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Beware of Fraud E-commerce Sites in India

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” –Abraham Lincoln

There was a time when a person was only scammed by a phishing email. These emails were designed to look like they came from an authorized bank, government agency or any famous organization. But they were not what they seemed. They simply hack details from you and use them to steal your sensitive data.

And the same thing started via Fake Calls Frauds (a caller asking about your personal details). Scammers have worked out endless ways of cheating people over the phone. They act amicably and helpful in some scams. In some, they might be intimidating or attempting to frighten you. All this trickery was done to take out money from you.

But now in India, there is a new platform where you get scammed easily (via eCommerce sites). Such websites are using Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube to sell scam products. Why social media sites are promoting such fake eCommerce site, we don’t know (without any authentication)? But there must be an end to this!

Here is an example of such a website: mariiexshop.com (might get shut down by the time you watch) but we have taken a screenshot of this website: All the products listed are very cheap and anyone can fall into their trap.

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Now they are using such fraud eCommerce websites to fool people with huge discounts. Below we have a screenshot of one of their product video on Facebook (using Maristore Page). In this, they are selling 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner for just Rs 499/-. Such products are selling in between Rs 30,000/- to 15,000/- in India via Amazon and Flipkart. But they are giving a colossal discount on this purchase through their website. You need to be aware of such discounts. They all are gimmicks. They will never deliver you the product and will never reply to any of your emails. And moreover, they don’t have any option of COD.

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Here we are providing you six tips that will help you uncover any fraud before using such e-commerce websites.

  1. Verifying that the price is not too low. It’s simply a fraud. If the seller can’t make money why would he sell?
  2. Check that the domain name refers to the name of the website. The rest of the scammers don’t even bother to do this. Again search for a domain name. They only go for a cheap, throw-away domain name if it has numbers (or garbage letters tagged in) as they know they’re just going to have it for a week.
  3. Check their Contact Information (especially their address). Have they written a proper mailing address with customer care number or not. Very important!
  4. Check under the Facebook ad on what other people are doing. Read these remarks or comments.
  5. Check their Facebook page and even check that are they updating it (at least from past few months). Apart from the commercial, almost all scams have under 3 posts.
  6. Check their T&C or Privacy Page. Most of these scammers fail to modify the wording and simply copy and paste. Check the privacy tab to see if the name of the organization suits the name of the domain.
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15 Most Powerful and Biggest Dam in India (with Images)

Here in this article, we are going to cover the Biggest Dam in India in terms of Power and Production Capacity.

Dams are the masterpiece of civil engineering wonders. They are considered to be one of the toughest and strongest tangible structures in the world. They are so powerful that even a high explosive shell could not bring a crack on its concrete walls easily. To block up massive rivers and to create hydro-electricity or simply control big reservoirs are not at all easy. The way they are built using tons of concrete blocks with a mix of stone, earth, bricks and steel is simply incredible.

As you all know that dams are very important for us to survive efficiently. They not only provide electrical energy to our houses but also provide water for domestic, industry and irrigation purposes. In India, there are nearly 4200 small and big dams that have been constructed by the end of the year 2016. Being rivers land, India has great potential to make a good amount of electricity production each year. Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) are few major Indian government organizations who are working ingeniously to strengthen DAMS Projects in India.

Below, we have compiled the list of the 15 Most Powerful and Biggest Dam in India:

1) Koyna Dam (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra has the maximum number of large-scale dams in India, which are about 1845 in number. Koyna Dam is one of the biggest dams in India in terms of power production. And largest in Maharastra in terms of height (which is about 103 meters). It is a rubber- concrete type dam and is built on the Koyna River. The Koyna River is considered the ‘lifeline of Maharashtra because of its electricity generation capacity. The principal purpose of the Koyna dam is hydroelectricity and for some irrigation in neighboring regions. It has a total production capacity of about 1920 MW. Koyna is the biggest dam in India which makes it number one on our list.

Koyna Dam in India
Koyna dam – Image 1 (Aerial View)
The Koyna dam
Koyna dam – Image 2 (Font View)
Front View of Koyna Dam
Koyna dam – Image 3 (all spillway opening view)

Dam and Spillways:

Type of dam (Koyna)Rubble and concrete dam
Height103.2 m (339 ft)
ImpoundsBiradar River
Length807.2 m (2,648 ft)

Koyna Dam Reservoir Details:

NameShivajisagar Lake
Surface area891.78 km2 (344 sq mi)
Total capacity2,797,400,000 m3

Power Station & Turbines:

Koyna dam foot powerhouse:2 X 20 MW
Stage 1:4 X 70 MW
Stage 2: 4 X 75 MW
Stage 3:4 X 80 MW
Stage 4:4 X 250 MW
Total 18 Francis turbines
Total Installed capacity1,960 MW

2.) Nathpa Jhakri Dam (Himachal)

The second-biggest Indian dam in terms of power and production capacity is Nathpa Jhakri Dam. It is a concrete gravity dam on the Sutlej river in Himachal Pradesh, India. Hydroelectric power generation is the primary purpose of the dam and it provides water to a 1,530-megawatt through its underground power station. Water is redirected into a 27.4 km (17 mi) headrace tunnel prior to arriving at the power station. Construction started on the project in 1993 and was completed in 2004. In March 2004, the last two of the 250 megawatts Francis turbine-generators went live. It is a property owned by SJVN Ltd.

Nathpa Jhakri Dam, HP, India
Nathpa Jhakri Dam – Image 1 (Side Dam view)
Nathpa Jhakri Dam is 2nd biggest Dam in India
Nathpa Jhakri Dam – Image 1 (Spillway opened view)

Nathpa Jhakri Dam and Spillways:

Type of damConcrete gravity
Height67.5 M
ImpoundsSatluj River
Length185 m (3,978 ft)
Spillway Capacity5,660 m3/s

Reservoir Details:

NameSatluj Reservoir
Surface area234 km2
Total capacity3,430,000,000 m3

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)SJVN Ltd
Opening year2004
Turbines Dam6 x 255 MW
Total Installed capacity1,550 MW

3.) Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat)

Sardar Sarovar Dam is the third biggest dam in India. It has a height of 163 meters. The length of the Sardar Sarovar Dam is 1,210 meters. On September 17, 2017, Sardar Sarovar dam was inaugurated by the present Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. The head power plant of this dam has about six 200 MW Francis pump-turbines, which are used to generate hydro-electricity. Adding to this, there five 50 MW Kaplan turbine-generators in the power plant on the intake for the main canal. The total power capacity is 1,450 MW, making it the 3rd biggest dam on our list.

Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat
Sardar Sarovar Dam – Image 1 (Front View with all spillway opened)
Sardar Sarovar Dam in India
Sardar Sarovar Dam- Image 2 (Aerial View)

Dam and Spillways:

Type of damGravity dam
Height138.6 m
ImpoundsNarmada River
Length1210 m (3,978 ft)
Spillway Capacity84,949 m3/s

Sardar Sarovar Reservoir Details:

Maximum water depth140 M
Surface area375.33 km2 (144.92 sqmi)
Total capacity9.5 km3 (7,700,000 acre⋅ft)

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited
Opening year2017
Turbines Dam6 × 20 MW Francis pump-turbine
Turbines Canal5 × 50 MW Kaplan-type
Installed capacity1,450 MW

4.) Bhakra Nangal Dam (Himachal Pradesh)

The next biggest and highest dam on this list is the Bhakra Nangal Dam which is present in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is again built on the river Satluj (Bilaspur). Bhakra Nangal Dam is the Second highest dam and the fourth biggest dam in India. It has a height of 226 meters and a length of 520 meters. It is a concrete gravity type of dam. This dam forms the ‘Gobind Sagar Lake Reservoir’ which has a capacity of 7,501,775 acre•ft. It produces a power range of about 1325 MW. this dam is really beautiful and a must-see when visiting the Himachal Pradesh- Punjab border.

The Bhakra Nangal Dam in Punjab
Bhakra Nangal Dam- Image 1 (Sunset View)
The Bhakra Nangal Dam in Punjab
Bhakra Nangal Dam – Image 2 (Front View)

Bhakra Dam and Spillways:

Type of damConcrete gravity
Height226 m
ImpoundsSatluj River
Length520 M
Spillway TypeControlled, overflow

Bhakra Reservoir Details:

NameGobind Sagar Reservoir
Surface area168.035 km2
Total capacity9.340 km3

Power Station & Turbines:

Opening year1963
Turbines5 x 108 MW, 5 x 157 MW Francis-type
Installed Capacity1325 MW

5.) TEHRI DAM (UTTARAKHAND)

The highest dam in India is the Tehri Dam. It is also the 8th tallest dam in the world. It has a height of 260 meters and has a length of 575 meters, Also it has a reservoir capacity of 2,100,000 acres. ft. It is situated on the Bhagirathi River. Tehri Dam is said to produce 1,000 MW of hydro-electricity. The first phase of creating the ‘high rock and earth-fill embankment dam’ was completed in 2006. The next two phases of the project are under construction. Once they are completed, it will generate 2400 MW of power, making it the most powerful dam in India.

The Tehri Dam
Tehri Dam – Image 1 (Aerial View)
The Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand
Tehri Dam – Image 2 (Side View)

Tehri Dam and Spillways:

Type of damEmbankment, earth and rock-fill
Height260.6 m
ImpoundsBhagirathi River
Length575 m
Spillway Capacity15,540 m3/s

Tehri Reservoir Details:

Maximum water depth140 M
Surface area52 km2
Total capacity3,200,000 acre⋅ft

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)THDC INDIA LIMITED
Opening year2006
Turbines Dam4 x 250 MW Francis pump-turbine
Max. Planned Turbines2,400MW
Installed capacity1,000 MW

6.) Indira Sagar Dam (Madhya Pradesh)

The next sixth most powerful and big Dam on this list is the Indira Sagar dam. It has been built on the Narmada river in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It stands at a height of 92 meters. It is a concrete gravity-type dam. It is situated in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh. Of the many projects on the Narmada River, the Indira Sagar project was the key project for aiding in the water shortage issue. Indira Sagar Dam also has one of the biggest reservoirs in India with a capacity of 7,904,454 acre-ft. It has an installed capacity of 1000 MW.

Indira Sagar dam
Indira Sagar dam – Image 1 (Side View)
The Indira Sagar dam
Indira Sagar dam – Image 1 (back View)

Indirasagar Dam and Spillways:

Type of damGravity dam
Height92 M
ImpoundsNarmada River
Length655 m
Spillway CapacityNA

Indirasagar Reservoir Details:

NameIndira Sagar Reservoir
Surface areaNA
Total capacity9,890,701 acre⋅ft

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)NHDC
Opening year2005
Turbines Dam8 × 125 MW Francis turbines
Total Installed capacity1,000 MW

7.) Karcham Dam (Himachal Pradesh)

It’s a 1,000-megawatt dam that runs on the river Satluj through Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Dam is also commonly known as Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Plant because it is located between the villages of Karcham and Wangtoo. A memorandum of understanding to build the dam was signed by Jaypee Karcham Hydro Corporation Limited of the Jaypee Group in 1993 and construction of the power station began on 18 November 2005 after years of delays. Jaypee Group sold the Karcham Wangtoo Project to JSW Group in 2015. It is a 7th most power generation dam in India.

Karcham Dam
Karcham Wangtoo Dam – Image 1 (Front Dam View)
Karcham dam
Karcham Wangtoo dam – Image 2 (Aerial View)

Karchham Dam and Spillways:

Type of damGravity Dam
Height98 M
ImpoundsSatluj River
Length178 M
Spillway Capacity4,660 m3/s

Reservoir Details:

NameSatluj Reservoir
Surface area588 km2
Total capacityNA

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)JSW Group
Opening year2011
Turbines Dam4 x 250 MW Francis-type
Total Installed capacity1,000 MW

8.) Pandoh Dam (Himachal Pradesh)

In the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, India, the Pandoh Dam is built (as an embankment dam) on the Beas River. The dam was completed under the Beas Project in 1977 and its primary purpose is to produce hydroelectric power. It diverts the waters of the Beas to the southwest into a 38 km long chain of tunnels and channels as part of a run-of-the-river power scheme. At the Dehar Power House, the water is used for power generation before being discharged into the Sutlej River, linking both rivers. This powerhouse has 990 MW of installed capacity.

Pandoh Dam in Himachal
Pandoh Dam – Image 1 (Aerial View)
Pandoh Dam in Himachal Pradesh
Pandoh Dam – Image (Spillway Open)

Pandoh Dam and Spillways:

Type of damEmbankment dam
Height72 M
ImpoundsBeas River
Length255 m
Spillway Capacity9,939 m3/s

Pandoh Reservoir Details:

NamePandoh Lake
Surface area1.7 km2
Total capacity33,239 acre-ft

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)Beas Construction Board
Opening year1977
Turbines Dam6 x 165 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity990 MW

9.) Nagarjuna Sagar Dam (Telangana)

At the height of 124 meters, the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the world’s largest masonry dam. It was built across Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana). Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is without any doubt the vanity of India, as it is the largest man-made lake in the world. The 1.6 km stretch with about 26 gates dam is seen as the symbol of modern India’s architectural and technological victory over the ever strong nature. It has an installed capacity of 816 MW.

The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam – Image 1 (Front View)
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in Telangana
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam – Image 2 (Side View)
The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam – Image 2 (Close Front View)

Nagarjuna Dam and Spillways:

Type of damMasonry dam
Height124 M
ImpoundsKrishna River
Length1550 m
Spillway of dam471 m

Nagarjuna Reservoir Details:

NameNagarjuna Sagar Reservoir
Surface area285 km2
Total capacity11.56 km3

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited,
Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation
Opening year1967
Turbines Dam1 x 110 MW Francis turbine,
7 x 100.8 MW reversible Francis turbines
Installed capacity816 MW

10.) Koldam (Himachal Pradesh)

The ninth dam on our list of the biggest dam in India is Koldam. It is an embankment dam on the Satluj River (upstream of the Dehar Power House). It is off the Chandigarh-Manali Highway (NH-21) near Barmana, Himachal Pradesh, 18 km from Bilaspur. Hydroelectric power generation is the main purpose of the dam and a total of 800 MW power is generated. The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) built the dam. The foundation stone for the dam was laid by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 5 June 2000. Significant work began on the dam on 14 January 2004.

Koldam
The Kol Dam – Image 1 (back view of the dam)
The Koldam in Himachal
The Kol Dam – Image 1 (front view of the dam)

Koldam and Spillways:

Type of damEmbankment Dam
Height153 M
ImpoundsSatluj River
Length474 m
Spillway Capacity16,500 m3/s

Koldam Reservoir Details:

NameSatluj Reservoir
Surface area576,000,000 m3
Total capacity40 km2

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)NTPC Limited
Opening year2015
Turbines Dam4 x 200 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity800 MW

11.) Idukki Dam (Kerala)

The Idukki Dam is the tenth biggest dam in India and on our list. It is a double-curved Arch Dam built in a narrow gorge between two granite hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathi in Kerala, India, across the Periyar River. It is one of the tallest arch dams in Asia, at 168.91 metres. It is established and operated by the Board of State Electricity of Kerala. It supports Moolamattom’s 780 MW hydroelectric power station, which began generating power on 4 October 1975. With long-term loans and grants, the Government of Canada assisted in the construction of the dam.

Idukki Dam – Image 1 (Aerial view)
Idukki Dam, Kerala
Idukki Dam – Image 2 (beautiful side view of the dam)
Idukki Dam in Kerala
Idukki Dam – Image 3 (Sidewall view)

Koldam and Spillways:

Type of damDouble curvature parabolic, thin arch concrete Dam.
Height169 M
ImpoundsPeriyar River
Length366 m
Spillway Capacity16,500 m3/s

Koldam Reservoir Details:

NamePeriyar Reservoir
Surface area60 km2
Total capacity5.55 km³

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)NTPC Limited
Opening year1973
Turbines Dam6 x 130 MW Pelton-type
Installed capacity780 MW

12.) Hirakud Dam (Orissa)

Hirakud dam has been built across the Mahanadi River in the state of Orissa. it is one of the longest dams in the world with a length of about 26 km. One of the not so common features of this beautiful and powerful dam is that there are two observation towers present on it. One of the towers is “Gandhi Minar” and another one is “Jawahar Minar”.
The reservoir of the Hirakund Dam is 55 km long. It is used as a multipurpose scheme, primarily intended for flood control, irrigation, and power generation. It has a reservoir capacity of 4,779,965 acre•ft and an Installed Capacity of 347.5 mW. It is the 7th biggest dam in India.

Hirakud Dam in Odisha
Hirakud Dam – Image 1 (Side View)
Hirakud Dam Sambalpur
Hirakud Dam – Image 2 (back View)

Hirakud Dam and Spillways:

Type of damComposite Dam
Height62 M
ImpoundsMahanadi River
Length4800 m
Spillway Capacity64 sluice-gates, 34 crest-gates,
42,450 cubic metres per second

Hirakud Reservoir Details:

NameMahanadi Reservoir
Surface areaNA
Total capacity5,896,000,000 m3

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)Odsiha Govt.
Opening year1957
Turbines DamPower House I (Burla): 2 x 49.5 MW, 3 x 37.5 MW, 2 x 32 MW Kaplan-type
Power House II (Chiplima): 3 x 24 MW
Installed capacity348 MW

13.) Rihand Dam (Uttar Pradesh)

The Rihand Dam, also known as ‘Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar’, is the largest dam (by volume) in India. It was built and started during the period from 1954-62. The reservoir of the Rihand Dam is located on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It is a concrete gravity-type dam. It has a total capacity of 300 MW and the powerhouse of the Rihand Dam is present at the toe of the dam. The maximum height of the Rihand dam is 91.44 m.

Rihand Dam
Rihand Dam : Image 1 (Front View)
The Rihand Dam in UP
Rihand Dam : Image 2 (all spillway open)

Rihand Dam and Spillways:

Type of damGravity dam
Height91.5 M
ImpoundsRihand River
Length934 m
Spillway CapacityNA

Rihand Reservoir Details:

NameGovind Ballabh Pant Sagar
Surface area13,333.26 km2
Total capacity10.6 billion cubic metres

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)UP Govt.
Opening year1962
Turbines Dam6 x 50 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity300 MW

14.) Mettur Dam (Tamil Nadu)

Mettur Dam is the most beautiful dam in India which is built across the Kaveri River at Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It has a height of 120 ft. It was built in 1934, making it one of the oldest dams of India. This dam has the biggest and the most power generating capacity among all the ones in Tamil Nadu. Not only is this an important source of power and hydroelectricity but is also an important source of tourism in Tamil Nadu. Many Bollywood and Tollywood movie scenes are filmed here. The dam and the river are a great attraction for the explorers. It has an installed capacity of 200 MW. making it the 13th powerful dam India.

Mettur Dam
Mettur Dam – Image 1 (Aerial view from side)
Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu
Mettur Dam – Image 2 (view from Front)

Mettur Dam and Spillways:

Type of damGravity dam
Height214 M
ImpoundsCauvery River
Length1700 m
Spillway CapacityNA

Mettur Reservoir Details:

NameStanley Reservoir
Surface areaNA
Total capacity93.4 billion ft³

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)Tamil Govt.
Opening year1934
Turbines Dam4 X 30 MW
2 X 40 MW
Installed capacity200 MW

15.) Krishnarajasagar Dam (Karnataka)

Last on our list is KRS Dam. As one of the prime and largest dams built on the Kaveri River (which is one of India’s major rivers), Krishnarajasagar dam is built across the Kaveri River near Mysore in Karnataka, South India. Kaveri is one of the most important and beautiful rivers in India. Also, there is a Famous and really beautiful Brindavan Gardens which is a part of the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam. It is the most beautiful garden you can visit in Mysore and one of the best in India.

