Destinations

Sikkim

Sikkim, Nepali: सिक्किम Sikkimese: སུ་ཁྱིམ་, is a state in East India in the Himalayan foot hills also bordering China (Tibet), Nepal and Bhutan. The name has been coined from the words su him, which mean "beautiful home", reflecting the beauty of its snow-covered mountains and lush green valleys.

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Aurangabad

Aurangabad is an important city in the state of Maharashtra, India. It sees a lot of international tourist traffic due to world heritage sites, Ajanta & Ellora caves. Aurangabad, a dream destination of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, founded in 1610, is known today as one of the four important cities in Maharashtra. The city is heading towards rapid industrial growth, but retains its past glory and charms, heritage and traditions. Conspicuously seen on the Deccan plateau, it has a rich culture and a plethora of magnificent arts on display.

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Siliguri

Siliguri is a city in Darjeeling district in the northern part of West Bengal, India.

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Paithan

Paithan is a Taluka city in Aurangabad District that is part of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. Paithani is 56 km south of Aurangabad on the banks of Godavari River. It known in the ancient times as 'Pratishthan' was capital city of Satvahan dynasty and major hub of commerce at that time. Paithan is also the birthplace of Sant Eknath - one of the greatest saints of Maharashtra. Great sant Dnyaneshwar made vedamantras to be spoken from the mouth of malebuffalow thereby showing vedas are not soleright of brahmins anybody can go for them.

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Delhi

Indian metropolis and union territory that includes New Delhi

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Khuldabad

Khuldabad is a town 27 km north-west of Aurangabad. It's called the City of Mosques due to the large number of mosques. Here you can find the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

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Hyderabad

city in Hyderabad district, Telangana, India

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Goa

Goa, a state on India's West coast, is a former Portuguese colony with a rich history. Spread over 3,700 km² with a population of approximately 1.4 million, Goa is small by Indian standards. It has a unique mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures and architecture that attracts an estimated 2.5 million visitors each year (including about 400,000 foreign tourists).

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Kochi

city in Kerala, India

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Panaji

Panaji, also known in English as Panjim, is the capital city of the tiny state of Goa in India. It has its own charm, a river flowing along one side of the city, some areas which are low-rise and red-roofed, and even a Latin Quarter at the eastern end of town. Increasingly, it is shaping itself as a centre where cultures meet and creativity flourishes.

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Mumbai

capital city and district in Maharashtra, India

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Mapusa

Mapusa is a town in North Goa. It is the main commercial centre in North Goa. It is basically a town for locals, who throng to it for their shopping and commercial requirements. However, Mapusa has a very colourful weekly Friday Market that goes on from early morning to late evening, and it increasingly attracts a number of tourists.

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Bodh Gaya

the main temple complex, which includes the Mahabodhi temple, is the place where the Buddha Sakyamuni attained enlightenment

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Margao

Margao is the second largest city in the Indian state of Goa, located 33 km from the state capital Panaji.

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Hampi

ancient and medieval monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka, India

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Old Goa

Old Goa is 9 km east of Panaji, in Goa, a state of India.

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Konark

Sun Temple, a unique example of Kalingan architecture, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama is a port city in the west coast Indian state Goa. Vasco -- as Goa's most populous overgrown town is referred to, and the adjoining Mormugao port are busy, dusty and mainly commercial centres today. Mormugao Port was constructed in 1888, and is today one of the major ports of India. Between one-third of India's ore exports leave from here.

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Agra

city in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Gokarna

town in Karnataka, India

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Jaipur

capital of Rajasthan, India

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Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri (रत्‍नागिरी) is in the Ratnagiri (district) of Maharashtra, Western India.

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Varanasi

city on the banks of the Ganges in the Uttar Pradesh state of India

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Khajuraho

temple complexes famed for their erotic sculptures

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Chennai

capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

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Kalimpong

Kalimpong is in Kalimpong district in the northern part of West Bengal, India.

