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Swayambhunath – The Monkey Temple, Kathmandu

“Swa – yam- bhoo- nath” or the Self Created one is a famous stupa in Kathmandu. This stupa also known as the Monkey Temple is believed to have been built atop a self existent flame which also relates to the … Continue reading

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Lord Buddha’s Seat of Last Sermon-Vaishali, India

After a few days in Bodhgaya we were headed to Vaishali. ¬†Named after the ancient king Vishala, Vaishali occupies a significant place in the evolution of Buddhism. The journey through the rural heartland of Bihar was a mix of dusty … Continue reading

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Captivating Caves of Ajanta, India

The rock cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora near Aurangabad, are testimony of the fascinating ancient art history of India. Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1983, the cave monuments in Ajanta are a celebration of Buddhism where as … Continue reading

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Enchanting Sculptures of Ellora,India

The rock cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora near Aurangabad, are testimony of the fascinating ancient art history of India. Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1983, the cave monuments in Ajanta are a celebration of Buddhism where as … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes -Kailash

I have decided to have a category for Unsung Heroes in my blog in gratitude for the people who often work in the background to make a trip memorable. More often than not, they are doing their job but somewhere … Continue reading

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At the feet of the Mystic Mountain – Kailash (Part 2)

This post is a continuation. The first part of the journey is At the feet of the Mystic Mountain (Part 1).¬†Experience the dip in the divine lake Manasarovar with me. Sometime at midnight, the much anticipated restful sleep in Deraphuk … Continue reading

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At the feet of the Mystic Mountain – Kailash (Part 1)

My feelings towards mountains have matured over the years from fear to awe to love. I have enjoyed being around the Himalayas and the Alps,watching the peaks glow every morning and evening under the warm rays of the sun. However, … Continue reading

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One Afternoon in Buddha’s birthplace-Lumbini, Nepal

Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini Grove on a full moon day in the month of April-May in 563 BC as Prince Siddhartha to Queen Maya Devi and King Suddhodana of the Shakya Clan. Lumbini is now a UNESCO World … Continue reading

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