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Top Yoga & Meditation Destination in India


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Yoga is an age-old science that has been a benefactor to the human mind and body. India being a place where yoga was originated, and the name was given by Patanjali which was derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuja” which means to attach or climax (peak point of highest development). It is the attachment of the mind and the body with nature. It is such an amazing aid, which if use and propagated rightly, can heal a number of diseases; both mental and physical.

India invented Yoga and Meditation many millennia before the world could understand its importance. In the western countries yoga means only physical postures and sequences (asana) but in India yoga asana is the aspect of the whole system. From centuries in the traditional ashrams of India yoga practices is an act of whole body and soul. So in India, one can expect a greater emphasis on breathing, meditation, cleansing on one’s soul with devotional practices such as philosophy tuition, chanting of mantras, faith (Bhakti), Regardless and the Karmic aspect of yogic philosophy.

The various yoga activities are aimed at curative and physiological advantages, body flexibility, stability and power, and emotional well being. If the visitor is interested, these activities can also be extended to incorporate spiritual discoveries.

Yoga can be practiced by everyone and has an amazing effect on the body and mind energies allowing one to deal with life’s ups and downs with a sense of equanimity. If you will get a chance to learn about the age old therapy that plan a yoga tour in India.

The yoga learning environment in India is exactly suited the learners. Usually various ashrams and yoga centers are located in the lap of nature and far away from the hustle of the cities. The centers provide shelter and fresh vegetarian and healthy food that will soothe and alleviate your mind and body. Learners can also get an opportunity of enjoying a calm and soothing scenic natural beauty of nature.

I would like to mention a few good places in India where you can learn the art of Yoga.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is also known as the world capital of yoga. It is a very beautiful place, lying in the foothill of The Great Himalayas. This city is full of amazing landscapes. The natural beauty & fresh breeze of this place makes it a right place for yoga learners. The whole environment of this place is full of spirituality. This atmosphere leaves a positive impact on the mind & spirit of an individual.
Rishikesh offers Yoga Teacher Training courses for beginners and also for yoga teachers. The city is located on the bank of river Ganges and it is believed that meditating here brings one soul closer to Moksha (Enlightenment). Right from the food to the atmosphere the place is very close to nature.

Yoga centersSpirit Yoga Foundation, Parmarth Niketan, Sivananda Ashram, Sadhna Mandir, Sanskriti Yogpeeth etc.

Spirit Yoga Foundation Rishikesh

Spirit Yoga Foundation Rishikesh

Hardwar

Located between the holy river Ganga and the mighty Himalayas, Hardwar is a spiritual retreat for people not only from the country but outside of it as well. It is one of the calmest destinations of India and also nature personified. The huge amount of greenwood and alluring roads with scenery of the cold hills, offers the best conditions for the purification of soul. There are a number of resorts that bestow spiritual healing through the practice of yoga and ayurveda.

Yoga centers – world renewed Patanjali University, established by Yoag Guru Baba Ramdev ji, agni yoga school, Ayurvedic yoga & meditation in Haveli Hari Ganga.

patanjali Ashram Haridwar

patanjali Ashram Haridwar

Bihar

An important centre of power, learning and culture down the ages, Bihar is a great state and an attractive tourist destination. The state has given many leading religions to the world such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and, to a certain extent, Sikhism.

Swami Satyananda Saraswati, founder of the world renowned Bihar School of Yoga in eastern India. At this school, yoga is a lifestyle and not just any practice. Karma yoga is given preference over Asana.

They also adapt the ancient tantric meditation techniques into a practice. This practice induces complete relaxation while maintaining consciousness. Hatha yoga also preferred hear it includes a balance of mind and body via physical postures or asanas, filtration of mind, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through meditation.

Alongside the classes, one must expect to work like a yogi, cleaning utensils, kitchen work; toilet cleaning is the part of one’s schedule here. This yoga learning school holds untold and far-reaching benefits. Here, our deepest levels of creativity and healing energies can awaken.

