Legend has it that the dham was the sacred ground Nar and Narayan chose as their abode while they engaged in spiritually beneficial practices for all living beings upon earth. Nar and Narayan are said to have been prior incarnations of Shri Krishna and Arjun of Treta Yuga. Rarely is another pilgrimage shrine referred to as ‘Ashrama’, Badrinath’s being referred to as Badrikashram is an allusion to the many saints who sought the land for their meditative practices – Nar & Narayan, Ved Vyas, Vashishta, Kanwa, Shankaracharya, Varadacharya. In fact even the idol of Vishnu worshipped here is... Read More
One of the reasons why we like to travel by train is because sometimes you get a big time at stations that could be a palace, a garden or even a spaceship. And so we're going to imagine this tour of the 10 most beautiful train stations in the world.#1. Grand Central Terminal, New York (United States)
Perhaps it is the most famous station in the world and for many the most beautiful. It has been said that in its hall there are days when more tourists are passing through it than those who are going to get on a train. In 1968 they were on the verge of demolishing it to raise a skyscraper,... Read More
With a city skyline that stretches out to the heavens,
dazzling metropolitan lights and the dark waters of the South China Sea, sophisticated Hong Kong will hypnotize your senses and surpass the highest of expectations. This small capitalist region of China contains an energetic pulse that entices travellers far and wide. Surrounded by seas on three sides, the densely populatedcity will offer you fascinating cultural experiences and some of the best opportunities available. Every year a large number of foreign applicants apply for immigration to this land. Looking for new opportunities... Read More
Travelling around is one of the best things a person can do in their life. It opens your mind, broadens your horizons and helps boost your confidence. However, the unfortunate thing that comes with being a traveller is the long journeys that they entail. Often you can be sat twiddling your thumbs for hours on end and often the onboard entertainment isn’t always the best. But fear not, you can use this time to your advantage and stay entertained so that the time goes by in a flash.
Here are our top four ways you can make the most of your long journey and pass the time properly.
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Planning for your next trip can be very tedious. Searching for cheap flights, applying for visas, hotel booking apart from studying the places you would be visiting keeps you busy weeks ahead of your tour. If you do not plan your trip well, it could end up being a nightmare rather than the fun that you are looking for getting. When you are travelling there are plenty of things that you need to take into account.
You need to consider the people that you are travelling with during the trip. Planning a trip with a bunch of friends of the same age group is not the same as going with kids... Read More
On our way back home we were to catch a flight from Durham for New York. Durham is one of the three cities that constitute the Research Triangle; the other two being Raleigh and Chapel Hill. All are within the state of North Carolina. Durham, incidentally, is the seat of the famous Duke University.
We caught the train from the Penn Station in New York for Niagara Falls. The passengers just cannot go straight to the platforms. They first have to wait in a lounge until they are given access to the platform and then board the train. There is just no hustle or bustle. Absence of crowds makes... Read More
I had to cancel our hotel booking in Washington as a very old friend working with the US Diplomatic and Commercial Service insisted that we stayed with him. We had decided to travel by train as so far we had travelled mostly by air and cars. Amtrak was to take us straight to Washington from Cary in North Carolina. Amtrak is the only government subsidized passenger railway transportation service in the US.
We were to catch a train leaving around noon. When our nephew took us to the station we were overcome by disappointment. There wasn’t a soul at the station and the building appeared... Read More
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