Rajgir Bihar

Ancient Rajgir was the first capital of the kingdom of Magadha, a state that would eventually evolve into the Mauryan Empire. Its date of origin is unknown, although ceramics dating to about 1000 BC have been found […]

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Sarnath Buddhism

Sarnath is a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, […]

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Bodh Gaya Pilgrimage

Bodh Gaya has been developed as an international place of pilgrimage. Buddhists from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Tibet, Bhutan and Japan have established monasteries and temples within easy walking distance of the Mahabodhi Vihar compound. The site […]

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DurgaPuja Festival

Durgotsav is the biggest and most extravagant annual festival of India‚Äôs 3rd largest metropolitan city of Kolkata. DurgaPuja celebrates the great Hindu goddess Durga, female counterpart of Lord Shiva, a destroyer of the forces of evil who […]

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Leh Ladakh

Ladakh has a cold desert climate with long harsh winters from October to early March with minimum temperatures well below freezing for most of the winter. The city gets occasional snowfall during winter. The weather in the […]

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Nalanda’s Ruins

Nalanda was an acclaimed Mahavihara, a large Buddhist monastery in the ancient kingdom of Magadha, Bihar in India. At its peak, the school attracted scholars and students from near and far with some travelling all the way […]

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Himalayan Scenery

Char Chinar Island Dal Lake Pahalgam Lidder river Sunset Chang La Pass Ladakh Himalayan Blue Lake Pangong Nubra Valley Sand dunes Hunder Changthang Plateau Ladakh Fisheye Houseboat Scenery Snowmelt lake Moriri Tso Moriri Wetland Pahalgam Green Roof […]

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Bishnupur Bankura

Bishnupur is famous for its terracotta temples Malla Shree Krishna Raslilla and the balucheri sarees. Its a popular winter tourist destination, historical town and a municipality of Bankura District in the state of West Bengal, India. Bishnupur […]

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