Unknown Destinatios in India

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India is diverse; tourists who traverse through various parts of India have always been fascinated by India's cultural and geographical richness, architectural marvels, exclusive heritage sites, majestic monuments, and exotic flora and fauna. There are zillions of unexplored destinations within the country which offer an unforgettable experience to all types of tourists and make India an awe-inspiring nation. Visit Theotherhome.com to knowmore about such unknown tourists destinations of India.

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Unknown Destinatios in India

  1. 1. Unexplored Destinations in IndiaThe Other Home(Vacation Rental | Homestay | Outdoor Adventure | Heritage | Eco-Resorts)Tel: 011-65028027 – 28; Fax: 011-26225380Email: info@theotherhome.com; website: www.theotherhome.com
  2. 2. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)India…. India….• India is diverse; tourists who traverse through various parts of India have always beenfascinated by Indias cultural and geographical richness, architectural marvels, exclusiveheritage sites, majestic monuments, and exotic flora and fauna.• There are zillions of unexplored destinations within the country which offer anunforgettable experience to all types of tourists and make India an awe-inspiringnation.• From Himalayas in the north to the Indian ocean in the south, India has an amplenumber of places that are still left unexplored and unheard of. Lets have a glimpse ofsome of the best unexplored destinations.
  3. 3. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Sandakphu (East India)• Sandakfu or Sandakphu is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. TheSandakphu is the culminating point of many trekking routes in the Darjeeling-Sikkimregion. It is the highest point on the Singalila ridge that forms the border betweenEastern Nepal and India. The peaks of Kanchanjanga and Everest can be seen from itssummit.• Sandakphu is resplendent with the ethereal beauty of magnolias, rhododendrons,primulas and other sub-alpine flowers. It also contains more than 600 varieties oforchids.The temperature swings from -20 C (including wind chill factor) in winter to+15C in summer. Sandakphu gets snowfall in late December to early February.
  4. 4. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Sar Pass and Chanderkhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh• Sar Pass Trail offers an opportunity to enjoy the exquisite beauty of Parvati Valley. Forthose looking forward to experiencing an adrenaline rush or for those seeking solacewith a bit of thrill, head to Sur pass and Chanderkhani pass in Himachal Pradesh, whereit is inspiring to tread as very few have done so before.• Situated 0.1at a height of 13,800 ft, The Sar Pass territory has places for trekking and alandscape that changes with every turn you take on the 80km trail.
  5. 5. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Lepchajagat, West Bengal• Lepchajagat is located on a hill covered with Oaks forests and beautiful rhododendron.It is situated on Ghoom-Mirik road at the Sukhipokhri near Darjeeling.• This place has an astonishing exquisiteness that is difficult to get over. The curious playof colors in the sky strikes you straight away.• Partly black and white clouds drift from one hill to another. The other places close bythat are not to be missed include Jorepokri, Mirik and Pashupati.
  6. 6. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Gokarna, Karnataka• Gokarna, with its blue seas and clean sands, coconut palms and pristine quaint beachesis perfect for an idyllic vacation by the sea. Gokarna is located in North Karnataka.• A pleasant surprise is the beach which resembles Om, the Sanskrit symbol for theinvocation that is believed to have created the universe.• Gokarna is pretty much a round-the-year destination, although youd be well advised toavoid it during the monsoon. Also in the Northern part of Karnataka, on a thin strip oftropical sand lies Karwar, bound by the Western Ghats on its eastern side andembraced by the Arabian Sea on the west.
  7. 7. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Sindhudurg fort, Malvan Region,Maharashtra• Filled with fascinating forts and coastlines, the Malvan region is one the premiereplaces for a peaceful holiday to seep in history or to soak up the sun.• Sindhudurg fort stands on a rocky island, known as Kurte, barely a km, from theMalavan is 510 kms south of Mumbai and 130 kms north of Goa. It is one of the bestpreserved forts of the Marathas; the 48 acre Sindhudurg fort has a four kms long zigzagline of 9 metres high and 3 metres wide rampart with 42 bastions. The massive wallswere designed to serve as a deterrent to approaching enemies and to the waves andtides of the Arabian Sea.• Apart from the Fort, one can relax on the beaches of Tarkarli and Chiwla beach inMalwan region. These beaches are neat and clean and very less crowded.
