Uttar Pradesh

HINDU FESTIVALS – WHAT HOLY DIP IN MAHAKUMBH AND ARDHKUMBH IN PRAYAGRAJ MEANS!

HINDU FESTIVALS – WHAT HOLY DIP IN MAHAKUMBH AND ARDHKUMBH IN PRAYAGRAJ MEANS? This blog is about the largest festival of the world. On the auspicious day of Mauni Amavasya during the Ardhkumbh 2019, 5,00,00,000 Hindus took a holi dip in Ganga river, locally known as Ganga Maiyya or Ganga Maa. Both Maiyya and Maa …

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DILKUSHA KOTHI RUINED IN MUTINY OF 1857- OFFBEAT LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

DILKUSHA KOTHI RUINED IN MUTINY OF 1857- OFFBEAT LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA Despite having grown up in Lucknow, I had still not been to Dilkusha garden also known as Dilkusha Kothi. It is very close to my house and yet it had eluded me for long. I didn’t even know what it looked like. It …

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FIRST DUSSEHRI TREE OF THE WORLD- OFFBEAT BUDGET FAMILY ROAD TRIP FROM LUCKNOW TO MANGO CAPITAL OF INDIA, MALIHABAD!

FIRST DUSSEHRI TREE OF THE WORLD- OFFBEAT BUDGET FAMILY ROAD TRIP FROM LUCKNOW TO MANGO CAPITAL OF INDIA, MALIHABAD! Did you know that the first Dussehri aka Dasheri Mango tree of the world still exists! It is located in a nondescript village called, what else but Dussehri village near Kakori in Lucknow district in Uttar …

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Weekend Trip from Delhi – Tracing Begum Samru’s footprints in Sardhana near Meerut.

This story is about Begum Samru of Sardhana near Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Read on to know small town Sardhana’s connection with Europe! As our van stopped at Raja Shikanji near Modinagar for breakfast, I had a sense of déjà vu recalled, that a few years ago I was sitting at the same place having dinner …

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REVEALING THE TRUTH BEHIND THE REAL BIRTH PLACE AND DATE OF AZAD!

Shri Chandrashekhar Azad was one of the most important freedom fighter which Uttar Pradesh had produced. No one can deny the important role Uttar Pradesh played in India’s fight for freedom against the British. The huge state produced many courageous freedom fighters. U.P. was the playground for many important events in the 19th and 20th …

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Pink Tea,Samovar and other secrets – In Search of vegetarian food in Lucknow during Ramadan

Pink Tea,Samovar and other secrets – In Search of vegetarian food in Lucknow during Ramadan I am not very fond of Massive Navratra Thalis or the meat heavy food frenzy which we see during the holy month of Ramadaan. Let holy festivals remain holy. The food mania which we see during both the festivals year …

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