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Agra Agra, UTTAR PRADESH

ZONE: North

204 km south Delhi, deservedly included on the popular tourist Golden Triangle Delhi-Jaipur-Agra. Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, is world's most extravagant monument ever built in 1565 with fascinatin

Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, GUJARAT

ZONE: West

Founded by Ahmed Shah I in 1411, it has many monuments of Hindu-Islamic architectural style. Mosques include Jama Masjid, Ahmed Shah Masjid, Rani Sipri's mosque and Sidi Bashir's mosque with shaking minarets, etc.

Aizawl Aizawl, MIZORAM

ZONE: East

The ridge of Aizawl town is surrounded by a deep green valley of the river Tuirial and the valley of the river Tlawng. Attraction: the Museum at Macdonald's hill, Zoo, Bethlehem Vengthlang, Durtlang Hills, Bung picnic spot, etc.

Ajanta & Ellora Aurangabad, MAHARASHTRA

ZONE: West

While the Ajanta caves are noted for their magnificent paintings, Ellora caves are famous as masterpieces of sculpture. The caves are hand carved prayer halls belonging to different his torical periods.

Ajmer Ajmer, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: West

Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for both Muslims and Hindus. Here lie Dargah Sharif, the tomb Sufi saint, Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti, with a mosque inside. Every year the Urs of the saint is attended by pilgrims from all over the world. Pushkar, 1

Allahabad Allahabad, UTTAR PRADESH

ZONE: North

Allahabad, founded by Akbar (1575), known in Aryan times as Prayag. Every 12 years the Kumbh Mela draws millions for a holy dip at the Sangam, the meeting point of Ganges, Yamuna, and the invisible Saraswati.

Almora Hill Station Almora, UTTARAKHAND

ZONE: East

Almora, the picturesque hill station at 1650 meters. Attractions: Kasar Devi Temple, Mohan Joshi Park, Deer park, Lalal Bazar, Bright End Cornor, the Museum, Kalimath, Simtola, Kausani. The nearby lakes, temples, folk music, and the local dances enth

Amritsar Amritsar, PUNJAB

ZONE: North

Amritsar is the seat of Sikh religion and culture. The beautiful Golden Temple built in 1803 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, is a two-storey marble structure standing in the middle of the sacred pool reached by a cause way.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair*, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

ZONE: East

Archipelago, also known as 'Emerald Isles', consisting of 300 richly forested tropical islands (250 of them uninhabited) in the Bay of Bengal.

Anjuna Beach Goa, GOA

ZONE: West

Its church, St. Michael's Church, Anjuna, founded in 1595, is dedicated to S. Miguel, and celebrates the feasts of S. Miguel (September 29) and Nossa Senhora Advogada (second week of January).

Bangalore Bangalore, KARNATAKA

ZONE: South

Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka (the Silicon State), is famed for its picnic weather, silk, handicrafts, ivory and sandalwood shopping. Lal Bagh, the 240-acre botanical gardens offers lawns, old trees, rare plants, lotus pools, the beautiful Glas

Bharatpur Bharatpur, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: West

Famous for the Keoladeo National Park, a unique bird sanctuary with more than 354 species of birds, a UNESCO World heritage Site.

Bhimbetka Obedullaganj, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

Bhimbetka has the second oldest cave paintings known to man and S. Asia's richest collection of prehistoric paintings. Bhojpur, 28 km from Bhopal is known for its magnificent Shiva Temple and Cyclopean dam.

Bhopal Bhopal, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

The State capital, rich in monuments and palaces. Taj-ul-Masjid, a huge pink mosque with two massive white domed minarets and three white domes, the Museum of Man (Tribal Habitat museum), Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Shaukat mahal, Lakshmi Narayan Templ

Bhubaneshwar Bhubaneswar*, ORISSA

ZONE: East

Bhubaneswar, known as temple town abounds with hundreds of exquisite temples spread around a central lake, Bindu Sarovar. The Lingaraj Mandir (12th century) has 50 more temples in the compound and a 40 meter high temple tower.

Bijapur Vijayapura, KARNATAKA

ZONE: South

Bijapur, a pleasant garden town, has a lot of 15th to 17th century mosques, mausoleums, palaces and forts. The world famous mausoleum, the Golgumbaz, built in 1659 encloses a majestic hall buttressed by seven-storey towers.

