The 10 most popular tourist attractions in India

The 10 most popular tourist attractions in India
  1. Taj Mahal

It is located in Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1983. The construction started in 1631, the completion is not exactly known. The great Mughal Shah Jahan had the tomb built for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is a masterpiece of architecture with Persian and Indian elements, which impresses with its symmetrical proportions and harmonious lines.

The mausoleum stands on a 100 x 100 meter marble platform, is 58 meters high and 56 meters wide. 4 minarets surround the tomb-covered tomb and these were built with an angle of inclination so that they do not fall on the main building in the event of an earthquake. In front of the tomb, visitors can stroll in an 18-hectare garden.

  1. Fort Amber in Jaipur

This weir system lies between Jaipur and Amber and comes from the Kachchwaha dynasty and captivates with its detailed decorations and masterful architecture. At the foot of the hill are the Dilaram Gardens on Lake Maota.

  1. Palace of the Winds in Jaipur

The Hawa Mahal is located in the old town of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and shines with its colorful beauty with its honeycomb-like facade made of red sandstone.

  1. Lake landscape in Udaipur

Udaipur with its famous Pichhola Lake, which extends into the city center, is in Rajasthan. The lake was extended by 8 kilometers in the 16th century and is lined with magnificent palaces. Also worth seeing are the massive city palace, the former palace complexes on the hill south of Lake Pichahola, the City Palace Museum and the Jagdish Temple, which is dedicated to the god Vishnu.

  1. Fatehpur Sikri

The old capital of the Mughal Empire lies 40 kilometers west of Agra and was founded by Akbar the Great in 1569-1574. It is perfectly preserved, combines Hindu and Muslim style elements and has been declared a World Heritage Site.

  1. Mahabalipuram

This south Indian city on the Coromandel coast in the state of Tamil Nadu combines beautiful beaches with cultural treasures, such as the coastal temple, which dates from the 8th century.

  1. Agra Red Fort

This massive fortress is located in the immediate vicinity of the Taj Mahal, dates from the Mughal emperors and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  1. Tomb of Humayun

The tomb of the great mogul Nasiruddin Muhammad Humayun, which ruled from 1530 to 1556, is located in Delhi and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1993.

  1. Meherangarh

This beautifully laid out fortress towers over Jodhpur, the lovely blue city.

  1. Somnathpur

This village is 35 kilometers east of the city of Mysore.

In parts of southern India, the Hoysala dynasty ruled from the mid-15th century to 1345, which had the Keshava temple built in 1268, which is littered with elaborate decorations.

city of Mysore