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    Default Sun temple

    Sun temple, Orissa : Konark Sun temple (70 km from Bhubaneshwar) known as 'BLACK PAGODA' of 1300 AD, a world heritage centre, it is made in the form of a chariot of the sun god having 24 intricately carved wheels, chariot with Sun god is pulled by 7 horses (in ruins), built by King Narasimha Deva, archaeological museum, beach, Dance festival in Dec.

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    Golden temple, Amritsar, Punjab : Holiest Sikh shrine constructed in 1577 . Part of the exterior is gilded with gold leaf. The Hari Mandir is in the midst of a pool. Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs, is enshrined inside. Golden temple (Harmandir sahib) and museum, 65 m long marble causeway through the pool of nectar (Taran Taran tank) to
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    Durgiana marble temple (1600 AD) and Jalianwallabagh - memorial to 379 unarmed martyrs, who were massacred by English Gen. R.E.H. Dyer on April 13, 1919 are near by.

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    Vaishnodevi : A cave shrine in Trikuta mountains is an important pilgrim centre for Hindus. It is the second richest temple in India visited by more than a million in a year. 14 km trek from Katra (40 km from Jammu).

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    Default Badrinath Char Dham

    Badrinath, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) : Hindu pilgrim centre dedicated to Lord Vishnu (bus from Rishikesh, 300 km, 12 hour, 3100 m), hot springs : Taptakund and Surya kund (55 C), from temple steps leads to Charan paduka. The last village Mana is at 3 km away. Vyas gupha : cave, trek to Vasudhara falls via Bhim pul (5 km, 122 m water fall at 3658 m). The route leads to Mt. Nilkantha (6596 m, 10 km). Mt Kamet (7756 m) is the highest peak in Garhwal.

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    Somnath temple, Gujrat : Legendary temple believed to be built by 'Moon' God . It's treasures ransacked by Mahmud Ghazni seven times. It was also destroyed by Allauddin Khilji and Aurangazeb, and every time it was rebuilt. One of the 12 jyotirlingas : Shiv temple, Bhalka tirth, museum and beach, 80 km from Junagarh.

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    Default Shatrunjaya hills

    Shatrunjaya hill temples, Palitana, Gujrat : The hill is crowned by about a thousand magnificent jain temples, which are marble structures built over a period of 900 years. Jain exquisite temples (863 in number) by two hour trek, Muslim shrine of Angar Pir. Ahmedabad (210 km by road).

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    Default Modhera Sun temple

    Sun temple, Modhera, Gujrat : Built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev I of Solanki dynasty, 104 km from Ahmedabad.

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    Default Jagannath temple

    Jagannath temple, Puri, Orissa : The 12 th century 65 m tall temple has a conical pinnacle overlooks the landscpe for miles around. Puri temple (60 km from Bhubaneshwar) - one of the four most holy places of Hindu pilgrimage (other holy abodes are Badrinath, Dwarka & Rameshwaram), 20000 people are depended on temple for their livelihood, beaches, Pipli on the way is a village famous for handicrafts - colourful canopies, beach umbrellas, hand bags etc.

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    Default Bangla Sahib & Sisganj

    Bangla Sahib : Located near Connaught place in Delhi, Bangla Sahib is a sacred place of the Sikhs. The Gurudwara is built at the site of the house where Guru Harkrishan Dev, the eighth guru of the Sikhs, stayed when he visited Delhi in 1664. The near by is a tank of water and the water of the tank is believed to have curative powers. With in the complex is a museum of Sikh history called the Baba Bhagel Singh museum, which has paintings depicting istorical events connected with Sikh history.

    Sisganj is another famous gurudwara located near the Red fort in Chandini chowk, Delhi. It is the place of Guru Teg Bahadur's martyrdom. When he refused to embrace Islam on the instructions of Emperor Aurangazeb, he was beheaded here by the orders of the emperor. He was cremated at Gurudwara Rakabganj, another gurudwara in Delhi.

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    Default Lingaraja temple

    Lingaraja temple, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa : The 11 th century temple is 36.5 m tall. There is a triple tier mouldings with numerous prestigious and sculpted niches.

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