The Krishnarajasagara dam
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam – Image 1 (front view)
The Krishna Raja Sagara Dam
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam – Image 2 (all spillway open)

K.R.S. Dam and Spillways:

Type of damGravity dam
Height92 M
ImpoundsNarmada River
Length655 m
Spillway CapacityNA

K.R.S. Reservoir Details:

NameIndira Sagar Reservoir
Surface areaNA
Total capacity9,890,701 acre⋅ft

Power Station & Turbines:

Operator(s)NHDC
Opening year2005
Turbines Dam8 × 125 MW Francis turbines
Installed capacity1,000 MW

List of other 60 Major Dams in India

Name of The DamStateRiver
Alamatti DamKarnatakaKrishna River
Baglihar DamJammu and KashmirChenab River
Bansagar DamMadhya PradeshSone River
Bargi DamMadhya PradeshNarmada River
Barna DamMadhya PradeshBarna River
Bhatsa DamMaharashtraBhatsa river
Chamera DamHimachal PradeshRavi River
Chandil DamJharkhandSwarnarekha River
Dantiwada DamGujaratBanas River
Dharoi DamGujaratSabarmati River
Dhauli Ganga DamUttarakhandDhauli Ganga River
Dumkhar Hydroelectric DamJammu and KashmirIndus River
Gandhi Sagar DamMadhya PradeshChambal River
Gangapur DamMaharashtraGodavari river
Girna DamMaharashtraGirana river
Harangi DamKarnatakaHarangi River
Indravati DamOdishaIndravati River
Jalaput DamAndhra Pradesh and Odisha BorderMachkund River
Jayakwadi DamMaharashtraGodavari River
Kadana damGujaratMahi River
Kadra DamKarnatakaKalinadi River
Khadakwasla DamMaharashtraMutha River
Kodasalli DamKarnatakaKali River
Kolkewadi DamMaharashtraVashishti River
Kundala DamKeralaKundala Lake
Linganamakki damKarnatakaSharavathi River
Lower Manair DamTelanganaManair River
Maithon DamJharkhandBarakar River
Malampuzha DamKeralaMalampuzha River
Mettur DamTamil NaduKaveri River
Mid Manair DamTelanganaManair River
Mula DamMaharashtraMula river
Mullaperiyar DamKeralaPeriyar River
Mulshi DamMaharashtraMula River
Narayanpur DamKarnatakaKrishna River
Neyyar DamKeralaNeyyar River
Nizam Sagar DamTelanganaManjira River
Panchet DamJharkhandDamodar River
Panshet DamMaharashtraAmbi River
Parambikulam DamKeralaParambikulam River
Pawna DamMaharashtraMaval River
Peechi DamKeralaManali River
Perunchani DamTamil NaduParalayar River
Radhanagari DamTelanganaBhogawati River
Rajghat DamUttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh BorderBetwa River
Singur damTelanganaManjira River
Somasila DamAndhra PradeshPennar River
Srisailam DamAndhra PradeshKrishna River
Supa DamKarnatakaKalinadi or Kali river
Tansa DamMaharashtraTansa river
Tunga Bhadra DamKarnatakaTungabhadra River
Ujani DamMaharashtraBhima River
Ukai DamGujaratTapti River
Upper Manair DamTelanganaManair River and Kudlair River
Uri Hydroelectric DamJammu and KashmirJhelum River
Vaigai DamTamil NaduVaigai River
Vaitarna DamMaharashtraVaitarna river
Walayar DamKeralaWalayar River
Wilson DamMaharashtraPravara River
Yeldari DamMaharashtraPurna river

Conclusion:

In terms of percentage, Maharashtra has 41.29% of India’s Large Dams when compared to the other States of India. The state has the maximum number of dams in India right now. Kallanai Dam is one of the oldest dams in India, which was built across the Kaveri river in Thogur, Tamil Nadu (got constructed around 2 A.D by a Tamil King ‘Karigalan’ of the Chola Dynasty). The Hirakud Dam is the longest major earthen dam in India, measuring 25.8 km (including dikes, and stands across the river Mahanadi).

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10 Longest Rivers in India (with images)

We have complied 10 longest rivers in India (includes entire stretch of a river)

Brief Intro: Rivers are one of nature’s most beautiful gifts to humanity. They are not only natural flowing watercourse (freshwater) that starts its course from up the mountains into the sea and the ocean but also a vital essence of human existence and a major contributing factor to the development of our nation’s economy. Some rivers in India are considered Holy Waters and are of great religious importance in India. With nearly 3,200 hydroelectric projects on the major rivers in India, it can be well understood how important rivers are in India.

The longest river is Ganga which is 2525 km in length and the smallest is the Poisar river in Mumbai which is 7 KM in length. The seven holy rivers of India are Ganga, Saraswathi, Yamuna, Godavari, Sindhu, Kaveri, and Narmada. All main rivers of India originate from the following ranges:

  • The Himalayan Ranges & The Hindu Kush Range (In North India)
  • Vindhya and Satpura Ranges (in Central India)
  • Sahyadri or Western Ghats (in western India)

Rivers also plays a vital role in the lives of people living in rural parts of India. They not merely utilize river water but worship them solely due to some divine powers. Below are some of the interesting facts about rivers:

  1. Rivers that flow from the Himalayas carry vital nutrient water that supplies excellent habitat and food for many of the soil organisms and to Indian fields.
  2. They even play an important part in the water cycle behaving as drainage channels for surface water.
  3. Many exceptional plants and trees like Reeds and bulrushes grow by rivers. Animals like a bear, antelopes use the river water for food & drink.
  4. Birds like duck & kingfishers eat small fish from the river. Many Indian Rivers have provided travel routes for commerce, exploration, and recreation.
  5. Most importantly, rivers provide an energy source to the entire nation. They are the only source to power large Dams and other small hydroelectric plants with electricity.

Please Note: We have arranged rivers sequence in longest flowing distance (from start to end, covering two or three nations on its way). Below are the top 10 Longest, Sacred and Important Rivers of India.

1.) Indus River

River Indus
Indus river, Ladakh, HP

It is one of the longest rivers in Asia which is 3200 KM in length. It originates from the Tibetan Plateau (surrounding area of Lake Mansarovar), enters the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and shortly takes a turn to the south-west direction to enter Pakistan and finally falls into the Arabian Sea. It has a large number of tributaries in both India and Pakistan and has a total length of about 3200 KM.

Now we know that that half of its part flows through Pakistan. But we can’t ignore its Riverscape and length in total. It is marked as the longest river in Asia and not to include in our list will be our idiocy.

The main tributaries of the Indus in India are:

  1. Chenab – 960 kilometres
  2. Jhelum – 813 kilometres
  3. Ravi – 720 kilometres
  4. Sutlej – 529 kilometres
  5. Beas – 460 kilometres


2.) Brahmaputra River

The Brahmaputra River, India
Brahmaputra River, Aerial View

The Brahmaputra originates from Angsi Glacier in the Himalayas. It is also commonly known as the only male river in India. The river is shorter than the Indus with a total of 2900 KM in length, and most of its route lies outside India. It flows from the Himalayas, reaches to Pi (Pe) in Tibet (river is known by the name of ‘Yarlung Tsangpo’ in Tibet.), and after a long stretch enters Siang in Arunachal Pradesh and thereafter enters Bangladesh.

In India, it flows through Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, and it is an important source for transportation and irrigation. The river is joined by several tributaries such as the Lohit, the Dibang, the Subansiri, the Jiabharali, the Dhansiri, the Manas, the Torsa, etc. Many of its offshoot rivers are worshiped in small villages across India. In Bangladesh, it is known by the name of ‘Jamuna’. After completing its course it meets with The Ganges and empties itself in the Bay of Bengal. It is second most longest river in India (due to its length)

3.) Ganga River

The Ganga River
The River Ganga, Haridwar

The great Ganga (The Ganges) is the National River of India and it is the third-longest river of India, flowing 2,525 kms. In Hindu religion, the Ganga or Ganges is considered one of the most sacred rivers as it is the visage of the goddess known as Ganga. It is believed that bathing in the Ganga river eradicates all sins and helps in Moksha. The river flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh with a total length of 2525 km. Tehri Dam is constructed across the Ganga river.

The Ganga is formed with the union of the Alaknanda River and Bhagirathi River and at Devprayag. The Bhagirathi rises from Gangotri Glacier, at ‘Gaumukh’ in the Himalayas. And Alaknanda from the foot of ‘Naina Devi’ & ‘Trishul’ Mountains. After flowing 250 KM through its narrow Himalayan gorge, the Ganga emerges from the mountains at ‘Rishikesh’ and after that pilgrimage town of ‘Haridwar’. The main tributaries of the Ganga rivers are Yamuna, Gomati, Ram Ganga, Ghaghara, Son, Damodar, and Sapt Kosi.

The major cities it flows through are Varanasi, Haridwar, Allahabad, Kolkata, Patna, and Ghazipur. Alas! due to human-induced pollution, The Ganges has become one of the most polluted rivers in the world.

4.) Godavari River

The Godavari River
Godavari River, Rajahmundry

The Godavari originates from Brahmagiri Mountain in Nashik, Maharashtra. It is the fourth-longest river in India and is commonly known as Dakshin (South) Ganga. The River is sacred to Hindus and many pilgrimage centers are there on the banks of this river from the past thousands of years. It flows for 1,465 KM in total starting its source from Nasik Hills (Triambakeshwar) Maharashtra. Several Dams are constructed across the river including Sriram Sagar Project and Babhali dam.

After flowing through the states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka and Puducherry it ultimately empties itself into the Bay of Bengal. Some of its tributaries are Manjira, Indravati River, Bindusara, and Sabari. Some important cities and towns on its banks are Bhadrachalam, Nasik, Rajahmundry, and Narsapur.

5.) Yamuna River

Jamuna River
Yamuna River, Agra

The Yamuna is the fifth-longest river in India. It is also known as Jamuna which is the largest branch river of the Ganga. It travels a total length of 1,376 kilometers starting from Yamunotri Glacier in Uttarakhand and then travelling to the state of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and later Delhi before merging with the Ganga River at a holy spot of Triveni Sangam in Allahabad. It is of great mythological importance for the Hindu religion and is the main site for the famous ‘Kumbh Mela’, which is held every twelve years. Lakhwar-Vyasi Dam project is constructed on Yamuna River.

The Yamuna is considered a very important river as almost 58 million people of four states depend on the Yamuna waters. Like Ganga, the Yamuna River too is highly respected in Hinduism and worshipped as goddess Yamuna, throughout its route. The top cities of India like Delhi, Noida, Mathura, Agra, Firozabad, Etawah, Hamirpur, Allahabad lie on its banks.

6.) Narmada River

The Narmada river
Narmada river, Hoshangabad

The Narmada is also known as Rewa, which is in central India and the sixth-longest river in the Indian subcontinent with a length of 1312KM. The origin of the Narmada is from Amarkantak hill in Anuppur District of Madhya Pradesh. Its journey starts from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra and finishes at the Arabian Sea in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. The river is ‘Life Line of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh’. The Famous Sardar Sarovar dam is constructed on Narmada River.

To Hindus, the Narmada is one of the seven holy rivers of India and many hermits claim that the Narmada River is older than the river Ganga. Many important religious places and Ghats are there along the course of this river. Two main tributaries of Narmada, namely, Hallon and Banjar, flow through Kanha National Park (one of the best National Parks of Asia).

7.) Krishna River

The Krishna River
Krishna River flows through Bezawada (vijayawada)

The Krishna river is also known as Krishnaveni. The river is somewhat 1300 km in length which originates from Mahabaleswar (in Maharashtra) and flows to the state Karnataka before entering Andhra Pradesh and finally pours into the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi. It contributes to the major source of irrigation in the states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Two major dams, namely, Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar are constructed across the Krishna River.

Its basin has an area of about 258,948 km2, which forms about 8% of the total geographical area of the country. The river’s most important tributary is the Tungabhadra River, which itself is formed by the Tunga and Bhadra rivers that originate in the Western Ghats. Other tributaries are Koyna, Bhima, Mallaprabha, Ghataprabha, Yerla, Warna, Dindi, Musi, and Dudhganga rivers. Like other rivers, Krishna too is considered holy by many Hindus and believed to eradicate all sins by taking a bath in this river.

8.) Mahanadi River

Mahanadi River
The Mahanadi River flows through Odisha state

Mahanadi is a major river in East Central India. It is the largest river in Orissa state. The river starts from Sihawa, in Chhattisgarh, flows over Madhya Pradesh & Odisha state, and finally joins the Bay of Bengal, covering a total course of 858 kilometers (and a drainage area of 141,600 square kilometers). The Mahanadi is known for its devastating floods for much of Odisha state recorded history. It is also important for trade and agriculture as it deposits more silt in the Indian subcontinent than any other river.

Famous Hirakud Dam is built on this River. It is best known for its fertile soil and flourishing agriculture. The river carried more silt than any other river in the Indian subcontinent. The main branches of River Mahanadi are Seonath, Mand, Hasdeo, Ong, Jonk, Telen. The important cities based on the banks of this river are Sambalpur, Cuttack, Sonepur, Birmaharajpur, Subalaya, Kantilo, Boudh.

9.) Kaveri River

Kaveri (Cauvery) River

Ninth on our list is the Kaveri River. It is also stated as ‘Cauvery’ in English. The river origins from Talakaveri (Kodagu in the Western Ghats in Karnataka) and travels to the state of Tamil Nadu and finally empties at the Bay of Bengal, covering a total length of 765 KM. It has many tributaries including Kapila, Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavathy, Honnuhole, Lakshmana Tirtha, Noyyal, Kabini, Lokapavani, Bhavani, and Famous Amaravati. Popular Krishna Raja Sagar Dam is constructed on this river.

It is the third-longest river in South India. The river is an important source for an extensive irrigation system and for hydroelectric power. It served as the source of revenue in ancient kingdoms and today modern cities of South India. The cities of Bangalore and Mysore depend almost completely on the Kaveri river for their drinking water supply. Through its course, it covers the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry.

10.) Tapti River

The Tapti River
Tapti River flows through Burhanpur

Last on our list of the 10 longest rivers in India is Tapti or Tapi river. It is one of the important Rivers of peninsular India with a total length of around 724 KM. It begins its journey from eastern Satpura Range of southern Madhya Pradesh, and flows westward to Madhya Pradesh and then to Maharashtra and east Vidarbha regions of south Gujarat, before emptying into the Arabian Sea, in the Surat District of Gujarat.

Ukai Dam is built on this river. The chief tributaries of the Tapti River are the Waghur, Mindhola, Girna, Panzara, Bori, and Aner River. Major towns and cities along the river are Betul, Multai, Nepanagar, and Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh; Bhusawal in Maharashtra and Surat & Songadh in Gujarat.

For your better understanding, above mentioned river locations, we have enclosed a river map of India with this post below.

River Map of India

Conclusion:

There are somewhat 200 big small rivers in India. And many projects have started to help save and clean our major rivers; such as NMCG (National Mission for Clean Ganga), NRCD (National River Conservation Directorate), YAP (Yamuna action Plan), Namami Ganga, and so on. Whether it is for the production of Hydro-power electricity, Irrigation, Industrial projects, or just for clean Drinking water, rivers are the most important and contributing factor.

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4 Popular Herbs (Spices) to increase immunity against Coronavirus

Entire humanity worldwide is suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak. Improving the natural system (immunity) of the body plays an important role in maintaining optimal health. We all know that it is better to be safe than sorry. While there is no vaccine or drug for Coronavirus as of now, it is recommended to take preventive actions that boost our resistance in these times.

Herbs do help boost your immunity and eradicate your body’s virus. And for this reason, in India, Ayush Ministry recommends the following self-care guidelines based on herbs and spices (as a preventive health measure) for enhancing immunity with particular reference to respiratory health. Note: Ayurvedic studies and academic findings back up the below steps.

Immune Boosting Herbs for Coronavirus

Drink hot or warm water all day long.

Regular practice of Yoga, Pranayama with at least 30 minutes of meditations.

Drink Kadha (decoction) – a mix of Tulsi (Basil), Dalchini (Cinnamon), Kalimirch (Black Pepper), Shunthi (Dry Ginger) and Munakka (Raisin)-one to two times a day 50 ml. You can also add the Jaggery or fresh Honey with Lemon juice to your taste.

Protect Nose from fungal infection (or for easy breathing) by applying sesame oil/coconut oil or Ghee in both Nostrils (Nasya pratimarsh) in the morning and also in the evening. Inhalation of steam with fresh leaves of Pudina (Mint) or Ajwain (Caraway seed) can also be done once a day.

Drink half a teaspoon of Haldi (turmeric) with 150 ml of milk once a day.

Oil pulling therapy is another immunity booster procedure recommended by Ayush. It removes all the toxins from the body (especially the upper respiratory system). Just take 1 tablespoon of sesame/ coconut oil. Swish or gargle in your mouth for 2 to 3 minutes, then spit it off.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) stops harmful bacteria from developing in the body. This has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effects. Additionally, ACV is beneficial for the development of healthy gut bacteria required for a strong immune system.

In fact, these measures generally treat normal dry cough and sore throat. Nevertheless, if those symptoms persist, doctors should be consulted.

Many research organizations are in the process of creating a vaccine or defining possible therapeutic options to counter COVID-19. In India, Ayush Ministry in collaboration with the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) starts clinical trials for Ashwagandha and 3 other Ayurvedic herbs for the treatment of coronavirus. Below we are going to discuss about these 4 Herbs and Spices in details:

1.) Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha Root as a Immunity Booster

The Ashwagandha herb (popularly known as Indian Ginseng with the scientific name: Withania somnifera), is a tiny shrub native to India and Southeast Asia. This is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs. Besides linked to numbers of health benefits such as stress and anxiety reduction, inflammation reduction, etc., researchers from IIT-Delhi and Japan’s AIST discovered amazing facts about Ashwagandha. They discovered that ashwagandha can prove to be the key medicine in the battle against coronavirus, and can also be used in the vaccine production as they contain various compounds like alkaloids, steroidal lactones, and saponins.

Ashvagandha strengthens the muscles and immunity by boosting the body’s overall ability to fight infections and diseases. It strengthens the function of an antibody to recognize the invading microbes and help remove infected cells. They improves immunity by improving the degree of activation of white blood cells, particularly Natural Killer (NK) cells, which play an important role in neutralizing virus-infected cells (like coronavirus) and helping to curb infections.

References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19388865

2.) Giloy (Guduchi)

Giloy (Guducci)

Giloy or Guduchi (botanically known as Tinospora Cordifolia) is known to be a potent immunomodulator (immunity booster) herb in Ayurveda. This herbal medicine is an antioxidant powerhouse which neutralizes free radicals and prevents inflammation. This also purifies the blood, improves immunity, flushes out body toxins and effectively battles bacteria and viruses. Consuming Giloy juice can help you get rid of fever that’s one of COVID-19 ‘s signs.

