Mar 202017
 
Houseboat; Alapuzha; Kerala; India; canal; outdoor; water; sky; uasatish;

Passing Through a Canal

There are more than 2,000 houseboats in Kerala backwaters. These boats, formerly called Kettuvalloms, were once used to transport rice harvested from the fields. They have been converted to suit the needs of luxury tourism. The boats are made of wood with a thatched roof.   They have Continue reading »

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Mar 132017
 
Ambalapuzha; Sree Krishna Temple; Kerala; India; Ramachandran; elephant; sculpture; outdoor; uasatish;

Ambalapuzha Ramachandran

Ambalapuzha is best known for its Sree Krishna Temple which is believed to have been built in the fifteenth century. The deity is worshipped as Unnikrishnan (child Krishnan)It is 14 km from Continue reading »

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RBI Monetary Museum

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Feb 272017
 
RBI Monetary Museum; Mumbai; India; coinage section;

Coinage Section

RBI Monetary Museum presents a fascinating insight into the world of money. It was inaugurated in 18 November 2004 by Continue reading »

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Afghan Church in Colaba

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Feb 202017
 
Afghan Church; Colaba; Mumbai; India; church; heritage building; architecture; uasatish; outdoor:;

Austere Grandeur of the Church

Afghan Church stands in Duxbury Lane, Colaba. It is also known as The Church of St John the Evangelist. The church was built in memory of the British troops who fell in the first Afghan War (1838-42). Work began in 1847 and Continue reading »

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Cathedral of the Holy Name

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Feb 162017
 
Stained Glass Windows stained glass window;

Stained Glass Windows

Cathedral of the Holy Name is a Roman Catholic church in Colaba. It has been functioning as the Archbishop’s seat and mother church of the Archdiocese of Bombay. It is located on Nathalal Parekh Marg (formerly Wodehouse Road), opposite YMCA. It was opened to the public in January 1905 and Continue reading »

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Suruchi Beach

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Feb 132017
 
Suruchi Beach; Vasai; India; beach; outdoor; sea; man; sky; sand; uasatish; Mumbai;

Looking Out to Vasai Creek

Suruchi Beach is a big beach. It gets its name from the suru (Casuarina) trees which line the beach. The beach is 7.6 km from Vasai Road railway station. Buses go up to Parnaka in Continue reading »

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Mumbai CST – Heritage Tour (Part II)

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Feb 062017
 
stone lion; Mumbai CST; Mumbai; India; architecture; Bombay; uasatish;

Stone Lion at Foot of the Staircase

On going through the main doors of Mumbai CST building, the first thing you notice is a magnificent stone lion at the foot of a grand staircase. The lion holds the coat of arms of GIP Railway. The sculpture is likely to have been Continue reading »

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Mumbai CST – Heritage Tour

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Jan 302017
 
Mumbai CST; Mumbai; India; UNESCO World Heritage Sire; architecture; building; Bombay; uasatish;

Scale Model of Mumbai CST

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) is one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. The architect was F.W. Stevens. Construction began in 1878 and took Continue reading »

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Payyambalam Beach in Kannur – A Photo Essay

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Jan 232017
 
Payyambalam Beach; Kannur; Kerala; India; sand; sea; sky; outdoor; uasatish;

Swirling

Payyambalam Beach is a popular tourist spot in Kannur. It is a white sandy beach which stretches for four kilometres. From Kannur railway station, it is Continue reading »

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Why Kerala Will Please Every Visitor

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Jan 162017
 

Kerala brings to mind images of lakes, boats, beaches, tea plantations, wildlife, coconut trees, mountains, forests, rivers, delicious food, cities and villages. There cannot be just one reason to visit Kerala. There is something to attract  everyone.

Historical Places

Bekal Fort; Kasargod; Kerala; India; beach; fort; sea; sand; rocks; sky; clouds; uasatish; http://uasatish.com;

Beach Below Bekal Fort

Kerala has many forts, palaces and Continue reading »

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