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Washed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, Alappuzha, the Venice of the East welcomes you to the backwaters of kerala. The Palm fringed canals and shores bustling with glimpses from the day to day life in the country side, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach has blessed Alappuzha, the water locked district, to become one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in God's Own Country.
Agartala is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. It lies on the Haora River and is located 2 km from Bangladesh. It has several temples and palaces. The city is situated in a plain along the Haora River, though the city also extends to the low lying hills on its northern parts.National Highway 44 connects Agartala to Assam and the rest of India by road. The highways (NH44 , NH 44A) connects Agartala with Silchar (317 km), Guwahati (599 km), Shillong (499 km), Dharmanagar (200 km) and Aizawl (443 km). A bus service also connects it to Dhaka (150 km).Agartala is well connected by road to other parts of Tripura state. National highway 44 has been extended to the south, thus improving the road connectivity between Agartala & south Tripura. Buses, Jeeps trekkers & SUVs are the most popular public carriers, and ca...
This breath-taking city located on the banks of Yamuna River is most famously known for the TajMahal, temple of love. This cultural monument is the reason why many flock to this city, for a glimpse of immortal love. In fact there are other similar landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites in Agra that deem this city a much coveted tourist destination in India. It is a mecca for architectural enthusiastswho love marveling at such wonders. You can visit parks and vast gardensadorning the city’s various pocketswith the Golden Triangle tour packages. There are a host of places to enjoy pure North Indian cuisine where you can taste some of the best lip-smacking Lassi’s, gorge on Dal Moth (which is a spicy lentil mix) and mix it up with some sweet Petha (candy). When your travel and stay is taken care of, you are free to enj...
Contrary to popular belief Ahmedabad is a sprawling metropolis, suave enough to compete with any other popular city in India. It provides a rich diversity of cultures and traditions but in its heart it is quintessentially a part of Gujarat with its riot of colors, traditions and rituals. It is the commercial and cultural heart of Gujarat and is also home to the Sabarmati Ashram, which is world-famous for being Mahatma Gandhi’s former quarters. No visit to Ahmedabad can be complete without this side-trip. Many landmark monuments like mosques and museums will help you take a quick glimpse to a life before. There is a lot you can do in this city as your Gujarat tour package takes you through some of the unexplored paradise of this country.
Ajmer formerly written Ajmere, is a city in Ajmer District in India's Rajasthan state. Surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains, Ajmer, also known as Ajaymeru, was the city once ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan.The city gives its name to Ajmer district, and also to a former province of British India called Ajmer-Merwara, which, after India's independence, became the state of Ajmer. On November 1, 1956, it was merged into Rajasthan state.
Alappuzha, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Though the present town owes its existence to the sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas in the second half of 18th century, district of Alappuzha figures in classical Literature. Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small streams and canals with lush green coconut palms, was well known even from the early periods of the Sangam age. History says Alappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome in Antiquity and in the Middle Ages, as well as with other parts of India. Alappuzha has a lighthouse, ...
Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Though the present town owes its existence to the sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas in the second half of 18th century, district of Alappuzha figures in classical Literature. Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small streams and canals with lush green coconut palms, was well known even from the early periods of the Sangam age. History says Alappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome in Antiquity and in the Middle Ages, as well as with other parts of India. ...
Alibag or Alibaug is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is headquarters of the Raigad district. It The town and its surrounding villages are the historic hinterland of Bene Israeli Jews. There is a Synagogue in the "Israel Ali" area of the town.
Alleppey, called Alappuzha lies on the edge of the great Ashtamudi lake. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty.Related to the Venice of the East by travellers from around the world, this Backwater Country is also home to diverse range of animals and birds. It has always been honoured a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala for its proximity to the sea.Alleppey has emerged as a Backwater Tourist Centre, beckoning thousands of foreign tourists each year. Alleppey is also famous for its Boat races, Houseboat Holidays, Beaches, Marine Products and Coir Industry. Every year, during August-September, Alleppey wakes up to the pulsating Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race, a water sport unique to ...
Almora is a municipal board, a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Almora was founded in 1568.It is a town bustling with activity and a rich cultural heritage and history. It is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
Alwar is a city in the Rajasthan state of western India. It is a part of NCR. It is the administrative headquarters of Alwar District, and was formerly the capital of the princely state of Alwar or Ulwar in British India. The city is located around 160 km south of Delhi, and around 150 km north of Jaipur.
Amritsar - The Pool Of The Nectar Of Immortality, is a city in the northwestern part of India and is the administrative headquarters of Amritsar district in the state of Punjab, India. Amritsar is 32 kilometres (20 mi) east of Lahore, Pakistan and therefore, very close to India's western border with Pakistan. This is a very important ocean to the Sikh religion, as the name implies.Amritsar is home to Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion. Amritsar is also known for the incidents of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 under British Rule and Operation Bluestar in 1984 under the late Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. The main commercial activities include tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce, handicrafts, service trades and light engineering. T...
Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance, Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul. It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences to bring about the union of mind, body and soul.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands in the Indian Ocean and a Union Territory of The Republic of India.The territory is located in the Indian Ocean, and geographically is considered part of Southeast Asia. It comprises two island groups, the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands, separated by the 10 N parallel, with the Andamans to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobars to the south. The Andaman Sea lies to the east and the Bay of Bengal to the west.The territory\'s capital is the Andamanese town of Port Blair.
Ashtamudi in the Kollam District of Kerala, India, is the second largest and deepest wetland ecosystem, a palm-shaped (also called octopus-shaped) large water body, next only to the Vembanad estuary ecosystem of the state. Along both banks of the lake and its backwater canals, coconut groves and palm trees interspersed with towns and villages are seen. It is the source of livelihood for the people living close to it in fishing, coconut husk retting for coir production and inland navigation services.
Editor's Note Auli This could well pass off for Kashmir or even Switzerland, when the pristine white powdery snow covers the entire range. True, Auli is not a huge city, rather an extremely small town, with limited resources and even lesser hotels. But what it does have, and what really commands its position as one of the most sought after slopes is the fact that it commands excellent views of the neighbouring hill ranges. That too, without the usual flocks of first-time snow-seekers. The air is fresh and scented with pine and the sky is light blue. And it's surprisingly modern - what with the swanky new cable car system moving to and fro Joshimath, and the ski lift, which saves you from trudging up and down the slopes in those heavy skis. True, you might not be an ace ski champ! But with the ski classes managed by...
The city of Aurangabad is known for its medieval monuments and cultural heritage. It was the seat of the Mughal Empire for a short period. The city boasts of Bibi-ka-Makbara, a tomb that has some resemblance to the Taj Mahal. The importance of Aurangabad is great, owing to its proximity with world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. These sites have Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples. Aurangabad is also famous for its silk and cotton textiles.
Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, is a taluk in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for rock cut and other structural temples. It is located in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake.
Badrinath is a Hindu holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. It has an average elevation of 3,415 metres (11,204 feet). It is in the Garhwal hills, on the banks of the Alaknanda River. The town lies between the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges and in the shadow of Nilkantha peak (6,560m). Badrinath is located 301 km north of Rishikesh. From Gaurikund (near Kedarnath) to Badrinath by road is 233 km.
Badrinath is a Hindu holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage.
Bagdogra is a town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. It is a very beautiful town which lies in the lap of the Himalayas. Here one can be left spellbound with the breadthtaking scenic beauty of the place.
Baihar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Balaghat district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.
Balrampur is a city and a municipal board in Balrampur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated on the bank of river Rapti and is the district headquarters of Balarampur district.
Bandar Malacca
Malacca Town (Malay: Bandar Melaka) is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Malacca. State Secretary's Office and the Legislative Assembly Hall are located in Malacca Town. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with George Town of Penang on 7 July 2008. Malacca is situated on both sides of the Malacca River near its fall into the Strait of Malacca. The historic central area of the city is located near the old coastline, includes St Paul's Hill with the ruins of the Portuguese fortress, A Famosa and the Dutch Square on the right (eastern) bank of the river, and the old Chinatown on the left (western) bank. The modern city has grown in all direction from this historic core, including to the south (because the present coastline of the Strait of Malacca is somewhat further down to the south than...
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968 with an area of 105 km. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni and totals 437 km. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka. Hence the name Bandhavgarh This park has a large biodiversity. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of Leopards, and various species of deer. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured a white tiger in this region in 1951. This white tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the pal...
Bandipur is a hilltop settlement in Tanahu District, (Gandaki Zone) of Nepal. Because of its preserved, old time cultural atmosphere, Bandipur has increasingly been coming to the attention of tourism. Since 1998 it is connected by a 8 km access road from Dumre (Kathmandu-Pokhara highway). Until then there was only an unreliable road, in monsoon usually not accessible or only by tractors.
Bangalore , the fifth largest city in India is the capital of Karnataka. The presence of many parks and botanical gardens gave the name of ' Garden city ' to Bangalore. Any tourist can start his tour from Bangalore with its ancient forts, temples, gardens and shopping. All important tourist attraction in Karnataka can be reached with in a day's journey from Bangalore.
Vadodara, formerly Baroda, is the third most-populated city in the Indian state of Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat. Vadodara or Baroda, formerly the capital city of the Gaekwar State, is situated on the banks of the Vishwamitri, a river whose name derived from the great saint Rishi Vishwamitra. It is located southeast of Ahmedabad. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District.Vadodara is home to the beautiful Lakshmi Vilas Palace and the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (M.S.U.) which is the largest university in Gujarat and undoubtedly the best. Its famous for various faculties and departments, including the Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Technology, Management, Psychology, Social Work and Medicine streams. It has a high literacy rate by Indian standards of 78% (2001). Major industries include ...
