AP, South India, History, Masjid, Mughal, Ramayana, Temple
Adoni is situated in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India. This place is famous for town mills. During the British period, market yard of Adoni played a crucial role in the cotton business. Other name of this market is Grain Market of South India. At the time of Islamic rule this place was named as Adavani. Muslim rule came to an end in 1792 after the war between Tipu Sultan and British East India Company.
What to see at Adoni:
Adoni Fort: It is the major attraction of this place. This fort is dates back to 300 years ago. Fort is situated on rock granite hill. Every year thousands of people visit this fort. It had 12 sub forts. To reach Hampi and Bellary forts, this fort has secret tunnels.
Sri Mahayogi Laxmamma Avva Temple: This temple is dedicated to Mahayogi Laxmamma. She was also called as Avva. So the temple was named as Sri Mahayogi Laxmamma Avva Temple. Structure of this temple is so beautiful. Marble was used for the floor of the temple.
Jumma Masjid: This is best example for Islamic architecture style. Madu Qadiri builds this masjid in 1680. He was the Adil Shahi Governor. Crowd will be more on Friday’s.
Kamam Bavi: with the intension to provide water to local people of Adoni this was built by Siddi Masud Khan. He was the Governor of Adoni. This well was used for irrigation purpose also.
Ranamandala Konda: This is one of the attractions of Adoni. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Ranamadala Konda is famous among bird watchers also. This konda is having Ramajal Lake. At this lake huge number of birds can be seen. It is believed that this was created by Lord Rama during their exile period to provide water to Goddess Sita when she was thirsty. He created by throwing arrow into the earth. Natives of this place still using this water for drinking purpose.
Venkanna Bavi: Venkanna Pant who was the Diwan of Siddi Masud Khan built this Bavi. Earlier this was the only source of drinking water to the local people.
Ranamandala Anjanaswamy Temple: This is one of the prominent places for Hindus. During the period of exile, Sri Rama stayed here for some time. At that time when demons were disturbing Lord Rama and Lord Anjaneya killed them.
What to see around Adoni:
Baichigeri Sai Baba Ashramam: It is located just 1kms away from Adoni. Major attraction of this place is 100ft Sthoopam. Devotees of Sai Baba and tourists visits this place for peace.
Mantralayam: It is one of the sacred places for Hindus. This place is famous for Raghavendra Swami Temple. Lakhs of devotees come to this place every year.
Getting to Adoni: Adoni is well connected with road and railways. From Mysore, Kurnool, Tirupathi, Bellary, Anantapur, Hyderabad etc buses come to this place. Adoni railway line is on Chennai Mumbai Railway line. From Kanyakumari, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, etc trains come to this place. Nearest international airport is located at Hyderabad. Nearest domestic airport is located at Bellary which is 68kms away from Adoni.
Getting around Adoni: Buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Adoni.
Best time to visit Adoni: During the summer season, temperature is so hot. So generally people do visit this place during summer season. Heavy rainfall records at this place. Best time to visit this place is between November to February.
Where to stay at Adoni: only budget and midrange hotels are available at Adoni. Best hotels at this place are Rajshri Hotel, Srinivas Bhawan, Dwaraka Lodge, International lodge, Hotel Sreesakthi.
Where to eat in Adoni: Limited restaurants at this place. Best restaurants at Adoni are Blue Sky, Mizlala and Catit.
Bihar, North India, Masjid, Temple
Gaya is a city of ancient history located in Bihar, India. Major attractions of this city are narrow by lanes, old buildings natural surroundings. This is the sacred place to both Buddhists and Hindus. Gaya is named after the demon Gayasur. It is believed that body of Gayasura was transformed into series of rocky hills that make up the landscape of Gaya. This place is mentioned both in Mahabharata and Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama along with SIta and Lakshma travelled to this place after they kept Pindan to this father Dashrath.
What to see at Gaya:
Vishnupad Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Shikhara Style can be seen here. In 1787, this was constructed by Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore. It is believed that footprints inside the temple belong to Lord Vishnu.
Jama Masjid: In the Bihar state it is the largest Mosque. It is famous for Tabligh and Shabina.
Great Buddha Statue: This is associated with life of Lord Buddha. In 1989, XIV Dalai Lama installed this statue. In India this is the tallest Buddha statues. Red Granite and Sandstone blocks are used in the construction of this statue.
Gaya Pind Daan: This is a ritual performed by Hindus to free the spirits of their deceased ones. This will liberate them from bondage of the materialistic world. Lord Rama also had done Pind Daan at this place to his father.
What to see around Gaya:
Chinese Temple: Chinese Buddhist monks constructed this temple. Chinese architecture can be seen on this temple. It is decorated with excellent Chinese design. In 1997, this was renovated with 3 golden statues. It is located 13kms away from Gaya.
Barabar Caves: These are oldest Rock cut Caves in India. These caves belong to Mauryan Period of 3rd century BC. Barabar Caves Attractions are Vishwa Zopri caves, karan Chaupar caves, Sudama caves, Lomas Rishi caves. It is located 25kms away from Gaya.
The Bodhi Tree: During the first 7 days of enlightenment Buddha sat below this tree. Original tree was destroyed by several kings. Emperor Ashoka brought the descendent of original tree from Srilanka and taken so much care to protect this tree. It is located 13kms away from Gaya.
Mahabodhi Temple: This temple is dates back to 7th century. Ancient temple was destroyed during 11th century when Muslims invaded this place. Present structure was reconstructed in 1880. It is located 13kms away from Gaya.
Ajapala Nigrodha Tree: It is located in front of Mahabodhi Temple. It is believed that this was planted by a Shepherd Boy to protect Lord Buddha. It is located 13kms away from Gaya.
Royal Bhutan Monastery: It is located in Bodhgaya. King of Bhutan constructed this monastery.
Other attractions near Gaya: Other attractions near Gaya are Animesh Lochana Chaitya, Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, Thai Monastery, Cankamana.
Getting to Gaya: Gaya is well connected with road ways, railways and airways. From Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad etc flights come to this place. From Allahabad, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Jabalpur, Pune, Hyderabad, Patna, etc buses and trains come to this place.
Best time to visit Gaya: It is essential to know the best time before visiting any place. Best time to visit Gaya is between October to April.
Where to stay at Gaya: Plenty of hotels are available at Gaya. All range of hotels such as budget, midrange and luxury hotels are available to stay at Gaya. Best hotels at Gaya are Ajatashatru Hotel, Siddharth International, Palm Garden Hotel, Hotel Rose Valley.
Where to eat at Gaya: Plenty of restaurants are available at Gaya. Most popular items of this place are Kopal Ki Kofta, Sukhaota, Sattu ka Roti, Maruna ka roti, pittha, litti, litti Chhokha, sattu etc.
Rajasthan, North India, Architecture, Fort, Havelis, History, Jaipur, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Palace, Temple
Shekhawati is a historical region in the northern part of the Rajasthan, India. This region consists of districts such as Nagaur, Churu, Sikar and Jhujhunu. History of these places dates back to 18th and 19th centuries. Grand Havelis in this region was constructed by Marwari Merchants. Shekhawati is derived from Rajput Kachwaha Chieftain Rao Shekha Ji. Rao Shekha ji decedents ruled this area. They were called as Shekhawats. This region is famous for hard working and brave people. Worth buying things of this place are metal utensils, Paintings, tie dye fabrics, wood carvings etc. Gangaur and Teej are the major festivals of this region.
What to see in Shekhawati:
Sikar: This is the major district of Shekhawati. Major Havelis of the town are Sanganeria, Kedia Haveli, Mirijamal Kyala, Bansidhar Rathi, and Sawant Ram Chokhani. Khatu Shyamji Temple is most famous in the village Khatu Shyamji. This temple is famous for shaving off the children’s hair for the first time. Other attractions of this district are jeen Mata Temple and Radha Murali Manohar Temple.
Churu: This place is famous for forts and Havelis. Traditional Rajasthani architectural style can be seen here. Major attraction is fort built by Thakur Khushal Singh. Other attractions are Raghunathji Temple, Aath Kambh Chhatri, Laxminarayanji Temple etc.
Nawalgarh: It is Golden city of Rajasthan. Major attractions of this place are Roop Niwas palace, Bansidhar Bhagat, Chokhani, Anandi Lal Poddar, Jodhraj Patodia etc.
Mandawa: Worth seeing havelis are Ganeriwala and Kanoria. It has good handicraft market.
Fatehpur: This place is famous for Singhania and Devra havelis. These were constructed in Western and Indian style. Other havelis of this place are Bharatiya, Jalan, Hukmi Chand Choudhri, Goenka.
Baggar: Piramal Haveli is famous here. Rajasthani Colonial style can be seen here.
Dundlod: This place is well known for havelis and forts. Impressive library and stained glass windows of the forts Diwan I Khas antiques are other attractions. Visitors should not miss to see Goenka haveli.
Lachhmangarh: Worth visiting place here are Sanganeria, Kedia, Rathi, Kyala, Chokhani Havelis.
Khetri: In Jaipur, this is the second wealthiest Thikana. Major attractions of this place are Panna Lal Shah Ka Talab, Bhopalgarh and Raghunath Temple.
Other attractions of this place are Churi ajitgarh, Parasrampura, Mehansar, Alsisar and Malsisar, Chirawa, Jhujhunu.
What to see around Shekhawati:
Chittorgarh: It is the ancient city in Rajasthan. A major attraction of this place is fort of Chittorgarh. It was built in 7th century AD. Height is 180metesrs tall. Other attractions are Rani Padmini Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Kalika Mata Temple.
Udaipur: It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559. Foreign tourist rush is more at this place. This place is known for its Palaces, Havelis and Temples. Other attraction is Azure Lakes.
Mount Abu: It is the only hill station in Rajasthan. Major attractions of this place are Dilwara Jain Temple which was constructed between 11th and 13th centuries. Other places are Achalagarh fort, Dattatreya Temple, Adhar Devi Temple, Ambika Mata Temple etc.
Getting to Shekhawati: Shekhawati is well connected with road and railways. Direct buses are available from Delhi. Places of Shekhawati are well connected with other cities. Trains are available from Jaipur and Delhi. It is easy to reach Shekhawati form Bikaner and Jaipur. Nearest airport is located at Jaipur which is 150kms away from Shekhawati.
Getting around Shekhawati: Private and government buses are available to visit the town and surrounding places of Shekhawati. Taxis and Autos are also available to visit in and around places of Shekhawati.
Best time to visit Shekhawati: Best time to visit Shekhawati is between October and March.
Where to stay at Shekhawati: Plenty of accommodations are available to stay at Shekhawati including luxury hotels. Resorts are also available to stay at this place.
Where to eat in Shekhawati: Plenty of eateries are available here. Though restaurants provide non vegetarian, Rajasthanis were basically vegetarians. Famous food is Lahsun Ki Kachori.
Punjab, North India, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Ramayana, Temple
Amritsar is one of the largest cities of Punjab, India. Guru Ramdas founded this city in 16th century. He was the 4th Sikh Guru. This is most sacred place for Sikhs due to the establishment of Golden temple. Along with Sikhs this place is popular among Hindus also as plenty of sacred temple are located here. City is named after Amrit Sarovar which is surrounding the Golden temple. Punjabi Juttis, woollen textiles, bangles, durries, carpets etc are worth buying at this place.
What to see in Amritsar:
Golden Temple: Golden Temple is the most sacred place to the Sikhs. Other name of this temple is Harmandir Sahib. Original temple was built by Guru Arjun, 5th Sikh Guru. Golden Temple Attractions are Central Sikh Museum, Amrit Sarovar, Marble Work, Holy Trees, and Shrines of Sikh Guru’s.
Akal Takht: It is located in Golden temple complex. Akal Takht means throne of immortal. It stands as a witness to Sikh idea of sovereignty.
Jallianwala Bagh: During the period of Independence struggle sad incident happened in this place. This is also known as Amritsar Massacre. On 13th April 1919, British troops fired on peaceful protestors. In this incident nearly 1100 people were killed.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum: It is the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He is the first king of Sikh Empire. Major attractions of manuscripts, old coins, paintings, armours, arms belong to Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Santokhsar Sahib: This Gurdwara is famous for Sarovar. In the history of Sikh this is the first Sarovar of its kind.
