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A Digital Nomad Who Loves To Travel

A lot of people these days want to travel leaving behind the traditional ways of earning money. Everyone wants to be a digital nomad and be their own boss. Travel the world and keep earning, everyone wants that kind of lifestyle. What if I tell you that you can be a digital nomad and earn at the same time. There are ways and means all available which helps you in keeping your finances up on the move. In this section of my blog, I would not only tell you how to earn while you are travelling, furthermore would take you to places which are hidden from the world.

Ever since I got this notion of travelling and making money, the undetachable companion whom I travel with is my laptop. Come with me, look at the world and earn money at the same time. In addition to posting about my journeys, I would post one new video about my escapades each week on my YouTube channel.

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Tanot Mata temple at Jaisalmer

If you have visited the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, you should have to go to Tanot Mata Temple because it represents a holy place for the purity and divinity of the goddess. I have personally experienced the unique aura with mesmerization at the highly-revered Tanot Mata ka Mandir. Tanot Mata ki aarti by BSF in the temple should not be missed. BSF does this without fail in the morning and the evening. Tanot Mata in Jaisalmer is not just famous for the above-said things, but holds a great relevance and has historic significance as well. I had a chance to visit this temple on my tour of Rajasthan. This was the second temple that I visited after the Om Banna temple.

At the Tanot border and temple, the great BSF personnel is present to protect the local people. You can connect with them to know the Tanot Mata temple history and how the glory of the temple associates with the Indian Army. If you’re interested to know how to reach Tanot and timings for visiting the temple, just read the full article in the below sections. You can visit the temple at any time of the day, but I prefer morning and evening. This is because the Tanot Mata ki aarti is something that happens at 6 AM/PM by BSF and that is not to be missed.

Tanot Mata Temple History

In 847 AD, the highly admired Tanot Mata ka mandir has established with the idol diety. The temple has constructed after Tanot became a kingdom of the city ruled by Bhati Rajput King Tanu Rao. In 1965, the BSF supervised the temple’s maintenance, and RAC took the same responsibility later. 

Ammunitions that did not explode

Tanot Mata temple has many unique stories, and miraculous events have occurred during the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965. For instance, 3000 bombs failed to explode on the temple and the Indian Army. In 1971, the same miracle happened, and only one small unit of BSF repulsed the Pakistani Army’s sudden attack. 

Tanot Mata ki aarti by BSF

Watch the electrifying atmosphere in the temple where the BSF personnel are doing the daily rituals. DO NOT MISS THIS!

How to Reach Tanot?

It is very easy to reach Tanot from Jaisalmer. I have reached Tanot within two hours via road from Jaisalmer. Different taxis are available to get the Tanot Mata ka mandir. There are private and government buses as well. You can directly go to the bus stand and inquire. When you visit the Jaisalmer, I could insist on going to the Tanot Mata temple because it gives a more memorable and devotional trip. Again do not miss the Tanot Mata ki aarti by BSF.

Wind mills on our way to Tanot from Jaisalmer

I traveled on a bike to reach the temple and enjoyed a lot viewing an adventure land. You can easily rent a bike from Jaisalmer and road around the town or go to Tanot and come back. It connects the two places are embellished with windmills and a flock of animals like deer and camels. My trip to the Tanot Mata Temple was fascinating and more devotional than none other. 

Best time to visit Tanot Mata Temple?

The preferable time for visiting the Tanot Mata ka Mandir is between November and February (Winters). Here, the temperature is not high, and the weather is pleasant in these months. March till July months strictly avoidable as it gets too hot. 

In Tanot, the Navratri celebrations perform during April and September, and BSF serves the free lunger. The temple is decorated with beautiful flowers, and a massive number of devotees visit the Tanot Mata Temple from all parts of India. Especially during Navratri.  

Attractions near Tanot Mata Temple

I have also explored other locations near Tanot Mata ka Mandir including Jaisalmer Fort, Thar Desert, Gadisar Lake, Kuldhara, and Thar Heritage Museum. Listing all the places below.

Jaisalmer Fort

Interior of Jaisalmer fort

It would have taken a two-hour drive from Tanot temple to reach Jaisalmer Fort, also called the Golden Fort. The view of a fort mesmerizes me with its gold and yellow sandstones. It had built-in 1156 A.D. by Raja Jaisal and one of India’s largest forts. It is too crowded though. The shop owners inside the fort actually live inside the fort. They are the folks who served the king of Jaisalmer.

