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I Love My India ( Independence Day - II )

Say "I Love My India" because we are living in Indian with such a wonders of our Nation.

Taj Mahal

Lovers die, but love shall not and death shall have no dominion...

In the year 1607 when a prince of the royal Mughal household strolled down the Meena Bazaar, accompanied by a string of fawning courtiers, he caught a glimpse of a girl hawking silk and glass beads. Five years and a wife later (in those days princes did not marry for love alone) the regal 20-yr-old went to wed his 19-yr-old bride. It was a fairytale union from the start, one that withstood court intrigues, battles for succession and finally, the grand coronation. And when she died on the 19th year of their marriage, he etched her story in stone. The Taj Mahal is the living symbol of the monumental passion of Shah Jahan and Arjumand Banu. Which other love story has so grand a memorial?

Golden Temple
The Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib, situated in Amritsar , Punjab , is the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. In the evolution of the Darbar Sahib, is entwined the history and ideology of Sikhism. In its architecture are included, symbols associated with other places of worship. This is an example of the spirit of tolerance and acceptance that the Sikh philosophy propounds.
Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple , (on account of its scenic beauty and golden coating for English speaking world), is named after Hari(God) the temple of God . The Sikhs all over the world, daily wish to pay visit to Sri Amritsar and to pay obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib in their Ardas.

Jog Falls
Jog Falls, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India and the 7th deepest in the world. Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.

The Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is a monument in Mumbai , India . Located on the waterfront in South Mumbai , the Gateway is a basalt arch 26 metres high. The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. It is located next to the iconic Taj Mahal Palace & Tower. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island . The Gateway is built from yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. While Indo-Saracenic in architectural style, elements are derived from the Muslim architectural styles of 16th century Gujarat . The central dome is 15 meters in diameter and 26 meters above ground at its highest point. The whole harbour front was realigned in order to come in line with a planned esplanade which would sweep down to the centre of the town. The cost of the construction was Rs. 21 lakhs, borne mainly by the Government of India. For lack of funds, the approach road was never built, and so the Gateway stands at an angle to the road leading up to it.

Vidya sagar Setu
Vidyasagar Setu, commonly known as the Second Howrah Bridge or Second Hooghly Bridge , is a bridge over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. It links the city of Howrah to its twin city of Kolkata . The bridge is a toll bridge for vehicles. It is the longest bridge of its type in India and one of the longest in Asia . The bridge is named after the 19th century Bengali reformist Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. The bridge also has sister bridges over the river at different points, namely the Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) and the Vivekananda Setu. The Vidyasagar Setu is a cable-stayed bridge, with a main span of a little over 457 metres, and a deck 35 metres wide. Construction started in 1978 and the bridge was finally inaugurated on the 10th of October, 1992. The commissioning agency was the Hooghly River Bridge Commission (HRBC) and the contractors for the construction were the consortium of Braithwaite, Burn and Jessop also called BBJ.

The Kanyakumari
There are no words that can completely describe the beauty of Kanyakumari and it remains one of the most popular tourist destinations of south India . Located in the southernmost point of the Indian mainland, it is a magnificent place of natural beauty where you can see the deep blue waters of the ocean meeting the horizon. This southernmost town of Tamil Nadu is an important attraction for the tourists. Before you set out on a tour, you should have enough information about Kanyakumari that would help you explore the town conveniently.

The Hampi
Welcome to the city of Hampi , the imperial capital of The Great Vijayanagar Empire. The city of victory carved in stone that once flourished and rivaled Rome in terms of beauty, magnitude and population. Till today, each rock in the ruins speak volumes of the grandeur, and majesticity it experienced 5 centuries ago. HAMPI, the " Pompeii of India ", is a dream come true for archaeologists, historians, art-lovers or tourists. Forts, Palaces, temples, sculptures, baths, Irrigation canals, bazaar ruins of a civilization belonging to the medieval era, Preserved in stone. It was also an important centre under the Chalukyan dynasty. In 1336 A.D., the two brothers, Harihara and Bukka, founded the Vijayanagara Empire, for the protection of dharama under the spiritual guidance of sage Vidyaranya at Hampi on the banks of the river Tungabhadra.