Bathinda Fort: It is one of the major attractions of Amritsar which was built by Bhatti Reo before 1800 years ago.
Bar Baba Buddha: It is inside the Golden temple. Under the tree Baba Buddha sits and meditated here.
Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai: It is 33m high nine storied octagonal tower. This is the tallest tower in Amritsar.
Rambagh Gardens: It was the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Major attractions of this park golden fish and fountains. It is now converted into Museum.
Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal: This was the birth place of Baba Atal Rai.
Ram Tirth: This was the residence place of Saint Valmiki. Goddess Sita Given Birth to her sons Luv and Kush. Hut of the saint can be seen even now.
Gurdwara Santokhsar Sahib: It is one of the five historical sarovers constructed by Guru Arjan Dev Ji.
Other attractions of Amritsar: Other attractions of Amritsar Khalsa College, Hall Bazaar, Hanuman Mandir, Durgiana Temple, Maharajah Ranjit Singh Panorama, Gurdwara Pipli Sahib, Gurdwara Mata Kaulan, Khair-ud—Din Masjid, Gobindgrah Fort, Lal Devi Mata Mandir.
What to see around Amritsar:
Tarn Taran: It is located 22kms away from Amritsar. 5th Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev ji built this Gurdwara. This place is famous for its sarovar. This sarovar is largest holy tank in the world.
Wagah Border: It is located 28kms away from Amritsar. Every evening before sunset, 40 to 45 minutes ceremony takes place here. It is the road border between India and Pakistan.
Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib: It is located 7kms away from the city. This was the birth place of 6th Guru of Sikh, Guru Hargobind Singh.
Getting to Amritsar: Amritsar is well connected with road, railways and airways. From Dharmasala, Chamba, Dalhousie, Chandigarh etc buses come to this place. From Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad etc trains come to hits place. Airport located in Amritsar is Sri Guru Ram Das jee Airport which is located 11kms away from the city centre.
Getting around Amritsar: Common modes of transport in the city of Amritsar are Cycle rickshaws and Autos. Golden temple trust is providing free bus service from the railway station to reach Golden temple.
Best time to visit Amritsar: Best time to visit this place is between November to March.
Where to stay in Amritsar: Plenty of accommodations are available at Amritsar.
Where to eat in Amritsar: Plenty of restaurants are available at Amritsar. Golden temple serves free food to nearly 40,000 people per day. Famous delicacies of this place are Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken.
UP, North India, Architecture, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Palace, Temple, Tomb, Wildlife Sanctuary
Lucknow is a city of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a metro city. This place was nourished during the Nawabs period. Culture of Nawabs can be seen here. This place is also known as Golden City of the East. It is believed that city is named after Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama. Rama ordered Lakshman to rebuild a town. Now this is known as Lucknow. Chikan Embroidery is most famous at this place. Waist bands, nose pins, colorful bands etc are worth buying in this place.
What to see in Lucknow:
Chowk: It is the market place of Old Lucknow. This is the best place for the shopping lover.
Aminabad: This is another attraction for the shopping lovers. Major attractions of this place are fancy items, men’s chikan wear, ladies wear, fashion garments etc.
Bara Imambara: This place is well known for its Nawab architecture. In 1784, this was built by Asaf-ud-Daula. This complex consists of Step wells, gate ways, courtyards, mosques.
The Residency: To serve as the residence of the British Resident General this was established in 1800 AD. This became famous after Sepoy Mutiny in 1857. At that time 2000 soldiers died in this place. Graves of these soldiers are placed here.
Chattar Manzil: Beautiful European architecture can be seen here. As its dome is in the shape of umbrella it was named as Chattar Manzil.
Moti Mahal: Other name is Pearl Palace. This was built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan during 1798- 1814. It was constructed as citadel, for watching enemy operations and for bird watching purpose.
Lucknow Zoo: Major attractions of this zoo are 97 different species of wild animals, 57 reptiles, 348 birds, 447 mammals. Indian Rhinoceros, Hoolock, Gibbons, Himalayan Black Bear, Royal Bengal tiger etc also can be seen here.
Ramakrishna Math: This is functioning from past 7 decades. Idols of this math are Swami Vivekananda, Mother Sarada Devi and Sri Ramakrishna. This math consists of garden. It was made up of Marble.
Aurangzeb’s Mosque: This is best example for Indo Muslim architecture.
Other attractions of Lucknow: Other attractions of Lucknow are Constania, Rumi Darwaza, Hazratganj Market, Shaheed Smarak, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, Council house, 1857 Memorial Musuem, Chota Imambara, Gautam Buddha park, Juma Masjid, Husainabad Clock Tower, Satkhanda, Farangi Mahal, Shah Najaf Imambara, Dilkusha Kothi Palace, Sikander Bagh.
What to se around Lucknow:
Kukrail Forest Reserve: It is located 15kms away from Lucknow which was developed by Forest department. This place is famous for Crocodile Nursery and Deer farm. Rest house, Cafeteria, Children’s Park are other attractions of this place.
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary: This is one of the best places for natural lovers as well as for the bird lovers. It is located 43kms away from Lucknow.
Crocodile Nursery: It is located 15kms away from Lucknow. This was established in 1978. Aim of this nursery was to protect the endangered crocodiles of the river.
Getting to Lucknow: Lucknow is well connected with road, railways and airways. From Dehradun, Delhi, Allahabad, Kanpur etc buses come to this place. From Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram etc trains come to this place. From Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi flights come to Lucknow. Airport is located 14kms away from the city. Nearest international airport is located at Delhi which is located 497 kms away from the city.
Getting around Lucknow: Buses, Taxis, Autos and Tempos are available to see the places of Lucknow. Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Lucknow.
Best time to visit Lucknow: Best time to visit this place is between October to March.
Where to stay in Lucknow: Plenty of accommodations available to stay in Lucknow including luxury hotels. Along with hotels, guest houses are also available to stay at this place.
Where to eat in Lucknow: Plenty of restaurants are available to have food in Lucknow. Tundey Kebab is most famous food in Lucknow. Lucknawi Chat is world famous chat. Along with Indian, international cuisines are also available.
UP, North India, Fort, History, Mahabharata, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple
Varanasi is a city in Uttar Pradesh India. Other name of this place is Banaras. This is most sacred place to Jains and Hindus. Hindu devotees believe that death in Varanasi leads to salvation. According to Hindu Mythology, this city was founded by Lord Shiva. This place is considered as oldest Living city on the earth. This is the birth place for 7th Jain Thithankar Suparshv Nath Ji and 23rd Tirthankar Parshva Nath Ji. Varanasi exists before 3000 years ago. This place is famous for its Ghats and temples.
What to see in Varanasi:
Jantar Mantar: In 1737 this was constructed by Jai Singh, Maharaja of Jaipur. He was so passionate towards science and technology. To determine eclipse, declination of stars, sun and planets and to measure the local time this was constructed.
Bharat Mata Temple: It is located in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. Mother India worshipped here. Idol was built with marble and it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Architecture of this temple is so beautiful.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple: This is the major attraction of this place. Kashi Vishwanath incarnation of Lord Shiva is worshipped here. In 1780 this was constructed by Late Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar. Domes of the temple covered by Gold.
Manikarnika Ghat: It is one of the oldest Ghats of the city. Shiva Durga temple near this ghat is so famous. Footprints of Vishnu, Charanapaduka, can be seen here.
Dasaswamedh Ghat: This is one of the most important Ghats on the banks of river Ganges. Evening Aarti at the Ghats attracts many devotees.
Durga Temple: Nagara style of architecture can be seen on this temple. Other name is monkey temple. Durga Ghat is located very near this temple.
Ramnagar Fort: This was built by Maharaja Balwant Singh in 18th century. Red stone was used to build this fort. Museum and temples are located inside the fort premises. One of the Temples is dedicated to Ved Vyasa, author of Epic Mahabharata.
Alamgir Mosque: It is the largest structure on the banks of river Ganga. It is believed that, earlier Lord Krishna temple was situated in this place.
Other attractions of Varanasi: Other attractions of Varanasi are Banaras Vidya Mandir, Assi Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, kedar Ghat, Shivala Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Panchaganga Ghat, Hanuman Ghat, New Vishwanath Temple, Alamgir Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Ramnagar Museum, Gyan Kup well, Vishnu Charanapaduka, Tulasi Mana Temple.
What to see around Varanasi:
Dhamek Stupa: It is located 13kms away from Varanasi. This was built in 500 CE. In this place, Buddha gave the first Sermon to his five disciples after attaining enlightment.
Chaukhandi Stupa: It is one of the famous stupas of Buddhism. This is located in Sarnath. It is located 13kms away from the city. This was constructed between 4th to 6th centuries. In this place, Lord Buddha’s first disciples met travelling from Bodh Gaya to Sarnath.
Getting to Varanasi: Varanasi is well connected with road and railways. From Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Patna, Ranchi, Noida, etc trains come to this place. From Allahabad, Vijayawada, Baroda, Noida, Patna, Ranchi etc buses come to this place. Best flight facility is also available to Varanasi. From Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, pune, Vijayawada etc flights come to Varanasi.
Getting around Varanasi: Buses and Private vehicles are available to visit the surrounding places of Varanasi.
Best time to visit Varanasi: Varanasi welcomes the visitors throughout the year.
Where to stay in Varanasi: Plenty of accommodations available to stay in Varanasi including luxury hotels. Best hotels in Varanasi are Siddhartha Hotel, Gateway Hotel Ganges, Surabhi International, Pradeep Hotels.
Where to eat in Varanasi: Plenty of restaurants are available to have food in Varanasi. Indian, Chinese, Continental cuisines are available along with local cuisines. Only vegetarian food is available.
Rajasthan, North India, Fort, History, Masjid, Miniature Paintings, Musuem, Nature, Palace, Temple, Tomb
Ajmer is 5th largest city in Rajasthan, India. Aravalli Mountains covers this city. This is the holy place for both Hindus and Muslims. For Muslims, this place is famous for Dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chishti. For Hindus this place is well known for several ancient temples. Other attractions of this place are Palaces, Museums, Lakes and forts. This place was founded by Ajaipal Chauhan in 7th century. He belongs to Chauhan dynasty. Most famous for shopping at this place is Bandhani Sari. Major Shopping centres of this place are Dargarh bazaar, Kesarganj, Chudi Bazaar, Naya Bazaar, Mandar Gate.
What to see in Ajmer:
Dargarh Sharif: Tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti is placed here. Silver doors welcome the visitors. It was constructed by Humayun with white marble. Tomb has inscriptions and 11 arches.
Taragarh: It is located on Nagarjuna hill of Ajmer. This is first hill fort of Asia. It is one of the oldest hill forts of the world. 3 gateways to the fort. Major attraction of this fort is Canons. Many reservoirs are placed in the fort.
Archaeological Museum: It is located in Dil-e-Aaram Gardens. Collection of sculptures is the major attractions of this museum.
Ana Sagar Lake: This is an artificial lake built by Anaji Chauhan dates back to 1135 – 1150 AD. Daulat Bagh Gardens located near this lake is so beautiful.
Foy Sagar Lake: It is another artificial lake constructed in 1891. This is the best place for the natural lovers.
Rani Mahal: It is located in Taragarh Fort. Typical Rajasthani Architecture style can be seen here.
Nasiyan Jain temple: This temple is popularly known as Red Temple which is decorated with Silver and gold plates. Rishabh, First Jain Tirthankar is worshipped here.
Akbar’s Palace and Museum: Akbar Palace converted into Museum. Major attractions of this museum are arms, stone sculptures and paintings of the medieval period.
Other attractions of Ajmer: Other attractions of Ajmer are Mayo College and Museum, Adhai-din-ka Jhopra, Ajmer government Museum, Bhagchand Ki Kothi, Anted Ki Mata Temple, Akbarki Masjid, Sola Khamba.
What to see around Ajmer:
Pushkar Lake: It is located in Pushkar which is located 14kms away from Ajmer. People believe that dip in this lake will wipe off all the sins and skin diseases.
Brahma Temple: It lies in Pushkar Valley which is located 14kms away from the city. Temple is decorated with silver coins. This was built of marble and stone stabs. Constructed in 14th century. Lord Brahma Worshiped here.
