Indian Cultural Heritage By Naindeep Singh Madhok

According to Naindeep Singh Madhok India is the birthplace of world’s major cultures and known for its unparalleled heritage sites across the globe. Numerous cultural places take travelers to famous historical places and authentic food trails.
So for an insight into rich cultural heritage, let’s take a tour of some of India’s best heritage places with Naindeep Singh Madhok:

Amritsar

Firstly Naindeep Madhok visits Amritsar, the heart of Sikh culture, was declared as the holy town by Guru Ram Das, fourth sikh guru. Sri Harmandir Sahib that is Golden Temple (Gurudwara) is the most important pilgrimage and heritage site in Amritsar.

Gurudwara’s  dome gold plated and it is the most significant shrine with holy book Guru Granth Sahib and Sarovar( manmade lake). Darbar Sahib is situated in middle of lake with square plan and four entrances. It has been nominated as UNESCO world heritage site.

Uttar  Pradesh

Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh , ranked high among Indian heritage sites. The city boasts of distinctive culture due to amalgamation of Hindu and Muslims culture.  

Madhok says, This heritage city of India is famous for its craftsmanship and painting styles. Various places to visit are: Rumi Darwaza ( Mughal gateway), Bhoolbhulaiya is a maze of narrow tunnels, Husainabad Clocktower as victory column, Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Jama Masjid and British residency complex.

Agra, the city of Taj Mahal ( world’s most beautiful monument built by Mughal Emperor ShahJahan in the memory of her Begum Mumtaz Mahal) another heritage city founded by Sikander Lodi and later captured by Mughals.

Other places to visit are Fatehpur Sikri,Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid speak volumes about its rich cultural heritage.Naindeep Singh Madhok also vists, Varanasi, the city of riverside ghats and temples with colourful and saffron clad priests is its landmark.

Ganga aarti during evening with thousands of diyas and musix extravaganza adds beauty to its ghats. It’s worth visiting during Diwali and Ganga Mahotsav.

Delhi

Delhi, the cosmopolitan capital of India, strongly influenced by several religions and dynasties. Mughals, Rajputs, Sultans and Britishers, all have left their footprints on Delhi. Monuments, paintings, artwork, literary work, customs, festivals and so much more is here that always keeps Delhi’s enthusiasm high.

Naindeep Singh Madhok  visits India Gate, Red Fort, Old Fort, Himayun’s tomb and Qutub Minar makes it magnificent for a walk through. Art galleries, museums and spacious Mughal and Buddha garden also makes it heavenly.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the land of Rajputs, has all the grandeur of India’s best heritage and cultural cities. according to Naindeep Singh Madhok,  From vibrant dresses to folk music and dances and local cuisines along with its heritage.

It has all! Places to visit are Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jaisalmer Fort, Jal Mahal, Udaipur lake are some of the places that should find place in your itinerary while you are in city. World famous Pushkar mela in Rajasthan is a complete walkthrough in the state of Rajasthan.Naindeep Madhok

Uttarakhand

Rishikesh is one of the religious cities famous for its yoga centres, meditation centres. In addition to Aarti during evening at ghats. Many foreigners visit Rishikesh due to its serene environment.

Haridwar , the holy city of India , boasts of old Hindu cultures. With hundreds of temples and mainly Har ki Paudi where, Ganga Aarti performed with diyas floating on banks of river. Kumbh  mela celebrated every twelve years in Haridwar.

Naindeep Singh Madhok cover’s the North India’s best heritage sites are  in this blog. Yet the whole of India is out of bounds of this blog. Will cover in next few blogs!

 



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