Tagged With "Taj Mahal"

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Re: Endangered tourist destinations around the World

IslandMan ·
Excellent article, Felicty. Yes, whilst all these places are a must on most peoples' travel list, we do need to be aware of the environmental impact we as tourists make.
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Re: Endangered tourist destinations around the World

GarryRF ·
Without the tourist would many of these places survive? Without the billions of euros spent on Venice to keep the water out would it still be walkable ? Would the Taj Mahal still be showing the scars of conflict if people didn't visit and contribute to its hunger for refurbishment ? Or maybe leave it to fall into ruin like the pyramids. Which do we remove? The tourists or the high heels ?
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Re: Endangered tourist destinations around the World

Zohaib ·
I agree that these destinations are famous and must-sees for every tourist, but all of us have an obligation to not destory these beautiful corners of the World. Like for Venice, as mentioned in the article that so many Cruises pass through here (stops) each year, so they must have dig-up the area and hence the water level keeps rising?! If we don't take care, our future generations wouldn't be able to see these historic places.
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Re: Prince William and Dutchess Kate visit the Taj Mahal

Travel Rob ·
If you are planning a trip to the Taj Mahal and India, check out TG's India section. It includes blogs on the Taj Mahal https://www.travelgumbo.com/collection/IndiaBlogs https://www.travelgumbo.com/sea...ueryString=Taj+Mahal
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 6, 2013: Taj Mahal - India’s architectual jewel

CaidenMohr ·
Taj Mahal is India’s one of the most beautiful heritage which is appreciated for its legendary history and wonderful architecture all around the globe. It is amazing epitome of love and truly makes a source of inspiration for everyone. Throughout the year tourists comes here in a flocked and really mesmerized by seeing this magnificent sight. Lots of tours operators conduct journey to this beautiful place; you can easily find them at Compalog.com and many other websites too. I think to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 6, 2013: Taj Mahal - India’s architectual jewel

Mac ·
Just completely breathtaking and so beautiful. No matter how many times you may be lucky enough to see this beautiful white domed mausoleum, it is just one of the finest and most beautiful masterpieces in the world’s heritage that you will ever...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 31, 2015: The Taj Mahal

Grand Escapades ·
Love, beauty, death and unparalleled elegance… All these ingredients contribute to making the TajMahal one of the wonders of the world, a place not to be missed.   Who would remain untouched by the story of MumtazMahal, the favorite,...
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Istanbul's 'Blue Mosque'

PHeymont ·
On our first day in Istanbul, after arriving at 4:30 on a Sunday morning and heading straight to a nap we went for a walk to reconnoiter the neighborhood. What a neighborhood! Within 5 to 10 minutes easy walk we passed the Topkapi Palace, the massive...
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Hagia Sophia: Incredible in Every Way (Where Gumbo Was, #103)

PHeymont ·
Hagia Sophia is surely one of the most widely-recognized buildings on Earth, which is amazing considering that the world is so populated with other buildings modeled on it or even directly copied from it. Built as a Byzantine church, it became the...
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Three historical cities to visit in the winters for travel enthusiasts

Pratap Singh ·
The chilling weather of India glorifies the beauty of many cities. The three top cities are calling you to experience their beauty. These towns can be an escape from the spine-chilling weather or the thrust to kiss the warmth of the sun. Jaipur: Jal Mahal The capital of the royal state of India, Rajasthan, Jaipur is best suited to visit in winters. The city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is popularly known as Fort City of India. Amber Fort, the Star attraction of the city,...
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Now this is how you explore the sites of New Delhi

Pratap Singh ·
Around 7 million travelers from all over the world visit India every year. Most of them land at New Delhi Airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport), and from here they hire cabs or catch a train to starts their holidays in India. Along with this many travelers also give a day or two in Delhi to explore the tourist monuments of the city and observe the life at India's capital. In this post, I've tried to present a typical tour itinerary on how a traveler can enjoy a fantastic week (or max...
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Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's fascinating journey through the Karnataka region continues with an exploration of the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi.
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Taj Mahal's 'facelift' includes a mud pack

PHeymont ·
Section by section, the modern wonder is being cleaned by a mud pack that absorbs grease, waste and more.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bijapur and Gulbarga

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey continues into Northern Karnatka, from Badami to Bijapur and then on to Gulbarga. There are a large number of Muslims in the region.
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Know 11 Interesting Facts About Amber Fort in Jaipur

