Tibetan Buddhism believes in eight significant events in the life of the Buddha which are often depicted in Stupas. These commemorative Stupas of the Buddha are built in different parts of the world.
Many songbirds are known for their colours and sweet melodies. Song repertoire of male songbirds is considered to be a mechanism of courtship and registering their territorial presence.
Brightly-coloured Lionfish looks pleasant but is poison-spined and dangerous to human beings. Native to the Indo-Pacific, its invasion elsewhere has created a major threat to reef ecological systems.
Height of Buddha's statues has always attracted tourists. There are many large statues in the world but the race continues to erect yet another largest. Ten existing largest statues of Buddha are here.
Males of these uniquely coloured birds in Papua New Guinea, parts of Indonesia and Eastern Australia are known for their elongated and beautifully shaped plumage.
Woodpeckers have impressed nature lovers by their amazing colours, behaviour and chiselling capacities. Over 200 species of woodpeckers and their allies are found worldwide with some exceptions.
Predatory birds hunt and feed on other birds or insects. Their good eyesight, strong talons and curved beaks help them to catch, kill & hold their prey. They include eagles, vultures, owls & falcons.
Located in Southern India, Meenakshi Amman Temple at Madurai is an ancient masterpiece which is attracting domestic and international tourists alike. It is amazing to look at the splendid sculptures.
Waterfalls display the power of nature and many tourists visit these majestic falls to experience breathtaking sites. Some countries have many spectacular waterfalls which keep the tourists attracted.
Viceregal Lodge at Shimla is reminiscent of British colonial era in India. This heritage building on the Observatory Hill continued to be the Summer Capital of 13 Viceroys of India.
Balanced rocks have been fascinating tourists in different parts of the world. Defying the laws of gravity these rocks continued to stay in precarious positions irrespective of vagaries of nature.
Mudras or hand gestures are non-verbal communications with important spiritual significance. These Mudras are depicted in many Buddha statues in different parts of the world.
New Year is welcome by celebrations all over the world. In some countries age old traditions are still maintained and with each celebration these traditions & customs are passed on to new generations.
Chrysanthemum flowers are available in different forms and striking colours. Watching a show of such flowers is a feast to eyes. Chandigarh Chrysanthemum Show attracts a large number of visitors.
Many colourful birds thrive in Antarctica where harsh cold conditions prevail for major part of a year. These birds adapt and continue to live and breed for survival of their next generations.
All of us love tiny, cute birds. They are so colourful and cheerful that many of us specially children can have some playtime with them. Few of them have the attraction of melodious sounds and mimicry.
Fish have been a source of recreation for humans. Bright coloured fish provide soothing opportunity and we all have colour preferences. Blue fish combined with others have been a source of attraction.
Mahatma Gandhi is recognised as a symbol of non-violence. Various countries remember him & believe that his ideals can help in establishing world peace. Many countries have raised statues as a tribute.
Mushroom like rock formations have always attracted tourists. It might have taken millions of years to take the present shape and some of these may take still new shape due to erosion taking place now.
Many birds attract humans by beautiful beaks they possess. Beaks or bills are multi-function organs helpful in survival of birds. Many characteristics of birds are revealed by examinng their beaks.
Jaipur is a heritage city in Northern India attractng tourists from all over the world. The royal historical buildings are still maintained to give one a feel of the majestic life style of the rulers.
Butterflies and the flowers combo has always attracted humans. The colourful and short-lived creatures present a pleasant visual experience. There are about 750 species of butterflies in the USA.
Waterfalls have been a great source of attraction for tourists. India has many waterfalls with different heights, shapes and volume of water flow, which make them magnificent manifestation of nature.
Delhi has been attracting tourists since long. Historical places clubbed with modernity has made this old city acquire a cosmopolitan character & enjoy a status of a perfect destinations for tourists.
Mainstreaming of children with low vision has been tried out in many countries successfully. Training of teachers and providing suitable facilities in regular classrooms are the hallmarks for success.
Buddhism proliferated in India and later in other parts of Asia. Many countries including India have erected statues of Buddha, attracting tourists from different countries & keeping Buddhism alive.
Owls have been depicted in folklore since long. They have some extraordinary capabilities which make them strong birds of prey. In spite of some superstitions they continue to attract humans even now.
Rock formations have attracted humans since time immemorial. Their shapes, components or locations make them incredible and tourists seek pleasure in visiting these unique sites at different places.
Agra is one of the most famous attractions for tourists visiting India. This historic city has some World Heritage Sites including one of the Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal, the Crown of Palaces.
Amazing story of a person who created a world of his own using waste and discarded material at Chandigarh. Surprisingly, it was not known to the world and found accidentally after one & half decades.
A natural act of rapid cooling of lava erupted from volcanic action results into unique geological formations. These polygonal structures found in various parts of the world are called Columnar Basalt.
A national bird is a symbol and pride of a country. Many of these birds are fascinating as they are colourful and have striking body parts. Some have cultural, religious or mythological significance.
Colourful birds have always attracted humans . Their shapes and colours of feathers, beaks and other parts fascinate us. We take pleasure in keeping some of them as pets or write poetry about them.
Colourful fish attract human beings. Having fish at home aquarium, watching them in fish aquariums or venturing to snorkelling, all provide opportunities for enjoying and having peace and serenity.
Iceland is a preferred destination for tourists to watch and study birds closely. A large variety of spectacular birds use the coastal line and cliffs of this island for breeding and as a stop over.
Various factors like deforestation, climatic changes, global warming and poaching have resulted in many wild life species being declared endangered. Urgent conservation steps are required to save them
Traditional headgears are worn all over the world. Varieties of caps, hats, bonnets and crowns with different shapes and styles are used for decoration, fashion, religious or military considerations .
Showing aggression is a natural instinct though the cause, nature and extent may vary from person to person. Animals also show aggression which may be related to domination or jurisdiction issues.
Pietra Dura as a technique of inlaying coloured stones is an old decorative art. It is still being used in different parts of the world for table tops, wall fixtures or even mosaic for flooring.
India is known for stone carving specially at ancient temples. Sun Temple at Korark is an example of stone carving as a thriving art during 13th century. Even the ruins of the Temple are magnificent.
Of all the hill stations in India, Manali stands out as a single destination with snow, adventure sports, historic temples, river, thick vegetation, cool breeze free from the maddening crowd.
Stone carving as an art has created marvellous sculptures in India, even in caves. Tourists travel far to see these excellent creations in temples and historical buildings.
Visiting a Sea Beach is always a thrilling experience but if it is clubbed with a sunrise or sunset it becomes memorable. Many beaches in India offer such unique and golden moments for the tourists.
Marine life has always inspired human beings. Unique features of Puffer fish have fascinated humans for studying, show-casing and even consuming, in spite of these being one of the deadliest fish.
Statues of Buddha often fascinate tourists. Some of these are magnificent and visitors like their design, location and history behind them. Others find peace and tranquility at these locations.
With a large coastline surrounded by the Arabian sea in the southwest and Bay of Bengal in the southeast, India is a perfect destination for tourists aspiring to enjoying plenty of sea, sun and sand.