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Dilwara Temples

Dilwara Temples

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Dilwara Temples in Rajasthan is famous for its stone carvings and architecture styles. It is located just 3kms away from Mount Abu. Ministers of Solanki rulers of Gujarat were built these temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Parshvanath, Lord Mahavir Swami, Lord Nemi Nathji, Lord Rishabhdev, and Lord Adinath. Pillars, doorways, Carved Ceilings’, Majestic Entrance Gate of each and every temple are so beautiful. Before entering into the temple it is mandatory to have bath. Bathing facility is available.   What to see in Dilwara Temples: Luna Vasahi Temple: Tejpal and Vastupal brothers have built this temple in 1230 AD. Lord Nemi Nathji is worshipped in this temple. He was 22nd Jain Thirthnkar. Rag Mandapa Hall is one of the major attractions of this temple. This hall consists of 360 carved idols of Jain Trithankars. All are made up of marble. Pitthalhar Temple:  This temple consists of Navchowki and Madapa like other temples. All the idols of this temple are made up of brass. Shri Parshavnath Temple: This was built in 1458- 59 AD. Major attractions of this temple are 4 big Mandapas, Tallest Tower and beautiful sculptures on the outer wall. Sculptures of outer wall are made up of gray sandstone. Vimal Vasahi Temple: This is the oldest temple belongs to Lord Adinath. He was the first Jain Trithankar. Open Courtyard and rich carvings are the major attraction of this temple. This temple was built in 1031AD by Vimal Shah. It is surrounded by corridors which is having small images of Jain Saints. Pillars are decorated with musical instruments carvings and interior temple was decorated with flowers and petal carvings. Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Mahaveer. He was 24th Jain Tirthankar. It was built in 1582.   What to see around Dilwara Temples: Archaeological Museum: Major attraction of this museum is Devdasi statues. These statues belong to 6th and 12th centuries. It was built in 1962. This was divided into two sections. Accessories of ancient period are preserved in the first section of the museum. In the second section is so attractive with miniatures paintings. It is located 6kms away from the temple. Mount Abu wild life sanctuary:  People visit this place...

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Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

in Boating, Central India, Elephant Rides, Fort, History, Madhya Pradesh, Nature, Trekking, Water Sports, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Bandhavgarh National Park is located near Tala Gate in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. In 1968 this was declared as National Park. Area covered by this park is 105 sq.kms.    Park is named after hillock of the area. This hillock was named by Lord Rama. Rama said to his brother to   have a look on Srilanka from this hillock. Major attraction of this park is Leopards.   What to see in Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh Hill: This is the highest hill in Bandhavgarh reserve. Many small hills surrounded to this hill. From the top of the hill plains and valleys can be seen very clearly. This is the most beautiful experience. Bari Gufa: This is the manmade cave belongs to 10th century. There are 35 caves in this reserve. Bari Gufa is the biggest cave. Shesh Shaiya: This is the statue of Lord Vishnu. It is the best example for the past architectural treasures. Chadradhara:  This place is surrounded by hillocks. Flora and Fauna are most attractive in this place. Mahaman Pond:  This is the best place to see Carnivores and Herbivores. It is surrounded by Bamboo Clumps. Climber’s Point: For the natural lovers this is the best place. Giant Sal Trees is the most famous of this place. Sehra: In the reserve this is the biggest meadow. In the month of June, Saras Cane breeding is most attractive. Rajbahera: This is the origin place of river Dammer.  It is the best place to see Wild Pigs, Samber, Chital herds, Vultures and Storks. Three Cave Point: This place says the richness of historical past. From Ganesh hillock this place is most visible.   What to see around Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh Fort: It is located 23kms away from national park. In India this fort is the oldest fort which is dates back to 2500 years. It is believed that this was built by Lord Rama to live for very short span of time. Bandhavgarh consists of two words. Bandhav means Brother and Garh means Fort. He stayed in this fort after killing Ravana demon. Lord Rama asked his bother Lakshmana to see the movements of Srilanka. Ancient Caves: National park is surrounded by several ancient caves. These...

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Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park

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Kanha National Park is a Tiger Reserve in Balaghat and Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. This was established on 1st June 1955.  Kanha National park is divided into two parts in 1930. First part is named as Banjar and second part is named as Hallon. In the central India this is the largest national park. This park is the inspiration to Rudyard Kipling to write a famous book Jungle Book.   What to see in Kanha National Park: Major attraction of this park are Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Wild Dog, Barasingha, Sloth Bear, Leopards. Kanha is also famous for flora and fauna. This park is the home town to more than 1000 species of flowering plants. In this dense forest Indian ghost tree (formally known as kullu) is the most attractive. Several migratory birds also come to this place. Commonly seen animals in this park are four horned deer, barking deer, spotted deer, Sambhar. In this national park, mouse deer was discovered recently. It is very rare to see sloth bear and hyena Bear. Some of the reptiles can also be seen in this place. These are grass snakes, Keel backs, Vipers, rat snakes, krait, Cobras, Pythons. A male dominated tiger in this tiger reserve is Munna. Size of this Munna is so large. Symbol CAT is written on its head. Head of this Munna is so big.   What to see around Kanha National Park: Bamni Dadar: It is located 12kms away from Kanha National Park. Other name of this place is sunset point. Each and every visitor of Kanha national park will near miss this place. Sunset from this place seems to be most beautiful. Kanha Museum: It is located 8kms away from Kanha National Park. This museum explains what are the activities and attributes of this park. From this museum visitors can also known the tribal culture of Madhya Pradesh state. Kawardha Palace:  This was designed and built by Maharaja Dharamraj Singh. Construction of this palace started in 1936 and it was completed in 1939. Italian stones and marbles are used to construct this palace. Staircases are constructed with Marbles. Elephant Sweeping verandhas are surrounding all the suits. Other attractions near this palace are Mandawa Mahal,...

