Blog on India ! 100's of tourism attractions in India described. Tons of photographs and maps. Travel directions. Off the beaten tracks. History, Heritage , Nature , Wildlife and much more.....
Madurai is a prominent pilgrimage center, situated 498 Kms (308 miles) south-west of Chennai (formerly Madras), the capital of Tamilnadu State.
Ajanta & Ellora are a lot larger and overwhelming than you would have imagined. A little preparation can make your sightseeing insightful, memorable, and satisfying.
Thanks to its many hundreds of years of history & heritage the state's tourist map includes old capitals, forts, palaces, monuments and more. Also Karnataka is home to many wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls and mountains.
Traditionally Bengaluru ( Bangalore) was known for its wide shady avenues , relaxed lifestyle and cooler climate.
Ernakulam, on the edges of the Arabian Sea, is the business capital of Kerala.
Goa is much more than sun , sand and sea .
The name India is short and crisp. Hiding in that short name is a giant and diverse country.
Taj, while unparalleled for its beauty and fanfare, overshadows this otherwise majestic and historically far more important attraction, located just a mile east of the Taj.
During the days of Akbar, the most prominent of the Mughal emperors, Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of Mughal India. However after his death the city had been abandoned. Fatehpur Sikri carries that eerie look even today!
Mahabalipuram at a distance about 60km south of Chennai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.
And finally when you make it to Coorg, you find everything changed in one stroke. The air is cold and misty. The smell is predominantly of coffee, but still with a hint of dried ginger, cardamom and orange in that order.
Maharashtra has the largest number of World Heritage Sites in India. From the lofty heights of the Rajabai Towers in Mumbai one can overlook the city of Mumbai bustling with pace.