Every year millions of tourists from the whole world take a trip to India in order to see Taj Mahal and to get closer to this great love story.
The typical Bollywood genre – the Masala films – appear in the 70's. This is a mixed film genre, which contains action, comedy, love story, melodrama and reminds a lot about musicals.
Made out of red stone and covering an area of 380 000 sq.m. Agra Fort astonishes with its architecture. It is a mixture of Persian, European and Indian ornaments.
The world yoga capital is considered to be the Northern Indian city Rishikesh. Nestled in the green hills along the Ganges River banks, the city which was popularized 50 years ago by the Beatles, remains a must-see destination for the yoga pilgrims who take a trip to India. Rishikesh is full of ashrams and yoga schools, visited each year by thousands of tourists.
It is believed that they were brought by Vasco da Gama at the end of 15th century, which is more than 8000 years after their birth in today's land of Mexico.
There is a mega project that was launched in the last few years – its aim was to totally turn around the ideas about this sport near the Gang River. The project is called Indian Super League and doesn't have an equivalent in the world. What is all this about?
During the 19th century, while under British rule, Bengaluru was hit by a plague epidemy that took the life of more than 3500 people. This required the construction of a sewage system and telephone lines, supporting the coordination of the operations against the plague.
In the city of Hyderabad there are many lakes called “sagar” which means “sea”. Today in Hyderabad there are more than 1300 IT companies.
It is the biggest city in the Sikkim province. Gangtok has a population of 100 000 people. Gangtok is a city with amazing nature, however the best time for visits is between March and May.
Lucknow, also known as Auad is a city in North India, largest city and a capital of the state Uttar Pradesh. Gomti river passes through the city and divides it in two parts. The population of Lucknow is around 2 million people.
On one of the eminences at 125 m height, in the center of Jodhpur is situated the Mehrangarh fortress, which was built in 15 century. It is one of the most impressive fortresses in whole India, which walls are 36m high and 21 m wide.
Shirnagar is the northernmost city of India. it is the largest city in the Kashmir valley. City of Shrinagar has gathered in itself different religions and cultures.
City of Varanasi is situated in North India. The city is popular with its numerous holy ghattas (stone steps) on the banks of the Ganges river. There are around 23 thousand surviving temples in Varanasi.
Margao is a city in South India, situated on the banks of Sal river, in the smallest state Goa. With population around 90 thousand people, Margao is the second largest and one of the oldest cities of the state. Called a door towards South Goa, Margao appears its trade and cultural capital. Coming in Margao the settlers have destroyed many of the Hindu temples, substituting them with Christian churches. At the church square Largo da Igreja is situated the church “The Holy Ghost“, which is built on the place of the ancient Damodar temple.
World-famous and in demand, because of their unique taste the spices and the aromatic mixtures help for the preparing of delicious, aromatic and healthy dishes. Dishes, which you may taste by visiting India. This may happen very quickly and easy by using Indian e-Visa, which you shall obtain within the framework of 2 up to 4 days before your journey towards the country of spices.
In Indian cuisine the general name of the used aromatic blends in the Indian culinary is „masala“. The name refers to the dry mixtures out of dry herbs, as well as for mixtures out of fresh and dry spices, mixed with liquid (wet mixes).
The Indian spices are in demand and desired on the table on all continents. They add to the dishes and desserts irresistible zest and also a tempting aroma. They are healthy for the body, as well as for the spiritual equilibrium of the person.
Indian national food is one of the wonders of India, Depending on the used products and spices, conditionally the Indian cuisine can be divided by a geographical principle – East and West, North and South. Also each religious community has a specific alimentary regimen.
The establishment of the city has begun around the built fort Saint George, which is the first equipment of the colonial style. Today the fort Saint George is located in the center of the city and is a significant monument of Chennai. In the architecture of the fort are perceived features of an Indo-Saracenic style, and later of European classic. On the territory of the fort there is even a small church, built in honour of Holy Virgin Mary.
The city was established in 1835, when a British East-Indian company hired the locality, in order to create a sanatorium for its soldiers. After 1849 during the British domination, Darjeeling transformed into a tourist center. Because of the healthy climate, here come many British people, who reside in India, and also rich Indians. The first tea plantations were planted by the British settlers in 1841.
Puri is one of the most ancient cities in the eastern part of India, state Orissa and is one of the four holiest places for worship of the Hinduists. Its population is around 200 thousand people and is a beautiful sea resort on the shore of the Bay of Bengal.
Haridwar („Door to God“) is an ancient Hindu city, located at the foot of the Himalayas mountain in the state Uttarakhand in North India. Its population is around 300 thousand people. The city is considered for one of the seven most holy places for the Hinduists, where they can reach moksha (spiritual liberation).
Mysore is the third largest city in the state Karnataka in South India. It is located at the foot of the Chamundi Hills, with population around 900 thousand people. Mysore has been capital of Kingdom Mysore, governed by the Wadiyar dynasty whole 6 centuries between 1399 and 1956.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is a city in India, a center of the state West Bengal and is situated on the East bank of Hugli river. Its population is around 4,5 million, and together with the agglomeration is 14 million people as it consists mainly of Bengalis. The city was renamed to Kolkata in 2001.
It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons. There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets.
Built during 13 century symbolizes the coming of Islam on these lands. The first three floors of the minaret are built out of the characteristic here construction material – red sandstone, and the top two floors are reveted with white marble. Each floor finishes with a terrace with a beautiful railing. During the next centuries each ruler has left something – a building, a sculpture, sultan’s tombs, as well as medreses – a school for learning of the Koran.
The Humayun’s tomb is remarkable with its architecture. The building, which is octagonal at its foundation, is crowned with two enormous cupolas with hemispherical form, the height of which is 38 m. The main cupola is implemented out of white and black marble. On every side of the foundation there are columns, which are forming 18 identical arches. For the building of the Humayun tomb is used red sandstone.
In the Akshardham temple there is a Hall of the valuables, where can be seen exhibits, representing events from the life of the saint Swami Narayan and his messages. By the help of light and sound effects, the visitors carry away in 18 century, which makes the visit here unique. Another interesting attraction in the Akshardham temple is one hall, in which on a screen with dimensions 30m length and 20m height, the visitors can acquaint with Swami Narayan’s life in his youth years, when he visited different regions of India.
In the megapolis Mumbai with population 18 million people, there exists an enormous gap between wealth and luxury of one stratum of population on the one hand and the poverty – on the other hand. But this does not impede people to come here in order to live with dreams in the city of the unlimited opportunities. The city became possession of Portugal in year 1534, then they remised it to the English king Charles II, as marriage portion of his fiancé Catherine de Braganza. But both countries leave their mark on the economic and cultural development of the city.
The city of Jaipur was founded in 1726 by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amer who ruled from 1699 to 1743. Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India forming a part of the Golden Triangle. The city is built under the form of a mandala (a circle) of nine parts, each one of which corresponds to one of the astrological signs. All streets in the city follow direction East-West and North-South. The whole of it is surrounded by a fortress wall.