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The Indian States And What They Are Famous For

By Akash Singh

It is no wonder that India is known for its beauty in diversity. Each and every state of India has umpteen places to visit with their hidden marvels and natural wonders. With 29 states, India stands as one of the most-explored places in the world today. It cannot be denied that if a traveller goes on a path to uncover one place, they will certainly end up capturing more.

The road to discovery and amazement passes through India. From diverse landscape to soaring Himalayas, serene beaches to peaceful forests or historical places to modern cities, Indian states hold everything that an ideal country owns.

Ever wondered what all Indian states are famous for? If yes, then here is your article. Scroll down and get to know the specialities of Indian states.

1) Arunachal Pradesh

1) Arunachal Pradesh

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Also known as the Paradise of Botanists, Arunachal Pradesh is one of the least-explored Indian states. This beautiful state is famous for its scenic beauty spreading from waterfalls to forests and lush valleys to cool mountains. Also well known for its rich heritage and culture, Arunachal Pradesh is home to India's largest monastery, Tawang Monastery.

2) Andhra Pradesh

2) Andhra Pradesh

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With religious and cultural significance as its identity, Andhra Pradesh is famous for rivers, such as Krishna and Gosthani, hills, such as Horsley and Papi, temples, the Kuchipudi dance form and production of Mica. Also known as the Rice Bowl of India, Andhra Pradesh is the biggest exporter of rice in India.

3) Bihar

3) Bihar

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One amongst the oldest cities in India, Bihar is known for its rich culture and history. Once a brewery hub, the state is also famous for Buddhist pilgrimages and the birth of Buddhism.

4) Jharkhand

4) Jharkhand

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Formerly a part of Bihar, this place is the major steel and coal producer in India. Also home to numerous wonderful landscapes and forests, Jharkhand is famous for its oldest tribes and their age-old lifestyle.

5) Odisha

5) Odisha

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This religious state is famous for its centuries-old temples, such as Lingraj Mandir and Konark Temple, and most of these are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Marvellous lakes and dense forests also contribute to most of its scenic beauty.

6) Chhattisgarh

6) Chhattisgarh

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Infamous for the Naxalites, this place is full of amazement. From ancient forts to Kailash Caves, this state has everything which defines its cultural and historical value. It is a huge source of electricity for the country.

7) Nagaland

7) Nagaland

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Rich in biodiversity and home to 16 indigenous Naga tribes, this splendid state is also famous for its awe-inspiring scenic beauty and spectacular nature.

8) Uttar Pradesh

8) Uttar Pradesh

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This epic state has its own cultural and historical value. Home to the Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, Uttar Pradesh is also famous for religious and cultural places, such as Varanasi, Agra, Lucknow, Fatehpur Sikri, etc., and the production of leather goods and crops, such as potato, wheat, sugarcane and rice.

9) Madhya Pradesh

9) Madhya Pradesh

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Also known as the heart of the country, Madhya Pradesh is rich in diamond and copper reserves. Famous for its Khajuraho temples, this elegant state is full of historical places and monuments.

10) West Bengal

10) West Bengal

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Known as the Cultural Capital of India, its history dates back thousands of years. Also famous for Sunderban forests, tiger reserves and breathtaking landscapes, this state is home to rich history and has been one of the pioneers of Indian cinema.

11) Sikkim

11) Sikkim

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With pristine beauty surrounding towering mountains, serene lakes and flourishing plains, this state is one of the natural wonders of India. Sometimes referred to as the Valley of Rice, Sikkim is also famous for numerous Buddhist monasteries.

12) Assam

12) Assam

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Assuredly, famous for its tea plantation, oil fields and silk, Assam is home to diverse wildlife and abundant natural resources. Many ancient temples are also located in this stunning state.

13) Meghalaya

13) Meghalaya

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Known for its living root bridges and largest amount of rainfall recorded every year, Meghalaya is also famous for its spices and medicinal plants in the Khasi Hills. Today, this lovely place is also known for Mawlynnong, Asia's cleanest village.

14) Mizoram

14) Mizoram

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One of the least-explored states in India, Mizoram is famous for its ancient tribes and distinct wildlife. This highly literate state is well known for winsome valleys and clear rivers.

15) Tripura

15) Tripura

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One of the Seven Sister States, Tripura is the most literate state in India. From cultural diversity to folk art and orange gardens to jute cultivation, this state has everything to astonish its visitors. It is also famous for its high-quality bamboo products.

16) Manipur

16) Manipur

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Well known for its Manipuri dance, this state is also popular for its rich culture and natural vegetation. Dzukou Valley, known for its seasonal flowers, is also located here.

17) Uttarakhand

17) Uttarakhand

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Home to many Hindu temples and pilgrimage sites and formerly a part of Uttar Pradesh, this irresistible hill station is also famous for trekking and camping.

18) Jammu & Kashmir

18) Jammu & Kashmir

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Undoubtedly, known as Heaven on Earth, this exotic state of India is popular for its divine beauty of hills, mountain ranges, valleys, lush greenery and pure lakes. Also home to Hindu pilgrimage sites, such as Amarnath and Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir truly is a haven for every traveller and tourist.

19) Himachal Pradesh

19) Himachal Pradesh

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Known as the summer destination in India, this state is famous for its hill stations, such as Manali, Shimla, Kullu, etc., and has also become a favourite honeymoon station over a period of time. Also popular for its apples, this beautiful state is the stoppage for all bikers, skaters and rock climbers.

20) Haryana

20) Haryana

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Also known as the Home of Gods on account of its vibrant culture, this state is famous for cows, milk and agriculture. Haryana is also well known for its automobile industries.

21) Punjab

21) Punjab

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The land of five rivers, this charming state of India is known for its warm hospitality. Home to Golden Temple and numerous religious sites, Punjab is also known for the production of rice, wheat, corn, barley, etc. Sometimes, it is also referred to as the state of lassi and aloo paratha.

22) Rajasthan

22) Rajasthan

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The state that houses Thar Desert and innumerable royal palaces and forts, Rajasthan is known for its royal culture and historical monuments, such as Hawa Mahal, and the numerous baoris.

23) Gujarat

23) Gujarat

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This rich state is famous for its food, such as dhokla and fafda and dance - garba and dandiya. It is also popular for its business mentalities and thereby, producing world-class leaders and businessmen.

24) Goa

24) Goa

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Unarguably, the party capital of India, Goa is famous for pubs, beaches, mid-night parties and picturesque landscapes.

25) Maharashtra

25) Maharashtra

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From Bollywood to the chawls of Mumbai, stunning beaches to ancient caves and the Ganesha festival to rich art and culture, Maharashtra is the state which holds everything to surprise its visitors. It is also known as the Land of Legendary Icons, such as Shivaji and Dada Saheb Phalke.

26) Karnataka

26) Karnataka

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Known for its Mysuru Palace and Bengaluru, the technology hub of India, Karnataka, is also famous for its unforgettable history dating back to thousands of years and delightful hill stations surrounded by peaceful nature.

27) Kerala

27) Kerala

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Known as God's Own Country, Kerala is known for its divine backwaters, numerous virgin beaches, boat racing, coconut trees and beautiful landscapes.

28) Tamil Nadu

28) Tamil Nadu

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Famous for natural resources, Hindu temples, hill stations and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is home to Tamil, one of the oldest languages in the world. Tamil Nadu is also popular for Tollywood, the second largest film-producing industry of India.

29) Telangana

29) Telangana

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Recently formed and formerly a part of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana is famous for Charminar, biryani destinations, ancient temples and Islamic architecture.

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