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Most Awesome & Beautiful States of Sub-Continent

Discussion in 'Central & South Asia' started by Lord ZeN, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Kerala , Lakshadweep & Karnataka

    13 vote(s)
    28.9%
  2. Sikkim , Arunachal Pradesh & Assam

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. Jammu and Kashmir , Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand

    18 vote(s)
    40.0%
  4. Sindh , Baluchistan

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. Goa , Maharashtra & Gujarat

    5 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Bhutan , Nepal

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  7. Punjab (Both Indian & Pakistani )

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  8. Bangladesh & West Bengal

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  9. Srilanka , Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  10. Rajasthan , Delhi , Haryana. UP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Lord ZeN

    Lord ZeN SENIOR MEMBER

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    Most Awesome State/Province of Indian Sub-Continent
    • It's a list created by me. Please feel free to add more states/places of South Asia.

    1. Kerala , Karnataka & Lakshadweep islands


    Kerala
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    Also known as God’s Own Country, mesmerizing backwaters of Kerala, the gripping waterfalls, hill stations and the peaceful atmosphere make the state one of the most favored tourist destinations. A sail in the House boats gives tourists a unique and exciting opportunity to experience the beauty of nearby greenery and villages. Kerala is for its tourism initiatives which aims at being Eco-friendly. It’s cultures and traditions are unique. Heritage sites, hill stations and Palace are also famous. The Grand Kerala Shopping Festival is said to be Asia’s largest shopping festival. The state’s tourism goal is to promote ecologically sustained tourism, which focuses on the state’s culture, volunteering, wilderness adventures and personal growth of the local population.


    @SpArK @levina @SrNair @nair @Srinivas @Koovie

    Karnataka:

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    From mist covered hills, to white waterfalls, and lush greenery to historical ruins, Karnataka has it all. If one hops from one place to another, one will notice the diverse landscapes of Karnataka and will most certainly be fascinated! Coorg is a scenic hill station here, Mysore, the city of palaces, Gokarna, popular for its pristine beaches and Hampi, a world heritage site

    @Bang Galore @jamahir

    2.Sikkim , Arunachal Pradesh & Assam


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    Sikkim offers a visual treat that is so stunning that you will be completely lost for words. Lachung, Nathula, Lachen, Chopta Valley, Goecha La are few of the famous tourist spots here. One seeking some soul soothing should certainly visit Sikkim!
    @Tshering22

    Assam
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    @halupridol @zootinali @Didact

    3.Jammu and Kashmir , Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand


    Uttrakhand

    Uttrakhand is known as ‘the Switzerland of India’. It is the habitat of the Gods, consists of glaciers, snow-capped mountains, flower valleys, skiing slopes and dark forests, shrines and places of pilgrimage. Haridwaris the only place on the plains of Uttrakhand where lakhs of people visit every year. The experience of Uttrakhand might leave one stranded for words, to define its beauty. Beauty is so inherent in all things from the magnanimous Himalayas to the holiest of the rivers, from the spiritual mystery to stunning landscapes, from the incessantly colorful play of nature to enchanting history carved in ancient stones, from mesmerizing floral and faunal to the simplicity of the people.


    J&K
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    Known as “The Heaven on Earth”, the beauty of Kashmir with its emerald green valley, the sparkling blue skies, the beautiful snow capped mountains in the lap of Himalayas is simply breath-taking. It has always been praised for its aesthetic beauty. Tourism is a vital part of Kashmir’s economy. Often called as “Paradise on Earth“, Kashmir’s mountainous scenery has attracted tourists for centuries from all over the world. Its major attraction lies in its scenic beauty, snow clad mountains, flourishing green valleys, alpine villages, cascading waterfalls, amazing gardens etc. Kashmir is a place worth visiting once in a life time. During winters one can enjoy the boat ride on very famous Dal Lake. The other attractions are Gulmarg, Srinagar, Nagin Lake, Pari Mahal, Yeusmarg, Shankracharya shrine, Mughal Gardens and Pehalgam. Jammu is also known for its scenic landscape, antique temples and mosques, Hindu and Muslim shrines, castles and forts.

    @SarthakGanguly

    Himachal Pradesh

    “Land of the Gods” – the Devbhumi is the other name for Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its beautiful its Himalayan landscapes and hill-stations. It is a hill state in India with breathtaking pristine natural beauty. From enormous tracts of Himalayan desert to dense deodar forests, from snow capped Himalayan ranges to snow fed lakes and talkative rivers from apple orchards to cultivated terraces ones gets to experience all over here. Many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, paragliding, biking on mountains, ice-skating, and heli-skiing are major tourist attractions.


    4.Sindh , Baluchistan

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    Sindh has numerous tourist sites with the most prominent being the ruins of Mohenjo-daro near the city of Larkana. Islamic architecture is quite prominent in the province with the Jama Masjid in Thatta built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan and numerous mausoleums dot the province including the very old Shahbaz Qalander mausoleum dedicated to the Iranian-born Sufi

    @Emmie @Icewolf

    Baluchistan
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    @DESERT FIGHTER



    5.Goa , Maharashtra & Gujarat
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  2. Lord ZeN

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    6.Bhutan , Nepal

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    Nepal has a lot to offer to travelers, hikers, and nature seekers. Nepal, it is often said, is a utopia of natural beauty.


