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East India
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand (Parks) More about the cityHotels in Jamshedpur
A city founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata, India, then known as Sakchi was home to the first private Iron and Steel company of India. The areas surrounding Jamshedpur are rich in minerals, including iron ore, coal, manganese, lime. Some of these areas are Jamadoba, Noamundi and West Bokaro. Located in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on the Chota Nagpur plateau, it is surrounded by the beautiful Dalma Hills, and the rivers Subarnarekha ....
Siliguri, West Bengal (Natural Beauty) More about the cityHotels in Siliguri
Geographically the location of Siliguri is unique in that by only half an hour’s drive one will reach center of dense forest or start climbing the hills. Meandering roads to Kalimpong or Gangtok running parallel to the River Teesta or Rangit with its rapids and falls is one of the finest stretch of landscape in the world. Cluster of hill stations around Siliguri will make any country proud. Once you leave the plains and start climbing one enters a differen....
Ranchi, Jharkhand (Natural Beauty) More about the cityHotels in Ranchi
Ranchi, capital of newly founded state of Jharkhand, is a picturesque city situated in valley of Chotanagpur at a high altitude of 2140 feet (654.5 meters) above sea level. Ranchi is well known for its picture perfect attractions like waterfalls, cool and calm climate, barren rocks, and hillocks. This calm and quiet city also is a emerging industrial town. Apart from being a tourist spot this place also boasts of several reputed educational institutions. D....
North India
Bhimtal, Uttaranchal (Lakes and Parks) More about the cityHotels in Bhimtal
Bhimtal, situated at a distance of 22 kms from Nainital, is named after one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim. The largest lake in the district of Nainital, Bhimtal is 1701 meters by 265 meters, 265 meters longer than Naini Lake. The lake known for its magnificent majesty is situated at an altitude of 1371.6 meters above sea level. Bhimtal has an island, to the north-east side, which is an exquisite gem in the middle of the lake. It is situated within the....
Faridabad, Haryana (Lakes and Parks) More about the cityHotels in Faridabad
The city is said to have been founded in 1607 AD. It is named after Sheikh Farid, Jahangir’s treasurer, or Baba Farid, a Sufi saint. District Faridabad after being carved out from Gurgaon district came on the map of Haryana on 15th August, 1979.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh (White Water Rafting) More about the cityHotels in Manali
The Kullu valley has an ancient town in its lap called Manali. Surrounded by towering peaks at an arm length, Manali’s major asset is its proximity to the snowline. It is a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers. Manali literally means the Home of Manu. Manu is the mythological character who is supposed to have survived when the world was....
South India
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (Theme Parks) More about the cityHotels in Coimbatore
Coimbatore, popularly known as Manchester of South India, is situated in the western part of the state of Tamil Nadu. Covering an extent of 105.6 sq.km., Coimbatore City is the district head quarter. Coimbatore is well known for its textile industries and has excellent potential for industrial growth. Because of its proximity to the hills of the Western Ghats, Coimbatore enjoys an excellent climate throughout the year.
Munnar, Kerala (Tea Plantations) More about the cityHotels in Munnar
A visitor to Munnar will be greeted by sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, great trekking and much more. The holiday facilities available here make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town whose plantations have been taken over by Tata Tea.
Mysore, Karnataka (Parks) More about the cityHotels in Mysore
No matter what conveyance you choose to reach Mysore, the greenery and natural beauty of the journey will set your mood right for this world heritage city. Mysore is a city of natural beauty, royal aura and a charm which refuses to faint. A wonderful concoction of aromas of sandalwood, incense sticks, Mysore jasmine, masala dosa, and the ghee soaked Mysore pak fills the air here. Mysore is a shopper’s paradise, Mysore silk is a term which very few in this ....
Ooty, Tamil Nadu (Lakes and Parks, Tea Plantations) More about the cityHotels in Ooty
Udhagamandalam (Ooty), the capital of Nilgiri district, is popularly known as the "Queen of hill stations among the tourist circuits. It is situated at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore. The height of the hills in the Nilgiri range varies between 2280 and 2290 metres, the highest peak being Doddabetta at a height of 2623 metres. The history of Ooty goes back to about 800 years when it was ruled by the Hoysalas. Though much is not known of its earl....
