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Agra – ATimelessCity
Agra, once the queen of all cities of the world is now amongst the most prominent destinations of the travel circuit with an archeological heritage to rival that of Cairo or Rome. Capital of the great Mughals who ruled India from Agra during the 16th & 17th century, travelers often participate in Agra city tours to partake the luxuriant splendor of the imperial Mughal era.
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Alleppey – Sojourn into God's own country
Alleppey is a pleasant town with an enviable setting of lush coconut trees & is surrounded by canals & waterways which serve as would roads in any other town. Moreover the town also has a distinct architecture along with several other attractions which can be enjoyed as part of Alleppey city tour.
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Amritsar – The city of Gurus & Faith
Amritsar is an old city founded in 1577 by guru Ram Das as a center of Sikh culture & religion. The Golden Temple a scintillating monument surrounded by a sacred lake is a symbol of piety & spirituality for people around the world.
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Aurangabad - Queen of the Deccan
Aurangabad has always been a center of arts & commerce. The main city was founded in 1610 under the Nizam's however it went on to develop its own distinctive culture & came into prominence after its patronage by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who went on to make it his capital.
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Bangalore - India’s SiliconValley
Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, is a thriving business center with a bustling urban lifestyle. Established in the 16th century, Bangalore has remained a center of regional power under the Sultans & then took form as an important garrison town under the British.
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An important stronghold of the Jats in the 17th & 18th centuries, the Bharatpur royal family was considered to be amongst the noblest in the region. However it is was after the accidental development of this area as a favorite sojourn for all types of birds & fowls that Bharatpur gained its fame, formerly amongst those who shot game with rifles, & now amongst those who come armed with cameras as part of Bharatpur city tour.
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Bhubaneswar- City of Temples
Bhubaneswar is a paradoxical city filled with a bewildering mixture of the past & the present. A rapidly expanding urban sprawl fails to engulf mammoth temples which seem to rise like titans, their mighty granite facades seeming to shrug off the burden of centuries that have gone by, a sight to behold as part of Bhubaneswar city tour.
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Established in 1488, Bikaner is an archetypal town out of any Rajputana legend, surrounded with high crenellated walls, frowning fortresses & palaces out of fairy tales. Once an important staging town on the great caravan trade route, Bikaner is now a fabulous tourist destination filled with wonders that you may explore as part of Bikaner city tour.
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Bodhgaya - Embrace the Buddha
Host to the Mahabodhi temple, the site where Buddha was said to have gained enlightenment & set off on his journey to spread his message, Bodhgaya is the most important center of Buddhist pilgrimage in the world. The city is filled with a sense of spiritual & meditative atmosphere which can be captured as part of Bodhgaya city tour.
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Calcutta-The City of Joy
The most densely populated city of India, the huge sprawl of Calcutta had humble beginnings in the 17th century when it was little more than a British trading outpost, however it was soon to emerge as an important center, first of British imperial power in India & then later as the epicenter of India's cultural & political renaissance, leaving a rich legacy behind, something which can be experienced as part of Calcutta city tour.
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Chennai- Queen of the Sout
A bustling city amongst the largest in India & the world, Chennai is famous for its cultural roots: Carnatic Music, theatre, ancient Indian dance form, the Bharatanatyam, & of course, Kollywood the colorful Film Industry of Tamilnadu.
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Cochin – Queen of the Arabian Sea
Kochi formerly known as Cochin is a beautiful seaport town & has a history going back a 1000 years to the Kulasekhara Empire, its importance sealed by its being a hub of the spice trade. A part of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British empires, Cochin later became a princely state thus as part of the Cochin city tour you will come across various phases of Cochin's development into its present modern state.
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Delhi – The Heart of India
Delhi the eighth largest metropolis in the world is located on the banks of the River Yamuna & has its earliest reference in the epic Mahabharata as 'Indraprastha'. For the past 1000 years, it has been the political nerve center & is filled with ancient and medieval monuments as a testament to its importance.
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Goa - A Palm Fringed Paradise
Goa is a luxuriant landscape brimming with nature's bounty: serene beaches, emerald glens and craggy sea-forts paint the picture of a tropical paradise. It has an easy going yet fun filled atmosphere which once a year erupts into the annual Carnival: a fiesta of swirling colors and festive noises.
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Hyderabad- The City of Nizams
Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591. Today the city has developed into one of the major hubs for the information technology industry in India & is home to the Telugu Film Industry, the second-largest in India, known popularly as Tollywood.
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Jaipur – The Pink City
Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who felt the need of shifting his capital city with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water at his old capital, Amber. As the king was a great patron of Astronomy, Mathematics and Astrophysics, this is reflected in the design of the buildings including the Royal Palace in the center of the city, all of which can be admired as part of Jaipur city tour.
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Jaisalmer - The Golden City
Founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, the ruler of the Bhatti Rajput clan, the town stands on a ridge of huge table top hill, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples, a legacy of the thriving Jain traders who were patrons of the city.
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Jodhpur- The Blue City
The city also known as the Sun City for its bright, sunny weather is more commonly known as the Blue City due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan who founded the famous state of Marwar, the city located on the ancient road linking Delhi to Gujarat prospered from a flourishing trade & became a fief under the Mughal Empire.
