The only Paradise on Earth - Kashmir

As they say beauty is in the eyes of beholder. And that is so true of the Valley. In Kashmir there is as much hidden as revealed. So the Valley has to be seen with the eyes of the soul. These words were very true  that Kashmir is “The only Paradise on Earth”!
Jammu and Kashmir has always remained the most favourite destination with the tourists across the globe. 


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The Nazca Lines - World's Greatest Mystery!!!

The Nazca Lines are located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain ( Peru, in western South America, extends for nearly 1,500 mi (2,414 km) along the Pacific Ocean.) some 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nazca and the pampas of Jumana cover about 450 sq. km.

Nazca Lines are the most outstanding group of geoglyphs in the world. Etched in the surface of the desert pampa sand about 300 hundred figures made of straight lines, geometric shapes and pictures of animals and birds - and their patterns are only clearly visible from the air.

The Nazca Lines, which were scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500, are among archaeology's greatest enigmas because of their quantity, nature, size and continuity.

The geoglyphs depict living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary beings, as well as geometric figures several kilometers long. They are believed to have had ritual astronomical functions.




KODAGU (Coorg) - The Scotland of India

Kodagu is known as ‘Scotland of India’, because of its beautiful nature landscape and it is a  favourite tourist place near bangalore for its cool weather. Kodagu is a very attractive hill station and it is located in the south-western part of Karnataka. Kodagu or Coorg is derived from the local version Kodavu and the people of Kodagu, Kodavas. According to Puranic versions the land of initial settlement was called Krodadesa which later became Kodavu. It is also said that Kodagu is derived from the word Kodava, ‘Kod’means ‘give’ and ‘avva’ means ‘mother’, i.e., Mother Cauvery. The river Cauvery is a sacred river of southern India, rising on , Talacauvery, Brahmagiri Hill in Kodagu District. 
History 
Kodagu was included in the Kingdom of Gangas during 9th and 10th centuries and Cholas in the 11th century. Changalvas were feudatory to both the above dynasties but they were independent till 14th century since Hoysalas overthrew Cholas in the 12th century. Changalvas accepted the supremacy Of Hoysalas from 14th to 16th century. Then Nayakas who later paved the way to the Haleri Rajas of Kodagu ruled till 1834. 

Main Peaks in Coorg
The prominent peaks in Coorg are Kote Betta, Pushpagiri, Nishani Motte, Tumbe Male. Tadiyandamol (1750 m), Soma Male and Brahmagiri. 



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The Most Visited Nation in South America - BRAZIL

Brazil holds the distinction of being the most-visited tourist place in South America. Its colorful culture seems to be built for fun, whether you’re running along sun-soaked beaches or dancing to the samba rhythm at a local night club.. Nature lovers might want to begin a journey through the Amazon rainforest in Manaus or journey to Foz do Iguazu and take in the stunning Iguazu Falls. It’s best to start with these tourist hotspots:

Rio de Janeiro

Reo De Janeiro is the Capital city of Brazil for nearly two centuries. The second-largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the most famous destination in all of South America. Almost three million international tourists arrive every year. During the day, you can climb the Corcovado mountain peak to stand at the foot of Christ the Redeemer, the 130-foot-tall statue that has come to be associated with both the city and country.


Located near the middle of the country, Brasilia has been the national capital since 1960. All three branches of the Brazilian government are located here, as well as the headquarters for most of its largest companies. Planned by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, its districts are laid out to resemble a butterfly when viewed from above. Its location and status mean it attracts much in the way of international art and cuisine, but the natural wonders in the surrounding area make it a great spot for nature lovers. Day trips to places Chapada dos Veadeiros, a massive national park filled with enchanting wildlife and stunning waterfalls, and the hot springs of Caldas Novas are possible if you’d like a break from the city. 


Other Major Attractions in Brazil


Once the colonial capital, Salvador is located on the Bay of All Saints on the central coast of Brazil. Those interested in history will want to stroll down the narrow cobblestone streets and visit Igreja de Sao Francisco, a magnificent cathedral decorated with beautiful painted wood panels on the ceiling. More than any other Brazilian City, Salvador blends a variety of cultures into an attractive whole. You can dine on fabulous cuisine influenced by African, Native American and European methods, then take in a capoeira show – the combination dance-martial art is fascinating to watch.