Yoga centers – Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar

Bihar school of yoga

Bihar school of yoga, Munger

Kerala

Kerala is the native land of Ayurveda and a perfect destination where the soul meets the mind. It is the tranquil and calm breezy gem of Southern India, here the body converted in to a temple of health. Kerala is the known destination for its yoga and ayurvedic treatment, which is famous all over the globe because of the various ayurvedic resorts offering greatest treatments and services.
The peaks of the hills, the crystalline water of the beaches, the blue sky and the amazing view, everything adds up to a great yogic experience. With a number of yoga centers, kerala is a hotspot of yoga enthusiasts.

Yoga centers – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram at Trivandrum, Ayurveda, Massage & Panchakarma School at Kannur , PVA School of Yoga Kannur, etc.

Sivananda Yoga Ashram

Sivananda Yoga Ashram

Goa

Goa is renowned for its pristine natural offering breathtaking scenery. The shiney sand beaches of Goa are famous for its unmatchable beauty of silvery sand having endless rows of palm trees. Apart from the beautiful beaches, Goa is famous for its adventures water sport and yoga activities. Goa is home to various yoga retreat centers scattered all over the state.

It offers a series of programs for beginner to high levels. They also run some yoga teacher training certifications and drop-in yoga classes. With the yoga classes, the yoga centers also offers Ayurvedic massages, chanting and meditation.

Yoga centers –  Art of Living Yoga Meditation Centre, Amit Reiki, Abs yoga. Apart from these a number of beaches

Kranti Yoga School, Goa

Kranti Yoga School, Goa

Mysore

Mysore is also known as the birthplace of Modern 20th century Yoga. Mysore Mandala is one of the prettiest places for yoga in Mysore. The yoga center is located in a century old house and a charming café supplied by owner’s organic farm. It is more like a western style retreat than a traditional ashram. The original vinyasa system of yoga was the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Krishna Pattabhi Jois.

By practicing this modern style, ashtanga yoga of Mysore we heat the blood and make it thin so that it can circulate freely. Ashtanga yoga practice moves you towards a very deep awareness of yourself and teaches you control over your mind.

Yoga centers – Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Ashram, Chaitanya yoga Kendra etc.

Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Ashram

Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Ashram

Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala is beautiful place surrounded by mountains and is peaceful too, making it an ideal relaxation point. It is full of burgundy and saffron clad Buddhist monks and fluttering prayer flags. You’ll feel the fresh hill breeze and the cool atmosphere welcoming you far away from the city smog and hectic traffic.
It is the right place to try meditation and take some yoga lessons, listen to the monks chanting prayers in the monastery, or watch their lively debates at the temple.

Yoga centers – Universal Yoga center,

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

Yoga tour of India is such a perfect combination of revitalization of mind and simultaneously seeing new places.

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A perfect combination of Indian heritage and religious tour


Secular India is home to Hindu, Islam, Christians, Buddha, Jain, Sikh and other numerous religions. The perfect combination of religions, cultures and traditions is shown in the rich heritage of the country. One of the aged civilizations is a treasure trove of art, architecture, philosophy, classical dances, music, flora, fauna and much more.

Religion has played a vital role in shaping India and its heritage. This is the reason, that most of the stunning heritage sites are also the sacred pilgrimage sites. These destinations attract inland and foreign travelers from all over the world.

A tour of this religious country is such a perfect combination of religious and architecture tour, and provides great opportunity to explore the rich Culture and Heritage tour of some mesmerizing monuments.

Khajuraho Temples: The Temples of Love

The world renowned famous place Khajuraho is situated in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Astonishing sculptures, an architecture of buildings and amazing carvings seen inside the Khajuraho temples are actually arresting. These temples are known for the various sculptures and statues that portray different sexual positions. Annually celebrated Khajuraho Dance Festival a one-week-long festival of classical dances also attracts a number of tourists from all over the globe.

Ajanta & Ellora Caves: Amazing Buddhist heritage site

 

The world’s greatest religious caves Ajanta – Ellora Caves are situated in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The Ajanta has about 29 caves and Ellora has about 34 caves. The caves depict the medieval period and the Buddhist era from 200 BC to 650 AD. The caves are completely dedicated to Lord Buddha and his several incarnations and boast of the colossal sculptures of animals & Gods, paintings depicting the ancient life, and Buddhist fables, with numerous Buddha images.