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Kurseong

Kurseong is a town in Darjeeling district in the northern part of West Bengal, India.

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Mirik

Mirik is a hill station in Darjeeling district in the northern part of West Bengal, India.

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Madurai

city of Tamil Nadu in southern India

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Amritsar

famous city in north-western part of Punjab, India

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Kolkata

capital of West Bengal, India

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Bangalore

city in Karnataka, India

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Sights

Jammu and Kashmir

Indian state

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Kerala

Indian state

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West Bengal

Indian state

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Andhra Pradesh

state in India

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Tamil Nadu

Indian state

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Gujarat

state of India

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Rajasthan

largest state in India

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Bihar

Indian state

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Uttar Pradesh

Indian state

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Punjab, India

Indian state

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Madhya Pradesh

Indian state

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Ahmedabad

city in the state of Gujarat, India

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Taj Mahal

marble mausoleum in Agra, India

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Himalayas

mountain range in South Asia

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Ganges

River in Asia

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Srinagar

city in Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Shimla

Capital of Himachal Pradesh, India

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Ladakh

Division in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir

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Banaras Hindu University

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Thanjavur

town in Tamil Nadu, India

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Ajanta Caves

Ancient Buddhist cave monuments in Maharashtra India

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Jammu

city in Jammu Division, India

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Gangtok

human settlement in East Sikkim, India

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Pamir Mountains

Plateau in Central Asia

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Brahmaputra River

river in Pakistan, New-Zealand,USA

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Pamirs

mountains, with passes between 3200 and 4500 meters, and Lake Karakol.

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Udaipur

city

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Haridwar

human settlement

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Golden Temple

the most sacred site in Sikhism

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Jaisalmer

a human settlement in India

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Andaman Islands

archipelago in the Bay of Bengal

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Rishikesh

city and famous Hindu pilgrimage site

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Tirupati

city in Chitturu district, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Ooty

Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India

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Humayun's Tomb

tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India

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Pushkar

a pilgrimage and cattle fair town in Rajasthan, India

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Rashtrapati Bhavan

palace

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Lotus Temple

Bahá'í House of Worship in New Delhi, India

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Nalanda

Ancient Buddhist monastery in present-day Bihar, India

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Leh

town in Himalayas in India

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Red Fort

historic fortress in Delhi, India

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Sundarbans National Park

National Park, Tiger Reserve, and Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India

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Ellora

Ancient cave temples of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism in Maharashtra, India

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Ellora Caves

Ancient cave temples of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism in Maharashtra, India

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Elephanta Island

island of the Mumbai Harbour, containing historic caves

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Narrow gauge mountain railway in north India

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Ranakpur

village in Rajasthan, India

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Mormugao

City in Goa, India

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Bandhavgarh National Park

national park

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Elephanta Caves

Shiva cave temples and UNESCO world heritage site on a Mumbai harbor island

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Sarnath

human settlement

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Vasco da Gama, Goa

Town in Goa, India

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Tarn Taran Sahib

human settlement in Tarn Taran district, Jalandhar division, Punjab, India

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India Gate

Triumphal arch in New Delhi

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Qutb Minar

minaret in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India

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Thar Desert

large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent

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Hawa Mahal

palace

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Amer Fort

This massive fort-palace complex built in hybrid Hindu-Muslim style dates back to Raja Man Singh and was the royal palace of the Kachwahas from c. 1600-1727. It's one of six world heritage forts in Rajasthan. The name has nothing to do with the rather pretty pastel yellow colour; instead, the fort is named after the town of Amber, in turn named after the goddess Amba. The main sights within the fort include the Sheesh Mahal, adorned with thousands on thousands of mirror tiles on the walls and ceiling. The fort/palace grounds are sprawling and the information panels (Hindi/English) are somewhat limited, so it might be worth getting an audio guide or a real guide. It's a bit of a hike up from the town, and the touristy thing to do is to ride on an elephant to the top (in order to get an elephant it is better to arrive there in the morning, otherwise at midday the elephants are done working; however, the road that the elephants walk on is not so long). If you hire a genuine guide, you will be taken not only to the Amber Fort but also to the Rajasthan Kala Mandir (a government operated shop) to buy souvenirs. Guides get a 2% commission on the items you buy there. Also see the Amber Light Show below. The site has come under scrutiny as tourists claim to have witnessed the elephants being beaten by handlers. If you walk up the hill to the Jaigarh Fort be prepared to pay the entry fee as the path terminates at a ticket window and there is no way around to the road.

