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Nilgiri Mountain Railway – A UNESCO World Heritage

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – A UNESCO World Heritage

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was declared UNESCO’s world heritage site in 2005. British built it in 1908 and train runs on 1,000 mm track known as meter gauge and also known as a toy train. Nilgiri mountain railway runs from Metupalaiyam to Ooty (Udagamandalam) via Coonoor in the Nilgiri Hills. The track is 46 kilometers long and passes through 16 tunnels and over 250 small and big bridges. There are 108 curves in this journey. The train starts from Metupalaiyam…

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Diu Island – Daman and Diu A Former Portuguese Colony

Diu Island – Daman and Diu A Former Portuguese Colony

I visited Diu Island during my 17 days trip of Gujarat. We started from Ahmedabad then went to Little run of Kutch, Bhuj, Great Rann of Kutch, Junagarh, Gir National Park, Somanath and finally ended in Diu before returning to Ahmedabad. It was my second trip to Gujarat, I could not go to Diu during my earlier trip. Diu island is popularly known as Daman and Diu but both Islands though fall under one Union Territory are very far from…

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Jaipur City – Places to Visit Other than it’s Forts

Jaipur City – Places to Visit Other than it’s Forts

I had spent my first day in Jaipur city exploring its majestic forts. It was a hectic but interesting day full of history but Jaipur forts are only a part of the great history of Jaipur city. There is much more to see and experience in Jaipur. The other interesting places in Jaipur are City Palace Jaipur, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Chokhi Dhani. I had planned to visit all these monuments in a day because of…

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Jaipur Forts – The Royal Heritage of Pink City

Jaipur Forts – The Royal Heritage of Pink City

Jaipur is also known as pink city of Rajasthan because most of the bazaars and houses in city are painted in Pink colour. Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan and it is full of monuments likes forts & palaces, there are traditional bazaars as well as modern shopping complexes, there is something for everyone. In last two-three decades, the city has developed a lot and it had also became an important center for textile export as well as for handicraft products….

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Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan – Open Art Gallery

Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan – Open Art Gallery

Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is one of the less visited and lesser-known regions of heritage rich Rajasthan. Shekhawati is in the Northen part of Rajasthan, approx 260 Km from India’s capital Delhi and approx 100 Km from the city of Jaipur. This region is full of art and history, there is something in every lane, it’s kind of open art gallery where you come across something beautiful at every nook & corner. It is still a sort of offbeat place…

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Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La – Things to Do

Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La – Things to Do

The road to Nubra Valley passes through world’s highest motorable road at Khardung La pass. After spending 3 days in Leh, I was acclimatized to the high altitude. On the 4th day, I was scheduled to travel from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La pass. The terrain is rough but beautiful in its own way. Our driver told a day before that we will leave early because 29 Km stretch of road near Khardung La was not in good…

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Things you can’t miss in Kathmandu

Things you can’t miss in Kathmandu

I had been to Nepal twice, first time I had a solo trip. The second time I took my parents and one of my friend traveled with us. It was their first trip so, I was the guide 🙂 From my experience, here is my list of things you can’t miss in Kathmandu. When I think about those trips, I feel fortunate because I had seen so many places of historical importance in good shape before the tragic earthquake of…

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Must see places in Thimpu and Punakha

Must see places in Thimpu and Punakha

We spent our first day in Paro and then next morning we started for Thimphu, which is approx 70 km (2 hours driving time). There are some must see places in must see places in Thimpu and Punakh. Here is my list of the places. On the way we stopped at “Iron Chain Bridge” – This bridge was built by great Buddhist saint Thangtong Gyalpo in 1400 on Pro chuu, he said to had built many chain bridges in Bhutan. This…

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Ooty and Coonoor – A Weekend Trip in Monsoon

Ooty and Coonoor – A Weekend Trip in Monsoon

Ooty and Coonoor are far from North of India and there is no direct flight. The nearest airport of Coimbatore is approx 100 Km. Though I had traveled to Tirupur many times via Coimbatore for official work but never had time to these two places. Finally, I got an opportunity to visit Tirupur for some personal work and I extended my trip for 4 days to visit Ooty and Coonoor. I traveled around end July, which was middle of monsoon…

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