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Month: November 2016

Wagah and Attari Flag Ceremony

Wagah and Attari Flag Ceremony

The flag lowering ceremony at Attari Wagah border parade is one of the musts to visit when in Amritsar. After visiting Golden temple, Jaliawala bagh and temple, we had our stomach filled with Punjabi food from Dhaba. Generally people go from Amritsar to Wagah around 4.00 PM but we decided to go by 2.30 PM as we decided to see Attari border railway station on the way. Our cab arrived and we started but as we were crossing city, we…

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Mesmerizing Jaswant Thada – Taj of Marwar

Mesmerizing Jaswant Thada – Taj of Marwar

I was on the top of Mehrangarh Fort and noticed a beautiful white color structure on the north side of Fort. From its silhouette, I understood it is Jaswant Thada also known as Taj of Marwar. The white color marble structure stands out and highlights to the surrounding reddish-brown rocky hills at the back of it when you see from far. By the time I finished with Mehrangarh Fort, it was already afternoon and sun was at the top. So,…

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Majnu ka Tila – Little Tibet in Delhi

Majnu ka Tila – Little Tibet in Delhi

I had read a lot about this place and food available here in last 3-4 years but never got a chance to go through planned few times. Sometimes we go too far off places but didn’t go to new places in your own city. I finally went a year back for the first time to Majnu ka Tila. It was convenient to go, I took the metro and got down at Vishwavidhyala station (Vidhansabah is also close to the station)….

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Beautiful Stepwell – Rani ki Vav

Beautiful Stepwell – Rani ki Vav

I was in Gujarat for 2 weeks with one of my friends and reached Ahmedabad in our last leg of the journey. We had kept 3 days for Ahmedabad and decided to visit some of the closes by places during these days. On the first day, we decided to go to Patan, where we had decided to see beautiful stepwell – Rani ki Vav, Modhera Sun temple and Patan town & its famous sari weaving unit. We booked a taxi…

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A day in Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort

A day in Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort

It was my second visit to Jodhpur, first time I went with my friend more than a decade ago and this time I went alone. I booked an old haveli near Mehrangarh Fort. I booked an overnight train for Jodhpur from Delhi and reached there in morning. I had booked a Haveli in the old part of the city and I took a tuk-tuk from the railway station. He took me to through winding narrow lanes and I finally arrive…

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Music in Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur

Music in Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur

This guy was sitting with family after the second gate of Mehrangarh fort and playing his Thori or Nayak Bhopas. His elder son, who is probably 4 years old was giving him company and playing a small drum (Dhol). Wife was sitting quietly and didn’t reply to anything I asked 🙂 She was taking care of toddler sleeping on the rug beside her. The family sits there whole day playing the instruments and surviving on money tourist give them. In…

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Misty Matheran Places to See (From Mumbai)

Misty Matheran Places to See (From Mumbai)

We (I and my friend) were in Maharastra for 2 weeks around end September and during our Maharastra trip, we visited Matheran from Mumbai. Our original idea was to take toy train from Panvel to Matheran but when we tried to book the tickets, we came to know that toy train doesn’t ply in monsoon months. We traveled by train from Sindhudurg and reached Panvel next morning.  Outside the station, we got a bus for Matheran but unfortunately, we didn’t…

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Kathakali Dancers and Performace

Kathakali Dancers and Performace

Kathakali is a dance form from Kerala. It is very complex dance form with elaborate makeup and costume. I saw my first Kathakali performance in Cochin. We booked tickets over the phone. The theater people advised us to visit at least 2 hours before the performance so that we can see artist apply elaborate makeup on their faces. We reached early as advised and it was a pleasure to watch them apply makeup. It was a long process of approx…

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Dudhsagar Waterfall Goa in Monsoon

Dudhsagar Waterfall Goa in Monsoon

I haven’t visited Dudhsagar waterfall Goa during my earlier two trips to Goa but this time, I had decided to definitely visit it. I was traveling with two other female friends and they also liked the idea. Dudhsagar waterfall gos is approx 65-70 Kms from most of the places in North Goa and there is no public transport system so, we hired a cab. We started around 9.00 AM, so that we can reach there by 10.30-11.00 AM as it…

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Rababri Tribe Women – Nomadic Herders

Rababri Tribe Women – Nomadic Herders

We visited a small hamlet of Rabari tribe in Hodka village near Great Rann of Kutch during our stay in one of the famous Eco resort in the area. There was only 10-12 house and the main occupation for them is making different handicraft items, mainly with Rabari embroidery (Which is also known as kuchi embroidery) and some hand work. Women do the embroidery on fabrics for making garments, wall hangings, door hangings, cushion, bed sheets etc. Men folk of…

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