#IndiaAt75 #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav Normally celebrated on the second Monday of August, this year’s Independence Day, August 15, falls on a Monday, making it the perfect opportunity to immerse oneself in the country’s storied heritage.
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) Independence Day is celebrated every year on August 15. This year, it falls on a Monday, making it the best long weekend to learn about the country’s rich culture.
Country India is known for its beautiful buildings and varied landscapes
India is known for its beautiful buildings and varied landscapes, but not many people know that it is also home to 40 amazing World Heritage Sites. So, since art and culture are the second most important reason for Indians to travel (according to Agoda’s India-genous Travel Survey), the three-day vacation is the perfect time to go on a trip through history!
Agra Fort in Uttar Pradesh is a great place to enjoy the beauty of Mughal architecture
The Taj Mahal is the most famous building in Agra, but you shouldn’t miss the Red Fort of Agra, also called Lal Qila. It’s only two kilometers away and is connected to the Taj Mahal by a park. This beautiful fort was built by Emperor Akbar and named a World Heritage Site in 1983. It is a symbol of India’s strong history. This walled city is surrounded by beautiful Mughal architecture and is home to a complex of buildings, from grand palaces and audience halls to beautiful mosques. It is popular with tourists who want to get a real sense of history.
There is a wide variety of places to stay in Agra
- ITC Mughal, a luxury collection
- Radisson Hotel
- Crystal Sarovar Premiere
To gain insight into the past, visit the Group of Monuments in Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi is also known as the “World’s Largest Open-Air Museum” because it has so many ways for visitors to see and learn about the city’s past. The humble foundational structures of temples, forts, royal and sacred complexes, shrines, and pillared halls that once stood proudly show off the grand past of the Vijayanagara empire. The city is also known as the City of Ruins.
There are a number of places to stay in Hampi
- Royal Orchid Central Kireeti Hampi
- Evolve Back Hampi
Mountain Railways of India will enchant you. Darjeeling, Nilgiri, Kalka
The world’s oldest mountain steam railway goes through Ghoom at a height of 2258 meters, right in the middle of the beautiful hills of Darjeeling. The railway was built in 1881. It winds through the beautiful Himalayan mountains, giving passengers a ride from a bygone era while showing them views that haven’t changed over time.
One might pick from a number of different lodgings in Darjeeling
- Hotel Mayfair Darjeeling
- Ramada by Wyndham
- Yashshree Mall Road
Observe from a distance in Gujarat’s Rani-ki-Vav
Rani-ki-Vav, or The Queen’s Stepwell, is an inverted temple on the banks of the river Saraswati. It shows how holy water is in a state that is mostly known for having one of the largest salt deserts in the world.
Queen Udayamati started building the stepwell in memory of her late husband in 1603. It took 20 years to finish, and the original design had seven steps, but only five remain today. Each panel had carvings, sculptures, and geometric patterns that were all different. The monument is unlike anything else of its time. Because it has more than 500 main sculptures and more than 1000 smaller ones.
While in Gujarat, you can choose from an array of stay options:
- The Grand Raveta
- Hotel The Grand Piano
Visit the Jantar Mantar in Rajasthan to get in touch with the stars
The Jantar Mantar is an open-air observatory for astronomy that was built to look up at the sky. It has 20 instruments, one of which is known as the “World’s Largest Sundial.”
It was built by Maharajah Sawaii Jai Singh II, who was king at the time, because he was interested in the stars and how they moved to tell time. Each instrument was made in a scientific way, with complicated parts and shapes that show innovation and forward-thinking that was way ahead of its time. IndiaAt75 #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
Stay and discover Jaipur’s other sights. There are hundreds of budget-friendly options
- Samode Haveli Hotel
- Alsisar Haveli – A Heritage Hotel
- Golden Tulip Hotel Jaipur