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Tourist Sites In India You Must Visit!

If you are planning to explore the exotic places of India like Delhi and Mumbai then here is a small guide for your trip which will help you travel and adore the beauty of the incredible cities.

Stated below are the details of the two cities, Delhi and Mumbai and their well known tourist sites:

Delhi:

Being one of most historic capitals of the world and the capital of the country, Delhi has ample tourist sites to cater to the tourists" interests. The city is packed with government buildings and ancient creations like the Red Fort, India Gate, Jantar Mantar and Jama Masjid and many more. Two of the must visit places in the city apart from these are:

Chandni chowk- Originally known as Shahajanabad, Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets of Delhi. Located in the central north of the city map, it connects the Laal Quila (The Red Fort) and Fateh Puri Masjid. The place also shows the cultural harmony and gives a sense of spirituality with the most famous mosque and a tourist site of Delhi, Jama Masjid in its area, along with Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Jain Mandir. The place is so renowned that it has been used as a spot for shooting Bollywood flicks like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Pyar ke side effects and Delhi 6 to name a few. Movie like Chandni Chowk to China has been named after the place"s demand in the city. Don"t forget to visit the market and get yourself recharged after exploring the low rates in the wholesale market.

India Gate- This is another most popular tourist site of Mumbai City and is the national monument of India. Located in the heart of New Delhi, the gate is made of red sand stone and granite and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The gate is always crowded with youngsters who come here to adore the calm environment. Originally known as All India War Memorial, the landmark in Delhi commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the British Empire in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Since then, India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and has been named as the'Amar Jawan Jyoti'(The flame of the immortal soldier) which burns 24/7. The tourists come here to pay homage to the dead soldiers including the Prime Minister and President. The place is overcrowded during Republic Day and Independence Day and the decoration of the India gate makes it a place during these important occasions.

Mumbai:

Mumbai, the city of dreams for fame and success is the industrial city of the country. Tourists will find many things from beaches to Bollywood. Its multitude of unique and interesting sights makes it a city to visit, during any time of the year.

Juhu chowpatty/ Beach- Juhu is a must visit beach if you plan to visit the city. The beach is located near the Arabian Sea and is the most spoken about beach by those who have visited. Tourists who come here to play in the cool waters of Juhu beach binge on the mouthwatering street food which is that of the famous Mumbai Chaats(pani puri, bhel puri), Vada Pav etc. The beach is overcrowded on weekends so think wisely before going deep into the beach while enjoying in the water shores. It also has the Gandhi Gram where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay. The cold air and the sand on your feet will complete your trip to the Mumbai city.

Haji Ali- A combination of mosque and tomb, the place was build by a Muslim Merchant and saint, Haji Ali. Situated in the middle of the ocean, Haji Ali is only accessible during low tide from a narrow, 500 yard long walkway. On Thursdays and Fridays tens of thousands of pilgrims flock there to receive blessings from the dead saint whose body is buried there.

So, if you are visiting these two places during this time of the year, do not forget to set your foot at these famous tourist sites in India

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Story first published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 12:26 [IST]
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