Travel Tips

Yapahuwa

Yapahuwa was one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka. Bhuvenakabahu moved the capital from Pollonurawa to Yapahuwa fearing attacks from the kings from south India. The tooth relic was brought along and kept in a fortress in this place.

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Kangra Fort

This is the largest fort in the Himalayas. This may be amongst the oldest as well. It finds mention in the war records of Alexander the Great. It is situated around 20 kilometers from Dharamshala. This is a well maintained fort. A well designed audio guide is available for visitors.

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Qutub Minar

This is the world s tallest brick minaret. The construction of this minaret was started by Qutb-ud-din Aibak who won Delhi from the Prithviraj under Muhammad of Ghori.

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Mihintale - Cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

"Oh! Great King, the birds of the air & the beasts have an equal right to live & move about in any part of this land as thou. The lands belongs to the peoples & all other beings & thou art only the guardian of it" - read the board near the parking lot.

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Kandy - Temple of Tooth Relic

Kandy is on the UNESCO world heritage sites list. It home to the temple of Tooth Relic which is the most important place for all the Buddhists in Sri Lanka

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Anuradhapura

This was the first capital of Sri Lanka and has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. It remained the capital of Sri Lanka for a period of 13 centuries.

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Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad

Ajanta Caves in India are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cave timings are from 9 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening. Camera/Handycam charges have to paid separately at the ticket window.

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Kanheri Caves

Kanheri caves in the monsoon beats Bhushi Dam. There are a number of things going for it like proximity, not as crowded, lots of trekking possible, historic site, etc

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Aurangabad

Aurangabad is one of the major locations on the tourist map for visitors to India. The 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites (Ajanta and Ellora) in its vicinity are the primary reason for that. But Aurangabad is worth a visit even if you take these attractions out of the equation.

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Jaisalmer Havelis

Jaisalmer is a small town on the western border of India. Part of the state of Rajasthan. Famous for its Havelis.The word Haveli is derived from Arabic word haveli means "Partition" or "Private Space" popularised under Mughal Empire and was devoid of any architectural affiliations.

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