Looking for an exotic destination with colorful culture and an interesting history? While there are many countries that can prove to be promising, spending time in India should be on the top of your list. It is also the perfect destination if you are trying to organize a romantic holiday on a budget. It is home of some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, including those that will be mentioned below.
Hindu and Indian influences are apparent in more ways than one in this architectural feat that dominates the skyline of New Delhi. In English, its name literally translated to divine abode of god, which should already give you an idea that this is a sacred place for worship. It is also a cultural and spiritual campus. It opened only in 2005, but with its architecture and interior design, it looks like a structure that has been around for centuries. It is believed than more than 8,000 people from all over the world have volunteered to finish its construction.
Formally called the Viceroy’s House, this is the official residence of the President of India. More than the mansion itself, the name also refers to the huge 320-acre estate, which includes an expansive garden, which covers an area of 190 acres. The mansion itself has 340 rooms, which is spread at a height of four floors. Because it houses the country’s president, expect that there will be strict rules and regulations during your visit. You must secure an entry permit online. Also, not all parts are open to the public.
If you’re planning a holiday to Agra, surely seeing India’s most popular tourist attraction will be on your bucket list. The Taj Mahal is aesthetically beautiful, but it is also popular because of its romantic backstory. This is a mausoleum that has been built upon the order of emperor Shah Jahan. It was constructed to house the remains of his deceased wife. It has an all-marble construction that gives it a distinctive beauty. Its color seems to change depending on whether it is being illuminated by the moon or sun. It is also a UNSECO World Heritage Site.
The English name of this landmark is the Golden Temple. Situated in Punjab, it is said that it has been built in as early as the 16th century. One of the things that makes it interesting is the location, which is at the middle of a lake. It was in the 19th century when portion of the structure has been covered with gold, which is why it is now called the Golden Temple.
At a height of 42 meters, this is one of the most recognizable structures that you can find in New Delhi. It looks like the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is an archway that has been built in honor of those who have died during the war. Under the arch, there is a flame that never stops burning. This is a constant reminder of what the soldiers have risked their lives when they fought for their country during the Indo-Pakistan War, which happened in 1971.