Located at an altitude of 3,636 metres, Sandakphu is the highest peak located in Darjeeling district in the eastern part of India.The name Sandakphu means ‘Height of the Poison Plant’ because of the poisonous aconite plants that grow near the peak. The patronizing peak of the Singalila Range, Sandakphu is the most audacious point of many trekking routes in the Darjeeling-Sikkim region.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
A publication on India's trade and investment by Exim bank highlights the trend in exports moving towards southern countries, particularly in the Asia and Africa regions. Asia is a key destination of India's exports - in 2001-02 Asia's share stood at 40.2% but in 2011-12 it grew to to 51.6%. Europe, however has seen a decline in its share, down to 19% in 2011-12 from 24.8% in 2001-02.
India's key exports in 2012 were petroleum products which generated $56bn, followed by gems and jewellery with $47bn. Pharma products, transport equipment, machinery and readymade garments are also big exports for India.
The 2012 data shows that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was India's biggest export market, closely followed by the USA. The latest data available from the Indian Government's Ministry of Commerce and Industry covering April-September 2012, shows the US to have slightly overtaken the UAE. Explore the graphic above to see India's imports and exports by value and year. The UK is the eighth biggest export market for India and held 2.9% of the market share in April-September 2012.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Gentle wind, sun kissed sands, calm and clean waters make the place appealing. The beach is a pleasant and clear water beach with the option of multiple water sports. The coconut cultivation that runs across the beach line makes it a lovely place to spent time around sunset with your partner. Bagmandala Beach is a clean and secluded beach near Srivardhan and one shall enjoy playing in the white sands of this beach. One can also visit the adjacent Bankot Fort via a boat ride.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Parumala is a small village and island on the Pampa River in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India.
Parumala is renowned for the presence of the Tomb of St. Gregorios (Parumala Thirumeni), belonging to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and Syriac Orthodox Church, so it is a pilgrimage site.The annual feast Ormapperunnal is held at the Parumala Church annually on the first and second of November.
Quibble Island is a river island in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is formed by the Adyar River and one of its tributaries. It is situated between the Chennai neighbourhoods of Mylapore and Adyar. During British rule, a European cemetery was located here.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Majuli is the largest island in the world and is located in the banks of Brahmaputra River. Its wide blue sky, Holy River floating across the banks, and beautiful landscape is the best example of God’s creation. Once you visit this place you will feel like getting touched with heaven and you consider visiting again and again.
Apart from the natural beauty, Majuli is also known for cultural celebration which is the great way to enjoy during your tour. Assam is known for its rich culture which attracts millions of people around the world. While having a tour, you can also witness the exhibition taking place in the town. This cultural exhibitions also will offer you with Assamese and tribal dishes and other tradition of the state.
Majuli has got all the charm that can attract is visitors towards it. The cultural tradition, wildlife sanctuary and the exotic island is the best view to go for. The striking feature of Majuli is the population free environment, which will give a memorable experience. This place is blended with beautiful art and craftsmanship.
The hospitality of this place is just remarkable and you would love to visit this place again and again. Places like Vaishnava Satra, Dakhinpat Satra, Garamurh Satra and many others places that should be visited.
To reach Majuli is very easy because it has got a good connectivity with other cities of India. Do a good planning before you get ready for the trip. #india #bharat #travel #assam #hindustan #island #riverisland
Sunday, October 11, 2015
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Kumbhalgarh, one of the well know wildlife sanctuaries of Rajasthan, has got a green signal from the government to be converted into a National Park.
The park will cover the areas of Pali, Udaipur and Rajsamand districts. The conversion aims to protect the wildlife and environment in the area covered by the park and it will also help in increasing tourism.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the cabinet held in Jaipur on November 28, presided by the Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot. He said, “Kumbhalgarh sanctuary is also a famous tourist destination of the adjacent districts due to Kumbhalgarh Fort and the Ranakpur Jain Temple.”
Bina Kak, the Tourism, Art and Culture Minister remarked, “The Kumbhalgarh sanctuary is a habitat of many wildlife and endangered species of fauna. The sanctuary is famous for Wolf, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Sambhar, Nilgai,Chausingha (the four horned antelope),Chinkara and hare.”
Forest of Kumbhalgarh is also a home to a variety of flora including many trees with herbal quality and it is an important Bird Site too.
The sanctuary encircles the fort of Kumbhalgarh and was named it. It is known for its high hills and narrow valleys that add to the scenic beauty of the area. The sanctuary also marks the division of two socio-cultural regions of Rajasthan, Mewar and Marwar, located either side of the Aravali Hills. Mewar is located to the east of the Aravali mountain range and Marwar to the west.
Friday, October 2, 2015
This museum is supposed to be the oldest museum of the state. Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob designed it in 1876 to greet King Edward VII as Prince of Wales on his visit to India. It was opened to public ten years later. Positioned amidst the gardens of Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, this museum has an assortment of rare articles on its display including textiles, carpets, paintings, metal and wood crafts, pottery, arms and weapons, flora and fauna of the state, toys, dolls and even an Egyptian mummy that belongs to the Ptolemaic Epoch. It is also known for housing the famous carpet, which portrays the scene of a Persian garden carpet with running water streams that was bought at a dear price from Shah Abbas of Persia, by Mirza Raja Jai Singh I. It also puts on show the miniature paintings of a number of sub-schools of Rajasthan.
The galleries on the ground floor of the museum have been completely remodeled and restructured since 1959 in an attempt to depict the uniqueness of the dresses and jewellery of all the classes and tribes of Rajasthani people including the privileged class that mainly consists of Rajputs and the merchant class. It includes the lifestyle of the tribals such as Meenas, Bhopas, Bhils, Gadoliya Lohars and many more. One gallery has also been committed to the henna body art of Rajasthan, popularly called as 'Mehndi Mandana', which makes an exhibition of the typical Rajasthani motifs and designs that are so well recognized as ethnic all over the world. Puppets and Phad paintings (the painted scrolls depicting the life of Pabuji Rathore, who was a great folk-hero from Marwar) occupies yet another gallery of the museum. The highlights of the museum, however, are displayed in its central gallery, which is completely devoted to the Rajasthani music and dance forms.