India Gate (Mumbai)
The primary attraction of the city of Mumbai is the Gateway of India. This is a colossal basaltic arched structure, 26 meters in height, located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. It was built under the direction of architect George Wittet in honor of the visit of the English King George the Fifth. Construction began in 1911. It took 4 years only to strengthen the coastline, and in general the construction took 13 years. Indian authorities have almost completely funded the construction of facilities. The architecture of the building is a combination of three styles:
The gates are also connectedly proclaiming the independence of India, when the last British soldiers came out through them.
There are many legends about the Gateway of India. They say that it is necessary to pass through the Gate only with good intentions, but otherwise Mumbai will be inhospitable. At the moment, the Gateway of India is considered the most popular place in Mumbai.
Periyar National Park (Kerala)
Water rides in Periyar Park
The beauty of the Kardamom Mountains, the murmur of the Pambiar River, the fertile Lake Periyar and countless varieties of exotic plants, the secrets of the animal world. All this in one place – Periyar National Park.
No other sights of India can boast such popularity. In just one year, almost 4 million tourists come here.
The status of the National Kerala Park was received in 1982. Today it occupies almost 350 sq. Km. 70% of this area is covered with evergreen forests. Each visitor has the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of more than 2500 species of plants. 350 of them are used for medical purposes, and some plants are able to grow in height by 40-50 meters.
As for the local fauna, it is represented here by more than 62 species of mammals. Of particular interest to tourists is the behavior in the natural environment of tigers, elephants, zebras, bison, mongooses, and leopards. In addition to them, a lot of reptiles, birds, amphibians live in the park.
You can enjoy the moisture and coolness, going to the center of the park, where Lake Periyar is located.
Mehrangarh (Rajasthan, Jodhpur)
Fort Mehrangarh in Jodhpur
Looking for something else to see in this amazing country? Mehrangarh’s grand fortification will impress your imagination.
From the outside, tourists see the high stone walls of the fort, as well as the wide road that goes down to the city of Jodhpur. Nearby is a pavilion-memo soldier – defender of the fort.
The history of attractions begins back in the XV century. Over time, a town appeared at the foot of the fort. Almost 120 meters Mehrangarh towers over Jodhpur. The very height of the walls in some places reaches 36 meters. To enter the fort, you need to overcome the 7 gates. The most notable of these are the Victory Gate, which was erected in 1806.
On the territory of Mehrangarh (total area 0.2 km) there are five luxurious palaces, as well as a unique Indian museum. The latter is especially interesting for tourists because it contains traditional national costumes, as well as musical instruments, furniture, palanquins, miniatures.
You can learn more about the martial art of Indians by visiting the Armory. Here and a collection of knives, and sabers, and the best armor from different periods of the principality.
Hindu temple Akshardham in Delhi
Going on a trip, a person plans a plan of excursions. What sights of India are worth seeing? A very curious place is the Hindu temple Akshardham, made entirely of marble. It is located in the beautiful city of Delhi across the Yamuna River, and it was built not so long ago: it is a little more than ten years old.
The temple is a large complex, on the territory nearby there are gardens with fountains, artificial ponds and bridges. The architecture of the building is mixed: you can see in it a tribute to traditions and modern style. It is also unique that all the finishes and sculptures are made by hand. The temple was created from pink marble inside, from white with gilding – outside.
In the sanctuary there is a cinema hall, where tourists will be shown an interesting film about religion; a museum where you can see historical exhibits, watch the actors-robots. Tourists are boating around the pools telling fascinating stories about India and Hindu gods.
In the evening, the temple is even more transformed: the lights turn on, the show of fountains begins. When viewed from Akshardhama, time passes unnoticed – there is so much amazing and unusual here that eyes run up! Those who decide to bring home material memories of the visit can buy souvenirs in the shops and shops, which are many in Akshardhama.