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Taj Mahal - AgraThe rustic augustness of antediluvian India resides in its tatterdemalion enclosures, many with a tale of valour and many whispering their quarry narration. A nation of rural soul and shining history is signature marked by many of its forts and monuments, standing to speak the fantasy and endeavors of its various monarchs who pegged respect to this sovereign land. The breathtaking architectural vividness of India can only be felt on the moss gathered walls of its forts, havelis and monuments that has withstood the test of time only to shed history with their blunt stares. Discover the underlying romance, history and mystery under these world heritage monuments on your visit and take time to unveil the riddle engraved between the walls.

Hats-off to the architectural brilliance of India that epitomizes the cultural yore of India. Plan your monument tour to India during the vacations and unveil the stone cut plaque for the tale to flow unto ears.......

Taj Mahal: love in the marble
The pride of Agra, Taj Mahal was constructed by love smitten Mughal ruler Shah Jahan for his lady love Mumtaj Mahal. Just take little caution when you visit Taj because the redundant mantrap edifice may etch suppressed poetic rhythm out of you, like many other hearts of Tagore to Diana have hummed.

Qutub Minar: a tall lure
This tall attraction that Delhi flaunts needs a little neck- stretching exercise before it narrates its mystery to you. Qutub Minar was built by Qutubuddin Aibak in 1192.

India Gate: an egress to kaleidescope
This gate to pulsating Capital of India is pays homage to 90,000 Indian soldiers who relinquished their lives during world war I. Pass through this 42 meter high gate to feel the haunted past. Also known as the All India War Memorial, India Gate was designed and constructed by Lutyens.

Fatehpur Sikri: victory unleashed
The decrepit town of Sikri was born once more as 'Fatehpur Sikri 'under reign of Akbar after his son Jahangir was born. The prime attractions can be seen in places like Diwan-i-am, Diwan-i-khas, Jodhabai's Palace and Friday mosque.

Golconda Forts: the shepherd hills
Golconda Fort The 120ft high bastion of Golconda, a hilly area has experienced a great transformation from a mud house to a massive fort made up of granite in 1507. Golconda Fort is a complex comprising of four distinct forts. There is a 10 km long outer wall with 87 semi-circular bastions. The some of the bastions are still mounted with cannons. The fort has eight gateways, four drawbridges and several royal apartments, halls, temples, mosques, magazines and stables inside. The primary structure of the fort is laid out in a series of enclosures that holds the public and administrative structures as well as the royal residences and halls. The Nagina Bagh also lies within an enclosure but it is in utter ruins.

Gwalior Fort: shades of chivalry
The 16th century was a manna from heaven on earth for Gwalior as it was in the same century Gwalior Fort, the 'pearl of hind' saw its foundation stone. One of piece` de resistance invincible monuments of India, the fort of Gwalior has fascinated many poets and writers to render some noted lines. The Karan Palace, the Jahangir Mahal, the Shahjahan Mahal and the Gujri Mahal, Teli Ka Mandir, the Man singh Palace are some of the places worth visiting at Gwalior Fort.

Chittorgarh Forts: brave bastions
The behemothic walls of the Chittorgarh Fort stands roaring at the height of 500 feet high hill

sprawling on 700 acre fort went through three sieges. The palace was built from 1433-68 in plastered stone, and the entrance is through Suraj Pol which directly leads into a courtyard. On the right of Suraj Pol is the Darikhana or Sabha (council chamber) behind which lies a Ganesha temple and the zenana (living quarters for women). A massive water reservoir is located towards the left of Suraj Pol.

Red Fort: red with mysteryRed Fort - Delhi
The red bricks beckons you just when you settle down to buy yourself some raw ground nuts after a hectic shopping day at Chandani Chowk. Crested with Indian flag, the lights and contrasting green lawns are immediate attention gripers. Laid out by Shah Jahan, the fort bears a Mughal design covering 2.41 kms of area. Visit it on 15th August or 26th January and you will be a part nation's celebration of independence.

Lake Palace: wet with charm
From a pleasure place of Sisodia rulers to the wedding venues of Indian Bollywood stars, Lake Palace is all about glamour of a marble palace. Pavilions of the palace were constructed before 1734 and after his coronation Gadi Rana Jagat Singh II (1734-1751) further expanded the marble water palace. Jagat Singh II named the palace, Jag Niwas, also known as the Lake Palace, after himself. The palace faces east, allowing its inhabitants to pray to the Sun god at the crack of dawn.

Lucknow: amazing maze
Lucknow flourished under th e reign of Mughals during which it saw foundations of many big monuments like Imam Bara, Shah Najaf Imambara and Tarun Vali Kothi.

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