RSSArchive for November, 2012

Jejuri: The Abode of The Lord Khandoba

Jejuri: The Abode of The Lord Khandoba

Maharashtra is a place where you will find many religious spots. People here have a devotional bent of mind and you can explore many places which have a rich religious significance. Jejuri is one such spot. On every Monday, thousands flock to the shrine of Khandoba, a mini destination and abode of Lord Khandoba which is located at Jejuri, quite near to Pune. The devotees from all over India throng the Khandoba temple to shower their Lord with brilliant yellow flowers to make his abode into ‘Sonyachi’- which means into golden or Jejuri. When you approach the foot hill at Jejuri near Pune, you will find a cluster of kiosks lined up with ritual articles, flowers, coconuts and snacks and humming with activity, and you are all set to climb the steps to Gadkot, the fortified temple above.  [...]

Kashmir: The Land Of Beauty

Kashmir: The Land Of Beauty

The Kashmir valley is blooming again this season, not just with flowers but with visitors. Srinagar- the abode of the god, the heaven on the earth- is being visited by the travellers after a gap of few years, with militancy and terrorism on the all time low. There is a popular saying in the local language, "Gar bar-ru-e-zamin ast; hamin ast, hamin ast, hamin asto". This means - if there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here. The sun rising and  setting over the expanse of the Dal lake dotted by Shikaras and house boats, fringed by mountain tops glinting with their residual snow, the game preserve of Dachigam with its rainbow trout culture farms and the imperious Himalayas Hangul (deer), grazing at distance, and this sight you will enjoy over a meal of Kashmiri Wazwan  [...]

Cape Town: The Marvel of Africa

Cape Town: The Marvel of Africa

The thrill that on feels on witnessing the cool, wild and blue Atlantic Ocean merging at a point with the warm, quiet and green Indian Ocean is something you experience once in a life time. It was a windy morning and when our flight landed at the Cape Town South Africa’s oldest city, located at the northern end of the scenically beautiful cape peninsula with its splendid coast line, majestic mountains, golden sandy beaches, and legendary wine estates. The Cape Town has a rich and a varied heritage, with numerous people from diverse culture who have made cape town their abode. Cape town is affectionately known as the ‘Mother City’ a reflection of its status, as it is the oldest city of south Africa, however it is a warm city always welcoming visitors, and it is a well maintained,  [...]