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Republic Day Parade - 2019

Republic Day is one of the most important and most awaited National festivals of India. It is one of the National holidays. The other two are Aug 15 (Independence Day) and Oct 2 (Gandhi Jayanti).

The Republic Day parade in New Delhi takes place along Rajpath (the road heading to Rashtrapati Bhawan - the official residence of President of India) past India Gate. The ceremony begins after Prime Minister of India pays floral tribute to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyothi, India Gate. The event is followed by the arrival of the Chief Guest and National Anthem which marks the beginning of the parade.

Every year, Republic Day in New Delhi is celebrated in the grandest manner and the parade is the highlight of the day. The parade showcases India's rich cultural heritage and her military prowess. President of India presides over the parade. The parade begins after Prime Minister of India lays wreath at Amar Jawan Jyothi, India Gate and pays floral tribute to the martyrs. The event is fol…
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A Holy Visit to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

About Nepal and Kathmandu Nepal is a landlocked country in the Southern Asia. It is mainly located in the Himalayas bordering North and North-East India. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and is at an altitude of 4,600 feet above sea level. The city lies in the Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal in the Himalayan hill region. The city experiences a subtropical climate with warm days and cool nights.

A majority of the people in Kathmandu follow Hinduism. The local people speak Hindi fluently. Buddhism is also followed by the people of Nepal.
About Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal is one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is an ancient 8th century temple complex located on the banks of Bagmati River. This age-old temple is designated as World Heritage site by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization).

A divinely visit to the world famous Pashupatinath temple (Shiva temple) is the dream of a maj…

A summer evening at NTR Gardens, Hyderabad

NTR Gardens in Hyderabad is centrally located, opposite to Hussain Sagar Lake. The Park is one of the top attractions of Hyderabad and is heavily crowded with visitors particularly in the evenings. The park is a recreational centre for both children and adults who love to hang out at this place.

The timings of the garden are 2.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m and on holidays the timings are 12.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m. The park is open on all days. It's extremely hot in summer in Hyderabad, so evenings are the best time to move out along with children. There is spacious car parking however it's a bit difficult to get parking lot.

There are different gates for gents and ladies to enter inside. At the entrance there are statues of golden bulls (Nandi) on either side and fountain at the centre. Right in front you can see the ticket counters and a cloak room where you need to deposit your heavy baggages that are not allowed inside the park.

We recently visited NTR gardens and spent the evening at th…

Hyderabad Travel Guide for Foreign Tourists

About the City Hyderabad is the capital of the newly formed state of Telangana in the Deccan . It is a safe metropolitan city with international standards. It is situated along the banks of River Musi and the large artificial lake / tank called Hussain Sagar in the mid of the city which divides the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Hyderabad was established in 1591 C.E (Current Era) by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty. In 1724, Mughal Viceroy Asif Jah I established his own dynasty known as the Nizams of Hyderabad and he declared his dominions as Princely State during the British Rule in India. It was ruled independently by the Nizams.

After Indian independence in 1947 C.E, the then Nizam of Hyderabad State was not willing to make Hyderabad a part of Indian Union but he wanted it to be an independent country. In 1948 C.E, Hyderabad State was merged with Indian Union and Hyderabad continued to be the capital after the formation of Andhra Pradesh - the 1st Indi…

Tips for Newcomers to The U.S From India

Newcomers to the U.S from India either on a short stay or a long stay either with family or alone, have lots of doubts cropping up in their mind. Indian women, in particular, married housewives (let's call them homemakers) who travel to the U.S for the first time spend sleepless nights few days before their travel date, wondering about the life in the U.S - a place with completely different culture, people and lifestyle. Many doubts keep haunting in their mind like 'where can we get Indian stuff'in the U.S, 'can we perform pooja and light up oil lamps at home in the U.S', so on and so forth.

In this write-up, I have provided information based on my personal experience and tips for the newcomers to the U.S from India. This would be helpful / useful to those married Indian women / housewives who will have a cultural shock in the beginning.
General Information / Tips In the beginning, a majority of Indians will have a cultural shock. However they gradually accustom t…

An Enchanting Road Trip from Raxaul to Kathmandu, Nepal

A road trip to Kathmandu from Raxaul in Bihar is an enchanting one. Raxaul in Bihar and Birgunj in Nepal are the main Indo-Nepal border crossing points. Mainly the trucks moving between the two countries are thoroughly check at these crossing points. However border crossing for the tourists is made easy through inter-state relations between the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries. And Indian tourists don't need any visa for traveling to Nepal.
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and is well connected with all the major cities of the world by airways. Tourists from India who want to experience the border crossing by road can travel through various border crossing points in the states bordering Nepal.

In the above picture you can see the Birgunj-Raxaul border crossing gate. Tourists who wish to have an exciting experience of a tonga ride can engage one at the railway station in Raxaul. Tonga is a local horse-driven cart. The tonga rides on the bum…

A holy visit to Parathasarathy temple in Triplicane, Chennai

The ancient Parthasarathy temple is located in Triplicane, Chennai. Triplicane was originally known as Tiruvallikeni, is a busy area and being the heart of the city, it is well connected with different areas of Chennai. Triplicane and Mylapore are historically much older regions than Chennai.
About Chennai (earlier known as Madras) Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the four important metros of India. Chennai is a cosmopolitan city with modern outlook yet the local people here are very traditional. The city is well connected with many places of India by air, rail and road ways. It is also well connected with major foreign cities by air.

The city is located on the east coast of India facing Bay of Bengal with a long shoreline. It mostly experiences hot and humid weather. There are a good number of tourist attractions and a good number of old as well as new Hindu temples to visit.
About Parthasarathy temple Parthasarathy temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams i.e. p…

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