Monday, 04 July 2016 19:59


Did You know?
1. The land of the temples, culture, music, literature, arts and sciences – Tamil Nadu encompasses it all!
2. The state has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites
3. Grand temples include the Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur and Gangaikonda Cholapuram, the Airavateswara temple in Darasuram and the Shore Temple, along with the collection of other monuments in Mahabalipuram, Mad...urai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
4. Tiruchirappalli Rameshwaram temple walk-ways corridors are the longest 1.2 km (0.75 mi) of all Indian temples
5. Chidambaram, Thiruvannaamalai, Kanchipuram and Six Abodes of Murugan are amongst the important pilgrimage sites for Hindus.
6. Marina Beach is the longest urban beach in the country
7. Home to lovely hill stations like Kodaikanal, Nilgri Hills, Coonoor and Ooty
8. Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of peninsular India, is famous for its beautiful sunrise, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar's statue
9. Home of the golden voice MS Subbulakshmi and Bharatnayam exponent Rukmini Devi Aurendale as also AR Rehman
10. Home of sports legands like Viswanathan Anand, Ramesh Krishnan, Amritraj Brothers, Mahesh Bhupati and Nirupama Vaidyanathan
11. Tamil Nadu is the largest producer of turmeric
12. Thriving film industry
13. Pongal is the largest festival
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Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:16


1. A major crossroad for Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,000 years.
2. It is claimed that the ancient Manipur dates back to 50 BC!
3. Different types of Sino-Tibetanese languages are spoken by various tribes including the Nagas, Meetis, Kuki and Pangal
4. Manipuri dance form is one of the major classical dance forms in India
5. During World War II, Manipur was right in the middle of the Japanese and the British Indian combat.
6. Manipur is credited with introducing Polo to Europeans!
7. The Thalon Cave (around 910 meters) is one of the historical sites of Manipur.
8. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is famous for its flora and fauna
9. Naugin is the state bird while Siroi Lily is its state flower
10. Imphal is its capital

Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:02

Jammu & Kashmir

1. Kashmir is that bejeweled and exceedingly beautiful crown that sits atop "sare jaha se achcha Hindustan hamara"
2. Cradled by two major Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal
3. During the Mughal era, it was aptly called the Paradise on Earth – the soaring mountains, the lush valleys, beautiful people and amongst all this the spectacular lakes
4. The famous Mughal Gardens is one of the best formal gardens of the world
5. Cruise down the Dal Lake in the many Shikaras or houseboats dotting the lake in summer months or ski in winter in Gulmarg or Pahalgham – Jammu and Kashmir is an all-season destination state
6. Anantnag is famous for its ancient Martand Temple
7. And while you are visiting Kashmir, don’t forget to visit Laddakh and Leh – the desert tundra with its beautiful Monastries and pristine natural beauty
8. Home to nine different languages - Kashmiri, Urdu, Dogri, Pahari, Balti, Ladakhi, Gojri, Shina and Pashto.
9. The only state that has two different capitals – Jammu as its winter capital and Srinagar as its summer capital
10. It has the longest road tunnel in the country – the Chenani-Nashri tunnel which is 11 km long and the world’s highest railway bridge.
11. Wular lake is the largest lake in Asia!
12. It is famous for its fragrant saffrons

Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:44



1. Kerala, God’s Own Country is indeed as beautiful as everyone claims it is
2. Legend has it that Kerala rose from the sea where the axe- landed thrown in penance for waging the terrible war by Parasuram
3. Was a major trading port since the 8th century
4. First fully literate state of India
5. First state to implement land reform bills and education reform bills
6. The only state with the facilities of hospitals in every village
7. Three main religion dominate equally – Hinduism, Christianity and Islam
8. The state is famous for its annual boat race
9. Onam is the largest harvest festival
10. The state boasts some of the most picturesque tea hills on the Western Ghat Hills, as also its spice and rubber plantations
11. Try vacationing in some of the houseboats of the Kerala backwaters- the experience is amazing!
12. Ayurveda has a huge presence in Kerala

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