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Land of Temples

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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.

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Chilling at Night

Getaway to Fort Kesroli, Alwar

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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.

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A day at Mahakal Nagri Ujjain

A day at Mahakal Nagri Ujjain

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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.

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दिल्ली से दयारा बुघयाल की सैर

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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.

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Silver Cascade Falls, on way to Kodai

Summer sojourn to Kodaikanal

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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.

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Holiday in KL and Singapore

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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.

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The Abandoned city, Fatehpur Sikri

Deewan-I-khaas, as viewed from Pachisi court Take me here

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Beer necessity? Ravi trying to run away with a barrel of Heineken :)

Alluring Amsterdam – Part 4

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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 !!

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Alluring Amsterdam – Part 3

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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?

Madrid – Amsterdam in bonus !

Madrid – Amsterdam in bonus !

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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.