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Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture

Golpark, Kolkata

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park

National Park in Mumbai, India

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Hindu Temple in Kolkata

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Agra Fort

is similar in layout to the Red Fort in Delhi, but considerably better preserved, as much of Delhi Fort was razed by the British after the Mutiny. As much a palace as a defensive structure, it is also constructed mainly from red sandstone, and much white marble in the palace section of the fort.

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St. George's Cathedral, Chennai

Built in 1815. A neoclassical church. Showing elements of Georgian architecture. It has a towering 45-m spire and ionic columns. The highlight of this cathedral is the graveyard. Connected by a guardrail what was made up of war emblems of the capture of Srirangapatnam in 1799.

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Pench National Park

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St. Francis Church, Kochi

Locally known as Kappalpalli (Ship Church due to its ship shaped structure).

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Vidhana Soudha

The legislative House of the State of Karnataka, this granite building was built by Sri K. Hanumanthaiya, Chief Minister of the then Mysore state between 1951-1956. A marvel of neo-Dravidian architecture, and one of the most imposing buildings in India. One of the interesting feature of this building in grand stairs in its front. The grand stairs has a flight of forty-five steps, 62 m (204 ft) wide and 21 m (70 ft) deep, giving a direct access to the foyer of first floor leading to an Assembly Chamber. The architecture of the building is based on Dravidian style, comprising richly carved bases and capitals for pillars, deep friezes, kapotha cornices, chaithya arches, heavy pediments domical finials. At the same time, the construction was on modern designs, making use of the present-day materials like steel, reinforced concrete, glass, and plastic. General public and tourists are not allowed to enter the ground or the building. It can only be viewed from the road and footpath outside the boundary walls.

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Benaulim

Census town in Goa, India

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Pipili

It is an N.A.C of state Odisha

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Cubbon Park

park in Bangalore, India

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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

observatory in Jaipur, Rajasthan,India

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Candolim

Town in Goa, India

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Daulatabad Fort

human settlement in Aurangabad District, Aurangabad Division, Maharashtra, India

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Kengeri

suburb of Bangalore

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South Mumbai

Precinct of the city of Mumbai

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St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Chennai

In the whole world, there are only three churches built over the tomb of an Apostle of Jesus Christ- the Basilica of Saint Peter built over the tomb of St.Peter in Rome, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela built over the tomb of St.James in Spain and Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas built over the tomb of St.Thomas. Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas is in Chennai, India. The present National Shrine of St.Thomas is built over the tomb of Saint Thomas the Apostle, who came to India in the year 52 AD. After preaching on the west coast, he came to Chennai (formerly Madras), and suffered martyrdom on a hill at the outskirts of the city, today known as "St. Thomas Mount." His body was buried on the spot over which the present Basilica stands. A valuable work of art kept in the Basilica is an ancient painting of Our Blessed Mother, in front of which the other great apostle of India, St. Francis Xavier, used to pray. There are two new structures today: the Tomb Chapel below the Basilica and 'Museum cum theatre'. The new underground chapel with a separate access outside the church structure, allows pilgrims to pray at the tomb and tourists to visit it, without disturbing the sacred functions in the church. The museum exhibits artifacts connected with St. Thomas and the Basilica, and the theatre is used for screening a short video on the life of the Apostle.

