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Akshardham - Delhi

Site Name:Akshardham Temple
Site Type: Temple Location:  East Delhi, Delhi, India Highlights:A huge temple complex; one of the largest temples of India; an architectural marvel Nearest Railway Station:New Delhi Nearest Airport: New Delhi How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air Hotel: A lot of options in Delhi Restaurants: Varieties of options in Delhi

New Delhi is the capital city of India. There are varieties of tourist sites in this city which include forts, monuments, memorials, mosques, heritage sites and temples. Let us explore Akshardham temple in this article.

Akshardham temple is one of the latest attractions of Delhi city. More than 7000 workers' hardwork for about five yeas resulted in the inauguration of this huge temple complex in November 2005. The temple is also called Swami Narayan Mandir. Swami Narayan was a Hindu saint who lived in the beginning of the 19th century CE. He was from Uttar Pradesh state and settled down in Gujarat. He is the central figure in Swami …

Nainital

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Site Name: Nainital Site Type: Hill station, Lake Location:  Uttarakhand state, India Highlights:One of the most popular hill stations and tourist destinations in India Nearest Railway Station:Kathgodam, 35 kms from Nainital Nearest Airport: Pantnagar, 70 kms from Nainital How to reach: Well connected by road through National Highway 87 Hotel: A lot of options across the entire town Restaurants: Varieties of options across the entire town
Nainital is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It is situated in Uttarakhand state of India. Various lakes and picturesque lakes in Nainital and the surrounding places make it the important tourist site. Let us explore about all the important destinations in Nainital.
Drive from Kathgodam to Nainital
Kathgodam is the base station to reach Nainital. The railway link is available only till Kathgodam. The one hour drive to cover 35 kms from Kathgodam to Nainital, which is located at an altitude of 6837 feet above sea level,  is interesting with…

Melavasal Subramanya Temple

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Site Name: Subramanya Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple Location:Tanjore city, Tamil Nadu state, India Highlights:One of the important temples of Tanjore Nearest Railway Station:Tanjore Nearest Airport:Trichy How to reach:Well connected by road and rail Hotel: A lot of options across the entire Tanjore city Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire Tanjore city
Those who know about Thanjavur (Tanjore) city is South India know mainly about the great Brahadeeswarar Temple built by Raja Raja Chola around 1000 years back. However, there are many rare and interesting sites found across the entire city. Let us explore about Subramanya temple.

Tanjore Kodi Amman Temple

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Site Name: Kodi Amman Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple Location:Outskirts of Tanjore city, Tamil Nadu state, India Highlights:The legend associated with the temple reveals the origin of the name of Thanjavur (Tanjore) city Nearest Railway Station:Tanjore Nearest Airport:Trichy How to reach:Well connected by road and rail Hotel: A lot of options across the entire Tanjore city Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire Tanjore city
Those who know about Thanjavur (Tanjore) city in South India know mainly about the great Brahadeeswarar Temple built by Raja Raja Chola around 1000 years back. However, there are many rare and interesting sites found across the entire city. Let us explore about Kodi Amman temple, which is supposed to be one of the original temples of this city. 


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Navagraha along with their wives in Chennai

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Site Name: Bala Murugan Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple
Location:  Thendral Colony, West Anna Nagar, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights:A rare temple where Navagrahas are found along with their consorts
Nearest Railway Station:Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport:Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach:Easily reachable by road as this is centrally located in the city
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city
Chennai is considered as the gateway to South India. The capital city of Tamil Nadu state of India has hundreds of tourist sites which include museum, British period monuments, temples, beach, etc. Let us explore a little known temple called Bala Murugan temple located in Chennai.
Temple Layout:
Bala Murugan tem…

Little known Nimishamba Temple of Chennai

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Site Name: Nimishamba Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple
Location:  Kasi Chetty Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights:A rare temple of Nimishamba in Chennai city
Nearest Railway Station:Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport:Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach:Easily reachable by road as this is centrally located in the city
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city
Chennai is considered as the gateway to South India. The capital city of Tamil Nadu state of India has hundreds of tourist sites which include museum, British period monuments, temples, beach, etc. Let us explore a little known temple called Nimishamba temple located in Chennai.
Nimishamba is another name of Goddess Parvati. It is believ…

Thanjapureeswarar Temple

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Site Name: Thanjapureeswarar Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple Location:Outskirts of Tanjore city, Tamil Nadu state, India Highlights:The city Tanjore is named after the main deity of this temple; supposed to be the original temple of Tanjore Nearest Railway Station:Tanjore Nearest Airport:Trichy How to reach:Well connected by road and rail Hotel: A lot of options across the entire Tanjore city Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire Tanjore city