India is famous for its wide range of tourist destinations. Thousands of foreigners visit India every year. Tourism can be considered the heart of Indian economy. These tourist destinations include: the Great Himalayas in the north, Hills of Kashmir, the southern hills etc.
Climate also plays some important role in the Tourism of India.
Tourists are also attracted to ancient monuments like Taj Mahal, Red Fort,
Taj Mahal, at
Agra, in north central , is the crowning jewel of Indo-Islamic architecture. A mughal ruler, Shah Jahan, built the monument as a tomb for his beloved wife, Arjumand Banu, popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal. In 1631, she died. The construction of the tomb, begun the next year, employed nearly 20,000 workmen. It took nearly 20 years to complete. India
The tomb lies on the bank of
. Design for the tomb was submitted by the leading architects of Mughal Empire. On both the exterior and interior, the structural core is covered with white marble decorated with designs inlaid in precious stones. The structure seems to mirror the mood of the skies: at sunset the marbles assumes a rosy hue. Jumna River
Taj Mahal can be considered as the beautiful monument ever built by man. Because of these facts, it is still one among the
Goa, Kerala and
Goa is a former Portuguese colony on the Malabar Coast of western
Kerala is another state which lies on the western coast. Its natural beauty is known throughout the world. Thousands of tourists visit Kerala every year. Tourists are attracted mainly towards the ride on houseboats on different lakes. The largest of which is known as
. Because of its culture and natural beauty Kerala is known as God’s own country. Ashtamudi Lake
These facts make