DEVIN CASTLE BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

When I said that I am going to Bratislava, I got a “mixed bag” reaction…. Where is it? What is there to see? Who goes to such unknown and “untouristy” place? Well! That decided it… I needed to visit, see and then write about this capital city of Slovakia, the other half of breakaway country…

BEAUTIFUL COASTAL CITY, GALLE- SRI LANKA

Islands all over the world have attracted travellers for their magnificent sand shored beaches, picturesque coastal towns and villages, fresh seafood delicacies and beautiful sunrise and sunset. Many of them were lying scattered about the seas and oceans till they were discovered by voyagers on their way to unknown but not unheard mainland countries. Sri…

MACAU – CONTINUED

Macau consists of the Macau Peninsula and the islands of Taipa & Coloane, which are now connected by landfill forming the Cotai Strip…… Macau’s economy revolves around tourism…….MAINLAND CHINA SEEN FROM MACAU MACAU TOWER The awe inspiring 338m tall Macau tower is a must see…… This tower is one of the highest commercial bungee jump…

MACAU – OLD ATTRACTIONS

Macau was the first European settlement in Far East being colonised by the Portuguese in the 16th Century…….. In 1999 Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region of China…….. Situated on the south coast of China, across Hong Kong, on the southwestern corner of the Pearl River Estuary, Macau reflects a mix of cultural influences………

Modhagam — Megala’s Kitchen

This is my first post in the second year of blogging! On this first anniversary I thank WordPress team for their fantastic support, readers & fellow bloggers for their amazing encouragement and my family, relatives & friends for their kind cooperation, invaluable assistance & honest reviews. 537 more words via Modhagam — Megala’s Kitchen Ganesha Chaturthi,…

LAKES & WATERFALLS OF CROATIA

Croatia, a breakaway country from erstwhile Yugoslavia, is a delight for nature lovers. Though the capital city, Zagreb, has loads of museums which display the turbulent history of the country, yet it offers a peaceful ambience to its citizens and visitors through its innumerable green areas. Lake Jarun, located on the southern fringe of the…

VRINDAVAN

Radhe Radhe……. This is the greeting one gets everywhere in Vrindavan……. The land of Radharani, Vrindavan, is one of the oldest cities standing on the banks of River Yamuna……. Vrinda means tulsi (basil) and Van means grove……. Considered to be a holy place for Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism, Vrindavan has ancient past…….. This is one…

BARSANA

Located about 45 km from Mathura, 48 km from Vrindavan and 19 km from Govardhan, Barsana is the birthplace of Radharani, the eternal consort of Lord Krishna……. People here lovingly call her Ladliji and Shriji……. Ladli means beloved daughter. Barsana village is nestled around two hills that rise adjoining each other……. The hills are Brahma…

GOVARDHAN PARVAT

Govardhan Parvat (Hill) is also known as Giriraj (Royal Hill)……. This hill is considered to be the sacred centre of Braj Bhoomi……… Govardhan Parvat is situated in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India……. Lord Krishna and his brother Lord Balaram are said to have spent many happy hours roaming around the hill. According to…

NANDGAON

Nandgaon is a quaint town in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh……. Because of the turmoil caused by the Rakshashas (demons) sent by King Kansa to kill Lord Krishna, the village head Nanda Rai left Gokul……. He and his family stayed for some time at Chhatikara, Dig and Kamyavan…… Finally he and the other gwalas…

GOKUL

GOPAL……. People of Gokul greet each other by calling Gopal…… Gopal is one of the thousand names of Lord Krishna……. Gokul is so named as this land is the abode of cows, Gopis (cowherd girls) and Gopas (cowherd boys)……. This old world town, situated on the banks of River Yamuna, is a municipality in the…

MATHURA

Mathura, located on the West Bank of River Yamuna in the State of Uttar Pradesh, is an important and popular pilgrimage city associated with the life of Lord Krishna……. One of the holiest places for Hindus, everyday thousands of pilgrims visit the city……. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is one of the…

BRAJ BHOOMI (Land of Braj)

Braj Bhoomi falls within the Golden Triangle of Delhi – Jaipur -Agra…… The name Braj is derived from the Sanskrit word Vraja or Vajra…… Though never a clearly determined political region in India, Braj Bhoomi is very well demarcated culturally……. This region is an integral part of the life of Lord Krishna, a major deity…