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SUB- EDITORS

UDIT RAJ, SHREYA &

ISHIKA

CONTENT WRITERS

TANISHA, SIMRAN & VAISHNAVI

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

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WELCOME

TO

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Kerala Tourism

Welcome to God’s own country

Kerala has been featured as a top destination for tourist for

centuries. It is also named as one of the top ten paradise of the

world by national geographic traveler. It is also known for its

ecotourism and the backwaters. It’s an established destination for

domestic tourist as well as for foreign tourist. There is no dearth of

popular destination spread across Kerala.

i. Kovalam beach

It’s an internationally renowned beach making the favorite place

for tourist since 1930’s. This beach having massive rocky high

land making the bay of water calm which is also the ideal place to

have sea bath.


Facilities regarding accommodation for tourist in kovalam ranging

from five star hotels to minimum budget hotels with great choices

of food available at restaurants and cafeteria ranging from

continental to south Indian dishes.

ii.

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Periyar forest is the India’s one of the most finest wildlife reserve.

This reserve is expanded over the entire district with the eye

catching plantation and hill towns that makes beautiful trail for

treks and mountain walk. It is also the one of the oldest tiger

reserves in India with the presence of endangered white tigers.

iii.

Munnar


Munnar is defined as the rise of three mountains stream,

Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and kundala which is 1,600 km above

the sea level. Once upon a time this hill station was the summer

resort of the British government in south India.

Facts about the land of coconut trees

• Gods own country


The Kerala tourist department used this slogan about this state.

Arabian sea residing in west and the channels of backwaters

flowing throughout the Kerala, with offering the most scenic

backdrop getting witnessed by your clicks.

• Cleanest state in India

National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) conducted a survey and

Kerala happens to be the cleanest state in India along with

Sikkim. This is the only state in India where there are banks and

hospitals in every village.


• The Wealthiest Hindu Temple in the world is

in Kerala

In our country there are more than 1,60,650 temples in our

country and out of these, the richest temple in the world is in

kerala.

• The paradise for ayurveda


Kerala is one of the first to use the medication as ayurveda as

treatment method. It is also the home for soatheeram, the world’s

first ayurvedic resort.

• Highest ratio in Female compare to male

ratio

Kerala, along with the Pondicherry is the only places to have the

female to male ratio higher than 0.99.

• The largest rubber producers in the nation


Kerala produces more than 90% of the total rubber in the country.

Around 5.45 hectares of land in Kerala is being used for rubber

cultivation.

• It has an abundance of coconut trees

About 7.70 lakh hectares of cultivated area in Kerala is used for

coconut plantation. Its production plays a vital role in the state's

economy. Even the state is named after it. 'Kera' stands for

coconut tree whereas 'alam' means land. Thus, Kerala can be

iterated as the land of coconut trees.

• It is also known as the spice coast of India


Kerala is famous for its spices and hence is popularly known as

the Spice Coast of India. It flavours an assortment of spices

originating from the cultures of Jews, Christians, Muslims and

merchants who settled down in this state. Thus, you can find a

creamy texture and aroma to the original cuisine of Kerala.

• Highest Point in India, Anamudi Peak

(excluding Himalayas)

Anamudi peak of Anaimalai range is called the ‘Everest of South

India’. Reaching a height of 8133 ft, it is the highest point on

Western Ghats and the tallest in India after the Himalayan


Mountains. It shares the border with Idukki and Ernakulum

districts.

• Home to the world’s most oldest teak trees

Nilambur Teak Plantation in Malappuram stretches across a

massive region of 2.31 hectares and is home to the world’s oldest

teak trees.