Thar Desert

Jaisalmer is a town amidst the desert. Nearby attraction from Tanot includes longewala border and the war museum. I had a chance to visit the border at Tanot and longewala post on my last trip. Check out the vlog below.

Visiting Tanot and Longewala Border

As we all know, the Thar desert is the largest one in India, and let’s experience the beautiful sandstones. I have enjoyed myself there, especially with camel safari, dance performances, night camps, and dune bashing. This was at sam sand dunes near Jaisalmer, do not miss the excellent scenery at sunrise and sunset at this place. The place situates at a distance of 70 km away from the temple. Check out the vlog below.

Sam Sand Dunes

Kuldhara Village

Kudhara Village

The location is famous as a ghost town and takes 2 hours from the Tanot temple. Surprisingly, I got to know why it is a so-called ghost town. The state minister in the city Mr. Salim Singh had decided to marry the village chief’s girl. Additionally, he warned that the whole village should suffer the consequences if the proposal rejects. The village people moved away from the place not to agree with the minister’s demand, and the location abandoned not to see the human settlement again. 

Thar Heritage Museum

Thar Heritage Museum

You can visit the museum in the primary market only. As I was excited to know the historical things, I went to the museum and learned the culture, history, and architecture structures at the Thar Heritage Museum. However, try not to move away from the museum without experiencing the animated puppet show.

So this was all about the Tanot Mata temple and the places nearby that you can visit on your trip to Tanot Jaisalmer. If you have any questions related to the Tanot Mata Temple in Jaisalmer, please leave them in the comment section below.

Sagar trek in Jaipur

To say frankly, I was not really aware of the very rich, beautiful, natural, and diversified heritage of Jaipur. But, once I came to know about that, I realized through my research that as tourists, we can simply sit at the foothill of Aravalli Hills. If you are heading towards the pink city I highly recommend Sagar trek in Jaipur. This trek can be done in the morning. Sagar trek near Amer AKA Sagar lake trek AKA Sagar hike in Jaipur is very popular among tourists. This place is heaven, especially during the rainy season. Especially the view of Sagar Lake near Amer.

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From that place only, we can enjoy the wondrous wildlife, scenic as well as floral beauty of the whole place. I found out that the Sagar trek in Jaipur usually starts with the Jal Mahal Place. When I further progressed and delved deep, I found out that there is a wonderful Sagar Lake in Jaipur. A ravishing jungle and a mesmerizing lake cover Sagar Lake in Jaipur.

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Overview of Sagar Lake in Jaipur

Once I researched a bit more, I got to understand that Amer is just another name of Sagar Lake itself. Thus this is to speak out to my viewers that, I eventually considered Sagar trek in Jaipur just another version of Amer Sagar Trek. As both were coming down to the same line. On the broadway of my journey, I found out that, the primary interest of this place was Amber Fort.

The trail to the waterfall is amazing and you get to see the beauty of Amer

My Experience in Sagar trek near Amer

Once, I had a view of Amber Fort, I just wanted to see more and more out of this place. It is a very soothing and comforting place for your mind and eyesight. After finishing with Amer Sagar Trek, I was all ready for my next tourist destination. I have found the sinking palace to be the most fascinating spot of this whole area.

Overview of Sagar Waterfall Trek –

Although, while continuing my journey, I wasn’t so sure about the Sagar waterfall trek as I didn’t find any source or reaching point towards it. But, however, I tried to continue. From the guidance of the local people and tourists, I understood that there is a watery place which is covered by greeneries and trees. Local people are not even sure about it, but still, they call trekking towards this place as Sagar waterfall trek. Likewise, I couldn’t even become certain about this.

My Experience in Sagar Lake Trek

Consequently, my thirst and desire to reach the place covered by greeneries and trees increased. I was quite hungry after finishing the trip to Sagar Lake in Jaipur but the way of Sagar waterfall trek was even longer from my finishing point. The road was stony and dust-filled. There were no such shops. Besides, all of this, I still wanted to carry forward because finally, I required to match my dreamy visualization of the place with reality.

I continued and when I ended the view which I found out was much more than spectacular. I can’t describe that in words. My difficulties were worth the view. However, still after returning back from that place, I am not sure that was it really the Sagar waterfall trek? However, that doesn’t matter anymore.

People’s conception about Sagar hike in Jaipur

Near the waterfall is a place where you can go for a swim

People generally consider the Sagar waterfall trek to be the Dudhsagar waterfall trek. Dudhsagar waterfall trek is in Goa and bears another dimension of beauty and charm. Anyhow, many people do not know about the existence of the Sagar waterfall trek. They can come to know about this if they once interact with the local people.

