Jodhpur is the 2nd largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 335 kilometres (208 mi) west of the state capital, Jaipur and 200 kilometres (124 mi) from the city of Ajmer. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
Jodhpur’s attractions include Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada,Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower)and Flying Fox [Mehrangarh Fort]. Tourists can make excursions to Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand lake, Sardar Samand lake and palace, Masooria Hill, Veer Durgadas Smarak(monument, park and museum).
The beautiful historic buildings and scenic landscapes of the city were featured in some big movies(The Dark Knight Rises by Christopher Nolan, The Fall by Tarsem Singh).More recently, there have been many high profile celebrations organised in the city including many celebrity weddings. This has given an impetus to a nascent lavish wedding industry and also increased tourist footfalls.
North Bay Island is situated near the Port Blair City,Andaman and Nicobar Islands,India.The beach around the island is very famous for under water corals. It is ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Coral island with white sand beaches and surrounded by the pristine beauty of Nature.
The sea has gifted this island with all the splendor to attract any sea loving human. The Coral reefs are gorgeously decorated by nature to stun the visitor.
North Bay is part of a three-island trip by ferry. It offers water sports. It is a crowded tourist spot with cramped and uncomfortable changing rooms. It’s a bit of a tourist trap but no escaping it, since it’s part of a three island tour. North Bay offers an Under Sea Walk which is supposed to be quite mesmerizing. I…
I did the sea walking there and it was absolutely fantastic. it was for around 2700 plus additional charges for Still photos( 500 INR) per person. if you go there, it is a must do. there were other water sports too like snorkelling, boating, banana boat and many others. there are soveniur shops also there.
It was 8th December,2012, My Niece Mahi’s Birthday, When i Took this picture.This pic always reminds me of my childhood days. That innocent childhood phase we all gone through in our lives. My mother used to make lavishing Indian cuisines like “Gulab Jamun,Chhole-Bhature,Idli Sam bhar and Stuff like that. My Father is very good at Making Yummy sponge cakes, so, he used to make cakes..What else left was Decoration. That was done by my two Loving, caring Elder Brothers,They adore me so much 🙂 n Vice-Verse 🙂 . They used to inflate Balloons, wrapping Paper ribbons around the Living area..n Much more. I love Missing those precious Days I have spent with my family and friends.
I am Sure You all too Miss Your Childhood!
This was the shot taken by me on the way to Shirdi Sai Baba Temple (Shirdi,Maharshtra), town of respected “Sai Baba”. I was in Train,i stepped in train from New Delhi Railway Station.In Between saw many beautiful sceneries.
Sai Baba was an Indian guru, yogi, and fakir who is regarded by his devotees as a saint.
Sai Baba’s real name is unknown. The name “Sai” was given to him upon his arrival at Shirdi, a town in the west Indian state of Maharashtra. Mahalsapati, a local temple priest, recognized him as a Muslim saint and greeted him with the words ‘Ya Sai!’, meaning ‘Welcome Sai!’. Sai or Sayi is a Persian title given to Sufi saints, meaning ‘poor one’.
I visited Andaman islands during Jan / Feb 2013 of this year.I was able to finally plan for the trip and experience not only the beauty of Andamans but lot more.I wanted to share my experience so that it may be beneficial to others.
Unlike most of our mainland travel, Andaman travel is altogether different experience. You will hardly get cheats, touts, rude people in Andaman. It is almost a an isle of peace, almost free from any crime. People are here generally helpful, accommodating and honest.
PS : “This is a shot from Elephanta Beach,Andaman Islands.”
Note:- My experience is mostly from an Indian family perspective. After visiting Andamans – it turned out for me as more of a pilgrimage from an Indian perspective.
During My ANDAMAN vacations,I visited to The Havelock Islands,That was the time,when i was on my ship, I Took This Beautiful picture of Sunset! 🙂
This Picture reminds me of following lines:
“Mine is the sultry sunset when the skies
Tremble with strange, intolerable thunder:
And at the dead of an hushed night, these eyes
Draw down the soaring oracles winged with wonder” ….:-)
Ross Island is one of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, about 2 km east of Port Blair. It was the Administrative Headquarters for the islands, before an earthquake rocked it in 1941.
This Island, the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime, is a tiny island situated a few kilometers away from Port Blair city. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like the state Ballroom, the Chief Commissioner’s House, the Government House, Church, the old ‘Andamanese Home’,Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, all in dilapidated condition, reminiscent of the old British regime. Ever since Dr. James Pattison Walker arrived in Port Blair aboard the East India Company’s steam frigate ‘Senuramis’ on 10 March 1858, this island remained under British occupation till 1942. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japan. However, the allies reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it. During British occupation, this island was the seat of power of the British.
Netaji hoists tri-color
The Government House became the residence of the Japanese admiral also for three years (from March 1942 to October 1945). It was during this period that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who took the help of Japanese in his fight against the British, stayed at the Island for a day in December 1943. Netaji also hoisted the national tri-color at the top of the Government House.
The Japanese too left their imprint on the island which stood in the form of bunkers. The bunkers were used as watch points to safeguard the Island from any foreign invasion.
After the War, the Island came back under the control of the British but they never went back to the Island.
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