Khardung La: World’s highest motorable road

Khardung La: World’s highest motorable road

‘Khardung La’ meaning ‘Khardung Pass’ is located in the mountain region of Ladakh in India. Khardung La is one of highest motorable passes in the world with an altitude of 5359m. Khardung La is considered as the gateway to Nubra and Shyok valleys. The pass lies to the north of Leh and attracts a large number of bikers every year. Khardung La is maintained by BRO (Border Roads Organisation) and is a significant route for supplying goods to Siachen Glacier.

Khardung La is wrongly believed to be the world’s highest motorable pass. Local people claim its elevation to be 5602m, which is incorrect.[reference] Khardung Pass is accessible via Leh. Leh is the capital region of Ladakh and connects Srinagar to Manali via well-constructed road. One can voyage to Khardung pass on motor bike, taxi, car and roadways buses. The ideal way to enjoy the beauty of the place is by travelling via Bikes. Throughout the year heavy tourist traffic is witnessed reaching one of the highest motorable passes through bikes. Read the rest of this entry

Shanti Stupa photo gallery

Shanti Stupa photo gallery

Shanti Stupa at Dhauligiri

Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar in Odisha (India). It is a hill with vast open space adjoining it, and has major Edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock, by the side of the road leading to the summit of the hill. Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where the Kalinga War was fought.
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Sun Temple at Konark

Sun Temple at Konark

The famous Sun temple devoted to Sun God-Surya is situated at Konark in Orissa, India. The Sun temple is also known as ‘Black Pagoda’ and is magnificently erected with the help of sandstone. The beautiful temple was developed under the Ganga dynasty reign. Sun Temple at Konark is considered a World Heritage Site and attracts tourists from round the world.

The famous legend associated with Sun temple says, the Sun temple was constructed by Lord Krishna’s son ‘Samba’. Samba was suffering from leprosy and after 12 years of penance he was relieved of this curse by Sun God – Surya. He planned and constructed the beautiful temple at Konark in honour of Sun God. Read the rest of this entry

Places to visit in pondicherry | pondicherry – The new town

Places to visit in pondicherry | pondicherry – The new town

Pondicherry is the Union Territory of India and an enclave of Tamil Nadu. The union territory of Pondicherry comprises four districts viz Pondicherry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahe. Pondicherry is spread over an area of 492 sq km. Pondicherry is greatly influenced by French architecture. There are neat sectors and perpendicular streets in Pondicherry much resembling the French grid system. Many Tour operators organise special and attractive tour packages for Pondicherry. Read the rest of this entry

Taste of India | Indian Food and Cuisine

Taste of India | Indian Food and Cuisine

India has a rich and diverse culture. Every state sings its own tale through its art, architecture, folk dance and food specialities. With every state having a unique and splendid taste of its signature dish, India offers a wide range of cuisines. The taste largely depends on many factors including spices and herbs available in the region. Meat, fruits and vegetables also affect the quality of taste in different states.

Indian taste buds are largely influenced by neighbouring countries. Many dishes are prepared according to the dishes of different countries but Indian spices are used to give them an authentic flavour. With the change in time, Indian cuisine also merged with different cuisines to give an all new fusion cuisine.With every state famous for its signature dishes, India also offers a wide range of deserts. The famous deserts from different Indian states include Gulab jamun, Jalebi, Barfi, Shondesh, Kulfi, Kaju Katli and Rabri. Read the rest of this entry