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Hyderabad is a perfect mixture of old world charm and with new modern technology. It is the capital and the biggest city of the Southern state of India, Andhra Pradesh. It has been ruled by different rulers like Mughals, Qutub Shahis, and Nizams, which have shaped the beautiful and rich history of Hyderabad. It is renowned as “The City of Pearls”, in Olden days; you can still find many historical and traditional bazaars, which are located around the city.

Tourism sector plays an important role in the economy of Hyderabad. You will always witness travel expo or tourism related fairs on regular bases in the city. This city is recognized for its monuments which include the magnificent masterpiece like Charminar and Golconda fort. It has many masjids, churches and temples in the city.

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Hyderabad houses good numbers of historical monuments within the city and as well as outer sides of the city. Some of the famous historical sites including Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum as well as many other art galleries , sports complexes and theatres. Some of the main tourist attractions of Hyderabad city are given below in categories wise:

Historical Monuments:

• Mecca Masjid: This Mosque is very famous throughout India; it was built 400 years back during the supremacy of Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah, the 6th Qutub Shahi Sultan of Hyderabad.

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• Charminar: Charminar is a major and most famous landmark of Hyderabad.

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• Golconda Fort: This Fort is one of the most outstanding fortresses in India; it is one of the strongest forts in India.

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• Qutb Shahi Tombs: This tomb is dedicated to Rulers of Qutub Shahi dynasty. Its artihe tech

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• Salar Jung Museum: It is among the world largest private collection museum

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• Chowmahalla Palace: UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage site of the Chowmahalla Palace.

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Parks and Gardens:

• Nehru zoological park: This zoo is a natural habitat for different type of species, animals, birds, nocturnal species, amphibian and aquatic species.

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• NTR Gardens: This wonderful leisure spot is situated beside the IMAX theatre. It is located beside the land adjoining near Hussain sagar, it is a happening to hang out with your family and friends.

Image• Lotus Pond: Lotus pond Garden is situated in Jubilee hills; it is also home to a few rare species of birds.

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To visit all the amazing places of Hyderabad city, plan a wonderful vacation with your family and friends.

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Kashmir is the northernmost state of India and is located in Himalayan Mountains. Kashmir valley of this city is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape; numerous shrines which attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year.

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History

Hari Singh had ascended the throne of Kashmir in 1925 and was the reigning monarch at the conclusion of British rule in the subcontinent in 1947. One condition of the partition of India imposed by Britain was that, ‘the rulers of princely states would have the right to opt for either Pakistan or India or remain independent’. But as Kashmir’s 77% population was of Muslim religion in 1947 and as it shared a boundary with both Pakistan and India, on 20 October 1947, tribesmen backed by Pakistan invaded Kashmir.

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The Maharaja was initially fought back, but they appealed for assistance to the Governor ‘General Louis Mountbatten’, who agreed on the condition that the ruler accedes to India. On 25 October 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh has signed the instrument of Accession which was accepted by Governor General of India on 27 October 1947. When instrument was signed, Indian soldiers entered Kashmir with orders to evict the raiders, but they were not able to expel everyone from the state before harsh winter. India took the matter to the United Nations. They asked both India and Pakistan to vacate the areas they had occupied and hold an election under UN observation. The holding of this voting initially supported by India was destroyed by India because 0f 1952 elected Constituent Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir voted in favor of confirming the Kashmir region’s accession to India. Other reason for carelessness of election is because demographic changes after 1947 have been elected in Pakistan administered Kashmir, as generations of Pakistani individual’s non-native to the region have been allowed to take residence in Pakistan administered Kashmir. Besides this Kashmiri Hindus leave the region and Pakistan failed to withdraw its military from the Kashmir region as was required under the same UN resolution of 13 August 1948 which discussed the plebiscite.

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Between India and Pakistan soured for many other reasons for its diplomatic relations and resulted in three further wars in Kashmir the ‘Indo Pakistani War of 1965’, the ‘Indo Pakistan War of 1971’, and the ‘Kargil War in 1999’. India controls 60% area of the earlier Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan controls 30% region and China occupied 10% region in 1962.

 

In 19th and early 20th centuries, some boundary agreements were signed between Great Britain, Tibet, Afghanistan and Russia over northern borders of Kashmir, China never accepted these agreements, and official Chinese position did not change with Communist revolution in 1949 and in mid 1950s the Chinese army had entered the northeast portion of Ladakh.

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In 1956-57 they build a military road through the Aksai Chin area for better communication between Xinjiang and western Tibet. India’s late discovery of this road led to border clashes between two countries that conclude in the Sino-Indian war of October 1962. China has occupied Aksai Chin since 1962 and in addition, an adjoining region was surrender by Pakistan to China in 1963.

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In 1980 simmering regret over high hands policies of Union Government and allegation of implementation of 1987 assembly election triggered a violent uprising which was backed by Pakistan. After that, the region has seen a prolonged, bloody war between militants and the Indian Army. But now day’s situation has become increasingly peaceful in recent years. To experience such a beautiful history of Kashmir, you must visit this land by selecting one of the ‘Kashmir Holiday Packages’ available at various site.

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With a very rugged topography, we can experience very less flat lands at Sikkim. Numerous rivers and mountains are some of the main physical features, which define the boundaries of this state with its neighbors. Along with rivers and mountains, the lakes, hot springs, waterfalls and glaciers are also found in this region. Let’s talk about each of these physical features of Sikkim.

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Mountains:

Sikkim is said to be a land of high mountains which seem to touch the heavens, and also define the paradise of nature. These mountains form an integral part of the Himalayas, which is a highest mountain range in India, and third highest in world. The name of this highest mountain range is Kanchenjunga. This highest peak can be easily seen from almost any part of the Sikkim, and also from the northern, eastern and western border of this state. Other two important mountain ranges in Sikkim are the ‘Singilela’ range on western border and ‘Chola’ range on eastern border. The boundary line between Sikkim and Bhutan is indicated by the Pangolia Range, located in the south eastern part of the state. Some other mountains in Sikkim are Siniolchu, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong, Talung, Kokthang, Kanglakhang, Simvo and Jonsang.

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Glaciers 
Glacier is a slow moving river of ice, which flows from high mountain peaks through rocky valleys at Sikkim. It also carries unmelted snow, rocks and debris which have compacted over many years into a solid and creeping ice stream. As per the saying of some people, about thousand years ago the whole North Sikkim was covered with glaciers.

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Lakes
Sikkim has a rugged terrain but still some lakes can be seen in this area. The lakes in Sikkim are both spring fed as well as river fed, but they are not very large in size. These lakes are also treated as the source of many rivers. Some of the well-known lakes in Sikkim are:

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The Changu Lake

The Bidang cho

The Menmoi cho

Khechopari lake

Laxmipokari

Lampokari

Majurpokari

Ram and Laxman lake

Cholamu and

Green Lake

Hot Springs

Sikkim houses various hot springs which are famous for their medicinal and therapeutic value. The most important hot springs in Sikkim are located at Phurchachu (Reshi), Yumthang, Ralang and Momay Samdong, which have high sulphur content and are located near the river banks. The average temperature of water in these hot springs is around 50 degree Celcius. These hot springs in Sikkim are considered as one of the four holy caves.

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To enjoy all the above beautiful physical features, you must select one of the best Sikkim Holiday Packages .