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5 Unbelievable lost cities across the world

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Mesa Verde

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Mesa Verde is the World Heritage site located in Montezuma. The country which is situated in Colorado. Mesa Verde is one of the best known for a large number of well-preserved cliff dwellings, houses built in alcoves, or rock overhangs along the canyon walls. This remarkable settlement of the ancient Pueblo peoples is seemingly craved right out of the side Cliffside.

In addition to the cliff dwellings, Mesa Verde boasts a number of mesa-top ruins. Mesa Verde consists of balcony house, cliff palace, longhouse, mug, oak tree, spruce tree and square tower houses.

Mohenjo Daro

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Mohenjo-Daro which is one of the most famous places and is located in the west of the Indus River in Larkana District Sindh which is situated in Pakistan as of now which is under central position between the Indus river and the Ghaggar- Hakra River. Mohenjo-Daro, the modern name for the site, has been variously interpreted as “Mound of the Dead Men” in Sindhi and as “Mound of Mohan” (where Mohan is Krishna). Mohenjo Daro is an ancient Indus valley civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE.

Pompeii

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Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. Today as per UNESCO it is world’s heritage site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples.

The volcano buried in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under the thick carpet of volcanic ash. Historians believe that Pompeii was buried under 14 to 17 feet of ash and pumice.

Ajanta Caves

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Ajanta caves are one of most visited place in India and are located in Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra. It is still a mystery that how they actually manage to construct with the ancient tools available to them at that time. The paintings in the Ajanta caves predominantly narrate the Jataka tales.

The caves include paintings and rock cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art. These caves are some of the most mesmerizing ones in the country. The Ajanta caves are one of the Historic places and best for culture enthusiasts who are surely going to enjoy.

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco region, Peru. Machu Picchu was built around 1450-1460. The lost city of Machu Picchu is a mysterious wonder which was abandoned in the sixteenth century and invaded by the Andean forest. It is also known as the Lost City of the Incas.

Machu Picchu has wet and dry seasons, with the majority of annual rain falling from October through to April. Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Many of the stones that were used to build the city weighed more than 50 tons.

Ankita Gupta is a young, dynamic, aspiring Entrepreneur and a writer too. Ankita is a travel enthusiast as she loves exploring new places , people and possibilities as well as new creative ideas and art work.. Motive in Life: To motivate people to achieve their goals and success.

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Top 7 Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

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Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is popular know as Jim Corbett National Park. It is the oldest national park in India. It was established in 1936 to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is situated in the foothills of the Himalayan range of in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.

Corbett has been a hangout for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. The present area of this reserve is 1,318.54 square kilometers. There are many documentaries which are featured to raise the awareness towards stunning Bengal Tigers.

Bandipur National Park

The Bandipur National Park is one of the most popular among all the national parks situated in South India. Bandipur National Park was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. It is situated in the south Indian state of Karnataka. The lush forest area of the Deccan Plateau and the Western Ghats makes this national park one of the magnificent parks.

At Bandipur National Park tourist finds a wide range of timber trees including (Teak, sandalwood, Indian- laurel, Indian Kino tree) as well as distinguished flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs including Kadam tree, Indian gooseberry, crape-myrtle, axle wood, black, myrobalan, Odina wonder and golden shower tree.

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambhore is the another largest National park in northern India. Popularly known for its Bengal Tigers as well as its large tiger population. Ranthambhore officially became a national park in 1980. The Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Rajasthan state and it is the only royal national parks in India. The marvelous Tigers are the pride of this national park.

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National park is located in the Assam state at Golaghat and Nagaon district. This sanctuary is the presenter of the two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. Kaziranga National Park is one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries to explore the wildlife of Northeast India. The park also testimony of a large number of migratory birds during the winters.

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park Largest National park of Madhya Pradesh state, which is known as “The heart of India”. Kanha National Park was established 1955. The park has an imperial population of Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, sloth bear, barasingha and Indian wild dog.

Bamni Dadar” is the wonderful sunset point of the Kanha National Park. It offers the most spectacular views of the animals in their natural habitat.

Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park is a Tiger Reserve and Biosphere Reserve. It was established in the year 1973 and is located in the deltaic region of India which shares its boundaries with Bangladesh. Sundarbans is the original abode of the sensational Royal Bengal Tigers. Sundarbans is excessively rich in avifauna, aquafauna, and reptiles.

Gir National Park

Gir National Park was established in the year 1965 which is situated in the Gujarat state. It is one of the magnificently preserved areas for the Asiatic Lions. October-June is the best time to visit the place and watch these fantastic beasts strolling in their territories Rivers.

It is the only national park which has seven major chronic rivers of the Gir region are Hiran, Datardi, Shingoda, Machhundri, Godavari, Raval and Shetrunji.

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6 Hill Station to visit in North India

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Srinagar is the beautiful capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the Jhelum river. Srinagar is famous for its natural beauty, canals, houseboats and Mughal garden. The mystical outlook of this place entices the visitors with its charm and beauty. Places to visit in this paradise and witness the mesmerizing beauty of Dal lake, Shikara rides, Shankaracharya hill, Betab valley, Nigeen lake and Sinthan top.

