The arid and semi-arid regions of Thar Desert
stand divided between India and Pakistan. A vast expanse of hot
sand mountains, Thar Desert yields sal and gypsum. The scanty rainfall
and extreme climate makes it a perfect desert experience topped
with warm desert people who are ready to entertain the visitors
with their folk dance and music performances in their characteristic
colorful dresses, camel and elephant rides. Sand dunes, thorny bushes,
parched thirsty fields, broken rocks along with majestic forts and
palaces that rise from the barren backdrop like a mirage makes Rajasthan
a preferred place for the tourists to visit. It is difficult to
believe that this land was once under the sea and was full of varied
Though Agra is more famous world over as the city of Taj, Agra Fort
is another dimension to the city thatattracts tourists in hordes.
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One of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture is the
Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan
between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2
kms. in length with the height varying from 18 mts. on the river
side to 33 mts. on the city side. read
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Though Agra is more famous world over as the city of Taj,
Agra Fort is another dimension to the city that attracts tourists
in hordes. Built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through with
the consolidation of his power after accession to power in 1654,
Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the
royal residence. Many of the palaces inside the fort were later
added by next generations of Mughal Emperors like Jahangir and Shahjahan.read
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This fort is situated at Gopachal, nearly 100m above the town of
Gwalior. It’s width ranges from nearly 1km, to less than 200m.
The walls, which encircle the fort, are solid and nearly 10m high.
In places the cliff overhangs and elsewhere it has been clipped
to make it steep and hence unscalable. It earned the reputation
of being North and Central India’s most impregnable fort.
Babur described the fort as, "The pearl amongst fortresses
in India". read more about pushkar..
Mysore Palace is located in the middle of the city Mysore in the
southern state of Karnataka. Also known as Maharajah's Palace, it
displays Indo-Saracenic style of architecture with domes, turrets,
arches and colonnades. The palace was the residence of the Wodeyar
Mahararaja's of the Mysore State, also known as Amba Vilas.read
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