Abhishek Mathur ·
Royal state of Rajasthan, the state of kings and kingdoms has its own charisma when it comes to the grandeur of rich and historical monuments. Filled with many amazing and wonderful cities, Rajasthan plays a vital role in Indian Tourism. One of the major cities in Rajasthan is Jaipur, the pink city of India. Boasting a plethora of amazing forts, palaces and havelis, Jaipur is coronating the crown of Rajasthan Tourism . One of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur is Amber Fort. Famous as...
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Taj Mahal in 2017

Pratap Singh ·
Visiting Taj Mahal in 2017 has become a unique experience. Since the last one year, the local government has resumed restoration work on Taj Mahal after 1980's and now Taj Mahal is as while as it was prior the fall of Munich wall. Have a look at this picture taken in March'17, as by now 80% work on Taj was completed. For more information on Taj, check this .
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March Madness for travel sites

PHeymont ·
For sports fans who have run out of competition to obsess over, a British newspaper has provided a perhaps unintentionally hilarious competition.
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Dusk at Agra's Moon Garden

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Moon Garden in Agra, where he got his first view of the Taj Mahal across the Yamuna River.
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Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra (Where Gumbo was #354)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (also known as the "Baby Taj"), the tomb that inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal.
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Around the World in 118 Acres

PHeymont ·
In China, a miniature of the world, with 130 famous sights on 118 acres, including a one-third scale Eiffel Tower.
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May 26, 2020: Agra Street Scenes

DrFumblefinger ·
A few scenes from the streets of Agra that DrFumblefinger snapped while driving around that city.
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Yes, but where is it? Most-Googled landmarks

PHeymont ·
You won't be surprised to learn that you can Google what people are Googling; after all, it's the company that inspired the joke help wanted poster (No need to apply, we already have your information). An Australian insurance company, Columbus Direct, went to the source to find the most-Googled tourism attractions. As you might have guessed from the photo above, the Taj Mahal tops the list, but the big surprise is that for most of the top ten, the main questions used to Google them are heavy...
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Top 25 landmarks...how many have you seen?

PHeymont ·
Not on the list...      Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia   TripAdvisor's released its Top 25 Travelers' Choice landmark list again, and the first thing that stands out is that 8 of the top 10 are religious structures or importance. The...
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Jama Masjid, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #256)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the largest mosque in Delhi, known as Jama Masjid. It is a project of the great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. A very worthwhile stop while visiting Delhi.
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Central India, Pt.4: Mandu

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey in central India continues, this week with a stop in beautiful Mandu, with visits to palaces, stepwells and monuments. Be sure you follow the good professor's travels!
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Top of the World! A visit to Burj Khalif

DrFumblefinger ·
The highlight of DrFumblefinger's stop in Dubai was a visit to the world's tallest building, the beautiful Burj Khalifa.
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Art and Survival in the Tassili Plateau

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell explores the heart of the Sahara -- a life filled with hardship, sand dunes and camel. A trip highlighted by the remarkable sights of Tassili n’Ajjer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the town of Orchha in Central India, including its impressive Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal palaces.
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Central India, Pt.6: Aurangabad and environs

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's travels in Central India continue, this week in Aurangabad where he finds (among other travel gems) an amazing replica of the iconic Taj Mahal, a nice assortment of surviving historic city gates, and Aurangabad Caves, rock-cut Buddhist temples dating from the 6th and 7th century.
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Important 5 Places to Visit in Udaipur

RS Rajawat ·
If you've ever wished to feel how a lovely atmosphere would feel like, we suggest you land in Udaipur which is popularly known as the 'Venice of the East' and also 'The city of lakes'. Located in Rajasthan, Udaipur is a spectacular location and is full of rich heritage and history. It is also a mirror for how splendid the architectural grandeur were back in the time. Talk about the scenic landscapes! Here are five best places you must visit when on your tour and travel udaipur The City...
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10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Abhishekk Mathur ·
Rajasthan is the royal state of India and its part, Udaipur is one of the most magnificent and glorious cities that is boasted with the some really amazing and beautiful tourist attractions of Rajasthan which is quite famous among the travellers, national and international. People on Udaipur tourism love exploring the mesmerising mélange of culture history and traditions. To make your tourism more exciting we have brought to you the list of best unique tourist attractions of Udaipur which...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, June 27, 2014: Kites in a New Delhi sunset

Mac ·
  I really like this unusual picture as it instantly returns me to my very special visit to  India a couple of years ago when I saw some of the most amazing historical locations that I have ever seen. The Taj Mahal, The Red Fort, Jodphur and...
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Endangered tourist destinations around the World

Guest ·
Do you feel like getting lost in the backstreets of Venice, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef or skiing in the Alps? If so, don’t hang around – tourist hordes have put these much-loved sites and many others at risk.   These places...
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February 7, 2017: Rediscovering the Taj Mahal

