Places to visit in india.Short description about tourist places in north india and some interesting india tourist places
|Ranakpur Famed for it's 15th century Jain Temples - Rishabji Temple - has 1,444 pillars, all different ! Sun temple has interesting carvings.|
|Samode 45kms from Jaipur (one hour). The Palace is decorated in Shekhwati style with wealth of frescoes. Highlight is the grand Durbar hall.|
|A charming town of lavishly decorated painted house(called havelis) which belonged to merchants made wealthy by trade with China and a large fort, Castle Mandawa, both a musuem & a hotel.|
|Shivpuri The former Summer Capital of the Maharaja's of Gwalior is famed for it's beautiful marble cenotaphs. Adjacent is Madhav Natl Park, centred on two graceful lakes with crocodile.This is home of many deer, antelope, wild dog & sloth bears. There is also hundreds of peacocks and the endangered Great Indian Bustard survives in the neighbouring bird sanctuary.|
|Records of Varanasi date back over 3000 years, making it India's oldest town and one of the most ancient in the world, as one wanders the twisting back alleys it is easy to forget you are in the 20th century! It is the "religious capital" of Hinduism and attracts thousand of pilgrim.
Sights: River cruise on the River Ganges(especially in the morning, Ghats(stepped landings used for ceremonial worshipping & funeral pyres)-the daily devotions of the righteous are an exhilarating sight. Kashi-Vishwanath Temple-18th century, also known as the Golden Temple the most sacred shrine of Lord Shiva, patron god of Varanasi, Durga Kund, Sankat-Mochan - shrine of Hanuman(monkey God), Annapurna Temple, Kal Bhairava Temple, Gyanvapi "Aurangazeb" Mosque, Ramnagar Fort - residence of the Maharaja of Varanasi, inc museum.
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