Archive for August, 2011

Think you’re brave enough for Bhangarh??

  Think Rajasthan and the first thing that comes to one’s mind are its breathtaking palaces, forts, havelis, landscaped gardens and lakes… luring tourists with its breathtaking beauty… but Rajasthan is also home to other strange destinations and one such destination will have you asking yourself… Are you BRAVE enough for Bhangarh? Known to attract [...]

Eid Mubarak! India’s most prominent Mosques and Dargahs

  Celebrated on the 1st day of Shawwal, Eid Ul Fitr concludes the thirty days of fasting from dawn to dusk Muslims start during the month of Ramadan, the word ‘Fitr’ meaning to break while ‘Eid’ in Arabic translates to ‘festivity’. A festival that commences with the first sightings of the new moon in the [...]

Part II of our Haryana series : Great tourists destinations or adventure sports,try Haryana

While Haryana makes a great destination for any pilgrim / devotee with its interesting religious sites such as Kurukshetra, Jyotisar, Thanesar Pehowa and Panchkhula that are entwined with myth and mythology, there’s a lot more for other tourists apart from its religious sites! A great place to catch up on some fun and adventure as [...]

Part 1 of our Haryana series : Haryana & its pilgrim destinations!

Founded in 1966, when the State of Punjab was divided into two, Haryana which translates to the ‘Home of Hari’ (Goddess Vishnu) is one with a rich history that takes you back in time to the Vedic ages! An interesting State to visit for its pilgrim sites, Haryana is well known for its temples, gurudwaras, mosques, and religious shrines. [...]

Exploring divine destinations at ‘Dev Bhumi’ (Himachal Pradesh)

One of India’s most scenic states… a yatra here and one can easily understand why Himachal Pradesh is often referred to as ‘Dev Bhumi’ or ‘Abode of Gods’… Home to over two thousand temples, numerous monasteries, gurdwaras and pilgrimage centres, not only are some of the temples found here known for their magnificent architecture, but also [...]

Ajanta Ellora Caves : India’s hidden treasures!

A nation shrouded in antiquity… India has many amazing destinations that take you back in time…. One such mesmerizing destination is the Ajanta and Ellora Caves tucked away in the niches of the Western Ghats which take you back to the 2nd century… A wonderful world heritage site by UNESCO, no tour to Maharashtra is complete without [...]

Udaipur : A dream destination

Popular American writer Mark Twain once said of India “Nothing has been left undone, either by man or by nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his round”. A land of breathtaking beauty… India is home to some wonderful destinations known to attract tourists not just from within the country [...]

Bangalore.. great weekends are now just a click away!

Generally weekends around the corner are enough reason to put a smile on one’s face, but just imagine what a nice looong weekend could do! As for those in Bangalore… there’s a lot more to cheer, for getaways from here are simply divine…  each more breathtaking than the other, these getaways rich in flora and fauna are not [...]

MadhyaPradesh: Stealing hearts from the ‘heart’ of India!!

Literally located at the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is one state that surely will capture your heart in many a way. Home to many wonderful tourist destinations, its rich history, heritage and culture along with exuberant people and lively festivities add to the beauty of the place. A beautiful blend of natural scenic beauty, [...]

Understanding the beautiful meaning of Raksha Bandhan celebrated here

A simple string…meant to strengthen a bond… that means so much in today’s busy world when so many relationships literally ‘hang by a thread!’ Celebrated across India, irrespective of religion, caste or creed, Raksha Bandhan is one of India’s most popular festivals, celebrating the love between brothers and sisters. Celebrated on the full moon day [...]