Famous Places

Magnetic Hill

Magnet Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The layout of the area and surrounding slopes creates an optical illusion that the downhill road is actually an uphill road.

Thajiwas Glacier

Thajiwas glacier is the primary attraction in Sonmarg during the summer months. One can either walk from the main highway junction or hire a pony to get there. Thajiwas Glacier is just half an hour walk from Sonamarg town.

Silathoranam Natural Arch

Natural Arch, Tirumala hills is a distinctive geological feature 1 km north of the Tirumala hills temple, near the Chakra Teertham in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The arch is also called Silathoranam in the local language. The arch is one of the few natural arches or bridges in Asia.

Alipiri

Alipiri Padala Mandapam or Alipiri is the place at foot of seven hills in Tirupati, the pilgrim city of Sri Venkateswara Swami, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Alipri literally mean resting place.

The Ridge Shimla

The Ridge road is a large open space, located in the heart of Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. Most major places of Shimla like Snowdon, Mall, Jakhoo hill, etc. are connected through the Ridge.

Tsuglhakhang Complex

Tsuglhakhang Complex or Dalai Lama Temple Complex is a very beautiful and peaceful destination for the travelers to enjoy. Located just a short walk from Mcleod Ganj Bus Stand, the place is ideal for long walks or to do early morning meditation. Dalai Lama Temple Complex is open all days from sunrise to sunset.

Tibetan National Martyrs Memorial

The Tibetan National Martyrs Memorial is a black obelisk in Dharamsala, the Indian hill station that serves as the headquarters of exiled Tibetans who have fled their Chinese-ruled homeland. Usually the slender monument is surrounded by a colorful tangle of Tibetan prayer flags.

Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra

Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra commonly Kalakshetra is a cultural institution in the Panjabari area of Guwahati, Assam, named after the medieval poet-playwright and reformer Srimanta Sankardev. It includes a cultural museum, library and various facilities for preserving, demonstrating and performing cultural items, besides a childrens park. In addition to being Northeast Indias largest cultural congregation, the Kalakshetra is also a major tourist spot in Guwahati.

Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghats is a ghat built in 1841 during the British Raj, along the Kolkata bank of the Hooghly River in India. The Palladian porch in the memory of the eminent Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary James Prinsep was designed by W. Fitzgerald and constructed in 1843. Located between the Water Gate and the St George's Gate of the Fort William, the monument to Prinsep is rich in Greek and Gothic inlays. In its initial years, all royal British entourages used the Prinsep Ghat jetty for embarkation and disembarkation.

National Library of India

The National Library on the Belvedere Estate in Alipore, Kolkata, is the largest library in India by volume, 14th in the list of largest libraries, and Indias library of public record. It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. The library is designated to collect, disseminate and preserve printed material produced in India.

Mother House

The Missionaries of Charitys Mother House is a holy place of pilgrimage and reverence for those who are searching for a more meaningful existence. It was established by the Blessed Mother Teresa in 1950 with the purpose of selfless service to mankind and to uplift the plagued humanity towards the path of salvation. After Mother Teresa left her mortal body in 1997, she was laid to rest in a tomb inside the house where she lived and served.

Batasia Loop

The Batasia Loop is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. At this point, the track spirals around over itself through a tunnel and over a hilltop. It is 5 km from Darjeeling, below Ghum.

Gorkha War Memorial

The War Memorial is located at the center of the Batasia Loop garden in Darjeeling. It has been created to honor and to serve as a memorial for the Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling area who sacrificed their lives in various operations and wars after Indias independence. Traditionally, the Gorkha Regiment has been a strong force in Indian Army where numerous Gorkha soldiers from Darjeeling hills serve the nation.

Darjeeling Clock Tower

Several well known landmarks along Laden-La road. One is Darjeeling Municipality Building where the famous Clock Tower forms the front part. The huge clock plays a lovely musical tone followed by the dings of the bell at every hour. The building was constructed in 1850 and it was then the Town Hall of Darjeeling. Later it was converted into municipality building.

