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All you need to know about National War Memorial, Delhi

 

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“Quartered in snow, silent to remain. When the bugle calls, they shall rise and march again.” – The scroll of honour at the Siachen base camp.

Nation salutes to Indian Army for their unwavering commitment and bravery in the battle field since time immemorial. Among 29 Largest standing army in the world topped by China, India hold second position with an enviable reputation for having a well-trained and powerful army, which is really a remarkable achievement.
The story of their bravery and legendary sacrifices are still hold high by every single citizen of India.

 In order to Honour their efforts, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on 25th February inaugurated India’s first National War Memorial in Delhi not very far from the another  popular tourism  attraction in Delhi ,India Gate.

 “National War Memorial will be akin to a pilgrimage to a holy place” as quoted by our PM Shri. Narendra Modi, depicts his true reverence for the Indian Army.  A true respect to the  sacrifices of men who laid down their lives for the sake of their country, so that we could live so that the country could be safe & secure, paving the way for development."
Though the proposal for the same was presented long back but it finally got approved in 2015. National War Memorial was built at the cost of Rs 176 crore which is spread in  40 acres. 
Built in the vicinity of India Gate, the National War Memorial pays homage to the soldier who sacrificed their lives during various war. The memorial honors 25,942 martyr soldiers.

Build with perfect architect, the four concentric circles of National War Memorial represents the entire journey of soldier, from entry to martyrdom and finally merge with eternal flame represented by obelisk which is at the center of the circles.

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The four concentric circle or  4 chakras around the obelisk are 'Amar Chakra' , 'Veerta Chakra', 'Tyag Chakra' and 'Rakshak Chakra'. The outmost chakra Rakshak Chakra represents spirit of security.
Moving towards inner circle the second chakra Tyag Chakra represents sacrifice of soldiers. The third chakra represents  courage and bravery of the Indian soldiers and the inner most chakra near obelisk is Amar Chakra representing eternity of the soul.

To make it a green zone around 700 trees were planted and the area is well manicured to make it as popular tourist attraction in Delhi.
WeBe design lab of chennai is the winner of the design selected for Memorial.Beautifully designed in a form of Chakravyuh the architect is unique in itself.The walls are made up of granite brick .It also has Brick with Name of each soldier, his ID, regiment, and rank. Going a step further and making things easier for the visitors an app is available on google play store  by which one can type the name of the solider and find the location of the brick. It also hold statue of 21 Param Vir Chakra Awardees at Param Yoddha Sthal.

How to Reach National War Museum : - 

Delhi is well connected with all the major capital of all the states, through Air ,Train and Road network. 
National War Memorial can be easily reached from all corners of Delhi though Public or Private Transport. You can also book a Cab for local site seeing. There is no entry fee for visiting the National War Memorial in Delhi.

Best Time to Visit The National War Memorial : -

Like other tourist attractions in Delhi, It is also open on all days of the week. However, the entry to the National War memorial is restricted on certain days. 
The official timings for the War Memorial Delhi is from 9 am to 6:30 pm till March and From April, the timings would be 9 am to 7:30 pm.

Other Places to Visit Around Delhi : -

India Gate :
 Formally known as Kingsway. The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath. This was built in the memory of 70,000 soldiers both Indian and British who  lost lives in World War – 1

Rashtraparti Bhavan :
 Rashtraparti Bhavan is yet another amazing place to visit. Occupying 330 acres it has 190 acres of garden area.It has 340 room build over four floors. The legendary Mughal Gardens has an Persian style architect which cover an area of 15 acres and have 159 celebrated varieties of roses, varieties of bougainvillea. The walls are covered with creepers like Jasmine, Rhynchospermum, and  China Orange trees. From Feb to March every year  The Mughal Gardens opens for general public i.e  during Udyanotsav.

Swaminarayan Akshardham :
 Awarded with the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple Akshardham epitomizes thousand years of history of Indian Culture, India’s ancient architecture, and the essence of spirituality which flows in every Hindu.

