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Historical Landmarks in India

India has an honor of being a country of sub-continent which is one of the richest places in the world in terms of cultural heritage and traditions. India is one of the most popular tourists’ destinations all over the world because of its historical buildings and monuments as well as its diversified culture, languages and traditions. Some of its historical landmarks are described below which are the most popular monuments among the tourists.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India that is most visited tourists’ destination because of its marvelous architecture.  It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and is located across the Red Fort in Delhi. It is a testimony of Mughal Emperors’ commitment towards their religion and traditions as thousands of Muslims pray in this mosque daily.

India Gate

This structure is 42 meters high and made of red sand stone and granite. It has the names of the soldiers adorned on it who participated and died in World War I. It is located in the heart of Indian capital New Delhi and has become a national monument of India.

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is called so because of its flower like shape. It was built in 1986. It is a Bahai House of Worship and due to its unique architectural design, it has won various awards. It was built in 1986 and has become one of the most well-known attractions in Delhi. It is located in the South of Delhi having acres of gardens in its surroundings.

Red Fort

Red Fort is also commonly known as Lal Qila. This fort is in the shape of an asymmetrical octagon and is located along the river Yamuna.  A 2.4km wall made of red stone surrounds this fort. This fort was also constructed by Shah Jahan after he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. This fort displays a high level of art work which is a synthesis of European, Persian and Indian art. The fort has two main entrances; the Delhi Gate and Lahori Gate. The Lahori Gate faces the famous Chandni Chowk of Delhi which is crowded and assorted market.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is built on the Southern bank of Yamuna River. It is actually a mausoleum that is located in Agra. It was also constructed by Shah Jahan in the remembrance of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and it is a sign of everlasting love. This building has an arch-shaped doorway having a large dome. This dome is made of marble and it is the most prominent feature of this building which is often called onion dome or guava dome. The top of it is decorated with lotus design. This lotus motif is also repeated on chattris and guldastas also. The chattris are actually kiosks which are placed at the corner of the building and guldstas are tall spires that extend from edges of walls.

Sun Temple

It is another temple that displays the beauty of Indian architecture. It was built in 13th century and designed in the shape of massive chariot, carrying the Sun god; named Suriya. There are 24 wheels of chariot that represent the distribution of time. This temple is worth-seeing as it has been made beautifully.

Ajanta

Ajanta caves were discovered in 19th century. Located in the state of Maharashtra, these caves have the paintings and sculptures that are a masterpiece of Buddhist religious art. These caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 1983.

Golden Temple

This temple is also known as Darbar Sahib or Hari Mandir Sahib. It is actually a Sikh Gurdwara that is located in Amritsar, Punjab. The dome of this temple is covered with a gold leaf and the interiors of temple are decorated with precious stones in a floral design.

These were some historical landmarks in India which deserve to be seen more than once in your life time.

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Development of Tourism Industry in India

Tourism industry is one of the most flourishing industries in India. This industry is rapidly growing these days making India a global destination. It is contributing a great amount of foreign exchange which has made it the most profitable industry. Several factors are playing roles in the growth and richness of this industry. Here are some reasons that will let you know the factors behind the prosperity of tourism industry in India.

Blooming Industries

IT and other industries are doing very well in India which gives rise to the foreigners’ trips to India whose visit prolongs in the form of longer holidays. Foreign visitors spend more in India as compared to any country in the world. It can be understood by the fact that tourists arrival increases by 22% per year in India.

Tourism Ministry of India

The role of Tourism Ministry of India has proved to be vital in promoting tourism industry. Their most important contribution is starting an advertising campaign named “Incredible India”. This campaign was started to promote cultural and traditional values of India that inspires a tourist in such a way that he considers it necessary to visit this beautiful country having rich culture and strong moral values.

Indian Governmental Bodies

It is required by the Indian government bodies that every state should cooperate to administer the issues regarding tourism.

Effects of Flourishing Tourism Industry

The flourishing tourism in India has helped in the growth of other sectors also such as horticulture, handicrafts, agriculture and construction. Tourism industry has created job opportunities. It has given employment to approximately 20 million Indians.

Major Tourist Attractions in India

Some of the most popular tourists’ attractions in India include:

  • Charminar
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Qutub Minar
  • Shimla
  • Mangueshi Temple
  • Dal Lake
  • Badrinath Temple
  • Golden Temple
  • Taj Mehal

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