The ministry of Ayush has started an observational study to establish the immunity-boosting effects of Giloy. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help fix respiratory issues such as cough, cold, and difficulties with breathing. These are also essential indicators of novel coronavirus contamination. Guduchi overall helps increase the effectiveness of protective white blood cells which fight infection.

3.) Tulsi (Basil)

Tulsi Immunity Booster

Tulsi (scientific name Ocimum tenuiflorum) is one of many herbs that is still used in Ayurveda as part of ancient Indian medicine. Tulsi possesses many properties that can help improve health and reduce disease risk. Here are the many ways you can use Tulsi to improve your overall health and immunity. A rare combination of pharmacological behavior has shown Tulsi to tackle physical, biological, metabolic, and mental stress. There are apt proofs that show that consuming Tulsi increases immunity and have higher chance to fight against the Covid-19 virus.

Not only this, even there are many studies and evidence that show that Tulsi herb can protect vital organs of the body from chemical stress-induced by industrial chemicals and heavy metals. Herb can also reduce physical stress caused by physical exertion, or by prolonged cold or noise exposure. Tulsi can also be able to reduce metabolic stress by normalizing blood glucose and blood pressure. As for the brain, tulsi has benefits such as enhancing brain cells and memory.

Several animal studies performed in the last fifty years show that consumption of tulsi leaves normalize glucose and lipid profiles level in animal models. Tulsi aqueous leaf extract intramammary infusion also had a promising effect on the bovine model’s improvement of the immune response.

Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5376420/

4.) Mulethi (Licorice)

Mulethi

Mulethi is another supplement herb that can recover your immunity and protect you against coronavirus by keeping you healthy.  It is said that China was able to control and reduce the consequence from Coronavirus simply by using Licorice in their diets and as part of their medicine. In addition, Mulethi syrup (after boiling it for 5-10 minutes) helps to reduce infection, bacteria or inflammation issues connected with a sore throat or dry cough. Licorice has powerful properties that can soothe an upset throat and render the immunity better.

Mulethi, the scientific name is Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a perennial herb that is found in various parts of Asia and Europe. It has been used for centuries, especially in Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic Doctors in India are using Licorice for the protection of the heart (which behaves as a blood-thinning compound and can relax the muscles of the heart). It’s also an expectorant and decongestant that can help combat breathing infections. There is some evidence that tiny doses of licorice may be used to reduce the cravings for sugar.

In addition, it is also considered to be helpful in low blood pressure situations. In India, chewing Mulethi sticks is an age-old remedy for a sore throat. People to soothe asthma and bronchial infection mix ginger juice with crushed Mulethi as evening tea.

Other Healthy ways to strengthen your immune system

  1. Do not smoke.
  2. Eat a diet high of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Exercise regularly.
  4. Maintain normal body weight.
  5. Avoid Alcohol or If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  6. Get adequate sleep avoid stress.
  7. Take small steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking all your daily meals thoroughly. Avoid eating raw vegetables and meat.
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Top 10 Most Popular and Expensive lawyers in India

The lawyer or solicitor is a guy who is well versed in the practice of law and has the confidence to take care of whatever legal case he receives. Such attorney’s rescues a suspect with their good argument.

India has several effective and prominent lawyers who with their very strong presence and skills won 99% cases in the court (and hence charge huge fees to hire them). Major companies and businessmen around the nation employ these Advocates to manage their legal and business disputes and they are paid in lakhs for their single court attendance. We have listed some of the best advocates of the Supreme Court. And few brilliant attorneys out of them have made it large in politics today as well.

Below is a compilation of India’s top 10 most popular and costly lawyers who showed tremendous performance levels in their professions. (Note: These lawyers are all best in their field and we’re not giving them any such rank. It’s just for you to decide after going through their concise work history.)


1.) Ram Jethmalani

Ram Boolchand Jethmalani
Ram Jethmalani

Ram Boolchand Jethmalani was one of the most popular lawyer in India. He was a guy of many challenges and skills. He obtained his LLB degree from the Government Law College at Mumbai at age 17. He subsequently graduated from SC Shahani Law School, Karachi, with a LLM certificate.

India’s most known criminal lawyer was Ram Jethmalani. He worked as the Minister of Union Law for India and as a President of India’s Bar Committee. He was even named President of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 2010. His fee was around Rs. 25 lakh which gives him the top spot on the list as the most expensive lawyer of his period.

He speaks elegantly and formidably (even when he was in his 90’s) which made his opponents stammer. He had a strong knowledge of criminal and civil law. Throughout the trial, he was sharp-witted and impressive (this is interesting because he, too, pursued several lawsuits for conscience). He died on Sept, 2019 (at the age of 95) but being so popular (cum expensive) lawyer his name needs to be on our list of 10 Popular Lawyer of India, as a tribute.


2.) Fali Sam Nariman

Fali Sam Nariman
The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting Padma Vibhushan to Shri Fali Sam Nariman.

He is an Indian legal specialist. Since 1971, he has been a senior advocate at India’s Supreme Court and has been the president of India’s bar association since 1991. Nariman is a jurist who is known worldwide on international arbitration.

He is one of the most distinguished constitutional lawyers in India and has argued a variety of leading cases. He remained Indian Additional Solicitor General from May 1972 to June 1975.

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Gruber Prize for good Justice were honored to Fali Sam Nariman. He charges nearly Rs. 8-15 lakh for his cases.


3.) Soli Sorabjee

Soli Sorabjee Lawyer
Soli Sorabjee

Soli Sorabjee was admitted to the bar in 1953, after studying law from the Government Law College in Mumbai. Sorabjee was awarded the Kinloch Forbes Gold Medal in Roman Law and Jurisprudence at his law school.

In 1971, Sorabjee was appointed Senior Advocate of the Indian Supreme Court. He is also reported to have worked as India’s Solicitor General from 1977-1980 and from 1998-2004 he was elected India’s Attorney General. He has been honored with Padma Vibhushan for his defense of the freedom of expression and the protection of human rights. Sorabjee has held numerous positions in regional and globally recognized organizations and charges somewhere between 5-10 lakh as his fees.


4.) Gopal Subramanium

The Indian lawyer - Gopal Subramanium
Gopal Subramanium

He is a senior lawyer who mainly works in India’s Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. He has also served as India’s Solicitor General from 2009-2011. He handled cases such as OBC quota in central educational institutions and sealing of commercial buildings in Delhi residential areas. Subramanium also represented the Government in many judicial cases.

Through his tenure as Solicitor General, he also served as Chairman of India’s Bar Council. Subramanium was honoured with the National Law Day Award for Outstanding Jurist. It was awarded to him by the President of India in 2009 for his consistent professional excellence and adherence to the Bar’s highest standards during his tenure as a law officer. He charges Rs. 6 to 15 lakh for his cases.


5.) Abhishek Manu Singhvi

The Lawyer - Abhishek Manu Singhvi
Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Is an Indian solicitor and famous politician. As a politician, he became a member of the Indian National Congress (INC). And a new member of the Indian Parliament representing West Bengal in the Upper House of Rajya Sabha. He is also the INC’s spokesperson. Besides that, he is a senior Indian Supreme Court Counsel.

His special fields of professional interest are corporate law, constitutional law, business law, civil law, and international trade arbitrations. At age 37 he became India’s youngest additional solicitor general. He charges his fee in-between Rs 6 to 11 Lakh.


6.) K. K. Venugopal

The Indian Lawyer - K.K.Venugopal
Kottayan Katankot Venugopal

Kottayan Katankot Venugopal commonly known as K. K. Venugopal is an Indian constitutional lawyer and a senior advocate in India’s Supreme Court.

On 30 June 2017, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he was appointed Attorney General of India. In fact, the Bhutan government once hired him to consult while drafting their Constitution. His fee varies between Rs. 5 and 8 lakhs per case.

Over the last 50 years, he’s worked in a number of cases. In the high profile 2 G spectrum case, Venugopal was named as an amicus curiae to support the Supreme Court.


7.) Mukul Rohatgi

The Indian Lawyer - Mukul Rohatgi
Mukul Rohatgi

He is a senior lawyer in India’s Supreme Court. He has also previously worked as Indian Additional Solicitor General. He is known for his exceptional argumentative ability and confidence. And as his clients, he has politicians, celebrities and business giants.

He handled numerous top cases like of Gujarat government (in the Supreme Court) for 2002 Gujarat riots and fake encounter death cases of the Best Bakery and Zahira Sheikh cases. He charges in-between 2-5 lakhs as his fees.


8.) Harish Salve

The Top Indian Lawyer - Harish-Salve
Harish Salve

Lawyer Harish Salve, who battled India’s case against the death penalty awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan at the International Court of Justice, charged only Rs 1 as his fee. Nevertheless, India’s ex-Solicitor General usually charges its clients somewhere between Rs 6-15 lakh.

He currently practices mainly in India’s Supreme Court and appears for other matters in lower courts. The clients include Tata, Reliance, Vodafone, and ITC. Scroll down further to find out who are the country’s other top paying attorneys.


9.) Ashok Desai

The Lawyer - Ashok Desai
Ashok Desai

Lawyer Ashok Desai has held the position of Attorney General of India from 1996 to 1998, he also holds the title of Solicitor General of India and it was from 1989 to 1990. Desai is the Vice President of the Bar Association of India and President of the Inns of Court (India) Society.

He was awarded Padma Bhushan. He is one of India’s top lawyers. He began practicing as a lawyer in 1956, appeared in several cases in various benches and in India’s Supreme Court, most notably he appeared in government organizations for public life and accountability cases.


10.) C. Aryama Sundaram

The Indian Lawyer - C. Aryama Sundaram
C. Aryama Sundaram

C. Aryama Sundaram is an Attorney from India. He was named Senior Advocate. He has frequently represented the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Anil Ambani and many other high-profile businessmen are some of his prestigious clients for whom he worked.

Sundaram primarily studies corporate law but also takes up cases relating to constitutional law and the media. He was a solicitor in the S. Rangarajan case that resulted in one of the landmark judgments on freedom of expression and speech. His fee ranges from Rs. 5.5 lakh-16.5 lakh.

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Top 10 Popular Casinos in India for Gambling

Indian Casino’s

These days Gambling has become a popular and trendy leisure time activity for people around the world. Even though gambling is considered illegal in India, but there are still many places where gambling is lawful. Now the Indian government has been promoting licensed and establishing casinos in the famous tourist locations around the country. They are selling games such as Baccarat, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Rummy, Slot machines and Teen Patti, drawing players and gaming fans from worldwide. Locations like Goa, Sikkim and Daman & Diu attract thousands of tourists and players into their casinos every year. Such Indian Casinos deliver games and entertainment shows on an international level.

Types of Popular Gambling Games in Casino:

Popular Casino Games
Casino games
  • Poker – is one of the most popular card games (and a form of gambling) in which players play with a normal set or deck of 52 cards.
  • Rummy – is a popular online and casino card games, The gameplay focused on sequential matching cards.
  • Blackjack – is also known as twenty-one (21) in a casino banking game, played through a player-dealer comparison of money.
  • Slot Machine – they are the most common casino gambling form and make-up about 50 percent of India’s total casino income.
  • Roulette – is another most popular casino game, and one of the easiest games in India’s casinos to play and understand.
  • Baccarat – card game is an elegant casino game, played mostly by the wealthiest.
  • Flush or Teen Patti – is originated in the Indian Subcontinent, is one of the most famous casino-gambling card games in India.
  • Bingo – is a game in which various players try to match randomly selected numbers to the digits on their cards.
  • Texas Hold’em – which is a community card game, one of the three variations of poker.
  • Tai Sai – (or Sic Bo) is an ancient Chinese dice game where players bet on the possible outcomes of the roll of 3 dice (i.e. to correctly predict the numbers or combinations of the dice).

If you’re looking to explore India’s best casinos then you find your craving is this list. An approximate 20-21 physical casinos are situated in India. We searched other casinos from the country’s width and length in this list of top 10 biggest casinos in India, but surprisingly, all these casinos are located in Goa only. So below are the top 10 Largest Indian Casinos.

1.) Big Daddy Casino

Big Daddy Casino in Goa
Big Daddy Casino in River Boar

Managed by Golden Globe Hotels, Big Daddy Casino is Goa’s newest offshore casino. It started in May 2019 and is intended to offer some serious competition to other casinos nearby in Goa. It is the largest and most modern destination for Casino gaming in Asia. It is in a 50,000 sq. ft riverboat that has three gaming levels with 110 tables, and 900 gaming positions and slots. One of the floors is specifically for high rollers, with a VIP gaming space and has no-limits tables. There is also an entertainment room, a multi-cuisine gourmet restaurant, a pub, a cigar lounge, a barbecue area, a sundeck and a play area for children. The entertainment includes performances of live dance, live musicians and bands, DJs and foreign artists, as well as appearances of celebrities.

2.) Deltin Royale Casino

Deltin Royale Casino, Goa
Deltin Royale Casino in River Boat

Deltin Royale group has the largest casinos and integrated resorts in India, located on a boat on the Mandovi River in Panjim Goa. Also in Daman, the Deltin Royale opened a new Land casino. It is India’s second-largest casino resort in Daman, spread over 10 acres with gaming space of 60,000 square feet. Owned by Delta Corp, the company believes the casino is strategically located from both Mumbai and Gujarat and is also regarded as a paradise for wealthy gamers. Because of their extensive selection of India-specific games, the casino is expected to be especially popular with Indian gamblers.


3.) Deltin Jaqk

Deltin Jack, Goa
Deltin Jack Casino Goa

Deltin Jaqk offers the best gaming activity at all stake levels, including playing host to world-class competitions. The profoundly observed Deltin Jaqk has an alternative of 350 distinctive gaming positions including 3-card Poker, Roulette, Baccarat, Andar-Bahar, that guarantees the visitors an additional customary gaming experience.


4.) Casino Pride

Casino Pride, Goa
Casino Pride

Casino Pride is the most trusted brand Casino in Goa and offers the best gaming in India. Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 are floating casinos in the river Mandovi in Panjim. Also known as the gamer’s delight, Casino Pride offers exciting gaming experiences to over 500 guests at a time. The casino 30,000 Sq. Ft vessel floating on the Mandovi river waters gives the gamers a great experience.


5.) Casino Carnival

Carnival Casino, Goa
Carnival Casino, RiverBoat, Goa

Casino Carnival is Goa’s leading gaming casino located at Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, Panjim, owned and managed by Times Leisure LLP. It has a prestigious reputation as Goa’s biggest, most friendly and family-oriented casino, with the largest selection of Slot Machines and Table Games, mainly Baccarat, American Roulette, Blackjack, 5 Card Poker, Machine Slots, etc. They are the best in gaming experience and striving to make the essence of Extravagant Gaming in Goa with Hospitality. Spread around four elegant decks, this casino has current entertainment packages for all age groups.


6.) Casino Pearl

casinos pearl, Goa
The casinos pearl, Goa

Casino Pearl a recently opened Casino located in the luxury 5 star Resort in Bogmallo, South Goa. Casino Pearl is a perfect venue to try your luck at games like Slot machine, Black Jack, Baccarat, Flush and Tai-Sai, etc. The casino also offers customers with a lounge where you can hang out with buddies while sipping a beer and playing on sports that could just make you gain a fortune.


7.) Casino Palms

The Casino Palms, Goa
Casino palms, Goa

Casino Palms is North Goa’s biggest, and most spacious onshore casino. It is situated inside the Hotel La Calypso, Baga beach in Calangute and provides mobile gaming opportunities with games such as Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack, Slot machines, Tai-Sai, Flush, etc. An in-house casino Palms is the most destressing casinos to enjoy some quality time with family on the beach and even get a live gaming experience at the casino.


8.) Casino Paradise

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15 Popular Jagran Songs (Jagrata) of all times

India is a great land of all God and Deities. People here strongly believe that God exists everywhere, and therefore, are respectful to every mountain, river, tree, and even stone or animals. They believe that God can appear even in stone if your devotion or love is true. Hindu firmly admit (that by remembering) God has immense power to take away all the pain, fear, stress and burden from each humankind. And the purpose of Jagran is same. Lets us understand it further below:

So what is Jagran?

Jagran or Jagrata is the main Hindu religious ceremony, in which people sit all night long in respect of a deity and puja. In this ritual, devotees worship their God/Deity throughout the night by singing bhajans, chanting aarti, listening to stories and legends of the deity. As said above, Jagrata is done with total respect and love, and therefore, consisting of the all-night vigil, songs and dance performed in honour of various Hindu Goddesses (like Durga), God (like Shiva) and other deities like SaiRam, Khandoba, and Devnarayan, etc.

Some of the famous Jagran singers in India are Narendra Chanchal, Richa Sharma, Lakhbir Singh Lakha, Master Saleem, Ramesh Oberoi, etc. Below we have listed 15 Most Popular Jagran Songs of all times.

1.) Aa Maa Aa Tujhe Dil Ne Pukara

This Jagran was sung by popular businessmen Gulshan Kumar. Who was the founder of one of the top music companies in India known as T-Series. He was a devoted worshiper of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati (as he was a follower of the Shaivism tradition of Hinduism). Below is his famous youtube Jagran video.

2.) Aaj Tera Jagrata

The Jagran was sung by one of the most popular playback singers of all times of Indian Bollywood Industry – Lata Mangeshkar. She sang many Jagran songs in her life span but “aaj tera Jagrata” is one of her most-watched youtube Jagran. Below is the video, simply check out!

3.) Aaj Hona Didar Maiya Daa

Master Salim sang this beautiful Jagran in his very melodious voice. He is an Indian singer from Punjab and also known (and very popular) for his awesome work as a devotional and playback singer in Bollywood Movies. Below is a link to this Punjabi Jagrata song for ‘devi maa’

4.) Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kaali

Lakhbir Singh Lakha sang this quality Jagrata song. He is one of the very popular Jagran singers in India. He has also given the super hit collection of many bhakti geet.

5.) Bam Bhole Bam Bhole Bam Bam

Gurdas Mann sang this awesome bhakti song for Lord Shiva. He is a famous Indian singer, choreographer, songwriter, and actor who mainly is associated with Punjabi music and film industry. He is considered one of the most notable figures in Punjabi music and also very popular for singing many Jagrata Songs, especially this one – “Bam Bhole Bam Bam”. Listen below to this amazing song:

6.) Dar Te Avaange Tere

Richa Sharma sang this heart touching devotional song dedicated to Devi Maa’. She is a popular Indian film playback singer as well a devotional singer. She has sung numerous devotional songs in her singing career, especially for Jagrata (singing all night).

7.) Bhor Bhai Din Chadh Gaya Meri Ambe (by Narendra Chanchal)

Finally, Narendra Chanchal, who is one of the most popular Jagran singers among all in India. He requires no introduction whatsoever of any kind, because he already had set many records and established his place and name in all sort of devotional or Bhakti Songs. He has this unique voice which is perfect for all Jagran songs and devotees are simply spellbound by his amazing voice. Listen to this astonishing song.

