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Travel Guide to Murshidabad, a place replete with rich history

Nizamat Imambara Murshidabad

Murshidabad is a land of rich heritage located in the north-central part of the district of West Bengal. Being the seat of power in Eastern India during Nawabi era, Murshidabad holds invaluable heritage. The major historical landmarks are Hazarduari Palace, Katra Masjid, Kathgola Gardens and so on.

Historical Murshidabad

Katra Masjid Murshidabad

Katra Masjid was built in 1724 as a tomb of Murshid Quli Khan, after whom Murshidabad is named; his body is said to be buried under the stairs of the entrance of the mosque. The mosque had four seventy feet tall octagonal minarets with holes which used to hold weapons, out of which two are still remaining. It is said that around two thousand people could pray together at the mosque...

Leaving Lachung towards Yumthang, the Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim Part 1

Snow covered mountain top Lachung, on way to Yumthang

I had visited this region about forty years ago. Then a bunch of college students, 6 of us walked up from Mangan to Yumthang in the month of October. Entry to North Sikkim was restricted and we had to obtain permit at Gangtok. The beauty of the place had mesmerized us...

Lunglei spread over green hills of Mizoram

Lunglei on the Mizoram hills

As soon as we left plains, the road became meandering mountain road with mountains on one side and deep gorges on the other side. Tall wild bamboo groves were shooting up straight towards the sky all along the gorges. Those lush green deep forests up to the horizon became haunting with the fading soft light of approaching evening..

Walker paradise Dalhousie, the jewel of a hillstation, beautiful Himachal, majestic Himalayas part 15

Dalhousie peaceful under the sun

The sun was now high overhead. No shadow of the hill on the valley below. With dense tree cover all around them, the colorful little houses lay supremely peaceful under the sun. The whole world was so beautiful...

Early morning at Dalhousie, the jewel of a hillstation, beautiful Himachal, majestic Himalayas part 14

Half the Dalhousie valley sun-drenched

The sun had risen only a few minutes. A delicate touch of pink painted the snow top of the large hill straight across the valley. Thought the cap looked thick, it is not permanent snow. It just will last longer when winter ends. The whole of the valley and our side of the hill, all were dark without sunshine yet...

Jammu to Dalhousie, the jewel of a hillstation, beautiful Himachal, majestic Himalayas part 13

First day sunset at Dalhousie

In Jammu and Kashmir Himalayas, Kashmir is one famous tourist place, but Himachal is all dotted over with many popularly known and not so well known tourist spots of great natural beauty. Overall on the basis of variety, Himachal was favored. And which place should be the first? It was easy to decide—Dalhousie was still considered a prime hill station in India...

Dharamshala travel guide, beautiful Himachal, majestic Himalayas part 12

Always be there cradling Dharamshala

Standing on the rooftop of his house at Dharamshala my friend dispelled my doubts regarding tourist worthiness of Dharamshala, “Don’t underestimate this place as a tourist spot. In fact this is one of the major tourist destinations in Himachal. Look at the Dhauladhar...

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