  • Shillong

Shillong

Shillong is the capital of the state of Meghalaya. Shillong is placed to visit in shilling elephant fall, lady hydria park, wards lake and shilling peak. Shillong was popularly known as the “Scotland of the East”, it is also considered as one of the most romantic hill stations in India. It has a very cool climate throughout the year.

  • Shimla

Shimla

Shimla is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is popularly known as Queen of the hills. Shimla leads the list of Indian cities with the highest ranked hotel. Shimla had always been famous for its quality of education and many important schools have been imparting quality education throughout the state. Places to visit in Shimla are Arki Fort, Gaiety Heritage cultural complex, Scandal point, Christ church and Jakhoo temple.

  • Mount Abu

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Mount Abu is situated in Rajasthan state. Mount Abu town, the only hill station in Rajasthan. It is referred to as ‘An oasis in the desert‘ as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. A haven in the desert Kingdom of Rajasthan. Best time to visit this hill station is September and April as the peak tourist season starts from October to November and again from May to Mid-June.

  • Lonavala

Lonavala

Lonavala is situated near Mumbai and Pune district in the Indian state Maharashtra. Also popular known as “A walk above the clouds”. It is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of modern-day Pune city and 96 kilometres (60 mi) from the city of Mumbai. It is known for its production of the hard candy chikk. There are ample things to enjoy during a visit to Lonavala  Lohagad fort, Nagphani, Lonavala Lake, Karla Cave, Rajmachi point and Tiger’s Leap.

  • Gangtok

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Gangtok is the capital of the Sikkim. Gangtok is a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges. The captivating hill station famous for its charming valleys and majestic monasteries. There are ample things to enjoy during your trip to Gangtok that will catch your fancy instantaneously. Cable ride over Gangtok city, yak Safari, trekking, mountain biking, river rafting, paragliding, spellbinding sense.

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Top 10 hottest countries in the world

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  1. LIBYA

Libya is a sovereign state in the Maghreb region of North Africa with an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometers (700,000 sq. mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. The world hottest country is Libya. It was in 1992 and the temperature recorded there was 57.8 C! The average temperature in summer soars up to 49 -54 degrees Celsius.

  1. SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia is a desert country encompassing most of the Arabian Peninsula, with the Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf coastlines. Known as the birthplace of Islam. With a land area of approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq. mi), Saudi Arabia is geographically the fifth-largest state in Asia. The vast expanse of deserts and sprawling rich lifestyles, Saudi Arabia is the country like no other. The average temperature in summers can go to about 54 degrees Celsius.

  1. IRAQ

Iraq is officially known as the Republic of Iraq. Iraq is having a coastline measuring 58 km which is 36 miles on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. The war-torn country of Iraq faces many more problems than just war. And one of the biggest and the major problems they face is that heat. The middle east country faces summers that have temperatures that go over 48 degrees Celsius up to almost 54 degrees Celsius.

  1. ALGERIA

Algeria officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometers (919,595 sq. mi), Algeria is the tenth- largest country in the world. Due to the desert, the temperature in the country can be hot throughout the year. The average temperature is about 50- 53 degrees Celsius with the hottest temperatures being recorded in the region of Salah.

  1. IRAN

Iran officially the Islamic Republic of Iran is a sovereign state in Western Asia with a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq. mi), it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world. Like India, Iran is one such country where the winters are very cold and the summers are a very hot. The southern parts of the country are extremely hot. The temperature here soars up to 51 degrees Celsius.

  1. OMAN

Oman is a nation on the Arabian Peninsula. It has terrain encompassing desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Oman, the Arab state, is known to be one of the richest countries in the world. For almost 5 to 6 months in a year, the temperature of Oman is around 50-53 degrees Celsius.

  1. SUDAN

Sudan is also was known as North Sudan since South Sudan’s independence and officially the Republic of Sudan is a country in Northern Africa. It is covering one million square miles (2.59 million square kilometers). Being a desert- land, the country is one of the hottest and the driest countries in the world with an average temperature of 50 degrees Celsius.

  1. INDIA

India, officially the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh –largest country by area, the second- most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Many countries have a climate where the winters are very cold and the summers are very hot. India is one such country. India sees an average temperature of 47-50 degrees Celsius in the summers in some central, western and southern parts of the country.

  1. SOMALIA

Somalia officially the Federal Republic of Somalia. Somalia may not be the safest countries in the world but it is one of the hottest countries in the world. The average temperature goes up to about 50 degrees Celsius.

  1. MEXICO

Mexico officially the United Mexican States is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America. Covering almost two million square kilometers (over 760,000 sq. mi), the nation is the sixth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. Due to the numerous Hollywood movie shoots. Mexico seems to be the dry and a dangerous place. And sadly, it is really not being anything different. The temperature soars up to 50 degrees Celsius on the hottest days of summer.

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