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Less Known Travel Destinations In India

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VAISHALI-AN ANCIENT BUDDHIST CITY - Hidden India Travelouge

Vaishali or Vesali (in Pali language) was a city, the capital of the Licchavis and the Vajjian Confederacy. At the time of the Buddha, Vesali was a very large city, rich and prosperous, crowded with people, and with abundant food.The city was also called Visala. Vesali is identified with the present village of Basrah in the Vaishali District in the Indian state of Bihar. The Buddha first visited Vaishali in the fifth year after his Enlightenment and spent the rainy season there.Read More

HORSLEY HILLS-A SERIES OF BEAUTIFUL HILLS - Hidden India Travelouge

Horsley Hills or Horsleykonda or Yenugulla Mallamma Konda is a series of hills in Andhra Pradesh in Madanapalle Taluk of Chittor district and is about 9 miles from Madanapalle town. The local name of the hill was Yenugu Mallama Konda after a legend of a saintly old woman named Mallamma who lived atop the hill and was fed by elephants (yenugulu).Read More

CHHATH-TRADITIONAL RITUAL FOR ELATED SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE - Hidden India Travelouge

Chhath or Dala Chhath is a Hindu festival, unique to Bihar state, India and Terai, Nepal. The word chhath denotes the number 6 in Hindi and the festival begins on the sixth day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik, which corresponds to months of October-November in the Gregorian calendar. The festival of Chhath begins a week after Diwali.Read More

NALANDA-A PLACE OF ANCIENT UNIVERSITY - Hidden India Travelouge

Nalanda is the name of an ancient university in India. The name is a Sanskrit word that means giver of knowledge, a symbol of knowledge. It is located about 55 miles southeast of Patna, capital of Bihar state in India., and was a Buddhist center of learning from 427 CE to 1197 CE partly under the Pala Empire. It has been called "one of the first great universities in recorded history.” Historical studies indicate that the University of Nalanda was established in 450 CE under the patronage of the Gupta emperors, notably KumaraguptaRead More

THE GIR FOREST NATIONAL PARK - Hidden India Travelouge

The  Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Sasan-Gir) is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica). Measuring about 258 km² for the fully protected area (the National Park) and 1153 km² for the Sanctuary, the area is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species.Read More

VANSDA NATIONAL PARK - Hidden India Travelouge

Vansda National Park, a protected area representing the thick woodlands of the Dangs and southern Gujarat is situated in the Navsari District of Gujarat state, India. Riding on the banks of Ambika river and measuring roughly 24 km² in area, the park lies about 65 km east of the town of Chikhali on the National Highway 8, and about 80 km north-east of the city of Valsad. Vansda, the town from which the name of the park is derived, is an important trading place for the surrounding area where the majority of the population is represented by tribals.Read More

BLACKBUCK NATIONAL PARK

Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar is situated in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat state, India. Established in 1976 in the Bhal region of Saurashtra, the park is located around 72 km from the district headquarter city of Bhavnagar. It is spread over an area of 34.08 km², which was primarily a “vidi” (grassland) of the Maharaja of the princely state of Bhavnagar. On the northern side, it is surrounded by wastelands and agriculture fields. The National park has been classified as 4B Gujarat-Rajwada biotic province of a semi-arid bio-geographical zone.Read More

ANAND-CENTER OF MILK REVOLUTION

Anand is the Twin City of Vadodara, and only 35 km West of Vadodara. It is the administrative center of Anand District in the state of Gujarat, India. It is administered by Anand Municipality. It is part of the region known as Charotar, consisting of Anand and Kheda districts.Read More

KURUKSHETRA-THE LAND OF BHAGAVAD GITA

Kurukshetra is the name of a city in the present-day Indian state of Haryana.

The name literally means “Land of the Kaurava” after the Kuru clan. It is supposed to be the site of the Kurukshetra war, described in the Mahabharata. It is of great importance in Hinduism as this is where the Bhagavad Gita was taught to Arjuna on the battlefield, just before the great battle.Read More

CHAMBA-A 600 YEARS OLD TOWN

Chamba is a town in the Chamba district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is situated on the banks of the Ravi River (a major tributary of the Trans-Himalayan Indus River), at its confluence with the Sal River. Chambal were the Rulers of Chamba State. Chamba was founded 600 years ago.Read More

SINDRI-TOWN SYNONYMOUS WITH FERTILIZER MANUFACTURING

Sindri is an industrial township within the Dhanbad municipal limits of the Dhanbad District of Jharkhand state. The name originates from “Sindoori” or vermillion-colored. The soil in the area is laterite and has a Vermillion/reddish hue. That gave the location its name.Read More

HAZARIBAGH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary (earlier called Hazaribagh National Park), is about 135 km from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand State, India, and is adorned with scenic beauties.

The national park is on the Chotanagpur plateau. It stretches over 184 km² of undulating countryside, steep hills and deep drainage channels with thick tropical forests and grass meadows, at an average altitude of 615 m. There are small rivers and a number of dams have been constructed to form artificial lakes within the park.Read More

NAADA HABBA DASARA (Mysore Dasara Festival)

The most celebrated and awaited Naada Habba Dasara is celebrated in Mysore, the cultural capital of the State of Karnataka, India, in the month of October. Read More

UNCHALLI FALLS-RARELY KNOWN PICTURESQUE WATERFALL

Unchalli Falls which is also called as Lushington Falls is a waterfall created by a 116-meter drop in the Aghanashini river. The falls are located 30 kilometers from Sirsi, a town in the Uttara Kannada District of the Indian state of Karnataka. The falls are named for J. D. Lushington, a District Collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845.Read More