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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Kochi

church in Kerala, India

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Arignar Anna Zoological Park

This zoological park is situated in the outskirts of the Chennai metropolitan (nearly 40km from the city center). Chennai has the distinction of having the first zoo in India, which was started in 1855. This park is said to be one of the biggest in South East Asia. The wildlife population is exhibited in a large open moated island enclosure with a simulated natural environment. More than 170 species of mammals, birds and reptiles are housed in this park. Lion safari vehicles, elephant rides, battery operated vehicles are some of the facilities available. The peak time is during Pongal and weekend holidays.

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Government Museum, Chennai

Pantheon Rd, Egmore. Established in 1857, the Government Museum of Chennai is one of the popular tourist destinations in the city. It is a multi-purpose State Government Museum in Egmore, which is in the heart of the city, spreading over an area of 16.25 acres (7 ha) of land. Six independent buildings in this Museum campus has 46 galleries. There is an Archaeology Section, Zoology Section, Botany Section, Geology Section, Numismatics Section, Bronze Gallery, Children’s museum, art gallery and various other interesting sections and galleries. It is considered to be one of the oldest museums of India, since its inception dates back to the Colonial rule. There is history behind the origin of this museum. In 1846 AD, the Madras Literary Society debated the proposal of establishing a museum in the then Madras. The proposal was approved by the Court of Directors of the East India Company in London. The Chennai Government Museum was given this sprawling complex which is maintained by the State Government. There are six independent buildings in the Museum campus, which compose of 46 galleries. The museum was inaugurated on December 5, 1896 by the Sir Arthur Eli bank Havelock, the then Governor. He named it after the former Governor, Lord Connenmara. The museum was designed by H. Irvin, the consulting architect of the Government of Madras. The Government Museum has a splendid hall, marvellous reading room and striking Teak wood shelf and stands divided into a number of sections. Parts of the museum are often closed. Phone: +91 44 28193238, 9:30AM-5PM except holidays. A free guide service is available at 11AM and 3PM.

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Electronic City

suburb of Bangalore

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Kumbalangi

India's first eco-tourist village, this award winning initiative allows tourists to explore and enjoy the authentic rural culture with the cooperation of natives without disturbing their natural lifestyle. Tourists to this island village have chances to explore rural work styles, a specialized local paddy cultivation, canoeing in a country boat in a maze of mangrove forests or enjoying fishing or partying in rural style with locals. In order to maintain best eco-protection practices, several restrictions are placed on use of plastics, smoking or even carrying soft-drinks.

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Mylapore

suburb of Chennai

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Thiruparankundram

Part of Madurai corporation in Tamilnadu

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Singalila National Park

national park of India on the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district, West Bengal

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Guindy National Park

The park area stands close to 280 hectares. Guindy Park is probably the smallest national park in the country and the only park within the city suburbs of India. The park is inhabited by more than 20 species of trees, about 14 varieties of shrubs and more than 14 species of woodland mammals. The place also houses many species of rare birds and amphibians. The dry deciduous forests of Guindy are lined with tree species like Amona Squamosa, Atlanta Monophylla, Feronia Limonia and Azadirachta India. The popular park animals include species like Indian Antelope (Black Buck), Elephant, Spotted Deer, Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hedgehog, Pangolin and Jackal. Some rare bird species found in the park include Black Winged Kite, Honey Buzzard, and Pariah Kite. The park is also home to many reptile and amphibian species.

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Purana Qila

building in India

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Kerala Museum

A good, well maintained museum with a 40 minute light and sound show (English and Malayalam) about Kerala history. Depicts the history of Kerala through life-like wax statues. Adjacent are the Museum of Dolls with nearly 1,000 dolls from various countries, and M.N.F Art and Sculpture Gallery that has many good collections of paintings and sculptures. This museum has a small, well maintained garden.

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Connaught Place, New Delhi

in New Delhi, India

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Chembur

suburb in Mumbai

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Vivekanandar Illam

A colonial house where Swami Vivekananda stayed after his return from Chicago. It was also the location of the Ramakrishna Math for a decade before the Math was moved to its present location in Mylapore. The house now features a museum, painting gallery, photo gallery, book shop and video show on the life and teaching of Vivekananda. It is maintained by the Ramakrishna Math. Meditation and spirituality classes are arranged regularly at a nominal cost.

