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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...

Houseboat Tourism in Kumarakom, Kerala

Kumarakom is a world famous tourist destination in Kerala. It is essentially a group of islands scattered on the Vembanad Lake, the biggest freshwater lake in Kerala. Chief attractions are the houseboats and the...

Most popular Hindu deities

  Hinduism is essentially a monotheistic religion. Still, Hindus worship numerous gods and goddesses. All of these gods and goddesses are thought to be the manifestations of the Supreme Being or Brahman. The most...