Attari – Wagah Border Ceremony – The Flag Down Ceremony

Flags lowered Attari

There is this picture that when you google up for Wagah Border ceremony popping up – an Indian BSF soldier and a Pakistani ranger, with one leg on the ground and another leg reaching up to their head, facing each other. I used to look at that picture and be like, “Wow! How do they…

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Inside the Golden Temple Amritsar – A Visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib

golden temple at night

There are some places which when you visit, you just stand there struck by the beauty of the place. Some that makes you wonder, is man really capable of constructing something so beautiful? Some that somehow kindles your soul and you are in a state of trance. Some that makes you feel so grounded. But…

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Spotting Spotty – Bandhavgarh National Park

scop owl

The golden rays of the morning sun were illuminating the Bandhavgarh hill as we drove into the jungle. The chill of the December winter was very much in the air and I wrapped myself in the blanket despite the already many layering I had. Tiger sighting and wildlife safari is probably the most underrated adventure…

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Explore Khajuraho with Syna Heritage Hotel

Lakshmana Temple

It was late evening when we entered the arch of Khajuraho. Khajuraho as such is a small town and if not for the group of monuments, there might not be even proper roads. Life revolves around the temples of Khajuraho and there was no less for stay options to chose from. Our pick was the…

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Art from PreHistoric Era – Bhimbetka Cave Paintings

About 45km from Bhopal lies the greatest historical site where may be direct descendants of Adam and Eve lived and decided to draw their lives on the walls of the rocks. And over thousands of years these paintings are still intact leaving us a rich heritage to look up to and learn the lifestyle of…

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Gem of Akbar’s Court – Miyan Tansen

I was standing in front of the tomb of the greatest musician, Tansen. The cool breeze from the trees around brushed against my face. It was just a raised platform and the Tansen memorial was a simple structure made of sand stone. How could the memorial of such a great musician be so simple!? I…

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Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga – By the banks of River Narmada

Where there is a river, there is a temple always by the side of it. River Narmada is a revered river that every local Madhya Pradesh resident calls Her as Narmada Mataji. And by this river is the quaint town of Omkareshwar. On this Maha Shivratri day, I wish to be at Omkareshwar to feel…

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Decoding the sculptures of Khajuraho

“Where are you today?”, exclaimed my mom. I seldom tell her my travel plans. “Am at Khajuraho!”, I said. “Khajuraho, where is Khajuraho? I have heard of it.. Khajurahoo, Oh my God, Khajurahoooo. Is it that Khajuraho? What are you doing there??” Her pitch and tone went from a shrill to fast paced.. And that…

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Rann of Kutch where Land Kisses the Sky

  Rann Utsav is here and every one is heading to the Rann of Kutch. I never knew of this place until Amitabh bhachan said ‘Kutch nahin dekha tho kuch nahin dekha’ (if you have not seen Kutch, you have not seen anything worthy). The white salt that shimmers in the full moon as he…

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Trail of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar to Ahmedabad

The streets of Porbandar were lined with savories and sweet shops that I had to stop multiple times to sample chikkis, doklas, rusks, teplas, pathrode.. But the evening was setting in and I had to rush to Kirti Mandir, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi at Porbandar. I was at Gujarat and I cannot miss…

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