Jammu and Kashmir, India

Jammu & Kashmir is the north most state in India.

Jammu & Kashmir Tourism:
Its one of the most beautiful state which has all kinds of regions & attractions. Jammu has many Hindu Pilgrimage places like the Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Temple (Second most visited religious Shrine in India), the Amarnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Srinagar region has beautiful lakes like the Dal Lake & other beautiful mountains, glaciers, valleys. The Leh & Ladakh region is composed of Himalayan mountains, lakes, sand dunes. It has the highest motor-able road in the world, the first 3 highest motor-able roads are in Leh-Ladakh region only.


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Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan, located in the north west of India is the largest state in India by area comprising of more than 10% of the Indian land. Most of the land is covered by the inhospitable desert land (Thar Desert). As the name of the state itself indicates, its the "Land of Kingdoms" With many palaces, forts, desert safari & other tourist places, Rajasthan attracts a lot tourists, specially the foreign tourists. "Palace on wheels" is a luxury train run by the Indian Railways to promote Rajasthan Tourism which covers most of the important Palaces, Forts & other Desert areas.


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Uttarakhand, India

Uttarakhand, previously called by name Uttaranchal is a state in the northern part of India. It was part of Uttar Pradesh before it was separated out as a different state on Nov 2000. Its usually referred to as Deva Bhoomi (Meaning: Land of Gods) as there are many holy places in the state.

Uttarakhand Tourism:
Uttarakhand is also a very beautiful & scenic place as half of the state is covered by the Himalayan mountains & forest. Uttarakhand attracts a lot of tourists & pilgrims.


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* Kumaon Division
* Garhwal Division


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Himachal Pradesh, India

Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern India. Its situated in the western Himalayas.

Himachal Pradesh Tourism:
Most of the area is covered by the Himalayan mountains, hence making it a very beautiful & scenic place. This post gives information on various tourist places in Himachal Pradesh with photos.


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Karnataka, India

Karnataka is the eighth largest state by area in the south west of India. Bengaluru is the capital city & Kannada is the official & spoken language in Karnataka. Kadambas were the first native rulers (345 - 525 CE) with Kannada as the official language & head quartered in Banavasi (Uttara Kannada District, North western Karnataka) later followed by Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas & Hoysalas. More information on Karnataka can be found in wikipedia, this page mainly covers the tourist places in Karnataka.


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Sringeri, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Sringeri (Kannada: ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ) is a town & taluk head quarters in the Chikmagaluru district of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the banks of the river Tunga, its in the middle of the western ghats. During the 8th century when Adi Shankaracharya was travelling to various places to propagate his philosophies he came across this place, impressed by this place, he stayed here for around 12 yrs & established his first Matha out of the 4 Mathas which are in all 4 directions of India.

Vidyashankara Temple

Kuppalli, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Kuppalli (Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪಳ್ಳಿ) is a small village in Thirthahalli taluk of Shivamogga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Its the birthplace & the childhood home of the great Kannada poet & playwrighter & Jnana Peetha awardee Kuvempu. His pen-name is based on this place "Kuppalli Venkatappa Puttappa"


Kavimane - Kuvempu's childhood home

Agumbe, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Agumbe is a place in Shivamogga District almost bordering the Udupi District in the Indian state of Karnataka. This beautiful scenic place is in the heart of the Malnad region or the western ghats. Agumbe receives the second highest rainfall in India only after Cherrapunji, hence its called the Cherrapunji of the South.


Shivappa Nayaka Fort, Nagara, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Nagara is a small village in the Shivamogga district of the Indian state of Karnataka. Earlier name of this place was Bidanoor, which was the last capital of the Keladi rulers. There is a beautiful fort, popularly known as "Nagara Fort" built by Shivappa Nayaka during the 16th century under the Keladi rulers.



Honnemaradu, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Honne Maradu (Kannada: ಹೊನ್ನೇಮರಡು) is a small village near Jog Falls/Talaguppa in Shivamogga District of the Indian state of Karnataka. This beautiful tourist place is situated in the back waters of River Sharavathi over looking the Linganamakki reservoir. This huge reservoir is mainly for the hydro electric power plant near Kargal from KPTCL. In the middle of this huge water body there are many small small islands that attracts the tourists. Honnemaradu is not a commercial place or a resort, its completely a nature place with thick forest with very less human habitation, there is no power also, there is infact no loo also :-) For all nature lovers who want to stay out of city for couple of days, this is a very great place. There are a wide range of water sports like Kayaking, windsurfing, coracling ...