Sanchi Stupa: A gem of art and architecture

“The Great Sanchi Stupa” at Sanchi, is forty-four feet high, with remarkably carved gateways, illustrating Buddhist legends. UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa. Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this huge hemispherical dome is the best conserved ancient Stupas of central India.

Virupaksha Temple: The star attraction of Hampi

This temple is one of the architectural marvels steeped in beauty located on the bank of the river Tungabhadra in Hampi. It is also preserved considering the ravages that happened during the Mughal invasion. The buildings of the temple are classified into religious, civil and military.

 

Chaturmukha Jain Temple, Ranakpur: Hidden jewel of architecture

Chaturmukha Jain temple is known throughout the world for its intricate, architectural brilliance and is an eloquent testimony to India’s cultural heritage. It is made up of off-white marble and the complete temple is stands over 1444 amazingly carved and different pillars.

Meenakshi Temple: Thousand Pillar Hall

 

With 33,000 sculptures, Meenakshi temple is located in the center of the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Architectural delight and sculptural magnificence is the aspect of this temple which makes it popular throughout the world. The temple premises is surrounded by an elevated wall which is adorned with various paintings and sculptures.

Tirupati Balaji Temple: The richest temple of the World

 

Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is one of the most important religious places in India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara or Vishnu, visited by thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. Innumerable dynasties have contributed to the development of this richest temple which is adorned with the beautiful ‘gopuram’ or tower.

Apart from these, there are several religious and Cultural Tour Destination to visit.

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Select your Next weekend Getaway from Delhi-A perfect trip for Historical and Adventurous lovers


Delhi, the capital of India doesn’t need any introduction that witnesses a large influx of travelers all throughout the year. From towering buildings to the ruins of the heritage monuments, Delhi has so much to leave you enchanted with. If we talk about Delhi, the first thing comes in our mind is its remarkable attractions such as Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Rajghat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jama Masjid, Rajghat etc.
Delhi has some recharged and rejuvenated tourist destinations close to the city. If you are preparing to a weekend holiday trip, there are some outstanding weekend getaways from Delhi. These short trips are the perfect way to explore destinations in and around your city and come back refreshed.

As St. Augustine said the – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Let’s chart out some pleasure trips from Delhi to hill stations, religious sites, wildlife sanctuaries or adventure destinations etc.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh
6244061405_1af167edcf_zAgra is a lovely town located on the banks of Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, located around just 200 km it a favorable destination for Delhiites.
Agra also features three UNESCO world heritage sites. They are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Taj Mahal is the symbol of eternal love which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is famous for its matchless architectural beauty and never fails to lure visitors coming from different parts of the world for India tours. The vista of white marble monument Taj Mahal is simply matchless especially during sunrise, sunset or full moon light.

Jaipur
Amber-fort-Jaipur-31This princely city of Rajasthan offers royalty and Raj culture of the bygone era. It is located around 268 km from Delhi. Affectionately dubbed as the Pink City, Jaipur takes pride in its royal attractions including sightseeing, shopping and enjoying Rajasthani cuisine and culture. Some of the famous sightseeing places in Jaipur are its forts – Jaigarh, Amber and Nahargarh. Other sightseeing places to see are the Jantar Mantar Observatory, Galta Monkey Temple, Hawa Mahal and City Palace. One must relish the shopping and the food here.

Haridwar
Malviya_dwipa_island_across_Har_ki_Pauri_during_Kavad_mela,_HaridwarHaridwar is situated about 215km from the capital city Delhi and one of the favorite destinations for weekend getaways around Delhi. Haridwar is a holiest town and also consider as the ultimate gateway to Gods. It is situated at the place where Ganges emerges from mighty Himalayas, it is the perfect weekend gateway to have a quick dip in the Ganga, visit temples and attend the evening aarti.