Palakkad, Kerala (Natural Beauty) More about the cityHotels in Palakkad
Palakkad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy fields. It is the chief granary of Kerala, often called the Gateway of Kerala. Palakkad lies at the foot of the gigantic Western Ghats on the border of Kerala.
Thekkady, Kerala (Spice Plantations) More about the cityHotels in Thekkady
Thekkady, the name itself draws images of elephants, never-ending chains of hill and spice scented plantations. In the fresh, cool air of the Western Ghats lays the land of wild animals and simple and friendly people. The Periyar forest is the life line of this place and is one of the best and finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mount....
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh (Barrages) More about the cityHotels in Vijayawada
Literally the ‘City of Victory’, this bustling city by the Krishna is not only the country’s largest railway junction but also offers an exciting mix of shopping, culture and history Telugu-style.
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (Caves) More about the cityHotels in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, is the best tourism destination in Andhra Pradesh. From Lakes to cool beaches, from beautiful hill ranges to caves and valleys, Visakhapatnam has them all. The district has many tourism spots that represent the culture and heritage of the true India.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu (Parks) More about the cityHotels in Chennai
Chennai, became Denver`s seventh sister city in 1984. Near the tip of India on the Bay of Bengal, the scent of sandalwood floats in the warm air of this city which is considered the Hollywood of India. From 1636 until the year 1999, Denver`s 7th sister city was known as Madras but in the year 1999 the name Madras was officially changed to Chennai.
Yercaud, Tamil Nadu (Natural Beauty) More about the cityHotels in Yercaud
Often called “the poor man’s Ooty”, Yercaud is by far one of the cheapest hill stations in India. But the label ‘cheap’ would be quite insulting taking into consideration Yercauds natural beauty. Yercaud is known for its Coffee Plantations and Orange orchards.
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Lakes and Parks) More about the cityHotels in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, in Andhra is the sixth largest city in India. Hyderabad was founded in 1591 and planned as a grid with the Charminar at its centre. It has now grown well beyond the confines of the original walled city, to include a new town north of the Musi river, the Military Cantonment at Secunderabad and a burgeoning high-tech Estate, nicknamed "Cyberabad". The citys sights include the grand palaces of its erstwhile rulers, the Nizams, and the colourful baz....
Kovalam, Kerala (Museums) More about the cityHotels in Kovalam
Kovalam is one of Indias well known beach towns, and is highly commercialized and very crowded through most of the year. But in spite of that Kovalam manages, against all odds, to retain much of the charm which made it a popular beach in the first place.
Kumarakom, Kerala (Bird Sanctuary, Lake) More about the cityHotels in Kumarakom
If Kerala is God’s own country then Kumarakom is the capital of that country. The meandering lagoons, the never ending paddy fields, the landscape peppered with coconut trees, backwaters, mangroves nesting birds of a hundred varieties can peacefully calm and invigorate your mind with renewed inspiration for your vocation and life.
Varkala, Kerala (Natural Springs) More about the cityHotels in Varkala
54km northwest of Thiruvananthapuram, with its beautiful sands and cliffs, is a considerably more appealing beach destination these days. Lying in the north of the capital Thiruvananthapuram, at a distance of 54 kms, the Varkala Beach is one of the most isolated Beaches in Kerala.
Madikeri, Karnataka (Coffee and Spice Plantations) More about the cityHotels in Madikeri
Coorg is situated on the Western Ghats of Karnataka in South India. For the adventurous at heart, it is an absolute treat. There are trekking, golfing and angling (Mahaseer too!) options available. Religious trips abound on Hindu and Buddhist circuits. Family getaways can be easily arranged. You can also relax your body and mind with special Ayurvedic massages. Coorg is also as trendy and happening as its close neighbor Bangalore.
Kozhikode, Kerala (Bird Sanctuary) More about the cityHotels in Kozhikode
Kozhikode has everything a tourist can think of, wonderful beaches, peaceful and serene backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, natural springs, waterfalls……. Kozikhode comes as a pleasant surprise to everyone.
