10 Best Tourist Attractions in India You Should Visit
India. If you hear this country, what do you think first? Film? Bollywood or Shahrukh Khan? Not only have many famous actors and Bollywood movies, India is also rich of culture and many best places to visit. As matter of fact India is a country with the second largest population in the world. India is including the one of the countries that growing fast for the economy aspect in the world. Therefore, no wonder that there are so many best places to visit and things you can do here in India.
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1. Historical visit in Taj Mahal
Who doesn’t know Taj Mahal? Taj Mahal is one of the popular buildings in the world. It becomes the 7 Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is the icon of India. Taj Mahal becomes a must place to be visited if you travel to India. The location of Taj Mahal is in Agra, India. There is a little history about this place. Actually the history of Taj Mahal is very popular, everybody knows it.
This is a palace that was built by Mughal Shah Jahal. He built this palace to memorize his beloved wife who had died after the childbirth. The name of his wife is Mumtaz Mahal. The name Mumtaz Mahal has a deep meaning, ‘the jewel of the palace’. And based on the fact, to build Taj Mahal, Mughal Shah Jahal needed more than 20 years to finish it. UNESCO declared this building as one of the world heritage sites.
2. Doing water sports in Nicobar and Andaman Islands
Nicobar and Andaman islands are the archipelago in the territory of India. These two islands are popular because of the tropical rain forests. Tourists can enjoy many varieties of plants that come from Malaysia, Myanmar, and India in these islands. In this archipelago, the tourists can see more than 2000 varieties of plants and 200 endemics that can’t be found in India. These tropical forests are also rich of animals.
Some of the endemic animals that live in these islands are the Andaman owls, and wild boar. These islands not only provided the best natural scenery, but they also provided many heritages sites of the British colonial and the Second World War Moreover, the tourists can enjoy the watersports in these islands such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and also surfing.
3. Enjoy the Golden Temple Harmandir Sahib
Some native people in India and some tourist know Harmandir Sahib as The Golden Temple. The Golden Temple is a temple that located in town Amritsar,Punjab, India. The name Harmandir Sahib means the temple of Gods. This place is actually a sacred place for the Sikh religion that built in around 16 century.
Harmandir Sahib is popular with the name The Golden Temple because in the outside part of this temple is coated with gold material. At night, this place will reflect the shadow with gold light. Beautiful! The tourists who visit Harmandir Sahib must respect Harmandir Sahib by putting off the footwear. They also forbid smoking in this area.
4. Observe the oldest fortress in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is the nickname of The Golden City. The Golden City is located in Rajasthan, India. In Jaisalmer, the tourist can visit the ancient fortress. The fortress is the oldest fortress in India. So, this place is a recommended place to visit. Moreover, Rajasthan city is a city that located in the hill that typical with the yellowish stone. Therefore many tourists visit this place because of the unique of the city and the interesting architecture.
5. Fort visiting in Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh fort is one of the forts in India that is located in the altitude of 400 meters in Jodhpur. This fort becomes the museum now with the palace, galleries, and courts inside the building. Based on the history, this fort was firstly built by Rao Jodha in 1459. At that time, Rao Jodha wanted to shift the capital city of India from Mandore to Jodhpur. And the tourist can see that this fort has seven enormous gates that have the existed signs of the ancient battle at that time.
6. Spent the time in seeing the historical sites in Hawa Mahal
Have you ever heard about Hawa Mahal? Hawa Mhal is usually known as the Palace of the Winds. This is one of the historical sites in Jaipur. This building is very popular because it is made of red and pink sand stone. The Palace of the Wind was built in 18 century. Previously, Hawa Mahal was built to face the main street. The purpose is to make the duchess can see outside the street from the building without noticed by anyone.
7. Enjoy the peak of Himalaya in Ladakh
Ladakh is one of the highest places in the world because it is located in the Himalayas. The area is also known as Little Tibet. It has vast desert that is squeezed between the rocks. Just a few people and tourist know this place so Ladakh has the impression of a sacred and holy, and supported with there are many Buddhist monasteries in the region. If you ever watched comedy movie from India entitled Three Idiots, one of the location for shooting in Ladakh.
8. See the eternal tank in Galtaji
Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site that located in Khania Balaji. In this place, there are seven temples and seven water tanks that used for bathing by pilgrims. Water tank is considered the most sacred is Galta Kund and this tank is never dry. Thousands of pilgrims who come to this place believed that bathing in the waters Galtaji will bring good things. The place is often referred to as “Monkeys Galta Temple” because of the great flocks of apes staying at this location.
9. Enjoy one of the world heritage sites in Ajanta Cave
Actually, Ajanta cave is a monument in Maharashtra which has existed since the second century BC. This place tells the story of Indian life in the past and show that Buddhism already existed in India before the religion from another religion. This cave is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
10. Enjoy the view of the city in Shimla
Shimla is one of the India tourist attractions. You can visit Shimla State Museum, a museum that collected many miniatures of Pahari, sculpture, woodcarving, jewelry, textile, and many more. In Shimla, the tourists can enjoy Jakhu Hill, the highest peak to see the view of the city and the peak of Himalaya.