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Melaka: Venice Meets Goa Meets Madurai

Kartik Kannan writes about his visit to the World Heritage City of Melaka, which is a blend of Goa, Madurai, Venice and China! He offers a succinct view of his expedition of the beautiful place. What is Melaka? Imagine the Tamil song Va Da Maplillae competing with the yesteryear Hindi classic Do Lafzon Ki Hain – that is Melaka! The town has Venetian vibes with canals running through the periphery of the town, even as you listen

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Attractions in Bharatpur, Rajasthan: Part 3

This is the third of the three blog series delineating the unmissable attractions of Bharatpur. This post will talk of the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Egrets, Cormorants, Siberian cranes, Pelicans, Darters, Herons, Pintail, Common Teal, Shelduck, Mallard – and you just have to name the variety to be able to spot it in the Park! Starting from the gracious Saras cranes to migratory water fowls to predatory Imperial eagles to some of the

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Tales of a Random Nomad in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad

Find out how our anonymous writer compares the three cities on different criteria and comes up with conclusion most of us will agree with.   1. Chennai is like your wife, you might love it, but it has to love you back – Chennai as a palimpsest of cultures, art, heritage and civilization takes time to love. Hyderabad and Bangalore are instant loves, you loved the city, it loves you, grows on you and accepts

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Attractions in Bharatpur, Rajasthan: Part 2

This is the second of the three blog series delineating the unmissable attractions of Bharatpur. This post will talk about the Deeg Palace and fort. Deeg Palace and Fort While this is another proof of Maharaja Suraj Mal’s fort-building spree and aesthetics, Deeg is also a nature lover’s hotspot. This town lies north of Bharatpur and boasts of a beautiful garden township and a meticulously-laid palace which displays the engineering skills of the era at

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Attractions in Bharatpur, Rajasthan: Part 1

Yes, the Keoladeo bird sanctuary and Bharatpur are synonymous to each other. However, that’s not the only spectacular place in the city! The foundation was laid for the city of Bharatpur around 100AD when the Jats migrated to India. For a small city, Bharatpur has quite an intricate and gory history involving the founders – the Jat rulers, the Mughal reign and the transfer of power to the British East India Company. This rich history

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