11 Photos That Prove India Is The Most Beautiful Country In The World...
11 photos that will prove india is the most beautiful country in the world"
At Spices of India, we believe that Indian food is the best in the world, but we also think that India is the best looking place in the world as well. From its snow capped mountains to the lush and fertile valleys of Kerala, India really does have it all.
Here are 11 images that prove India's incredible beauty.
Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Utter Pradesh. Although it's called a fort, the term 'walled city' would be more appropriate due to its huge size. The red sandstone structure occupies over 90 acres. Several of the buildings are made from pure marble. When it comes to cuisine Agra is famous for its Indian sweets such as Petha and Dalmoth. Even for breakfast Agrits eat a sweet dish of Jilebi to start their day.
No list of beautiful places in India would be complete without a photograph of the Taj Mahal. This 'crown of palaces' was built in Agra by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It's is widely recognised as the jewel of Muslim art in India.
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest waterfall in India, with a height of 340 metres. The name of the falls means 'Jump of Ka Likai' and is linked to a legend about a local woman who leapt from the cliffs after a family tragedy. The legend has it that Kai Likai remarried after her first husband died in an accident. The 2nd husband, angry that his wife didn't pay him enough attention, killed the baby and killed the baby and prepared a meal for his wife using the infants body. Kai Lakai unwittingly ate the meal, only realising what had happened when she discovered a severed finger in the kitchen. The knowledge of what had happened drove her mad with rage and despair, whereupon she jumped from the top of the plateau.
Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in India. It is part of the Himalayas and the peak is considered holy. The mountain's name means 'bliss giving goddess' and its religious significance means that climbers are forbidden from scaling it.
Key Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery that sits on top of a rocky hill in the Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh. The incredible location makes it a perfect religious training centre for Lamas: Buddhist spiritual masters and teachers. Buddhist monks are vegetarians or vegans so if you are visiting this area you may be served a simple chickpea or lentil dal. Here is a recipe for a more luxurious version containing ghee Dal Makhani.
The Hogenakkal Falls are a series of waterfalls in South India. They're often referred to as 'India's Niagra Falls'and receive millions of visitors every year, some of whom take boat rides to get as close to the cascade as possible.
The Andaman islands are a tropical paradise sitting in the Bay of Bengal between India and Myanmar. Their wide, white, sandy beaches are fringed with palm trees and traditional boats. Huge numbers of holidaymakers come to bathe in the turquoise waters every year. Geography dictates that the cuisine in this part of India includes a lot of fish and sea food but the higher parts of the area mean fruits like mango, pineapple, guava and coconut are readily available. The islands also have spices in abundance, mainly pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Galtaji is more famously known as the 'monkey temple' (Galwar Bagh) due to the large tribe of monkeys who live there. These rhesus macaques are popular with visitors, though the stunning architecture also deserves a lot of attention.
This incredible beauty spot is called Chandra Taal, which means 'Lake of the Moon'. It is part of the Himalayas and is 14,100 feet high, meaning you'll have to make a big effort to visit it. In springtime, the surrounding meadows are carpeted with hundreds of wildflowers.
Rajasthan literally means 'Land of Kings' and this picture clearly shows why. It is India's largest state and is filled with palaces, ruins and temples, as well as two national tiger reserves: the Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar. When it comes to food in Rajasthan one of it's most famous dishes is a type of bread known as Bajre ki roti and a hot garlic paste called Lashun Ki.
Munnar Hill Station
Munnar is a beautiful tea growing town and hill station: an Indian term meaning a town that is situated over 1000 metres above sea level. The name Munnar means 'three rivers', as it stands at the junction of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. Indian tea is also known as Chai, 2 of the most famous being Assam and Darjeeling. After China, Indian produces and consumes more tea than any other county in the world.