Powai Lake

  •   Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Description

Powai is an artificial lake situated in the Powai Valley in the northern suburbs of Mumbai which was named after Framaji Kavasji Powai Estate. This lake is one the beautiful places in the city and should not be on your visit to Mumbai. Located on the Salsette Island, next to the Powai village, Powai Lake is a calm and soothing spot where one can enjoy nature at its best. To the east of this lake is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Mumbai) and National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE). There are also various luxurious hotels and housing complexes around the area of the lake.

Rajabai Clock Tower

  •   Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Description

Located in South Mumbai, Rajabai Clock Tower stands in Mumbai University Fort Campus located next to the High Court. The tower is modelled on the Big Ben in London and has become one of the major tourist destinations in Mumbai. The tower holds a big clock which plays melodic tunes at fixed intervals. It has many impressive features as well and has been beautifully embellished with oriental figures.

Sisodia Rani Bagh

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

This is another beautiful garden and a famous picnic spot in Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728 as a gift for his second wife, Sisodia Rani, the garden is a tranquil spot filled with lush green landscapes dotted with trees and flowers. The architecture of the garden reflects the Mughal style with water channels and fountains running through the garden and merging at the centre. The walls of the garden are adorned with beautiful mural paintings displaying the eternal love of Radha and Krishna. Once a retreat for the royal queen, today can be freely visited by tourists and locals alike. Magical charm of this garden never ceases to captivate the souls of its visitors. Before returning from the garden, pay a homage to Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Hanuman in the temples located nearby.

Elefantastic

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

A trip to Jaipur is incomplete without taking an elephant ride. Elefantastic , situated in the Amber town, is an interesting elephant farm where you can get quite close to these mighty creatures. Run by a small family who have been into the elephant riding business since the 16th century, the elephant farm today serves as a great contributor to the wellbeing of the Indian elephants. Besides just getting the elephant rides, you can indulge in a plethora of fun activities with these trained animals. Take a ride on the back of the elephants and go for a jungle tour, indulge into a shower play with these animals, feed them with their favourite food or even paint and decorate them with natural colours; every experience is going to be fun-filling and enriching at Elefantastic. After having all the fun, relish on the lovely home-cooked Rajasthani meal at the farm.

Golconda Fort

  •   Hyderabad , Andhra Pradesh, India

Description

Golconda Fort is located in the western part of Hyderabad city and is about 9 km from the Hussain Sagar Lake. The outer fort occupies an area of three square kilometers, which is 4.8 kilometers in length. It was originally known as Mankal, and built on a hilltop in the year 1143. It was originally a mud fort under the reign of Rajah of Warangal. Later it was fortified between 14th and 17th centuries by the Bahmani Sultans and then the ruling Qutub Shahi dynasty. Golconda was the principal capital of the Qutub Shahi kings. The inner fort contains ruins of palaces, mosques and a hill top pavilion, which rises about 130 meters high and gives a bird’s eye view of other buildings.

Kamla Nehru Park

  •   Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Description

Situated at Malabar Hill, Kamla Nehru Park is named after the wife of first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The park is spread in an area of about 4,000 square feet and provides a great sight of Chowpatty Beach and also Marine Drive (Queen s Necklace). Kamala Nehru Park has widespread verdant green surroundings. It is one among the most commonly visited places by children in Mumbai. The park has a diverse range of flowers and is famous for a unique structure, called the Old Woman s Shoe or Boot House, that majorly attracts kids.

Chapora Fort , A beautiful unison of the river and the sea

  •   Goa , Goa, India

Description

Popular for its history, the Chapora Fort is one of the prime tourist attractions of Goa. In the recent years, it shot to prominence after the Bollywood movie Dil Chahta Hai was shot here. Perched on a prominent position, one can get sweeping views of all directions from here.

Nigeen Lake

  •   Jammu , Jammu and Kashmir, India

Description

Carrying the oldest legacy of Kashmir, of being a popular location to enjoy a Shikhara ride or a houseboat stay, Nigeen is certainly a hot favorite place. The beautiful lake destination in Kashmir features some of the topmost houseboats in Srinagar and offers a range of romantic activities, especially for honeymooners. Historical structures and natural escapades around the lake put it atop the list of most important things to do in Kashmir.

