Jammu and Kashmir

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Tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir “Paradise on the Earth” is the northern frontier state of India locked in Himalayan Mountain surrounded by Snow-Capped Mountains, Massive Glaciers, Deep Thick Forests, Beautiful Mountain Peaks, Tall Pine Trees, Splendid Monasteries, and Blue Lakes and Rivers are the most attraction of this land. the state officially integrated as a part of India in 1948, the state is carefully divided into three prime regions namely, Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. the state is bordered by Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China from West to East, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh from South to East, it is an all-time tourist destination if you are planning to make your trip then the Tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir will give you the most fulfilled and memorable journey for you, because it is difficult to describe the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir in words you can only feel it and fall in love with this awesome land. apart from this Jammu and Kashmir also famous for its enthralling activities such as trekking, paragliding, skiing, shikara rides and etc. Tourist places in jammu and kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is the home to several valleys such as Kashmir Valley, Punch Valley, Dha- Hanu Valley, Lidder Valley, Sindh Valley, Tawi Valley, Betaab Valley, Nagin Valley, Nubra Valley, Shyok Valley, Suru Valley Markha Valley, Kishtwar Valley, Zanskar Valley and Chenab Valley are some of the Famous Valley in Kashmir, and some of the Religious places in Jammu and Kashmir are Vaishno Devi, Ragunath Temple in Jammu, Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar and Amarnath Cave in Kashmir.

Srinagar is the summer capital and Jammu is the winter capital of the state, Srinagar is the largest city of the state of Jammu and Kashmir It lies on the banks of the Jhelum River in the Kashmir Valley, a large number of newly married couples arrives here to start their romantic life, Srinagar, Leh Ladakh, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Patnitop, Gurez, Bhaderwah, Kishtwar, and Badgam are the Top 10 Honeymoon Destination in Jammu and Kashmir. some of the other tourist destinations are given below. Tourist places in jammu and kashmir

Leh Ladakh: A must visit place for all photography lovers in the world because it provides clear night skies to the scenic beauty, this land bounded by world’s two mightiest mountain range the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, the beauty of this land cannot be expressed in words. one visit to the Leh Ladakh can give you a great experience with lots of natural beauty, a large number of domestic and international tourists and Honeymooners visit here to enjoy their trip, Ancient Monasteries, Palaces, Lakes, Wildlife Safaris, Mountain Peaks and Adventure Activities are the most Tourist destinations in Leh Ladakh which attract every tourist.

Places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar (Dal Lake – Nagin Lake – Floating Vegetable Market – Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary – Pari Mahal – Shankaracharya Temple – Kashmir Golf Course – Indira Gandi Memorial Tulip garden – Nishant Garden – Shalimar Garden – Chashma Shahi – Jama Masjid – Hazaratbal Shrine)

Jammu (Vaishno Devi Temple – Bagh-e-Bahu – Ranbireshwar Temple – Mahamaya Temple – Surinsar Lake – Gauri Shankar Temple – Panch Peer – Chenab Bridge – Mantalai Temple – Mubarak Mandi Palace – Sheesh Mahal)

Leh Ladakh (Pangong Tso lake – Tsomoriri Lake – Tso Kar Lake – Yarab Tso Lake – Leh Palace – Stok Palace – Hall of Fame – Shanti Stupa – Jama Masjid – Tsemo Fort – Tiger Hill – Dha and Hanu – Old Town – Nimu – Drass War Memorial – Drang Drung Glacier – Magnetic Hill – Panikhar – Maitreya Buddha – Hemis Monastery – Rangdum Gompa – Matho Monestery – Karma Dupgyud – Phugtal Monastery – Stakna Monastery – Lamayuru Monastery – Zongkhul Monestery – Shey Monastery – Sankar Monestery – Diskit Monestery – Alchi Monastery – Samstanling – Spituk Gompa – Thiksy Gompa – Likir Gompa – Rizong Gompa – Alchi Choskor – Wanla Gompa – Phyang Gompa – Khardung La Pass – Chang La Pass – Taglang La Pass – Fotu La Pass – Bara Lacha La Pass – Zojila pass)

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh “Traveler’s Paradise” situated in northern part of the country where the sun sets in paradise, you may be inspired by the meaning of the word Himachal. “The land of snows” one of the Beautiful Hill Stations in India. Himachal Pradesh is located in the north-west region of Himalaya, the state is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Punjab to the east and Tibetan plateau to the west, Himachal Pradesh is surrounded by majestic mountains and valleys covered with lush green cedar trees which attract every nature lovers, Himachal Pradesh is the 18th state of India which was reorganized in 1971 state offers a variety of options for its traveler’s from sightseeing to adventure making it perfect for summer holidays.

Shimla “The Queen of Hills” is the capital city of the state, Shimla was the summer capital when British was ruling India, traffic is banned from the central part of town, so walking anywhere is pleasant – even when huffing and puffing uphill. A passenger lift provides a quick route between the eastern Mall Road and Cart Road. Porters will carry your luggage uphill from Cart Road to the Mall Road, Shimla is one of the famous Tourist places in Himachal Pradesh that can be visited any time during the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero. A jagged line of distant snowy peaks is clearly visible for about half the year. From mid-July to mid-September Shimla is frequently wreathed in cloud, and in winter it often gets a carpeting of snow.

The state is referred as Dev Bhoomi “abode of God” because of its Religious places in Himachal Pradesh which is associate with such supernatural power that attracts every religion (from Hindu to Christianity to Sikhim) and cast, this land is an abode to the seven incarnations of Goddess Durga namely (1) Mata Chamunda Devi, (2) Mata Jwala Ji, (3) Maa Kangra Devi, (4) Maa Chintpurni Devi (5) Mata Naina Devi, (6) Mata Mansa Devi, and (7) Mata Kalika Devi. the culture and beliefs of people in Himachal Pradesh are diversified.

Apart from the lush green valleys, snow-capped white mountains, thick forest and lofty hills the state Himachal is also famous for its serene lakes (Prashar Lake, Rewalsar Lake, Renuka Lake, Suraj Tal Lake in Spiti) are some of the famous lakes in the state. and when we look at the Historical places in Himachal Pradesh we may also find numerous palaces and forts in the state like Padam Palace (Rampur), Jandrighat Palace (Dalhousie), Rang Mahal Palace (Chamba), Kangra Fort (Kangra), Bahadurpur Fort (Bilaspur).

The entire state of Himachal Pradesh is a gift for the Honeymooners, Shimla, Kullu-Manali, Spiti Valley, Dalhousie, Solan, Chamba, Chail, Kasauli, Kinnaur, Mcleodganj are the Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Himachal Pradesh, and other tourist places are given below.

