Monday, 5 February 2018

Alleppey - Heaven of nature

Kerala is a beautiful place and with a serene atmosphere and clean environment, full of trees bursting with greenery.If Kerala is known as ‘Venice of the East’ then Alleppey is known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Alleppey is well known for backwaters and houseboat.
The city of Alleppey is known as the cleanest city in India.

Kuttanad Backwaters

The true beauty of Alleppey lies in its different water bodies and most famous among all the waterbodies is the backwaters of Kuttanad. Kuttanad is a beautiful tropical region in the state of Kerala. The region is surrounded by the sea and the hills and offers a beautiful scenic vista to its guests.
Kuttanad has the distinction of being the ‘rice bowl of Kerala’. It’s known far and wide for its huge spreads of green paddy fields against the backdrop of placid backwaters. 

Alleppey Beach

Alleppey beach is among the most popular beaches in Kerala.Every year there are thousands of visitors come especially to visit the Alleppey beach. This is the beauty of Alleppey that there are so many water bodies out here but each one is different.The Alleppey beach is known throughout Kerala as one of the best beaches, owing to its intrinsic natural beauty.
The beach is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East,’ because of its romantic location and popularity among European countries. The beach is also unique because of its importance in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha or Alleppey Beach has also served as a prime location for movies from South India.

Krishnapuram Palace

This is one of the best tourist places to visit in Alleppey for those who wish to gain an insight into the culture, lives and times of the people of South India. 
Krishnapuram is a museum and palace of South India, Built in the 18th century by the erstwhile Travancore king Marthanda Varma Maharaja, the Krishnapuram Palace today is an archaeological museum exhibiting many antique sculptures and exquisite paintings. 

Ambalapuzha Temple

There are like thousands of temples in Kerala dedicated to Lord Krishna but the Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna temple stands out among all. This ancient temple was built in the 16th century and it is still capable of holding that old and antique charm in it.The Ambalapuzha Temple is the house of the revered deity Lord Krishna and is also known as the ‘Dwaraka’ of the south.This is one of the most visited temples in the entire state of Kerala and even called the Guruvayoor of the south. The temple is famous for its offering of Pal Payasam to the Lord which is then distributed to the devotees. The temple is also popular for Thulabharam which is the offering of the devotee's weight in banana or sugar to Lord Krishna.

Vembanad Lake

Another water body that has been included in this list is Vembanad Lake. This is one of the best places to visit in Alleppey that you absolutely cannot miss. Vembanad Lake is Kerala’s longest lake and is also among the largest in India.The most famous boat race which conducts during the Onam festival happens to take place in this Lake only.The lake is full of exciting possibilities- just imagine yourself floating on the lake early in the morning, sipping a hot cup of coffee and listening to the gentle lapping of the waves and chirping of birds. Now that is peace and happiness!.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Best Summer Destinations in India.

1. Ladakh- most amazing holiday destination.

Ladakh ek aisi jagha jaha sbka life mai ek bar jane ka man krta hai. (Especially Indian). Ladakh always a favorite place for bikers India mai sbse jyda bikers aapko Ladakh mai hi milegye. 'Ladakh', situated on the banks of Indus River, is a famous tourist destination of Jammu and Kashmir State.In addition to the main city 'Leh', there are some major tourist sites such as Alchi, Nubra Valley, Hemis Lymourou, Zanskar Valley, Kargil, Ahmed Pangang Tso, and Tso Car and Tso Moriri etc. near this area.

Places to visit: Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung-La Pass, Spituk Gompa, and Hemis National Park

Things to do: spot a snow leopard at the Hemis National Park, ride a double-humped Bactrian camel and ride a bike up to the Khardung-La Pass

How to reach:
  • By Air: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
  • By Rail: Jammu Tawi Railway Station (700 km from Ladakh); hire a cab or board a JKSRTC bus to Ladakh
  • By Road: Bike ho ya Car nikal pado. 

2.Mussoorie -  Queen of hills

Mussoorie India  mai summer vacations ke liye popular places mai se ek place hai. Yaha aapko garmi ke time kafi crowd milega . Mussoorie ko little fairyland bhi bola jaata hai .From shopping on Mall Road to ropeway cable car to Gun Hill, and from Kempty Falls to the Jwalaji Temple; the summer destination has a lot to offer to its visitors.