Amer Fort

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Located in Amer town, at a distance of 11 km. from Jaipur, the Amer Fort is one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan and is visited by an umpteen number of tourists every year. Overlooking the beautiful Maota Lake, the fort is a masterpiece of the Rajputana architecture. Built by Raja Man Singh I in 16th century, the fort is a brilliant specimen boasting of a unique blend of Hindu and Rajput elements. Be it the ornamented pillars and delicate mosaic work of the Diwaan-e-Khaas , splendid ivory and sandalwood work of the Sukh Niwas , elegant frescoes and fascinating latticed work of the Ganesh Pol or a spell binding work of glass in the Sheesh Mahal Amer Fort is incomparable as far as the artistic skills of the artisans and designers of the Rajput era are concerned. Besides the artistic brilliance, the fort also offers you breath-taking views of the surrounding hills and cities. Many famous Bollywood movies such as Mughal-e-Azam , Jodha Akbar and Veer have been shot at this enchanting fort. A tourist guide is a must to get an in-depth knowledge of the fort s minutest details. A visit to the Amer Fort is incomplete without an elephant ride that is a unique experience in itself. Make sure to reach the fort early in the morning as the rides are available only in mornings to protect these creatures from harsh sun during the noon time.

Nahargarh Fort

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Overlooking the city of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is another imposing structure of Jaipur. The scenic Aravali hills serve as a perfect backdrop for this impressive fort. The famous Masti ki Pathshala song from the Bollywood movie, Rang De Basanti , shot at a baori of this fort, has made this place even more popular amongst tourists. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century, the Nahargarh Fort along with forts of Amer and Jaigarh, served as a strong defence to the Jaipur city in the past. Major attraction inside the fort is the Madhavendra Bhavan that speaks volumes of the Rajput taste for exquisite artwork and craftsmanship. The interiors of the bhavan are beautifully decorated with murals and European stucco designs. Interestingly, the bhavan was used by Raja Sawai Madho Singh as a summer retreat for him and his 9 wives. The temple dedicated to Nahar Singh Bhomia is another interesting site to visit inside the fort complex. Splendid vistas of the Jaipur city and a mystic charm of the sunset from the terrace of the Madhavendra Bhavan; makes this fort all the more an interesting place to visit in Jaipur. The skyline above the fort revels in glory when the fort is floodlit in the night; you have to be there yourself to witness this magical scene with your own eyes.

Aguada beach

  •   Goa , Goa, India

Description

While Fort Aguada is known to soothe your eyes with delightful views of Aguada beach, it allures the travellers with pristine landscape and the background of ancient citadels. The beach is famous amongst honeymooners.

INDIA HABITAT CENTRE

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

This place gives you a little bit of everything. An open air complex with huge solar panels on the roof, art exhibits in the galleries, yummy foods from the street of India and a good old American breakfast of bacon and eggs. Ever since 2011, the Delhi Photo Festival is held here. Closest metro station(s) Jor Bagh (Yellow line)/ JLN stadium (Violet Line)

Calangute beach , Shop till you drop

  •   Goa , Goa, India

Description

Calangute beach in Goa is also known as the Queen of beaches. Bringing hordes of European tourist calangute beach is the haven for hippies. You can also have you full of adventure with parasailing, water-skiing, wind-surfing and dolphin trips.

Chorao Island

  •   Goa , Goa, India

Description

Chorao Island is true to its Sanskrit name meaning Stunning Precious Stone . From being a mere settlement of Portuguese noblemen, this Goan Island has grown into a quaint place nurturing few church and aged villas. Being the Largest Island in Goa, Chorao Island surpasses 16 other islands in attracting visitors.

Albert Hall Museum

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Acclaimed to be the oldest museum of Rajasthan, the Albert Hall Museum is located inside the Ram Niwas Garden and was opened to public in the year 1887. Foundation stone of the museum was laid in 1876 by the then Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, after whom the museum is named. Beautifully carved arches and domes of the museum constructed with pink sandstone can be noticed from even a far-off distance. A rare collection of ancient artefacts including paintings, weapons, metal and wood craft items, musical instruments, carpets, and costumes and jewellery belonging to different tribes of Rajasthan, can be seen in the museum. What interests more to visitors are the sections exhibiting Rajasthan s unique henna artwork and puppet collection. The museum is a must-visit place in Jaipur for explorers, historians and researchers studying art and culture of Rajasthan.