My understanding of the Sagar hike in Jaipur

Initially, during my research and study period about the Sagar trek in Jaipur, I understood that trekking in this will be hectic and strenuous. Furthermore, I couldn’t go with many of my friends as they were all busy with their works. So, Howsoever fewer friends I had got, I sat with them and chalked out the plan of Sagar Trail Hike.

Although, when I reached there, I discovered Sagar trail hike will almost cost us at least 5 Km of walk on a very complicated and tough road. Anyway, we never lost hope and accomplished success in that way. By the way, in our journey, we had some of the best fun and hilarious moment of our lives.

My other experiences around the Sagar lake trek

When I first reached Jaipur, I experienced the heritage and culture of this place to be very ancient. A very rich custom fills the place. One of the other wonders of this place will be undoubtedly its birds and lake ecosystem. We have come very close to the biodiversity of flora and fauna. We have walked through the dense and deep forests.

Eventually, we filled ourselves up with many visual stories and photographs. We are waiting also to bring them in front of our viewers.

The details of Sagar hike in Jaipur for Future Tourists

Here is the basic details, that what you will pass though for completing the Sagar trek in Jaipur. Let us have a look;

  • You will meet with your trek guide at the Jal Mahal Palace where he or she will describe the brief overview and instructions.
  • Afterward, You will progress towards the forest alongshore the valley which is just opposite the lake from your starting point.
  • In the journey, You will see many diversified and beautiful species of birds along your journey.
  • Then you will climb the hill.
  • While going through the forest, you will obviously have the provision of short breaks and custom intervals.
  • Gradually, you will reach the highest point and will have a view of the lake where the proud Jal Mahal is proudly floating.

My Recommendation

After visiting and thoroughly trekking in Sagar Lake in Jaipur, I can only say that it is a marvelous place for rest, mind refreshing, and travel. People will come to know about many secrets and wonders of nature around it. I suggest, once at least people can surely visit and trek on this place as this won’t even cost that much but bring back a lot of precious memories.

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Tal Chappar Blackbuck Sanctuary

Exploring the unexplored, this time The Tal Chappar Blackbuck Sanctuary or Tal Chappar bird sanctuary in Rajasthan. A unique ecosystem famed for the home especially to thousands of most elegant Antelope blackbuck population and also home to a variety of birds. It was a former hunting ground of the Maharaja of Bikaner. The popularity of social media and the photography craze has now made Tal Chappar wildlife want a popular destination for wildlife lovers and photographers. Therefore my curiosity to capture wildlife lead me to visit Tal Chappar wildlife sanctuary. Tal Chappar wildlife sanctuary is located near Sujangarh in Rajasthan. It is the only wild buck sanctuary in Rajasthan. This blackbuck sanctuary near Sujangarh is not just home to bucks, but to a lot of migratory birds as well.

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Me with the wild buck at Tal Chappar Wild buck sanctuary in Rajasthan

Distance & Location of Tal Chappar sanctuary

The Sujangarh blackbuck Sanctuary located in Sujangarh Tehsil of Churu district in Rajasthan. We started our journey from Jaipur, reaching this spot was not a huge issue for us as it is well connected to all major cities.

Distance from prominent places

210 km from Jaipur
85 km from Churu District
132 km from Bikaner

The nearest airport is in Jaipur. Nearest railway station – Ratangarh 37 Km, Churu 85 Km

The Tal Chappar Sanctuary is on the verge of the great Thar desert, after reaching the sanctuary most areas were surrounded by grasses with very few trees. As the sanctuary receives very little rainfall every year. After traveling by road, I came across the dunes, and when we started getting closer to the park. However, upon entering from the park gate, the scene completely changes to a tree-lined avenue and reaches a scenic location. Our stay was at the Tal Chappar forest guest house.

Tal Chappar forest guest house

We had gone there a day before so that we have plenty of time to visit the next day. There are two forest guest houses near the sanctuary entrance. The guest house comes under the control of the Deputy conservator of forest Churru. Which provide basic satisfactory accommodation. We stayed there, they offer a basic double room with Ac and non Ac rooms are also available there. They served authentic Rajasthani food like Dal Batti Churma, Gatte ki sabzi I just loved the taste. In the winter the rooms are already booked if there are no rooms left then you can also stay in hotels nearby. Sharing a video log that I created when I was in the park.

