“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!” Mark Twain, American Writer, India is a land of multiple experiences. Its expanse of experience is so large that no … Continue reading Is India the Best Tourist Destination in the World?
Amritsar a city known for its history and geography. Yes, the Jallianwala massacre by the British Govt took place here. This is a border town and shares its border with Pakistan – the famous Wagha Border. The pious Golden Temple is the crown of the city which is also famous for its large markets and of-course mouth watering Punjabi food. This was our 4th visit … Continue reading Amritsar – Always Once More
“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Mark Twain From Kumbha Mela, Prayagraj, we arrived at Varanasi in the early evening by Sarnath Express. It was a 4 hours journey. After settling in our guest house, we took a cycle rickshaw to the famous Dasaswamegh Ghat. The idea was … Continue reading Visit to the Ancient City of India – Varanasi (Kashi – Benaras)
For many Indians, Kumbha Mela is for the Sadhus and Babas. The crowd is horrifying. This is a place where many people get lost. It’s a terrible experience. All of these are myths. The reality is – Kumbha Mela is a mesmerising experience. If you avoid 6 Shahi Snan days, the crowd is quite reasonable. This is a live demonstration of the diversity of India. One must visit Kumbha Mela if one wants to have an exotic India experience. … Continue reading India on a Platter – 3 Days at Kumbha Mela – Mesmerising Experience
Planning a tour for us is equally exciting as the tour itself. Our journey begins when we start to discuss about our tour. Planning itinerary to selecting homestay or hotels everything comes with an agenda for discussion. Convincing a grown-up daughter about the homestay is a challenge. Usually, we prefer homestays wherever possible. Our experience with homestay has been wonderful. Be it in Coorg (2), Shimla (Fagu) (2) … Continue reading Kerala – Our Own Country
Laghuraj Swami, a Jain monk and foremost devotee of Gandhiji’s Spiritual Guru and enlightened soul Shrimad Rajchandra (1867 – 1901, a disciple of Lord Mahavira) had set up Agas Ashram in 1920. This was the first Ashram later named after Shrimad Rajchandra. Presently there are many such ashrams in India named after Shrimad Rajchandra. This ashram is spread over many acres. There is a Jain … Continue reading The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram
Royal Caribbean Cruise from Singapore was our first Cruise experience. We were on the cruise for 3 days. In Singapore, Cruise starts from two port centers – Harbourfront, which is also a Metro Station (MRT) for Sentosa and Universal Studio, and Marina Bay Port. Our Cruise was from Marina Bay Port. There are many travel options to reach the Cruise center like Bus, MRT and … Continue reading Singapore Cruise – Vegetarians beware !
Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Singapore gained independence as the Republic of Singapore (remaining within the Commonwealth of Nations) on 9 August 1965 with Lee Kuan Yew as the prime minister and Yusof bin Ishak as the president. Singapore has a total area of 719.1 sq KM and the population of 5.6 mn … Continue reading Our visit to beautiful Singapore
Delhi – The Capital City The arrival of Delhi – Sansad MargWe the couple in action. Rashtrapati Bhavan – Distant View The reception area of Rashtrapati Bhavan. All ex-Presidents of India Shopping at Rashtrapati Bhavan – The Mug Rashtrapati Bhavan – Entrance Entering the famous Chandani Chowk Area The Lassi with toppings Kulfi in the Making Golgappa – Pani puri – Puchka. No Indian … Continue reading Delhi – Limited
When Bahubali mania is gripping the country, it is the time to know about the original Bahubali, the historic character. The literal meaning of the word Bahubali is a person with strong arms. Bahubali was the son of the first Jain Tirthankara Adinath/Rishabhdev. He was the younger brother of Chakravartin King Bharata. According to Jains and Hindu Puranas, Bharata, another name of the country India … Continue reading Bahubali, The Original
Ladakh is not about writing, it’s about seeing and experiencing. Northeastern part of Indian state Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh has snow, desert, mountains, rivers, Northeastern part of Indian state Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh has snow, desert, mountains, rivers, lakes and even highest motorable road in the world known as Khardung La. This is at 18300 feet above sea level. Welcome to explore Ladakh. Road work … Continue reading The Unmissable Jewel of India – Ladakh
This was a beautiful road journey of about 350 km from Mumbai to Ganpatipule in Konkan region in Maharashtra. Roads from Mahad onward towards Ganapatipule are awesome. View from Vasishtha Point en route from Mumbai to Ganapatipule near Chiplun. See passing of Konkan railway train. Museum worth visiting @ Ganapatipule Ganapatipule Ratnagiri Coastal Road. View from Coastal Road. ‘Waterfall on Koyna Dam Road (via Chiplun) Complete fog-out. … Continue reading Beautiful Konkan – The Scenic Ganapatipule