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The holy city of Varanasi, Benaras or Kashi on the banks of river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, India, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. River Ganges, the longest river of India and the soul of Varanasi, draws pilgrims who take a dip in its holy waters and perform funeral rites of their loved ones, as Hindus believe death in Varanasi brings salvation.
A boat ride over the Ganges at sunrise & sunset is one of the best ways to experience the colourful ancient city & spiritual capital of India, that stands frozen in time contrasting our modern world.
Tibetan prayer flags or Dar-Cho as they are called, are a common sight in the Himalayas and in Sikkim, it's the vertical ones hung on bamboo poles that attract attention. The 5 colors in the flags represent the 5 elements in nature and the mantras written on the flags are carried through the blowing wind. With Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background (almost always shrouded in clouds) the colourful prayer flags add rustic beauty to the landscape.
We all are facing same situation, entire world is living same life. Rather it's India or Italy, New York or Singapore there is one thing common which is hope. In this lockdown period when I look outside I find different people in the balcony. They are attractive, hopeful and looking forward to have a better tomorrow.
Pune, also called Poona, city, west-central Maharashtra state, western India, at the junction of the Mula and Mutha rivers. Called “Queen of the Deccan,” Pune is the cultural capital of the Maratha peoples. The city first gained importance as the capital of the Bhonsle Marathas in the 17th century. It was temporarily captured by the Mughals but again served as the official Maratha capital from 1714 until its fall to the British in 1817. Pune has long been a major educational and cultural centre. Pune is known for its educational tourism and has a blend of cultural, business, health, cuisine tourism background. The large student population in the city makes for a lively nightlife and vibrant atmosphere. Pune also houses fantastic restaurants, good museums, and hill forts which offer panoramic views. Pune is a gateway to knowledge about the past with opportunities to learn from the help of forts, monuments, museums and higher-learning institutions.
Aurangabad is an important city in the state of Maharashtra, India. The city is heading towards rapid industrial growth, but retains its past glory and charms, heritage and traditions. Conspicuously seen on the Deccan plateau, it has a rich culture and a plethora of magnificent arts on display. Aurangabad has a long association with the concept of heritage. Aurangabad has seen several dynasties and experienced the power of rulers of different religions, cultures and communities, each of which has left its mark on the city. Aurangabad is also known for its artistic silk fabrics, particularly shawls.
This place is special to me because I climbed to the Tiger’s Nest monastery and visited with the monks. It was an arduous, extraordinary journey which will never be forgotten. The town of Paro also features the National Museum of this amazing country, which is filled with friendly people, cows, and dogs everywhere.
Chennai happens to be the city where I had spent my childhood vacations.Marina beach,the light house and the Kapaleeswarar temple were amazing childhood memories.The second stint was when I was working and the time I got to spend with my grand parents.I used to go for walks with my grandma at Nageswara Rao park which is filled with greenery.Crossword and Hindustan Trading Company are like amusement parks for the book lover and stationary freak in me.And during summers Ibaco ice cream parlor is heaven to the rescue.Do try their rocky road flavor if you are a chocolate lover :)
This place is special to me because this is where I've grown up! Bengaluru, known as the Garden City of India, is located in the south of India and is known for its pleasant weather all year round. It is a beautiful combination of history and everything modern. It is also the IT hub of India and is also known as the Silicon Valley of the country. The city's pleasant climate, its tree lined streets and the presence of many beautiful parks such as Lalbagh and Cubbon Park makes it the Garden City of India. This illustrated map takes you on a trail around the various historic structures, the beautiful parks and lakes and some of the legendary eateries in the city.
This place is special to me because this happens to be my hometown!
Kerala, located in the south of India, is a land of rich green paddies, rivers and lagoons. It's often termed as " God's Own Country". The coastal plain is bordered on the east by a range of mountains in which spices such as pepper, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom are grown for export. And this has attracted traders from all over the world. Fort Kochi is one such town in Kerala, which was ruled by the Portuguese from 1503 to 1682, followed by the Dutch till 1795, and then the British until the year India became independent. It is also home to the oldest European church in India which housed the gravestone of the explorer Vasco da Gama. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the largest art exhibition in India and the biggest contemporary art festival in Asia is held in this little heritage town.This is a heritage map taking you on a trail through the various historic structures, hidden cafes, boutique hotels and stores and the main streets of the city.
Hello! My name Tanya and I’m from Russia. Why Delhi? Delhi is always special place for me. There are so many places to visit in Delhi and I want to show you South part of the city. My Delhi research started from the South. I have been living and working in Delhi for long time.I love India with all my heart. Language, cuisine, culture and especially classical dances. I teach Bharatanatyam in my home town.
Bhubaneswar, in Odisha, is home to ancient stone temples representing over 2,000 years of heritage from the 3rd century BC to the 15th century AD. It is one of the only cities with such an ancient continuous architectural and historical heritage. This heritage has earned it the name "Temple City of India." The old city’s holy center is a ceremonial tank called Bindu Sagar. Thousands of medieval stone temples once stood here; around 50 currently remain. Walk through the lanes of the Old Town, eat at one of the oldest kitchen temples, converse with priests, watch lotus gatherers walk through Bindu Sagar lake, sample delicious street food, and feel time slow down and transport you to ancient wonders.
Kolhapur is a very ancient city, famous for its food, footwear, jewellery, wrestling and religious connections. The city of Kolhapur famous as 'Dakshin Kashi' since ancient times is a holy place and was historically known for being the capital of the 'Kolhapur Sansthan'. Its rich legacy,tradition and culture, the presence of the mahalaxmi temple, palaces, the various arts, delicious cuisine and rich culture make the city an ideal tourist destination. The architecture of Kolhapur is a varied pleasure of styles indulging into a traditional & a royal background. It merely depicts a journey from temples, to palaces ,to mandapas, to public buildings ,to lakes & finally is blessed with its urge to nurture and develop the art & culture.Buildings with architectural significance and traditional values are considered for their preservation and conservation.
Preservation of heritage structures requires maintenance as necessary in order to maintain the building precinct or artifact in its present state to prevent and retard deterioration.