April 18 is celebrated as World Heritage Day. Take a look at the list of 38 World Heritage Sites in India listed by UNESCO, to spread awareness.
Source: World Heritage Sites in India include Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, Agra Fort & others; read list
The city of Uttar Pradesh, 200 km from the country’s capital Delhi, is known for Agra Taj Mahal. Apart from the Taj Mahal located here…
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The heritage sites celebrating the week include Qutub Minar, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Delhi Red Fort, Delhi Darwaza, Bhadra Gate among others.
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Traveling in India can often be a tumultuous dance of noise, color and humanity creating an intense sensory overload. It can also be a magical carpet ride of exquisite light…
Source: India’s Golden Triangle: From Delhi to Jaipur
Agra may be most famous for the Taj Mahal, but it offers a lot more as well. Here are my wheelchair friendly experiences at the Taj and Agra’s other sights!
Source: Visiting the Taj Mahal as a Wheelchair User (And Other Sights in Agra, India)
India has more than 300,000 mosques and has the second largest Muslim population. A very early mosque, begun in the 1190s, is the Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer, Rajasthan, built for the Delhi rulers, with corbelled arches and domes. The Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. The iconic mosque…
Source: Islamic Architecture: 10 Historic Mosques in India
Pick-up/drop-off from hotel to Airport in Mumbai. Arrival Delhi airport and drive to Agra Visit Agra Taj Mahal The world’s best-known tomb stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his queen Mumtaz…
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India – Agra Fort
There we were sitting inside this enormous hall room, after being escorted inside the Presidential House- the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in Delhi, India. It was then that the feeling of being a part of the 100 Member Bangladesh Youth Delegation began to sink in, how prestigious it is to be selected began to sink in. While being in a euphoric state, the announcement began- “The president of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, will now enter the building.” And we all rose.
The ceremony began with one of the delegates, violinist Ishrat Jahan Mumu, presenting a memento on behalf of the delegation to the President- a golden Rickshaw. The speeches then commenced, beginning with dance director and founder of Turongomi, Srimonti Sengupta Pooja’s English speech, where she spoke about this experience becoming a memory to cherish for a lifetime.
Think India and you can’t but picture the Taj. But surely you knew there’s a lot to India than a mausoleum!
Today is World Tourism Day! As we acknowledge the importance of travel in our lives and just crucial tourism is to local economy, we look at some of the landmarks in our own backyard. The Taj Mahal is clearly the superstar of all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country but there are so many more things to see in India besides the Taj. And so we bring to you these 11 landmarks in India that are not the Taj Mahal. Ready for the ride?
1. Agra Fort
We cannot imagine what it must be like living under the shadow of the Taj Mahal. Agra Fort is one such UNESCO World Heritage Site that has the (mis)fortune of standing in the same city as the Taj.