Gandhi nu Gaam in Kutch – A village that stood the test of time
It was that murky day of 26th January 2001, I was sitting there learning for my exams and my house started crackling and bursting. Unable to understand what it was, I heard cries and shouts outside my house. It was a massive earthquake. Gujarat was struck by the upsetting earthquake and everything was scattered into tits and bits. Not only belongings but living beings too. Affected by this gargantuan natural anger, was one village in Kutch called Ludiya. It was wholly shattered into pieces and it was problematic to get that intact. An NGO from Ahmedabad joined hands together with the people of the village and established the village again.
Mahudi – A religious shrine not to missed in Gujarat
Prasad is pious and should not be wasted. So, though offered at minimal cost, make sure to take how much you can have. Now, what is unusual about this ritual? Now, whenever we visit a certain sacred place, we think of carrying prasad back home so that it can be offered to those who did not visit along. But it is not the case with this Sukhadi prasad.
Lakshmi Vilas Palace – Palace of the royals
Lakshmi Villas Palace in Vadodara is a huge Palace rooted on the Rajmahal road in Vadodara. Also, known as Gaekwad city from the name of the rulers that once ruled the city, it hosts this Palace that is four times bigger than Buckingham Palace. If you have not visited this palace, definitely you are missing something. It is like a dream. While you step into the backyard of the palace that hosts the massive golf course, the vibes are amazing. I felt like heaven and couldn’t admire it less after I was done with the visit.
Dadhichi Ashram on the bank of the river Sabarmati
Usually when one visits a temple devotes offer money, sweets or flower garlands. But this is not the case with Dadhichi Asram. You cannot offer any of such offerings but all you need to offer is Cigarette. Yes, you read it right Cigarette you need to offer to Aghori baba. The cigarette of local brand irrelevant from your financial or social background.
The Serenity Trust- Nature’s abode in Ahmedabad
There are around 840 species of trees and plants, 120 species of birds that rule the land and can you simply guess, how many species of butterflies? Huge 57 species! That’s amazing. You can even find monitor lizards, turtles, hares, porcupines, hedgehogs, boars, nilgai, reptiles and insects. It is a blessing in disguise for botany students and those who love nature. Also, for nature photographers, this is a place that offers amazing shots! So, if you are a photographer who captures moments of animals and nature, this is the place!
Zen garden in Ahmedabad – All things you should know
Zen garden is an explicit garden created out of the soil, gravel, rocks that is a miniature style landscape. It composes of rocks, gravels, water, pruned trees, bushes, moss. Sand and stones are organized in such a manner that whims ripples.
Ahmedabad Heritage Walk in walled city
Ahmedabad has a history beyond imagination. A masjid where Diya is burnt and buildings where holes are constructed for birds. Do you want to read more about such a walled city? Click here
One day trip to Kutch
One day trip to Kutch is impossible? Are you the one who thinks that? Well, then you are at the right place. Kutch is highly promoted by Gujarat tourism in some or another way and Amitabh Bachhan- one of the finest actors in Bollywood is the brand ambassador for promoting Kutch. Kutch is a massive land of a desert on one end and sea on the other. The amalgamation of both is what we call Kutch. Kutch is a diverse land and I decided to take one day trip to Kutch because of the sung Rannutsav that held every year for a specific period. It usually starts in November and…
A Heritage Walk in the Old City of Ahmedabad- Mandir to Masjid walk
A heritage walk that starts from Kalupur Swaminarayan Temple and ends at Jami Masjid, the two icons of Ahmedabad, channels our soul to the epoch drenched with culture, the life that they relished and marvellous architecture. India is a realm of culture, tradition and festivals well known worldwide. However, not many cities have a rich cultural heritage that is a concord of tradition from overseas as well. Modernization balances somewhere with globalization. Where people have stimulated out of their area of life to explore the unknown spaces on the Orb. But that is where I went wrong. It is not now that we have started globalization. It ensued well before…
Agariyas of Kutch- Who arise, live and subside in salt!
Do you know, a salt worker of Kutch seldom lives beyond 60 years? Also heard that, when Agariyas die, their unusually thin legs, rigid with years of contact with highly saturated salt, do not burn in the funeral pyre. The bones legs are collected by their families and buried with salt in a small grave to decompose naturally.