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The City of Picturesque Beaches, Pondicherry

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A city also known as Puducherry, nestled in the in Indian Union Territory of Pondicherry, the city is also famous  as ‘Pondi’ and has been officially  called  ‘Puducherry’, since 2006. The city of Pondicherry has a rich history, since it was ruled by one colonial power after the other, the great powers such as the Dutch, Portuguese, English and last but not least, the ... Read More »

The Blend of Extremes, Hauz Khas, Delhi

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Ever heard of a place with characteristics geared up to both the ends? If not, then this definitely is going to be a completely rejuvinating travel tidbit. The place that I am going to talk about today is a paradise to those who live in extremes. I am talking about a place located adjacent to the Southern part of the ... Read More »

Abode of Buddhism, Mogao Caves, China

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This place stands to be at the crossroads of cultural, religious and intellectual crossroads, along the Silk Route, China. Also known as the ‘Caves of the Thousand Buddhas’, the Magao Caves is a chain of 492 temples. These caves have been marked as site of World Cultural Heritage by the United Nations. The land on which these caves are located ... Read More »

Yuanyang County, China

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THE CHINESE RICE TERRACES Yuanyang County is a home to the world’s biggest and most splendid terraced rice fields in the world which have been cultivated for Hani people.This is located to 326 kilometers to the South of Kunming which is the capital city of Yunnan Province.These are situated on the southern slopes of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County. The ... Read More »

Kizhi island, Karelia-Russia

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Kizhi is an island situated in Russia and is one of the 1650 islands in Lake Onega which is again the second largest lake in Europe. Lake Onega is found in the Republic of Karelia which is located in Russia. Kizhi is one of the oldest and largest outdoor museums in Russia as it shares it name with the island. ... Read More »

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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Located in the North-Eastern region of Vietnam, Ha long Bay is a bay in the Gulf of Tonkin. The bay is a mixture of about 1600 small islands and islets forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. ‘Where the dragon descends into the sea’ is what Ha Long means. The bay found its place in history claiming that it was ... Read More »

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Housing a permanent collection of 4.5 million objects, the Victoria and Albert Museum also known as the V&A, London, is the world’s largest museum dedicated to Decorative Art and Design. The museum was built in the year 1852 and was christened thus after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The V&A is located in the Brompton district of the royal borough ... Read More »

Kilmainham Gaol – The Prison-Museum

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Kilmainham gaol, Ireland The free state of Ireland has many of its forefathers who participated in its struggle to thank for it. And what better way to thank them than turning the largest jail served by them into a museum. And totally dedicated to them, crystallizing the memory of their toil and sacrifice inside the four walls of this prison ... Read More »

Riding the urban pulse, Shinjuku

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Resonating the digital pulse of the modern world, the district of Shinjuku is at the heart of Japan’s ultra-modern. This buzzing, aglow microcosm of colors and sub-cultures is one of the world’s most loved city squares. But we’re not new acquaintances with either of these places. Sure the name sounds unfamiliar, but we’ve seen it in every magazine cut out ... Read More »

Capri Island

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Capri is an island situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town is located on the island sharing the same name as Capri. Capri is twinned with Crosby, Merseyside, United Kingdom. Capri is a region which has an experience of history, ... Read More »