Places to visit: Kempty Falls, Landour Clock Tower, Jwalaji Temple, Rajaji National Park, Gun Hill, Library Point, Sir George Everest House, and Cloud’s End

Things to do: Boating in Lake Mist, cable car ride to Gun Hill, roller skating in Kulri Bazaar, and paragliding around Mussoorie Lake
How to reach:
  • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (54 km from Mussoorie)
  • By Rail: Dehradun Railway Station (33 km from Mussoorie).

3.  Kodaikanal- Princess of Hill Stations

kodaikanal Bangaloreans keliye hai jo Nainital Delhi walo ke lie hai ya Darjeeling Kolkata walo ke liye hai.  grasslands, waterfalls, valleys, forests, and lakes of the quaint hill station of Kodaikanal make it one of the most popular summer holiday destination in India.
From boat rides to treks, and from cycle rides to yoga; Kodaikanal has a lot of experiences to offer to its tourists.

Places to visit: Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Pillar Rocks, Dolphin’s Nose rock, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, and Bear Shola Falls
Things to do: Experience Brocken Spectre at Coakers’ Walk, ride a rowboat or pedalo at Kodaikanal Boat Club, cycle around the Kodai Lake, take a trek to Kukkal Caves, and practice yoga at the Kodaikanal Yoga Centre
How to reach

  • By Air: Madurai Airport (120 km from Kodaikanal)
  • By Rail: Palani Railway Station (66 km from Kodaikanal)

4. Gangtok-  Capital city of Sikkim

Gangtok capital city of Sikkim. Gangtok India ki ek or city jo famous hai summer vacations ke liye.
gangtok mai monasteries, adventure activities, or bahot kuch kr skte hai. Gangtok has every reason to be your perfect summer getaway.

Things to do: River Rafting in Teesta, riding a yak at Tsomgo Lake, paragliding, and ropeway cable-ride from Deorali.

Places to visit: Nathu La, Hanuman Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, and Phodong Monastery

How to reach:
  • By Air: Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal (124 km from Gangtok); 20 minutes’ helicopter ride from Bagdogra
  • By Rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in Silguri (148 km from Gangtok)

5. Dharamshala – Home of Dalai Lama.


Dharamshala Dalai Lama ka ghar bhi bola jaata hai. Solo traveller ke liye famous Dharmashala summer vacations ke liye one of the famous places mai se ek hai.  Dharamshala budget travellers ke liye bhi ek famous jgha hai yaha aap kam budget mai bhi acha khana, pina, ghumna kr skte hai.

Things to do: Meditation & stay in Namgyal Monastery, boat ride in Dal Lake, and walks through the tea plantations

Places to visit: Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple complex, HPCA Stadium, and tea plantations of Kangra valley

How to reach:
  • By Air: Gaggal Airport (13 km from Dharamshala)
  • By Rail: Pathankot Railway Station (85 km from Dharamshala).

6. Almora - A cozy heritage town nestled in the Himalayas.

Uttarakhand mai vaise to bahot sare hill stations hai jo famous hai summer holidays ke liye but unme se ek hai ALMORA.
Almora city puri trha se Mandiro se saja hua hai, Kasar Devi temple, Raghunath Mandir, Nanda Devi, Binsar Mahadev and Rudreshwar Mahadev temple are the popular names. Almora from its height of above 1600 m offers a spectacular view of the nearby peaks of Kasan Devi, Nanda Devi and Trishul.
Almora is the perfect destination for everyone. It is very popular with honeymooners, adventure travellers, photographers, families and groups of friends looking for somewhere to cool off. 

Places to visit: Zero Point, Jageshwar, Kasar Devi Temple, Katarmal Sun Temple.

How to reach:
  • By Air: Pantnagar is the closest airport, situated 115 km away. There are regular taxis and buses from the airport to Almora. New Delhi is the nearest international airport and is well connected by road to Almora. 
  • By Rail: Almora does not have a railway station and the nearest station is in Kathgodam. Most trains to Kathgodam are via Delhi and this route connects Almora to most of the country. You can hire taxis from Kathgodam to Almora.

7Srinagar – Heaven on earth.