Shimla (Summer Hill – The Ridge – Jakhoo Hill – Mall Road – Kalka–Shimla Railway – Naldehra And Shaily Peak – Christ Church – Indian Institute of Advanced Study – Kufri – Annandale – The Shimla State Museum – Chail – Arki Fort – Solan – Daranghati Sanctuary)

Manali (Rohtang Pass – Solang valley – Beas River – Hadimba Devi Temple – Tibetan Monasteries – Vashist Hot Water Springs – Gulaba – Kothi – Manu Temple)

Kullu (Parvati Valley – Kasol – Bhrigu Lake – Basheshwar Mahadev Temple – Sultanpur Palace – Great Himalayan National Park – Bijli Mahadev Temple – Manikaran)

Dalhousie (Chamera Lake – Khajjiar – Kalatop Wildlife Reserve – Dainkund Peak – Ganji Pahari – St. Francis Church – Panchpula – Garam Sadak – Subhash Baoli – Sach Pass)

Kasauli (Kasauli Brewery – Christ Church – Sunset Point – The Mall – Manki Point – Krishna Bhavan Mandir – Gilbert Nature Trail – Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple – Barog – Gurkha Fort)

Dharamshala (Dal Lake in Dharamshala – Masrur – Kareri Lake – Tsuglagkhang Complex – Namgyal Monastery – Attractions in Mcleodganj – Gyuto Monastery – Kangra Museum – Kangra Fort – Naddi Village)
Chamba (Champavati Temple – Akhand Chandi Palace – Lakshmi Narayan Temples – Chamunda Devi Temple – Bhuri Singh Museum)

Kangra (Tatwani Hot Spring – Kareri Lake – Kangra Fort – Nadaun – Gopalpur Nature Park – Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake – Taragarh Palace – Nurpur – Nadaun – Indrahar Pass)

Spiti Valley (Key Monastery – Tabo Monastery – Lhalung Monastery – Gandhola Monastery – Chandratal Lake – Suraj Tal Lake – Dhankar Monastery – Dhankar Lake – Kunzum Pass – Baralacha Pass – Pin Valley National Park – Kibber – Losar – Udaipur – Komik – Darcha – Yak Safaris – Trilokinath Temple)

Parwanoo (Cactus Garden – Mughal Gardens – Kalka – Pinjore – Timber Trail – Fruit Orchards – Gurudwara Nada Sahib)

Solan (The Mall Road – Motilal Nehru Central State Library – Mohan Shakti National Park – Karol Tibba – Shoolini Mata Temple)

Chail (Sidh Baba Ka Mandir – Chail Wildlife Sanctuary – Cricket Ground – Maa Kali Temple – Chail Palace Hotel)

Hamirpur (Deotsidh Temple – Bilkeshwar Temple – Sujanpur Tihra – Awah Devi Temple)

Pragpur (Chamba Pattan – Jwalamukhi Temple – The Taal – The Judge’s Court)

Sirmaur (Churdhar Peak – Habban Valley – Shivalik Fossil Park – Haripur – Renukaji)

Una (Kila Baba Bedi Ji – Pong Dam – Chintpurni Temple – Thaneek Pura – Kaleshwar)

Goa

 

Goa: A land to celebrate life, White sand & Blue water beaches, Sunbath, Night party, Hot air ballooning, Parasailing, Bumper Ride and Sunset are the major attraction of this land which travelers who really want to enjoy it, almost all Tourist places in Goa makes you crazy during your visit, Goa is the smallest sate in India with lush green fields and charming villages, A large number of Indian & International tourists visited here on their holidays and vacations because Goa promises to be something special for every traveler who lands here.Goa is bordered by Karnataka to the east and south and Maharashtra to the north with the Arabian Sea forming on its west, International tourists mostly from Europe arrive in Goa in winter but in summer and monsoon season see a large number of Indian tourist.

Panaji is the Capital city of Goa situated on the banks of Mandovi river and Vasco da Gama Founded in 1543 by Portuguese is the largest city of the state, Goa beaches cover approximately about 125 KM (78 Mi) of its coastline, most of these beaches are divided into North Goa and South Goa. North Goa is more commercial with medium and low budget tourist accommodation, restaurants, and shopping, whereas South Goa is where higher budget hotel & resorts and private beaches are located where most of the new couples select it as their Honeymoon destination in Goa, the most famous and notable in South Goa is Palelem Beach (Ranking 1st in India & 3rd in Asia by TripAdvisor) which is located in Canaconna one of the most visited beaches in Goa, Palolem Beach is largely inhabited by foreign tourist and local fisherman who live in shacks along the shore. and Colva, Baga, Arjuna, and Calangute are some of the other Best Beaches in Goa.

Panaji – Capital City (Miramar Beach – Dona Paula Beach – 18th June Road – Secretariat – Panjim Heritage Walk – Old Goa – Reis Magos Fort – Fort Aguada – Shanta Durga Temple – Goa Archaeological Museum – Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary – Goa State Museum – Idalcao – Jama Masjid – The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)

Vasco Da Gama – Largest city (Velsao Beach – Bogmalo Beach – Zuari River – Pilot Point – Mormugao Port – Goa Kayaking-Day Tour – Japanese Garden – Naval Aviation Museum)

Calangute – Heaven on earth (Baga Beach – Calangute Beach – Aguada Fort – Baga Retreat House – Se Cathedral – St. Alex Church – Medicinal Springs)

Mapusa – Beautiful View – (Kalacha Beach – Arpora – Mascarenhas Mansion – Sri Kalika Temple – Aldona – Chapora Fort – Mapusa Friday Bazaar – Basilica of Bom Jesus)

Margao – Oldest city in Goa (Colva Beach – Velsao Beach – Canopy Goa – Loutolim – Monte Hill – Caves of Aquem – Jorge Barreto Park – Town Square – Colonial Style Villas)

Uttrakhand

Naini Lake

Naini Lake

Uttarakhand (Land of God and Home of Himalayas) is truly paradise on earth for nature lover’s, with the fresh air, pure water, the chilling snow, the scenic beauty and the adverting mountains, if you are a nature lover or believe in divinity then you may fine most beautiful Tourist places in Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand has become the 27th state of the Republic of India in 2000, Uttarakhand was earlier a part of Uttar Pradesh earlier the state was known as Uttaranchal and the name has changed to Uttarakhand in 2007, Meaning of Uttarakhand in Sanskrit is “North Country of Section” Uttarakhand is broadly divided into two zones “Garhwal” (earlier knon as Kedharkhand) and “Kumaon” (earlier known as Manaskhand) there are 13 total districs in the state and Dehradun is the Capital of the state.

There are many famous Adventure Places in Uttarakhand like in Rishikesh Trekking, River Rafting, Paragliding, Jungle Jeep Ride, Nainital (The Lake Districts), Almora (The Switzerland of India), Mussoorie (The Queen of Hills), For adventure one may choose Tekking, Skiing (Auli, Mundali, Munsiyari, Dayara Bugyal), Mountaineering (Milam, Kafni, Nanda Devi Kamet, Gaumukh, Bhagirathi, Chowkhamba, Pindari, Sahastrataal, Khatling,), Paragliding (Jolly Grant, Pauri, Pithoragarh), Boating and River Rafting etc.

