6 stunning destinations for traveling in India (Part 1)

Rich in natural scenery with clear blue lakes and majestic mountains, India also attracts visitors with historical sites recognized as world heritage sites.

The magnificent architectural masterpieces and the spectacular natural scenery at these 6 destinations are the reasons to attract visitors where to find India, the sacred land full of mysteries in Asia.

Hawa Mahal Palace

Hawa Mahal means the Wind Palace, built in 1799 as an extension of the Royal Palace in the “pink city” of Jaipur. In order to meet the strict regulations at the time, this special architectural space was designed so that even women sitting in the palace could still observe the streets below without being seen by outsiders.

Hawa Mahal has 953 windows. These beautiful, honeycomb-shaped doorways help the wind blow through the building, enough to turn this place into a perfect summer palace. Another highlight of the Wind Palace is the unique strange color, made from red sandstone materials used for construction.

Dal Lake

Like a giant iconic mirror in Kashmir, Dal Lake truly mirrors the colorful “boat houses” of the locals and the majestic snow-capped Himalayas in the distance.

In the winter, Dal Lake may freeze. In July-August, countless lotus blooms here to form a colorful “carpet” covering the surface of the lake. Dal Lake is also known for its floating markets full of flowers and local vegetables.

Taj Mahal

Located in Agra city, Uttar Pradesh state, the magnificent Taj Mahal is one of the most famous destinations in India, attracting tourists from everywhere to admire. Completed in the mid-17th century, the Taj Mahal seemed to be all the love that the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had for Mumtaz Mahal, his late wife.

With its unique symmetrical design and meticulous and elaborate decorative details, the Taj Mahal is considered a priceless art masterpiece. Thanks to the white marble construction, the tomb can reflect and change colors miraculously with each light time of day. In 1983, UNESCO honored this “jewel” of Indian Islamic art as a world heritage site.

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15. Initially a secret project by Indian artist Nek Chand Saini, but now the Stone Garden in Chandigarh city has become a large park attracting tourists around the world. The park was built for 18 years, decorated with sculptures made from industrial waste and recycled urban areas.

16. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Red Fort in New Delhi is the main residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years. This is one of the most popular attractions of the city with many museums.

17. The Sundarbans in West Bengal are the largest mangrove forest in the world, located on the Ganges Delta. It spreads throughout the region of West Bengal and Bangladesh. The Sundarbans are part of the world’s largest plain formed by the River Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. Located on the lower end of Gangetic West Bengal, Sundarbans is harsh, dangerous and monotonous. The dense mangrove forest occupies 56 islands and balances under saltwater that flows through many tidal channels and creeks. It is difficult to reach and even more difficult to spend time. But for those who dare, it must be one of the most attractive and charming places left on earth.

18. With the 3,500 perfectly proportioned design steps, the Chand Baori stairwell in Abhaneri village (Rajasthan state) is one of India’s most beautiful wells. This 1,200-year-old area is open to residents a few hours a day.

19. Harmandir Sahib is a religious complex of Sikhs, including the Golden Temple symbol, located in the middle of a large lake. The mirror image of the gilded dome shines on Lake Amrit Sarovar (meaning Spirit Lake), welcoming visitors from the north gate.

20. Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh State spreads over 100 km2, is home to more than 50 tigers.