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Coimbatore is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu and the 15th largest urban agglomeration in India. It is a major commercial centre, referred to as the "Manchester of South India". The Coimbatore region has been ruled by the Cholas, the later Pandyas, and the Vijayanagar Empire. Madurai Nayaks are believed to have been named after a chieftain called Koyan. In the 17th century, the city became a part of the Kingdom of Mysore until conquest by the British East India Company. The history of modern Coimbatore dates from the 1930s, when the city grew rapidly capitalizing on a textile boom.
Gangtok is the largest town of Sikkim, located in the eastern Himalayan range. The town belongs to different ethnicities such as Indian-Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry. Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery. After the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok, it became a major stopover on the trade route between Lhasa in Tibet and cities such as. After India won its independence, Sikkim chose to remain an independent monarchy, with Gangtok as its capital until 1975, when it became India's twenty-second state capital.
Kalimpong, a hill station in the Lesser Himalaya is the headquarters of the Kalimpong subdivision, a part of the district of Darjeeling. Kalimpong is known for its educational institutions and is used to be a gateway in the trade between Tibet and India prior to China's annexation of Tibet. Kalimpong, located on a ridge overlooking the Teesta River, is a tourist destination owing to its temperate climate. Horticulture is also important to Kalimpong as it has a flower market notable for its wide array of orchids, which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes.
Kurnool is well connected by rail and road with other parts of the state.
This district has Historic importance. Once this district is called as Kandhanaole and later it is named as Kurnool. This place was under the rule of Telugu Chola, kakathiya and Vijayanagara Kings, Delhi Sultans and Nizam Nawabs. The king Polamavema Reddy developed Pilgrimage places for the convenience of the pilgrims during his period. The river Krishna at Srikalahasti is called as Pathala Ganga.
Forest area caters quality timber. District hosts one of the biggest wildlife sanctuary by project name "Operation Tiger". Iron ore and some amount of copper deposits are present in these lands. The clays used as the drilling mud and white clay is also found in these areas. Handloom Industry is picking up its pace in this district for the past decade. Groundnut oil mills are to be seen in many parts of the district. With financial aid from Netherlands and Switzerland, Silk industry and Self-employment schemes for women are being taken up swiftly in the district. Delicious Mangoes of Banginapally are from this district. Ladies finger is the main Vegetable Crop in this district. Kurnool - Cuddapah canal abbreviated as KC canal, Thungabhadra and Krishna Rivers are the water sources to the district. Srisailam Hydro Power Project on the River Krishna is a major power project of the state. The power supply to this district is mainly through Humpi power project on river Thungabadra and Srisailam Hydro power project. All colleges in this district are affiliated to Sri Krishna Devaraya University.
Textile Industry at Emmiganur, Panyam and Suvarna Cements, Rayalaseema Paper mill.
· Belum Caves
· Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
· Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary
· Kondareddy Burz
· Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary
· Nallamala Hills
· Peta Anjaneyaswami Temple
· Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary
· Saibaba Temple
· Srisailam Dam
Mangalore is the chief port city of Karnataka, located about 350 kilometres west of the state capital, Bangalore. Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. Mangalore derives its name from the Hindu Goddess Mangaladevi and developed as a port on the Arabian Sea. Lying on the backwaters of Gurupura River, the city is often used as a staging point for sea traffic along the Malabar Coast. Mangalore was ruled by several powers, including the Kadambas, Vijayanagar dynasty, Chalukyas, and the Portuguese. The city witnessed contention between the British and the Mysore rulers, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.
Pelling is a town in West Sikkim, nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m and located at a distance of 10 km from the Geyzing. A regular bus service connects the two towns. However with the influx of tourists, the region is undergoing a metamorphosis. The mighty Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling, which also forms the base from where trekker’s adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, covered with a blanket of snow. Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language while other languages spoken are Nepali, Hindi, and English.
Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city in the Chittoor district.It is the largest city in the Rayalaseema region of the Indian state Andhra Pradesh.It is located at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, 550 kilometres south of Hyderabad.
Tirupati is famous for the richest temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateswara,located about 20 kilometres,north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills at an elevation of 853 metres (2,799 ft). One of the most important pilgrimage centers in the World, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world.
Tirupati City itself has several temples and is famous for its red wooden toys, copper and brass idols.Also, the city is a major economical and educational hub in the southern region of the state.
There are many temples in Tirupati and Tirumala. Some of them are:
Visakhapatnam also referred to as Vizag is a major port city on the south east coast of India. It is the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the third largest city on the east coast of India after Kolkata and Chennai. It is located 625 kilometres (388 mi) east of the state capital Hyderabad. Visakhapatnam is home to several state-owned heavy industries, a major steel plant, and has one of India's largest sea ports and its oldest shipyard. It has the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. It is the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command [ENC].It has a range of tourist attractions including beaches, cliffs, hilltop parks facing the sea. In addition to being an east-coast seaport, Visakhapatnam is an industrial city. Part of the city is known by its colonial British name, Waltair; during the colonial era, the city's hub was the Waltair railway station and the surrounding part of the city is still called Waltair. Vizagpatnam is a cosmopolitan mix of people from various parts of India.
Visakhapatnam was mentioned in the Indian epics R?m?yana and Mah?bh?rata in the forests of the Eastern Ghats where the two brothers, Rama and Lakshmana, wandered in search of Sita.
Parks and Tourist attractions: