Famous Indian Classical Traditional Dances

There are the varied styles of dances in our country. As per Indian culture, different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, developed according to the local traditions and also imbibed elements from other parts of the country. Check out some of those famous tradition dances here. Continue reading “Famous Indian Classical Traditional Dances”

Kaas Plateau – Maharashtra’s Valley of Flowers

The Kaas Plateau aka the “Kaas Pathar” is a plateau located in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra and is known for various types of wild flowers which bloom during August-September every year. The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. This falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of Western Ghats which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (source – Wikipedia) Continue reading “Kaas Plateau – Maharashtra’s Valley of Flowers”

Meenakshi Amman Temple at Night

Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500-year-old city of Madurai and is a significant symbol for the Tamil people. It was on the list of top 30 nominees for the “New Seven Wonders of the World”. The temple is the most prominent landmark and most visited tourist attraction in the city. The annual 10-day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival, celebrated during April and May, attracts 1 million visitors. Continue reading “Meenakshi Amman Temple at Night”

Beautiful Himalayan Range in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in Uttarakhand. It is the home for the Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army. Ranikhet is at an altitude of 1,869 metres (6,132 ft) above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas. Continue reading “Beautiful Himalayan Range in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand”

The Haunted Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan

The Bhangarh Fort is a 17th-century fort built by Man Singh I for his grandson Madho Singh I. It was named by Madho Singh after his grandfather Man Singh or Bhan Singh. It is located on the way to Alwar and Jaipur in Rajasthan. There is a story about the fort that there was a black magic sorcerer who cursed the residents of the palace that they all would die an unnatural death and their spirits will stay there for centuries to haunt the fort forever. That’s why this fort is considered a haunted one. Continue reading “The Haunted Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan”

Spectacular Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan

Ranthambore Fort is in the Ranthambore National Park, near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajsthan. The park was one of hunting grounds of the Maharajahs of Jaipur until 1947. The fort is known for the glory and valor of Hammir dev of the Chauhan dynasty. In 2013, Ranthambore Fort, along with 5 other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Continue reading “Spectacular Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan”

Lord Shiva With 26 Faces and 52 Hands in Thanumalayan Temple

The Thanumalayan Temple is of importance to both Shaivaite and Vaishnavite sects of Hinduism. Hindus consider visiting the temples and offering worship to deities as an important part of their routine life. The current temple was built in the 17th century and is famous for its sculptures. It was previously controlled by the Nambudiris, one of the main Namboodiri families called the Thekkumon Madam. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma in a single form called Sthanumalyam. Continue reading “Lord Shiva With 26 Faces and 52 Hands in Thanumalayan Temple”