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What Morning Looks Like at Ganges River in Varanasi (India).

What Morning Looks Like at Ganges River in Varanasi

The Ganges River in Varanasi is everything to the Hindus who live in the city. They consider it holy but they don’t treat it like one. It’s murky and polluted. For a visitor like me, I see the flowing river crying for help. Strolling along the banks, I saw a lot of things that’s not […]

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Sarnath – Where Buddha Preached His First Sermon

In Sarnath, Buddha preached his first sermon to his followers. Right after he attained Nirvana under a Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, he traveled to Sarnath to preach. That sermon he gave became the central belief of Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. Today, Sarnath is synonymous to Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. There’s […]

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The Burning of the Dead on the Banks of Ganges River in Varanasi (India).

The Burning of the Dead on the Banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the Faint-Hearted

The burning of the dead on the banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the faint-hearted. There’s nothing like this in the world where cremation is done in public view. Locals and tourists can sit and watch the whole ritual from a distance or closer if you’re brave. However, taking photos seem be […]

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Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur

Sheesh Mahal is inside Amer Fort in Jaipur. It’s a flickering Palace of Mirrors that would delight your experience in the imposing fort. You can’t miss it. Most tourists spend a long time here, taking a hundred selfies. And that means, good luck finding a spot for your own selfie without Neanderthals in the background. […]

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Amer Fort (Amber Fort) - The Palace Built on a Mountain in Jaipur (India).

Amer Fort – A Palace Perched on a Hill in Jaipur

Amer Fort or Amber Fort (as the guidebooks name it) literally sits atop a hill in Jaipur. I’d say that Amer Fort looks more marvelous that the Red Forts in Agra and New Delhi. You’ll find every courtyard, palace and room interesting to discover. Though there were some renovations going on when I went there, […]

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Jantar Mantar in Jaipur - Where You'll Find the Largest Stone Sundial (India).

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur – Where You’ll Find the Largest Stone Sundial in the World

At Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, you’ll find the world’s largest sundial stone. This place a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an ancient collection of 19 astronomical structures built in the open field. Including in these 19 objects are the zodiac signs – better find yours. At first, you might not be impressed as they […]

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Interesting Facts About Agra Fort (India).

Interesting Facts About Agra Fort

Agra is known for its timeless Taj Mahal. But, if you go beyond the world-renowned marbled architecture, you’ll find yourself busy with other places of interests. There’s Sikandra where the Emperor Akbar the Great was buried. His large tomb is impressive. Fatehpur Sikri is also a stunning place to visit where Akbar built three palaces […]

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The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri

The beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the area. Fatehpur Sikri is situated an hour drive from Agra and it is one of the most visited places, next to Taj Mahal. The Friday Mosque sits on top of a hill, overlooking a small village surrounded by […]

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