Know India

Know India is an attempt to bring to you some amazing facts about our country. Every second day we post something that tells you more about our land. Starting from issues to history, from culture to literature and fine arts, this is a magic box of small write-ups that you will fall in love with soon.

Chail: A small and beautiful hamlet

Submitted by aurora on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 10:00

Chail is a pristine hill station situated within the lofty Himalayas. It used to be the capital of the erstwhile state of Patiala. Located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, the small hamlet is a place where time stands still. Nature is at her exuberant best and words like pollution and deforestation have never entered the dictionary of a person living in Chail.

Belum Caves: A beautiful piece of architecture

Submitted by aurora on Wed, 06/23/2010 - 07:54

Belum Caves is the second largest cave in Indian sub-continent and the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent. It lies in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Belum Cave is 3.5 km in length and the second longest cave in India next to 21km long Krem Um Lawan cave in Meghalaya. Belum Caves derives its name from "Bilum" Sanskrit word for caves.

Silver Filigree: A beautiful art

Submitted by aurora on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 07:34

The Silver filigree (known more as Tarakasi) from Cuttack, Orissa is the most equisite rendition of silver craft. Beaten silver is drawn into fine wires and foils which is then crafted into jewellery of great beauty. Cuttack is famous for the unique style of art and it has made a mark for itself in the arena of art and craftsmanship.

Bandvagarh National Park: The Home Of the White Tiger

Submitted by aurora on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 07:31

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the wild life sanctuaries in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh.This wild life park derived its very name from an ancient fort in the area. Bandhawgarh National Park belongs to the Vindhyan mountain ranges of central India and it boasts to have the highest density of tiger population in the country.