Bhalukpong is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. The town is located at 213m above sea level, 100km from Bomdila, 52km from Tezpur and 5km from Tipi. It lies along the Kameng river and is the headquarters of Bhalukpong circle. A road leads to Bomdila via the Tipi Orchidariurm, and the inner line check post is located at Bhalukpong
Bharatpur is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733. Located in Mewat region, Bharatpur was once an impregnable, well-fortified city, and the capital of a kingdom ruled by Jat maharajas. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the Jat history of Rajasthan. Located 50 km west of the city of Agra, it is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District. The Royal House of Bharatpur traces their history to the 11th Century AD. They claim descent from Yadav Vanshi Sind Pal, common ancestor with the House of Karauli.
Bhavnagar is essentially Gujarat at its core, where you will find museums and temples to soothe your artistic and spiritual soul. Your hotel will be able to tell you of specialized local haunts where you can enjoy some sumptuous cuisines, not available anywhere else. From here you can move on to the Blackbuck National Park and the Shatrunjaya quite easily with local bus services or by using the Gujarat tourism packages which are at your disposal.
Bhimtal is a town and a nagar panchayat in Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand, India situated at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level and is about 22 kilometers from Nainital. The major attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake which has an island at its centre. Besides tourism, Bhimtal has also now become a mini district headquarters since most of the district administration offices have been shifted to the newly constructed Vikas Bhawan, the building complex for district administrative offices.
Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarter of Bhopal District and Bhopal Division. Bhopal is known as the Lake city (or City of Lakes) as its landscape is dotted with a number of natural lakes. Bhopal is also one of the greenest cities of India.Historically, Bhopal was capital of the Bhopal state.
Bhubaneswar is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Orissa. Once the capital of ancient Kalinga, the city has a long history of 3000 years[citation needed] and is today a center of economic and religious importance. Bhubaneswar comes under the category of tier 2 cities of india . It is an emerging IT hub and one of the fastest developing cities of India in the recent years.Known as the temple city of india,the city boasts of having around 600 temples.The city is surrounded by dense canopy of forests,pictueresque chandaka and nandankanan makes it one of the cleanest and greenest city of india next to chandigarh."Progress with Partnership" has been the recent motto of the BMC. Its unique sculptural and architectural heritage, coupled with the sanctity as Ekamrakshetra make this one of the five great relig...
If you love the camel-safari scene, this is the one place you will be able to satisfy all those urges. This sprawling town provides a great alternative for a quiet respite from the hustle bustle of city life where you can relax and enjoy at some of the more luxurious accommodations provide by well-known resorts. Religious worshippers come to this part of the city to pay homage to the Karni Mata Temple. If you are travelling there during the months of December or January do not forget to join the celebrations of camel festival that takes place right here.
Binsar is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated 33 km north of the Almora town in the Uttarakhand state of India.From Binsar one can see the 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and majestic Nanda Devi from a place called 'Zero Point'.Binsar was the summer capital of the Chand Kings, who ruled over Kumaon, from 11th to 18th centuries AD. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1988, for the conservation and protection of the shrinking broad leaf oak (Quercus) forests of the Central Himalayan region, and it inhabits 200 bird species.Binsar which was the former capital of the Chand Rajas of Kumaon, is now home for a pristine mid a...
Bodh Gaya is a city in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous for being the place of Gautama Buddha's attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).Historically, it was known as the Bodhimanda (ground around the Bodhi-tree). For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. In 2002, Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surrounding town, by contrast, is dusty, noisy and somewhat polluted, due in large part to the large numbers of pilgrims and tourists who visit there. A new development plan has been proposed to "ensure a sustainable and prosperous future" for Bodh Gaya, but has become controversial because such a plan may require the rel...
Boras offers the wide range of attractions of a city and the accessibility of a small town. All the services and facilities of a city can be found in Boras' where maximum things are within easy walking distance
Bundelkhand is a geographic region of central India. The region is now divided between the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, with the larger portion lying in the latter.The major towns are Jhansi, Datia, Lalitpur, Sagar, Damoh, Orai, Panna, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Banda Narsinghpur and Chhatarpur. However, the cities of Gwalior, Jabalpur and even Bhopal are under close cultural influence of Bundelkhand, especially lingustically. Bundelkhand's most well known place, however, is Khajuraho which has a number of 10th century temples devoted to fine-living and eroticism. The mines of Panna have been famous for magnificent diamonds; and a very large one dug from the last was kept in the fort of Kalinjar.
Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River HooghlyKolkata served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911. Once the centre of modern education, industry, science, culture and politics in India, Kolkata has witnessed intense political violence, clashes and economic stagnation since 1954. Since the year 2000, economic rejuvenation has spurred on the city's growth. Like other metropolitan cities in India, Kolkata continues to struggle with the problems of urbanisation: poverty, pollution and traffic congestion.Kolkata is noted for its revolutionary history, ranging from the Indian struggle for independence to the leftist and trade union movements.
Kozhikode also known as Calicut, is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is the third largest city in Kerala and the headquarters of Kozhikode district. During the Middle Ages, Calicut was dubbed the \"City of Spices\" for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices. Kozhikode was once the capital of an independent kingdom, and later of the erstwhile Malabar District. According to data compiled by economics research firm Indicus Analytics on residences, earnings and investments, Kozhikode ranked as the second best city in India to reside in. Indicus considered six parameters – health, education, environment, safety, public facilities and entertainment – for preparing their \'reside-in\' index of liveability.
Chail hill station of Himachal Pradesh acts as a honeymooners of Himachals paradise. Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala, when was facing an exiled from Shimla, he decided to create his own summer capital, which was Chail.Nature is at her exuberant best and words like pollution and deforestation is no where in mind of the citizens of Chail.The unmatched natural greenary with soundless calm beauty adds to the immortal memories of the tourists.Chail is about 46 km from Simla and around 86 km from Kalka. It is roughly 382 km from the Indian capital (Delhi). From Kandaghat, it is an about 90 mins journey by road to Chail. To reach Kandaghat one has to take Kalka Simla rail route.Due to the gorgious valley forest beauty the best enjoyable travel should be in a toy train.It takes five hours from Kalka to get to Kand...
Chalsa is a small town situated just on the foot of the Himalayas in the Duars in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. This small town is surrounded by hills, tea gardens, rivers and forests. One part of the town is surrounded by Gorumara National Park and other part with Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. This small town was known as Queen of Duars in British India. Nearby forests are residence of a good collection of elephants and rhinos. It is situated on the way towards Birpara or Alipurduar from Siliguri via Malbazar.
Chamba is the northwestern district of Himachal Pradesh, in India, with its headquarters in Chamba town. The towns of Dalhousie and Khajjhiar are popular hill stations and vacation spots for the people from the plains of northern India. Chamba is the only state in northern India to preserve a well-documented history from circa 500 A.D. Its high mountain ranges have given it a sheltered position and helped in preserving its centuries old relics and numerous inscriptions. The temples erected by rajas of Chamba more than a thousand years age continue to be under worship and the land grant-deeds executed on copper plates by them continue to be valid under the law.
Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. Indias first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called GÇ£ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL GÇ¥.
Chandigarh, is a union territory of India, that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana. \" The name translates to English as \"The Fort of Chandi\". The name was coined from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu Goddess Chandi, present in the city\'s vicinity. It is occasionally referred to as The City Beautiful.
Changanacherry is a muinicipal town in Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India, located 20 km south of Kottayam and 7 km north of Thiruvalla on the Main Central road. This town is known for the peaceful co-existence of Hindus, Christians and Muslims.It is known as the Gateway to High Range and Kuttanadu (the area of backwaters and rice fields). It is ideally located between Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. The nearest beach is only 26 km, the backwaters 3 km and the hill resorts 40 km.Changancherry was an old business centre during the pre-British area. There is a similar place name found in Jaffna is known as Chankanai. Both the places are known for their significance in trade and commerce.
Chennai was formerly know as Madras. Chennai is one of India\'s major port and the commercial hub of South India and thus it became a metropolitan city and emerged as fourth largest city in the country. Chennai is a coastal city with the second largest beach in the world. It is a city of courtesy, charm and culture. Temples and Forts, Churches and Beaches, Mosques, Parks and Monuments are all a part of this wonderful city.Chennai celebrates many local, state and national festivals like Pongal and Arubathimoovar Festival.
Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu state, India. Karaikudi is known as the capital of Chettinad[citation needed], which includes Karaikudi and 74 other villages. Chettinad is the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars (Nagarathar), a prosperous banking and business community, many of whose members migrated to South and Southeast Asia, particularly Ceylon and Burma, in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The people of Chettinad speak Tamil. Today there is a diaspora of Chettinad people, who live in the USA, Singapore, Malaysia, among other places.
Chikkamagaluru (also known as Chickmagalur) is a town located in Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range the town is known for its coffee and tea estate. The nearest airport to this town is Bajpe airport of Mangalore(160 km). The nearest railway station is Kadur.
Chidambaram is a municipality in Tamil Nadu and the taluk (tehsil) headquarters of the Cuddalore district. It is located in the Kollidam River valley. Chidambaram is a major pilgrimage site for Shaivites as well as Vaishnavites, where one of the holiest and ancient temples of Hinduism is located.Chidambaram is the birthplace of the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.
Chiplun is a city and a municipal council in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Located on the Mumbai–Goa highway (NH-17) in western India. The city is about 320 km south of Mumbai in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is an industrial town catering to mostly pharmaceutical and chemical industries. It is a major stop on the Konkan Railway. The name Chiplun means \"The abode of Lord Parshurama\".
Chittorgarh is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is the administrative headquarters of Chittorgharh District and a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar.Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first lead by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittorgarh Fort the largest fort in India.
Kochi , formerly known as Cochin, is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. The city is one of the principal seaports of the country and is located in the district of Ernakulam, about 220 kilometres (137 mi) north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. It has an estimated population of 600,000, with an extended metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the largest urban agglomeration and the second largest city in Kerala after the capital.Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, and was known to the Yavanas (Greeks) as well as Romans, Jews, Arabs, and Chinese since ancient times. Kochi rose to significance as a trading centre after the port at Kodungallur (Cranganore) was destroyed by massive flooding of the river Periyar in 1341.
