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Agra Even as the world is caught in the skirmishes of War & peace, Nuclear and Non-Nuclear; Taj has stood as the epitome of love.
Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, a mass of factories, mosques, temples and high-rise offices, amazes the visitor by its unique mix of ancient and modern
Alleppey The Bhadrakali deity is said to have miraculous power. The temple is abuzz with activity in the months of February and March on the occasion of Bharani.
Almora Almora is one of the most beautiful places in Kumaon region. The glamour and glitter, which is seen in Ranikhet and Nainital, is totally absent in Almora.
Allahabad William Emerson designed the Cathedral church of All Saint's at Allahabad in 1870ís, but it was consecrated only in 1887AD.
Amritsar Hazrat Sheikh Mian Mir, a Muslim Saint, who was a great friend and admirer of the Guru, laid the foundation stone of this temple.
Andaman Floating in splendid isolation, cast of the Indian mainland is the archipelago of 572 emerald islands, islets and rocks known as Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Aurangabad It's easy to see why many travelers regard Aurangabad as little more than a convenient place to kill time on the way to Ellora and Ajanta caves.
 
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Bandhavgarh Once part of the old Rewa State, Bandhavgarh National Park is set amidst the Vindhya ranges with a series of ridges running through it.
Bangalore Everyone has a different reason to love Bangalore." Legend goes that King Veeraballa of Vijayanagara once lost his way in forest.
Bharatpur The 55-km long journey by road from Agra drives you to the town of Bharatpur the eastern gateway to Rajasthan.
Bhimtal It is about 22 Kms. from Nainital and 11 Kms. from Bhowali at an altitude of 1370 mts. The pride of Bhimtal is a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas for tourists.
Bhopal One of the most unique national institutes in India, Bharat Bhawan is a centre for the performing and visual arts.
Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar is essentially a town of Temples and tanks, with the majestic Lingaraja temples dominating the landscape for miles around.
Bhuj It has a Hall of Mirrors with white marble walls covered with mirrors and gilded ornaments; the floor is lined with tiles with a platform above it surrounded by a series of fountains.
Bikaner Five kms from the city, these temples are the oldest surviving monuments of aesthetic heritage. Two brothers built these and the temples carry their names.
Bodhgaya Holding extreme religious importance to the Buddhists, Bodhgaya lies13 km south of Gaya, beside the river Phalgu.
 
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Chandigarh Lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills.
Chennai Chennai was the first British major settlement in India and it was here that many that went on to build the Empire first learnt their trade.
Cochin Kochi, the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala, has one of the finest natural harbours in the world.
Coimbatore Black Thunder, water sports and amusement park is situated about 40-km from Coimbatore on the Ooty main Road.
Corbett Known locally as "Carpet Sahib", a mispronunciation of his name, Jim Corbett was called upon time and time again to rid the hills of Kumaon of man eating Tigers and Leopards.
 
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Dalhousie Around half a kilometre away from the Subhash Baoli, Jandhri Ghat enfolds an elegant palace in the midst of tall pine trees.
Daman The union territories of Daman and Diu lie on the edge of the southern borders of Gujarat, in western India.
Darjeeling Darjeeling the dreamland of the East, it has been a popular hill station since the British period. The tourist flow to this place has been increasing day by day.
Delhi Delhi is truly a symbol of the old and the new; a blend of ancient well preserved monuments and temples along with jam-packed burger joints and up market shopping malls.
Dharamshala Queen of the Hills Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar Mountains, Dharamsala is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley.
Diu The union territories of Daman and Diu lie on the edge of the southern borders of Gujarat, in western India.
Dwarka Nageshwar Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in an underground chamber.
 
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Gangtok It is 11-km from Gangtok town, above Ganesh Tok with a Hindu temple where the devotees come and offer prayers.
Goa The largest of the churches in Old Goa, it is in the Portuguese-Gothic style with a Tuscan exterior and Corinthian interior.
Gulmarg Flowing from the melting snow and ice on Apharwat and the Alpather Lake, this pretty mountain stream is 8-km from Gulmarg.
Guwahati Archaeological and ethnographic displays are one of the major attractions in Assam's state museum, situated near the centre of city.
Gwalior Gwalior is named after a saint who cured the local chieftain Suraj Sen from leprosy. History of Gwalior dates back to 8th century.
 
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Haridwar Haridwar-- gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region, is located on the foothills of Shivaliks. It is on the banks of River Ganga.
Hassan This legendary pilgrimage and shrine of the Jains since early times is 52 kms from Hassan, 80 kms from Mysore and 150 kms from Bangalore.
Hyderabad Hyderabad was founded in 1586 by Mohammed Quli, fifth Sultan of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty of Golconda. Today, it is the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh.
 