Apart from this Delhi tourism covers places like Red Fort, Rajpath, Humayun Tomb, Agrasen Ki Baoli, Lotus Temple, Birla Mandi, Dilli Haat, Garden of Five Senses, Shantivan, Iskcon Temple, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Lodi Tomb, Qutab Minar and many more.

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Biosphere Odyssey - Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve

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 India is the only country where all kinds of climatic and biogeographic conditions can be found.  From the cold mountain snow regions of Ladakh trek to the plains of Gangetic and Brahmaputra and  Rajasthan's Thar Desert, each place has its own meaning in terms of flora and fauna. 
Natural Biosphere simply put, these are places where special ecosystems are preserved ; ecosystems and specialized environments where for various reasons, including the threat of extinction, flora and fauna need to be nurtured and preserved. 

Nilgiri Biosphere in Tamil NaduGulf of Mannar Biosphere in Tamil Nadu, Sundarban Biosphere (West Bengal ), Nanda Devi Biosphere are some of the world famous Biosphere in India where natural beauty is in abundance.
Because of Natural and man made threat to the biodiversity Indian government had developed  strict guidelines to preserve several biosphere reserves in India. 

 One among these biosphere is Pachmarhi which is eleventh biosphere, in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Truely adventurous and blessed with abundant beauty, Panchmarhi is the queen of Satpura. Do plan a trip to Panchamarhi and visit with a chauffeur driven cab from your convenient location.

 A hidden plateau with incredible wealth, full of mystical experiences, has been partially explored so far, but will surely be one of the most preferred places for all those who wish to break with Urban Monotonous life 
Narrow Bridged paths leading to peaceful natural beauty of wild bamboo groves, religious shrines and a multitude of wildlife species and dense sal forests make Pachmarhi a true treasure for tourists. A touch of pure and virginal atmosphere, these days not a very common phenomenon. 
Sharing its natural boundaries with Hoshangabad ,Betul and Chhindwara the must visiting highest  peak in Pachmarhi is Dhoopgarh,also famous for its sunset.

The Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve has three wildlife conservation units – the Bori Sanctuary, the Satpura National Park, and the Pachmarhi Sanctuary. 

Blessed with the prominent source of Tawa Reservoir Pachmarhi Biosphere has several water bodies.

The type of forest here is deciduous with the forest dominated by teak trees and salt trees. In and around the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, more than 511 villages can be found.Apart from human habitant  it is home to some of India’s major wildlife species like Skinks, Geckos, Cobra, Pythons ,Malabar Pied hornbill , Malabar Whistling Thrush and even the Crested Serpent Eagle Large mammal species include Tiger, Leopard, wild Boar, Gaur (Bos gaurus), Chital Deer (Axis axis), Muntjac Deer, Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor), and Rhesus macaques can be spotted unlike anywhere else in the country.
Cave paintings in Pandava Caves and a presence of Buddhisum in its architect with a dense reserve of teak forest, Pachmarhi is virgin beauty in itself.

Other Places to Visit- 


Chauragarh- hundreds of Steps to reach temple and experience panoramic view.Perfect for trek lovers. 
Pandav Caves, Dhupgarh (Famous for most beautiful sunset), Guptmahadev, Apsara Vihar.

Reaching Pachmarhi


Well connected with road. Train and air route Pachmarhi may be reached by

Air Route – Nearest Airport Bhopal (210) , Jabalpur (240 ) & Nagpur (250 )

RailRoute - Nearest Station Pipariya but may be reached through Bhopal, Itarasi, Jabalpur located on central line.

RoadRoute -  – Number of Cab Service providers are available serving tourist on daily basis. Cab hire Bhopal , Book Cab Jabalpur ,Car on rent Nagpur are some of the services which provide hassel free services.

World Heritage sites in Maharashtra



  World Heritage sites are managed by UNESCO. The International World Heritage programme recognizes sites of cultural importance such as forests, mountains, islands, deserts, monument, building, complex or a city as Heritage Sites for the preservation of cultural heritage. These sites will be maintained under the supervision of UNESCO. The criteria for selecting a site as Heritage site is that it should represent outstanding universal significance in terms of cultural contributions. The sites will be listed by each country and then, the International committee decides after examination of the prominence of such sites.
India has many World Heritage sites. Let us focus upon Maharashtra state. Four sites have been listed under the World Heritage Sites program in Maharashtra. 

