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Archives October 2010

Marina Beach

Marina Beach is located in the city of Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India. Situated on the east coast side of the city, the beach is one of the most sought-after tourist spots in India. The Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai along the Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian Ocean.  The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south, a distance of 13 km (8.1 mi), making it the longest natural urban beach in the country and the world’s second longest. The Marina is primarily sandy, unlike the short, rocky formations that make up the Juhu Beach in Mumbai. The average width of the beach is 300 m (980 ft) and the width at the widest stretch is 437 m (1,434 ft). Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited because of the dangers, as the undercurrent is very turbulent. It is the most crowded beach in the country and attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays. During summer months, about 15,000 to 20,000 people visit the beach daily.

The Marina Beach, covered with glittering golden sand and a clear strip of blue sea, is among the most magnificent beaches in India. Sited at Kamarajar Salai Road, at a distance of 3 km from the capital city of Tamil Nadu, it is said to be the second longest beach in the world, extending to a length of 13 km from St. George Fort to Mahabalipuram. Much of credit for converting this beach into a tourist spot goes to Governor Mountstuart Elphinstone Grand Duff, who took the needed measures during the 1880s. Here, the experience of watching the sun rise and set is at its captivating best, and breathtaking. Enclosures with palm trees compel you to take a slow and relaxed walk. The horseback ride along the shores will lift up your spirits further. However, swimming and bathing here can be dangerous because of the undercurrent being turbulent and chaotic. But, rest assured, after visiting the beach, you will feel the waves and winds of rejuvenation take hold of your every sense.

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Gokarna is a town in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India with a permanent population exceeding 25,000 (2001). It is a Hindu pilgrimage centre as well as a popular tourist destination. Gokarna is a temple town and is referred to in a number of Hindu historical literature pieces. The main deity is Lord Mahabhaleshwara, a form of the Hindu god Shiva. Around the town lie a number of beaches which serve as a major attraction for travellers.

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Andhra Pradesh is an illustration of the diverse styles of temple building in the Indian subcontinent. The Chalukyan, Dravidian, Nagara and the Orissa idiom are seen in the construction of temples in this southern state. Whether it is sanctity or the architectural brilliance, temples of Andhra Pradesh demand exploration from all. Tirupati is the best known of the temples of Andhra Pradesh, attracting millions of pilgrims throughout the year. Places like Ahobilam, Amravati and Arasavalli are much known Hindu pilgrimage destinations in the state. The pilgrimage sites and the temples glorify the history of ancient dynasties like the Chalukyas, Satvahanas, Kakatiyas and Rashtrakutas among others. So, do remember to make a pilgrimage tour the next time you set foot on the sacred soil of Andhra Pradesh.

 

Hill Stations in Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu famous for Hill Stations, There are a lot of Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu. You know there are many famous Places such as Ooty, Kodaikanal,Yelagiri and Yercaud that is listed in top Hill Stations in India. The Mountain ranges, waterfalls, deep Valleys and Wildlife is plus point to become Top Hill Stations in the Tamilnadu State.

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