History of Uttarakhand: The region was originally settled by Kols and they were the first inhabitants of the state during the Vedic period, It is believed that Pandavas lived in this region for some days during the Great Hindu Epic Mahabharata, Many other dynasties were ruled Uttarakhand, Kunindas was the first one to establish their supremacy in the 2nd century B.C, Kunindas were great devotees of Lord Shiva. Then with the great effort of Shankaracharya Brahmanical rule was re-established in Uttarakhand, Then the region was ruled by the Katyuri Dynasty between 7th to 14th century. Then the Gharwal Kingdom and the Kumaon Kingdom ruled the region during the period 13th to the 18th century, However, Kumaon region was surrendered to the British as part of the treaty of Sagauli, and finally India got its independence and Uttarakhand was freed from the British rule.

Chota Char Dham is one of the most famous Religious Places in Uttarakhand The amazing valleys of the Great Himalayas proudly reflect thousands of years old legends and history by beholding these sacred shrines, Char Dham (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath & Kedarnath) are one of the most revered sites for the Hindus in India. all of these temples are situated within the Garwhal region of Uttarakhand state in North India.the Chardham yatra is undertaken from the west to the east. Thus, the Yatra starts from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. This exalted trip was being initiated thousands of years ago in 8th Century by the great reformer and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya and since then the Chardham tour is welcoming numerous pilgrims to such tremendous locations. These four ancient temples also mark the spiritual source of four sacred rivers as well: River Yamuna (Yamunotri), River Ganga or Ganges (Gangotri), River Mandakini (Kedarnath) and River Alaknanda (Badrinath). Char Dhams of Uttarakhand can be covered in one stretch in a matter of 10-11 days. Nowadays, you can also get helicopter services to visit Char Dham Yatra in just 2 days.

(1) Auli (2) Lansdowne (3) Nainital (4) Mussoorie (5) Binsar are the Top 5 Honeymoon places in Uttarakhand, apart from that complete details of the tourist places are given below along with the City.

Dehradun – Capital City (Sahastradhara – Tiger Falls – Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology – Robber’s Cave – Lachhiwala – Mindrolling Monastery – Tapkeshwar Temple – Tapovan – Forest Research Institute – Malsi Deer Park)

Nainital – “Lake City” (Naini Lake – Naina Peak – Land’s End – Snow View – Tiffin Top – St. John in the Wilderness – Kilbury Bird Sanctuary – Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo – Eco Cave Gardens – Gurney House)

Mussoorie – “Queen of Hills” (Mussoorie Lake – Mall Road – Happy Valley – Kempty Falls – Lal Tibba – Camel’s Back Road – Gun Hill – Jwalaji Temple – Sir George Everest’s House)

Rishikesh – “Yoga Capital of the world” (Jumpin Heights – Ram Jhula – Laxman Jhula – Parmarth Niketan – Neelkanth Mahadev Temple – Shivpuri – The Beatles Ashram – Swarg Ashram – Rajaji National Park – Kaudiyala – Shivpuri – Narendra Nagar)

Haridwar – “Gateway to the Lord” (Har Ki Pauri – Mansa Devi Temple – Chandi Devi Temple – Maya Devi Temple – Daksha Mahadev Temple – Vaishno Devi Temple – Bharat Mata Mandir – Shanti Gunj – Vishnu Ghat – Pavan Dham)

Kedarnath – “Holiest Pilgrimages” (Kedarnath Temple – Chorabari Tal – Gauri Kund – Vasuki Tal – Triyuginarayan Temple)

Badrinath – “Holiest Pilgrimages” (Badrinath Temple – Charanpaduka – Valley of Flowers – Hot Springs – Neelkanth Peak)

Almora – “Handicrafts” (Kasar Devi Temple – Katarmal Sun Temple – Chitai Golu Devta Temple – Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum – Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary – Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum – Martola – Kalimut – Zero Point – Bright End Corner)

Kausani (Kausani Tea Estate – Rudradhari Falls and Caves – Sumitranandan Pant Gallery – Lakshmi Ashram – Anasakti Ashram – Baijnath Temple)

Pithoragarh (Jhulaghat – Pithoragarh Fort – Chandak – Askot Sanctuary – Ralam Glacier – Thal Kedar – Gangolihat – Dhwaj Temple)

Ranikhet (Mankameshwar Temple – Haidakhan Babaji Temple – Shitlakhet – Jhula Devi Temple – Chaubatia Orchard – Upat and Kalika)

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Religious

Best Pilgrimage places to visit in India

 Chota Char Dham

Chota Char Dham
Chota Char Dham

Char Dham Yatra one of the  Best Pilgrimage places to visit in India is referred to the four holy places of Hinduism, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath Char Dham is the most important Hindu religious path in Himalayas of Uttarakhand the meaning of Char Dham is four holy places of Hindu pilgrims.

Yamunotri Temple: The seat of Goddess Yamuna and the source of Yamuna River, attraction of the Yamunotri temple is located on the bank of Yamuna river of the Uttarkashi district in the Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand, Temple was devoted to Goddess Yamuna with a black marble idol of the Goddess it was constructed for the first time by Amar Singh Thapa in 18th-century.

Gangotri Temple: The seat of Goddess Ganga, the original temple was built 18th-century by Amar Sing Thapa who was the senior commander of Nepal Army, Aarti dedicates to Ganga inside the temple as well as on the river of the bank.

Kedarnath Temple: is dedicated to Lord Shiva on the Himalayan range of Garhwal Division near Mandakini River, Kedarnath Temple will open only end of April (Akshaya Tritriya) to November (Kartik Purnima) rest of the time the temple remain closed due to extreme weather condition in the winter, to reach the Kedarnath Temple you may have to take a Walk, Pony or Manchan service for at least 18 KM from Gaurikund because there is no direct access to reach temple by road, Kedarnath Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of the holiest Hindu shrines of Lord Shiva, temple was built by Pandavas and revived by Adi Sankaracharya, Kedarnath Temple is the highest among the twelve Jyotirlingas, the temple, and surrounding complex were worst effected during the flash flood in 2013, but temporally the temple has reopened for the pilgrims however the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has promised to rebuild Kedarnath Temple again soon.

Badrinath Temple: Also known as Badrinarayanan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, temple is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, this temple is famously known as one of the 108 Diya Desam which dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is worshiped as Birdbath, temple is located in Chamoli district of Garhwal division in Himalayan region. the head priest of the Badrinath Temple is traditionally a Brahmin chosen from Kerala, Badrinath Temple is mentioned in ancient religion like Skanda Purana and Vishnu Purana.

Vaishnu Devi

Vaishno Devi Mandir
Vaishno Devi Mandir

Maa Vaishno Devi Shrine is among the most revered Hindu Shrines of India which is located in Katra at the Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir state. Mata has been manifested in the form of Pindies in the cave which are the natural rock formations. There are no idols or statues inside the cave, The Journey from Katra town to Vaishno Devi (Durbar) is 13 km, which has to be traversed by the pony, dandi or on foot. Pithus (coolies) are also available.Helicopter Service has also been operating daily from Jammu/ Katra to Shrine.

