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Kohima, Nagaland

Kohima, Nagaland

Kohima is the capital of Nagaland. The name Kohima is so called because the Britishers could not pronounce its original name 'Kewhira' which is the name of the village where Kohima town is located. Kohima has a lot of tourist attractions like the Kohima War Cemetery, which is a memorial in honour of those officers and soldiers killed during the World War II. Dzukou Valley is known for its trekking trails and is frequented by adventure seekers. Tuophema is promoted as an Ancient Heritage Village. Japfu Peak, located at an elevation of 3048 m, is the second highest peak in Nagaland. Dzulekie, surrounded by lush evergreen sub-tropical forests is one of the most beautiful picnic spots around Kohima and Naga Bazzar.

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Shuki Taisai Grand Autumn Festival

Shuki Taisai Grand Autumn Festival

The autumn festival of Nikko Toshogu is a registered World Heritage Site which is celebrated on October 17, 2014, where the Shunki Reitaisai - Grand Spring Festival is staged. This grand autumn festival has a grand procession of men dressed in samurai costumes (known as Hyakumono-Zoroe Sennin Gyoretsu or the Parade of 1,000 Samurai Warriors). This procession, consisting of one mikoshi (a portable shrine) and a train of about 800 people. Led by the portable shrine, the samurai procession, made up of cavalry, warriors carrying guns and others with spears, archers with bows and arrows, and so on, departs from the Futarasan-jinja Shrine of Sannai, Nikko, and heads for the Otabisho.

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Jose Dominic, CMD, CGH Earth; Suman Billa, Secretary, Kerala Tourism; P I Sheik Pareeth, Director, Kerala Tourism and Anupama TV, Additional Director (General), Kerala Tourism releasing Express Escapes, a publication from The Indian Express Group at KTM 2014 in Kochi.

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Longmen Grottoes, China

Longmen Grottoes, China

The Longmen Grottoes is located on both sides of the Yi River to the south of the ancient capital of Luoyang, Henan province, China. Comprising of more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a one km long stretch, this place contains almost 110,000 Buddhist stone statues, more than 60 stupas and 2,800 inscriptions carved on steles. Luoyang was the capital during the late Northern Wei Dynasty and early Tang Dynasty, and the most intensive period of carving dates from the end of the 5th century to the mid-8th century.

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Manta Resort

Manta Resort

The Manta Resort at Pemba Island, Zanzibar boasts of an exclusive underwater room and a private on-surface deck. With an opportunity to view the thriving marine life at Zanzibar or to lie awake at night and count the stars from your private deck, the resort offers unique experiences to its guests. The Manta Resort also offers 16 on-shore villas.

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