Kishangarh: This town is located 27kms away from the city. Miniature paintings are the major attractions of this place. Roopangarh fort is another attraction which was built by Maharaja Roop Singh in 1649. Fort consists of several palaces. It is known for its architectural style.
Other attractions near Ajmer: Other attractions near Ajmer are Savitri Temple near Brahma Temple, Mahadev Temple, Mangliyawas, Varah Temple.
Getting to Ajmer: Amer is well connected with road and railways. From the cities such as Bharatpur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, jaipur etc buses come to this place. From Udaipur, Gwalior, Bhuj, Mumbai, Haridwar, Indore, Delhi, Ahmedabad etc trains come to this place. Nearest airport is located at Jaipur which is 137kms away from Ajmer. Airport is well connected with Nanded, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai etc.
Getting around Ajmer: Tempos are available to visit the city. Buses, Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Ajmer.
Best time to visit Ajmer: Best time to visit Ajmer is between October to March.
Where to stay in Ajmer: Plenty of accommodations available in Ajmer. Along with hotels tourists bungalows are also available to stay in Ajmer.
Where to eat in Ajmer: Plenty of restaurants are available to have food in Ajmer. Italian, Continental, Chinese, Mughalai cuisines are also available to have along with local cuisines.
Rajasthan, North India, Ghantar Ghar, History, Lucknow of Rajasthan, Masjid, Temple
Tonk is a town in Rajasthan, India. This place is also known as Lucknow of Rajasthan. It is located on the banks of Banas River. Tonk is famous for its mosques and havelis. In 17th century this was founded by Nawab Muhammad Amir Khan. Other names of this place are Kharboojo Ka Chaman, Adab Ka Gulshan. Wonders of Mughal architectural styles can be seen here. This place is famous for Leather Products. Best leather goods are available at Subhash Circle.
What to see in Tonk:
Sunehri Kothi: This is also known as Sheesh Mahal. It was built by Nawab Mohammed Ibrahim Ali Khan. It is famous for poetry recitals, music recitals and dance. Walls of the main hall are furnished with gold. Mirrors are attached here.
Jama Masjid: It is one of the biggest mosques in India. Construction of this mosque started in 1246 by Amir Khan. He was the first Nawab of Tonk. Construction completed in 1298 by Nawab Wazirudhoula. He was the son of Amir Khan. Major attractions of this mosque are meenakari work and paintings on the walls of the walls of the mosque. It has 4 minarets and 4 doors.
Arabic and Persian Research Centre: This is historically significant place. It consists of manuscripts relating to Islamic sciences, Culture, history, Literature.
Ghantar Ghar: This was built by Mohammed Sadat Ali Khan in 1937. He was the Nawab of Tonk.
What to see around Tonk:
Chandlai: This was found by Jat Chieftain Chandla. He built a pond at this village. This was named after his daughter Bhala. It has an inscription of Baisakh Sudi 5 Samvat 1027. It is located 8kms away from Tonk.
RajaMahal: It is located on a mountain at Kakor. In this place visitors can see meeting of 3 rivers Khari River, Dai River and Banas River. It is located 22kms away from the town.
Hathi Bhata: This was a historical monument. It was made up of single stone in the shape of an elephant. On the right ear of the elephant visitors can see inscriptions. Inscriptions say that this was built by Ram Nath Slat in 1200 during the rule of Sawai Ram Singh. It is located 22kms away from the town.
Shivaji Garden: Inspiration for this garden is Hiran Magari Gardens and Mysore Gardens. Area covered by this garden is 4 acres. Major attractions for the children are swimming pool and musical fountain. Cost for the Construction of this garden is Rs.1 crore. It is located 55kms away from the town.
Other attractions near Tonk: Other attractions near Tonk are Bisalpur, Ranthambore National Park, Bundi, Kota, Jaipur.
Getting to Tonk: Tonk is well connected with road ways. From Bhilwara, Gwalior, Kota, Jaipur buses are available to visit Tonk. Nearest railway station is Banastha Niwai Railway station which is 38kms away from Tonk. From Bhopal, Secunderbad, Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Indore etc trains come to this place. Nearest airport is Sanganer airport which is located 91kms away from the Tonk. From Goa, Guwahati, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai etc flights come to this airport.
Getting around Tonk: Buses and Jeeps are available to visit the surrounding places of Tonk.
Best time to visit Tonk: Best time to visit Tonk is between October to March.
Where to stay in Tonk: Plenty of home stays, budget and midrange hotels are available to stay in Tonk. Home stays are traditional Rajasthani houses.
Where to eat in Tonk: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Tonk. Chinese, South Indian, North Indian cuisines are available at Ghanta Ghar and Kafla Bazaar. In Ghanta Ghar and Jilla Pustakalay, best Rajasthani Cuisines are available.
UP, North India, Masjid, Nature, Ramayana, Temple
Ayodhya is an ancient city of India located in Uttar Pradesh. This is the most sacred place to the Hindus as it was the birth place of Lord Rama. Lord Rama is 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This was founded by Manu. He was the first man in the Vedas. According to Ramayana this place is 9000 years old. At the time of Lord Rama’s rule, this place is known as Kaushaldesa. Atharvana Veda described this place as city built by Gods being prosperous like Paradise itself. Apart from Hinduism influence of Islam, Buddhism and Jainism can be seen in Ayodhya. In this city five Thirthankars were born.
What to see in Ayodhya:
Ramkot: This is the main worship place of Lord Rama. Ram Navami celebrates on the occasion of Lord Rama’s birthday very grandly. This comes between March and April.
Hanuman Garhi: It is situated at the heart of Ayodhya. Visitors can see shrine of Goddess Anjani with Hanuman in her lap. It is believed that cave used to be residence of Hanuman and he guards Ramkot.
Swarg Dwar: Lord Rama was cremated in this place.
Kanak Bhawan: In this Bhawan, visitors can find most beautiful images of Lord Rama and Sita wearing crowns made up of Gold. This Bhawan is also known as Sone Ka Ghar which means house made up of gold.
Treta Temple: This was built at the place where Lord Rama performed Ashwamedha Yajnam. 300 years ago, Raja of Kullu constructed a new temple at this site. In 1784 this temple was renovated by Ahalyabai Hokar. During the time of renovation, adjoining Ghats were built.
Mani Hill and Sugriv Hill: Ancient stupa situated in Mani Hill. This was built by king Ashoka. Surgiv hill has an ancient monastery.
Nageshvarnath Temple: This was built by Kush son of Lord Rama. People say that Kush lost his arm band in Saryu River. This was found by a Naag Kanya. She fell in love with him. In the honour of Naaga Kanya and her devotion towards Lord Shiva, Kush built this temple. All other structures ruined. Only this temple stands still. On seeing this temple itself Vikramaditya found Ayodhya. Shivaratri festival celebrates grandly.
Other attractions of Ayodhya: Other attractions of Ayodhya are Sita ki Rasoi, Ram ki Paidi, Mani Parbat, Ramjanamabhoomi, Babri Mosque.
What to see around Ayodhya:
Faizabad: It is located 7kms away from Ayodhya. This was developed by Safdaejung about 220 years ago. He was second nawab of Awadh. This place is famous for Chotta Calcutta fort. Major attractions of this fort are Jawahar Garden, Moti Mahal, Khrushid Mahal, Gulab Bari.
Gonda: This town is famous for Devi Patan Temple. A tank can be seen here. People believe that this was built by king Karna who was the son of Lord Sun. He built this tank to honour his father lord Sun. It is located 50kms away from the city.
Other attractions near Ayodhya: Other attractions near Ayodhya are Mausolum of Bahu Begum, Rishabhdev Rajghat udayan, Gulab Bari, Guptar Ghat, Raja Mandir, Military temple, Faizabad Musuem, Tulsi udyan.
Getting to Ayodhya: Ayodhya is well connected through road and railways. From Gonda, Gorakpur, Varanasi, Kanpur, Lucknow etc buses and trains com to this place. Nearest airport is located at Lucknow which is 150kms away from the city.
Getting around Ayodhya: Buses, Jeeps, Taxis and autos are available to visit the surrounding place of Ayodhya.
Best time to visit Ayodhya: Best time to visit Ayodhya is between November to March.
Where to stay in Ayodhya: only budget and midrange hotels are available to stay in Ayodhya. Best budget hotels are located near railway station and Ambedkar Nagar. Two government run guest houses are also available.
Where to eat in Ayodhya: Limited restaurants are available to eat in Ayodhya. Available restaurants offer Chinese, Punjabi and North Indian cuisines. Restaurants offer only vegetarian.
Jammu & Kashmir, North India, Boating, Fort, Hill station, House boats, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Trekking, Valley, Water falls, Wildlife Sanctuary
Srinagar is summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Srinagar consists of two words Sri and Nagar. Sri means Lakshmi and Nagar means city. This place is famous for house boats, lakes and gardens. Dry frits and Kashmiri Handicrafts are also famous here.
What to see in Srinagar:
Dal Lake: Deodar tree is major attractions in this place. Near the lake a small Shiva Mandir is located. Base camp for the trekkers is organised here. People believe that if they take a dip in the lake they will be blessed by Lord Shiva.
Jama Masjid: This is oldest mosque of Srinagar. This was destroyed and reconstructed several times. Ancient mughal architecture style can be seen on this mosque. 370 pillars can be seen in this masjid.
Rainwari: This is surrounding by beautiful mountains. Gurudwara in this place was constructed by Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. He was the 6th guru of Sikh.
Nagin Lake: This is also known as Jewel in the Ring. Major attractions of this lake are Shikaras and House Boats.
Shankaracharya Temple: This was constructed by the son of Emperor Ashoka in 200 BC. It is located on the top of the hill Shankaracharya hill. From this hill beauty of Pir Panjal mountain ranges can be seen.
Shalimar Gardens: This was built by Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan in 1616. Major attractions of this garden are a canal, fountains and 4 terraces.
Hazratbal Mosque: This was constructed with white marble. This mosque is having large mountains in the backdrop. Kashmiri and Mughal architecture styles can be seen on the mosque.
Other attractions in Srinagar: Other attractions in Srinagar in Sri Pratap Singh Museum, Hari parbat Fort, Chinar Bagh, Kathi Darwaza, Nasim Bagh, Tomb of Madin Sahib, Dastgir Sahib Shrine, Pathar Masjid, Chashme-e- Shahi Gardens, Majid of Akhund Mulla.
What to see around Srinagar:
Shupiyan: It is located 48kms away from Srinagar. This place is also known as Apple town of Kashmir. Apples exports from this place across the country. Other attractions of this place are Nagi Rai Nag, Shahlatoo, Lawahinthora, Kowsernag, Kungwatan, Jama Masjid, Aharbal waterfalls.
Burzahom: It is located 16kms away from the city. This place is famous for ancient artefacts belong to 5000 years ago.
Dachigam Wildlife sanctuary: This was declared as national park in 1951. Major attractions of this place are Blue magpie, Himalayan griffon, Wild boar, Hill fox etc.
Amarnath Cave: It is one of major attractions of this place. This is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Length of this cave is 60feet, height is 15 feet and width is 30feet.
Mughal Garden: It is located 13kms away from the city. This garden is famous for terraced Lawns, flowerbeds and fountains.
Other attractions near Srinagar: Other attractions near Srinagar are Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, Nishat Bagh, Manasbal Lake, Rozabal Shrine, Wullar Lake, Charar-i-Sharif, and Sangin Darwaz.
Getting to Srinagar: Srinagar is well connected with road, railways and airways. From the cities such as Nagpur, Gurgoan, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata buses are available to reach this place. From Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgoan etc trains come to this place. From Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore etc flights come to this place.
Getting around Srinagar: Buses, Taxis, Jeeps, private vehicles are available to visit the surrounding places of Srinagar.
Best time to visit Srinagar: Srinagar welcomes visitors throughout the year.
Where to stay in Srinagar: Plenty of accommodations are available to stay in Srinagar. All range of hotels is available. Best hotels in Srinagar are Swiss Hotel Kashmir, City forest by Royal Khazir, Imperial Lake view, Shabnam Hotel.
Where to eat in Srinagar: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Srinagar. North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, continental cuisines are available in all the restaurants.
