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And that’s why we love Namma Bangalore and Hyderabad.

There is a huge influx of people from around the country to the cities of Hyderabad and Bangalore. It is often said that “You can check in here at any time. But you can never leave.” What comes to your mind when you think about Hyderabad ? Paradise Biriyani? Charminar? Karachi Bakery? Similarly when we talk about Bangalore, more often than not the first thing that comes to our mind… Read Article →

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Beyond Infinity : In pursuit of blissfulness.

I welcome you all to read the concluding chapter of the series Yoga and Sprituality in Rishikesh. Since I have used all my pictures in last 3 posts. I’ll try and explain things making use of FreeImages. What’s meditation? Image Credits : FreeImages.com/Felipe ( Aladim) Hadler Meditation is a journey in which you discover your true self. Your ‘true self’ is not the one which you think you are. It is… Read Article →

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Why do we do ‘this’ and ‘that’ ???

Here’s what you missed so far : Yoga and Spirituality : Introduction Yoga and Spirituality : Part  And presenting before you the next part in the continuation :- You can check in here at any time but you can never leave 😉 4 – 5:30 PM : We used to have Ashtanga Yoga sessions for an hour and a half. The difference between Hatha Yoga which we practiced every morning and the… Read Article →

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Yoga and Spirituality In Rishikesh : Part 2

Hope  you have read the Part 1 of this journey before coming here. Let’s go ahead with the Yoga proceedings for the day : Get ready for some more fun! 10 AM : Karma Yoga time – In this all the participants are provided a particular task. The task could be anything from cleaning the toilet to sweeping an area to watering the plants. The objective of this task is to… Read Article →

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Yoga and Spirituality In Rishikesh : Part 1

What is Yoga ? Sky is the limit. (Image credits : Vigil’s A World Less Traveled ) “Yoga is not just about Asanas or postures. In short, Yoga is not what we people in the West assume it to be”, tells Carolina who is here volunteering in the Ashram for the last few months. She found new love in Yoga while meditating for the first time when she was in… Read Article →

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Maha – Shivratri : Following Shiva’s Trail

What exactly is Maha Shivratri ? Junior Shiva. I am 23 as I am writing this and the only thing that I had heard about Maha-Shivratri for the last 22 years was the fact that “People fast on this day”. When your quest for answers doesn’t get satiated, you become restless. But thanks to Shiva or rather thanks to Wikipedia and some blogs from where I learned more about the… Read Article →

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Bhangarh : A Different Perspective

———–What is fear?———– Inside the most haunted Bhangarh fort of India. It is a feeling that has the potential to give you chills and give you a possible heart attack. Can fear be associated to a place? Yes. There are certain places on this planet which are full of negative energies. You don’t need any instrument to measure them. They are such that if you are present there, you will… Read Article →

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Bikaner : Beyond Bhujias and Forts

“Bikaji & Lalji Ke Sweets, Supernet Kotadori saariyan, Chhotu Motu Joshi ki Mithaiyyan, Deshnoke Ki Karni Mata Adbhut Goshala” Bikaner Nahi Dekha To Kya Dekha?? “Bikaji & Lalji’s Sweets, Supernet Kotadori sarees, The sweets of Chhotu Motu Joshi, Goddess Karni of Deshnoke, One amazing Cowshed” If you haven’t seen Bikaner, you haven’t seen anything!!! When you have no clue on where to start from, just head to the hotel reception. “Bhaiyya Junagarh… Read Article →

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Featured Works and Guest Posts

Featured Blogs Under : Holidify Top Travel Blogs about Offbeat Destinations Vunique Travellers Blogger of the Month ( December 2015 ) Featured on Print Media : Navabharat Sunday Times Featured Pictures Across Social Media Platforms : Chhattisgarh Tourism Chhattisgarh Tourism  2015 : Niagara Of India Chhattisgarh Tourism 2015  : En Route Bastar Lonely Planet India Lonely Planet India 2016 : Foodgasm In Bikaner Amazing India Hampi : Purview Kudremukh National Park : The… Read Article →

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THE LAND OF FESTIVALS : NAGALAND

Before starting the blog let me share some useful contact numbers which might come in handy if you plan to visit the state of Nagaland. ILP DC Court Dimapur  : 011-23013751 Hotel Pine Kohima : 9436001041 (Mr. Suraj Kumar) How to reach Kohima : The only way to reach Kohima is through Dimapur. Dimapur is the gateway to Nagaland. It has a dedicated railway station as well as an airport…. Read Article →

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The land of temples : Assam

What will you do if you have to spend one day in the land of Assam ? Take the spiritual path the next time you are in Assam. Start from none another than the most famous temple of Kamakhya. The temple of Kamakhya is of utmost importance in Guwahati. People from all over the world come here to seek blessings of Goddess Kamakhya. About Goddess Kamakhya :      … Read Article →