The Most Wonderful Places of India

1. Ajanta = Aurangabad
2. Amarnath Cave = Kashmir
3. Akbar's Tomb = Sikanara, Agra
4. Amber palace = Jaipur
5. Anand bhawan = Allahabad
6. Bhakra dam = Punjab
7. Bibida Maqbra= Aurangabad
8. Birla Planitorium = Calcutta
9. Black Pagoda = Konark
10. Bodhisatva = Ajanta caves
11. Brihadeshwara temple = Tanjavur, Tanjor
12. Brindaban gardens = Mysore
13. Buland darwaza = Fathepur Sikri
14. Charminar = Hyderabad
15. Chennakeshava temple = Belur
16. Chilka lake = east coast of India near Bhubhaneshwar
17. Dal lake = Srinagar
18. Dilwara temple = Mt.Abu
19. elephanta caves = Bombay
20. Ellora caves = Aurangabad
21. Gateway of India = bombay
22. Golden temple = Amritsar
23. Golgumbaz = Bijapur, Karnataka
24. Hanging gardens = Bombay
25. HAwa Mahal = Jaipur
26. Howrah Bridge = Calcutta
27. Island palace = Udaipur
28. Itmaad-ud-Daulatis tomb = Agra
29. Jaganatha temple = Puri
30. Jahaz Mahal = Delhi
31. Jantar Mantar = New Delhi
32. Gersoppa falls now famously called as Jog Falls = Shimoga, Karnataka
33. Kailsa temple = Ellora
34. Kanyakumari = Kanyakumari
35. Khajuraho = Madhya Pradesh
36. Kirti Stambha = Chittogarh
37. Konark = Orissa
38. Laxshmi vilas palace = Baroda
39. Lalbagh gardens = Bengalooru
40. Lalgarh palace = Bikaner
41. Mahabaleshwar = Ujjain , MP
42. Maheshmuri = Elephanta caves
43. Malabar hills = Bombay
44. Manmandir palace = Gwalior Fort
45. Marble Rocks = Jabalpur
46. Marina beach = Madras
47. Meenakshi temple = Madurai
48. Mt.girnar = Junagadh
49. Nogin lake = Srinagar
50. Nishat bagh = Srinagar
51. Padmanabha temple = Trivandrum
52. Palitana = Junagadh
53. Panch Mahal = Fathepur Sikri
54. Pichola lake = Udaipur
55. Price of Wales Museum = Bombay
56. Qutub Minar = Delhi
57. Rajghat = New Delhi
58. Red Fort = New Delhi
59. Sanchi stupa = Sanchi
60. Sahar = Bombay
61. Sarnatha temple = Varnasi
62. Sidi Sayyid m = Ahmadabad
63. Shalimar bagh = Srinagar64. Shanthivana = New Delhi
65. Shahi Chashma = Srinagar
66. Shore temple = Mahabalipuram
67. Somnath temple = Gujarat
68. Statue of Gomateshwara = Karnataka
69. Statue of UgraNarasimha = Hampi, Karnataka
70. Sundarbans = West Bengal
71. Sun temple = Konark
72. Taj Mahal = Agra
73. Tirupathi temple = Andhra Pradesh
74. Tower of Silence = Bombay
75. Victoria Memorial = Calcutta
76. Victoria garden = Bombay
77. Vijay ghat = delhi

1 comment:

  1. Mahabalipuram is a treasure house of ancient Tamil art, culture, civilization, & history. A coastal city, Mahabalipuram has an immense place of importance in Tamil history and mythology. This beautiful coastal city of Tamil Nadu is ordained with a number of temples and places of archeological importance. It is not surprising therefore, that because of the overabundance of these places Mahabalipuram is often referred to as a legacy in stone. The unique instances of art, culture and architecture that has been preserved by the kings of the then Pallava dynasty proves to be a delight to the eye even today and it is not for nothing that Mahabalipuram is known as an “open air museum”. The richness of Mahabalipuram has made it one of the most favorite tourist places of South India. Hotels in Mahabalipuram are for tourists from different walks of life. As the place is more of a tourist destination rather than a business one, there are many leisure hotels and budget hotels in Mahabalipuram.