Tripura, North East India, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple
Agartala is the capital of Tripura. Agartala is derived from two words Agar and Tala. Agar means a kind of oily valuable perfume tree and Tala means a store house. In this region, visitors can see Agar trees abundantly. Several dynasties ruled this place namely Loknath Jivandharan, Dharmapha, Drikpati, Chitrarath, Manikya dynasties. This place got important after Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifting his capital to this city. This city is famous for lakes, temples, hills, gardens, Palaces. Most prominent festivals are Durga Pooja and Saraswati Pooja. Main business centres are Kaman Chowmuhani and Gol Bazaar.
What to see in Agartala:
Buddha Temple: It is located at the centre of the city which was built in 1946. Two idols of this temple are Lord Buddha and Bodhisattva. Within the temple premises beautiful garden welcomes the visitors.
Kunjaban Palace: This was a recreation place to King Birendra Kishore Manikya which was built in 1927. Currently this is acting as official Governors residence of Tripura.
Ujjayanta Palace: This was built during 1899- 1901 by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya. Earlier this was the royal Palace but now this is acting as meeting place of Tripura Legislative Assembly. It was built in Indo Greek Style.
State Museum: This was built in 1970. Museum consists of 4 galleries namely Tribal culture, Indian Sculpture, Painting and archaeology. Major attraction of this museum are Jewellery, oil paintings, stone inscriptions, Bronze image, Textiles, Copper Inscriptions, Terracotta, Sculptures, Coins.
Tribal Museum: This museum gives details of 19 tribes of Tripura.
ISKCON Math Chowmuhani: It is located at Banmalipur, Agartala. To improve the life of Tripura people, lot of work had done by this Math. It always engaged in spreading Krishna’s consciousness.
Jagannath Temple: Temple is in orange colour. This was built by Manikyas. Arabic and Hemadpanthi style can be seen here.
Other attractions of Agartala: Other attractions of Agartala are Mariyam Nagar Church, Gedu Miar Maszid, Kamaleswari Temple, Umamaheswar Temple, Rabindra Kanan, Domboor Lake.
What to see around Agartala:
Venuban Vihar: It is located just 2kms away from Agartala. Idol of Lord Buddha was brought to India from Burma.
Kamala Sagar: It is located 24kms away from the city. At the banks of this lake Goddess Kali Temple is situated. This is the best picnic spot for Tripura. It is a vast lake at border of Bangladesh.
Chaturdasa Devata: Major attraction of this temple is image of Gods and Goddess called Chaturdasa Devata. This image consists of 14 heads. Temple also consists of Garbhagriha and Nat Mandapa. It is located 7kms away from the city.
Neermahal Water Palace: It was built in the centre of the Lake Rudrasagar by Kishore Manikya in 1930 as a summer resort.
Other attractions near Agartala: Other attractions near Agartala are Tripurasundari Temple, Chittangong Hills, Chowda Devta Temple, Sepahijala Nature Reserve.
Getting to Agartala: Agartala is well connected with road, rail and air ways. From Kolkata, Guwahati buses are available to reach Agartala. Only few trains come to Agartala station. Nearest railway head is located at Kumarghat which is 160kms away from Agartala. Agartala airport is well connected to Kolkata and Guwahati.
Getting around Agartala: Cycle rickshaws are available to see the places in Agartala. Autos, Taxis and buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Agartala.
Best time to visit Agartala: Best time to visit this place is between October to March.
Where to stay in Agartala: All range of hotels are available. But luxury hotels are very few in the city. Government guest houses are also available to stay. Cost of budget hotels is ranging between Rs.200 to Rs.500. Luxury hotels cost is ranging between Rs.2500 to Rs.4000.
Where to eat in Agartala: Very limited restaurants in Agartala. Hotels are offering Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Bengali cuisines and sweets are most popular in Agartala.
West Bengal, East India, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary
Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal. Major attraction of Kolkata is Port. This is India’s oldest operating Port. Other name of Kolkata is City of Joy. Influence of Raj is more in this city. City has its own place in literature, theatres and films. Several renowned personalities such as Mother Teresa, Satyajit Ray belong to this place.
What to see in Kolkata:
Howrah Bridge: This Bridge is worlds 4th busiest bridge. This connects Western Bank of Kolkata to eastern banks of Kolkata. Photography is restricted here. Nearly 60,000 vehicles travel on this bridge per day. This is also known as Rabindra Setu. This was constructed in 1939.
Eden Gardens: India’s Oldest Cricket Stadium. This is also known as Lords of Asia. It is one of the finest stadiums in the world.
Nicco Park: This is the oldest amusement park. Park is famous for adventure rides such as Water coaster, Moonraker, Flying Saucer, Toy Trian, Cable car etc. Several lakes and gardens can also be seen here.
Aquatica: It is the largest water park of India. Major attractions of this place are adventure water rides, swimming, tornadoes, dance floors, artificial waves.
Dakshineswar Temple: This was built by Rani Rasmani of Janbazar. She was asked by Goddess Kali to build the temple.
Indian Museum: It is the largest museum of India which was established in 1814. Major attractions of this museum are prehistoric objects and artifacts. It consists of more than 60 galleries.
Alipore Zoo: Major attractions of this zoo are Grant’s Zebra, White Tiger, Indian Elephant, one horn Rhinoceros etc.
Kalighat: This was built by Brahmin Zamindar. Goddess Kali is worshipped here. Old temple is housed in small hut.
Nandan: This is the first multiplex of Kolkata. Kolkata International film festival hosted here.
Marble Palace: This was constructed in 1855 with marble stones.
Other attractions of Kolkata: Other attractions of Kolkata are Park Street, Maidan, Town hall, College street, BBD Bagh, Kolkata Metro, Science City, National Library, Vitoria Memorial, Belur Math, Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary, Jawahar Shishu Bhawan, Nakhoda Mosque.
What to see around Kolkata:
Botanical Garden: This is the best place for the natural lovers. It is located in suburban area of Shibpur in Howrah district which is 8kms away from the city.
Garchumuk: It is situated in Howrah district which is 56kms away from the city. Major attraction of this place is Deer Park.
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary: It is situated 30kms away from the city. Major attractions of this sanctuary are kingfishers, doves, woodpeckers and cuckoos. Plenty of animals and fruit trees are also can be seen here.
Shrine Bascilica Bandel: It is located 55kms away from the city. It is one of the oldest churches of west Bengal. This was dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary.
Getting to Kolkata: Kolkata is well connected with road, rail and air ways. From the cities such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Jaipur, Jamshedpur etc buses are available to visit this place. From Patna, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad etc trains are available to reach this place. From Hyderabad, Chennai, Nagpur, Lucknow, Jaipur etc flights are available to reach this place.
Getting around Kolkata: Autos, Buses, Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Kolkata.
Best time to visit Kolkata: Visitors can come to this place throughout the year.
Where to stay in Kolkata: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Kolkata. Best budget hotels in Kolkata are Marble Palace Guest house Pvt Ltd, Travel Inn, Diamond suites etc. Best Luxury hotels in Kolkata are The Oberai Grand, Hotel VIP International, The peerless Inn.
Where to eat in Kolkata: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Kolkata.
West Bengal, East India, Masjid, Murshidabad, Musuem, Nature, Temple, Tomb
Murshidabad is a city in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, India. During the Mughal Period this city acted as capital of Bengal. This place is known for British Colonial history. Several historical sculptures of British and Mughal era can be seen in this place. Silk Textiles is most famous in this city. Plenty of patterns in light weight sarees can be seen here. Bera Utsav is most famous festival in Murshidabad.
What to see in Murshidabad:
Imambara: This was built in 1847 by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah. Across India this is the largest Imambara. Cost of this Imambara is around Rs.6lakhs.
Katra Masjid: This was built in 1723 by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan. In West Bengal this is the oldest Masjid.
Hazarduari palace: This is the major attraction of the city. In this Palace thousand doors can be seen. Earlier this was used to conduct meetings of Nawabs. This is the 3 stored building which was built in 1837 by Duncan Mcleod.
Nasipur Palace: It is one of the largest temples in the district. Lord Ramachandra Temple is located inside the Palace.
Nimak Haram Deori: This is the main gate of jafarganj Palace. This place got importance as Nawab Siraj Ud Daulla was killed here.
Jafarganj Cemetery: Area covered by this cemetery is 3.51 acres. From Mir Jafar to Humayun Jah tombs are placed here.
Footi Mosque: Tourists visit this place for unique architecture style. It was not completed fully.
Wasef Manzil: It is full of Marble statues and staircases. This is very close to Hazarduari Palace which was built by Nawab Wasef Ali Mirza.
Jahan Kosha Cannon: In the early 17th century this was built by Craftsman Janardan Karmakar of Dhaka. It is very large Cannon. Weight is 16,880 lb and Length is 17.5feet.
Other attractions of Murshidabad: other attractions of Murshidabad are Khosh Bagh, Tomb of Alivardi Khan, Tomb of Azimunnisha Begum, Tomb and Mosque of Murhsid Kuli Khan, Tomb of Seraj Ud Daullah, Tomb of Mir Mardan and Tomb of Sujauddin.
What to see around Murshidabad:
Murshidabad District Museum: It is located at Jiganj which is 10kms away from the city. There are 3 galleries in this museum. Major attractions of this museum are Dashavatara Pillar, black stone Sculpture, antique coins, early medieval inscriptions, ancient terracotta Potteries.
Bhavaniswar Mandir: It is one of the best examples for terracotta sculptures. This was established in 1750AD by Queen of Natore. It is located 23kms away from the city.
Cossimbazar: Located at Confluence of Bhagirati River Channels. Major attraction of this place is Cossimbazar Palace. It is most beautiful with terracotta walls and 100 pillars with a lotus finial.
Getting to Murshidabad: Murshidabad is well connected with road and railways. From the cities such as Durgapur, Krishnagar, Malda, Bolpur, Suri, Rampurhat, Burdwan, Kolkata buses come to this place. From the cities such as Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Howrah trains come to this place. Nearest airport is located at Kolkata.
Getting around Murshidabad: Autos, Taxis and buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Murshidabad.
Best time to visit Murshidabad: Best time to visit Murshidabad is between October to March.
Where to stay in Murshidabad: Plenty of accommodations are available to stay in Murshidabad. But only budget and midrange hotels are available. Best hotels in Murshidabad are Indrajit Hotel, Majusha Hotel, Baharampur Tourists Lodge, Hotel Sagnik.
Where to eat in Murshidabad: Plenty of restaurants can be find in this place. Local Cuisines are almost similar to Bengali Cuisines. This is the best place to find Mughal and Bengali combination cuisines. Most popular food here is Misti Polao, Gobindo bhog Chaal, Murshidabad Murgi Biryani.
Bihar, North India, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary
Patna is second populous city in East India. It is the capital of Bihar. Patna name is derived from Patan, name of Hindu Goddess Patan Devi. Pataliputra is the name of ancient Patna. Modern Patna is located on the banks of river Ganga. This is the most sacred place for Sikhs as Guru Gobind Singh; last Sikh Guru was born here. This place was developed by Udayi son of Ajatshatru, Magadha King. During the rule of Maurya Kings, Patna enjoyed the Golden period. Most famous festival is Chhath festival. After Diwali, this festival celebrates for 6 days.
What to see in Patna:
Gandhi Maidan: This place had witnessed to several Indian Freedom Movements such as Quit Indian Movement, Champaran. It is popularly known as Patna Lawns.
Folk Art Museum: It is located at Chhajjubagh. Major attractions of this museum are folk Jewellery, Costumes and Musical instruments. Terracotta collections and Ceramic Specimens also can be seen here.
Patna Museum: This looks most beautiful in Mughal and Rajput architectural style. Major attractions of this museum are 16m long fossilised tree (200 million years old), stone and metal sculptures of Maurya and Gupta era.
Takht Sri Patna Sahib / Gurudwara Patna Sahib: In the memory of Guru Gobind Singh this was built. He was the last (10th) Sikh Guru. Guru was born on 22nd December 1666 here.
Agam Kaun: This is oldest and most important archaeological site. It was built by Emperor Ashoka for torturing people.
Patna Devi Temple: This temple consists of two temples namely Bari Patna Devi Temple and Chhoti Patna Devi Temple.
