INTRODUCTION: This post is is in continuation to the first part of our travelogue on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lumbini in Nepal which attained fame as the birthplace of the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Do check out our very
INTRODUCTION: The gardens of Lumbini Sanskritik in Nepal have found a place in the annals of History as one of the sacred places of the Buddhist religion. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini in the ancient
The gardens of Lumbini in Nepal have found a place in the annals of History as one of the sacred places of Buddhism as Gautam Buddha was born here. While pilgrims visiting this place have their own itineraries mapped out,
INTRODUCTION: The Indian state of Meghalaya has three mountain ranges – Garo in the west, Jaintia in the east and Khasi in the centre. While each range has its own unique landscape and indigenous tribes, the most famous of them are the
One of our friends called it Yogya, the hotel staff called it Jogya, the locals there called it Jogja and Jogjakarta, there could be another permutative name for this wonderful city on the foothills of an active volcano on the island of Java in Indonesia. When we first heard about this hidden gem, we researched online and found mixed reviews and a few good photographs; but we assure you that photographs simply do no justice to this city. This city of students has an air of excitement and liveliness that it is hard to resist enjoying yourself here. The houses here have been constructed in a very distinct style and the walls are decorated with beautiful graffiti based on a plethora of topics from politics to abstract art. If you want to experience Javanese culture and traditional arts, if you want to stay away from the hordes of tourists and want to experience old-world charm, the city of Yogyakarta, in the special region of the same name, is the place to be.
Introduction: Langkawi, often called the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, is a group of islands off the northwestern coast of Malaysia near Thailand. The largest of these islands is also eponymously called Langkawi. This island draws a large number of Malaysian tourists mainly because
Introduction: Orchha literally means ‘hidden’ and this small village is just that, secluded and away from civilisation and still retaining its age-old charm and we felt this, the minute we arrived here. Situated 20 Kilometres across the state border from Jhansi, this
Introduction: Google search Khajuraho and you will find a plethora of erotic images and it being called the Kama Sutra capital of the world. Truth be told, of the many thousands of sculptures adorning the walls of Khajuraho, only 10