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Republic Day is India's great national festival. The Constitution of India has been in effect since January 26, 1950, a date celebrated annually as Republic Day in India. It is a national holiday in India. To mark the importance of this occasion, It is celebrated every year on January 26,........... Read More

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Places of Interest in India


Agra  Historic city; location of 17th-century Taj Mahal; Agra Fort; Akbar's Tomb (Sikandara); Dayal Bagh; Jami Masjid (mosque); Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah.
Ajanta  Complex of about 30 rock-cut cave temples and monasteries dating back to 200 BC; one of the noblest memorials of Buddhism in India.
Amritsar  Religious city; site of the most revered Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple with a gold-foil-covered dome; a national monument dedicated to people killed in the Amritsar Massacre (1919).
Asansol  Industrial city; center of the Kulti-Burnpur complex of iron and steel, and textile factories.
Bhakra Dam  One of the biggest of India, 725 feet (221 meters) high. Part of multipurpose hydroelectric project.
Buddh Gaya  One of the holiest of Buddhist sites where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment; a shrine of Buddha dating back to 300 BC; Magadh University.
Bombay (Mumbai) The capital of the new state of Maharashtra, has long been referred to as “the Gateway of India.” In fact, a large ceremonial gateway was erected in 1911 to commemorate the first visit ever made to India by a British king and queen. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses.
Chandigarh  Joint capital of Punjab and Haryana states; modern planned city designed by Swiss architect Le Corbusier; it is divided into 36 rectangular sections.
Darjeeling  Summer resort in the Himalayas; noted for its tea plantations; Lloyd Botanical Garden; Institute of Mountaineering, Mahakal Temple.
Ganges River  Great river of the plains of North India; held sacred by Hindus; rising from Himalayas, its course is about 1,557 miles (2,506 kilometers) long.
Goa  Natural harbor and tourist resort with a unique Portuguese colonial heritage; 16th-century Basilica Bom Jesus; Se Cathedral; shrine of St. Francis Xavier.
Khajuraho  Historical site having a complex of 20 surviving temples of Siva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs, dating back to AD 1000.
New Delhi The national capital city is the initiating point for many tourist places in India. Attractions include Appu Ghar, Jama Masjid, Lal Kila, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Parliament House, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Connaught Place. During the months of February to April and August to November the city of Delhi has a pleasant climate.
Pondicherry  Religious place; Ashram (retreat) of Sir Aurobindo Ghose, noted Indian philosopher and poet; international study center; Auroville, new universal (international) township.
Puri  Hindu pilgrimage center; site of the 12th-century Jagannath (Krishna) Temple; annual Chariot Festival.
Sanchi  Historic site having best-preserved group of Buddhist monuments, dating back to 300 BC; Great Stupa (shrine).
Srinagar  Internationally famous tourist place in the Vale of Kashmir; seven wooden bridges on Jhelum River; Shalimar and Nishat gardens; Dal Lake; Hazratbal Mosque.
Tirupati  One of the richest temples in India; believed to be the abode of god Venkateswara; center of Hindu pilgrimage and a fine example of Dravidian art; Sir Venkateswara University.
Varanasi  Commonly known as Kashi; the most holy place for Hindus; principal Hindu religious center since prehistoric times; complex of about 1,500 temples headed by the Kashi Vishwanath Temple; Banaras Hindu University; handicrafts, perfumes, and silk and muslin textiles.

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