Monthly Archives February 2014

India s Wildlife

Over the years places like Mahabaleshwar have developed para-gliding, and parachute rides. It takes your breath away, watching the beauty of the hill station from a height. The valley below and the sky kissing the earth far away has its own beauty. The Buddhist monastery of Bir in Kangra, has been the venue for national and international para-gliders for past sixteen years.

If you are passionate about mountaineering then India is the place to be. It has a wide range of mountains to choose. You have the chilling Himalay, the Aravalli, the Sahyadri, the Vindya and many more exciting mountain ranges. The pulsing climbs are at Bhimashankar, Saputara and others in Maharashtra...

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Visiting Ahmedabad India

Ahmedabad is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat. It is made up of a remarkable mix of the splendid past and an exciting present. Named after the Sultan who founded it in 1411, the city is associated with Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, whose simple ashram on the banks of river Sabarmati is now a site of national pilgrimage. Ahmedabad is a great textile and commercial center and known as the “Manchester of India”. The city is today the second largest flourishing city in Western India and is a place where tradition and modern join together in perfect harmony. We shall cover some of the wonderful places to explore in this area of India.
On a quiet...

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Cultural Practices of India

When visiting any country, it helps to understand the basic customs of the culture. The basic rites associated with birth and marriage are covered here. Understanding these basic attitudes, as well as those regarding death, will foster understanding from visitors to this country. Central to Hindu society is the joining of two families through arranged marriages. Adolescent girls offer negotiated dowries to the selected husband and the two are married. This is more than a joining of two people; it is a joining of two families. Money, land, tradition and social convenience all play a part in this union...

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National Parks of India

Besides its numerous wildlife sanctuaries, India also sports nearly twenty national parks. All manner of flora and fauna can be found within the boundaries of these parks. Below are a few of the most popular. Sri Venkateshwara National Park extends over two districts of Chittoor and Cuddapah of Andhra Pradesh in an area of 353.62 The park established in October 1989, is named after Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati. It is located in Rajampet of Cuddapah district and Chandragiri and Bailapadu of Chittoor district. The hilly terrain bounded by Seshachalam and Tirumala hills is rugged and beautiful with gorges, steep slopes, plateaus and valleys...

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Glaciers of India

The Siachen glacier lies in the extreme north-central part of Jammu and Kashmir near the border of India and Tibet. With a length of about 72-km, Siachen is known as the largest glacier in the world outside the Polar Regions. Located on the north-facing slopes of the Karakoram Range, Siachen feeds the Mutzgah or Shaksgam River that flows parallel to the Karakoram Range before entering into Tibet.

Large tributary glaciers like the Shelkar Chorten and Mamostang open into the main glacier from both sides of its trough. The trunk glacier and its tributaries are in the form of a vast ice field, particularly during the winter season when there is continuous snowfall for several weeks at a stretch.
The Siachen glacier lies in a vast...

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