Coonoor is a town and a municipality in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Recently it has experienced a growing networked economy and a significant influx of tourists.Coonoor is located at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level, and is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills. The verdant Coonoor is an ideal base for a number of trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiris. Tourist can trek from Lady Cannings Seat to Dolphins Seat, which is located 12 km from Coonoor.
Kodagu is a district of Karnataka State in southern India. It is also known by its anglicised name of Coorg.Kodagu's capital is Madikeri. The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada District to the northwest, Hassan District to the north, Mysore District to the east, the Kannur District of Kerala to the southwest, and the Wayanad District of Kerala to the south.
Corbett National park is known for its varied wildlife, and as the site for the launching of Project Tiger. Corbett National Park was one of the nine tiger reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973. The original area of the Corbett National Park was 323.75 sq. km. to which 197.07 sq. km. was added later. In 1991, an area of 797.72 sq km was added as buffer area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. It area includes kalagarh forest division and Ramnagar forest division.The Main animals found in the national park wildlife found in the Corbett National Park include the tiger, elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and nearly 600 species of birds. Corbett National Park receives thousands of visitors every year. A variety...
Dalhousie is a city and a municipal council in Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British viceroy in India at that time.It is built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now Chamba District of the state of Himachal Pradesh of India. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest-running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. Ch...
Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of Darjeeling district, in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya .Darjeeling is internationally famous for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tea plantations date back to the mid 19th century as part of British development of the area. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has one of the few steam locomotives still in service in India.Darjeeling has several British-style public schools, which attract students from many parts of India and neighbouring countries. The town, along with neighbouring Kalimpong was a major center for the demand of a separate Gorkhaland state in the 1980s, though the separatist movement has gradually decreased over the ...
Dehradun is the provisional capital city of the Uttarakhand state and the headquarters of Dehradun District.It is located in the Doon valley, 230 kilometres north of India\'s capital New Delhi and the Delhi metropolitan area. The district is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, Sivalik Hills in the south, the river Ganga in the east, and the river Yamuna in the west. The water divide of Ganga and Yamuna passes through the city.It is also located on the northwestern side of the fertile Gangetic plains of India. Before the creation of Uttarakhand on November 9, 2000, Dehradun was a part of Uttar Pradesh. Neighbouring cities and towns include Haridwar, Rishikesh, Roorkee, Mussoorie and Saharanpur.The products that have made Dehradun known within India are \"Dehradooni basmati rice\", bakery products and lychee.
Dharamshala or Dharamsala is a city in northern India. It is the seat of the district headquarters of the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh.It is also the home of the Dalai Lama and the exiled Tibetan government.Dharamsala is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodars. Dharamsala is the closest one can get to Tibet while still in India
Dholpur is a city in eastern most parts of the Rajasthan state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dholpur District.Dhaulpur was a part of Bharatpur district.Dhaulpur became a separate district in 1982 comprising four tehsils of Bharatpur namely Dholpur, Rajakhera, Bari and Baseri. It is bordered by Bharatpur district of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to the north, Madhya Pradesh to the south, Karauli district to the west and Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to the east.
Diu is part of the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, now belonging to India. Although it is essentially under the Portuguese influence, the closeness with Gujarat makes this a very good choice for tourists looking for a change of pace from the Gujarat center. Quiet and peaceful, you can easily hire a scooter and take to the roads for some quality ‘me’ time. For art lovers, there are some easily recognizable landmarks and churches that will capture your imagination with its quiet intensity and strong foundations. You can visit here alongside your Gujarat tours as a hiatus.
Durg is a city located in Chhattisgarh state, Central India. It is located just east of the Seonath River and is part of the Durg-Bhilai urban agglomeration. The city is an agricultural market and is heavily engaged in milling rice and pigeon peas. Durg gained importance as an industrial centre after the establishment of a large steel plant at Bhilai. Industries include brass working and bell-metal working, oil pressing, mining, and weaving. It is the headquarters of Durg District, the third largest district of Chattisgarh.
Durgapur is an industrial city in the state of West Bengal, India, located about 160 km from Kolkata. The well laid out industrial township, designed by Joseph Allen Stein and Benjamin Polk is now West Bengal's third largest city after Kolkata and Asansol. It is home to the largest industrial unit in the state, Durgapur Steel Plant, one of the integrated steel plants of Steel Authority of India Limited. There are a number of power plants, chemical and engineering industries. Some metallurgical units have come up in recent years. It also has National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, one of the NITs of the country.
Ernakulam refers to the eastern part of the mainland of Kochi city in Kerala, India. Ernakulam is the most urban part of Kochi and has lent its name to Ernakulam District. The Office of the Corporation of Cochin, and the Kerala High Court are situated here. The name 'Ernakulam' is derived from the name of a very famous temple of Lord Shiva called the Ernakulathappan Temple. It is also said that the word Ernakulam was drawn from Malayalam words 'Ere naal Kulam', which mean 'Pond for a long time'. Ernakulam is the commercial capital of the state of Kerala.
Faridabad, is a city and a municipal corporation in Faridabad district in the state of Haryana, India. It is a major industrial city and population centre. The city was founded in 1607 by Shaikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, with the object of protecting the highway which passed through the town. He built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are now in ruins. It also had a sarai, a travelers' lodge, that served as a last stop for travelers to Delhi. Later, it became the headquarters of a pargana which was held in jagir by the Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad became the 12th district of Haryana on 15 August 1979. Faridabad is famous for henna production, while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres are other famous industrial products of the city. For the purposes of civil administration, Faridab...
Gandhinagar is the capital of the state of Gujarat in Western India. Gandhinagar is located on the West Central point of the Industrial Corridor between the capital, Delhi and the financial capital, Mumbai. Gandhinagar has an average elevation of 81 metres (265 feet). The city sits on the banks of the Sabarmati River, in north-central-East Gujarat.
Gangtok is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is located in the Shivalik Hills of the eastern Himalayan range. Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. In 1894, the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok. In the early 20th century, Gangtok became a major stopover on the trade route between Lhasa in Tibet and cities such as Kolkata in British India. After India won its independence from Britain in 1947, Sikkim chose to remain an independent monarchy, with Gangtok as its capital. In 1975, after the integration with the union of India, Gangtok was made India's twenty-second state capital.Today, Gangtok is a centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning, with the prese...
Garhmukteshwar is a city and a municipal board in Ghaziabad district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Around five kilometres from Garhmukteshwar town, flows the holy river Ganga. Garhmukteshwar is situated on the National Highways 24 joining New Delhi with Lucknow. The town is situated 100 odd kilometres from New Delhi and is the closest point from the capital where the river Ganges flows. Garhmukteshwar is also famous for its bathing fair that takes place on the Full Moon Day in the month of Kartik. About 8 Lacks persons, from far and near, come to have a dip in the river Ganga, which they consider to be holy.
Ghaziabad is an industrial city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was initially part of the Meerut district after independence, till the time when due to some political intervention Ghaziabad was separated and given a new district status.The city gets its name from the founder Ghazi-ud-din, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar after himself. Later the name was shortened to Ghaziabad. It is a large industrial city well-connected by roads and railways. It has industries that manufacture railway coaches, diesel engines, bicycles, tapestries, glassware, pottery, paint and varnish, heavy chains, etc. Also It has ordinance factory at Muradnagar & Bharat Electronics Limited for manufacturing defense products.Recently a number of malls and multiplexes have come up in the city and the roads are being improved by construc...
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If you thought that Asiatic Lion can only be seen in Africa, you have to plan a trip to this part of the country. The SasanGir Forest is home to this fierce beast and also offers tourists a chance to observe other animals like the Indian deer, long tailed Langur and the Sambar among other smaller beings. Plan your trip between the months of October and June as the sanctuary closes its gates during the rains. You will also need to take permission to enter the grounds so look at choosing a Gujarat tourism package that will offer you myriad benefits along with it.
Goa brings along with it, images of sun kissed beaches and long stretches under the sun having an eternal adventure in the blue waters of the ocean. Bring this image to life when you visit Goa in its glory. This is essentially a tourist driven destination so there are a very few things you will not find here. Look out for famous eateries and drinking joints to quench your thirst. Satisfy your appetite for a variety of sea food and dance the night away under the stars with your special someone. Goa offers a huge variety of luxury resorts as well as budget hotels so you can take your pick as you plan your itinerary.
Guptkashi has a great importance quite like that of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi.
Gurgaon is the second largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. Gurgaon is the industrial and financial center of Haryana.Gurgaon is one of Delhi's four major satellite cities and is part of the National Capital Region.5-star hotels in Gurgaon are Optus Sarovar Premeire, Galaxy Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lemon Tree Hotels, Trident, Leela Kempinski, newly opened Westin at IFFCO Chowk, Marriott's Courtyard Hotel and Ramada Gurgaon Central hotel
Guruvayur is a bustling pilgrim town and a municipality in Thrissur district of the Indian state of Kerala. It lies 25 km to the northwest of Thrissur city. transportation and Connectivity:-Buses operate every few minutes from Thrissur Shaktan Thampuran Bus Stand. Buses also operate from Ernakulam, North Paravur, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Pamba/Sabarimala, Palakkad, Mavelikkara, Kozhikode, Kodungallur and Thiruvananthapuram. Passenger trains operate from the Guruvayur station to Thrissur and Kochi, as well as an overnight express train to Thiruvananthapuram and further to Chennai. Cochin International Airport, the nearest airport, is some 80 km. from Guruvayur.
Guwahati is a major city in eastern India.The largest city in the North-East Region of India, it is considered by some to be the "gateway" to the region. The city is situated between the southern bank of the Brahmaputra river and the foothills of the Shillong plateau, with LGB International Airport to the west, and the town of Narengi to the east. The city is gradually being expanded as North Guwahati to the northern bank of the Brahmaputra.Guwahati is a major commercial and educational center of North-East India and is home to world class institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. The city is also a major center for cultural activities and sports in the North Eastern region and for the administrative and political activities of Assam. The city is also an important hub for transportation in the...
