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Why Raj Bhavan is a highlight of Mumbai city?

Raj Bhavan tour might not look attractive at the first sight from the information you can find online. There are several famous newspapers that wrote about it, but mainly from the point of beauty and maintenance of the place. For me, this experience was primarily about learning about governance, taxes, economy, administration, and history of Mumbai. It structured some of …

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Serolsar Lake hike in Himachal Pradesh

Serolsar Lake is one of the hidden gems of the Himalaya. This lake is such a treat for the eyes of the perfectionists. It’s of a round shape, clean, there are no dry leaves on the surface and it reflects the tall trees and rocks surrounding it. Since you have to hike there through Jalori Pass, it is not that …

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Chand Baori – the largest ancient step well in India

Step wells are the wonder of ancient architecture which can be found all around India. There were around 3000 step wells built in North India, many of them in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat as they both are bordering the desert. Rajasthan was actually built in a desert. Chand Baori is one of the oldest and biggest wells in …

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How to choose a houseboat in Srinagar?

Dal Lake is one of the most breathtaking places in India. It covers a significant area of Srinagar and feels like a small town within the city itself. There are local families who live on the lake, rowing their personal boats and running their shops of all kinds from groceries to pashmina and saffron. All this makes Dal lake a …

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Turtuk – the last village on India-Pakistan border

“Welcome to our village” – shouted a cheerful group of 8-year-old kids. “Here is your entrance gift” – told a girl with a smile handing me a few fruits. I was amazed by this hospitality gesture. Today, you will see many happy kids running through the streets of the village after the classes. Nevertheless, it was not always the case. …

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Diskit – a gateway to Nubra Valley

“How do you survive winters without electricity?” I asked curiously. “That’s a very good question. I think people can adapt to anything with time” – told Sonam, one of the residents of Nubra. Diskit is the main town and administrative center of Nubra Valley. If all the roads lead to Rome, the roads of Nubra Valley definitely lead to Diskit. …

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Sand dunes in the mountains – Hunder, Nubra Valley

When you think of a desert, most probably Sahara, the Thar Desert or any other area filled with sand, oasis and unbearably hot climate comes to your mind. I was thinking the same until I visited Hunder. This is a natural phenomenon of a desert in the mountains at the altitude of 3000+ meters which is covered with snow in winters. …

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How foreigners can apply for Indian visa in Bangladesh?

There are so many Indian Embassies around the world and most of them have quite clear steps the citizens need to follow to apply for the certain type of visa. But what if you need to open a visa in another country? My country doesn’t have a diplomatic relationship with India. It means, every time I want to visit India …

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Budget guide to Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh

Ladakh is one of the most desired road-trip experiences in India. It has breathtaking landscapes, fascinating architecture, responsible lifestyle and a mix of Tibetan and Kashmiri cultures that makes it a curious destination to explore. But what if you don’t drive? Then you will definitely find next few posts handy! You can travel through major part of Ladakh by combining …

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Bylakuppe – the biggest Tibetan Settlement in South India

Many people associate all Tibetan with Himalaya, mountains, snowy peaks. If you are remotely interested in Tibetan culture, most probably you’ve heard of Dharamshala – the biggest Tibetan settlement in India, where Tibetan government resides. Nevertheless, there is another small town in India which is important in Tibetan culture, yet people rarely talk about it. Bylakuppe – the second largest …