All About India


Ancient History:

India's first major civiliisation along with the Indus River flourished nearly 5000 years ago. The twin cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa which are now in Pakistan were ruled by priests and held the fundamentals of Hinduism in India. These civiliisation are known for leading a highly sophisticated lifestyle, having a great knowledge of town planning and unexplained script language. These civilisations nearly extended a million square kilometers across the Indus River. These civilisations fell due to series of floods, nearly surviving 1000 years.

Around 1500 BC, the coming of Aryans gave the final push to the collapsing of Indus Valley civilisation. At the rise of Vedic ages the Aryans came in from the North and spreading throughout the large parts of India bringing with them their culture and religious beliefs. The important books or the Vedas of Hinduism were compiled in this period.



Modern History:

In 16th and 17th centuries, European were trading in India competing with each other very aggressively. Late 18th century the British has dominated and vanquished all the others and established themselves. They ruled India for a period of two centuries, bringing a lot of change in social, political and the economic life in India.

Exploitation of the natural resources of India began once the British set their foot strongly in India. By the mid of 19th century the exploitation of the British has tested the patience of Indians. Imperialism of the British reached the peak in between mid of 19th century and 1st world war. The policies made by the British in India were opposed by a group of people which was later formed as Indian National Congress (1885).

The struggle against British became a mass movement with the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi. It was followed by numerous movements against the British rule. With successive campaign the British realized that the days were not too far off to quit India. In 1947 the British were out of India, thus came Independence to India.



About Bangalore:

Bangalore city is the IT hub of India and capital city of Karnataka popularly known as Green city, Silicon valley and pub city. also know of Carnatic Music rich culture and heritage. Karnataka is also known as the Capital of Agarbathi (Incense Sticks), Arecanut, Silk, Coffee and Sandal Wood.



Interesting Places:

» Vidhana Soudha » Lalbagh Gardens » Attara Kacheri - High Court
» Venkatappa Art Gallery » Cubbon Park » Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
» Bangalore Palace » Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall » Tipu's Palace
» ISKCON Temple » Fun World » Shiva Statue
» Bull Temple » Gandhi Bhavan » Aquarium
» Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium    


About Coorg:

Coorg is popularly known as Scotland of Karnataka. Coorg is situated on the Western Ghats of Karnataka in South India. For the adventurous at heart, it is an absolute treat. Coorg is famous for coffee, cardamom and spice. And as well coorg is world renowned for cardamom.



Interesting Places:

» Kakkabe » Omkareshwara Temple » Hebbe Falls
» Bhagamandala & Telecauvery » Nagarhole National Park » Kemmanngundi
» Kudremukh » Bhadra Wildlife Santuary  


About Chikmagalur:

Chikmagalur is situated in southwestern part of Karnataka. It's one of the best places for adventure and trekking route in Western Ghats. The district has many holy spots. The major commercial crop of this district is Coffee.



Interesting Places:

» Baba Budan Range (Mountains) » Inam Dattatreya Peetha » Sringeri
» Hebbe Falls » Horanadu » Irpu Falls
» Abbi Falls    


About Mysore:

Mysore was the political capital of the Wodeyar dynasty, which ruled the state of Karnataka for some 150 years till the independence of the country from the British. Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.



Interesting Places:

» Maharaja's Palace » The Jaganmohan Palace » Chamundi Hills
» St. Philomena's Church » Mysore Zoo » Brindavan Gardens
» Ranganathittu Bird » Somanathapura Temple  


About Chennai:

Chennai, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu is the fourth largest metropolis in India. Also known as "Gateway to the South India". Popularly regarded as the Chennai presents a culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India. Music, dance and all other art forms of the South are cherished and nurtured in this city, which, though industrialized, continues to be traditional and conventional in many ways.



Interesting Places:

» Fort St. George » San Thome Cathedral Basilica » Theosophical Society
» Along Elliot's Beach » Kalakshetra » Birla Planetarium
» Valluvar Kottam » Anna Zoological Park » The Government Museum
» Marina - Marina Beach » Kapaleswarar Temple » Sri Parthasarathy Temple


About Delhi:

Delhi, capital city of the India. It is one among the fastest growing cities in India. It has sprawled over the West Bank of the river Yamuna. Old Delhi & New Delhi are the distinct parts of the city. The city is well linked by road, rail and air.



Interesting Places:

» Kabuli or Khuni Darwaza » Old Fort or Purana Quila » Feroz Shah Kotla
» Qutub Minar » Tughlaqabad » Humayun's Tomb
» Lodi's Tomb » Safdarjung's Tomb » Jama Masjid
» Jantar Mantar » Red Fort or Lal Quila  


About Hyderabad:

Hyderabad capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad is the fifth largest city in India with an ancient civilisation and culture. Hyderabad and Secunderbad are twin cities, separated by Hussain sagar. Hyderabad is also the IT hub of Andhra Pradesh popularly knows as Cyberabad . Pearls, bangles, silks, computer software, handicrafts and above all a delectable cuisine add to the splendour of this great city.



