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Historic monuments : The main historic monuments in india for travelers are :
Taj Mahal : The Taj Mahal is one of India's best-known sites and one of the best architectural achievements in India. Located in Agra, it was built between 1631 and 1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his wife, Arjumand Banu, more popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal serves as her tomb.
The Golden Temple : The Golden Temple is one of the most respected temples in India and the most sacred place for Sikhs. The Golden Temple is located in Amritsar, Punjab, India.
The Bahá'í Temple (Lotus Temple) : The Bahá'í temple in Delhi, was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian Subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. (It is also known as the Lotus Temple.)
India has geographical diversity, which resulted in varieties of nature tourism.
Western Ghats :
The Western Ghats also sometimes known as the Sahyadri Mountains, is a mountain range along the western side of India. It runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. The range starts near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the River Tapti, and runs approximately 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of India. About sixty percent of the Western Ghats are located in the state of Karnataka.
Kerala Backwaters :
The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.
Backwater Regions :
Kollam :Kollam (earlier known as Quilon) was one of the leading trade centres of the ancient world, eulogised by travellers such as Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo. It is also the starting point of the backwater waterways. The Ashtamudi Kayal, known as the gateway to the backwaters, covers about 30 per cent of Kollam.
With the Kuttanad region and the Vembanad Kayal nearby, Alappuzha (earlier known as Alleppy) attracts tourists throughout the year.The criss-crossing canals in the area evoke comparisons with Venice, but the differences are also substantial. Each has an identity of its own. Amongst the notable sights is the palm covered Pathiramanal Island in Vembanad Kayal, one hour by boat from Alappuzha. The place is famous for the snake boat races and also has a number of historic colonial buildings and a beach.
Kottayam - Kumarakom
The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Kayal, and is part of the Kuttanad region. The blue backwaters of Vembanad Kayal and the amazing shades of green of the vegetation, combines with the quietness of the place to make it an idyllic holiday destination. Many of the resorts also offer ayurvedic treatment. While Kuttanad is ideal for a house boat cruise, the resorts are the main attraction in Kumarakonam. One can also take a boat trip in Kumaramonam It is located 15 km west of Kottayam. The bird sanctuary and the drift wood museum are added attractions.
Hill Stations in India :
Several hill stations served as summer capitals of Indian provinces, princely states, or, in the case of Shimla, of British India itself. Since Indian Independence, the role of these hill stations as summer capitals has largely ended, but many hill stations remain popular summer resorts. Most famous hill stations are :
1. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh - It is also known as The Queen of Satpura.
2. Araku, Andhra Pradesh
3. Gulmarg, Srinagar and Laddakh in Jammu and Kashmir
4. Darjeeling in West Bengal
5. Munnar in Kerala
6. Ooty and Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu
7. Shillong in Meghalaya
8. Shimla, Kullu in Himachal Pradesh
9. Nainital in Uttarakhand
10. Gangtok in Sikkim
11. Mussoorie in Uttarakhand
Beaches in India :
India offers a wide range of tropical beaches with silver/golden sand to coral beaches of Lakshadweep. States like Kerala and Goa have exploited the potential of beaches to the fullest. However, there are a lot many unexploited beaches in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharastra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. These states have very high potential to be develop them as future destinations for prospective tourists. Some of the famous tourist beaches are:
1. Beaches of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh
2. Beaches of Puri, Orissa
3. Beaches of Digha, West Bengal
4. Beaches of Goa
5. Kovalam Beach, Kerala
6. Marina Beach, Chennai
7. Beaches of Mahabalipuram
8. Beaches in Mumbai
9. Beaches of Diu
10. Beaches of Midnapore, West Bengal
11. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
12. Lakshadweep Islands
Adventure Tourism in India
1. River rafting and kayaking in Himalayas
2. Mountain climbing in Himalayas
3. Rock climbing in Madhya Pradesh
4. Skiing in Gulmarg or Auli
5. Boat racing in Bhopal
6. Paragliding in Maharashtra