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Archive for July, 2011

Trichy : Enthralling one and all!

A historic city dating back 2500 years, before the birth of Christ, Tiruchirappalli located on the banks of the Cauvery River is one known for its spectacular temples, churches and educational institutes and of course culture and heritage! Once the stronghold of the mighty Cholas a highly acclaimed dynasty of South India, it later fell to the [...]

Jodhpur : India’s beautiful ‘Sun City’

It’s India’s ‘Sun City’ with an interesting legend to it! Legends tell of a hermit who was once turned out from a rocky ridge, so that a mighty fort could be built at the site… so enraged was he, that he cursed the land to be inflicted with drought and famine from that day forth… changing [...]

Magical in the monsoons : Maharashtra’s hills!

This advice comes with a warning!! Once there you may never want to return! Come monsoons and Maharashtra’s hills magically transform into one of the country’s most frequented tourists destinations. Clean and green from the rains that have washed away the summer heat and dust, these hills filled with a sense of freshness with their [...]

The gigantic snakes are back! Allepey!

The gigantic snakes are back on the waters!  But you won’t be seeing a ‘Jennifer Lopez’ or an ‘Owen Wilson’ out there battling them (Anaconda style)… rather cheering them if they are around! Come August and it’s that time of the year again when these gigantic snake boats take over the waters and villages with [...]

Madurai : India’s Athens!

Architecture that will have you spellbound! … One of South India’s most picturesque temple towns, Madurai is one filled with exquisitely carved temples and monuments, so stunning that it’s earned the nickname the ‘Athens of the East!’ A spectacular blend of religion, history and beauty, this cradle of Dravidian tradition and culture is a picture [...]

Gwalior : A glorious city!

Madhya Pradesh one of India’s most fascinating states, that offers everything from erotic temples in Khajuraho to the rock shelters of Bhimbetka, exotic wildlife to Buddhist stupas and monasteries in Bhopal. But if you want to relive the glory and grandeur of the bygone days… then visit Gwalior you must! Named after the great saint ‘Gwalipa’, who cured the [...]

Nagaland : Nature undisturbed!

It’s a land of many brave warriors, exotic tribes and nature undisturbed… Perched at the foothills of the Himalayas, and tucked away in the remote northeast corner of India, Nagaland bordered by Myanmar in the East, Manipur in the south, Assam in the West/ some parts of the north and Arunachal Pradesh in the North is [...]

Pushkar : A divine creation!

Ever wondered why Brahma considered the creator of the world (according to Hindu mythology) is only worshipped in one place in the whole world? For that we take you to Pushkar, a city that’s entwined with mythology! One of India’s oldest cities, this sleepy hamlet in Rajasthan comes alive during the month of Kartik (November) [...]

Nainital : India’s Lake City

One of India’s most scenic hill stations, Nainital is a picture perfect destination located in Uttaranchal.  One known for its numerous crystal clear lakes, picturesque views of the snow capped Himalayas and interesting mythology, Nainital is a place shrouded in myths and legends, discovered by Lord Barron in 1841. Often referred to as India’s ‘lake [...]

The Char Dham – A Divine Journey!

It’s one of the most noted pilgrim circuits in India with each site offering a history and significance of its own… Want to know more about Char Dham, the pilgrimage which according to Hindus is a yatra to the most revered sites they undertake to free themselves from sin and rebirth? A pilgrimage that constitutes visiting the [...]