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Why do i trek ……

Firstly some disclaimers I am not a accomplished trekker The list of treks done is not exhaustive I have no formal training in either trekking or mountaineering So the question is why does one trek, I mean why would one wish to indulge in multi day treks. Coming from the background that I am from,

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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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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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Waterfalls in Western Ghats ( series 5)

Western Ghats, The Sahyadri; call it as you desire but one of the most iconic and historical mountain range of Indian Subcontinent, diverse in its biological flora and fauna running along the west coast of India, it is a mind boggling feat of nature and for nature lovers it offers a passage back in time

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Lord Rudra & Gokarna – going back in time

The small temple town on the west coast by the shores of the Arabian Sea lying off the grid, Gokarna is where time slows down even now here and there. This place is steeped in religion and of course speaks of some amazing beaches, if one is looking to be away from the maddening crowd

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10 vibrant themed visuals to inspire a visit to the beaches of Gokarna, the alternate to Goa

The small temple town on the west coast by the shores of the Arabian Sea lying off the grid, Gokarna is where time slows down even now here and there. This place is steeped in religion and of course speaks of some amazing beaches, if one is looking to be away from the maddening crowd

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“When i wandered on mystical shores in Ladakh” – Memories of Tso & Taal

Few signatures of faith do it with such breezy panache. The prayer flags of Buddhism – a vivid surprise, an impermanent gateway, strung over the deserted toad between rocks or pillars of earth. They are new, not weathered, flirting with the sun like blue, white, red, green and yellow beads. Each is an ode to

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In case you decide to visit “Hidden Benaras ” – Guptkashi

It was the early winters of 2015 when I first laid my eyes on the holy temple town of Guptkashi, when I first heard the name Guptkashi, I was confused on many occasions as to where was this place and why was it named so intermixing it with Uttarkashi. Since 2015 I have visited this

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