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India sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

India has always attracted numerous tourists from different parts of the world by its wonderful beaches, bright colours of weightless sari and snow that is so unusual for a country with hot climate. India is a country with rich culture and heritage that never ceases to amaze visitors with its uniqueness.
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Beautiful temples have become the signature landmark of the country. The most famous temples are located in the city of Deli. This city is so rich in religious sanctuaries and historic monuments that it is often called “the Mausoleum of the East”. Such temples as Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, the Temple of Goddess Kali and the Temple of Lotus deserve closest attention. There are also several ancient mosques in Deli. They are also worth visiting as these are beautiful old buildings with luxurious premises.
The most famous mosques, which are recommended for a visit, are Jama Masjid, Minasel, Оila-t-Кuhnа Мasid, Moth-ki-Masjid, Fathehpur Sikri, Sunehri Masjid and Zeenat-ul Masjid. The majority of the abovementioned mosques were built in the 15th – 16th centuries. There are also mausoleums that belong to the 13th – 14th centuries - Adham Khan's Tomb, the tomb of Shams-ud-din Iltutmish, the tomb of Sultan Guri, Humayun's Tomb and Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. These buildings have not only historical, but also architectural value as many of them are true masterpieces of architectural art. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Another beautiful landmark is located in the city of Amritsar. This is the Harmandir Sahib (better known as the Golden Temple), which was open in 1577. The complex is surrounded by the so called “holy lake”, the water from which is believed to have healing properties. City suburbs are famous for amazing pine woods and several popular resorts – Simla, Kulu, Masuri and Nainital. These resorts are a perfect choice for fans of alpine ski and rest in the mountains.
The city of Mumbai is one more interesting tourist destination. This old city has retained its original look despite numerous modern buildings and skyscrapers. One can still see posh mansions and ancient churches in old quarters of Mumbai. The most famous sights of the modern part are the Fortress and several churches of the 18th century. The most famous sanctuaries of the city are Saint Thomas Church, Saint John’s Church, Mahalakshmi Temple, Haji Ali Mosque and St. Michael's Church. Guests of Mumbai are also recommended to visit the Museum of Western India, Taraporewala Aquarium and Victoria Gardens Park.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks in India
♥   National Park 'Anamudi Shola' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Anshi' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Balphakram' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Bandhavgarh' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Bandipur' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of India
♥   Castle 'Anegondi Fort' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Ankola Fort' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bandhavgarh Fort' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bangalore Fort' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Barabati fort' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in India open for public
♥   Palace 'Arki Palace Himachal' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Bangalore Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Bhutan House' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Bilara Palace' Rajasthan. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'British Residency' Kollam. On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in India from our review series

Cherrapunji

From the series “The most extreme settlements on the planet”
In India, travelers will have an opportunity to visit a small town of Cherrapunji, which is considered the rainiest settlement in the world. It's raining here literally every day. On average, it's about 12 000 mm of rainfall per year. About 10 000 people constantly live in the town. Daily walks down the street with an umbrella or raincoat become a commonplace for them. The town has a large cement factory, and there are several industrial centers for the extraction of coal and limestone in the surrounding area.

Due to the fact that the soil is constantly washed away by heavy rains, locals don't have opportunities to engage in the agriculture. Trade and working at large industrial plants are main means of livelihood for people. The peculiar landscape of the area forms unusual climatic … Read all

Mahaparinirvana and Parinirvana Stupa Temple

From the series “The surviving artifacts of Buddhist civilization”
Mahaparinirvana temple and Parinirvana Stupa are located in the Indian city of Kushinagar. These sights are usually regarded as a single point of interest, as they are very near to each other. The small town of Kushinagar is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. According to the legends, it is here that Gautama Buddha attained parinirvana. Heyday of the town came in the 5-3 century BC. During the reign of King Ashoka, multiple viharas and stupas were built on its territory.

The city flourished until the 12th century BC, and then was abandoned and forgotten. Many of its unique religious sites have been lost forever. In the late 19th century, the ancient city attracted archaeologists that began excavation. As a result many priceless artifacts, including the ruins of the … Read all

Bodhi Tree

From the series “The surviving artifacts of Buddhist civilization”
A lot of amazing Buddhist sites can be seen in India. A legendary Bodhi tree is among them. This is not just a natural attraction, but a unique historical object, which is associated with many incredible legends and historical facts. It’s believed that Buddha was born under this tree. Later he attained enlightenment there.

It is obvious that the tree that has grown 2 500 years ago in Nepal, hasn’t been preserved to our days. The sight that travelers can admire today in the Indian town of Bodh Gaya is a direct descendant of prehistoric Bodhi tree. The tree in Nepal, under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, did not survive. A new tree of its seed was grown in Sri Lanka, in the city of Anuradhapura. At this time, the head of state was the king Asoka. He guarded the tree and … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of India

New Delhi
The central part of the city is decorated by Rashtrapati Bhavan Palace, which was built in 1929. Today it is the residence of the President and one of the most spectacular buildings of the 20th century. Not far away from this place there is one more modern architectural monument - the Houses of Parliament Sansad Bhavan. Its unusual shape makes the central part of the city even more mysterious. One of the most important religious places of interest is Birla Mandir temple, a building of great … Read more
Bombay
The oldest district of the city is known as South Mumbai. It is home to the richest people of the country, so you can see their luxurious homes that are more like fairy-tale palaces. This area is considered the most popular among tourists because here you will find a big part of restaurants, bars, museums and galleries. South Central Mumbai district is considered the business center of the city. In this part of Mumbai you will see modern business centers, high-rise office buildings, but … Read more
Bangalore
Lovers of wildlife will be in for an interesting surprise during rest too, as they will be able to visit located in the immediate vicinity of Bangalore National Park Bannerghatta. This National Park is one of the largest and most interesting in the country, with an area of over 104 square kilometres. The park was founded in 1974 and today on its territory are carried out exciting safaris and walks, during which you can admire the wild animals. The variety of fauna is simply amazing, in this … Read more
Chennai
However, this city provides excellent opportunities for tourism. A large number of attractions make rest here interesting and informative. The unique music of Indian architecture can be seen here quite often. You will find, for example, an interesting building of courthouse with a beautiful dome, which once has been the location of a lighthouse. The Victory memorial is also made in the Indian-style. The history itself lives in St. George Fort, which houses a museum complex of East India … Read more
Goa
Despite the fact that beaches are main local attractions, travelers have an opportunity to devote time to the most unusual and original activities. Walks along the coast are very popular; you can also take a rickshaw or rent a small boat and go exploring local attractions. As for water sports, there are no restrictions at all. Diving, fishing, spearfishing, boating and skydiving are represented there; every beach certainly has sports equipment rentals, diving schools and mass entertainment. … Read more

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