Mahavir Mandir: This is one of the most famous temples in Bihar which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan: This is one of the 16 largest zoos in India. It consists of 800 animals and 300 species of trees.
Gol Ghar: It is a magnificent beehive shaped building which was established by Captain John Garstin in 1786.
Other Attractions of Patna: Other attractions in Patna are Phulwari Sharif, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, College of Arts & Crafts, Jalan Museum, Jalmandir Temple, Sri Krishna Science Centre, Patna Planetarium, Patri Ki Haveli, Mangal Talab, Pathar ki Masjid, Khuda Bakhsh Oriented Library, Bihar Police Museum, Harmandirji, Kumhrar Kumhrar, Meetan Ghat, and Old Opium Warehouse.
What to see around Patna:
Maner Sharif: It is located 30kms away from Patna. This site is famous for 2 tombs namely Shah Daulat and Makhdoom Yahya Maneri. In 1608, Makhdoom was died here.
Nalanda: It is the learning centre from 5th century to 1197 CE. Great University was ruined. It is located 35kms away from Patna.
Vaishali: This place is famous for World Peace Pagoda, Kutagarasala Vihara, and Relic Stupa. It is associated with Lord Mahavira and Lord Buddha. This place is situated 55kms away from Patna.
Getting to Patna: Patna is well connected with road, railway and air ways. Trains from Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai halt at this place. From several cities of Bihar buses come to this place. Patna International airport is well connected with Bangalore, Kolkata, jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai etc…
Getting around Patna: Buses, Autos and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Patna.
Best time to visit Patna: Best time to visit this place is between November to March. Rush will be more during March as Patliputra Mahotsava is held.
Where to stay in Patna: Plenty of accommodations are available to stay in Patna starting from Budget to luxury hotels. State Tourism Department is also maintaining tourist’s bungalows for tourists.
Where to eat in Patna: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Patna. Besides local food, Chinese and Indian food is also available.
Kerala, South India, Beach, Boat race, Boating, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple, Trekking, Water falls, Water Sports, Wildlife Sanctuary
Kochi is located in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Other name of Kochi is Cochin. This is also known as God’s Own Country. After Muziris Port was destroyed Kochi was developed as best trade centre. Dominated cultures in this town are Jewish settlers, Arab and Christians. Oldest group of Jews are located here. Curios, arts, handicrafts, mobile phones, electronic items, Coir products, Ayurvedic Fabric are most famous and worth buying in Kochi. Cochin Carnival and Indira Gandhi Boat race are most famous festivals in Kochi.
What to see in Kochi:
Jewish Synagogue: This Synagogue is the oldest one among 53 member countries of Common wealth Nations. Cochin Jewish Community instructed this synagogue.
St.Francis Church: It is the oldest European church in India which was constructed in 1503. Explorer Vasco Da Gama was buried at this place.
Jew Town: This place is famous for trade and Commerce during 700BC.
Mattancherry Palace: This palace was gifted to Raja Veera Kerala Vara .It was built in 1557 by Portuguese. Temple’s are also placed inside this palace.
Pareekshit Thampuran Museum: 19th century paintings are most attractive in this museum. Other attractions of this museum are Plaster of Paris sculptures, ancient coins, monuments.
Other place to see in Kochi: Other attractive places to see in Kochi are kashi Art Caf, Santhagopala krishnaswamy Temple, Indian naval Maritime Museum, Pierce Leslie Bungalow.
What to see around Kochi:
Wellingdon Island: It was artificial manmade Island. This was named after British Governor Lord Willingdon. Central institute of Fisheries, Kochi Naval base of Indian Navy are located here. It is situated 6kms away from Kochi.
Cherai Beach: It is located 39kms away from the city. Sunbathing, water sports and Swimming are most important activities of this place. In this beach tiny Island is located which can be reached by boat.
Fort Kochi: It is located 7kms away from Kochi. Old Victorian Era stayed bungalows are most attractive in this place.
Princess Street: It is located in Fort Kochi which is located 7kms away from the city. Major attractions of this place are French, British, Dutch and Portuguese Bungalows.
Mangalavanam: This is the Bird sanctuary. Huge variety of migratory birds can be seen here. Major attractions of this sanctuary are Eurasian Otter, Bandicota, House rat, Palm Squirrel etc… It is located 10kms away from the city.
Other places to visit near Kochi: Other places to visit near Kochi are Santa Cruz Cathedral, Bolghatty Palace, Shiva temple, Museums of Kerala History, Kochi beach, Vamanamoorthy Temple, Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Subhash Park, Chottanikkara Temple.
Getting to Kochi: Best way which connects the city to other place is by road. From the cities such as Goa, Bangalore, Mangalore, Kozhikode etc buses are available to reach this place. Nearest railway station is at Ernakulam. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport of Kochi.
Getting around Kochi: Taxis, Autos and buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Kochi.
Best time to visit Kochi: Best time to visit this place is between October to April.
Where to stay in Kochi: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Kochi. Tourist rush will be more between November to February so advance booking of hotels is essential. Boutique hotels are available in Fort Kochi. Price of luxury hotels are ranging between Rs.9000 to Rs.20,000. Home stays are also available whose cost is ranging between Rs.350 to Rs.800.
Where to eat in Kochi: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Kochi. Starting from Rs.50 meals are available. Banana Leafs are preferred to serve the food in all the restaurants.
Kerala, South India, Beach, Boating, Fort, hiddent Beaches of Kerala, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple, Water Sports
Varkala is located in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. One of the major attractions of Varkala is Janardhan Swamy Temple which is 2000 years old. According to one myth, it is believed that this was built by Pandyan King when Lord Brahma instructed him to construct a temple to wipe off his sins. Worth buying in Varkala is Artifacts made up of Coconut shell. Most famous festival is Arattu festival. This festival celebrates for 10days during March – April.
What to see in Varkala:
Varkala Beach: This beach is the best place for swimming and sunbathing. Other name of this beach is Papanasam Beach. This beach consists of golden sand and it is surrounded with lush green areas.
Janardanaswami Temple: This is 2000 years old Temple. At the temple large bell is situated. It is believed that Lord Brahma came into the dream of Pandya King and asked to construct the temple to wipe off the sins. Idol of the temple submerged in the sea. With the help of fisherman it was taken out and temple was constructed.
Sivagiri Mutt: This was constructed in 1904 by Sree Narayana Guru who was the Social Reformer and famous Philosopher. This was the residence place of Guru till 1928. Tomb of Narayana Guru can also be seen here.
Vakarla Tunnel: It is one of the historic sites built by Britishers to established inland waterways. Construction of this way started in 1860; it has taken 14years to complete this project.
Vakarla Lighthouse: British rulers constructed this in 18th century. This is the best example for colonial style of architecture.
What to see around Varkala:
Sarkara Devi Temple: It is located at Chirayinkeezhu village which is 14kms away from Varkala. Most famous festival celebrates in this temple is Kaliyoot. As per the Malayalam Month this celebrates during the month of March.
Ponnumthuruthu Island: Water Boat rides are most famous at this place. It is located 10kms away from Vakarla. This island was constructed before 100 years by Lord Shiva and Parvati. Jetty rides and boats are used to reach to this place.
Kappil Lake: It is located 8kms away from Vakarla. It is one of the nearby attractions of Vakarla. In this place backwaters of kerala merges into Arabian Sea. Bridge was constructed over the lake. With the help of this bridge one can see this lake and nearby places very clearly. Coconut groves are another attraction in this place.
Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah: This is dedicated to kaduvayil Thangal Saint. It is located between kallambalam and Attingal which is 14kms away from Varkala.
Anjengo Fort: It is located 11kms away from Vakarla. This fort was built between 17th to 18th centuries.
Kaduvayil Juma Masjid: This is dedicated to Kaduvayil Thangal who was the Muslim Saint. Other name is Kaduvayi Palli.
Getting to Varkala: This place is well connected with road ways. From Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi plenty of buses reach to this place. Varkala is having the railway station which is located between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. However all the trains do not stop at this place. So it is better to reach Thirvananthapuram Junction. Plenty of taxis are available to reach this place from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.
Getting around Varkala: Taxis, Autos are available to visit the surrounding places of Varkala. Scooters and bikes will be given on rent to visit nearby places of Varkala.
Best time to visit Varkala: Best time to visit Varkala is between October to March.
Where to stay in Varkala: Plenty of accommodations are available starting from Budget hotels to luxury hotels to stay in Varkala. Home stays are also available at reasonable costs. Cost of home stays and budget hotels are below Rs.1000.
Where to eat in Varkala: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Varkala. For the non vegetarian lovers this is the best place. Tibetan, Italian, Mexican, Continental cuisines are also available.
Tamil Nadu, South India, Beach, Boating, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature,Temple, Tomb, Wildlife Sanctuary
Chennai is the capital city of Tamilnadu. In India it is the major educational, Cultural and Commercial centre. In Chennai second biggest film industry is located. Famous singers like Sivamani and AR Rahman belongs to Chennai. Since the first century several dynasties ruled this place. Few major dynasties are Pandya, Pallavas, Cheras, and Cholas. This city was majorly developed as commercial centre by Britishers. Major festivals of the city are Pongal, Indian International Leather Fair, and Music Festival.
What to see in Chennai:
Beaches: Plenty of beaches can be seen in this place. Marina Beach is the second longest beach. Other beaches are Cove long, Golden, VGP and Breezy.
MGR Film City: It is one of the major attractions of the city. This was established in 1994 in the memory of MG Ramachandra, actor and Politician.
Thousands Lights Mosque: For the Shia Community of India this place is most sacred place. This place is famous for its architecture. To illuminate the hall 1000 oil lamps are needed to lit.
Madras High Court: It is one of the 3 high courts of pre-independent India. Other high courts are located in Kolkata and Mumbai.
Marundeeswarar Temple: This temple is dedicated to Marundeeswarar Temple who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is considered as God of Medicines. It is located in Thiruvanmiyar.
Government Museum: It is the oldest museum in India. In the college of St.George this was established in 1851. Major attractions of the museum are Decorative art gallery, Tanjore Painting gallery, Archaeology and Anthropology galleries etc.
Forts: Major forts of Chennai are Dutch fort (400 years old), St.Mary’s Church and Fort Museum, Anglican Church, Fort St.George.
Temples: Plenty of temples are located in Chennai. Major temples are Ashthalakshmi Temple, Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, Kalingambal Temple, Kapaleeshwara Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple etc…
Other attractions of Chennai: Chennai has plenty of museums, parks, Libraries. Weavers Centre, Vivekananda House, Birla planetarium, Prakasam Salai are other major attractions.
What to see around Chennai:
Aignar Anna Zoological Park: It is located 35kms away from Chennai and located at Vandalur. Till 1855 this is inside the city but due to expansion this was shifted to outside of the city in 1877. Zoo consists of 170 species of reptiles, birds and mammals. Major attractions are Nilgiri Langur, Nilgai, Black buck, etc…
Kalakshetra: This is the dance institution situated 10kms away from the city. Training will be given in Music and Bharatnatyam. This was established by Rukmini Devi Arundale in 1936.
Sriperumbudur: Major attraction of this place is Rajiv Gandhi Memorial. Several temples are located in this place. It is located 40kms away from Chennai.
Getting to Chennai: Chennai is well connected with road, rail and airways. In Chennai there are 3 major railway stations. They are Tambaram, Egmore and Chennai Central. Chennai is having both domestic and international airports. From all the cities such as Cochin, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai etc buses, trains and air buses are available to reach this place.
Getting around Chennai: Local trains, buses, taxis, autos are available to visit the surrounding places of Chennai.
Best time to visit Chennai: During summer season temperature is high. Visitors can notice heavy rainfall during monsoon season. Monson is from June to September and Mid October to Mid December. Generally tourists do not prefer to visit this place in summer and during monsoon seasons.
Where to stay in Chennai: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Chennai. Budget and midrange hotels are available at Egmore, T Nagar, and Mylapore. Anna Salai is the place where luxury hotels are located.
Where to eat in Chennai: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in China. Famous dishes are Puliogare and Tairchadam. Both domestic and international food is available.
