India from the front entrance – from the Maharaj’s train window
Eastern flavor of Asian countries few people leave indifferent. Someone he inspires someone shakes someone fascinating, and someone disgusts and infuriates. But without emotions, to get acquainted with this culture and her life will not work, perhaps, no one. India in this regard is not only no exception, but the most vivid example of a contrast and diverse country. Here everything, and beautiful and terrible, seeks to extremes. If we talk about the beautiful side, then this is a bright splendor, exquisite luxury, uniqueness and irrelevant wealth. The reverse side is committed to terrible antisanitarian, terrible poverty and vices.
Forget about the negative moments, unconditionally struck sometimes during your stay in India, and look into the area of historical, cultural natural objects that are striking with their uniqueness and splendor. And contributed to this journey on a chic train "Maharaja Express", whose interiors are very similar to those in which once (however, not so long ago) traveling the richest people of this Asian country.
Our route ran out of Industrial and Financial Center India – Mumbai (former Bombay) in the capital of the State – Delhi.
Before landing for the train, we had enough time to meet Mumbam.
The frontal gate in Mumbai is the famous hotel "Taj", the guests of which are rich inhabitants of the planet, most often, Arab Sheikh with their numerous retinue.
One of the most famous sights of Mumbai is the magnificent building of Chiatrapati Shivaji station (until 1996, the station was named Victoria, in honor of the Golden Jubilee of his stay on the throne of the English Queen Victoria), built according to the drawings of the English architect.Stevens. The combination of the neo-neutic style of the Victorian era with Indo-Sarazinsky forms give this monumental building an amazing architectural forms, emphasizing its historical origin during the time of the colonial domination of Britain over the Indian Peninsula at the end of the XIX century. From this station, we have to go on a train travel around the country.
Another significant object of Mumbai is to see a non-marketable, but one of the most expensive houses of the world (worth about 1 billion. dollars). These concrete walls are hidden numerous charms who make the life of guests (the house belongs to the Indian billionaire m.Ambani) comfortable and carefree. Parking at 168 Machinesture, 4-storey hanging garden, floor with jacuzzi, open verandas and many more details are set of rooms "Apartments" Family billionaire. For a minute, serves a house for some data about 600! human.
Approached the landing time for the train.
The shelf in the compartment of this luxurious train is designed immediately for two (or per Maharaj)
The first stop is the city of Ajanta, near which the village of Ellora is located, famous for its cave temples, belonging to three different religions – Buddhism, Jainaism and Hinduism. Total caves – 34.
The next manner was investigated by the city of Lakes – Udaipur. The biggest lake, on the shores of which is the city, is called piccol. In the center of the lake there is a lake Palace of White Marble.
The city palace is beautiful like water.
. so from the inner territory.
Ramtambor Reserve occupies a huge area of almost 400 square meters. kilometers. About 40 Bengal tigers live in it and a lot more. Some representatives of the animal world managed to watch Safari, which was part of the schedule of our trip.
On the 4th day, the train arrived in the capital of Rajastan – Jaipur. Pink city is included in the triple the most attractive for tourism of the cities of India. It has a whole set of attractions that will delight an excited view of the tourist.
Stunningly beautiful Palace of the winds of Hava-Mahal with its 1000 windows and having no doors.
Not far from Jaipur on an exaltivity is a significant historical object – Fort Amber.
We rose to Fort Amber We are on top of the taxi. But this is not a car, but a decorated Indian elephant.
Jaipur City Palace combines in its architecture styles of Rajistan, Great Mughal and European. In richly decorated buildings there are many museums and expositions.
At the end of the sightseeing of Jaipur, we managed to see the Palace of Gal Mahal. It has five floors and is located in the middle of Lake Sagar. However, only one floor is visible on the surface, and the rest were under water as a result of the water lift in the lake for the three centuries of the Palace’s existence.
Early in the morning of the next day, we found themselves in the dead city of Fatechpur Sicry. He was sinister deserted. The components of the complex of the complex of red sandstone look as if only people left him yesterday. In fact, this happened 400 years ago, and existed this city of meager 15 years.
And here she is the famous Agra and her treasures. The main architectural treasure is definitely the famous Mausoleum Taj Mahal. He is striking with its power, whiteness marble and right forms.
Fort Agra has a large territory on which pavilions, palaces, mosques, gardens and towers, acquired by the fortress wall from the same red sandstone. One of the towers overlooks the Taj Mahal.
The last day of this wonderful trip came and we arrived in the capital of India – Delhi. Naturally, in Delhi, we also did not fail the opportunity to get acquainted with the city at least.
Even from afar the largest Hindu temple in the world Achshardham amazes with its grand sizes.
Very monumentally looks like the largest Mosque Delhi – Jama Masdzhid. She ranks 8th among the world’s largest mosques. Its capacity is up to twenty thousand believers. Internal spaces are simply impregnated by history. After all, the mosque was built in the middle of the XVII century.
The iron column as part of the Kutb Minar complex draws attention to itself by the fact that for 1600 years of existence, there was practically no corrosion. Disputes about the ways of its construction do not subscribe so far, but it is just known that meteoric iron or stainless steel in the column were not detected.
During the trip, I managed to see a lot of interesting objects, but even more remained awkhanging, which leads to the idea that India will not call it for further study of its historical, cultural and natural beauty. Really want it to work out.