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Travel India Yamunotri

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The First of the Char Dhams Visiting Char Dham or the ‘four holy pilgrimages’ – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri is every devout Hindu’s dream. When I was very small, my grandmother went on a pilgrimage to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath Read more ›

Travel India Rameswaram

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The southern most of Adi Shankaracharya’s Four Dhams Rameswaram is a small town on Pamban Island – an island in South India – separated from the Indian mainland by the Pamban Channel. Rameswaram is the place used by Lord Rama Read more ›

Travel India Hing (asafoetida)

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Spices of India If you visit tourist places in Goa and Kerala, you can visit spice gardens. Some plantation owners have improvised their spice gardens into tourist attractions. You can see a variety of plants where different spices come from. Read more ›

Travel India Kaziranga National Park

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Home of the Indian, or Great One horned, Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) It was midsummer time. The grass was sparse. We were travelling in a jeep because all the elephants were already booked. We sighted the first Rhinoceros. It was a Read more ›