MotorcycleenthusiastsfloodedManali-Leh

NationalHighway

Manali-LehNationalHighwayis490kmlonghighwayintheNorthernpartofIndia

connectingLehthecapitalofLadakhandManaliinHimachalPradesh.Butitisnot

openalthetime.Itisonlyopenforapproxfourandthehalfmonthsinayearwhen

snowisclearedfromtheroads.ItconnectsManalivaley,LahaulandSpitivaleysin

HimachalPradeshtoZanskarvaleyinLadakh. Manybeautifultownscomein

betweenthejourneysuchasMarhi,Keylong,Jispa,Darcha,Bharatpur,Gataloops,

Pang,etc.

So,forthetimewhenitisopenthehighwayisbusywiththeenthusiastic

motorcyclists.Pasingthroughthishighwayonecanseemountainrangesonboth

sides, stunningsand,androcknaturalformations.ThejourneyfromManalitoLeh

generalytakestwodays,butitcantakemoreduetounpredictableweatherand

roadconditions.Italsohassomebadstretchesofroadsandoccasionallandslidesbut

thisdoesnotbothermuchtothetouristsastheyaremuchmoreexcitedtoseethe

panoramicviewswhichcanbeseenduringthejourney.

Formotorcyclists,itisadreamandseemsheaventoo,watchingthosesmalstreams

ofice-coldwaterfrom snow-cappedmountainsandglacialmelts.Suddenlythis

landscapechangeswhenonepasesthroughRohtangPasandenterstheChandra

rivervaleyintheLahaulregion.Thegreeneryonthesouthernsideofthemountains

startsdisappearingandthemountainslopesonthelowersidebecomesbrownand

arid.However,themountainpeakscoveredwiththesnowglowsandshinesbrightly

inthesun.Thebonuspointistheglimpsesofwildlifeandfaunanearthebanksof

riversorlakesthatcomeinbetweenofthisjourney.

Ridingthroughthecris-crosterainonyourbeastissomethingthatwilbe

capturedinyourheartforever.Memorieswillast lifetimeandyouwilbeableto

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ILDAAR DILLI

ME APKA HARDIK

SWAGAT HAI !

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Delhi’s Beauty

BY- ISHIKA SAHNI

Delhi is the capital of India and a very beautiful place. Beauty of Delhi

is very famous among India and other country’s also. Delhi as a capital

has lots of beauty itself. Delhi is also very popular for its enriched

culture and heritage. Different culture shows their beauty in different

sense like in their festivals, dresses, rituals, etc. Delhi city’s main beauty

is their monuments. There are many monuments in Delhi like Qutub

Minar, India Gate, The Canopy, Coronation Durbar Park, Lodi

Garden, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Safdarjung’s Tomb, Jama

Masjid, Isa Khan’s Tomb, Alai Darwaja, Alai Minar, Diwan-I-Khas,

Haus Khas Village, etc. There are so many monuments and these all

are tourist places. People came to see these things. All these

monuments have some very very interesting stories behind them which

people love to listen. Their architecture is also dependent on their

stories. There are so many beautiful gardens. The capital city is divided

into two sections- New Delhi and Old Delhi. Both sections are very

beautiful. Crowd of Delhi is very good. There is a very beautiful garden

at India Gate where people go and sit with there family and friends and

enjoy their time. There are lots of religious places like temples,

gurudwaras, church and masjid. There are many wildlife sanctuaries,

zoo, parks in the capital city. Metro stations, roads, malls, railway

stations all are become advanced and beautiful now. Delhi is becoming

advanced now and advancing its beauty day by day.

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THE HAUNTING IN DELHI

BY - ISHIKA SAHNI

Delhi is the capital of India. Delhi is very beautiful places which are very

famous but also has the scary places which have some haunted stories

and interesting facts. Some of the haunted places in Delhi are like

Sanjay van, Agrasen Ki Bauli, khooni nadi, delhi ridge, the cantonment

area, Malcha Mahal, House Number W-3, Lothian Cemetery, Feroz

Shah Kotla Fort, etc. Khooni nadi the famous river which gulps down all

those who dare to go inside its conspiring waters. several eyewitness

accounts of people seeing the ghost in the ridge, Agrasen Ki Bauli is

one of the more interesting places as haunted. There are many more

places with these types of stories where some people not dare to go

and some people take them interesting to go there. There are also

some haunted houses in Delhi which are made just for fun for the

people who like to go there. These houses are mostly in malls for

every one who wants to go there. There is a full scary set up to make

it a proper haunted house just for fun.