Your India heritage tour will showcase the rich culture of Gwalior for you. There are lots of historical places and monuments in this city with the power to enthrall your senses. Man Singh Palace, Gwalior fort and Jain Rock sculptures cut directly on to the mountain faces will remind you of other similar structures around the world. You can also take the time out to visit the State Archeological museum as well as the popular Kabootar Khana (Pigeon house). The mouthwatering delicacies available in and around Gwalior will tempt your taste buds while the Indian coffee house can be your haunt for memorable Indian snacks and more.
Haldwani is a city, which along with its twin township of Kathgodam forms the Haldwani-Kathgodam municipal board in Nainital District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.Haldwani is one of the most populous towns in Uttarakhand, and is known as the "Gateway of Kumaon". Some popular areas of haldwani city are Rampur Road, Durga City Centre, Tikonia, Mukhani, Kaladhungi Chouraha, Mangal Parao, Teen Pani, Subhas Nagar, Awas Vikas, Vishal Mega Mart, Hydel Gate, Sheesh Mahal, Polysheet etc. Because of the increase in population, Haldwani is spreading through some sub-urban areas like Kusumkhera, Uncha Pul, Daharia, Bithoria, Damuadhunga, Bhotia Parao, Kathgaria etc. The Gaula river that passes nearby is the major source of drinking water for the area. Haldwani at Ranibagh is Chitrashila Ghat, the venerable Hindu cremation ...
Haridwar is a holy city and municipal board in the Haridwar District of Uttarakhand, India. According to Hindu scriptures, Haridwar is one among the four sites where drops of the elixir of immortality, Amrit, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher, in which it was being carried away by the celestial bird Garuda, after the Samudra manthan. Millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate here from all over the world to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganga, which is considered to be the equivalent of washing away one\'s sins to attain Moksha. The spot where the Amrit fell is considered to be the Brahma Kund at Har ki Pauri (literally, \"footsteps of the Lord,\"), the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.Today, the city is developing beyond its religious importance, as a major industrial destin...
Hassan is a city and district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The town is situated 934 mts above sea level with fine weather similar to Bangalore. The town is home to the Master Control Facility of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was founded in the 11th century, by Channa Krishnappa Naik, a Palegar (chieften). The place is called Hassan after the Goddess "Haasanamba", the goddess and presiding deity of the town. It can be called as the temple-architectural capital of Karnataka and is the location of the Hasanamba Temple.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands were shrouded in mystery for centuries because of their inaccessibility. These are the paragon of beauty and present a landscape full with scenic and picturesque extravaganza. These islands shimmer like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal. The dense forest which cover these islands and the innumerable exotic flowers and birds create a highly poetic and romantic atmosphere. "Here the white beaches on the edge of a meandering coastline have palm trees that sway to the rhythm of the Sea. The unparalleled beauty of these islands, create in men a love of nature with a caressing tenderness, a wistful fondness for all its delicate nuances.
Howrah is an industrial city, a municipal corporation in the Howrah district, West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the district, and also the headquarters of Howrah Sadar subdivision of the district. Located on the west bank of the Hoogli River, it is a twin city of Kolkata. It is West Bengal's second largest city in terms of both area and population. The two cities are connected by the Howrah Bridge (also known as Rabindra Setu), the Vidyasagar Setu (also known as the second Hooghly Bridge) and ferry services between various jetties in the two cities.
Hubballi is a city in the state of Karnataka in India. Hubballi-Dharwad is the second-largest conurbation in Karnataka, after Bangalore. Dharwad is the administrative headquarters of Dharwad District. city is situated about 20 km south-east of Dharwad, is the commercial centre and business hub of North Karnataka. It is also an important city for the Indian Railways, being the headquarters for South Western Railway Zone and the Hubballi Division. On the occasion of celebration of golden jubilee of formation of Karnataka state called Suvarna Karnataka, the Hubli city was named as Hubballi. The name Hubballi literally means "Hu" - flower and "Balli" - creeper in Kannada.
Every tourist visiting India, must make a trip to Hyderabad city in India, where you can see an astonishing blend of ancestral heritage with the modern IT sector. Hyderabad, also known as City of Nizams, is a city that was named after a queen Hyder Mahal. Hyderabad literally means the 'city of Hyder'. The city of Hyderabad has its own individual character, which is evident in the beautiful, ancient palaces and the equally modern, and state-of-the-art offices and buildings. The IT sector has made such a deep impact on the ancestral Hyderabad city that the city is often called as 'Cyberabad'. The city of Hyderabad has a co-sister city, which is called as 'Secunderabad'. A man-made lake called the Hussain Sagar Lake divides both the cities
Jabalpur is a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Jabalpur is located in the Mahakaushal region in the geographic center of India. Jabalpur is one of the largest cities in Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur is one of the highest income tax paying cities in India since the headquarters of many important Central & State Departments are situated there and thousands of government employees are employed. Jabalpur also houses the Madhya Pradesh High Court. It was called Sanskardhani by Vinoba Bhave.
Jaipur, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ is a study of architectural marvels and historical landmarks. You can enjoy some unique and interesting sites like the JantarMantar (the house of instruments), HawaMahal (the Palace of Wind), Amer Fort which is the pride and joy of this beautiful city and the superb Albert Hall museum. The state is known for its ‘thali’ which givesyou mouth-watering delicacies you are not liable to forget anytime soon. These are considered an integral part of their culture. Come to this city any time you want to and it is a guarantee you will enjoy every moment of your time here. The rich culture and background of this amazing city is evident in the food they prepare. This is considered as the first well planned city in the whole of India with a structure that has been designed keeping in mind...
Jaisalmer nicknamed "The Golden City", is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and has a population of about 78,000. It is the administrative headquarters of Jaisalmer District.
Jalandhar, is a city in Jalandhar District in the state of Punjab, India. In Hindu mythology, Jalandhara was the eponymous kingdom of a devil in Satyuga. It was also known as Prasthala at the time of Mahabharta and it was also known as Jullundur in British times.Jalandhar along with Multan is the oldest surviving city of the Trigarta Empire (Punjab region) of Katoch Rulers, with reference in history as far back as A.D. 100.
Jammu, also known as Duggar, is one of the three administrative divisions within Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state in India. Jammu city is the largest city in Jammu and the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu City is also known as "City of Temples" as it has many temples and shrines, with glittering shikhars soaring into the sky, which dot the citys skyline, creating the ambiance of a holy and peaceful Hindu city.Home to some of the most popular Hindu shrines, such as Vaishno Devi, Jammu is one of the most famous pilgrimage tourism destinations in India. Due to relatively better infrastructure, Jammu has emerged as the main economic center of the state.
Jamnagar is a city and a municipal corporation in Jamnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city was built up substantially by Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji in the 1920s, when the district was known as Nawanagar. The district lies just to the south of the Gulf of Kutch. Jamnagar has shot to prominence as Reliance Industries, India's largest private company, established the world's largest refinery near Moti Khavdi village. It is also home to Essar Oil, another important oil refinery of India, Essar Oil Refinery, Vadinar. The city is also known for featuring Indias only Ayurvedic university.
Jamshedpur is the largest urban conglomeration in the state of Jharkhand. Jamshedpur is the first well-planned industrial city of India, founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata and ranks 28th among the 35 million-plus cities and is also the 32nd urban agglomeration in India according to the census 2001. Located in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on the Chota Nagpur plateau, it is the district headquarters and is surrounded by the beautiful Dalma Hills. The rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai border the North and West of the city, respectively.
Jamshedpur is the largest urban conglomeration in the state of Jharkhand. Jamshedpur is the first well-planned industrial city of India, founded by late [[Jamsetji Tata|Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata, and ranks 28th among the 35 million-plus cities and is also the 31st urban agglomeration in India according to the census 2001. Located in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on the Chota Nagpur plateau, it is the district headquarters and is surrounded by the beautiful Dalma Hills. The rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai border the North and West of the city, respectively.
Jodhpur is the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan. It has been drawing the attention of tourists from all over the world. Standing as the sentinel of the country's western border, Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces. Jodhpur is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor and Pali on its south, Bikaner on its north, and Nagaur on the eastern side.The city is like an oasis in the vast desert, with a variety of thorny shrubs all over the area. It also has some of the animal species that can survive in an arid and dry environment.
Joshimath lies in the region of Kamaprayag, which is a region where the two rivers of Dhauliganga and Alaknanda meet. Joshimath is visited by Hindu devotees as it is as an important pilgrimage centre with several temples and religious sites.
Junagarh Fort is a fort in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. The modern city of Bikaner has developed around the fort. Historical records reveal that despite the repeated attacks by enemies to capture the fort, it was not taken, except for a lone one-day occupation by Kamran Mirza. Kamran was the second son of the Mughal Emperor Babur who attacked Bikaner in 1534, which was then ruled by Rao Jait Singh. In the battle, the Mughals were defeated by Rathors. Kamran then returned to Lahore. The fort precinct is studded with 37 palaces, several temples and pavilions.
Kalady is a village located east of the Periyar river, in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, South India. Notably, it is the birthplace of Sri Adi Sankara, and thus is a popular destination for pilgrims. In the local language, Malayalam, Kalady means "footprint." The village was previously called Sasalam.
Kalimpong is a hill station in the Mahabharat Range in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kalimpong is known for its educational institutions many of which were established during the British colonial period. It used to be a gateway in the trade between Tibet and India prior to China's annexation of Tibet and the Sino-Indian War. Kalimpong, located on a ridge overlooking River Teesta, is a tourist destination owing to its temperate climate and proximity to popular tourist locations in the region. Horticulture is also important to Kalimpong: it has a flower market notable for its wide array of orchids; nurseries, which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes, contribute to the economy of Kalimpong. Home to ethnic Nepalis, indigenous ethnic groups and non-native migrants from other parts of India, the town...
Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram is a city and a municipality in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district. In ancient times it was called Kachi and Kachiampathi.Kanchipuram is located on the Palar River, and known for its temples and silk sarees.There are several big temples(including some of the greatest Vishnu Temples and Shiva Temples of Tamilnadu). Kanchipuram is also called as "City of 1000 Temples". Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk sarees, which are hand woven.
