Agra Mathura Haridwar Rishikesh
Agra is city situated in Uttar Pradesh state of India. Agra is also famous as city of Taj Mahal. Agra is one of the biggest cities of Uttar Pradesh and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Total population of Agra is around 1,746,467 as per 2011. Agra is located on the banks of River Yamuna. Agra is just 200 kms far from New Delhi. Agra is a showcase of glorious Mughal era. Agra is also known as city of Mughal Empire. Agra came into light in 1502. Agra is also former capital of Hindustan. The art and craft of the monuments of Agra is world famous. Agra was famous as Akbarabad in Mughal period. Thousands of tourists form India as well as from other countries visit Agra. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Places to visit in Agra : The Taj Mahal, The Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Sikandra Mariam’s Tomb and Chini Ka Rauza.
Taj Mahal : Agra is mainly famous for Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal King Shahjahan as a memorial for his wife Mumtaz. The Construction of Taj Mahal started in 1631 and ended in 1653 (22 years). More than 20,000 workers involved in this huge work of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is known as symbol of love.
Mathura is situated in Uttar Pradesh State of India. Mathura is 145 kms far from Delhi. Agra is just 58 kms far from Mathura. This area is also known as Brajbhoomi. According to legends Shri Krishna (Incarnation of God Vishnu) born here in ancient time. Later Lord Krishna spent his childhood in Gokul. Lord Krishna is one of the most popular God in India. So followers of lord Krishna visit this area. Mathura region includes places such as Vrindavan, Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana, Gokul and Nandgaon. A long line of charming Ghats – with their steps leading to the water’s edge, arched gateways and temple spires extending along the right bank of the River Yamuna, highlighting the sacred character of the town of Mathura. The birth place of Lord Krishna, “the best famous, best loved and most complex of Lord Vishnu’s appearances” – Mathura is today an important place of pilgrimage. The city stretches along the right bank of the Yamuna and the nonstop line of Ghats along the river makes a splendid sight when viewed from the opposite bank.
Places to visit in Mathura : Shri Krishna Janm Bhoomi, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Museum.
Haridwar is city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state in India. Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar is an ancient city and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Foreigners always attracted to Haridwar because here they can closely experience India’s complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.
Haridwar is one of the most popular pilgrimage cities in India and best place to know about Hindu culture. Millions of people visit this city every year. Haridwar has so many temple and Ashrams. Haridwar is also one of the four cities where Kumbh Mela is organized. Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri is world famous. Wildlife Jungle Safari can be also enjoyed in Rajaji National Park which is just 18 kms far from Haridwar.
Places to Visit in Haridwar : Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Shanti Kunj Ashram, Daksh Temple Jain Temple, Patanjali Yog Peeth, and Rajaji National Park.
Rishikesh is a small city to be found in the northern state of Uttarkhand in India and enjoys global fame as the worldwide capital of yoga and meditation. Positioned on the banks of River Ganges, Rishikesh is also the gateway to the Himalayas and offers massive natural beauty and majesty. This really spiritual town does boats a large number of temples that are placed against the beautiful backdrop of the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas. There is a well-liked legend linked with the name of the town that states that when Rishi Raibhya did penance, God appeared before him in the name of Rishikesh and hence it got its name. While on one hand Rishikesh is a perfect destination for those looking to delve into their spiritual side amid the peaceful surroundings. Rishikesh is famous for Yoga and Meditation as well as Rafting, camping and Bungee Jumping. Rishikesh is just 245 kms far from Delhi. Rishikesh is beautiful city and widely popular in foreign visitors.