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Mar
2019
Interesting facts on the Paradesi Synagogue
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The Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi is a symbol of one of the great civilizations of antiquity. By far the oldest synagogue, built in 1568, it stands tall in terms of communal harmony and religious co-existence existing in the region, besides adding a sense of quant charm to one of the important sea ports of Kerala. […]
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Mar
2019
Quick Facts on the Gandhi Mandapam in Kanyakumari
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The Gandhi Mandapam in Kanyakumari was constructed in 1956. The “father of the nation” Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were kept here before they were dissolved in the sea. It boasts distinct architectural details to honour the life of the timeless Ahimsa (non-violence) champion. Incidentally, Gandhi had visited Kanyakumari in 1925 and 1937. Shortly after India became […]
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Mar
2019
Ten things you need to know about Tañon Strait in the Philippines
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Whether you are scuba diving with thresher sharks or whaleshark-watching at the Malapascua Island in the Philippines, the place to be is Tañon Strait. 1. It is the largest marine protected area in the region with a total area of 521,018 hectares, roughly five times bigger than the popular Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (97,030 hectares). […]
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07

Mar
2019
Hundred Years of Jallianwala Bagh – Things to Know About the Famous Memorial
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On the 13th April of 1919, one of the worst events in the history of freedom struggle unfolded when British Brig-Gen Dyer fired continuously at a mob gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Amristar in the Indian state of Punjab. British sources mentioned that Jallianwala Bagh massacre left 379 dead and more than 1200 mortally wounded. […]
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18

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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15

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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12

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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