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Archive for April, 2011

It’s time to go wild, try the Ranthamore National Park

An all time classic! Who can forget those lines… come out come out wherever you are… as Sher Khan stalks the man cub, Mowgli in the famous Jungle Book movie? Ever wondered what it would feel like to have those blood chilling eyes piercing at you? Walk on the wild side and give Ranthamore National [...]

Chennai : A gateway to a wonderful experience

With white sandy beaches, beautiful parks, historic landmarks, interesting museums and monuments, distinct culture, amazing dance forms and music, Chennai welcomes its tourists… visiting this ‘Gateway to South India?’ Read up all about it here! Home to some well known temples, churches and mosques, temples here are famous for their Dravidian style architecture. Of all [...]

Sathya Sai Baba : Remembering one of India’s most spiritual and religious gurus

I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have not come on behalf of any exclusive religion. I have not come on a mission of publicity for a sect or creed or cause, nor have I come to collect [...]

Bihar beyond the Buddha!

On a spiritual quest… then Bihar is a place you should try! The birthplace of two major religions Buddhism and Jainism, Bihar has a significant place in the cultural history of India. A place with a rich history, tourists can encounter some of the finest Mughal and Hindu architectural expertise in this place too, a [...]

Dazzling and amazing one and all!It’s the Thrissur Pooram

Want to be part of one of the most spectacular and colorful festivals of India? The countdown has already begun… with just 20 more days to go for this visual splendor!  And God’s own country is busy getting ready for what is its biggest festival. Question is ‘Are you ready to be part of this [...]

Karni Mata Temples, things that make India a truly fascinating & incredible tourist place!

Situated thirty km from Bikaner, is a marble temple built by Bikaner’s ruler, Ganga Singh, with domes of silver and gold; even the manadaps and the panels are golden. Elaborate works on the main gate of the temple is a tribute to the fine craftsmanship of the artisans of those days! Inside the shrine is [...]

It’s captivating beauty haunts you! Fatehpur Sikri, the imperial ghost town!

Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, this royal city was a one of a kind! During the days of Akbar, the most prominent of the Mughal emperors, it was the capital of Mughal India. Today it is an imperial ghost city… one that haunts tourists with its captivating beauty!  This is the spectacular Fatehpur Sikri, [...]

Celebrating World Heritage day

It all started in 1982, when a symposium organised by the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Tunisia proposed observing an ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites’ across the world. The same was approved by the Executive Committee and UNESCO, and at a UNESCO General Conference, a resolution was passed in November 1983 [...]

Arunachal Pradesh : Nature’s treasure trove!

Nestled in the shadow of the eastern tip of the Himalayan range, Arunachal Pradesh is a land of steep heights, dense bamboo jungles and deep ravines. A land that literally translates to ‘the land of dawn lit mountains.’ Commonly known as ‘nature’s treasure trove’, it is a land filled with enchanting valleys, snow clad mountain [...]

Remembering Lord Mahavir on Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti the most important holiday in the Jain calendar celebrates the birth of Mahavira, also known as Vardhamana, the founder of the Jain religion and the last in the galaxy of 24 Teerthankaras (Jain Prophets). Born in Vaishali on the 13th day of the rising moon of Chaitra, to Siddhartha and Trisala, there is a [...]