To visit and explore these places you will need a well travel plan and for this either you can go by railway or can think of hiring a cab because that would be a insightful travel experience for you as it will pick up you from your location and drives you to each site which offers unique and fascinating experience.

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus: 


This is a railway terminus located in Mumbai. This is a colonial structure named after the Queen Victoria. This railway terminus was renamed in 1996. The terminus was built was completed in 1880 during the British era. The monument is still active and is a major railway terminus in India.
It is popularly known as CST, which was under terrorist attack. The railway terminus is built in the Victorian Gothic style comprising beautiful carvings. It became a World Heritage Monument in 2004.

Ajanta: 

Situated about 100 km from the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra these rock cut caves are well known for paintings. These caves were discovered by British officers in the 19th century. These caves date back to 100 B.C. All are Buddhist Caves.

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 Ajanta caves are one of the prestigious monuments of India. One would marvel at the skill of Indian artisans. Details of the life style belonging to that period are displayed through paintings.
Ajanta caves can be approached by road. Hire taxis or take the MTDC tourist buses to reach Ajanta from Aurangabad city. Ajanta caves are protected by Eco-Conservation program. So, public vehicles are not allowed inside the premises. Public or private vehicles would drop you at the T-point and from there the tourists will be taken in an Eco-friendly bus. It takes about 5 minute to reach the cave site from the T-point.

Ellora: 

Ellora rock cut caves are situated at about 27 km from Aurangabad city. There are 34 caves in total belonging to Hindu, Buddhist and Jain traditions. They were built in various periods spanning from 5th to 11th centuries. Kailas Nath Temple, which is known for its magnificence is a single rock cut temple.

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Ellora can be reached by road. Aurangabad is the nearest destination for accommodation and transportation. You can visit the Daulatabad Fort on the way.

Elephanta Caves: 

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These 7th century caves are located on an island in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai Coast. Elephanta caves are located at about 9 nautical miles from the Gateway of India. You can reach the site by ferries. Regular ferries are available near the Gateway of India.



Western Ghats :




In 2012 UNESCO gave world heritage site status to 39 sites of the western ghat. The mountains cover an area of about 160,000 sq km (61,776 sq miles) stretching from the country's southern tip to Gujarat in the north to a place near Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. Western Ghats forests are home to at least 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish species.
Wester ghat is recognised as one of the world's eight "hottest biological diversity hotspots"

Some of popular tourist places to visit in western ghat: 
Mahabaleshwar[Maharashtra],  Thekkady[Kerala], Mollem[Goa],  Chorla Ghat [Goa], 
Mollem, Agumbe [Karnataka], Coonoor[Tamil Nadu], Dandeli [Karnataka], Kalpatta Wayanad [Kerala], Valparai [Tamil Nadu], Madikeri, Coorg [Karnataka].


Biosphere Odyssey - “Achanakmar - Amarkantak Reserve” in India


“Why pay fortunes for Exotic locations” 

Travelling flows in Indian blood, be it solo , group or family vacations. Often, unaware about exotic locations we end up paying fortunes on foreign trips.
Among 500 biosphere's Reserves across the world, India has total 18 reserves . Explore with Clear Car rental, the most beautiful locations in and around Madhya Pradesh.Untampered, rich with unique Flora & Fauna Achanakmar-Amarkantak Reserve has breath-taking natural beauty which is also a home for many endangered species like Four horned antelope.

A Hindu Temple, Amarkantak (MP)
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A must visit location for nature lovers ,located at the origin of great river “Narmada”,this biosphere is shared by two more rivers i.e Joshila and Son.
A perfectly distributed combination of tropical dry and moist deciduous forest, conserving the natural resources and ancient tribes residing in deep forest. Bauxite Rock Plateau, Achanakmar -Amarkantak share its breath-taking beauty with 2 states Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh covering a huge area which is 383,551 Hectares.