Bishnupur Bankura, WEST BENGAL

ZONE: East

The terracotta capital of the Malla kings for a thousand years, Voshnupur is a famous cultural center. Temples: Shyam Rai, Jore Bangla, Ras Mancha. 'Dal Madai' is a well preserved cannon.

Calangute Beach Goa, GOA

ZONE: West

Accompanied by Candolim village that wings it towards south and crossroads of Baga towards north,Calangute Beach forges the real attraction of Goa tourism. ...

Chamba Chamba, HIMACHAL PRADESH

ZONE: North

The Lakshmi Narayan temple complex, Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Rang Mahal, Bhuri Singh Museum, Saloni and Bhandal valleys, Bharmaur, Khajjiar meadow (34 km) are other attractions. Airport: Kangra, Railway stations: Chakkibank and

Chandigarh Chandigarh, PUNJAB

ZONE: North

Capital of Punjab & Haryana, the first modern planned city of independent India, designed by Le Corbusier. It is famous for the Rock garden built by using only waste materials (Designer - nek Chand). Sukhna lake, Rose garden, the Zoo, Shanti Kunj, mu

Chennai Chennai, KERALA

ZONE: South

The capital of Tamil Nadu, is a major commercial center in south India. The Marinabeach here is the second largest beach in the world extending nearly 11 kms in a single stretch. St. George Fort, San Thome Basilica, the St. Mary's Church, St. George'

Chilka Puri, ORISSA

ZONE: East

Chilka, India's biggest island lake in the heart of coastal Orissa spreads over 1100 sq. km. Encircled by hills. Attractions within the lake are Birds' Island, Nalabana, Kalijai, Satapada, Brahmapura, Parikud and Malud.

Chittorgarh Chittorgarh, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: West

Other places of interest are the Rana Kumbha's palace, Fateh Praksh Palace, Kumbha shyam temple, the victory tower, Kirti Stambh, Klalika Mata Temple, govt. museum, Mohar Magri, Gaumukh reservoir, Nagri, Sanwariaji Temple, Sitama sanctuary, Menal and

Corbett National Park Nainital, UTTARAKHAND

ZONE: North

In the foothills of Himalayas (520 sq. km.), established in 1936, it is home to many rare birds, reptiles an animals including tiger. Different species of trees, shrubs, bamboo, and grass make up the vegetation of the Park.

Dalhousie Chamba, HIMACHAL PRADESH

ZONE: North

A hill station at 2039 meters spreading into five hills. attractions here include the Gandhi Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Kalapote wildlife sanctuary, Panjpulla, Moti Tibba, Karelnu, St. John's Church and Khajjiar (22 km).

Darjeeling Darjiling, WEST BENGAL

ZONE: East

Darjeeling at 2134m where one can see Buddhist monasteries, visit tea plantations and factories and go trekking. Kanchenjanga (8598 meters), can be seen from Darjeeling.

Delhi Delhi, DELHI

ZONE: North

The capital of India consists of Old Delhi and New Delhi. The Red Fort, the red sandstone walls of Lal Quila extend for 2 km. The Juma Masjid, the largest mosque in India, the Jantar Mantar, Maharaja jai Singh II's observatory built in 1725, the Laks

Dharamsala Dharamsala, HIMACHAL PRADESH

ZONE: North

The seat of Tibet's goverment-in-exile is an ideal location for meditation, walks, trekking and rock climbing. The Tsunglagkhag Temple, McLeod Ganj, St. John's Church, the Kangra museum of art, School of Tibetan Studies, Bhagsunath waterfall, Tatwani

Diu Surat, GUJARAT

ZONE: East

The 21 km coastline has many beaches like Nagoa, Gomptimate, Jallandhar, Chakratirth and the stunning sunset point. Important places are Diu fort and museum, Chakratirath Temple,Gangeshwar Temple, St. Paul's Church, St. Francis of Assissi Bird Sanctu

Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri, UTTAR PRADESH

ZONE: North

40 km from Agra, contains, Emperor Akbar's magnificent palace complex. Buland Darwaza, the main entrance to the Daragh mosque is 54 meter high and is said to be the tallest in the world.

