Udaipur: The City of Lakes

Lake-iest, the first impression of city Udaipur! Udaipur is located in the state Rajasthan which is 248Km from the state capital Jaipur. Udaipur offers not just the scenic beauty in Lakes but it also has some marvelous structure that gives a synchronized view of beauty laden with man-made artifacts.

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Udaipur derives its name from Maharaja Udai Singh II of Mewar, the Rajput ruler of Mewar kingdom. Udaipur has made its own place among the tourist for its lakes, culture and the buildings. Lately, it has become one of the most visited places among the Indian celebrities as well as foreigners. A pristine destination for nuptial knot among who is who of the showbiz world, Udaipur provides everything for a great marriage ceremony.

Either in the day or you look at night, Udaipur is just a travelers delight in all forms. In its architecture if there is an essence of Rajputana style, its culture also reflects the same. However, a lot of changes occurred in making the city more modern but it has kept its historical identity intact.

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There are ample places to visit in Udaipur like Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola and many other eyes worthy sites.

Srinagar: If there is Paradise, it is here, it is here…

A renowned Persian Sufi has once said, “If there is heaven on the earth, it is here, it is here, it is here”. He meant this for Kashmir valley. It seems nature has poured all its bounties and beauties in the valley which is one of the best places on the earth to get a lifetime experience.

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Srinagar, the state capital of Jammu & Kashmir is one of the most adorable places in India for newly married couples. It can be easily termed as the best honeymoon spot in the country. Srinagar offers its own cuisine, a culture that is quite different from other part of India.

A traveler who seeks the natural beauty in the city can find it on every step. To begin with, Dal Lake in Srinagar is often termed as the ‘Jewel in the crown of Kashmir’ as it offers a glistening view of the mountains.

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Srinagar is famous for its gardens, houseboats and of course the above mentioned Dal Lake. An aerial view of the Srinagar can make you lose your heart out of your captivity; such is beauty and splendor of the city.

Shimla: Queen of Hills

Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Located in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla enjoys a distinct feature than many other Indian hill stations. It is one place where we have a toy train which passes through the heart of Shimla, displaying the picturesque beauty of the city.

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Shimla which was earlier known as Simla was discovered by British East India Company. Without a second thought they have found a place that can save them from the summer of the Indian plains. The first cottage was built by a Scottish civil servant Charles Pratt Kennedy in 1822 and in the later years Shimla started becoming the most desirable British destination in the summers.

Even today, one can easily find the impression of British time in buildings. The Viceregal Lodge, now Rashtrapati Niwas is a beautiful example of western architecture. It was British government which has connected Shimla to Kalka with a railway line in 1906 which became a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mountain Railways of India in 2008. The route cuts in 806 bridges and 103 tunnels which can be easily termed as an engineering feat.

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Shimla has beauty in symphony with nature, provides many attractive sports in the region for the visitors.

Pune: Modern, Spiritual and Historic

Pune is a metropolitan city in the state of Maharashtra. The City was formerly known as Punawadi. The city was named after Chatrapati Shivaji who was the founder of Marathi Empire spent his time in Pune when he was a boy and later saw important growth and development of the city. Pune is known to be an Educational hub now with the various cultural activities like music, theatre, sports and literature.

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Pune has been associated with many cultural Gurus, not to forget the spiritual guru Osho lived in Pune for a long time. The Osho International Meditation Resort is present in Koregaon Park.

Hinduism is the most commonly followed religion in Pune. The Pataleshwar temple is believed to be one of the oldest temples in the city. Shaniwarwada is a palace fort of Peshwas located in Pune which is a major attraction for tourists. Saras Baug which is now a park was once a small lake and is a landmark in Pune.

The city attracts visitors for its Race course and Bund Garden in Pune which are among one of the places to visit in Pune. Aga Khan Palace in Pune is also one of the finest pieces of architectural beauty. This palace was gifted to Indians by Aga Khan IV as a mark of respect to Gandhi and his philosophy.