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Shankhumugham Beach

Shankhumugham Beach

in Beach, Boating, Fort, Kerala, Musuem, Nature, South India, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Shankhumugham Beach is situated in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. This is the perfect place to enjoy during the evening timings. Fishing activity takes place in this beach.   What to see in Shankhumugham Beach: Shankhumugham Beach is located 8kms away from Thiruvananthapuram. This place is also known as Arattukadavu of Sri Ananthapadmanabhan. At the time of Ganesh Chaturdhi, Nimarjan activity takes place in this beach. During special occasions, huge people perform Bali Tharpanam at this beach. Images of Lord Krishna, Lord Narasimha and Lord Phadmanabhaswamy will be taken to Laccadive Sea which is located in Shankhumugham Beach. After dipped the images in the beach those will be taken back to the temple in procession. This is the end of the festival.   Another attraction of this beach is sculptures of Mermaid. This statue is 35meters long. With the intension to make the children learn about the traffic rules and regulations, Jawaharlal Nehru Park of Traffic Signs for children is placed here. Cycling facility is the major attraction in the park for children. Other attractions of this place are landscaped gardens, restaurants and speed boats.   Skating school is situated at this beach. Coaching will be given in this school. Indoor sports complex is also situated here. In this complex Table tennis and Badminton plays here.   What to see around Shankhumugham Beach: Thiruvananthapuram: It is located 7kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. Major attractions of Thiruvananthapuram are Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Zoological Park, Napier Museum, Kanakakunnu Palace, Natural History Museum, East Fort, Mahadeva Temple, and Kuthiramalika Palace Museum. Padmanabhapuram Palace: It is one of the most attractive Palaces in the world which is situated in Kovalam. This palace is famous for Granite dance halls, Clock Tower, Carved Mahogany Ceilings. It is situated 12kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. Veli: It is located 5kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. In this place Veli Lake is separated from Arabian Sea by a sand bar. Water Sports is most famous in Veli. Kovalam: It is located 12kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. This place is famous for Beach. It is one of the best beaches in the world. Other Attractions nearby Shankhumugham Beach: Other Attractions nearby Shankhumugham Beach are Marine Aquarium, Samudra Beach, Kovalam beach, Poovar Island,...

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Akshardham

Akshardham

in Boating, Delhi, Musuem, North India, Temple | 0 comments

Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi.  This was developed by pramukh Swami Maharaj. 7000 artisans along with 3000 volunteers worked hard to construct this temple. It is located near the banks of river Yamuna. This is dedicated to lord Swaminarayana. So this temple is also known as Swaminarayana Akshardham.  Area covered by this temple is 100 acres. In this complex several small structures are constructed. All are constructed according to Vaastu Shastra.   Tourists can find several stone statues of elephants on the temple. This place is also known as Gajendra Plinth. 234 pillars are supporting this temple. It consists of 11 huge mandapas. Height is 141 feet and 370 feet long. In the construction of the temple white marbles and pink sand stones are used. Electronic items and cameras are not allowed inside the temple. On 17th December 2007 this was entered into Guinness book of world Records. This is the 8th wonder of the world.   What to see in Akshardham: Musical Fountain:  one of the attractions in Akshardham is Musical fountain. It is the largest step well in the country. It represents the circle of life. Theatre: This is the largest screen in Delhi. Measurement of the screen is 85/65 feet. Other name of the theatre is Neelkanth Kalyan Yatra. Sahajanand Pradarshan: Other name is Hall of values. Pictures of Swaminarayana’s life can be seen here. The hall features worlds’ smallest animatronics robot in the child form of Swaminarayana and in the form of Ghanshyam Maharaj. Boat Ride:  Here visitors can find peacock shape boats. Visitors will be explained 10,000 years of Indian history in the boat. Yogi Hraday Kama: Other name is sunken garden. Shape looks like Lotus. When visitors seen this from the above statues of swaminarayana, Swami Vivekananda, Martin Luther King, Shakespeare etc can be seen here. Other places to see in Akshardham: Gardens of India, Narayan Sarovar, Neelakanth Abhishek, Premvati Ahargruh, AARSH Centre.   What to see around Akshardham: Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 9 Kms away from Akshardham. India Gate: It was constructed by Edwin Lutyens in...

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