Damerla Ramarao Art Gallery

Damerla Rama Rao was an Indian artist. He was intensely inclined towards the art of painting and sketching since childhood. In 1923, Ramarao started rajahmundry chitra kalashala and trained many youngsters. His paintings can be still found at Damerla Art Gallery situated near the Godavari railway station.

Erra Matti Dibbalu

Erra Matti Dibbalu also called as Red Sand Hills is situated at the outskirts of Visakhapatnam City. It is located very near to the Bay of Bengal and is one of Visakhapatnam's many heritage sites.

Gandhi Hill

The Gandhi Hill is a hill in Vijayawada, situated behind the Vijayawada railway station in the Tarapet area. A Gandhi Memorial, built on this hill, is the first in the country to have seven stupas. Gandhi Hill is considered as a monument of Indian Independence struggle and pays homage to Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Hastings House

Under the British Raj, East India Company officials from Calcutta (Kolkata) made Barasat a weekend retreat and built houses with gardens. Warren Hastings built his villa in the heart of Barasat, and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was the town's first Indian deputy magistrate.

Sukanta Sadan

Barrackpore Municipality has built up a modern Auditorium in the town at the junction of S.N. Banerjee Road and Ghosh Para Road very near to the Barrackpore Railway Station. The Auditorium and its Hall is centrally air-conditioned and named Sukanta Sadan after the name of renowned Revolutionary Poet Late Sukanta Bhattacharya. It has a sitting accommodation for 1310 persons. The auditorium is brilliantly decorated and illuminated and is having modern acoustics system.

Dras War Memorial

Dras War Memorial is a war memorial built by the Indian Army, located in Dras, in the foothills of the Tololing Hill. The memorial is located about 5 km from the city centre across the Tiger Hill. It is located on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway 1D.

Char Chinar

Char Chinar is an island in Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir India. Dal Lake includes 3 islands, 2 of which are marked with beautiful Chinar trees.

Papavinasanam

Papavinasam is a popular sightseeing place in Tirupati, Located at a distance of 6 km to the north of Tirumala. Papavinasam as the name suggests is believed to eradicate the sins from devotees lives. This place offers an incomparable combination captivating scenic beauty and immense religious connotation.

Regional Science Centre

This center is often called as science temple because of its exclusive collection. Take a tour inside the center to learn more about this subject through their various scientific displays. For children, this center has become of the most popular hotspot, especially for education programs that are conducted in this center.

Indian Institute of Advanced Study

The Indian Institute of Advanced Study is a research institute based in Shimla, India. The building that houses the institute was originally built as a home for Lord Dufferin and was called the Viceregal Lodge. It occupied Observatory Hill, one of the seven hills that Shimla is built upon.

Mall Road

Mall Road is the main street in Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. Constructed during British colonial rule, the Mall road is located a level below the ridge. The offices of municipal corporation, fire service, and police headquarters are located here.

War Memorial

The War Memorial is just at the entrance of Dharamsala and is surrounded by sprawling gardens and little paths which lead you towards the Memorial with a trail of pines just like in storybooks. This Memorial was built to honour and remember those brave soldiers who sacrificed their life for the country in the Post Independence Era.

Sumana Angora Rabbit Farm

River Beas, the farm lies at a distance of 4 km from the airport at Bhuntar and 4 km short of Kullu. It was the first farm of its kind in Asia. The farm was the world's largest Angora Rabbit breeding farm from 1976 to 1982 having more than 17,000 rabbits.

Amaravathi Mahachaitya

The Amaravati Stupa, popularly known as the great stupa at Amarāvathī, is a ruined Buddhist monument, probably built in phases between the third century BCE and about 250 CE, at Amaravathi village, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The site is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Victory at Sea Memorial

Victory at Sea is an Indian memorial constructed after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 which is dedicated to the Indian Navy and the Eastern Naval Command sailors. The memorial was constructed in 1996. Victory at Sea Memorial is located at Beach Road, Visakhapatnam.

