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India Sightseeing

India is a vast land and there are thousands of places you can visit. From North to South, East to West there are numerous places which you can see, each more beautiful than the other.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" located at Agra in Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal is one of the most splendid masterpieces of architecture in the world. The Taj Mahal is one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage and the jewel of Muslim art in India. It was Emperor Shah Jehan who ordered the building of the Taj Mahal, in honor of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. One of the greatest monuments of India has been listed amongst the eight wonders of the world. This monument was built in the name of love and devotion. The most expensive white marble was brought to Agra. The structure combines ingredients of Persian, India, Islamic and Turkish styles of architecture. It took twenty-two years to complete the construction of this architectural wonder. As per the records twenty thousand people were employed to work on this magnanimous project, which cost the Mughal emperor thirty-two million Rupees. In 1983, this grand monument was announced by UNESCO to be one amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Goa is situated on the western coast of the Indian peninsula. Goa is one of India's special tourism places, a State seemingly blessed with fabulous weather, even more fabulous beaches, delightful people, good food, hill-top forts, little white-washed churches, soaring Portuguese-era cathedrals, a unique cultural legacy-small wonder, therefore, that Goa is one of India's prime tourism and holiday destinations. Goa is truly a traveller's delight as it offers an array of visual treat in the form of its beaches, forts and churches. Sun, sand and sea being the major attractions, Goa is a perfect tourism heaven for the ones who need and want relaxation. Goan beaches have never failed to charm its tourists. The swaying palms and the cool waves splashing on your face is a unique experience that Goa promises you with its finest beaches. Offering glistening sands, swaying coconut palms, and ultra fresh seafood. Goa Churches: Some of the famous churches are Se Cathedral, Convent & Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St Augustine Ruins and others. Tourism of Goa provides options for arrangement of decent accommodation options in Goa, and the scene is getting better every passing day.

Golden Temple
The Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib, situated in Amritsar, Punjab, is the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. Most visitors to the Golden Temple, whether Sikh or not, are humbled by what is quite simply the most tangibly spiritual place in the country. It is one of the major pilgrimage spots for Sikhs and is also referred as Harminder Sahib. The Golden Temple is the holy place of both beauty and peacefulness. The temple from all the sides is bordered by a mesmerising lake that adds to the overall beauty of the temple. Since ages the temple premise has been one of the meditation spots for many sages and mendicants. Some four centuries ago, the Sikh Gurus initiated the construction of the Golden Temple. This initial process was done by Guru Ram Das and Guru Amar Das. The final construction job was commenced by Guru Arjan Dev. The Golden Temple has four entrances called deoris, which opens in all the four directions symbolizing the temple to be open for all caste, creed and religion.

India Gate
India Gate, an important monument of the city, is a memorial built in commemoration of more than 80,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I. The monument is an imposing 42 meters high arch and was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens. Names of over 70,000 Indian soldiers are inscribed on the walls of the monument in whose memory it is built.
At the base of the India gate there is another memorial, the Amar Jawan Jyoti that was added after independence. This eternal flame was lighted in commemoration of the unknown soldiers who laid their lives to serve this nation. Near the flame, a shining rifle with a helmet on it, is placed on a high pedestal, as a tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in battle. The best time to visit India Gate is after sunset, when the structure is floodlit and the atmosphere becomes pleasant. Fountains located nearby are also illuminated with colored lights to add further resplendence to the ambience.Every year on 26th January India gate stands witness to the Republic Day parade where latest advancements of defence technology is displayed.

Sun Temple
The Sun Temple of Konark, often called as the Black Pagoda, was constructed in the mid thirteenth century. The Konark Sun Temple (also spelled Konarak) is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god. Shaped like a giant chariot, the temple is known for the exquisite stone carvings that cover the entire structure. The Konark Sun Temple is the most popular tourist destination in Orissa and has been a World Heritage Site since 1984. It is located in the village of Konark, which is 35km north of Puri on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The crowing glory of the temple architecture of Orissa, the Sun Temple at Konark, plays host to the annual dance festival featuring Odissi and other traditional dance forms. The open air stage against the backdrop of the floodlit temple reverberates with the beats of classical ragas and thalas to transport the audience in sheer ecstasy.

Elephanta Caves
Located about 10 kms from the Gateway of India or 9 nautical miles into the sea, are the famous Elephanta Caves, which are a great tourist attraction. The entire cave temple complex covers an area of about 60,000 square feet and it consists of a main chamber and two lateral ones, courtyards and several subsidiary shrines. There are regular excursions to these caves every day from the Gateway of India. Though the entire complex has a number of things to see, one of the main sights here is the Maheshamurti cave in which Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer and should not be missed. One also must see the southern wall, which has sculptures of Kalyanasundara, Gangadhara, Ardhanariswara and Uma Maheswara.

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