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Vamana Temple, Khajuraho

building in India

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Akbar's tomb

The tomb of Akbar lies here in the centre of the large garden. Akbar started its construction himself but it was completed by his son Jehangir, who significantly modified the original plans which accounts for the somewhat cluttered architectural lines of the tomb. Four red sandstone gates lead to the tomb complex: one is Muslim, one Hindu, one Christian, and one is Akbar's patent mixture.

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Anegundi

village in Karnataka, India

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Belur Math

Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission in West Bengal, India

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Marina Beach

beach in Chennai, India

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St. Thomas Mount

hillock located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Lal Bagh

Garden and lake inside-the lake offers a pleasant view and is home to some water birds

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Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah

Empress Nur Jehan built Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called the Baby Taj, for her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg, the Chief Minister of Emperor Jahangir. Small in comparison to many other Mughal-era tombs, it is sometimes described as a jewel box. Its garden layout and use of white marble, pietra dura, inlay designs and latticework presage many elements of the Taj Mahal.

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Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam marks the memorial of one of the renowned poet and saint of the region, Tiruvalluvar. The memorial is shaped like a temple chariot and is, in fact, the replica of the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. There is a 101-feet (30m) high temple chariot structure with a life-size image of the poet in it. This chariot is a replica of the temple car of Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu. The monument stands as a massive auditorium and was open to public in 1976. Over 3,000 blocks of stone were used to create this memorial to Tamil culture. Valluvar Kottam has quite an extensive space. The auditorium at Valluvar Kottam is said to be the largest in Asia and can accommodate about 4,000 people. It is a revered place in the city as it is considered to bear the impressions of the Tamil culture. The auditorium is surrounded by granite pillars that have the inscriptions taken from the famous work of the poet. The epic Tiruvalluvar, written by the poet consists of 1,330 verses, all of which are inscribed on the granite pillar. The 133 chapters of his famous work Thirukkural have been depicted in bas-relief in the front hall corridors of the chariot. It stands as a modern memorial to the great poet who represents the glorious culture of the Tamils.

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Pallipuram Fort

The oldest existing European fortification in India. Built by the Portuguese in 1503, it was later handed over to the Travancore Army to become a major army base till 1903 when it was converted into a heritage museum. It has a small museum and good views of the lagoon on one side and the sea on the other.

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Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium

Indoor Stadium at Kochi, Kerala, India

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Nandan (Kolkata)

film and cultural centre in Kolkata, India

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

temple of Shivan (Kapaleeswarar) and a form of Shiva's consort Parvati called Karpagambal ("Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree"), located in Mylapore, Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

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Jal Mahal

palace in India

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Kalighat

locality of Kolkata, India

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Salcete

Sub-district in Goa, India

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Covelong

fishing village in India

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St. Mary's Basilica, Bangalore

church in Karnataka, India

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Global Vipassana Pagoda

Pagoda in Mumbai, India

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Virupaksha Temple, Hampi

Hindu temple

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St. George's Forane Church

A popular church, also amongst non-Christians. Famous for its poison cure treatments.

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Rajpath

national boulevard of India

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Bardez

Sub-District in Goa, India

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Sinquerim

village in Goa, India

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St Andrew's Church, Chennai

Neoclassical church. Built in 1821. The St. Andrews Church has finely etched white Doric columns, black and white tiled marble roof, and a high, sky-blue dome of enviable beauty. On the inner surface of the dome, constellations of stars, as they can be viewed in Scotland, are painted realistically. The body of the church is a circle, with rectangular compartments to the east and west. The circular part 24.5 m in diameter, is crowned by a shallow masonry dome colored a deep blue. This is painted with golden starsand supported by 16 fluted pillars with Corinthian capitals

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Cherai Beach

human settlement in India

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Tungabhadra Dam

multipurpose dam near Hospet, Karnataka

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Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

A thick 80-acre mangrove forest in the heart of Kochi and declared a flora sanctuary. More than 30 unique flora are found here and it is also a major bird sanctuary, where migratory birds feed and rest when they escape the cold northern winters.