Vlog on my channel on Tal Chappar Blackbuck Sanctuary

Tal chappar wildlife sanctuary

The next morning I woke up early, as I was so excited to see Blackbuck. As entry before sunrise is restricted but somehow on requesting they agreed. After that, we packed our bags with some snacks because we won’t find anything to eat there. And yes the most important the camera with us. It was cold there, as it was winter season. The gate of the Tal Chappar Blackbuck sanctuary was not far from the rest house.

Timing to visit inside the Tal chappar sanctuary:- 5:30 AM – 6:00 PM

The guard at the entrance guided us about the rules that we have to follow. The rules were also written on the board of the Tal Chappar wildlife sanctuary gate. After paying the entrance fee we started from the entrance gate. The fee is different if you u travel with your vehicle or want to have a safari ride. Earlier vehicles were not permitted inside the sanctuary, but now by paying the entrance fee you take your vehicle. But we choose to walk all over the sanctuary to have a close inspection.

Finally, we were inside the sanctuary and saw a beautiful sunrise there. We drove on the different paths that lead us to a beautiful flat Golden grassland. The grass-grown there was a unique kind called Mothiya. Beyond that, I have explored numerous small ponds where rainwater collected, and these seasonal ponds are used by animals. The huge area of 900 hectares of Tal Chappar wildlife sanctuary is fenced and entirely free of grazing or other disruptions.

The Indian Gazelle

Blackbuck sanctuary near Sujangarh

As proceeding further I saw Chinkara (Indian gazelle) running in a group. They were roaming freely, their reddish-buff summer coat with smooth glossy fur makes them more beautiful. After moving forward, I saw some of them sitting in between the golden grass as I went closer to them they ran away. As Chinkaras are shy and avoid human habitation. I respected their space and did not go closer to them.

The Blackbuck at Tal Chappar wildlife sanctuary

A black up at Tal Chappar wild buck sanctuary in Rajasthan

Finally, the most awaited moment came when I saw blackbuck they can be seen from a distance as they were running over the grass. Males have 35–75 cm long, ringed, though females may develop horns as well. As males are heavier and darker than females. At first, I thought Chinkara and the female blackbuck are the same. Though they were different in size.

After getting closer I saw them fighting for establishing their territory by blackbuck based on the local distribution of female groups. To ensure greater access to females. It was an amazing feeling to watch them.

Other species in Tal Chappar wildlife sanctuary

A gazelle at blackbuck sanctuary near Sujangarh

Not only I saw blackbucks there but also other species of mammals that I saw were Nilgai, Desert Fox, Indian Fox, Desert Cat, Jungle Cat, and Black-naped Hare, were also seen there. It was surprising for me to watch the unconventional beauty and varied attractions in the desert area. Though it was small in size this sanctuary boasts the rich biodiversity within it. For me the most stunning birds are the raptors, I enjoyed watching them and  I saw most of the raptors were in the dumping ground. Then I clicked as many photographs as I can take.

Best time to visit

October to February is the best time to visit Tal Chappar Wildlife Sanctuary but fog can be an issue during peak winter. May and June can be extremely hot as the temperature increases. But the best thing about visiting in September is the migratory birds from Europe and Central Asia. Nearly 122 species of birds were commonly seen. Harrier, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Sparrow, little green bee-eater, black ibis and demoiselle crane, etc. Whereas, skylarks crested larks, ringdoves, and brown doves are seen during the whole year.

Nearby attractions

The Salsar Balaji temple: Lord Hanuman temple

Ladnun fort: An architectural beauty building, spread over a huge area.

Tirupati temple: The first of its kinds built in South Indian style, in Rajasthan. 

Summing up

It was time to head back after a wonderful day at Tal Chappar Wildlife Sanctuary. And of course, I will travel to this place again and will suggest it to you to visit. If you ever visited Sujangarh visit Tal Chaapar Wildlife Sanctuary for a truly amazing experience. In wildlife that looks like African Savannah without being to Africa. Do visit this place with your family and friends.

“At last, Make sure not to throw your garbage here and there, take your trash with you. People do not know that their several acts of littering lead to a negative consequence. When animals consume plastic waste, it can block their digestive tracts. As a result, they will die. Harmful chemicals in plastic can harm animals’ health. There are few natural habitats left, as major species are on the verge of extinction, we have to save the environment.”

Now, if you have any questions related to the blackbuck sanctuary near Sujangarh, drop in a comment below. Do visit this place for sure as this is the only wild buck sanctuary in Rajasthan.

