Sunday, April 8, 2012

Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath

You can bathe or hang around the Puri beach.
Puri is the hometown of Orissa’s most famous god Lord Jagannath and a big town (almost a city) where you have lots to do, like hanging around the sea beach, besides seeing some of India’s most important ancient relics. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Haridwar: Reach for the Gateway to Lord Vishnu

The street leading to Har ki Pauri
It is the desire of every devout Hindu to visit Haridwar (the gateway to Lord Vishnu) at least once. Even the not-so-devoted wouldn’t regret visiting this ancient abode of the gods, located in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mt Abu: Go once and you’ll want to go again


A Digambar Jain temple opposite the Dilwara Temple
Nestled among the Aravali mountain range lies the sleepy little hill station of Mount Abu, a town situated at a height of approximately 1,220 above sea level that will force you to visit not just once, but again and again.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jaipur’s palaces and forts will enthrall you


The old state assembly, inside the Pink City.
Jaipur is the city of palaces and forts of the Rajputs and is an ideal destination for anyone wishing to delve into the medieval history of India. Jaipur was formed by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, in 1727, and besides being a city of palaces and forts, it was also the hub of Rajput activity in the medieval period.