Rangaon Beach – Secluded Beach Near Vasai

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Feb 192018
 
Rangaon Beach; beach; Vasai; India; sky; clouds; sand; uasatish;

The Sky at Rangaon Beach

Rangaon Beach is 8.2 km from Vasai railway station. It is a secluded beach because not many people seem to have heard about it. The road leading to Rangaon Beach is narrow and two cars can Continue reading »

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Bogmalo Beach in South Goa – Sea, Sun and Sand

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Feb 052018
 
Bogmalo Beach; Goa; Bogmalo; India; sea; sand; sky; uasatish; beach;

Curve of Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo is a seaside village in Goa. The beach is 5 km from Goa International Airport. Vasco can also be reached in 10 minutes (4.3 km). Bogmalo Beach is a clean and quiet sandy beach of about 1.5 km which curves around a bay. This place is not very crowded and is free of Continue reading »

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Six Tips to Survive Long Haul Flights

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Jan 292018
 

Modern aircraft can travel long distances. But this also means that flights are longer. Long haul flights, lasting four hours or more, can be stressful. Although the stress cannot be totally eliminated, here are some tips to minimise them.

Mona Lisa; paiting; Leonardo da Vinci; Louvre Museum; Paris; France; uasatish;

Mona Lisa – Painting in Louvre Museum

1. Airlines

Choose your airline with care. Look up the reviews on them. Find out how good is their service and Continue reading »

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Eleven Churches that I Came Across on My Travels

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Jan 222018
 
Churches can be found all around the world. I have visited many of them in my travels. Some of them are historic and often filled with art treasures. Wealth of Roman Catholic Church is impossible to calculate. Churches in Europe have priceless art, land and gold. I  have here made a collection of my photos of churches, small and big.
1.St. Peter’s Basilica
 
St. Peter's Basilica; Vatican; Rome; Italy; church; travel; architecture; uasatish;

St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican

St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world. It is supposedly built Continue reading »

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Samdruptse Hill in South Sikkim

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Jan 122018
 
Samdruptse Hill; Namchi; Sikkim; India; statue; uasatish;

Guru Padmasambhava

Samdruptse Hill is 6 km from Namchi and 75 km from Gangtok. It is surmounted by a giant statue of Guru Padmasambhava who is the patron saint of Sikkim. At 148 feet, it is the tallest statue in the world of Guru Padmasambhava. The hill is at a height of Continue reading »

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The Making of an Uru

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Jan 082018
 
Uru; boat; dhow; Beypore; Kozhikode; Calicut; Kerala; India; uasatish;

Half-Built Boat

Uru is a large handcrafted ocean-going boat. The boats are built in Beypore near Kozhikode by master craftsmen who do not make use of technical drawings or blueprints. The boats were traditionally used for transporting goods and people. Most of the Urus are today Continue reading »

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A Peep into Scenic Kerala

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Jan 012018
 
Wayanad; Kerala; India; mountains; clouds; trees; uasarish;

Cloud Covered Wayanad Mountains

Kerala is India’s unruffled and beautiful state. Its varied landscape forms a narrow strip- nearly 600 km of  coastline along the Arabian Sea, a network of sparkling backwaters and Continue reading »

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Top Nine Posts of 2017

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Dec 252017
 
We have come to the end of an eventful year. We now have a brand new year ahead of us. It is time to choose the top nine posts of 2017.
It was not an easy selection. I had to go by web site traffic and social media engagements to bring you your best-loved posts of 2017.
1. Thruvangad Temple
Sree Ramaswamy Temple; Thiruvangad Temple: Thalassery; Kerala; India; architecture; outdoor; uasatish; building; Thiruvangad; copper clad roof;

Copper Sheeting on the Roof

Sree Ramaswamy Temple in Thalassery is Continue reading »

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Khecheopalri Lake – Sacred Lake in Sikkim

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Dec 172017
 
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Khecheopalri Lake

Khecheopalri Lake is sacred for Buddhists and Hindus alike. It is believed to be a wish- fulfilling lake. It is located near Khecheopalri village at a height of 5,577 feet.  Gangtok is 134 km (5 hr 18 min) away. Pelling town is 31 km (1 hr 21 min) to the north east. The area is also Continue reading »

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