Review - Travel & Tourism

Sun Temple Konark (Orissa, India)

My association with Konark temple dates back to my childhood years when a visit to Puri always meant spending some time in the architecturally magnificent temple of the Sun God...

Wonders Never Cease (Giza, Egypt)

The plateau of Giza houses the most famous constructions in human history; the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, Mycerinus and the Sphinx. The other smaller ones here belong to the queens. It is said that when Cheops became the king of Egypt, there was no place at the royal necropolis in Dahshur for his own pyramid. He moved his court and residence further north towards a commanding rock cliff, ideal for a gigantic pyramid. Thus was born the ‘Wonder’ that did not need any speculation about its appearance, shape and size

Say Cheese

Like their language, the Swiss do not have any originality in their cuisine; it is either a German, a French or an Italian dish which has been adapted and finally began to be known as a Swiss delicacy.

Panchgani & Around (Maharashtra/India)

Situated among the Sahayadri Range in Western India, Panchgani, a beautiful hill retreat is a welcome break, well adorned with lush green amid rocky hills, valleys, rivers and nature trails and home to Asia’s second largest ‘Tableland.’

Poetry in Stones II (Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad, India)

Michigan: Sept 8, 2010: Aurangabad was founded in 1610 by Malik Ambar, the minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II on the site of a village called Kirkee. When his son Fateh Khan came to power, he renamed it Fatehpur. It finally came to be called Aurangabad when the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan's son Aurangzeb was put in charge of the Deccan and made the city his capital.

Poetry in Stones.....Ellora Caves (Aurangabad, Maharashtra/India)

Michigan: August 27th, 2010: We were all set to witness the structural grandeur of Verul…more popularly known as the Ellora caves in Aurangabad, a town in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Rotorua Rocks!! (New Zealand)

Michigan: August 23, 2010: Rotorua is the most famous city in the north island of New Zealand. Full of natural geysers, mud pools, craters and volcanic valleys, this city is the hot bed for geo thermal activities.

The Seat of Learning...Chirst Church College (Oxford/United Kingdom)

Michigan: August 21, 2010: Christ Church College, originally known as the Cardinal College and named after its founder Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, is the largest of the Oxford University colleges.

Grapes, Vineyards & Champagne (Reims/Champagne--France)

Michigan, August 19, 2010: Champagne, the name of a French province has been universally accepted as the name of its sparkling wine and it is insisted that true champagne comes from only this province.

Port Stephens (Australia)

Michigan, July 21, 2010: Port Stephens in New South Wales, Australia, is often referred to as a paradise because of the beauty of its surroundings.

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