  8. 8. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)• Marleshwar, which literally means the ‘God of Marle village’, is a religious place locatedabout 60 km from Ganpatipule, in Ratnagiri District. Here you can have a look at thepopular shiva temple called Marleshwar.• The uniqueness of the temple is that there used to be various snakes in the temple butthey did not bite the devotees. Still people can found snakes there.• The waterfall sight is very beautiful from the cave but we dont get an idea about theheight of the waterfall from here. We will have to go beyond KarambeliDoh for that.From this temple you can also have a look at the mountains of Sahyadris. This place is areal place of tranquility to visit .Dhareshwar Falls, Marleshwar
  9. 9. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)• Lingana is a massive pinnacle on the mainline of the Sahyadris between Raigad andTorna. It is the toughest natural rock climb in the Sahyadri mountains. The rock/soilfound on Lingana is of Basalt type.• Lingana fort was built by Shivaji in 1648 to secure central Konkan against the Sidis.Under the Marathas, Lingana was used as a penal settlement. During the ancient days,Lingana fort, situated in the mid-portion of the hill used to be a prison housinghardcore prisoners. These prisoners were made to climb to the fort with the help ofladders and subsequently the ladders were removed once they reached the fort.Lingana fort, Mahad, Pune
  10. 10. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Frozen Waterfall @ Gomukh, Uttarkashi• "Gaumukh" literally means "Mouth of a Cow". It is the terminus or snout of theGangotri Glacier, from where Bhagirathi River originates. The place is situated at aheight of 12,760 ft. It is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume ofover 27 cubic kilometers.• Gomukh is 18 km from Gangotri in the foot hills of Bhagirathi at a height of4255m. Many saints, holy travelers, Trekkers as well as religious people went here toworship the place. It is the paradise where one would find things in its purest form. Onemust visit this place for the panoramic view and lovely clean air. It has much more tooffer than just its religious significance.
  11. 11. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Chembra Peak (highest peak in Wayanad)• It is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea level. Chembrais located near the town of Meppady and is 8 km south of Kalpetta. It is part of theWayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamilnadu andVellarimala in Kozhikode district in Kerala.• Chembra peak is accessible by foot from Meppady. It is a paradise for the trekkers &the District Tourism also promote it. Permission from the forest office in Meppady isrequired for trekking up to Chembra Peak.• A heart shaped lake on the way to the top of the peak is a major tourist attraction. Thelake is believed to have never dried up.
  12. 12. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Rajmachi Fortifications, Pune• Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri inIndia. There are two forts which were built by Emperor Shivaji during 17th century.Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat(ghat between Mumbai and Pune)which was a historical trade route.• Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures – the taller one in the east is Shrivardhanfort and the other in the west is Manaranjan fort. Rajmachi is a unique fort having wideplateau on all sides of the twin fortresses.• Kal Bhairava temple is situated in the col between Shrivardhan and Manaranjan.
  13. 13. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Muppandal Wind Farms, Suchindram• The development of wind power in India began in the 1990s, and has significantlyincreased in the last few years. Although a relative newcomer to the wind industrycompared with Denmark or the US.• As of 31 March 2011 from the installed capacity of wind power in India, it is mainlyspread across Tamil Nadu. This picture represent Suchindram, Tamil Nadu, which is apanchayat town in Kanyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.• It is also an important pilgrim centre and the site of the famous Thanumalayan Temple.People have started producing their own electricity.
  14. 14. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kangchenjunga, Sikkim• Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain of the world with an elevation of 8,586 mand located along the India-Nepal border in the Himalayas.• Three of the five peaks – main, central, and south – are on the border of North Sikkimin India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely inTaplejung District. The Kangchenjunga Himal includes twelve more peaks over 7,000 m(23,000 ft).• Kangchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, whowere part of a British expedition. The name Kangchenjunga stems from Bhutia andTibetan languages.
  15. 15. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Karla Caves, Karli, Maharasthra• Karla Caves are the largest cave temple (chaitya) in India and is located in Karli nearLonavala, Maharashtra. The caves lie near a major ancient trade route, runningeastward from the Arabian Sea into the Deccan.• These rock cut caves are developed over two periods – from the 2nd century BC to the2nd century AD, and from the 5th century to the 10th century by Buddhist nuns.• These caves exhibit Buddhist ideologies through inscriptions and stupas. The Chaityahall is spectacular with 37 octagonal pillars with a base structure of a water jar and ithas a special feature of the facade screen made out of teak wood.
