Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has announced its list of the world’s top 25 destinations for 2017. The results are based on ratings and reviews presented by the website’s readers. Not surprisingly, the Taj Mahal is in the list.
Tripadvisor’s list of top 25 destinations from Asia has also been included in three Indian sites. These are Tajmahal, Amber Fort in Jaipur and Swaminarayan Akshardham in Delhi.
Surprisingly, the Golden Temple in Amritsar is not a place in this year’s list. It has been shown prominently in the last years.
Tripadvisor compiled a list of top 10 destinations in India for 2017. Can be expected, there are many reputed monuments and temples in it. Humayun’s Tomb has again appeared in this year’s list in Delhi after being removed from last year. India’s gateway in Mumbai is also a new entrant. Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai and Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi are not on this year’s list.
Here are 10 landmarks that make it in the list.
The Taj Mahal– India’s most recognized monument and one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal extends the fairy tales like the banks of Yamuna river and is at the top of the visitors’ tour to India.
Amber Fort Jaipur– Located on the outskirts of the “Pink City” of Jaipur, the Amber Fort and Palace were the original home of the Rajput Royalty till the city’s Jaipur city. It is one of the top attractions of Jaipur and includes many breathtaking palaces, halls, gardens and temples. Inside, the work of a detailed mirror adds to grandeur.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple– A relatively new Hindu temple complex opened in 2005, Vishal Swaminarayan Akshardham sits on the banks of river Yamuna in East Delhi. It is one of Delhi’s top attractions, and is the world’s largest Hindu temple. This temple is known as Swaminarayan, the founder of the modern sect of Hinduism, Swaminarayan Hinduism (a form of Vaishnavism).There are many exhibitions and gardens in it that exhibit India’s culture, art, architecture and history.
Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai– This cable-pull bridge (which has one or more columns, with the bridge supporting the bridge deck) crosses the Arabian Sea, connecting Mumbai suburbs from the South Sea. There is clearly steel wire equal to the perimeter of the Earth. The weight of the bridge is like 50,000 African elephants, and 90,000 tons of cement is used – which is enough to make five 10-floor buildings. It is considered an engineering miracle.
Agra fort– Agra fort, undoubtedly shaded by the Taj Mahal, is one of the finest Mughal forts in India. It was originally a brick fort which was organized by a group of Rajputs. However, it was later captured by the Mughals and rebuilt by Emperor Akbar, who decided to move his capital in 1558. There are many buildings to see many buildings inside the mosque including the mosque, public and private audience’s hall, palace, tower and courtyard. Another attraction is the sound of the evening and the light show which revives the history of the fort.
Golden temple Amritsar– The number of people visiting the Golden Temple is the Taj Mahal Rivals This exquisite holy Sikh temple is made of marble and has a stunning, distinctive gold plated upper and dome. Amritsar, where the temple is situated, is the spiritual capital of the Sikhs and its name is derived from the body of water around the temple, which means “Holy Pool of Nuclear”.
Qutub Minar Delhi– One of India’s most popular historical monuments, Qutub Minar is an incredible example of the world’s tallest brick tower and the initial Indo-Islamic architecture. It was made in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that this victory was made to point out the victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say that it was used to say loyal to prayer. There are five different stories in the tower, and are covered with complex carvings and verses from the Holy Quran.
Humayun’s Tomb– This mausoleum built in 1570 was the inspiration of the Taj Mahal in Agra. In it is the body of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun. It is particularly noteworthy that it was the first of such kind of Mughal architecture built in India. The tomb is set between beautiful gardens.
Gateway of India Mumbai– In reality, more prestigious than the Bandra Worli Sea Link, India’s Gateway is the most recognized monument of Mumbai. It was completed in 1924, and it was built in the city for the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. After the end of British rule British soldiers left Gateway.
Mehrangarh fort Jodhpur– One of the attractions of Jodhpur and one of the city’s most famous destinations, the irreversible Mehrangarh fort is one of the biggest forts in India. This well-preserved heritage structure grows in a powerful way over the city and offers panoramic views of the blue buildings of Jodhpur. There are many remains of war like a museum, restaurant and ancient artillery.