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Five best destination in Mansoon Season

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भारत की रियल नेचुरल ब्यूटी को मानसून में ही देखा जा सकता है। हिमाचल प्रदेश के परवाणु से लेकर उत्तराखंड के जिम कॉर्बेट और कर्नाटक के कुर्ग तक, ऐसी कई जगहें हैं जो इस मौसम में आपका बेस्ट डेस्टिनेशन हो सकती हैं।

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रोज की भागदौड़ वाली जिंदगी से दूर ताजा हवा में कुछ समय बिताना चाहते हैं तो कुर्ग जाने का प्लान बनाएं। मैसूर से 100 किमी की दूरी पर स्थित इस हिल स्टेशन पर नेचर की खूबसूरती को देखकर काफी सुकून मिलेगा। इंडिया के स्कॉटलैंड के नाम से मशहूर ये जगह हनीमून डेस्टिनेशन के लिए खासतौर से जानी जाती है। इंडिया में कॉफी की खेती सबसे पहले कुर्ग से ही शुरू हुई थी। यहां एशिया में सबसे ज्यादा कॉफी का प्रोडक्शन होता है। केरल में मुन्नार से लेकर कुर्ग तक का रास्ता सबसे खूबसूरत राइडिंग रास्तों में से एक है। कुर्ग में तिब्बतियों की सबसे बड़ी बस्ती बायलाकुपे में है। नामद्रोलिंग मॉनेस्ट्री में 40 फीट ऊंची बुद्ध की मूर्ति है।
प्लानिंग- जून से अगस्त तक यहां भारी बारिश होती है। जुलाई से सितंबर तक यहां के झरनों की खूबसूरती के मजे लिए जा सकते हैं। मई में मौसम सुहाना रहता है, तो वहीं अप्रैल में कॉफी की खूशबू पूरे इलाके में फैले रहती है।

Murud-Janjira Fort

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 Janjira Fort
Janjira Fort or the Janjira Jal-durg is one of the most impressive structures located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. You can site this fort in a small town named Murud. The best thing about this fort is that it is surrounded by water on all sides and that is why is also referred to as Island Fort. It is one of the premier attractions of the town. Janjira Fort is one of its kinds in the whole India.


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One of world's most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep is tucked away at 220-440Kms off the Kerala Coast. The islands offer a precious heritage of ecology and culture. The unique feature of the Islands is its coral reef, making it a pristine leisure spot to come back to. 4200 sq. kms. of lagoon, rich in marine wealth, is spread over 36 islands in an area of 32 sq. kms. The underwater view at Lakshadweep is kaleidoscopic and breathtaking. The lagoon offers excellent potential for water sports like swimming, wind-surfing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking. No wonder, Lakshadweep is fast becoming India's one of its kind “Adventure sport - Nature Tourism” location. Each island is fringed by snow white coral sands.
The crystal clear water and the abundant marine life enhance the beauty of these islands. Against the vast expanse of the blue sea, the island look like emeralds. The huge shallow calm lagoon on one side with wall like reef made of marine live coral boulders blocks the incoming swells of the outer sea. The islands are linked to the mainland by: - ship, helicopter, Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and mechanized sailing wooden vessels. In all the islands, elaborate infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of tourists.

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple

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Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun, also know as Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Tapkeshwar is a famous holy temple of Lord Shiva on the bank of seasonal Asan river near Dehradun.
tapkeshwar temple
Known to have one of the oldest Shivlinga in the cave, Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple is located at 6.5 km from Dehradun city. As water droplets continuously drops on the shivling, hence it was named as "Tapkeshwar."