Though a bit risky ,this Biosphere has its best view in the monsoon season but best season to visit this region is November to June. Government statistics says that, this Biosphere is a blissful home for tigers, panthers, bears, Chitals,  sambars, barking deers ,bison (gaur) and around 170 bird species. Moving deeper in the Biosphere one might also witness  blackbuck, chinkara, wolves, foxes, Jackals, wild boar, monkeys samarth and giant squirrels ananya. 

Other Places to Visit- Kapildhara, Temple of Kalchuri era ,Narmada Kund, Shri Yantra Mandir, Kanha National park and Bandhavgarh.

Reaching Amarkantak Reserve


By Air

Jabalpur & Raipur are the nearest airport well connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai. You can take a airport transfer taxi by booking it online prior to your arrival because that is suitable options to ensure you will have a cab available to reach  Achanakmar-Amarkantak Reserve.

By Rail 

All major Trains are well connected to Madhya Pradesh Bhopal , Jabalpur , Katni, Ujjain, Raipur & Bilaspur  is the nearest railway station.

By Road 

Local taxis/Cab, buses and private vehicles are available for transportation from Bhopal, Itarasi , Durg , Pendra & Bilaspur.

A real treat for the wild life photographers.So get started for this real wild life adventure tour, in the thick Dense lush green  forest of  “Achanakmar - Amarkantak  Reserve”

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Top 10 Most Visited Pilgrim Destinations in Southern India



Madurai, Tamil Nadu

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The Temple Town of South India “Madurai “ is located on the banks of Vaigai River. The city is known for its historical and rich cultural heritage. Not only temples but the city is also known for “Jasmine Flowers” through out the world. Flocked by Tourist during  September till mid of February Madurai is considered a one of the major spiritual destination site in India. The most visited Meenakshi Temple, also referred to as Meenakshi Amman or Meenakshi-Sundareshwara Temple, is an ancient Hindu temple, dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort, Sundareshwar, a form of Shiva.

Other Places to Visit in Madhurai are - 

Azhagar Koyil ,Gandhi Museum ,Thiruparankundram ,Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ,Kazimar Periya Pallivasal ,Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam .


Reaching Madurai



By Air: Nearest Airport is Madurai Airport (IXM). However connecting Flight from Chennai ,Mumbai,Delhi are available


By Train :  Regular trains connecting Madurai from major cities like Chennai , Kudalnagar are available.


By Road : Book AC as well as Non AC Taxi/Cabs in Madurai as per the need. Good connectivity leads to a good frequency of transport facilities for the travellers. So distances should not be a concern. 



Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

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World renouned Lord Venkateshwara Temple or much know as “Tirupati Balaji”, situated at top of Tirumala hill is among the most visited spiritual destination in Southern India.
Seven hills,surrounded by natural beauty and peaceful ambience of Eastern Ghats, is  believed to be seven hoods of Sheshnag, the Serpent God cushioning Lord Vishnu. Being one of the most worshipped temples in India this holy city is dotted with numerous other temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Situated at 2,799 ft this is  the second richest temple in the world, first being Padamanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.
The holy city dedicated to Lord Vishnu is dotted with numerous other temples that are regarded high by the pilgrims who come to get a glimpse of him as Lord Venkateshwara.  

Other Places to Visit are -

Silathoranam , Kapilateertham , Govindaraja Sway Temple , Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple , Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple.

Reaching Tirupati

By Air: The closest airport to Tirumala is near Renigunta (International Airport). Direct flights to major Indian cities like Mumbai , New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam and Bengaluru operate from their airport. 

By Train : Tirupati located 26 km or so from Tirumala.


By Road : Direct buses from Chennai, Vellore and Bengaluru also operate from Tirupati. However Private Taxi and Cab Options are also available from Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bangalore. 


