Mandu: Legends of Love in the City of Joy
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / March 15, 2018

Nestled in the enchanting forests of Madhya Pradesh is the little town of Mandu. A site of extravagant festivities under the Mughal rule, Mandu, with its lakes and palaces was a pleasure resort. Mandu is a historic city in Malwa plateau with large number of historic monuments. In past it is known by the name of Mandavgarh & Shadiabaad. It is a celebration in stone of life and joy called ‘the city of joy’ by the muslim rule’s, between 1401 and 1561 it was the capital of a Muslim state in the north of India. Under the Mughal rule, Mandu was a pleasure resort, its lakes and palaces the scenes of splendid and extravagant festivities, and the glory of Mandu lives on, in legends and songs, chronicled for posterity. History of Mandu According to a Sanskrit inscription of 555 A.D, the History of Mandu goes back to the 6th century when it was a fortified city. It was later named Mandhavgarh in the 10th or 11th century, by the rulers of the Parmara kingdom. In the year 1261, even the capital of the Parmaras was transferred from Dhar to Mandu. Later still, in 1305, the Parmars were captured by the…

Place of white tiger and royal dynasty : Rewa
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / March 14, 2018

Rewa is a city in the north-eastern part of Madhya Pradesh state in India. It is the administrative centre of Rewa District and Rewa Division. The city lies about 420 kilometres northeast of the state capital Bhopal. Rewa derives its name from another name for the Narmada River. The territories now included in the district were held by the imperial Maurya dynasty, which ruled in the 3rd century BC. The area came under the Kalachuris from the 9th to the end of the 12th century. In the 13th century, Ulugh Khan, brother of Sultan Alauddin, drove the Baghela king east into the area, where he founded the Princely State of Rewa. This dynasty continued until the last successor, Martand Singh, abdicated and acceded rule to the Dominion of India in 1947. The present Rewa district came into existence in 1950 when the Provinces. Places of attraction in rewa Govindgarh Fort Govindgarh was considered as the summer capital of the King of Rewa which is around 13 km from the town of Rewa. Famous for its Sunderja Mangoes, Govindgarh is also known as Mini Vrindavan. It is believed that around one-third of this region was covered with dense forests and was…

Satpura ki Rani Pachmarhi : Important places to visit
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / March 13, 2018

Pachmarhi is a hill station in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh state. It is widely known as Satpura ki Rani (“Queen of Satpura”), situated at a height of 1067 m in a valley of the Satpura Range. The name Pachmarhi is believed to be derived from the Hindi words Panch (“five”) and Marhi (“caves”). According to a legend, these caves were built by five Pandava brothers of Mahabharatha during their thirteen years of exile. Places of tourist interest Tourists visit Pachmarhi throughout the year. Pachmarhi has numerous nature spots, greenery, scenic views, waterfalls, mountain streams and rare wildlife. Jatashankar Jatashankar is natural cave, a Hindu shrine located north of Pachmarhi. Cave is located in deep ravine, with enormous boulders perched above. Cave contains stalagmites revered as naturally formed lingams. Cave serves as a shrine to the God Shiva and is popular destination for pilgrims. Jata means hair and Shankar is another name of Lord Shiva. There are two different types of little pond, fed by springs, found in the locality, one of cold water and the other one of hot water. Dhoopgarh The highest point in the Satpura range, Dhoopgarh hilltop is a beautiful spot to see marvelous sunsets and…

Places Near Indore to Visit
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / March 10, 2018

Indore is Known as the Commercial Capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore was the capital of the Holkars. The largest and most densely populated city in central India, the city is popular for its history, monuments, food and bazaars. Holkar dynasty played a major role in the history of Indore. Indore region was granted as a reward to Malhar Rao Holkar, founder of the dynasty by the Peshwas. Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar brought several developmental changes and reforms in the city. Although Maheshwar was the capital of the Holkars during the reign of Rani Ahilyabai, Indore remained an important commercial and military center. Even today, Indore holds the status of an important commercial center of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the fastest growing cities in India and houses the third oldest stock exchange, Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange. Indore is also an important educational hub. It is the only city in India to have both Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Places to visit Khajrana Ganesh temple Khajrana Ganesh temple is  a popular landmark in Indore. It was built way back in 1735 by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the temple is home to an 8-metre long Ganesha…

Place of Diamond Mines and Tigers: Panna National Park

Panna is a town and a municipality in Panna district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Panna was the capital of Chhatar Sal, the Bundela Rajput leader who led a revolt against the Mughal Empire. Upon his death in 1732, his kingdom was divided among his sons. Panna is famous for its diamond mines in India, Panna has Rolling Meadows dotted with evergreen trees, rocks, hills and forests. Panna is famous for its temples which strike a very fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. With a sanctuary for rare wild life and avifauna and a diamond mine, Panna has been transformed to a city of natural beauty and eternal serenity. Top Things To Do In Panna Tiger Reserve, Panna Panna has a tiger reserve which is also called Panna National Park. The sightings of tigers in Panna have fallen over recent years, and official tiger population figures were disputed by naturalists. There were plans to relocate two tigresses to Panna in 2009, which actually happened, but the last male tiger meanwhile disappeared. A male tiger was relocated there. One of the relocated tigresses gave birth to three cubs in 2010. The reserve is home to a wide variety…

