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Mumbai festivals: Ganesh Chathurthi

This is Mumbai’s biggest festival. Ganesh Chaturthi (also called Vinayaka Chaturthi) falls in August or September. It is celebrated in honor of Ganesh, the elephant headed god. This is a 10-day festival. During this...

Museums in Mumbai

Mumbai is a cluster of islands lying on the western coast of India. The city has several historical monuments and museums that attract visitors from all over the world. Mumbai is the melting pot...

Most popular tourist destinations in India

India has exotic beaches, snow-capped mountains and numerous World Heritage Sites. The country has impressive wildlife too. India attracts millions of foreign visitors every year. Here are the most popular tourist destinations in the...

sahyadri hills

Seven reasons to visit India

India is the most diverse country in the world. Here languages, religious practices, customs, foods and architecture differ from place to place. The Indian culture is an amalgam of many different cultures. Diverse geography...

Mumbai festivals: Dahi Handi

This festival celebrates the birthday of India’s favorite butter thief – Krishna. Dahi Handi (dahi means curd and handy means clay pot) is celebrated in August or September. While Janmashtami or Srikrishna Jayanti (birthday...