Subah-e-Banaras – A Mesmerizing Experience

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I recently got an opportunity to visit Varanasi with UP Tourism and Lonely Planet Magazine India. On our itinerary was Subah-e-Banaras which literally means a morning in Varanasi or Banaras! I am not a morning person by any stretch of imagination. I howl and cry when I am asked to wake up and assemble in … Read more

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The Naga Sadhus and their Mystic at the Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj

The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest peaceful gathering on this earth. It happens every three years in rotation across four cities of India- Haridwar, Nasik, Ujjain and Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad). This year the gathering is on confluence of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna at Prayagraj. It is being held from January … Read more

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When She Saw the Taj Mahal for the First Time #ErtigaHolidayDiaries

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We decided to travel to Agra for a short trip on the 1st January. A few hours into the journey it felt like everyone else was also doing the same. We did not take the Yamuna Expressway, beyond Mathura the traffic caught with us. It was a party of women and children, my daughter Chhavi … Read more

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Top 10 Holiday Destinations in India by Number of Bookings

When vacation is round the corner, the most common topic discussed is the holiday spots one should visit. Some magazines throw light on various tourist destinations that are generally overlooked. Some highlight the specialties of a particular picnic spot. People have varied interests. Some like to visit places that offer spectacular sights with picturesque landscapes … Read more

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The Garden at the Cheetal Grand, Khatauli

When we stopped for the lunch on our Rishikesh Delhi trip I was not sure what kind of place would be the Cheetal Grand at Khatauli. But as soon as we got down their garden blew our senses away. It was a riot of colors in every possible way! The Garden at Cheetal Grand, Khatauli … Read more

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Sky Watch Friday- Sunset at Noida

I love it when I can catch a colorful sunset right in the middle of the city. This was clicked from my sister’s home at Noida. Of course I am presenting the scene quite selectively here, I have not included the construction cranes and other such trappings of civilization. Sunset at Noida The birds just … Read more

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My World Tuesday- The Taj Mahal Needs no Words

This is my entry to My World Tuesday. And whenever I post a picture of the Taj Mahal, I keep saying, we don’t need words. I say about 5 hours away from the city of Agra and I have been to see ┬áthe Taj Mahal many times.

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The One and Only Taj Mahal

It was such a tiring day, I would leave you with the Taj Mahal To admire!

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Sounds of a Tempo!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McJATSLEyXY&hl=en&fs=1&] Pictures from Orchha to the sound of song that played in the shared Tempo (three wheeler) while we were going from Jhansi to Orchha. The nosie noise the you hear along with the song is the sound of a tempo moving on the road.

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Dum Le Le Ghari Bhar …

Catching Up on Sleep at Jhansi Railway Station And it is very difficult to translate what I wrote in Hindi for the title of the post because I am also very sleepy at the moment. Anyone willing to try?

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