Thursday, 16 May 2019

Visit Pohari Ganpati To Full Fill All Your Desires #Temples of India

India is a land of "Temples", you can find temples at each and every corner and what amazed me most is story /legend behind it. Whenever I visit any famous temple I am always curious about the story/legend behind it. So I decided to uncover these stories/legends for all of you. In the series  named #Temples of India ,I have already written about Golu Temple in Uttarakhand and next is Pohari Temple in Madhya Pradesh... 
This beautiful and more than 200 years old Lord Ganesh temple known as 'Pohari Ganesh Temple' is situated in approximately 35 k.m. from Shivpuri and approximately 160 k.m. from Gwalior ( City of Madhya Pradesh). It had been constructed during Scindia Dynasty. I visited this temple once when I was in my school.

So what so special about this temple..... ?

It is said that taking blessings of this temple full fill all your wishes and specifically wish of getting  desired bride or groom....you just have to keep a coconut as a offering... and once your wish comes true come back and collect coconut as 'Prasad'.
Here you can witness regular devotees as well as devotees coming back to pay their gratitude once their wishes come true.
This temple is very famous among locals and slowly becoming very popular among other sate as well as international devotees. You can witness more crowd on Wednesday and during auspicious days of Ganesh Chaturthi. 

Lord Ganesha 
On the way to Pohari
Pohari Temple

Offerings as Coconut

Complex Next to Temple

Complex Next to Temple

School in Pohari

Complex next to Temple

Complex next to Temple

Best Time to Visit : September to Febuaray 

How to Reach: Hire a private vechile from Shivpuri or Gwalior

Things to Do: Take blessings of Lord Ganesha and explore surroundings . If you have time you can explore some places in Shivpuri..for details click here.

Time required to reach: From Gwalior it takes approximately 3 hours one way.

So if you desire for a perfect bride or groom or not .........do visit this old beautiful temple and take blessings from Lord Ganesha.
So happy travelling and keep exploring.........

Monday, 29 April 2019

Top things to do in Bali #Vlog

Bali a favourite tourist destination and each and every corner of this place is having something new to offer......so here is a quick guide for you. My top pick for this beautiful Island are




Things to remember before you plan your trip :

Best season to visit  this place:  April, May, June and September

Ideal Duration for the trip: 6 Days - 5 Nights ( But you can stay as long as you want). You can choose your package depending upon your objective/s of travel. Check some on Make My Trip.

Things to carry: Beach Wear , Sunglasses, Sunscreen , Cap/Hat

Approximately cost: 40000-50000/- per person ( But may vary according to choice of hotels and other activities)

Things to buy : Chocoaltes , Coffee , Handicraft Iteams , Silver Jewleries etc. ( Do remember to bargain )

Recommended Hotels/Resort : Risata Bali , Transera Grand Kancana 

Visa Requirements : You know till 30 days......it's free..for more details click here.


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railways : A Delight for Rail Lovers


I am traveler since my childhood and the great Indian Railways was my perfect partner........since then I was in love with this spectacular mode of transport.......still I enjoy rail travel more then any other transportation mode. 
In my childhood I was having lot of toy trains and was always fascinated with them so when I herd about Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railways I was more excited then my 5 year old son......:P
Joshi Museum is situated in middle of the Pune city next to Kothrud (a very famous area in Pune) and you can easily reach here by private or public transport.  You have to pay 90-100/- as entry fees.  
Before visiting this place I was having in  my mind that it will be a collection of miniature trains but it turned out more special.........a live 20-30 Minutes show ...where every part of set up is moving with a beautiful story..... :) 
I was surprised and very happy........have a look and if in Pune and love trains this is a good place for you :)













So if looking for things to do in Pune and yet not visited this place then do visit soon.

Things to remember before you visit this place.
1. Do not expect posh or modern infrastructure.
2. Keep in mind the timings as well as holiday. Check timing on :http://www.minirailways.com/timings/
3. It is better to go in big group as to start the show minimum 4 people are required.
4. You might have to follow some rules and regulations here.
For more details visit:
https://www.minirailways.com/

Monday, 15 April 2019

Explore Konkan: A Complete Eight Days Itinerary

Konkan...........

One of my favorite place and I explored this place so many times in my short trips from Mumbai or Pune. Being a beach lover this place is always on top in my priority list.
Well..........in last few years lot of people asked me about these places so here I am presenting a  8 days itinerary.
So pack your bags to explore the beauty of Konkan on long weekends or for your long vacation.

