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Haridwar – Stairway to heaven revisited

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In the dead silence of the night, the gushing sound of the fast flowing river sounded like heavenly music. Soothing, mesmerizing and it deported you a heavenly bliss. It was like being hypnotized, lifting the spirits to incredible heights. I can’t recall when I went off to sleep; but when I got up early morning, I walked to the bank of the river and watched it flowing away gingerly. I have never forgotten that river sound since then.

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Phnom Penh in Cambodia TO Can Tho in Vietnam by bus

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We called up our hotel in Phnom Penh as well as Can Tho, but no luck. Everyone shared the bus routes but all of them were going to Can Tho, via Saigon. It seemed so lame and dumb to do that. When everything fails, Internet comes as a savior so we started scavenging sites like TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and what not. To our luck, we found one hard-to-believe post saying that

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आस्था और सुन्दरता का संगम – स्वर्ण मंदिर अमृतसर

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आप को बता दू की अगर बॉर्डर देखने का मन हो तो सुबह या 12/1 बजे तक भीड़ बढ़ने से पहले हो आये ताकि इत्मीनान से देख सके और हो सकता है पाकिस्तानी रेंजर आपको चाय पानी पूछ ले…साधारण दिनों में बॉर्डर पे आपसी भाईचारा और मित्रता का माहौल रहता है दोनों और के सैनिको के मध्य..बातचीत हंसी मजाक..चलता रहता है.

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Mahabalipuram – ‘The Maha Destination’

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The boat jetty/flight of steps and the miniature shrine and the Varaha sculpture at the basement of the Shore Temple, which were discovered by the ASI between 1990 and 1993, were flooded. Controversies and debates among the archaeologists and historians still persist on the existence of similar structures, submerged into the sea.

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My Experience of Vaishno Devi, Ardhkumari Gufa and Shivkhori

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Just opposite to “Bhaint Shop”, there is cloak room 1. This is less crowded but a little far from bhawan. Due to less crowd, we preferred that and deposited all our luggage, belt and shoes in that cloak room. Would like to remind, you will need to show your yatra slip over here to obtain cloak room. Another 2 cloak rooms (2 and 3) are near bhawan but are overcrowded. There is not much distance between cloak room 1 and 2 & 3.

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Delhi Jodhpur Road Review

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Roads till Beawar are in reasonable condition; wide and smooth. There are two issues here, though. First, there are at least three (if I remember correctly) railway crossings which tend to create bottlenecks and hold up the infinite traffic when the gates are closed (and also when gates are open! thanks to long, narrow passages leading into and away from the railway phatak). Second, this stretch passes through industrialised areas including the marble quarries of Kishangarh.

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Hampi

Silhouette showing the rocky landscape Take me here