Getting around in Thiruvananthapuram

Getting around in Thiruvananthapuram

The city of Thiruvananthapuram is well connected with the other major Indian cities of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai by air, and railways. Travelling to this place is not a difficult thing. Transport facility is always available from all major cities. The city of Thiruvananthapuram is also connected b yroad via the National Highway 47 to Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Madras, and Bangalore, so it makes it an easier route to travel by road. Continue reading “Getting around in Thiruvananthapuram”
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Main Attractions in Thiruvananthapuram

Main Attractions in Thiruvananthapuram

Shri Padmanabhaswamy Vishnu Temple
Near the famous Shri Padmanabhaswamy Vishnu Temple in the southern end of M.G.Road lies the Fort, the major historical interest in the city. This fort is the gateway to the temple which is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. The temple enshrines, and is dedicated, to the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram, Lord Vishnu. The temple was constructed in 1733 by a Maharaja of Travancore. The city derives its name from this temple, as the deity i.e. Lord Vishnu, is shown as reclining on his serpent, Anantha. The temple is open only to Hindus. Continue reading “Main Attractions in Thiruvananthapuram”
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Main Attractions and Sights in Mahabalipuram

Main Attractions and Sights in Mahabalipuram

Arjuna’s Penance
Legends say, that Arjuna had made a journey to a bank of the river Ganges to do penance, in the hope that Shiva would part with his favourite weapon, a magic staff or arrow. Carved on the face of a huge rock, Arjuna’s Penance is the mythical story of the river Ganges, issuing from its source high in the Himalayas. The surface of the rock has detailed carvings, showing natural renditions of animals. Continue reading “Main Attractions and Sights in Mahabalipuram”
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Main Attractions and Sights in Chennai

Main Attractions and Sights in Chennai

St.George Fort
St.George Fort which was built in the year 1640 was once the first bastion for the East India Company. Now it is the place for the Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly. The fort owns a museum which has a remarkable collection of rare things. There is also an old Anglican church, St Mary’s Church that was built during 1678 to 1680 within the fort complex which is one of the surviving constructions of the British. Continue reading “Main Attractions and Sights in Chennai”
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Getting around in Chennai

Getting around in Chennai

About 20 kms from the city at Tirusulam is the Kamaraj National and Anna International Airport that’s connects national and international places. The major railway stations are Central Railway Station and Egmore Station located in the heart of the city. It serves as a splendid connection connecting all major places of the country. The Roadways from Chennai are excellent means of travelling to all over India. Transport is not at all a problem and any destination can be easily accessed from Chennai with advanced transport facilities. Continue reading “Getting around in Chennai”
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Introductions to Chennai

Introductions to Chennai

Formerly known as Madras, the present Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state. It is the fourth largest city in the country and is far less congested and polluted when compared to the other metros in India. The East India Company landed here making it as the first site for their progress. Founded in the year 1639, on a portion of land provided by the Raja of Chandragiri, the last of the Vijayanagar rulers. Continue reading “Introductions to Chennai”
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Main Attractions and Sights in Aurangabad

Main Attractions and Sights in Aurangabad

Aurangabad Caves
The Aurangabad caves lie just outside the city. During the 2nd and 6th century the caves were excavated and only the remains are seen now. Totally there are twelve caves portraying the Viharas and among them the most stunning are the 3rd and 7th caves of which the first displays 12 finely carved columns, and sports sculptures portraying scenes from the Jataka tales and the other displays an imposing sculpture of a Boddhisattva praying for deliverance. Continue reading “Main Attractions and Sights in Aurangabad”
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Getting around in Aurangabad

Getting around in Aurangabad

The Aurangabad airport is just 10 kms from the city and links the city directly to Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur and Mumbai. By rail Aurangabad is directly linked to Pune and Mumbai and to various parts of the country. State Transport buses run from Mumbai, Pune, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Shirdi, Nasik and Dhule to Aurangabad. Maharashtra Tourist Development Corporation operates a bus service, and conducts luxury coach tours from Mumbai to Aurangabad. Continue reading “Getting around in Aurangabad”
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Introductions to Aurangabad

Introductions to Aurangabad

Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II was the one who founded the city of Aurangabad in 1610 on the site of a village by the name of Khirki. In 1626, Fateh Khan, son of Malik Ambar succeeded the throne he named the city as Fatehpur. And when Aurangzeb became the Viceroy of the Deccan he made it his capital and renamed the city as Aurangabad. The city has seen different dynasties and had become one of the most ancient surviving places of the country. Continue reading “Introductions to Aurangabad”
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