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India’s Switzerland and much more… – 3
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India’s Switzerland and much more… – 3

December 27, 2022

Travelogue: North-East Indian States By Bhamy V. Shenoy [Continued from yesterday] While travelling to Tezpur from Shillong, en-route there is Maha Mrityunjay Temple at Nagaon which has the world’s largest 126 foot Shivalinga. Construction work started in 2003 and the temple was inaugurated last year. It was a big disappointment when we reached the temple…

India’s Switzerland and much more… – 2
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India’s Switzerland and much more… – 2

December 26, 2022

Travelogue: North-East Indian States By Bhamy V. Shenoy [Continued from yesterday] In comparison to Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya has far more attractive sight-seeing places. Cherrapunji, the rainiest place in the world with an annual precipitation of 463.7, is one of them. In Cherrapunji, Seven Sisters Fall is a tourist spot. However, when we were there, there…

India’s Switzerland and much more… – 1
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India’s Switzerland and much more… – 1

December 25, 2022

Travelogue: North-East Indian States By Bhamy V. Shenoy In recent years, North-East (NE) India has come on the tourist map to attract mostly Indians. Even in the case of Indians, for it to reach the status of Alps of Switzerland, National Parks of the US, Safaris of Africa or lush forests of New Zealand, NE…

Turkey: The land of history, culture and architecture
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Turkey: The land of history, culture and architecture

October 30, 2022

By Sujata Rajpal When husband suggested Turkey as the destination for our family vacation, my first reaction was ‘is it safe to visit Turkey?’ Interestingly, to whosoever I spoke about our holiday, their first response was the same as mine. Now, after twelve-day vacation in Turkey, I can confidently say that Turkey is as safe…

Ladakh: The dizzy heights -2
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Ladakh: The dizzy heights -2

October 15, 2022

By Ashvini Ranjan [Continued from yesterday] Takthok Monastery Let us start our tour with a visit to Takthok Monastery, suggested Namgyal though not on our itinerary. Monasteries are not just temples, volunteered our guide. It is a place of learning about Buddhism, religion, culture and meditation. Takthok Monastery is at a distance of 55 kms…

Ladakh: The dizzy heights -1
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Ladakh: The dizzy heights -1

October 14, 2022

Travelogues are always a source of information that other travel literature or travel guides seldom provide. It captures the experiences unique to the traveller and invites others planning a visit to benefit from it. Here we publish a travelogue on Ladakh, one of the best tourist destinations in India at dizzying heights,  by Ashvini Ranjan,…

KASHI – The City Eternal
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KASHI – The City Eternal

January 13, 2019

By Ashvini Ranjan I have travelled extensively both within and outside the country, including holy places of nearly all faiths. But never was I more overwhelmed than during my visit to Kashi, also known as Benares and many other names. Not just for religious reasons alone, but by the totality of the experience.  Kashi is…

Travelogue: Visit Udupi, a Paradox
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Travelogue: Visit Udupi, a Paradox

December 6, 2018

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC In a recent Bunts Convention at Mysuru, I was intrigued by a photograph of many women wearing a typical Udupi flower, ‘sooji mallige,’ a unique flower with a distinct fragrance. Even the way this flower is worn by women is special. Quite expensive but available in Mysuru too,…

Uzbekistan: The great Silk Route country -2
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Uzbekistan: The great Silk Route country -2

November 12, 2018

By Ashvini Ranjan [Continued from yesterday] As we departed on our tour of the city, Akbar reeled off the city’s history of how it changed hands from the Arabs to the Mongols and subsequently ruled by Timur and Shaybandis. It was colonised by Russia in 1917 and Uzbekistan gained independence in 1991. “It was Islam…

Uzbekistan: The great Silk Route country -1
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Uzbekistan: The great Silk Route country -1

November 11, 2018

By Ashvini Ranjan The air hostess on the Uzbek Airways flight from Tashkent to New Delhi was kind enough to permit me to occupy an empty window seat. For her, it was a routine request from passengers. Little did she realise my burning curiosity to see the rugged landscape below of the famous Silk Road…

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