The Indian subcontinent is home to ancient civilizations and many of the world’s great religions. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all originated here. Over the course of millennia, tectonic forces have thrust India into Eurasia, creating the tallest mountains on Earth, the Himalayas. Rich tropical waters in the Indian Ocean sustain fertile marine ecosystems along the coast in Kerala. The great cities Mumbai, Kolkata, and New Delhi overflow with cultural treasures and long histories. Streets and alleyways are filled with the wondrous smell of Indian cuisine. Travelers here quickly fall in love and form the memories of a lifetime.
Mathura Road Opposite Dargah, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi 110013
Located in the southeastern part of Delhi, the Lotus Temple was built in 1986 and is named after its shape of a lotus flower. The Lotus Temple is built of white marble. It looks like three white petals from a distance, and the lotus flower is surrounded by nine clear water pools. The tall and empty temple has neither gods nor decorations such as carvings and murals. The gardens and pools around the Lotus Temple are open and visitors can rest here. At night, the Lotus Temple is particularly beautiful under the light.
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his love. The Taj Mahal is a must-see for many people coming to India. Today, this miracle of a building has become a symbol of India. This palace-style mausoleum is mainly made of pure white marble and is inlaid with gems from all around the world. The Taj Mahal also has a completely symmetrical architectural aaesthetic. The entire complex consists of the vestibule, the main entrance, the Mughal Garden, the main body of the mausoleum as well as two mosques.