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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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;

Gandhiji

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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Zero Point – the Last Frontier

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Sep 112017
 
Zero Point; Sikkim; India; mountain; snow; sky; clouds; uasatish;

Mountain in Zero Point

Zero Point is close to the international border with China in North Sikkim. The road from Lachung ends here. Civilians are not permitted to venture beyond. Visitors to the border area need to procure a permit from Continue reading »

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Jaipur the Pink City

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Sep 042017
 
Hawa Mahal; Jaipur; India; Rajasthan; building; architecture; uasatish;

Hawa Mahal

Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II after whom the city is named. It is 260 km from New Delhi. Jaipur is the gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer and Udaipur.  The Golden Triangle is Continue reading »

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Sangchen Pemayangtse: Ancient Budhist Monastery

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Aug 282017
 
Pemayangtse Monastery; Pelling; Sikkim; India; architecture; building; uasatish;

Entrance to Prayer Hall

Pemayangtse Monastery is located on top of a hill, at an altitude of 2,000+ metres. It is 8.9 km from Pelling and 140 km from the state capital Gangtok. It is one of the oldest Budhist monasteries in Sikkim. The monastery follows the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism and Continue reading »

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Yumthang – Beautiful Valley in North Sikkim

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Aug 212017
 
Sikkim; India; Yumthang; valley; mountains; snow; sky; white clouds; meadow; trees; uasatish;

Snow-Clad Himalayan Peaks

Yumthang is a beautiful valley in North Sikkim. It is 26 km from the hill station of Lachung which means the Small Pass. The road trip takes you from Lachung at an elevation of 8,610 feet to Yumthang at Continue reading »

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