Some people think that these types of things are myths and not true but

some people take these things very seriously and float these things to

many people. These all are depending on the views of the people. There

are different people and all have their different views. Some accept them

and some said that these all are nothing.

Not only the beautiful places these places also make the Delhi special

and a tourist place because these were also the monuments before their

incidents.

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INTRESTING FACTS

BY - ISHIKA SAHNI

1. Delhi is one of the 'greenest' cities in the world with a

green cover of almost 20%.

2. The entire public transport of the city runs on

environment friendly Compressed Natural Gas.

3. Qutub Minar in Delhi is the world's tallest brick minaret.

4. The walled city of Delhi originally had fourteen gates.

Five are still standing.

5. Traffic in Delhi is like traffic in London. Drivers sit on the

right side of the car.

6. Three-wheeled contraptions called Autos are a great way

to see the city over short distances. And test your faith in

God.

7. Delhi has not always been the capital of India. Under the

British,

Kolkotta had the honor for a long time till Delhi was

reinstated in 1912.

8. Delhi has a rail museum with steam-age behemoths.

9. Every Delhite is ever ready to help you out with

directions. They will direct you even when they do not know

what you are talking about. So check, crosscheck. And

check again.

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Vast,RemoteandScarcelyinhabited:SpitiValey

SpitiValeyonceusedtobethepartofthekingdomofWesternTibetwhichisnowinHimachal

Pradesh.SpitiitselfmeansthemiddlelandthatisthelandbetweenTibetandIndia.Alongtimeago

itwasalmostunapproachabletoreachvaleyduetohighHimalayanpeaks.Butoverathousand

yearsagoalongwithancienttraderulesandhighpasescameBuddhism.

Keemonasteryisthevaley’sbiggestmonasterystandingmorethan13,500ftabovesealevelwhich

suferedanearthquakeover40yearsago.Butitisstilstandinginapositionasitwasbefore.This

monasteryisthetoweringsymboloftheundyingspiritofBuddhism.Whentheearthquake

occureditscateredahidden500-yearoldsecretinthedebristhatwasaperfectlyandnaturaly

preservedmummy.

BuddhismfirstcameintheSpitiValeyinIndiafromTibetandtheirnumerousmonasterieswhich

nurturethereligion.TodayithasthesumoftheoldestsurvivingBuddhismgroupinIndia.Inthe

monasteryseniorMonkorlamaleadsthegroupatthechantingsesions.Buddhiststextsbrought

upbymonkswerewriteninPalilanguagebuttheyweretranslatedintotheTibetanlanguageby

them.Thejuniormonkstherearetaughthowtoatainliberationfromhumansuferings,promote

Buddha'swordsandkeepthefaithstrong.Intheancientchamberscarvedintherock,these

studentslearnthegreatestpowerofmonk,theabilitytomeditate.Astheygraduate,theyget

personalcaves.Theprocesgoesonforyears.

Alongwithancientmonasteries,itisalsoknownforitsbreathtakinglandscapesandadventurous

trekking.Despitebeingtheremotelocation,itiswelconnected.Therearepetrolpumps,medical

shops,and ATMs.Butthedrawbackisthatnotalofthemareworkingalthetime.Findinghotels

andguesthousesinSpitiisalsonotatoughtask.Kozaisthemostfamousplaceforthetouristto

stayin.AtmostplacesinSpitiValeywherehotelsarenotavailablethelocalstherehaveopened

theirhousesfortouristsasapayingguest.Imaginehowniceitwouldbetospendtimewiththe

peoplethereandseeingtheirwayoflivingandculture.Itisalsoagreatregionforsetingacamp

riversidetofeelmoreadventurous.