Interesting Places:

» Andhra Pradesh State Museum » Birla Mandir » Birla Planetarium / Birla Science Museum
» Charminar » Golconda Fort » Hi-tec City
» Hyderabad Botanical Gardens » Laad Bazaar » Legislative Assembly
» Lumbini Park » Mecca Masjid » Nehru Zoological Park
» NTR Gardens » Osmania University » Qutb Shahi Tombs
» Ramoji Film City » Salar Jung Museum » Shilparamam
» The Nizam's Museum    


About Kerala:

Kerala, widely and popularly know as God's Own Country. With the Arabian Sea on the west, the western ghats. Kerala is networked by forty-four rivers. Kerala is a very easy place to simply sit back and enjoy. Kerala is one of the ten 'Paradises Found' declared by the National Geographic Traveler, for its diverse geography and overwhelming greenery. It is a land much acclaimed for the contemporary nature of its cultural ethos, and much appreciated for the soothing, rejuvenating paradise that it is.



Interesting Places:


Alappuzha

» Kuttanad » Alappuzha (Alleppey) beach » Pathiramanal
» Champakulam church » Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple

Kottayam

» Kumarakom » Kumarkom Bird Sanctuary » Pathiramanal - (sands of midnight)
» Elaveezhapoonchira » Poonjar Palace » Wagamon

Thrissur

» Arattupuzha » Ariyanoor Temple » Archeological Museum / Art Museum / Zoo
» Athirapilly Water falls » Chavakkad Beach » Dream World Water Park
» Guruvayoor » Kodungalloor » Irinjalakuda Koodal Manikyam Temple
» Kudakkallu(Umbrella Rock) » Peechi Dam » Peechi - Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
» Vilangankunnu » Thrissur Zoo » Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary
» Vazhchal » Vadakkumnathan Temple » ST. Thomas Memorial
» Silver Strom Amusement Park » Sakthan Thampuran Palace

Ernakulam

» Art complex - Madhavan Nayar        » Chenamangalam » Bolghatty Island
» Chinese fishing nets, Fort Kochi » The Dutch Cemetery » Dutch Palace
» Ernakulam Siva Temple » Fort Immanuel » Hill Palace Museum
» Jewish Synagogue » Kalady » Kanjiramattam Mosque
» Loafer's corner/Princess street » Malayatoor » Pallipuram Fort
» Parikshith Thampuran Museum » Pierce Leslie Bungalow » St. Francis Church
» Wellingdon Island  

Kollam

» Mahatma Gandhi Beach » Thirumullawaram » The Government Guest House
» Achencoil » Alumkadavu » Amritapuri
» Karunagappally » Anchal » Aryankavu
» Chavara » Jetayu Para » Karunagappally
» Kulathupuzha » Kundara » Kunnicode
» Mayyanad » Neendakara » Palaruvi Water Falls
» Pathanapuram » Pattazhi » Punalur
» Sasthamcotta » Thangassery » Thazhava
» Thenmala

Thiruvananthapuram

» Kovalam Beach » Thirumullawaram » The Government Guest House
» Achencoil » Padmanabha Swamy Temple » Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
» The Napier Museum » Sree Chithra Art Gallery » The Zoological Park
» Priyadarshini Planetarium » Shankhumugham beach & Connemera Market.    

Idukki

» Cheeyappara » Devikulam and Thommankuth » Idukki Arch Dam
» Ilaveezhapoonchira » Keezharkuth » Mangala Devi Temple
» Mattupetty

Munnar

» Nyayamakad » Nyayamakad Water Falls » Palkulamedu
» Peermede » Pothamedu » Power House

Thekkady

» Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary » Tribal settlements in Peermede » Thumpachi Calveri
» Peermede

Palakkad

» Attappady » Chittur Garumadam » Dhoni
» Fantasy Park » Jain Temple of Jainimedu » Kollengode
» Kottayi » Kollengode » Lakkidi
» Malampuzha Garden » Nelliyampathy » The Ongallur Taliyil Shiva Temple
» Mayiladumpara » Ottappalam » Palakkad Fort
» Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary » Pothundy » Silent Valley National Park
» Siruvani » Thenari » Thiruvalathoor
» Thrithala

Kozhikode

» Beypore » Kakkayam » Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
» Kappad » Kallai » Kirtads
» Kozhikode Beach » Krishna Menon Museum » Kuttichira
» Lokanarkavu Temple » Mishkal Masjid, Kuttichira » Mananchira Square
» Mannur Temple » Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery » Parsi Anju Amman Baug
» Science Centre & Planetarium » St. Mary's Church » S M Street
» Thusharagiri » Tali Temple » Badagara
» Vellari Mala and Iringal » Velliyamkallu » Wayanad Ghats