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Dak Bungalows

There is something incredibly charming about hills and forests. They inspire awe and fear. Staying at a Dak bungalow is a great way to experience the hilly life. The state of Uttarakhand has several...

Mussoorie: The Queen of Hill Stations

Uttarakhand has two hugely popular hill stations – Nainital and Mussoorie. It is hard to say which one is the best. Perched on a 2km high hilltop, Mussoorie is called the ‘Queen of Hill...

Things to see and do in Nainital

Nainital is one of the most beautiful and most popular hill stations in India. It is in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. Nainital is part of the Kumaon foothills of outer Himalayas. Nainital...

Top 10 hill stations in India

Summer is here. Now is the time to plan a trip to the hills. India has numerous hill stations. Escape to one of them this summer. Most hill stations in the country have beautiful...

Sightseeing in Munnar

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala, Munnar lies at the confluence of three streams – Nallathanni, Mudrapuzha and Kundala. Munnar is at an altitude of 1,600m above sea level. During the...

Raktachamundi Theyyam Story and Images

Rakthachamundy is one of the most spectacular Theyyams. This Theyyam is performed in honor of Goddess Raktha Chamundi. Rakthachamundy is performed at several temples and groves in Kannur and Kasargod. The legend of Rakthachamundy...

Vishnumoorthy Theyyam story and images

Vishnumoorthy is the most popular of the Vaishnava (of Lord Vishnu) Theyyams. The Vishnumoorthy Theyyam performance includes some complicated rites and rituals. The drum-beats are loud and peculiar. They can be heard up to...