These places must always be seen by anyone who is interested in India. And that’s why:
Delhi or New Delhi are two names of one capital of India. The size of the city is shocking. If you count with the suburbs, then it lives 26 million people. Delhi is the capital of the “seven empires” in Indian history. The city was founded about 5000 years ago. According to the Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi hosts 60,000 monuments of world significance, built more than a few thousand years ago. The most amazing sights of Delhi are Akshardham, the largest Hindu temple in the world; temple of the Lotus; stainless “iron pillar” Ashoki more than 2000 years old.
“Pink City”, the capital of the state of Maharaja – Rajasthan. Jaipur is like a real eastern fairy tale. Here are the amazing palaces of the Maharajas, decorated with the finest carvings on stone and outlandish gardens. The most amazing monument of India, the ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar, is also located in Jaipur. The biggest sundial in the world, built many hundreds of years ago, still show the time to within two minutes. It’s worth a look at this miracle of the world! But even if you are not a fan of science, then you will be attracted to elephants who live in Jaipur in special elephant villages, and on which you can ride. Today Jaipur is one of the most beautiful and popular cities in Northern India.
The capital of the land of harsh warriors – Sikhs – Amritsar – lies on the border of India and Pakistan. This is a sacred city for them. Men here go with their heads covered with a turban, with a dagger in their bosom and a huge beard, and women are dressed in multicolored salvar-kamiz, traditional costumes. The shrine of the Sikhs is the Golden Temple, located in the center of Amritsar. This place is surprisingly clean, inside there is an atmosphere of holiness, respect and harmony. This temple is the only one of its kind because of its atmosphere, hymns, exotic ornaments and visitors.
Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, stands in Agra. Agra – the ancient capital of India, or rather its invaders – the Moguls. The very ones who at one time captured and ancient Russia. The grandsons of Tamerlane ruled India for many hundreds of years. The most famous monument, which they left – this is certainly the Taj Mahal. It is built of white marble emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj adorned with gems and precious stones. Its walls are encrusted with real emeralds and rubies. The marble from which it is built is not only white but also pink, green, black. They say that the main architect Taj Mahal was put out of the building after the construction was completed, so that he could not create anything of this beauty. So to this day the Taj Mahal is the number one attraction in India.
The house of all Tibetans and the main Buddhist monk of the Dalai Lama is in Dharamsala.
A small village is the gateway to the Indian Himalayas. Everywhere you can see Tibetan buildings, monasteries, monks, Tibetans, making their prayers right on the way to the residence of the Dalai Lama. You can immerse yourself in the true atmosphere of Tibet and see the life of local people from within. The snow peaks of the Himalayas complete the picturesque picture.