Srinagar ko Summer vacation ka capital bhi bola jaata summer mai jitne log Srinagar mai ghumne aate hai shyad utne log khi or jaate hongye ghumne. Popular for its Shikara rides, floating gardens, and serene beauty, the city has been regarded as cash-cow of J & K. At the moment, it is one of the most loved tourist places in the country.

Places to visit: Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, and Shankaracharya Hill
Things to do: Shikara rides in Dal Lake, bird watching at Hokersar, wildlife seeing at Dachigam National Park, and shopping from the floating markets of vegetables & flowers in Dal Lake
How to reach:

  • By Air: Srinagar Airport
  • By Rail: Udhampur Railway Station(229 km from Srinagar); Srinagar Railway Station is under construction.

8.Manali – Backpacker’s paradise

Himachal Pardesh ka sbse famous places mai se ek hai Manali. Manali humesha se hai sbki favourite place hai. Manali is a popular backpacking and honeymoon destination in Himachal Pradesh.the Pir Panjal & Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, Manali remains to be a popular honeymoon destination in north India. But it holds an equally important position among those who are looking for adventure activities or holy places.

Things to do: Paragliding at Solang & Rohtang Valleys, yoga at Shri Hari Yoga Ashram, yak-riding at the wildlife sanctuary and dipping in hot-water springs at Vashisht

Places to visit: Hadimba Temple, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa monastery, Club House, Solang Valley, Jogini Falls, Arjuna Gufa, and Vashisht Hot-Water Springs

How to reach:
  • By Air: Bhuntar Airport (50 km from Manali)
  • By Rail: Joginder Nagar (50 km from Manali) on narrow gauge; Una (245 km from Manali) on broad gauge

9. Nainital – The Queen Of Taals.

Nainital is one of the prime summer holiday destinations in India. Naintal summer vacations ke liye ke famous or budget mai ghumne walo ke liye ek famous place hai . The quaint hill-station is often pictured as a forested valley amidst which lies a beautiful lake. Though the list of places to visit in Nainital is pretty long, the Naini Lake and the Naina Devi Temple attract the maximum number of tourists.

Things to do: Boating in Naini Lake, view sunrise from Tippin Top, view sunset at Hanuman Garhi, shopping at Tibetan market, and enjoy a ropeway ride

Places to visit: Raj Bhavan, Naini Lake, Bhimtal, Tiffin Top, Nainital Zoo, and Naina Devi Temple

How to reach:
  • By Air: Pantnagar Airport (65 km from Nainital)
  • By Rail: Kathgodam Railway Station (34 km from Nainital)

10.Ooty – Toy-train city in India.

Ooty, is another prime destination in Tamil Nadu to spend your summer holidays in India. Located in the Nilgiri Blue Mountains hills, the hill station is often called the Queen of Hills. The famous toy train takes you through the nearby lush hills. The little hill station also offers a lot of places to visit and adventure activities to its visitors.

Things to do: Ride the Nilgiri Toy Train, horse riding, boating in Ooty Lake, mountain biking in the Blue Mountains, and hang gliding at Kalahatti (20 km from Ooty)

Places to visit: Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, tribal Toda huts, Deer Park, Upper Bhawani Lake, Avalanche Lake, St Stephen’s Church, and Kalhatty Waterfalls

How to reach:
  • By Air: Coimbatore (105 km from Ooty)
  • By Rail: Mettupalayam (47 km from Ooty); toy train connects Ooty.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Top 5 Cheapest Places Travel in India

1. GOA

Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
What it will cost you:
Train travel Mumbai to Margao and back: INR 450.
Stay: Decent accommodation and beach huts start at INR 500/night.
Food: Shacks on the beach are the best, a good seafood meal for as low as INR 150.
Bike rentals: Start at INR 250/day and go up to INR 500.

You can have a chill-out and have fun with your besties in some of the best beaches. Goa has no lack of exciting and lively places where you can have fun at cheap prices. It is definitely the tourist destination where King’s beer comes at just 30 bucks.

a. If you are in north Goa, rent out a scooter (Rs 250 per day) and explore
 the capital, Panaji, and its neighboring Donna Paula.

b. Ride down to Old Goa and visit the Basilica de Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and
St Francis of Assisi Church.

c. Give the commercialized beaches of Baga and Calangute a pass and
instead, bask in the Candolim sun or check out the lighthouse at Fort Aguada.

d. If you just want to laze around on the beaches, consider heading to
South Goa. Spend a couple of nights at Palolem or Patnem and you are gold.