OM Banna Temple

We all know about this premier destination site, Rajasthan. There are a lot of surprises awaiting you. One such is OM Banna Temple, the sacred pilgrimage site near Chotila village, in Pali district. If anyone passes through the Jodhpur-Pali highway they make sure to visit the temple for a safer journey. For your information, the location is 20km away from Pali whereas 53 km from Jodhpur. Strangely enough, it has an unusual deity of a motorbike. However, the secret local story about OM Banna Mandir many won’t believe. I am embedding a YouTube video from my YouTube channel. This video is from my tour of Rajasthan and has coverage of the entire temple. Also, I would show you OM Banna images & photos. Also, the famous OM Banna motorcycle.

Story behind the temple

OM Banna motorcycle

You must be curious to know the story behind it. The story is all about a Rajput person named OM Singh Rajput. Dated back in 1991, he was returning to his home Chotila. He was riding his bullet motorbike when he met with an accident. He hit a tree and died on the spot where OM Banna Mandir is situated now. Police intervened at the accident site.

To clear the accident site, on the Jodhpur-Pali highway. From below the tree, police shifted the bike to the police station. But to great astonishment, the bike went back to the same location where OM bana died. This incident happened repeatedly. The bike drove to the same tree by itself. Locals became aware of the incident and decided to build a bus stand near the tree. But, in course of time it emerged as an OM Banna Temple.

Relevance of the temple for locals

Om Banna photo along with his motorcycle

The place began to be considered sacred. It brought a source of income for the localities. Shops selling flowers and worship items sprouted. Travelers and localities gather in numbers to offer their prayer. Whoever trespass the Jodhpur-Pali highway stops to pay homage to bike baba. The majority of truck drivers stop for drinking water. But, mandatorily visit the temple dedicated to OM Banna motorcycle. People strongly believe that blessings from bike baba will make their journey safer.

The motor-bike God of Rajasthan has lots of followers. Local people as well as travelers, flock to the temple to pray. Flowers and even alcohol offerings are made to the 350cc bullet motor-bike in form of offering. It is believed if prayed with sanctity and devotion, the bullet baba will bestow is a blessing. So if you are traveling via Jodhpur-Pali highway never skip a visit to OM Banna Mandir.

Om Banna temple location & time to visit

Does the story of OM Singh Rathore’s bullet motorbike interest you? The bizarre temple can be your next destination to visit. The opportunity to mingle with Rajasthani localities lies at your disposal. You can learn about the Rajasthani culture and cherish it. The best season to visit is September to the end of March. Better avoid the sandy hot weather of summer. The temple is quite simplistic. The Om Banna images depict so.

About the temple

Motorcycle of Om Banna inside the temple

If you are a passionate explorer, and curious to know more about the hidden treasures of Incredible India this temple is a serene place you can choose. Rajasthan is a place also popularly known as the land of kings. There is an ample number of castles, forts, and monuments. But OM Banna temple would be worth visiting.

So if you have plans to visit Rajasthan. Especially eager to visit the temples of Jodhpur and Pali. Make sure to visit this shrine dedicated to OM Singh Rathore. Spending some quality time with family is possible. Come and enjoy the tranquillity of the shrine. Unlike any other temple in OM Banna mandir, the deity is strange. A motorbike gets worshipped with full dignity.

The temple doesn’t constitute any carving or artifacts. It is simple, and modern compared to other temples of the state. Devotees flock to the site with incense sticks and flowers to offer. Utmost devotion and commitment towards bullet baba are seen and guaranteed you would enjoy the peace that prevails in the OM Banna mandir.

The experience

Remember to visit the shrine in the season suggested if you want a comfortable experience. Summers are hot, and it won’t be pleasurable. It would be advisable to mingle with localities to know more history of the place. In the course of the discussion, you may come to know about other destinies of interest similar to OM Banna temple.

The shrine has improved the socio-economic status of the place. Sources of livelihood have developed. Shops have emerged where local people have started earning by selling items of worshiping bike baba. An increase in attending visitors would help them earning handsomely. Courtesy blessing of bike baba, localities can fulfill their wishes. Therefore, the OM Banna motorbike has created a fortune for the localities.

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Summing Up

The lack of knowledge and popularity of the places worth visiting remains obscure. In India, numerous destiny of interest has remained untouched. If you consider Rajasthan, target tourist destinations are Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Dilwara, etc. but, temples bearing rare storyline behind remain unobserved. One such place of worship is OM Banna temple.

Only local people can share stories behind such bizarre temples. Visitors might find them absurd. But belief is a belief no one can challenge. But it remains a mystery how the motorbike returned to its place where the accident occurred. Psychologically locals have believed there must be some divine power that simultaneously grew into a temple. Hence next time you visit Rajasthan, including OM Banna mandir in your visit list. Undoubtedly you will find the shrine fascinating. 