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Historically known as Nagarkot[2], the town of Kangra was founded by Katoch Kshatriya Rajputs of Chandervanshi Lineage , who were rulers in Trigarta Central Asia.
Kanha National Park is a national park and a Tiger Reserve in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. In the 1930s, Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km each. Kanha National Park was created on 1 June, 1955. Today it stretches over an area of 940 km in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat. Together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,009 km and the neighboring 110 km Phen Sanctuary it forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve. The park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book .
Kannur is a city and a municipality in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the administrative headquarters of the district of Kannur. It is known as Land of Looms and Lores. During British rule in India, Kannur was known by its Portuguese name of Cannanore which is still in fairly common usage. This is the largest city of North Malabar. Kannur is of great strategic military importance. It houses one of the 62 military cantonments in the country, the Kannur Cantonment, and is the current seat of the Defence Security Corps.
Kanyakumari tourism can be a memorable experience for tourists. Cape Comorin or Kanyakumari is located in Tamil Nadu. There are many tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. Tourists can reach Kanyakumari by train, airplane or bus.Once in Kanyakumari, tourists need to check out with the Cape Comorin attractions. They can go out to visit the water park in the city. There are architectural works located in the city that draw many tourists. Tourists may also visit Kanyakumari beach while on a tour to this city. The sea in this part is rough but it is an experience to view the sunrises and sunsets from the beach. After sightseeing, tourists can go out for shopping.
Karaikudi is a city and a municipality in Sivaganga District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the largest city in Sivaganga district, and is known as the capital of Chettinad region, which comprises Karaikudi and 74 other villages. Chettinad is the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars (Nagarathar) a prosperous banking and business community, many of whose members migrated to nearby Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Burma, in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Karaikudi got its name because the area is famous for the type of houses built with limestone called \'karai veedu\' and also may be due to a plant called \"Karai\" which is widely spread over this area.
Kasauli is a small cantonment town in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is the home of the Kasauli Brewery, which is the highest brewery and distillery in the world. The cantonment was established in 1842 by the British colonial rulers as a hill station. Located 77 km from Shimla, 65 km from Chandigarh and 50 km from Panchkula, it still retains the old world charms and is a throwback to the past
Kashipur is a city and a municipal board in Udham Singh Nagar District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kashipur was known as Govishan or Govisana, during the time of Harsha , when Xuanzang (631–641 AD) visited this region. The ruins of the large settlement of those days are still to be seen near the city. Kashipur was named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder of the township and Governor of the pargana, one of the officers of the Chand Kings of Kumaon in the 16-17 century.
Katra or Katra Vaishno Devi, as it is popularly known, is a small town in Jammu and Kashmir, India, situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is located. It is part of the Reasi District and is located 42 km from the city of Jammu.Katra serves as the base camp for pilgrims who visit Vaishno Devi. It has a thriving tourism industry that offers plenty of hotels, guest houses, restaurants, dhabas, fast-food joints that fit all kinds of budgets.
Kausani is a hill station situated in the Bageshwar district of the Uttarakhand state of India. Kausani is a destination for Himalayan tourists. It is located 53 km North of Almora. The altitude of this place is about 1890 mts. This place offers a 350 km view of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. There are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Kausani - a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas. Kausani lies on the atop the ridge amidst dense Pine trees overlooking Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other on Almora-Bageshwar-Didihat Highway. Mahatma Gandhi called this place the \'Switzerland of India\', due to similarity in landscape.
The most remote of the four Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini, and is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks. Kedarnath hosts one of the holiest Hindu temples, the Kedarnath Temple, and is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world, being one of the four major sites in India's Chota Char Dham pilgrimage.
With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil streches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, every one of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other. A singular advantage no other destination offers.
Kettuvallam is a house boat widely used in the Indian state of Kerala. These have thatched roof covers over wooden hulls. The traditional kettuvallam is mainly used for promoting Kerala tourism.
This city became quite famous for its erotic sculptures and seemingly sensual statues that dot its temple. See these medieval statues come alive and observe its attention to detailing with focused design and intricate carvings. An India heritage tour through this city will provide you with a huge cache of cultural extravaganza of this UNESCO World Heritage site. There is a lot more to this city and you can see every inch of it through your city tour.
Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the taluk division of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means ". The Gift of the Forest".Malayalam meaning Kodaikanal is referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations" and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. It's a lot cooler in temperature than lower elevation cities such as Chennai.Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the hospitality industry serving tourism.
Kolhapur pronunciation is a city situated in the south-west corner of Maharashtra, India.Kolhapur is situated on the banks of river Panchganga and is the location of the Temple of Mahalakshmi, an Indian Goddess. The city also lends its name to many common products such as Kolhapuri chappal , Kolhapuri lavangi mirchi, Kolhapuri gur and Kolhapuri cuisine. The most famous part of the kolhapuri cuisine is the Red meat preparations called Tambada Rassa and Pandhara Rassa as also Suke Mutton.
Kollam is a city and a municipal corporation in Kollam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It lies 71 Kilometres north of the state capital Thiruvanathapuram (Trivandrum). It is also the headquarters of the Kollam District, one among the 14 districts in the state of Kerala. It is bound on the south by Thiruvananthapuram district, on the north by Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha, on the east by Tamil Nadu and on the west by the Arabian Sea. The town is very famous for cashew processing and coir manufacturing. It is the southern gateway to the backwaters of Kerala, and thus, a prominent tourist destination.
Kondotty is a growing town in Malappuram district, Kerala, South India. Kondotty is located near the Calicut Airport.Kondotty is famous for the Nercha (Malayalam for 'offering') in the Pazhayangadi Mosque. Kondotty is the birthplace of the great Mappila poet, Moyinkutty Vaidyar.
Kovalam is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram. It claims high tourist footfalls every year between September and March and is probably, the most celebrated tourist destination of God+óGé¼Gäós Own Country.This heaven on earth literally means an orchard of coconuts. The coconut tree lined beaches of the sun-kissed Eden lends this tourist haunt an enrapturing glory.
Kumarakom is a tourist village situated 13 km from Kottayam district of Kerala. Its sprawling backwaters and verdant freshness is what makes this place an instant crowd puller. It is a cluster of little islands on the banks of Vembanad Lake. God has endowed Kumarakom with immense picturesque beauty. It is tough to describe the beauty of such a \'paradise on the earth\' with mere words. This sort of scintillating beauty is feast for the eyes and a real treat for the weary soul. The place boats of being one of the most beautiful villages in India.
Kumbakonam (Tamil: +á-«+á-»-ü+á-«-«+á-»-ì+á-«-¬+á-«+á-»GǦ+á-«-ú+á-«-«+á-»-ì) (kumpak+à-ì+íGÇíam), also spelt as Coombaconum in the records of British India, is a town and a special grade municipality in the Thanjavur district in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 40 kilometres from Thanjavur and 273 kilometres from Chennai and is the headquarters of the Kumbakonam taluk of Thanjavur district. The town is bounded by two rivers, the Kaveri River to the north and Arasalar River to the south.Kumbakonam dates back to the Sangam period and was ruled by the Early Cholas, Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks and the Thanjavur Marathas. It rose to be a prominent city between the 7th and 9th centuries AD, when it served as a capital of th...
Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India. Built during the course of the 15th century CE by Rana Kumbha , and enlarged through the 1800s, Kumbhalgarh is also a birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Occupied till the nineteenth century, the fort is now open to the general public as a museum and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening. Kumbalgarh is situated 82 km from Udaipur towards its northwest and is easily accessible by road. It is the most important fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh.
Kushinagar, Kusinagar or Kusinara is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kushinagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, near border of Nepal. It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Gautama Buddha died.
Lakshadweep, traditionally called in English the Laccadive Islands, the smallest union territory of India, is a group of islands 200 to 300 km off of the coast of Keralam in the Laccadive Sea. Their total land area is 11 sq mi or 32 km. Ten of the islands are inhabited. Lakshadweep is the northern part of the erstwhile Lakshadweepa.
Lavasa is a planned city billed as India\'s first hill city since Independence[citation needed], being developed in accordance with the controversial Hill Station policy passed by the Maharashtra government in 2000. The project is being developed primarily by HCC India near Pune and Mumbai and is spread over 25,000 acres (100 km2). Lavasa is located in the Western Ghats, on the banks of the Baji Pasalkar Reservoir behind the Varasgaon Dam near Pune and Mumbai. The city is coming up on eight large hillocks that surround the elongated Varasgaon Dam Reservoir.
Leh, was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.The town is still dominated by the now ruined Leh Palace, former home of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace. Leh is at an altitude of 3,500 meters
Lonavla or Lonavale is a city and a hill station Municipal Council in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is famous throughout India for the hard candy sweet known as chikki and is also a major stop on the rail line connecting Mumbai and Pune. It is also an important town on the Mumbai-Pune road link. Both the Mumbai-Pune Expressway as well as the Mumbai-Pune highway pass through Lonavla. Lonavla comes to life during the monsoon season as the countryside turns lush green with waterfalls and ponds.
Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India. Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division. Located in what was historically known as the Awadh region, Lucknow has always been a multicultural city. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history.Lucknow is popularly known as the The City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India. Today, Lucknow is a vibrant city that is witnessing an economic boom and is among the top ten fastest growing metro cities of India and is the second largest city of Uttar Pradesh after Kanpur.Straddling across the river Gomti, ...
Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is the largest city in Punjab. The city stands on the Sutlej River\'s old bank, 13 km south of its present course. It is a major industrial center of northern India.Ludhiana is centrally located on the National Highway 1 from Delhi to Amritsar, and is connected to the Indian capital city of New Delhi by road and frequent train service.Ludhiana is the richest district in the state of Punjab, and includes the most expensive fertile land of all of India. Ludhiana district is considered to be one of the NRI hubs of Punjab.
