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Aru Village – a hidden gem of Kashmir

Aru is a small picturesque village in the South of Kashmir. Despite being just 12 km away from a very touristy Pahalgam, it often gets overlooked. Nevertheless, both Pahalgam and Aru offer different experiences. In this post, I would like to share with you Aru story and advice on how to approach it in a better way. I would like …

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Hoysala heritage in Somnathpur, Mysore

Hoysala Rulers who built many temples in present-day Karnataka, ruled over Mysore Plateau between 11th and 14th century. As lovers of art, they evolved a new form of Architecture, Hoysala architecture. The most notable temples of this style are in Belur, Halebid and Somnathpur. Somnathpur temple was one of the first temples built under Hoysala regime. To give you a broad …

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Lepakshi – an offbeat getaway from Bangalore

Last updated on May 10th, 2018 The state of Andhra Pradesh is mostly overlooked in the tourist books. Unless you visit some national tourist fairs, you might leave out numerous destinations in India just because they didn’t brand their Taj Mahal. Today I would like to tell you about Lepakshi Village which is one of the cultural day getaways from …

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Heritage temples & palaces in Puthia and Natore

If you are into architecture and history and plan to visit Bangladesh, your best bet will be Western Bangladesh, where is the highest concentration of heritage places. Another destination for architecture lovers is Sonargaon – the medieval capital of Bengol, but let’s leave it for a different story. Today, I’d like to talk more about Rajshahi division specifically and day …

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Sonargaon – a medieval capital of Bengal

History and heritage sites are the open windows to the past of any country. Bangladesh, one of the most offbeat destinations in South Asia, has preserved both Muslim and Hindu heritage sites. Sonargaon, a city just one hour away from Dhaka, gives you a peek into the history of this medieval capital and how different cultures co-existed together. To help you …

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Dzukou Valley trek by yourself

Dzukou Valley is one of the gems in North-East India on the border of two states – Manipur and Nagaland. Despite it is a less explored area in India and there is a lack of information about this region, there is a huge scope for independent travelers to enjoy the untouched nature there. In this post, I will share with …

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Rhodes in late spring – visiting island in the low season months

Once I have confessed that Himalaya has stolen my heart. Nevertheless, all my life I’ve been dreaming to live closer to the sea except… I can’t stand hot weather. But this doesn’t mean that the idea of living near the Nordic Sea will excite me… There is a certain beauty in places that have a balance in temperature, climate and …

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India to Bangladesh by road – step by step guide

Last updated on April 5th, 2018 South Asia has many common features, yet each country has its own peculiarities and culture. There are so many people who travel from India to Nepal by road, but there is almost none information about another interesting Indian neighbor – Bangladesh. Nevertheless, we are not scared to experiment if we don’t find info on …

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Backwaters in Alleppey for different budgets

Imagine a set of villages built in a forest, where people own boats instead of cars – that’s what a good part of Kerala looks like. Due to its natural aspect, Kerala attracts numerous tourists from all over the world. Recently I’ve written about perfectly looking tea hills in Munnar area in Kerala. This post will be about another sought-after …

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Indian Railways explained – how to make it right?

Traveling by train in India is one of the most learning and fascinating experiences, which shows you some of the hidden corners of the country. Some of the rail tracks go near the sea, some through the rice fields, other across unknown towns – ever-changing landscapes. It’s hard to imagine how huge and diverse this country is from the outside …