The ideal duration of stay: 2 Night/3 Days.
What it will cost you: 
Stay: INR 500– INR 1500 per night
Food: INR 150 per meal.

The Pink City provides a lot of cheap and easy accommodation options. You can have a lot to see and do here and you can head to some of the splendid forts here and explore the brilliant architecture.


Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
What it will cost you:
Bus travel from Chennai to Pondicherry and back: INR 500, if you prefer traveling unreserved in a train, the fare is as low as INR 45 one way.
Stay: Comfortable cottage stay at INR 300 or budget hotels at INR 500

Food: Try out some Indianized French cuisine starting at INR 200-300 for two

If your budget is extremely tight, consider staying at Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry and enjoy the free quality vegetarian dishes and yoga classes and lessons of Mother Mirra Alfisa.


Ideal duration: 1 Night/2 Days
What it will cost you: 
Travel to and from Delhi: INR 300
Stay: INR 150 per night
Food: INR 200/meal
River rafting: INR 400 to INR 1300 per person

Beach camping: INR 1600 per person (includes 1 Night stay, 3 meals, and river rafting)

Apart from rafting, there are many adventure activities that will appeal to the adventure seekers. Some activities tourists can try at Rishikesh are bungee jumping, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, and zip lining.


Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
What it will cost you: 
Delhi to McLeodganj and back: INR 1000
Stay INR 130/night – INR 500/night
Food: Tibetan and Chinese cuisine at little cafes @INR 100 – 200 for two

A colorful hill station, Dharamsala is a mini-Tibet. The dual cities of Dharamsala and McLeodganj are lined with numerous monasteries and temples to visit and the views of the hills and valleys are nothing short of magical. For those who love treks, be sure to try Triund trek and camp. So, if you are looking for some adventurous cheap trips in India, you sure can count on Dharamsala and McLeodganj.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

"The Ancient Seat of Knowledge"- Nalanda

The most popular Mahavihara of the ancient times, a significant Buddhist seat of academic excellence and a modest pilgrim centre, all wrapped in a wisp of spirituality, Nalanda continues to be an equally enriching location in the present. It offers vibrant substance of spirituality, history, culture, architecture, and tourism.

History of Nalanda

Nalanda was originally just a village that ran past the route of Rajgriha (modern-day Rajbir) which was then the capital of Magadha (modern-day Bihar). It is believed that the 24th Jain tirthankar- Mahavir Jain spent 14 rainy seasons in Nalanda. Also, Gautam Buddha delivered his lectures in the area. Not much is known about the territory in the centuries to follow. However, it is believed that in the 17th century King Ashoka- the great Mauryan and Buddhist emperor, built a temple at Nalanda in reverence for Buddha and his belief in the religion. He placed famous philosophers and intellectuals like Nagarjuna and Aryadeva as the head of the institution to impart education. But the notable history of Nalanda begun supposedly during the Gupta era, according to the seal found in the name of King Kumargupta. His successors expanded the empire by building many more monasteries and temples. Post Gupta period, Nalanda flourished under the reign of emperor Harsha. But the place suffered a big blow under the rule of Pala dynasty when it was plundered and destroyed by the Muslim Mamluk Turkish kings. Later in 1915, the Archaeological Survey of India studied the site and excavated 6 temples and 11 monasteries. The site is still a popular tourist destination in India.

Nalanda has got pretty plain food habits, mostly due to the Buddhist influence. The cuisine is pretty much vegetarian and healthy comprising of dal roti and seasonal vegetables. Litti Chokha is the most favourite snack of the people. Some other popular snacks are Samosa, Kachori, Aalu Kachaalu, Bhooja, Ghughni Choora, Dahi Choora, Jhaal Moodhi etc.

How To Reach Nalanda
Nearest Airport: Patna Airport (PAT) - 64 km from Nalanda

How to Reach Nalanda by Road

Nalanda is well connected to nearby cities like Patna, Bodhgaya, and Rajgir by a good network of roads. Regular state-run and private buses move to and from Nalanda to these towns.

