Jul 172017
Sikkim; prayer flags; India; uasatish;

Prayer Flags

Nathu La Pass is on the Chinese border with India. It is at an elevation of 14,140 feet. You can cross the border and enter China if you have valid travel documents. But China has closed the border recently due to Continue reading »

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Jul 032017
Changu Lake; East Sikkim; India; lake; hills; sky; clouds; uasatish; blue;

Changu Lake

Changu Lake is a glacial lake at an altitude of 12,400 feet. It is fed by waters from Himalayan glaciers. It is also known as Tsongmo Lake. The lake is 34 km from Gangtok, on the Gangtok-Nathula road. Although trout and other fish thrive in the waters, fishing Continue reading »

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Kannur: Photos that Will Make You Pack Your Bags

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Jun 262017
Kannur; Kerala; India; beach; Neerkkadavu; Azhikkal; uasatish;

Neerkkadavu Beach

Kannur International Airport is expected to be commissioned by end of the year. This will make travelling to Kannur faster and easier. Many persons from the region are working in Gulf countries. They now have to depend on the airports in Mangalore or Kozhikode. Kannur is also connected by Continue reading »

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General Observations on Sikkim

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Jun 192017
Sikkim; Zero Point; India; mountains; sky; clouds; snow; uasatish;

Zero Point

Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. It has dramatic Himalayan landscapes. This includes India’s tallest mountain, Kangchenjunga (8,586 metres). Sikkim is home to alpine meadows, glaciers and numerous Continue reading »

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Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim

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Jun 152017
Rumte Monastery; Sikkim; Gangtok; India; architecture; uasatish;

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery or Dharma Chakra Centre is located on top of a beautiful hill which faces the city of Gangtok. It is surrounded by flowing streams, mountains at the back, a snow range in front and a river below. Rumtek Monastery is the Continue reading »

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Temples – A Photo Essay

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Jun 052017
temple; India; architecture; uasatish; Wayanad; Kerala; Thirunelly;

Thirunelli Temple

“Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the Fragrance of love…”, Rabindranath Tagore had written. Whatever may be the reason for visiting temples, most people find them  Continue reading »

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Bhau Daji Lad Museum – the Oldest Museum in Mumbai

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May 292017
Bhau Daji Lad Museum; Mumbai; Byculla; India; museum; Jijanata Udyan; Victoria Gardens; uasatish;

Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Bhau Daji Lad Museum is in the busy Byculla area of Mumbai. It is next to the botanical gardens and zoo. You can reach it in 3 minutes by walk from Byculla railway station, on the east side. It opened as Victoria and Albert Museum in 1872. It was renamed in 1975 after Continue reading »

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Florence to Lucerne by Train

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May 222017
Ponte Vecchio; Florence; Italy; bridge; Arno River; outdoor; sky; clouds; travel; uasatish;

Ponte Vecchio in Florence

Train travel in Europe offers the benefits of punctuality, convenience and time savings. Train stations are mostly in city centres and close to the business districts, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. Travel to and fro from remote airports become Continue reading »

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Nandi Hills – the Getaway from Bangalore

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May 152017
Nandi Hills; Bangalore; Nandi Temple; #ancient Dravidian rock temple; #India; #architecture; uasatish;

Ancient Nandi Temple

Nandi Hills is one of the popular one-day getaways from Bangalore. It is 40 km ( 1 hour) from Bangalore Airport. Follow the airport road and continue on to NH 44. Turn left at Nandi Cross and take SH 104 to Nandi Hills Main Road. The hills are nestled near Continue reading »

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