Our Malaysia Trip…Genting highlands

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The rains stopped but the clouds did buzz away. So only some of the rides were opened. The best was the Space Shot which takes you up to height of 185 feet and then with a sudden force brings you down with all the shouts and shrieks and a bizarre feeling of weightlessness. It was good fun!!

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माँ चंडी देवी, हरद्वार की यात्रा

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माता के जिस स्वरूप की हम बात कर रहे है उसका थोड़ा व्याख्यान करना तो बनता है। तो प्रिय पाठकों माँ चंडी देवी का मंदिर नील पर्वत पर स्थित एक सिद्ध पीठ के रूप में प्रसिद्ध है। कहा जाता है की आठवीं शताब्दी में प्रसिद्ध हिन्दू धर्म गुरु आदि शंकराचार्य द्वारा माता की मूर्ति की स्थापना यहाँ पर की गयी थी। इस स्थान से जुडी एक पौराणिक कथा यह है की शुम्भ-निशुम्भ नामक राक्षसों, जिन्होंने इंद्रा का साम्राजय अपने अधिपत्य में ले लिया था, का वध करने के बाद माता चंडी देवी, जिनकी उत्पत्ति देवी पारवती के अंश से हुयी थी, यहाँ पर कुछ समय के लिए विश्राम करने हेतु रुकी थी।

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Gurgaon-Lansdowne Weekend Road Trip

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I will finish the story with few words about the Oak Grove Inn. The hotel is running for past one year and after an initial slow take off it remains full on most of week ends now. The normal rooms are small but very clean. I would recommend the family room as it is huge in size but there is only one available. Next time I go there I will ask for the top floor rooms which have a wide balcony (ideal for playing cards or chatting in a group) in front

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Khana Mihirer Dhipi

Chandraketugarh – a tryst with the mystical ancient history

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When king Chandraketu was ruling the kingdom, a Pir named Gorachand arrived from Arab and tried to convince the king to convert his religion to Islam. During that time, he showed several magical tricks. One of the tricks was that he bloomed Champa flower during off season on the Bera (fence). From that time, the place is called Berachampa.

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Walking Tour of Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Presence of the Gulf Stream in this bay area lent a very diverse element to the foliage, extremely distinct from the other coastal regions of the British Isles.
This is the little mountain that we climbed…not exactly the steep climb but we hiked all around it to reach the other side.

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शिंगणापुर यात्रा – जहाँ शनि देव विराजते हैं

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आपको फिर बताना चाहूंगा की साई आश्रम में दर्शन की बायोमेट्रिक सिस्टम है जो में स्तिथ है और रिसेप्शन से सुविधा मिल जाती है ताकि अगर आपने ऑनलाइन पर्ची नहीं ली तो आप आश्रम में ही बॉयोमीट्रिक्स करवा के शाम या सुबह की मंदिर प्रवेश की पर्ची प्राप्त कर सकते हैं । इससे यह सुविधा मिलती है की आपको फिर मंदिर के गेट १ & २ के सामने लाइन से पर्ची लेने में जो समय लगेगा वह समय बच जायेगा और एक बार प्रसादालय से प्रसाद ज़रूर पाए, यह एक डिवाइन अनुभव होगा ।

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Dhanushkodi – No Land only Sand

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We reached Rameshwaram from Madurai about 3:00 PM, we planned to visit Rameshwaram temple in the morning, so we asked our taxi driver Kannan if there is any beach nearby, he nodded his head and said “Yeeessss” (I liked the way he used to say Yeeessss”), it is 13 kms from here and is called Dhanushkodi.
Well, we reached the beach in about 45 minutes, on the way, we also visited a temple where Lord Rama performed the “Raj Tilak” of Vibhishan. Kannan told us that this is the beach, it was very deserted. We found an Indian Navy post there, a tea stall and a snack shop. The Indian Ocean was beautiful, roaring and with high waves. We dared not go too deep inside and also asked the kids to stay off.

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शिरडी , जहाँ साई बसते हैं

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आपको बता दूँ की ऑनलाइन पर्ची वालों के लिए गेट नंबर ३ या शनि गेट से एंट्री होती है जलपान होने के बाद हमने मंदिर संसथान के सामने ऑटो करने का फैसला किया पर सामने तांगेवाले को देख के मन ललचा गया और बुक करके मंदिर की और चल पड़े, मंदिर संसथान से १ किमी दूर है और १००० मीटर आपको पैदल चलना होगा रस्ते में दुकान वाले आपको चादर और प्रसादी के लिए बोलेंगे पर आप सिर्फ चादर और गुलाब का फूल लीजियेगा क्योंकि बाबा को प्रसाद बाहर का नहीं चढ़ता सिर्फ फूल और चादर चढ़ती है,

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Visiting Saputara – A perfect getaway from Vadodara

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Just as you enter Navsari on NH-8, be careful not to use the Flyover ! . Keep your Google Maps or Navigators ready again. After taking Left from Navsari crossing, the Road is narrow and Single Lane. But build Quality is good, so no issues in Driving.(Ref Pictures). Then the real journey started, amidst the Lush Green Fields and forest area. We passed through the National Forest, which looked great at early morning. Driving here in early morning, with cloud cover was great ! No AC’s required, just fresh Air.

We took a little de-toure toward Gira Waterfall, which was very good. The Way to Gira waterfalls is well marked and you will find few Tourists Buses parked on the main Road itself. The Fall is about 2-3 KM’s inside the narrow trail, which Is just enough for 2 cars to pass, that too at some locations only, so Drive carefully and Slowly. Plenty of Options for snacks are available. Tough it didn’t rained that day, flow of water was still good. It’s nice place with sign Board of “Beware of Crocodiles”! all around ! . We didn’t found any though . (Lucky)

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