Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
This is another of the palaces where the royals used to reside in the past and is today one of the museums where people explore different exhibits. Apart from being a museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the luxurious hotels in the city of Jodhpur. Once you travel around 3 kms from the city towards the southeast area, you will reach the place. Gaj Singh II still lives in one of the parts of the Umaid Bhawan. The palace was built in 1929. The place has about 365 rooms and was designed and created by one of the famous British architects Henry Lanchester. This palace was originally made for Raja Umaid Singh. To successfully build this palace it took about 15 years with around 3000 workers working on it and about an expenditure of 11 million INR. Makrana marble was used in the exteriors of the palace whereas Burmese teak in the inside. The collection of vintage clocks is another attraction to be seen here.
The Khardung La Pass at 18,380 feet, is the highest motorable road in the world, and a gateway to the Nubra Valley. The beauty of the Nubra valley is that it allows you to look over the Indus valley in the south and the mountain ridges of the Zanskar. You will get to see some rare and interesting plantations, quaint hamlets and high altitude desert landscapes. You will find the Siachen Glacier to the north of the valley and the Sasser Pass to the northwest of the valley.
One of the most developing commercial cities of the country, Madurai is also known as Thoonga Nagaram which literally means 'The city which never sleeps'. There are a number of legends behind the naming of this city. Some say that once Lord Indra worshipped Lord Shiva here under a Kadamba tree and the abundance of this species of trees is due to the blessings of the Lord Shiva. The city was thus known as Ambabhavana. Another legend says that once Lord Shive appeared in the dreams of King Kulasekara and from the knots of the Shiva's long hair dripped sweet drops of honey on this part of the land and thus the name was given as Madhurapuri, later converted to Madurai. This city is also the land of great poets, critics, artists and musicians apart from having a rich history of kings, their conquests and culture. This city was also known as the 'Athens of the East' as Megasthenes had once visited this place and loved it. The main attraction here is no doubt the Meenakshi Amman Temple which recieves devotees in the rates of thousands every week. The other specialties of Madurai are the Chungudi cotton sarees, dying motifs, handicrafts and wooden toys.
Amritsar Urban Adventures
Named after the world famous Golden Temple in Amritsar, this is a lavish 4- star hotel in the same city. This hotel is absolute value for money and recommended on your trip to Amritsar. It is a clean and comfortable place with very standard rooms. The staff starting from the attendents to the receptionists are all extremely friendly and helpful. The food served here is also very good.
Baichung Stadium is a very famous football stadium in Namchi. The stadium was framed in honor of Baichung Bhutia, India's most famous contemporary footballer. He is an Indian footballer of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent who plays as a striker. Bhutia is thought to be the torchbearer of Indian football in the global coliseum. Bhutia is usually nicknamed as the Sikkimese Sniper on account of his shooting abilities in football. The state intends to effectively advance the game made prominent after Bhutia turned into being the first Indian to play in an European League and guide the national team as a captain. This spot is under development and soon it will turn into a center of game exercises in Sikkim. This stadium is situated at a decent tallness above ocean level and it sees that the administration is empowering football. The Baichung Stadium is the best place to visit for the people who love football or any sort of sports.
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
The name was so given as the original fort was built by Feroze Shah Tughlaq and it is presently the home to the IPL Team Delhi Daredevils. It is the second oldest stadium of the country. The first match that was a test match held over here was in 1948 between India and West Indies. The most interesting records made here were by Anil Kumble against Pakistan when he took all 10 wickets for 74 runs in a single innings. The record created by Sunil Gavaskar to beat that of Sir Bradman was also made here. the biggest record was created by the Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar against Sri Lanka here.
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
When you are hungry after a lot of trekking and exploring the beautiful Triund, this is a place to relax and satiate your hunger pangs. There is also the Shiva Falls nearby and thus the name of the café. The place is oerfect for all types such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best part about this place is however the peaceful ambience and great views.
Old Delhi was founded as Shahjahanabad by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639. It remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty. Many people tend to get confused between Delhi and New Delhi. To be precise, New Delhi is the later development done to Delhi or Old Delhi. The Old Delhi was the place that the Mughal kings ruled for centuries. This part has most of the old monuments, palaces and buildings. New Delhi comes under the same government and started becoming popular much after independence in spite of being a creation of the British Raj. This part is made up of the best restaurants, clubs, cafes, contemporary and modern museums, offices and other extensions. Malls are also an important feature of New Delhi which makes it different from the old markets of Old Delhi.
National Gallery of Modern Art
This is the most important museum of the city and also one of the best within the country. If you want to enjoy the best contemporary art, this is no doubt the best you can get. The building that has been transformed into the lovely museum was once the residence of famous kings of Jaipur. The grandeur is still maintained till a certain extent. The maintenance part is worth mentioning and the collection is the best you can find anywhere. Art pieces housed here have a large range of variety. There are pieces that are almost 2 centuries old. There are also art works by English painters and National ones too. The location of the museum is just adjacent to the India Gate, thus making it almost a part of another attraction of National importance. The gardens circling the museums form an ideal place for summer afternoons.