The Festival of Colors: Holi
Culture , History / March 1, 2018

Holi is one of the most important festivals of India. Like any other festival in India, Holi festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm, gaiety and communal spirit. What particularly marks this festival is the spirit of friendliness it evokes among people. By the very nature of how it is observed, by throwing colors at each other in a good natured way, this festival is known to dissolve away years of misgivings among people by infusing them with a spirit of fun and enthusiasm. Holi is observed with particularly feistiness in Northern parts of India but provides much excitement in several other regions. About Holi Festival Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. Known widely as the Festival of Color, it takes place over two days, and is a celebration of fertility, color, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil. Holi, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil, begins tomorrow. It is best known around the world for the powder that revelers throw on each other, leaving festival-goers coated in colour by the end of the day. Although the festival originated…

Happy Valentine’s Day
Culture , History / February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day has roots in several different legends that have found their way to us through the ages. One of the earliest popular symbols of the day is Cupid, the Roman god of Love, who is represented by the image of a young cherub with bow and arrow. Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. History of Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is named after a Roman martyr named Valentine. Actually, there are two Valentines in the history of Roman martyrs. One was a Christian priest, who lived around 300 AD. He had been thrown in prison for his teachings, and for refusing to worship the Roman gods. He also supposedly cured the jailer’s daughter of her blindness. On February 14, this Valentine was beheaded. As the story goes, the night before he was executed, he wrote the jailer’s daughter a farewell letter, signing it, “From Your Valentine.” February has long been a month of romance. It is the month associated with Valentine’s Day celebrations. We have, time and again, heard the name St….

khajuraho the Temple of Love : Group of Monuments
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / February 1, 2018

Tourism is emerging as a potent factor in the developing economies, especially in traditional societies. The attraction of tourists, both from within a country and outside to visit different parts of the country like India is mainly because leisure, recreation sports, health and historical-cum-religious encounters since the topographic distribution of India varies from sea-coasts to snow clad Himalayas and plains rich in cultural heritage. Tourism is a worldwide phenomenon, impacting significantly on societies around the globe in various ways. Khajuraho after Taj Mahal, is the most frequently visited monument in India. Khajuraho is a unique example of Indo-Aryan architecture and World Heritage Site. It is well known all over the world for its temple architecture and exquisite sculpture. About Khajuraho Khajuraho is well known all over the world for its temple architecture and exquisite sculpture. The temples were built between the 9th and 11th centuries by the warrior kings of Chandela dynasty. It is believed that 85 temples were built out of which 25 still remain in varying degree of preservation. Khajuraho is a small village situated along a lake known as the Khajuraho Sagar. It is extended over an area of about 21square kilometres. The climate is tropical and…

Republic Day of India : 26 January
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / January 26, 2018

The word “Republic” is used to denote that a country in which the supreme power is held by the people or their elected representatives (politicians) or by an elected or nominated President not by a permanent head like the King or queen of Britain. India is one of the important republican countries of the World. The Republic Day is enthusiastically observed by citizens as one of the important national festivals of India. Republic Day means a lot for every Indian. It is a day of great importance to all of us. We celebrate this day with big enthusiasm and courage. India is a great country famous for a saying “Unity in Diversity” where people of more than one religions living together with complete understanding, patience and brotherhood. Republic day in India is celebrated every year with great pride on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. It had replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 into the governing document of India. On this day, national holiday is declared by the Indian Government. The new Indian Constitution was sketched and approved by the Indian Constituent Assembly…

Places of Tourist Interest in Sanchi
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / January 21, 2018

Sanchi Stupa (Sanci) is a Buddhist complex famous for its Great Stupa. Sanchi Stupa is established on a hilltop at Sanchi Town. It is located in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is only 46 kilometres north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE. The construction work of stupa was overseen by Ashoka, was the daughter of a merchant of nearby Vidisha. Sanchi was birthplace of Ashoka’s wife Devi. The Sanchi Stupa built during Mauryan period. Sanchi Stupa Sanchi Stupa is an ancient monument that shows the records of the origins of Buddhist architecture and culture. Covering the entire range of Buddhism in India, it reflects a wonderful evidence of varied artistic works of Buddhist monks. The place was destined to become one of the significant centers of Buddhism which is not only loved and worshipped by Indian people but also by individuals across the globe. The foundation of this place was laid by Emperor Ashoka and it has gone on to become an important historic monument for India. Ashok…

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