8.) Bigdi Meri Bana De Devi (By Lakhbir Singh Lakkha)

9.) Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hai (by Narendra Chanchal)

10.) Kaisi Ye Der Lagai Durge (by Narendra Chanchal)

11.) Meri Aan Rakhna Meri Shaan (By Narendra Chanchal)

12.) Main Balak Tu Mata Sheranwaliye (By Gulshan Kumar)

13.) Nange Nange Paon Chal Aa Gaya (by Narendra Chanchal)

14.) Pyara Sajaa Hai Tera Dwar (by Lakhbir Singh Lakha)

15.) Tune Mujhe Bulaya Sherawaliye (by Narendra Chanchal)

Popular Jagran (Jagrata) Songs

As said above in the introduction part, in Jagran ‘Maa’ or Holy Mother is invoked and prayed by singing above uniquely selected devotional songs (or Bhajans) and invited to grace the gathering with her presence.

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Complete Hanuman Chalisa With Meaning and Translation

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In India, Lord Hanuman is probably one of the most loved, celebrated and respected Deity among all. Why so? Only because of his true and unconditional love towards God ‘Ram’. He was so much in love with his master that once in a ceremony (in Lord Ram’s Kingdom) Hanuman tore off his chest to show people that his God ‘Ram’ resides in this heart and not outside. He was ideal Brahmachari(Monk) who played an important character in Sanskrit true Epic ‘Ramayana’ of ancient India. He was true karma yogi and had perfect mastery over his senses.

Meaning of Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa was written and composed by renowned ancient Indian Saint and Poet “Goswami Tulsidas”. He strongly trusted that by chanting Hanuman Chalisa, one can easily get immense blessings of Lord Hanuman.‘Chalisa’ in Sanskrit means 40. It has Lord Hanuman 40 poetic verses or devotional hymn (stotra). Hence got its name as ‘Hanuman Chalisa’.

Importance of Hanuman Chalisa:

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It is said and believed that whosoever chant Hanuman Chalisa daily (11 times a day) sees life-changing incidents with a tremendous amount of benefits within a few months. Below we have listed 5 major Benefits of Chanting and Reading of Hanuman Chalisa:

  • Those who are suffering from “Sade Sati” must recite the Hanuman Chalisa 11 times a day before going to sleep.
  • If someone wants Wealth and Success must read or chant Hanuman Chalisa early in the morning.
  • To get Power or Strength, recite the Hanuman Chalisa.
  • To improve weak or poor Janam Kundli (life predictions) must meditate along with chanting Hanuman Chalisa 11 times a day.
  • Lastly, to remove all Diseases or Illnesses, one can recite Hanuman Chalisa 31 times a day.

Translation of Complete Hanuman Chalisa in Hindi and English

Below we have Complete Hanuman Chalisa, withIntroductory Dohas (2 couplets in the beginning in respect of the Guru or Master) 40 Phrase Chalisa and Conclusion Doha at the end:

श्री गुरु चरन सरोज रज, निज मन मुकुर सुधारि।
बरनौ रघुवर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि॥
(Shree Guru Charan Saroj Raj, Nij Man Mukar Sudhari,
Barnau Raghuvar Bimal Jasu, Jo dayaku Phal Chari)

Meaning:
Cleansing the mirror in the form of my mind with the soil of the lotus-feet of the Guru, and I describe the unblemished glory of Rama, which bestows the four fruits of Life (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).

बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमिरौ पवनकुमार।
बल बुधि विधा देहु मोहि हरहु कलेस विकार॥
(Budhi heen Tanu Janike, Sumirow, Pavan Kumar,
Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Harahu Kalesh Vikaar)

Meaning:
Knowing my body to be devoid of intelligence, I remember Hanuman, the son of Vāyu. Who gives me strength, intelligence, and knowledge and remove all ailments (kalesa) and impurities (bikāra)

Doha of Hanuman Chalisa

Now starts the Hanuman Chalisa:

-1-

जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुण सागर ।
जै कपीस तिहुँलोक उजागर ॥
(Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Sagar
Jai Kapees Tihu Lok Ujagar)

Meaning:
O Hanuman, the ocean of knowledge and virtues, may you be victorious. O the chief amongst Vanaras famous across the three Lokas (Pātāla, Prithvi (earth) and Svarga), may you be victorious.

– 2 –

रामदूत अतुलित बलधामा ।
अंजनि-पुत्र पवन-सुत नामा ॥
Ramdoot Atulit Bal Dhamaa,
Anjani Putra Pavansut naamaa.

Meaning:
You are the trusted messenger of Rama and you are the abode of incomparable strength. You are known by the names of Anjaniputra (son of Anjana) and Pavanasuta (son of Vāyu).

– 3 –

महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी ।
कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी ॥
Mahabeer Bikram Bajrangi,
Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangi.

Meaning:
You are a Great Hero, extremely Valiant, and body as strong as Thunderbolt. You are the Dispeller of Evil Thoughts and Companion of Good Sense and Wisdom.

-4-

कंचन बरण बिराज सुबेशा ।
कानन कुंडल कुंचित केशा ॥
Kanchan Baran Biraaj Subesaa,
Kanan kundal kunchit kesa.

Meaning:
You possess a Golden Hue, and you are Neatly Dressed,
You wear Ear-Rings and have beautiful Curly Hair.

– 5 –

हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै ।
काँधे मूँज जनेऊ साजै ॥
Hath Bajra Aur Dhvaja Birjai,
Kandhe Moonj Janeu saage.

Meaning:
You hold the Thunderbolt and the Flag in your Hands.
You wear the Sacred Thread across your Shoulder.

– 6 –

शंकर-सुवन केशरी-नन्दन ।
तेज प्रताप महा जग-वंदन ॥
Shankar Suvna Kesari Nandan,
Tej Pratap Maha Jag Vandan.

Meaning:
You are the Incarnation of Lord Shiva and Son of Kesari,
You are Adored by the whole World on account of your Great Strength and Courage.

-7-

विद्यावान गुणी अति चातुर ।
राम काज करिबे को आतुर ॥
Vidyavaan Guni Ati Chatur,
Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Atur

Meaning:
You are Learned, Virtuous and Extremely Intelligent,
You are always Eager to do the Works of Sri Rama.

– 8 –

प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया ।
रामलषण सीता मन बसिया ॥
Prabhu Charitra Sunibe Ko Rasiya,
Ram Lakhan Sita man basyia.

Meaning:
You Delight in Listening to the Glories of Sri Rama,
You have Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Devi Sita Dwelling in your Heart.

– 9 –

सूक्ष्म रूपधरि सियहिं दिखावा ।
विकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा ॥
Sukshma roop Dhari Siyahi Dikhwana,
Bikat roop Dhari Lank Jarawa

Meaning:
You assumed an extremely minute form and appeared to Sita in the Ashok Vatika. You assumed a very large and scary form and burnt the city of Lanka.

– 10 –

भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे ।
रामचन्द्र के काज सँवारे ॥
Bhim roop Dhari Asur Sanhare,
Ramchandra Ke kaaj Savare.

Meaning:
You Assumed a Gigantic Form and Destroyed the Demons,
Thereby Accomplishing the Task given by Sri Rama.

– 11 –

लाय सजीवन लखन जियाये ।
श्री रघुबीर हरषि उर लाये ॥
Laye Sajivan Lakhan Jiyaye,
Shri Raghubir harashi ur laye.

Meaning:
You Brought the Sanjivani herb and Revived Sri Lakshman.
Because of this Sri Rama Embraced You overflowing with Joy.

– 12 –

रघुपति कीन्ही बहुत बडाई ।
तुम मम प्रिय भरतहिसम भाई ॥
Raghupati Kinhi Bahut Badaai
Tum Man Priye Bharatahi Sama Bhai

Meaning:
Sri Rama Praised You Greatly,
And said: “You are as dear to me as my brother Bharat”.

– 13 –

सहस बदन तुम्हरो यश गावैं ।
अस कहि श्रीपति कण्ठ लगावैं ॥
Sahas Badan Tumharo Yash Gavai
As Kahi Shriipati Kanntth Lagavai

Meaning:
The Thousand-Headed Seshnag Sings Your Glory,
Said Sri Rama to You taking you in his Embrace.

– 14 –

सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीशा ।
नारद शारद सहित अहीशा ॥
Sanakaadik Brahmadi Munisha
Naarad Shaarad Sahit Ahisha ||

Meaning:
Sanaka and other Sages, Lord Brahma and other Gods,
Narada, Devi Saraswati, and Seshnag …

– 15 –

Hanuman Chalisa Meaning
यम कुबेर दिगपाल जहाँते ।
कवि कोविद कहि सकैं कहाँते ॥
Yam Kuber Digapaal Jahate
Kavi Kovid Kahi Sakai Kahaate

Meaning:
Yama (god of death), Kubera (god of wealth), Digpalas (the guardian deities), Poets and Scholars have not been able to Describe Your Glories in full.

– 16 –

तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहिं कीन्हा ।
राम मिलाय राजपद दीन्हा ॥
Tum Upakaar Sugrivahi Kehna
Ram Milaay Raajpad Dehna

Meaning:
You Rendered a great Help to Sugriva.
You Introduced him to Sri Rama and thereby Gave back his Kingdom.

– 17 –

तुम्हरो मंत्र विभीषण माना ।
लंकेश्वर भये सब जग जाना ॥
Tumharo Mantra Vibhishan Mana |
Lankeshvar Bhaye Sab Jag Jana ||

Meaning:
Vibhisana Followed your Advice,
And the Whole World Knows that he became the King of Lanka.

– 18 –

युग सहस्र योजन पर भानू ।
लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू ॥
Yuga Sahasra Yojana Para Bhanu
Lilyo Taahi Madhura Phala Janu

Meaning:
The Sun which was at a distance of Sixteen Thousand Miles,
You Swallowed the Sun thinking it to be a Sweet Fruit.

– 19 –

प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं ।
जलधि लाँधि गये अचरजनाहीं ॥
Prabhu Mudrikaa Meli Mukh Mahi
Jaladhi Laghi Gaye Acharaj nahi

Meaning:
Carrying Lord Sri Rama’s Ring in your Mouth,
You Crossed the Ocean, no Wonder in that.

– 20 –

दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते ।
सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते ॥
Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Jete |
Sugam Anugrah Tumhare Tete ||

Meaning:
All the Difficult Tasks in this World,
Are Rendered Easy by your Grace.

– 21 –

राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे ।
होत न आज्ञा बिन पैसारे ॥
Ram Duare Tum Rakhvare |
Hota Na Agya Binu Paisare ||

Meaning:
You are the Gate-Keeper of Sri Rama’s Kingdom.
No one can Enter without Your Permission.

– 22 –

सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी सरना ।
तुम रक्षक काहू को डरना ॥
Sab Sukh Lahai Tumhari Sarana |
Tum Rakshak Kahu Ko Darna ||

Meaning:
Those who take Refuge in You enjoy all Happiness.
If You are the Protector, what is there to Fear?

– 23 –

आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै ।
तीनों लोक हाँकते काँपै ॥
Aapan Tej Samhaaro Aape |
Teeno Lok Haakate Kaape ||

Meaning:
You alone can Control Your Great Energy.
When you Roar, the Three Worlds Tremble.

– 24 –

भूत पिशाच निकट नहिं आवै ।
महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै ॥
Bhoot Pishach Nikat Nahi Aavai |
Mahabeer Jab Naam Sunavai ||

Meaning:
Ghosts and Evil Spirits will Not Come Near,
When one Utters the Name of Mahavir (Hanuman).

– 25 –

नाशौ रोग हरै सब पीरा ।
जपत निरन्तर हनुमत बीरा ॥
Nashau Rog Harai Sab Piraa |
Japat Nirantar Hanumat Biraa ||

Meaning:
You Destroy Diseases and Remove all Pains,
When one Utters your Name Continuously.

– 26 –

संकट से हनुमान छुडावै ।
मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै ॥
Sankat Se Hanuman Chudhai |
Man Karam Bachan Dhyan Jo Lavai ||

Meaning:
Hanuman Frees one from Difficulties,
When one Meditates on Him with Mind, Deed and Words.

– 27 –

सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा ।
तिनके काज सकल तुम साजा ॥
Sab Par Raam Tapasvi Raja |
Tinke Kaaj Sakal Tum Saja ||

Meaning:
Sri Rama is the King of the Tapaswis (devotees engaged in penances). And You (Hanuman) Fulfill all Works of Sri Rama (as a caretaker).

– 28 –

और मनोरथ जो कोइ लावै ।
सोइ अमित जीवन फल पावै ॥
Aur Manorath Jo Koi Lavee |
Soi Amit Jivan Phal Pavee ||

Meaning:
Devotees who have any Other Desires,
Will ultimately get the Highest Fruit of Life.

– 29 –

चारों युग परताप तुम्हारा ।
है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा ॥
Charo Yug Partaap Tumhara |
Hai Parsiddhi Jagat Ujiyaara ||

Meaning:
Your Glory prevails in all the Four Ages.
And your Fame Radiates throughout the World.

– 30 –

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साधु संत के तुम रखवारे ।
असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे ॥
Sadhu Sant Ke Tum Rakhavare |
Asur Nikandan Ram Dulare ||

Meaning:
You are the Saviour of the Saints and Sages.
You Destroy the Demons, O Beloved of Sri Rama.

– 31 –

अष्टसिद्धि नव निधि के दाता ।
अस बर दीन जानकी माता ॥
Ashta Siddhi Nau Nidhi Ke Data।
Asa bar deen Janaki Mata

Meaning:
You can Give the Eight Siddhis (supernatural powers) and Nine Nidhis (types of devotions).
Mother Janaki (Devi Sita) gave this Boon to you.

– 32 –

राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा ।
सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा ॥
Ram Rasayan Tumhare Pasa |
Sada Raho Raghupati Ke Dasa ||

Meaning:
You hold the Essence of Devotion to Sri Rama.
You Always Remain as the Servant of Raghupati (Sri Rama).

– 33 –

तुम्हरे भजन रामको पावै ।
जन्म जन्म के दुख बिसरावै ॥
Tumhare Bhajan Ram ko Pavai |
Janam Janam Ke Dukh Bisravai ||

Meaning:
Through Devotion to You, one gets Sri Rama,
Thereby getting Free of the Sorrows of Life after Life.

– 34 –

अन्त काल रघुपति पुर जाई ।
जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई ॥
Ant Kaal Raghupati Pur Jaai |
Jahaa Janma Hari-Bhakta Kahai ||

Meaning:
At the End one Goes to the Abode of Raghupati (Sri Rama).
Where one is Known as the Devotee of Hari.

– 35 –

और देवता चित्त न धरई ।
हनुमत सेइ सर्व सुख करई ॥
Aur Devta Chit Na Dhari |
Hanumat Sei Sarva Sukh Kari ||

Meaning:
Even without Worshipping any Other Deities,
One Gets All Happiness who Worships you (Sri Hanuman).

– 36 –

संकट हरै मिटै सब पीरा ।
जो सुमिरै हनुमत बल बीरा ॥
Sankat Hare Mittai Sab Piraa |
Jo Sumare Hanumat Bal Biraa ||

Meaning:
Difficulties Disappear and Sorrows are Removed,
For Those who Contemplate on the Powerful Sri Hanuman.

– 37 –

जै जै जै हनुमान गोसाई ।
कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाई ॥
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosai |
Kirpa Karhu Gurudev Ki Nai ||

Meaning:
Victory, Victory, Victory to You, O Hanuman,
Please Bestow your Grace as our Supreme Guru.

– 38 –

जोह शत बार पाठ कर जोई ।
छुटहि बन्दि महासुख होई ॥
Joh Shat Baar Paath Kar Joi
Chutahi Bandi Maha-Sukh Hoi

Meaning:
Those who Recite this Hanuman Chalisa one hundred times (with devotion),
Will get Freed from Worldly Bondage and get Great Happiness.

– 39 –

जो यह पढै हनुमान चालीसा ।
होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा ॥
Jo Yeh Padhe Hanuman Chalisa
Hoy Siddhi Sakhi Gaurisa

Meaning:
Those who Read the Hanuman Chalisa (with devotion),
Will become Perfect, Lord Shiva is the Witness.

– 40 –

तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा ।
कीजै नाथ हृदय महँ डेरा ॥
Tulsidas Sada Hari Chera
Kijai Nath Hriday Mah Dera

Meaning:
Tulsidas who is Always the Servant of Hari.
Prays the Lord to Reside in his Heart.

Concluding Doha (Last Phrase to end)

Full Hanuman Chalisa
पवनतनय संकट हरन,
मंगल मूरति रूप ।
रामलषन सीता सहित,
हृदय बसहु सुरभूप ॥
Pavan Tanay Sankat Haran,
Mangal Murti Roop
Ram-Laxman Sita Sahit,
Hirday Basahu Surbhup

Meaning:
Sri Hanuman, who is the Son of Pavana, who Removes Difficulties,
Who has an Auspicious Form,
With Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Devi Sita,
Please Dwell in my Heart.

Full Hanuman Chalisa

It is said repeatedly in many religious scared textbooks (and even in the last stanza of the Chalisa) that whoever chants Chalisa with full devotion to Hanuman, will have Hanuman’s grace.

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Who doesn’t knows about Lord Krishna? He is not just a supreme Hindu God but also one of the most popular and widely esteemed deities in many Western and European countries. He is worshipped as the eighth avatar of the God Vishnu. Krishna in Sanskrit amazingly means black or dark blue shade. And, somehow, his skin color is co-related to His name. He was the real son of Devaki (mother) and Vasudeva (father) but later Yashoda (foster mother) and Nanda Baba (foster father) took care of him and raised him to be a Dwarka King afterward. Lord Krishna is popular with various other names, like Vishnu, Govinda, Bithal, Gopala, etc. Krishna’s birthday is celebrated worldwide every year by Hindus and many of His followers on this day of Janmashtami.

Krishna scared chants, mantras and bhajans are very popular and powerful in its own terms. Those who believe in Him regularly meditate and spell all this magnificent mantra and bhajans. But what exactly are Mantras? According to Hindu Shastra, Matras are powerful words that are actually given by Satpurush (Divine Successor – True Master or Guru). Meditating while chanting mantras is one of the most powerful ways to know about oneself and even to know about the real motive of our existence. A mantra is an indispensable tool for the mind to meditate and concentrate (with all our awareness) into one spot and easily turn inward with practice and dedication. Whereas Bhajans is a singing form of love towards beloved god that helps us to always memorize Him in our hearts.

Below you can download 9 most powerful, popular and sacred chants, bhajans and Mantras of Shri Lord Krishna.


1.) Samast Paap Khandnam

Beautiful Bhajan of Lord Krishna in Sanskrit.

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2.) Baanke Bihari

Baanke Bihari is a soothing lord krishna bhajan and wonderful composition.

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3.) Narayana Kavacha

Love has no language, and this awesome bhajan depicts this all in this amazing prayer.

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4.) Jagajjalapalam

Most Powerful Bhajan and Mantra of Lord Krishna. You will only remember God while hearing this.

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5.) Purusha Sukta

Beautiful sung for Lord Krishna with Maha Mantras.

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6.) Vishnu Stotram

This is actual Lord Krishna Vishnu Stotram with Mantras

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7.) Achutam Keshavam

Extremenly beautiful Bhajan in Hindi

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8.) Vishnu Stuti

Beautiful Vishnu Stuti

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9.) Shriman Narayan Narayan

Shriman Narayan Narayan is an awesome Lord Krishna bhajan. Must listen!

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We have collected 9 unique bhajans and Mantras of Lord Krishna that are very valuable and precious in context with ‘Bhakti’ and devotion.

