Tirathgarh Waterfalls and the gorge below

Jagdalpur – The Land of Waterfalls

Jagdalpur is the land blessed by mother nature with its dearest of children, the life-giving water. These waters in the form of luscious streams plunge down, spreading its youthful charm as gorgeous waterfalls to spread the aura of mystery within the forest. The forested district of Bastar is irrigated by these streams embellishing it with the tint of blue within the lushness of greenery and the ruggedness of the rocks. Come with me to explore this land of waterfalls.

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Beautiful murals in Muktangan

Raipur City Tour

Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh in the central-eastern part of India. Chhattisgarh is a state of great natural wealth. The soil is rich in mineral resources and the major part of the land is under the forest cover. It is also the state of many rivers and waterfalls supporting the healthy groundwater level which again is the major factor influencing the agricultural dependency of a majority of the population. In between them lies the district of Raipur and the capital city.

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Sarat Chandra Kuthi in Samtaber

Sarat Chandra Kuthi in Samta

On my ‘Blogiversary’ I tend to share something very close and personal. So today, I share about my recent family trip to my favourite author’s house, now protected as a heritage-historical site under the West Bengal Heritage Commission Act. I am talking about the great Bengali novelist and story writer Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and his home for twelve years in Samta village near Panitras in Howrah district of West Bengal.

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The magnificent Chitrakore Waterfalls

Chitrakoot Waterfalls

The unspoilt state of Chattisgarh has a gem of Waterfalls in the heart of it – the Chitrakote Waterfalls, often known as the Niagara Falls of India. The roaring white wide and gorgeous plunge is enough to fill you with awe and take your breath away. It was the final moment of truth and I was there in front of the much-admired widest of waterfalls in India, I was in Chitrakote Waterfalls.

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The mine area near Carrick-a-Rede

Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland

Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland is a beautiful city with a balanced blend of ancient and modern architecture. We know how the famous H&W, the linen industry, The Troubles is associated with Belfast but do we know the Game of Thrones (GOT) association? GOT was produced and filmed in Belfast and surrounding. Today I will take you through the Game of Thrones tour of Northern Ireland.

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City Hall

A Hint of Irish Flavour in Belfast

The fascinating island of Shamrock, known as Ireland is a dream for many travellers. The landscape and seascape, the crooked shoreline, the uneven grasslands, the woolly grazing sheep, the hay bales, the three-leaved clover, the castles and the architecture, the language, the revolution and its corresponding street murals are so typical of the land that it gives them a unique Irish identity and attracts travellers from around the world. Though not a nation anymore, has a lot in common and yet many differences in them. And I was in its northern part to explore a tiny bit of the land and its associated Irish things beginning at Belfast.

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The Roman Bath

The Roman City of Bath in England

Bath is a city in Somerset county of England. The tourism website of the city of Bath says “Fall in love with Bath.” I thought what is so special about Bath to fall in love with. It is the largest city in a beautiful Somerset county famous as a spa town. To me, a city is a city after all and that too a popular tourist destination making it more and more crowded and I tend to dislike crowded places. With such conceptions, I halfheartedly went to visit Bath and Bath changed my perception.

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Bidar Fort

Bidar City and its Whispering Monuments

Bidar city, the headquarter of the district with the same name is a not-so-popular place in the tourist map of Karnataka, yet it has a rich history which is alive today as the heritage monuments preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. These huge number of surviving monuments all around the city and outskirts has earned it the name of “The City of Whispering Monuments”. Today the ruins not only adorn the city but lives to tell its tale to the few visitors like us.

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A male Blackbuck in the grassland

Blackbucks of Bidar

This Diwali I planned a different kind of escape from the loud crackers. I booked an appointment with the blackbucks of Bidar, the city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka. It creates disbelief when you hear about free-roaming wildlife within the city area. Probably this is their chosen ground close to their home in the forest where they happily and safely gallop and graze, while humans like us admire their beauty from a close range.

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