Madurai is a place where people ofen tend to visit. There are many places with national importance. It is also known as temple city. Madurai is situated on the banks of Vaigai River in Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state.It is well known for the Meenakshi temple situated at the heart of the town which attracts tourists as well as pilgrims. Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old, and has been an important commercial centre even as early as 550 AD.
Malad is a suburb of Mumbai, India . It is also the name of the railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway (India) railway line, located in the Malad suburb. The Aksa, Erangal and Marve beaches are within accessible distance from Malad. Aksa Beach, Dana Paani, Erangal Beach,Madh Island & Madh Fort, Manori Beach, Marve Beach - Ferry Service to Manori. Aksa Beach is approx 8 km from Malad Station & Madh is at 14 km. RidhiSidhi Ganesha Temple One of the main temples in Malad is the Ridhi Siddhi Ganesh Mandir. It will be only 15 minute walking distance from Malad Station.
Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is believed to have been named after the Pallava king Mamalla. It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th century, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Himachal is considered as the Switzerland of India where can come close to beauty and nature. Manali is most spectacular and beautiful landscape with deep gorges, snow peaks, fast flowing rivers, enchanting lakes and lush green valleys. One can enjoy trekking, relaxing, sightseeing, fishing, mountaineering, ice skating and golf. Manali is a part of kullu and tourists can also visit kullu on the way to Manali to enjoy river rafting. This place produce huge amount of apples every season and tourists can see charming trees loaded with red apples. Major attractions are Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashisth Bath and Rohtang Pass.
Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region. Mandawa is situated 190 km off Jaipur in the north. The town lies between latitude 28.06+óGé¼Gäó in the north and longitude 75.20+óGé¼Gäó in the east. Mandawa is known for its fort and havelis. The fort town of Mandawa is well connected with the other places in region through a good network of roads.
Mandvi is a city and a municipality in Kachchh district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was once a major port of the region and summer retreat for Maharao (king) of the Kachchh. The old city had a surrounding fort, and remains of the fort wall can still be seen to this day. The city has a more than four hundred year old ship building industry that still manufactures small ships.
Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bound by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district in southwestern Karnataka.Mangalore derives its name from the local Hindu deity Mangaladevi. It developed as a port on the Arabian Sea remaining, to this day, a major port of India. Lying on the backwaters of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers, Mangalore is often used as a staging point for sea traffic along the Malabar Coast.
Manila, founded by Spanish conquerors in 1571 by the side of Manila Bay, and the larger Metropolitan Manila (abbreviated to Metro Manila), which encompasses the City of Manila and 17 other cities. Filipinos use GÇÿManila' to mean Metro Manila, while the term Manileo is reserved exclusively for the City of Manila's residents. Manila's history is intertwined with its geographic location. Manila Bay was an ideal port for Spanish ships bearing gold, spices, silk and ceramics (treasure hunters still seek sunken Manila galleons today). Unfortunately for Manileos, this also attracted a string of invaders.
Manipal is a university town situated in the state of Karnataka in India. It is a suburb within Udupi city and is administered by Udupi City Municipality. It is located in the rocky hinterland of the Malabar Coast of south west India, about 8 km (5 mi) from the Arabian Sea. From its location on a plateau, it commands a view of the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats range to the east. It is situated 3 kilometres from the temple city of Udupi, and is 65 km (37 mi) north of Mangalore. Manipal was previously under Shivalli village panchayat. The name is derived from Mannu palla Anglicised to Manipal. Mannu means mud and Palla means lake in Tulu Language.This lake due to which Manipal owes its name still has a pride of place in this university town and it offers boating facilities. Manipa...
Mannarkkad, formerly known as Mannarghat is a beautiful town in Palakkad district of Kerala state, South India. It is the headquarters of Mannarkkad Taluk, and is the largest revenue village in Kerala. It is situated 40 km north-east of the district headquarters Palakkad, on the way to Kozhikkode (NH 213) and on the foots of Western Ghats. Silent Valley (a tropical evergreen rain forest with an unbroken evolutionary history of 50 million years) is only 35 km from Mannarkkad.Mannarkkad has memories of the invasion of Tippu Sultan and Mopila riot. Nestled between two rivers Kunthippuzha and Nellippuzha, Mannarkkad (Mannarghat) valley is famous for its natural beauty. Silent Valley Rain forests and the Attappadi high range add grandeur to the scenery. It is a common destination for trekkers.
Mararikulam is a beach village in the district of Alappuzha. Mararikulam is the fertile land of communism and it has a very beautiful beach which is known by the name Marari Beach or Mararikulam beach. There are two village panchayts for this village, Mararikulam South and Mararikulam North. Mararikulam South consists of parts of Mararikulam, Perunormangalam, Kanichukulangara, Beach, Poklasheri and Chennaveli. The North Panchayat consists of parts of Mararikulam, ‎Kattoor, Pollathai, Valavanadu, Preethikulangara, Omanapuzha, Kalavoor, Pathirapally, and Chettikadu,
Mararikulam is a beach village in the district of Alappuzha. Mararikulam is the fertile land of communism and it has a very beautiful beach which is known by the name Marari Beach or Mararikulam beach. There are two village panchayts for this village, Mararikulam South and Mararikulam North. Mararikulam South consists of parts of Mararikulam, Perunormangalam, Kanichukulangara, Beach, Poklasheri and Chennaveli. The North Panchayat consists of parts of Mararikulam, ‎Kattoor, Pollathai, Valavanadu, Preethikulangara, Omanapuzha, Kalavoor, Pathirapally, and Chettikadu.
Mashobra is a town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is connected to the state capital Shimla.Mashobra is also popular as a tourist destination.[3][4] Wildflower Hall at Chharabra, now a property of Oberoi Hotels, has been residence to Lord Kitchener as well as Lord Ripon during the British Raj.Mashobra is part of Shimla Reserve Forest sanctuary and catchment area. The natural vegetation comprises pine, oak, cedar or Himalayan deodar, and rhododendron, as well as maple and horse chestnut. The wildlife consists of monkeys, baboons, jackals, kakkar (barking deer), and the occasional leopard, as well as numerous bird species such as the Himalayan eagle, pheasants, chikor and partridges
Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Mathura is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna at the centre of Braja or Brij-bhoomi, called Krishna janma-bhoomi, literary 'Krishna's birth place'. The Keshav Dev temple was built in ancient times on the site of Krishna's legendary birthplace (an underground prison). As per the epics Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana, Mathura was the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kamsa the maternal uncle of Krishna.Mathura is also famous as one of the first two centres of production for images of the Buddha, the other being Gandhara in present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Buddha figurines produced in Mathura more closely resemble some of the older Indian male fertility gods and have shorter, curlier hair and lighter, more translucent robes.
Mount Abu
Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan state in western India. It is located in Sirohi district. Mount Abu is 58 km from Palanpur (Gujarat). The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar, at 1722 meters above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert', as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. Ancient Name of Mount Abu is "Arbudaanchal"
Mukteshwar is a town and tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. It sits high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 2286 meters (7500 feet), 51 km from Nainital, 42 km from Haldwani, and 395 km from Delhi.Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple to Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town, within the IVRI campus, and close to which lie the overhanging cliffs, locally known as Chauli-ki-Jali, used for rock climbing and rappelling, with an excellent view of the valleys below. The sunrise point is at the government-run PWD Guest House. One can also visit the Indian Veterinary Research Institute.Valley Unwind Resort in Mukteshwar is one of the best resort for various eco-activities.
Mumbai cannot be conceptualized with a brief description; such is the contrast of diverse cultures, traditions, adventure and the teeming mass of humanity put together. It is a land of promise and anyone with an aim of making it big can try their hand at reaching their goals here. Mumbai offers an array of historical landmarks and contemporary architectures that rival for space. Enjoy a grand and luxurious stay at some of the best hotel chains in the city and contrast it by enjoying some of the tastiest street food you will find anywhere in the country. This city is considered the financial powerhouse of the state and the country as well. Enjoy some of the sights in this sprawling metropolis, add a tour of the inner city to your Gujarat tribal tour package or simply pick up your bag and start exploring on your own. It ...
Munnar with its impeccable beauty is the most famous holiday destination in South India. In the green and serene Kamman Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Munnar is located in the Idukki district in Kerala. There are various tropical plantations of tea, coffee, cardamom and other spices, dense forests and wildlife sanctuaries full with various types of flora and fauna.Munnar is connected to various cities like Madurai, Cochin, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Chennai and various other cities of South India and Kerala.
Mussoorie is a city and a municipal board, about 34 km from Dehradun and in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie', as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.Being at an average altitude of 2,000 metres (6,600 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists. The highest point is Lal Tibba with a height of over 2,290 metres.
The city of Mysore is the cultural capital of the state of Karnataka. The city is known for its majestic, mystical and mesmerizing beauty. The weather of Mysore is very pleasant throughout the year. but the ideal time to visit the city is between the months of October and March.Tourism occupies a very prominent place in the industrial sector of the city. Some of the places of interest in the city are Mysore Palace, Krishna Raja Sagara, Kukkarahali Lake, Jaganmohan Art Gallery, Brindavan Gardens, Lalitha Mahal, Datta Peetham, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo, Folk Lore Museum and many more. The city is adorned with a number of temples namely Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple, Trinesvaraswamy Temple, Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple, Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, Chamundi Temple, Mahabaleshwara Temple and Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple.
Nagoya's history goes back 400 years. The city was shaped in the aftermath of the Battle of Sekigahara. Uniting Japan through his victory at the battle, Tokugawa Ieyasu commenced construction of Nagoya Castle in 1610, and in the years that followed the residents of the former town of Kiyosu moved to the area surrounding the new castle. Under the leading family of the three Tokugawa clans, Nagoya developed as a centre for culture, manufacture and trade. With 2.2 million inhabitants, Nagoya is today the fourth-largest city in Japan. One of the country's major transport hubs, located halfway between east and west along the main transport lines running from Tokyo via Kyoto and Osaka to Hiroshima and further west, Nagoya also has Japan's leading port for international traffic as well as its own state-of-the-art airport, hal...
