Category: Uttar Pradesh

The Varanasi Food Guide

The puris swam in the sweltering hot kadhai while the Aloo Sabzi was being hastily filled in the 'dunas' ( bowls made from leaves). In any corner of Varanasi, this breakfast…
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Bharatpur Rajaon ki Chhatri: Royal Cenotaphs of Bharatpur Kings

The rickshaw waala peddles through the old lanes of Radha Kund as I click pictures of the old, dilapidated yet fascinating doors and shutters of closed shops. He doesn't seem…
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First Impressions of Varanasi : Part 2

Firstly, a heart felt thanks for reading and appreciating First Impressions of Varanasi : Part 1. This post is the sequel to it, highlighting some other aspects of this mystic city.…
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First Impressions of Varanasi: Part 1

Banaras or Kashi is every traveller's dream. One of the oldest inhabited cities of the world where a river is revered to the extent that many seek death at its…
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Holi in Barsana and Vrindavan: Tips

Braj ki Holi is one of the finest festivals in India and on every Indian photographer's bucket list. Kickstarting almost 8 days before the actual Holi date, Braj ki Holi…
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Brij Vasundhara Resort, Goverdhan: Review

I wake up to the song of the Cuckoo. Groggy eyed I pull back the curtains and spot a peacock sashaying into the bushes. As I rush outside my cottage…
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Vrindavan and the dying Yamuna

I can hear the  distant sounds of Krishna Bhajans sung in the nearby Ashram as the boatman oars through the silent , calm waters of the Yamuna.   It is…
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Vrindavan Holi : A mystical , magical experience.

I have been visiting Vrindavan since I was a kid, running through the tiny lanes , knowing the shortcuts, being wary of the monkeys and gorging on the Birla Mandir…
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Lathmaar Holi at Barsana

The crowds are astonishing. People warn you not to enter the crowds for safety reasons. There could be a stampede with this number of people on the streets. It's no…
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