Top 5 Tourist Attractions in India

Published: 30th June 2010
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India is a well known tourist destination, thanks to the number of visitors who visit it from all over the world. Vacationers will always head to India, thanks to the interesting tourist attractions and unrivaled holiday and tourist facilities it has in store. Here are some of the major attractions that will keep you coming back to India, even when you are faced with other vacationing options.

The Taj Mahal
This is one of the most scenic buildings worldwide and a major attraction in India which is located in Agra, a historical ancient city found in the state of Uttar Pradesh. History has it that the building was erected as a sign of eternal love, by Emperor Shah Jahan who did it in memory of his dearly loved wife. This love landmark, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site has unrivaled charm particularly at sunrise, sunset or under full moonlit at night. The Taj Mahal is erected in pure white marble.

Hawa Mahal
Another impressive and noteworthy building in India, whose name construes to mean the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal is found in Haipur, well known as the Pink City of India. The striking yet strange architecture of this 5-storey building and a major landmark in the Pink City of India, never fails to impress, amaze, and lure its admirers.

Red Fort
The Red Fort found in Delhi happens to be the most luxurious Mughal buildings in the entire of India. The building was built by the same person who built the Taj Mahal which is found in Agra, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but not for love reasons this time round. The Red Fort complex is famous for architectural brilliance and is home to many palaces and many museums, all which are worth your exploration. The complex is built in beautiful red sandstone.

Fatehpur Sikri
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for palaces, forts, and ruins of ancient monuments, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted city on the outskirts of the city of Taj Mahal -- Agra. The city was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar with the intention that it would be his capital but soon enough he left the city because of shortage of drinking water. Major attractions in this city include Buland Darwaze, which happens to be the biggest gateway in the whole world, Birbal Mahal, Panch Mahal, and Salim Chisti Mosque to mention but a few.

Golden Fort
This is a superb fort complex found in Jaisalmer, in the state of Rajasthan. The Golden fort is widely referred to the as the Golden City of India, and it is no wonder why. It is among the oldest forts worldwide, housing many superb temples including Hindu and Jain Temples. The fort complex also has some magnificent havelis. It was named one of the Seven Wonders of India thanks to its beauty and charm, and the history that lies behind it.

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