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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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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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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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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Lakhpat

Lakhpat

Lakhpat is a small town located close to the western most tip of Gujarat. Historically, Lakhpat used to an important port city. During its peak trading time, the revenues used to cross more than one lakh koris (Kori was a monetary unit being used at Kutch during those times). In fact, the town derives its name due to this reason (land of one lakh koris). […]

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Family trip to Rishikesh: an eye-opening experience By Akansha Negi Rishikesh is synonymous with serenity, fun, adventure, Ganga and Yoga, all at the same time. A family holiday in Rishikesh is one of the best ways to experience the unique destination differently. Having heard so much about the place, I made my mind to a plan a trip and bask in the sheer tranquility prevailing here. […]

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72 Jinalaya Jain Temple

72 Jinalaya Jain Temple

Jain temples in the region of Gujarat and Rajasthan are known for their immaculate beauty. These temples are mostly built with white marble which gives a very elegant look even from a distance. The intricacy of the work on the walls and pillars, spectacular work on the inner side of the central domes, and several other characteristics are the highlights of these temples. 72 Jinalaya […]

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Panch Prayag

Panch Prayag

Prayag is the Sanskrit equivalent for ‘river confluence’, a place where two rivers join. Panch Prayag refers to the five different confluences of various rivers in the state of Uttarakhand. All the rivers that form the five Prayags are tributaries of River Ganga and are considered very holy. In fact, the river is called Ganga after the confluence of all its tributaries, i.e., after the last […]

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