Nov 202017
Sikkim; North Sikkim; India; bridge; trees; uasatish;

Bridge in North Sikkim

Lachung is 102 km from the state capital Gangtok. The journey takes about 4.5 hours. Most visitors stay overnight at Lachung enroute to the beautiful Yumthang Valley. It is a scenic route with charming villages and waterfalls to be seen along the way. Visitors climb from Gangtok at 5,118 feet to Continue reading »

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Nov 132017
Sikkim; India; Kupup; lake; Kupup Lake; Elephant Lake; sky; mountain; clouds; uasatish;

Elephant Lake

Changu Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, at an altitude of 12,400 feet. It is 39 km from Gangtok. The distance must be covered in a car since trains do not operate in Sikkim. Northeast Frontier Railway is preparing to build a 44.98 km railway line from Sevooke in West Bengal to Rangpo in Sikkim. Fourteen tunnels have been planned to Continue reading »

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Nov 062017
Beypore; Kerala; India; port; Beypore Port; uasatish;

Entrance to Beypopre Port

Beypore is an ancient port town, located 11 km from Kozhikode. It is one pf the oldest ports in Kerala. Beypore had direct trade links with Middle East and was also an important trade and maritime centre during the days of the early Arab and Chinese travellers. It is the second biggest port in Kerala after Kochi and  handles about Continue reading »

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Pazhassi Raja Museum, Kozhikode

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Oct 302017
Pazhassi Raja Museum; Kozhikode; India; Kerala; museum; uasatish;

Central Hall of Pazhassi Raja Museum

Pazhassi Raja Museum is located on East Hill, Kozhikode. From Mavoor Road Junction, it is 6.0 km by road (15 min). There is a Kendriya Vidyalaya next to the museum. One has to climb up Continue reading »

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Save Money While You Travel

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Oct 232017
Houseboat; Alapuzha; Kerala; India; canal; outdoor; water; sky; uasatish;

Passing Through a Canal in Alappuzha

Travel is not cheap. If you are able to save money on your travels, you may be able to continue for a few more days and Continue reading »

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Tali Maha Kshetram

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Oct 162017
Thali Kshetram; Kozhikode; Kerala; India; architecture; temple; uasatish;

Inside Tali Kshetram

Tali Kshetram is an ancient temple in the heart of Kozhikode town. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity. The Jyothirlingam in the Sanctum Sanctorum is believed to have been installed by Lord Parasuraman. The temple is one kilometre to the east of Continue reading »

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Hot Springs in Yumthang

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Oct 092017
Yumthang, Sikkim, India, hot springs, mountain, clouds, stream, Lachung River, uasatish,

Fast Flowing Stream

One of the best known hot springs in Sikkim is near Yumthang village. The waters have elevated temperatures, close 50 deg C, even in winter. The sulphur content is high. There are other minerals Continue reading »

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Mani Bhavan – Gandhiji’s Residence from 1917 to 1934

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Oct 022017
Mani Bhavan; Mumbai; India; Bombay; uasatish; Gamdevi;


Mani Bhavan was the hub of Gandhi’s political activities whenever he was in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. He launched from here  Satyagraha in 1919 and Civil Disobedience in 1932. Located in South Mumbai’s rather quiet area of Gamdevi, it is 4.4 km from Continue reading »

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Planning an Independent European Holiday

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Sep 232017
Notre Dame Cathedral; Paris; France; church; uasatish;

The Cathedral of Notre Dame

Do you want to be not confined to a motor coach tour in Europe? You may rather choose your own itinerary and travel independently. But it may appear challenging  to Continue reading »

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Glimpses of Vasai

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Sep 182017
Vasai Creek; Vasai; Mumbai; India; sea; sky; bridge; uasatish;

Vasai Creek

Vasai is a fast-developing area in Palghar district of Maharashtra. Vasai-Virar City has a population of 1.21 million. Mumbai International Airport is 49 km by road, via NH 8. Vasai Road railway station is Continue reading »

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