How to Reach Nalanda by Train

The Nalanda Railway station controlled by the East Central Railway is well connected to major cities of India via the Delhi-Kolkata Line and Patna-Mughalsarai Line. Regular superfast and express trains are available on this route.

Commuting Within Nalanda

Buses and jeeps are used to get around in Nalanda, but the local way of travel is Tonga, i.e the horse-drawn cart.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Mumtaz Ki Nagari - Agra

Taj Mahal of Agra is considered to be a symbol of India's pride and love. Uttar Pradesh's third largest district Agra is very important in historical terms.
Being the favorite city of the Mughals, he made Agra the capital before Delhi. According to history, Ibrahim Lodi had settled this city in 1504. At the time when this city was founded, no one would have imagined that the city would wander around the whole world for its beauty. Which is still considered among seven wonders of the world.
History: A living picture of architecture is situated about 200 kilometers from Agra city of Delhi. To make what was called an artisan from Baghdad, which could paint curved letters on the stone. Similarly, the craftsman who was invited from Bukhara city, which is located in Central Asia, was skilled at carving flowers on marble stones. A skilled artisan living in Istanbul, Turkey, was called to build the dome of the Vaish Strahm and the skilled craftsman from Samarkand was called to build the minars.
Thus, in the six months before the construction of the Taj Mahal, the skilled craftsmen were consolidated and 37 skilled artisans were gathered, under whose supervision the work was done with twenty thousand workers. Similarly, the material used in the Taj was constructed from the marble of marble stone Rajasthan, from several other precious stones and gems from many countries like Baghdad, Afghanistan, Tibet, Egypt, Russia, Iran etc and bought them at huge prices to build the Taj Mahal.
Construction began in AD 1630, completed in about 22 years, in which about twenty thousand workers are considered contribution. Its main dome is 60 feet high and 80 feet wide.

The result of the Mughal emperor's love and affection is that of 'Tajmahal' which is called the diamond of beauty. When you lift your head upside down, its carved ceilings and walls do not seem to be less than surprising. Its history is on the lips of all the children - the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had built the Taj Mahal in memory of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal.

The picture of the supernatural beauty created by the white stones on the banks of Yamuna river 'Tajmahal' has not only made its identity in India but also throughout the world. Thousands of tourists from far off countries come here to see this sign of love. After observing the beauty of the Taj Mahal, taken in the moonlight, you can give any examples, it seems all faint.
Apart from the Taj Mahal in Agra, many things are worth seeing: -

1. Agra Fort (Red Fort). Agra Fort is one of the important buildings here. It was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in AD 1565. This unmatched sample of architecture is made of red stones. There is also Jahangir Mahal (Diwani-e-Khas), which is popular as the beautiful Sheesh Mahal.

 2. Fatehpur Sikri Located about 35 kilometers from Agra, this place was made by Akbar as its capital, which is full of architectural artwork.

3. Mehtab Bagh On the opposite side of the river Yamuna, the Taj Mahal 'remains only near Mehtab Bagh. Being equipped with many types of flowers and many trees, attracts foreign tourists very much.

 4. Rambagh  was built in 1528 AD by Babar. It is spread over two and a half kilometers in the northern part of the Taj Mahal, which is considered to be one of the oldest gardens built by the Mughals.

5. Jama Masjid In the memory of Jahanah Begum, the daughter of Shah Jahan, was built in 1648 AD. It is the Jama Masjid. Its dome is beautifully decorated with its dome. Even after so many years, the beauty of this beauty remains.

Mumtaz Mahal and Shahjahan's graves are face-to-face in the lower part of the Taj Mahal. Even today, Agra city remains the center of attraction of native and foreign tourists. The reason for being built in beautiful architecture is the heat or cold, tourists can be seen every season. The 'Taj Mahotsav' is organized every year by the Department of Tourism.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Dharamshala and Mcleodganj | Underrated paradise on earth

Norbulingka Monastery

Sometimes you need to get lost in order to find yourself. 
Thus was my first solo venture. And to make it more interesting - no itinerary.
All that I had read and heard from friends about Mcleodganj convinced me that it was the perfect place for going solo. It’s a 11-hour overnight bus ride from Delhi. A Bollywood movie, dinner and a fitful sleep later you are there. The option is a train to Pathankot and then a 2-hr drive by road. This is the train going to Jammu and so is always packed and difficult to get a seat on. You could always fly in into Gaggal – the nearest airport. The bus is however definitely cheaper and fairly comfortable.
Dalai Lama Temple

Travelling alone is a thrill in itself. And is a journey of discovery not just of the place but yourself and life. It provides you with hitherto unknown perspectives and dimensions.

