Author: Banjaara

PLACES TO VISIT AND OFFBEAT EXPERIENCES IN BIKANER – THE CITY OF HAVELIS

Rajasthan on every turn proved more enchanting. After exploring the blue city we proceeded further. On our way to Bikaner, we took a halt in Nagaur and came across the fort that has witnessed most of the battles in ancient time, Nagaur Fort, also known as Ahhichatragarh Fort. One of the caretakers saw us coming

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RANN OF KUTCH

“On a dark, silent night, I lay on the roof of a watchtower in the vast, barren, baked-and-cracked salt desert of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat on the western edge of India.”, These lines from Shivya Nath’s book, The Shooting star gave me goosebumps, and I was left, with a diverse imagination about how the

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BADAMI CAVES, PATTADAKAL AND AIHOLE GROUP OF MONUMENTS

After Hampi, another masterpiece of architecture we visited is Badami caves. When we reached the caves, as I looked up at them, the only thing I could utter was ‘wow’. The distance from Hampi to Badami is 140 km which takes around 3hr 30min to reach. The journey is accompanied by small villages, local people

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CELEBRATION OF BALIPRATIPADA

The mythology tale involves Baliraja, an asura king who came to power after defeating gods and took over all three worlds. Yet he was a good ruler and devotee of Lord Vishnu. Bali’s close associates weren’t like him; they would constantly conspire against gods. Instead of a war, Vishnu wanted tactical means to handle the

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ARDHANARESHWAR – A SAGE BEHIND THIS AVATAR

It all started with a sage named Bhringi was an immense devotee of Lord Shiva and was always immersed in chanting prayers to impress Shiva. Once all the sages decide to visit Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and worship them, but Bhringi worships only Shiva and leaves. On this Parvati says wildly to Shiva, “Shiva,

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4 BEST PLACES TO SPEND 24 HOURS IN JODHPUR – THE BLUE CITY

That night as I went on the rooftop restaurant of zostel, the Mehrangarh fort crowning the Jodhpur city left me astonished. I remember, for a few minutes, I was stuck there as if trying to absorb the beauty in my eyes. The trip was organized by The Western Routes and the next day, I met

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HAMPI – A CITY THAT WAS LOST

Hampi though ruined welcomes you proudly with the rich history through its architecture. I took an overnight bus from Pune and reached Hospet, from where the city of ruins is 13 km away. I took an auto which dropped me to Hampi in nearly 20 minutes. While on my way passing through those huge rocks

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Museums, stars in that dark night!

Old souls are found at those historic places which are getting lost under the name of developing cities. But these museums are like the stars in that dark night sky, giving us beautiful glimpse of our history. One such 3 storey museum was built in Pune, in the year 1962 famously known as Raja Dinkar

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