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The Best Cities to Visit in India (India - Destinations)

Varanasi -  The City of Life and Death Varanasi - The City of Life and Death
When the first rays of the morning sun rose on the banks of the River Ganges, an old man holding out his hands towards the ball of fire slowly rises and says "namaste" (adoration and glorification of God). Such scenes are repeated every day for more than three thousand years in Varanasi, the holy city of India. Watching the scene on the banks of the River Ganges, the impression of the city freezes in time. Varanasi is an important religious site in th...
Agra - An Architectural Marvel of India Agra - An Architectural Marvel of India
In the epic poem by the English writer John Milton " Paradise Lost", Agra describes the life of Adam. The protagonist saw the great city of Mughal Agra, which struck him as one of the wonders of God's creation. It is unlikely that this view was an exaggeration: in the 17th century the city was more than Constantinople, London and Paris seemed to be dwarfed by the large population of Agra. A number of magnificent palaces and "fragrant gardens with sweet flowers" stretched on both sides of the ...
Mumbai - A City of Contrasts Mumbai - A City of Contrasts
The contrasts of Mumbai strike. More than any other metropolis of the world - except, perhaps, Sao Paulo - it is a world of contrasts. It adjoins the antiquity and modernity, poverty to luxury. The city has many night clubs and churches, lay people and religious fanatics. In Mumbai, is the biggest slum and the most expensive real estate in Asia. Dressed in a sari (traditional clothes), women wear expensive clothes sported by young designers Western indiykami. This is the most populous metropolis in the world is ...

The best places to visit in New Dehli, India (India - Destinations)

Humayun Humayun's Tomb
   Humayun’s Tomb is the first example of mughal architecture inspired from the Persian style. This tomb was built due to the order of Humayun’s widow, Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It took over 8 years to see it like it appers today, and is made from red sandstone and the black and white marble is used only in the borders.   This tomb reperesents the earliest specimen of a garden tomb with causeways and a lot of channels. It situated in a classical garden that is devided in 4 parts by 2 water chan...
India Gate India Gate
  India Gate is a very important monument in the city and was built to commemorate  more than 80,000 of indian solders who died in the First World War. The monument appears as a huge  42 metres arch hand that  was designed by the architector Edwin Lutyens. This arch is made from red stone and has inscripted  the name”India „on its both sides. The hole arch stands on a base of red stone .   This gate is a well known place and people come here usually to relax and ...
The Bahai Temple The Bahai Temple
   The Bahai Temple is situated in the very heart of New Delhi. This spectacular masterpiece is considered  an architectural wonder . It is also named “Lotus Temple “because is built in the shape of a lotus, the lotus flower being the symbol of India. It took almost 10 years to build this unique piece of art and it was opened to visitors in December 1986. It appears as half opened lotus flower  made from sand,dolomite and marble.   This temple is surrounded by walkways with beautiful b...

The best places to visit in India (India - Destinations)

Taj Mahal Taj Mahal
  The Taj Mahal, which means Crown Palace is located in Agra, near the Yamuna River in the State of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is a white marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Arjumand Banu Begam, also known as Mumtaz Mahal, which in Persian means "the light of the palace." She died June 17, 1631, giving birth to their fourteenth child while she went to the country. It is a first burial place in the garden to Zainabad Burhampur. Following his death on January 31, 1666, her husband was b...
Golden Temple in India Golden Temple in India
   Gurdwara Sahib-Akali Thakat is also known as the Golden Temple. Built in the place called Amritsar in Punjab, India, this temple is the core of religion Sikhism. Based on a belief in God and 10 Guru, Sikh Bible, the religion was founded by Guru Nanak, in the early 16th century and was taken over by others who have mastered perceptele 9 GURU them in a form that strict and fundamnetalista is found today in the practice of monks Sikh Golden Temple. The temple is built mostly of white marble, building a beautiful, tall, with several...
Kerala Backwaters Kerala Backwaters
   Vast plains, wildlife sanctuaries, beaches untouched by human imagination, palm trees, lagoons and elephants, plantations of bananas, rare butterflies and flowers, strong smell of roses and discussion hospitality at every turn, all of Kerala are the most beautiful place on earth     God's Country is not that far. Somewhere in South India, lies a stretch of tropical paradise most beloved, long 560 km, Kerala. A kaleidoscope of people and cultures living on virgin lands. And while you migh...

The best places to meditate in India (India - Meditation Tourism)

Haridwar Haridwar
    Haridwar means the gateway to God and is considered a holy city, is an ancient city built in the Vedic period, mentioned in Mahabharata. Haridwar is one of the seven cities touched by God and one of the 12 holy cities of India, being a place of pilgrimage....
Rishikesh Rishikesh
   In 1968 the Beatles had learned from Jai Guru Dev Shankaracharya, yoga philosophy and meditation in Rishikesh. It was when India became and remained an attractive destination for many artists and others. Yoga and Ayurveda treatments are a successful combination for India tourism....
Bodhgaya Bodhgaya
    About Bodhgaya town is said to be the place where Buddha was situated at the foot of a fig tree, which symbolizes knowledge tree (Bodhi) and received enlightenment after a long meditation, giving current name as meaning "awakenings" or "enlightened."      City Transformation vegetarian Bodhgaya zone of peace has been committed by members of the Vegetarian Society for Tibetans organization that hopes to get as much support, yet enjoying the support of actor Richard Ge...