The Zamindars and the royal family members of Burdwan used this place as a hunting spot and constructed several Machans for their convenience. Thus Bhalki and Machan combined to give the place its current name Bhalki Machan. The etymology can be broken down into Bhalu ki Machan. Bhalu means bear. Machan means an elevated resting place for the hunters to hunt down wild animals.Read More
The view of Athens from here is quite splendid. An immediate circle of red-tiled roofs gives way to more modern structures spread all around. Mt. Lycabettus sticks out of this jumble glowing under a slant of sunlight that has lanced through a cloudy sky.Read More
Amongst the various sights we visited were the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Bowfin. USS Arizona was a memorial built on top of the ship sunk and destroyed with around 700 people still on board. We were shown a historic video before a motorboat quickly took us to the USS Arizona.Read More
As we walked towards Piazza Venezia,we were greeted by a majestic white monument. The Vittoriano built to honour Victor Emanuel II, the first king of Italy, offer some breathtaking views of Rome . Built of white marble, the monument invited controversy for destroying a large portion of the Capitoline Hill . It also has the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.Read More
Annapurna and Bholanath goes on a tour of their kingdom on their Rath for listening to the problems of the people. When it is quite late, Lakshmi and Narayan are worried and goes on a search operation for Annapurna. Finally they find them on the banks of the Ganges. Then takes place the phase of Manbhanjan or in other words requesting them to return back home.Read More
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.Read More
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.
It is a very small temple which has sixty four Yogini figures placed inside the circular wall. Each Yogini has a name and special characteristic such as one with lion face, one with a monkey face, one standing on a human head or one standing in fire and so on. There are a few Yogini temples all over India and all are circular in shape depicting the ‘Yoni’.Read More
Located 18 km away from Jaisalmer, the way to desert Kuldhara village is known as the ghost village. Lying abandoned from the past few centuries, this village has no signs of human life and is also known as one of the haunted places in Rajasthan. A clan of eighty-five villages, Kuldhara was once inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins, but due to some adverse happenings, the natives evacuated the village within a night. It is also said that while leaving the village, the villagers put a curse on it.Read More
After breakfast, we left Jaisalmer at around 7.30 am and took the Bikaner route to reach Delhi. The road upto Pokran is same and from Pokran, it is a different road to Bikaner. This road was even better and emptier with absolutely no traffic.Read More
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.Read More
सुबह सुबह साड़े पांच बजे नींद खुल गयी एवं पत्नी का मूड एक बार फिर ताज देखने का हुआ…हलकी ठण्ड में पैदल ही पहुच गये और आश्चर्यचकित हो के देखते क्या है की सिर्फ हम गिने चुने दो चार भारतीय थे और लगभग पांच सात सौ की संख्या में विदेशी पर्यटक…हर देश के …कही से इंग्लिश भाषा सुनाई दे रही थी तो कही कोई गाइड स्पेनिश या जर्मन भाषा में इन पर्यटकों से बात कर रहा था…पता चला की लगभग सभी विदेशी सुबह ही यहाँ आते है भारतीय भीड़ से दूर और ये सुझाव उन्हें गाइड और होटल वाले देते है…पिछले दिन भी विदेशी पर्यटक काफी थे पर आज ऐसा लगा की हम लोग विदेश घुमने आये है …इतने अधिक विदेशी एक साथ एक ही जगह पे भारत में कही नही देखने को मिलते..Read More