Mother Goddess has been manifested in the form of Pindies in the cave which are the natural rock formations. There are no idols or statues inside the cave. Mata Vaishno Devi has become one of the important Places to visit in Jammu It is believed that only after the call of Mata one can visit the holy Shrine Darbar of Mata. Pilgrims trek 12 Kms on feet from Ban Ganga (Katra) to holy Bhawan, when it comes to the history of Mata Vaishno Devi Holy Shrine no one was find out the exact date from when the Holy Shrine pilgrimage started, In fact, research of the Holy Cave and geological investigation has calculated that could be approximately a million years is the time frame since when the Holy pilgrimage continues, But Vedic literature gives no reference to the worship of any female deity.  

Source says that the first mention of the Mother Goddess is in the epic Mahabharata at the time of Pandavas and Kaurvas armies were arrayed in the battlefield in Kurukshetra, Arjun whe was the chief warrior of Pandavas advice of Lord Shri Krishna mediated upon Mata Vaishno Devi and sought her blessing for victory, it is also believed that the Pandavas were the first to build the temples at Bhavan and Kol Kandoli in reverence and gratitude for Mata Vaishno Devi, Overlooking the Holy Cave and adjacent to the Mountain of Trikuta are five stone structures, which are believed to be the rock symbols of 5 Pandavas.

Kashi Vishwanath

Kashi Vishvanath
Kashi Vishwanath

Shri Kashi Vishvanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva one of the most famous Hindu temples in Varanasi – Uttar Pradesh, temple situated on the banks of holy river Ganga, this temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, meaning of Vishvanatha is Ruler of The Universe temple has destroyed and re-constructed many times in the history, last temple was destroyed by the sixth Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, then he was constructed Masjid on its site, the present temple was built on an adjacent by Maharani Ahilyabai Holker who was a Maratha ruler in 1780, and now The Kashi Vishvanath Temple has been managed by the state government since 1983 however during the time of Shivratri the chief officiating priest will be Kashi Naresh (King of Kashi)

According to legends Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva and it was his favorite abode. In one verse of the ancient religious text of Skanda Purana, Shiva says “The three worlds form one city of mine, and Kashi is my royal palace therein and Varanasi for different reasons, Although Varanasi is popularly called the city of Lord Shiva, it is at once the city of temples, the city of ghats the city of music, and the center for Moksha or nirvana, It is believed that three nights of fasting in Varanasi city can reap you rewards of many thousands of lifetimes of asceticism.

Varanasi is a holy city in India – also known as (Kashi and Banaras) A city of Moksha for Hindus since centuries that has seen the world turn, Varanasi which has been standing the tests of time for over 5,000 years is said to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, and Varanasi is considered as one of the Best  Pilgrimage places to visit in India. Varanasi is older than the history, older than the tradition, older even than the legend, Varanasi the Holy City of Light Shines brightly for Hindus both physically and metaphorically It is believed that a single dip in the holy waters of the Ganges can wash away a lifetime of sins.

Somnath

Somnath Temple
Somnath Temple

Shri Somnath Temple is first among the twelve Jyotirlingas. It has a strategic location on the western coast of India, in Veraval region of Junagadh district Gujarat, The temple is built at the shore of the Arabian ocean on the western corner of the Indian subcontinent. This pilgrimage is one of the oldest and finds its reference in the ancient texts like Skandpuran, Shreemad Bhagvat, Shivpuran etc. Somnath means ‘Lord of Moon’ and the town gets its name from the Somnath Temple, It is one of the main religious Places to visit in Gujarat where millions of devotees visited here every year. It is not just the temple, but other tourist attractions like Somnath Museum, Somnath beach, and Junagadh Gate also attract visitors. The Sound and Light Show held in the temple is another attraction. The first historical temple at Somnath is believed to have been built between 320 and 500 AD, The temple was destroyed a few times during its first several centuries, In 1951, the new temple was constructed on the original grounds, next to the 18th-century construction of Holkar’s, The remains of the old temple are now preserved in a museum for public view. The Jyotirlinga was installed by the former President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, in 1950 AD. The overall look reminds one of a Solanki temple in the manner of Modhera.

      Dwarkadhish

Dwarkadeesh Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple

Shri Dwarkadhish Temple honors “Lord Krishna” and attracts thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country, The Dwarkadhish Temple (also known as Jagat temple) and its Sikhar rises to 170 feet. The Pataka or flag of the temple is changed three times a day. It is said that Lord Krishna spent about a hundred years in the city of Dwarka. Thereafter, Dwarka became the holy shrine for the Vaishnavas, followers of Lord Vishnu (an incarnation of Lord Krishna)

Dwarka is the legendary city, the residing place of Lord Krishna one of the religious places in Gujarat on the shore of the Arabian Sea, the extreme west coast of Gujarat (Jamnagar district) as Lord Krishna is affectionately called in Gujarat, came to Dwarka from Mathura to build his new kingdom, The importance, foundation, planning and glory of Dwaraka as the golden city is described in various Hindu epics like Mahabharata, Harivamsha, Sijupdlavadha, Bhagvad Gita, Skand Purana, Vishnu Purana and Mahabharat, It is a common belief that 5,000 years ago, Lord Krishna declared Dwarka as his capital after he left Mathura, Dwarka It is among the seven ancient cities of India.

Tirupati Temple

Tirupati Temple
Tirupati Temple

Shri Venkateshwara Temple (Richest temple in the world in terms of donation received) this Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara an incarnation of God Vishnu, also known as Balaji, Srinivasa, and Govinda, this temple is a landmark of Vaishnavite situated Tirumala hills at Tirupati Andhra Pradesh, It said that God Vishnu who appeared here in Kali Yuga to save human from troubles, average pilgrims visit here 50K to 100K daily, (Approximately around 40 million in a year) but during the period of annual Brahmotsavam more than 500K pilgrims reach here which makes it most-visited holy place in the world, other than Brahmotsavam Vaikunda Ekadasi and Ratha Saptami also celebrated here, this temple is famously known by Tirupati Balaji Temple and Tirupati Temple.

History of Venkateshwara Temple It is believed that this temple was constructed for the first time in 300 AD by the Dravidian architecture, Shri Venkateshwara Temple is one of the eight Vishnu swayambhu kshetras and listed as last and 106th Divya Desam on earth. It follows the tradition of worship Vaikhanasha Agama, It is believed according to the legends Deity (Murti) of Lord Venkateshwara shall remain here in the temple for the entire duration of Kali Yuga. and now the temple is managing by its trust board (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) the estimated annual budget of pilgrims donations is INR 2530.10 Crores for the financial year 2015 – 16. you must visit Shri Venkateshwara Temple at least one in your lifetime to feel it.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh
Rishikesh

Rishikesh has a spectacular view of Jungle-clad hills. Rishikesh has also a confluence of River Ganges and chandrabhaga. The glorious attraction of Rishikesh is none other than the great river the Ganges herself running rapidly throughout the city, Rishikesh is one of the Religious places in Uttarakhand and It is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath) and an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in adventure, meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. River rafting is an unmatched adventure offering an adrenaline rush in the midst of gushing rapids. It is a challenging and delightful adventure activity in which a rafter navigates through a river, For Meditation Rishikesh is one of the best places in the world. In Rishikesh you have 03 amazing things like the beautiful river as Ganga, mountain range of Himalaya and Jungle of Rajaji National Park. So overall Rishikesh is full of nature.

Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ramanathaswami Temple
Ramanathaswamy Temple

Shri Ramanathaswamy Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to god Shiva, this temples is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga and one of the four major sites of The Char Dham “Four abodes” (Puri, Badrinath, Dwarka, and Rameshwaram) in India, It is situated on the Island of Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu, the temple was built in by Pandya Dynasty 12th century and renovated its principal shrines sanctum by Jeyaveera Cinkaiariyan, Shri RamanathaSwamy Temple has the longest corridor among all temples in India and It is one of the 274 paadal petra sthan where Tirugnana Sambandar, Appar, Sundarar, and Nayanars have glorified with their songs, legends believed that The Ramanathaswamy Temple have been established and worshiped by Rama (the seventh avtar of God Vishnu) to absolve sins which were created by Ravana during the time of Ramayana war in Srilanka.

Rameshwaram is an island situated in the Gulf of the manner of the Indian peninsula.There are many holy places of the Hindus in Rameswaram. The Agnitheertham is one such holy place. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga represents the southernmost of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India and has been a time-honored pilgrimage center held on par with Banaras. Rameshwaram Temple Jyotirlinga is associated closely with the Ramayana and Rama’s victorious return from Sri Lanka. Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameshwaram has become one of the  Top 10 Pilgrimage places to visit in India.

Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita from her abductor Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshiped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage which is known as the Varanasi the south. Dhanushkodi is believed to be the place where the famous bridge built by Lord Rama along with his brother Laxman and his devotee Hanuman with the floating stones known as Ram Setu is located Rameswaram. the temple is spread over an area of 15 acres and has lofty gopurams, massive walls, and a colossal Nandi. Rameswaram Jyotirlinga also boasts of a 4000 feet long pillared corridor with over 4000 pillars, supposedly the longest in the world. 

Amritsar

Golden Temple
Golden Temple

Shri Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple in Amritsar is the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. Also known as the Shri Darbar Sahib, it is in the center of the old part of Amritsar. Golden Temple, the pride, and soul of the Sikhs, Construction of the Golden Temple began in 1574 on land donated by the Mughal emperor Akbar, The temple was completed in 1601, The temple had to be substantially rebuilt after it was sacked in the 1760s.In the early 19th century, 100 kg of gold was applied to the inverted lotus-shaped dome and decorative marble was added, The architecture of the golden temple is a blend of the Hindu and Muslim styles, Wagah Border is one of the must-visit Tourist places in Punjab around Golden Temple in Amritsar, It is the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan and located at a distance of around 30 km from the Golden Temple.

Mahakaleshwar Temple

Mahakaleshwar Temple
Mahakaleshwar Temple

Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple is an important and scared abode of “Lord Shiva” Its difficult to say when did the Mahakala temple first come into existence, However the event may be assigned to the Prehistoric period, One of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at the Mahakala is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself) deriving currents of power shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti. the charming and well-decorated damsels added a lot in the aesthetic “beauty” of the temple.

A contemporary Mahakala encryption testifies the fact that during the later eleventh century, and early twelfth century the Mahakala temple was rebuilt during the reign of Udayaditya and Naravarman. It was built in the Bhumja style of architecture. Bhasm aarti is one of the major attraction of the temple, The best time to visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple is during the festival of Mahashivratri that falls between the months of February and March. On this day, the temple resonates with the sacred chants of Lord Shiva. The Mahakaleshwar temple is said to be located in the ancient city of Ujjain, a well-known pilgrimage center in Madhya Pradesh.

Kamakhya Temple

Maa Kamakhya Temple
Maa Kamakhya Temple

Maa Kamakhya Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to mother goddess Kamakhya, located on the Nilachal Hills in  Guwahati city in Assam, It is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas, in temple’s main complex 10 separated temples are there dedicated to them Mahavidyas namely Kali, Bhairavi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bagalamukti, Tara, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Matangi Sodashi and Kamalatmika. among these Maa Kamala, Tripurasundari and Matangi reside in the main temple and other seven reside in individual temple.

Ambubachi Mela celebrated every year when Maa Kamakhya the mother of Shakti goes through her annual cycle of menstruation, during this period it is also believed that monsoon creative and nurturing power of menses of Mother Earth becomes accessible to devotees at this site during the festival.

The doors of Maa Kamakhya Temple remain closed for three days during the time of menses of Goddess Kamakhya, also routine worship and other important performance of religious will be stopped the time of Ambubachi Mela, because it is believed that Mother Earth will become unclean for three days, after completion of three days and once after Goddess Kamakhya is bathed and other rituals are executed then it is believed that the Mother Earth has retrieved her purity, then the doors of the Kamakhya Temple will be re opened on the fourth day and all devotees of the goddess will be allowed for worshiping Goddess Kamakhya. Ambubachi Mela is celebrated every year during the time of monsoon season which happens in the mid of June and Millions of pilgrims are visiting at Ambubachi Mela in Guwahati from around the nation.

Hill Stations

Best Hill Stations to visit in India

Shimla

Shimla
Shimla

Shimla One of the most famous and Best Hill stations to visit in India.  Shimla was the country’s focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. This lovely hill station was ‘discovered’ by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. In fact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital. Shimla is today well-developed facilities. easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India’s most popular hill resort. This beautiful hill station derives its name from “Goddess Shyamla” who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambiance that is not found anywhere else in India. Within the town are a host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages, and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.

Traffic is banned from the central part of town so walking anywhere is pleasant – even when huffing and puffing uphill. A passenger lift provides a quick route between the eastern Mall and Cart Rd. Porters will carry your luggage uphill (about ₹100 from Cart Rd to the Mall) Shimla is one tourist destination that can be visited any time during the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero. Shimla is one of the longtime Tourist places in Himachal Pradesh among the tourists. A jagged line of distant snowy peaks is clearly visible for about half the year. From mid-July to mid-September Shimla is frequently wreathed in cloud, and in winter it often gets a carpeting of snow.

Auli

Auli
Auli

Auli is one of the Beautiful destinations in Uttrakhand which attract every tourist and it is located in Chamoli district of Garwal region in Uttarakhand, and it’s covering an elevation from 2519 Mts to 3050 Mts above sea level Auli is very famous destination for skiing in India, The skiing activity in Auli run by the GMVN (Garwal mandal Vikas Nigam) A Government Enterprises, Auli is 16 km from Joshimath is an ideal winter resort run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) and near the world famous Badrinath Temple, Auli proffers an unspoiled ambiance. The harsh frosty storms, the sylvan peaks and the long stretch of snowy valleys would make idyllic surroundings for a skier. Tourist is advised to bring their winter clothing, socks, glasses, cap, mufflers, pullovers.

Auli is often compared with best ski resorts of the world by the foreigners and has also hosted the first SAF Winter Games in the year 2011. Auli Artificial Lake is a pristine lake perched at an astounding elevation which is one of the world’s man-made lakes, The best season to visit Auli is all through the year. Tourist attraction in Auli is Snow Skiing and is best from November to March.