Guruvayur, Kerala

Temple architecture
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 Located in Thrissur (Trichur) district of Kerala in India, dedicated to Lord Vishnu ,it is also known as Bhoolokavaikunta, which literally means heaven on Earth . 
A real touch of typical Kerala style murals and architect can be seen in temples with a 7-meter high lamp stand known as “Dipastambha” 

Also known as “Dwarka of South” this red-roof temple is the most significant temple in India.The famous Poonam Festival with night long fireworks and Temple Elephant procession is a major tourist attraction.

Other Places to Visit- 

Kaladi , Punnathur Kotta, Chavakkad , Palayur.

Reaching Guruvayur Temple


By Air: Kochi is the  nearest airport for the international travellers.



By Train : Thrissur, just 29 km away, is the nearest railway station.



By Road : Bus connecting to all the major cities. Book a Cab/ Taxi from Thrissur to Guruvayur.

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

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“Dotted with  Thousand of Temples” - the most sacred city considered after Varanasi, Kancheepuram attract devotees from all over India. Located 62 km from Chennai.
Hotspot for a one day visit for tourist travelling to Chennai and Tirupati, to admire the sandstone craving , chariot processions and shrines. And yes, don't miss to buy ,pure silk sarees “Kanjeevaram Sarees” are world famous.

Other Places to Visit - 

Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple (Panchabhoota Temple) , Kamakshi Amman Temple (a Shakti Peetha) and the hundred-pillared Varadharaja Perumal Temple (Divya Desam). 


Reaching Kanchipuram


By Air: Nearest Airport Kancheepuram , Chennai airport , Tirupati airport.



By Train : Nearest Railway Station- Kancheepuram.



By Road : Kanchipuram is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Private Cab/Taxi may be hired from Chennai,  Tirupari.

Sabarimala, Kerala



The most visited  pilgrim centre of South India is “Sabarimla”, 165 km away from Thiruvanathapuram the temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa Swami.  Located amidst the Western Ghat of India surrounded by the natural beauty ,this place is believed to be a very sacred place ,among the Hindu's in Kerala. The two main rituals are Mandalapooja and Makarvilakku. People visiting Sabarimala have to observe austerity for 41 days before visiting the temple.
It is the only temple in India where women aged between 10 and 50 cannot visit !

Reaching Sabarimala


By Air: International airports in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. However connecting flight from Calicut ,Kozhikkode , Madurai , Coimbatore are also available.


By Train : The nearest railway stations are at Kottayam, Thiruvalla and Chenganur.


By Road : Bus facility connecting all major cities available. Private Cab/Taxi may be hired from nearest city.

Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh

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Located in a small town of Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi is world renowned for its spiritual and cultural importance. Believed to be the second incarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba, Puttaparthi is the birth place of the divine, Sri Satya Sai Baba. 

Prashanti Nilayam “Abode of Peace” is one among the famous destination for people looking for spiritual tourism. A trip to south India is literally incomplete without visiting the Sai Baba ashram of Puttaparthi. 

Other Places to Visit – 

Chaitnanya Jyoti, Museum, Planetarium (Space Theater) , Hill View Stadium, Sathyabhama Temple, Gopuram,Kalpavruksha,Anjaneya Swamy temple.

How To Reach Puttaparthi


By Air: There is a local airport in Puttaparthi, which connects it to Mumbai and Chennai.



By Train : The railway station at Puttaparthi connects it to the main cities of India like Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Bubhaneshwar, Mumbai and New Delhi.



By Road: Puttaparthi is easily accessible from the various cities of India by road




Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

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Piligrim attraction “Rameshwaram” is an island situated on Pamban Island at the very tip of the Indian peninsula and is one among the 12 Jyotirlingas of India. According to an ols saying “Pilgrim to Varanasi is incomplete without visiting to Rameshwaram”.

Considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage  i.e Badrinath, Puri, Dwarka and Rameshwaram.

Other places to Visit-

Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agni Tirtham, Sri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir & Floating Stone.

Reaching Rameshwaram


By Air: Nearest airport is Madhurai but connecting flight are also available from Chennai, Coimbatore, Thanjavur and Trichy. You can book one way cab or taxi from Madurai to Rameshwaram. 