Mussoorie
MussoorieMussoorie is a hill station situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and also known as “The Queen of Hills”. Located around 275.7 km from Delhi, it is the best place for trekking and sightseeing. The romantic atmosphere of Mussoorie has earned the town its name of the Indian honeymoon capitol. Spread over mountain range, with unbelievable views of majestic Himalayas, and distant views of the pious Ganga River from one end and Jamuna River from the other it attracts a number of tourists from all over the globe.

It is such a paradise to hide from unbearably hot summers of Delhi. Tourists flock Mussoorie from April to June to beat the Delhi heat and from Dec-Jan to enjoy the snow.

Nainital
Naini LakeNainital is a beautiful hill station having amazing views of hills and ancient temples in its arms. It is situated around 296 km from Delhi and popularly known as the “Lake District of India”. Here you can enjoy Cable car rides, boating in the beautiful lakes, scenic views of Kumaon hills, horse and animal rides, trekking, sightseeing etc.

Corbett National Park
tiger-corbett-parkThe famous reserve is a great destination to immerse you in natural beauty. The park is located at the Nainital district of Uttrakhand, around 235 kms from Delhi. It acts as the protective reservoir for the critically endangered Bengal Tigers of India with the highest diversity of flora and fauna. Jim Corbett has always been the first hit for the tourists and the wildlife lovers. You can take a safari in a gypsy or even enjoy an elephant safari.

Rishikesh
Trayambakeshwar Temple, Rishikesh2An adventure hub not too far from Delhi, Rishikesh is popular for its adventures activities. The environment in Rishikesh offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities including white water rafting, camping, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, giant swing, cliff jumping, kayaking, trekking, river crossing, yoga and even meditation for people seeking spiritual rejuvenation.
Rishikesh is blessed to withhold the presence of Lord Vishnu ‘lord of all senses’ and the Ganges river as well. It is perfect to immerse yourself in spirituality and yoga with numerous yoga centers offering short term and long term courses.

Mathura
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna which is popularly known as the Brajbhoomi. It is situated located around 160 kumis from Delhi, on the bank of river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh state. Visit the Krishna-Balaram Temple (ISKCON), the prison cell where the parents of Lord Krishna were kept during Mahabharata period. The other popular tourist attractions of Mathura are Dwarkadheesh temple, Gita mandir, Government museum.

Bharatpur
Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryThe Bharatpur bird sanctuary’s close proximity to Delhi at 200 km makes it an ideal weekend getaway. It is one of the best bird sanctuaries of India & famous among the tourists for its outstanding wetland bird reserve.
This park hosts a large number of Migratory birds such as Chinese coots, Saras cranes, pelicans and many more in the winter months. This destination is haven for bird watchers and people who love nature. Immerse yourself in the dense forest and birds chirping…the fresh air and the cool breeze.

Sariska National Park
tiger-sariska-national-parkYour chance to see a tigers is just 4 hours away from Delhi in Sariska National Park. Sariska is famous national park and tiger reserve, it is Located at a distance of 217kms from Delhi. It comprises of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravali Hill range. The broad range of wild life here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and tolerance. Commonly seen animals in the park include nilgai, sambar, spotted deer, striped hyena, Indian porcupine.

Start packing your bags for your next weekend trip.

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Shopping Hubs of the Capital City – Delhi


Delhi is one of the most attractive cities and capital of India. Enriched with a beautiful history and culture, this city attracts a huge number of tourists from all around the world.

Delhi offers a variety of attractions for its visitors. Wonderful specimens of magnetic gorgeous and extensive glories places and monuments well laid gardens and parks as well as modern structures. This city is also known as the shopping capital of India, and obviously without shopping in Delhi, no one can get back to home.

This city is such an ultimate shoppers’ destination where one can find anything from traditional to contemporary items. Large western style shopping malls and upscale shopping markets also cloud the city’s horizon. You can shop according to your desire like textiles, amazing handcrafts, leather goods, jewelry, carpets, oils and wood.

Shopping in Delhi is a pleasurable and exciting experience for shopping freaks. There is an array of shopping markets in and around Delhi. From congested markets of Janpath, Palika Bazaar, Sarojini Nagar and Chandni Chowk to upscale markets of Connaught Place, South extension, Greater Kailash and Lajpat Nagar, Delhi has everything to lure the shopping buffs.

