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Tourist attractions of Shiv Khori (Jammu)

Shiv Khori Lingam

Shiv Khori Lingam

Shiv Khori is one of the important cave shrines of Jammu, which is famous for the natural formation of a shivalinga. The 150 metres long shrine is among the most respected cave shrines of Lord Shiva in Jammu.The major highlight of the shrine is the 4 feet svayambhu lingam. The revered figurine constantly baths in a milky lime fluid dripping from the ceiling. There are several natural impressions and images of Hindu deities on the cave walls. The cave consists of two chambers, the outer chamber and the inner chamber. The outer chamber has a capacity to accommodate a large number of people at a time. On the other hand, the inner chamber is small in space.Shiv Khori cave gains special importance during the festival of Mahashivratri. There is a big fair organised near this temple during Mahashivratri. During this time, large number of devotees throng the place so as to see the Shivalingam. In view of the increasing number of pilgrims during the Maha Shivratri Mela, the Shiv Khori Shrine Board has taken up a number of steps to provide more and more facilities to the devotees. The state government administration takes up this task every year to ensure the smooth conduct of the Yatra. The administration keeps a regular check on the langers operating during the festival days for ensuring better eating facilities to the pilgrims and proper security arrangements for the pilgrims coming to take part in Shiv Khori Festival.

Tourist attractions of Gwalior Fort

The city of Gwalior in the state of Madhya Pradesh is known for its glorious history and several monuments eventually making it one of the most visited and best tourist destinations in India. Ranking among the most popular tourist attractions in Gwalior, the Gwalior Fort is a specimen of the wonderful ancient Indian architecture. The Gwalior Fort is one of the most invincible forts in India. For over 100 years this fort has been overlooking the city of Gwalior. It stands on an isolated rock and is one of the biggest forts in India. Tourists from all over the world come to Gwalior to experience the moving limbs of history. Intricately designed the Gwalior fort is a great illustration of architectural skills. It is also known as the “the pearl in the necklace of the castle of Hindu”, as was described by the Mughal emperor Babur. The Fort has also been given the epithet, “Gibraltar of India”. The fort has been a mute witness to many historical battles and events. One of the most important among them, being the 1857 revolt as well as the valiant death of Rani of Jhansi, Rani Laxmi Bai, in 1558 within its ramparts while fighting against the British. Hundreds of tourists and historians come to the Gwalior Fort to get a feel of the mighty ancient Indian architecture.

Pilgrimage of Sikh….The Golden Temple

The Golden Temple is the spiritual centre of the Sikh Religion.It is located in the heart of the city Amritsar (Punjab) and was built in between 1589 and 1601. It is a superb example of synthesis of Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. It is the Sikh community’s holiest shrine.It is surrounded by a maze of lanes and 18 fortified gateways.  The foundation stone of this temple was laid by a Muslim saint, Ian Mir. In 1761 it was almost destroyed by an Afghan invader named Ahmad Shah Abdali but was rebuilt by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was the ruler of Punjab and he not only rebuilt it but also covered the dome in gold and its interiors were embellished with lavish decoration.

Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh

ridge shimla“Abode of Snow” is the meaning of the word Himachal Pradesh. The state covers over 56,000 sq km of the western Himalayas. The terrain of the state rises from the foothills of the Shivaliks bordering the plains of Punjab, and extends to the trans-Himalayan heights of the Zanskar Range which borders Ladakh and Tibet. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and during British Raj it was used to be the summer capital. It is one of the most famous tourist attraction and a popular destination for the visitors. The state’s other big hill station is Manali. It is in the heart of the idyllic Kullu Valley. It is an excellent base for trekking and excursion. Towards the west of Kullu valley is the Kangra valley. Its main town is Dharamsala which is the home of Dalai Lama. It is the seat of Tibet government exile and has a vibrant Tibet community.

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