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THE INDIAN WONDER:TAJ MAHAL
Northern India has its own significance due to diverse culture; amazing monuments, wildlife, rivers, religion and climate.
Taj Mahal is one of the seven man-made wonder’s of the world.The entire north India from north-west to north-east is also very important, strategically and from country's safety point of view as well, as it borders Pakistan in the north-west, China in north and north-east, Nepal and Bhutan in north-east. The pride of India is the beautiful Taj Mahal which was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz.
this is it. Set like a jewelled crown on the map of India.Hamin Ast Hamin Asto. this is it.Three Himalayan ranges.KASHMIR.snow capped. Meaning Kashmir is as beautiful as Goddess Parvati manifest. changing character with the seasons always extravagantly beautiful. frame the landscape from northwest to northeast.PARADISE ON EARTH Mughal Emperor exclaimed "Gar Bar-ru-e-Zamin Ast . and its owner is Lord Shiva Himself" BACK INDEX NEXT . Hamin Ast . Meaning if there is paradise on this earth :This is it. They are the birthplace of great rivers which flow through the Kashmir valley. Tat Swami ch Maheswara". Zanaskar and Pir Panjal .majestic. Kashmir is a many faceted diamond.RajTaringini the chronology of the Kashmir Kings written by Kalhana eulogizes the beauty of Kashmir as follows:"Kasmira Parvati Paroksh. Karakoram.
Complementing the Kumaon region is the temple city of Haridwar and Rishikesh. the abode of the worship for devout Hindus. BACK INDEX NEXT .the capital of Uttaranchal is one of the best tourist places in India The Kumaon and the Garhwal offers the traveller an array of well preserved flora and fauna. The Kumaon region boast of some of the best National Parks and Wildlife sancturies like the famous Corbett National Park. wildlife and breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks and green valleys.HERITAGE OF UTTARANCHAL Dehradun.
Delhi.EXCITING HIMACHAL Himachal is god’s own abode and a land of many splendours:mountains. snow-fed rivers. strategically. Buddhism and Jainism.ice-covered peaks.deep valleys. The mighty Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh safeguarding the country are also part of the northern India. A never ending list of nature’s treasures. the capital of India has seen the battle between many emperors and has been ruled by them from time to time.Hinduism.. most important part of India has shaped the course of India's historical and cultural evolution over the last 3500 years. Yamuna and sources of many other important rivers are in northern India. the origin of sacred river Ganga. ancient temples. and historic buildings…. BACK INDEX NEXT . North India. landscapes. The three main religions .
rises the crescent-like Agra Fort. piers and cross beams. the capital of India. on the banks of the river Yamuna. The fort has four gates and is enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sand stone. the fort is surrounded by a 70 foot high wall. Diwan-i-khas. Within a radius of 3 kilometres. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangiri Mahal.. BACK INDEX NEXT .D. Delhi. typifies the soul of the country. Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid. exquisitely carved heavy brackets.NORTHERN BEAUTIES. One of the most significant ones is the multistoreyed Jahangiri Mahal built by Akbar for his wife Jodha Bai. Most of the panels in the eastern hall are decorated with the Persian styled stucco paintings in gold and blue.THE ARCHITECTURAL WONDER IN STONE Sprawling on the banks of the river Yamuna. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A. The Mahal is reached through an impressive gateway and its inner courtyard consists of beautiful halls. profuse carvings on stone. Many buildings were constructed within the fort of which very few remain till date.
Gujarat had trade links with the ancient civilisation of Sumer.SPLENDOURS OF WEST Exotic locations in the Western part of India adds charm to the Indian beauty. The name 'Gujarat' is said to have been derived from the Prakrit Gujjar Ratta or Gujjar Rashtra . Even before the advent of the Aryans.a tribe that entered India with the Huns in ancient time and wandering through Punjab and Rajasthan. The ancient port of Lothal excavated recently has been identified as one of the most important centres of the 4500 years old Indus Valley Civilisation. The preArayan Harappan culture survived here for over five centuries after it was destroyed in Sind and Punjab.the land of Gujjars . Babylon. Assyria and Egypt. BACK INDEX NEXT . settled in western India.
it captures the spirit of the changing pace set by liberalization and modernisation.MAHARASTRIAN DELIGHTS “ Welcome to the city that never sleeps! Pulsating. The most modern city in India. On the Move. The Mughal empire tried their best to keep control of this region. Alive. Maharastra has been known for its rugged people. It was only after defeating Marathas that the English managed to establish their rule in India. Vibrant. Located in the northern centre of peninsular India. offer an abundant diversity of riches.The Great Land. Madhya Pradesh. Since ancient times. Fun -. Maharastra is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the West and the state of Gujarat.Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on its sides. however time and again their attacks were repelled by the Marathas. ” Maharastra. as the name suggests.this is Mumbai. BACK INDEX NEXT .