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Indore Currently this is the residence of Usha Raje, direct descendent of the Holkars, whose ancestral palace it used to be.
 
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Jabalpur Pleasure resort and capital of the Gond kings during the 12th century, Jabalpur was later the seat of the Kalchuri dynasty.
Jaipur JAIPUR - THE CITY OF VICTORY: The Rose Pink City founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), is the capital of Rajasthan.
Jaisalmer The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. The exotic, remote and beautiful, Jaisalmer is a bit of a paradox.
Jammu Jammu, the Duggar land where the past still has a living presence. A land of grand ancient temples, and beautiful palaces, all nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Jamnagar Known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy. A slowly revolving tower provides daylong sunlight. It is open to visitors after working hours.
Jodhpur The only palace built in 20th century under the famine relief programs, has now been converted into a hotel with some parts being retained as a museum.
 
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Kalimpong This Gompa has impressive wall paintings in the prayer hall and a rare three-dimensional mandala upstairs.
Kanha Kanha is also famous for it's animal conservation efforts made in collaboration and cooperation with the local resident communities.
Kanyakumari Kumari Amman Temple is dedicated to Parvati as Devi Kanya, the Virgin Goddess who did penance to obtain the hand of Lord Shiva.
Kasauli Another little cantonment at an altitude of 1,925m just 19-km from Kasauli, it is accessible by a link road, which diverts from Dhrampur.
Kausani Some spectacular views of the hills exist and several snow-capped peaks spanning a 300-km range can be seen from vantagepoints around.
Khajuraho Khajuraho lies about 385 miles (616 kilometers) southeast of Delhi. It was once the religious capital of the Chandela Rajputs, a tribal dynasty who ruled this part of India from the tenth to the twelfth centuries.
Kochi Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the palace was renovated in 1663 by the Dutch.
Kodaikanal Kodaikanal located amidst the folds of the verdant Pali hills is one of the most popular serene hill stations in India, which mesmerizes any visitor
Kolkata Calcutta, an ancient city, which has seen history, unfolds itself in front of her. A city, which has completed three hundred years of its establishment.
Kovalam "Kovalam" means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. The crescent-shaped beach has three parts.
Kumarakom Positioned 14 kms from Kottyam and around Kuttanad region lies Kumarakom popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala
 
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Lucknow Lucknow is caught in a time warp. It exists in an in-between land of the past and the present looking back constantly to the memories of a colonial-Nawabi past.
Ladakh Leh is the headquarter of Leh District, and the largest town of the region. It is located to the north of the Indus River at an elevation of 3600m above the sea level.
Leh Leh, the capital of Ladakh is situated at a height of 3505 meters and is towards the eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
 
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Madurai Madurai or the "city of nectar" is the oldest and second largest city of Tamil Nadu. This city is located on Vaigai River and was the capital of Pandyan rulers till the 14th century.
Mahabaleshwar At 1,372 meters above sea level, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most spectacular and the largest of Maharashtra's hill-stations.
Mahabalipuram Mahabalipuram was already a center of pilgrimage when; in the 7th century Mamalla made it a seaport and began to make temples fashioned of rock.
Manali The Kullu valley has an ancient town in its lap called Manali. Surrounded by towering peaks at an arm length, Manali's major asset is its proximity to the snowline.
Mandawa In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa, known throughout the state for its forts and havelis.
Mandu A saga inscribed in stone, Mandu is situated on the edge of the Malwa Plateau. Mandu was dominated successively by Hindu and Muslim rulers.
Mangalore 357 kms west of Bangalore is the district headquarters of Dakshina Kannada - Mangalore. With an important port, this coastal town is a major commercial centre.
Mathura It has often been said that it is easier to count the number of dust particles on the surface of the earth than to count the number of holy places in Mathura.
Mathura It has often been said that it is easier to count the number of dust particles on the surface of the earth than to count the number of holy places in Mathura.
Mumbai Its young, its lively and a confluence of varied cultural currents and cross currents have given Mumbai a unique position of the most multi-ethnic city of India.
Munnar Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.
Mussoorie Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty, Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations.
Mysore Mysore city was the capital of the former royal Mysore province. The word Mysore expands to 'Mahishasurana Ooru', which means the town of Mahishasura.
 
N.
Nagpur Nagpur is located in northeastern part of Maharashtra State, southwestern India and is almost at the geographical center of India.
Nainital Known as the China peak this peak is the highest point in Nainital. From here Nainital appears as a bowl. You can walk or take ponies to the peak.
Nashik Dr. Ambedkar has organized his temple entry movement for the abolition of untouchability and mass movement was organized in 1932. Cultural life Nagpur cherishes a rich tradition of music, particularly the Hindustani classical form.
New Delhi As the British’s shifted their capital from Calcutta to Delhi, all the activities during the freedom struggle were directed towards Delhi.
 