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10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are widely used

With the advent of medicines and modern day technologies, more people are getting affected by the negative side of these discoveries and inventions. As it is said: It doesn’t take long for a boon to turn into a bane(if not used properly), so is the case with pharmaceutical drugs and chemical-based therapies. It is during this time of the day that ayurvedic herbs come to rescue.

Ayurveda is being practiced in India since the ancient ages. With the passage of time, Maharishi Patanjali, Sushruta, and many scholars have contributed to the science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is basically a practice of using naturally occurring herb extracts as ingredients of the medicines instead of using synthetic chemical compounds to cure a disease and to maintain the proper functioning of the body. Ayurvedic herbs act as natural supplements for the body and are essential for maintaining a positive and healthy lifestyle. These Indian herbs are very popular and are widely used in day-to-day activities. They help to maintain a healthy lifestyle and boost your immunity. The best thing about these drugs is they are easily available in India and most of the other countries. Seeing the benefits of using these herbs, many Indian restaurants have started to use them in their dishes for their aroma.

So, here we have a list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used. Consuming these herbs in optimum quantity will improve your immunity against diseases and help you in living a healthy life.


1) Ispaghula

Ispaghula is the most effective cure to treat constipation.
Ispaghula

The first herb on our list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India is Ispaghula. Psyllium husk or commonly known as Ispaghula is widely used in Indian households. It is the most effective cure to treat constipation. It acts as a laxative which helps and improves bowel movement. Ispagula is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can be crushed and applied at the joints for instant relief from pain.


2) Pudhina

Mint leaves or Pudhina acts as a blood cleanser.
Pudhina or Peppermint

The second herb on our list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India is Pudhina or Mint leaves. They are used to prepare the chutney or a dip. They enhance the flavour of the food and adds a refreshing essence to it. Mint leaves or Pudhina acts as a blood cleanser. It is a remedy for vomiting, sore throats, headaches and prevents dental problems. It also has anti-bacterial properties and boosts the immunity of the body.


3) Turmeric

The root and the leaves of the turmeric plant have medicinal properties and is used as an anti-bacterial agent.
Turmeric Plant

The next herb on our list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India is Turmeric or Haldi. This herb needs no introduction and is a common ingredient for most of the dishes. In powdered form, turmeric gives a yellow colour to the dish and adds a “typical masaaledar” flavour. The root and the leaves of the turmeric plant have medicinal properties and is used as an anti-bacterial agent. It has a huge list of health benefits linked to it and is important for healthy living. It relieves the patient from arthritis, joint pains, liver problems, heart diseases and digestive disorders. It does wonder as a beauty product and is used widely in skin care products. It also helps to fight cancerous cells.


4) Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass helps to prevent muscle pain, joint pain, body ache, headache etc.
Lemon Grass

The fourth herb on our list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India is Lemon Grass. It is a common ingredient in most of the dishes and is known for its rich aroma and distinct flavour. This herb is widely grown in Northern India and is available throughout the world. Many people add this herb to their morning tea. Lemon Grass helps to prevent muscle pain, joint pain, body ache, headache etc. It also helps to deal with the stress and refreshes the body.


5) Henna Leaves

Henna is loved by Indians for its pleasant fragrance and used as an important component for hair treatment.
Henna Leaves

Henna Leaves is the next herb on our list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India. Like turmeric, Henna leaves also have a huge list of health benefits linked to them and ensures healthy living. They are loved by Indians for its pleasant fragrance and used as an important component for hair treatment. Henna leaves act as an essential diuretic agent and also used to detoxify the body. They help to cure constipation and reduce pain. They also help in treating skin ailments like boils, ulcers, wounds, fever and menstrual cramps.


6) Cinnamon

Cinnamon acts as a good detoxifying agent for the body.
Cinnamon

The sixth herb on our list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India is Cinnamon. It is widely used by Indians in their breads, buns and cakes. It is also a common ingredient used by Indians in most of their dishes. Known for its strong flavour and rich aroma it adds a distinct taste to the authentic dishes. Cinnamon acts as a good detoxifying agent for the body. It helps to reduce stress, pain and stiffness in the body. Cinnamon is used to detoxing the kidney and enhance blood circulation in the body. It also helps in curing respiratory problems.


7) Black Pepper

Black Pepper help in curing sore throat and throat related infections.
Black Pepper

Black Pepper is the next herb on our list. Commonly known as “Kaali Mirch” in Indian houses, it adds a strong flavour and aroma to the dishes. They can be consumed in powdered form or as a peppercorn(dried fruit). They help in curing sore throat and throat related infections. The bark of the black pepper tree acts as a laxative agent and fight parasites and intestinal worms. It helps in dealing with digestive disorders, ulcers, toothache, constipation and headaches. It is commonly used as a seasoning for many dishes like roasted chicken, soups, etc. and is widely used in India.


8) Saffron

Saffron acts as a skin purifying agent and is used in many cosmetic products.
Saffron

The next herb on our list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India is Saffron or Kesar. It adds a very mesmerising flavour and colour to the food-center of many tasty deserts and Bengali sweets. Generally grown in Northern India, this herb is widely used across the globe. It is an essential component to maintain healthy living and is quite popular among Indians. It acts as a skin purifying agent and is used in many cosmetic products. Saffron helps to fight depression and is used as an aphrodisiac. It also helps in the proper digestion of food and to treat digestive orders. Saffron is a common home remedy to reduce muscle spasm, treat headaches and hemorrhoids.


9) Ginger Root

Ginger root is "Grandma's home remedy" to treat flu season and stay healthy during cold winter days.
Ginger root

Ginger Root is the next herb on our list. Known for its strong flavour and aroma, it is also a common ingredient of authentic Indian dishes. It is “Grandma’s home remedy” to treat flu season and stay healthy during cold winter days. Ginger root is easily available in all the major Indian stores across the globe. It helps to treat nausea, digestive disorders and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps in dealing with other health problems like sore throats, congestion, flu, headache and rheumatism.


10) Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia Seeds

The last herb on our list of 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India is Chia Seeds. Commonly known as “sabja” in Indian households, Chia Seeds are one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. They act as an anti-inflammatory agent, is a great source of instant energy in the body and a preferred remedy for skincare. Chia seeds help in lowering blood pressure, strengthens the immune system and improve cardiac health. They are added to everyone’s favourite delicacy “falooda” and act as a cooling agent for the body. Definitely, a great remedy for healthy living!


With this, we come to the end of our list: 10 Popular Indian Ayurvedic Herbs that are Widely Used in India. I hope this article helps you in opting for healthy living. All the herbs listed above are easily available in India and are widely used in India. They are easily available across the globe and have lots of health benefits associated with them. So, that’s all from the story, stay connected to know more!

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Top Indian Restaurants in America

Does your love for food define the purpose of your life? Does your heart crave for “desi masaaledar” food? Then guess what, you’ve landed at the right place. In a country like India, known for its rich heritage and sharp minds, food plays an important factor in unifying the people belonging to different communities. From “famous Amritsari Chane and Stuffed Naan with Lassi” to “Gujarat’s light and healthy Sev Khaman Dhokla“, from “Hyderabad’s Chicken Biryani” to “mouth-watering Bengali Sweets“, from “Mumbai’s special Butter Pav Bhaaji” to “Punjab’s Special Chicken Butter Masala “, the Indian subcontinent has more than thousand different types of dishes to offer. What makes all these dishes special is the fact that they are a proper blend of lip-smacking flavours, a perfect mixture of spices, pure dairy products and most important lots of “ghee”!

The craze for Indian food is widespread across the globe and this is evident from the fact that all the countries throughout the world have restaurants that especially serves Indian food. Whether you’re in America or you’re in Australia, Indian food is available in almost every country.
Alert: For all the Americans and people traveling to America, this one is especially for you!

If you’re planning to visit India, then it’s cool because you can try all the Indian delicacies anywhere in the country but what if you’re in America, aren’t planning to visit India soon and want to eat Indian food? Then don’t be disappointed because today we’ve for you: a list of Top Indian Restaurants in America that serves the best authentic Indian food and definitely to watch out for if you’re in America. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit down and check out this list of Top Indian Restaurants in America.


1) ADDA: Queens, NY

Adda is famous for preserving the taste and aroma of authentic Indian food.

ADDA: Queens, NY

The first restaurant to make to our list of Top Indian Restaurants in America is Adda. If you’re an American, you won’t deny the fact that New York has one of the most diversified restaurant scenes that offer cuisines from everywhere and of every type. Whether you want Italian, Chinese, Indian, Afghani etc. – the choice is all yours! Though there are a few Indian restaurants in the region, they fail to give that homemade Indian touch to the spicy curries and food. This is when Adda comes into the light! Adda, situated in the neighbourhood of Long Island City in Queens has the services of Chintan Patel as the head chef. Instead of focusing on fancy cutlery bowls and Indian theme settings, this place is famous for preserving the taste and aroma of Indian food. From gingery chicken livers (tawa kaleji) to fiery goat brains (bheja fry)-it is a bliss for all the Indian food lovers! For all the vegetarians out there, the restaurant is famous for serving lotus root kofta: a delicacy made from home-made paneer dipped in creamy fenugreek and tomato base.


2) August 1 Five: San Francisco, California

This Indian restaurant is named after the day, India declared its independence from the British rule in the year 1947

August 1 Five: San Francisco, California

The next restaurant on our list is named after the day, India declared its independence from the British rule in the year 1947. This place is famous for the perfect fusion of authentic Indian dishes with international ingredients. You’ll find surprising dishes in the menu like sea bass with a wasabi beurre blanc in the dinner or shrimp and grits along with upma(a spiced porridge made from cream of wheat) for brunch. If you’re in San Francisco, I’ll suggest you try this place at least once.


3) Badmaash: Los Angeles, California

Badmaash is the Hindi word for "mischievous".
Badmaash: Los Angeles, California

Badmaash is the Hindi word for “mischievous“. The name of the restaurant is apt in accordance with the wide range of dishes they offer in the menu which comprises of a balance of traditional dishes and their fusions. You shouldn’t be surprised if you find dishes like perfect flaky samosas that are stuffed with creamy butter chicken in the menu! Run by two brothers Nakul and Arjun Mahendro and their father Pawan, this place has managed to make a good name in the Los Angeles markets. They are known for serving tandoori chicken tikka over masala fries, doused with beef gravy and cheese curds. They also serve a fusion of Indian dishes like spiced mango pork belly or commonly known as mango pork belly which is slowly cooked in its own juices. Last but not least, the place is famous for their own innovative desert i.e., their very own self-prepared ice cream sandwich made from Parle-G, a renowned Indian cookie.


4) Biju’s Little Curry Shop: Denver, Colorado

Biju's place is one of the finest Indian dining restaurants in America.

Biju’s Little Curry Shop: Denver, Colorado

Biju’s place is one of the finest Indian dining restaurants in America. The place doesn’t feature any white tablecloths setting but instead there is a simple, flavour-loaded menu inspired from South Indian dishes. Though one may not find beef dishes in many Indian restaurants, Biju’s Little Curry Shop is an exception. The place is known for serving an excellent version of masala beef which is prepared and garnished with garlic and ginger and served over basmati rice bowl. For all the people who love to add extra spicy masala to their dishes or consider themselves “heat chasers”, they should definitely try awesome X-Hot Vindaloo Chicken Bowl at this place.



5) Vik’s Chaat Corner: Berkeley, California

The menu at Vik's Chaat Corner is famous for street food dishes along with main course food items(dal, rotis etc.)
Vik’s Chaat Corner: Berkeley, California.

Chaat is the Hindi term that means “to Lick” but is also used to refer to street food in the Indian subcontinent. The menu at Vik’s Chaat Corner is famous for street food dishes along with main course food items(dal, rotis etc.). If you like crispy and crunchy flavorful food then chaat and you’re made for each other. Vik’s Chaat Corner serves everything from aloo tikki( crunchy griddled potato patties topped with chickpeas, onions and spicy chutneys) to pani puri(tiny fried puris stuffed with potatoes, chutney and dunked in spicy herbaceous water). Even the thought of the same makes me feel hungry now! Believe me, it’s damn good!


6) Rasika: Washington,DC

Barack Obama celebrated his two birthdays at this renowned Indian restaurant.
Rasika: Washington,DC

The next restaurant to find a place on our list of Top Indian Restaurants in America is Rasika. The place is a must-have on your personal preferred restaurant bucket list if you’re staying in America and loves Indian food as much as I do. Even the former President of America, Barack Obama celebrated his two birthdays at this renowned Indian restaurant. Now that’s huge! This place works under the services of chef Vikram Sunderam who is the winner of the James Beard Award. This place is open for almost 14 years now and people still love this place so much that the restaurant owners have opened their outlets at two other locations too. Their menu comprises of traditional Indian dishes along with other food experiments like crispy sweet potato samosas, avocado chaat, and truffle naan.


7) Bollywood Theater: Portland, Oregon

Bollywood Theater is one of the Portland's top Indian restaurants that serve amazing food.
Bollywood Theater: Portland, Oregon

Bollywood Theater is the next restaurant on our list of Top Indian Restaurants in America. Bollywood Theater is one of the Portland’s top Indian restaurants that serve amazing food. There is no doubt in the fact, with its amazing setting and lip-smacking masaaledaar dishes, Bollywood Theater transports you to India without any expensive 15-hour flight and plane tickets. Chef Troy Maclarty, who fell in love with India and Indian food after a trip to the country runs this fancy place. Most of the dishes listed in the menu are inspired by the native food culture of the Mumbai-the City of Dreams! So, if you’re at Bombay Theater and are confused: What to order? Then, without any hesitation order Mumbai’s famous Pav Bhaaji(a dish of mashed-and-spiced vegetables with a topping of shredded cheese and served with extremely buttered bread). I can bet, you won’t be disappointed!


8) Chai Pani: Atlanta, Georgia & Asheville; North Carolina

Sloppy Jai - A dish of spicy halal lamb hash between two griddled buns.
Chai Pani: Atlanta, Georgia & Asheville; North Carolina

Chai Pani, which translates to tea and water is the next restaurant on our list of Top Indian Restaurants in America. This restaurant works under the guidance of chef Meherwan Irani who owns a number of restaurants in the American state. According to Irani, their place is famous majorly due to the fact that they focus on preserving the traditions of Indian street food in the dishes while also being open to new experiments. The place is famous for serving Sloppy Jai (i.e., a dish of spicy halal lamb hash between two griddled buns) and samosa chaat(i.e., two samosas topped with a chickpea stew and plenty of chutney). For all the Chai Lovers: Chai Pani serves very good masala chai, so don’t forget to order one for you if you’re visiting this place.


9) Cumin: Illinois

Cumin is famous for serving both Indian and Nepalese favourite dishes.
Cumin: Illinois

Cumin is the next restaurant on our list. It is located in Chicago. Cumin is the perfect restaurant for someone who wants to eat lush chicken tikka masala and crispy vegetable samosas. Cumin is famous for serving both Indian and Nepalese favourite cuisines. Some of their best servings from the platter are lamb biryani, steamy chicken momos and Namche Bazar Ko Sekuwa(a dish of boneless goat meat, cooked in a tandoor oven and served on a sizzling platter).


10) Ghee Indian Kitchen: Miami,Florida

Owned by Chef Niven Patel, Ghee Indian Kitchen is quite famous among the people of Miami.
Ghee Indian Kitchen: Miami, Florida

The last restaurant on our list of top Indian restaurants in America in America is Ghee Indian Kitchen. Owned by Chef Niven Patel, Ghee Indian Kitchen is quite famous among the people of Miami. Niven is known for implementing the concept of locally sourced produce to a whole new level as he personally grows 15% of the produce he serves in his restaurants on his 2-acre property. Niven grows mangoes(for lassis and chutneys), turmeric, taro leaves and even Indian eggplant on his property. Consequently, he serves many seasonal dishes based on the plants grown. Some of the must-try dishes from the menu of Ghee Indian Kitchen are Patel vegetable poriyal(quickly stir-fried vegetables) and Patel baby eggplant prepared with Yukon potatoes and heirloom tomatoes.So, if you’re at Miami, you must definitely check out this place!


I hope the above-curated list will help you to land at the best Indian restaurants in America that serves awesome food. Do notify us of your experiences in the comments!
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8 Major Indian Traditional Dresses and Clothing

India, the world’s largest democracy is known for its diverse culture and rich heritage. Different people from different communities live in India. India is a nation which is an apt example of Unity in Diversity. The wide diversity in traditions followed, customs believed, food, form of languages and attire- but unified as one nation-makes it a perfect place to live!
Indians are best known for their traditional dresses and elegant attire. Whether it’s a wedding special from Sabyasachi or a dhoti from Khadi Grahmin, Indians have a perfect attire for every occasion. Indian outfits have been adopted by people across the globe and are equally loved by us. So, today we have curated a list of 8 Major Indian Traditional Outfits that are commonly worn in India and always have in their wardrobe!


1) Kurta-Pyjama

Kurta-Pyjama look is extremely popular among Indian men.
Kurta-Pyjama

The first dress on our list of is Kurta-Pyjama. Whether it’s a traditional pooja or you’re going for marriage season, Kurta-Pyjama look is extremely popular among Indian men. Pair the Kurta-Pyjama with a leather sandal or “Punjabi Jooti“, along with classy aviators, a bullet or heavy bike ride and you are all set to slay with your looks. The Kurta is often teamed up with different bottom wears like pyjama, straight churidaar, or balloon churidaar. Whether traditional Raymond design or authentic Indian Manyaavar Kurta-Pyjama, you’ve got many options available in the market. If you are an SRK fan, then you can always go for his Raees’s look: Pathani suit(which is commonly seen in Srinagar)!


2) Lungi

Lungis are available in silk material as well as cotton and are comfortable to wear.
Lungi

The next Indian outfit on our list is Lungi. Commonly worn in Southern parts of India, lungis are a good escape from the summer heat. If you’re going to South India, you probably aren’t coming back without buying a lungi! They are available in silk material as well as cotton and are comfortable to wear. Pair it up with a slim fit formal shirt, groom your mustache and you’re all set to go. Just like Indians, many other western countries are also a big fan of Lungis as it adds extra grace to man’s personality and looks!


3) Dhoti

Dhoti is worn by men across India and is quite famous among Americans.
Dhoti

Dhoti is the next outfit on our list of 8 Major Indian Traditional Dress and Outfits. You will still find the people living in the remotest parts of the country opting for dhoti over jeans and pants in their day-to-day life. As it is said, the trends in the fashion industry change constantly, these days many city men are opting for dhoti to team up with their designer blazers and sherwanis during wedding ceremonies. Nobody will mind trying Ranveer Singh’s look from Padmaavat’s promotion days! Dhoti is worn by men across India and is quite famous among Americans. Don’t forget the famous Bhangra crew dancing on your favourite Punjabi numbers wearing dhoti, turban and upper embroidered short kurta!


4) Sharara

Sharara is a replacement of the traditional ghagra and is basically a loose pleated embroidered trouser.
Sharara

Sharara is the next Indian Clothing on our list. The hype of wearing Sharara is at its peak these days. It’s a must-have for every woman in their wardrobe. No wonder why many American women are also opting to try Sharara and are loving it! Sharara is a replacement of the traditional ghagra and is basically a loose pleated embroidered trouser. It is usually worn with a long upper or kameez and paired with a dupatta. Sharara originated during the time of the Nawabs and is the traditional Lucknowi attire that adds grace to every girl’s looks. Every girl wants to try Deepika Padukone’s look from Deewani Mastaani song at least once! Isn’t it?


