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Pushkar Camel Fair – Pushkar ka Mela

Pushkar Camel Fair – Pushkar ka Mela

 I had been to Pushkar few times but I never went during “Pushkar Camel Fair”. This fair falls from Ekadasi to Purnima of the Hindu month of Kartik (Sometime around in the month of November). My plan for Pushkar Camel Fair materialized suddenly when I and one of my friends could not go to Lakshadweep due to permit issue, we were disappointed and wanted to go somewhere. Hence we decided why not go to annual Pushkar camel fair. It is…

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My First Hostel stay in India – My Experience

My First Hostel stay in India – My Experience

In India concept of hostels is very new and most of us are not very comfortable with it. I had read a lot about people’s experiences when they stayed in hostels in foreign countries but it is not much available in terms of India. I decided to experience my first hostel stay in India. Over the years I realized that it is a cheapest though the basic way of staying for people who are more interested in exploring the city…

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Guruvayur Temple and Cochin – Kerala

Guruvayur Temple and Cochin – Kerala

I have been planning to travel to Kerala for some time and I persuaded my parents to travel with me. We decided to start from Cochin and then move towards the south of Kerala. I checked for package tours and found a very good package on Kerala tourism’s website. It was economical package and meeting our requirements. We have decided to visit Guruvayur temple before starting our tour. I booked Cochin-Delhi flight and booked a taxi for Guruvayur temple town….

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Sarnath Stupa – From Varanasi

Sarnath Stupa – From Varanasi

How can I miss Sarnath Stupa, when I am in Varanasi. Sarnath is approx 12 km from Varanasi city and a day trip is best option to explore. One morning after breakfast, I decided to go to Sarnath stupa and hired an auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk) for going and return. It is the most popular & economical mode of transport. Autorickshaw charge around 500 for to & fro journey from Varanasi and wait for approx 3-4 hrs in Sarnath. I started…

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Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Temples With Udaipur

Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Temples With Udaipur

We went to Kumbhalgarh Ranakpur from Udaipur, which is approx 100 km from Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh is not well connected with Udaipur by public transport. We booked a taxi a in advance and decided to leave at 8.30 AM, we hired the taxi for next two days. After breakfast in the hotel and we started for Kumbhalgarh. Our first stop on the way was Eklingji temple, which is popular among locals. When we reached, there was a long queue of devotees…

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Hampi Village – UNESCO’s World Heritage site

Hampi Village – UNESCO’s World Heritage site

Hampi is known for its temples and ruins. It’s a UNESCO’s world heritage site. These ruins are spread on both sides of Tungabhadra River and there is so much to see. Most of these ruins are in bazaar side of the river and another side has comparatively lesser places to visit. The other side of the river is more popular among those foreign and Indian travelers, who just want to relax in the middle of paddy fields. This side is…

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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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The Golden Temple Amritsar and Jalliawala Bagh

The Golden Temple Amritsar and Jalliawala Bagh

I have an eternal connection with Amritsar and I still remember I used to spend my summer holidays at my grand mother’s place in this city. Though we stopped visiting Amritsar after my grand mom’s departure for heavenly adobe. My annual visits to Amritsar stopped but this city has a special place in my heart. I have fond memories of going to Golden Temple Amritsar and getting the pure ghee’s (Clarified butter) hot “Kadda prasad”. I still have the taste…

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