We all know that the Taj Mahal is considered as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. What few know is that India has many others that are little explored by travelers from around the world. Considered one of the oldest nations in the world, the site has more than one hundred historical monuments, fortresses, mosques and temples of ancient and incomparable beauty!
The capital of India Delhi is the place that receives the most visitors as it is where first-time tourists usually stay. Delhi is considered one of the oldest cities in the world. But undoubtedly one of the most visited places of the city is the India Gate in a downtown square. It is also a great attraction built in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan Wars in 1919. On the walls of the monuments have 85,000 names engraved.
Tomb of Humayun
Another important tourist spot New Delhi is the Humayun Tomb, currently considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Humayun was the second Mughal Emperor of India and his tomb was built by order of Hamida Banu Begum, his widow. It is the oldest mughal mausoleum in New Delhi and served as inspiration and model for the construction of the famous Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders of the modern world).
The Akshardham Temple is situated in New Delhi and on December 17, 2007 entered Guinness World Records as the largest Hindu temple in the world!
It is the main and best known mosque in India. It is located in the heart of Old Delhi. Visiting this place is immersing itself in the tradition and culture of an ancient people. Here in Old Delhi you can feel a bit of ancient India, as its name says.
Victoria Memorial Calcutta
The Victoria Memorial is one of the main icons of Calcutta. This white marble building dedicated to Queen Victoria of England, former Emperor of India, when India was an English colony, is now a museum with relics recounting the history of India and photographs and paintings depicting the history of Calcutta. In addition to the objects of its interior, the imposing building and the tranquil gardens complete the beauty of the place.
It is known as Palace of Winds and the most iconic monument to Visit in Jaipur Tour. It was built at the end of the 18th century at the request of King Sawai Pratap Singh. It was designed to enable royal women to watch the movement of the streets unseen by the people. It is estimated that there are approximately 950 small windows in its facade.
It is from the Places of religious practice in Amritsar in India. It is called Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, but it is informally called The Golden Temple. It is culturally the most important cult place of the Sikhs and one of the oldest Sikh Gurudwaras.
Amritsar is for the Sikhs what Jerusalem is for Christians and Mecca for Muslims, the most important place of pilgrimage. The Golden Temple, the heart of the sacred city was first erected in the 15th century by the fifth Sikh guru, Arjan Dev, and twice destroyed by Afghan invaders.
And finally Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It is classified as World Heritage of Unesco (Patrimony of the Humanity). It is one of the most visited tourist spots in the Middle East. Taj Mahal is known as the greatest love trial in the world, do you know why?
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, a small city in India, by Emperor Shan Jahan, with the strength of 20,000 men and tons of white marble, in memory of his favorite wife. Legend has it that the emperor had the hands of the craftsmen who contributed to the building blind and cut off so that they could never do another similar work. Also, you can reach this city through Palace on Wheels Luxury Train and experience the onboard luxury services.