Gandhinagar Gandhinagar, GUJARAT

ZONE: West

Gandhinagar is the capital of the state of Gujarat in Western India. Gandhinagar is located approximately 23 km north of Ahmedabad, on the west central point of the Industrial corridor between Delhi, the political capital of India, and Mumbai, the fi

Gangtok Gangtok, SIKKIM

ZONE: North

Sikkim, the land of abundance, beauty and adventure, is a picturesque place with soaring mountains, plunging rivers and lush tropical forests an ideal place for mountaineering, trekking, walking, and water rafting.

Gaya and Bodh Gaya Gaya, BIHAR

ZONE: East

The temple of Vishnupad on the bank of the river Falgu, Brahmajuni Hill, the museum, Barbar caves, the temple ofSurya, are the attractions here. Bodh Gaya, where lord Buddha attained enlightenment, is the most important Budhist pilgrimage site in the

Goa Goa, GOA

ZONE: West

Goa keeps a distinct style and culture and the palm fringed beaches are its main attraction. There are also churches, paddy fields, temples, coconut palm groves, gardens and crumbling forts guarding rocky capes and estuaries.

Guwahati Guwahati, ASSAM

ZONE: East

The gateway to the North-Eastern region of India. Important attractions are theUmananda Temple, Navagrah Temple, Kamakhya Temple, museum, zoo and botanical gardens.

Gwalior Gwalior, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

Sas Bahu ka Mandir, Chatarbhuj Mandir and the Teli ka Mandir built in 9th century are the important temples and between these is a modern Sikh Gurudwara.

Hampi Vijayanagara, KARNATAKA

ZONE: South

The palace, Queen's bathing enclosure, Lotus Mahal, the monolith of Ugra Narasimha, Vithala Temple, virupaksha Temple, the stone chariot, Hazara Rama Temple, elephant stables and the museum are main attractions. Chitradurga fort and Thungabhadra dam

Haridwar-Rishikesh Haridwar, UTTARAKHAND

ZONE: North

At Haridwar, situated at the base of the Shivalik hills, the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. Har-ki-Pauri where people take a dip in a the holyGanges is believed to be most sacred.

Hyderabad Hyderabad, ANDHRA PRADESH

ZONE: East

Hyderabad, the pearl city, is an important center of Islamic culture and was the seat of the wealthy Nizams. The well-known monument, Charminar built in 1591, has four minarets from its corners.

Indore Indore, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

Indore is a city in west-central India. It’s known for the 7-story Rajwada Palace and the Lal Baag Palace, which date back to Indore’s 19th-century Holkar dynasty. The Holkar rulers are honored by a cluster of tombs and cenotaphs at Chhatri Baag.

Jabalpur Jabalpur, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

Jabalpur, is famous for the gorge on the Narmada river known as the Marble Rocks. Situated 22 km from jabalpur, the trip up the 2 km long gorge is made in a rowboat.

Jaipur Jaipur, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: West

Jaipur, the Pink City, the colorful capital of a richly colorful state, has massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples, and marvellous gardens. Hawa Mahal, the City Palace Musuem, the Chandra Mahal, the Central Museum in the Ram NiwasGarde

Jaisalmer Jaisalmer, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: East

jaisalmer in the Thar desert, was founded in 1156. Today the Desert City blooms with intricately carved havelis, and old Jain temples. The fort, Gadi Sagar lake, manak Chowk, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Lodruva, Wood Fossil Park (17 km),

Jammu Jammu, JAMMU AND KASHMIR

ZONE: North

The winter capital of J & K has interesting attractions like Raghunath andRambireswar Temple, the Dogra Art Gallery, the Amar Mahal Palace, the PalaceMuseum, Vaishno Devi Cave Temple etc.

Jamshedpur Jamshedpur, JHARKHAND

ZONE: East

Jamshedpur is the headquarters of the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. According to the 2011 census of India, Jamshedpur (East Singhbhum & Seraikela-Kharsawan) district has current population of 1,337,131; the Jamshedpur urban agglomeration (UA)

Jodhpur Jodhpur, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: West

Jodhpur, at the edge of the Thar Desert the capital of the old Marwar State is now one of the leading centers for wood, cattle, camels, salt and agricultural products.

