to the country of endless monument splendour - India. There is hardly an
area where you won't find a monument. These mute witnesses are a very
vital part of Indian cultural heritage. You won't need a guide to
explain their historic significance. One glimpse at their grandeur and
you'll know it yourself.
While Delhi still has remains of the seven distinctive capital cities,
the imperial remnants of Mughal cities of Fatehpur Sikri and Agra
ensamples a beautiful blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Chandigarh, the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, is the only Indian
city to have been designed and planned by a single architect - Le
Corbusier. Once associated with the princely courts of Oudh and then
with the British, Lucknow's every street still lingers with the finest
monuments of the bygone era.
The forts and palaces situated in the desert cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur
and Jaisalmer vividly testify to the glorious history of these princely
states. Bikaner too has echoes of the past in its sandstone palace,
temples and cenotaphs. The central region's main attraction is temple
complex of Khajuraho, where each temple can be distinguished by its
exquisitely stone carved spires and walls.
Western India is the abode of some of the most magnificent temples,
caves and fortresses. If Maharashtra's hallmark is the spectacular
rock-cut caves of Ajanta & Ellora and coast side forts such as
Sinhgad and Pratapgad; then Daman and Diu are two charming little
colonial towns near Gujarat with whitewashed churches and tile-roofed
villas. Last but not the least; do not forget to witness the temple
grandeur of the Golden Triangle of the East - Bhubaneswar, Puri and