Places to See in India
- Raj Ghat: Northeast of Feroz Shah Kotla, on the banks of the Yamuna, recalls a simple cuboid made of black marble because at this point Mahatma Gandhi was burned after his assassination in 1948.Eeach Friday is a solemn ceremony, because Gandhi on a Friday was killed. This was also India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahrlal Nehru (1964), and his daughter Indira Gandhi cremated. By now Raj is Ghat has a nice park. Also interesting are all the many signposted trees, which were planted by high-ranking personalities. These include under Elizabeth II of England, Gough Whitlam, Dwight D. Eisenhower and others Ho Chi Minh.
- National Museum: This museum in Janpath (south of Raj Path) contains a good collection of Indian bronze figures, terracotta and Wooden sculptures from the Moorish period (2nd-3rd century BC), pieces from the Vijayanagar period in South India, miniatures, murals, etc. All this really makes a visit to this museum recommended. It is open every day (except Monday) from 10am to 5pm. Admission varies from day to day.
- Tibet House: Here you have a considerable collection of Issued ceremony items that the Dalai Lama could take, when he fled from the Chinese. On the ground floor there is a shop in the a large selection of Tibetan craft items is sold. The Tibet House can be found in Jor Bagh 16, near the Hotel Oberoi New Delhi. From It is open from 9:30 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 18:00 from April to September, and from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 during the remaining months. The entry is free but closed on Sunday.
- Museum of Crafts (Crafts Museum): Some time ago this museum in the Aditi Pavilion at the Mathura Road Exhibition Center relocated to the city of Delhi. It contains a collection of traditional Indian Craft objects made of textiles, metal, wood and ceramics. It is today part of the complex that was built here. Visitors want to get an insight into the Indian village life, without having to leave Delhi. The opening hours are daily (except Sunday) from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
- The Tomb of Safdarjang (Safdarjang Tomb): Next to the smaller one Safdarjang Airport, on which the son of Indira Gandhi 1880 at a Plane crash killed, lies the tomb of Safdarjang. The Nabob of Oudh had it built in 1753-54 for his father Safdarjang. This building is one of the last examples of Mughal architecture, before everything collapsed later. From the roof of the tomb you have a good view.
- The Laxmi Narayan Temple (well known as Birla Temple) is located just below the famous Moti Dungri Fort in Jaipur. This plant was designed by B.M. Birla Foundation built in 1988 and dedicated to the Lord Lord Laxmi Narayan. The carvings are known on pure white marble in this complex. The Birla Temple has now become one of Jaipur’s biggest attractions. This plant looks very nice when it is brightly lit at night. Birla Mandir, in pure white marble, dominates the “skyline”, the southern part of Jaipur. The huge temple was built during the year 1988 by the Birla family, one of the business tycoons of India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the Keeper and his wife Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. For this reason, this plant is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple.
- Clock tower and markets: The famous landmark of the old town is the clock tower. He is also a good guide. Not far away is the colorful Sardar market, from the narrow streets to the various bazaars with textiles, silver and handicrafts.
- Brahma Temple: Pushkar has so many temples in its walls that even after the destruction by Aurangzeb there is still a lot to see. The most famous is the Brahma Temple. He is said to be the only Brahma temple in India. They recognize him by the golden point. Above the entrance is the symbol of Brahma, the goose (Hans). Legend has it that it was Brahma himself who chose Pushkar as his city. Of some importance in Pushkar is also the Rangji Temple. Many ghats lead directly down to the lake. Here, pilgrims bathe in the sacred waters almost every hour. Please keep your camera packed and approach the lake only to a respectful distance. The pilgrims are very sensitive to disturbances, because throwing a single cigarette butt into the lake could mean the end of your earthly existence. As an alternative to a visit to the lake, you can also take a one-hour hike to the temple on the mountain. From there you have a view of the lake. This is recommended for the early morning. The view is worthwhile.
- Observatory: Opposite the city palace is the observatory (Jantar Mantar), whose construction Jai Singh began in 1748. Overall, he built five of these curious complexes. The interest of ruler Jai Singh in astronomy was far greater than his ability as a warrior. Before he started building this observatory, he sent students abroad; they were supposed to acquire knowledge about observatories, which he later used in building his own observatory. Of its five buildings, Jaipur Observatory is the largest and best preserved; it was restored in 1901. The other structures for observing the stars are in Delhi (it is the oldest from 1724), in Varanasi, in Ujjain and in Muttra. The observatory of Muttra is no longer preserved today.
- Panch Mahal: This small five-story palace was probably used earlier by the court ladies. Originally the pages were bricked up, but the Walls were removed to reveal the open colonnades inside. Each of the five floors is smaller and offset to the lower one Floor has been built, so like a pyramid, so that only up space for a small kiosk remains. The dome is supported by four columns. On the lower floor there are 56 columns. On the lower floor are 56 columns, of which not two are equal.
- Devi Jagadamba: The third temple on this platform is slightly older than the Kandariya Mahadev and built as a three-tiered temple. Perhaps he was first consecrated Vishnu, but later Parvati and then Kali. Experts even say that he is still a Parvati temple and
that the image of Kali (or Jagadamba) is in reality a representation of Parvati, painted black only. Also belonging to this temple are three rows of sculptures. Many pictures in the two lower rows show Vishnu with Sardulas. In the third row, however, you can then look at Mithunas again, in a rather permissive manner.