National tourism day 2022: Here is a list of a few stunning tourist attractions in India

Updated: Jan 25, 2022, 12:12 AM(IST)

India celebrates National tourism day every year on January 25. The idea behind the day is to educate people about the importance of tourism. 

It also makes people aware of the culture and the heritage of different parts of India. Here is a list of a few tourist attractions in India. Scroll below for images 

Taj Mahal, Agra

Listed as one of the new seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, is an amalgamation of several elements of Islamic design including arches, minarets and domes. Facing Yamuna river, the monument has been constructed using white marble. 

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Red Fort, Delhi

Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 to showcase Mughal power. Constructed using stunning red sandstone, the monument spreads fro over two kilometres. It also comprises of two large gates: The Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate.

 

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Amer Fort, Jaipur

Constructed as a fortified palace in 1592, the fort is carved into the hillside. Several highlights of the fort include Jaleb Chowk, the Shila Devi Temple. There is also an adjoining hall of public audience deemed as Diwan-i-Am. 

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Gateway of India, Mumbai

Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Gateway stands 26 meters tall. This is counted as a must see tourist spot in Mumbai. Known for its Indo-Saracenic design, the monument has been constructed entirely of yellow basalt and concrete. 

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The Ellora caves, Aurangabad

The UNESCO World heritage site was built between the 5th and 10th centuries by Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monks. The site includes 34 carved monasteries, chapels, and temples.Twelve of them are buddhist, 17 are hindu, and five belong to the jain faith 

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Mysore Palace, Karnataka

The beautiful three-storied palace was completely rebuilt in 1897 after a devastating fire. The palace houses elegant square towers and domes, ceilings and pillars in Durbar hall, a marriage pavilion.

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Built in the 15th century, Mehrangarh fort was one of the largest fortifications in India. The aim of building this massive fort was to safeguard people of Jodhpur. The fort also has a museum housing a collection of artifacts related to the Maharajas. 

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Qutab Minar, New Delhi

This minaret is also a UNESCO world heritage site in Mehrauli area of South Delhi. The 73 metre high tower of victory was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. 

The tower contains five distinct storeys. 

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