India, latest, Nature, People, Travel, Travel-blog, Travel-India / 11.11.2017

Munnar, filled with the lush magic of nature, its simple yet beautiful people always fascinated us. Unlike other tourists, I was curious to plot something different to apprehend and study the culture of tribal villages near the Munnar town. After some extensive ground work and research, I spotted few remote locations which can be explored. I was so excited and thrilled as this was going to be one hell of a road trip through the Chinnar Forest. A steep climb to Munnar from Kothamangalam was quite serene despite the downpour throughout the journey. The cold mountain air that summed up...

latest, Nature, Travel-blog, Travel-India / 28.10.2017

It was a beautiful misty morning in Kalpa when we started the descent  after a sumptuous breakfast, as the vastly disappearing clouds slowly paved the way for the spellbinding view of “Kinnur Kailash”. The mountain aroma filled my soul and rejuvenated us down to the last cell in our bodies. After a certain distance, we started to climb through some unfamiliar terrains and drove on a highway that was marked as the “World’s deadliest road “. In certain stretches, the road was terrible but what made up for this was the gorgeous landscape that as we drove through the lush...

India, latest, People, Travel, Travel-blog, Travel-India, Uncategorized / 25.07.2017

Ladakh People are very different in looks from the rest of the country. Due to the altitude of the place, their skin is very hard and tough with soft and plain nature by heart. Their clothes and appearance are more alike to the Asian and Tibetan people. The Ladakh people are said to be the most simple and cheerful in nature. Even their lifestyle is very simple and they prefer to remain close to the nature. Dresses for Ladakh man and woman are totally different.  Women wear the Goncha, which is a loose thick woolen robe that is tied on waist by...

Travel-India / 28.01.2017

Being in one of the seven wonders of the world, it is no wonder that the Taj Mahal is most frequently photographed. There are thousands of photographs of Taj. Hence, I decided that my photographs would be to show something that has not been shown before. Though the temperature would dip down to zero and below during winter, it is the best time to explore Taj Mahal because the combination of fog and golden hours of dusk and dawn would be wonderful. After a journey of twenty hours by train, I was shivering by the time I got down at Agra...

Temple, Travel-India / 02.11.2016

Leh Palace is a beautiful cliff monastery which stands tall and magnificent while looking from Shanti Stupa. We got to explore this striking fortification during our last few hours of stay at Leh as we decided to take a walk to this place on a cold windy morning. It was initially difficult to locate the base steps to the palace for two reasons: one, the lanes in the Leh town are a bit narrow and two, there was a lot of hustle of people. Managing to climb a couple of steps and navigating through the dark caves between the lanes,...

Travel-India / 22.10.2016

Pushkar and Kumbh Mela are some festivals that need no introduction. The Vittal Birdev Annual Yatra, something that is not heard of, is celebrated at Pattan Kodoli village in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra attended by thousands of devotees coming from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra between 17th and 24th of October. The festival is celebrated to offer prayers to the community diety of the shepherds, Shri Vittal Birdev, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. They consider that the festival and rituals would bring good fortune. As the festival started from 17th October, I reached Kolhapur on the 19th and headed to the...

Temple, Travel-India / 11.10.2016

Kulasekarapattinam, a remote village located in Tuticorin district used to operate as a minor port for trading with neighboring Sri Lanka is the place where Mutharamman temple resides and it is known for grand Dussehra festival in India. This festival starts with flag hosting, following by various rituals and concludes with Soorasamharam on the 10th day. People from various parts of Tamil Nadu thronged the temple to offer special prayers. On last day, Soorasamharam which symbolizes the victory of good over evil, the highlight of 10 days festival, is performed at the beach. The Devotees who perform fasting for 41 days, dress...

Travel-India / 22.09.2016

Kummatti Kali is considered to be prominent colorful mask dance of Kerala, prevalent in Thrissur, Palakkad and South Malabar Region. The word “Kummatti” refers to the Face mask and “Kali” means dance. During the festival of Onam, they usually roam from one street to another street, collecting gifts and entertaining people. Costumes, face masks are the most important facets of Kummatti kali since their skirt is made of plated glass and mask depicts God faces like Krishna, Vishnu, Ganesha and Yani. Some people cover their body with a bunch of grass for a more bushy appearance. Moreover, the dance movement...

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