  16. 16. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Countryside in Alwar, Rajasthan, India• The princely state of Alwar was founded by Pratap Singh, a Rajput of the Kachwahalineage, in 1770. It is a city famous for its scenic landscape. It is located around 160 kmsouth of Delhi, and about 150 km north of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.• Indias highest ever recorded temperature of 50.6 °C (123.1 °F) was measured at Alwaron 10 May 1956. Alwar was formerly the capital of the princely state of Alwar. It wasformerly spell as "Ulwar" in British India. This placed it in last position in alphabeticallyordered lists, so a king changed the spelling to "Alwar" to bring it to the top.
  17. 17. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Karsha Monastery (Jammu-Kashmir)• Karsha is a Buddhist monastery in the Padum Valley of the Zanskar region of ofJammu and Kashmir in northern India. The Doda River flows past the monastery fromits source at the DrangDrung glacier of the Pensi La.• The oldest remaining structure, an Avalokiteshvara temple, Chuk-shik-jal, contains wallpaintings which seem to associate it with the era of Rinchen Zangpo (958-1055). Themonastery is under the control of the younger brother of the Dalai Lama. Behind hisseat in the chapel is a statue of Lhaso Cho Rinpoche, which was brought from Lhasa inthe 1960s and has a golden crown with carnelian and turquoise decorations.
  18. 18. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)The Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat• The Sun Temple a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. The Modhera suntemple is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, 25 km from Mehsana and 102km from Ahmedabad.• The Sun Temple was built by Rushabh Bhimdev I of Solanki Dynasty in AD 1026. Thiswas the same place where Lord Rama perform yagna to purify himself from the Sin ofBrahma-hatya.• The temple comprises three separate but axially-aligned and integrated elements -Surya Kund and SabhaMandap. Modhera dance festival is scheduled to be held duringthe third week of January every year.
  19. 19. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Hogenakkal Waterfall, Tamil Nadu• Hogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall located in Dharmapuridistict,Tamil Nadu on the river Kaveri. It is about 180 km (110 mi) from Bangalore and 46 km(29 mi) from Dharmapuri town.• Hogenakkal is located about 750 feet above sea level amidst the Melagiri Hills. With itsfame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major site of tourist attraction.Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asiaand one of the oldest in the world.• The best season to visit is soon after the monsoons, when the river is in full spate butsome people love to go in Off Season to avoid crowd. Having a Local coracles ride is agreat fun.
  20. 20. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Stone Chariot, Vitthala Temple, Hampi• The most splendid of temples at Vijayanagar is the Vitthala temple, near theTungabhadra river in Hampi. It is considered to be the most ornate of the Vijayanagartemples. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India situated on the banks ofthe Tungabhadra river.• The center of the Mahamandapam has sixteen pillars decorated with Narasimha andYali, forming a rectangular court. The ceiling of the Mahamandapam is also coveredwith sculptural work.• The stone chariot in this temple is of great fame. Its stone wheels, each shaped in theform of a lotus, are capable of revolving. The annual Vijayanagar Festival is organizedby the Government of Karnataka in November.
  21. 21. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kibber, Himachal Pradesh• Kibber is a village high in the Spiti Valley in the Himalayas at 4270 metres or 14,200 ft inHimachal Pradesh in northern India. The major attraction here is a monastery and theKibber Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located 6 kilometres from Kaza and a bus serviceconnects them in the milder summer months.• Kibber Monastery was founded by Serkang Rimpochhe of Tabo. The landscape aroundit is frequently punctuated with prayer flags, chortens, and small cairns decorated withrams horns, all of which adds to the "last outpost of humanity" feeling.• Villagers count on the 3 day traditional trade route over Parang La to Ladakh to bartertheir horses for yaks or to sell for cash.
  22. 22. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kutch / Rann Mahotsav, Kutch, Gujarat• The Rann Utsav is a unique opportunity for people around the world to visit Kutch andexperience the true flavor of this beautiful arid region. The fair celebrates the diversityand uniqueness of the Kutch and the cultural splendor of Gujarat.• The Utsav includes cultural and folk dances, music, craftsmanship, carnival processions,pageantry and an encapsulation of the true spirit and zeal of Kutch inhabitants. A grandTent City of 400 tents, consisting of both air- conditioned and non-air-conditionedtents, have been set up on the outskirt of bordering village of Dhorado in the Rann(White Salt Desert spread over miles).• Nearly 32 cultural troupes from various districts of Gujarat participates in the Danceand Musical Carnival.
