Indian Destinations

Indian Hill Stations-

There are many Hill stations in India. Around 100 major hill stations are present in India along with many other attractions on small hills and mountains. Most of these are present on the various Himalayan Ranges like Shiwalik, Himachal, and Himadri. People from whole over the country visit these hill stations to rejuvenate their lives by enjoying time with family members and friends. These places are a source of a break to the monotonous and hectic lives of people. The main attraction at these hill stations is the natural beauty of rivers, mountains, and trees which are rarely found in other urban areas of the country. Here is a list of some of them- A small hamlet located in Himachal Pradesh, India attracts a lot of domestic as well as international tourists annually, mainly from the country of Israel. This gave it the name of Mini Israel of India. This place is located on the shores of majestic Parvati River that has religious significances too. Amazing place to visit and has less chaos than major hill stations like Manali and Shimla. Kalsubai Peak and trekking to this place is sought of nature’s gift to the people of Maharashtra. It is the highest mountain peak in the state and attracts a lot of locals of Maharashtra on the weekends. People reach the highest point by trekking and worship Goddess Kalsubai, whose small temple is located on the peak. A very lush green trek that everyone in Maharashtra should visit. Ever heard of an oasis in the desert? This hill station of Mount Abu in Rajasthan state, India signifies that. It is the one and only hill station of the desert Rajasthan. A place of joy and happiness for the people of Rajasthan, this hill station also has the highest mountain peak of Rajasthan, Guru Shikhar that gives an awesome view of the sunset in the horizon.

Indian Monuments-

The are various architectural monuments in India that are present from historic and pre-historic times. These marvels of art and design retain their beauty and importance till date. These are the major tourist spots of India and promote India in the whole world.These monuments include various mausoleums, tombs, museums, palaces, gateways, minarets, memorials, and many more varieties. The majority of these monuments in India were built during the reigns of Mughals and the Britishers in India. Some of these were made in memory and remembrance of wives of rulers like the famous one, The Taj Mahal of Agra was built in the memory of ruler Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal.There are around 25 tombs and mausoleums in India.More than 150 museums ranging from big to small are still present in the country.Currently, most of the monuments are under the maintenance of the ASI or the Archaeological Survey of India which takes care of the health of monuments, ticket pricing, and cleanliness.Here is a list of major and prominent monuments of India-
  • Taj Mahal
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Jantar Mantar, Delhi
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Qutub Minar
  • Gateway Of India
Indian Pilgrimage-India is a secular country and people of almost every religion reside here. Hence, a lot of pilgrimage sites, be it Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh are present in our country and these along with pilgrimage add to the tourism attractions of India also. The major places of pilgrimage are-

Indian Forts-

India has always been an area of rulers and their kingdoms that they acquire by winning over other rulers. The main feature of these kingdoms is the mammoth and strong Indian forts that saved the people from the invaders and wild animals of the forest areas. The common people or the ‘Praja’ used to reside within the walls of the forts with all their lives dependent on the daily markets and activities that took place from day to day.These forts had various features like the palaces for kings, queens and the royal family, the training places for the armies, the stables for horses, the jails or prisons, step-wells markets, and various other facilities. Another beauty that is witnessed within these forts till date is the magnificent artwork on stones and walls by the artists of that era. These artworks and designs were made so skillfully that they are sustaining their glory till date and are admired by the people of the whole world.This culture of safeguarding the territory by constructing forts started from medieval India, the time when the Mughals ruled in India. Major forts of India like the Red Fort of Delhi and the Agra Fort are the works of Mughal rulers. Other dynasties that contributed to this were the Rajput and the Maratha dynasties. In India, there are more than 1000 forts present till date and many of them are yet to be discovered. A huge number of forts are present in Northern India, especially in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.Now, here are the names of some prominent forts of India-
  • Agra Fort
  • Amer Fort
  • Bhangarh Fort
  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Daulatabad Fort
  • Gagron Fort
  • Golconda Fort
  • Gwalior Fort
  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Junagarh Fort
  • Kangra Fort
  • Kumbhal garh Fort
  • Lohagarh Fort
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Neemrana Fort
  • Old Fort (Purana Qila)
  • Raigarh Fort
  • Ranthambhore Fort
  • Red Fort
  • Sindhudurg Fort
  • Srirangpatna Fort
  • Taragarh Fort
  • Tughlaqabad Fort
  • Warangal Fort
Here are some unknown facts about the forts of India-
  • The largest fort in India is the Chittaurgarh Fort in Rajasthan. It is also the largest one in Asia.
  • The oldest fort that exists in India is the Kangra Fort located in Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The fort with the longest boundary is the Kumbhalgarh Fort of Rajasthan, having walls running about 36 kilometers.
  • The fort with the thickest walls is the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The thickness of the walls is about 69 feet in some parts.
  • There are more than 1000 forts present within the country.