Valley View
Eat local. Not only is the food cheaper, it’s also better and more authentic. Don’t go to the touristy bazaars, try where the locals shop. Talk to locals – taxi drivers, hotel staff, shopkeepers etc.; they are often a treasure trove of information. Don’t stay out late, it’s just not worth the risk – start early – you can get more done in the day. Don’t carry much money – you could always find an ATM somewhere.
Gyuto Monastery
I loved my first solo adventure and look forward to doing many more. And like I said, you sometimes do need to get lost a little in order to find yourself.
Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

Sunday, 27 August 2017

कोहिनूर हीरे का गवाह था आगरा का लाल किला

कोहिनूर हीरे की कहानी इस किले से शुरू हुई।

The story of Kohinoor diamond started from this fort. The Mughals made the fort of Agra their fortress. The fort built Yamuna has preserved many history in itself. Demonstrating the grandeur of architecture and Mughal style, this fort is now included in the historical heritage. Thousands of tourists visit every day for its glory.

(कोहिनूर हीरे की कहानी इस किले से शुरू हुई। मुगलों ने आगरा किले को अपना गढ़ बनाया। यमुना किनारे बना किला अपने आप में कई इतिहास संजोए हुए हैं। वास्तुकला और मुगल शैली की भव्य कलाओं को दर्शाता ये किला आज ऐतिहासिक धरोहरों में शामिल है। रोजाना हजारों पर्यटक इसके दीदार के लिए पहुंचते हैं।)

It is believed that Akbar arrived in Agra in 1558. He ordered the renovation of the fort with red sandstone. About four thousand workers worked on this fort every day and this fort was completed in eight years. In 1565-1573 this fort was done everyday in the fort.

(ऐसे हुआ निर्माण माना जाता है कि अकबर 1558 में आगरा पहुंचे। उन्होंने लाल बलुआ पत्थर के साथ किले का नवीकरण करने का आदेश दिया। करीब चार हजार मजदूरों ने रोजाना इस किले पर काम किया और ये किला आठ साल में बनकर तैयार हुआ। 1565-1573 में इस किले में हर रोज काम हुआ।)

Four doors, specially designed for water, the red fort of Agra was built on the Yamuna border. The fort is surrounded by a wall of fortification of 21.4 meters high. There are four doors around it. There is also a special door for water, which is called the gate of water by the Khasiri gate. This Yamuna opens in front of the river, where water was provided to the ghats. The Red Fort is spread over about 94 acres of land. Even today, there are more than two dozen monuments in the fort.

(चार दरवाजे, पानी के लिए खास आगरा का लाल किला यमुना किनारे बनाया गया था। किला एक 21.4 मीटर ऊंची दुर्ग की दीवार से घिरा हुआ है। इसके चारों तरफ चार दरवाजे हैं। वहीं पानी के लिए विशेष द्वार भी है, जिसे खजिरी द्वार पानी का द्वार कहते हैं। ये यमुना नदी के सामने खुलता है, जहां घाटों को पानी प्रदान किया जाता था। लाल किला लगभग 94 एकड़ जमीन पर फैला हुआ है। आज भी किले में दो दर्जन से अधिक स्मारक मौजूद हैं।)

The Red Fort, built on Yamuna, is situated on the right bank of Yamuna river. It is one of the most important and strongholds of the Mughals. During the Lodhi period many palaces, wells and mosques were built in the fort.

( यमुना किनारे बनालाल किला यमुना नदी के दाएं किनारे पर स्थित है। यह मुगलों के सबसे महत्वपूर्ण और मजबूत बनाए गए गढ़ में से एक है। लोधी काल के दौरान किले में कई महलों, कुओं और मस्जिद का निर्माण हुआ।)

It is reported that when Babar sent his son Humayun to Agra, then he captured the fort and seized a huge treasure, including the world famous Kohinoor diamond. Babar built Bali here (step-wall). The British created the barracks destroyed most of the buildings to increase barracks. Hardly 30 Mughal buildings are left from the south-east side. Of these, the Delhi-Gate, Akbar-Gate and 'Bengalis-Mahal' are the representatives of the buildings raised during Akbar's reign.