Shaheed Minar

The Shaheed Minar formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument is a monument in Kolkata that was erected in 1828 in memory of Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate both his successful defense of Delhi against the Marathas in 1804 and the victory of the East India Company’s armed forces over the Gurkhas in the Anglo-Nepalese War. The monument was constructed in his memory. It was designed by J. P. Parker and paid for from public funds.

Mullick Ghat Flower Market

Mallik Ghat is Kolkatas largest flower market, in fact, some believe even Asias biggest. The market is a pleasant sight for those who look for aesthetic appeal. Flowers are a big business in India, they are an essential element in temple rituals and offerings, of weddings and festivals.

Darjeeling Ropeway

The Darjeeling Ropeway is a ropeway in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The ropeway is a popular tourist destination in the town. It consists of sixteen cars and plies between the North Point in the town of Darjeeling and Singla on the banks of the Ramman river. The journey on the ropeway offers beautiful views of the hills and the valleys around Darjeeling.

Gumghar

People who were against the Malla kings were thrown into the small enclosure with high walls till they died. The structure is still as mysterious as it was in its glorious years.

Mall Road Darjeeling

Darjeeling Mall or Chowrasta is the heart of the famous hill station Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. All tourists and local people come here to enjoy their leisure time. They walk around here or seat on the benches along the periphery of the area or watch views of the mountain peaks and valleys. Kids can enjoy pony ride here.

Writers Building

The Writers Building often shortened to just Writers, is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal in India. It is located in West Bengals capital city of Kolkata. The 150-meter long Writers Building covers the entire northern stretch of the a water body locally called Lal Dighi in the B.B.D. Bagh area. This originally served as the office for writers of the British East India Company, hence the name.

Thimmamma Marrimanu

Thimmamma Marrimanu is a banyan tree in Anantapur, located about 25 kilometers from Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is probably a specimen of Ficus benghalensis. Its canopy covers 19,107 m2, and it was recorded as the largest tree specimen in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1989.

Gombu Rock

Tenzing Rock, a gigantic natural rock in Darjeeling is named after Tenzing Norgay, the man who created history by climbing the Everest first time along with Edmund Hillary in 1953. Opposite to this is the Gombu Rock named after Nawang Gombu, nephew of Tenzing who was the first person to climb the Everest twice, once in 1963 and then in 65. Both these rocks are used for rock climbing training by HMI.

Nawab Bari of Khaja Anwar Berh

The Nawab Bari of Khaja Anwar Berh is a three hundred years old building which is situated in southern Bardhaman. Surrounded by high walls on all the sides, this structure belongs the Mughal era and the style of architecture employed to construct this building is a perfect blend of the Indo-Syrian style of architecture.

Gulmarg Gondola

Gulmarg Gondola in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir is the worlds second highest operating cable car.

Hari Parbat

Hari Parbat is a hill overlooking Srinagar, the largest city and summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the site of the Durrani Fort and has a notable religious dimension for the Hindus, Muslim and Sikhs alike, hosting a famous Hindu temple, two shrines of locally venerated Muslim saints and a Sikh gurdwara.

Baba Reshi Shrine

Babareshi is the name of a village, forest area, tourist and religious place in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is named after the Sufi saint Baba Payam uddin Reshi. Situated at an altitude of about 7,000 feet, the Ziyarat Baba Reshi shrine is a three-storey monument.

Tumburu Theertham

Thumburu Theertham is situated at a distance of 12 km from Tirumala and 7 km from Papavinasanam. It is one of the popular places to visit in Tirumala. There are about five waterfalls on the way to this place.

Rashtrapati Niwas

The Rashtrapati Niwas, also known as Viceregal Lodge, is located on the Observatory Hills of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India. It houses some of the most ancient articles and photographs going back to the times of the British rule in India.

