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Must See places in India: Part 1
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must see places in india

1. Agra- Taj Mahaal:
Situated on the banks of Yamuna, the Taj Mahaal is India’s most iconic heritage. World renowned as the symbol of love, the Taj Mahaal was built by Emperor Shahjahan for his wife Mumtaaz, who is buried beneath the structure. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen.

2. Jaipur- Pink City
Jaipur, is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is also known as Pink City and Paris of India. Jaipur is amazingly beautiful and has a wonderful climate during the winter months.

3. Victoria Memorial- Kolkata
This grand hall was during the British Raj as memorial to the Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
The memorial was designed by William Emerson using Indo-Saracenic style and incorporating Mughal elements in the structure. Lord Redesdale and Sir David Prain designed the gardens. The foundation stone of the memorial was laid down in the year 1906. The monument was intended to serve as a tribute to the success of the British Empire in India.

4. Khajurao- MP
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District. The name Khajuraho, ancient “Kharjurav?haka”, is derived from the Sanskrit words kharjura = date palm and v?haka = “one who carries”. The Khajuraho temples are made of sandstone. The builders didn’t use mortar: the stones were put together with mortise and tenon joints and they were held in place by gravity.

5. Bhubaneshwar- Orissa
Bhubaneshwar is the capital of the Indian state of Orissa, officially spelled Odisha. The city has a history of over 3000 years starting with the Mahamegha-bahana Chedi dynasty who had Sisupalgarh near present-day Bhubaneswar as their capital. Bhubaneswar has been known by names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra, otherwise known as the Temple City of India.

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3 thoughts on “Must See places in India: Part 1

  1. Avatar of MirandaLopezMirandaLopez

    Hi,

    Well there are numerous reasons to visit India as it has beautiful places, rich culture, colorful festivals and many more. Taj Mahal is a white marble structure and world Heritage wonder that was voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World so it is one of the main reason to visit India. There are countless places to visit in India so India can be anyone’s favorite destinations to spend their holidays. Details regarding Indian tour guides can be obtained from [url]http://www.tourhq.com/india-tours-guide[/url]

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    Miranda

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