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Ghats of Varanasi and Ganga River

Ghats of Varanasi and Ganga River

Ganga river and its ghats are the lifelines of Varanasi. What are Ghats? Ghats are the steps leading to the riverfront of Ganga. There are so many things happening on the Ghats of Varanasi, I can spend days here and still not get bored. There are 88 ghats according to the official count. These ghats were made in different centuries and each ghat has a story behind its name. Almost all except for Manikarnika and Harish Chander ghats, all ghats…

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Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs” Ansel Adams. But a little bit of homework can always help us in producing good photographs. Here are some of my travel photography tips for beginners, which I learned over the years. Before traveling to a place always google images of that location. Images can give you a fair amount of ideas in selecting lenses, time of visiting the location & equipment. Time of visiting a location is…

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Rameshwaram – Ramanathaswamy Temple and Other Places to Visit

Rameshwaram – Ramanathaswamy Temple and Other Places to Visit

After spending 3 days in Kanyakumari, it was time to travel to Rameshwaram on Pamban Island. I had advance booked our train tickets because there is only one train between Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram. Our train started from Kanyakumari at night and we reached Rameshwaram next morning. Rameshwaram’s railway station is small because few trains arrive and depart from here. I had done an advance booking at Tamilnadu tourism’s hotel. While we were looking for autorickshaw at railway station some people…

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Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square from Kathmandu

Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square from Kathmandu

Nepal is popular as a trekking destination and most people travel for different treks. Apart from its popularity among trekkers around the world, there is so much to see and experience in this Himalayan Kingdom. Nepal has rich heritage and history, its monuments and old buildings are unique in the world. Though many structures damaged during the earthquake of 2015 still there is so much to see. The old cities of Bhaktapur and Patan (Also known as Lalitpur) are a…

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Places to visit in Lucknow in a Day

Places to visit in Lucknow in a Day

There are some places that are not far in terms of distance but somehow we take too long to go there. Lucknow is one of those cities and finally, I managed to take a short solo trip to the city of Nawabs. There are some interesting places to visit in Lucknow. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and popularly known as the city of Nawabs. It is a beautiful city and still retains its old world charm though new…

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Places to Visit in Pokhara Nepal

Places to Visit in Pokhara Nepal

I spent my first 2 days in Nepal exploring Kathmandu and then it was time to move to my next destination Pokhara Nepal. It is Nepal’s second biggest city after capital Kathmandu. I decided to travel by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and for return by air from Pokhara. Road travel in Nepal is time-consuming because roads are full of twists and turns. I choose one way by road because road travel has its own charm, it gives a glimpse…

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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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