INCREDIBLE MADHYAPRADESH

 

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INCREDIBLE MADHYA PRADESH

At the central part of INDIA,we have our incredible madhyapradesh.MP is full of history,heritage,religion,culture and natural beauty.MP has won BEST TOURISM STATE NATIONAL AWARD for 3 consecutive year ie 2015,2016,2017.

It consists of mountain ranges of the vindhyas and satpuras,this hill inturn give rise to the main river system of north india ie NARMADA  TAPTI,CHAMBAL,SONE,BETWA AND MAHANADI.Spectacular mountain ranges,meandering rivers dotted with hills and lakes and miles and miles of dense forest offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife.

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KHAJURAHO GROUP OF MONUMENTS-located in Jhansi ,is a group of hindu and jain temples.They are one of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

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BUDDHIST MONUMENTS AT SANCHI-It is a Buddhist complex famous for its stupain raisen district of BHOPAL,originally commissioned by the emperor ASHOKA in 3 rd centuary BCE.

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BHIMBETKA ROCK SHELTER-These are an archeological sites that spans the prehistoric Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods.It is located in the raisen district of BHOPAL.It is also one of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

WORLD’S FIRST WHITE TIGER SAFARI OPENS IN MP

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WILDLIFE AND HEART OF INDIA-MP is home to 9 national parks and 25 wildlife sanctuaries.KANHA NATIONAL PARK is located in the maikal hills of the satpura mountain range and is land of tiger.BANDHAVGARH TIGER RESERVE is located between vindhya and satpura mountain ranges,and is associated with its tiger population even before it was turned into tiger reserve.

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JATASHANKAR CAVES-Located near panchmarhi town,it is believed that shiva came here from the mahadeo range to escape the demon bhasmasur.

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PANCHMARHI’S WATERFALL-It is surrounded by numerous waterfalls which come alive during monsoon.These are result of a perennial system plunging down from a height of 35 m and also provide water to panchmarhi.

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JABALPUR BALANCING ROCKS-It is believed to be result of an eroded volcanic rock formation.

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KHAJURAHO-Famous for its sensual sculptures,is one of the best examples of temple architecture in INDIA.It was built by the chandela dynasty .It contain both hindu and jain temples which are divided into western,eastern and southern complexes.

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CHANDERI-Most famous for its hand woven saris ,was an important stop on the trading routes passing through central india,is situated at a distance of 127 km from lalitpur.

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MADHYAPRADESH TO BE DEVELOPED AS THE HUB OF WATER TOURISM.

Madhya Pradesh is one of the most beautiful yet underrated travel destination in india.It is home to a natural paradise and a whole lot of wildlife.From the bustling markets and the music gharanas to the religious places and the historic ones,MADHYAPRADESH IS ONE STOP DESTINATION FOR EVERY TRAVELLER WHO WANTS TO EXPLORE INDIA.

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI.

 

 

 

The Floating Post Office

 

The pristine waters of Srinagar’s Dal Lake sparkle in the spring sun, reflecting in between the picturesque ripples the magnificent Himalayan peaks that accessorize the skyline. Amidst the beauty of the houseboats and shikaras, floats a one of a kind POST OFFICE. Yet another attraction for tourists visiting the Dal Lake. This Floating Post Office is another feather in the cap of India which is the most widely distributed postal network and the largest number of post offices in the world.

This post office is claimed to be the only such in the world and is built on an intricately carved houseboat, anchored on the western edge of the Dal Lake.  The heritage post office existed during the British rule. But it was repurposed and renamed by the then Chief Post Master John Samuel. It was inaugurated by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Minister of State for Communications and IT, Sachin Pilot in 2011. It offers regular postal services as well as saving schemes.

The Floating Post Office additionally houses a Philately Museum showcasing the stamp collection and the fascinating postal history of the state. There is a Souvenir shop selling stamps, postcards, greeting cards and books on Kashmir.

Another distinctive feature of this post office is that the letters here carry a unique design with pictures of captivating landscapes of the Dal lake and other charming sceneries of Srinagar. These pictures are to promote Kashmir tourism wherever the letters travel.  They also have a special stamp of their own that depicts a man rowing a shikara.

The tourists take a boat ride to the post office just to send a postcard back home to their loved ones. The residents, use it for their normal post office work, including banking and saving. Labourers and farmers working nearby and those who run the shikara business all go to this post office to deposit their savings. This is the nearest post office for them.

Apart from the threat of destruction due to natural disasters like floods which are rare, the post office is safely afloat. As a matter of fact, the people working or frequenting the post office also mention that it is a pleasant and airy place where there is no need of the fan throughout the year.

This Post Office,  adds to the resplendence of the lake and is a  befitting tribute to the Dal Lake. So when are you visiting this mail in the pail?

By NSS
12th February, 2018