India is known for its cultural heritage. It has a long political and religious history. India is full of tourist attractions all across the country. There are many natural and man made sites which fascinate the visitors of all ages. The North and South Indian sites are the most traveled destinations. India has green forests, wonderful streams and rivers, great historical monuments, several ancient temples and many architectural sites.
Red fort (lal quila)
The Red Fort of Delhi is located on the bank of river Yamuna. This great monument was built by Shahjahan. Red Fort is one of the most haunting spots for the visitors. The construction of this great gesture was completed in 1648. It has thick red sandstone walls. There are halls of public and private audience, Diwan-i-Am and Diwan-i-khas, the Royal Baths, Shahi Burj and Perl Mosque in the fort for the attraction of the tourists due to their architectural history. Here are some of the top attractions for the tourists promising endless pleasure.
Taj Mahal. Agra
This wonderful monument was built by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shahjehan. It took 22 years to complete this historical gesture. It has been regarded as one of the seven wonder of the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The grandeur of this building attracts millions of tourists in a year. It is the most traveled destination in India. It is a masterpiece of Moghal architectural beauty. Many legends are attached with this huge gesture which is an important part of Indian folklore.
Amber Palace. Jaipur
Amber Palace is located almost 11 km from Jaipur. This magnificent monument is a unique mixture of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The construction of Amber Palace was commenced by one of the army commanders of the Mughul army, Raja Man Singh 1 in 1592. The other construction work of palace and fort was completed by Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh. This great structure was built in marble and sandstone. It has a great attraction for the tourists due to its history, style and grandeur. There are gardens, royal halls, stairways, temples, gateways and palaces inside the great Amber Palace. The worth visiting monuments of the palace are Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mander, Diwan-e-Aam, Kali Temple and Diwan-e-Khas.
There are some other attractions for the tourists near Amber Palace like Hawa Mahal and City Palace. Hawa Mahal is a remarkable structure built for the royal ladies in Jaipur. The City Palace is an amazing massive structure in the heart of the old city of Jaipure. This great stunning building is a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It is a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan.
Jama Masjid. Delhi
This beautiful religious masterpiece also known as Masjid-i-Jahan Numa is the largest mosque in India. It was built in 1656. It is the final architectural effort by Shahjehan. This masterpiece is located opposite the Red Fort. Jama Masjid is built in white marble and red sandstone giving a spectacular view. It can hold more than 20000 worshippers at a time. It has a vast courtyard and big hall with 260 pillars carved with Jain, Hindu and Mughal traditions.
There are many other attractions for tourists in Delhi like Qutub Minar and India Gate. Qutub Minar is one of the most visited sites of Delhi. It was built in 1199. This historical tower is 72.5 m high and has 379 steps to get to the top. This was the first Islamic structure in India. India Gate was built in the memory of the soldiers killed in the World War 1. This splendid gate is 42m high and a memorable place for the tourists.