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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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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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Shabari

Shabari

We were exploring the other side of Tungabhadra river in Hampi. We were visiting some historical places on that side and I had spotted this lady sitting in front of  Pampa Sarovar/pond (Which is practically in the middle of nowhere) selling fruits. There were only 4-5 people in the temple & Sarovar area. When I crossed her she asked me to buy some fruits from her, so as a curtsy I bought something from her. When I asked her name,…

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Few Festivals of India :-)

Few Festivals of India :-)

Our festivals are so much related to the special type of foods, we make or eat from outside. In short, I am writing down whatever comes to my mind right now when I am thinking about festivals. (I keep on adding later also, whenever I remember what I am missing here) I don’t do any religious ceremonies but do follow everything related to food on that particular day 😀  Lohri: Making bonfire and sitting around it, having mugfali (Peanut) +…

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Dev Deepawali in Varanasi – My Solo Trip

Dev Deepawali in Varanasi – My Solo Trip

Varanasi is considered the oldest living city in the world and is considered 4,000-4,500 year old. There is so much to experience here, you either love it or hate it. I decided to experience the city on its most busy day and went there to spend the Dev Deepawali in Varanasi. Dev Deepawali is different from “Diwali” celebrated all over India, its celebrated on Karthik Purnima (Full moon night) of Hindu calendar which comes 14-15 days after the Diwali in…

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