The 19th Commonwealth Games are proudly being hosted by New Delhi, the modern capital city of India, between October 3 and October 14, 2010.
All the athletes would be offered free accommodation, security,free transportation and entertainment options for the non competition times.They will be offered a free trip to the famed Taj Mahal – the 'Seventh Wonder of the World' clubbed with the other heritage sites such as the Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra Itmad-ul-Daulah's Tomb, Chini Ka Rauza, Ram Bagh, Soami Bagh / Dayal Bagh and many more.
Apart from that other major tourists spots in India including the Rajasthan Heritage, Kerala Backwaters, Goa beaches, Rajasthan Forts and Palces, Haridwar, Himlayas, Sikkim darjeeling, Nepal Kathmandu etc are likely to attract large number of foreign tourists in the year 2010.
Medical and Ayurvedic sectors can also be visit during the commonwealth games in view of India's popularity in ancient tradition of yoga and Ayurveda and the availability of low cost medical treatments in India.
Tour agents in India are opened with the new hot travel deals for 2010 Common Wealth Games for the foreign tourists. They have come up with the exclusive packages at the most attractive prises that are truly rewarding from the economic point of view. Tourist Can make online reservation in advance for the upcoming Common Wealth Games.
Places to See Near Games Village:
Located near Noida Mor on the bank of River Yamuna. It is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world. Built in marble and sandstone. A great example of mediaeval architecture. The complex consists of many other attractions like Hall of Values, Boat Ride, Musical Fountain, Garden of India, Narayan Sarovar and Premavati Ahargruh
Located on Mathura Road, Old Delhi, It is the memorial of Mughal ruler Humayun. It is a great example of Mughal architecture because of its double dome and arches, which were used for the first time in India. Humayun's Tomb was influential in the making of Taj Mahal.
The memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, located on the bank of River Yamuna is known for its simplistic scenic beauties. Near it are located memorials of many leaders of India history like Shanti Van, Vijay Ghat, Shakti Sthal and Vir Bhumi.
Located in Mehrauli it is a specimen of Sultanate Architecture. Built in red sandstone the 72m high India's tallest brick minaret is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The complex has other attractions like Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, Alai Darwaza, Iltutmish's Tomb and Iron Pilllar
The 160 feet sandstone gate is the memorial of our martyrs of First World War and Afghan War. The later addition of Amar Jawan Jyoti in the memories of those soldiers who laid their life for this country makes us proud. The lush green surrounding and the cool breeze of India Gate give a healing touch to the toll and tiredness of the day.
Located in the Rajpath opposite to India Gate the Raisina Hill Palace is the symbol of India's sovereignty and republicanism. A beautiful architectural creation along with is lush green environment gives a soothing effect to the visitors. The famous Mughal Garden with its varieties of flowers instills new energy among the visitors.
A famous market with varieties of products ranging from jewellery to handicrafts and readymade garments. Except roadside markets, there are shopping malls of branded products.
A famous market in Central Delhi specialized in jewellery, handicraft and other fashionable products.
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There is no other monument in the world that can match the beauty and grandeur of Taj Mahal . Set amongst the serene ambiance of a well laid out garden the massive marble structure of the Taj Mahal is awe-inspiring. Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Shahjahan- the fifth Mughal emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shahjahan loved his wife so much that after she passed away in 1631, he decided to immortalize their love in the form of the Taj Mahal. It is more than 350 years since Taj Mahal was built, but it has not lost itsromantic aura, which attracts millions of visitors towards it It is because of this everlasting charm that the Taj Mahal can boast of being one of the most popular monuments on this planet. Almost all foreign dignitaries coming to India make it a point to visit Taj Mahal . The former president of USA, Bill Clinton has been one of the most prominent dignitaries to visit this monument in the recent past. He said 'The world is divided between those who have seen the Taj (Mahal) and those who have not. Very soon, I hope to be on the side that has seen the Taj (Mahal)', was how he felt, shortly after landing in India.