Munnar

Munnar
Munnar

Munnar one of the Best Honeymoon destination in Kerala situated in Idukki district in Kerala, distance around 110.6 km from Cochin International Airport, it is situated at around 1700 mt above sea level, Munnar is famous for its beautiful greenery, mountains, waterfalls, calmness, beautiful lakes which offers pleasurable boat rides, honeymooners and tourists throughout the year which enabling one to enjoy the surrounding hills and landscape, Munnar is also known for Neelakurinji flowers which bloom once in 12 years.

Munnar is a perfect place for trekking. Tea and coffee plantation further add to the beauty of the hill station.and Eravikulam National Park is famous for its endangered inhabitant which is spread over an area of 97 sq km, this park is residence to several species of rare butterflies, animals, and birds. and this hill station was the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Munnar is an ideal place for the tourist to really enjoy and relish their holidays with their family and friends. Munnar is one of the main Tourist places to visit in Kerala where you must visit at least once in your lifetime. 

Manali

Manali
Manali

Manali is a stunning Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh surrounded by massive snow clad mountains and thick pinewood forests immensely popular vacation spot for domestic and foreign tourists, Situated at an altitude of 1950 mt, Its widespread appeal draws everyone from adventure sport enthusiastic and vacationing families and honeymoon couples and hippie backpackers, Manali is the top spot in the Kullu Manali valley and is blessed with many attractions. Manali literally means the abode of Manu and hence this place has huge importance from the perspective of the ethnic culture and tradition of India.

Manali is fueled by two main seasons. The summer Holiday season when many best people and families travel to this place on Manali holiday packages and the second big push to Kullu Manali tourism comes from the wedding season with thousands of honeymoon couples heading to the region, Manali is one of the Best honeymoon places in India. Over the last few years Manali has developed into a major hill resort, And some of the best places to visit near Manali is – Mall Road, Hadimba Temple, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Beas River, Nehru Kund, Manu Temple.

Dalhousie

Dalhousie

Dalhousie

Dalhousie A beautiful and serene time forgotten hill station in Himachal Pradesh spread across 5 hills, Dalhousie is a Honeymoon destination in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is named after the British Governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now Chamba District of the Himachal Pradesh, India. Standing tall on five major hills namely Kathlog, Patreyn, Tehra (also known as Moti Tibba), Bakrota and Balun in western Himachal Pradesh, Many people visit this remote hill-station of North India because it is less commercialized. Dalhousie can be termed as a perfect stress-buster for all those who look forward to a holiday away from the noisy city life. When you are here, you would not mind walking into the forested slopes or the quaint streets if you have the company of gorgeous landscapes, Dalhousie is known for its scenic beauty has a number mountains and river streams that tourists must visit. Among them, the most famous are Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls, and the Daikund peak.

Dalhousie offers options for food that differs in style, elements, and genres. While you can enjoy typical North-Indian food, as well as some Continental and Chinese snacks in their freshest, most lip-smacking forms at minimal prices at the local Dhabas, you can also indulge in global cuisines at a number of restaurants as well as the eateries attached to the hotels and resorts. You would also find a certain prominence of fruits here as the fruits are quite fresh and cheap in the area. One can relish Italian, Tibetan, Mughlai, South Indian platters here as well as a few instances of local Himachali food. Himachali cuisine is very simple as it mainly centers around Chapati, Dal, Vegetable gravy and Curd and their many versions. Pickles are typically served along with a meal in most of the eating joints here. It is a toy-town in the mountains with a past that translates into sprawling bungalows and charming cottages reminiscent of European villages.

Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh is one of the Best Hill stations to visit in India among the national and foreign tourists. Dalhousie is approximate 80 km from Pathankot & Chakki bank Railway station and 570 km by road from Delhi. The closest railhead is Pathankot & Chakki bank. The nearest airport at Pathankot 85 km & Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 135 km.

Mount Abu

Nakki Lake -Mount Abu
Nakki Lake -Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only Hill stations to visit in Rajasthan, the average height level of 1219 mt from the sea level, Tourist from India and international also plan their vacations around the famous winter festival held in Mount Abu, Mount Abu is surrounded by lakes, rivers, forests, and waterfalls, Mount Abu was the home of many saints and sages in the old days. Legend has it that all the 330 million gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon used to visit this holy mountain, The townhouses several Hindu temples like Jain temple, Brahma Kumaris is most of which were built in the ancient and the medieval periods.

The name Mount Abu refers to the mythical snake Arbuda who once saved the life of Lord Shiva’s sacred bull, Nandi. The region was thus named as Arbudaranaya that literally means the ‘forests of Arbuda, The hill town has been of importance since the Vedic period and is mentioned in the Puranas as the place where the sage Vashishta retired following his conflict with the sage Vishvamitra. The mountains were later ceded as a part of the Rajputana kingdom and were used as a summer resort for the royal Rajput family.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie
Mussoorie

Mussoorie is known as the Queen of the Hills and one of Best hill stations in Uttrakhand. 33.7 Kms from Dehradun, it is situated at a height of 2003 mt above the sea level, it provides an excellent respite to people for those who looking for relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close to Delhi people make the weekend trip as well. The name Mussoorie which were found in abundance here after the discovery of this hill station gradually developed as the main center of tourism and beauty, business and education, the renowned hill station has had as enthralling cham over the colonial master of India.

Tourist are advised to book hotels in advance before scheduling you trip in holiday season, and driving in the city is not very easy if you are not familiar with the roads and its advised to travel with a driver who is well acquainted with roads in the city, and its advisable to carry light woolen clothes as the place remains cool for the most part of the year.

Khajjiar

Khajjar
Khajjar

Khajjiar “Mini Switzerland of India”  Khajjiar is one of the Top 10 hill stations in Himachal Pradesh situated in the middle of Dalhousie and Chamba will offer you a memorable holiday experience, Khajjiar is a popular destination among tourists especially for honeymoon and peaceful stay in the lap of Himalaya,  Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of  beautiful lakes, forest, and pastures,Khajjiar is situated at a height of 6500 feet and bestowed with natural beauty and pleasant climate,

Some of the Places to visit in Khajjiar are Khajji Nag Temple, Khajjiar Lake & Ground, Kailash View, Panch Pandav Tree, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and Golden Devi Temple. You can also enjoy horse riding, Khajjiar with its beautiful lush green ground, lake, fine walks qualify as a worthy place to visit. If you are planning to visit Dalhousie or Chamba then never forget to spend at least a day.Tourism in Khajjiar definitely offers you a peaceful and memorable holiday experience.

Gujarat

Somnath Temple
Somnath Temple

Gujarat the land of rich history with culture, tradition, heritage and authentic cuisine, Gujarat is the 7th largest state situated on the banks of Sabarmati River, The Arabian Sea borders the state both to the west and the south-west located in the western part of India. the state is also known as Land of the Legends, is the birthplace of many Freedom fighters like the legendary Mahatma Gandhi, The state it stretches from the age-old Harappan civilization to the Mughal period.

