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Kausani, Almora

Kausani, situated around 52 KMs from Almora is famous for it's breathtakingly close view of the Himalayan Peaks and it's solitudes and greenery. The wide expanse of the famous Katyur Valley lies in front of it as you wake up to experience the Kausani sunrise. Kausani's beauty arrested the feet of even Mahatama Gandhi, who stayed for some time at this place. The memory that brief stay of that great man lingers behind in the Anasakti Ashram. Another great man of India the famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant was born here. There is small museum to earmark

Kausani

that sacred spot. The famous folk singer Gopidas was also inspired by the beauty of Kausani. Pinnath (10KMs), Bura Pinnath (5KMs) and Bhakot are the highest points near Kausani.

Kausani a God gift is nestled amongst deep pine forests, on a hill top where the view of the snow capped Trishul and Nanda Devi is so clear that one feels the snow is at a touching distanceStanding 1890 mts. above the sea level, Kausani is nature's own reserve. Even the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi had contemplated on the beauty of the region. l snow - capped peaks of the Himalayan range stand in a stately row, over 300 kms. in length, shining against the azure sky ,one can view these snow.

This charming hill resort set amidst several snow- capped peaks is endowed with exceptional natural beauty. Mahatma Gandhi came here in 1929, and was fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani. His commentary on the Gita-AnaShakti Yoga was written here at the Anashakti Ashram. Sumitra Nandan Pant, a noted Hindi poet was born here.

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Sariska Palace, Alwar

Set inside the Sariska Tiger Reserve this was Maharaja Jai Singh's hunting lodge it has beautiful sprawling lawns antique furniture and interesting photographs of the Royal Shikar of the 1920s. Now a heritage hotel.

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Kankwari Fort, Alwar

Within Sariska Tiger Reserve 18 Kms from the entrance gate, lies Kankwari Fort, it is a fine example of a VANADURG or jungle fort. High inaccessible, deep in the tiger infested forest, it once was host to Prince Dara Shikoh heir to the Mughal throne held captive brother Aurangzeb.

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Pandupol, Alwar

The metalled road commencing from the Sanctuary gate ends at this temple dedicated to LORD HUNUMAN. This backed by the delightful sight of Pandupol or Pandu gate where a cascading spring emerges from hard and compact rocks. Legend has it that the Pandava brother took refuge here during their exile.

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Sohna, New Delhi

A 3.5 hour drive from Delhi brings you to this beautiful picnic area marked by its lush green outfields and a hot water spring. Sohna also holds the annual Statesman Vintage Car Rally in the month of February. Parasailing is one of the popular adventure sport offered in this area.

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Bhangarh, Alwar

Inside Sariska sanctuary lies the splendid mined town of Bhangarh built in 17th century by RAJA MADHO SINGH brother of RAJA MAN SINGH of Amber its medieval bazaars, the old palace. Someshwar and Gopinath Temples have some fine carvings. According to legend, the town was cursed by an evil magician and had to be abandoned. The curse is still believe.

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Neemrana Fort Palace, New Delhi

Located on the Delhi - Jaipur highway at a distance of 122 kms from Delhi, this is one of India's oldest heritage resorts. The history of the fort goes back to the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III who had made the place their capital. Today, tourists can enjoy a wide range of activities from Ayurvedic Rajuvenation, Free Yoga, Meditation, Swimming, Jacuzi etc. while feeling like a king within the portals of this palace hotel.

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Chakrata, Dehradun

Situated at a distance of 93 km from Dehradun, at an elevation of about 7000 feet above sea level, Chakrata is known for its serene environs and sylvan charm. However, Chakrata is restricted for foreigners.

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Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur

Ranthambore National Park is located in the eastern part of Rajasthan at a comfortable distance of 130kms from Jaipur. Nestled between the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges, Ranthambore National Park used to be the hunting ground of Maharajas of Jaipur. The Park is an eye treat for the lovers of wild-life. Various natural rivers and man-made lakes flow through the National Park of Ranthambore.

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Binsar, Almora

30 kms from Almora Binsar has a temple of Shiva who is also called Bineswar. 2412 mts above sea level this temple was constructed by King Kalyan of the Chand Dynasty. Visiting this temple gives one peace of mind. Situated only 30 KMs away from the township of Almora lies Binsar nestled amongst thick forests of Oak and Rhodendron and yet offering surprisingly close views of the Himalayan peaks. The entire region is now a wildlife sanctuary and has a host of wildlife like Panther and Barking Deer. The temple of Binsar lies nearby. One of the many legends

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concerning Binsar states that 'Should anyone take away anything belonging to the God or his worshippers and avenging spirit and compels him conscience stricken to restore it twenty fold. Even the faithless and the dishonest are said to be reformed by a visit to Binsar. Binsar Mahadev is located at 19kms from Ranikhet, on the way to Ramnagar and 2kms from Sonidant, amidst dense Pine and Deodar forests. The shiva Temples of Binsar Mahadev are a unique place for meditation and picnics.