Thethousand-year-old“LangzaBuddha”statueisthepopularatractionhere.Thevaleyalso

locatesPinValeyNationalPark,awildlifesanctuary,whichishometomanysnowleopardsand

severalotherendangeredspeciessuchasRedFox,GoldenEagle,Ravens,Snowfinch,etc.Onecan

alsotryraftingintheSpitiriverortrekkinguptheChandratalwhereonecancampforthenight.

Atlast,themostpopularTibetanfoodisfoundineveryCafeandHotelhere. Momos,Thukpaand

laphingareamongstthemostpopulardishes.TheplaceslikeTheHimalayanCafé,SolCafé,Kunjum

toparethemostfrequentedrestaurantsfortourists. Intheend,youaregoingtofalinlovewith

Spiti.

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WELCOME

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Devbhoomi : The Land of

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Lets

Explore

The Queen Of Hills

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Shimla – The Queen of Hills

The Queen of Hills, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh surrounded by its natural beauty

and is one of the most recognized tourist places in our country. There are numerous tourist

spots to visit like, Glen, Ridge Mall Road, Lakar Bazaar, Jakhu Temple Fagu, Kufri, Chail etc.

The Ridge road is also the venue for summer festival, government functions and local

celebrations during the New Year’s Eve. The prominent landmarks on Ridge road are a neogothic

structure of Church from 1844 and a tudorbethan styled library building built in 1910.

There are minimum three statues on the ridge; that of Mahatma Gandhi, Indra Gandhi,

Founder of Himachal Pradesh Dr. Y.S. Parmar, the first chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.

If a person is Crazy about himachal Pradesh and wants to visit at least once in a lifetime then

this is the best time to visit because at this time, you can enjoy cool and clear atmosphere with

presence of lots of other tourist gathering. On the other hand you can get the family packages,

where you can enjoy with some special gifts and offers. With the presence of small local trains

in Shimla, traveling has became a lot easier and simple. These trains travel close to the hills, so

the tourist can enjoy the scenery of mountains and green hills during the travel. One of the best

part about the train is that it runs slowly which makes tourist to be safe and enjoy the view of

the place and with the cheap tickets to travel in these trains.

Apart from all these, shimla has numerous precious places to visit such as that every tourist

wanna visit at least once in their lifetime. These places are the Ridge, Jakhoo Hill & Temple,

Summer Hill, Colonial Homes, Christ Church, Prospect Hill, State Museum, Viceroy Lodge,

Tara Devi Temple etc. These spots are old but the values of these places are same and will

remain forever. There are some special stuffs about shimla such as wooden items, woolens,

Himachali caps, jackets and other handicrafts. These are made by the local population of Shimla

with their hands according to the desires of the tourists. You will see some Prunes and apples

trees outside the houses. This will look amazing and stunning. As a result, Shimla is a god-gifted

city which is wrapped in the captivating forests of the deodars, pine, rhododendron and the

cedars.

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FACTS ABOUT SHIMLA

• Set On Seven Hills

Unknown to many, Shimla is settled on the top of seven hills. These list of

these beautiful hills that harbour the beauteous settlement of Shimla

include Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Observatory Hill, Bantony Hill, Jakhu

Hill, Inverarm Hill and Elysium Hill. The highest peak in Shimla is the

towering Jakhu Hill, which is also the location of the famous Jakhu Temple

dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

• The Only Place With A Natural Ice-skating Rink

Shimla is the only place in the country which houses a natural ice-skating

rink. It was founded in the year 1920 during the British rule and since then,

it has been a popular tourist destination in Shimla. Thousands of tourists

come here every year to enjoy ice-skating. So, now you know why Shimla is

considered as one of the most beautiful hill stations in India.

