This is the #9 in an ongoing series of mini-posts we have started.
Nako village, with an altitude of 3600m, is located in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. This quaint little hamlet boasts of a picturesque lake, an old monastery, a few cosy homestays, and some really nice people. The village provides some great early morning photo opportunities. Continue reading “Destination mini post #9- Nako village, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India (15 seconds read)”
This is the #8 in an ongoing series of mini-posts we have started.
Tirthan is the quieter sister of the Parvati valley, located around the river Tirthan, and reached by taking a right turn just before the landmark Aut tunnel enroute Manali. The valley is home to the Great Himalayan National Park (a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site), which boasts of the elusive snow leopard, himalayan musk deer, himalayan ibex, himalayan tahr, among others. Continue reading “Destination mini post #8- Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India (15 seconds read) HIMACHAL’s BEST KEPT SECRET”
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Chalal is a small sleepy hamlet tucked in the mountains near Kasol, THE destination in Himachal Pradesh for backpackers and hippies. The trail to Chalal starts after crossing the bridge (near Moon Dance Cafe) over the Parvati river, and meanders through the woods. The approx. 2 km hike offers some amazing views of the Parvati river and the quaint tiny cottages dotting the forests.
A couple of months ago, we visited the beautiful city of Hampi with our friends. We had always heard and read good things about Hampi and expected a fun trip, but the good, happy vibes of the whole city and its people pleasantly surprised us.
Below, we have penned down details about traveling, staying and things to do in Hampi for you.
With Jaipur Lit Fest 2018, touted as the “The greatest literary show on Earth”, just round the corner, we thought of doing a blog post about the must-visit places in the beautiful city.
The festival is a one-off platform where the most-impressive and diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers come together to support the free will to express and engage on topics that matter in their own unique ways.
You can take a look at the detailed programme here if haven’t already.
The festival that starts from 24th of January, and goes till 28th January is taking place this year at Diggi Palace, a heritage hotel. It is an Indian royal palace which has been renovated to serve as a heritage hotel, however, a part of it still remains to be occupied by the royal family who also run the hotel.
Diggi Palace, fortunately for all of us, is situated right in the heart of the city at Shivaji Marg, that will give you an opportunity to look around easily without a lot of travel.
If you are still unsure about going to Jaipur, or haven’t yet decided on the itinerary, go through this 5 minute read about what all Jaipur has to offer. Continue reading “Going to Jaipur Lit Fest? Here is a complete city guide”
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Maafushi is the most well-known & fun local island of Maldives which was made open to tourists since 2008.
Earlier, with only the option of costly resort islands, tourists had to shell out a lot of money to spend a few days in Maldives, but not anymore. The government has now allowed the local Maldivians to start their own tourism business on the local islands. Continue reading “Destination mini post #6-Maafushi Island, Maldives (15 seconds read)”
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Vienna State Opera, an open opera house in Austria, was constructed in 1869. It was built in Neo-Renaissance style by the then famous Czech architect and builder Josef Hlavka.
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Virupaksha Temple, situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River, in the centre of Hampi, is the main tourist attraction in Hampi. It is part of the group of monuments at Hampi, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This principal & oldest functioning temple (since 7th century AD) in Hampi is sought after by both tourists and pilgrims alike. The yearly chariot festival held in the month of February attracts tourists from all over the world. The temple is dedicated to Virupaksha (a form of Shiva). Continue reading “Destination mini post #3-Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India (15 seconds read)”
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The crescent shape Chandra Taal is located at an altitude of around 14,100 ft in the Spiti part of Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Chandra Taal is located near the famed Kunzum Pass, and is a 14 kms walk/motorcycle ride from Batal (accessible by public transportation buses & private vehicles) .