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Shiogama Location Guide

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amuna is a hallowed spot Rajghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. The samadhi has become a national shrine. The very modern Lakshmi Narayan Temple, opened by Mahatma Gandhi in 1937, and Jantar Mantar, an observatory with a unique set of 200-year-old-stone astronomical instruments, are also of interest. Eastern India: Santiniketan, 92 miles northwest of Calcutta, is the home of famous Viswa Bharati, the international university founded by the poet, Rabindranath Tagore. Darjeeling is an Himalayan hill station from which Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, and sometimes Mt. Everest, can be seen. Bhuvaneswar, a city of ancient temples, is the new capital of Orissa. Nearby are the Jain and Buddhist rock-cut caves of Khandagiri and Udaygiri and Asoka’s rock edict (second century B.C.) at Dhauli. Puri is well known for the Jaggannath Temple and the annual car festival held in June or July. Fifty miles from Puri is Ko/iarak, famous for the Sun Temple. The country of Nepal has recently become open for tourists. It offers such spectacular views as the all-in-one view of seven or eight of the highest mountains in the world and many other attractions. Northern India : South of Delhi, about 4 hours by road or rail through extremely interesting country, is Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Besides this fabulous edifice of extraordinary beauty, other important sights are the Agra Fort, Emperor Akbar’s magnificent mausoleum at Sikandra, the tomb of Ltmad-ud-Daulah and Dayal Bagh. Twenty-three miles from Agra is Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned Mughal capital city of palaces in an excellent state of preservation. All of these date back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Benares, halfway between Delhi and Calcutta, is a Hindu pilgrim center. It is also the home of a famous university. About 4 miles from Benares is Sarnath, one of the great Buddhist centers, where the Buddha preached his first sermon. The pink city of Jaipur, an hour’s flight from Delhi, is the capital of Rajasthan, in the heart of India’s princely states. Colorful scenes, picturesque vistas of elegant buildings, dream-palace rooms, elephant and camel processions it’s a page out of an Eastern fairy tale. Amber, five miles away, is a picturesque medieval capital containing many interesting architectural ruins. About 150 miles northwest of New Delhi lies the much-publicized new capital of the Indian state of East Punjab at Chandigarh. The first phase of this superbly designed city has risen out of the jungle at the foot of the Sivalikh range in only two years and represents the collaboration of some of the world’s foremost architects, including Le Corbusier of France. Kashmir: A tourist’s paradise. The health resorts of Kashmir are among the most picturesque of the world. Pahalgam, in the center of the Liddar Valley, has excellent camping sites. Gulmarg, 8,700 feet above sea level, is the center of Kashmir’s winter sports. Srinagar, the summer capital, like Venice, is built on the waterfront on which float quaint houseboats designed and

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