• Home To The Oldest Post Office

Established in the year 1882 in a small building named Conny Cottage, the

General Post Office of Shimla is said to be the oldest of them all in North

India. Even though it is not a tourist destination, it certainly interest several

history lovers. So, if you would love to trace the history of India Post, then

you can consider visiting Shimla. This ancient post office has a lot to be

explored.

• The Mysterious Chudail Boudi

As per locals and tourists' eerie experiences, Chudail Boudi is located on

Shimla Highway and is one place where you can feel the speed of your

vehicle slowing down automatically. Here, the speed of you vehicle doesn't

matter and you are definitely bound to slow down.

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BEAUTY OF RAJASTHAN

So here is a glimpse of the royal state of India yes you guessed right! It is Rajasthan literally

means "land of kings". It is the place of forts, palaces, lively folk songs, etc. Major features include

the ruins of the Indus valley civilisation at Kalibanga and Balathal, the Dilwara Temples, a Jain

pilgrimage site at Rajasthan's only hill station, Mount Abu in the ancient Aravalli mountain range

and in eastern Rajasthan there are number of different National parks exist like keoladeo

National park near Bharatpur and a world heritage site known for its bird life. The capital and the

largest city of Rajasthan is Jaipur.

In ancient time fort were constructed by Rajputs, Jats and Gurjars, who made them as

iconic attractions of India's tourism. Rajasthan is the one and only place where we can see

various types of forts, top 10 forts among them are:

‣ Amber Fort

‣ Nahargarh Fort

‣ Jaisalmer Fort

‣ Mehrangarh Fort

‣ Chittorgarh Fort

‣ Junagarh Fort

‣ Ranthambore Fort

‣ Lohagarh Fort

‣ Kumbhalgarh Fort

‣ Taragarh Fort

Kathputli one of the oldest form of entertainment and its origin is in India.

Due to invasion in India by mughals in Rajasthan, kathputli unfortunately lost its

importance. Puppet show was not only the source of entertainment in ancient time

It also provides social education and moral. Kathputli is a made up from wood,

cotton, cloth, wire, etc. kathputli is a string puppet controlled by a person known

as puppeteers through string tied on their fingers and make them move.


The talwar also spelled talwaar and tulwar, is a type of curved sword from the Indian

subcontinent. The blades of some of the talwar widen towards the tip. In ancient time

Talwar was used by royal people in war or for their safety as weapon. Along with talwar

they also use an iron stick generally known as ‘Bhalla’ and a round shaped protector in war

was there known as ‘Raksha kawach’. Later they get replaced by guns, rifles, tanks and other

current weapons.

This is the traditional attire of Rajasthani women. It involve ghagra, choli and odhni. The

ghagra is generally of full length, embroided and pleated skirt, of different colors, prints

and of different quality fabrics such as silk, cotton, georgette, etc. To impart the royal

elegance different and unique borders and different types of work are incorporated to

ghagra. To enhance their elegance they also wear necklaces like jadau sets, aad and raani

har especially by the woman who belong from royal family.


This image is of Chittorgarh fort it is one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan built in 7 th

century. It is the most popular fort known for its beauty, architect, history and sacrifices.

It is the place where Rani Padmini and Karanvati sacrifice their life for the pride of

Rajputs in the form of Jauhar. To save themselves from the sultan of delhi Alauddin

khalji who captured and imprisoned Raja Ratan sen the husband of Rani Padmini. the

major attractions of the places of this fort is Rana Kumbha Palace, Rani Padmini’s

Palace, Bada Mahal, Ratan Singh’s Palace, etc.

The Thar Desert, also referred to as the good Indian desert, may be a large arid region

within the north-western a part of the Indian subcontinent that covers a locality of

200,000 km2 and forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan. It is world's

17th largest desert, and also the world's 9th largest subtropical desert. The Thar Desert is

generally the most populated desert, about 40% of the overall population of Rajasthan

sleep in the Thar Desert.


