This was like a long long line of adjacent temples connected with each other, flanked by enormous ruins of even bigger structures now collapsed with a deserted, lonely and forested look. Each doorframe complete with a chandrashila ( decorative step before and after the stepping stone), leading into quadrangular enclosure with side wings opening into corridors leading to outside structures, the closed sanctums sometimes blessed with a Shiv ling, or an idol or just a block carved to hold an idol.Read More
I loved the peaceful moonlit night, the pool was looking all the more beautiful and water looked more of green than blue at that point of time ☺ With our feet dipped in the pool, we chatted for a good long time and realized it was almost 12 am.Read More
Our work got over at 1800 hrs and we were ready to go back to Indore. While returning from Kothi we got down at Freeganj Tower just to roam around the city. First we went to Chote Gopal mandir which was just in the vicinity of Freeganj Tower. The freeganj which was a busy town circle in the afternoon has transformed into a superb eatery zone. Right from Paani puri to Chaat to Chhole tikki to Vada pav to Hot dog to Chinese to South Indian to Juice corner to fruit zone to Icecream corner.Read More
हम २:३० दोपहर को दयारा बुघयाल पहुच गए. हर तरफ सफेद रंग बिखरा था. बहुत ज्यादा बर्फवारी हो रही थी. रूफटोप के नीचे हम आराम कर रहे थे एंव आगे की रणनीति सोच ही रहे थे कि हमने देखा कि एक विदेशी पर्यटक , ३0 की उम्र , अकेले, हमारे थोडे बाद ही दयारा पहुचा है. स्पैन के उस बन्दे से १५-२०मिनट तक भिन्न भिन्न मुददो पर बात हुई जैसे मोदी,वीजां ,स्पैन का मौसम,लेह – लदाख आदि। घूमने का असली मकसद ही नई- नई जगह देखना और लोगौ को जानना है.Read More
After a good night’s sleep, we got up early and had breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Although, the quality of the food was good the service was very poor because of lack of staff at the restaurant. Then we waited at the lobby for the van(arranged by the hotel) to take us to the trip to Berijam lake,21 kms from Kodaikanal town and the tourist spots on the way.Read More
You need to book tickets to Genting Highlands from KL Sentral (Genting ticket counter is clearly marked and visible – Level 1). Since it was Ramzan holiday the next day, most of the KL crowd would be at Genting and you need to book tickets soon.Read More
This is my first solo travel and I was a little bit scared because it would be on the country where social media says a lot of precaution especially for a woman. But all the doubts and fears of whatRead More
WHAT A COASTER ( Adult Slide)
The best ride in Mumbai’s water park called Water Kingdom is What A Coaster.The height of the slide may be some where around 4 – 5 floors and one has to take a ride on a rubber slide sleeping flat on the stomach with knees bend and legs crossed. One has to catch tightly the two rods on the slides as shown in the video. The slides starts and for ten seconds you feel each and every second is like an hour. In between there are showers of the water flowing straight on your body twice and two large bends. Overall full marks for EUPHORIA it creates. For me it is best slide in Water Kingdom.
DRIFTING RIVER (Family Fun)
After playing around an hour and a half in Goofer’s Lagoon we went to another marvellous relaxing location called Drifting River. There is a huge space in which a canal is made in a circumferential pattern. Water is allowed to flow in one direction. One has to take a float, relax on the float and rest all is done by flowing water. One can just relax after having tiresome play in all the slides. One can use single float as well as a double float.There are bridges in between and water flows fro those bridges. This again can be done with your kids simultaneously. But one has to be with them. This makes one relax and one should opt this ride in between so that he can enjoy to fullest.
We come across “Nilgiri Coach” as we started walking. The Nilgiri Toy Train journey runs in between Mettupalayam and Ooty hill station. This narrow gauge train covers a distance of 46 kms. The train runs through the plains, plantations and tropical rainforest of the Nilgiri. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005 and be a part of Mountain Railways of Indian World Heritage Site along with the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (1999) and the Kalka-Shimla Railway (2008).
Philadelphia has lots of statues in the parks and roads most of them of historical figures like Presidents and war heroes specially popular being President Lincoln’s statue on Kelly Drive, I could not take its picture as the bus was moving too fast. But I was able to take picture of the statue of chief justice John Marshall outside the west gate of Franklin Institute. Ever heard of a Judge’s statue in India? If yes please inform me. There is also a controversial statue of the Italian Stallion Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa a must for movie buffs as the story of Rocky series is in Philly. The guides in the buses were very knowledgeable and were telling a lot of stories about not only the city but also some of the controversies going in the city. The controversy around Ricky’s statue was another one.
Day 4 – our last day in the alluring city had to be spent well and the time had to be best utilized. So, we put on our thinking cap and chalked out a plan. We wanted to close the trip with something nice and different as an experience. So, we chose the Heineken Experience !!
Since the weather wasn’t too favorable for cycling, we decided to opt for the guided tour. A 6 hour round trip with a visit to the cheese and clog factory plus walk tour in the fishing village of Amsterdam – cant get any better, can it?
The tram brought me back to Centrum and I still had about 1 hour to wander so I walked towards the Dam area, which is a famous touristic spot, with lot of fun, museums, shops etc. There was Madame Tussaud wax museum also, but before the wax museum of London, it is quite small,…but still there was long que before it.
I entered the shop and saw one dark niece of Cleopetra silently deep frying the Pakoras, which are stuffed in Falafel. I asked her to make one for me by stuffing with some onions and other things. She quite rudely told me that she will give the falafel and I have to fill the garnish myself. In Lebanon, the Falfel is wrapped in a thin roti, like mexican tortillas. But she took a bread like “बंद” cut it from half and put the pakoras inside and handed it over to me for filling it with other things. I put the garnishes inside and tried it. The taste was no where like Lebanese falafel, but it was sufficient for a poor veg animal like me. Seeing my face, she asked If I did not like it. I told her that it was ok, but not like the one I ate in Beirut.