BACK INDEX NEXT . From the grim. the jewels old India are here in this diverse and dramatic region. Its diversified landscape of desert. since time immemorial has inspired poets.” Rajasthan –”The Land Of Kings” is an enduring legacy to India’s history.impregnable forts of the kingdoms of Marwar and Amber to the delicate frescoes and screen work of Shekhavati and the desert city of Jaisalmer.painters and writers. one of the most colorful and vibrant state of India is proudly associated with northern India.lush plains and wooded Aravalli hills.RAJASTHAN “ Rajasthan.
all of which find expression in the beautiful temples.Jodhpur. the very name conjures images of vibrant colors. palaces and tribal villages. Mount Abu. forts.JEWELS OF RAJASTHAN Rajasthan is the Indian state which borders Pakistan on the western side of the country. The important tourist places include Jaipur. Rajasthan.Pushkar. and perhaps that is why so many of their buildings and monuments still stand today. They were never a threat to the Mughal rulers of northern India. Udaipur. The name means "Land of the Kings" and the Rajputs who lived here for over a thousand years are known for their code of chivalry and honour. culture and religion . BACK INDEX NEXT . mysticism and royalty. A Kaleidoscope of art.
Rajasthan. tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. one of the most colourful and vibrant state of India is proudly associated with northern India. Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes.THE LAND OF RAJPUTS The Rajputs were couragous and their bravery stories attract the world towards it. BACK INDEX NEXT . The land is characterized by its excellent work of art. Most famous for its Forts and Palaces. Rajasthan's Thar Desert and Cattle Fairs are no less interesting. was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur. blue pottery. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city.
THE SOUTHERN TRADITION If there is one place in the riveting diversity of India where there is tangible beauty and a phenomenal thing like total literacy. high-intensity cultural life and educated public so often dressed in white. This small State in the southern tip of the Indian peninsula is an easy winner owning to its great mind-blowing landscape and infinity of intriguing customs. it is in Kerala. BACK INDEX NEXT . famous for coffee plantations. From Kasargode to Thiruvananthapuram the State is choc-a-bloc with places that attract tourists and travellers from all over the world. Kerala is full of good things.
They run from east to west. On the rimming mountains. On these plains lie the best beaches in South India. separating the fertile river valley of the Ganges called the Ganga. from the Deccan Plateau which occupies much of the peninsula of India. The South India's coastal plains are backed by the mountains rimming the wedge of the Deccan plateau. BACK INDEX NEXT . coffee and spice lands. India's Great Divide is the Vindhya Mountains. the western and eastern Ghats are the tea.GETWAY TO THE DECCAN HIGHLANDS The South India's coastal plains are backed by the mountains rimming the wedge of the Deccan plateau. On these plains lie the best beaches in South India.
KERALA-GOD’S OWN COUNTRY There is no other state in the country that can present so much enthusiasm for life as it is visible in Kerala. Basic civic facilities available to the common people are well in place and people know what there rights are. Influence from other countries has not eroded the cultural values of the people and they celebrate all the festivals with much enthusiasm. Industrialization (specially related to Information Technology) is taking place in the state in its true spirit and much faster than most of the states in the country. Combine all these factors and you would know why Keralites consider their state as God’s Own Country BACK INDEX NEXT . the economic condition is in much better shape than most of the other Indian states. Despite high population.
captivates and inspires all. City Of Garden and the Pub city contrasts with the Royal city of Mysore. cascading waterfalls .BANGALORE:THE GARDEN CITY/THE SILLCON VALLEY OF INDIA Karnataka enchants. a king of the Vijayanagar dynasty.exciting adventure options. The founding of present day Bangalore is attributed to the Magadi Chieftain. a name given by Veera Ballala. BACK INDEX NEXT . According to local folklore the present name Bangalore. who having lost his way in the forests was given a bowl of boiled beans by a kindly woman here. Mist-clad mountains. Kempe Gowda. derives from 'Bendakalooru' or the town of boiled beans. especially for the honeymooners.all make Ooty and Coorg the most sought after destination. who laid its foundations in 1537.
At the southern most land tip of India. Nestled in the beautiful blue hills of the Nilgris and rolling Palani Hills. lies Kannyakumari. and Munnar all combine together in making this one of the most desired gateway and holiday destination for the families and the honeymooners.THE BEAUTY OF SOUTH . the delightful hill station of Ooty . BACK INDEX NEXT . palms and many ayurvedic and precious medicines which adds to the beauty. an important pilgrim centre. Kodaikanal. the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. There is surplus coconut trees. where the Arabian Sea.
Goa's Spectacular Natural Phenomenon-a life line of our eco-system Explore the natural wealth of our eco-system Explore the natural wealth of our lush green. The presence of wrecks in Spanish and Portuguese galleons and World War II ships make the fish life prolific. the only surviving structure of the glorious Kadamba dynasty.GOA TOURISM The marine life of Goa is similar to that found in Maldives. temple architecture of the 12th century. Also a visit to the Mahadev Temple at Tambdi Surla. blending Hoysala and yadava influences. deciduous forests in the surrounding of Bhagwan Mahavir National Park. BACK INDEX NEXT .The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and stands on finely ornamented monolithic pillars. moist.
