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India at its festive best!

  Navratri (Sanskrit: नवरात्रि, literally “nine nights”), also spelled Navaratri or Navarathri, is a multi-day Hindu festival celebrated in the autumn every year. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. Theoretically, there are four seasonal Navratri. However, in practice, it is the post-monsoon autumn festival called Sharad Navratri that is the[…]

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Bhadrapad Ambaji Mela

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Introduction The Bhadrapad fair is held in the center of the Ambaji village just outside the temple premises. The village is visited by the largest number of sanghas [pilgrim groups] during the fair. Many of them go there on foot, which is particularly enriching as it happens immediately after the[…]

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Shimla: The land of “oos paar”

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Of all the hill stations in India, Simla (now called Shimla), the capital of Himachal Pradesh, probably has among the highest top-of-mind recall. Situated at an altitude about 2200 metres (7200 ft.) above sea level, and located about 385 km from Delhi, it is easily one of the most popular[…]

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Kodi: Gift of the forest

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Kodaikanal (‘Kodi’ for short) is a well-known and popular hill resort, situated at a height of 7000 ft. (2133 m) in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu. In a slight twist from the usual ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ moniker, the town is known as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations!’  However,[…]

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Matheran – home of the cowboy fantasies

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Ever wondered about being in a place where the only way of getting around was by foot, cart or horse?  Where little trails of reddish-brown earth, begging to be explored, disappear into the lush green environs; flanked by cozy old colonial bungalows,? Welcome to Matheran, meaning “forest on the forehead”[…]

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Kasauli – the land of old-world charm

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The instant you get off the bus and look up at the little church perched on the slope above, you immediately sense there is something special about this place. Your “suspicious” get confirmed soon after.  After all the trapped-in-time, idyllic hill resorts you have been reading about, Kasauli is one[…]

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Heaven in the Hills – Ooty

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There is a nip in the early morning air at Mettupalayam station in Tamil nadu, in southern India.  The overnight Blue Mountain  express has just arrived from Madras/Chennai. On the adjoining platform stands the familiar line-up of blue bogeys of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway that will take the pasengers up[…]

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Mountain Railways of India

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Chugging up to the Clouds While the British Raj in India left behind an institution that is maintained and cherished to this very day—a sprawling railway system – no part of it is more impressive and breathtaking than the three mountain railways; grouped together as a single World Heritage Site:[…]

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Wildlife Sanctuary in Chhattisgarh

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Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary The Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a home for different species of flora and fauna. The AWS Sanctuary is covered with different species of trees and medicinal plants. Flora of the Sanctuary comprise the trees of sal, saja, bija and bamboo. Fauna found in the sanctuary includes leopards,[...]
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