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Indo-Portuguese Museum

highlights the start of European colonization of the Orient in the 16th century. The museum showcases the growth and decline of the Portuguese life in Kochi with focus on the growth of the Latin Church. There are also excavated ruins of the former fort wall in the basement of the museum.

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Chowringhee

locality of Kolkata

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Bodhi Tree

sacred fig tree under which Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment

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Manikarnika Ghat

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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is an estuarine mangrove habitat, which is declared as the bird sanctuary, and located on western tip of the Island of Chorão along the Mandovi River, Goa, in India. The sanctuary is named after Salim Ali, the eminent Indian ornithologist.

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Jallianwala Bagh

Historic site in India

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Parthasarathy Temple, Triplicane

Parthasarathy means 'charioteer of Arjuna'. At Tiruvallikkeni (Triplicane) as the Britishers called it, is considered be the oldest temple in the Chennai and origins date back to the 8th century AD, the reference of which has been made in the Vaishnavite works of the Alwar saints. The existence of the Tiruvallikkeni village in referred in the Pallava records and before. The temple derived its name from the pond in front of the temple. It was built by the Pallavas. The temple was renovated by later dynasties, the Chola and the Vijayanagar kingdom. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The name Parthasarathy has been derived from two Sanskrit words Partha and Sarathy. The former word refers to Arjuna and the later means Charioteer. Its architecture is a combination of several temple building styles. There are inscriptions of the Pallavas, Cholas and the Vijayanagar kingdom on the temple structure. The temple besides being dedicated to Parthasarathy is also revered for Venkatakrishnaswami and to Ranganathar. The temple, when it was built, housed five avataras of the deity Vishnu. The structure, as it stands today, houses the shrines of popular deities like Venkatakrishnan with Rukmani, Balaraman, Satyaki, Anirudha, Pradyumna, Rama, Lakshmana, Barata, Sita, Shatrugna, Varadaraja and Hanuman.

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Church of Our Lady of Light, Chennai

Built in 1516 by the Portuguese.

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Aero India

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Jama Mosque, Agra

A large mosque attributed to Princess Jahanara Begum, built in 1648 during the reign of the father Shah Jahan. Notable for its unusual dome and absence of minarets.

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Mehtab Bagh

charbagh garden in Agra, India, opposite the Taj Mahal

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National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

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Triplicane Big Mosque

This is a historical landmark. Constructed by Wallajah family in memory of Nawab Muhammad Ali Walajah, in 1795. It is an imposing structure of symmetry and form of architectural magnificence with an imposing facade. The Mosque stands in extensive grounds, which are being used as a forum for religious and cultural activities. The magnificent grey granite structure is built without steel and wood. This architectural marvel is one of the important mosques in Chennai. The Nawab’s descendants are still living in a mansion known as Amir Mahal. One distinctive feature of this mosque is that the chronogram engraved in stone and fixed on the inside of the western wall of the mosque is by a non-Muslim, Rajah Makkan Lal “Khirad”, a Persian and Arabic scholar of repute, who was the private secretary to the Nawab. It may be mentioned in this regard that, as far as is known, no other mosque in the world has a chronogram composed by a non-Muslim. The Mosque has two minarets at the front. Medieval architecture is clearly visible in the construction of this great mosque. The Eid Prayer timing remains the same, 10AM, since 1749 A.D. This historic mosque is under the management of H.H. Adjoining the Wallajah Mosque is the tomb of the great Islamic saint Maulana Abdul Ali Bahrul Uloom, a divine scholar of the days of the Nawab Wallajah. In this enclosure also are the tombs of the late Nawabs of the Carnatic, the Princess of Arcot and other eminent Muslim scholars and theologians. Wallajah Mosque can be reached either from Ellis Rd (backside) or the Triplicane High Rd.

