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The Exquisite Ruins of Hampi, Karnataka

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“A land without ruins is a land without memories; a land without memories is a land without history”. Situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra in Karnataka, the ruins of Hampi are a testimony to this statement. Within the wide expanse of these rocky structures we find ample traces of India’s rich historical, religious and mythological heritage. Hampi, tucked between ... Read More »

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur (Tanjore)

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A stupendous work done during the Chola dynasty, a thousand years ago, the Brihadeeswarar temple in Thanjavur district (formerly known as Tanjore) is a masterpiece of architecture. Located in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, this temple finds its place in the World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO. The temple is also known as Peruvudaiyar Kovil and Rajarajeswaram temple. ... Read More »

The city of temples: Bishnupur, India

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In the Bankura district of West Bengal lies a town so steeped in history that once you step on to the red soil, you are transported to a different world, where time stands still and stories of an age gone by blows in the wind. Bishnupur, situated about 160 km away from Kolkata, is a quaint little town famous for ... Read More »

Dramatic Grandeur: Uluwatu Temple – Pura Luhur, Bali

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The door to Grandeur Bali the “Island of thousand temples” the name for which it is most famed for homes for thousand temples.  You may miss the 999 temples except the Uluwatu temple which is carved out of  beauty between the sun and sea over the majestic earth, one of  the most magnificent temples the world has. As it seems ... Read More »

Temple of Heaven, Beijing

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The Temple of Heaven literal meaning being the Altar of Heaven is located in the south eastern part of the central Beijing in the Dongcheng district. It is a huge complex consisting of religious buildings. It is spread over an area of 2,700,000 square metres. Among all the ancient sacrificial buildings in China it is one of the most representative ... Read More »

The Sanctified Place- Vaishno Devi

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“Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.” Indeed, what morals and ethics a person beholds is all intimated through his religious preaching and his pious beliefs. After all, “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a ... Read More »

The Golconda Fort, India: History comes to Life

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11 km away from Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh is located one of the most impressive fortress complexes in India. The name Golconda comes from two words – ‘golla’ and ‘konda’, literally meaning the ‘mud fort’. The fort is a combination of the legacy left by both the Kakatiya and Qutub Shahi dynasties of Andhra Pradesh. It is said that a ... Read More »

Khajuraho Temples, India: Paean to Passion

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One of the most potent symbols of Medieval art in India survives in the form of the Khajuraho temples in the Chatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is about 620 kilometers south east of New Delhi and is India’s best known complex of Hindu and Jain temples. The walls of the temple are adorned with exquisite signature sculpture which speak ... Read More »

For your sweet tooth: The Story of Rosogolla

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India is known for the variety of desserts available all over the country. Indeed no occasion is adequately celebrated without a hearty filling of sweets; and different regions of the country have their own signature dishes. Bengal for example has always been known for its sandesh and rosogolla (literally meaning ‘dumpling of sweet syrup’ ). A rosogolla is a sweet ... Read More »

Machu Pichchu: The Marvel of the Incas

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The modern man might well be proud of his technical prowess, but that does not change the fact that thousands of years before him indigenous civilizations achieved great things in harmony with nature using the crudest tools there is.  Machu Pichchu is one such architectural marvel conjured by the Incan Empire; a marvel that depicts the perfectly harmonious relationship between man and ... Read More »