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Palampur

Palampur is a beautiful hill station in the Kangra Valley. It is considered to be the Tea capital of North-west India. Palampur was once a part of the old kingdom of Jalandhar. The town gets its name after the word … Continue reading

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Mcleodganj

A suburb of Dharamshala. The abode of Dalai Lama. Headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile. Nicknamed Little Lhasa or Dhasa by the Tibetans. A popular place for tourists. A pilgrimage destination for many. A paradise for food lovers. This … Continue reading

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Dharamshala

The winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. One of the wettest places in the state of Himachal. It receives the second highest rainfall in India. Home to one of the most attractive cricket stadiums in the world. The starting point for … Continue reading

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Dalhousie

A quaint hill station in Himachal Pradesh is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Dalhousie in Chamba district fits in beautifully with this. It is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range … Continue reading

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Amritsar

Amritsar colloquially called Ambarsar is a heritage city in the state of Punjab in North Western India which is steeped in history and culture. It lies on the stretch of Grand Trunk Road connecting Delhi to Lahore.  It is the holiest city for Sikhs. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib popularly known as Golden Temple. It is also well-known for its rich cuisine and shopping. Continue reading

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Havelock and Neil Island in Andaman

Blue skies, vast stretches of pristine beaches shimmering with azure waters, Scuba diving and Snorkelling. Add to that historical significance to the Indian Independence struggle & World War II. What place does this bring up first in your minds? Of course, … Continue reading

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Andaman Islands

The name Andaman brings to mind memories of the dreaded penal settlement of Kala Pani, Blue skies, vast stretches of pristine beaches shimmering with azure waters and water sports such as Scuba diving and Snorkelling. Andaman and Nicobar islands are … Continue reading

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Pondicherry

“Give Time a Break”. This is the slogan for Pondicherry Tourism and it brilliantly summarises life in this quaint little union territory of India. Pondicherry was a french colony until 1954 and manages to retain its French connection to this day. Having been … Continue reading

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Kumaon Birding Diaries – Saattal and Around

This was our first trip to Kumaon. Almost all species that we sighted were first timers for us. We stayed for a week at Club Mahindra Dancing Waters resort in Naukuchiatal. We had arranged for birding for two days at … Continue reading

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