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Chakrata: Uttarakhand’s Hidden Treasure

Located 98 kilometers from Dehradun, Chakrata is definitely a hidden treasure of Uttarakhand. A small cantonment, if you are looking for a hill station that is calm and serene, Chakrata is the best possible option. Two major rivers – the Ton and the Yamuna pass through these regions and one can bask in the beauty of the same. Originally a cantonment of the British Indian Army, the region has emerged an attraction for travel enthusiasts.

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India and Beyond-1: Uttar Pradesh

Its that time of the year when the summer vacations are about to begin. Many of you must be planning of your favorite trip to your dream destinations. Places like London,Paris,Swiz..etc etc always top the list of the vacation goers.But if at all you are planning of some trip in our own country, believe me the list is endless. Yes, abroad is always an attractive destination for desi people, but having traveled almost the whole

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Of India, and changing India

All of us, once at least would have asked this question: “What will happen to this country!” (“kya hoga iss desh ka!”)… I have asked this question several times to myself and now I helplessly admit that I have concluded that “iss desh ka kuch nahin ho sakta!”. India is going to remain India. By this I mean the attitude of the people and not the other dynamics – like usage of mobile phone for

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Athens of The East-I

If you are greatly fascinated by ancient Indian culture then you can give visiting Madurai a thought. Madurai is regarded as the Athens of the East because it has structures and monuments which have stood witness to Human civilizations dating before middle Ages. Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple or most popularly known as Meenakshi Amman Temple is the best place to give your Madurai trip a start. As a child I had heard a lot about

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5 (Sensory) Reasons Why Rail Travel Kicks Air Travel’s Ass

Everyone travels. It is an integral part of life. As a middle-class Indian kid born just in the 90s, I have spent days of my life travelling in trains. At that time, air travel was too expensive. I recently made the switch while in college when the perceived value of time finally overtook the value of money. But since the day I sacrificed a 24 hour train ride in favor of its more advanced cousin, a

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Beautiful Bengal – Tinchuley, Darjeeling – iv

Located above the old cantonment area of Takdah, Kurseong, this small hamlet is definitely worth visiting. Homestays are the best options available in Tinchuley. Bara Mangwa also has an excellent homestay facility. Two major accommodations available in the region are Heritage Guest House and the Village Homestay. Both the lodges offer good accommodation facilities with awesome home-cooked food. While homestays come as a pleasant experience, it is advisable that you keep certain medicines such as

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Beautiful Bengal – Tinchuley, Darjeeling – iii

The flowing Teesta River adds on the beauty of the region further. From just sitting beside the river bed to taking a dip in the cold waters is thrilling experience for sure. Known as the Lovers’Point where Teesta meets the Ringit River, is one of the best places that tourists throng when they visit Tinchuley. The magnificent Kanchenjunga abounding the rivers is definitely a sight to be behold. The lovely Orange Orchards at Nirmal’s is

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Beautiful Bengal – Tinchuley, Darjeeling – ii

Located a few kilometers away from Tinchuley is Bara Mangwa. Another small hamlet Bara Mangwa, lying across the Teesta River offers some excellent views of nature. So, if you love nature, a trip to Tinchuley-Bara Mangwa is probably one of the best options available. A ride across the hills through the clouds, seeing the meandering Teesta flow, tea gardens and apple orchards, sipping on the locally made drink and simply relaxing, you are bound to

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Beautiful Bengal – Tinchuley, Darjeeling – i

While the discovery of two dozen explosives in a mango orchard in Malda, West Bengal is definitely of concern, nonetheless, in other parts of the states, Orange Orchards amidst the mountains in north Bengal is bound offer you some pleasure. Well, if you are the kind of traveler who wants to get immersed in the lap of nature or simply want to experience a place like the locals, enjoy garden fresh organic food, you must

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Train- A Journey In a Life’s Journey

It will not be wrong if it is said that ‘train’ is the lifeline of our country as in India almost half the population uses rail transport for daily commutation or long distances. It maybe because trains reach almost every small village and city of our country through broad and narrow gauges and is also comparatively cheaper than other modes. Interestingly, India has the longest rail system in the world from Kashmir in the north

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