Island, South India, Beach, Boating, Lagoon, Masjid, Nature, Trekking, Water Sports
Lakshadweep is an Island situated in the southern coast of India. Lakshadweep is derived from the word Lakshadweep which means One hundred thousand Islands. During the period of Cheraman Perumal, people were first settled in this place. Lakshadweep is the combination of several islands. Major Islands in the group are Agatti, Kavaratti, Kalpeni Andrott, and Amini. Islamic religion is followed by the people in this Island. Mahl, Jeseri and Malayalam languages are in usage by the people in Lakshadweep. Since 1974 tourism rush started to this Island. This place is most famous for water activities such as Water Sikking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Surfing, Snorkelling, Wind Surfing, Scuba diving.
What to see in Lakshadweep:
Museum: This is located 2kms away from the beach. It is located in Agatti Island. Motor Cycle and Auto rickshaw can be hired to reach this place. Sculptures and Relicas of Marine life is the major attraction of this Island.
Lagoon: This is also located in Agatti Island. Glass bottomed boats are used to reach this place. Logoon can be seen with aquatic animals such as floating reefs, Crabs, Fishes etc… Boat goes 10ft deep inside the water.
Agatti Island: This is the gateway to Lakshadweep Island. In this Island best resorts can be seen. These resorts are offering world’s best swimming beaches.
Kadmat Island: Lime stone exists in this place. For the visitors this is the best place to explore to underwater life.
Lighthouse: This is the oldest lighthouse constructed in 1885 by the Britishers. Height is 300feet.
Bangaram Island: Boating, Scuba, Diving, Snorkelling are most famous activities in this island.
Amini Beach: It is covered with Coral Sandstone. Famous activities are Scuba diving, basking, reef walking, Swimming etc.
Kadmat Islands: This place is famous for water sports such as Scuba diving, Skiing, Yachting, and Kayaking. Visitors can also witness Coconut palms and Lagoons.
Jumaat Mosque: It is most attractive to visitors for its architectural style.
Urja Mosque: In Kavaratti, most important pilgrim spot is Urja Mosque. This was built by Qasim Muhammad Shiekh in 17th century. Highlights of this Mosque are Ceiling and Wood carved Pillars.
Juma Masjid: This place is famous for rare artefacts. It was constructed during Medieval Period. Rai Hilai is believed to an ancient stone anchor.
Bangaram Island: It is one of the attractions in Lakshadweep. This is surrounded by Lagoon Covered with Coral reef.
Minicoy Island: In Lakshadweep region this is the second largest Island. It is in Semi Lunar Shape. This place is famous for fishing. Tuna Canning is manufactured in the factories of this Island.
Pitti Island: Pitti Island is the part of Pitti Bank. This place is well known for huge variety of birds. This is the best place to enjoy for the natural lovers.
What to see around Lakshadweep: As it is an Island there are no places which are most nearest to this Island. Only places to see nearby are, places in India. Few Places in India which are nearby this Island are Kerala, Tamilnadu, and Goa.
Getting to Lakshadweep: This Island is restricted area so it is essential to take prior permission before visiting. Visitors can reach to this place through airways or by Sea. Agatti Island is having Airport. Ships that are used to reach this place are MV Minicoy, MV Aminidvi, MV TipuSultan, and MV Bharatseema.
Getting around Lakshadweep: Boats, Ferries, Helicopters are used to reach other place of Lakshadweep.
Best to visit Lakshadweep: Best time to reach this place is between October to March.
Where to stay in Lakshadweep: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in all the islands of Lakshadweep. Midrange and Luxury Hotels are available. Almost all the people prefer to stay in Resorts of the Islands.
Where to eat in Lakshadweep: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Lakshadweep.
Karnataka, South India, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Rock Formations, Temple, Tipu Sultan, Trekking, Valley, Water falls, Wildlife Sanctuary
Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka. Silion Valley of India is the most famous in Bangalore. Most famous educations institutions such as NIMHANS, IIMB, IISc are well established here. Bangalore is home town to Kannada Film Industry. Bangalore is named after the Dish Bendakalooru which means Boiled beans. A small story behind this dish. Once a king halt in this place. At that time a lady served food with boiled beans. The taste of this dish is unforgettable to that king so he named after the town as Bendakalooru. This city is blessed with architectural landmarks, natural lakes, gardens, parks, pubs, shopping malls. Karaga, Pongal, Ugadi are most famous festivals in this city.
What to see in Bangalore:
Benguluru Palace: This was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar in 1887 with Tudor Style of architecture. Most attractive things to be seen in the palace are Paintings of famous personalities, Belongings of royal family, turrets, battlements, Gothic Windows etc…
Tipu’s Palace: It is summer recreation to the Tipu Sultan. This was built in 1791. It is most beautiful wooden structure with carved pillars.
Attara Kacheri: It is the place where Karnataka High court is situated. This was built during the reign of Tipu Sultan. Red bricks are used to construct this two stored building. Neo Classical Architecture of this building is so attractive.
Lakes: All the lakes in Bangalore are manmade lakes. Earlier there were 51 lakes in the city but now there are only 17 Lakes.
Brigade Road: This is the best place for the shopping lovers. All varieties of shops are located here. Clubs, discotheques, pubs are also can be seen here.
Lal Bagh: This is most beautiful garden in Bangalore. Construction of this was started in 1760 by Hyder Ali but it was completed by Tipu Sultan. This garden was later converted into Government Botanical Garden.
Forum Mall: This is the best place for youngsters for shopping purpose. From basic things to luxury items everything is available here.
Cubbon Park: This Park is famous for shaded groves, trees, rare floral species, and innumerable flowers.
Other Attractions of Bangalore: Other attractions in the Bangalore city are Vidhana Soudha, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Film City, Ulsoor Lake, Jumma Masjid, Bangalore Turf Club, St.Mary’s Basilica, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Venkatappa Art Gallery.
What to see around Bangalore:
Bannerghatta National Park: This was established in 1971 which is located 24kms away from the city. Major attractions of this park are Crocodiles, Tigers, and Lions.
Bugle Rock: It is located in Basavanagudi. This place is famous for massive rock formations. These are belongs to 3000 million years old. It is located 7kms away from Bangalore.
Wonder La: It is located 28kms away from the city. This is most famous amusement park. Major attractions in this park are Wet Rides and Dry Rides.
Other attraction nearby Bangalore: Other attractions nearby Bangalore are Suryanarayana Temple, Pyramid Valley, Nandi Hills, Janapada Loka, Bridavan etc…
Getting to Bangalore: Bangalore is well connected with road, Rail and through airways. From all the cities buses, trains and airbus come to this place.
Getting around Bangalore: Bangalore Metro, Autos, Taxis, Private vehicles are available to visit the surrounding places of Bangalore.
Best time to visit Bangalore: Best time to visit this place is between October to February. Tourists rush will be more during October.
Where to stay in Bangalore: Plenty of accommodations are available to stay in Bangalore. All range of hotels such as budget range, mid range hotels and even five star hotels are available in Bangalore.
Where to eat In Bangalore: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Bangalore. Almost all restaurants offer Western, Mughalai French, Mexican, south Indian, Continental, Chinese, Thai, Indian Cuisines.
Kerala, South India, Boating, Caves, Hill station, Masjid, Mountian Biking, Musuem, Nature, River crossing, Valley, Water falls, Wildlife Sanctuary
Sultan Bathery is a town in Wayanad district of kerala. Earlier it was named as Sultan’s Battery. In Wayanad district this is the largest town. Town got this name after Tipu Sultan had stationed his battery of field guns, at the time of invaded Kerala. Climate is so cool and it is beautiful place with lush green hills. Spice plantation is most famous in this place. Wayand is the biggest shopping place in Sultan Bathery. Worth buying things in this town are home appliances, electronics, textiles, and agricultural appliances.
What to see in Sultan Bathery:
Sri Maha Ganapathy Temple: It is one of the main attractions of the town. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Other shrines of this temple are Goddess Saraswathi, Lord Sri Nagar, Sri Sivan, and Sri Ayyappa.
Jain Temple: This temple was built in 13th century at Bangalore – Kozhikode highway. This temple is famous for beautiful Keralite architectural styles and carvings on the walls. It is dedicated to Lord Ananthanatha Swami.
What to see around Sultan Bathery:
Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary: It is 14kms away from the town. This sanctuary was established in 1973. Area covered by this sanctuary is 344.44 Sq.km. Major Attraction of this sanctuary are Wild dogs, Civets, Panthers, Jungle cats, Monkeys etc…
Agricultural Research station: It is located at Ambalavayal town which is 10kms away from the town. This conducts research on fruits, vegetables, paddy, and spices.
Edakkal Caves: These are considered as earliest human settlement on the planet. Length is 96feet and width is 22 feet.
Thovarimala Ezhuthupara: This place is famous for cave. It is considered as rare historic treasure. This place is located 5kms away from Sultan Bathery and it is located at Nenmeni.
Phantom Rock: This place is famous for skull shaped rock formation. It is popularly known as Cheengeri Mala. It is located 10kms away from the town.
Chethalayam Falls: These falls are located 41kms away from the town. Black granite stones are most famous in this place. Trekking activity takes place at this falls.
Ambalavayal Heritage Museum: It is located 10kms away from the town. Rare artifacts which belong to 2nd century are placed here.
St.Thomas Orthodox Church: It is located in Malankarakkunnu which is 11kms away from the town. Sultan Bathery Diocese is maintaining this church.
Kalpetta: It is located 24kms away from the town. This place is famous for Sanctuaries, valleys, waterfalls and huge number of temples.
Getting to Sultan Bathery: This place is well connected with road. From Karnataka and Kerala buses are available to reach Sultan Bathery. Nearest railway station and air port is located at Kozhikode which is 100kms away from the town.
Getting around Sultan Bathery: Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Sultan Bathery.
Best time to visit Sultan Bathery: Best time to visit this place is between October to March.
Where to stay in Sultan Bathery: Plenty of hotels can be seen in Sultan Bathery. Few resorts are also available to stay in Sultan Bathery.
Where to eat in Sultan Bathery: Huge number of restaurants is available to eat in Sultan Bathery. North Indian, South Indian and Chinese cuisines are available.
Karnataka, South India, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary
Srirangapatna is a town in Mandya district of Karnataka. This place is famous for its history, culture and religion. It is surrounded by the river Kaveri. This was founded in 9th century by Ganga Dynasty. Earlier this place acted as capital to Khudadad State which belongs to Tipu Sultan. Main temple in Srirangapatna is Ranganathaswamy temple. The temple is one of the set of 3 major temples. These 3 temples are built in 3 different islands on the river kaveri. First temple was dedicated to Antya Ranga which is located at Srirangam, 2nd temple is Madhya Ranga which is located at Shivanasamudra and 3rd temple is Adi Ranga which is placed at Srirangapatana.
What to see in Srirangapatna:
Gumbaz: This is the burial place of Tipu Sultan’s Mother Fatima Begum and father Hyder Ali. Doors here are decorated with Ivory which looks so beautiful. These doors are presented by Lord Dalhousie.
Srirangapatna Fort: This was built by Tipu Sultan. It consists of 4 major entrances. Persian inscriptions can be seen at the each entrance. In 1527 this was constructed in Indo Persian style. Paintings in this fort are most attractive. These paintings say how Tipu Sultans got victory over Britishers.
Sri Ranganathswamy Temple: Srirangapatna is famous for Sri Ranganathswamy Temple .It is located inside the Srirangapatna Fort. This temple is dedicated Lord Krishna.
Daria Dault Bagh and Museum: Museum consists of the things which are used by Tipu Sultan. Major attraction of this museum is ammunitions, arms, engravings, Pencil sketches, Oil Paintings. Daria Dault Bagh is summer recreation of Tipu Sultan.
Other attractions of Srirangapatna: Other attractions of Srirangapatna are Masjid –E-Ala, The Obelisk, Nimishamba Temple, and Place of Martyrdom.
What to see around Srirangapatna:
Karighatta: This place is famous for Karighatta hill which is situated 8kms away from Srirangapatna. On this hill ancient temple is located. Temple is dedicated to Lord Vaikunta Srinivasa.
Mysore: This is the known as City of Palaces. It is the second largest city of Karnataka. It is located 18kms away from Srirangapatna.