Jaigarh Fort

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Overlooking the Amber Fort and Maota Lake , the Jaigarh Fort stands tall atop the Cheel Ka Teela hill in the Aravali range. Built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II as a shield to protect Amber Fort and Jaipur city from attack of invaders, the magnificent structure of the fort boasts of the opulence of the Rajput rulers. Owing to the fact that the fort never witnessed any defeat, it also came to be called as the Fort of Victory . It is interesting to note that the temples, water reservoirs, and residential complexes inside the fort are still intact and well-preserved. Spread across 3 km. in length and 1 km. in width, the fort was connected to the Amber Fort through secret passages and served as the place to store ammunitions and armoury required for the wars. World s biggest cannon, the Jaivana Cannon is still housed in the fort complex and many tourists flock to the fort to just have a glimpse of it. This fort is also believed to have served as a treasury to the Kachchwaha rulers and many controversies are related to the seizure of a huge treasure buried under the fort by the Rajasthan Government. One of the best sightseeing places in Jaipur, a visit to this grand fort cannot be missed during your family vacation in this historic city.

Chhatris of Gaitore

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Located at a distance of 15 km. from the Jaipur city centre, Gaitore is a small valley tucked away on the Jaipur-Amer road. Known to be the resting ground for the departed souls of the royal Rajput family members, this place falls slightly off the conventional tourist trail. The valley is full of grand marble and sandstone cenotaphs built on elevated platforms and decorated with intricate carvings. Each cenotaph houses a tomb of a royal king who once ruled the city of Jaipur. The quintessential amalgamation of Hindu Temple and Mughal Tomb architectures of these cenotaphs reminds us of the rich and luxurious heritage of the Kachhwaha Rajput kings. The cenotaph of the erstwhile Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II stands out of the crowd with its beautifully crafted design and patterns of peacock on the base of pure white marble. The scenic charm of the monuments get elevated with the backdrop of the Aravali hills and Nahargarh Fort. For a peaceful time away from the crowded touristy spots in Jaipur, this is an ideal place to visit for couple of hours.

HUMAYUN,S TOMB

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

This is the third UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE on our list. It was built after the death of Humayun by his senior widow Bega Begum. It is the first garden tomb in the Indian Subcontinent. The tomb stands in the centre of a square garden called Charbagh which has shallow water channels running through it. Several rulers of the Mughal Dynasty lie buried here. Closest metro station- JLN stadium (Violet line)

GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

This garden is a treat to the eyes. It has 25 sculptures and murals on display and walkways surrounded by flowering and fragrant shrubs and trees. There is also a food and shopping court in the garden where you can enjoy a good meal while a light breeze awakens your senses. The garden is spotted as one of the most romantic places in Delhi. Closest metro station- Saket (Yellow Line)

Worli Seaface

  •   Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Description

Worli Seaface features scenic surroundings that are characterised by endless azure waters of the Arabian Sea and view of distant Haji Ali Dargah. It is a posh and a major residential area in South Mumbai, which is inhabited mostly by affluent people. Extending from the Worli Fort in the north to Narayan Pujari Nagar in the south, this locality is a popular place of interest in the city. Famous for experiencing giant waves during monsoon season, it attracts locals and tourists alike. Worli Sea Face features a number of significant attractions like Worli Fort, Haji Ali Dargah and Bandra-Worli Sea Link (Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link). Besides, there are a number of high-end restaurants and shopping outlets as well.