  23. 23. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi• Agrasen ki Baoli is also known as Agar Sainki Baoli or Ugrasen ki Baoli. It is a 60 meterlong and 15 meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place.Although there are no known historical records to prove who built Agrasen ki Baoli, it isbelieved that it was originally built by the legendary king Agrasen during theMahabharat epic era and rebuilt in the 14th century by the Agrawal community.• Baoli or bawdi is a Hindi word or vapi, vapika. Water temples and temple step wellswere built in ancient India and the earliest forms of step well and reservoir were alsobuilt in India in places like Dholavira as far back as the Indus Valley Civilization.• The visible parts of this historical step well consist of three levels. Each level is linedwith arched niches on both sides.
  24. 24. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)• Formerly known as Murumdev, Rajgad is one of the famous Pune District Fort inMaharashtra, India. This fort is approximately 1326 meters above sea level.• It was capital of the Maratha Kingdom (Hindavi Swarajya) ruled by Chhatrapati ShivajiMaharaj for almost 26 years, after which he moved to Raigad fort and made that hiscapital. Rajgad is south-west 40 Kms from Pune. Rajgad is famous for its construction.• Rajgad is famous for its Padmavati Machi, Sanjivani Machi, Suvela Machi and Bale killa- the pride of Maharashtra. The diameter of the fort at the base is 40 km making itdifficult for anybody to lay siege to it.Rajgad, Maharashtra, India
  25. 25. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Chadar Trek, Zanskar, Ladakh, India• Chadar Trek is well known as a very unique winter trek & expedition, One of thetoughest and most adventurous trek in Ladakh. Chadar means white sheet of crystal iceand it is a lifetime experience for the trekkers. This trek is considered as one of themost exciting and unique treks on shiny ice on the bank of Tsarap River.• Most of the trek is done on the ice (Chaddar) but at some places we must climb icyrocks or trails and in Zanskar itself we can walk through the normal trail used by thepeople daily. The trek goes along the Tsarap River in the region of Nyerag, Lingshed andconstitutes to Zanskar!• The temperature remains minus 15 to 20 during the day time and –25 to –35 during thenight.
  26. 26. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Bhutanatha Temple, Badami, Karnataka• Bhutanatha Temple is a sandstone temples dedicated to the deity Bhutanatha, inBadami town of Karnataka. Lord Shiva is worshiped as the God of Souls in theBhutanatha Temple. It has a superstructure that resembles early South Indian style orNorth Indian style with its open mantapa extending into the lake.• The inner shrine and mantapa (hall) were constructed in the late 7th century during thereign of the Badami Chalukyas while the outer mantapa, facing the Badami tank, wascompleted during the rule of the Kalyani Chalukyas of the 11th century.• In the inner hall, a heavy architrave above the columns divides the hall into a centralnave and two aisles. There is no dedicatory block upon the lintel to indicate to whichdeity the initial dedication was for.
  27. 27. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Mawsmai Caves, Meghalaya• Situated close to Cherrapunji, the Mawsmai cave made of limestone is one of the morepopular destinations of Meghalaya. The emotion of thrill heightens as you enter thecave. The entrance has a narrow vertical opening.• As you move further, you will notice dripping of water from the cave roofs and theformation of stalactites and stalagmites, a wonderful phenomena specially found inlimestone caves. The opportunities to see various shapes, forms and figurines areendless. Although the caves are quite dark inside.• According to the legend the Mawsmai Caves were discovered by the Khasi tribesmenwhile they were out for hunting. If You are planning to flock to Meghalaya, then domake your holidays memorable by visiting the Mawsmai Caves.
  28. 28. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Gingee / Jinji Fort (Tamil nadu)• Gingee / Jinji Fort is one of the few surviving forts in Villupuram District, 160 Km fromChennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was so well fortified that Shivaji ranked it as the "mostimpregnable fortress in India" and it was called the "Troy of the East" by the British. Itwas built in 9th Century AD by Chola dynasty.• The actual name of Gingee is Sengiri meaning perhaps the "Red Hill" in Tamil that hasgot corrupted into Gingee. The fort consists of three hills (Krishnagiri, Chakkilidrug andRajagiri hills), connected by walls enclosing an area of 7 square kilometres (2.7 sq mi). Ithad an eight-storeyed Kalyana Mahal (marriage hall), granaries, prison cells, a militarygymnasium and a temple dedicated to its presiding Hindu goddess called Chenjiamman.