Best time to visit : October- February 
Best mode to travel- Self Drive


Day
Route
Place
Things to do in route /surrounding
Recommended Hotel
1
Mumbai to Alibaugh
Alibaugh
Check-in in hotel and explore
Awas Beach, Kihim Beach , Karmarkar Museum , Alibaugh Beach , Kolaba Fort ( preferably in the evening)
( Other options are also available )
2
Alibaugh to Diveagar
Diveagar
On the way- Kashid Beach, Birla Mandir
On the Way- Murud Janjira Fort
Check-in in hotel
In the evening -Explore Suvran Ganesh Mandir, Roopnarayan Mandir and beach.
3
Diveagar to Dapoli
Dapoli
Check-in in hotel and explore in the evening
Ladhghra beach , Tamas Tirth, Parshuram Bhumi, Karde Beach ( Sun –Set)
4
Explore Surroundings of  Dapoli
Dapoli
Harnai beach and fish market, Suvarn Durg Fort
Then Proceed to Anjarle-(  through one of the most scenic road of Maharashtra , parallel to coast line) , visit Kadyawarli Shri Ganpati Mandir , Anjarle beach
Back in Dapoli
5
Dapoli to Ganpatipule
Ganpatipule
In route: Visit Guhaghar, valneshwar temple and beach and Hedavi & Bamanghal
Check-in in Hotel
Visit Ganpati Pule Temple and beach in the evening ( As resort is situated next to temple)
6
Explore Surrounding to Ganpatipule
Ganpatipule
Prachin Konkan , Jay Vinayak Temple , Jai Gadh Fort and Light house
Proceed to Ratnagiri: See Ratnadurga Fort  , Lokmanya Tilak Birth Place , Tibha Palace
Back to Ganpatipule
7
Ganpatipule to Harihareshwer
Harihareshwar
Proceed Harihareshwar and check-in in the hotel
In the evening visit Harihareshwar Temple and Beach ( As resort is situated close to temple)
8
Harihareshwar to Mumbai
Mumbai
In-Route to Mumbai visit to Shrivardhan and proceed to Mumbai.


* If you have time you can also cover Tarkarli and Vengurla. 
*Please check the road conditions as most of the place work is going on.....take help from locals.
* If travelling in summers carry all summer gears as temperature goes very high in the afternoon.
*Things to try /buy : Alphonso Mangoes , Kokum and Kokum Products, Papad, Local Masalas , White Onions, Khas Syrups Cashew nuts , Fish food , local cuisines.

To get a peek a boo of this itinerary check the video :)  




For More Details about some places mentioned above read:
For Murud Janjira 
For Ganpatipule 

Route plan -While Going 


Route plan -While Coming


Thursday, 4 April 2019

India's 37 UNESCO Word Heritage Sites : My Score is 21.5 ...What About You ?



You might have heard about UNESCO Word Heritage Sites ................? Right....... ? 
If Not...... Then some  Gyan (information) for you........:)
They are basically some landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance. They are legally protected by international treaties. 

So back to my first question.......do you know how many World Heritage Sites located in India ?  

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And the answer is 37 .................

It consists of 29 cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed site. 

India has the sixth largest number of sites in the world......:) 

So how many you have done till now guys....?
My score is  21.5 .............👍 
What about you ?
So here is a my score sheet.....download one for you and check your score and comment ........... and if your score is low ......Set your new travel goals to complete all 37 sites this financial year :P :P.....Happy Travelling 


Cultural
State
My score
Your Score (?)
1
Agra Fort
Uttar Pradesh ✔️

2
Ajanta Caves
Maharashtra
✔️

3
Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar
Bihar

4
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Madhya Pradesh
✔️

5
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Gujarat

6
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
Maharashtra
✔️

7
Churches and Convents of Goa (Church of Bom Jesus )
Goa
✔️

8
Elephanta Caves
Maharashtra

9
Ellora Caves
Maharashtra
✔️

10
Fatehpur Sikri
Uttar Pradesh
✔️

11
Great Living Chola Temples
Tamil Nadu

12
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Karnataka
✔️

13
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Tamil Nadu

14
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
Karnataka
✔️

15
Hill Forts of Rajasthan (includes six majestic forts in Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur, and Jaisalmer )
Rajasthan
✔️
( Half done)

16
Historic City of Ahmadabad
Gujarat
✔️

17
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
Delhi
✔️

18
Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Madhya Pradesh

19
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Bihar

20
Mountain Railways of India
(Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Kalka–Shimla Railway )

WestBangal
Tamilnadu
Himachal Pradesh

✔️
✔️


21
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
Delhi
✔️

22
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell)
Gujarat
✔️

23
Red Fort Complex
Delhi
✔️

24
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Madhya Pradesh
✔️

25
Sun Temple, Konârak
Odisha
✔️

26
Taj Mahal
Uttar Pradesh
✔️

27
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (The Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh )
Chandigarh
✔️

28
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Rajasthan
✔️

29
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai
Maharashtra
✔️


Natural



1
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
Himachal Pradesh

2
Kaziranga National Park
Assam

3
Keoladeo National Park
Rajasthan‎

4
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Assam

5
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
Uttarakhand

6
Sundarbans National Park
West Bengal

7
Western Ghats

Palakkad Gap

Thal Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Naneghat




✔️

✔️

✔️


Mixed



1
Khangchendzonga National Park
Sikkim





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