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Beautiful Indian Rivers

5 Beautiful Indian Rivers For Travelers

India is a naturally beautiful country. Some of them are important as many people’s lives depend on these resources. One of such resources is rivers. A large population of India belongs to the farming community who depend on the water received from these Indian rivers for their crops. Rivers sustain many other communities in different ways. There are many rivers and waterfalls in India.

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  1. Godavari

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Originating in the state of Maharashtra, the Godavari River is just next to the Ganges in the term of length. Spanning through many states on its way, the river empties out in the Bay of Bengal. From its extensive river network, Godavari is the source of many tributaries. Furtheremore, places of natural beauty such as valleys, waterfalls and many more. Interesting fact about the Godavari is that the river originates not so far from the Arabian Sea. Yet it travels miles in the opposite direction and pours into the Bay of Bengal. The river is of religious importance to Hinduism and there are many religious cities in India based on the banks of the river.

  1. Brahmaputra

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The name of the river literally translates to ‘son of Brahma’. The mighty river of Brahmaputra transcends international boundaries while on its path as it flows through China, India and Bangladesh. Along the river are some of the most scenic places of interest in the country. It originates in the Angsi valley in the Himalayas in the beautiful regions of Tibet and the basins covered by the river are consecrated by plenty of precipitation. There are cruises operated on the river through which you can see the places that are dependent on the river such as the farming community, the wildlife conservation and the fishing community. Its sheer opulence impresses everyone that experiences it.

  1. Jhelum

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It spans to over seven hundred kilometres in length and is an important tributary to the river Chenab. If we assume that Jhelum is probably the most picturesque river that flows through the country, we would not be much wrong in our assumption. This river flows through Kashmir Valley which is considered as the country’s Elysium, Jhelum subsequently enters the neighbouring country of Pakistan. The river originates from the foundation of the Pir Panjal range and along the way are some of the most scenic gorges and plains you will ever see.

  1. Sharavathi

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Indigenous to the state of Karnataka, the river Sharavathi is rather shorter in length but is blessed in other things. The places around the river are endowed with a wide array of vegetation cover and animal species. Nature’s beauty is present in abundance and is evident to anyone who visits. There are mentions of the river in the epic, Ramayana. A part of the river basin’s area is known as Sharavathi wildlife sanctuary. Which is home to many rare and endangered species. The might of the river also contributes to the famous Jog falls, which is evident as the waterfall reaches its full glory when water is released from the nearby embankment.

  1. Indus

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The name of the river speaks volumes as it has a major historical significance. The river emerges from the snowcapped hilly plateaus of the Tibetan region. Furthermore, the majority of the river flows through the adjacent country, Pakistan. A small but spectacularly alluring part of Indus river flows through India. It has other names in many languages and has mentioned in the religious scriptures of the Vedas. Traversing a length of more than 2800 kilometres, the river is one of the largest in the subcontinent.

If you go through the history of Indian rivers, there is a common, underlying theme. They sustain life around them and contribute the development as well as the prosperity of our nation.

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Major Vietnam International Airports

Top 8 Vietnam international Airports

Vietnam is known as the tourism country with a lot of wonderful and imposing landscapes for travelling. Furthermore, there are many tourists wanting to visit Vietnam. As a result, besides learning more about the best place for visiting in a peaceful country. Hence tourists should know more about Vietnam international airports to help you easy to transfer.

  1. Noi Bai International Airport

Noi Bai international airport is the largest airport in the country. This airport was built to serve Hanoi capital and most the northern provinces as well as international guests. Furthermore, the airport also replaced the old Gia Lam airport. The Noi Bai international airport located in Soc Son district about 15km from the centre of Hanoi. the airport is managed by Vietnam Airport Corporation (ACV). This is an agency of the Ministry of Transport. Furthermore, Noi Bai Airport is the main operation centre for Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Pacific Airlines, and Air Mekong. In order to get the airport from the centre of Hanoi, tourists can follow the direction of Nhat Tan bridge by car.

2. Tan Son Nhat international airport

Tan Son Nhat international airport is the famous international airport in southern Vietnam. This airport has the largest annual traffic volume for the whole country. The airport was built in 1930 in Tan Son Nhat village, Go Vap district, Gia Dinh province, and for 8 km north of Ho Chi Minh City centre in Tan Binh district. Therefore, Tan Son Nhat international airport is the focal important traffic point of the entire South. It is also similar to Noi Bai international airport, the airport is also under the management and operation of Vietnam Airport Corporation (ACV), as well as under the Ministry of Transport.

