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VLOG: Day trip to the Isha Foundation and the Adiyogi statue at Coimbatore

Isha Foundation is a non-profit, spiritual organization founded in 1992 near Coimbatore, India, by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudevji. The organization under the leadership of Sadhguru consecrated …
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Prayagraj

Prayagraj #1 – My first impression of the town, its people and culture

Year-end trips are always tricky to plan. Once you join the corporate world, the biggest hurdle in planning a trip is to get the requisite …
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The Coorg chronicle – 2 days in the ‘Scotland of India’

Coorg also called the ‘Scotland of India’ is a popular hill station in Karnataka. Apart from the delightful natural scenes, Coorg, officially called Kodagu, is …
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Hampi

7 postcards from the ruins of irresistible Hampi

Hampi, located on the banks of River Tungabhadra was the capital of the Vijayanagara empire from 1343 to 1565. With river Tungabhadra on one side …
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tosh village

Tosh & Kalga: Wandering in the remote hamlets of Kasol

A narrow brown trail meandered its way through the white snow just to disappear behind a morose looking apple orchid bereft of its greenery. The …
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Fatehpur Sikri

Exploring Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned fort of Akbar the Great

Fatehpur Sikri is a desolate fort complex, originally built to serve as the residence and seat of power of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. Unfortunately, …
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Prem Mandir

Walking on Krishna’s trail: Mathura and Vrindavan

Krishna, the supreme lord is seen, understood and experienced in different ways and emotions by different people. He is an irrepressible child, a terrible prankster, …
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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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