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India has a mixed culture of art, religion and philosophy. It accepts people from all over the world with her secularism and culture, which keeps it unique and most favorable tourist destination. Its three sides surrounded by water of Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and India Ocean which gift beautiful beaches in its surrounding. The Long Himalayan Ranges gifts many hill stations to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The Historical Monuments describe the uniqueness of India History carries a rich cultural legacy. The symbol of true love, Seven Wonders of the World "Taj Mahal" exhibits unconditional LOVE and reflects Indian heart. Who says brown is the dominant color of the desert can explore the White, Brown and Cold Mountain Desert in India.

There are many places in India to explore, it turns out to a never ending tour destinations. Some places are more demanding and some are less. Explore the various prime and most popular tourism hotspots, historical monuments, Himalayan ranges, Sea beaches, Culture, religious Pilgrim interests, hill stations, etc. with dedicated tour expert and guide of Annonline and keep your memory alive for lifetime. Enjoy different and most popular India tour plan with relaxing and save time as well as money by our friendly services.

Ajanta Ellora Caves

Ajanta Ellora Caves Tours Discover one of the India's most rich cultural heritage sites which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage sites. Ajanta Ellora Caves are two different caves often mentioned together are located near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Both are rock-cut cave monuments feature as specimens of ancient architecture. These caves were built using only hammer and chisel. These caves were discovered by a British Army Officer, John Smith during hunting on 28th April 1819. You can find his name along with the date on the wall of Cave 9 which is faintly visible.




Agra FortAgra Fort

Agra had been the capital of Mughals ever since Babur. The foundations of the Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort of Agra, were laid by Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in 1665. It took six years to complete this mighty red sandstone giant that was mainly used as military garrison at that time. Jehangir commissioned some minor construction work during his reign and Shah Jahan, the grandson of Akbar and the greatest of builders in Mughal lineage, started using Agra Fort as his palace and court and made several additions to it.


Taj Mahal

Taj MahalOne of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India is an embodiment of magnificence and love. It is the best of all the creations of the Mughal architecture. Its immense and immaculate beauty leaves you bowled over. The Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan got this miraculous work of art built in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. With over 22000 laborers and about 1000 elephants employed, the construction of Taj Mahal completed in 22 years. The Taj Mahal sphere consists of five major components:



Red Fort

Red FortOn the west banks of the sacred river Yamuna, the beautiful fort built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan that dominates the city and allures tourists from all over the world. The famous fort was built after he switched his capital from Agra to Delhi. The fort is crescent-shaped, with the long wall facing the river. This fort was earlier famous by the name 'Qila-e-Mubarak', and now widely known with the name Lal Quila or the Delhi Fort. It took ten long years (1638-1648) for the completion of the construction and in the year 2007 it was accepted by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. The glorious and magnanimous architecture of the Red Fort is a fusion of the European, Persian and Indian art. It is one of the grandiose monuments of Delhi, which impress the millions of tourists from the nook and corner of the world.



Khajuraho

KhajurahoThe developed and refined expressions of Indo- Aryan genius can be experienced in the Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh. In the Chhatarpur district, Khajuraho is a village famous all over the world for the erotic sculptures of the temples. These group of temples of Khajuraho has been accepted by UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are a phase in Hindu architecture where the religious feelings produce a great significance. The temples are a triumph over beauty and spiritual. The temples of Khajuraho were also considered one of the seven wonders of the world.





Qutub Minar

Qutub MinarThe Qutub Minaris the highest tower built of red sandstone. The 239 foot sandstone tower depicts the Indo-Muslim architecture. The magnificent monument is located at Mehruli in South Delhi. The architectural marvel was founded by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 12th century and named monumnet after his name. He started but couldn't stay alive to see it completed. It was later completed by his successor and son inlaw Iltutmish and Feroz Shah Tughlaq. One of the best examples of Indo-Muslim architecture is held by Qutub Minar. The tower holds five storeys and each storey projects a balcony. The first three storeys are built of the red sandstone and the fourth and the fifth one with both marble and sandstone. This monument bears Islamic character. The madrasa, tombs, graves, mosque are the added attractions at this monument. This was built in 1193 AD. and the inspiration was from the Minar of Jam in Afghanistan.




Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun TempleThe world famous Sun Temple at Konark beautifully settled on the shores of Puri, Orissa, India. In the year 1984, it was declared as a World Heritage Site. This elegant temple is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World and allures thousands of tourists from all over the world. The Sun Temple at Konark is famous not only for the rich architectural amplitude but also the elaborateness of the sculpture. The temple is built on a beautiful chariot that resembles the chariot of the Sun God, which has 24 big wheels. The wheels of the chariot have beautiful art work engraved around its axis and peripheries. The wheels are fixed to the temple and are of 9 feet 9 inches in diameter and they are having 8 spokes. All the stone wheels are full with engraved art works. The total 24 wheels in the chariot- 6 are in either side of the main temple. The 24 wheels signify 24 hours of a day and the 8 spokes signifies prahars (three hour period) of a day. The chariot is driven by seven horses and the two lions guarding at the entrance and the mighty elephants in the battlefield. The Sun Temple resembles the powerful Sun God. The main entrance is the Nata Mandir, where the temple classical dancers offered adoration to the Sun God with the beautiful dance. The rich architecture of the temple comprises of admirable with floral designs and geometric patterns. The divine and the semi divine figures with sensuous poses are engraved in the temple wall. The poses depict couples in the passionate love- making poses, originally derived from Kama Sutra. Some parts of the temple sculptures are sheltered in the Sun Temple Museum, run by the Archaeological Survey of India.



Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur SikriSituated 40 km away from Agra (UP), Fatehpur Sikri was the first planned city of the Mughals. It served as the capital of the Mughals from 1571 AD to 1585 AD after which it was deserted due to water scarcity. This city has been declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. It was here that all Mughal institutions such as the ‘Din-i-Ilahi’, ‘Ibadat-Khanah’, Jharokha-Darshan, the doctrine of Sulh-i-Kul, etc. were founded.




Humayun Tomb

Humayun TombOne of the prominent Mughal Monuments of New Delhi, Humayun's Tomb was the first building to be constructed during the reign of Akbar. It was built in 1562. Designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath and supervised by Haji Begum, the Persian wife of Humayun, it took 10 years to complete the monument. Representing the early era of Islamic architecture, Humayun’s Tomb is heavily influenced by Persian art - especially the mausoleums of Bibi Khanam and Timur situated at Samarqand.



Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi TempleThe Mahabodhi Temple or the Great Enlightenment Temple is a famous Buddhist stupa that stands at Bodhgaya. The mahabohi Temple is one of the premedival Buddhist temples built and stands till today. The life of Budhha is shown in the outer side of the temple. There is a very huge image of Lord Buddha in the sitting form and the right hand touching the earth. It is considered that in this pose Gautama Buddha attained supreme enlightenment under the Mahabodh tree at Bodhgaya. The statue of Buddha is of balack stone and attired with bright orange. The statue of Buddha is covered with gold ornaments. You can come across many small stupas in the courtyard of the temple. There is elevated path near to the Mahabodhi tree known as the Jewel Walk, which is famous because Lord Buddha practiced walking meditation for seven days after the attainment of the supreme enlightenment. The world famous temple is considered one the UNESCO world heritage sites.





Mahabalipuram

MahabalipuramCave temples at Mahabalipuram are the rock cut temples. These temples at Tamil Nadu reflects the artistic sense of beauty of the Pallava dynasty. These temples are famous for their rich architectural beauty on the rock surface. Some of the remarkable places are the durga cave, panch padava cave, varaha cave and many others. There simple lifestyle of the people makes the tourists comfortable. The ancient history bestowsocial, cultural and cultural heritage. The prime language of the state; Tamil and the other languages of Dravidian origins are Kannda, Telugu, Thulu, Malayalam etc. The temples and the caves exhibits the legends of the Indian mythology.




Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National ParkKaziranga National Park belongs to the north eastern state of Assam settled on the banks of river Brahmaputra. It stretches around 430 sq. km. This park has the fortification of Indian one-horned rhinoceros. There are extensive grasslands with water bodies known as "bheels". Besides, rhinos you can also come across an array of species of deers including the Muntjac, Swamp Deer, Sambar etc. You come across the highest density of tigers in the world here at Kaziranga National Park. The other species of wild lives comprise of the hooklock gibbons, capped langaur, asiatic elephants, wild buffalos etc. Also you come across gangetic dolphins in the Brahamaputra river. The mix vegetation of the park makes it the top birding parks of the sub-continent. All these enchants the tourists to come here and make their holidays special and a golden memory.



Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National ParkKeoladeo National Park is considered to be the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It extends in 29 sq k.m. in the western parts of Gangatic basin. This park is located in Bharatpur district in the state of Rajasthan and allures the bird lovers. It was a famous spot for the duck shooting in the era of British rule. In the year 1956 it was declared as the birds reserve and in the due course of time promoted to national park of India. The geographical location is on North-South India route. It includes more than 350 species of birds, 32 species of mammals, 22 species of reptiles, 8 species of amphibians, 57 species of fishes, 71 species of butterflies, more than 30 species of dragonflies and more than 30 species of spiders. It is known as the "Birds Paradise".



Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National ParkWhere the land kisses the sea at the southern apex of West Bengal lies the Indian Sunderbans. It stretches to the dense mangrove forest of bio-diversity. The Sunderbans National Park is under the World Heritage Site, it is a vast area covering 4264 sq. km. in India. It also comprise the largest Tiger reserve, a wonderland for the bird watchers with beautiful species of birds. Suderbans form the part of the world's largest delta, it is the world's largest estuarine forest. It is considered to be the attractive place, a real place to explore. The name Sunderbans are derived from the Sundari trees that are found in an abundant quantity here. Dive into the bliss of peace and serenity of nature's beauty.





Buddhist Monastery at Sanchi

Akshardham TempleSanchi at ancient times was known as Kakanava, Kakanaya has remarkable Buddhist art and architecture that exhibits the early Mauryan period. Sanchi was the famous place for stupas, monolithic Ashokan pillar, temples and monasteries. The great Emperor Ashoka laid foundations of the religious centre at Sanchi. He was not only a great king but also a passionate follower of Buddhism, which converted him from rigid cruel king to soft-heated spiritual follower. He built several dome-shaped stupas in the various parts of India as the replica of Lord Buddha. The Buddhist monastery was built in 3rd century BC. Sanchi is the land of unbelievable glorious Buddhist architecture.




Akshardham Temple

Akshardham TempleThe Akshardham Temple is considered to be one of the most popular Hindu temples in India. It is also known as Swami Narayan Temple, which is the true manifestation of Indian art and culture of all the states. The temple is settled beautifully on the banks of sacred river Yamuna in Delhi, which is very close to the prosed site of the Commonwealth games 2010. It exhibits the ancient stone art and architecture, rich values and modern technology. The temple was inaugurated on 6th Novenber 2005. It depicts all the Vedas and Upanishads and you will dive into the ocean of purity and peace. Around 70% of the city visit the momument. It limelights are hall of values, theatre, musical fountain, boat ride and garden of India. The temple comprises of the 234 beautifully carved pillars, 20 quardrangled shikharas, 9 elaborate domes, an impressive Gajendra Path and about 20,000 deities.





Varanasi Ghat

Banaras GhatVaranasi also known as Benaras or Kasi is situated in the banks of the sacred river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. Banaras is considered to be the oldest city in our history and in the world. It is considered as the Sapt Puri ( holiest of the seven sacred cities). Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings direct salvation. The various temples and the institutions are of the 18th century. It is considered as the spiritual capital of India. Varansi is referred to as holy city of India, city of learning, oldest city on earth, religious capital of India etc.






City Palace

City PalaceOne of the major landmark of Jaipur is the City Palace that makes it a appealing place for the tourists all over the world. The city palace was built during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The city palace outstands with its glorious architecture. It occupies a huge land area which is classified into garden areas, courtyards, buildings. The beautiful gateway welcomes to the Diwan-a-khas, which was private hall for the private audience and Diwan-i-aam for public audience. The palace enhances the glorification of Jaipur, the pink city. You can explore the beautiful Mughal and Rajasthani style of architecture. The palace premises consists several buildings like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Maharani's Palace, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. It is a must see for every visitor. The palace has global interest to visit and enjoy the palace and the incredible beauty of the city palace.


Ganges River India

Glimpses of LadakhThe Ganges arises in the Southern Himalayas with its five head streams. The most sacred river of the Hindus, which is also worshipped as a goddess. It is not only one of the longest rivers of the world but also the greatest waterway in India. The emergence is from the glaciers of the Gangotri in the Himalayan Mountains. It is approximately 10,300 feets above the sea level. It crossing of the river passes through Kanpur and joins the Yamuna at Allahabad. The meeting point of the two rivers is called Sangam. This river also had historical importance and is a basic need everyday worship for the Hindus.




Goa Beaches

Goa BeachesThe smallest state in the country - Goa, offers the tourists a magnanimous coastline, which extends 62 miles of fantastic sandy beaches. You can come across awesome beach resorts and beach villages around which fascinates the tourists to come here from the nook and corner of the world. You can experience a number of activities such as: sunbathing, swimming, water sports, open-air parties, evening parties, raves at night time and many more. November to March is most occupied and preferred time for the holidays. You can explore the palm thatched beach huts with the sandy floors, which will give you beautiful coastal view.






Golden Temple

Golden TempleThe Hari Mandir or the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, Punjab, is the holiest temple in Sikhism. The temple is a major pilgrimage for Sikhs from all over the world and a main tourist attraction across the globe. The temple is full of sacredness and the tourists come here to experience this. It was built in the year 1574 AD. by Guru Ram Das ji, the fourth guru of the Sikhs. The temple holds a glorious architecture and rich in the vibrant devotion.






