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Every Indian Will Be Proud Of These 12 Marvels That Exist In Our Country!

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These marvelous attractions in India attract hordes of tourists every year and are achievements every Indian should be proud of. Check them out.

Every Indian Will Be Proud Of These 12 Marvels That Exist In Our Country!:

  1. Sravanabelagola (Karnataka)
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Dholavira (Gujarat)
  4. Shillong (Meghalaya)
  5. Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  6. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  7. Sonepur (Bihar)
  8. Majuli (Assam)
  9. Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
  10. Amritsar (Punjab)
  11. Sunderbans

1. World’s Highest Monolith Statue - Gometeshwara At Shravanabelagola

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HolidayIQ Traveller Priyam says, “Shravanabelgola is 160 km from Bangalore. It is an important Jain pilgrimage centre. It has a statue of a prominent Jain, Tirthankar. The statue is considered to be one of India's largest monolith statues. The temple and statue is located atop a hill. The trek from the base to the top is around 2000 steps and takes around 1 hour to complete. The view from atop is completely worth the tough trek.”

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11 Ratings | 11 Reviews | 9 Sightseeings | 12 Photos

2. 2000 Bridges and 91 Tunnels - Konkan Railways - An Engineering Marvel

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HolidayIQ Traveller Kalpesh Modi says, “It was a nice journey through lush green Konkan route with lots of tunnels. We enjoyed the scenic beauty of Konkan Railway’s. The food quality is good and one should travel through Konkan Railway’s to understand India's engineering expertise.”

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135 Ratings | 87 Reviews | 7315 Photos

3. Visit One Of The Earliest Civilisations In The World At Dholavira

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HolidayIQ Traveller Madhu Menon says, “Dholavira, a village known for its archaeological excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization and Harappan Culture can be considered as one of the remotest regions in modern India. The place is closer to many of the smaller towns in Pakistan than the nearest town in India. But there is almost a 60 km impenetrable divide between the two countries by a unique desert that gets filled in with water during the monsoons and becomes as hard as any of the best roads in Gujarat during the other seasons.”

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17 Ratings | 15 Reviews | 2 Sightseeings | 12 Photos

4. Asia’s Cleanest Village - Mawlynnong

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HolidayIQ Traveller Mahadeb Pal says, “First of all, the weather of Shillong is very nice. Beside the town, you may also go to Mawlynnong, which is the cleanest village of Asia. You also can travel to Cherra or Shora which are the wettest placed in our Earth. All types of food is available there.”

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5403 Ratings | 3105 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 452 Photos

5. One Of The 7 Wonders Of The World - Taj Mahal

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HolidayIQ Traveller Karan Brahmbhatt says, “A great monument that manages to surprise visitors even after 400 years! The sheer size and perfection of the artwork & design are something that can only be witnessed in person.”

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15940 Ratings | 8857 Reviews | 107 Sightseeings | 798 Photos

6. World’s Highest Astronomy Observatory - Hanle In Ladakh

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The latest hotspot for international astronomers is nestled in the western Himalayas. The Indian Astronomical Observatory, sitting at height of 14,800 feet in the village of Hanle in Ladakh, is the world's highest astronomy observatory. The cloudless skies of the dry cold desert make ‘the eye in the sky’ an excellent site for star gazing. 

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3020 Ratings | 2110 Reviews | 91 Sightseeings | 1364 Photos

7. The Biggest Cattle Fair Of Asia - Sonepur

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Sonepur is renowned for hosting one of the largest cattle fairs in the world, known as Sonepur Mela.  A three week cattle fair is organised every year in the month of November, which draws a large number of people. In this fair, various animals starting from elephants to camels, cattle and birds are bought and sold. HolidayIQ Traveller Shashi Kant says, “Sonepur is situated on the bank of river Gandak in Bihar. Every year in month of November a great fair is organised which lasts for a month. Sonepur is connected by road, railways and air. Nearby railway station is Sonepur and airport is Patna. It is connected from Hajipur by road.”

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3 Ratings | 4 Reviews | 13 Sightseeings | 3 Photos

8. One Of The Largest River Islands In The World - Majuli

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HolidayIQ Traveller Govind Singh Khurana says, “It is the world's biggest river island. I went to the island by a boat which travelled through Bhramaputra River. The place is serene and quiet.” HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpa says, “You are required to cross the Brahmaputra to reach this enticing island. Crossing the river is a part of life of residents on the island. The boats take across everything from tigers to cars. The board at the docks read a price for ferrying across a caged tiger, to hens, pigs, cows cars, everything! '2 rupees for a goat'!”

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16 Ratings | 12 Reviews | 13 Sightseeings | 16 Photos

9. The Longest Railway Platform - Gokukhpur Railway Station

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HolidayIQ Traveller Jagriti Singh says, “Gorakhpur is a nice city with one of the longest platform in India, it has many places of interest like the railway museum and Gorakhnath Mandir which is one of the most famous places in the city.”

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485 Ratings | 278 Reviews | 8 Sightseeings | 21 Photos

10. The Wettest Place On Earth - Mawsynram

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HolidayIQ Traveller Anirban Das says, “It is the wettest place on Earth. Every time there is rainfall, and this place is covered with fog. You must carry an umbrella. When you travel in a car, the scenes that you get to see around is really wonderful.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Donarun Das, “Around 3 hours from Shillong, is the rainiest place on planet earth. Funny though, you will find the place wet, with a light drizzle but rarely will you find it raining cats and dogs. Must visit for the caves nearby.”

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5403 Ratings | 3105 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 452 Photos

11. Golden Temple That Runs The World’s Largest Free Kitchen

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The kitchen at the Golden Temple feeds up to 1,00,000 people a day for free! Vegetarian food is often served to ensure that all people, even those with dietary restrictions, can eat together as equals.HolidayIQ Traveller Uday Singh says, “If you ever visit the Golden Temple, do not forget to have the halwa prasad and a meal at the langar.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Hari Kumar, “The langar supplied by the management of GT is tasty and hygienic.” Volunteers can assist with food preparations too.

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9701 Ratings | 5475 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 408 Photos

12. World’s Largest Mangrove Forest - Sundarbans

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HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay Banerjee says,”Great place for a weekend getaway with nature in abundance, lot of tales and folk stories and mangroves. If you are lucky, you'll get to see lot of wild animals like crocodiles, leopard, deer and wild boars.” HolidayIQ Traveller Abhijit Gupta says, “The best way to explore the Sunderbans is by a boat safari along the narrow channels of the rivers with mangroves on both the banks. Must visit places are Dobanki, Sudhanyakhali, Sajnekhali and Panchmukhi." Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Rupa Murthy, “Sightseeing is usually done on a boat cruise. You can really enjoy the vast mangrove forests, birds, animals etc.”

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522 Ratings | 318 Reviews | 16 Sightseeings | 164 Photos

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