My Top 10 holiday destinations
Here are my Top 10 holiday destinations to visit
Lonavala is a Town & Hill station near Pune in Maharashtra.Every day number of visitors visit this place.It is one of the picnic spot for many people…*Tiger spot* is a very beautiful natural landscape in Lonavala which stands at a height of 650m.It resembles the shape of tiger. There is a waterfall near the landscape which flows during monsoon season only. The fog gives a picture view of the site.
Lonavala is also famous for *Chikki*…Avaliable in many flavour (Chocolate, Strawberry, Almond, Cashew nuts).
Established as Shahjahanabad in 1648, The Red Fort was known as the capital of the Mughal Empire in India. Its construction is attributed to Shah Jahan who also built the famous Taj Mahal in Agra, and was also known by the name Quila Mubarak and remained the residence of the Mughal Imperial family for nearly 20 decades.
3.THE TAJ MAHAL, AGRA:
The name Taj Mahal, translates to the ‘Crown Palace’ and is one of the most famous and marvelous buildings in India. Located in the city of Agra, Taj Mahal is actually a mausoleum built to house the remains of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The building is known for its extensive use of white marble and was completed in the mid-17th century.
4. PANGONG LAKE, LADAKH:
With its location between India and Tibet, Pangong Lake is an enchanting saltwater lake located in the Himalayas in Ladakh. The lake can be reached via a 4-5 hours’ drive from Leh via the scenic Changla Pass. Pangong Tso is known for its hypnotizing blue waters and flocks of migratory birds that can be seen here.
5. THE GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR:
Known by its formal name Harmandir Sahib, The Golden Temple is one of the most revered places of worship for the Sikh community in India. Located in the pilgrim town of Amritsar in the State of Punjab, Harmandir Sahib is known for its gilded façade and the exquisite architecture that is one of a kind among all other religious places in India.
6. HAVELOCK ISLAND, ANDAMANS:
Havelock islands are located in the Andamans at a short distance of 57 kilometers from Port Blair. The island is one of the largest in the Andamans and is known for its exquisite beaches and white sands. The shoreline is strikingly different from most other beaches found in India and is one of the few must visit exotic locations in the country.
The Backwaters of Kerala are essentially a group of 5 lagoons that are linked by natural and manmade canals. These waterways were mainly used for trade during the older times and are known for their scenic beauty and a rich variety of flora, fauna, avi-fauna and marine life.
8. OLD GOA, GOA
Located in the Northern Goa district of Goa, Old Goa refers to the historic town that served as the seat of the Portuguese in India till the 18th century. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique Baroque style architecture and various churches.
9. JAMA MASJID, DELHI
Known formally as ‘Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa’, the Jama Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the mid-17th century. The mosque is built in a majestic Indo-Islamic style mainly in Red Sandstone and marble. Jama Masjid has three gateways, 2 minarets and four towers that provide it with an imposing look.
10. AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE, DELHI
Inaugurated in 2005, the Akshardham temple in Delhi is known as one of the major Hindu temples in India. The structure of the temple is made from sculpted sandstone and took almost 7000 artisans to complete. The entire complex is decorated with sculpted pillars, sculptures depicting deities, sadhus and animals along with scenes from the Hindu mythology.