Gorton Castle

Gorton Castle is a three storey Heritage Building in Shimla built in 1904. The three storey building comprises 125 small and big rooms. Now, the Gorton Castle has offices of the Accountant General of Himachal Pradesh.

Naam Art Gallery

Naam Art Gallery is a popular tourist spot in McLeodganj city near Dharamshala. It displays paintings and exhibitions featuring works of painters Elsbeth Buschmann and AW Hallett. Elsbeth Buschmann is a professional painter from Germany, having studied painting in London and Paris.

Khir Ganga

Khir Ganga is a small village set up through out the summers in Himachal Pradesh. It is open from March thru October. It is only accessible by foot. It is a beautiful day trek on a narrow cliff side path going by numerous waterfalls and few isolated villages.

Bojjannakonda

Bojjannakonda and Lingalakonda are two Buddhist rock-cut caves on adjacent hillocks, situated near a village called Sankaram, which is a few kilometres away from Anakapalle, Vishakhapatnam in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The sites are believed to date between 4th and 9th Century AD, when the 3 phases of Buddhism flourished at Sankaram.

Tagores House

Jorasanko Thakur Bari in Jorasanko, north of Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is the ancestral home of the Tagore family. It is the house in which the poet and first non-European Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was born. It is also the place where he spent most of his childhood and died on 7 August 1941. It was built in the 18th century on the land donated by the famous Sett family of burrabazar to Prince Dwarkanath Tagore.

Raj Bhavan Kolkata

Raj Bhavan is the official residence of the Governor of West Bengal, located in the capital city Kolkata. Built in 1803, it was known as Government House before the independence of India. After the transfer of power from the East India Company to the British Crown in 1858, it became the official residence of the Viceroy of India, shifting here from the Belvedere Estate. With the shifting of capital to Delhi in 1911 it became the official residence of Lieutenant Governor of Bengal.

Ava Art Gallery

Situated about 4 km from the Market Square and on the National Highway, Ava Art Gallery was established in 1965 by the Late. Bhopal Rao Sett and Ava Devi. It is the only Art Gallery of its kind in the Hills. A collection of 60 pieces of art work in water, oil and thread paintings are displayed in the Gallery.

Tiger Hill Sunrise Observatory

Tiger Hill is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal, and is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. It has a panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kangchenjunga together. At sunrise, the peaks of Kangchenjunga are illuminated before the sun is seen at lower elevations.

South Park Street Cemetery

South Park Street Cemetery is located on Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata, India. The road used to be called Park Street, and prior to that Burial Ground Road. The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century. The tombs are a mix of Gothic and the rich flavour of the Indo-Saracenic style.

Shobhabazar Rajbari

Shobhabazar Rajbari is the palace of the Shobhabazar royal family located in the Indian city of Kolkata. Raja Nabakrishna Deb founder of the Shobhabazar Rajbari, started life modestly but soon amassed considerable wealth in his service to the British, in particular by his role in assisting to topple Siraj ud-Daulah. During his lifetime Raja Nabakrishna Deb built two houses.

Buddhist Monastery Simha Vihara

The excavated remains of the Buddhist civilisation were reconstructed and preserved at a museum on the island situated in the midst of the man-made Nagarjunasagar Lake. The site has a 14th-century fort, medieval temples and a museum constructed like a Buddhist vihara. The museum houses a collection of relics of Buddhist culture and art. These include a small tooth and an ear-ring believed to be that of Gautama Buddha.

Raja Nrisingha Royal Palace

Raja Nrisingha Royal Palace

Baro Duari Gate

Baroduari is a victory memorial that consists of twelve gates that were built upon the orders of Emperor Maharaj Kirtichand. Maharaja Kirtichand conquered Chitua and Baroda. To commemorate this victory, he built twelve gateways out of which currently, only one has been able to survive after all the struggles and has withstood the ravages of time.

Hawa Mahal Bardhaman

A place of major tourist attraction situated at Golapbag.





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