Marilyn Jones ·
Looking through photo files from past trips, Marilyn Jones finds a way to relive the joy of first discovering a new place.
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Egg Trees in India ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell gives as an insightful look into life in Rajasthan and some of the changes that the area has undergone in the past few decades.
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Places to Visit in Jaipur: Famous Forts

Anil Verma ·
No trip to Jaipur is complete while not rubber-necking. Rajasthan’s capital has some nice places to envision, most of them square measure of historical importance. They’re conjointly Associate in Nursing integral a part of Jaipur’s wealthy culture. PLACES TO VISIT IN JAIPUR: FAMOUS FORTS 1. NAHARGARH Built in 1734, the Nahargarh Fort features a “chilling” past. it’s believed that the spirit of patrician Nahar Singh haunted construction employees and place a curse on the fort. This durable...
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Jantar Mantar - a marvellous astronomical observatory

David James ·
India tourism is filled with many incredible monuments that have stood the test of time and constantly been a source of study as well as inspiration for historians, sculptors, and scientists alike. A cradle of civilization, India has offered a lot to the modern word. The country’s glorious past has produced many marvellous forms of arts, architecture, music, and literature. One of the most visited countries in the world, this multicultural nation has always attracted visitors from the...
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August 21, 2019: Audience Hall, Red Fort, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the impressive and spacious Audience Hall in Delhi's famous Red Fort. The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Meter's ticking for Taj Mahal visitors

PHeymont ·
To combat overcrowding, authorities will now limit how long visitor may stay at the famed mausoleum.
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10 Places To Visit Before They Disappear From Earth

Pratima ·
The media so often tell us about the changes in the Earth’s climate and landscape related to human activity, that we have ceased to attach great importance to this. Global warming - it has been talked about for decades, but we don’t feel it, rising sea levels are somehow far away from us and are not perceived as a danger. Meanwhile, there are a large number of beautiful parts of our planet, on which these changes have a tremendous and disastrous effect. Taj Mahal, Agra, India According to...
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All that you can do in Mumbai

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Amy J offers several suggestions for you to fill your time when visiting the pulsing city of Mumbai (sponsored content)
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List of Top 10 Tourist Places for Visit in Delhi with Friends

Twinkle Garg ·
It's a hard job when it comes to choosing the top 10 places to see in a city as old as Delhi. Continually inhabited given that 300 BCE with built ruined as well as reconstructed 7 times, New Delhi is presently in its 8th character increasing from its very own ashes like a Phoenix metro each time it was laid to throw away. Fluctuate of mighty empires have actually ensured that Delhi is dotted with a range of monuments as well as relics of the past of this ancient city. Right here's a listing...
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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Said to be a fusion of Indian and Persian architectural styles, it was the first garden-tomb to be built in the country.
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Taj Mahal adds evening hours

PHeymont ·
In a move to reduce crowding and accommodate more visitors, the Taj Mahal is scheduling regular evening hours.
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Prince William and Dutchess Kate visit the Taj Mahal

Travel Rob ·
This week, Prince William and Dutchess Kate retraced some his parents footsteps in India and Bhutan, including a visit to the Taj Mahal
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Chandni Chowk Market, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Chandni Chowk Market in Delhi. One of the oldest and busiest markets in India, almost anything you might want is for sale here.
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5 Top UNESCO Heritage Sites of Golden Triangle Circuit in India

Abhishek Mathur ·
If you're trying to find a singular mix of attractions in India, it's best to move towards the Golden Triangle circuit. those that area unit unaccustomed India or on a good schedule, visit Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi to get an simple Indian expertise. To know a lot of about Golden Triangle Tour, browse our exclusive diary article, what's Golden Triangle Tour India and Why it's famous? These 3 destinations aren't some random decide. These 3 area units heritage-filled sites with fascinating...
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Early Riser - The Perfect Sunrise Guide in Jaipur

Anjali Dixit ·
India is a land of early risers. No matter which part of the country you visit you will find incredible beauty in the morning experiences. From the melodious temple suprabhatam and household rangolis of the southern states to a dip in the Ganges in Hardwar and Rishikesh; from the bustling fish markets of Konkan coast to the languidly awakening markets in central India; from the floral market on the Dal Lake to the sounding of the sacred azaan in western UP; from the start of agricultural...
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Money for nothing and your chicks for free!

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, the Amateur Emigrant, shares colorful thoughts on what it's like to lead a dozen or so travelers through remote areas of the world.
 
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