You Were Not In India, If You Have Not Visited These 5 Destinations
There are various attractions on every walk of India. Visiting such places is bound to give you an awesome experience and memories to cherish for life. Stretched from North to South and East to West, India has eye-catching destinations spread all over its map to deliver you a visual treat.
Following are the top 5 destinations you just cannot afford to miss in India during your next visit.
Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal is an ivory-white awe-inspiring building, situated on the South bank of Yamuna river in Agra. It was authorized by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor in order to house the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, who is remembered as his favorite wife. The 42-acre Taj Mahal complex includes a mosque, a guesthouse and a tomb as its centerpiece. What adds to the beauty of this monument are the formal gardens, surrounded on three sides with a defensive wall.
Golden Temple, Amritsar
The Golden Temple is also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib (The adobe of God) and Sri Darbar Sahib. It is titled as the holiest Gurudwara in the faith of Sikhism. Located in Amritsar, the gold coated temple was found in the year 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru. The holy scripture of Sikkhism – Adi Granth is said to be installed inside the Golden Temple by Guru Ajan, the fifth Sikh Guru back then.
It is also home to the throne of the timeless one as constituted by Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru. The Amritsar Golden Temple is regarded as the adobe of God’s ethereal attribute.
India Gate, New Delhi
India Gate is a memorial to the 82,000 soldiers of Indian Army who sacrificed their life during the period of the First World War and third Anglo-Afghan War. It is located on the either side of Rajpath on the eastern boundary of New Delhi’s ceremonial axis, formerly known as Kingsway. The names of 13,300 servicemen, including some officers and soldiers of United Kingdom are inscribed on this iconic India Gate. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, India Gate represents true essence of triumphal arch.
The Leh-Manali highway connects Leh in Jammu to Kashmir’s Ladakh & Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh. One can only visit this highway during the summer in between the months of May or June when the whole snow is cleared and mid-October, post which the snow blocks all the high passes once again.
It also connects Manali valley to Lahaul & Spiti valleys and Zanskar valley in Ladakh, which assures scenic views at regular intervals on this highway. The 490 km Leh-Manali Highway is designed, built and maintained entirely by Indian Army’s Border Roads Organisation (BRO). The best thing about this highway is that it holds the capacity to bear the weight of the heaviest army vehicles.
Sundarbans National Park
The Sundarban National Park in West Bengal is a UNESCO Heritage Site, a Tiger Reserve as well as a Biosphere Reserve. Located adjacent to Bangladesh’s Sundarban Reserve Forest, it is a part of the Sundarban Delta. The park is densely covered by the mangrove forest and is known to be one of the largest Bengal Tiger reserve.
You can find a variety of birds, reptiles and invertebrate species, including the salt-water crocodile while strolling through this huge national park. UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site in the 1987, which has added feather to the hat of this naturally rich wildlife sanctuary!
Hope my favorite destinations in India, leave some wonderful experiences in your travel diaries and provide a treat to your eyes, which you won’t ever like to forget!