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The city of Las Vegas (literally meaning ‘the meadows’ in Spanish) was founded in 1905 and for many years it continued its existence as a small town amidst a huge desert. However certain pivotal events started to take place from 1928 which were responsible for converting this city to what it is now today. The Hoover Dam construction which began in 1928 brought in a lot of workers to this city. In 1931 gambling was made legal in Nevada and downtown Vegas slowly emerged as an entertainment zone for the workers. Within a few years Las Vegas surpassed Reno and established itself as the gambling capital of the world. The opening of the El Rancho Resort in 1941 and the Flamingo Hotel in 1946 created a building buzz with every hotel and casino owner trying to outdo each other.

Presently Vegas styles itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World and is the 19th most populated city within the USA. Las Vegas is one of the 3 leading destinations in the country for meetings, businesses and conventions. This city boasts itself of having more AAA 5 Diamond hotels than any other city in the planet and has become one of the top tourist destinations. The city’s endorsement of all sorts of adult entertainments has earned it the name of Sin City and Vegas has always been a favourite background for movies and TV series.


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Top Places to visit in Las Vegas

The Strip, Las Vegas

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Night shot of the Las Vegas Strip with casinos lit up.
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The central part of the Las Vegas Boulevard, which runs over 2.5 miles from the northeast to the southwest is called The Strip. It is packed with some of the biggest entertainment venues, luxury hotels, casinos and restaurants. The sight of The Strip at night is particularly impressive when a million neon signs light up and create an enchanting atmosphere bordering on the surreal. Tourists love to take a walk along The Strip at night and absorb the sights and sounds. The Strip of Las Vegas runs from the Mandalay Bay Hotel till the Treasure Island Hotel. Most of the hotels in this area offer free street side entertainment and walking down the Las Vegas Strip would take you through some of the coolest shopping attractions, golf courses, nightclubs, theaters, casinos and entertainment venues.

Over time, a lot of Indian restaurants have opened up on and near the strip. These eating places range from a nice sit down restaurant to a place for a quick bite. The food selection varies from chaats, variety of dosas to fancy Indian dishes.


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Caesars Palace

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Caesars Palace is one of the most well known among all the Las Vegas resorts. It comprises of a massive structure on the Strip. Within the hotel premises visitors of all ages can find every imaginable options of entertainment. Caesars Palace is also known for its massive concert venue called ‘The Colosseum’. Some of the top artists like Celine Dion and Elton John have performed here for long periods and usually the concerts are booked out in advance. So anybody interested in watching a performance needs to buy the tickets well in advance. Apart from that one can also enjoy free shows like the Festival Fountain and the Fall of Atlantis.


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Venetian Hotel

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Venetian, Las Vegas

The Venetian Hotel is one of the largest hotels located on The Strip.  It is one of the finest resorts of the city which draws in lots of tourists. One can take a stroll through the themed shopping malls which resembles the city of Venice. The second largest hotel of the world comes with Venetian landmarks like the Lion of Venice, the Palazzo Ducale, the Piazza San Marco, the Piazetta di San Marco and of course the Rialto Bridge. Make sure to visit all these important replicas and take a picture. While replicating the monuments of Venice, the Venetian hotel also offers Gondola rides.These are an amusing way to see the entire complex and makes you feel like you are in gliding down the Grand Canal in Venice. 

 


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Bellagio Hotel

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Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas

Inspired by the town of Lake Como in Italy, The Bellagio comes with an 8 acre lake and a huge dancing water fountain. Some of the other attractions of this enormous hotel complex are an art gallery, the Botanical Gardens, Spa and Salon along with some of the finest dining places on the planet. The showroom area exhibits ever changing themes ranging from spring botanical displays to interesting art shows. However the reason why the Bellagio draws thousands of tourists, everyday is because of its dancing fountains which perform with musical accompaniment. One of the best free attractions of Las Vegas this is not to be missed at all costs.


