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Informal Letter to Foreign Friend for Inviting him to Visit Your Country
24th September, 201…
My dear Lincoln,
I am glad to learn from your letter that after all, you have acceded to my request to pay a visit to India next summer and see things for yourself. I am really thankful.
May I presume that you are flying direct from New York to Delhi? Delhi is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has seen different types of civilizations from times immemorial. It was the capital of the Pandyas, the then Hindu rulers. Later the Muslim rulers conquered it and made it their capital.
The ancient Hindu monuments and relics are still existent. But they are in ruins. The Muslim rulers particularly Shah Jehan beautified the city. The Red Fort, the Jamma Masjid, the Qutab Minar, etc., are some of the places worth seeing.
They are the models of Muslim art and architecture also. Among the modern buildings worth visiting are the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Birla Temple, Ashoka Hotel, Rajghat (where Mahatma Gandhi’s body was cremated), Shantivan, etc.
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Near Delhi is Agra, another important historical place worth visiting. It was made beautiful by the Mughal Emperors Akbar, Shah Jahan, etc. The Taj Mahal, a dream of love and romance in marble, was built by Shah Jehan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj.
It is a matchless work of art and beauty. The fort at Agra was built by Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri, which was once the capital of Akbar, is also a historical place worth seeing.
Moreover, If you want to study Buddhist art and architecture and civilization you shall have to pay a visit to Bodh Gaya, Sanchi and Kushinagar (near Gorakhpur). The golden temple at Amritsar is the famous temple of the Sikhs. In fact, Amritsar is itself a holy city of great historical importance. Some of the holy places of the Muslims are Ajmer, Phulwari Sharif near Patna, Sirhind, etc.
Apart from the famous historical places which you shall like to visit, there are cities and projects that you must visit to form an idea of how India is being modernized. Bangalore and Chandigarh are modern cities beautifully planned. The huge steel plants at Rourkela, Bhilai, Durgapur and Tata Iron and Steel Works are worth seeing.
Then there are river-valley projects which are a marvel of engineering skill. The Bhakra-Nangal Project, the Damodar Valley Project, etc., are Worth seeing. The Bhakra-Nangal Project is the biggest river project in the whole of Asia next to your T.V.A. in its size and scope. The river Sutlej is the feeder of this project.
Formerly this river was doing a lot of damage to Punjab during rains and floods. Now it has been tamed and its water is being utilized for irrigation and electrification purposes. on this depends the prosperity of four states-Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal.
It is hoped that the deserts of Rajasthan will be turned into smiling fields. We are really grateful to your country for helping us financially in the execution of the project. When you come to India, you will see the working of the project yourself.
Please inform me well in time the date of your arrival in India so that I may receive you at the aerodrome and take you around the city.
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