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Trekking the Origin of the Ganges

How often are plans made immediately after seeing a movie or reading a blog? How often does something that we gaze on the screen motivate us to convert into a bus journey of over 3000 kms, overloaded with people, who hang their clothes to…
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The Painted Palace of Arki

Dr G Archer, Dr MS Randhawa, Karl Khandalavala and Dr BN Goswany have done a great service to the Pahari paintings by tracing the family of historians and different styles of many unknown painters. The earliest known painter who was famous…
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A Journey to Rajasthan

As the customary tourist hangouts of Jaipur like Amer Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar were already explored by us previously, we settled to give Nahargarh Fort a visit before the evening set in and…
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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

You can marvel at some of flowery blossoms at the Japanese Gardens which come alive with an exhilarating display of lights and sounds at night. Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Senso-ji Temple are few of Japanese Temples which are…
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An Etheral Journey into the Mountains

Pangana, our destination for 2nd day of the trip is situated in Mandi district. The distance of 102 km from Shimla panned across 4 hours due to difficult, uphill roads. An early start provided us with ample of time on our hands to roam…
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A Monsoon Venture to Mandi

Mandi, a major district of the state of Himachal, was founded as long back as 1527 AD by Raja Ajbar Sen making it one of the oldest districts of the state. The significance of Mandi, formerly known as Mandav Nagar flows from the fact that…
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Uzbekistan: The Gem of Central Asia

By Sabi Ahmad Uzbekistan forms the second largest landlocked country of the silk route region between China and Russia. Known for its rich cultural heritage and ancient history, the country once formed part of the erstwhile USSR. The…
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