Mahadevapura: It is located 18kms away from Srirangapatna. This village is famous for most ancient Shiva Temple which is dates back to 600 years.
Sangama: It is located 3kms away from the town and it is located in Mandya. People believe that if they dip in the water of Sangama all the sins will wash away.
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary: In India it is one of the most popular bird sanctuaries. This is also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka. It is located 5kms away from Srirangapatna.
Other attractions nearby Srirangapatna: Other attractions nearby town are Balmuri Falls, Kere Thonur, and Captain Baileys Dungeon.
Getting to Srirangapatna: This place is well connected with roadways. From Bangalore and Mysore buses are available to reach Srirangapatna. Nearest railway station and airport is located at Mysore.
Getting around Srirangapatna: Taxis, Buses and Autos are available to visit the places surrounding to the town.
Best time to visit Srirangapatna: Best time to visit Srirangapatna is between September to March.
Where to stay in Srirangapatna: Plenty of budget and midrange hotels are available to stay in Srirangapatna. Best hotels are available in Mysore and Bangalore road. Best hotels in Srirangapatna are Balaji Garden Resort, Sri Ventakeswara Lodge, Guru Raj continental Hotel, Sri Venkateshwara Lodge, Hotel Nandini, and Amravati Hotel.
Where to eat in Srirangapatna: Plenty of restaurants are available to have food in Srirangapatna. Both vegetarian and Non vegetarian food are available. Chinese, North India and South Indian Cuisines are available.
Karnataka, South India, Boating, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple, Tomby
Bijapur is a historical town in Karnataka state. This place is famous for Mosques, gardens, forts, architectural sculptures and historical monuments. Bijapur was established by Kalyani Chalukyas in 10th century. It was the golden period for the city during the period of Yusuf Adil Shah in 15th century. In those days it was called as Vijayapura which means City of Victory. Another attraction of the city is Gol Gumbaz which is one of the largest domes in the world.
What to see in Bijapur:
Gol Gumbaz: It is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah. If any person make noise in the central chamber of the structure that sound will be heard till 37meters. Yaqut of Dabul, a famous architect, designed this structure. Diameter of this tomb is 124feet.
Ibrahim Rauza: It was built on a single rock. This is the tomb of Ibrahim Rauza. With the inspiration of Taj Mahal this was built. This was designed by Malik Sandal.
Archaeological Museum: Weapons, Inscriptions, Sculptures belong to 11th century are the major attraction of this museum.
Malik-e-Maidan: In Medieval India it was the largest canon. Weight is 55tonnes, diameter is 1.5meters and length is 4meters. After the victory in the battle this was brought from Ahmedabad. It looks like a lion’s head with an elephant being crushed between the teeth.
Gagan Mahal: This mahal is having 4 huge wooden pillars. Gagan Mahal means Sky Palace. In 1681, Sikander Adil Shah surrenders himself to Aurangzeb in this Mahal.
Asar Mahal: It was used as Justice hall. This Mahal was built in 1646 by Mohammed Adil Shah. 3 tanks are placed inside the building. Women are not allowed into the building.
Jama Masjid: This is the largest Masjid in Deccan Region. To celebrate victory in the battle of Talikota this was built by Adil Shah between 1557 to 1580.
Other places to visit in Bijapur: Other places to visit in Bijapur are Citadel, Anand Mahal, Bara Kaman, and Chand Bawadi.
What to see around Bijapur:
Mehtar Mahal: This is located 6kms away from the city. Mehtar Mahal means Sweepers Palace. It was built in 1620AD. A sweeper received this gift from Ibrahim Adil Shah I.
Narasimha Temple: It is located 5kms away from the city. It is believed that in this place Kumara Valmiki wrote Thovari Ramayana in Kannada.
Almatti Dam: This was built on river Krishna. It is located 68kms away from the city. It provides irrigation water to Koppal, Raichur, Gulbarga, Bagalkot and Bijapur.
Kudalasangama: This pilgrim centre is dates back to 800 years. In this place two Nandi’s jointly sits before Shivalingam.
Pangarh Fort: This is located opposite to Lotus Lake. Boating and Fishing are most famous in this place. It is located 25kms away from the city.
Getting to Bijapur: Bijapur is well connected with Road and Railways. From the places such as Sholapur, Bidar, Badami, Bangalore, Mumbai buses and trains are available to reach this place. Belgaum airport is the nearest airport.
Getting around Bijapur: Buses, Autos, Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Bijapur.
Best time to visit Bijapur: Between October to March tourists feel comfortable to reach this place. So this is the best time to reach this place.
Where to stay in Bijapur: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Bijapur but only budget and midrange hotels. Luxury hotels are not available. Government is also provide guest house facility to the tourists. Best hotels are Hotel Kanishka International, Hotel Navaratna, Hotel Pleasant Stay and Hotel Madhuvan International.
Where to eat in Bijapur: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat. Chinese, South Indian, Mughalai, Hyderabadi cuisines are available to eat.
MP, Central India, Boating, Fort, History, Masjid, Nature, Temple
Orchha is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. It was founded by Bundela Chief, Rudra Pratap Singh in 15th century. He is the first king of Orchha. This place is most famous for Chhatris, Palaces, and temples. Orchha means hidden. Before it was founded it was covered in Bundelkhandi. So it was named as Orchha. People believe that Lord Ram is their emperor. They say that during the regime of Lord Ram in the day time he rule Ayodhya and during the night time he comes to Orchha.
What to see in Orchha :
Fort complex: This is most important place to visit by every person. It consists of Rai Parveen Mahal, Jehangir Mahal, and Raj Mahal. Architecture on these Mahals is so beautiful. Jehangir Mahal was built to welcome Jehangir to Orchha. Raj Mahal was built by Madhukar Shah in 17th century with crowned Chhatris and Plain exteriors.
Phool Bagh: This is the summer recreation to the kings of Orchha. As a memorial for the prince of Orchha this was built. It is eight pillared palace. Fountains in the middle of the palace are so attractive.
Ram Raja Temple: Here Lord Ram is worshipped as King. Once in this place, Palace was built by Madhukar Shah Ruler. It is believed that one day Lord Rama came in his dream and said not to remove the temple. So it is again reconstructed.
Laxmi Narayana Temple: This is the largest temple in Orchha. It is the combination of Fort and temple structures. Laxmi Narayana Temple was built by Vir Singh Deo in 1622.
Sunder Mahal: This is one of the attractions of Orchha. Sunder Mahal says the lover story of Prince Dhurbhajan (Hindu) with a Muslim lady. Architecture of this Mahal is so attractive.
Jujhar Singh Palace: This one of the 9 palaces built for Nauchauki by his father King Vir Singh Dev. It is in rectangular shape.
What to see around Orchha:
Cenotaphs: In the memory of Orchha rulers 14 Chhatris were built here. It is located 4kms away from Orchha.
Datia: It is locate 41kms away from Orchha. This place is famous for Buglamukhi Devi Temple, Jain centre, Sonagiri, Gopeshwar Temple, Shri Peetambra Devi Temples.
Rai Parveen Mahal: It is located 3kms away from Orchha. This was constructed in 1670 by Raja Indramani. It is dedicated to Poetess Rai Parveen.
Jhansi: A fort on a top of Bangira hill most famous here. This was the capital of Rani Laxmibai. From this place she led first war of independence against Britishers in 1857.
Getting to Orchha: This place is well connected with Khajuraho, Gwalior, and Jhansi through roadways. Government buses, private buses, Taxis are available to reach Orchha. Jhansi is the nearest railway station. This place is well connected with Bhopal, Lucknow, Jammu, Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore, etc… Nearest airport is located at Gwalior.
Getting around Orchha: Buses, taxis, autos are available to visit the surrounding places of Orchha.
Best time to visit Orchha: Best time to visit this place is between October to March.
Where to stay in Orchha: All type of hotels such as budget hotels, midrange hotels, luxury hotels are available. Some resorts along with backwater resorts are also available. Best hotels in Orchha are Amar Mahal Hotel, Bundelkhand Riverside, The Orchha Resort, and Sheesh Mahal.
Where to eat in Orchha: Limited restaurants are available. Almost all the restaurants serve only vegetarian food. Very few restaurants offer non-vegetarian. Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisines are available.
MP, Central India, Fort, History, Masjid, Musuem, Nature, Temple
Gwalior is historical city in Madhya Pradesh. This place is named after Sage Gwalipa. He saved the life of King Suraj by curing Leprosy disease. Other name of Gwalior is Fort City. Babur, Mughal Emperor, stated regarding Gwalior as the pearl amongst fortresses in Hind. During the British rule this place enjoys 21 gun salutes. This place is famous for Hindustani Classical music. Two cultures are dominated Gwalior. They are Braj and Bundeli. Ahir is the famous dance in Gwalior. Popular festival in Gwalior is Baredi.
What to see in Gwalior:
Gwalior Fort: This is the most beautiful fort one has to visit. It is situated on a sandstone hill. On the recommendation of Sage Gwalipa, this was built by King Suraj. Statues of Jain Theerthankaras are most attractive. Entry fee will be charged to see the fort.
Gurudwara Data Bandhi Chhod: In the memory of Guru Hargobind Singh, Sixth Sikh Guru this was built. For 2 years he was in jail kept by the king Jahangir. On the recommendation of 52 Hindu kings he was released from the jail.
Teli Ka Mandir: This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. North Indian and Dravidian unique structures is so famous in this temple.
Sarod Ghar: This was established by Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan. This is the only museum in Madhya Pradesh dedicated to musical instruments. Huge collection of documents and photographs are placed here.
Tomb of Ghous Muhammad: Ghous Mohammed is an Afghan Prince who helped to Babur to win the fort.
Man Mandir Palace: This palace is famous for carved stone walls, designed tiles. In this place Jauhar Pond is located. In this place Rajpur ladies committed sati. This was built in 16th century.
Suraj Kund: This pond was built in 15th century. It is a part of Gwalior fort.
Museums: Several museums present in Gwalior. Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum is one of the most attractive museums dates back to 1st century. Statues of several Goddesses can be seen here. Most attractive statue is Gyraspur, tree Goddess. Other museums are Municipal Corporation museum, Kala Vithika.
What to see around Gwalior:
Jail Vilas Palace: This is located 4kms away from Gwalior. This was built by Maharaja Jiyaji Rao Scindia in 1809. To test the strength of the Palace 10 elephants hang from the ceiling. More than 35 rooms of the palace converted into museum.
Tighra Dam: It is located 22kms away from Gwalior. This dam supplies drinking water to the city.
Datia: It is located 75kms away from Gwalior. 7 storied Palace is most attractive here which was constructed in 1614.
Sonagiri: 77 Jain temples are located here. It was constructed in 17th century. This is 72kms away from Gwalior.
Getting to Gwalior: Gwalior is well connected with all means of transport such as Road, Railways and Airways. From the cities like Varanasi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bhopal, Indore, Agra, Delhi buses, trains and air buses are available.
Getting around Gwalior: Tongas, Tempos, autos, local buses are available to visit the places surrounding Gwalior. Cheapest means of transport is Tango.
Best time to visit Gwalior: Climate is extreme in all the seasons. Best time to visit this place is between October to March.
Where to stay in Gwalior: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Gwalior. Naya Bazaar is famous for budget hotels. In the luxury hotels coffee shops, shopping places are also available.
Where to eat in Gwalior: Most popular food in Gwalior is Malpua, Khoprapak, Mawa Bati, Bhuttle Ki kees, Kebabs and Rabdi. Plenty of restaurants are available to eat. Continental and Nepal dishes are most famous to serve in the restaurants.
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Mandu is located in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. This is a beautiful place with Palaces, crafted Pavilions and the lakes. Mandu was founded by Parmar rulers in 11th century. People believe that this place is resembled the love and affection of Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Beautiful rock cut caves attracts the tourist. Excellent paintings can be seen on the walls of the caves. Shopping lovers can buy best things from Mandu are fabrics, colourful textiles, showpieces, wall pieces, gift items, Home decors.
What to see in Mandu:
Jahaz Mahal / Ship Palace: It is situated between 2 artificial lakes. This palace is in elephant shape which consists of 3 large halls with excellent bath. It was constructed in 15th century. Stones and colored tiles in the palace are most attractive.
