January 25 is India Tourism Day. On this day, the government acknowledges the role travel and tourism plays in India’s economy. India is home to some of the most magnificent monuments of the world that attract tourist all year round. Every part of the country has some fine specimen of historical architecture worth exploring. India’s monuments take you back in time and introduce you to its historic heritage and culture. They take you back to a time when minds were brilliant and sculptors so skilled that they can put any modern day artist to shame. (ALSO SEE Top 10 most searched destinations in India in 2016 according to Google) Here are the most visited monuments in India that you must not miss when traveling across this wonderful country. Also Read - COVID-19: Mumbai's Vacant Properties Will be Used as Quarantine Centres, Says BMC in Fresh Circular
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No surprises there! The Taj Mahal is India’s pride and the biggest jewel in India’s tourism crown. Its magnificent architecture and aesthetic marvel draws tourists year after year from all across the globe. Located in Agra, this monument is worth a visit at least once in your lifetime. Also Read - Hope to One Day Face Brock Lesnar In a One-On-One Match: NXT Superstar Keith Lee
The Qutub Minar Complex in Delhi is extremely famous on account of the tall minaret of Qutub Minar and the surrounding ruins that take you back in time. Not only is the Qutub Minar the tallest brick minaret in the country, it also has historic significance as it was built way back in 1199 AD, and was once used by the muezzins for prayer calls.
Located in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, the Charminar is known for its splendid architecture and visited by a large number of tourists every year. Built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah to mark the end of an epidemic in the city, the Charminar is symbolic of Hyderabad with its four huge minarets. It is a great specimen of the Qutub Shahi architecture. DO SEE Top 10 most popular tourist attractions in Mumbai
Locate din the capital city of Delhi, the Red Fort is one of the most humongous monuments of India. A tour of the Red Fort complex takes you back in history to the Mughal era. It is one place that is bound to make you feel patriotic.
Popular on account of their erotic sculptures, the Khajuraho group of monuments are visited by several local as well as foreign tourists all year round. It is a reminder of our liberal and open-minded culture of the past.
While Agra is mostly popular for the Taj Mahal, there is a lot more to the city. Take the AGra Fort for instance. Its marvelous architecture is worth exploring. This 94-acre fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the must-visit attractions of Agra. CHECK OUT These were the 10 most Instagrammed places in India in 2016
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
And then there is the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus formerly known as Victoria Terminus. A fine specimen of British architecture, CST takes you back to the colonial era and at the same time gives you the true pulse of modern day Mumbai.
Considered to be the finest fort in India, Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur is located 400 ft above the city. The view of the blue city from this fort is simply spectacular. The palaces inside the fort take you back to the era of kings and warriors. The fort is now the venue for Rajasthan International Folk Festival and World Sufi Spirit Festival making it a cultural hub of the state of Rajasthan.
Fatehpur Sikri in Agra is one of the country’s most historic sites. Its monuments like the Buland Darwaza are great specimens of Mughal architecture. It was built as part of Akbar’s plan to establish a grand capital and although it is in ruins now, it does reminds you of the grandeur of the bygone era.
The Humayun’s tomb in Delhi is considered to be the precursor to grand Mughal mausoleums that followed. Completed in 1572, Humayun’s tomb is famous for its stunning architecture and magnificence. NOW SEE 22 of Indias most beautiful monuments that make us proud to be Indians
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