Visit India

There are many sites to see if you visit India.  Unfortunately, India is a rather large country and seeing everything is not really possible unless you spend an extended period of time in the country.  I’ll talk about a couple of different destinations that are worthy of your visit.  India has a lot to offer with various environments including both sandy beaches and large mountain ranges.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an ivory palace built in the 1600s for Mumtaz Mahal which is also its namesake.  This mausoleum sits on the Yamuna river in the northern region of India.  In 1983 the site was designated as a world heritage site.  The site is constructed around a large set of tombs.  The most recognizable feature of the structure is its large marble dome which is almost 115 feet high.  Almost as spectacular is the garden surrounding the building.  The garden is 980 feet square divided into 4 quarters and subsequently divided into 16 sunken flower beds.  Connected to the flower bed is a large, raised, marble water tank with a reflecting pool.  This specific tank is called the al Hawd al-Kawthar which means “Tank of Abundance” which was promised by Muhammed.  The Taj Mahal complex includes several other mausoleums and surrounded on 3 sides by red brick walls.  The complex is built on the river and the side up against the river is open.  This massive monument is a huge tourist destination with upwards of 7 million visitors traveling to the modern marvel in 2014.  We recommend you take time out of your trip if you are traveling to India to see this wonderful building and the history contained inside it.