1. World Travel Quiz- Check how much you really know
Which is the highest capital in the world?
Bolivia's capital is Sucre and the highest capital in the world, before the domination of Tibet by China, was Lhasa, however now it is Quito.
Which of the continents has all the earth’s geographic extremes (highest elevation, deepest lake and lowest point) ?
Asia is the continent with Mount Everest as the highest elevation, Dead sea as the lowest point, and Baikal lake in Russia as the deepest lake.
What is the smallest country in Europe?
Vatiacn City is the smallest country in Europe with an area of 0.44 sq kms.
Which is the continent with maximum number of countries?
African continent has the highest number of countries. There are indeed 53 recognised countries, one disputed territory being Western Sahara and one country, Somaliland, that is not recognised. Next is Asia with 48 countries.
Which is the largest desert in the world?
When we say desert it has to be Antarctica with 5.5 million square miles of area. Extreme continent located on South Pole is a desert which is driest, windiest, and coldest. However, the largest hot desert is Sahara ofcourse.
Which continent has the world’s most heritage sites?
European continent has the highest number of world heritage sites. Among countries, Italy is the country with maximum number of world heritage sites followed by China.
In which country would you find the original legoland ?
The original Legoland park, opened on June 7, 1968 in Billund, Denmark. The park is located next to the original Lego factory and Denmark's second busiest airport Billund Airport.
Which country has more lakes than the rest of the world combined?
Canada- Out of all the natural lakes in the world, more than 50 percent are situated in Canada.
What is the Spanish name for a Bullfighter?
Matador is the Spanish name for a professional bullfighter. Matador de toros literally translated as “bull killer” is the professional level of a bullfighter.
What body of water separates Africa from the middle east?
Red Sea. The Red Sea is an extension (or inlet) of the Indian Ocean, located between Africa and Middle East. Red sea got its name because of a type of algae called Trichodesmium erythraeum, which is found in the sea. When these blooms of algae die off they appear to turn the blue-green color of the ocean to a reddish-brown.
Where would you find this place?
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century
Where in India would you find this world heritage site ?
This is Taj Mahal in Agra. In Aurangabad too, there is Bibi ka makbara which looks similar.
Where would you find this?
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury.
Where in Europe will you find this beautiful sight?
Plitviče Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia. It's known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon.
Where would you find this?
Great Wall of China- Length - 21,196.18 km The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China
Which place are we talking about?
Jerusalem, a Middle Eastern city west of the Dead Sea, has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims since the biblical era.
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2. India Travel Quiz- Must try for those who love India Travel
Identify the place.
This is Humayu's tomb in Delhi. Humayun died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture. Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, was the persian architect behind this.
Which famous fort is this?
Chittorgarh fort is the biggest fort in India. It's located in Chittorgarh Rajasthan. The stronghold clearly known as Chittor was the capital of Mewar and is today orchestrated a couple of kilometers south of Bhilwara .Between the 15th and 16th century fort was sacked three times; in first time 1303 Allauddin Khilji vanquished Rana Ratan Singh, in second 1535 Bahadur Shah the Sultan of Gujarat crushed Bikramjeet Singh and in third time 1567 Emperor Akbar crushed Maharana Udai Singh II who left the fort and established Udaipur.
Which city are we in?
Where is this in India?
The southernmost point of peninsular India, that is, Kanyakumari, is
The state having a largest area of forest cover in India is
Three important rivers of the Indian subcontinent have their sources near the Mansarover Lake in the Great Himalayas. These rivers are
The number of major languages, recognized in the Indian Union as official language, are
The oldest mountains in India are
Where are the famous Dilwara Temples situated in?
How do Indian celebrate holi?
Hindus celebrate Holi , the festival of colors during the spring season by throwing colorful powders and water on each other. Mathura Vrindavan in India are most famous places to see the celebration of Holi.
What natural event that happens every 50 years causes dread in India's Mizoram State?
Melocanna baccifera flowers every 50 years in Mizoram State of India. It's blooming brings tens of millions of hungry rats. After they devour the bamboo fruit, the rats demolish the crops completely. This outbreak had happnened last in 2006.
What is India's golden quadrilateral?
Golden Quadrilateral is a network of highways connecting India's four top metropolitan cities, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, thereby, forming a quadrilateral. The largest highway project in India, the Golden Quadrilateral project was launched in 2001 as part of National Highways Development Project (NHDP)
India is the birthplace of which religions?
India is one of the world's oldest civilizations and one of the most populated countries in the world. ... India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, collectively known as Indian religions.
Where does his holiness The Dalai Lama stay in India?
