Sunday, November 8, 2009

LANDMARKS - A

  • Abu, Mt. : (Rajasthan) hill station on the Aravalli Range;sacred centre of Jain worshippers, Dilwara temples.
  • Abu Simbal : (Egypt) famous ancient temple cut-out of rock by Rameses II.
  • Adam’s Bridge : Very nearly joined to India between Mannar Pennsula and Danushkodi by a line of sand banks and rocks called ‘Adam’s Bridge’.
  • Aga Khan Palace : In Pune where Mahatma Gandhi was kept interned with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. Kasturba died in this palace.
  • Ajantha Caves : Located near Aurangabad, famous for wonderful Buddhist cave temples richly ornamented with sculpture and carved with paintings.
  • Ajmer: (Rajasthan) Pilgrim centre for Muslims; tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-din chisti.
  • Alexandria : City and sea-port of Egypt founded by Alexander the Great.
  • Allahabad : (Prayag) is a city in Uttar Pradesh situated at the confulence of the Ganga and the yamuna. Kumbha Mela (religious fair of the Hindus) is held here once in every 12 years.
  • Amarnath : Situated at a height of about 4054 metres in Kashmir. It is a place of pilgrimage for the Hindus.
  • Amber Palace : Deserted capital near Jaipur (Rajasthan) containing the finest specimens of Rajput architecture.
  • Amritsar(Punjab): on the north-west border or India; Golden Temple; Jallianwala Bagh tragedy on April 13, 1919.
  • Angkor Vat : A ruined city in Cambodia where beautiful specimens of ancient Indian art and culture are found.
  • Athens : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on September 5, 1997, awarded the 2004 Summer Olympics to Athens, the Greek capital which was the birth place of the Games. Athens hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896 but lost out to Atlanta in 1996 Centennial Games.
  • Aurangabad : One of the important towns of Maharashtra State; tomb of Emperor Aurangzeb and of his wife. Ellora and Ajanta Caves are reached from here.
  • Auroville : It is an international township constructed in Pondicherry with the help of UNESCO.
  • Avadi : Near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Government owned Heavy vehicles factory. ‘Vijayanta’ and ‘Ajit’ tanks are manufactured here.

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