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  • India Gate, Delhi
    Built from sandstone, the arch also houses the Eternal Flame, a gesture in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in the 1971 war with Pakistan. India Gate, a majestic structure, 42 metres high, is set at the end of Rajpath, perhaps the most beautiful area of New Delhi with plush green lawns in the backdrop. It is a popular picnic spot during the winters and equally popular as a relaxation area during the summer evenings.
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  • Taj Mahal, Agra
    Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" built for love and is in fact the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. One of the wonders of the world, It was built by the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim Persian princess.
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  • Jantar Mantar, Delhi
    It is the brain-child of Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Built in 1719 on Parliament St near Connaught Place, this manmandir or astronomical observatory ranks second only to the one in Jaipur. Solar and lunar movements and the movements of other stars and planets can be observed from here. It is also a repository of time-measuring instruments. There are also Jantar Mantars at Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura. It is open from sunrise to 22-00. Nearby is the Hanuman Temple.
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  • City Palace, Udaipur
    The City Palace is one of the most important tourist attractions in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. There are several massive gates that lead to the fortified City Palace, though the Hati Pol or the Elephant Gate is the main one. According to a traditional custom the Maharanas of Udaipur would be weighed in gold and silver at the entrance of the Hati Pol and the wealth would then be distributed amongst the poor and needy.
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  • Red Fort, Delhi
    Originally known as Qila-e-Mualla, Red fort or Lal Qila was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after he transferred his capital to his newly planned city of Shahjahanabad (Delhi) from Agra in 1638. The foundation stone of this massive citadel was laid in 1639 and it was completed after nine years in 1648.
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  • Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
    Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds was built by the poet King Sawai Pratap Singh. Though, it is a part of the City Palace, it is situated on the other side of the road. It is the delicate façade that can be seen from outside of this palace, which is the most notable. The five-storeyed building flaunts Rajput architecture and artistry to its best including its 953 pink sandstone windows known as 'jharokhas' that are built in such as manner that it resembles a giant honeycomb.
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  • City Palace, Jaipur
    The sprawling city palace of Jaipur sits right in the centre of the old city. Once home to the erstwhile royal family, the Chandra Mahal still retained by them. This complex is said to cover a large area almost a seventh of the entire city of Jaipur. The complex includes amongst many other things the Mubark Mahal, the Diwan-I-Am or hall of public audiences, the Diwan-I-Khas or hall of private audiences and of course the beautiful seven-storied Chandra Mahal.
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  • Qutub Minar, Delhi
    In 1199 AD, Qutb-ud-Din Aibak laid the foundation of Qutab Minar for the use of Mu'azzin (crier) to give calls for prayer. However, only the first story was completed by Qutb-ud-din. The other stories were built by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu'd-Din IItutmish (1211-36 AD).
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  • Jama Masjid, Delhi
    Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Shah Jahan built it in 1656. It is situated in Delhi. It's also known as 'Masjid-i-Jahan Numa','Jahan' means 'World' and Numa means 'Visible'. Its courtyard has a capacity to hold nearly 25,000 worshippers. The mosque has three huge gateways,four angle towers,and two minarets,both,which are 40 meters high.
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  • Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
    Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. A rose petal sandstone mausoleum built in proper Mughal style is a beautiful memorial to the poet king.
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  • Agra Fort, Agra
    Agra Fort is located on the banks of the Yamuna near the railway station. Agra is well connected by air with Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Delhi. It has good rail and bus connections with major Indian cities. From the city, there are taxis, tempos, auto-rickshaws, and cycle rickshaws to carry one to the fort. Prepaid taxis and autos from the railway station are also available. Bicycles can also be hired on hourly basis.
 

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