5) Sherwani

Sherwani is basically a coat like attire worn by men of North Indian region on formal occasions.
Sherwani

The next Indian outfit on our list is Sherwani. Whether it’s Chacha Nehru’s gentlemen look or you’re preparing for wedding season, Sherwani is everyone’s favourite. It is basically a coat like attire worn by men of the North Indian region on formal occasions. These days the trend of Indo-Western is also at its peak. Embroidered jacket along with straight trouser (or churidar) and a silk dupatta. Damn, the classic Virat Kohli’s look from Maanyavar’s catalogue! At least, one Sherwani is a must-have in every boy’s wardrobe.


6) Ghagra Choli

Ghagra Choli is usually worn by the people from Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Ghagra Choli

The next Indian attire on our list is Ghagra Choli. Usually worn by the people from Gujarat and Rajasthan, there are different forms of this attire worn by the people across India. Whether the look from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ramleela or the one from Padmaavat’s, the choice is all yours! Different types of Ghagra Choli are available in the market based on the occasion. A heavily embroidered version is worn during the wedding season and a mirror embellished variant is worn during the Navratri time. When teamed with odhni, this attire adds to a girl’s grace!


7) Salwar or Churidar and Kameez

Salwar or Churidar and Kameez is one of the famous traditional dresses of India and is worn by the women across the nation.
Salwar or Churidar and Kameez

The next outfit on our list of 8 Major Indian Traditional Dresses is Salwar or Churidar and Kameez. This combination is one of the famous traditional dresses of India and is worn by women across the nation. The length of the kamees can vary from ankle-length Anarkali suits to short or long kurti’s, that comes in the printed pattern or are a masterpiece of beautiful embroidery work. Some women prefer to team up Kameez with a churidar while others try it with salwar. Whatsoever the choice is, it adds an elegant touch to the looks of women and thus, is equally loved by European women. No wonder if you’ll find few foreigners wearing Salwar Kameez in the streets of India, exploring the country!


8) Sari

A perfect sari for every occasion.
Sari

Last but not least, Sari is the next Indian outfit on our list of 8 Major Indian Outfits. With the passage of time, saris have seen a lot of evolution. Nowadays, women can choose from a large variety of sari options available in the market. A perfect sari for every occasion. Whether the one from Priyanka Chopra’s desi girl look or the ones worn by Indira Gandhi. There are many types of saris available like banarasi silk, pochampalli sari, patola sari etc. The draping style varies from state to state. Saris add to the beauty of Indian women and there is no doubt in the fact that no matter how many western dresses a woman wears but she looks the best in saris. The trend of saris is also quite popular among American women as it adds an elegant touch to their looks!


With this, we come to the end of our list: of 8 Major Indian Traditional Dresses and Clothing. Indian traditional outfits are loved across the globe and at times we have seen international stars flaunting the same!
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10 Best Yoga Poses for Living a Healthy Lifestyle

We all are running a race! Isn’t it? In this race for money, fame, luxuries and pleasure, knowingly or unknowingly we have opted for a sedentary lifestyle that has adversely affected the body posture and mental wellness. Though one may take supplements to look better and brag massive gains but everything beyond normal limits have a negative side too. It is when the practice of Yoga comes to your rescue for living a healthy lifestyle!

The art of yoga is being practiced in India from ancient times. This is evident from the fact that many holy texts and scriptures have a reference about the good effects of yoga and need to practice it in day-to-day life. There are more than 30 common poses and asanas in modern-day yoga and each pose has its own benefits. Gradually, people, these days have realized the positive effects of practicing yoga and many people from across the globe have started implementing it in their daily schedule. With awareness campaigns and promotions at its peak, more people are visiting the ancient Indian towns like Haridwar, Rishikesh etc. for learning yoga. And you know what, the best thing about yoga is its way too simple and you don’t have to go to the gym and pick heavyweights to see the positive effects!

So for all the people out there who are looking for the best yoga poses, today we have curated a list of 10 Best Yoga Poses for Living a Healthy Lifestyle which is simple and easy to perform.
Note: For seeing better results, practice these yoga poses before having your breakfast!


1) Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations)

Surya Namaskar is one of the basic and the most essential yoga practice.
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations)

The first yoga practice on our list is Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). Surya Namaskar is one of the basic and the most essential yoga practice. It involves a sequence of postures that are made to salute the sun. Usually practiced during the sunrise, it is a great way to warm up your body and synchronize the body movement with the flow of breath. There are many versions of Surya Namaskar and one can choose the variations as per his/her own choice.
Benefit of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations): It activates all the 7 major chakras. The rhythmic moment helps to channelise the energy and create a sense of inner calm in the body. The variations help to remove the stiffness in the body and prepares the body for a new start.


2) Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Utkatasana involves sitting in the chair position.
Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Commonly known as Chair Pose, Utkatasana involves sitting in the chair position. Utkatasana has many other names like Fierce Pose, Awkward Pose, Thunderbolt. It is one of the most essential yoga poses for living a healthy lifestyle. It has all the great benefits and is a good thing to be included in the morning practice.
The benefit of Utkatasana(Chair Pose): It helps to generate heat in the body and build energy rapidly. Not only it activates the core of the body and the legs but prepares the body for upcoming challenges. It increases the mental endurance by challenging the mind to stay present and positive at all the tough times.


3) Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose)

Parivrtta Utkatasana is an example of twisting poses.
Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose)

The third yoga pose on our list of 10 Best Yoga Poses for Living a Healthy Lifestyle is Parivrtta Utkatasana or Revolved Chair Pose. If you’re going to the extent of taking all the trouble of sitting down in your not-so-comfortable Chair pose, I hope you won’t mind sitting in its reversed variation!
Benefits: Parivrtta Utkatasana is an example of twisting poses. It has a squeezing and releasing effect on your digestive system and internal organs that help to promote detoxification.


4) Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the most necessary poses to be practised in the morning.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

The fourth yoga pose on our list is Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward Facing Dog. It is one of the most necessary poses to be practiced in the morning. This beautiful stretch position through the back of the legs and hips helps to remove the rigidity from the body.
Benefits of Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog): If you have only limited time in the morning, then this is the mandatory pose to be practiced in the morning. This yoga pose helps to wake up every part of the body and strengthens the lower body.


5) Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

Anjaneyasana is more like a bubble bath for the hip flexors.
Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

Anjaneyasana or Low Lunge is the next yoga pose on our list of 10 Best Yoga Poses for Living a Healthy Lifestyle. It is more like a bubble bath for the hip flexors. You can also opt for a better variation of the same where you can interlace the fingers behind the lower back and gently drawing the hands away to open the chest and heart space.
Benefits of Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge): This yoga pose helps to get that free and flexible open stretch feeling. It helps to free the hips, arms and torso and also improves the strength in the legs.


6) Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)

Natarajasana pose or yoga asana is a must have on the list for living a healthy lifestyle.
Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)

Natarajanasana or Dancer pose is considered to be one of the most graceful yoga poses. Hold this position for a few seconds and you’ll feel different- light and comfortable! This pose or yoga asana is a must-have on the list for living a healthy lifestyle. Not only it improves the flexibility of the body but most people also like this pose for the graceful display it ensures when perfectly mastered!
Benefits of Natarajasana(Dancer Pose): There are many benefits of Natarajasana(Dancer Pose). Firstly, it’s a good warm-up practice before starting the dancing routine. Secondly, it creates a reserve of beautiful energy in the body and maintains equilibrium in both the body and the mind.


7) Virbhadrasana III (Warrior 3)

Virbhadrasana III is an important balance and strength building yoga posture.
Virbhadrasana III (Warrior 3)

Virabhadrasana III or Warrior 3 pose also manages to get a spot on our list of 10 Best Yoga Poses for Living a Healthy Lifestyle. It is an important balance and strength building yoga posture. It helps to develop inner strength. Hold the position for 30 seconds and you can’t feel any better!
Benefits of Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3): This pose helps to activate the legs and core region together. It powers up the Manipura, the solar plexus chakra in the body that helps to encourage and churn the feeling of confidence, determination and willpower in the body.


8) Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana helps to make the body stable and activates the balancing of the root chakra, Muladhara.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana or Triangle pose is the next yoga pose on our list. It is an example of the classical yoga asanas. It helps to make the body stable and activates the balancing of the root chakra, Muladhara. It strengthens the abs and the muscles near the abdomen region.
Benefits of Trikonasana(Triangle Pose): Trikonasana helps to develop a sense of grounding in the body and activates the root chakra or Muladhara. It strengthens the leg muscles and core. The cyclic twist helps the body to open up and feel light.


9) Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Leg Forward Fold)

Prasarita Padottanasana involves making a wide-legged forward fold position.
Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Leg Forward Fold)

The next pose on our list is Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Leg Forward Fold). As the name suggests, it involves making a wide-legged forward fold position. There are 3 common variations of Prasarita Padottanasana and you can choose the one that works well for your body.
Benefits of Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Leg Forward Fold): It helps in the lengthening of the spine, do the stretching activity for the hamstrings and instills a sense of calmness in the body.


10) Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)

Ardha Matsyendrasana is another classical yoga asana.
Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)

The last yoga pose on our list of 10 Best Yoga Poses for Living a Healthy Lifestyle is Ardha Matsyendrasana or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose. It is just another classical yoga asana. Like other twisting poses, this asana is also aimed at maintaining a healthy spine.
Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose): This yoga asana promotes a healthy spine. It helps to maintain the proper functioning of the internal organs that is aimed at ensuring healthy digestion and promoting detoxification.


Note: As you might have noticed, in the above list of 10 Best Yoga Poses for Living a Healthy Lifestyle, we haven’t included many classical floor postures. The list comprises only those postures which are simple to adapt and suits your modern-day lifestyle.
We hope this list will work for you and provides you with all the desired information. Do notify us all the positive changes you witnessed in the comments section!
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10 Best Holiday Destinations in India

Have you got tired of the same routine and hectic schedule? Are you looking for an escape to break the monotony? There are times when all you want to enjoy is mental peacesolace and there is no better way than a holiday. If you’re planning a holiday and stuck where to find the best holiday destinations in India then guess what here we’re to help you. All you need to do is to choose any one of the top 10 holiday destinations in India listed below, book your tickets, take a break from the office, pack your bags and turn your “Wanderlust” mode on.

India is a country with diversified cultures and beautiful landscapes. In this age where everyone is busy with their routines, a holiday weekend does wonder. There is no doubt in the fact that the tourism industry has helped in booming the economy of the country and is definitely a source of livelihood for the local artists.

From snow-cladded mountains to Marina Beach, from hot deserts of Rajasthan to Kerala, don’t worry we have got them all in our list of top 10 holiday destinations.

So, below is our list of 10 Best holiday destinations in India:


1.) Goa

Beaches in Goa
Goa-The Bachelor’s Treat

Do you remember the scenes from Dil Chahta Hai? From college trips to family gatherings, Goa is an amazing destination and has got something for everyone.
No doubt, Goa manages to get the top spot on our list of top 10 holiday destinations in India and is definitely favorite among all. From endless debauchery to fancy beaches. If you’re planning a bachelorette party or a honeymoon weekend Goa has got it all. The best time to visit Goa is between Mid November to Mid February.

Major tourist attractions in Goa:

  • Dudhsagar Falls
  • Fort Aguada
  • Museum of Christian Art
  • Church of St Cajetan
  • Naval Aviation Museum, and more.

To Do’s, if you’re in Goa:

  • Wildlife safari at Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Visit the Museum of Goa
  • Visit the best beaches like Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, and many more.

2.) Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar-The Heaven on Earth

It is said if there is heaven on Earth, then it is definitely Kashmir. The place is famous for its rich heritage, rich hospitality and a perfect blend of experiences with amazing weather. No wonder why Kashmir is one of the most followed family holiday destinations in India. Kashmir is famous for “Kashmiri Kaahwa”- a hot beverage that is liked by everyone. Srinagar—the capital of the state of Kashmir is definitely a must visit for every traveler. The best time to visit Srinagar is between April to October.

Major tourist attractions in Srinagar:

• Dal Lake
• Shalimar Bagh
• Tulip Garden
• Pari Mahal
• Chashme Shahi, and many more.

To Do’s, if you’re in Srinagar:

• Shikara ride at Dal Lake
• Visit the Hazratbal Shrine
• Explore the Hari Parbat, and more.


3.) Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Tea Plantations in Ooty
Ooty-Queen of the Blue Mountains in South India

Ooty is one of the most followed holiday hill stations in South India. Known for its garden and homemade chocolates, Ooty is definitely a paradise for every “acrophile”. Ooty is also known for its tea plantations and famous gardens. If you’re planning to visit Ooty, then believe me your vacation is definitely going to be a hit in this hilly paradise. The best time to visit Ooty is between October to June.

Major tourist attractions in Ooty:

  • Doddabetta Viewpoint
  • Rose Garden
  • Botanical Garden
  • St. Stephen’s Church
  • Pykara Lake, and more.

To Do’s, if you’re in Ooty:

  • Take the toy train from Mettupalayam to Ooty
  • Boating at Ooty Lake
  • Camping at Avalanche Lake
  • Try the homemade chocolates, and more.

4.) Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital is famous for lakes.
Nainital-The City of Lakes

Nainital is also known as the “city of lakes”. Nainital has always been a top spot for Bollywood filmmakers because of its scenic beauty. It is one of the best destinations preferred by Indian families to spend their summer at. There are lots of options available in the city to make their trip memorable. We suggest everyone to visit this place at the time of New Year. The best time to visit Nainital is between April to June and September to October.

Major tourist attractions in Nainital:

  • Nainital Zoo
  • Naini Peak
  • Cave Garden
  • Hanuman Garhi
  • Jama Masjid Mosque, and more.

To Do’s, if you’re in Nainital:

  • Boating in the evening at Nainital Lake
  • Ropeway ride to Snow View
  • Trek to the Tiffin Top
  • Birdwatching at Sattal, and more.

5. Ladakh, Kashmir

Ladakh is famous for mesmerising views and scenic beauty.
Ladakh-The Cold Desert

Though until a few years ago, Ladakh was considered as an offbeat family holiday destination and was nowhere in the list of top 10 holiday destinations in India. But, the recent trends in numbers show that Ladakh has managed to beat all the stereotypes and has risen as one of the most preferred holiday destinations in India. The ideal time to visit Ladakh is in the winter months. Ladakh is definitely a paradise for every traveler, all thanks to the beautiful landscapes. The best time to visit Ladakh is between June to September.

Major tourist attractions in Ladakh:

  • Shanti Stupa
  • Tso Moriri Lake
  • Leh Palace
  • Nubra Valley,
  • Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
  • Hall of Fame Museum
  • Spituk Monastery, and more.

To Do’s, if you’re in Ladakh:

  • Camping near Pangong Lake
  • Explore the Himalayan views from Khardung La Pass
  • White water rafting in Zanskar River
  • Drive up till the Magnetic Hill, and more.

6.) Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is famous for toy train and tea plantations.
Darjeeling-Best Holiday Destination for Children

Darjeeling also manages to make to our list of top 10 holiday destinations in India. Not only it is considered to be the best holiday destination for children in the country but also has much to offer to family and happy couples. With Mount Kanchenjunga in the backdrop, this place offers some stunning and breathtaking views. From the toy train ride to the calm environment of Peace Pagoda, if you’re in Darjeeling you’re never running out of tourist spots in this city. Don’t forget to try Darjeeling tea- it’s damn good! The best time to visit Darjeeling is between October to March.

Major tourist attractions in Darjeeling:

  • Batasia Loop
  • Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Peace Pagoda
  • Bhutia Busty Monastery
  • Rock Garden, and more.

To Do’s, if you’re in Darjeeling:

  • Enjoy a ride in the toy train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway,
  • Explore the monasteries at Mirik
  • Camping at the Tiger Hill, and more.

7). Jaipur, Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur.
Jaipur-The Pink City

Jaipur- the Pink city is known for its rich heritage, architectural wonders, well-maintained gardens, and unique museums. The ethnic food is a definite plus! Camel rides, desert safari are also the kind of things you can look out for. I’ll definitely suggest Jaipur as a must visit for everyone once in their lifetime!—“Padhaaro Humaare Desh!” The best time to visit Jaipur is from November to February.

Major tourist attractions in Jaipur:

  • Hawa Mahal,
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Jal Mahal
  • Albert Hall Museum
  •  Nahargarh Fort

To Do’s, if you’re in Jaipur:

  • Elephant rides at Amer Fort
  • Enjoy a royal stay at City Palace
  • Boating at Man Sagar Lake, and more.

8). Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

HPCA Cricket Stadium, Dharamshala
Dharamshala-The Indian Lhasa

Dharamshala is an abode of peace and tranquility in the Land of Gods—Himachal Pradesh. This place attracts a large number of tourists and serves as a hilly treat for everyone. It is one of the most looked after popular weekend destinations for Delhites and Punjabis. One can always find their escape in Mcleodgaanj, also known as Mini Tibet, take a trek to Triund or visit the nearby waterfall at Bhagsunag and much more. The snow cladded mountains are a pure delight if you’re visiting Dharamshala after September. The best time to visit Dharamshala is from September to June.

Major tourist attractions in Dharamshala:

  • St. John’s Church
  • Tsuglagkhang Temple
  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Tibetan Museum
  • HPCA Cricket Stadium
  • Indrunag Temple
  • Triund Trek
  • Bhagsunag Waterfall and more.

To Do’s, if you’re in Dharamshala:

  • Visit the Bhagsu Nag temple
  • Explore the Bhagsu Nag Waterfalls
  • Boating at Dal Lake
  • Shopping in the local markets, and more.

9). Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar islands are famous for beaches.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands- Emerald Islands

This archipelago is definitely a bliss for every shutterbug and traveler. It is a collection of 532 islands out of which only 36 are open for the tourists as holiday destinations. These emerald isles present the best scenic views in the nation and have India’s best nesting beaches for various species of marine turtles. There is a whole new world of sea life to be explored in this part of the country. The best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is from November to mid-May.

Major tourist attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

  • Havelock Islands
  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Elephant Beach
  • Laxmanpur Beach
  • Vijaynagar Beach
  • Kalapathar Beach
  • Sitapur Beach, and more.

To Do’s, if you’re in Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

  • Explore the coral reefs and enjoy diving at Elephant beach
  • Witness a mesmerizing sunset at Radhanagar beach
  • Explore the rock formations at Vijaynagar beach, and more.

10). Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla-The British Capital

Shimla- the British Capital of India is one of the most looked after destinations in the country. This place reflects the classic architecture of British Raj in India. When you’re in Shimla, don’t forget to stroll at Mall Road, take toy train ride and relish the charm of Hasan valley. The best time to visit Shimla is between March to June and July to September.

Major tourist attractions in Shimla:

  • Jakhoo Temple
  • The Ridge
  • Rashtrapati Niwas
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Shimla Heritage Museum
  • Christ Church.

To Do’s, if you’re in Shimla:

  • Shopping on the Mall Road
  • Enjoy a train ride from Kalka to Shimla
  • Explore the Johnnie’s Wax Museum, and more.