Most Popular tourist destinations for this region are Calcutta. BACK INDEX NEXT .The eastern part of India is enriched with beautiful mountains with greeneries all around. Puri & Bhubaneshwar Buddhist Circuit in Bihar. Former Capital of India. Eastern Zone of India is rich in Cultural Heritage. Kanchen Junga Range of Mountains in Darjeeling etc. Monastries in Sikkim.
now in ruins.SPLENDOURS OF ORISSA The magnificent Sun Temple at Konark is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture.Orissa is a land blessed with the virgin beauty of meandering rivers.The massive structure. endless emerald green fields. and it is true that the experience of Konark is impossible to translate into words. and one of the most stunning monuments of religious architecture in the world. Puri.exquisite temples and vast beaches. BACK INDEX NEXT . sits in solitary splendour surrounded by drifting sand. Konark. The important tourist places include Bhubaneshwar. The poet Rabindranath Tagore said of Konark that 'here the language of stone surpasses the language of man'.dotted with picturesque villages.
The state is rich in culture. the capital is one of the prettiest centres of the north east. Kohima. a land wrapped in velvety silence. martial art. BACK INDEX NEXT . is what instantly strikes a visitor to Manipur. Imphal. extending to the south of Nagaland was formerly a princely state. dances. stands right in the middle of the state. who live in the valleys form 60 percent of the population and are follower of Hinduism. the land of Nagas lies to the south east of Assam and borders Burma. drum dance. There are about 16 major Tibeto-Burmese tribes in Nagaland collectively referred to by the generic term "Naga". which literally means 'the land of jewels'. Manipur. About 90 percent of the people are Christians.The Beauty of the An alluring atmosphere of mystery. spear dance. and they belong mainly to the American Baptist Mission. Nagaland. Described by Lord Irwin as the 'Switzerland of India'. The Meiteis of Tibeto-Burmese origin. the capital.
a large expanse of lawns that forms the heart of the city. BACK INDEX NEXT . the Fort William. They include the Victoria Memorial. an imposing structure in white marble that has a collection of paintings.SPLENDOURS OF EAST Many of Calcutta's imperial buildings are located around the maidan. the Raj Bhawan. manuscripts and emorabilia. Paul's Cathedral and the Town Hall built in the Doric style. the St.
Kalimpong and the fabled kingdom of Sikkim.EASTERN INDIA The mountains and the greeneries draw the whole world close to it. BACK INDEX NEXT . China and Bangladesh and connect rest of the India through Siliguri corridor. Cradled within the majestic mountains of the Great Himalayas. It is the least explored region of India for various reasons which include the infrastructure. The area is dominated by the tribes speaking many different languages and dialects. special permits and sensitivity of the of the whole region. experience the splendours of the popular Eastern Himalayan hill stations of Darjeeling. These states and union territories border with Myanmar. Bhutan. The north eastern region of India constitutes five states and two union territories.
Can the land of Khajuraho be any less exotic than the famous temples? Madhya Pradesh is not called the "Heart of India" only because of its location in the centre of the country. It has been home to the cultural heritage of Hinduism. stupas. Spectacular mountain ranges. the State has everything. meandering rivers and miles and miles of dense forests offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife in sylvan surroundings. Innumerable monuments. BACK INDEX NEXT . The natural beauty of Madhya Pradesh is equally varied. Consisting largely of a plateau. Jainism and Islam. forts and palaces are dotted all over the State. Buddhism. exquisitely carved temples.Welcome to the “Heart Of India” – Madhya Pradesh.
M.P. It is situated on the 11th century city. is a vast plateau surrounded by the Vindhya and Satpura mountains that make a rugged descent into the valleys of the Narmada and Tapti rivers which have long served as a passageway connecting east and west India. and modern urban planning. is a fascinating amalgam of an old historic city. founded by Raja Bhoja but the present city was established by an Afghan soldier. Dost Mohammed. Bhojapal.CENTRAL INDIA WELCOMES U Madhya Pradesh. BACK INDEX NEXT .
and ships from the mainland use its harbour regularly. The Andaman's are generally hilly and are heavily forested. BACK INDEX NEXT .union territory. Middle Andaman. and rubber are the principal products.INDIAN BEACHES The Andaman Islands are a union territory of India. Timber. coconuts. To the east of the island group is a cluster of small islands known collectively as the Ritchie Archipelago.comprising an archipelago of 36 islands. hemp. PortBlair is the administrative capital. and South Andaman. coffee. which is located in the Arabian Sea. tea. to the south is Little Andaman. Lakshadweep. The three principal islands are North Andaman.