Darjeeling Hill Station
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Darjeeling Hill Station is in the state of West Bengal in India.
Darjeeling Hill Station is at 2000 m above sea level making it one of the most ideal hill stations for all seasons.
“Darjeeling Himalayan Railway “, which connects Darjeeling to the downtown, is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Nilgiri Mountain Railway, in Tamilnadu also is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Darjeeling is the tea capital of India and is famous for the “Darjeeling Tea”, a specialty tea produced in Darjeeling, which is a patented product based on the geographical location it is produced.
Thrissur Pooram, The most spectacular festival event on the Planet as Adjudged by UNESCO
മലയാളം: Paramekkavu temple on pooram day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Thrissur alias Trichur(old name), a corporation in Kerala, one and a half hour drive from Cochin, has UNESCO adjudged Thrissur Pooram the most spectacular festival event on the planet to its credit celebrated for 36 hours during Mid April to Mid May. Thrissur Pooram is conducted at the “Thekkinkadu Maidanam”, hosted by Vadakkumnathan temple.
Little Poorams ( Pooram means festival in local Malayalam language ) arranged by near by 8 temples, marks the start of the Pooram. Pooram is for 36 hours with “Panchavadyam” (instrumental music using five percussion and wind instruments), “Kudamattam (exchange of umbrellas on top of elephants), fireworks, exhibition,etc. marks the different activities.
Kerala is a south-western state of India, with Thiruvananthapuram as its capital. Cochin Airport is the nearest airport. Thrissur is the nearest railway station.