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Ooty in Tamil Nadu - Queen of India's Hill Stations

With a population of a bit over 88,000, Ooty (its full name is Udhagamandalam) is one of South India's top summer destinations thanks to its mild, eternally springlike climate and myriad attractions. An all-day train ride or road trip (and just over 4½…


Added by Hruday Chand on August 17, 2019 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Discovering Coorg Hill Station, the "Scotland of India"

India is full of "hill stations," charming towns in the hills and mountains founded by the British during the colonial Raj as respites from the heat and dust of summers on the flatlands. And down in the country's southwestern state of Karnataka (known until 1973 as Mysore), the most charming is …


Added by Hruday Chand on April 28, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

5 Top Musts in Alibaug, India - A Great Beach Getaway from Mumbai

Alibaug is a beautiful coastal town in the Konkan district of India's Maharashtra state that's one of best places to visit near Pune. as well as a top weekend getaway for residents of Mumbai (Bombay), an…


Added by Hruday Chand on March 8, 2019 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Delightful North-India Hill Station Mussoorie

Some 1,880 metres (6,170 feet) up in the foothills of the Himalayas about 4 1/2 hours from New Delhi in Uttarakhand state, Mussoorie was founded in the 1820s by a leiutenant in the British East India Company, and because of its beauty and relatively mild temperatures it became a…


Added by Hruday Chand on February 26, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Visiting India's Lovely Himalayan Hill Station Nainital

India is full of beautiful 'hill stations,' towns in the hills and mountains built by the British as a getaway from the heat of cities down below. And ensconced 2,084 meters (6,837 feet) above sea level in the northwest India foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarkarand state (an overnight train ride from New Delhi), is one of the most beautiful (and popular of all.…


Added by Hruday Chand on February 6, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Top Spots to Visit in Madurai, India

One of the oldest and largest cities in India's southernmost Tamil Nadu state, and historically the capital of the Pandyan dynasty, Madurai is also considered the state's cultural capital - sometimes referrred to as "the Athens of the East and "Temple…


Added by Hruday Chand on January 16, 2019 at 7:44am — No Comments

4 Must-Visits of Thanjavur, in South India's Tamil Nadu State

Especially known for its Tanjore school of painting, Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Sited on the banks of the River Cauvery, Thanjavur is famous for its Brihadeeswar Temple built by Rajaraja Chola in the year…


Added by Hruday Chand on November 5, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

6 Top Draws of Shimla, Capital of India's Himichal Pradesh

Popularly known as 'Queen of Hills', Shimla is one of the charming hill station and the capital city of Himachal Pradesh state. Surrounded by pine, oak and deodar forests, Shimla is one among the most visited hill stations in India. Amidst…


Added by Hruday Chand on October 26, 2018 at 4:14pm — No Comments

The Charms of Dalhousie Hill Station in India's Himachal Pradesh

Surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains at an elevation of 1,970 meters, Dalhousie is one of the most popular destinations of India's bucolic western Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh. Spread over the five hills…


Added by Hruday Chand on September 25, 2018 at 6:26pm — No Comments

5 Top Spots to Visit in Mysore, India

Mysore, erstwhile capital of the Mysore maharajas, is the cultural capital and second biggest city of India's Karnataka state. Mysore is one of the top places to experience Karnataka tourism and also one of the famous tourist destinations in all of India. Mysore still…


Added by Hruday Chand on August 16, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

6 Top Things to do in Goa

Goa is a place with unlimited chances to have fun and entertainment. This place enthralls and allures large number of tourists from all over the world to enjoy the fascinating beaches, adventurous sports activities, vivacious night-life, and authentic sea food. Tourists from all over the world find it as a great spot for indulging in many exciting activities and are the…


Added by Hruday Chand on July 5, 2018 at 2:23am — No Comments

7 Top Musts in Jaipur, India

Jaipur, dubbed the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan state, and it's the cultural capital of India. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur also is a key pillar of the "Golden Triangle" of India tourism, and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan, such as…


Added by Hruday Chand on May 28, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Top 5 Beaches of Gokarna, on India's West Coast

Gokarna is a small town situated in Karnataka state along the west coast of India. Home to the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna is one of the renowned places of pilgrimage in Karnataka. Apart from being a religious town,…


Added by Hruday Chand on May 18, 2018 at 5:35am — No Comments

6 Breathtaking Places in Lonavala Hill Station Near Mumbai

Lonavala (aka Lonavla) is a fascinating hill station in the Pune district of Maharashtra State, about an hour inland from Mumbai/Bombay. Separating the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan coast, …


Added by Hruday Chand on May 8, 2018 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Top Ten Musts of Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan is not just the largest state in India, but also the one that's home to some of the country's most compelling destinations, popular among tourists both domestic and international. There's has a magical feel and romantic touch lent here by its magnificent forts and golden desert. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of…


Added by Hruday Chand on April 18, 2018 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Top Places to Visit on India's Andaman Islands

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal between India and Myanmar. Of the 36 inhabited islands, only 9 islands in the Andaman are open for tourists while the Nicobar Islands are inaccessible to tourists. Port Blair is its capital and also the main tourist hub. Exotic beaches, secluded islands, evergreen tropical rain forest and vibrant…


Added by Hruday Chand on April 4, 2018 at 10:38am — No Comments

Discovering Mahabaleshwar Hill Station in India's Maharashtra State

Mahabaleshwar is a charming hill station located in Satara district of Maharashtra. At an altitude of 1,353 metres in the Western Ghats range, Mahabaleshwar is known for its fascinating beauty, ancient temples, gorgeous…


Added by Hruday Chand on March 29, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

8 Top Spots to Visit in Kerala, India

Kerala, dubbed by Indians "God’s own country," is blessed with some of the best tourist destinations in India for any kind of holiday. The scenic hill stations, enchanting backwaters, cascading waterfalls, sandy beaches and exotic wildlife are its top attractions. Kerala has been one of the top honeymoon destinations in India and also one of the most popular…


Added by Hruday Chand on March 19, 2018 at 10:29pm — No Comments

5 Top Tourist Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, also known as the ‘Switzerland of India’, is a beautiful hill state located in the foothills of mighty Himalayas in the northern region of India. It is popularly called as Devbhumi, the Land of Gods, due to many Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand Tourism is a blend of pristine landscapes, adventure, pilgrimage and wildlife. It is one of the most popular tourist places in India and also one of the top honeymoon destinations in India.…


Added by Hruday Chand on March 10, 2018 at 9:38pm — No Comments

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