Juhu Beach Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA

ZONE: West

The Juhu Beach in Mumbai is one of the most famous Indian beaches. This beach is known to be the one of the most-visited beaches of India and is situated in 'Ville Parle'. It is located approximately 18 km from the city center and is a desired locati

Kancheepuram Kancheepuram, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

The "City of thousand temples" is one of the seven sacred cities and is also famous for its handwoven silk fabrics.

Kanpur Kanpur, UTTAR PRADESH

ZONE: North

Situated on the banks of river Ganga, it was a center of activities of many stalwarts during the freedom movement.

Kanyakumari Kanyakumari, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

The southern tip of main land India is the confluence of the Indian ocean, Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal, where one can see the sunset and moon rise simultaneously on a full moon evening. The Vivekananda Rock and the Memorial built in 1970 consis

Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary Kanhangad, KERALA

ZONE: South

Kaziranga National Park (Assamese: ??????? ?????????? ??????, pronounced [kazi???a ?ast?ij? udjan] ( listen)) is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India.

Khajuraho Chhatarpur, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

It is home to perhaps the most famous of India's temples on account of their remarkable erotic sculptures.

Khandala-Lonavla-Karla Lonavla, MAHARASHTRA

ZONE: West

Hill stations of the Western Ghats offer many opportunities of the visitors. The twin hill stations of Khandla and Lonavla (4 km) have scenic views with waterfalls and is a base to visit the Karla (12 km) and Bhaja caves.

Kochi Kochi, KERALA

ZONE: South

Kochi (Cochin) consists of Ernakulam, the Willingdon island, Bogatty, Mattanchery, Vypin island, and Fort Cochin. St. Francis Church with the tomb stone of Vasco da Gama, the Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), the Jewish synagogue constructed in 1568

Kodaikanal Kodaikanal, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

Kodaikanal, at 2133 meters, nestles around the man made Kodai lake spreading over sixty acres. Kodai has thinkly wooded slopes, well laid out walking path through picturesque prospects, tumultous waterfalls and steep rock outdrops. Shembaganur Natura

Kolkata Kolkata, WEST BENGAL

ZONE: East

Calcutta (the city of joy), the capital of West Bengal and former capital of British India has many magnificent monuments. It sprawls along the Hoogly river and theHowrah bridge crosses the river in a single 450 meter span.

Konark Puri, ORISSA

ZONE: East

The Sun Temple (Black Pagoda) at Konark, built 13th c., is a reflection of the architectural brilliance of Vedic India.

Kovalam Beach Thiruvananthapuram, KERALA

ZONE: South

Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. At the southern end of Lighthouse Beach is a striped lighthouse with a viewing platform.

Kullu Kullu, HIMACHAL PRADESH

ZONE: North

Kullu is famous for its colorful Dussehra (October) and the picturesque lush green valleys. Parashar lake, Raison meadow, Kaisdhara, Malana Valley, Naggar (the abode of Reorich's), the Lord Raghunath Temple and Jagannath Devi Temple, etc are worth se

Kumarakom-Kottayam-Thekkandy Kottayam, KERALA

ZONE: South

Kumarakom bird sanctuary (16 km), on an island in Vembanadu Lake is also an ideal place for water cruises. One can stay on house boats sailing on the backwater and the Kollam-Kottayam-Allappuzha route is rich in its scenic beauty.

Ladakh Ladakh, JAMMU AND KASHMIR

ZONE: North

Ladakh, the land of high passes, is a high altitude plateau north of the Himalaya situated geographically in Tibet.

Lakshadweep Islands Lakshadweep, LAKSHADWEEP

ZONE: South

A group of 36 islands (only 9 inhabited) located in the Arabian sea, about 300 km from Kerala. This land of million birds and thousands of tortoises is densely covered with coconut palms.

leh Leh, JAMMU AND KASHMIR

ZONE: East

Has a nine-storey palace and a Buddhist Temple. The Victory Fort at Namgyal Hills, Important Gompas, the Changspa village, the Ladakh Ecological Center, maravianChurch, Skara suburb, etc are other attractions. It is also famous for trek-king routes a

Lucknow Lucknow*, UTTAR PRADESH

ZONE: East

An Important center of culture. Major attractions: the alleys of Bara Imambara (Asia's largest vaulted hall), the mausoleums of Nawabs of Awadh, Picture Gallery, Lucknow Residency, Dhudwa National Park and nawabganj Bird Sanctuary.

