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Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Agra February 2nd 2021

2nd February Taj Mahal - Agra A virtual treat today with our guide Ata. The Taj Mahal located on the right bank of the Yamuna River is in an area covering nearly 17 hectares. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal with construction starting in 1632 AD and completed in 1648 AD, with the mosque, the guest house and the main gateway on the south, the outer courtyard and its cloisters were added subsequently and completed in 1653 AD. The Taj Mahal is a perfect symmetrical planned building.The building material used is brick-in-lime mortar veneered with red sandstone and marble and inlay work of precious/semi precious stones. The mosque and the guest house in the Taj Mahal complex are built of red sandstone in contrast to the marble ... read more

Asia » India » Gujarat » Bharuch December 16th 2020

Statue of Unity (SoU): World’s tallest statue and Gujarat’s one of the best tourist destination is located 90 Km from Vadodara and 210 Km from Ahmedabad at the Sardar Sarovar Dam site. Although I called it the ‘one of the best Tourist Destination of Gujarat’, it is far from access to the common man. Facilities are poor (though developing), guidance to the Tourists is non-existent – typical of (Gujarat) Government. How do you reach? Only if you are RICH – you have to have your own vehicle or afford taxi. GSRSTC (state transport) is running special buses from Gandhinagar / Ahmedabad, one always has doubts about their regularity. If you want to enjoy all the attractions, one day is not enough. Staying overnight – again expensive – but must be worth it – I have not ... read more
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Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore » Koramangala October 2nd 2020

This trip was planned to go back and stay with my dad and grandmother in Delhi.So I planned it for Gandhi Jayanti long weekend.It was raining for past few weeks and there was a doubt that it can play spoilsport for our plan since we were on a tight schedule. The first hurdle came when our luggage to be mounted on the carrier exceeded its capacity and we had to cover it with car body cover (bad decision!).Now the 2nd problem was that we have packet additional items which did not fit in our boot space.We had to discard a few bags at the very last moment before starting from home. As we sat in the car it started raining, but it was short lived and after a 5 min scare it subsided and we were ... read more

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Lonavala September 25th 2020

Camping is a wish of every nature lover. For this Pawna lake Camping is one of the best camping in pawna. Stay in Tent next to the lake. Enjoy the view of water which are spread in front of eyesight. Share your memories with your friends and family in open sky in the presence of lightning star & moon. Forget all tension and dance near lake Pawna river. Enjoy the water mirroring in open sky and big hill. If you are looking for this then PAWANAI CAMPING is best place for lake side Camping. Pawna lake Camping gives you opportunity to live a experience of real camping. Then leave all your work back and take leave from your busy life schedule and live in a experience of lake side Camping. Hale a deep breath of clean ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai August 24th 2020

Just randomly starts narrating a story at somewhere and at some point of time that was happened in my life. It was 2015 August and I’m pursuing my Master’s degree in Hyderabad. I was trying my luck in all the areas to get fit in any of the job of my desired field. Took an attempt in BEL (Bharath Electronics Limited) written exam for some post that I applied & I got IIT Madras as exam centre. That time one of my friend was doing his Ph.D. in the same campus. I told him about my exam details, and he arranged to accommodate me with him for that day. I packed my bags to Chennai and started my journey from Khammam in Navajeevan Express. Train reached Madras by 4 PM and that was my second visit ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mahabalipuram August 24th 2020

After a gap of almost a year i decided to move on towards Tamil Nadu coastal life at Mahabalipuram. Mahabs which is recently called by the locals residing near the beach for which their daily life moves with fishing with selling at plenty of home stays which is situated at the beach. At Mahabalipuram staying at Bob Marley Cafe & Beach House which is cozy and trippy with a view of the sea. Relaxing with peace and roaming within the town and some photography of the great work of stone carvings done in the early stages of life during 17-18 century which is still preserved and recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mixture of some dry heat and some cool winds flowing from the sea towards the town and the best of all is to drink ... read more
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Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Ladakh » Hunder August 24th 2020

Luglio 2006, uno sgangherato autobus Tata da trenta posti della Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation parte ogni mattina dall'autostazione di Srinagar, viaggia tutto il giorno superando passi d'alta montagna, si ferma per la notte a Kargil il tempo di una cena di dubbia qualità e di una notte passata in una tenebrosa locanda dall'atmosfera vagamente medievale, riparte di buon mattino, attraversa spettacolari paesaggi lunari ed arriva finalmente nella piccola città di Leh, verde oasi posta al centro di un'arida valle circondata da aride montagne incappucciate di neve, il tutto a 3500 metri d'altitudine: Benvenuti in Ladakh! Formalmente ci troviamo ancora nello stato del Kashmir ma, mentre il Jammu è costituito da pianure riarse dal sole e la Valle del Kashmir ricorda un tipico paesaggio alpino, qui siamo in un vero e proprio deserto d'alta ... read more
La Nubra Valley
Leh, la capitale del Ladakh
Strade pericolose nella Nubra Valley

Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Srinagar August 15th 2020

Luglio 2006, un giovane Mercante si aggira spaesato tra gli sporchi vicoli di Old Delhi; il caldo è soffocante e l'umidità non da tregua: il monsone quest'anno è in ritardo. Tutto è così nuovo ed interessante in questa primissima esperienza indiana, la città si rivela da subito uno scrigno di tesori e di esperienze più o meno gratificanti: la gente sembra a posto ma non la smette un attimo di cercare di fregarti in qualsiasi modo, il cibo da strada è ovunque, invitante e super economico, ma si rivela spesso immangiabile; palazzi, moschee e templi spuntano come funghi da una cumulo di letame ma si rivelano molte volte faticosissimi da raggiungere, tra la folla, il traffico ed un groviglio inestricabile di stradine e vicoli che rendono del tutto impossibile il minimo senso dell'orientamento. Si riesce a ... read more
Una nuotata nel fiume Jhelum
La mia casa sul lago
Attraverso la catena del Pir Panjal

Asia » India August 9th 2020

"The Greatest Legacy We Can Leave Our Children Is Happy Memories." – Og Mandino And memories are made when you travel together, especially the itinerary, which is planned during the holiday season, remains in the memory for ages. In this article, we would learn the tricks to make the family trip memorable. So, without wasting a single moment, let's dive into them. How To Plan A Vacation With Your Loved Ones Planning the best family vacations on a budget is not fiddly anymore. Over time, we have plenty of options to choose from. The only thing you must be concerned about is how you would manage the whole trip. Thereby, 12 ingenious tips have been discussed below: ... read more

Asia » India » Karnataka » Kolara August 3rd 2020

Markandeshwara hill temple, Vakkaleri village, Kolar, Karnataka This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in Chola period. The temple links with the pre-historic Markanda purana. Markandeya is an ancient sage born in the clan of Bhrigu rishi. Mrikandu rishi and his wife Marudmati did not have any child for a long time. They worshipped Lord Shiva and sought from him the boon of begetting a son. Shiva was pleased with their penance and gave them the choice of either an exemplary gifted child who lives only for 16 years or a child of low intelligence who would live for 100 years. Marikandu rishi chose the former, and was blessed with Markandeya, an exemplary son, destined to die at the age of 16. Markandeya spent his childhood in the ... read more

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