Category Archives: Short Holidays (Monuments)

admin Sep 06 2016

7 tips to recover from a long weekend holiday

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Huh! It’s been crazy long weekend. I have no idea about others, but it was for me at least. Chennai is Monsoon rains can turn any normal person mad (pun intended). I was getting back home from work on Thursday evening, was so elated thinking about the long weekend ahead. And then crap happened. I got trapped in a bus due to water logging on the roads, the traffic went stand still. I reached home somehow after two hours; usually, it takes only half an hour to reach my area by that road. When I reached home my roommate told […]

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admin Sep 02 2016

Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in 5 major cities

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The pandals are almost set in most of the places for Ganesh Chaturthi, the festivity which is dedicated to Ganesha or the Elephant head God, the second son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are different versions of how Ganesha got elephant head. Long story short, it is believed that angry Shiva severed the head of Ganesha. The devtas could manage to find only a baby elephant’s head and this had to be fixed on Ganesha’s head to bring him back to life. This festival is celebrated for 10 days almost all over India. For many God believer or […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Nov 22 2014

Cheraman Juma Masjid – The First Mosque of the Indian Subcontinent

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Kerala is described as “God’s Own Country” due to the laid-back and comfortable lifestyle of the people.  It is famous for its beaches, hill stations, traditional dance and cuisine. The state is easily accessible by bus from neighbouring Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. More often than not, it is the backwaters which attract tourists to the state. However, there is more in the state than what meets the eye. Besides the popular tourist attractions, one particular spot which has managed to evade the much deserved publicity it deserves is Kodungallur. The town is home to the Cheraman Juma Masjid […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Aug 17 2014

The Taj Mahal – A Beauty in Our Midst

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Undoubtedly, the Taj Mahal in Agra can be rightly described as the monument which defines India in many ways, particularly in the Western hemisphere. For me, an additional dose of Hindi songs glorifying the Taj Mahal have booked a special place in my heart. One only needs to visit it to realise as to why it has earned a place as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. How to go? You will have to embark from New Delhi, which lies at a distance of 208 km north-west via Noida if you by pass Mathura. With the city never […]

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Urmila Marak Aug 01 2014

The grand Victoria Memorial

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Kolkata or the City of Joy is one place that I always remember fondly. There is a certain charm in the city that only those who have lived here and felt the warmth of the people and the place can understand. My first tram and metro rides were here; visit to the vintage car rally, New Market and Park Street during Christmas time evokes a floodgate of fond memories. I couldn’t get enough of Victoria Memorial when I first visited the majestic white edifice. So, when I moved to the city, every week on my off days with my roommate […]

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