That’s all with our list of top 10 Best holiday destinations in India. I hope this list works for you. Do mention about your experiences in the comment section. Stay tuned to read more.

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10 Most Populated Cities of India

The world’s largest democracy, India is the second-largest country in the world when it comes to the population numbers. The country is only behind China on the list of the most populated countries across the globe. According to the 2011 Census, India’s population is 1.23 billion which is the second largest only after China—leading with 1.35 billion. As per the latest stats and predictions based on the analysis done, India is all set to surpass China by the year 2020 to become the most populated country across the globe and if that happens then the things are going to get worse as compared to the present standards.

In recent years, the rise of the population has been a constant affair of worry for the Indian economists. Often, it is discussed that the rise in numbers has resulted in more people moving towards cities and consequently Indian cities are getting overpopulated. Hence, the available resources are depreciating and soon it will be difficult to provide basic facilities to all the consumers.

So, here we have compiled for you a list of 10 Most Populated Cities of India.


1. Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai ranks first in the list of most populated cities of India.
Mumbai is also known as the financial capital of India

Mumbai—the financial capital is the most populated city in the country. According to the 2011 Census, Mumbai’s total population is estimated to be 12,478,450. Mumbai ranks 5th in the list of world’s most populated cities. It is due to the presence of the large number of resources and opportunities that major share of the population in India wants to live in Mumbai.


2. Delhi—National Capital

Delhi ranks second in the list of most populated cities of India
Delhi is the National Capital of India

Delhi is the national capital territory of India. Delhi is considered to be the city of national importance and center of power since it’s rise from the Mughal period. According to the historical sources, the city was inhabited before the second millennium BC itself. As per the Census conducted in the year 2011, the total population of Delhi is estimated to be 11,007,830. When it comes to the list of top populated cities in the world, the national capital Delhi manages to get the tenth spot.


3. Bengaluru, Karnataka

Bengaluru bags third spot in the list of most populated cities of India
Bengaluru is also known as the IT city of India.

Bangalore or Bengaluru is the major IT hub of India and has always been the favorite place to settle for all the IT sector based job professionals. All thanks to the ample job opportunities available in the city. The city was expanded in the year 2007 and has managed to touch new limits since then. It is one of the most popular cities among Indian youth to live at and settle for their career growth. According to the census conducted in the year 2011, the total estimated population of Bengaluru is 8,425,970 and the city is ranked 3rd in the list of top 10 most populated cities of India. Bengaluru ranks 22nd in the list of the most populated cities in the world.


4. Hyderabad, Telangana

Hyderabad ranks 4th in the list of most populated cities of India
Hyderabad is one of the fastest emerging IT hubs in the country.

Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing IT hub in the country. Hyderabad is the capital of two states i.e., Andhra Pradesh and newly formed Telangana. There are a large number of business opportunities available in the city of Hyderabad and has shown great growth rates in the real estate sector. Consequently, many businessmen and job seekers are rushing towards Hyderabad which has definitely increased the population of the city. Hyderabad is the 4th largest city in India when the population stats are concerned and has a total estimated population of 6,809,970.  The city ranks 34th in the world rankings of the most populated cities across the globe.


5. Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Ahmedabad gets 5th spot in the list of most populated cities of India.
Ahmedabad is also known as the ‘Manchester of India’

A few years ago, the city of Ahmedabad was also known as the ‘Manchester of India’. Ahmedabad is seen as the financial capital of the state of Gujarat. The city is one of the fastest growing cities in India and has managed to get attention from many venture capitalists and real state developers. The market is quite hot in this part of the country and a large number of options are available for the buyers to book profits. As per the census 2011, Ahmedabad has a total estimated population of 5,570,585 and ranks 5th in the list of the most populated cities of India. Ahmedabad also manages to get the 39th position in the list of world’s most populated cities.



6. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Chennai gets 6th spot in the list of most populated cities of India
Chennai is one of the most important port city in India

Chennai is one of the major business hubs in the country. The capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is seen as one of the most important ports in India. This city is one of the largest cities in Southern India and is famous for its textile mills, temples and well-planned city structure. Chennai ranks 6th in the list of the most populated cities of India with a total estimated population of 4,681,090.


7. Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata is the 7th largest populated city in India
Kolkata is the largest city in eastern India

Kolkata is the largest city of eastern India and is known for its rich artistic culture. The capital city of West Bengal, Kolkata is famous for Bengali sweets and enthusiastic people. Kolkata is one of the top metropolitan cities in the country and has a total metropolis area of 185 square km. Kolkata has always been the land of singers, writers and many other artists. When it comes to the population numbers, Kolkata ranks 7th in the list of the most populated cities of India and has a total estimated population of 4,486,685 (as per the census 2011). Kolkata ranks 51st in the list of the most populated cities in the world.


8. Surat, Gujarat

Surat is the eighth largest populated city of India
Surat is known for diamond trade and textile industries.

Surat is known across the globe for its famous diamond trade and textile industries. It is one of the best-industrialized business destinations in the country. Due to the presence of a large number of diamond and textile industries along with other small and medium-scale companies, every year thousands of job seekers come to Surat from nearby areas for getting jobs. Consequently, these job seekers settle in Surat once they manage to grab a good job opportunity. As per the census conducted in the year 2011, Surat has an estimated population of 4,462,005 and ranks 8th in the list of top populated cities of India. There is no denial in the fact that Surat is one of the most developed cities in India and has something to offer to every job seeker.


9. Pune, Maharashtra

Pune ranks 9th in the list of most populated cities of India.
Pune is one of the major emerging cyber cities of India

Pune is an emerging Information Technology hub in the country. Pune is known for a number of premier educational institutions in its vicinity. The city is visioned to be one of the major cyber cities of the country after Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The city is also famous for the nightlife and number of party cafes. There is a number of small-scale IT companies that have set up their base in Pune and are operating from there. Thus, provides better employment options to all the deserving and qualified candidates. This place is a hot market for the real state sector. Pune’s total population, as highlighted in the 2011 census is estimated to be 3,115,431 and is the ninth-largest city in the country.


10. Jaipur, Rajasthan

JAipur ranks 10 th in the list of most populated cities of India
Jaipur is known as the Pink City

Jaipur- the Pink City is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. The historical resources suggest that the Jaipur city was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh ΙΙ on 18th November 1727.  Jaipur is one of the famous tourist destinations in the country and is known for its rich heritage, hospitality and architectural marvels. The city has a large number of heritage hotels and royal palaces. The city offers a lot of career opportunities to the qualified candidates and thus, has witnessed the migration of a large number of people from the nearby remote areas towards Jaipur. According to the census done in the year 2011, the total population of Jaipur is estimated to be 3,073,350. The city ranks 10th in the list of top 10 most populated cities of India.


The increase in population has badly affected both the economic balance and stability of the country as well as the stock of available resources. It’s a high time now and each one of us is required to raise the voice against the issue of over population and frame some much-needed policies like China.

That’s all from the story. Do mention to us in the comment section:  What do you feel about overpopulation and what is required to be done to deal with it?

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10 Longest Railway Routes in India

Carrying over 8 billion passengers every year, Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world. That’s huge. Isn’t it? Founded on 16th April 1853, Indian railway network has a total track length of 121,410 km over a 67,368 km route. Railways are one of the most looked after mode of transportation in the country. Maybe the same is the reason for the fact that Indian railways are the eighth-largest employer in the world with 1.4 million(approx.) number of employees. These railway networks expand to some extraordinary routes that cover the length and breadth of entire India. So, here we’re today with a list of 10 Longest Railway Routes in India.


1. Vivek Express – Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari

The route followed by the Vivek Express is the longest railway route in India.

The route followed by the Vivek Express is the longest railway route followed in India. This train joins the Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari. The distance covered by this train is 4,233 km. This train has a running time of roughly 80 hours and 15 minutes and has 55 stops scheduled during the entire journey. This train starts in northern Assam region and extends to Kanyakumari in the South. This train is named after Swami Vivekananda and was introduced to mark the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Indian philosopher and visionary. The route followed by this train is the ninth largest in the world. This train passes through eight states during its entire course of the journey.


2. Thiruvananthapuram – Silchar Superfast Express – Thiruvananthapuram to Silchar

The route followed by this train is the second longest in the country.

The route followed by the Thiruvananthapuram-Silchar Superfast Express is the second longest railway route followed in India. This weekly train earlier used to connect Thiruvananthapuram to Guwahati but on 21st November 2017, the train was extended to Silchar in the east. After this extension, the train became the longest running superfast train in the country. The distance covered by this train is 3,932 kilometres. This train has a running time of roughly 75 hours. This train starts from Thiruvananthapuram in the south and extends to Silchar in the east.


3. Himsagar Express – Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari

The route followed by this train is the third longest in the country.

The route followed by the Himsagar Express is the third longest railway route followed in India. This weekly train connects Kanyakumari in the south to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi in the north. The distance covered by this train during its course of the journey is 3709 km. The train covers 12 states during its journey and has a scheduled running time of about 70 hours and 50 minutes. This train is quite famous among the South Indians who have travelled or are looking forward to a visit to Mata Vaishno Devi in the north.


4. Ten Jammu Express – Tirunelveli to Jammu

The route followed by this train is the fourth longest in the country.

The route followed by the Ten Jammu Express is the fourth longest railway route in India. This train connects Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu in the south to Katra, Jammu & Kashmir in the north. The distance covered by this train is 3,631 km. The total number of stations covered on this route is 523 and the train has a scheduled stoppage at 62 stations out of 523 stations. This weekly train has a running time of about 71 hours and 20 minutes. During the course of the journey, the train passes through 11 states.


5. Navyug Express – Mangalore to Jammu

The route followed by this train is the fifth longest in the country.

The Navyug Express runs on the fifth longest railway route in India. The distance covered by this train is 3,607 km. The network extends from Mangalore Central, Karnataka in the south to Katra, Jammu & Kashmir in the north. This weekly train crosses 15 states during the entire journey. This train has a running time of 68 hours and 10 minutes and halts at 58 scheduled stations during the journey. This train was introduced with a vision to improve the connectivity of Jammu & Kashmir with rest of the country.



6. Humsafar Express- Agartala to Bangalore Cantonment

The route followed by this train is the sixth longest in the country.

The next railway route on our list of 10 Longest Railway Routes in India is from Agartala to Bangalore Cantonment. The route followed by the Humsafar Express is the sixth longest railway network in the country. The distance covered by this train is 3,599 km. This train is completely a 3-tier AC sleeper train specially designed by Indian Railways and is known for long-haul routes. The train connects the eastern states with the IT hub of India. Currently, the train is being operated under two train numbers 12503/12504 on the weekly basis.


7. Dibrugarh Express – Yeshwantpur (Bengaluru) to Dibrugarh

The route followed by this train is the 7th longest in the country.

The seventh longest railway route in the country extends from New Tinsukia, roughly 15 km away from Dibrugarh, Assam to Yeshwantpur, near Bengaluru, Karnataka. Dibrugarh Express- the train that runs on this route covers 3,547 km during the entire journey. The train takes around 70 hours and 45 minutes to complete the entire route. Some of the important cities connected by this train are Dimapur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, and Bengaluru. The train passes through 7 Indian states and has 35 scheduled stops.


8. Raptisagar Express – Ernakulam (Kochi) to Barauni

The route followed by this train is the 8th longest in the country.

The next route on our list is the one followed by Raptisagar Express. This train follows the eighth longest railway route in the country. The train expands the railway connectivity from Ernakulam Junction, Kerala to Barauni in Begusarai district of Bihar. A railway network between the south western corner of India and the north eastern corner. The distance covered by this train is 3,438 km and has a scheduled running time of approximately 60 hours and 35 minutes. During the course of the journey, this train crosses 8 states of the country. This train is also a weekly express and stops at about 60 scheduled stations during the journey.


9. Amritsar Kochuveli Express – Amritsar to Kochuveli

The route followed by this train is the 9th longest in the country.

Amritsari to Kochuveli is the next railway route on our list. Amritsar Kochuveli Express connects these two places. The train passes through 7 states on its journey from north western city to the southern end of the country. The distance covered by this train is 3,295 km. The time taken by the train to cover the entire route is 57 hours and 20 minutes. Like other trains on the list, this is also a weekly train and stops at 24 scheduled stations during the course of the journey.


10. Dehradun-Kochuveli Superfast Express – Dehradun to Kochuveli

The route followed by this train is the 10th longest railway route in the country.

The last route on our list of 10 Longest Railway Routes in India is Dehradun to Kochuveli. Dehradun Kochuveli Superfast Express follows this route in the country. This express train connects Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala in the South. This train covers a distance of 3,154 km during the entire journey and has a running time of approximately 57 hours and 25 minutes. This train has a scheduled stoppage at 24 stations and passes through nine states.


This marks the end of our list of 10 Longest Railway Routes in India. No doubt, railways play an important role in the development of every nation. From transporting goods to connecting people, railways definitely does wonders. Maybe the same is the reason for Railways being the best-managed mode of transportation in the country.

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12 Popular Bicycle Brands in India

Gone is the age of steam. We’re now in the era of hydrogen bombs and electricity. With the advent of new technologies, people also realized the need to preserve the old ones. Yes, in this world of revolutionized automobile engines, I’m talking about the need to preserve the eco-friendly bicycles. Not only does the bicycles preserve the environment but also is a mode of workout for many. Bicycle market has been prevailing in the Indian markets since last few decades. With many people switching to bicycles back again, here we are today with a list of 12 Popular Bicycle Brands in India. The practice of cycling has again managed to seek a lot of popularity among Indian citizens. Consequently, a lot of bicycle brands have come up and are taking their shot in the Indian markets.

12 Popular Bicycle Brands in India


1. Atlas Cycles

This brand came into existence in the year 1950

The first bicycle brand on our list is Atlas Cycles. This brand came into existence in the year 1950. For the kids who were born in 1960’s/1970’s, these cycles were every kid’s dream. This company was started by Shri Janki Das Kapoor with an aim to meet the demands of the common Indian people and provide them with a cost-effective mode of transportation. Atlas managed to establish themselves as the market leaders in India by the year 1965. They were the first company to launch a sports bicycle in India in the year 1978. Currently, Atlas Motion and Atlas Ultimate City are the most sold models launched by the company.


2. Avon Cycles

Avo Cycles was started by Pahwaa brothers in Punjab.

The next cycle brand on our list is Avon Cycles. Just like Atlas, Avon Cycles is also one of the oldest cycle brands in India started by Pahwa brothers from Punjab. They started their journey as a cycle saddle and brake manufacturing unit in the year 1941. They launched the first bicycle in the year 1951. The company is pretty clear: the idea is to deliver a good quality product at a very affordable price.


3. BSA Cycles

BSA Cycles is a renowned brand in India and has many other brands under their banner.

BSA is a renowned cycle brand in India. This brand was established by Murugappa Group in collaboration with Tube Investments, UK with an aim to provide the Indian buyers with the latest technology and gigs from the bicycle industry. This brand also has some other famous companies under their hood like Hercules, Montra, Ladybird etc. over the years, the company has excelled in launching some of the first’s in Indian markets. As per the claims made on their website, BSA Cycles were the first they were the first to launch an MTB, Ladies cycle, kids cycle, geared cycle etc in India. Isn’t that amazing?


4. Btwin Cycles

Btwin- Decathlon's cycling division was set up in the year 1976.

Btwin is a subsidiary cycling brand owned by renowned French sports gear manufacturer Decathlon. Btwin- Decathlon’s cycling division was set up in the year 1976. Though, the Decathlon’s cycling Division was officially renamed- “Btwin” in the year 2006. Decathlon was formed with an objective to provide every consumer with affordable sports gear. Believe me, they make quality bikes at a very affordable price! So, if you’re looking for value for money bikes I’ll suggest opting for Btwin cycles.


5. Firefox Bikes

In the year 2015, Firefox Bikes were acquired by the Hero Cycles.

The next brand on our list of 12 Popular Bicycle Brands in India is Firefox Bikes. Firefox is a sole independent Indian brand that has managed to gain a lot of attention in the premium bicycle market. Later, in the year 2015, they were acquired by the Hero Cycles. Firefox offers products in almost all the categories. From kids, ladies, city to off-road MTBs, they have something to offer for everyone.


6. Hercules Cycles

Hercules cycles introduced their first ever product in the year 1951.

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the next brand on our list: Hercules Cycles. Hercules Cycles belong to the house of TI cycles in India. Hercules cycles introduced their first ever product in the year 1951. According to some resources, it is said that Hercules Cycle was the first brand to launch mountain bicycles in India and these MTBs are amongst the top-selling bicycles till the date.

Also, the other thing that makes them so special is the fact that the first every bicycle I ever owned was also from the house of Hercules Cycle. So, that makes them really special for me. Recently, Hercules launched their sub-brand Roadeo, which has also done quite well among the teenagers.



7. Hero Cycles

Hero Cycles is one of the most selling cycle brands in India.

Hero Cycles is quite famous- a brand in India that needs no introduction. Like Hercules Cycles, Hero Cycles is also among the top selling-bicycle brands in India. This is evident from the success of their “Hero Ranger” series- a bicycle revolution a decade or two back. The new modern-day series launched by Hero is “Hero Sprint“. They have easily managed to grab a spot in the list of top selling bicycles under Rs. 10000 in India. Hero Cycles has also launched a “Hero Urban” range series that comprises of commuter/city bicycles. Hero Cycles is seen as a budget-friendly brand that delivers quality products at a really good price.

The best thing about choosing models from top-selling brands like Hero and Hercules is that they have a large variety of models to choose from and service process becomes easy due to the availability of nearby resources.


8. Kross Cycles

Kross Cycles is a sub-brand of the Hero group.

Kross Cycles, the next brand on our list is known for delivering quality products at affordable prices. This Indian brand is a sub-brand of the Hero group. If you’re a beginner or casual rider looking for budget options, I’ll suggest going for Kross Cycles but if you’re a seasoned rider then this is not the safest choice. The servicing of these bikes is never a tedious task and as this brand is a subsidiary of Hero group then I’m sure there won’t be any brand assurance issues.


9. LadyBird Cycles

Ladybird Cycles also comes from the house of BSA cycles.

The next brand on our list of 12 Popular Bicycle Brands in India is LadyBird Cycles. This was the first Indian brand to come up with a product that was solely designed and targeted the girls and women bicycle market. This brand also comes from the house of BSA cycles. They are also known for making the use of bright-colored frames in their products, thus breaking the monotony of dark-colored bicycles. This brand has done fairly well since their launch and is a strong market player in the budget bicycle category.


10. Mach City Bikes

Mach City Bikes is also a brand of BSA group.

Mach City Bikes is another brand under the banner of BSA Cycles. The Mach City group has managed to gain a lot of attention in the limited time in India. All thanks to its revolutionary product Mach City iBike. This model comes in the market with a lot of colors as well as gear variation options available. So, if you’re looking for a hybrid bicycle in India, without any doubt I’ll suggest going for Mach City iBike.


11. Montra Bikes

Montra Bikes is famous for delivering budget-friendly and good quality bicycles.

Montra Bikes is another big name on our list of 12 Popular Bicycle Brands in India. Montra Bikes is an Indian Brand that is known for delivering quality products at par with the International brands at affordable prices. Montra Bikes is considered as a mid-segment brand but deliver better products than most of the entry level bikes. If you’re looking for a good value for money option then without any hesitation, I’ll show thumbs up to Montra Bikes.