West India
Matheran, Maharashtra (Natural Beauty) More about the cityHotels in Matheran
Matheran is an undulating hilltop cloaked in shady trees that sprawls languidly at an altitude of 800 m. The journey involves an adventurous two-hour ascent in a toy train, with food and drink vendors and monkeys jumping on and off as the valley glides by sedately. Alternatively, a tough 11 km hike through thick and shady forests or a winding car drive can get you there just as well. Matheran’s cliffs, with incredibly steep drops to the plains below, creat....
Goa-Calangute, GOA (Water Sports, Night Life) More about the cityHotels in Goa-Calangute
Goa Calangute beach is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the North of Goa. It is encircled by Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim, in the Bardez taluka, and is just 15 km from Panajim, the capital of the state of Goa. The Calangute Beach is aptly referred to as the queen of the beaches and happens to be one of the most popular beaches in the Beach Capital of India Goa. The captivating parish church is a major tourist attraction. The Landmark comp....
Vasai, Maharashtra (Natural Beauty) More about the cityHotels in Vasai
Vasai (Bassein), on the mainland north-west of Bombay, was a large Portuguese enclave, second only to Goa, until 1739. The northern holdings of the Portuguese, including Daman and Diu, were governed from this centre. The fort and the hinterland around it were lost to the Marathas in a campaign which lasted two years and ended in complete Maratha supremacy.
Pushkar, Rajashthan (Lakes and Parks) More about the cityHotels in Pushkar
Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas,that it found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great Hindu epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana make references to this religious place regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Evidence points to its having existed during the fourth century B.C. lake in the inhospitable surroundings ....
Udaipur, Rajasthan (Lakes and Parks) More about the cityHotels in Udaipur
Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage. The City of Dawn, surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples.
“Udaipur”, known as the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar. The kingdom of Mewar, with which many legend....
Bundi, Rajasthan (Lakes and Parks) More about the cityHotels in Bundi
Bundi is the undiscovered splendor, 36 Kms from Kota ruled by the Hada Chauhans. First destination is HADOTI. Set in a narrow inclining gorge. The palaces and forts have fairy tale quality about them. Isolated and independent, this picturesque location has much to offer. Rajput architecture shines and in the intricately carved brackets, pillars etc. Interesting places are Diwan-e- aam, Hathia Pol, and Naubat Khana.
Vadodara, Gujarat (Parks) More about the cityHotels in Vadodara
Vadodara is a graceful city of palaces, parks, temples and museums and considered by many as the de-facto cultural capital of Gujarat. Once the capital of the Gaekwads, the former rulers of Vadodara, it is also known as Baroda and rises from the banks of River Vishwamitri. Vadodara is also the industrial capital of Gujarat.
Archaeological findings indicate that human habitations existed here since prehistoric times. Vadodara passed through the hands o....
Daman, U.T. (Water Sports) More about the cityHotels in Daman
Daman and Diu is the second smallest union territory of India. Lakshadweep is the smallest in terms of area as well as population. Daman and Diu are actually two parts, both on the sea side and both enclosed by Gujarat. Daman is near Surat is the South of Gujarat while Diu is near Junagadh in the Saurashtra Peninsula of Gujarat. Daman is a small part in the Gulf of Khambhat (cambay) while Diu is an island joined to the mainland of Gujarat by a creek. Duri....
Jaipur, Rajasthan (Lakes and Parks) More about the cityHotels in Jaipur
Jaipur is an attractive destination for tourists in the desert sands of Rajasthan where modernity and tradition live hand in hand. It is widely known as “Pink City” since it was colour washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 AD.The city was found by Jai Singh II,one of the greatest ruler in 1727.It is the only city in the world which is divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine....
Surat, Gujarat (Shopping) More about the cityHotels in Surat
Surat, the capital of South Gujarat, was India`s most prosperous port and ancient trading centres in the 17th and 18th centuries. Located on the southern bank of Tapti, Surat is renowned for its fine silk and exquisite brocades like the Tanchoi, Gajee and Kinkhab styles sometimes woven with gold and silver threads. It is also famous for spices and its diamond market as well as ivory and wood artwork of rare beauty.
Surat has the distinction of being ....