Nainital is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 1,938 metres (6,358 feet) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south. From the tops of the higher peaks, \"magnificent views can be obtained of the vast plain to the south, or of the mass of tangled ridges lying north, bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas.
Nairobi is the biggest city in East Africa, the region's industrial hub and Kenya's commercial and political heart. It is also the region's youngest, most modern and most fast developing city and has enjoyed a relentless growth curve. Although the city contains the African Head Quarter of a number of major United Nations agencies, it still has an air of lawlessness. Its reputation for being hard and fast and dangerous means that the unfortunate nickname ΓÇÿNairobbery' still has a ring of truth to it. The resulting require for a bit more street-smart commonsense often means that people skip straight through the city.
Nakuru, the provincial capital of Kenya's Rift Valley province, with roughly 300,000 inhabitants, and at present the fourth largest urban centre in the country, lies about 1850 m above sea level. It is also the capital of Nakuru District. Tourism is an important economic activity in Nakuru. The town, and the region, are endowed with huge resources that make tourism a key income source. Nakuru is home to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes, which forms part of the Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is famous for the vast numbers of flamingoes that can be seen foraging in the shallow lake. The park also has many wild animals that can be seen during a safari. Apart from the animals numerous other sites of interest are accessible from Nakuru. These include Menengai Crater, a dormant volcano.
Nantes city is the sixth largest in France. It is a city in western France, situated on the Loire River. The quality of life surveys it the best city in France in which to live. Nantes has been made a major economic development centre. In the late 20th century, air, road, and rail transportation were being extended, and vast industrial zones was being built.Nantes is also known for its crepes. The Passage Pommeraye which is a small shopping mall is located by the river. It is a small passageway between two streets that has been turned into a highly remarkable shopping centre. It is named after its developer, Louis Pommeraye. The building took three years and was completed in 1843. It is covered with a glass ceiling and consists of three levels of shopping galleries. But the Rue Crebillon is the main street to shop. M...
Naples in Italy, is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples. It is situated halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, sitting on the coast by the Gulf of Naples. The city is known for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,800 years old. The city is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city. A strong part of Neapolitan culture which has had wide reaching effects is music, including the invention of the romantic guitar and the mandolin as well as strong contributions to opera and folk standards. There are popular characters and figures who have come to symbolise Naples; these include the patron saint of the city Januarius, Pulcinella, and the Sirens from...
Having many temples and pilgrimage sites, Nasik is known to be a holy city for Hindus in India. Nasik has always been the centre of commerce and trade in India since historical past. Many historic events of the Indian freedom struggle too had been occurred in this place. Ramkund, Muktidham Temple, Coin Museum and Pandavleni Caves are some of the important tourist sites of Nasik.Nasik is developing as a lively city with a blend of the ancient and the modern touches. The city has numerous forts, temples, historic sites as well as a home for industries. Nasik is also popular for fruit and vegetable productions. Grapes, strawberries and onions are amongst the highest in the country.
Naypyidaw is the capital of Burma. Nay pyi daw means "Great City of the Sun", but is also translated as "abode of kings". On 6 November 2005, the administrative capital of Burma was officially moved to a Greenfield site 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Pyinmana, and approx 200 miles (320 km) north of Yangon. The capital's official name was announced on 27 March 2006, Burmese Armed Forces Day. Located near Pyinmana town in Mandalay Division, Naypyidaw consists of the city proper (downtown) and three surrounding townships, Pyinmana, Lewe and Tatkon. Downtown is further divided into four wards: Zeya Theiddhi, Pyinnya Theiddhi, Bawga Theiddhi, Mingala Theiddhi.
Nedumbassery is a small town in Ernakulam district of Kerala, south India. It is about 27 km from Kochi and around 40 km from Thrissur.Nedumbassery is now famous for the Cochin International Airport. This village is in between the two small towns of Aluva and Angamaly. A small hamlet of considerable natural beauty and home to very hospitable and courteous people, this village is endowed with enough water resources to meet the demands of its increasing populace. The zeal with which the local authorities tend to water bodies in the area helped to eliminate water shortages even during acute summers.Legend says Nedumbassery is named after a poor heart broken backward caste man called Nedumban Pulayan who arrived there as a refuge and the local chieftain gave him vast land as a gift out of sympathy. Ever since, the ...
New Delhi
The capital of India cannot be missed if you are taking a trip through Northern India for the very first time. This is the seat of power for the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the country. This city is filled with landmarks and buildings which house some of the most powerful men and women. Enjoy the historical Golden Triangle packages, get charmed by the old-world feel of some of its legendary monuments and enjoy the cultural miasma of this cosmopolitan destination any time of the year.
Noida short for the Naveen (Hindi for \'new\') Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is an area under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA). It has first-class amenities and is considered to be one of the more modern cities of Uttar Pradesh State of India. It is also home to the Noida Film City.Noida is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state. The district\'s administrative headquarters are in the nearby town of Surajpur. However, the district\'s highest government official, the District Magistrate (DM), resides in Noida. The city is a part of the Noida-Dadri Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituency and Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency.
Ooty in the south of India is a famous tourist attraction, mainly for its natural beauty. It has grown to be one of the most famous hill stations in India. Ooty or Udhagamandalam is the capital of the Nilgiri district. The climate of this place is generally pleasant and thus suitable for leisure tours.Many international travelers also visit this beautiful place during this time of the year. Some of the tourist attractions of Ooty are Ooty Lake- This is an artificially constructed lake built in the year of 1825. it was built for providing an irrigation tank to the people of this region. Botanical Garden- It is situated on the lower slopes of the Dodabetta peak.Kalhatty Falls- Located about 113 kilometers away from Udhagamandalam. Water here gushes down from a height of about 122 meters. Government Museum- It pre...
Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest place. Abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with mild climate.The town has derived its name from the local word "pulum', meaning lots of water. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. The combination of greenery and water gives Palampur a distinctive look. Palampur is at the confluence of the plains and the hills and so the scenery shows the contrast the plains on one side and the majestic snow covered hills on the other ...
Parwanoo is a city and a municipal council in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an industrial town. It borders Panchkula district of Haryana, and is after the towns of Pinjore and Kalka on the Chandigarh Simla Highway. In fact it is separated by a river bed from the town of Kalka. Pinjore to Parwanoo is almost a continuous urban belt. From Pinjore there is also a road to Baddi. Another nearby industrial town of Himachal. Along the National Highway No.22, as one crosses the state border of Haryana into Himachal, there comes the town of Parwanoo. A couple of decades ago, this was a sleepy little village but today, it is a pulsating industrial town.Parwanoo is taken by the tourists as their base wherefrom they travel to various places located closeby.
Paṭnā is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar. It is the second largest city in eastern India, after Kolkata. Today, all major companies have a base in Patna reflecting the growing importance of the city. The city is growing rapidly with buoyant development in sectors including retail and property.[citation needed] It is also fast emerging as a hub of higher education with institutes of national repute being started in PatnaApart from being the administrative centre of the state and its historic importance, the city is also a major educational and medical centre.
Patnitop or Patni Top, is a hill top tourist location in Udhampur district on the National Highway 1A, on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar. It is located in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas, and is in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The river Chenab flows in close proximity to this location.Origin of the name Patnitop is a distortion of the original name of "Patan Da Talab" meaning "Pond of the Princess". In olden times a pond existed in the meadows and the kings princess often used to have her bath there. Part of the pond still exists near the youth hostel. It may be that the British had difficulties recording an English spelling of an Indian name correctly in their revenue records. Over the years the name changed from "Patan Da Talab" to Patnitop.
One of Central Indias lesser known reserves, Pench National Park is situated in the Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh. Dominated by hills, forests and valleys, this national park derives its name from the Pench River, which meanders its way through the entire stretch of the 757 km park. The river runs from north to south, dividing the park into almost equal western and eastern halves the well forested areas of Chhindwara and Seoni districts respectively. Kala Pahar, the parks highest hill, reaches 650 m above sea level
Periyar is a protected area, and a nature reserve in the South Indian State of Kerala, set high in the mountains of the Western Ghats at the border to Tamil Nadu. It lies in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta. The protected area covers an area of 777 km, out of which a 350 km part of the core zone was made into the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, sometimes dubbed the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is often called by the name thekkady also. Thekkady is located four km from Kumily, approximately 100 km east of Alappuzha, 110 km west of Madurai and 120 km southeast from Kochi.
Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia which is recently developed as the tourist destination. It is vibrant and bustling town which is situated on the convergence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap and more attractions are available to provide charming holidays. There are plenty of places where you can spend ideal holidays. This place is a mixture of Asian exotica the popular Cambodian hospitality welcomes the visitors to the capital and the Kingdom of Cambodia.

It is the center of politics, security, cultural heritage, economics and diplomacy. Environment conditions are extremely pleasant and people love to spend cultural and entertaining holidays in Phnom Penh City. There are few best attractions in the city such as Royal Palace, the National Museum, the ...
Port Blair
Port Blair is the largest town and a municipal council in Andaman district in the Andaman Islands and the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India. It lies on the east coast of South Andaman Island and is the main entry point to the islands.It is also the headquarters for the Indian district of South Andaman, and the local administrative sub-division (tehsil), which is also called Port Blair.
Puri is a city in the east Indian state of Orissa. It is also known to many as Jagannath Puri after the Jagannath Temple, which was built in the late eleventh century.Puri is one of the oldest cities in the eastern part of the country. It is situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal and is a popular beach resort, positioned in a unique place so that both sunset and sunrise can be viewed from the beach.
Ramgarh is a serene hill station perched at an altitude of 1789 m above the sea level on Bhowali-Mukteshwar Road. It is located at a distance of 26 km from Nainital in Kumaon Division of Uttaranchal. Ramgarh is an idyllic place for leisurely holidays in peace and tranquility with pleasant weather conditions. You can have the unobstructed view of the snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas from this hill station. Ramgarh is perfect place for the nature lovers, as you can gaze at the star-lit sky, marvel at the sunrise and sunset, admire the beauty of the mighty Himalayas and taste the Himalayan fruits. It is known for orchards of a variety of Himalayan fruits like apples, apricots, and peaches. The place was once the cantonment of the English army. All India Research Center for Animal Treatment is also situated here. The ...
