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Chet Singh Ghat | Chet Singh Fort | Abandoned vibrant red Fort of Varanasi | Varanasi's ghat

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  Chet Singh Fort was built by Chet Singh during his reign since 1770 to 1781 AD. He was a ruler of Varanasi when Varanasi was under Oudh Nawab. After Nawab transfer this region to British Chet Singh fought with East India Co. unfortunately he was defeated and was house arrest in this fort cum palace. But some he could able to escape from this palace and left for Gwalior where he took birth. Nowadays this fort is abandoned, due to lack of maintenance pipal tree and some nocturnal animals are staying there, no way go inside. Only from the static the beauty can be seen. The historic octagonal domes of this fort is portrayed on movies, documenter or even photos where Benares is focused. Though this fort is abandoned but it's vibrant red colour is always radiating and during the sunrise the view is awesome from the boat. My accommodation was in HosteLavie just close to this fort.

Mangalore trip | Ullal, Surathkal & Tannirbhavi, Port | Mangalore Buns | Sea food & Ice cream

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  Mangalore... the old port city of Karnataka, is a beach city and commercial hub nowadays. Geographically the city is situated between Western Ghat and Arabian Sea. Mangalore was named after the goddess Mangaladevi, the temple is present close to the old port. Places to visit: 1) Sultan Battery 2) Tannirbhavi beach 3) Ullal beach 4)Surathkal beach & lighthouse 5) Mangaladevi Temple 6) Old port Food: definitely from Udupi Cafe, have awesome Ice cream. For convenience auto rickshaw and city bus good and safe. Accommodation - don't stay at Hotel Royal Brigade, try to find out a hostel within the city.

Coorg - the world of coffee and black pepper (part II)

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... continue to Part-I, Coorg is one of my favourite place. The source of unlimited coffee, chocolate and home made wine. The jungle, and it's smell, the road, coffee plants, shal, teak and the steam of black pepper spirally wrapped these giant tree throw me in a heaven. You can visit any time Coorg. To get out from rusty-busty life style and feel the tranquil of nature from nature's lap Coorg is there for you. Not far from Bangalore/Mysore/Mangalore. This time I went there from from Kolkata and in 2012 I visited this nature's heaven from Bangalore and from that time fall in love with this place. My recommendation for accommodation in Madhu's homestay & Zostel. Madhu and his parents are humble and wonderful. Homemade food and the forest ready to welcome you. get mixed with the nature, and find the 'real you' in this jungle. Every morning wake up early and say Hello to the forest. Visiting place: Talakaveri Temple  Triveni Sangam is the confluence of thre

Coorg - the world of coffee and black pepper (part I -)

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Coorg is one of my favourite place. The source of unlimited coffee, chocolate and home made wine. The jungle, and it's smell, the road, coffee plants, shal, teak and the steam of black pepper spirally wrapped these giant tree throw me in a heaven. You can visit any time Coorg. To get out from rusty-busty life style and feel the tranquil of nature from nature's lap Coorg is there for you. Not far from Bangalore/Mysore/Mangalore. This time I went there from from Kolkata and in 2012 I visited this nature's heaven from Bangalore and from that time fall in love with this place. Zostel is the best place to stay, but if you couldn't manage the booking or wish to extend the your stay there are some homestay adjacent to Zostel such as Madhu's homestay. They are wonderful host, Madhu and his parents. Homemade food and the forest ready to welcome you. get mixed with the nature, and find the 'real you' in this jungle. Every morning wake up early and say Hello to the fo

Teotihuacan and the Avenue of Dead

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When I was walking through the ' Avenue of Dead' was really stunned to see the width of that road and a grief put me down to see those  ruined apartments. Checked in Google map and get to know that its 130 ft wide, can you just imagine  this huge road was made during 100 BCE ? There are multiple ruined but well planned apartments, plazas at both sides of the road. During my Mexico days I travelled to the capital city and around 50 km off from  there an ancient Mesoamerica i.e. Mayan city is still present which known as Teotihuacan . But it's not that same name which was used during 100 BCE -650 CE.  Actually, the earlier name of that city is still unknown, no clue about the name. The Sun pyramid With a big curiosity and great interests I wish to visit that city at first, because the city is positioned in the 'Pyramid belt around the world' ... comparable to the largest pyramids of Egypt . Yep, 3 among 15 Mesoamerica pyramids are present in the completely ruined cit

Gravity hills not the magnetic hills

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Anything beyond our logical mind termed as 'magic' and the master of all the magical creations is 'the nature'. From our scientific view points though we have put some descriptions or reasons with a qualified name. But is it enough to understand those phenomenon? It's difficult so for that there are chance to arise lots of views. There are some Magnetic hill or Gravity hill or few of us called as Magic hill in this world. According to the name it is believed that those hills pull the metals towards and the best experience we have did so far using our vehicle in front of the hills. Keep your vehicle in neutral form and you can see the car is pulling towards the hill automatically. So, few theories have been raised by the people:  It's completely due to the optical illusion where a  slight downward slope appears to be an incline slope due to the layout of the surrounding land. Here the  gravitational force of earth is the creator which is an 8th standard course. 

The Tour Guide of Fort : Episode 3

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# দুর্গ _ কথার series- এ আগের দুটো episode- এ রাজস্থানের   Amer Fort আর ঔরঙ্গাবাদের   Daulatabad Fort   নিয়ে লিখেছি | এই episode- এ Diu দুর্গের গল্প বলবো , মানে ওই দুর্গের একটা Travel story আর কি | আচ্ছা , মনে পরে last কবে Sunset দেখেছেন তাও আবার কোনো beach এ ! যেখানে a red bright dot আস্তে আস্তে তারই shades of red এ ডুবে যায় | ধরুন , Arabian Sea থেকে বেশ কয়েক ফুট ওপরে গরাদ দেওয়া এক খোলা জানলায় পা ছড়িয়ে বসে , সমুদ্রের হাওয়ায় ভাসতে ভাসতে সেই সমুদ্রেই সূর্যকে ডুবতে দেখা আর তার Gorgeous লালচে আভায় চারিদিকের খুশির আলো , তা দেখে Just  হ্যাঁ করে বেশ কিছুক্ষন জলের দিকে তাকিয়ে থাকা | সময়ের নিজেরই হুঁশও নেই তাই আপনার আর ফেরার তারা নেই | হ্যাঁ , এটা কোনো imagination নয় | Its a view from a fort on the brink of Arabian Sea আর ফোর্টটা হোলো সাড়ে চারশো   বছরের পুরোনো Portuguese দের বানানো Diu ফোর্ট | এই Diu, Daman, Dadra ও Nagar Haveli Western India- র একটি union territory, Just বছর খা