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Holy start to the New Year

I started the New Year by visiting three temples in Alappuzha and one in Kollam district. It was a family trip with my husband, kids, parents and sister and her family. We started from...

The Red Fort | Delhi Landmarks

The historic Red Fort made it to the UN Heritage Site List in 2007. The agency recognized it as a cultural property with outstanding universal value. Red Fort’s formal inclusion in the list made...

Lotus Temple in Delhi

The Lotus Temple at Delhi is a Bahai house of worship. Built at a cost of Rs 10 crore, the structure took over six years to complete. It was opened to public on January...

11 Places To Visit In Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is situated on the southeastern coast of India. It is one of the largest and most industrialized states in the country. Andhra Pradesh also has a rich history. There are references to...

Top 8 Tourist Places in Agra

The Taj Mahal is the first image that springs to your mind when you hear the word Agra but there is more to this fabled city than this white mausoleum. Agra was the capital...

Kumaranallur Devi Temple, Kottayam, Kerala

One of the most prominent Devi (Goddess) temples in Kerala, the Kumaranalloor Devi Temple is believed to be more than 2400 years old. It is also one of the 108 Durga Temples consecrated by...

Thrikkarthika celebrations in Kerala

Karthika that falls in the Malayalam month of Vrischikam is an extremely auspicious day for Hindus in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In most parts of South India, this occasion is celebrated as Thrikkarthika. Thrikkarthika...