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the home for the Kumaon Regiment (KRC) & Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army.Ranikhet is at an altitude of 1869 metres above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most famous national parks in northern India. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 180 km from Jaipur, which is also the nearest airport. Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambhore became a national park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day Time. I...
Rewa District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The city Rewa is the district headquarters. Rewa is also known as land of white tigers.Rewa District has an area 6,314 km and a population of 1,972,333 (2001 census), a 27% increase from 1991. The district is bounded on the north by Uttar Pradesh state, on the east and southeast by Sidhi District, on the south by Shahdol District and Umaria District (which came to existence during Madhya Pradesh and Chattishgarh division), and on the west by Satna District. It is part of Rewa Division.
Rishikesh is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram (now closed), and the town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga.
A cluster of pristine lakes set against the captivating surroundings of dense oak and pine woods, Sattal in the state of Uttarakhand unfurls the rustic beauty of the Lower Himalayas. At an altitude of 4000 feet Sattal, also pronounced as Sattal proffers an unruffled environment with abundance of natural flora and fauna. Calm and quite ambiance of Sattal makes this sleepy locale in the outskirts of Nainital as a most memorable and impressive tourism spots.
Sawai Madhopur
Sawai Madhopur is a city and a municipality in Sawai Madhopur District in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the administrative headquarters of Sawai Madhopur District.It is home to the Ranthambore National Park and the historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the national park.This area was ruled by Raja Hammir Dev of Chauhan lienage along with his Bargujar relatives. The area was destroyed by Allaudin Khiljee.Sawai Madhopur was built as a planned city by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur (1750-1768), who named the township after himself.Sawai Madhopur is famous for its guavas, affectionately known as "Madhopur guavas" in Rajasthan.
Shimla was seized by the British in 1819 after the Gurkha War. Formerly this place was known as Simla but later on people named it as Shimla. It is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and located in the North-West Himalaya. Tourist experiences pleasant cold in the hot summer season and snow fall in the winter season. This is wonderful holiday destination for all seasons and blessed with numerous natural bounties. Mall Road and Ridge are main attractions of this place that are located in the heart of the city. One can also plan Kufri tours and a visit to Jakhu Temple. This place offer huge collection of jewelry, handicrafts and paintings. One can find all kinds of hotels located in different areas of this hill station. Various budget hotels and luxurious hotels are available for convenient accommodation of tourists.
Shirdi is a town in the Ahmednagar district of the state Maharashtra in India. Shirdi is a spiritual town with a high devotional intensity.Shirdi figures prominently on the world map of spirituality. The streets of Shirdi are paved with shops selling Sai Baba memorabilia, especially the unforgettable pictures of Sai Baba himself, with his piercing eyes, snowy beard and benevolent smile. The spiritual intensity of the place is so high that the faith and conviction of the devotees of Saibaba touches even a tourist.
Solan is a city and a municipal committee in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Named after the goddess Shoolini, it is known as the "mushroom city of India" because of the mushroom centre situated at Chambaghat. The district is better known for the Mohan Meakin's brewery (reputed to be India's oldest brewery) and the famous Solan No. 1 whiskey and Golden Eagle beer.The town is situated midway between Chandigarh (joint capital of Punjab and Harayana) and Shimla (British summer capital of India).
Sonmarg or Sonamarg is a town of Jammu and Kashmir state of India. Situated at 87 km from Srinagar, it is a popular tourist destination.Sonamarg, at an altitude of 3,000 metres above sea level, 87 km north-east of Srinagar. The drive to Sonamargh is though yet another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir, this time in Sindh Valley. The Sindh Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. It is upwards of sixty miles long, and valley and deep rock-girt gorge to open grassy meadow land and village-dotted slopes.
Srinagar, unquestionably romance embodied summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir placed perfectly in the center of the Kashmir Valley is aptly called as the Venice of the Himalayas. Srinagar is well known across all tourists for the verdant houseboats. The largest lake Dal has the maximum number of houseboats and tourists visit here to enjoy the house boating. Winter in Srinagar is enchanting. the season is fantastic with snow covered mountains, natural beauties and cool weather.Many tourists visit during the winter season just to enjoy the "winter".
Thanjavur, also known by its anglicised name Tanjore, is a municipality and the headquarters of the Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, an UNESCO World Heritage Monument are located in an around Thanjavur. The foremost among the Great Living Chola temples, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the center of the town. Thanjavur is also the home of the Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region. The town is an important agricultural center located at the heart of the region, known as the \"rice bowl of Tamil Nadu\". South Zone Culture Centre in Thanjavur is one of many regional cultural centres established by Indian Government to preserve and promote traditional cultural heritage...
Thekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is spread across 777 km (300 sq. miles), of which 360 km (139 sq. miles) is thick evergreen forest. The Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaiperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.

114 km from Madurai Airport,
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Tirupati is a major pilgrimage city located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at the foothills of Eastern Ghats at a distance of 550 kms south of Hyderabad, the capital of the state and 100 kms north of Chennai.Tirupati is famous for the Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 10 km north west of Tirupati in the hallowed Tirumala hills at an elevation of 853 m. One of the most important pilgrimage centers in India, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is one of the busiest pilgrimage centres in the world. Tirupati town itself has several temples and is famous for its red wooden toys, copper and brass idols. Also, the town is a major economical and educational hub in the southern region of the state.
Tiruchirappalli also spelled Tiruchirapalli, commonly known as Tiruchi or Trichy is Tamil Nadu's fourth largest city. It is situated in the centre of the state, on the banks of the Cauvery River. Trichy is a Municipal Corporation and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirapalli District.The most famous landmark of Trichy is the Rockfort temple which is perched on a huge rocky out crop. The smooth crop was first hewn by the Pallavas but it was the Nayaks of Madurai who later built the Rock fort temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha.Trichy city encompasses Srirangam, a Vaishnavite temple and the biggest functioning Hindu temple in the world. Trichy also contains "ThiruAnaikka" (ThiruvAnaikkaval), House of Water, one of the five main abodes ("Panchaboodha Sthalam") of Lord Shiva. Chan...
Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. The city is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills with narrow winding lanes and busy commercial alleys.Trivandrum is one of the most beautiful cities of India. Perched on undulating terrain of low coastal hills near the southern edge of the Indian mainland, clean and green Trivandrum, which was previously called Trivandrum, is an ancient city with trading tradition dateing back to 1000 BC.
Tuticorin is also known as Thoothukudi. Also popularly known as \'Pearl City\', Tuticorin is a seaport that serves South Tamilnadu, as well as the inland cities of Coimbatore, Madurai and Tirunelveli. The city, which lies about 540 km South West of Madras in the Gulf of Mannar, has a tropical climate with hot and humid environ round the year.As a port city Tuticorin has one of the major attractions in the form of Tuticorin Port, which is strategically built to handle a host of international cargoes. Well protected from the ravages of impending storms and cyclonic winds, you can witness the sight of the cargoes loading and unloading, which is indeed worth a treat amidst the surging sea expanse.
Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, is a city, a Municipal Council and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. It is the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana Agency. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.It is known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels.
Umaria is a town in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. It is the headquarters of Umaria District. The most important mineral found in the district is coal and as a result 8 mines are being operated by South Eastern Coalfield Limited in the district. The famous Bandhavgarh National Park (Tala) and Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Station at Mangthar (Pali) are located in the district. Umaria was formerly the headquarters of the South Rewa District and thereafter the headquarters town of the Bandhavgarh tehsil.
Vapi pronunciation is a city and a municipality in Valsad district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is situated on the banks of Damanganga River in southern Gujarat, India. Vapi falls under the taluka administration of Pardi.Around 28 km south of the district headquarter city of Valsad, it is surrounded by Union Territories of Daman on the west and by Dadra and Nagar Haveli on the east.The industrial township of Vapi holds its place of importance on the \"industrial\" map and it is the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries, dominated by chemical industry plants, along with their unfortunate hazards. It has been ranked as the 4th most polluted place in the world.
Quoted as the most ‘atmospheric city’ by the Lonely Planet, Varanasi is a hotbed of culture, rituals and spiritual traditions. It is also a home to four universities. Although crowded this place offers something to everyone who has come to the city as part of the Golden Triangle holiday packages or as a private tourist. If you want to discover the spiritual spell of Varanasi you will find it in the long passageways and alleys of the city. Attend the grand pujas, see Sarnath in all its grandeur and have a quiet morning stroll along the banks of the Ganges to experience Varanasi at its best.
Varkala is a coastal town and municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district situated in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located 51 kilometres (approx. 32 miles) north-west of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and 37 km south-west of Kollam.Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.These tertiary sedimentary formation cliffs are a unique geological feature on the otherwise flat Kerala coast, and is known among geologists as Varkala Formation and a geological monument as declared by the Geological Survey of India. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these cliffs.
Vijayawada earlier known as Bezawada, is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, India, located on the banks of the Krishna River and bounded by the Indrakiladri Hills on the West and the Budameru River on the North. The city is located in the Krishna District, about 275 kilometres (171 mi) from the state capital Hyderabad.The Chalukyas of Kalyan once conquered this place. Vijayawada literally translates to \"The Place of Victory\". Vijayawada is also a centre of Andhra politics. Its prominence as a major trading and business center has earned it the title of the \"Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh”. Situated along the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Delhi Railway route, this is the 3rd largest railway junction in the world.
Visakhapatnam is a coastal, port city, often called \"The Jewel of the East Coast\",\"city of destiny\" situated in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, located on the eastern shore of India, nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the east. It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam District and is also home of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. The port city of Vishakhapatnam is situated along the seashore of the Bay of Bengal. It is surrounded by a huge rock called the Dolphin\'s Nose, which has a height of 357 m above the sea level. There is a long stretch of beautiful coastline here. The city has densely forested Eastern Ghats and numerous rivers like Godavari and Indravati.
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