Rajasthani cuisine (राजस्थानीखाना) was influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants

and the availability of ingredients in this arid region. Food that could last for several days and

could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables has all

had their effect on the cooking. The famous dishes of Rjajasthani cuisine include malaidar special

lassi and Lashunki chutney (hot garlic paste), Mawalassi from Jodhpur, Malpauas from Pushkar

and Rassgollas from Bikaner, "paniya" and "gheriya" from Mewar

Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) could be a grand and highly ornamented room, constructed by Abhay

Singh within the mid 18th century. This elevated room is a smaller amount accessible and was

probably intended as a personal audience hall, where the ruler could see his confidants and perform

certain personal rituals. The paintings of the walls were real, but the ceiling and its cornice were

repainted within the mid 19th century, within the reign of Takhat Singh.


Palanquins were a well-liked means of travel for royal and noble ladies up to the second

quarter of the 20th century. In Daulat Khana there's Mahadol, a golden palanquin that

was a present from the governor of Gujarat in 1730 A.D. A palanquin may be a portable

bed or couch, open or enclosed that's mounted on two poles and carried at each endways

the shoulders of porters or by animals. The introduction of spring-mounted coaches

ended the necessity for palanquins except as transport for the sick and wounded.

ShringarChowk is the starting of the Mehrangarh Fort and is the first court yard that a

visitor encounters on entering Mehrangarh Museum. This is where the most important

events in the Fort; the Raj Tilak or enthroning ceremony when new rulers appointment

occurs. In one corner there is a throne made up of marble, where the new ruler of

Jodhpur is presented to its people, the last ruler was Gajaraj Singh II. Then further there

is daulatkhana, howdah room ,palkikhana and many more things.


This photo is of Amer fort also known as Amber fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India.

Amer is a town situated 11 km away from Jaipur. The fort was built by Mairs and later

captured and ruled by Raja Man Singh I. it is one of the fort present on high hill and is the

main attraction of tourist in Jaipur. It is constructed of red stones.

Hawa mahal is reffered as the ‘Palace of winds’. It is located in Jaipur, India. It is constructed

with the help of red and pink stones in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh; the son of the

founder of Jaipur named Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, this place sits on the edge of the city,

Jaipur. After the gap of 50 years, renovation work on the mehal took place in 2006 to give a

new look to the monument the estimated cost was of Rs 4.568 million. The corporate sector

lent a hand to preserve the historical monuments of Jaipur and the Unit Trust of India has

adopted Hawa Mahal to maintain it.


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GOA – THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT

1. Goa which is also know as Konkan is a state which is located on the

South Western Coast of India.

2. It is the smallest state in terms of area.

3. Also, it’s the fourth smallest state in terms of population.

4. Among all the states of India, it has the highest GDP per capita

5. The capital of Goa is Panaji and the largest city is Vasco da Gama.

6. Portuguese have existed in Goa for more than 450 years till 1961.

7. Goa is known as the most visited destination worldwide because of its

beauty and culture.


Dudhsagar Waterfall

One of the best tourist place in Goa. It is located in Goa-Karnataka border. It

is a tiered type of waterfall. Its total height is 320 meters and 1017 feet and

average width is 30 meters that means approximately 100 feet.

Dona Paula beach

Goa is famous for its tourist spots and if you visit to Goa then you must go to a

place called Dona Paula beach. This is an interesting place that you will find

quite amusing and adorable. Apart from its beautyit is also famous for its food.

It is said that they serve extremely delicious meal.


Basilica of Bom Jesus

Goa is not only famous for its food and drinks, but also for the famous church

and religious place like basilica of boom Jesus is a Roman catholic basilica

located in Goa. This is located in old Goa. It is 18 meters long and built in 1594.

The architectural style is baroque architecture.

Calangute beach

It was built in North Goa, it is quite popular and favourite place for tourists.

beach swimming is not allowed in the month of September. It also popular for

its sports activities like parasailing and water skiing .



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