The Dalai Lama's residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile) are in Dharamshala. Dharamshala is 18 kilometers from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh state of India
Name the places these famous authors' work are associated with in India- Ruskin Bond, Jim Corbett, Rudyard kipling
Ruskin Bond wrote ghost stories on Shimla
How many states are there in the north east region of India?
There are 7 states in the north east part of India namely Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura
Do you know where is this in India?
Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti district, India
Where will you find this palace in India?
This is Padmanabhapuram Palace, Travancore -era place in Kanyakumari district, 50 kms from Trivendrum. Its a magnificent wooden palace of the 16th century. An enticing ediffice to any lover of art and architecture this old palace of the Rajas of the erstwhile Travancore (1550 to 1750 AD) is a fine specimen of Kerala's indigenous style of architecture. The antique interiors are replete with intricate rosewood carvings and sculptured decor. The palace also contains 17th and 18th century murals. One can see: the musical bow in mahogany, windows with coloured mica, royal chairs with Chinese carvings, 'Thaikkottaram' or the Queen Mother's palace with painted ceilings, rose wood and teak carved ceilings with 90 different floral designs. ( Infromation from Wikipedia)
Where will you find these in India?
Indira Gandhi Tulip garden in India ( Siraj Bagh Chesmahsahi in Srinagar). Every year during the month of March and April, Tulip festival takes place in India which is south Asia's largest Tulip festival that has been named after the Indian prime minister of India, the late Indira Gandhi. over 5 hectares of land at the foothills of Zabarmwan near the Dal Lake.
Where will you find Asiatic lions in India ?
In Gir, Gujarat. Gir is one of India’s oldest national parks & sanctuaries, and is synonymous with the majestic Asiatic lion . Gir is the only place in India to see this animal. This park can take legitimate pride in saving this endangered species, which was at the threshold of extinction in the start of the twenty-first century, by providing it a more secured habitat.
Which is this high altitude lake in India,present entirely in Indian territory?
Tso Moriri lake is located at approx 210 km from Leh district in the Rupshu valley in Changthang region of Ladakh. It is the largest high altitude lake in India that is entirely in Indian Territory (about 7 KM wide at its broadest point and about 19 KM long). Tso Moriri Lake is situated nearly sub-division. Tso Moriri Lake was once a popular source of salt. Till 1960 Changpa traders were extracting salt from Tso moriri and sold the same in Leh market.
Which is this snow trek in Himalayan region of India ? (The name is similar to a popular Indian pilgrimage)
This is Kedarkantha trek, reachable from the base station Dehradun. You get 360 view of famous mountain summits around you. Popularly known as winter trek, from December to April, Kedarkantha makes for a terrific trek in virgin snow, with pretty campsites and astonishingly wide clearings in the forests.
One of the quite popular sights in South India. Name the place where you will find this?
Hampi. This Vijaya Vittala Temple is in Hampi built in 15th century AD. This Temple is a rich architectural temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple has an expansive campus which consists of several other Hampi temples, pavilions and halls.
Which famous temple am I talking about?
Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE Sun Temple at Konark in Orissa, India. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty . The Konark temple is widely known not only for its architectural grandeur but also for the intricacy and profusion of sculptural work. The entire temple has been conceived as a chariot of the sun god with 24 wheels, each about 10 feet in diameter, with a set of spokes and elaborate carvings. Seven horses drag the temple. Two lions guard the entrance, crushing elephants. A flight of steps lead to the main entrance.
Where will you find these fall in north East region of India ?
In Sohra region of Meghalaya- Nohsngithiang Falls (also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls ) is a seven-segmented waterfall located 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. The water falls from a height of 315 metres (1,033 ft) and has an average width of 70 metres (230 ft). making it one of the tallest waterfalls in India.
Which infamous fort is this?
This is Bhangarh fort. Located at the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort is a 17th century fort, infamous all over India for being one of the “Most haunted place in India“.
Which famous palace turned into a luxury hotel is this ?
This is Falaknuma palace in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Presently a Taj hotels property at a distance of 5 kms from Charminar. This palace belonged to the Paigah family, and it was later owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, prime minister of Hyderabad and the uncle and brother-in-law of the Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur. Falak-numa means "Like the Sky" or "Mirror of the Sky" in Urdu. (information from wikipedia)
'Sangri Ki sabji' , 'Thukpa' and Chettinad are dishes from the following regions in India
Sangri ki sabji is famous in Rajasthan. Thukpa is a popular soup dish from Sikkim and Chettinad style of cooking is from Chettinad region of Tamilnadu
What mecaa is to Muslims, Bodh Gaya is to .................. ?
Bodhgaya in Bihar is the place where Prince Siddhartha( known as Gautam Buddha) attained enlightenment beneath a bodhi tree 2600 years ago and became Buddha (the 'Awakened One'). The place attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the world every year, who come for prayer, study and meditation.
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