Hawa Mahal (Palace on Wind)

Hawa MahalHawa Mahal is one of the famous landmarks of Jaipur. The literary meaning of Hawa Mahal is "Palace of Winds" which was built in the year 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh. This palace is a five storeyed pyramidal outline is designed in such a way that the winds or breeze, which derives the name Hawa Mahal. This palace is one of the best examples of Rajputana architecture. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and the palace resembles the shape of the crown. This palace was built for the royal household to watch the everyday processions of the city. The small windows of the palace act as the privacy screens. It is the replica of the finest touch of the Mughal architecture.





Trekking in Himalaya

Himalaya TrekkingAmong the mountain ranges Himalayas is the most inhabited mountain range. The Himalaya chain extents from northwest to southeast across Asia. The Indian Himalayas is the part of the Himalayan Chain that lies within the Indian territory. Wold's third highest peak, Kanchenjunga is located at Sikkim, which is widely known as home of peaks. Towards western parts of Sikkim, the mountain ranges from some parts of Nepal till you touch the borders of Garhwal and Kumaun. The Himalayan chain continues to Spiti, Ladakh, Kinnar and East Karakoram. Stay tuned if you are fond of trekking Himalayas across India, Bhutan, Pakistan & Nepal.




Junagarh Fort

Junagarh FortThe Junagarh Fort in Bikaner of Rajasthan enchants with the historical splendor. Originally the fort was called Chintamani. It is one of the few important forts in Rajasthan. The fort has never be conquered although it was attacked many times. Junagarh Fort is one of the most attractive monuments of Rajasthan, with Huge towers and defence build. The exceptional feature of the fort is it is not build on a hilltop.




Houseboat in Kerala

Kerala HouseboatKerela one of the beautiful creation of God. Nature seems to be at it best everywhere here located on the southern most part of India. The backwaters of Kerela is the main attraction of this place. House boat rides in the elegant house boats, the impressive scenic beauty, the migratory birds are very popular among the tourists all over the world. The unforgettable ride from Kettuvallam is a very short way to enjoy all the beauty. Houseboats are built luxurioiusly and regards the best standards. The enjoyable ride through the peaceful waves of the rivers that too sitting comfortably in a well setted room. It is the perfect destination for the newly wedded couples or family holidays. The moments become a golden memory over here.




Lake Palace

Lake PalaceThe Lake Palace in Udaipur, which was formerly known as Jag Niwas. It is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world and attracts the tourists from all over the world. It is located in the foundation of 4 acres in the Pichola lake. It was built in 1743 - 1746 during the reign of Maharaja Jagat Singh II of Udaipur, who was 62nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar. It appears to be a a white marble floating palace floating in the clear waters . It is settled on the Aravalli mountains on the side of the lake. Make your holidays very special by visiting the Lake palace ofUdaipur.



Lotus Temple

Lotus TempleThe Lotus Temple is spread over 2.6 acres in area. It is the worship place for the Bahai people, which is known as Lotus Temple. In the year 1863, Bahai religion was explored by Baha'ullah of Iran. In the year 1986 Lotus Temple was constructed for this community. It took around six years and about 10 crores for the completion of the Lotus Temple, which is known as the Taj Mahal of Delhi. It is in the shape of the lotus temple and built with the white marble so it named as Lotus Temple. The remarkable architecture has been appreciated all over and richly awarded because of the excellent auditorium and premises. The temple is surrounded by lawns and beautiful gardens. The Bahai religion has faith upon the unity of the mankind. This religion gives stress upon silent prayers and deep meditation. Experience the serenity of Lotus Temple and learn the bahai culture.



Mysore Palace

Mysore PalaceMysore is one of the famous city in the Southern India. It makes your travel memorable. The Mysore Palace is the replica of the Royal Woodeyar Dynasty. Not only in India but also all over the world it allures the visitors. This palace is also called as "Amba vilas palace". This was constructed in the year 1887. Due to wars and the natural calamities the palace was damaged many times and it was reconstructed by Woodeyar Kings of Mysore in the year 1912. The elegant look of the palace has enchanted millions of tourists by its beauty and rich architecture.




Varanasi Temples

Varanasi TemplesThe oldest Hindu city Varanasi, which is known as oldest educational city or the city of temples is the oldest place of pilgrimage. Varanasi is also known as Kashi or Benaras. It is also the oldest learning centres of the world. Although it is not rich in architecture but you come across the greatest numbers of temples in the world. It is settled on the banks of the sacred river ganges. The Buddhists, Jains and Hindus have a bend towards Benaras because of the significance of the palce and its impotrtance. The sacred bath in the river purifies the inner soul and also believed death over here attains salvation.





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