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Places to Visit in Delhi

Best Places to Visit in Delhi.

Delhi, the capital of India is an excellent tourist destination due to its historical, political, and modernity significance. It is the center of attraction for the people of the world for its cultural heritage, historical monuments, enchanting forts, religious places, museums, gardens, etc.

Red Fort or Lal Qila – This is the most visited heritage of Delhi and considered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal, Hamam, Naubat Khana, etc. are the special travel attractions of this fort. It is a custom that the Indian Prime Minister unfurls the Tricolor annually on every 15th of August as the celebration of Indian Independence from the British Empire.

India Gate – This impressive war memorial monument is built for the honor and remembrance of the martyrs of British Indian Army, who sacrificed their lives during World War-I and Afghan Wars for the sake of India tours. This is also recognized as the tomb of Indian Army’s anonymous soldier named as Amar Jawan Jyoti.

Qutub Minar – This minaret is built with brick and stones and considered as the largest Minar of the world. It is the general assumption that if you stand with your back to the iron pillar and can manage to hold your hands around the pillar and make certain wish, your wish or prayer will be surely answered.

Akshardham Temple – This pious and sacred Hindu temple has the area of 100 acres with a statue of 11 feet Lord Swaminarayan centrally placed in the dome surrounded by statues of gurus. This temple has musical fountain and IMAX too.

Lotus Temple or Bahai House – This is looked upon as one of the seven wonders of India. This lotus-shaped Bahai temple is a favorite place of devotees for mediation and prayers purpose.

Humanyun’s Tomb – Hamida Banu Begum had built the Humayun’s tomb. The red sandstone with black and white marble borders is the best example of Mughal architecture with double dome and high arches. The tomb is beset with crisscross water channels along with beautiful gardens.

Besides this, Delhi tour has Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Jantar Mantar, Jama Masjid, Old Fort, National museum and many monuments, memorials, and gardens attract the people from all corners of the earth.

India Touring Guide of Culture and Places

Touring India With the Knowledge of its place and proper planning will make it more enjoyable and hassel free.

Whenever we plan for a trip, we have our specific needs or goals in our minds, like excursion, beaches, historical, mountains, river rafting, etc., but India is a place where one can find everything. Here it is a wholesome package with once in a lifetime experience. Here modernity envelops the prehistorical era. Still one can find nomad people with booming IT sector. Here one can dare oneself to climb the highest mountain peak, i.e., Moutain Everest in the world along with beautiful beaches at different locals marine life to long for.

India has vast and varied places to visit and experience for but with limited time and budget people can select a few to add up to their experience and enjoy utmost. Giving below a summary of those place where one can have a nice experience.

In this first episode I am going to cover Delhi, the capital of India. This is the most visited place in India by foreign tourists.

Arrive at Delhi, this is a place which is situated centrally almost to every place which I am going to describe for the below mentioned tour plan. Also, being capital of India the connectivity is great with the world and to all other places.

After arriving at Delhi, there are scores of hotels from five stars to the budgeted ones one can choose from. The hotels are situated all around the city, i.e., near airport, along railway station, along bus station, all around the city. One can book hotel booking delhi via Internet from their respective places only and can save themselves from the network of touts.

Once you moved into your hotel, relax and take rest. Delhi in itself is a historical place. It has seen different eras with its own share of kings and queens. Also, it was hotbed for freedom fighters and seen its first independence flag after gaining freedom.

Start touring the city in the morning as early as possible as by the late evening around 6 pm most of the monuments get closed. So, the early you are, the more number of monuments you can visit in the same day or else you will need to visit them the next day once they are close by the evenings. While touring, you need to carry only your phot or video equipment if you are going to take snaps or make video. Everything else from packaged mineral water to potato chips and Indian and international brand restaurant are here where one can savor one’s lunch and dinner.

For touring the city, one can arrange a India travel agent who can arrange you a shared air-conditioned bus or one can hire a personal taxi. Also, they will provide you the guide who will make you understand more about the eternal aspects of the monument and the place more.

STARTING TOURING

The first place to visit in the morning is the old Delhi (the Delhi is kings and queens). There are no more kings and queens but their strongly built forts, minarets, mosques, and other monuments.

So, starting the day with the Red Fort known as “Lal Quila” in India. It is a place built in the 17th century by King Shah Jahan and was the capital of Mughals till last dynastic ruler of India, King Bahadur Shah Zafar who was dethroned by the British rulers. Here you will find some magnificent structures built in and around the fort. There are plenty of tourists one can find roaming around these places. This place is adjacent to the pious river Yamuna but could no more be seen along with it as with passing years it has changed its course. Inside the fort not only monuments but one can see a small market (market is called bazaar in India) where one can find interesting handicraft items, but beware tourists as they ask 10 to 20 times the original costs so be ready to bargain hard.

The next in your list is Jama Masjid “mosque built by emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It is nearby the “Lal Quila” at a stone’s throw. Anyone can go inside anyday and it can accommodate a huge crowd. One can have a overlook at the whole surrounding being it situated at the top of the hill.

The next one in our list is Humayun’s Tomb. This one is again built by the Mughal dynasty. Here one can find the widely used design by the mughals, i.e., the Persian-styled gardens. This architecture of the tomb and the design of the garden is part of almost every Mughal structure.

The next in our list is heading toward south side of Delhi where one can visit Qutub Minar. It is one of the tallest brick minaret of the world with a height of 72.5 meters. The construction was order was given by King Qutb-ud-din Aibak started in 1193 who was India’s first Muslim ruler. It is a symbol Indian-Islamic architecture. Also, there is one Iron Pillar which is one of the wonder in itself and it is standing tall since that era without getting rust and as strong as a new one and scientists still ponder on the composition or method through which it was made. People encircle this pillar with their back towards the pillar with the traditional belief that it will fulfill their wishes.

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Gujarat Tourism

Gujarat,is situated in west india,Gandhi Nagar.Gujarat capital.Its famous for its beaches, holy temples, architectural assets, wildlife sanctuaries and hill resorts.
Famous Attractions in Gujarat :

Gandhinagar:It is the capital of Gujarat state , India. It is situated at the bank of river Sabarmati.

Ahmedabad:The city of Ahmedabad, set along the banks of the River Sabarmati, is recognized as a place bearing a rich history and culture.
Ahmedabad Tourist Attraction:Jama Masjid,Ahmed Shah Tombs,Bhadra Fort & Darwaja,Sidi Saiyad Mosque,Hathesing Temple Raj Babri Mosque,Sidi Bashir Mosque,Jhulta Minar,Ahmed Shah Mosque,Rani Sipri Mosque,Rani Rupmati Mosque,Kankaria Lake,Calico Musuem Sabarmati Ashram,Adalaj Vav,Sarkhej Roza

Jamnagar:It is situated in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat and offers tourist attractions in Gujarat, namely, Lakhota Fort, Willington Crescent, Kotha Bastion, Solarium, Jamsaheb’s Palace, and Rozi and Bedi ports.

Vadodara:It is often termed as Baroda and is the industrial capital of the state. The city stands on the bank of River Vishwamitri, flanked by a number of graceful buildings like palaces, parks, temples and museums.
Location: Vadodara District
Distance: 112 km from Ahmedabad
Tourist Attractions:Laxmi Vilas Palace, Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pratap Vilas Palace, etc
Best Time to Visit:October to March

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