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Kedarnath – The Sacred Temple of Himalaya

Amidst the dramatic mountainscapes of the majestic Kedarnath range stands one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Kedar or Lord Shiva. Lying at an altitude of 3584 m on the head of river Mandakini, the ..
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Ranikhet – Queen of Hills in North India

Ranikhet is a picturesque location surrounded by hills in northern India. It is a cantonment town situated in the Almora district of the Indian state Uttarakhand. History has it that the name means ..
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Rishikesh – The Holy Place of North India

Rishikesh, also spelled Hrishikesh, Rushikesh or Hrushikesh, is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by two other districts namely ..
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Somnath Temple – Sacred Place in Gujrat

Shree Somnath is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India. It has a strategic location on the western coast of India. Ancient Indian traditions maintain a close relationship of Somnath with ..
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Vijaywada – Coastal City of Andhra Pradesh

Vijaywada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, located on the banks of the Krishna River and surrounded by the Indrakiladri Hills on the West and the Budameru River on the North. Known for ..
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Sanchi Stupa – A Sacred Place for Buddhist

Emperor Asoka (273-236 B. C. ) built stupas in Buddha's honour at many places in India. Stupas at Sanchi are the most magnificent structures of ancient India. UNESCO has included them as one of the ..
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KASAULI : Himachal’s Paradise

A small and beautiful hill station; its beauty cannot be summed up into mountains, tress and water but a place, which is beyond time. It is tucked into Himachal Pradesh and was built by the British. ..
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KASAULI : Himachal’s Paradise

Kakinada is a centre for business people and is the Head Quarters of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Long time back, Kakinada was considered as “Second Madras”. The original ..
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Rajahmundry and Guntur – Two Major Cities of Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry, originally known as Rajamahendri, is better known as the ‘cultural capital and born city’ of Andhra Pradesh. This might be due to the fact that this palce was the origin for ..
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Simhachalam and Indrakeeladri – City of Temples

Simhachalam is also known as Simhadri is known for its Hindu temple located near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is dedicated to the incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu known as Narasimha .
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Tirupati – Devasthanams in Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati is a major pilgrimage in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is most famous for its Sri Venkateswara Temple dedicated to Vishnu, also known as Balaji in North India and Govinda in .
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Vishakapatnam – Meeting Points of Sea and Hill

Visakhapatnam is a well known industrial city also called Vizag is the second-largest city of Andhra Pradesh, but the look and feel portrays a look of an ageing beach-resort town. As per the Hindu ..
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Secunderabad - Sixth Largest Metropolis in India

Popularly known as the twin city of Hyderabad is located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Secunderbad is geographically separated from Hyderabad by the Hussain Sagar. Secunderabad is no longer ..
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Shantiniketan and Digha – Two Weekend Getaways near Kolkata

Shantiniketan, literally means “abode of Peace” that reverberates the memory of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore, is the embodiment of peace and tranquility and the world renowned Visva .
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Sundarban- Royal Bengal Tiger Reserve

The name of Bengal, or Bangla, is derived from the ancient kingdom of Vanga, or Banga. The people of West Bengal inherit their identity and aspiration from the larger Indian mosaic and from ..
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Gaya – Sacred Places for Hindu

Gaya is 100 kilometers south of Patna situated on the banks of Falgu, and is a place sanctified by both the Hindu and the Buddhist religions. Mangla-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan, Ram-Shila and Brahmayoni are .
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Nalanda and Pawapuri – Ancient Places of Buddhism

Towards the Southeast of Patna, is a village called the “Bada Gaon”, in the vicinity of which, are the world famous ruins of Nalanda University. The Nalanda University being the first ..
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West Bengal – State of Culture and Sweets

West Bengal houses the world famous Sunderbans. It houses nineteen districts and the major cities are Kolkata, Siliguri, Burdwan, Durgapur, Kharagpur, Darjeeling and Malda. It is also called the ..
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Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi

Indian Spiritual tradition has propounded four Purusharth (objectives) of a human life. These being Dharm (Righteousness), Arth (Material Pursuits), Kaam (Contentment) and Moksh (Enlightenment). Shri .
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Patna and Rajgir – Two Historical cities of Bihar

Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar and the second largest city in terms of population in eastern India. The ancient Patna, known as Pataliputra, was the capital of the Magadha Empire ..
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Varanasi – The Cultural Capital of India

Varanasi, the holy city of India, is also known by the name of Kashi and Benaras. Kashi, the city of Moksha for Hindus since centuries, is known for its fine-quality silks, ‘paan’ and ..
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Bihar – State of Buddha

The Word “Bihar” has been coined from “Vihara” meaning Buddhist Monasteries. Bihar is the fascinating land of great religious leaders like Gautama Buddha, Lord Mahavir and ..
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Matheran- Hill Stations in Maharashtra

Matheran is the smallest hill station situated in the Raigad District of Maharashtra and is the smallest in India. Matheran, means “forest on top” and is situated in the Western Ghats at ..
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Panchgani- The Switzerland of India

Panchgani derived its name from Panch which denotes five hills of Sahyadri, and Gani which means settlement. The beauty of Panchgani is like a wonder in itself. The whole Panchgani is surrounded by ..
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Lonavala and Khandala- Scenic Hill Stations in Maharashtra

Located on the Mumbai-Pune highway, at an altitude of 625 m, on the slopes of the Sahyadri hills lie the charismatic Khandala and Lonavala hill stations. The twin cities Lonavala and Khandala were ..
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