Delhi is also well-known for its street shopping; here you can shop according to your pocket and desire. From the streets of Delhi you can not only get some good bargains but also carry the stuff that will gear you up again and again to visit the capital city.

The small yet intriguing roadside stalls have everything. Roaming through these stalls is such an amazing experience. Automatically your hands move to examine the each new item.

Let’s discuss the top markets of the city.

Dilli Haat

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DilliHaat is an open air market with various food stalls, handloom stalls, set in the heart of Delhi. The Bazaar has about 62 specially designed stalls for rural craftsmen from the villages of India to display their talent. Buyers can buy Metal crafts, wooden crafts, gems, beads, footwear’s, handicraft’s rosewood and sandalwood carvings, wool, and silk fabricsat a very reasonable rate.

Timings: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm (everyday)

Janpath Market

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Janpath Market is an old, lively and famous market in Delhi. Those looking for souvenirs must visit this market which is a favorite hangout for foreign tourists. However, you’ll need all your bargaining skills to get a really decent price. Here you’ll find the latest fashion goods, Accessories & Apparels for both men and women.

Timing: 10.30 am to 7.30 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Chandni Chowk

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Chandnichowk is the one of the livelyand agedmarkets in Delhi, established by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. People from all over the world come here to shop. A number of international tourists can be seen here all over the year.This is a biggest wholesale suppliers market in Delhi. Chandnichowk is basically a market of narrow lanes and shops selling everything like women’s garments, toys, authentic Indian food, Jewellery, books, leather goods, electronic items, medical equipment’s etc.

Timing:11:00 am – 8:30 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Sarojini Nagar

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Sarojini Nagar Market is located in the south Delhi. It offers quite inexpensive trendy clothes with a lot of bargaining.Sarojini Nagar is a favorite pedestrian market amongst fashion conscious teenagers. It offers clothes, shoes, accessories among others at unbelievable prices. One can also shop for international brands at very cheap prices.

Timing:11:00 am –9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

Lajpat Nagar

Lajpat Nagar market located in the south Delhi is the place where the middle class of Delhi goes when it wants to shop.With bargaining as the order of the day the market offers some amazing stuff for everyone including various accessories, clothes, latest footwear’s, cosmetics, belts, bags, Kurtis, sarees, and handmade embroidery Clothes. The highlight of this market is a lot of mehndiwallas, who will apply beautiful henna designs to your hands at a very nominal price.

Timing:11:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

Connaught Place

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Connaught Place is the commercial and business hub of Delhi. Horse-shoe shaped Connaught Place Market is divided into two circles; it was designed and established by the British. It is the most popular shopping venues in this city of bargain hunters, dealing mainly in clothes and artificial jewelry. Outlets of all famous international brands can be found in inner circle of Connaught Place.

Timing:10:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Karol Bagh

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Karol Bagh is a famous market which offers almost everything for everyone. You can visit Ajmal Khan Road havingfancy stores, big international labels, spices, inexpensive readymade, embroidered garments and cotton yarn. Karol Bagh is famous for its Jewellery Shops and Indian Clothes.

Timing:10:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

There are a lot more options are waiting for the shoppers.

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The amazing natural Valley of Flowers: Uttarakhand


Valley of Flowers National Park is such a tourist paradise and a photographer’s delight which comes alive with the monsoon rain (during spring season). This beautiful place is located in the lap of West Himalaya, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

This place mesmerizes everyone with its classic natural beauty surrounded by the awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks as well as the lush green forests all around. It is a World Heritage Site with the covering an enchanting magical area of 87 square meters. This amazing vally was declared as the National park in the year 1982.

Tourists can enjoy the colors and fragrance of around 498 varieties of flowers including Brahma Kamal, the state flower of Uttarakhand, Marigolds, orchids, daisies, poppies, rhododendrons, primulas, blue poppy, the cobra lily and many others. Excluding this there are many plants having medicinal values.

Witnessing the place a person can see the blooming flowers everywhere in the surroundings and reflecting many colours like purple, blue, yellow, green, red, pink, white etc.

