Amdavad Ni Gufa Ahmedabad : Amdavad ni gufa is the perfect culmination of art and architecture. The gufa was initially named as Hussain Doshi Ni Gufa after its creators Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi and Maqbool Fida Hussain. The place is truly amazing and is definitely worth a visit during your trip to Ahmedabad. I really enjoyed the visit.
The Gujarat University Clock Tower in Ahmedabad : Clock Tower was a very common trend in the British countries but I was thoroughly surprised to find a clock tower in Ahmedabad. It is the University Clock Tower and is located at the capital city of Gujarat. I really loved the unique construction of the clock tower. It reminded me of times of the British India.
Public Library on the ridge Shimla : I am a great fan of books and so wished to visit the library at Shimla. The public library of Shimla was truly upto the mark. They had a vast collection of books on varous subjects. The public library is constructed in a traditional fashion. I clicked a few pictures to add to my Shimla Album.
Choosing to visit Shimla was my right decision as the place is bestowed with multihued destinations and places of interests which also include Tara Devi Temple Shimla. It is located nearly 11 kilometer from Shimla on the National Highway of Kalka and Shimla. So tourists travelling or passing through that highway can easily take a stoppage to visit this temple and offer prayers to Goddess Tara. The shrine resides on the hilltop of Shimla and is surrounded by lush green atmosphere that adds peace and tranquility to the visit of the devotees. To delight the serenity and breathtaking view of the countryside one must definitely visit the temple.
The rejuvenating breeze flowing across the temple and the sight of lofty mountains work wonders and add tranquility in the vacation to make it worthwhile for the visitors. Vacation is absolutely meant to break the monotony of the city life. It is hard to seek peace in the hustle and bustle of my city like Agra except the Taj Mahal where people get inspiration of love and peace. The legend narrates the story behind the temple in a very simple manner. It says that Goddess Tara was brought from West Bengal to Shimla 250 years ago when there was the rule of Sen Dynasty. The king used to wear the gold locket with his and the idol of Maa Tara and had a vision of the Goddess with hanuman while hunting in a dense forest. From that day itself he decided to donate a part of land to construct a temple of Goddess Tara so that people coming to visit the temple can cherish the blessings of the Goddess.
I was touched by the narrated story and wanted to be graced by the blessings of Maa Tara. The humble temple and its heavenly features are soothing and rhythmic. The idol of the Goddess is made out of eight precious elements purely described as ‘Ashtadhatu’. Tara Devi Temple Shimla is a gift of Sen Dynasty and its kings who shared their blessings with the humanity and its well being. Possessed with the precious blessings I took my leave from the place to visit the next destination.
Anyone who visits Amritsar is sure to visit the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib, the sacred place of the Sikhs. On the day we reached Amritsar, we went to visit the temple in the evening. It was only 2 km from the hotel where we stayed and there was free cab service from the hotel to the temple. We got on to the cab and reached the temple shortly. The sight of the temple was so beautiful that we stood in front of it, mesmerized by it grandeur. It was golden in color and reflected in the evening sunlight. The architecture of the temple was unique to its own, built in white marble and coated with gold. It was more than 400 years old and is one of the most visited places in India.
The temple is surrounded by a lake called Sarovar and there are four entrances to the temple. Before entering the temple premises we had to remove our shoes and wash our feet in a pool of water. People also had to keep their heads covered when entering the temple. Adi Grantha, the sacred book of the Sikhs, was put on a platform decorated with jewels. The temple was open to all people, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. Inside the Gurudwara there were shrines dedicated to the Sikh Gurus and saints. We also saw many memorial plaques in the name of Sikh gurus and saints. The verses from the scripture were chanted in the temple throughout the day and it could be heard from a distance. We sat down and listened to the melodious sond for some time. Each verse had a meaning and it taught us a lot about our life and how to lead a meaningful life.
The kitchen in the Gurudwara was a large one and it served meals to thousands of visitors daily. The dining hall had the capacity to accommodate 35,000 people at a time. Here people from all walks of life sat together and had their food. The visit did not take long and soon we were on our way back to the hotel.
Suspension Bridge at Sheesh Mahal, Patiala : I was in Punjab to attend my college friend's wedding. I took one of my work colleagues with me. Since she was from Tamil nadu we thought of taking her to small tour. The first destination in our list was the suspension bridge at sheesh mahal in Patiala. This beautiful palace was built by Maharaja of Patiala, Narendra Singh.
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal : Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Bhopal is one of those popular attractions that never cease to impress. I only had around 30 minutes to check out this place as I reached there just in time for closing. Also known as National Museum of Mankind, it shows the lifestyle of various tribal communities. The museum is necessary visit!
Shaukat Mahal & Sadar Manzil : Hi folks! This is just a frontal view of the classic Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil. This is one of the most outlandish structures I have come across in recent times. Interestingly, it is a perfect blend of exquisite post-renaissance and gothic style architecture that has lent a unique character to this fantastic creation. Its more beautiful in reality.
Gohar Mahal,Bhopal : After having checked out all possible lakes and other attractions in the city, I happened to stumble upon this marvellous ancient structure called Gohar Mahal. Its built is dated back to centuries ago, though; Gohar Mahal Bhopal outshines other iconic sites as well. It was a bit overcrowded but I managed to get a few snaps of the exteriors, here’s one.
Jalmandir Temple Patna : Jalmandir temple at Patna is a very significant place for the Jain community. This temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira. Visiting this temple in the morning will offer you with a very peaceful environment to pay your homage. This amazing temple is entirely made up of marble. Number of blooming lotus surrounds this marble temple offers a picturesque view for the visitors.
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A big hello to everyone here... I am 'the' Geeta Sharma, a young, vibrant, and fun-loving girl from Agra. As a kid, tall buildings always inspired me and now as I type, I myself have attained a master’s degree in Architecture and am working on several projects in and around my city. Whenever I feel taxed of my job, I find a way out in the nature, my second habitat for obvious reasons! Meditation, camping, and photography are activities for which Mother Nature inspires me! On my way back, I also make it a point to get my mind and body relaxed at nearby spa centres. That is about me and you will find much more in detail with regular blogs and updates from me. So stay tuned and sit tight for new experiences every day!