12. Roulik Bicycles:

Roulik Bicycles is a Kerala based Indian bicycle manufacturer.

The last brand on our list of 12 Popular Bicycle Brands in India is Roulik Bicycles. Roulik Bicycles is a Kerala based Indian bicycle manufacturer and is majorly known for delivering electric bikes. Lately, they have also shown interests and ventured into the regular bicycle market. Currently, Roulik Inzio is the best performing and top-selling electric bicycle model launched by Roulik bicycle group.


This brings me to the end of my list of 12 Popular Bicycle Brands in India. I’m aware that I would have missed at least a couple of good brands on the list. so, you can add about them in the comments section below. Also, do let us know about the brands you’ve used so far and what are your opinions about the same?

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12 Famous And Most Visited Gardens in India

India is home to many heritage sites and architectural marvels. The number of historical wonders in the country is endless. That’s why many tourists come to visit India every year. From the list of endless historical wonders in India, today we’re talking about the most famous and visited Gardens. Before the British entered India in the early 16th century, Mughal Emperors inspired by the Islamic culture and Persian architecture, brought the trend of Mughal Gardens in India.

In brief, the Mughal Gardens refer to the gardens proposed by the Mughals in the Islamic style during the period of their rule in India as well as other countries. Mughals were known for their keen interest in art and architecture apart from their interest in vigorous border extension and war policies.

Their fascinating way of architecture and design included blending nature with the design of monument and skills of fusing canals in between the area of the garden is simply fabulous!

Consequently, they built many historical monuments and gardens during their rule. Some of the examples of Mughal Gardens in India are the Red Fort garden, the Agra Fort garden, the garden of Taj Mahal, Khusro Bagh etc. Not only these gardens attract a lot of tourists but also adds greenery amidst the colonies of skyscrapers. They are a way of preserving the environment in a remarkable way. So, here we’ve compiled a list of 12 Famous And Most Visited Gardens in India


1.) Taj Mahal Garden

Taj Mahal Gardens is situated in Agra

Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world is known for its marvellous architecture and is marked as the symbol of love. Every year many tourists come to visit this historical monument. What adds to the charm of this place is the “charbagh” or Mughal garden between the passage of the tomb and the gateway! The charbagh garden is designed in a manner that the pathways divide it into the four quarters. This Moonlight Garden also has a large lotus shaped marble tank in between. What amazes everyone is the presence of trees and fountains throughout this beautiful garden. This monument is an apt example of stupendous Mughal architecture.


2). Presidential Gardens

The Presidential Gardens is also known as Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi is known for it’s wonderful design and architecture. The Rashtrapati Bhavan Garden also known as Presidential Gardens is situated on the backside of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is only in the month of February every year that this Mughal Garden can be accessed by the tourists. This Mughal style garden is one of the best-managed gardens in India and has a large variety of flora species with rose being the prime flower.


3). Humayun’s Tomb Garden

Humayun's Tomb Garden started the trend of garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent.

The next garden to be featured on our list of 12 Famous And Most Beautiful Mughal Gardens in India is Humayun’s Tomb Garden. This is another char bagh garden, that is designed in a typical later Mughal Garden style. Inspired by the Islamic architecture, this garden is located at Delhi itself and it started the trend of garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent. If you’re ever in Delhi, I’ll suggest visiting this place at least once!


4). Mehtab Bagh
Mehtab Bagh is a square-shaped garden and was built by the first Mughal emperor Babur.

Mehtab Bagh is the next Mughal Garden on our list. This charbagh complex is situated in the city of Agra, somewhere north of the Taj Mahal-the symbol of love and Agra Fort, on the opposite side of the sacred Yamuna river. This bagh is aligned perfectly on the opposite bank of the marvellous Taj Mahal. It is a square-shaped garden and was built by the first Mughal emperor Babur.


5). Nishat Garden

Nishat Garden comprises of 12 terrace structures.

The next Mughal garden on our list is Nishat Garden. This is the second largest Mughal garden found in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a terraced garden, situated on the eastern side of the Dal Lake near the city of Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir. On a whole, this garden has 12 terraces which are divided into two sections. The sight of magnificent Pir Pranjal is a visual delight for you if you’re visiting this garden!


6). Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Garden is visited by approximately 2 million tourists every year.

Brindavan Garden is the next garden on our list. Situated in the city of Mysore, Brindavan Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. This garden lies adjacent to the Krishnarajsagara dam built across the Kaveri river in the south. This Mughal Garden is also somewhat inspired by the Shalimar Gardens in Srinagar. It is one of the most popular destinations in the city of Mysore and is visited by approximately 2 million tourists every year. This garden comprises three terraces along with many fountains and flora species surrounding these terraces. Some of the unique features of this Mughal garden are pergolas, gazebos and topiary work.


7). Shalimar Bagh

Shalimar Bagh was built by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir

Shalimar Bagh situated at Srinagar is the next big thing on our list. There is no denial in the fact that it is one of the most enticing gardens in the country. Also famous as Shalamar Gardens, this garden was built by the Mughal ruler Jahangir. Though at times this garden was transformed by various rulers but that essence of original Shalimar Bagh was always preserved. This garden has three terrace formation and many fountains within its garden complex.


8). Yadavindra Gardens

Yadavindra Gardens is also known as Pinjore Gardens.

Yadavindra Gardens or commonly known as Pinjore Garden is one of the most fascinating gardens found in the country. This garden is situated in a small town named Pinjore in the Panchkula district in Haryana. This Mughal garden was built by the rulers of the Patiala dynasty. This garden comprises of 7 terrace gardens along with a temple and zoo adjoining the garden. This garden also has an amusement park named TimeOut and a food joint named Oasis in the garden complex itself. If you’re planning a picnic away from the city lights, then you should visit this place at least once! The garden looks amazing during the night time. The ideal time to visit Pinjore garden is at the time of Baisakhi in the month of April and during the Mango Festival in June.


9). Verinag

Verinag Spring Garden has provisions for hot and cold water bath.

Verinag is a small town in the state of Jammu and Kashmir famous for its spellbinding beauty. This town falls in Anantnag district and is the first tourist spot of the Kashmir valley. Verinag Spring and the garden was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The design comprises of an octagonal tank where reminiscents of Hindu idols along with an age-old temple could also be found. This tourist spot also has provisions for a hot and cold bath and is one of the most beautiful Mughal gardens in the country.


10). Khusro Bagh

Khusro Bagh is situated in the city of Allahabad.

The next Mughal garden on our list is Khusro Bagh. This Mughal garden is situated in the city of Allahabad. This Mughal Garden is a large walled garden and marks the multiple tombs i.e., the tombs of Khausrau Mirza, Shah Begum, and Khusrau’s sister. Nowadays, it is a public park situated near the Allahabad Junction Station and is open for all. On a historical note, Jahangir used the garden premises for imprisoning Khusrau for rebelling against him. It is expected that soon a township will be set up around this Mughal garden.


11). Safdarjung’s Tomb

Safdarjung's Tomb garden is situated in the national capital, Delhi.

Safdarjung Tomb is the next Mughal Garden on our list. It is the second example of the garden-tomb structure in the county after Humayun’s Tomb. This garden is also situated in the national capital Delhi. The design of this garden is also a ‘Charbagh‘ structure- somewhat a replica of Humayun’s tomb. The garden premises comprise of wide pathways, four squares and number of water tanks around them. Furthermore, the beauty of the garden is enhanced by the presence of a number of water channels in between.


12). Roshanara Bagh

Roshanara Bagh is situated in Delhi

Last but not the least, Roshanara Bagh is the next Mughal garden that bagged a spot on our list. This Mughal Garden was built by the Roshanara Begum, the second daughter of Shah Jahan and was named after her. This garden is situated near the University of Delhi and is a home to many flora and fauna species. Every year a large number of birds migrate to the lake present in the garden premises. It is a pure delight to visit this place during the winter months!


This marks the end of our list of 12 Famous And Most Visited Gardens in India. Do mention about your experiences in the comment section.

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12 Popular And Amazing Birds Breed in India

India is known across the globe for its rich and diversified avifauna. No wonder why bird watching in India is considered to be one of the most memorable experiences and many people visit India for the same. There are numerous bird parks and sanctuaries in the country and apart from them people can spot birds around the city and villages. As per the resources, there are around 1300+ species of birds that are found in India and out of these 42 are actually native to India while the rest were introduced by other resources or accidentally added by various factors. You’ll be surprised to know that they are 12 species of birds that are native to Andaman and Nicobar islands only and many more are yet to be explored.

Some of the beautiful and popular birds that breed in India are Indian sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Common white Crane, Malabar parakeet, Indian Myna, Nilgiri flycatcher, Indian peacock and Bugun Liocichla. There are many other popular birds that breed in India like Red Whiskered Bulbul, Indian Ringneck Parakeet, Nicobar Bulbul, Andaman Scops-owl etc. The problem with today’s world is that some of the common city birds like sparrows are now falling in the list of endangered species due to the loss of natural habitat and budding pollution.

If you’re looking for the list of birds that are found in India, here we’re with a list of 12 popular and amazing birds that breed in India.


1). Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Asian Paradise Flycatcher can be found all over the Indian subcontinent.

The Asian Paradise Flycatcher is an amazing bird found almost across all over the Indian subcontinent. It is a medium-sized bird and male birds can be distinguished easily by their long tail. The bird comes with a grey throat and underparts. Rufoss and other white forms of Asian Paradise Flycatcher can be easily spotted in the thick covered forests and rich wood habitats of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh etc.


2). The Sunbirds

There are 132 species of Sunbird found across the country.

Sunbirds are very beautiful and small-structured birds found throughout the Indian subcontinent. You’ll be surprised to know that there are 132 species of Sunbird found across the country. Like all other small birds found in the country, these birds also feed on nectar and or maybe at times you can catch them feeding on spiders and insects.


3). Fire-Tailed Myzornis

This little bird is found commonly in the Himalayan ranges in India.

The little Fire-tailed Myzornis is often found in the Himalayan ranges in India. This bird belongs to the genus Myzornis and is named so because of its fabulous tail. This bird usually breeds in subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


4). Himalayan Monal

Himalayan Monal is the state bird of Uttarakhand.

This pretty bird form is the state bird of Uttarakhand. This bird belongs to pheasant family and is also famous with other names like Impeyan Pheasant or Danph. This bird is usually found in the higher altitude mountain ranges of Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh.


5). Indian Peafowl

This colorful bird is one of the largest birds found in the Indian subcontinent.

India peafowl is one of the most beautifully colored birds of the pheasant family. Indian peafowl or Blue peafowl as some may call it is a native bird to South Asia. The male peafowl is known as the peacock and is one of the largest bird found in the Indian subcontinent. The length of peacock varies roughly between 40 to 46 inches. This beautiful bird, Indian Peacock has also been accepted as the National Bird of India and is also taken as the sacred bird with Hindu mythological reference. The blue colored peafowl is native to the Indian subcontinent and is found in large number in India and its neighboring countries.


6). Indian Pitta

Indian Pitta is a medium-sized bird that comes out in winter months for breeding.

The next bird on our list-Indian Pitta is a medium-sized bird that comes out in winter months for breeding. This bird is found in the southern parts of India and some of the foothill regions of sub-Himalayan range. This bird can be described as relatively small and stubby-tailed when the structure of Pitta is discussed. Indian Pitta is a rare bird species and is usually found in a very large range of habitats like in the thick undergrowth and on the grounds of the dense forests.


7). Indian Myna

Indian Myna is one of most common species of birds found in India.

The most common species of bird found in India is Myna. These birds have easily adapted to the current environment and urban culture. India boasts a large variety of these Starlings birds and these can be easily spotted around the city lights. Some of the varieties include common Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pied Myna and Bank Myna.


8). Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher belongs to the Alcedinidae family.

The next bird on our list of 12 popular and amazing birds breed in India is Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher belongs to the Alcedinidae family. Roughly, there are 12 varieties of Kingfisher found in India out of which Indian three-toed Kingfisher is the most common one.

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher is also known as Black-backed Kingfisher and is a small structured beautiful red and yellow bird. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher is a resident of western ghat of Southern India and is mostly native to the dense and thickly covered forests of the Konkan region.


9). Red Headed Trogon

Red Headed Trogon belongs to the Trogonidae family.

Red Headed Trogon is the next bird on our list of 12 popular and amazing birds breed in India. This bird belongs to the Trogonidae family. This species of birds are usually found in the tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Red-Head Trogon is found in large numbers in the eastern parts of India and its neighboring countries.


10). Sarus Crane

Sarus Crane is the world's tallest flying bird.

The large Sarus Crane is the next bird on our list. This is the only variety of the Crane found in Indian subcontinent. This bird is also the world’s tallest flying bird and their height can extend to about 5.9 ft. These birds are found in South to the Godavari River, in some coastal regions of Gujarat, Punjab, West Bengal and Assam.

The point to worry about is that their population is declining and therefore they are kept in the category of endangered species of bird in India. Initiatives are required to be taken so as to preserve this beautiful variety of bird.


11). Satyr Tragopan

Satyr Tragopan belongs to the pheasant family.

Satyr Tragopan is the next bird that belongs to the pheasant family. They are also known as the Crimson Horned Pheasant. These birds are found in the foothills of greater Himalayas of India, some parts of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Satyr Tragopan is one of the 5 common species of Tragopans found in India. Recently, they have been facing issues of hunting and habitat loss. They are required to be preserved or saved as only a very small population of birds are left in India.


12). Asian Koel

Asian Koel belongs to the cuckoo family.

The last bird on our list of 12 popular and amazing birds breed in India is Asian Koel. This bird belongs to the cuckoo family and is found all across the country. The main food of Koel comprises of berries/fruits and insects. Koel is also known as the singing-birds and the best time to spot these birds in India is the monsoon period. This beautiful bird has been accepted as the symbol of Indian poetry and that makes them really special! The female Koel birds are a bit brownish in color whereas the male ones are greenish-black with red eyes.


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10 Popular Buddhist Monasteries in India

India is a home to many religions and also the birthplace of some of them. One of them is Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion that centres on not only the spiritual development of seekers but also strives for a deep perspicacity into the true nature of life and death, and does not believe in ideal worship. The teachings of Buddha have only spread over the course of time and today, Buddhism has become the fourth largest religion in the world with over 520 million devotees.

India, being the motherland of Buddhism, has some of the world’s most beautiful and divine Buddhist Monasteries. These monasteries attract a ton of spiritual seekers from around the globe. They come for finding inner-peace and for a new perspective towards life. These monasteries are not only divine but also a marvel of ancient architecture! So here we have compiled for you a list of 10 Popular Buddhist Monasteries in India:


1. Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

Statue of Buddha at Tawang Monastery


Famous as the largest monastery in India and second-largest in the world, the Tawang Monastery is situated in Tawang, Tawang district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. An 18 feet (5.5 m) magnificent image of Buddha, which is in a lotus-shaped position, is revered. It is gilded and ornamented. It holds strong in the valley of the Tawang River which is close to the small town of ‘Tawang’ in the northwest frame of Arunachal Pradesh, in the vicinity close to the Tibetan and Bhutanese border.


2. Ghum Monastery, West Bengal

Beautiful Ghum Monastery


The Yiga Choeling or popularly known as Old Ghoom Monastery (Ghum Monastery) is one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries of the country. This monastery is situated in the beautiful valley of Darjeeling and thus a great spot for you to rest and enjoy the subtle sun in the original aura of the Great Himalayas. Residing at a length of 2,400 meters, the monastery houses a 15 feet high Maitreya Buddha along with a pair of pictures of Chongapa and Chenrezi.


3. Tsuglagkhang Complex, Himachal Pradesh

Beautiful Buddha Statue at Tsuglagkhang complex


The Tsuglagkhang complex is an important place for Buddhists who are in exile. It is the official residence of the 14th Dalai Lama and thus an important centre for Buddhism. The Tsuglagkhang complex has the Photang (Dalai Lama’s residence), Tsuglagkhang Temple, Namgyal Gompa, Tibet Museum, and has three beautiful idols of Sakyamuni, Padmasambhava, and Avalokitesvara. It is a must visit when in the city!


4. Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, Kalimpong

Magnificent Kalimpong Monastery


The Zang Dhok Palri Phodang is one of the most notable and largest monasteries of the eastern state of West Bengal and is situated in the beautiful town of Kalimpong. What attracts the seekers of this shrine is the immense beauty and a collection of rare Buddhist scriptures which are over 108 volumes in number. The breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga also add to the scenic beauty of this beautiful monastery.


5. Namdroling Monastery, Karnataka

Golden Statues at Namdrolling Monastery


The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery (or Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargye Ling)  is the biggest teaching centre of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. This monastery is home to over five thousand lamas (both monks and nuns) of the Sangha Community and has Yeshe Wodsal Sherab Raldri Ling-religious school and also a religious college. It is situated in the town of Bylakuppe of the Mysore City of the state of Karnataka, India.


6. Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok

Dharma Chakra Centre at Rumtek


The Rumtek Monastery is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in the Sikkim state of India. A marvel to the eyes of its seekers, this monastery is surrounded by mountains and natural streams forming a blithe melody. The monastery is also renowned for its exquisite architecture which involves a beautiful golden sculpture on the rooftop and walls ornamented with murals. This Buddhist temple also celebrates the four protectors of the universe- Vaishravana, Virudaka, Dhritarashtra and Virupaksha.


7. Key Monastery, Spiti

Snowfall in Key Monastery


The Key Monastery lies in the exquisite Himalayas. It is one of the most picturesque Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated on a hilltop in Pinjoor, in Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh, in middle of brown and white glazed enormous mountains. The magnificent monastery is positioned at a height of 4166 metres above sea level. It is located so beautiful that it can even be spotted from the town of Kaza, 7km away. During snowfall, it appears like an enormous white and golden balloon floating in the air. An absolute bliss!


8. Mindrolling Monastery, Uttaranchal

Maginicent architecture of Mindrolling Monastery


The Mindrolling Monastery is a part of the six monasteries by the Nyingma School of Buddhism, situated at the beautiful hill station of Dehradun. This monastery has one of the biggest stupas in the world of height- 60 meters. Mindrolling monastery also has its own college in its campus and many rooms displaying a collection of relics, murals and Tibetan art items. There is a 35-meter-tall golden statue of Lord Buddha. The best time to visit this monastery is between November and March.


9. Phugtal Monastery, Ladakh

Ancient Monastery of Phugtal


Phugtal Monastery or Phugtal Gompa is a Buddhist monastery situated in the isolated valley of Lungnak in Zanskar, in the independent Himalayan area of Ladakh, India. It is in one of the most secluded valleys of Ladakh and is considered a pilgrimage for the devotees of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery consists of 4 prayer rooms and a library, where you can explore the rich culture and ancient practices of Tibetian Buddhism. The seekers need to reach the monastery via trekking only and thus it is also a place of attraction for adventure enthusiasts.


10. Hemis Monastery, Ladakh

Beautifully Situated Hemis Monastery


The Hemis Monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries and also among the most famous ones in India. Hemis Gompa is situated in the valley of Ladakh and has a magnificent array of ancient relics. The most famous attraction here is the Hemis Gompa Festival, it is celebrated every year in early June and includes many activities such as the Mask Dances of Ladakh and tantric worship by the Monks. In this festival, they honour the Padmasambhava.