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 The overall view of the Valley of Flowers is looks like multi-coloured and handmade natural carpet with a hilly snow covered backdrop, which completely magnetize the tourists.

According to the legends, at the time of Ramayana (a hindu epic) the hindu God Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti from this place and cure Lakshmana.

This place was first discovered accidently by a British mountaineer and botanist named Frank S. Smythe in 1931. The mountaineer was captivated by eye-catching and spectacular background of the beautiful flowers and their nature smiles.

After some time, he wrote a book about this picture-perfect location, titled ‘The Valley of Flowers’. He introduced to the world to the secret of this beautiful valley.

The most amazing tale about this place is that, the local peoples was always known about this place but as it was externally beautiful, they thought that fairies must be living here, and did not dare set foot on it.

But today this place is grown to be one of the most popular travel destinations of Uttarakhand. Every year a number of travelers, botanists, adventure seekers, nature lovers and all the curious souls come here to experience the incredible charm of this place.

 The beautiful Valley of Flowers is opened for the visitors from April to October. After the first rain shower the tourists can enjoy the full blooming of the flowers. Remaining part of the year this place remains close because at that time it is completely covered in snow.

You can also enjoy the presence of snow leopard, Asiatic Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Brown bear, Musk deer, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Common Langur, Himalayan musk deer etc. with  a large variety of aerial species.

 Cascading waterfalls, small streams, flamboyant paddocks, crystalline streams, majestic peaks and of course the flowery meadows waits for you this year. So plane for a chilled vacation trip in this summer.

Pack in your bags as soon as you can within the short time available to you and visit the amazing Valley of Flowers. Definitely you will fall in love with this place.

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The Architectural Wonders of Delhi


Delhi is dotted with many world famous architectural works. The Indian architecture is a perfect blend of various architectural styles as it is influenced by various dynasties. All these dynasties and religions left their influence on their creations. Having this great architectural style this city can easily hypnotize the tourists and visitors.

This tour of Delhi offers everything for everyone. It is referred as the heart of India. This holiday trip also gives you an opportunity to explore several historical sites, and to be a part of present, living history. Delhi is an amazing city absorbing many magical colours, different culture and religions.

Delhi has been the centre of Different King and powerful empires, it is also the lasting serving Capital of India. It is consider that many Kings and Emperors have fought over Delhi and it built, ruined and rebuilt many times. So each era leave its mark and characters on Delhi in the form of different constructions.

Different King of Delhi builds different buildings, monuments and mosques in Delhi to show their powers and for leaving their personal architectural identity.

Delhi is a hub of architectural heritage that shows the past to the present day history. Mughal forts to temples to colonial pattern there are a number of architectural specimens. Some of them are listed here.

Qutub Minar
Qutb Minar symbolizes the great Indo-Islamic architectural work of history in India and considered to be a great stuff for the country. Qutab-Minar-DelhiThe world’s tallest brick tower provides the thrilling sight and got the position of 39 in by UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is one of the most exciting places for domestic as well international visitors.

Humayun’s Tomb
The Humayun Tomb is mostly popular for its marvelous architectural beauty that expresses certain cultural message to the beholders. humayun-tombIt is a great and earliest building of Mughal era and great example of brilliant Mughal architecture. Having a large complex, with a garden on four sides and the mausoleum in the middle it is constructed by Red sand stone. Humayun tomb is also believed to be the predecessor of worldly famous Taj Mahal.

Red Fort
Red Fort is another place of attraction for visitors. Actually it is the popular Mughal jewel in the appearance of Red Fort Red-Fort-delhiwhere the prime minister of India hosts the Tiranga at every Republic Day and Independence Day. Red Fort is also famous for its architectural marvel which is a great combination of Persian, Turkish and Mughal cultures.

Akshardham Temple
Akshardham temple is the perfect attraction that shows the great mastery of arts and architecture of present generation; Akshardham_Temple_in_Delhiit has been built with many combined cultures which gives beautiful sight to the tourists. Today, it became an essential part of the any Delhi tour.