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Ernakulam Shiva Temple

Has three temples within its complex.

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Aurangabad Caves

The Aurangabad caves are twelve rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill running roughly east to west, close to the city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The first reference to the Aurangabad Caves is in the great chaitya of Kanheri Caves. The Aurangabad Caves were dug out of comparatively soft basalt rock during the 6th and 7th century.

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Thousand Lights Mosque

mosque in India

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SPI Cinemas

human settlement in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Kachchaleswarar Temple

Shiva temple.

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Goa Chitra Museum

The Goa Chitra is a museum based in the former Portuguese colony of Goa. It has a large collection—over 4000 artefacts—focusing on Goa's traditional agrarian technology and lifestyle.

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Anna Nagar Ayyappan Koil, Chennai

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Pondy Bazaar

shopping hub in Tamil Nadu, India

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Amir Mahal

building in India

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Semmozhi Poonga

A botanical garden with a wide variety of Bonsai plants.

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Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple

Devoted to Lord Vishnu was once the royal temple of Kochi Maharajas. This temple is famous for its Panthizhuaari (Milk Dessert made of rice flakes) distributed during afternoons and grand temple festivals twice in a year.

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Tulsi Manas Mandir

temple in India

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Bhaktavatsala Perumal temple, Thirunindravur

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Vedagiriswarar temple

The main attraction here is the large temple atop the mountain which houses the deity of Vedagiriswarar, Lord Shiva.

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Tulsi Ghat

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The National Art Gallery (Chennai)

The building of National Arts Gallery was built in the year 1907. This magnificent red sandstone building was designed by Henry Irwin and built by T. Namberumal Chetty. The building represents a typical Indo-Saracenic structure and was initially famous as Victoria Memorial Hall. Built with sandstone and adorned with motifs, the building bears impressions of Mughal architecture. The structure as well as the gallery collections are key factors responsible for the much credited tourist place. The gallery exhibits medieval handicrafts, sculptures, metal ware and paintings belonging to various schools of art, all from the past. The gallery displays paintings belonging to different schools and eras. The gallery's collections are displayed in four different sections that are: Tanjore Painting Gallery, Decorative Art Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Ravi Varma Painting Gallery. The Tanjore paintings on glass are wonderful. The miniature paintings from Rajput and Mughal eras are fascinating too. The handicrafts that are displayed in National Arts Gallery belong to the 11th and 12th century, Indian handicrafts, period.

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Marundeeswarar Temple

A Shiva temple having a rich sthala purana or location history.

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Assi Ghat

a popular place to stay, with many hotels, restaurants, and internet cafes.

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Kanthaswamy temple, Cheyyur

The temple was built in 11th century AD and is home to some unique, rich inscriptions of that century, giving an insight into the architectural characteristics of the style adopted by Chola Kings, who dominated those times. Veera Rajendra Chola and Kulothungan III built the Kandaswamy Temple. More two temples built here, at same time, are dedicated to Vanmikhanathar, i.e. Lord Siva, and to Perumal or Lord Vishnu. The Kandaswamy Temple is situated between the Shiva and Vishnu temples and Lord Kandaswamy or Shiva is the principal deity of the temple. The temple has number of shrines of other demigods like Lord Someswara, Goddess Meenakshi, Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara and Muthukumaraswamy, also called as Samharamurthy. The temple has an idol of Muruga, son of the Lord Shiva, standing on five different positions, called by distinct names like: Nrutta Skandar (dancing Muruga), Brahma Sastha (created from Brahma), Balaskandar (child Shanmuga), Sivagurunathar (as teacher to Siva) and Pulinthar (vedan hunter). This Kandaswamy temple of Chennai is the most distinctive one. Other than the deities of utmost belief and the tranquil environment, the temple has an image of Kazhukundran, who had made an artful creation of a temple car in 1521 CE, which is used during the Skanda Sashti festival.

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ISKCON Temple Chennai

Injambakkam. Krishna temple built in 2012.