Madurai Madurai, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

The seat of Tamil learning, and capital of Pandyan kings. The MeenakshiSundareshwar Temple with twelve immense gopurams towering over the city skyline is the main attraction.

Mahabalipuram Kancheepuram, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

Mahabalipuram situated on the shore of Bay of Bengal, offers the visitor monumental rock-cut temples, carved out shrines and open air sculptural relief of celestial beings and animals.

Majuli Majuli, ASSAM

ZONE: East

Majuli is the world's biggest river island (Brahmaputra). The 22 satras, the Hindu Vaishanavaite monasteries that also function as centers of Assmese arts were founded by Sankardeva.

Malshej Ghat Pune, MAHARASHTRA

ZONE: West

A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction. The view from behind the MTDC resort is a must-see. It is also famous for dark woods and the animals inside. These animals includes tigers, leopards, rabbits and peacocks etc.

Manali Manali, HIMACHAL PRADESH

ZONE: North

Manali, at an altitude of 6000 feet, has attractions like manikaran Gurudwara, Ram Mandir, Dhungri Temple, Vashisht village, Rahla falls, Jagatsukh, Bhrigu lake, Solang point, Beas kund, etc. It is also ideal for mountaineering, trekking, rafting and

Mangalore Mangaluru, KARNATAKA

ZONE: South

Once the major seaport and ship building center, Mangalore is hilly and has strong Roman Catholic influence.

Mathura Mathura, UTTAR PRADESH

ZONE: North

Mathura (Brijbhumi), a famous pilgrimage center, on the banks of river Yamuna, is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Mathura has temples like Dwarikadhish, Pipaleshwar, Rangeshwar, Gokarnaeshwar, Bhuteswar, and several sacred kunds and ghats to its cred

Mount Abu Mount Abu, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: West

Mount Abu at 1220 m. on the Aravalli hills is a place of scenic beauty. Nakki Lake, Toad Rock, Wild life Sanctuary, Dilware group of Jain temples, Gaumukh, Raghunath Temple, Adhar Devi Temple, Museum and Art Gallery, the Gurusikhar peak (15 km) are t

Munnar Munnar, KERALA

ZONE: South

A hill station (highest town) of spectacular views, where three mountain streams confluence. Munnar water way offers boating facility. Anamudi, the highest peak inSouth India (2695 m) is an ideal spot for trekking. Eravikulam National park is another

Mussoorie-Dehradun Dehradun, UTTARAKHAND

ZONE: North

Mussoorie is India's most popular hill station. The view of the snow-coveredHimalayas from here is gorgeous and the walks around offer great views.

Mysore Mysore, KARNATAKA

ZONE: South

Maharaja's Palace and the Brindavan Gardens (19 km) are the greatest attractions in Mysore. Others include the Jaya Chamarajendar Art Gallery, St. Philomina Church, the Chamundi hills, the folklore museum, Palace Museum, Lalita Mahal Palce etc.

Nagpur Nagpur, MAHARASHTRA

ZONE: West

Nagpur is the winter capital and the third largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and largest city of central India. It has one of the highest literacy rate of 91.92% among all the urban agglomerations in India and one of the proposed Smart

Nainital Nainital, UTTARAKHAND

ZONE: North

Nainital at 1938 meters in the Kumaon hills is set around the peaceful Naini Lake. There are interesting walks through the forests and views of the Himalaya are superb. The ropeway, St. John's Church, Hanuman Temple and the State Observatory are othe

Nalanda Nalanda, BIHAR

ZONE: East

Nalanda, which has a very ancient history, was famous as a center of Buddhist theology and educational activities. Nalanda University was establihsed in 5th century.

Ooty Ooty, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

Ooty, located in the Nilgiri hills is a lovely hill station. The Botanical Gardens has a wide variety of plants and trees and the Rose Garden has about 1900 varieties. The artificial lake with boats adds charm to Ooty.

Orchha Tikamgarh, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

A medieval city, a palace-cum-fort complex surrounded by rich forest is a great offering to the visitor.

