Sunday, November 29, 2009


  1. Corbett national park was established in 1936. It is the India's first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger.
  2. Maharashtra's oldest National Park created in 1955, the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. It is also one of India's 25 Project Tiger Reserve. The National Park is 623 sq. kms in area, consisting of two forested rectangles of the Tadoba and Andhari range
  3. Project Tiger launched in 1973, for the total environmental protection of this endangered species
  4. The tomb is just opposite to famous Humayun Tomb in Delhi. This is the shrine of a famous mystic and Sufi saint of Chisti tradition, Sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Chisti. Nizamuddin Auliya was born in the then Oudh and now Uttar Pradesh in the year 1236. Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya is said to be the direct descendent of Khwaza Moinuddin Chisti of Ajmer. Auliya had a large following in India that included the likes of Aladdin Khilji, Mohammed bin Tughlaq 
  5. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is 306 km from Kathmandu in Nepal. Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in Lumbini. Places to visit in Lumbini on Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours are the Sacred Garden, the Maya Temple, Puskani Pond, Ashokan Pillar, Nepal Buddha Temple and Lumbini Museum. Lumbini is listed in the UNESCO's World Heritage Site. Bodh Gaya, the place where Prince Siddhartha attained Enlightenment, is 13 km from Gaya in Bihar. 
  6.  Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankara, was  born here in Kundligrama (Vaishali) in 599 BC Some of the main attractions here are the newly built Vishwa Shanti Stupa, the Ashokan pillars and a host of other structures related to both Buddhism and Jainism.
  7. The district of Kushinagar is named after the sacred death-place of Lord Buddha. At Kushinagar, Lord Buddha, an apostle of peace, comapassion and non-violence, attained Mahaparinirvana (Salvation) in 483 BC. History The present Kushinagar is identified with Kushawati ( in pre- Buddha period ) and Kushinara (in Buddha period). Kushinara was the capital of Mallas which was one of the sixteen mahajanpads of the 6th Century BC.
  8.  Hussain Sagar Lake which links twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad was constructed during the reign of Ibrahim Qutub Shah, by Hussainshah Wali, in 1562. There are 33 statues of historical personage of Andhra Desha placed along the bund of the lake. Another major attraction of Hussain Sagar Lake is the installation of an 18 meter high 350 ton monolithic statue of Lord Buddha on the rock of Gibraltor in the middle of the Lake.
  9. Pawapuri was at this place that Lord Mahavira, the twenty fourth Tirthankar attained "Nirvana" or eternal salvation from the cycle of death and birth in the year 527 BC. The Pictures shows the "Charan Paduka" housed in Jal Mandir, one of the 5 main temples in Pawapuri. It marks the spot where the mortal remains of the Lord Mahavira was creamated.
  10. enchanting coral islands in the Arabian Sea were called the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi islands, though they were popularly known as the Laccadives or Lakshadweep (hundred thousand islands). The territory was officially named Lakshadweep on 1 November 1973.

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