If you’ve grown up with a sibling, you’d experience that being the elder one is a hinder. So, my eldest sister must have felt it, because she is having 4 younger siblings. We’ve always been tight weave, but over the past many years, we’ve barely spent time together – we all moved out for work and got married and hardly meet once a year for some function or festival. But on birthdays or anniversaries we send each other presents – that’s our way of letting each other know that annoying sisters can be loving at times too!
I have seen her (eldest one) from my childhood and have noted that she has never changed and always be the responsible one. I have seen her in good times and bad times; I don’t know how she always deals with the situation. Being the elder one, she has seen many hardships in her life, but she didn’t even let us know about it.
Having a sister is like owning a partner for survival. You’re always going to have someone to rely on by your side.
On her birthday I wish her all the fortune and happiness of the world. Thank you so much for being in my life and always be the optimistic and caring one. I have learnt a lot from you. ❤️ Wish you many more to come !
Hello , readers . I do know I’m blogging after 2 years.Tons of things happened between this point period.There are many things which I would like to write about and want you guys to know. We’ll do that needless to say , in my next blog .Firstly , I want to complete my last blog , so that you people can end your never ending trip to Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is religious place. It’s always echoing by the sound of Om and Harinaam.
We used to stay in Geeta Bhawan. It’s a beautiful ashram within a reasonable price . It’s located ahead of Ganga bank with very religious and homely environment. Ganga Aarti takes place around 6 pm in evening at Parmarth Nikaten. Time may vary for Ganga Pooja according to winter or summer season.Many people gather their to enjoy the Aarti and therefore, the view. They light the Diyas and remember Maa Ganga .
The place seems like gateway to heaven in daytime. There are many places to visit like temples, meditation halls etc. there’s a temple referred to as ‘Bhootnath temple’ , it is believed that Lord Shiva’s Baraat (Hindu wedding procession,with the bridegroom on a horse ) stayed there for a few time.
The famous ‘Neelkanth Temple‘ of Lord Shiva is additionally in Rishikesh. It’s on the highest of hills. People can go there by foot, or they can hire a cab or they can take their own transport. The way to go to this temple is very adventurous. The ride is over the mountain sided by sharp turns and Ganga river. The edges of road is covered by greenery and delightful eye-catching points. A spread of birds are chirping there and trees are surrounded by monkeys.
There is one ‘ Rajaji National park which is an Indian National Park & Tiger Reserve that encompasses the Shivalik, near the foothills of the Himalayas. The park is spread over 820 kms. And three districts of Uttarakhand – Haridwar, Dehradun & Pauri Garhwal.
The city has such a lot to offer that one can never feel bore there. There are many adventures you can go for. People go there to take life time experiences Like – Bungee Jumping, River Rafting, Cliff Jumping, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Waterfall trekking and camping.
This was all about the gorgeous city Rishikesh, whenever I go there I feel mesmerise. So readers once you feel to travel to Uttarakhand , never miss this place to go to. And let me know if you’ve got already been there and share your experience, and a few more exciting places to go to in comment section.Thank-you for reading my blog. Kindly give me your feedback.
Something about Queen of the valley “Rishikesh” !!!! Hello everyone, you are reading my last blog… of this year.😉 About the city- Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills besides The Ganga river. It’s a center for studying yoga & meditation. Also known as “Yoga, capital of the world”.
Rishikesh has many points so that one can love the place. There are hills, valleys, Ganga river, chanting sounds all around, smell of Pooja, beautiful weather, etc.
First, I’ll talk about the famous holy river ‘Ganga’. Ganga is the principal attraction there. I first went to Rishikesh when I was only 10yr. Old & I’m still continuing this every year. I will never forget my first trip to Rishikesh because I have never been to this kind of place before, so I was so excited. I experienced that I liked Rishikesh more than haridwar. Rishikesh is more peaceful & less chaotic city. There are two bridges over Ganga, we call the famous one as ‘Lakshman Jhula’ & another one is ‘Ram Jhula’. I always use ram jhula or the boats to cross the river.
When I was crossing the jhula for the first time I had experienced a strange tranquility there. When I reached to the center of jhula & look down towards the river, it was so deep, bluish green clear water was flowing peacefully, soothing air was touching me & I had goose bumps. I had never seen this scene before & never ever felt like this. It was amazing even today it makes me Gung ho!
