Category: Experiences : Travel n beyond

Kashmir , a paradise crisscrossed ….

Paradise on earth or the Urdu term called Jannat etc etc there are many names by which this land is called and for me it was my second occasion to step foot on this land. Though the first time was a transit halt as was the case this time also, but this halt was for

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Yelkot Yelkot Jaya Malhara – Khandoba

There are many shrines devoted to Lord Shiva across the length and breadth of this country and they worship him in many forms in accordance with the various legends that he is associated with. One such unique shrine is Martanda Bhairva temple at Jejuri Maharashtra. Jejuri is 38 km from Pune and is one of

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Ashtavinayak – The Eight Ganesha’s

Sometime last month, it delved in me to go and submit myself in to the presence of Lord Ganesha, the persona of prosperity, learning and remover of obstacles. In the Hindu scriptures, Lord Ganesha holds a very unique and important position amongst all the various Gods and Goddesses, for he is remembered and paid homage

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The step to see all the 12 Jyotirlingas – Bheemashankar Jyotirlinga

Karpoor Gauram Karunnaavataram Sansaar Saaram Bhugendra Haaram Sadaa Vasantam Hridyaarvinde Bhavam Bhavaani Sahitam Namaami   // I bow to Lord Shiva, the omnipresent // Jyotirlingas are special shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva since ancient times. Out here Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of a Jyotirlinga (Lingam of light). There are 12 Jyotirlingas in

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Things to see when visiting Karwar, Karnataka

The geographical division of India mentions of a narrow coastal strip on the west coast facing the Arabian Sea. It starts from the Gulf of Kutch and Gulf of Kambhat and extends right till Kanyakumari, known by different names in different regions. In the region south of Maharashtra and covering Goa it is known as

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Reaching Mumbai by Road …

Last week I had the opportunity to cross over from the state of Karnataka into the Maharashtra , two states that are so critical and important to India in their own way and  intricately connected by National Highway 48. Maharashtra , the second most populas state in India and home to #Mumbai , the financial

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A strand of Tibet in Karnataka – Mundgod

There is a small town in Uttara Kannada, lying in the midst of the Western Ghats which has gained prominence amongst Indian travelers of late however from a alternate perspective it is of great importance. The town of Mundgod on the Hubli -Sirsi route ( NH 52 ) would not have gained recognition nationally if 

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When i went looking for the most ancient temple in GOA

OM, Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-vardhanam Urvarukamiva bhandhanan Mrityor mukshiya mamritat   Lord Rudra, the one who is omnipresent having no beginning and no end. The state of Uttarakhand( read here on Uttarakhand) is world renowned with a number of iconic temples dedicated to Lord Shiva with the most famous of them known as Kedarnath (

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Top Seven must visit temples in Goa

Its been just over a year that I have been able to visit Goa very frequently and this has resulted in me looking at Goa from a viewpoint which now extends beyond the beaches and the beach life that it offers( Lets look  at Mandrem beach ) . The Goa away from the coastline is

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Visuals which will inspire you to visit Mandrem, the next time you are in Goa

Goa, India’s smallest state located in the south western region of India is a jewel by itself, visited by a large number of domestic as well as international tourists each year for its beaches, architecture and places of worship. I have always sworn by the beauty of the beaches of south Goa ( read here

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