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Ooty Kandal cross, a Roman Catholic Shrine considered, as the Jerusalem of the East is located in Udhagamandalam in Tamil Nadu.
 
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Patna One of the largest planetariums in Asia, the Patna Planetarium attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Pachmarhi 1.5 kilometer from the bus stand is the natural caves of Jatashankar. These caves display the unique architecture of nature.
Pahalgam Hajan, on the way to Chandanwari is an idyllic spot for a picnic. Filmgoers will recognize it instantly as it has been the location of several movie scenes.
Parwanoo Lying at the foothills of the lower Shivalik ranges are one of the most fascinating Mughal Gardens, also known as Yadavindra Gardens.
Pondicherry While the Aurobindo Ashram is one of the reasons to see Pondicherry, there is another place that is a must see, Auroville the City of Dawn.
Port Blair The Chatham Saw Mill, one of the oldest and largest mills in Asia, is built on a tiny island connected to Port Blair by a bridge.
Pune Pune exemplifies an indigenous Marathi culture and ethos, in which education, arts and crafts, and theatres are given due prominence.
Puri The holy city of Puri is located 60-km from Bhubaneswar on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the four holy dhamas of India - Puri, Dwarka, Rameswaram and Badrinath.
Puttaparthi The Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences became operational in November 1991. Within a period of four years, it had performed 4,250 heart surgeries.
 
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Rajgir This pink-hued temple stands beside the hot springs and, as the name indicates, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort, Goddess Lakshmi.
Rajkot The Rajkumar College as early as 1870, the state had become known for its Rajkumar College, built for the education of the princes of the Indian state.
Ranikhet Acclaimed as a 'heavenly hill station', and one of the best in the world, it won the heart of Lord Mayo, who was the Viceroy of India from 1869-72.
Ranthambore It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation facilities and remains open every year from October to Mid June.
Rishikesh Mythology says that in the ancient times when the ocean was being churned for 'amrit' (Potion for immortality), first venom oozed out.
 
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Sariska Road: Sariska is situated off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. The nearest town is Alwar (21 km). Jaipur is located at a distance of 110 km and Delhi at 200Kms.
Shekhawati The havelis, painted predominantly in blue, maroon; yellow green and indigo have beautiful wall paintings that adorn their walls.
Shimla On the Observatory Hills is located Viceregal Lodge, which is also known as "Rashtrapati Niwas". This magnificent building was the residence of the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin.
Shirdi Samadhi Mandir of Shri Sai Baba was actually owned by a millionaire from Nagpur, a famous Sai devotee Shreemant Gopalrao.
Somnath There is Bhalkha Tirth temple at this sacred place. His mortal remains were cremated at Dehotsarga, on the banks of river Hiren. Shree Somnath Trust has built Dehotsarg canopy and Gita Mandir at Dehotsarga.
Srinagar Srinagar's lakes are the reason why the city receives so many tourists. Not just expanse of water, the lakes are filled with houseboats,
 
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Thanjavur Sama Varma was the chief architect of the Chola court and was commissioned by Rajaraja Chola to build the House of God. Sama Varma began his work diligently and took his work seriously.
Thekkady There are three watchtowers for observing wild life - at Edappalayam and Manakkavala and Thannikudi. Reservations can be made at the Forest Information Counter, Thekkady.
Tiruchirapalli Situated at Thirukokarnam, the museum is located near the Pudukkottai station, at a distance of 40 km from Trichy.
Tirupati Krishnadevaraya had statues of himself and his consorts installed at the portals of the temple, and these statues can be seen to this day. There is also a statue of Venkatapati Raya in the main temple.
Thiruvananthapuram A large recreational center located near the airport along a sheltered lagoon offers landscaped gardens and water-sports facilities. It is a popular picnic spot. Accommodation facilities are available in the youth hostel.
 
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Udaipur This majestic white royal building towers itself on a hill and is surrounded by crenellated walls. The palace stands along the shores of Pichola.
Ujjain This temple of Lord Shiva with its lingam is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is also known as the shrine of Mahakaleshwara.
 
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Varanasi Built in the 8th century, the Durga temple is one of the most important temples in Varanasi. This temple is built in Nagara Style.
Viskhapatnam According to the history, the city was named after the god of 'Valor-Vishakha'. It was a part of the Kalinga Kingdom,
 
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Yercaud The Yercaud Lake with a picturesque pool surrounded by gardens and well-wooded trees are the first things that attract a visitor.
   
 
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