  29. 29. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh• Chitkul is the last & highest inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border in Baspa valley.It is situated on the right bank of Baspa river. There is a road along the left bank fromKarcham. In winters the place remains covered with the snow.• Pea is the main cash crop and some farmers grow potatoes which are one of the best inthe world but sometimes very costly. This is a place also known for old Hindustan-Tibettrade route, In ancient times Tibetans would come through this village to barter wools,leather, tools in exchange of salt, wheat and vegetables.• It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. Chitkul is around 750km from the National capital Delhi and 24 km from Sangla. This is the last Indian villageon border with China.
  30. 30. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Chandra Taal, Himanchal Pradesh• Chandra Taal is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in theHimalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirquepresents a view on the other. Situated in the Spiti part of the Lahul and Spiti, ChandraTaal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers.• The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May toearly October. The road from Kunzum Pass is accessible only on foot, and it is about 8km from Chandra Taal. During springtime, these meadows are carpeted with hundredsof kinds of wildflowers. The most surprising thing about this lake is that there is novisible source of this lake but there is a visible outlet of this lake which means thatwater to this lake comes from underground.
  31. 31. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Pulicat Lake, Tamil Nadu• Pulicat Lake straddles the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu states on theCoromandal Coast in South India. The lake encompasses the Pulicat Lake BirdSanctuary. The barrier island of Sri Hari Kota separates the lake from the Bay of Bengal.• Three major rivers which feed the lagoon. Every year approximately 15,000 GreaterFlamingos are reported to visit the lake along with pelicans, kingfishers, herons, paintedstorks, spoonbills and ducks.• An average 1200 tones of fish and crustaceans are harvested annually, of which prawnsconstitute 60%, followed by mullets. Seafood exports of white and Tiger prawns,jellyfish, finfish and live lagoon Green crabs.
  32. 32. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Orchha (or Urchha) Palace, Madhya Pradesh• Orchha Palace is a small town in Madhya Pradesh – is a peaceful place ‘far from themadding crowd’. The medieval city of Orchha seems to have frozen in time, its palacesand temples still retaining their original grandeur.• Orchha had the distinction of being the capital of one of the largest and most powerfulkingdoms of Central India. The Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, founded thecity, located by the side of the beautiful Betwa River, in the 16th century.• The word Orchha means hidden. The fort consists of several connected buildingserected at different times, the most noteworthy of which are the Raja Mahal and theJahangir Mahal.
  33. 33. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Deogarh Mahal, Deogarh, Rajasthan• A magnificent palace located on the top a hill at Deogarh, provides a picturesque viewsof the village, lake, and the beautiful mountains of the Aravali range. Deogarh is alsofamous the miniature painting school, the example of the fine art called fresco can beseen on the walls of the palace.• The palace was built in 1670 A.D. now converted into a heritage hotel offering anunforgettable experience & a comfortable stay. Gorgeous rooms and suites arescattered around various wings of the lovely honey-coloured building.• The collection of Vintage cars at Deogarh & horse riding on Deogarh family owning it’sown horse stables is also worth enjoying.
  34. 34. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Abbey Falls Karnataka• Abbey Falls is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. It is located 8 kmfrom the town of Madikeri (Coorg) in the mountains of Western Ghats and 268 kmfrom Bangalore.• Here several streams combine, swelling with the monsoon rains and plunging down themountain slope at enormous speed, hitting the huge boulders hard and forcing throughthe crevices and ravines.• During the monsoon season the water flow is very high. A hanging bridge constructedjust opposite the falls comes in handy for the Tourists. There is a Kali Mata temple onthe other side of the bridge and Coffee and Black Pepper trees on the other side.
  35. 35. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)The Bodhi Tree, Bihar• The Bodhi Tree was a large and very old Sacred Fig tree (Ficusreligiosa) located inBodh Gaya (about 100 km from Patna, Bihar). It is the tree under which under whichGautama Buddha, is said to have achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi.• In religious iconography, the Bodhi tree is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves. Theterm "Bodhi Tree" is also widely applied to currently existing trees, particularly theSacred Fig growing at the Mahabodhi Temple, which is a direct descendant planted in288 BC from the original specimen.• The Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya, Bihar is a direct descendent of the tree under whichSiddharta Gautama is attained enlightenment. After 49 days of meditation, it was herethat Siddharta Guatama became the Buddha, the "Enlightened One".