By Train: Rameshwaram is well connected to Madhurai, Chennai , Coimbatore and Trichy.



By Road:  Since Rameshwaram is only 169 km away one day road trip on NH-87 Madhurai -Rameshwaram highway is much refreshing. Cab/Taxi from major cities like Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, & Thanjavur are also available. 

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Brihadeeswarar Temple in Tanjavur

A perfect blend of historical depth and religious significance “Thanjavur” is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ruled by Cholas, Pandyas, Nayaks , Marathas and British at various time spans its talks about its history in the form of paintings and architecture. Blessed with three tributaries of River Kaveri (Pudhaaru, Vadavaaru and Vennaaru), it is first of many architectural footprints of Chola dynasty.

Other Places to visit Attraction-

Brihadeeswarar Temple , Shiva Ganga Garden , Guru Alangudi Temple , Vellai Puliar Temple , Tiruvannamalai Temple , Schwartz Church , Vijaynagar Fort

Reaching Thanjavur


By Air: The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli which is 60 km away from Thanjavur.



By Train: Direct trains from Thrissur, Tripur, Rameswaram, Ernakulam, etc are available connecting with Thanjavur Junction through southern railway line.


By Road: Bus service from Banglore, Pondicherry are available. Car/Taxi can also be hired from Rameshwaram , Thrissur and Ernakulam.

Auroville, Pondicherry (UT)

Matrimandir Auroville
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A symbol of Global Harmony, this is a spiritual centre established by Mirra Alfassa, a spiritual guru in 1968 where people from across globe visit in search of peace. Its focal point is the Matrimandir, a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs.Located amidst beautiful forest and calm beach ,Matrimandir is one of the major highlights of this must-visit travel destination in Pondicherry. It's not just a place but a planned township in itself, to accommodate more than 50000 people.

Other places to visit- 

Matrimandir , Afsana guesthouse , Savitri Bhawan  , Vérité Learning Centre , Solar Kitchen’s Terrace , Visitors' centre , Auroville Beach. It will be best option that hire a local cab in Pondicherry and visit all these places in comfortably and conveniently. 

Reaching Auroville


By Air :  Chennai is The nearest international and domestic airport  Airport.

By Train : Pondicherry-Villupuram is the nearest railway station. However Nagercoil Express gives connectivity to northern region.

By Road : Direct Buses from Chennai or private Cab are also available making connectivity easier for travellers travelling to Auroville. Airport Cab are also available from Pondicherry airport.


KanyaKumari, Tamil Nadu

Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari
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Most traveled destination and renowned for it's rosy-hued of sand and spectacular sunrise and sunset “Kanyakumari” is located at the southernmost tip with three mighty oceans acting as a natural defence to its state boundaries.Besides its importance as a Hindi Piligrim Centre “Kanyakumari  has been a great center for art, culture, civilization.

 Architectural wealth and literary heritage of this place have a touch of Islam, Christianity and Jainism.The remarkable spot where the oceans merge, known as Triveni Sangam is worth seeing where the oceans water can be distinguished from each other, based on variations in their shades of blue.

Other places to visit - 

Kumari Amman Temple, Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue , Thanumalayan Temple, Udayagiri Fort , Vattakotai Fort

Reaching Kanyakumari


By Air : Kanyakumari is directly connected with Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Chennai by regular flights however  the nearest airport is at Trivandrum (80 km).

By Train : Kanyakumari is connected to Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, and Mumbai by broad-gauge railway network. Tirunelvelli (80 km) is the other nearest railway junction and can be reached by road via Nagarkoil (19 km).


By Road :  Buses from all the major cities connect Kanyakumari are available. 
Or else you can visit this place by private cab or taxi for Kanyakumari from your nearest. place.


  • Kanyakumari to  Nagarkoil (19 km)
  • Kanyakumari to Trivandrum (86 km)
  • Kanyakumari to Madurai (242 km)
  • Kanyakumari to Rameshwaram (300 km)
  • Kanyakumari to Cochin (309 km)
  • Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal (362 km)
  • Kanyakumari to Coimbatore (478 km)


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