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India Heritage Tour

If you are the type who look beyond the veneer of magnificent Nature, into the past where ancient civilizations thrived,thronged and vanished ....

The following series of articles will arouse your interest as I lead you on a journey into the Past !
Red Fort ( Lal kila): Commissioned by Emperor Shajahan as his seat of power in 1639.It took 9 years to complete this marvel of red stone edifice. Even after several centuries , this imposing fort, still remains the symbol of Power.

DELHI: Whether you call it by its ancient name of "Indraprastha" or by its present name.... It is a city of paradoxes: It boasts of rich varied tradition and magnificent architectural splendour amidst pathetic squalor as seen from a train nearing Delhi. This city had always remained as the seat of power,yet the Delhi administration is powerless to control the mushrooming shanty towns and ever increasing pollution.

Roads in the "power centers " of New Delhi are wider and well maintained whereas in the old Delhi,even main roads are poke marked and littered with everything : from soda cans to sand bags.

The local residents truly reflect the cosmopolitan nature of this expanding metropolis. You see a veritable mixture of different cultures,languages and ethnic origins in the streets of Delhi.And that is the reason we start our journey from here ...

These days you get to see young lovers mouthing inanities nearby,oblivious to their heritage.In the second photo of the Minar, you can see the smaller,black Iron minar of about the same period . Surprisingly, there is little evidence of corrosion in this metallic "pole".

Laid by Qutbuddin Aibak of Mainluk dynasty around 1211. The final structure was completed in 1230. The top portion often suffered lightening damage until last century. This minaret is 14.32 meter (diameter ) wide at the base and rises to a height of 72.5 meter. Has several projecting "balconies" with stalactite and supporting pendative brackets.

Nearby you will see several ruins bearing testimony to ancient Monarchs,Conquerers and the vanquished. Quwwtul- Islam Masjid remains the last abode of Qutbuddin Aibuk.This photo also shows the site of several ruins dating to the period of 1230 AD,near Qutb-Minar. Under the round dome lies the mortal remains of a Turkmenistan king.

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Mussoorie Mussoorie - Travel to the Queen of the Hills

Nainital Nainital - Travel to this Idyllic hill station

Jim Corbett National Park Jim Corbett National Park - India's first wildlife reserve

Ladakh Ladakh - Last Shangrila, Little Tibet and Moonscape

Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri - City of Victory

Trekking to Valley of Flowers Trekking to Valley of Flowers - Great Himalayan ranges

Nandadevi Nandadevi - Carpet of extensive alpine flowers

Tomb of Sher Shah Suri Tomb of Sher Shah Suri - Indo-Islamic architecture

Naukuchiatal Naukuchiatal - Kumaon Peaks

Almora Almora - Ancient Cultural Influence

Chail Chail - Shivalik peaks

Gwalior Gwalior - Historical city in MP

Spiti Valley Spiti Valley - Nestled in the Himalayas

Palpur Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary Palpur Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary - Asiatic Lions

Kangra Valley Kangra Valley - Himachal Retreat

Auli Ski Resort Auli Ski Resort - Skiing

Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara - Snow Bowl Gurudwara

Agra Fort Agra Fort - Magnificent Citadel

Qutb Minar Qutb Minar - Tallest brick minaret in the world

Humayun's Tomb Humayun's Tomb - Exceptional splendor and gradeur

Heritage Tour of India Heritage Tour of India - Magnificent architectural splendour

Agra Agra - Standing astride the Yamuna.

Shimla Shimla - Reminiscent of British times

Hemis Gompa Hemis Gompa - Grand Monastery in the hills

Alchi Chos-kor Alchi Chos - patronized by rich Buddhist monks

Shimla Train Shimla Train - The Journey will Continue

Himalaya Mountain View Himalaya Mountain View - Majestic mountain range

Ranikhet Travel Ranikhet Travel - Meadow of the Queen

Himalaya Trekking Himalaya Trekking - Imbibe the spirit of Himalayas.

Basilica of Lady of Graces Sardhana Basilica of Lady of Graces Sardhana - Marian Shrine

Pahalgam Kashmir Pahalgam Kashmir - Premier hill station

God in Himalaya Mountains God in Himalaya Mountains - Abode of Shiva and his consort Shakthi

Char Dham Char Dham - Most revered 4 temples of Hindu Pilgrimage in Himalayas

Yamunotri Yamunotri - Yamunotri - dedicated to Goddess Yamuna

Gangotri Gangotri - Holy destination that embodies the origins of the Ganga

Kedarnath Kedarnath - Kedarnath on the Garhwal Range built by Adi Shankaracharya

Badrinath Badrinath - Badrinath dedicated to Vishnu - supreme God of Vaishnavites

Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan - Temples dedicated to Lord Krishna

Temples in Dwarka Temples in Dwarka - legend and lore that surround the temples in Dwarka

Amritsar Golden Temple Amritsar Golden Temple - In the Pool of the Nectar of Immortality

Vaishno Devi Temple Vaishno Devi Temple - Shakti - Source of all Power

Kashi Vishwanath Temple Kashi Vishwanath Temple - Temple in the oldest living city

Discover the Ancient Culture in all its Glory!

Red Fort Rashtrapathy Bhavan Quwwtul -Islam Masjid and several ruins belonging to the period of  1230 AD,near Qutb-Minar Qutb-Minar with a nearby metallic pole which exhibits almost no corrosion!
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