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Feb
2019
Ten startling facts about Machu Picchu
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Machu Pichu lies more than 7000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Once the seat of power of the great Incan empire, it was build around 1450AD. It was officially announced as an ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ in 1983; in 2007, it was listed as one of the New Seven Wonders […]
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Feb
2019
What do you know about Mauritius?
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Mauritius or Ile’Maurice, as it is known in French, is a small island located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Densely populated, it is one of the wealthiest countries of Africa. Geographically, it lies to the east of Madagascar Island near South Africa. The Portuguese explorers unearthed this beauty of an island in the […]
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Feb
2019
Things to do in the Black River Gorges National Park in Mauritius
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The Black River Gorges National Park is the largest national park in Mauritius in terms of area. This delightfully charming national park is enclosed by two sides – a drier lowland and humid upland. Formed in 1994, the park caught public attention quickly with stunning gorges and exciting hiking activities. It is also the home […]
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07

Feb
2019
Things to do in the Trivandrum Zoo in Kerala
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1. Trivandrum Zoo (or Thiruvananthapuram Zoo) is one of the oldest zoos in the country. The Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma (1830 -1847), established the zoo in 1857 in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, as an annex to the Napier Museum, a famous art and natural history museum in the city. […]
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05

Feb
2019
Amazing facts about the Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple in Trichy (Tiruchirappali)
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The Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple located at Srirangam in Trichy (or Tiruchirapali) in Tamilnadu is one of the most famous temples in South India. Built in the Dravidian architectural style, the temple is spread across a total area of 156 acres, and is dedicated to the Hindu deity, Lord Vishnu or Ranganatha. There are many […]
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Jan
2019
Must-Know Facts about the Asiatic Society in Mumbai
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1. The Asiatic Library, situated in South Mumbai, is one of the most famous and oldest libraries of the city dubbed the ‘Maya Nagari’ or ‘City of Dreams’. 2. Invigorating the imagination of millions of readers of all ages, the library is stocked with over 100000 books, and has had a huge impact in the […]
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Jan
2019
Must know Facts about the Haji Ali’s Mosque (Dargah) in Mumbai
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1. The majestic Masjid (mosque) stands in the middle of the Arabian Sea, and can be reached walking through a narrow path that leads all the way to the mosque. 2. The Mosque was constructed in reverence and memory of the Muslim Sufi Saint Haji Ali, who was instrumental in the propagation of Islamic Sufi […]
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Jan
2019
Things to Know about the Mandalpatti Mountain in Coorg, Karnataka
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Situated at about 18km from the Madikeria Taluk in the district of Kodagu (Coorg) in the state of Karnataka, the Mandalpatti Mountains are part of the vast Pushpagiri reserve forest. A bumpy four-by-four Jeep ride along the circuitous road would take you atop the Mandalpatti hills. If you’re an avid bike rider, the road to […]
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09

Jan
2019
All you Need to Know About the Stone House, the First Stone Bungalow in Ooty
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The Stone House, fondly called “Kal Bangala” by the indigenous tribals of Ooty, Thodas, is the first bungalow constructed using Kal (Tamil for ‘stone’) to come up in this ravishing hill station of South India. It was built in 1822 by John Sullivan, one of the most revered personalities in Ooty, best known for establishing […]
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