Jal Mahal

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Also known as the Water Palace , Jal Mahal is situated right in the heart of the Man Sagar Lake , flanked by the majestic Nahargarh Hills. Unique location and charming beauty of the palace makes it one of the best photographic sites in Jaipur. Originally, believed to be built by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh some 300 years back, as a lodge for his duck hunting parties, the palace was renovated by his son later on to beautify its exteriors with courtyards and gardens built in typical Mughal style. Tourists can book boat rides to visit the palace; only the terrace garden is allowed to be accessed by the visitors. Stunning views of the hills adorned with forts and temples from the terrace of the palace leaves you mesmerized for some time. If you have keen interest in bird watching, the palace gives you ample opportunities to spot flamingos and various other species of migratory birds. In the evenings, when the palace gets illuminated with thousands of flood lights reflecting on the waters of the lake, the sight really captivates your hearts and souls.

HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE AND DEER PARK

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri shout out some drunken dialogues in the Hauz Khas Fort in their movie Rockstar! The Fort overlooks a beautiful lake where you can feed adorable ducks and swans. To reach the lake, take a walk through the deer park and admire the spotted animals. While you are on the go you will come across boards which will guide you to perform fitness exercises, if you are the playful type I suggest you to follow them on the way, it makes the walk absolutely fun-tastic. The Village offers great restaurants, dive bars, clubs, and shopping boutiques. After you enjoy your calm moments at the fort you can head out to one of the popular bars and enjoy a good drink. Hauz Khas Village is for sure a mix of everything nice huh Closest metro station- Green Park (Yellow Line)

Chokhi Dhani

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Located at a distance of 20 km. from Jaipur, Chokhi Dhani is an ethnic village themed resort that was established to preserve the art and ethnicity of vibrant Rajasthan. Visited by thousands of tourists every year, this is a great place to get a glimpse of true Rajasthani culture. Always beaming with an aura of festivity where you can indulge in camel and elephant rides, watch heart-rendering acrobat performances, dance with Rajasthani folk dancers, enjoy a colourful puppet show, get an insight in your future by a palm reader, try your hand at a dart game, take a romantic boat ride on the Tal Talaiya village lake or relish a sumptuous and authentic Rajasthani meal Chokhi Dhani will never leave you disappointed. For an incredible shopping experience, head to Kalagram or the Artisans Village inside the complex where you can shop for Rajasthani handicraft items, ethnic jewellery, traditional tie-n-dye fabric and much more. The Chokhi Dhani resort also offers its visitors with options to spend a night in village houses made of mud and hay, equipped with all modern amenities. A stay in these huts is a lifetime experience giving you a feel of a pure village life. With a soothing ambience, plethora of entertainment activities and mouth-watering Rajasthani cuisine, a visit to Chokhi Dhani is much recommended for every tourist in Jaipur.

Hazratbal Mosque

  •   Jammu , Jammu and Kashmir, India

Description

Standing on the left bank of Dal Lake, Hazratbal is a popular tourist attraction in the vicinity of Srinagar town! One of the popular places to see in Srinagar, the mosque has been a bang on tourist attraction in the valley that has retained its rustic charm for almost 3 decades. The beauty sculpted out of white marbles is definitely a captivating watch around the Srinagar city. There s a lot of preservings in the mosque like the immaculate design and huge dome. Yes, Hazratbal is the only domed attraction, without visiting which no tour to Srinagar is complete.

Chatpal

  •   Jammu , Jammu and Kashmir, India

Description

Till date, Kashmir has managed to retain its rustic charm. And there s so much to explore in the valley that even the most avid travelers haven t seen all of it. In the list of hidden Srinagar tourist places is Chatpal in the Shangas district of South Kashmir. Located 88 km from Srinagar, this spellbinding place is the popular turf for nature enthusiasts. With verdant peaks, and gushing river streams cutting through the impregnable woods, there s nothing more enchanting you d find in the city.

PAHARGANJ

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

Paharganj is the hub for cheap shopping, cheap lodging and cheap hogging. If you love leather bags and footwear, this is the place for you. You can get an amazing leather satchel for as low as Rs 200! The market is well known for silver jewellery and thrift shops. The culture of this market is quite like that of hill stations like Kasaul and the fact that you ll see quite a few foreigners at any time of the day, you might just forget that you re in Delhi. Closest metro station New Delhi (Yellow Line)

Shankaracharya Temple

  •   Jammu , Jammu and Kashmir, India

Description

Believed to be the oldest shrine in the Kashmir valley, Shankaracharya Temple is one of the renowned Srinagar sightseeing places to catch the majestic nature at its best. It is an architectural marvel, stationed on a hill peak, 1100 feet above sea level. The view from the top is truly enchanting, especially from May to September.