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Kanchipuram - Kasi of the South
Kanchipuram, one of the oldest cities in South India, was & remains a center of learning for Tamil, Sanskrit, and Pali). Kanchipuram was under the reign of Pallava dynasty, from the 4th to the 9th centuries & it was then that it reached its zenith, and many of the known temples were built during their reign.
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Kanyakumari - Where Three Oceans Meet
Kanyakumari has long been a centre of culture & art; it finds mention in Ptolemy's writings as a center for pearl fishery. Ruled & patronized by the Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandyas and the Nayaks all of whom have left vestiges of their legacy in the architectural beauty of the temples in this area Kanyakumari has inspired generations something to be experienced as a part of Kanyakumari's city tour.
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Khajuraho - Embodiment of Love
Built from 950 to 1150, Khajuraho was the cultural capital of Chandela Rajputs. Originally over 80 Hindu temples dotted the landscape, of which only 25 now remain. The temples are extraordinarily built both in terms of scale as well as intricacy & represent the Indian architectural styles gained great currency during that time, especially with reference to an explicit depiction of sex as a physical as well as a metaphysical activity, a glimpse which may be had as part of Khajuraho's city tour.
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Kodaikanal - Gift of the Forest
Kodaikanal has several scenic natural attractions which are enjoyed by its visitors and make it a popular destination. Kodaikanal Lake, is an artificial, roughly star-shaped lake built in 1863 & is recognized as Kodaikanal's most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction. Bryant Park, , is a wonderfully maintained botanical garden built in 1908.
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Kovalam - The Beach of Paradise
Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination in the 1930s. However, Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies.
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Kumarakom - Bewitching Backwaters
Kumarakom, is famous for its lush backwaters & vibrant biodiversity, as displayed by its wide variety of flora and fauna. It is located near the city of Kottayam in Kerala, which is famous as a center of Syrian Christianity.
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Lakshadweep - Emerald Island
Lakshadweep, which literally means one hundred thousand islands in Sanskrit, is a group of romantic, atolls, reefs and submerged banks. The islands, the northernmost in the Lakshadweep-Maldives-Chagos archipelago are actually the tops of a vast undersea mountain range, in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
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Madurai - Athens of the East
Madurai is among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the Indian peninsula. It is an ancient and prestigious city & widely known as the Temple City, often also referred to as City of four junctions (Koodal Maanagar), Cultural center of Tamil Nadu (Kalaachaara thalainagar), City of Jasmine (Malligai Maanagar), Sleepless city (Thoonga Nagaram), Athens of the East and The City of Festivals (Thiruvizha nagaram).
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Mahabalipuram - Land of the Pallavas
Built between the 7th & 9th centuries AD, Mahabalipuram is a stunning display of Indian rock cut art at its very best, rivaling that at Ajanta & Ellora, the bounty richly recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. They site is replete with cave temples, monolithic rathas (chariots), sculpted reliefs and structural temples.
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Manali - Queen of the Hills
With its cool atmosphere & amazing scenic beauty , Manali is amongst the most popular Himalayan tourist spots. Manali is also amongst the few places in India which are famous for winter & adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking.
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Mandawa - Heart of the Royal
Shekhawati To the north-east of Rajasthan lies the area of Shekhawati, a semi-arid region. However the region has an illustrious history, primarily due to the exploits of its inhabitants who are considered brave, and sacrificing.
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Mumbai   – Gate way of India
Mumbai formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of Maharashtra & the financial & cultural capital of India. The most populous city in India, it is the second most populous city in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbor.
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Munnar - Queen of the Misty Malabars
Munnar is a popular hill-resort in Kerala, the town located amongst the heady climes of the Western Ghats, overflowing with natural bounty. Munnar is a great place to visit all round the season, however it is especially in the rainy season that numerous waterfalls & jungle streams adorn this place & really enhance its charm.
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Mussorie - The Queen of Hill Stations
Mussoorie is a hill station, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie', & is also known for its scenic beauty.
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Mysore - City Of Palaces
Mysore, the second largest city in Karnataka gets its name from the anglicized version of Mahishuru, which means the abode of Mahisha, a demon from Hindu mythology who was slain by the Goddess Kali.
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Ooty - Gem of the Blue Hills
Ooty, which is deep within the Nilgiri hills, is also known as The Blue Mountain retreat. It is unknown whether this name comes from the blue smoky haze given off by the eucalyptus trees that cover the area, or because of the kurunji flower, which blooms every twelve years giving the slopes a bluish tinge.
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Shimla - The City of Hills
Located in the north-west Himalayas at an average altitude of 2,205 metres, Shimla formerly known as Simla, is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh & a popular tourist destination. Often referred to as the "Queen of Hills" when it was declared the summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla is an anglicized version of the word Shyamala, a reference to the goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Kali.
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Trivandrum - The Evergreen City
The city derives its name from the word, Thiru-anantha-puram, meaning the "Abode of Lord Ananta", in Malyalam. Although the city has a history which can be traced almost 300 years back, the chapter of its modern history began in 1729 with its accession to the princely state of Travancore, especially after it was made the capital of Travancore in 1745.
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Udaipur – A Scintillating Desert Jewel
Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana Agency. Apart from its glorious history, culture and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake.
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Varanasi - The city of Ghats
Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, known more commonly as Benares and Kashi, is situated on the banks of Ganges & is regarded a holy city by Buddhists and Jains, and is the holiest place in the world in Hinduism. The Kashi Naresh or Maharaja of Kashi, is the center of all cultural & all religious celebrations.
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