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Tawang

Tawang

Tawang is a beautiful Himalayan town located in the district of same name in Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is surrounded by the Tibetan part of China on the North, and Bhutan on the west and south. At an altitude of about 3050m / 10000 ft above sea level, the district is home to many stunning landscapes, surreal views of hills and valleys, and a huge […]

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Beaches of North Goa

Beaches of North Goa

Who hasn’t heard about the beaches of North Goa? In fact, for most, Goa is almost synonymous with beaches, parties and drinks, isn’t it? There are several beaches in Northern part of Goa. Some of them are quiet and serene, while others are famous for parties, dance and drinks. There are many that are tourist friendly, while others are very secluded. Many of them are […]

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Dambulla

Dambulla

Dambulla is a small town located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The town is popular for hosting the largest cave temple. Dambulla also has Golden Buddha Statue located at the base of the hill that has the cave temple. Dambulla is included in the ‘Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka’, along with Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. The three heritage towns has extensive ruins that dates […]

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Dirang

Dirang

Dirang is a small village in the West Kemang district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. It is a popular choice for a transit stop when on the way to Tawang. However, many visitors to Dirang miss out to explore the surreal landscapes of Dirang, lush green plains, crystal clear water flowing gently in the river, and a huge variety of birdlife. This post will give […]

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Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort

While most of the visitors to Goa spend their time at the beautiful and unending beaches, what they often miss out is the rich and interesting history Goa had witnessed. You can virtually live through this history and know more about it by visiting several forts that are built at strategic locations all over Goa. While the forts of Goa are very small compared to […]

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Sahasralinga Talav

Sahasralinga Talav

Sahasralinga Talav is an artificial reservoir that was built to collect and store water. Located in the dry region of Patan in Gujarat, Sahasralinga Talav was built considering the minute details of architecture, and the knowledge of water management system that was available during the period. While preserving water was the main reason to build this lake, it was also decided to bring a holy […]

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Charmadi Ghat

Charmadi Ghat

“Three Cheers for our group” shouted Shreyas. “Hip Hip……” “Hurrayyyy” “Hip Hip……” “Hurrayyyy” “Hip Hip……” “Hurrayyyyyyyyyyyyy” Since we made it to final destination of our eventful and memorable monsoon trek… Yes. We made it, despite heavy rain. We made it, even though it was dark. We made it, in spite of getting lost. We made it. It was 12:45pm and we were about to start […]

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Adalaj Stepwell

Adalaj Stepwell

Stepwells are unique structures that were built during the bygone era, primarily to store water. These structures were built in the semi-arid regions, and acted as primary source of water to the villagers residing nearby. Some of these stepwells also used to act as shelters to travellers, who used to escape the scotching heat of the mid-day sun. There are many stepwells in India, starting […]

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Modhera Sun Temple

Modhera Sun Temple

Located next to River Pushpavati, the small town of Modhera is quite popular for its 1000+ year old Sun Temple. The temple was built by King Bhimdev of the Solanki Dynasty in 1026-1027 AD. The Solankis used to worship Surya or Sun God, and are believed to be Suryavanshis (descendents of Sun God). Like most temples built during this period, the architecture of Sun Temple at […]

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Aravalem / Harvalem Caves & Falls

Aravalem / Harvalem Caves & Falls

Goa is the smallest state in India and is popular for its beaches and parties. The state is so famous for its beaches that all the other places to visit gets hardly a mention. Goa has several natural, heritage and historical beauties that is worth exploring. One such place that perfectly categorizes as an offbeat destination of Goa is Aravalem. Aravalem, also spelled Harvalem, is […]

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