Rann of Kutch one of the famous seasonal salt marsh which located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat State, Kutch is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world, Rann of Kutch is home to a wide array of fore and fauna, Migratory birds deem it an abode during diverse of weather conditions.

History of Gujarat – The name Gujarat comes from Gujarat, the land of Gujjar who was the first settler of Gujarat and they ruled the area during the 700’s and 800’s after that the Solanki Dynasty came to power during the 900’s and Gujarat reached to its greatest extent, last Hindu ruled of Ancient Gujarat were the Solanki clan of Rajput from 960 AD to 1243 AD. then the Muslim rule was continued for 400 years under Zafar Khan Muzaffar who was the first Muslim sultanate in Gujarat, and during their ruling period, they found Ahmadabad in 1411 on the banks of the Sabarmati River.

A new era began with the Independence movement started by freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Morari Desai, Narhari Parikh, K M Munshi, Mahadev Desai, Bhulabhai Desai, Mohanlal Pandya, and Ravi Shankar Vyas, then Gujarat became a place for the most popular revolts which includes Salt Satyagraha, Satyagraha in Kheda, Bardoli, and Borsad. 

Capital city of Gujarat state is Gandhi Nagar however Ahmadabad is largest commercial capital state, Great Rann Of Kutch – Porbandar Beach – Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary – Marine National Park – Laxmi Vilas Palace – Gir National Park And Wildlife Sanctuary – Kankaria Lake – Somnath – Dwarka are some of the Tourist places in Gujarat  where most of the travelers are visiting from all over the world. 

 

Rajasthan

Rajasthan: “Land of the Kings” the state of Royal Wedding, which is located in west part of India, it has many  Tourist places to visit in Rajasthan and each places are famous for something like Jaipur (Capital of the state and Known as India’s Pink City, Famous for its Fort) Bikaner (Famous for its sweet) Udaipur (Famous for its Lake & Romantic Backdrop) Jaisalmer (Land of Desert), Rajasthan known for Historical Monuments and This land is a colorful melange of massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse cultures, delectable cuisines and warm people, you will realize that there is no other place like Rajasthan for a traveler who is interested in the history, culture and the lifestyle of the people of the Oriental world, Rajasthan despite its large size it is covered by the Great Indian Desert, the state of Rajasthan has seen the age of kings thus, explaining the moniker ‘the land of kings, The History is about almost 5000 years old, It can be classified into different part of epochs – Ancient (up to 1200 AD), Medieval (1201 – 1707) and Modern (1707 – 1974).

History of RajasthanThe state formally known as Rajputana There are three different period in the history of Rajasthan (Ancient – Medieval – Modern) in Ancient Period Rajput clans emerged & held their sway over some parts of Rajasthan from about 700 AD, prior to that it was a part of several republics – Mauryan Empire, Arjunyas, Malavas, Yaudhyas, Kushans, Saka Satraps, Guptas, and Hunas. In Indian history Rajput clans ascendancy was during the period from 8th to 12th century, however during 750 – 1000 AD Rajasthan and most of north India ruled by the Pratihars, and Rajasthan witnessed the struggle for supremacy between Chalukyas, Parmars and Chauhans between 1000 – 1200 AD. in Medieval Period Then Muslim came into the rule in some part of Rajasthan around 1200 AD, Nagur and Ajmer were the principal centers of their power, Ranthambore was also under their suzerainty, The most powerful and prominent state of Rajasthan was Mewar at the beginning of 13th century. finally in Modern Period The state Rajasthan had never been into united politically until Mughal Emperor’s domination, During these period Akbar (3rd Mughal Emperor) was created a unified province of Rajasthan, when Mughal power was started to decline after 1707, The political disintegration was caused by the dismemberment of the Mughal Empire in Rajasthan, and they occupied Ajmer in 1755.

There are many Tourist places in Rajasthan including Forts, Lakes, Hills and Historical places, some of the important tourist places are given below.

Jaipur: (City Palace – Hawa Mahal – Jal Mahal – Amer Fort – Nahargarh Fort – Albert Hall Museum – Jaigarh Fort – Jantar Mantar – Birla Temple – Pink City Bazaars – Galtaji – Govind Dev Ji Temple)

Udaipur: (City Palace Lake Pichola – Lake Palace – Lake Garden Palace – The Royal Vintage Car Museum – Jagdish Temple – Bagore Ki Haveli – Saheliyon Ki Bari – Jagdish Temple – Shilpgram – Moti Magri)

Jodhpur: (Jaisalmer Fort – Salim Singh Ki Haveli – Bada Bagh – Patwon-Ki-Haveli – Gadisar Lake – Sam Sand Dunes – Nathmal Ki Haveli – Thar Heritage Museum – Jain temples -Salim Singh Ki Haveli)

Bikaner: (Junagarh Fort – Lalgarh Palace – Sadul Singh Museum – National Research Centre on Camel – Shri Laxminath Temple – Jain Temple – Ganga Singh Museum)

Pushkar: (Pushkar Lake – Brahma Temple – Man Mahal – Savitri Temple – Apteshwar Temple)

Ajmer: (Ajmer Sharif Dargah – Anasagar Lake – Taragarh Fort – Abkari Fort and Museum – Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra – Soniji Ki Nasiyan)

Chittorgarh: (Chittorgarh Fort – Rani Padmini Palace – Rana Kumbha Palace – Meera Temple – Fateh Prakash Palace)

Sawai Madhopur: (Khandar Fort – Ranthambore National Park – Chamatkar Temple – Ranthambore Fort – Chauth Mata Temple)

Mount Abu: (Dilwara Jain temples – Nakki Lake – Wildlife Sanctuary – Toad Rock – Guru Shikar – Sunset Point – Achalgarh – Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple)

Punjab

Golden Temple
Golden Temple

Punjab is the heart land of India’s Sikhism Community which is located in the northern part of the nation, there are many tourist Places to visit in Punjab the state also known as Golden Harvests, The meaning of Punjab is made of two words Punj (Five) Aab (Water), land of five rivers (Jhelum, Chenab, Beas, Ravi, and Sutlej), However Beas, Ravi and Sutlej rivers are flow in Indian Punjab today the other two rivers flow in the state of Punjab which is situated in Pakistan after India – Pakistan divided in 1947, Punjab is surrounded by Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Pakistan.

Chandigarh is the Capital city of Punjab (Union Territory) for both state Punjab and Haryana, the city is considered as very beautiful and well-planned city in the Country where modernization has not destroyed the natural beauty of the land, you will also definitely agree with it once you visit Chandigarh, Presently state has 22 districts and Ludhiana is the largest city in Punjab, The most celebrated festivals are Teej, Lohri, Basant and Baisakhi in Punjab, more than 60% population belongs to Sikhism Religion, The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the world’s most important pilgrimage center of Sikhs, mostly speaking languages are Punjabi, Hindi, and English, and the state literacy ratio is 76.68%.