  36. 36. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Tabo, Himanchal Pradesh• Tabo Monastery was founded in 996AD at an altitude of 3,280 meters. Tabo is a smalltown in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh,India.• Within the ancient monasterys compound are nine temples built between the late10th and the 17th century and numerous stupas. Main temple preserves anextraordinary wealth of documentation of the history and culture (includes paintings,sculptures, inscriptions and extensive wall texts) of that period.• It was developed as an advanced centre for learning and till date it has managed topreserve the Buddhist legacy with the same steadfastness. Tabo was the brainchild ofthe great translator and teacher, Rinchensang Po.
  37. 37. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Borra Caves / BorraGuhalu, Visakhapatnam• Borra caves are about 90 km away from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, at the heightof 1450 feet above the sea level in the Ananthagiri hill ranges of eastern ghats. Theseare the natural caves, said to have originated from the Gosthaniriver, which flowsthrough these caves.• The opening of the cave measures upto 100m horizontally and 75 m vertically. Borracaves glitters and illuminates by the sixty three lamps of mercury, sodium vapor andhalogen which make the interior of the caves colorful and spectacular.• In 1807, these caves were discovered by William King George from the GeologicalSurvey of India. November and December are considered as the best time to visit thesecaves.
  38. 38. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Pyramid valley, Bangalore• Pyramid valley is been selected as one of the 7 wonders of Bangalore. It stands proudat above 101 ft. Its base measures 160 ft by 160 ft with the main meditation areaspanning 25,600 sq. ft. which can accommodate about 5000 people.• It is located 30 km from Banashankari Temple, 4 km before Harohalli and 1.2 km justafter Kebbedoddi bus stop, on Kanakapura Road. It is believed that pyramids canattract huge energy, so meditating here can shower one with positive energy.• This Pyramid is constructed on the principles of Giza Pyramid, oriented exactly in theNorth – South direction, having the golden angle of inclination at 51° 51’ and the King’sChamber located at the center at 1/3rd the height of the Pyramid.
  39. 39. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Sheesh Mahal, Punjab• Sheesh Mahal or the ‘Palace of Mirrors’ in Patiala (Punjab) was built by MaharajaNarinder Singh in 1845 behind the main Moti Bagh Palace. The Palace was built in aforest with terraces, gardens, fountains and an artificial lake.• The lake has two watchtowers in the north and the south, and is connected to theBanasar Ghar, a storehouse for stuffed animals. The Sheesh Mahal, which was aresidential palace, has a suspension bridge.• To give artistic look on the walls and ceilings of the Sheesh Mahal, Maharaja NarinderSingh engaged artistic painters from Rajasthan and Kangra. A museum housing thelargest collection of Medals from the world collected by His Highness MaharajaBhupinder Singh is also place here.
  40. 40. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kumta Beach, Karnataka• If you want a beach look like private beach, should be beautiful and long & near to Goathen do not forgot to visit Kumta Beach. Its not only a beach a lot to discover.• It is a coastal town in Karnataka, about 142 km south of the city of Margao and 58 kmnorth of Bhatkal. This region is also popular for their folk dance Yakshagana.3. It is also famous for a lot of old temples in Kumta. Sri Kumbheshwar,UppinaGanapati, ShantikaParameshwari and Shankar Narayan temples are the popularones.• Kumta is adjacent to the vast western ghats. Aghanashini is the major river ofKumtataluk. Gokarna, famous for the its beach (originally famous for the temple), is just20 km. Yana Caves is just 20 km from Kumta.
  41. 41. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Khuri Desert Camp, Jaisalmer• If Camel safari, Mud houses and Desert solitude are in your mind then do not forget theplace known as "Khuri" or "Khudi". It is a village in Sikar district in Rajasthan near toJaisalmer.• The village is inhabited by mainly Jats. Night Temperature in Winters may go below 8degree Celsius. November through to mid February is the best to be there.• You will love to Sleep under open Sky in Desert. Unforgettable Camel safari to sanddunes. Traditional Rajasthani cuisine to eat.
  42. 42. © 2013, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Lonar Lake Maharashtra• Lonar Lake is a saltwater lake at Lonar in Buldana district, Maharashtra, India, whichwas created by a meteor hitting the Earth during the Pleistocene Epoch. The impactcrater thereby formed is the only hypervelocity meteoritic impact crater on basalt rock.• A lake that evolved in the resulting basaltic rock formation, is both saline and alkaline innature. It has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometres (3,900 ft) and is about 137 metres(449 ft) below the crater rim. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8 kilometres (5,900 ft) indiameter. The circular depression bears a saline water lake in its central portion.
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