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;


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;;

Beach Below Bekal Fort

Kerala has many forts, palaces and Continue reading »

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Thiruvangad Temple in Thalassery

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Jan 092017
Sree Ramaswamy Temple; Thiruvangad Temple: Thalassery; Kerala; India; architecture; outdoor; uasatish; building; Thiruvangad;

Thiruvangad Temple

Sree Ramaswamy Temple in Thalassery is popularly known as Thiruvangad Temple. The temple is dedicated to Sree Rama and is located at Continue reading »

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Top Ten Posts of 2016

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Jan 012017

You may have had a wonderful new-year eve day with lots of good food and cheerful experiences. We now have a brand new year ahead of us and this looks like the right time to choose the top ten posts of 2016.

From the beginning of 2016, I put the focus of my posts on travel as well as photography. Since then, the site has gained in popularity and page views have steadily climbed up. It was not an easy job for me to select the top 10 posts from last year. I had to some extent depend on the website traffic and social media engagements to bring you your favourite posts of 2016.

St. Peter's Basilica; Vatican City; church; fountain; outdoor; architecture; sky; travel; uasatish; Rome; Roma; Italy; Italia;

St. Peter’s Basilica

General Reflections on Italy is the post based on Continue reading »

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Sinhagad Fort

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Dec 262016
Sinhagad Fort; Thoptewadi; Maharashtra; India; outdoor; fort; uasatish;

Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad Fort is 30 km southwest of Pune.  It is at an altitude of 1312 metres. It was one of the top military outposts during the reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.  Cars can go right up to top of the fort. Trekking is another alternative and Continue reading »

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Gholvad – A Perfect Getaway

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Dec 192016
Gholvad; Maharashtra; India; Bordi beach; outdoor; sea; sky; uasatish; nature;

Low Tide at Bordi Beach

Gholvad is a village in Maharashtra, close to the state border with Gujarat. It is 144 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Gholvad is one of the unexplored sea beach destination close to Mumbai. When in Gholvad, one can find a Continue reading »

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Kolkata – The City of Joy

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Dec 122016
Howrah Bridge; Kolkata; River Hooghly; outdoor; water; bridge; uasatish;

Howrah Bridge

Kolkata is nicknamed City of Joy after Dominique Lapierre‘s 1985 novel of the same name. The city is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River.

Across the Hooghly is Howrah Bridge. It was built during Continue reading »

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Two Days in Lucerne, Switzerland

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Dec 052016
Chapel Bridge; Lucerne; Switzerland; outdoor; bridge; River Reuss; uasatish; travel;

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Lucerne is a beautiful town on the shores of Lake Lucerne in the centre of Switzerland. The nearest airports are Zurich (68 km) and Basel (104 km). Lucerne is connected by trains to Continue reading »

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