Punjab is considered as one of the best infrastructure states in the country that includes road, air, rail, transport and rivers links that are extensive throughout the region, the state has the lowest poverty rate in India, and Punjab won the best performance award based on statistical data compiled by the Government of IndiaAfter India got its Independence in 1947 the state Punjab has made considerable economic progress nearly two-third of production of milk and food grains in the country, Punjab is the leading producer of wheat, thereby they are contributing to the national food security, Also their initiative of Green revolution (A major agricultural infrastructure) has been keenly taken forward by the people of Punjab.

Chandigarh, Amritsar, Mohali, Patiala, and Ludhiana are the some of the interesting Tourist places in Punjab, where the most travelers are visiting and the details are given below, 

Amritsar (Golden Temple – Jallianwala Bagh – Akal Takht – Wagah Border – Tara Taran Sahib – Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh – Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama – Bathinda Fort)

Chandigarh (The Rock Garden – Rose Garden – Sukhna Lake – Leisure Valley – Morni Hills – Government Museum and Art Gallery – Shanti Kunj – Butterfly Park – Garden of Fragrance – Chandigarh Botanical Garden)

Jalandhar (Tulsi Mandir – Imam Nasir Masjid – Wonderland Theme Park – Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum – Rangla Punjab Haveli – Pushpa Gujral Science City – Shiv Mandir – Sheetla Mandir)

Ludhiana (Lodhi Fort – Nehru Rose Garden – Tiger Zoo – Rural Heritage Museum – Punjab Agricultural University Museum – Phillaur Fort – Gurudwara Charan Kamal – Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum)

Patiala (Qila Mubarak Complex – Moti Bagh Palace – Lachman Jhoola – Baradari Garden – Banur – Samana – Bir Moti Bagh Sanctuary – Sheesh Mahal – Darbar Hall)

Bhatinda (Bhatinda Fort – Bhatinda Lake – Bhatinda Zoological Park – Qila Mubarak – Rose Garden – Lakhi Jungle – Bir Talab Zoo – Chetak Park)

Mohali (Rose Garden – Rock Garden – Gurdwara Amb Sahib – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium – Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary – Silvi Park – Mataur Lake – Sukhna Lake)

     

 

Kerala

 

Kerala “Gods Own Country” it is very difficult to shortlist which are the Tourist places in Kerala because of its Thick forest & Greenery, Golden beaches, Tranquil stretches of backwaters, Lofty hill stations and an equable climate, the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west are the major attractions of this land, it fulfills all the dreams of warmth and color and fairytale beauty, there are so many wonders that await you in Kerala. once you visit Kerala then the memories will make life worth living, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world.

Trivandrum is the Capital city of Kerala however Cochin “Queen of Arabian Sea” is basically known as the financial capital of the state where most of the official administration are held including The High Court of Kerala, Information Technology, and Film industries, there are 14 districts are in Kerala but Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Allepey, Kovalam are some of The Honeymoon destinations in Kerala, State has seen exceptional growth because of its tourism, Tourist visit here from all over the world for Holidays, Honeymoon, Houseboat Cruise and mainly for Natural ayurveda treatment as well, Kerala is also famous for its Ayurveda treatment, monsoon the best season for the rejuvenation therapies according to Ayurveda, because the atmosphere remains cool and dust-free which can make it most receptive to natural herbal oils and therapy, Kerala has mainly two rainy season “Southwest Monsoon” arrives in the month of June and “Northeast Monsoon” arrives in mid of October.

According to the legends the History of Kerala state which proclaims that Parasurama (Avtar of Lord Vishnu) during the war he threw axe into the ocean and the result of which Kerala was retrieved from the water, it is believed that Kerala was under the rule of Chera Dynasty when India was ruled by Mauryas, later on in the 10th century Namboothiris (Brahmins) began ruling Kerala, and the Brahmins ruling was ended and power was handed over to the Warlords, the state had remained as a unique cultural land during ancient time, then the state land which lay divided into two rulers Travancore (Kingdom of Kochi) and Malabar (Madras Presidency) under the British rule, in 1956 Kerala has become a separate state with its bordered by Tamil Nadu on its South-East, Karnataka on its North-East and the Arabian Sea on its West. Kerala is one of the small states in the country but it was the first state who had democratically elected a communist government in power in 1957 after Indian independence.

Kerala has emerged one of the most literacy states, and the most celebrated festivals in the state is Vishu (in April) and Onam (in August) apart from these traditional festivals other festivals like Id-ul-Fitr, Ramzan, Christmas, and Easter are also celebrated with equal enthusiasm, there are many Best tourist destination in Kerala for the tourist who wishes to visit in the state, and Kathakali, Mohiniattam, and Kootiyattam are the most traditional theatrical show in the state, The cuisine of Kerala has multitude of both Veg and Non Veg, the main dish for the lunch is boiled rice, Some of the important places to visit in Kerala’s are given below.

Munnar: (Atukkad Waterfalls – Mattupetty Dam – Muniyara Dolmens – Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park – Echo Point – Top Station – Chithirapuram – Marayur)

Kumarakom: (Kumarakom Backwaters – Kumarakom Beach – Vembanad Lake – Pathiramanal Island – Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls – Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary – Bay Island Driftwood Museum – Juma Masjid)

Thekkady: (Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary – Pullumedu – Kurisumala – Mangala Devi Temple – Murikkady)

Varkala: (Papanasam Beach – Edava Beach – Shree Janardhanaswamy Temple – Sivagiri – Varkala Tunnel)

Kovalam: (Lighthouse Beach – Hawah Beach – Samudra Beach – Karamana River – Vellayani Lake – Halcyon Castle – Vizhinjam Village – The German Bakery – Edakallu – Valiyathura Pier)

Kochi: ( Fort Kochi – Cherai Beach – Kerala Folklore Museum – Vypin – Willingdon Island – Chottanikkara Temple – Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary – Durbar Hall Art Gallery)

Trivandrum: (Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Puthenmalika Palace Museum – Koyikkal Palace – Thiruvananthapuram Zoo – Samudra Beach Park)

Thrissur: (Shree Guruvayur Temple – Chavakkad Beach – Snehatheeram Beach – Athirappilly Waterfalls – Vazhachal Waterfalls – Vadakkunnathan Temple – Triprayar Sri Rama Temple – Thiruvambadi Shree Krishna Shrine – Bible Tower – Thrissur Zoo & Museum – Shakthan Thampuran Palace – Malakkappara – Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary)

Palakkad: (Malampuzha Garden & Dam – Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary – Silent Valley – Seethargundu Viewpoint – Kalpathy Temple – Nelliyampathy Hills – Palakkad Fort – Chittur Kavu –  Meenkulathi Bhagavathi Amman Temple)

Wayanad: (Banasura Sagar Dam – Kuruvadweep – Chembra Peak – Edakkal Caves – Lakkidi View Point – Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary – Bamboo Factory )

Malappuram: (Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary – Ponnani Juma Masjid – Padinharekara Beach – Thrikkavu Temple)

Kozhikode: (Beaches – Thusharagiri Falls – Kakkayam Dam) Kasargod: (Bekal Fort – Valiyaparamba Backwaters)