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Places of Interest in India 

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Places of Interest in India

 

India's rich history is evident from the various landmarks that dot the country. The numerous architectural wonders in India have a story of their own and are not to be missed. There are many interesting places in India which are worth a visit.

 
Udaipur is known as the Venice of the east. It is also called the city of lakes. The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lakes is the finest example of its architectural and cultural explosion. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake compliments the palace along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, craft and its famed miniature paintings.
The summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar is the jewel that shines in the whole of North India with its sparkling lakes. Scenic snow capped mountain peaks form the backdrop and flowers picturesquely adorn the gardens. A treasure trove of beauty legendary for its houseboats, Srinagar is also renowned for its traditional handicrafts and dry fruits.
 
Ooty, the 'queen of hill-stations' of India, is a hill-resort standing at 7,349 ft above sea level. Also known as Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund, it is situated in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in Tamil Nadu. It is known for it's salubrious climate and scenic beauty. There are breath-taking views of tea-plantations, and undisturbed grassy meadows. For the more adventurous, there are trekking and hang-gliding.
A major tourist destination, Agra has the distinction of housing one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Taj Mahal. Apart from the Taj Mahal, Agra is a city filled with forts and palaces that are reminiscent of the colorful culture of the bygone eras.
 
Located 1000 mt above sea level, this bustling capital city of Karnataka, has a perpetual holiday atmosphere. Founded in 1537 by a local chieftain Kempe Gowd, Bangalore has seen much and imbibed even more.
 
Goa, a city of happiness and joy that welcomes all. An island with sun kissed beaches, old churchesand temples has attracted tourist from all over the world.