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Culture plays an important role in the development of any nation. It represents a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices. Culture and creativity manifest themselves in almost all economic, social and other activities. A country as diverse as India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture.

Humayun’s Tomb

राजधानी दिल्‍ली में हुमायूं का मकबरा महान मुगल वास्‍तुकला का एक उत्‍कृष्‍ट नमूना है। वर्ष 1570 में निर्मित यह मकबरा विशेष रूप से सांस्‍कृतिक महत्‍व रखता है, क्‍योंकि यह भारतीय उप महाद्वीप पर प्रथम उद्यान – मकबरा था। इसकी अनोखी सुंदरता को अनेक प्रमुख वास्‍तुकलात्‍मक नवाचारों से प्रेरित कहा जा सकता है, जो एक अजुलनीय ताजमहल के निर्माण में…

Jantar Mantar – New Delhi

Jantar Mantar (Yantra – instruments, mantra – formulae) was constructed in 1724. Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur who built this observatory went on to build other observatories in Ujjain , Varanasi and Mathura. Jai Singh had found the existing astronomical instruments too small to take correct measurements and so he built these larger and more…

Ancient India

India’s history and culture is dynamic, spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. It begins with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities in the southern lands of India. The history of India is punctuated by constant integration of migrating people with the diverse cultures that surround India. Available evidence…

India’s Struggle for freedom

Indian Freedom Struggle (1857-1947) In ancient times, people from all over the world were keen to come to India. The Aryans came from Central Europe and settled down in India.The Persians followed by the Iranians and Parsis immigrated to India. Then came the Moghuls and they too settled down permanently in India. Chengis Khan, the…

Mysore Palace : Mysore

Mysore Palace also known as Amba Vilas Palace located at the heart of Mysore city is the most prominent tourist destination of Mysore that attracts millions of visitors round the year. This historical palace housed within the Old Fort facing the Chamunda Hills stands as the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty who ruled the…

Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib)

Sri Harmandir Sahib , also Sri Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the “Golden Temple” is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. Amritsar (literally, the tank of nectar of immortality) was founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das. The fifth Sikh Guru, Guru…

Lotus Temple (New Delhi)

Lotus temple is one of attractions of New Delhi. As we all know that lotus temple has an awesome architecture and great historical importance. I know that everybody wants to know the history behind it. Here in this post I am going to tell you about historical importance of lotus temple and awesome architecture of…

Hawa Mahal (Jaipur)

The renowned ‘Palace Of The Winds’, or Hawa Mahal, is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city. Located in the heart of Jaipur, this beautiful five-storey palace was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who belonged to Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty. The main architect of this palace built of red and pink…

Gateway of India (Mumbai)

The Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in Western India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The structure is a basalt arch, 26 metres (85 feet) high. It lies at the…

Fatehpur Sikri (Agra)

Fatehpur Sikri was listed among the World Heritage Sites, Fatehpur Sikri ranks among the mostly visited spots in India. Situated at an easy distance from the city of Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Fatehpur Sikri is an important specimen of the Mughal dynasty. By going for tours to this historical site, you can get…

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