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Houston is the fourth largest city of United States of America, and the largest city in the Texas. In 1836 Houston city was founded near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Battle of San Jacinto was won by the President of the Republic of state Texas called as General Sam Houston, then later the city was renamed as Houston in the year 1837.Houston economies are based on energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, health care sectors, oilfield equipment and transportation industries.

The city comprises of many cultures and various religions, which is rapidly growing as an international community. Houston has many cultural institutions and hosts many exhibitions, which will attract more than 8 million tourists very year. This city is also called as "Museum District".
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History of Houston

In 1860 for the purpose of importing and exporting of cotton in Houston, the railway department came up with the railroad hub that supports from state Texas to Galveston and Beaumont.Houston has four major wetlands passing through the city namely Buffalo Bayou, White Oak Bayou, Braes Bayou and Sims Bayou.

The Houston theatres are located in downtown of the city. It is the home for nine major performing arts organizations and you can find six performance halls. Bayou Place is a big multilevel landscape, which has many restaurants, bars, live music, billiards and Sundance Cinema.

Popular tourist destinations in Houston

Space center

Space Center Houston is a leading science and space learning center, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum.


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also called RodeoHouston or abbreviated HLSR, is the largest livestock exhibitions and rodeo in the world. It includes one of the richest regular-season professional rodeo events.

Kemah Boardwalk

The Kemah Boardwalk is a 60-acre Texas Gulf Coast theme park in Kemah, Texas, approximately 30 miles southeast of Downtown Houston, Texas.

Buffalo bayou

Buffalo Bayou is a slow-moving river which flows through Houston in Harris County, Texas. Formed 18,000 years ago, it has its source in the prairie surrounding Katy.


  • Hands gallery: This gallery comprises of many decorative, sculptural, figurative, fanciful and functional items made from many artists. They exhibit monthly exhibitions and also you can find the ceramic artist's lectures and workshops.
  • Bientot: Betty Newton and Cristiana Anderson started a shopping center called as bientot, where you can find an array of jewellery, bags and scarves.
  • Affection boutique: Here you find classy tops and high fashionable accessories for teenagers. In Affection boutique you can find dresses, tops and unique handmade accessories.
  • Airline farmers' market: This is an open-air Mexican market, located behind Canino's. It is an organic and a resale market.

Places to visit

  • Bayou place: Bayou Place is full of bars, lounges, theaters and restaurants. You can also find the largest rock and roll nightclub called Rocbar.
  • Johnson space center: This is located in Southeast Houston and occupies an area of 1,620 acres of land with more than 100 facilities and the center serves as home of the NASA astronaut corps.
  • Water park: This water park has many amusement parks and thrilling water games, which features several slides, a huge wave pool and a river.


Cycling: Houston has the largest number of bike travellers in Texas with over 160 miles of dedicated bikeways. The city is currently improving the street bikeway network.
Airports: Houston has 2 major airports namely George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Bush Intercontinental Airport, They have the commercial flights, which had served 52 million passengers in the year 2007.
Roads: Houston’s freeway system includes 575.5 miles of freeways and expressways in the 10-county metro area.[1] The State of Texas plans to spend $5.06 billion on Houston area highways between 2002 and 2007. Houston freeways are heavily traveled and often under construction to meet the demands of continuing growth.

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Indian Embassy at Houston
embassy of india houston 4300 Scotland Street Houston, TX 77007
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