Popular Places in India
India has some of the most beautiful and evocative monuments in the world. These monumental heritage of India owe their execution to the imagination of men who dared to extend their ideas to the farthest limits of human thought.On this tour you can visit the historical city of Agra where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Taj Mahal. The colorful state of Rajasthan would take you to the land of traditional crafts, musicians and folk dance, where women dress up with bright sarees, bangles and silver nose rings.
These monuments range through a span of centuries and the major philosophies of the world. From the pinnacle of architecture to the timeless erotic temples of Khajuraho, from the exquisite and mega-sized temples of South India to the heavenly peaceful monuments of Nalanda, India perhaps has the most versatile architectural styles showcased in its monuments.
Taj MahalThe terrific Taj Mahal happens to be the most popular monument in the entire world. The crowning glory of the city of Agra is obviously the Taj, a monument of love and imagination that represents India to the world.
There is no other monument in the world that can match the beauty and grandeur of Taj Mahal . Set amongst the serene ambiance of a well laid out garden the massive marble structure of the Taj Mahal is awe-inspiring. Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Shahjahan- the fifth Mughal emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shahjahan loved his wife so much that after she passed away in 1631, he decided to immortalize their love in the form of the Taj Mahal. It is more than 350 years since Taj Mahal was built, but it has not lost itsromantic aura, which attracts millions of visitors towards it It is because of this everlasting charm that the Taj Mahal can boast of being one of the most popular monuments on this planet. Almost all foreign dignitaries coming to India make it a point to visit Taj Mahal . The former president of USA, Bill Clinton has been one of the most prominent dignitaries to visit this monument in the recent past. He said 'The world is divided between those who have seen the Taj (Mahal) and those who have not. Very soon, I hope to be on the side that has seen the TajMahal, was how he felt, shortly after landing in India
NalandaAt Nalanda you can visit the Monasteries, Chaityas, Stupas, Votive or Commemorative. There are remains of temples with high standard of sculpture depicting household scenes, dancers, and floral motifs.Visit the Nalanda museum established in 1971.It has a vast collection of ancient manuscripts and Buddhist statues.
Nalanda, one of the greatest centers of learning in the ancient times, is located in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. A small village now, Nalanda is situated around 72 km off Patna, the capital of Bihar and is part of the Buddhist Circuit that also includes Bodh Gaya and Rajgir. The village has a good network of roads that connects it to the other cities of the state.
The ruins of Nalanda University are spread over an area of 14 hectares of land. The university was constructed in the Kushana style of architecture, but the impact of the Pala dynasty is widely visible throughout. Past excavations suggest that a large part of the University is still unexcavated, but nowhere does it suggest that the whole site could have accommodated 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers.
There are several places to see and visit near Nalanda too. Rajgir is around 12 km from Nalanda and a famous pilgrimage center for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. There are many places of interest here such as the Swarna Gufa, Griddhakuta Parvat, and Vishwa Shanti Stupa etc.
Neemrana FortIt is one of the oldest heritage resorts of India. This fort-palace is situated on a majestic plateau of the Aravalli ranges and was built in 1464 A.D. by Prithviraj Chauhan lll. Placed on a rocky outcrop. It is situated at a distance of about 122kms from New Delhi. This Fort has now been converted into a heritage resort.
Built since 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is India's oldest heritage resort. It is also Rajasthan's closest palace from New Delhi, situated at 122 kms. on the Delhi-Jaipur highway - only 100 kms from Delhi's international airport. Sited on a majestic plateau, concealed in a horseshoe formation of the billion-year-old Aravalli ranges, Neemrana became the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, who was killed in battle by Mohammad Ghori in 1192 AD. This picturesque site was chosen by Raja Rajdeo and Neemrana derived its name from a brave local chieftain Nimola Meo, who when defeated by the Chauhans, pleaded that his name be given to his lost kingdom.
The Neemrana fort Palace Heritage Hotel has 40 air-conditioned rooms comprising of doubles, suites and deluxe suites in the four palace wings. Each room has its own unique character and history. On the basis of theme the rooms have been named as the Malabar room, Barsat Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Mata Mahal, Surya Mahal, Gopi Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
The Neemrana Fort Palace is a perfect venue for anything from weddings to conferences. With the conference equipments easy at hand and the comfortable halls like the Nazara Mahal and the Shatranj Mahal it is popular with the businessmen too. The former seats 50 people at a time and the later 100.