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JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION

There are people who love to explore places. Adding new places to their check list gives them a sense of achievement and happiness. And then there are 2nd category of  people who are ‘in the moment’ travelers. They just live in the present. They would not mind making plans on the go. They won’t bother missing a place or two which was planned, in order to experience something unique which… Read Article →

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Things to do in Karnataka

When I first entered the state I was unaware of the richness it beholds. It took me almost an year to realize the immense diversity the state has to offer. And the culture which it boasts of is fantastic. Dear Karnataka, I entered your state. And you entered into my heart. Nope it was not love at first sight. You allowed me to stay in Namma Bengaluru and showed how… Read Article →

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Finding Peace : Temple Trail In Gokarna

Gokarna, A place popular for its untouched beaches, unexplored islands and rich history! A place which is of prime importance in accordance to Hindu religion but a place where all religions cease to exist. And a new religion starts to take over.  And the new religion is termed as PEACE. You call it freedom! We call it Gokarna!! Disclaimer : If you are looking for an article describing about Gokarna’s untouched… Read Article →

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Graffiti Trail In Gokarna

Before starting the blog post I would like to salute all the graffiti artists all over the world. Here’s a definition of graffiti from our side Graffiti : Draw what you love <3 It takes great deal of patience and dedication to complete a masterpiece. Starting up with great zeal is one thing & to finish off in style is another. Before visiting Gokarna, we tried to research as much… Read Article →

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Entering the Silk Sholay : Ramanagara

In My City : Ramanagara  There is something about Ramanagara that keeps you calling. Away from the hustle and bustle of Namma Bengaluru, is a gem of a place. And we call it Ramanagara!! Everyone knows Mysore for the silk it produces. But very few are aware of the fact that that the input used for making those beautifully crafted silk sarees are exported from none other than the city… Read Article →

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Trek To Kudremukh : Bangalore Mountaineering Club

A Walk To Remember : It’s not everyday that you find yourself in the middle of a National Park. Kudremukh, once an iron ore mining town, is a hidden gem in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The region is known for its rich low grade magnetite soil which doesn’t allow any plant growth. As a result you will see grasslands everywhere. In fact there were places green beyond measure! The presence of Shola plantation… Read Article →

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From techie to trek Coordinator, Kudremukh

Introduction : Well well well !! What just happened few days ago has still left me in awe!! I was scrolling through my Outlook inbox when I read this message on Whatsapp “Hi Srijal, Would you like to join BMC” The message was sent by Rajesh, a trek coordinator from Bangalore Mountaineering Club with whom we had undertaken the Chikamagalur trek!  I instantly replied : “I would love to..!!” Now this… Read Article →

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How Maribetta showed me light!!!

I realized the fact that the villages are beautiful throughout the country.. Be it at a remote village in Karnataka named Maribetta : Nothing beats the good old rustic countryside views !!! Take a stroll around the village : And be ready to treat your eyes with the most amazing lake view of your life! And as soon as we saw our base camp, our eyes lit up in joy!! Sheer delight again!!… Read Article →

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How Chhattisgarh Tourism is changing the travel landscape of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh has always been a state full of surprises. The tribal culture, dense forest covers, beautiful waterfalls , deep caves, the Ramayana connection and various spiritual places have always left the people amazed and bewildered. Having said that , not many were aware of this unexplored heaven on Earth. Off late , the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board are putting their best efforts to make people aware about this magical land. And their… Read Article →

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An unusual trip to Wayanad – Trek and hike

Abhishek shares his account of his experiences in Wayanad. Brace yourselves fellows!!! A trip to Wayanad runs like a picturesque movie with the lush greenery and the chilly weather as welcome companions. You can indulge in some relaxation or dive right into an action-packed adventure; there’s surprisingly just so many places to visit in Wayanad and plenty more to do in this little hill station. As it is so well-connected… Read Article →

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I want to take my blog to the next level #Blogchatter

I was tagged by Ankit to write this post. It has been over an year and a half since I started blogging. The process started initially with just jotting down narratives from my occasional travels. While I love travelling and meeting people personally, I also have found new love in this virtual world of WordPress, Twitter and Instagram. Laptop + a place to write = A Blogger’s delight How I started travelling… Read Article →

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The excavations at Damru

Wall art inside one of the houses India is sensational. Stunning landscapes, rich culture and colors that can soothe your senses. The perfect destination for slow traveling. One such destination lies in the heart of this country. Ever heard of Chhattisgarh ? Trust me your trip to India is incomplete without a visit to this simple yet so amazing land. And talking about places to visit, we are much more… Read Article →