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101 Places to See in India

101 Places to See in India

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Compact and visual friendly magazine on 101 places to see in India for all travelers who are searching for India Trip.
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101 Places to see
1. Rishikesh :2. Haridwar :Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus located in the foothills of the Himalaya innorthern India. It is also known as the gateway to Himalayas and is considered an accesspoint for the cities of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri, together known asthe Char Dham. Rishikesh also translates to mean - The land of the Rishis (Saints).Haridwar is a holy Hindu city located in the state of Uttaranchal in NorthernIndia. Haridwar, according to Hindu mythology, is one of the four places where the dropsof the elixir of immortality, Amrita accidentally spilled over from the pitcher in which it wasbeing carried away by the celestial bird Garuda, the vehicle of Vishnu.Situated 297 kms from the holy town of Rishikesh at an altitude of 3,133 mabove sea-level, Badrinath is considered to be amongst the most pious of the eternalHindu shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Badrinath is located inthe lap of Nar-Narayan Parvat, with the picturesque Neelkanth peak in the background.The most remote of the four Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in thelap of the mighty Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level. Kedarnath is the abode of oneof the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a popular destination for Hindupilgrims from all over the world.Couched in the magnificent Garhwal hills, Gangotri is at an altitude of 3048meters above sea level. It is on the northernmost part of the state of Uttaranchal and islocated close to the Indo-Tibetan border. Gangotri is believed to be the place whereGoddess Ganges descended from the heavens.One of the Char Dhams according to Hindu mythology, Yamunotri is theorigin place of the sacred river Yamuna. Famous for its thermal springs and glaciers, it isone of the most important stopovers on the itinerary of the Hindu pilgrim. According to alegend, Asit Muni, a revered sage, used to reside here.The Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib, located in Amritsar in thestate of Punjab is the most sacred shrine of Sikhism. Considered to be a symbol of freedom and spiritual independence, devotees come to the temple from all over theworld to enjoy the serene environs and offer their prayers.
 Also known as Varanasi, Benaras is the most visited pilgrimage in all of India. One of the seven holy cities, it is the most favored place for Hindus to die and be cremated. A bath in theholy waters of the Ganges is believed to wash away the sins of a person.sightseeing. Rafting
3. Badrinath :4. Kedarnath :5. Gangotri :6. Yamunotri :7. Golden Temple :
8. Benaras :
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101 Places to see
9. Amarnath :10. Ujjain :11. Puri :12. Vrindavan :13. Kanya Kumari :14. Kanchipuram :15. Dwarka :Amarnath is one of the most famous Hindu temples located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva os believed to be over 5000 yearsold and houses an naturally formed ice shivling and attracts thousands of devotees duringthe 45 days of annual pilgrimage.Ujjain is an ancient city of central India, located in the state of MadhyaPradesh. It is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, and the Kumbh Mela religiousfestival is held there every twelve years. It is also home to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, oneof the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.Situated in the east Indian state of Orissa, Puri is one of the oldest cities inIndia. The city is famous for its Jagannath Temple as also a popular beach resort. Thetemple was built in the late eleventh century.Vrinadavan in the state of Uttar Pradesh is the place where Lord Krishnaspent the days of his youth, thousands of years ago. The city, visited by thousands of devotees is famous for its numerous beautiful temples and ghats built on the banks of river Yamuna.Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and themeeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.Besides its importance as a Hindu pilgrim center, it is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters. Situated in the southern part of India, Kanchipuram is famed for thebeautiful Ekambareswara Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple was constructed in
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the mid of 9 century by the Pallavas. It has a 200 ft gopuram with more than 10 stories of intricate sculpture.Dwarka, on the west coast of Gujarat on the shores of the Arabian Sea,features in most of the legends surrounding Lord Krishna. It is from here that Lord Krishnais supposed to have ruled over his kingdom. Dwarka is a significant pilgrimage site for theHindus.
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16. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary :The calm and peaceful Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary isreputed to be the largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. Housing some of the rarestanimal and bird species, it is an unspoilt, untouched and unexplored treasure of wildlifethat is sure to leave you spellbound.
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