India Gate
India Gate is a 42 m tall monument. This amazing monument shows the magical work of the popular architect knows as Luytens who was the designer of this creation. India-GateIn 1931 this monument was constructed in commemorating the 90,000 soldiers who had died fighting for the British Raj in the world war-I. The light seen lit always is a tribute giving to the ‘Amar Jawan’ which means the immortal soldiers.

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the Rajput style of construction. It is an astronomical observatory or instrument for calculation to correct the astronomical tables to confirm the data and position of Sun, Moon and all other planets. There is an instruement known as ‘Samrat Yantra’ for calculating the accurate time of the day within half a second.

Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House
Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Viceroy’s house in Delhi is a classical European building with some features of Mughal architectural style.

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Rashtrapati Bhavan

The other most impressive building of Delhi is Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan. Both the buildings Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House are Designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens .
There are a number of architectural wonder in Delhi which was constructed after the independence of India. Some of them are the pure example of Hindu architecture and some of them are influenced by the British architecture.

As a result, there are lots of diverse places that should be visited on your Next holiday trip of Delhi.


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Shopping around the Monument of Love – Taj Mahal


 

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As we know India is undoubtedly the true land of tourism, Taj Mahal is also known as the exact witness of Indian tourism. Your tour to India is incomplete without seeing the glorious beauty of  Taj Mahal, which is why a number of tourists visit Agra every year. As a result, the city of Taj, Agra has developed into a very good shopping city in last few years. Shopping places near Taj offers you a very superior variety of souvenirs to purchase. These markets are always full of crowd and propose you the different artifacts and other valuable items. The people who love leather, and sweets will be very happy being here.

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Beautiful Replica Of  Taj Mahal

Coming back with a replica of Taj Mahal is a very common trend which people are still following . You can bring this mini Taj Mahal to your home, or you can also gift it to others. It is prepared by local talented artists and is very famous between tourists. Other thing which is famed is incredible leather goods as the city is well known for its leather industry. The items which you can purchase are belts, shoes, leather jackets and bags, etc., which are available in various colors and designs. Different decorative items made up of metals like brass; copper and silver would also be a good item to purchase.

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Rug And Carpet Center Near Taj Mahal

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Beautiful Marble Items In A Shop

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Some Small Gift Items

One of its kinds, the mobile souvenir is always roaming around the Taj Mahal. You can purchase all kinds of items from them like key rings, mini model of Taj Mahal, books about Taj Mahal and Agra, etc. You will find few Governments Handloom and Handicraft shops near the western gate of Taj Mahal.

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Beautiful Embroidered Pair of Marble Pot

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Colorful Pots In Market Near Taj Mahal

You can buy some unique things like the sarees made of bamboo and banana, handmade rugs, curtains and bed sheets. Outside the south gate of Taj Mahal, you will find Taj Ganj, which is famous for various marble items. Everything which can be carved from marble is available here. All of these items are beautifully designed by professional artists. Agra Petha is very famous, and it is a must try, which is worth it. This is a trend in India that people purchase this delicious sweet for others as a gift item.

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Different Flavors Of Petha

Different culture ,food and a wonderful  visit  of  Taj Mahal give you a unforgettable experience.You will also find some food joints near Taj, where you can relish local food. The cuisine of Agra is very scrumptious and preferred by all travellers. The famous markets are Kinari Bazaar, Taj Ganj Area, Pratap Puro and Sadar Bazaar. If you are there in Agra during the Taj Mahotsav, the fun of your trip will be double. Artists and craftsmen from all over the world come there to display their work. You will find the maximum of variety there, and you can purchase these items at a very good price.

It is not like that you will find only traditional and handicraft objects in Agra. The city also has world-class famous shopping malls, which are very famed between tourists, like Omaxe Wedding Mall. There is a marvellous food court and a banquet hall in the mall, which can be used for different parties and functions. The other mall situated near Taj Mahal is TDI Mall, where you will find some world-class brands. The other famous shopping malls in the city are Pacific Taj Mall and Ashok Cosmos Mall. There are different food joints in these malls and other shopping outlets followed by various entertainment zones where you can enjoy and relax.Shopping of  precious marble and astonishing  view of  Taj Mahal .

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