3. Cam Ranh international airport

If other Vietnam airports were built by the Vietnam government. Cam Ranh Airport was built by the US military and used for military purposes during the Vietnam War. The latter was under Vietnamese management and continued to serve the military. In 2004, it was transformed into a major civilian airport. This airport serves Khanh Hoa province and the southern and central provinces to replace the airport Nha Trang. Nha Trang is located in the inner city and is limited in area and for safety reasons. Cam Ranh international airport is located in the centre of Cam Ranh peninsula in Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province. Furthermore, Cam Ranh International Airport is away from Nha Trang city 35km to the north and far 10km from the southern Cam Ranh city.

4. Danang International Airport

Danang International Airport is the third largest international airport in Vietnam after Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports. It was built in 1940 and located in Hai Chau district far 3 km from the centre of Da Nang city. The airport was formerly owned by the Central Airport Corporation. Furthermore, now it is owned by Vietnam Airport Corporation which is an enterprise of the Ministry of Transport. There are currently 4 domestic airlines and 12 international airlines having flights to Danang International Airport. These include Asia Airlines, Korean Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Dragon Air, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, SilkAir, Lao Airlines, Air Macau and Vietnam Airlines.

5. Phu Bai international airport, Hue

Phu Bai International Airport was built during the French colonial period. The French built this airport to serve Hue Citadel. Located in the south of Hue city, it is 15 km from the city centre. According to the decision of the Prime Minister on August 16, 2007, Phu Bai Airport became the 4th international airport in Vietnam to serve Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam.

6. Phu Quoc international airport

Phu Quoc is an amazing and wonderful destination in Vietnam. While your visit you should enjoy private Phu Quoc tour. This airport was built in Duong To commune and located far about 5 km south of the centre of Duong Dong town to the south. Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, Vietnam. Furthermore, Phu Quoc International Airport is the international gateway of Phu Quoc Island and the South Island and Mekong River Delta regions. Currently, the airport has flights to and from airlines including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and for some foreign airlines charter flights.

7. Vinh international airport

The next Vietnam international airport is Vinh International Airport which located in Vinh city, Nghe An province, and far 6-7 km from Vinh city centre. Furthermore, at Vinh airport, Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air and Jester Pacific airlines are operating 26 flights per day on average. Vinh Airport is managed by Vietnam Airport Corporation (NAA), a corporation of Vietnam Civil Aviation Administration. The airport is simultaneously receiving 7 large sized aircraft such as A320, A321, ATR72 or equivalent.

8. Can Tho international airport

Can Tho Airport is known as Tra Noc Airport. Furthermore, this airport is located in Binh Thuy District – Can Tho City. The airport serves Can Tho city and Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. This International Airport has played an important position in the economic, cultural, social, security and national development. Furthermore, it helps in promoting the development of provinces in the Mekong Delta area.

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Indian Cyclist In Russia

Indian Cyclist Cycled All the Way To Russia To Meet Lionel Messi!

Few people are crazy enough to do something that world only dread to do. One of the Indian cyclist from Kerela, India cycled all the way to Russia. His intention behind riding such a long distance is to get a signature of Messi on his bike. Clifin, who is now touring Russia on his cycle, reached there on June 5, and he had to travel more than 600 km to reach Moscow.

This is what clifin had to say about his journey.

“I am an ardent fan of football from my childhood and my favourite team is Argentina. It is my big dream to watch a world cup. But it is very expensive. So I will watch a group match between France and Denmark”

Clifin Francis from Kerela!

Moto behind The Visit Of This Indian Cyclist

After that, he will spend some days in Russia. Then he will return to Kerala on his cycle.

A cycle has been the close friend of Clifin, the only child of late Rosely and late Francis, since his childhood days. Clifin, who has a B.Tech degree, worked as a Mathematics teacher in a private firm in Kochi.

“Whenever he comes to our home at Thuravoor from Kochi, he used to cycle. Clifin is a wonder for his friends and relatives from his schools days. He was a very brilliant student in school scoring full marks in Mathematics and his school teachers ask about him even now we meet them,” said his uncle Xavier A J.

Before Journey

Francis is a freelance Mathematics teacher and provides students coaching to write aptitude exams such as GMAT, CAT, SATs, etc. He saved money for months before embarking on this journey. Long-distance backpacking, camping, and couch surfing are not new to Francis. He also uses a long-distance cyclists app called ‘Warm Showers’ “A few years ago, I quit my full-time job as an engineer in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and spent a year traveling. I believe a traveler must always begin his journey in India,” he said.

