Category Archives: Monuments

Udaipur Tourism

UDAIPUR- THE VENICE OF INDIA HISTORY: Udaipur known as the Venice of the East was founded in the 16th century by Maharana Udai Singh II after Mughal emperor Akbar annexed Chittorgarh, previous capital of Mewar. This place was covered by Aravali ranges, forests and lakes and appeared less susceptible than Chittorgarh. Maharana Pratap succeeded Maharana Udai Singh after he died in 1572 and courageously defended Udaipur from frequent Mughal attacks including the battle at the Haldighati in 1576. Read more [...]

Tughlaqabad Fort Delhi

TUGHLAQABAD FORT, DELHI HISTORY: Tughlaqabad Fort is located in Mehrauli-Badarpur Road in South Delhi and covers about 6.5 km area. It was constructed by the founder of Tughlaq dynasty, Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq, known as Ghazi Malik in 1321-1325. He served as a slave for Sultan Mubarak Khilji of Khilji Dynasty. One day while he was walking with Sultan Mubarak Khilji around the Tughlaqabad Fort area, he suggested Sultan to build a fort there. Sultan laughed and suggested Ghazi Malik to activate his Read more [...]

Valley of Flowers National Park Uttarakhand

THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS – A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE HISTORY: The Valley of Flowers National Park is located in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand State in Western Himalaya. It is famous for amazing natural beauty, endangered species and wide varieties of alpine flowers. In the year 1931, while returning from a victorious expedition of Mount Kamet, three British mountaineers Frank S. Smythe, Eric Shipton and R.L. Holdsworth wandered away and landed in the flower filled valley. The attraction resulted Read more [...]

Nilgiri Moutain Railway (NMR) Tamil Nadu

THE NILGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY - A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE LOCATION AND HISTORY: The Nilgiri Moutain Railway (NMR) is located in Tamil Nadu, Southern state of India. It is a toy train that runs through Nilgiri Hills and connects Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam (Ooty), via Coonoor, which is the headquarters of NMR. British Government constructed it in 1908 and it was initially started by the Madras Railway. In 2005, it was added to the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are four similar railways Read more [...]

Leaning Temple of Huma Orissa

THE LEANING TEMPLE OF HUMA LOCATION AND HISTORY: The leaning temple of Huma dedicated to Lord Shiva is perhaps the only leaning temple in India situated on the bank of river Mahanadi, 23 km from Sambalpur in Orissa. As the history suggests, the temple was constructed in the year 1670 by Veer Baliar Singh, fifth king of Sambalpur during Chauhan Dynasty. Lord Vimaleswar is worshiped here as deity of Lord Shiva. There is an interesting history behind the foundation of the Huma temple. According Read more [...]

Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway

THE KALKA-SHIMLA RAILWAY - MOUNTAIN RAILWAY, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE LOCATION AND HISTORY: The Kalka-Shimla Railway is situated at a height of about 7,116 ft at the foothills of Himalayas. The Delhi-Ambala-Kalka Railway Company that was commenced in1898 built the Kalka–Shimla Railway on the tracks of narrow gauge of 2 ft and 5 inches. In the year of 1903, on 9th of November this line was opened for the traffic. The Viceroy of that time Lord Curzon had inaugurated it. Before the advent of Read more [...]

Thanesar, Kurukshetra, Haryana

THANESAR LOCATION AND HISTORY: Thanesar has got its name from Sanskrit word Sthanisvara that means the place of God. It is situated on the banks of Saraswati River at a distance of 160km from Delhi, in the Kurukshetra district. Lord Kuber is known to be the God of treasure according the Hindu Mythology and is regarded as the supreme amongst the Yakshas. On the banks of River Saraswati a place is named after him and is called Kuber Tirtha. It is believed that if a person takes a holy dip in this Read more [...]

Takht Sri Patna Sahib Patna

TAKHT SRI PATNA SAHIB LOCATION AND HISTORY: This Gurudwara was built in the memory of the tenth Guru of Sikhs known as Sri Guru Govind Singh ji Maharaj. Patna was his birthplace and was born in the year 1666. He had spent here his early years before shifting to Ananpur. It was built between 1780-1839 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh on the banks of river Ganges in Patna, who was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire. He also had made other historical Gurudwaras in India and Pakistan. There are only fives Read more [...]

Sringeri Chikkamangaluru Karnataka

SRINGERI PLACE OF RELIGIOUS AND HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE LOCATION AND HISTORY: Sringeri is situated in the Chikkamangaluru district in Karnataka. It is a hill town that consists of the first Matha known as the Sringeri Sharda Peetha, founded by the renowned Hindu Saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya who was a follower of the Advaita Vedanta. It is believed that he was attracted to this place by the sight of a cobra with raised hood, which was providing shelter to a heat stricken frog. He stayed here for Read more [...]

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Srirangam Thiruchirapalli

SRI RANGANATHASWAMY TEMPLE LOCATION AND HISTORY: It is the largest Hindu temple in the world dedicated to lord Vishnu and is located in Tamil Nadu, at Srirangam Thiruchirapalli in India. A beautiful Vaishnava temple in Tamil Nadu that is situated on an Island of Cauvery river is the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple. The Tamil literature works has mentioned the name of this temple which is of Sangam era and includes the epic Silapadikaram. The temple consitsts of two shrines namely, the Ranga Vimana and Read more [...]