Thanjavur – The Glorious Land Of Cholas

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The glorious land of the Cholas a heritage city, Thanjavur offers spectacular temples, art, architecture, painting, and food to its visitors. Numerous temples, structures that were built by the Cholas Kings during the medieval period still exist today as a glorious reminder of the beautiful heritage. History There is a lot of history in Thanjavur, so […]

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Coimbatore – The Textile City In South India

Coimbatore

The city of Kovai, better known as Coimbatore, is the state’s second-largest city – and a major manufacturing, healthcare, IT, education, commerce, industries, and textile hub. History When it comes to how Coimbatore’s name came about, there are numerous theories. According to one legend, ‘Coimbatore’ is derived from Kovanputhur (which literally means the ‘new town of […]

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Auroville – The City Of Dawn In Pondicherry

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A 100 small settlements, 2300 people, 43 nationalities, one community – that’s the ‘City of Dawn’ Auroville. Auroville lies 12km northwest of the town of Pondicherry and has its origins in the French language – ‘Aurore’ (‘dawn’) and Ville (‘city’). It is also said to have been named after Sri Aurobindo. Today, Aurovillians run a wide […]

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Kasol – A Mini Israel In North India

Kasol

The beautiful hill station of Kasol – christened ‘Mini Israel’ – is all about bakeries, reggae bars, and its famous trance parties. It is said that Israelis crave for experiences which they can create, and as a concept, Jewish settlements and experiences can be replicated anywhere in the world. Kasol is also famously called as ‘Mini […]

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Varkala – The Southern Varanasi

Varkala

Varkala is a picturesque hilly coastal town in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district. It is located around 50 km northwest of the city of Thiruvananthapuram and is the only settlement in the state of Kerala where the cliffs meet the Arabian Sea. History Varkala is popularly known as ‘Thenkasi’ or ‘Southern Varanasi’ due to the presence of the […]

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Tiruvannamalai – The Mystic Town

Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai is a mystic town named after Annamalaiyar (main deity of Annamalai Temple). During the holy Tamil month of Karthigai (November 16 – December 16) a flame is ritualistically lit on the hilltop to signify Shiva’s eternal form as a flame and three million devotees and pilgrims celebrate the festival in this temple town. The […]

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Ponmudi – The Golden Peak In Kerala

Ponmudi

Ponmudi lies in the heart of the Agasthyakoodam Biological Reserve in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. The hill station, which enjoys pleasant climate through the year, serves as a base camp for hiking and trekking to the peaks in the Agasthyakoodam Biological Reserve. The region also has as many as 22 hairpin bends and features acres […]

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