On the other side of the river there were lots of temples, shops of very attractive things made up of metal, garment shops & amazing variety of street food.
As I told you before it’s a never ending trip, so I’ll tell you some other interesting facts about Rishikesh in my next blog.
Thank you for reading. Stay tuned.
Wish you all a Merry Christmas & a thrilled new year in advance.
Hello everyone!!! Today I will tell you one of my favorite place in Delhi which I have visited many times.
Yeah, It’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. About-
It’s a Sikh Gurudwara or Sikh house of worship. The eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan lived at Bangla Sahib, which was originally a bungalow belonging to Raj Jai Singh. During that time, there was a smallpox & cholera epidemic & Guru Har Krishan helped the suffering by giving aid & fresh water from the well at this house. Soon he too contracted the illness & eventually died. Raja JAI Singh constructed a small tank over the well, its water now revered as having healing properties & taken by Sikhs throughout the world back to their homes.
People were sitting there & worshiping. When we came out from the Gurudwara, we saw a pond downstairs and when we went there; we saw fishes in holy water of the pond.
People were blowing the candles there. Then we went for Prasad. We took a token & through the token we had a full plate of Halwa (Prasad). It was very delectable. At another side, there was a Langar hall. As with all Sikh Gurudwaras, the concept of Langar practiced & all people, regardless of race & religion may eat in the kitchen (Langar hall). Many people were gathering outside the hall & waiting for their number. The Langar hall was air-conditioned too.
The complex also houses a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum library & a hospital.
There were many plants & trees that were well maintained. We visited all over the complex, took many pictures & sat there for sometime. I felt tranquility there.
I also suggest you guys to visit there once whenever you are in Delhi. Make your plans for it.
Comment & share your views too for the place.
Stay tuned & keep reading. I’ll be back on 8th DEC.
Hey guys! Happy winters. Hope you guys are doing fine… me too. So, here is another part of my trip to Taj Mahal.
After spending some good time to our mysterious place, we took leave from there & started our journey towards our major destination. We took Yamuna Expressway. On our way, we had our lunch at Quilla (restaurant). Finally,; we reached Agra. We bought tickets & entered the key area of Taj Mahal. About Taj Mahal-
About the history of Taj Mahal, I have told you in part-1. Now about Taj Mahal, it comes from an area of 42 acres in total. The entire Taj complex comprises five major constituents, namely Major gateway ,gardens ,mosque ,rest house & main mausoleum (Rauza).
The main tomb of Taj Mahal stands on a square platform that raised 50 meters above the river bank. It detaches the four minarets on each corner of this square. The western side of the main tomb has the mosque & on the eastern side is the rest house.
A shadowy burial crypt inside the Taj Mahal houses the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal & Shah Jahan himself was buried thereafter. Above these tombs is the main chamber that has the false tomb. We can also find calligraphic inscriptions of the ninety-nine names of Allah on the sides of the actual tomb of Mumtaz Mahal.
Out of the total area of 580 meters, the garden alone covers 300meter. Timing to visit the Taj Mahal-
So readers, this is very important to know the timing of the place where you will make your journey more comfortable.
•Taj-Mahal is open from sunrise to sunset during normal operating days.
•Taj-Mahal is closed on Fridays for general viewing & is open on Friday afternoon only for those who have to attend prayers at the Taj Mosque.
Tickets are available throughout the day from the western & eastern gate.& 8am to 5pm at the southern gate.
• In night timings are 8:30pm to 12:30am (On full moon night, two days before & two days after.)
We visited the Taj-Mahal thoroughly. Many tourists were there, including foreigners. They were enjoying their trip & taking pictures. We also took many pictures. Because you can not hold yourself by not capturing these beautiful moments to spend with the Taj .
There were many small counters of ice creams & snacks outside the Taj extent. We ate our dinner in a restaurant named Taj near the Taj-Mahal .
So this is how once again I visited this place, gracefully. It just that whenever I look at it (Taj-Mahal) I Can not take my eyes off. I just fall in love with Taj-Mahal again & again.
Hopefully, this blog will give you enough information so you can also go there & enjoy the place.
This is the end of my trip to Taj-Mahal. I also want to know about you guys -how was your experience or if you want to go there. Tell me in the comment section.
