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Tourist attractions of Gwalior Fort

The city of Gwalior in the state of Madhya Pradesh is known for its glorious history and several monuments eventually making it one of the most visited and best tourist destinations in India. Ranking among the most popular tourist attractions in Gwalior, the Gwalior Fort is a specimen of the wonderful ancient Indian architecture. The Gwalior Fort is one of the most invincible forts in India. For over 100 years this fort has been overlooking the city of Gwalior. It stands on an isolated rock and is one of the biggest forts in India. Tourists from all over the world come to Gwalior to experience the moving limbs of history. Intricately designed the Gwalior fort is a great illustration of architectural skills. It is also known as the “the pearl in the necklace of the castle of Hindu”, as was described by the Mughal emperor Babur. The Fort has also been given the epithet, “Gibraltar of India”. The fort has been a mute witness to many historical battles and events. One of the most important among them, being the 1857 revolt as well as the valiant death of Rani of Jhansi, Rani Laxmi Bai, in 1558 within its ramparts while fighting against the British. Hundreds of tourists and historians come to the Gwalior Fort to get a feel of the mighty ancient Indian architecture.

Chittorgarh Fort of Rajasthan

Among the many forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort. In the state of Rajasthan it is the grandest and the best known fort. It is indeed the “Pride of Rajasthan”. Located in the southern part of Rajasthan, it is 112 km from Udaipur and 182 km from Ajmer. The Chittor fort is a depiction of Rajput culture and values. It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. It is a standing sentinel to the courage and valor of Chittorgarh. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of tourists and writers for centuriesThe fort, plainly known as Chittor was the capital of Mewar and it is situated several kilometers by road south of Bhilwara. The Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed three bloody sieges and ‘jauhars’ (a Rajput tradition in which royal maidens and ladies immolate them in the fire to save their honor from the cruel hands of the enemy, when there is no chance of defeating the enemy). The walls and the atmosphere are still haunted with the gloom of despair, valiant pride of the Rajput queens and ladies and sheer zeal and bravery of their men who refused to cow down before the enemy. The Rajput style of architecture is clearly visible in the fort

Taj Mahal…its pristine beauty

tourist placesTaj Mahal is the most famous and most precious architectural heritage of India. It is standing majestically on the banks of river Yamuna in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh, India. This monument is in white marble and is among the Seven Wonders of the World. It has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Arguably it is India’s most popular tourist attraction. In fact for many outsiders visiting India, it is the most irresistible spot to visit. It has great tourist attraction not only for the Indians but for the foreigners also it is the most favored tourist destination. Its main hallmarks are its beauty, grandeur and elegance of the structure and can be said to be most well preserved and architecturally amazing mausoleum in the world. Built entirely of white marble, the beauty of Taj never fails to mesmerize its visitors.

Pilgrimage of Sikh….The Golden Temple

The Golden Temple is the spiritual centre of the Sikh Religion.It is located in the heart of the city Amritsar (Punjab) and was built in between 1589 and 1601. It is a superb example of synthesis of Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. It is the Sikh community’s holiest shrine.It is surrounded by a maze of lanes and 18 fortified gateways.  The foundation stone of this temple was laid by a Muslim saint, Ian Mir. In 1761 it was almost destroyed by an Afghan invader named Ahmad Shah Abdali but was rebuilt by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was the ruler of Punjab and he not only rebuilt it but also covered the dome in gold and its interiors were embellished with lavish decoration.

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