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Agra Fort (Agra)
Agra Fort is built with red sandstone and is situated on the banks of the Yamuna River. The fort's walls are over 20 meters high and inside the fort itself there are a lot of smaller buildings that actually create a little town. You can have loads of exciting experience in the fort and it can come in handy to have a guide who can show you around.
Akbars Mausoleum (Agra)
Akbar's (one of India's greatest emperors) Mausoleum can be found in the middle of a peaceful garden about four kilometers from Agra. The tombstones are made out of sandstone and marble. This place is particularly intriguing if you are interested in the architecture from that time period that culminated with the magnificent Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal (Agra)
Most people all around the world know the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is without a doubt one of the world's most spectacular buildings, and it is famous for its architectural grandness and aesthetic beauty. The Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal who died while giving birth in 1631. The construction of the building was started the same year and was completed in 1653. You must visit the Taj Mahal while you are in India.
Mount Harriet (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
Mount Harriet is North of Port Blair. There is a natural oath up to the top of the mountain and it is an exceptional trip if you like nature walks. From the top of the mountain you can overlook the whole area including Madhuban, where they often train elephants.
The City of Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
Port Blair is the largest city on the islands and is situated in southern Andaman. The city is cozy and has a charming atmosphere. A couple of the city's main attractions are among others: the city's aquarium that has over 350 different species of fish; and the museum of anthropology, where you can find tools and clothing from the islands original population. All in all a good place if you are interested in the history of the islands.
The Wandoor Area (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
In Wandoor lays The Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park. The park is incredibly beautiful; there are thick rain forests, deep clefts and reefs with 5o different kinds of corals. They have guided tours around the park and it is an unforgettable experience.
Ghats (crematories) (Benares)
One of the main attractions in Varanasi is the long row of Ghats that are along the western banks of the Ganges. Most of them are used to bath from, but some of them are used for cremating. The locals usually do not mind if you would like to witness a cremation, but they do not appreciate photographing of the ceremony.
The River Ganges (Benares)
The River Ganges is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in the area. A trip on the river at dawn creates a very special light that draws a fantastic landscape. There are tour boats that will take you down the river, or you can rent a personal guide with a boat.
The Vishwanath Temple (Benares)
It is also called Golden Temple. This temple is the most sacred in Varanasi and it is in honor of Vishveswara, master of the universe. The temple was built in 1776 and its towers are gilded with more than 800 kilos of gold.
Fort Maidan and Fort William (Calcutta)
In 1756 the British wanted to build a new fort in Calcutta to replace the one they already had, Fort William. The fort was not completed until 1781 and had at that point cost two million £. At the same time a large area of jungle was cleared so that the canons could be shot from the fort. The canons has of yet never been fired. The fort is still in use, but it is possible to get inside and have a look around.

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