Palitana Bhavnagar, GUJARAT

ZONE: West

Palitana is 213 km from Ahmedabad. It is famous for the Shatrunjaya hill (602 meters above sea level) with 863 magnificent Jain temples.

Parvati Valley Kullu, HIMACHAL PRADESH

ZONE: North

Parvati Valley is situated in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. From the confluence of the Parvati River with the River Beas, the Parvati Valley runs eastwards, through a steep-sided valley from the town of Bhuntar, in the Kullu district

Patna Patna*, BIHAR

ZONE: East

Patna or Patliputra was the capital of the great Magadhan empire. The Patnamuseum contains a First World War cannon, the Maurya, Gupta and Buddhist sculpture and terracotta figures, the world's longest fossiled tree (16 meters, 200 million years old)

Pithoragarh Pithoragarh, UTTARAKHAND

ZONE: North

Pithoragarh, at 1815 m, is a picturesque valley bordering Tibet and nepal. There are ruins of old palaces and forts and the route to Kailash Manasarovar passes through this district.

Pondicherry Pondicherry*, PONDICHERRY

ZONE: South

The old French colony had two distinct city portions the Ville Blanche and the Ville Noire, the latter being for the natives. The world renowned Aurobindo Ashram is here.

Pune Pune, MAHARASHTRA

ZONE: West

Pune city has several lovely spots like the Osho Commune International (Asram of Bhagwan Rajneesh), the Shaniwar Wada palace, Raja Kelkar museum, the Gandhi National memorial (Aga Khan's palace) set in 6.5 hectares of gardens, the Tribal Museum, Bota

Puri Puri, ORISSA

ZONE: East

Puri (Jagannath Puri), 60 km from Bhubaneswar is one of the four holiest pilgrimage centers of India (Other three: Dwaraka, Badarinath and Rameswaram).Jagannath Temple (12th c.) has 200 meter high surrounding walls.

Pushkar Ajmer, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: East

Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for both Muslims and Hindus. Here lie Dargah Sharif, the tomb Sufi saint, Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti, with a mosque inside.

Rajgir Rajgir, BIHAR

ZONE: East

Situated in a valley surrounded by rocky hills, Rajgiri is an important pilgrimage center for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus.

Rameshwaram Rameshwaram, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

The Varanasi of the South, is an island in the Gulf of Mannar which is connected to the mainland by rail and road.

Ranchi Ranchi*, JHARKHAND

ZONE: East

Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand, and now it is the most populous city of the state.

Sai Baba of Shirdi Ahmednagar, MAHARASHTRA

ZONE: West

Sai Baba of Shirdi, also known as Shirdi Sai Baba was an Indian spiritual leader who is regarded by his devotees as a saint, a fakir, a satguru and an incarnation (avatar) of God. He was revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees during, as well a

Sanchi Sanchi, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

Sanchi, 46 km north of Bhopal, has some of the oldest and interesting Buddhist structures in India which were renovated between 1912 and 1919.

Sasan Gir Sedam, KARNATAKA

ZONE: West

54 km from Junagadh city, known the world over as the last refuge of the Asiatic lion. Crocodile farm is another attraction.

Shillong Shillong*, MEGHALAYA

ZONE: East

Known as the Scotland of the East. It is a hill station with seven hills displaying seven moods and faces, rich in flora and fauna, exotic orchids, beautiful waterfalls and varieties of butterflies.

Shimla Shimla, HIMACHAL PRADESH

ZONE: North

Shimla, the summer capital of India at an altitude of 2130 meters retains the best of natural beauty. The valleys with peaks on both sides offer breathtaking views. The summer Hill and the Prospect Hill, the Viceregal Lodge (Rashtrapati Niwas), a hug

Srinagar Srinagar*, JAMMU AND KASHMIR

ZONE: North

Srinagar, the summer capital of J & K state, is situated amidst a ring of mountains, with three lakes, Dal, Sona and the Nagin. Its greatest attraction is the Dal Lakewith two islands and a large number of houseboats.

Sunderbans Palacole, ANDHRA PRADESH

ZONE: East

The world's largest estuarine forest spreading over 2585 sq km is home to thousands of animals, birds and insect species.