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Jain Temple, Tijara, Alwar

Ancient Jain temple dedicated to the eighth Tirthankar (great - teacher) Shri Chandra Prabhu Bhagwan can be seen here, it has elaborate carvings and paintings, exquisite pillars and arches. Situated 60 Kms on the Alwar Delhi road route, it is an important Jain pilgrimage.

Jain Temple, Tijara
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Ranikhet, Almora

Around fifty Kms from Almora the quiet and beautiful cantonment township of Ranikhet, is famous for it's salubrious climate, balmy breeze captivating and panoramic Himalayan View and soothing and pollution free greenery of pines and oaks. It is also famous as the regimental center of the Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army- one of the most prestigious and the most decorated of all. The Kumaon Regimental museum and amicably maintained grassy and green golf course are memorable experiences even for the most experienced tourists.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Ranikhet is at an altitude of 1829 metres above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas.

Ranikhet or the "Queen's Field" perched at an altitude of 1829 metres represents the very best of Himalayan beauty. The lush forests, magnificent peaks, and exotic flora and fauna have made Ranikhet a tourists paradise. It is believed that Rani Padmini, the queen of Raja Sukhdev was completely captivated by the scenic splendour and decided to settle over here and thus the town came to be known as Ranikhet.

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Sanganer, Jaipur

Sanganer is located at a distance of 16 kms from Jaipur on the Tonk road. Sanganer is renowned for its crafts and hand-printed textiles. Sanganer forms a major part of excursion from Jaipur.

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Samode, Jaipur

Samode is a great place of tourist interest, located at a distance of 42kms from Jaipur, on the way to Shekhawati in Rajasthan. Samode is renowned for its stunning havelis and forts. Samode makes a perfect destination to enjoy one's holidays.

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Aihole, Bijapur

Aihole is the temple city, located 110 km from Bijapur. The city has around 125 temples. Fifth century Lad Khan Temple is the oldest temple of the city. The Hutchmalli Temple, the Ravalphadi Cave Temple, the Konti Temple Complex, the Uma Maheshwari Temple, the Jain Meguthi Temple and the Buddhist Temple are some worth visiting temples of the city.

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Amravati, Hyderabad

Amaravati is small town situated on the banks of river Krishna near Guntur. Known earlier as Dhanyakatakam and "Deepaladinne", it was the former capital of the Satavahanas and an important Buddhist center. The country?s largest stupa- the Mahachaitya Stupa, built during the 2nd century BC, can be found here. 29 m high with a width of 49 m, a 14 ft railing surrounds the stupa. The path encircling it is 15 ft wide. Engraved on the cornice are tales from Buddha's life.

Amravati
The British archaeologist Colonel Colin Mackenzie discovered it in 1797. The temple of Amareswara is also located here. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it houses a massive Lingam.

The town of Amaravati along with Nagarjunakonda and Dharankota form the Golden Triangle of Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh.
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Andretta, Dharamshala

Situated just 13-kms away from Palampur, lies this dwelling place of artist S.Sobha Singh. It houses a gallery of some of his major works and a pottery center.

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Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge , Rameshwaram

It is also known as Pamban Bridge which connects the Rameswaram Island with the main land. It is the longest Sea Bridge in India lengths nearly 2.2 kms and stands as a fine examples for Indian architecture. The bridge was constructed with sufficient elevation and beautiful scenery of the sea, adjoining Islands and parallel rail bridge below can be viewed from the bridge. It is just 12 km from Rameshwaram.

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Appikonda, Visakhapatnam

This is a small village situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal, 30 km from Vizag. It owes its religious destination status to a Shiva temple that has a life size Nandi carved out of black stone. If you happen to be in this region sometime around Shivaratri, do make it a point to visit the temple, celebrations are grand.

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Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam

Soothe your sun tan in this cool hill station. It's a pleasant hill station with scenic gardens, green valleys, waterfalls and streams. 112 km from Visakhapatnam, the journey to Araku valley on the Eastern Ghats with thick forest on either sides is an exploration in itself. 3200 ft above the sea level, the climate here will make your trip worth every effort.

Araku Valley
Tribal Museum. Chaaparai - a picnic spot 15 km from Araku. A peak into the lifestyle of the aboriginal tribes living here keeping their tradition and culture alive. About 19 tribes inhabit this area. Sway to the beats of the Dhimsa dance, an age-old folk dance.
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