The India Gate is the national monument of India. It is one of the largest war memorials in India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the British Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Empire in India British Raj in World War I and the Afghan Wars.It is made up of red sand stone and granite.
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Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India, located in New Delhi, Delhi, India. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House and served as the residence of the Viceroy of India. It is at the heart of an area known as Lutyens' Delhi. It is the largest residence of any Head of the State in the world.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This is the true nature of Shimla. Nature and Commercialism live side-by-side and the co-existence is so natural that it seems that this is how nature planned it.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday evening is most happening time on Mall Road... Young crowd in Shimla tries to reach mall on every Saturday if they are busy o other days... I am not sure about the exact reason except starting of week-end in Shimla... Most of the institutions and govt departments are open on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh...
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Friday, April 23, 2010
Most parrots lay their eggs in a hole high up in a tree. Others may make their nests in burrows on the ground. The smaller parrots may lay their eggs in termite nests. The eggs will hatch in three weeks...
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Sunday, April 18, 2010
A Stunning Bride in a Brown Lehenga with Golden Lace Work. The young man next to her cannot take his eyes off her face.
While visiting Pushkar, I chanced upon a Bridal Competition where young foreign girls dressed in beautiful Indian bridal dresses, contemporary and traditional. Till very recent past, it was a norm to use maroon (a deep red) fabric for a bridal dress in north India. However, recently, designers and brides have started experimenting with new colors, such as Golden, Green, Orange etc.
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Friday, April 16, 2010
This lake was created by Maharaja Vinay Singh during 1844 so that the water could be channeled to Alwar. Alwar's landscapes bloomed with luxuriant gardens after this... Vinay Singh named this new lake Siliserh in honor of his queen Seela and also built her a small white palace set high upon a rise overlooking the waters. Siliserh grew into a favourite resort of the Alwar kings, particularly of Maharaja Mangal Singh...
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Recently I was there in Chandigarh to attend a marriage. One of my friends in Chadigarh had bought Tata Nano and we planned to have a round from Mohali to Sukhna Lake. Road in above photograph is connecting Mohali to Chandigarh and beautiful trees indicating that we are near Chandigarh now...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
National railway Museum offers good opportunity for photographers on a field trip. I had posted some of the photos of my trip earlier in Photo-walk in National Railway Museum.
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Friday, April 9, 2010
Rock garden is near to Sukhna Lake. The entrance leads to a magnificent, almost, surrealist arrangement of rocks, boulders, broken chinaware, discarded fluorescent tubes, broken and cast away glass bangles, building waste, coal & clay-all juxtaposed to create a dream folk world of places, soldiers, monkeys, village life, women and temples. In the end there is a huge open space surrounded by different kind of mirrors having special effects. There are lot of things to do for children.
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Thursday, April 8, 2010
Minjar is the most popular fair of Chamba district of himachal pradesh, which is attended by a large number of people from every corner of the district. This fair is held on the second Sunday of the Shravana month (i.e. Between last week of July to first week of August). The fair is announced by distribution of Minjar which is a silk tassel worn on some parts of the dress by men and women alike. This tassel symbolizes the shoots of paddy and maize which make their appearance around this time of the year. The week long fair begins when the Minjar flag is hoisted in historical Chowgan. The town of Chamba wears a colorful look with every person turning out in best attire.
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Monday, April 5, 2010
Pushkar has five principal temples, many smaller temples and 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters. One of the primary temples is the 14th century temple dedicated to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation.
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Kullu, once known as Kulanthpitha - "the end of the habitable world", is the capital town of the Kullu District, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about ten kilometres north of the airport at Bhuntar.
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