Ramakrishnan

Ramakrishnan

I am an engineer by profession. Writing is my passion. I enjoy writing, reading, travel, life, love, freedom and philosophy.

7 Best Places to Visit in Araku Valley for a Wonderful Weekend Getaway

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If you are planning a trip to Andhra Pradesh and wish to spend a couple of days in a blissful location, then you must include Araku Valley in your travel itinerary. It is an exceptionally amazing hill station in Vishakhapatnam, blessed with breathtaking landscapes, lush greenery, coffee plantations, million year...

Top 7 Places to Visit in Yercaud : A Perfect Getaway in the Eastern Ghats

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Known as the “Jewel of the South”, Yercaud is a picturesque hill station located in Salem district of Tamil Nadu, nestled in the Shervaroyan Hills of Eastern Ghats. The name Yercaud, in Tamil, translates to ‘Lake forest’, which signifies the famous Yercaud Lake in the heart of the town and...

7 Ancient Rock-Cut Temples in Kerala: the Historic Relics of a Bygone Age!

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The earliest phase of the temple architecture of Kerala was that of rock-cut temples that were built prior to 800 AD. These cave temples reflected Pandya and Pallava style of architecture and were contemporary to the Buddhist and Jain cave temples of that time. Carved of single colossal rock and...

10 Incredible Places to Visit in Valparai, the Unspoiled Beauty of Anamalai Hills!

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At 3500 feet above sea level, on the Anamalai Mountain ranges of Western Ghats, there is an unpolluted town surrounded by green carpeted mountains, lush green forests and endless expanse of tea plantations. It is green and only green everywhere, the colour that comforts your eyes and rejuvenates your soul....

Lepakshi Temple : Every Stone Has a Story to Tell

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In India, almost every religious place, every historical monument, and every place of natural brilliance will have a miracle to witness and a fascinating legend to intervene.  Sometimes, the same legend is associated with different places. A colossal rock in a village in Kerala, known as ‘Jatayu Rock’, where the...

Choolanur Peacock Sanctuary : The Lesser Known Abode of Dancing Peacocks

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Recently a retired justice of Rajasthan High Court stirred up a storm on Social Media by his strange remarks about the mating habits of peacocks. According to him, the peacock is a celibate bird and does not have sex to reproduce, but the peahen gets pregnant after gulping the tears...

Jatayu Nature Park Kerala : Wonders Never End!

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When you stand below this biggest bird sculpture in the world, built on a massive rock located at an altitude of 1000 feet above sea level, you will go back in time thousands of years, to the era of Ramayana. When Ravana abducted Sita and was taking her to Lanka...

6 Must Visit Temple Festivals of Kerala : Cultural Icons of God’s Own Country

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Besides a multitude of heavenly locations and scenic beauty, Kerala is well known for its temples and festivals. Almost every village in Kerala has a temple to appease the spiritual thirst of people, and most of these temples celebrate colorful festivals every year. These temple festivals of Kerala are typically...

Meenangadi Kerala : India’s First Village with Zero Carbon Emission

The world we live in is a beautiful place. We came here as guests and transformed ourselves into beasts. We conquered the planet, the sky and the ocean. We disfigured Mother Nature and disturbed her moods and vibrations. Ignoring the outcry of nature, we progressed towards the pinnacle of comfort....

Elephanta Island : Travel Back in Time to the Ancient Cave City of Shiva Cult

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A 50-minute boat ride from the Gateway of India will take you to 1500 years back in history. You will reach a different world, free from concrete jungles and corporate pretense. It is Elephanta Island, the abode of ancient cave temples of Shiva cult. This small island, which features two...

Culture in India: 10 Traditional Practices Inscribed on the List of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

India is a land of diverse cultures. Despite the differences, a unique harmony co-exists with its cultural diversity, which has attracted and mesmerized millions of people from all parts of the world. Conservation of the rich heritage and culture in India is not limited to the monuments, buildings, forts, handicrafts, and...

Top 8 Places to See in Pondicherry : Coastal Paradise with a French Hangover

Pondicherry, fondly called as “Pondy”, is a small French town situated on the Coromandel Coast of India. Step into this “French Riviera of the East” and you will wonder where you are. You have reached a tiny France packed with people and color, clean streets with French signboards, gothic churches,...

Pattadakal – the Pinnacle of Chalukyan Temple Architecture

The history and evolution of temple art and architecture in India will be incomplete without mentioning Pattadakal. Located on the banks of Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district in the state of Karnataka, this small village represents the pinnacle of temple architecture under the Chalukya dynasty in 7th and 8th centuries. ...

Explore the Holiest Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in India and Awaken the Buddha within Oneself

It happened 2500 years ago...... Forsaking the luxuries of royal palace, Siddhartha Gautama, the prince of Kapilavasthu stepped out of the kingdom and began his journey in search of truth behind the misery of life. He travelled through the sacred land of India and finally under the Bodhi tree of...

Stepwells aka Baoli : 7 Subterranean Architectural Wonders in India You Can’t Afford to Miss

Hundreds of years ago, magnificent stepwells were built in the parched zones of the country to collect rain water during monsoon and keep it accessible all year round. These stepwells are known by different names like ‘baori’, ‘baoli’, ‘bawdi’ or ‘vav’. Constructed in multi-storeys with symmetrically aligned steps leading to...

Famous Gardens in India – Astounding Design and Aesthetic Richness

From the royal Mughal Gardens to the amazing botanical gardens, there are numerous beautiful gardens spread across the length and breadth of India. The enchanting world of colorful flowers, diverse species of flora, magical fountains, stunning illuminations, a vast expanse of green lawns and the refreshing atmosphere make these gardens the...

Famous Places in India : Feel the Pulsations of Nature and the Profundity of Culture

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India is a land of diversity, renowned for its rich cultural heritage and historical grandeur.  This beautiful land is gifted with a multitude of alluring destinations scattered throughout the nation that attract millions of travellers from across the globe. Whether you are a nature lover, foodie, adventurist, beach lover, religious...

Forts of India that have Captured the Hearts of Millions

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India is a country of forts and monuments. Over centuries, a number of dynasties ruled this country, which have left their unique marks in the history to be remembered forever. The amazing ancient forts of India still stand today, holding their heads high, depicting their stories of victories and defeat,...

6 Best National Parks in India which everybody should experience in his lifetime…..

Are you a nature lover seeking a break from visiting beaches and hill stations? Is there a wildlife enthusiast within you, dreaming to explore the verdant beauty of Indian forests and watch the unique world of wildlife species? Be ready for an adventurous journey through the stunning National Parks in...

Bird Sanctuaries in India : 6 Wonders of the Avian World

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You have been travelling across the country all these years, going places after places, visiting hill stations, beaches, lakes and waterfalls. But have you paid some attention to the chirp and flutter of the feathered friends? Have you listened to the beautiful song of a cuckoo and responded to it...