Varanasi – City of Gods

Banaras, Kashi, Varanasi whatever you call it, they all lead you to the same place on the world map, i.e., the longest living city. Vedic Culture, Ethnic Tribes, Mahabharata, Buddha, Mughals, British, World Wars, riots, Banaras has seen it all, as the archaeological evidences advocate traces of civilization back in 2000 BC. None of this could steal the essence of this city and Banaras is still raw and pure at heart.

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Festival Fiesta – Durga Puja

Readers might feel that we are obsessed with Durga Puja. The fact is we live in Kolkata and we actually are obsessed with Durga Puja! The festival is just a few weeks away and we can see the madness in the city. Idols are undergoing the final finishing, pandals are in process, entire city is shopping and traffic problems have almost doubled but we love it this way. It is that time of the year which everybody waits for. Well, almost everybody. Food, fun, fashion, family, friends, the level of excitement knows no boundaries.
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Travel Tales of Jagannath – Rathayatra

We assume travelbug has bitten almost everybody who can even remotely afford it. And God’s are no far behind (affordance being of least consideration). It’s summer vacations in most parts of the country and it’s that time of the year when people holiday with families. So does Lord Jagannath as today he is leaving on his 7 day trip to his aunt’s place (mausi ka ghar) with his beloved brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.
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