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Travel India Bhimbetka Caves

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  Earliest Human Settlements in India The Bhimbetka Caves, or Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, (also known as ‘Bhim Baithaka’ meaning Bhim’s seat), located at the southern edge of the Vindhyachal Hills, 45 km south of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, contain 15,000 Read more ›

Travel India Jaisalmer

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                                          The Golden City  Where would you go if you wanted to see sand, desert and sand dunes in India?The best place is Jaisalmer – in the middle of Thar Desert in Rajasthan.JaisalmerThe small town of Jaisalmer, nicknamed “The Read more ›

Travel India Leh – II

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   Enigmatic land of Sand and Snow In the first part, I gave an overview of Leh and Ladakh. And I took the readers on a journey east of Leh – past Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Chemrey, over Changla Pass Read more ›

Travel India Kolhapur

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  Shakti Peeth  of  Mahalakshmi and   the Gateway to Karnataka and Goa                                              Kolhapur is famous for its Mahalakshmi Temple which devout Hindus believe will fulfill all their wishes. There are plenty of places to see around. And, you Read more ›

Travel India Chidambaram

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Unique Temple of the Formless Shiva I have visited Chidambaram several times for three reasons. · To meander through the Mangrove Forests of Pichavaram to the beach beyond. · To visit, attend or give lectures at the Annamalai University. · Read more ›

Travel India Dwarka

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The Real Atlantis  The western most of Adi Shankaracharya’s Four Dhams Some time ago, my mother wanted me to take her to Dwarka, the last of the Four Dhams of Adi Shankaracharya (we had already visited the other three). The Read more ›

Travel India Jagannath Puri or Puri

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World Famous Ratha Yatra Jagannath Puri, or simply Puri, is one of Adi Shankaracharya’s Char Dhams (or Four Places of Pilgrimage) located in the four corners of India. The other three are: Badrinath in the North (Himalayas); Dwarka in the Read more ›