Travel & Getaways

A Tour into the Fearsome, Doomed World of the Freemantle Prison

The Freemantle Prison is the only World Heritage listed building in Western Australia. Built in the 1850’s by the prisoners themselves, it was used as a barracks for convicts shipped from England and Ireland. It was the state’s prime maximum-security prison till it was decommissioned. Today, it is one of the largest surviving prisons in […]

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Destination Bali: Fun, Food and Frolic in an Enchanting Island

What an island in the midst of beaches, monkeys, temples, foods and active volcanoes! Sunsets that make you smile without any reason. Warm people, beautiful dances, easy communication and temples that held us in awe. The island, Bali, is filled with incredible things to see and activities to indulge in, for every age group – great place […]

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Golconda: The Fort that Stands Aloof!

After half an hour’s drive, we stood in awe in front of the medieval marvel, which withstood the foray of humans and natural elements for centuries. This mud fort located on a granite hill and was the alcazar of the Qutab Shahi dynasty and the earlier reigns of the Yadavas and Kakatiyas. The Golconda Fort is a mini […]

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San Diego: The Plymouth of the West

San Diego is a major city some miles south of Los Angeles and reaches the Mexican border to the south. It is considered to be the second biggest city in California and eighth in the largest cities of USA. San Dieguito and the La Jolla people were said to be the original inhabitants of this place. San Diego’s […]

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Lotus Island with G Strings, Major and Minor

The El Dorado and Rome of the East, Goa was the portal of golden dreams where, Lisbon floated Azure aspirations harbouring adventurous vessels that anchored in the Arabian Sea. The Portuguese have left their flavour in the Konkan coast since the 16th century. Portuguese cuisine, music, seafaring tendencies, a camaraderie of the Mediterranean and a distinct mélange of the ethnic […]

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Shantiniketan: The Land of Red Earth and the Legacy of Tagore

The lal matir desh (red earth countryside), Shantiniketan, is closely related with Tagore. The mud houses are so nicely decorated. In the digital age, they still make these houses with mud and decorate these, creatively. These represent real Shantiniketan – ranga matir manush (people of the red soil). Visva Bharthi was Tagore’s dreamland. It was the place where Maharshi Debendranath […]

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Durham Cathedral, England: Deep-seated in Times, History and Music

The ancient character of the city, Durham, and the archaic architecture is fascinating. The Durham Castle known to be a Norman Castle, deriving its name from Norman’s, the raiders and pirates from Denmark, Iceland, and Norway. They had a tradition of Roman Architecture and a musical tradition practiced till date. The Durham Castle, Cathedral, and University building are equally beautiful, […]

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Patal Bhubaneshwar: A Limestone Temple

Patal Bhubaneshwar is a unique limestone cave temple located in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, 14 kilometres from Gangolihat. It is at an altitude of 1350m and on the confluence of rivers Ramganga, Saryu and Gupt Ganga. The presence of these rivers is so sacred and meaningful, they keep flowing in their best form touching the height of […]

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Returning to the Roots: A Slice of Life in Picture-perfect Chandigarh

Chandigarh was Nehru’s vision for a replacement for Lahore as the capital of the newly halved Punjab after partition. It is was carved out by joining 50 villages. It has the unique status of being the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana. It belongs to neither but is a union territory, governed by the union government. Designed […]

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Quintessentially Beautiful Chaukori: A Jewel in Uttarakhand

Chaukori is at a height of 1976 meters or 6482 feet with magnificent snow-capped views of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchachauli. The mountain range is spread wherever your eyes go. Tea in the Himalayas with tea gardens in the vicinity is such an experience which you will never forget. There were many tea gardens around to be explored on […]

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