Kaas Valley is a prime highlight of Western Ghats that is also known as Sahyadri Range in Maharashtra. It is believed that entire Western Ghats were formed during the breakup of the super continent of Gondwana some 150 million years ago. Exploring Kaas Valley is like taking a glimpse of the gorgeousness that Western Ghats hide in its various nooks and corners.
Chhau masks are made in town of Charida. Close to Purulia, Charida is one of the heritage destinations of West Bengal where a number of mask makers can be found colouring and painting beautiful Chhau Masks.
Plastic alternatives are the objects that you can use in place of a plastic. While the hipster folks will relate this with bamboo toothbrushes and metal straws, there are alternatives that are easy to source and available to everyone.
Maner Shareef Dargah was built in 1616 A.D. by Ibrahim Khan Fath Jang, Governor of Bihar under the Emperor Jahangir. The mausoleum was constructed over the grave of his religious preacher Makhdum Shah Daulat.
With India Myanmar border open for transit, it has become really easy for Indians to backpack across Myanmar and then to Thailand followed by Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and other countries if they have valid visa. Sharing some important tips that Indian backpackers should follow while doing this journey.
Dzukou Valley is undoubtedly the best and most well known destination of Nagaland. The route invites visitors all year, except monsoon and showcases the sights of gorgeous green valley that divides Nagaland with Manipur.
It turned out that this must visit festival in Ladakh is unlike any of the Teschu I have attended in Punakha and Sikkim. This one is way more commercial and one can easily avoid it. During the two days when I attended the event, I observed a few things that was really off and not something that one would expect from festival that everyone says is a cultural extravaganza of Ladakh.
Bishnupur was ruled by the rulers of Mall Dynasty during 17th and 18th century. The Mallas were great admirers of art and culture and they constructed a number of temples in this area. Their work is also seen at some places in Bankura and Kalna.
Bengal is known as a land of festivities. The quote 'baro maase tero parbon (‘13 festivals in just 12 months’)' is often associated with this state because the number of festivals outnumber the months in a calendar year. One such festival is Gajan that is celebrated as a pre harvest festival during the month of April.