Weekend-Delhi

Delhi to Lucknow in 5 hours via YEW and Agra Lucknow Expressway

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It was a pleasure driving on this road. I counted 57 vehicles while going towards Lucknow on this expressway which means a lot of people are still unaware of it. I tried to maintain a consistent speed of 120 kmph on this road, but to my surprise I found I was driving at 130-135 kmph. There is very little noise while driving on this road. I encountered total 4 small diversions (diversion means when you have to drive on the wrong side of the expressway).

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Holi at Holy Place of Mathura-Vrindavan

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When you will reach Temple, you can see people doing arti at Temple gate, as inside of Temple was quite crowded. Then everyone was entering inside through bit random queue, Priests were throwing colors on crowd, even everyone was throwing colors inside temple to show their happiness in celebrating holi with Lord Krishna, It’s an unbelievable experience to be a part of this event. When you are there you can’t see everything but just feel the blessing of that divine environment.

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Lansdowne – A Relaxing Weekend Getaway

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Finally the day came when we had to get back to Delhi. We went out for an early morning walk again. It was quite sunny although there was nice breeze so really did not feel the harsh effect of sunlight. I was just observing around myself and could not help but admire the charm of this place over and over again.

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Photo courtesy – M M Philip

Delhi-Orchha-Charkhari-Khajuraho

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We stayed with a friend there in real rural settings enjoying farm-fresh fruits and vegetables.
Khajuraho is 80 km away from Charkhari and we made the trip the following day.
Stunned by the beauty unfolding before us we wandered around the temples craning our neck unable to absorb all that is in the spread – amazing architecture, heights of craftsmanship.

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Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary – The Green and Serene spot of Haryana

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After some time we reached the watch-tower and beneath the same we were lucky to spot a barking deer and we were quick to click a picture of the same. Then from the watch towers we spotted the beautiful sightings of the migratory birds.

Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Northern Pintail, White Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Yellow Wagtail, Rosy Pelican, Spot-billed Pelican, Gadwall, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper,

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The best of KASOL and TOSH in winters

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Hill top of tosh was completely covered with snow, we took some pics and then we started looking for hotels to stay, there were many hotels like: pink floyd, hill top, blue diamond. We checked facilities and rates in each and finally we choose blue diamond to stay. There we got a big room with 5 beds which was sufficient for 6 people, we were all wet, as it was raining when we were trekking to hill top of tosh, so we decided to play in snow and then change. We locked our room and went down to play in snow, we were literally freezing in that temperature, and it was around -2 degree celcius at that time.

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Jaisalmer – Top 10 things to see and do

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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.

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पार्वती घाटी (कुल्लू) में एकल (solo) घुमक्कड़ी — बिजली महादेव मंदिर, कुल्लू

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स्थानीय लोगों के अनुसार आकाश से गिरने वाली जोरदार बिजली भगवान महादेव के इस मंदिर में विराजमान पवित्र शिवलिंग पर गिरती है, जो इस पवित्र शिवलिंग को टुकड़ों में बिखेर देती है। बिजली से खंडित हुए शिवलिंग के आसपास गिरे टुकड़ों को एकत्रित करके मंदिर के पुजारी मक्खन की सहायता से शिवलिंग के टुकड़ों को फिर से शिवलिंग के आकर में जोड़ देते है. कुछ समय के पश्चात् चमत्कारी रूप से शिवलिंग अपने आप पहले की तरह पूर्ण रूप में परिवर्तित हो जाता है।

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Haridwar – Stairway to heaven revisited

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In the dead silence of the night, the gushing sound of the fast flowing river sounded like heavenly music. Soothing, mesmerizing and it deported you a heavenly bliss. It was like being hypnotized, lifting the spirits to incredible heights. I can’t recall when I went off to sleep; but when I got up early morning, I walked to the bank of the river and watched it flowing away gingerly. I have never forgotten that river sound since then.

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आस्था और सुन्दरता का संगम – स्वर्ण मंदिर अमृतसर

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आप को बता दू की अगर बॉर्डर देखने का मन हो तो सुबह या 12/1 बजे तक भीड़ बढ़ने से पहले हो आये ताकि इत्मीनान से देख सके और हो सकता है पाकिस्तानी रेंजर आपको चाय पानी पूछ ले…साधारण दिनों में बॉर्डर पे आपसी भाईचारा और मित्रता का माहौल रहता है दोनों और के सैनिको के मध्य..बातचीत हंसी मजाक..चलता रहता है.

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