I’m back again with my journey to Taj, but first I’ll tell you about that hidden place which we visited accidentally.
It was a beautiful & peaceful morning with preaching sound of birds & icy breeze full of fresh air. It was feeling like my lungs were very happy after inhaling fresh oxygen. We would see the Taj-mahal in the month of love… yeah! In Feb. We settled down in our car with hot homemade breakfast & other things. We started our journey. After almost 2hrs. of continuing driving with various types of loud music playing in car & giving a soulful treat to my eyes by watching outside the car window, we stopped to a Tapri to drink some tea. Shiv kund Hot water spring-
On the way, we had our breakfast. We were moving towards our destination, suddenly nowhere our car took the wrong path I mean we lost our way to Agra & appeared on the wrong road. We were trying to find the right path by using google map & inquiring with localities.
Then we saw a sign board towards a big hill & we saw many people were going over there. It surprised us to see that. So we went there & make our journey more adventurous. We turned our car towards the hill & moved forward by the help of sign boards & people. Driving on the hill gives me goose bumps, but I was enjoying it. At last, we reached very near to our mysterious place. This place was Sohna. Sohna is a small tourist place & known for its Hot water spring & Aravali hills. It’s about 30kms. away from Rajiv chowk, Gurugram (Haryana) on Delhi-Alwar route.
We parked our car on some plain area & start walking. There was a narrow street which was going downward. We took that road & moved forward. There were many shops of food & other things. Then we saw a huge & beautiful temple that was our destination, finally for a hidden place. Many people gathered in the temple & they were taking a dip into water in the middle of the temple. That was kind of strange for me.
Then we got to know about Sohna kund, also known as Shivkund hot water spring. The specialty of that Kund is that it was filled with hot water for 24×7 from last many years. I saw the steam coming out from that Kund.
Devotees considered it a sacred place & the water of the kund as magical. If someone takes bathe with that water or just wash their skin with that water they will never have any kind of allergy or skin disease. Because it is said that this holy spring water has many medicinal properties &curative effect.
But the scientific reason behind this -it is having a substantial amount of minerals & full of sulfur & temperature varies from 46°c to 51.7°c.
So this was enough for today. I’ll be adding the actual pictures with this blog soon & we’ll be continuing with our Taj trip in my next blog, which I’ll publish on 8th Nov. Till then keep reading guys & keep travelling.
As I told you before that I have been there four times, In my blog I’ll tell you about my last trip to Taj because it is the one which is most refreshing in my mind right now. It was the day of 11th Feb 2016……
Further story I’ll tell you in my next blog on 24th Oct.
So you guys have experienced the whole thing which I have seen in part-1.
For those who still have not seen part-1 click here to read it first.
We moved forward. Many plants were there, but all were fade (May withered because of heat). Pictures are below-
There was one more temple, named Gopi-nath Temple & it was looking exquisite & huge from the previous one. Many stairs were there to reach the temple. Finally, we reached there & what we saw was unbelievable. There were no statues of Lord. The key area of the temple was empty (No God). It shocked us to see that attractive artwork was there on the temple’s wall.
But one thing I have to confess here that the place was very photogenic. Finally, we entered the Bhangarh Fort very much destroyed all over.
There were debris of walls & darkness. Dark rooms were looking very scary. Some locals told us that one of them was Queen Ratnawati’s room. I looked around the fort slowly, so I don’t miss any part of fort. There was one ‘Shiva temple’ at the side of primary area & was very spacious & peaceful. I felt kind of normal over there. One little pond beside it & other things. See below-
Conclusion (from my experience)-
My journey was very adventurous & decent because there was no paranormal activity in our presence (we were glad about that). But I felt a strange silence in the air of fort. I don’t know, rather it was that real haunted stories belong to fort or because of the dry view. We left the place before dark as per the rules, but the mystery is still unrevealed. But I had too much fun on new year’s first day.
Hope you guys liked this & haunt as well during read. & yes… you should also go there & let me know your views & how was your experience like you want to go there or not.
There was no food arrangement near Bhangarh. So it’s good to take your water & food items with you. Some stalls of snacks are there, but they are a little farther from the place.
Thank you all for reading. Keep reading & Stay tuned!!! I’ll see you on the 8th of October with my new blog.