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Ladakh
Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.

Ladakh is a mysterious land shrouded in myth and legend. Much of its ancient history is known only through the mythology of its people, as its written history is of very recent origin. Known for centuries as the 'land of passes' (La-pass; Dacha-land), Ladakh was discovered by Fa-hian, who traveled across its inhospitable terrain in 399 A.D. , as 'The land where snow never melts and only corn ripens'.

Ladakh offers great cope for undertaking adventure activities amidst landscapes of breathtaking, rugged beauty. The most popular and best established among these are trekking, mountaineering and river-rafting.

Manali
40 kms. away from Kulu to the north, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Leh and Zanskar regions in Kashmir valley. It is known as the Switzerland of India.

Manali has spectacular views of snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes. The Beas rushes along its rocky course amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild flowers and wagtails hop along from stone to stone along the stream's edge. There are marvellous walks too, through dappled orchards and fairy-tale forests of deodar.

Goa
the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers around the world.

Over the centuries various dynasties have ruled Goa. Rashtrakutas, Kadambas, Silaharas, Chalukyas, Bahamani Muslims and most famously the Portuguese have been rulers of Goa.

By day its sun, sea and surf and by night its fun, fish and feni. Whether you are looking for a busy budget consiuos break or a secluded and more sedate sojourn, Goa has it all.

Kerala
Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia.

An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil streches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine...

Port Blair
Nature has created Port Blair with great care and it shows in every view that catches your eye, whether it is the setting sun or the luxuriant mangroves or the colourful panorama of the wild orchids.

Large stretches of white sand, coral reefs teeming with marine life… the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a haven for tourists and holiday makers. Although this tropical archipelago consists of about 300 islands, only 39 of them are inhabited. Unspoiled and untouched by the vagaries of modern life, these islands are truly the perfect tropical paradise.

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Ladakh Sightseeing

Kargil : (2704 m), 204 kms from Srinagar in the west and 234 kms from Leh in the east, is the second largest urban centre of Ladakh. Kargil mainly serves as an ideal base station for adventure activities. The chief attraction is a 9-m high rock sculpture depicting the future Buddha.

Suru Valley : One of the most beautiful regions of Ladakh, the Suru Valley forms the mainstay of Kargil district. Lying nestled along the north-eastern foothills of the great Himalayan Wall, it extends from Kargil town. The beauty of this region is further enhanced by the sheer contrast provided by the towering peaks of Kun (7035 m) and Nun (7135 m).

Other Places of intrest are :
Leh | Zanskar | Zangla | Rangdum | Padum | Phugthal | Sani | Stongdey | Shyok Valley | Sankoo | Salt Valley


Manali Sightseeing

Hadimba or Dhungiri temple : in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. This four-story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar. Winding paths through forests and glades of whispering Deodars form the setting for the majestic wooden temple of Hidimba Devi in Manali.

Solang Valley (13 kms from Manali) : : A beautiful picnic spot. Nice meadows surrounded by Silver Oaks and spurs, offers views of Glaciers and snow capped mountains. It is International Skiing slope with a small ropeway. You can also enjoy Paragliding and Horse riding.


Goa Sightseeing

Beaches in Goa are not just famous in India but all across the world. The beaches of Goa definitely score over the others simply on account of the acceptance of these beaches as part of the everyday life in Goa. People in Goa eat, drink and breathe beaches.

If you ever thought that great magnificent churches existed only in Rome, then this little exploration inside the exquisite churches of Goa, will definitely make you think again.


Kerala Sightseeing

A quiet seaside destination on the shores of the Arabian Sea Varkala is a favorite destination of tourists from various parts of India and abroad. Situated in Trivandrum district and 40 kms from the capital city, Varkala is also an important Hindu pilgrimage center being the eternal resting place of the eminent social reformer Sri Narayana Guru.

Pathiramanal in south Kerala, a small island on the backwaters of Alappuzha, is a haven for hundreds of rare birds migrating from different parts of the world. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, stretching from Alappuzha to Kochi and the Kayamkulam lake, Pathiramanal is accessible only by boat.


Port Blair Sightseeing

The British used the islands as a penal colony for Indian freedom fighters. They constructed this horrendous monument of human torture in 1906 to crush the bodies and the spirits of the freedom fighters. It originally consisted of 7 wings radiating from a central tower, but only three remain.

Samudrika Naval Maritime Museum, run by the Indian Navy. An interesting exhibition of the marine life, including all kinds of shells and molluscs.


More Tourist Destinations in India :-

Bangalore, Cochin, Trivendrum

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