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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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Jaisalmer’s Places to Visit – My Travel Itinerary

Jaisalmer’s Places to Visit – My Travel Itinerary

Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden city of India because its monuments and most of the houses in the city are made of yellow sand stone. It is an old city and main architect attraction is forts and Havelis. Winter months are the best time to visit Jaisalmer because in summers the temperature rises till 50 Celcius due to hot sand storms. I have decided to visit Jaisalmer in end December, which is peak tourism season in Rajasthan. I…

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Things to do in Bangkok – My 3 Days Itinerary

Things to do in Bangkok – My 3 Days Itinerary

Bangkok is a most affordable destination from India, it is cheaper than some of the Indian destinations. My first trip to Bangkok was way back in 2004 and I still have some memories from that trip. There are a lot of things to do in Bangkok but due to time restraint, I could not do much. Recently I have been to Bangkok again because I was traveling to Cambodia via Thailand. I got 3 days in Bangkok and I decided…

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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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Places to see in Paro and Photo blog

Places to see in Paro and Photo blog

Paro is the second biggest town in Bhutan and located in Paro valley as the name suggests. It is small neat and clean town. There are some beautiful buildings and a small market which consists of two rows of shops on both sides of one road. There are mostly souvenir shops and restaurants in this market, don’t expect something big. Here is my list of places to see in Paro and photo blog. I traveled by Druk air, so my…

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Photo blog of Hampi Monuments – Places to Visit

Photo blog of Hampi Monuments – Places to Visit

This is photoblog of Hampi Monuments – Places to visit. There are so many structures and monuments scattered all around Hampi, some structures are still in good shape but mostly turned into ruins. While we were riding around to see the known monuments, we came across many non-descriptive small places. Below is the photo blog of some of the monuments on bazaar side of Tungabhadra river. For more details about Hampi please see this Hampi Village- UNESCO’s World Heritage site…

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Mindless Behavior – Mindless Pictures – Why

Mindless Behavior – Mindless Pictures – Why

I had seen these kind poses at many historic monuments. This mindless behavior of tourists is so disgusting. People climb on statues or any other structure or object because they want a “Wow” picture. Most of the structures are centuries old and abusing them further will create more damage. This is totally mindless behaviour to take mindless pictures. Do we climb or misuse on our precious things are this???? No….. Then why this behavior with our heritage. Can’t we get…

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History and Nature of Bhangarh, Sariska, Alwar

History and Nature of Bhangarh, Sariska, Alwar

This was one of the short and sweet trips with my friends. We have decided to visist History and Nature of Bhangarh, Sariska, Alwar as no air or train tickets required. We planned our trip at very last minute in the month of December. Which is an ideal time to visit anywhere in Rajasthan. We hired a cab for the entire trip and it was convenient. In Sariska Tiger Reserve, they allow people to go in there car but we…

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Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai

Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai

I had been to Mumbai many times. Most of the time we visit Colaba area or make it base to go to close by places but this time I decided to visit some other places in Mumbai. We had decided to see Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai, where we had not been before. We were staying in Malad and Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai is very close from there. We decided to go via Gorai Creek jetty and reached there by an…

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Khajuraho Temples Images – Erotic Sculptures

Khajuraho Temples Images – Erotic Sculptures

When we talk about Khajuraho, the first thing comes to mind is “Khajuraho temple images”. I have been to Khajuraho with a women travel group. We took an overnight train from Delhi to Khajuraho, which was supposed to reach in morning but it got several hours late due to fog and we reached late so that day we could not explore much. We went for sound and light show in the evening. After it, we had a bonfire at the…

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