Kinari Bazar

  •   Agra , Uttar Pradesh, India

Description

To experience what most of Agra felt like many years ago, Kinari Bazar is the perfect place to visit. Located in the narrow streets behind Jama Masjid, where multitudes of colorful little shops spill over, women bargain and cars dodge one another. This is the place where some of the finest jewelry in Agra, as well as fabric, clothing, shoes, authentic snack stalls, and Agra s famous marble-work can be found. It is also the go-to place for any tiny tidbits related to weddings, like beautifully crafted garlands, bridal veils, and groom turbans.

TOWN HALL

  •   Mysore , Karnataka, India

Description

A majestic and imposing edifice built of stone, Town Hall was started by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar in 1884. It is named after Chettipantam Veeravalli Rangacharlu, the first dewan of the Mysore state (the highest ranking officer after the king). The facade is dominated by four pairs of Corinthian columns and the whole set is topped by pediments with elaborate carved motifs. A distinctive feature of the pediment is the sculpture of Goddess Lakshmi flanked by a pair of elephants. The building also has beautiful arched windows while the sides are adorned with balconies set off by cast-iron parapets. The building stands amidst greenery, flowering bushes and trees. Though it originally housed offices of the city government, it currently serves as venue for public events and performances

Mattupetty Dam

  •   Munnar , Kerala, India

Description

Mattupetty dam and its reservoir is located 13 km away from Munnar. This concrete gravity dam is built between the hill ranges and it is used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Its reservoir is an idyllic place to enjoy the serene nature. It is also said to be one of the waterholes where the elephants in the region often visit.

Arambol beach , Hippies and backpackers getaway

  •   Goa , Goa, India

Description

With its Bohemian atmosphere, Arambol has long been a tourist attraction in Goa for many of the long-term hippies & youthful backpackers. The relaxed environment at the Arambol beach coupled with peace and tranquility attracts many vacationers from other beaches of Goa.

TOMB OF SAFDARJANG

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

This monument was described as the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture . It was built in 1754 for statesman Safdarjung. The huge structure is surrounded by beautiful gardens of the Mughal charbagh style. You ll be certainly surprised with the silent environment here even though it is right next to the busy Lodi Road. Closest metro station- Jor bagh (Yellow line)

Chor Bazaar

  •   Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Description

One of the oldest markets in Mumbai, Chor Bazaar (Thieves Market) has a fascinating history that dates back to over 150 years. Located in South Mumbai, Chor Bazaar is a place to find stolen goods, just as the name suggests. You will usually find shopaholics thronging here as the goods can be bought here at throwaway prices. From antiques to Victorian furniture and fashion to electronics, a wide array of goods are available in this fascinating market.

Prince of Wales Museum

  •   Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Description

Also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, the museum is one of the most popular places to see in Mumbai. Prince of Wales Museum was built in the early 20th century and showcases several collections of ancient artworks, sculptures and artifacts in its galleries. Regular exhibitions and lectures on several topics are held inside here. The museum is done in Indi-Saracenic style of architecture and is bordered by lavish green gardens. There are three different parts of the museums: Natural history section, Archaeology section and Art section where innumerable forms of art and artifacts from India, Tibet, Nepal and other far eastern countries are preserved. Also, there are collection of 2000 rare miniature paintings from several art schools in India; decorative artworks made from wood, metal, jade and ivory; rare archeological artifacts dating back to the Indus Valley civilization in the 2000 B.C can be seen in the museum. Remnants from the Mauryan as well as Gupta periods are displayed in the museum. There is a section in the museum that includes a collection of reptiles, mammals, amphibians, birds and fishes. On the other hand, another section in the museum displays Indian arms and armor, weapons, swords, shields. The museum has a section comprised of European oil paintings as well.

