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Diu shore line. Photo by Karl Rock.

Highlights of Stunning Daman & Diu

Of all India’s union territories. Daman & Diu is the most significant place. Located in Gujarat, the small coastal island towns are outlined by the vast Arabian Sea. They are both separated from each other by a distance of more than 600 km, but yet, they’re addressed together as one place. It is also very close to Mumbai.

Just like Goa, Daman & Diu was also under the Portugal rulers. It was their territory for many years, and that’s why you can still find the both the places reflect more of a Portuguese look than an Indian one. From their monuments to churches to roads, everything speaks of a different era and a different rule. Here are five highlights of this coastal paradise.

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View across Tamil Naidu. Photo by Karl Rock.

Top 5 Things To See and Do in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is the southernmost state of India. Tamil Nadu is bordered by the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, resulting in beautiful beaches. More than ten rivers flow within this state making it one of the most fertile lands in the country. Concerning scenic beauty, Tamil Nadu is on par with states like Karnataka. With the Nilgiri and Anamalai Hills towering over the state, it looks nothing less than impressive. It also shares a maritime border with Sri Lanka.

Regarding historical structure, Tamil Nadu is blessed. The state is mentioned in epics like Ramayana. There are 33,000 temples here, built in the impressive Dravidian architectural style. Also, Archaeological Survey of India has found that settlements in Tamil Nadu were one of the oldest in the Indian Peninsula. Tamil Nadu was rich in art and cultural forms since time immemorial. Evidence of their culture is found in their text belonging to that era: Sangam Literature.

With all that being said, there is definitely a lot to see in Tamil Nadu. But if you’re in a hurry, I’m going to list down five places in this state that you should visit.

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Top 6 Honeymoon Destinations in India

Marriage is a very special occasion for any individual. To start off your married life on an excellent note, it is imperative that you choose only the perfect location for your honeymoon. If you’re one of the couples who is still stuck in the dilemma of looking for a destination that both of you agree on, then look no more because India is the land of diversity. It offers you everything from adventure, relaxation and enjoyment, all in one country. Also, don’t forget that the international symbol of love, Taj Mahal, is also in India.

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Beach in Goa

Top 5 Exotic Beaches in India

India has a very long coastline, extending to an area of 7,517 kilometres to be exact. This beautiful country is surrounded by water bodies all around. The Bay of Bengal borders India in the east, the Indian Ocean in the south and the Arabian Sea in the west. Given this fact, there is absolutely no shortage of exotic beaches in India. So out of the many beaches that are here, I have selected the top 5 that you should not miss.

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