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Paris Hotel

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Night view of the Paris hotel in Las Vegas with the replica of the Eiffel tower and the colorful lighted balloon.
Paris Hotel, Las Vegas

Located right on The Strip, The Paris Hotel is truly one of the most easily recognizable resorts of this city. In the front one can see a scale model of the Eiffel Tower and a few steps from there would take the visitors to a superb re-creation of the Paris Opera House. The ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower is amazing, especially at night. The view from high above is amazing and worth the ticket price.

 Just like Paris, this hotel hosts a lot of fashion brands and nice restaurants. There are also quite a few nice coffee shops inside and a stage where you can enjoy the live band. On the top of this property there is a fake hot balloon illuminated with colorful lights.


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Mandirs and Gurudwaras

Hindu Temple of Las Vegas

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Hindu Temple of Las Vegas

The Hindu Temple of Las Vegas is located not far from the strip. The construction completed in 2001 and the temple is celebrating it’s 14 year anniversary. The is temple is a place of worship for devotees of both Hindu and Jain religion. It is open everyday and hosts daily aartis and other festivals. The schedule and more information is available on the temple website.


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Malibu Hindu Temple, Calabasas

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White stone entrance of the Malibu Hindu Temple in Calabasas with beautiful carvings.
Malibu Hindu Temple, Calabasas

Malibu Hindu Temple is located in the city of Calabasas near Los Angeles. The temple was built in 1981 and is visited by devotes from world over. This temple is home for many priests and daily Aartis are preformed at fixed times. Many festivals are celebrated on the premises along with other cultural events. All the information can be found on the temple website.


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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Los Angeles

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, LA

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a located in city of Chino Hills, not far from Los Angeles. The temple has a very beautiful building just like any Akshardham temple. The temple is visited by many devotees from the world over. Many festival celebrations and cultural events take place here. All the information of the hours, Aarti timings and other events is available on the temple website.


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Las Vegas

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The city of Las Vegas (literally meaning ‘the meadows’ in Spanish) was founded in 1905 and for many years it continued its existence as a small town amidst a huge desert. However certain pivotal events started to take place from 1928 which were responsible for converting this city to what it is now today. The Hoover Dam construction which began in 1928 brought in a lot of workers to this city. In 1931 gambling was made legal in Nevada and downtown Vegas slowly emerged as an entertainment zone for the workers. Within a few years Las Vegas surpassed Reno and established itself as the gambling capital of the world. The opening of the El Rancho Resort in 1941 and the Flamingo Hotel in 1946 created a building buzz with every hotel and casino owner trying to outdo each other.

Presently Vegas styles itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World and is the 19th most populated city within the USA. Las Vegas is one of the 3 leading destinations in the country for meetings, businesses and conventions. This city boasts itself of having more AAA 5 Diamond hotels than any other city in the planet and has become one of the top tourist destinations. The city’s endorsement of all sorts of adult entertainments has earned it the name of Sin City and Vegas has always been a favourite background for movies and TV series.


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The Strip, Las Vegas

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Night shot of the Las Vegas Strip with casinos lit up.
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The central part of the Las Vegas Boulevard, which runs over 2.5 miles from the northeast to the southwest is called The Strip. It is packed with some of the biggest entertainment venues, luxury hotels, casinos and restaurants. The sight of The Strip at night is particularly impressive when a million neon signs light up and create an enchanting atmosphere bordering on the surreal. Tourists love to take a walk along The Strip at night and absorb the sights and sounds. The Strip of Las Vegas runs from the Mandalay Bay Hotel till the Treasure Island Hotel. Most of the hotels in this area offer free street side entertainment and walking down the Las Vegas Strip would take you through some of the coolest shopping attractions, golf courses, nightclubs, theaters, casinos and entertainment venues.

Over time, a lot of Indian restaurants have opened up on and near the strip. These eating places range from a nice sit down restaurant to a place for a quick bite. The food selection varies from chaats, variety of dosas to fancy Indian dishes.


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