very long time ago there was a favorite place for meditation of Hindu sages on the shore of the lake.

Absolutely everyone is allowed into the Golden Temple, four entrances on each side provide access to the Harmandir Sahib attraction. Before entering the temple, the tourist must take off his shoes and perform a foot washing ceremony.


March 19, 2024 03:35 pm



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