Surat Surat, GUJARAT

ZONE: West

Surat, is a port city previously known as Suryapur. It is the economical capital and former princely state in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the eighth largest city and ninth largest urban agglomeration (after Pune) in India. Surat is the 3rd "cl

Thanjavur Thanjavur, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

Once the capital of Cholas, is rich in history and heritage. The BrihadeeswaraTemple built of monolithic granite is 66.5 m high and the cupola on the top weighs 81.3 tonnes.

Thiruchirapally Tiruchirappalli, TAMIL NADU

ZONE: South

It was the Citadel of Cholas, Pallavas and Pandyas and Hampi of Vijayanagar empire. The 13th century temple complex at Srirangam with its 21 gopurams is located on an island in the Kaveri river.

Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram, KERALA

ZONE: South

Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala is a beautiful city with palaces, art galleries and beaches. Chief attractions are the Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, the Kanakakkunnu Palace, the Science and Technology Museum and P

Tirupati Tirupati, ANDHRA PRADESH

ZONE: North

The Tirumalai Hills, at the bottom of which is Tirupati, where the chief destination of the pilgrims is Sri Venketeswara Temple.

Trivandrum Trivandrum, KERALA

ZONE: South

Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum) is the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala. It's distinguished by its British colonial architecture and many art galleries.

Udaipur Udaipur, RAJASTHAN

ZONE: West

Udaipur is full of palaces, temples, havelis and gardens and appears almost like a mirage in the desert. The exquisite Lake Palace on Lake Pichola is over whelming in splendour and the other island palace is Jagmandir.

Ujjain Ujjain, MADHYA PRADESH

ZONE: West

On the banks of Shipra, it offers Mahakaleswar Temple, Kalidasa Academy, Sandipani Ashram, the Vedha Sabha (Observatory), Vikram University, Kaliadeh Palace, Siddhaval (the enormous banyan tree), ghats and a lot of important temples including Navagra

Vadodara Vadodara, GUJARAT

ZONE: West

Vadodara, formerly called Baroda, is a city in Gujurat, a state in western India. Kirti Mandir is the mausoleum of the Gaekwad dynasty, which ruled until 1949. It has murals by Bengali artist Nandalal Bose.

Vaishali Vaishali, BIHAR

ZONE: East

On the banks of the Ganga, was the capital of the Republic of Vaijji. Lord Buddha visited Vaishali more than once and the Jain Tirthankar, Lord Mahavira is be lieved to have been born here. Buddha stupa I & II, Bawan Pokhar Temple, Ashoka pillar, Sha

Vaishno Devi Katra, JAMMU AND KASHMIR

ZONE: North

Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Hindu Mother GoddessMahalakshmi.The words "maa" and "mata" are commonly used in India for "mother", and thus are often used in connection with Vaishno Devi.

Varanasi Varanasi, UTTAR PRADESH

ZONE: North

Varanasi, (Kashi/Benares), the 'eternal city' situated on the banks of the Ganga, has attactions like the Viswanath Golden Temple, the long string of bathing ghats, the Durga temple, the great mosque of Aurangzeb, Tulsi Manas Temple, the new Vishwant

Vijayawada Vijayawada, ANDHRA PRADESH

ZONE: South

Vijayawada has three cave temples dating back to the 5th century. Other attractions include the Gandhi stupa, planetarium, the Kanaka Durga Temple, Mahaleswara Temple, Narasimha Temple, the Mogalarajapuram cave, Hazrat Bal mosque, St. Mary's Church a

Visakhapatnam Visakhapatnam, ANDHRA PRADESH

ZONE: South

Home to India's largest shipbuilding yard, the coastal city is of commercial and industrial importance. It was originally two separate towns-Waltair andVisakhapatnam. As Vizag grew, the pair gradually merged.

Warangal Warangal, TELANGANA

ZONE: South

The capital of the Kakatiya kingdom, Warangal is a place for those interested in Hindu temple development. The Thousand Pillars on the slopes of the Hanamkonda hills is star-shaped, triple shrined temple dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya.

Yamunotri-Badrinath-Kedarnath Yamunotri, UTTARAKHAND

ZONE: North

Yamnotri-Badrinath, Kedarnath are the main Himalayan pilgrimage destinations. The Valley of Flowers on the lap of the Himalayas is fabulous.