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karnataka
23 Feb

Sacred Escapes: Top Pilgrimage Destinations Near Bengaluru

Bengaluru, steeped in cultural and spiritual heritage, acts as a gateway to a myriad of pilgrimage destinations, offering respite from the bustling urban life. Embark on a soulful journey as we explore the finest pilgrimage getaways near Bengaluru, where ancient temples, serene ashrams, and revered sites await the discerning seeker. Kanakapura: Merely hours away from Bengaluru lies Kanakapura, a hidden treasure trove boasting a cluster of ancient temples. The picturesque Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta, adorned with temples, offers panoramic vistas of the serene countryside. Among its prominent Pilgrimage Destinations is the Banashankari Temple,...

India
23 Jan

Places in India Where Sanskrit Thrives as a Living Language

India, known for its rich cultural diversity, has bestowed upon the world many treasures, and among them, the Sanskrit language holds a special significance. Continuing to actively speak and preserve in certain pockets of the country, Sanskrit is an ancient language that has shaped the literary discourse of the Indian subcontinent. Despite being perceived by some as a relic of the past, there are still places in India where it is not merely a subject in schools but a language spoken and cherished by the local communities. Here are a few...

affordable travel in India
26 Dec

Affordable Travel Options in India for 2024

India continues to be a top global tourist destination, attracting visitors with its diverse landscapes and cultural richness. What sets it apart is the array of budget-friendly destinations that provide enriching experiences without draining your wallet. While metropolitan cities may lean towards the expensive side, there are charming towns across the country that combine popularity with surprising affordability. Here are some affordable travel places to explore in India in 2024 Pushkar, Rajasthan: Known for its vibrant street markets and the iconic Pushkar Camel Fair, this Rajasthan town is a haven for budget-conscious travelers....

26 Dec

Bengaluru Airport’s T2 Earns Prestigious Title of ‘World’s Most Beautiful Airport’

In a recent proclamation from UNESCO's Prix Versailles 2023, Terminal 2 (T2) at Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has achieved distinction as one of the 'world's most beautiful airports.' The eminent world judges panel, chaired by the renowned fashion designer Elie Saab, bestowed this accolade upon T2, making it the sole Indian airport to receive such esteemed recognition. T2 was honored with the prestigious 'Special Prize for an Interior,' acknowledging its exceptional design. This global acknowledgment underscores the airport's dedication to exceptional design and architectural brilliance on an international level. Hari Marar,...

Masinagudi
28 Nov

What makes Masinagudi a standout offbeat wildlife destination in the Nilgiris?

Continuing our exploration of the captivating Nilgiris, we invite you to delve into yet another gem from this lush region. Nestled in the Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu, the charming town of Masinagudi serves as the gateway to the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, forming a vital part of the expansive Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. What sets Masinagudi apart is its deliberate distance from urbanization, ensuring an encounter with pristine nature. The town's commitment to preserving a serene and unspoiled natural environment is evident, with undulating hills and meandering rivers enhancing the...

Chamarajanagar
22 Nov

Chamarajanagar in Karnataka Gears Up for New Tiger Safari Zone

A significant transformation is on the horizon for the tourism landscape in the Old Mysore region, promising an economic boost for the area. According to recent reports, Karnataka is set to unveil an ambitious plan to establish a new tiger safari zone in the southernmost district of Chamarajanagar. This initiative is inspired by the success of renowned reserves like Nagarhole and Bandipur. The proposed safari is expected to cover an extensive 18 km, beginning from Lokkanahalli in the PG Palya Range within the Male Mahadeshwara Hills (MM Hills) wildlife division. Male Mahadeshwara...

India's Architectural Marvels
15 Nov

Beyond the Taj Mahal: India’s Architectural Marvels

For admirers of the Taj Mahal and its unparalleled architectural beauty, India offers a plethora of remarkable landmarks that stand testament to the country's rich cultural and historical heritage. While the Taj Mahal remains an enduring symbol, these extraordinary structures draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Fatehpur Sikri Located near the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. Well-preserved, it holds historical significance as the place where Mughal emperor Akbar initiated the all-inclusive religion,...

Hidden Gems
1 Nov

Hidden Gems in the Western Ghats Perfect for a November Getaway

The Western Ghats, a formidable and ancient mountain range, stands as a testament to the majestic beauty of nature. Its rugged terrain is adorned with lush tropical forests, charming hill stations, cascading waterfalls, and a diverse range of flora and fauna. Stretching for about 1,600 kilometers along the western coast of the Indian subcontinent, it has earned its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site, celebrated for its rich biodiversity. Here, we unveil some lesser-known treasures in the Western Ghats that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list this...

Insect Cafe- Bengaluru
26 Oct

Lalbagh Unveils Innovative ‘Insect Cafe’ in Collaboration with Vibhinna India Foundation

Bengaluru's Lalbagh Botanical Garden has recently introduced a groundbreaking initiative within its verdant confines - an "Insect Cafe." This unique project, in partnership with the Vibhinna India Foundation as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, aims to provide a safe haven and breeding grounds for insects whose natural habitats have been threatened by urbanization and the spread of concrete jungles. The 'Insect Cafe' is a beautifully designed haven for these tiny creatures, constructed primarily from wooden frameworks. The cafe has been thoughtfully divided into multiple sections to accommodate the...