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ENVIS Newsletter: Special Issue on Aizawl

Vol. II, October – December, 2006

‘Aijal’ more commonly known as ‘Aizawl’, the capital town of Mizoram, is situated towards southernmost tips of the north eastern states, sharing borders with Manipur, Assam, Tripura then jutting down between Myanmar and Bangladesh.




ENVIS Newsletter: Special Issue on Darjeeling

Volume II, July - September, 2006

"Darjeeling" a combination of the Tibetan words Dorje ("thunderbolt") and ling ("place"), translating to "The land of the thunderbolt is a major hill station in Eastern India." Apart from tourism, Darjeeling is internationally famous for its tea industry, which dates back to the mid-1800s as part of a British development of the area.




ENVIS Newsletter: Special Issue on Shimla

Volume I, January– March, 2006

“Shimla, popularly known as ‘ Jewel of the Orient’ and ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ is rapidly loosing its past glory in terms of its unique heritage and environmental quality. The picturesque summer capital of British India since 1864, at present is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. From what was once a low-density development for a leisurely holiday, today the pressure of growth has transformed it.




ENVIS Newsletter: Special Issue on Jammu

Vol. II, October – December, 2005

Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu&Kashmere state, is a city of temples, symbol of ancient values and has a distinct image due to its heritage, location and linkages. Situated on a sub hilly area between 32o44’N and 74o55’E at an altitude of 400 m above mean sea level.Jammu lies about 585 Km to the North-West of Delhi on National Highway-1A and about 290 Km to the south of Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K State.