Mehtab Bagh

  •   Agra , Uttar Pradesh, India

Description

Constructed just opposite the Taj Mahal, Mehtab bagh is a char-bagh (four garden) complex that is considered the ultimate viewing point of the magnificent marble mausoleum. The garden is open from sunrise to sunset and is considered a photographer s haven because it is the point from where you can take some unique photographs of the Taj with a gorgeous backdrop.

Anjuna Flea Market

  •   Goa , Goa, India

Description

Apart from the famous Curlies, Anjuna flea market is amongst the most popular tourist places in Goa. The flea market is open only on Wednesdays and offers many things, right from fruits to clothes and accessories to electronic devices. It s a favourite hangout among hippies and backpackers.

SAROJINI MARKET

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

Delhi offers many places for inexpensive but quality shopping. Sarojini Nagar Market might just top that list. It is one of the most popular markets especially for clothes, footwear and accessories. One might simply describe it as a teengirl s shopping paradise. Closest metro station- INA

Royal Orchid Metropole

  •   Mysore , Karnataka, India

Description

Not completely visible at first on the long JLB Road, Royal Orchid Metropole is nevertheless one of the famous landmarks in Mysore. Partly shielded by high walls and foliage, this stark white building manages to take your breath away. A heritage building going back to the last century was built to house the British guests of the maharaja. This two-storeyed building has verandahs, arched doorways, pillars and a courtyard filled with greenery. The walls and nooks are all filled with antiques and memorabilia of the royal past. The building was converted into a hotel and was state-run for a few years before being privatised. It is currently a heritage hotel run by the Baljee Group.

Agra Fort

  •   Agra , Uttar Pradesh, India

Description

As you enter and start to cross courtyard after courtyard, you realize that Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. This red sandstone and marble architecture exudes power and grandiosity. Agra fort was primarily begun by Emperor Akber in 1565 as a military structure and was later transformed into a palace by his grandson Emperor Shah Jahan. Some of the most iconic structures in Mughal history are still a part of this fort, such as Shish Mahal (Mirror Palace), Diwan-e-aam (Hall of general audience) and Diwan-e-khaas (Hall of private audiences). The Amar Singh gate, which was originally built to confuse attackers with its dogleg design, is now the sole point of entry to the fort.

Birla Mandir

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Located at the foot of the Moti Dungari hill in Jaipur, Birla Mandir is a great piece of beauty and splendour. Built by the famous industrialist family of Birlas in 1988, the name of the temple is prefixed with the word Birla . Dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu, the temple is also popularly referred to as Laxmi Narayan Temple . Alluring architecture of this magnificent temple makes it one of the most famous tourist attractions in Jaipur. Made of pure white marble, the temple walls adorn the carvings of the scenes of mythology and quotes from Gita. Main highlight of the temple is the images of Laxmi and Vishnu sculpted out of a single piece of marble. Unlike other Hindu temples, the outer walls of the Birla Mandir are decorated with images of famous personalities like Socrates, Buddha and Jesus Christ. The serenity of the place provides you with an extreme sense of peace and solace. Many devotees throng the temple throughout the year but, the crowd gets multi-fold on the occasion of Janmashtmi. Breath-taking splendour of the temple when it glows with thousands of lights in the evenings, captivates everyone with its unmatched charm.

Essel World

  •   Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Description

Reckoned to be one of the first amusement parks in India, Essel world in Mumbai is a place for everyone. Situated in the Gorai Island, Essel World is one of the biggest amusement parks with its colossal infrastructure and several exciting dry and wet rides. The park remains open all year round and fun activities that can be enjoyed here include ice skating, dancing and bowling. The park has several rides that cater to all age groups and also there are avenues for shopping and food courts for people looking for a holistic experience.