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Wesley Church, Egmore

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Changampuzha Park

A spacious place established in 1977, ideal for picnics and group discussions.

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Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

temple in Varanasi, India

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Dodda Alada Mara

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Kothandaramaswami Temple, Nandambakkam

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Masjid-o-Anwari

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Saint Patrick's church, Chennai

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Makkah Masjid, Chennai

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Marine Drive, Kochi

It starts from Gateway Hotel area and ends in Ernakulam boat jetty bus station. The total distance is less than one km. There is a children's park in the middle.

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Hafiz Ahmad Khan Mosque

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Chini Ka Rauza

A memorial dedicated to the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan, Allama Afzel Khal Mullah Shukrullah of Shiraz, notable for its dome of blue glazed tiles.

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Periamet Mosque

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Kalikambal Temple

Dedicated to Kalikambal and Kamateswarar, this temple was built close to sea shore but was relocated in 1640 AD. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji came in the temple to worship on 3 October 1667.

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Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Saidapet

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Sanapur

Exploring the hidden gems in the Gangavathi taluk, SanapurLake is a reservoir fed by Tungabhadra Dam canal. The best and unique thing about this place is experiencing the boat ride in a huge round, wooden bowl called Coracle.The Coracle gives a little adventurous feel, plus the one riding it is really humble people. For a short ride it's usually 100 and for a long ride, it's 150 per person.

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Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai

The temple is dedicated to Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu. Astha, in Sanskrit, is the number eight and eight forms of Lakshmi are worshipped in the Ashtalakshmi temple.

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Pitalkhora

ancient caves in India (Maharshtra)

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Krishnaswami Temple, Muthialpet

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Ranganathan Street

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Fort Kochi Beach

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Rajah Annamalaipuram Ayyappan Koil, Chennai

This is the first temple dedicated to lord Ayyappan in Chennai city. The temple also houses Lord Vinayakar and Lord Subramanian with his consorts Valli and Devayani constituted the Parivarams.

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Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

Tiger Hill is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal, and is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga together.

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Aram Bagh, Agra

The first Mughal gardens, built by the first Mughal Emperor Babar, 500 m North of the Chini Ka Rauza.

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Bhutia Busty Monastery

Bhutia Busty monastery or Karma Dorjee Chyoling monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Bhutia Busty, Darjeeling district, India. It belongs to the Red Sect of Buddhist Lamas.

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Malayattoor Pilgrim

A major Christian pilgrimage centre believed to be the place where St Thomas performed his first miracle in AD 52. Today, it is famous for its annual Holy week-Easter pilgrimage.

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Chottanikkara Temple

One of the 108 large Devi (Goddess) temples of India. The temple is famous for treatments of various psychic disorders like split personality syndrome as well as for its annual Makam festival (mid Feb-mid March). It is believed to have 3 forms of the Goddess in 3 phases of day. Famous during Navarathiri time.

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Madhya Kailash

Very popular for locals. Ananda Vinayagar Lord Ganesha (the bestower of Happiness. Ananda, in Sanskrit, means Happiness) sits right in the centre of Parameshwar, Ambikai and Thirumal. The temple is very close to the IIT Madras and Adyar Cancer Institute.

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Kamakshi Amman Temple, Saidapet

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Sri Balaji Temple, T. Nagar

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Toot Sahib

Gurdwara Shib of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.

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St. Lazarus' Church, Chennai

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Madurai Maqbara

three Sufi shrines in the Kazimar Big Mosque, Madurai, India

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Queenship of Mary Church Chintadripet

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Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani

Constructed by Jahangir in the memory of his mother Mariam Zammani. The grave is made of white marble. Though this building is in a ruined condition, yet it has in its vicinity, a Christian Mission School and a church. It is also said; Akbar himself made that it in the memory of his Christian wife.

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Ram Niwas Garden

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Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple

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Apparswami Temple

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Lakhi Jungle

human settlement in India

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Chennakesava Perumal Temple, Chennai

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