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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By Train from Mumbai to Pune

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May 082017
 
Hanuman Mandir; Dadar; Mumbai; India; uasatish; Dadar railway station;

Sree Hanuman Mandir

Mumbai-Pune is one of the busiest train routes in India. Several high speed trains run on the route. Construction of Mumbai-Pune line was completed in 1856.

I travelled recently to Pune by Continue reading »

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My Visit to Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple

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May 012017
 
Guruvayur Temple; Guruvayur; Kerala; India; uasatish; temple; Sri Krishna;

Guruvayur Kshetram

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is one of the best-loved temples in Kerala. The presiding deity is Sri Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The main idol is a four-armed Krishna in a standing position. He carries Continue reading »

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Art Masterpieces of Musée d’Orsay in Paris

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Apr 242017
 
Musée d'Orsay; Paris; France; museum; indoor; uasatish; painting; Chrysanthemums; Claude Monet;

Chrysanthemums (Monet)

Museum d’Orsay is on the left bank of River Seine, 2.1 km from Notre Dame Cathedral. The nearest metro station is Solférino – Musée d’Orsay. Louvre Museum is across River Seine, a walk of 1.1 kmWe had booked Continue reading »

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Treasures of Arakkal Museum in Kannur

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Apr 172017
 
Arakkal Palace; Arakkal Museum; Kannur; Kerala; India; uasatish;

Room in Arakkal Palace

Arakkal kingdom was the only Muslim-ruled state in Kerala prior to the British era. They ruled Kannur (formerly known as Cannanore) and Lakshadweep Islands. It is believed that the Arakkal clan


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My Visit to Louvre Museum in Paris

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Apr 102017
 
Portrait; Raphael; Louvre Museum; Paris; France; Baldassare Catiglione; uasatish; oil painting;

Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione

Our TGV high-speed duplex train from Strasbourg reached Paris on a Monday. It was 1:30 pm when the train reached Gare de l’est station in Paris. Louvre Museum remains closed on Tuesdays. So we quickly checked into our hotel and proceeded forthwith to Louvre Museum by Continue reading »

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