( बताया गया है कि जब बाबर ने अपने बेटे हुमायूं से आगरा भेजा, तो उसने किले पर कब्जा कर लिया और एक विशाल खजाना जब्त कर लिया, जिसमें विश्व प्रसिद्ध कोहिनूर हीरा भी शामिल था। बाबर ने यहां बाली (कदम-दीवार) का निर्माण किया। ब्रिटिशों ने बना दिए बैरकब्रिटिश ने बैरकों को बढ़ाने के लिए अधिकांश इमारतों को नष्ट कर दिया। शायद ही 30 मुगल इमारतों दक्षिण-पूर्व ओर से बचे हैं। इनमें से, दिल्ली-गेट, अकबारी-गेट और 'बंगाली-महल' अकबर के शासनकाल के दौरान उठाए गए भवनों के प्रतिनिधि हैं।)

They say that Jahangir lived mostly in Lahore and Kashmir. However, he used to regularly visit Agra and lived in the fort. At the same time Shahjahan extended the white marble palaces here They also built three white marble mosques in it. Moti-Masjid, Nagina-Masjid and Meena-Masjid. Captured Father and Aurangzeb captured his father Shah Jahan in the fort for eight years. He died in 1666 and was buried in Taj Mahal.

( बताते हैं कि जहांगीर ज्यादातर लाहौर और कश्मीर में रहते थे। लेकिन, वे आगरा से नियमित रूप से दौरा करते थे और किले में रहते थे। वहीं शाहजहां ने यहां सफेद संगमरमर के महलों को बढ़ाया। उन्होंने इसमें तीन सफेद संगमरमर मस्जिद भी बनाए। मोती-मस्जिद, नगीना-मस्जिद और मीना-मस्जिद।पिता को किया कैदऔरंगजेब ने अपने पिता शाहजहां को आठ साल तक किले में कैद किया। 1666 में उनकी मृत्यु हो गई और उन्हें ताजमहल में दफनाया गया।)

But after his death, Agra lost his grandeur. Shivaji Aasheshivaji came to Agra in 1666 and visited Aurangzeb in Diwan-i-Khas. Aurangzeb died in 1707 and in the 18th century, the history of the fort of Agra was a saga of infiltration and looting, during which it was organized by Jats and Marathas and finally the British captured it later in 1803.

(लेकिन उनकी मृत्यु के बाद, आगरा ने अपनी भव्यता खो दी। शिवाजी पहुंचेशिवाजी 1666 में आगरा आए और दीवान-ए-खास में औरंगजेब से मिले। औरंगजेब की मृत्यु 1707 में हुई और 18 वीं शताब्दी में आगरा के किले का इतिहास घुसपैठ और लूट की एक गाथा है, जिसके दौरान यह जाट और मराठों द्वारा आयोजित किया गया था और अंत में अंग्रेजों ने बाद में 1803 में इसे कब्जा कर लिया था)

The red fort opens up from sunrise to sunset till sunset. There are thousands of tourists visiting every day. For Indian tourists, the admission fee is thirty rupees. For the tourists of SAARC countries Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan and BIMSTEC countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar), the fee is also Rs. Thirty per person per person. Per capita fee for foreigners in the ASI list is five hundred rupees.

(सूर्योदय से खुलता है सूर्यास्त तकलाल किला सूर्योदय से सूर्यास्त तक खुलता है। यहां रोजाना हजारों पर्यटक पहुंचते हैं। भारतीय पर्यटकों के लिए यहां प्रवेश शुल्क तीस रुपये हैं। वहीं सार्क देश बांग्लादेश, नेपाल, भूटान, श्रीलंका, पाकिस्तान, मालदीव और अफगानिस्तान और बिम्सटेक देशों (बांग्लादेश, नेपाल, भूटान, श्रीलंका, थाईलैंड और म्यांमार) के पर्यटकों के लिए भी इसका शुल्क मह​ज तीस रुपये प्रति व्यक्ति है। एएसआई की सूची में विदेशी व्यक्तियों के लिए प्रति व्यक्ति शुल्क पांच सौ रुपये हैं)