We went to Gujarat. draft’s 1st pageRead More
Gujarat is an ancient land abounding in mythology and legends and dotted with pilgrimage and historical sites. Since the advent of Bronze Age, every era has left its footprints in Gujarat. There are temples, mosques, tombs, forts, palaces and monasteries.
Religious sites are major part of tourism in Gujarat. Somnath is the first among twelve Jyotirlingas. The Palitana temples of Jainism on Mount Satrunjaya, the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and Jama Masjid, the Sun Temple, Modhera, Dwarakadheesh Temple and Dakor are noteworthy pilgrimage sites.
This peninsular state in western India boasts of archaeological sites of the port city of Lothal and Dholavira from the Indus Valley Civilisation. Continuing the historical tale are the Rock Edicts of Emperor Asoka, Mahabat Maqbara, Lakhot Fort and Narsinh Mehta No Choro.
Kirti Mandir, Porbandar, Sabarmati Ashram, and Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial( in Ahmedabad) proudly speak about our beloved Mahatma Gandhi who was born here and the Iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the chief architect of modern India.
Nature too has gifted the state with many attractions such as Girnar Mountain, Gir Forest National Park, Vansda National Park, Blackbuck National Park, Marine National Park, and Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary.
With seventeen airports, Gujarat is very well connected by air, a good network of railways and intercity and interstate road transport. Gujarat experiences hot and dry summers, a good monsoon and moderate pleasant winters. Best time to visit here would be from October to April.
This post is in continuation with my last post Delhi-Vadodara-Delhi Road Trip (Part -1). Starting from Delhi, with a stop-over at Udaipur, we arrived…Read More
Background It all started from a discussion with Nandan when he gave an idea for a long road trip from Delhi to Mumbai. It…Read More
Excavation site is walking distance of half km from there. Sun is at its peak but cool breeze was maintaining the temperature. At most 20-30 people were there including the staff and visitors. We first visited the Archaeological Museum and it’s better to visit museum first because it contains a lot of information about the site and that will help you to understand and visualize the whole architecture at the site. As photography is prohibited in the museum so no snaps are available inside of it.Read More
It was well past 2PM when we finally reached the camp area,our stomachs had started growling by then. The camp is surrounded by vast desert area and tidbits of small villages nearby.We quickly retired to our colourful round shaped huts with straw roofs,got fresh and dashed for lunch.The lunch served by the hotel staff was a bland affair and we couldn’t find too many vegetables included.Read More
गिरनार पर्वत, जो जूनागढ़ शहर की सबसे खुबसूरत जगह में से एक है यह एकमात्र ईएसआई जगह है जहाँ पर एसियाटिक लायन (Asiatic Lion) पाए जाते है. गिरनार जो गुजरात की सबसे ऊँची पहाड़ी है और उसके सबसे ऊँचे शिखर जहाँ पर भगवन दत्तात्रेय जी की जगह है. बारिशके मौसम में यहाँ का वातावरण बहोत ही खुशनुमा होता है और पूरा जंगल एक नयी नवेली दुल्हन की तरह प्राकृतिक सौंदर्य से सजा हुआ दीखता है.Read More
बचपन में भूगोल विषय में जब नक़्शे में रण ऑफ़ कच्छ देखते थे तो समझ नही आता था यहाँ क्या है.उस समय पर्यटन की सुविधाए नही थी तो आम जनमानस भी कच्छ की यात्रा नही कर पाते थे.अतः तब अधिक जानकारी भी उपलब्ध नही थी..समय गुजरा और पर्यटन में रूचि जागृत हुई तब कच्छ भी विश लिस्ट में आ गया.प्राथमिकता तब भी जाने माने पर्यटन क्षेत्र ही रहे.फिर महानायक के विज्ञापन आने शुरू हुए
“कच्छ नही देखा तो कुछ नही देखा”
After the mandatory getting-lost-and-going-round-in-circles-before-finding-the-destination that we seem to do in most new cities, we reach our destination after 2 solid hours of wandering the drowning streets of Ghatkopar in a downpour worthy of …. Mumbai! The thing to note is that more time was spent in negotiating the traffic (read: stuck in traffic) than driving!Read More
We had already planned to visit the deer park in the morning and later Dudhni Lake in the evening. We also found out that from Silvassa towards south the deer park comes first and then comes Dudhni Lake. I heard about Dudhni Lake turning romantic in the evening. It just matched my mood since I wanted to do some wildlife photography in the morning & relax in the evening. Our main challenge was to reach these two spots on time and without any expensive transportation.Read More
From there, the air is very very clean and it’s all Green around !!,You’ll find yourself in typical village area, which lush green paddy fields , huts, etc. but the road is very Narrow at this point, and one must be care full.
Just a word of caution, drive very slow, as it’s village area and lot of children cross the roads every now and then, And try not to use Horns !!! Let’s do our bit not to disturb the locals.
A small Parking area is available, but, recently have seen a small field being cleared for make shift parking area. the Locals charge 5-10 Rs. for that.
Park your vehicles, and move ahead for a short trek over the flowing waters and that will lead you to the Waterfall !!, It’s a good place for Kids and every one. Sply Kids, they would love to see small Fishes in clear waters.Read More
We left from Andheri station to Borivali to catch our 8:26am Swaraj Express. We got two tickets for Vapi under Tatkal reservation each costing around Rs400/- for sleeper class. Vapi is the nearest railway station to reach Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH). We reached Vapi station at 10:23am with a travel time of approx. 2hrs.Read More
ट्रेन आई और हम बैठ लिए अपने स्थान पर | एक वृद्ध दंपत्ति एक दुसरे का हाथ पकडे चढ़े | देखकर लगा की प्रेम की अभिव्यक्ति के कई आयाम और मायने होते हैं | ट्रेन अपनी गति से आगे बढती रही बीच बीच में आस पास के खेतों में उगे फसलों पर हम बात चीत कर रहे थे | तीन घंटे में हम वड़ोदरा पहुंच गये | स्टेशन से बाहर निकलकर हमने ठेले पर समोसे खाए और चल पड़े सैयाजी राव बाग़ की तरफ |Read More