History & Myth
Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is situated on the bank of a river that adds to the beauty of the holy place. One of the oldest Shiva lings is in the cave nearby where the river enters and water drops drip down on the Shiva ling. The small cave with this splendid scenery is said to be once resided by Dronacharya- the teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas in Hindu holy epic Mahabharata written by Ved Vyas. The cave is named Drona Cave after his name.
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When Dronacharya's wife Kalyani gave birth of Aswosthama, the couple had a problem to feed him beacause milk didn't produce in Kalyani's breast. Dronacharya could not afford to buy cow or cow milk for his son. Young Aswosthama was a clever child to know is parent's problem and prayed to lord Shiva for milk. Happy with child Aswosthama's prayer, lord Shiva Provided him with milk drops which dripped on the Shiva linga in Drona Care - the cave where Dronacharya and his family resided. Thous Aswosthama's hunger and desire was fulfilled. Today, we can see the enchanting scene of water drops silently dripping down to the Shiva ling. tapak means to drip, thus the name Tapkeshwar meaning that drips.

How to Reach 
By Rail :- Dehradun is a major railway station which is connected to all cities in the country. The major cities are connected by express trains and super fast trains.
By Air :- Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is a domestic airport located about 20 km away from city center. Taxi cabs are available from airport to city, which cost about Rs 400.
By Road :- All nearby cities are connected to Dehradun by state owned Uttarakhand transport buses. 

World Heritage Site :- Nanda Devi & Valley of Flowers

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The Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the Himalayas. It is dominated by the peak of Nanda Devi, which rises to over 7,800 m. No people live in the park, which has remained more or less intact because of its inaccessibility. It is the habitat of several endangered mammals, especially the snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer and bharal.
The park lies in Chamoli district, within the Garhwal Himalaya. It comprises the catchment area of the Rishi Ganga, an eastern tributary of Dhauli Ganga which flows into the Alaknanda River at Joshimath. The area is a vast glacial basin, divided by a series of parallel, north-south oriented ridges. These rise up to the encircling mountain rim along which are about a dozen peaks, the better known including Dunagiri, Changbang and Nanda Devi East.

World Heritage Site - Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

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The magnificent Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodh Gaya is situated in the central part of the state of Bihar. The temple is about 96 km away from Patna, the capital city of Bihar. The first temple was constructed by King Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C. while the present temple complex is estimated to be erected somewhere between the 6th or 5th century B.C. The entire temple has been built only by using bricks, which is a sculptural masterpiece. The temple helps the devotees to get an insight about the life and teachings of Lord Buddha.
The sacred Bodhi tree under which Siddhartha Gautama meditated and attained spiritual knowledge is situated on the west side of the temple. There are plenty of towers in the temple and the longest one is believed to be 55 meters tall. The gold painted idol of Lord Buddha sitting in the 'Bhumisparsa Mudra' (Earth touching posture) captivates the attention of the visitors. The devotees can also visit seven other places located inside the temple complex where Lord Buddha used to meditate after getting enlightenment. The premises of the temple include several smaller stupas and Buddha statues. Some of the idols are believed to hundred years old.

Shaniwarwada a Great Heritage Palace in Pune

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Shaniwar wada is one of the historical fort in the Pune. It is situated near the Mula-Mutha River in KasbaPeth. The construction of the fort was started in 1730, by the rulers of Maratha empire, Peshwas. It was the seat of them. Peshwas were the rulers of Maratha Empire, until, they surrender themselves to British that is till 1818. It was named Shaniwar Wada from the Marathi words, Shanivar means Saturday and Wada is a general huge residence complex. It was completely built by Teak and Stone. All the teak and stones were brought from the jungles of junnar(village in pune) and the nearby quarries of chinchwad, which is a town in Pune. The construction was completed in 1732. Later on,Peshwas made several additions including the fortification walls with bastions and gates court halls and other buildings, fountains and reservoirs. Currently,fortification wall has five gateways and nine bastion towers, enclosing a garden complex with the foundations of the original buildings.
It is said that full moon nights are very much haunted in Shaniwarwada. There is a story behind this, according to an old story this fort is haunted by a prince.He was assassinated brutally, when he was 13 by the order of one of his relative. His assassins chased him all across the fort, the boy started yelling again and again, “Kaka, mala vachva!”(Marathi Waord means – Uncle, save me!) and even today locals say that they hear his cries for help at midnight on every new moon day. The fort was largely destroyed itself in fire in 1828, but, the survived structure are now maintained as a tourist site.