    Bhutan
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    7.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Gilgit-Baltistan

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is exceptionally rich in terms of multitudes of tourist attraction. The essence of this attraction is visible from the remarkable natural picturesque comprising beautiful rivers, splendid water falls, spell-bound lakes mostly in the mountainous region and green valleys in most parts of the province. Due to its geographical location, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has had been a confluence of different civilizations which flourished and vanished with the passage of time.


    Gilgit-Baltistan
    Gilgit Baltistan is, perhaps, the most spectacular region of Pakistan in terms of its geography and scenic beauty.

    @waz


    8.Punjab (Both Indian & Pakistani )


    Indian Punjab
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    Punjab is one of the most beautiful states in India. The most popular destination here is Amritsar’s exquisite Golden Temple. The flag lowering ceremony at Wagah Border is also something one should certainly watch! What more, it is a foodie’s paradise!

    @Sidak @Abingdonboy

    Pak Punjab
    Lahore is Punjab's capital and largest city. There you can see Lal Qila (the Red Fort), the old walled city, 500-year-old Badshahi Mosque and the posh restaurants and designer shops of Gulberg and Defence. Other tourist destinations in Punjab include the 3,000-year-old archaeological sites at Taxila, the Cholistan desert, Hiran Minar in Sheikhupura, and Multan, the city of Sufi shrines and exquisite blue pottery. To escape the heat, head to the hill stations of Muree and the surrounding hills.


    9.Bangladesh & West Bengal


    Bangladesh
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    @BDforever @bongbang @Luffy 500 @Khalid Newazi


    West Bengal

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    West Bengal, situated in eastern India, is a land with a rich diversity. Home to different civilizations and known for its cultural diversity, West Bengal has a great history too. Bengal is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. Thanks to its geographical location stretching from the great Himalayas to Bay of Bengal, the state has spectacular landscapes to captivate your souls


    @scorpionx @DRAY @LaBong @Skull and Bones

    10.Srilanka , Andaman and Nicobar Islands


    Srilanka

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    @Gibbs @Azizam

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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    11.Rajasthan , Delhi , Haryana.

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    Vast Deserts, magnificent palaces and huge forts in Rajasthan will leave the history buff in you spellbound. Dilwara Temples and several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are located here. The must see destinations in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Mount Abu and Ajmer. One can never have enough of Rajasthan, and you will take with you some stories that will stay with you forever.


    Uttar Pradesh

    UP houses few of the most important historical, architectural and religious destinations in India. Taj Mahal, the epitome of love, Varanasi, the oldest city which is believed to bring salvation, Ayodhya, an important pilgrimage place, Allahabad, one of the holiest cities in India and several more are a part of Uttar Pradesh
    @Razia Sultana


    Delhi
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    @Echo_419 @Guynextdoor2
     
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  3. Abotani

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    I can understand Sikkim and AP/south tibet..particularly sikkim,but don't know why Assam was included with the two.Assam has more in common with India than the rest region tbh.
     
  4. DRaisinHerald

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    Why weren't Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakhtunkhwa included? They have the most beautiful landscapes in Pakistan and amongst the most beautiful in South Asia.
     
  5. Lord ZeN

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    If you want i can include them. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is indeed beautiful & Gilgit-Baltistan can be considered to be under J&K. But if you want it as a separate entity i will do it.
     
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    Yes, do include them, both together.
     
  7. Lord ZeN

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    Okay
     
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    How many have been to Andaman and Nicobar Islands? It's awe inspiring!

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    That is Adams Peak/ Sri Pada in Central Sri Lanka

    And this onr is South Island New Zealand.. Pls verify the pics you post

    And the pic 3rd pic is from Thailand
     
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    Baluchistan off course...no other state/province can match the distinct land scape of Baluchistan.
     
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    If you want to enjoy Nature you will find J&K,Himanchal & Uttarakhand most amazing places.If you want to enjoy Man made architecture you will definitely enjoy the Forts and palaces of Rajasthan
     
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    true but there is nothing unique about that kind of natural beauty its available in abundance in every country every continent.
     
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    @Lord Zen option is still missing..

    Actually you're wrong. Those type of beautiful landscapes are most definitely not found everywhere - only a few countries can boast them. Chiefly amongst them you have Pakistan and India.
    Of course I'm not saying that beauty is not found elsewhere.
     
  14. Lord ZeN

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    I'm unable to edit the options. Also i'm unable to add an addition option since they are only allowing 10 options.
    So i added Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Gilgit-Baltistan in my post.
    Mods -- please add my option 7 for voting.
    @waz @WebMaster
     
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    Hi Zen, I've tried but it's not allowing me to set up another option. I think the max is 7? :undecided: