ZEAL TO EXPLORE BHUJ

BHUJ OVERVIEW-

Bhuj is the beautiful city  of Gujarat. People visit this city to view temples, wooden pavilions and palaces. Many historic monuments have made this city most visited destination. Bhartiya Sanskruti Darshan,  Aina Mahal,  Kakkad Bhit Yaksha and many more.

PLACES TO VISIT IN BHUJ-

Prag MahalPRAG MAHAL

White DesertWhite desert

Chattardichattardi

Aina Mahal Aina Mahal

ACCOMODATION-

There are many resorts and hotels to stay. The best hotels in the city are Modern Hotel, Swagat Hotel, Oasis Hotel, Sahara Palace Hotel, Dollar Hotel and many more.

BEST TIME TO VISIT BHUJ-

HOW TO VISIT BHUJ-

Ahmedabad airport is the nearest airport of this destination. Many domestic airlines provide their services. Bhuj railway station trains to different destination which makes to reach this city easy.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF BHUJ-

Bhuj derives its name from the Bhujia fortress.  The city of Bhuj was founded  by the local ruler Maharao Hamir. Jadeja Rajput rulers Bhuj  important as a city than it was. Bhuj was made the capital during the reign of Rao Khengarji I. During the British rule, Bhuj remained an independent princely state. Bhuj’s history  from the monuments and the “havelis” . The elegance of the majestic Jadeja Dynasty that ruled over Bhuj from the palaces and the “havelis” that were built.

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YEARNING TO VISIT PUDUCHERRY

PUDUCHERRY OVERVIEW-

Pondicherry is known as Puducherry. This place lies on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal in Tamil Nadu. This popular is a union territory of India. Pondicherry is held together strongly by its architecture, mosques, churches, culture and food. This city is located in Chennai (Madras). The charming places such as Basilica of the sacred heart of Jesus, Jawahar Toy Museum, Arikamedu, Bharathidasan Museum, Botanical Garden. The French era to the heritage of the gothic era.

PLACES TO VISIT IN PUDUCHERRY-

Eglise de Notre Dame des AngesEglise-de-Notre-Dame-des-Anges

Statue of Dupleix

Statue-of-Dupleix

Raj NiwasRaj-Niwas-

AurovilleAuroville

ACCOMODATION-

Pondicherry has many hotels and resorts. There are  many budget hotels in Pondicherry provide good quality accommodation. The colonial bungalows converted into quaint small hotels.

BEST TIME TO VISIT PUDUCHERRY-

October – February

HOW TO VISIT PUDUCHERRY-

The nearest airport is Chennai International airport  to reach Pondicherry. Chennai city is linked to all airports all over the country. Villupuram railhead is the nearest railway station to Pondicherry. Villupuram is linked to Trichy, Madurai and Chennai.

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WEST BENGAL VISIT THE MARVEL OF DARJEELING

DARJEELING OVERVIEW-

Darjeeling is a hill station and Tibetan influence in their craft, culture and cuisine.

The tea plantations and the quality of Darjeeling tea is enriching. The toy train  is the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Darjeeling also has the cultural diversity. The Kanchenjunga peak is visible and has a panoramic view of the peak. Darjeeling is the most visited destinations in the state of West Bengal. It has Himalayan hill station. Darjeeling is the best hill stations in the world. Darjeeling is surrounded by tall Himalayan mountains and beautiful valleys for its tea plantation.

PLACES TO VISIT IN DARJEELING-

Tiger Hill-tiger-hill

Batasia Loop- batasia-loop

Darjeeling Ropeway-darjeeling-ropeway

Ghoom Monastery-ghoom-monastery

Dali Monastery-dali-monastery

ACCOMODATION-

Darjeeling consits of hotels such as luxurious hotels to budget hotels. Hotels in Darjeeling are Fortune Hotel, Viceroy Hotel and Hotel Sinclairs.

BEST TIME TO VISIT DARJEELING-

October – March

HOW TO VISIT DARJEELING-

The airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra. There are direct flights from the city. Flights are available from all major cities. The railway station to Darjeeling connects the city with all the major areas of the country.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF DARJEELING-

The word Darjeeling is the derivation of ‘Dorjeeling’ means the place of the Dorjee. The Buddhist Monastery at the top of the Observatory hill. The district was the part of the dominions of the Raja of Sikkim till the beginning of the 18th century. In 1817, the East India Company struggled with Himalayan States on behalf of Raja of Sikkim. The Governor General  deputed Captain Herbert, the Deputy Surveyor General to examine the country.  General Lloyd was directed to start negotiations with Raja of Sikkim and he succeeded in obtaining the execution of a deed grant by the Raja of Sikkim. The District was in the Rajshahi sub-division till October, 1905 and as a sequence of Bengal partition in 1905, the district was transferred to the Rajshahi division. The district was a Non-Regulation district. Darjeeling had no representation in the Legislative Council. The freedom movement in the district was tempered by its moderate political ideology.  The district with the rest of India attained independence as part of India in August 1947.

TIPS-

  1.  In the early morning tour  the Tiger Hill followed by Old Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
  2. Visit the ropeway, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Lebong Race Course.
  3. Take the Toy Train ride from Darjeeling station.
  4. Visit the Rock Garden.

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BOOK REVIEW THINK WITH ME – SUBRATA ROY SAHARA

CREATIVE LIFESTAR

Think With Me is an adult novel by Subrata Roy Sahara. The novel is about the fundamental aspects to make country ideal. This comprised of varied aspects- political leadership, population growth, education, media, and religion. It has numerous illustrations. It laid emphasis on the issues before Independence struggle and after the independence. The author expressed his views on different aspects with reference to leadership and decision making.

Presently, India’s dream to be progressive and prosperous with peace, happiness, and harmony towards people. India has a diverse Indian society with religion, caste, landforms, areas and languages. Freedom struggle leaders are honest, devoted and dedicated than today leaders. The education system should prosper people as the responsible citizen. Media should give people relevant information, awareness and develop a sense of positivity in the society. Communal riots hinder the security of the country. People emerged as a responsible future citizen of the country. Develop a sense of positive thinking among citizens.

The novel begins with the diverse aspects of the democratic country. It mainly laid emphasis on the making of the country ideal. Leaders before independence were able, honest, ethical and wide emotional satisfaction whereas present leaders are unethical and limited emotional satisfaction to occupy leadership. Democratic system has free and fair elections. Moral People has acquired self-respect and self-esteem in the society and nation. Immoral people grasp the leadership position. Leaders should emphasize on ethical values. Anti-social elements eliminate with regular elections and mid- term polls. Develop a proper self- motivation. Leaders are not in favor of reducing expenses. Good governance should be in all sectors, areas, and levels of the country. India is the populous nation in the world. Sustainable economic development hinders due to the utilization of the human resource is limited. Human beings aspiration has to be fulfilled. There should be the ideal family norm. Education system develops all aspects of the knowledge of life to a person. More emphasis should be given to human psychology. Education is to be progressive. People should be logical and reasonable. Improvement in the quality standard of education. Mass media is the powerful element of communication in the country. The prominent emphasis should be laid on social welfare. Media is also responsible for the widespread of narrow mindfulness in the society. Positive news creates self-recognition and progress. Ethical people perform their duties genuinely. Infringing news should be checked by the Board. Religion means duties that are performed by people. It glorified person’s personality. Rituals restrict the people with rules and regulations. The society is divided by rituals. The great worship is to satisfy duty towards yourself, family and society or nation. A celebration of national festivals creates a sense of collective responsibility with rituals. Religious rituals hinder the society and religious scriptures laid the ways to leading a good life. People performs all the genuine duties with kindness, dedication, and enthusiasm. Religion is the performance of duty. Different religions and sects at varied places and social orders. Hindu is not a religion whereas Vaishnav and Sanatan are religion. Sikh, Buddhists, and Jains followed the Hindu way of living. Religion diversity to practice is a fundamental right. The nation should be of great importance. The National religion should be comprised the unity in diversity.
The book is a matured novel with fundamental aspects. It highlights the social and emotional aspects towards the nation. The poem dedicated to the mother is fantastic. It gives an effective impact and outlook towards life.

About the Author-

Subrata Roy Sahara is known as Saharasri. He is the successful personality of corporate India. He laid the foundation of Sahara India Pariwar. His book “Life Mantras” was a National Bestseller. The book secured the first rank twice in the non- fiction genre and the top five best- selling books across India. He is a teacher, guide, and a proud guardian. His success of philosophy is of Collective Materialism that is continuous collective growth for collective sharing and caring.

 

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VARANASI EXPLORE THE OLDEST LIVING CITY OF INDIA

VARANASI OVERVIEW-

Banaras or Kashi is the holy city of Varanasi is located on the banks of river Ganga. This city has religious importance. It is  a place where pilgrims visit the temples. Varanasi is the oldest  inhabited places of the world and oldest in India. Its narrow lanes are filled with temples, amazing food outlets, cows and bulls standing midway and numerous people flocking here and there. The Benares Hindu University is the oldest Indian universities. Varanasi includes Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sarnath. The prominent place is the River Ganga. The evening ritual is called the Ganga Aarti.

PLACES TO VISIT IN VARANASI-

New Vishwanath TempleNew-Vishwanath-Temple-

Kashi Vishwanath/Golden TempleKashi-Vishwanath-Temple

Tulsi Manas TempleTulsi-Manas-Temple

Alamgir MosqueAlamgir-Mosque

Bharat Kala Bhavan MuseumBharat-Kala-Bhavan-Museum-

SarnathSarnath

Dasaswamedh Ghat-Dasaswamedh-Ghat

ACCOMODATION-

All of the hotels in Varanasi and budget hotels have basic comforts and all sorts of facilities. The city has an excellent accommodation facility for all.

BEST TIME TO VISIT VARANASI-

November – February

HOW TO VISIT VARANASI-

Varanasi airport is linked with all the major cities of the country. The city is connected by rail and has two major railway stations that connect it to all the major cities of the country. Varanasi railway station and Kashi railway station  are the main railheads to reach the city with ease.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF VARANASI-

The Aryans first settled in the Ganges valley. Varanasi became the centre of Aryan religion and philosophy. The city comprised muslin and silk fabrics, ivory works, perfumery and sculptures. It became the capital of the kingdom of Kashi. Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath. This is a center of religious, educational, cultural and artistic activities. In Emperor Akbar’s accession to the Mughal throne, some religious respite was restored to the city. All that disappeared when the tyrannical Mughal ruler Aurangzeb came to power. It became an independent kingdom , when the British declared it a new Indian state. After India’s independence in 1947, Varanasi became part of the Uttar Pradesh.

TIPS-

  1.  Visit Sarnath, Banaras Hindu University, and Bharat Kala Museum.
  2. In the evening, Visit the grand aarti performed by several priests on the banks of River Ganges.
  3. In the early morning, move across the Ganges on a boat.
  4. Visit the temples alongside river Ganga.
  5. Visit the Tulsi Manas Temple.

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UDAIPUR VISIT THE VENICE OF THE EAST INDIA

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UDAIPUR OVERVIEW-

Udaipur has a grandeur as the most enchanting and memorable destinations. It glorified  its charm from ‘Jewel of Mewar’ to ‘Venice of the East’. This beautiful historical city adorns with forts, palaces, and hills. Udaipur has the beauty  of nature in its bright view.  Bagore Haveli is fantastic in its own way. The architectural wonder is the City Palace of Udaipur.

PLACES TO VISIT IN UDAIPUR-

Vintage Collection of Classic Cars MuseumVintage-Collection-of-Classic-Cars-Museum

Sajjangarh Palace-Sajjangarh-Palace_

Kumbalgarh Fort-Kumbalgarh-Fort

Bagore ki HaveliBagore-ki-Haveli

City Palacecity-palace

ACCOMODATION-

Udaipur has a deluxe and budget accommodation.  Kurabar Kothi, Cambay Resort, Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort and Hilltop Hotel Palace are the famous deluxe hotels of the city. Budget accommodations include Padmini Palace, Dayal Hotel, Kajri Hotel, Mewar Haveli and Dev Vila. There will be hotels from budget to top end luxury 5 star hotels. Udaipur has the rich cuisine available. The famous Dal Bati Choorma or Gatte ki Subzi, Dalkachori, Kachori Chaat and other kinds of kachoris, Rajasthani Thali to delicious sweets.

BEST TIME TO VISIT UDAIPUR-

October, November, December, February and March.

HOW TO VISIT UDAIPUR-

The city has its own Airport as Maharana Pratap Airport. Maharana Pratap Airport is linked to major cities by  Air India, Air India Regional, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines.The city has the Railway Station as Udaipur Railway Station.  There are numerous trains such as  Adi Udz Express, Bdts Aii Udz Express, Mewar Express and Annanya Express.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF UDAIPUR-

Mewar dynasty ruled their kingdom with Chittorgarh as capital. Udai Singh II established a temporary residence and worked towards building Udaipur. In the final sacking of Chittorgarh in the year 1568 Mughal Emperor Akbar attacked and conquered Chittorgarh after a fierce battle. Udaipur became the capital of Mewar Kingdom. All Rajput dynasties and clans including the Sisodia Maharana, and later Maharanas of Guhilot, reasserted their independence and recaptured most of Mewar except for Chittorgarh. Mewar became a princely state of the British India in 1818 and Udaipur as the capital of the state.  Post India’s independence in 1947, Mewar was emerged into the union of India and later on became a state of Rajasthan along with other princely states of Rajasthan. The royal family known as the Singh family continues to be the owners of City Palace of Udaipur. Sisodia Kings ruled the Mewar Kingdom from Udaipur. The British Empire took over Udaipur in the year 1889.  The successors of the Maha Rana family are still living and patronage the Rajput traditions of Rajasthan.

TIPS-

  1.  Reach Udaipur by morning, start the tour with Bagore Haveli and Palace of Udaipur together. Having a  vintage lunch at Garden hotel.
  2. Visit Shilpgram is the hub of handicrafts.
  3. Visit Udaivillas and  Kumbalgarh Fort.
  4. Visit Haldighati and having a delicious food in the city itself .

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PUNE VISIT OXFORD OF THE EAST

PUNE OVERVIEW-

Pune is a  place where Chatrapati Shivaji was raised. Maharajas had built  palaces. Pune is known as the cultural capital of the state. It is one of the fastest growing cities of India.  Pune is a heritage city with lots of  places around the city.  Places like Lohagad and Vetal Hill are around Pune.

PLACES TO VISIT IN PUNE-

Aga Khan Palaceaga-khan-palace

Bund Gardenbund-garden-

Shaniwar Wada Palace

SHANIWAR-WADA

Shinde Chhatri

 

ACCOMODATION-

The hotels in Pune  areas like Koregaon Park, Pune Airport vicinity and  Jadhav Wadi. The city is home to luxury hotels.

BEST TIME TO VISIT PUNE-

October – March

HOW TO VISIT PUNE-

Pune has connected with air and road networks. The Pune Railway Station is the railway stations in the Deccan railways. It connects with the Deccan Odyssey, which is a luxury train in India.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF PUNE-

Copper plates of 758 AD and of 768 AD reveal that the Rashtrakutas ruled this region. Pune was ruled by the Yadava dynasty after the Rashtrakutas. Mughal rulers then ruled the city. Pune became popular with the rise of Maratha ruler Shivaji. He spent his early childhood in Pune at Lal Mahal. Aurangazeb’s uncle, Shahistekhan was defeated at Lal Mahal by Shivaji. Nanasaheb Peshwa had ruled the Maratha kingdom. Nanasaheb Peshwa emphasized in urbanizing the Pune city. British defeated the Marathas and established the administration in this region. Pune has the Deccan College in Pune.  The first Textile Mill was built by Raja Bahadur Motilal Pittie.

TIPS-

  1. Reach Pune in the morning and starts day with the heritage building was built in the Peshwa Bajirao.
  2. Visit Aga Khan Palace and the Darshan Museum.
  3. Visit malls,cafes and bakeries.

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