Hire Benakal: Prehistoric Megalithic Site of India

Hire Benakal is one of the most offbeat ancient sites of India. The nearby city of Hampi in northern Karnataka is a popular tourist destination, but very few people know about this hidden gem. This prehistoric megalithic site of India is proposed for being enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, going to be declared in…

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Bishnoi People – Protectors of Biodiversity

Bishnoi (Vishnoi) is a Hindu religious sect, residing in Rajasthan, India. They follow 29 principles given by their Guru Jambeshwar. They are directed not to cut trees or kill animals, birds, even insects. In this era of Global Warming these protectors of bio-diversity are truly commendable. This blog is based on a train-journey, on which we found them as co-passengers.

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10 Experiences You Must Have while Visiting Cairo

1. Face the Ancient Wonder: The Great Pyramid of Giza I don’t think any introduction is required for this signature wonder of Egypt! The Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu, along with the pyramids of Pharaoh Khafre & Pharaoh Menkaure is located in Giza, near about 20 kms away from the capital city Cairo. To know…

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Dahsur : A Journey towards Perfection

‘Rome was not built in a day’- so was not the epitome of perfections, the Pyramids. In Giza, Pyramids touched the zenith of human marvels but it started its journey much earlier from the unshaped mounds called mastabas, then to step pyramids and to the perfect pyramids. Thus the royal necropolis of Dahsur plays an…

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Saqqara : From Where the Journey Begins… …

First things are always special…first school, first rain, first love! When you see something for the first time after waiting for long period it becomes more special. Before arriving to Egypt we thought, the moment we land in Cairo, pyramids will be in the horizon to welcome us and we found nothing but disappointment while…

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Pyramids of Giza : How We Came?

However scary and annoying the enormous tourist scams in popular historical sites of Egypt are, it would always be fun-filled if you can apply counter-tricks to those pushy people on your own favour. Our journey from Cairo downtown to Giza pyramid complex by using public transportation will be remembered ever for all those mischievous attempts…

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Pyramids of Giza: Here We Come!!!

Since childhood, words like pyramids and mummies always used to enthrall us. All the story books written on and films made on Egypt, even those boring text books of History used to declare that nothing in our planet is as old, as big and as mysterious as the great pyramids of Giza, and needless to…

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