PURANA QILA AND NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

When you visit Purana Qila, don t forget to walk upto the National Zoological Park or Delhi Zoo. It is spread over an area of 176-acre and is very (read veryyyy) crowded on weekends. If you like long walks this place is perfect for it. Walk around enjoying the funny activities of hippos and the hysterical laughs of the hyaenas. You can also rent a battery-operated vehicle at the zoo to take a tour. Closest metro station- Pragati Maidan (Blue Line)

DILLI HAAT

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

This place is a walking tour of Indian culture. Shop for all the ethnic wear you wish, overload your bags with beautiful pieces of handicraft or just enjoy the weather while having a badam kulfi. There are food stalls dishing out scrumptious delicacies of different states of India. If you make an unplanned trip to Dilli Haat you might bump into a fancy exhibition or a dance/music performance. Closest metro station INA (Yellow line)

PRAG MAHAL IN BHUJ

  •   Kutch , Gujarat, India

Description

Prag mahal is 19th century palace which is located in bhuj. Construction of prag mahal took almost 14 years. In 1865 construction was started by Rao pragmalji 2 (bija) and it was completed in 1879. Construction of prag mahal is done in Italian style and in this construction many Italians are involved. Total cost of construction of prag mahal is 3 million rupees. Prag mahal is attraction of bhuj city and number of tourists come here to see the beauty of prag mahal.

AGRASEN KI BAOLI

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

AGRASEN KI BAOLI Closest metro station- Rajiv Chowk (Yellow Line)

Kanak Vrindavan

  •   Jaipur , Rajasthan, India

Description

Also popularly known as the Kanak Ghati amongst the locals, Kanak Vrindavan is a beautiful garden built in a picturesque valley surrounded by the hills of the Aravali range. Located at a distance of 8 km. from Jaipur towards Amber Fort, the garden complex was built on the orders of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, some 275 years back. Resembling the stunning beauty of Vrindavan Gardens near Mathura, Vrindavan was added to the name of this valley too and an idol of Lord Krishna was consecrated in a special complex, now called the Shri Govind Deoji Temple , inside the gardens. With lush green manicured lawns, series of fountains lined up along the pathways, statues of Lord Krishna, Radha and other gopis depicting the scenes from Krishna-Radha Raslila and intricate carvings and an excellent marble work inside the garden complex; the beauty of Kanak Vrindavan is indescribable and can surely leave you spellbound. Owing to its stupendous beauty, Kanak Vrindavan was chosen as an ideal spot for shooting of the famous Bollywood movie, Lamhe.

QUTUB MINAR

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

Qutub Minar is the 2nd tallest minar in India. It has been declared as a UNESCO Heritage Site. At the foot of the tower stands a mosque which is the first mosque built in India. It has a 7 m iron pillar in the courtyard with a fascinating saying attached to it. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled. Closest metro station- Qutub Minar (Yellow line)

LAJPAT NAGAR MARKET

  •   Delhi , Delhi, India

Description

Set your budget and go crazy shopping for ethnic wear. You get great salvar kameez, sarees, kurtas and kolhapuri chappals in this market. Lajpat market momos are extremely popular so if you re fond of street food, don t miss them. Closest metro station- Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line)

Charminar, Hyderabad

  •   Hyderabad , Andhra Pradesh, India

Description

Charminar is the most prominent landmark located right in the heart of Hyderabad. The monument was erected when Quli Qutb Shah shifted his capital from Golconda to Hyderabad. It got its name from its structure as it consists of four minarets. The imposing structure looks awe-inspiring during the night when it is illuminated. The life around Charminar never ceases to throb, as this part smells and feels like the real Hyderabad. The area around Charminar is popular for colourful bangles, jewellery, pearls and scrumptious dishes. The essence of Charminar lies in four things - the laid back crowds, the packed markets, the lip smacking biryani and the Irani chai!

Global Vipassana Pagoda

  •   Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Description

Global Vipassana Pagoda is a large meditation complex and memorial in Mumbai. It was built to honour Lord Buddha. Completed in 2008, this sacred edifice is counted amongst the biggest stone monuments across the Asiatic continent and houses the sacred bone relics of Gautam Buddha in the main dome. Another prominent highlight of this shrine is that it comprises the largest pillar-less dome in the world and surpasses Bijapur s Gol Gumbaz in terms of size. Global Vipassana Pagoda mesmerises visitors with its architecture. It has a towering height of about 325 feet and the large meditation hall at the centre of this domed structure has an impressive seating capacity of 8000 people. Main attractions of this complex include the intricately carved Myanmar Gate and a giant marble statue of Buddha. The Bell Tower and its mirror image, Gong Tower depict Burmese architecture and add mote to the architectural charm of the shrine.