Ghora Gali – Mysterious Ancient Stone Horses of Jammu & Kashmir

Ghora Gali is a hidden site of J&K, India where mysterious stone horses of ancient era are found on hill-slope. It seems to be a public bath of past days.

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Neelakurinji Blooms after 12 Years in Coorg

It was late August of 2021. We left our hometown Kolkata for a archaeological trip to Ajanta & Ellora of Maharashtra. In the middle of the trip, we suddenly got to know about what we were dying to see for several years! The purple carpet of Neelakurinji flowers covering the hills! And it is 2021!…

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Ajaygarh Fort – Rock Carvings & Ancient Temples

Looking for a offbeat hiking place near Khajuraho? Come to Ajaygarh Fort. Go up the hill; get fascinated by numerous rock carvings; explore ancient temples amidst dense forest.

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Handicraft Villages of Kutch Area

Handicraft Villages of Kutch Area should be in your must visit list; specially to see the Rogan Art of Nirona, India’s most unique painting.

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Brihaspati Kund – Diamond Mining, Rock Painting & Waterfall

Do you know where Diamond Mining is still active in India ? Want to see ancient rock paintings of central India apart from Bhimbethka? Are you craving to hike in the lap of nature after too much temple-hopping in Khajuraho? What about walking through a pristine river valley, full of colourful rocks and a spectacular…

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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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Jhapan Festival of Bishnupur

Jhapan Festival is held in few places of West Bengal, India on the last day of Bengali month of Sharavana (mid August). The celebration is devoted to the ill-tempered deity Manasa, the Goddess of Snakes. Bishnupur is the best place for experiencing Jhapan. A procession of snake-charmers in front of Royal Palace is the highlight of the festivals. Snake-charmers display different tricks with poisonous snakes in public

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Basantarasa of Manipur

Manipuri Rasa is an important classical dance tradition of India. Rasa is dedicated to Lord Krishna aka Sri Govindaji. Basantarasa, one of the five forms of Rasa is performed in the full moon day of Manipuri month of Sajibu (during March-April). This blog is featured on experiencing the spectacular, still soulful event of Basantarasa held in Sri Govindaji Temple of Imphal, Manipur. 

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Chapchar Kut Festival of Mizoram

ব্যাম্বু ড্যান্স বা ‘চেরাও’ উত্তর-পূর্ব ভারতসহ সারা দক্ষিণপূর্ব এশিয়াতেই বেশ জনপ্রিয়। এক-একটা দলে দশ-কুড়ি জন করে থাকে। ছেলেরা বাজনার তালে তালে বাঁশ এদিক ওদিক করে আর মেয়েরা বাঁশের এ পাশে ও পাশে পা দিয়ে দিয়ে নাচে। মিজোরামের রাজধানী আইজলের চাপচারকুট উৎসবে যেভাবে এই ‘চেরাও’ নাচ হয়, তেমনটা পৃথিবীর আর কোথাও হয় না। এই উৎসবের কথাই গল্পে, ছবিতে ধড়া আছে এখানে।

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Floating Life of Loktak Lake

Loktak Lake of Manipur is unique for its phumdis. Phumdis are heterogeneous mass vegetation those float over water. These are capable to carry huge weight. One can easily walk on it. Even huts are made over phumdis. The largest phumdi is called as Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is the one and only floating national park of the world, home to the endangered Sangai Deer (Dancing Deer). Local fishermen cut the phumdis in ring-shape for fishing purpose. This blog and the movie (attached herewith) is based on how Loktak Lake is used as a source of livelihood for the locals.

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