Exclusively Lovable Tourist Attractions to visit in Southern India
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Exclusive Tourist Attractions in West Bengal
The capital of West Bengal is Calcutta, Kolkata named again. There is much to see in this lively city. Howrah Bridge on the River Hooghly crossing thousands of people daily. The large open Maidan in the heart of the city. Fort William, the Champions villas and the Botanical Gardens, which are the symbols when Calcutta was the capital of India. In the westernmost part of the city, you can find the Plaza de Dalhouise, which was the House of Writers in the eighteenth century and there is a commercial district of Chowringhee with restaurants, hotels and cinemas.
In the old part, you can stroll through the lively streets of Shyambazar or visit the Kali temple at Kalighat. Kolkata has a rich cultural tradition of theater, cinema, painting and literature (Rabindranath Tagore took birth here), which is reflected in its art galleries and literary cafes.
In the most easterly of the Himalayas is Darjeeling, where you can reach if you want from Bagdogra at a small train that will take you through landscapes of jungles, paddy fields, tea gardens and pine forest. This city, situated in the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, is full of stairs and terraces and small bazaars, attractive villages, forests and gardens.
If you want to see a beautiful sunrise, do not forget to go to Mount Tiger Hill. At one hour by road from Darjeeling Kalimpong is a quiet and picturesque mountain center known for its Tibetan handicrafts, with stunning views of the Himalayas. Down to the plains in Ghoom, at 2400 meters above sea level, you can visit an ancient Buddhist monastery.
Kuseong is another hill station 132 km from Darjeeling and a great observatory overlooking the plains of Bengal.
Exclusive tourist attractions in Maharashtra
Maharashtra is an ancient state that extends through much of the west coast and central highlands of India. Is the center of culture Marathas. Marathas, the Hindu empire, formed a short between the end of the Mughal power and the British conquest. It's capital is Bombay, which today is called Mumbai, and it is one of the most populated cities of India. Mumbai Port is in front of the Hindu temples of Elephant Island, carved into the rock many centuries ago.
On the southeast of Maharashtra are the Karla caves hollowed from one of the oldest examples of Buddhist architecture. In Ajanta and Ellora caves, there are several temples excavated in the rock, an excellent example of architecture, sculpture and murals from the early days of Buddhism. In Ajanta, there are ancient Buddhist sculptures, which look beautiful and relate with thoroughness and detail painting the life of Buddha.
In Ellora, there are huge stone sculptures carved in the rock from VI to XII century. On Mount Kailash, is the most striking monuments carved in a single rock that is a temple with several rooms. Sevagram, which was for many years home to Mahatma Gandhi, is preserved at present as a symbol and example of the kind of life professed by the Mahatma. Pune, near Mumbai, is a cosmopolitan city in the cultural tradition of Marathe, which has some ashrams, which are highly appreciated by Western visitors.
Exclusive tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh, the country's center, is a plateau with many forests and is sparsely populated. The city of Bhopal, situated on the banks of a lake, is its capital.
You can visit the mosque Tajul, one of the largest in India and around the stupa of Sanchi, profusely decorated with bas-relief of the life of Buddha. At one hour by road is the Raiser Fort built in the sixteenth century.
Indore is on the west, the fourth largest city in the textile manufacturing in India, famous for its refined temples. Further west Mandu is called "the city of joy".
Khajuraho is a complex of ancient temples that are decorated with very beautiful fine carvings, some are erotic, but it is worth a visit and is only accessible by plane.
Exclusive tourist attractions in Kerala
In the far south of India, Kerala is constituted by a narrow strip between the sea and mountains. Receives large amounts of rain, making it a paradise full of coconut trees, rice paddies and ponds.
It is hot all the year, and the best time to visit is winter. Trivandrum is the capital of the state. There you can visit the temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy of the seventeenth century, and the Napier Museum. Near the capital, there is a famous Kovalam beach, which is much appreciated by visitors for its beauty and because they have a comfortable hotel. Known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, Cochin was an important port of call for merchant vessels from the sixth century BC, becoming a melting pot of cultures, Hindu, Islamic, Portuguese, Jewish, Dutch, and Chinese. There is the Mattancherry synagogue of the XVI century.
There is also the Church of San Francisco, which is probably, the first Christian church ever built in India. Another example is the cosmopolitanism of the Old Dutch seventeenth-century palace Bolghatty.
Exclusive Tourist Attractions in Goa
Goa is a small state full of beaches and palm trees. Former Portuguese enclave captured by Albuquerque in 1510, became the capital of Portuguese India and in the center of Catholicism Hindustanis. In 1961, it became part of the territories of India. There is the imprint of the Portuguese architecture, with its churches, its streets and squares, which still preserves the tradition of the taverns. In the old Goa, Basilica of Bon Jesus is the mummified body of St. Francis Xavier in a silver coffin.
However, the main attractions for visitors are hundreds of miles of sandy beaches where they proliferate accommodation of all types for tourists.
Visiting Beaches in India
With 7,000 kilometers of coastline, India has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. These offer the traveler a landscape of sand, tropical vegetation and tranquility. The offer of accommodation is wide, ranging from small hotels and huts for tourists to hotels with private beach and facilities for water sports. The most famous beaches are in the areas of Goa, Karnataka, Kerala (Kovalam), Mumbai, Orissa (Puri), Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu (Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram), and Pondicherry.
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