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Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb: The first garden tomb of India

Humayun’s Tomb is the mausoleum of Mughal emperor Humayun and has the distinction of being the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. The tomb was …
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Alleppy Backwaters

Houseboat cruise through the great Alleppey backwaters

There are places where you go not to trek mountains, visit monuments or spend nights partying; you just lay back soaking tranquility away from the …
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manglajodi

Manglajodi wetlands of Chilika Lake : A paradise for bird lovers

Manglajodi is a remote hamlet in the Khorda district of Odisha. The wetlands of this relatively unknown place is an extension of the Chilika lake, …
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Chapaner, Gujarat

Roaming amidst the Champaner ruins – a day full of struggles

I was standing in the aisle of a crowded bus continuously wiping the sweat off my face and tracking myself on the google map. A …
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Laxmi Vilas Palace

Laxmi Vilas Palace at Vadodara: A royal heritage of the Gaekwads

Think of any palace you have ever visited, how would you describe them? mesmerizingly elegant, royal, absurdly gigantic, an epitome of history and legacy. Now, …
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Teen Darwaza, Ahmedabad

Walking through Ahmedabad, India’s 1st UNESCO World Heritage City

It had been two months in Ahmedabad, and I had been travelling extensively across Gujarat in these two months but somehow kept postponing my plans to …
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Dwarkadheesh Temple, Dwarka

I complete Char Dham yatra at Dwarkadheesh temple in Gujarat

The melodies of a distant shenai are wafting in the air, I hear the drumbeats. I lift my head and I see a large maroon flag …
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Nageshwar Temple

Nageshwar Mahadev at Dwarka: The 12th Jyotirlinga

Nageshwar or the Lord of Nagas is the 12th jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. This temple is located very close to the Dwarka town, the place where …
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Mahabat Maqbara

Uperkot Fort and Mahabat Maqbara: The antics of Junagadh

After an exhausting yet exciting day at Somnath, my next destination on the weekend trip was the old fort city of Junagadh. Junagadh, a small …
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Somnath Temple

Somnath: History, mythology & the 1st Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva

21st April, 2018; a fine dawn, I woke up for the nth time. I had been doing this for last 2 hours just to again …
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Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram: The place where MK Gandhi became Mahatma Gandhi

Sabarmati Ashram was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi who stayed here along with his wife for 12 years. It is from this place that the Gandhiji …
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My first impression of Ahmedabad

Hello Ahmedabad !!!! I had been taking about my 2 month internship in Gujarat in my previous posts. I have finally arrived in Ahmedabad and …
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Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

The ancient group of monuments at Mamallapuram

Mamallapuram, earlier known as Mahabalipuram, is an ancient coastal town about 60 km off Chennai along the Coromandel coast. Mahabalipuram is famous for its group …
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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram : The heritage city of Temples

Kanchipuram is a very old town and is well known for its temples. The town is believed to be one of the holiest places and …
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