The Journey

Clifin has set out for his journey to Russia on February 23 with the money he collected from the job. The longest journey ever he had made before his Russian trip was his cycle trip to Kanyakumari.

Clifin on his way to Russia!

“First he went to Dubai from Kerala by flight and from there he bought a cycle and started his cycling journey to Russia from there. He traveled through UAE, Iran, Azerbaijan and reached Russia.

He went to Iran from UAE on a ship with his cycle. Though he was planning to go Russia through Georgia, didn’t get a visa to Georgia. So he reached Russia through Azerbaijan border. Now he reached Russia and cycled more than 600 km to reach Moscow,”

Birthday Celebration

Francis said he celebrated his birthday with the residents of Maymeh in Iran, enjoying the hot kebabs they served with ‘Istak’, a local drink, an experience he would never forget.

The local people there are great fans of Indian film stars like Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, and Mithun Chakraborty, while the younger ones especially enquired about Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, he said.

When he went into a house the family was watching an old Raj Kapoor starrer, Francis recalled He hopes to reach Moscow by June 21, said it is his long-cherished dream to meet Messi.

Indian Cyclist Getting Into Russia

When he entered Russia, the security officials who allowed them after checking his World Cup fan ID, were very curious to know about Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan.

“I hope I will reach Moscow within a week and I will watch the group match between France and Denmark. This journey is a wonderful experience for me and I will definitely make it into a book. I stayed in tents in order to save the money on the way to Russia” Said Clifin!

The people and the officials of all the countries I traveled gave me a good treat when they know I am an Indian. I also met Malayalees in Azerbaijan, who were doing various jobs there. They treated me like a brother and no words to explain my gratitude to them,” he said.

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Cycling At Bijli Mahadev

Electric Hill Of Bijli Mahadev – Stunning Trails For MTB Riders

Bijli Mahadev Trek on Cycle!

I had fun yesterday at Vashisht village. I got up early and found that my rider buddy Hemant was already up and having breakfast. We initially planned to go to Rohtang, however, we dropped that plan because of a couple of reasons. Firstly the traffic was a serious concern and secondly, we had another place in our mind. This place was more beautiful then Rohtang. Name itself was enough to spark our guts. It was the bijli Mahadev also known as electric temple trails and trek. The reason I said trail and trek are because we carried our bikes on our shoulder and did a trek of about couple of kilometers. Furthermore, we went downhill from bijli Mahadev through the technical trails of Kais Wildlife Sanctuary. Electric temple in kullu is a must visit.

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Manali To Kullu

I got up, quickly freshened up and went outside my room to see the lush green forest in front of club road staring at me. We did not have breakfast and got going after a steaming cup of coffee. Took out some cash from Mall road in Manali. I don’t like this as it’s too crowded. However, we went in the morning though when it was quiet. We immediately boarded a bus to Kullu and got our bikes on the bus’s roof carrier.

“Reason why we did not rode from Manali to Kullu is the immesnse traffic jam becuase of road getting constructed. The dirt flying was enough to get us tired before we could reach our destination”

To The Foothills Of Bijli Mahadev

Got off the bus and then rode towards the entry of Bijli Mahadev. The road is still under construction for we had to walk a little with our bikes. This was just the start. We had to trek almost about a couple of hours with bikes on our shoulders. We walked through the stairs for almost 2 hours and reached the top of the mountain, where the charming BijMahadevdev temple lies.

The view from bijli Mahadev!

Bijli Mahadev to Naggar Trek

The real charm of the Bijli Mahadev to Naggar trek trail lies in the interiors of Kais Wildlife Sanctuary. A 15 km approach by foot from Kullu town to the top of this hill is an experience in itself. In addition, there is 12 km long motorable road that trekkers can take.

The sylvan surroundings of the quiet valley are mesmerizing, with a wide array of deodar and pine forests. This is complemented by the beautiful apple, pomegranate and pear orchards of Jana Village. The trek becomes more interesting with overnight camping inside a forested ridge at Matikochar. As you exit the valley and reach Naggar, you’ll learn that it’s a wonderfully satisfying weekend trek.

Bijli Mahadev trek weather

As this place lies in height, the weather is unpredictable. The best time to visit Bijli Mahadev is summer as the weather is pleasant and not very cold.

Bijli Mahadev Temple!

During winters and rainy season, the weather is cold and the road becomes slippery which makes trekking difficult.

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