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Weekend Trip to Narkanda

Weekend Trip to Narkanda

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Ah! It is always good to be back :-)

It has been a long hiatus – years I guess – since I have shared by travel experience on Ghumakkar. But its better late than never. It was a not so cold December Friday when I along with 3 companions arrived at Delhi ISBT to catch our bus to Narkanda.

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An ancient church - St.John in the wilderness

McLeodganj – The mystical hub of Himachal

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We then moved to the church of St. John in the Wilderness between Forsyth Ganj and Mcleod Ganj. This neo-gothic stone shrine was made in 1852 following Anglian structure. It was named after John the Baptist. As the structure lies deep inside dense woods, during the olden times, they appropriately named it as St. John In The Wilderness. There is a memorial devoted to Lord Elgin, who was Viceroy of India during British raj.

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Statue of Lord Murugan and the Stairs up way

Visit to the Batu Caves

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For example, the rarest spider in the world – the Trapdoor spider (Liphistius batuensis, the scientific name). Even there are species still live in these caves since some 100 million years!

Of course, you cannot see of them, because of these species are mostly tiny, and the cave is literally dark. Because of the fragile ecological atmosphere inside the cave, you are bound to follow some important rules.

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A water-logged street

Crowning glory of Shekhawati: Haveli of Nadine Le Prince (Fatehpur)

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Then Lia brought us to the cultural center. It had mainly three sections. The first section was dedicated to paintings and the tribal art. Each frame was magnificent. Nevertheless, two pictures really attracted me. The first was the paining on goat skin, depicting of “Ram hunting”. The richness of its colour was excellent. It was done by an unknown tribal artist.

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The Abandoned city, Fatehpur Sikri

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

Pristine Puducherry

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The Promenade

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I visited Pondicherry 3 yrs ago with my husband and  fell in love with that place on the very first …

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Peaceful Pondicherry

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Pondicherry (now Puducherry) as a place has always fascinated me. After dreaming about visiting the place for many months, finally…

Pondy road(food) trip

Pondy road(food) trip

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Puducherry(Pondicherry) is a small heaven just south of Chennai. Puducherry means “New Village” which it really stood out for us,…