Rupayan Museum: This consists of tools and crafts which are used by the ancient Mandu People.
ASI Museum: Large Statue of Thirthankar is the major attraction in this museum. Large number of Hindu sculptures which belongs to 11th and 12th century can be seen here.
Jal Mahal: This is also known as Water Mahal. It was built for the private escape of royal couples.
Jami Masjid: This is the best construction during Ghauri dynasty. It was constructed with several monuments and red sandstones.
Champa Boali: It was a wide construction. It is believed that water in the well which is situated here smells like Champa Flower. Under rooms are more attractive. This place acted as summer recreation to the kings.
Tomb of Hoshang Shah: This is a unique tomb and it is India’s first marble edifice. It is the best example for Afghan architecture. Beautiful towers, Porticoed courts, marble work, proportioned dome are most beautiful.
Rupmati Pavilion: It was actually built for the army post but this was used as recreation place by Rani Roopamati.
Jain Temple: Images of plenty of Jain Thirthankars are placed here. All are made up of Gold, Silver and Marble.
Hindola Mahal / Swing Palace: Due to sloping sidewalls this mahal is named as Hindola Mahal. It is T Shaped structure which was built in 1425 by Hoshang Shah.
Other Attractions : Other attractions in Mandu are Darya Khan’ s Tomb, Dai Ka Mahal, Rewa Kund, Dilwar Khan’s Mosque, Nilkanth Mahal, Darwazes, Shri Mandavgarh Teerth.
What to see around Mandu:
Baz Bahadur Palace: It is located 4kms away from Mandu. This beautiful Palace was built by last king of Malwa. Spacious Patios, ornate halls, high terrace, Rajasthani and Mughal architectural style are most attractive.
Bagh Caves: These are Buddhist caves belong to 400 AD to 700 AD. It is situated 50kms away from Mandu.
Getting to Mandu: Mandu is well connected with roadways. From other cities such as Bhopal, Ujjain, Ratlam, Dhar buses are available frequently to reach Mandu. Nearest railway station is Ratlam which is 124kms away from Mandu. Nearest airport is at Indore.
Getting around Mandu: To see all the sities in Mandu hiring cycles, scooters, Bikes is the best option. One can enjoy these rides. Tempos, Autos are available to visit the surrounding places of Mandu.
Best time to visit Mandu: During the monsoon season climate in Mandu is so pleasant. Monsoon season is between July to September. This is the best time to visit this place.
Where to stay in Mandu: Plenty of accommodation facilities are available to stay in Mandu. All range of hotels starting from budget to luxurious hotels is available.
Where to eat in Mandu: Most famous dishes in Mandu are Malpua, Khoprapak, Mawa Bati, Bhuttle Ki Kees, Kebabs, Mandu Ki Imli. Plenty of restaurants serve local, Chinese, South Indian cuisines but only vegetarian food.
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Ujjain is located on the banks of river Kshipra in Central India. It is one of the oldest cities in India. In the historic days this place is known as Ujjayini. This place is famous for Kumbh Mela which is held every 12 years. This mela is also known as Simhastha Mela. It is believed that this place originated during Sagar Mathanam. When Demos and Gods are doing Sagar Mathanam, Amrit came out of the ocean. While fleeing with the pot 4 drops of Amrit fell on 4 different places on the earth. Those places are Nashik, Haridwar, Allahabad, and Ujjain. It is also believed that Shipra River also comes out of the ocean during sagar Mathanam. Kartik Mela, Mahashivrathri, Kumbh Mela are famous festivals here.
What to see in Ujjain:
Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir: Temple consists of huge statue of Lord Ganesh and 5 faces of Hanuman. This is the best centre for learning Sanskrit and astrology.
Mahakaleswar Temple: It is five level temples which are dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believe that Lord Shiva to have formed on his own. Roof of the temple is decorated with Silver. More than 100 Kgs of silver was used for this.
Kalbhairav Temple: This temple is dedicated to Kalbhairav. Several Gods and Goddesses statues are also placed here. Shivlingam is under the banyan tree.
Bhartrihari Caves: This is situated on the banks of river Shipra. It is believed that Poet Bhartrihari meditated here.
Sandipani Muni’s Ashram: It is believed that this is the place where Lord Krishna used to wash his writing tablets. This ashram is dedicated to guru Sandipani.
Jantar Mantar / Vedh Shala: This place is having astronomical importance which was established in 17th century. Star gazers considered this place as Jantar Mantar.
Ram Janardhan Mandir: This temple is best example of Maratha period’s architectural and elegant structural style. Large number of Maratha paintings is placed here.
Kalidas Academy: This was constructed in the memory of Poet Kalidas by Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Other attractions of Ujjain: Other famous temples and attractions in Ujjain are Vikram Kirti Mandir, Navagrah Mandir, Harsiddhi Temple, Gopal Temple, Chintaman Ganesh Mandir, Vikram University, Iskon Temple, Kaliadeh Palace, Durgadas ki Chhatri.
What to see around Ujjain:
Gadkalika: It is believed that in this place Kalidasa worshipped Goddess Gadkalika. It is located 2 miles away from Ujjain.
Indore: It is located 55 kms away from Ujjain. This city is having historical importance. It is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh. Large number of monuments and temples are placed here.
Getting to Ujjain: Ujjain is well connected with road ways and Railways. From several cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai buses and trains are available to reach this place. Nearest air port is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport which is located in Indore. This airport is well connected with Hyderabad, Pune, Patna, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Mumbai.
Getting around Ujjain: Tonga’s, tempos, autos, buses are available to visit the places nearby Ujjain.
Best time to visit Ujjain: Between October to March is the best time to visit Ujjain.
Where to stay in Ujjain: only budget and midrange hotels are available in Ujjain. Plenty of midrange hotels are available at Free Ganj Area.
Where to eat in Ujjain: As this place is famous for large number of temples only vegetarian food is available here. North Indian, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Chinese along with all other varieties of Indian cuisines are available here.
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Chanderi is a historical town in Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Historical monuments are built by Malwa Sultans and Bundela Rajputs. These historical monuments are established between 11th century to 18th century. Religions such as Islam, Jainism and Hindu are dominated during this period. Shishupal who is the cousin of Lord Krishna belong to this place. Several dynasties have conquered the city such as Scindias, Bundelas, Mughals, and Malwa Sultans. This place is surrounded by forests, lakes and hills. Handloom sarees are most famous here.
What to see in Chanderi:
Chanderi Fort: This was built during the Mughal period. It is having 3 gates. Main gate of this fort is known as Khooni Darwaza. It is located in the ancient town on the top of the hill.
Koshak Mahal: As per the history it is stated that, when Mahmud Khilji of Malwa is passing from this place he ordered to build a Mahal here in 1445 AD. That Mahal was named as Koshak Mahal. His plan is 7 storied building but he is able construct only 2 stories during his life time.
Jageshwari Temple: This is one of the beautiful temples in Chanderi. Statues of 2 lions guarded this temple. Idol is having white face and large eyes.
Jama Masjid: Most beautiful monument of Chanderi is Jama Masjid. This is famous for its high arcades and domes. It is the biggest mosque in Bundlekhand. This was constructed in 13th century by Ghiassuddin Balaban.
Archaeological Museum: Plenty of sculpture collections are placed here. Timing to visit this museum is 10.30 AM to 5.30 PM.
Battisi Bavdi: Name is derived from 32 steps flight. In 1485 this was built by Sultan Ghiyasuddin Shah.
Shahzadi ka Rauza: This is the tomb of Shahzadi Ka Rauza which is built by Sultans of Malwa during 15th century. It is famous for its geometrical designs. Stone carving is unique.
What to see around Chanderi:
Shri Choubisi: Jain culture is more in Chanderi area. Jain places are more near Chanderi. One of the Jain Mandir near Chanderi is Shri Choubisi. It is located 4 kms away from Chanderi.
Parameshwar Tal: This is located kilometre from Chanderi. It was built by Bundela Rajput Kings. On its banks cenotaphs of 3 Rajput kings and a temple are located.
Buddhi Chanderi: It is located on the banks of river Urvashi which is 20 kms away from Chanderi. Thousands of Jain temples are located here. All are built during 9th and 10th century.
Thurvanji: It is located 26 kms away from Chanderi. Early medieval period Jain temples are located here.
Getting to Chanderi: Chanderi is well connected with road ways. From Jhansi, Bhopal, Sanchi, Vidisha, Tikamgarh, Lalitpur buses are available. Nearest railway station is located at Lalitpur which is situated 40 kms away from Chanderi. Nearest airport is at Gwalior or Bhopal.
Getting around Chanderi : Autos and Buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Chanderi
Best time to visit Chanderi: Some people want to know the best time before visiting any place. Best time to visit this place is between October to March.
Where to stay in Chanderi: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Chanderi but all are budget and midrange hotels. Luxury hotels cannot be seen here. Best Hotels in Chanderi are Tana Bana, Hotel Shri Kunj.
Where to eat in Chanderi: Famous food available here are Malpua, Khoprapak, Mawa Bati, Bhuttle Ki Kees, and Kebabas. All the restaurants serve Chinese, Mughal, Punjabi, South Indian and North Indian Cuisines.
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Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. As large number of natural and artificial lakes dominating the city it is known as City of Lakes. City attracts the tourists with amazing landscapes, hills and forests. It is divided into old city and new city. Old city consists of narrow alleyways while new city attracts the tourists with gardens and Parks. Mughal influence is more in the city. Fruits and sweets such as Sewaiya and Bafla are part of their meals. Nawabzada Shahryar Mohammad Khan, former Pakistan Foreign Secretary, and Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan, former Indian test Captain Ace Cricketer belongs to this place.
What to see in Bhopal:
Taj-ul-Masjid: This is one of the oldest Mosques. Construction of this mosque started by Sultan Shah Jehan but completed by Allama Mohammed Imran in 1971. It is known as Crown of Mosques.
Upper Lake: Other names are Big Lake and Bada Talaab. This is oldest manmade lake in India. It is believed that King Bhoj’s skin disease cured by this lake. Water sports are most famous here.
Lower Lake / Chota Talaab: It is connected with upper lake. Water sports are most famous here.
Bharat Bhawan: It is multi art complex. This is the best place for exploration and innovation of visual, Vocal and Performing arts. It is a thrieving centre for contemporary arts.
Van Vihar Park: It is situated in the heart of Bhopal on the hillock. It is like Zoo.
Birla Museum: It is an archaeological museum established in 1971. Artefacts belongs to prehistoric period are placed here. Tools used by Palaeolithic and Neolithic man are placed here. Terracotta belongs to 2nd and 6th century BC and stone sculpture belongs to 7th century are also placed here.
Archaeological Museum: Statues of Lord Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi and painting from Bagh caves are major attraction in this museum.
Other attractions: Other attractions in Bhopal are Gohar Mahal, Museum of Mankind, Shaukat Mahal, Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Bhimbetka Caves, Fish Aquarium, Sanchi Stupa, Sair Stupa, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, and Gufa Mandir.
What to see around Bhopal:
Sanchi: In 3rd century BC, Emperor Ashoka built several stupas. It is the oldest stone structure in India. It is Located 48 kms away from Bhopal.
Bhojpur Temple: It is located on the banks of Vetraveti River. This temple is named against King Bhoj, former ruler of this place. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located 32 kms from Bhopal.
Bhimbetka: South Asian Prehistoric cave Paintings and prehistoric rock shelters are placed here. It is located 44 kms away from Bhopal.
Getting to Bhopal: Bhopal is well connected with Road, Railway and Air ways. From Jabalpur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi etc bus, trains and airbuses are available to reach Bhopal.
Getting around Bhopal: Autos, Taxis, Mini buses, Buses are available to visit surrounding places of Bhopal.
Best time to visit Bhopal: Best time to visit the place is place between November to February.
Where to stay in Bhopal: Plenty of budget, Midrange and Luxury hotels are available to stay in Bhopal. Most of the Midrange hotels are located in Shamala Hills and Maharana Pratap Nagar. Budget hotels with good facilities are available near bus stand and railway station.
Where to eat in Bhopal: Mughal influence in spicy meat delicacies such as Kebabas and curries in more. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian food is available. All varieties of Continental, Chinese, Mughal, Punjabi, South Indian cuisines are available.
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