Thursday, October 20, 2016

Temple Of Tungnath in Rudraprayag - Uttarakhand Tourism

Tungnath Temple

Tungnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is one of the main deities of Hinduism.  The meaning of Tungnath is "Lord of the Peaks", and its location makes justice with that name. This temple is located at an altitude of 12,073 Feet and considered as a highest Shiva Temple in the World.

Some Facts to Know About Tungnath Temple

  • This Temple  is one of the 5 & the highest Panch Kedar temples situated in the mountain range of Tungnath.
  • This temple is located just 2 km the peak of Chandrashila.
  • It is believed that this temple is 1000 years old  and believed that the Pandavas built it to appease Lord Shiva.
  • Tungnath is the source of 3 springs that form the river Akashkamini.
  • It hosts  number of Visitor throughout the year but the most number of visitors spotted in  Shivratri Festival. 

It has something to everyone, if you are a nature lover and love hills and peaceful environment then there is no better place than Tungnath, apart from nature it is a destination of Ardent Devotees of Lord Shiva.

Opening and Closing Timings

The Temple opens with the starting of Hindu's sacred Char Dham Yatra in the month of April and closed during the Winters because of the heavy Snowfall and the statue of Lord Shiva is shifted to Mukunath Village. This village is located towards Ukhimath at a distance of 19 km from the temple.

Sightseeing Option Near Tungnath Temple - Ukhimath which is also a famous destination for the nature lovers also famous for the temples, if you are on a tour of Tungnath than don't miss to visit the Temples of Usha, Anirudha, Parvati, and Shiva.

Activities - This site is best for Adventure Tours, Camping, Trekking and weekend Getaways with family and friends.

How to Reach Tungnath Temple -

Nearest Airport - Jolly Grant , Dehradun (Distance From The Temple - 258 Km)
Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh (Distance from Tungnath Temple - 241 Km)
Best Time to Visit - May, June, July,  September and October

Trekking- Although this place is famous for Temple but its geographical condition makes it a paradise for the Trekkers. In recent years, it is continuously becoming a popular adventure and trekking destination. If you love trekking then you can reach here in within 3-4 hours, the 4 km Trek will start from Chopta which leads to Chandrashila, this is the shortest route to reach Tungnath Temple. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Visit Agrasen ki Baoli - A Historical & Haunted Place in Delhi

Delhi was once a land of Maharajas, and they built many monuments whose architecture is always remain a secret, Agrasen ki Baoli is one of them.  It was built by Maharaja Agrasen and later in 14th century it was renovated by Agrawal community. Located near Jantar Mantar, Agrasen ki Baoli is protected by Archaeological Survey of India.  

Agrasen ki Baoli History and Architecture-

This Baoli has a unique architecture & its old design  makes it icing on a cake. This Baoli is 60 meter long and 15 meter wide which looks like a rectangular structure. It has 103 steps, all was made up of red stone. it is assumed that these steps are rebuilt at a time of Tughlaq dynasty.  By the time, some parts of the Baoli is  absorbed in water, but their exists 3 levels which is above the water level.  These arched niches offers travelers to explore this site.

Some Facts to Know about Agrasen ki Baoli

  • In 2012, A postal stamp was issued on Agrasen ki Baoli by Indian Post.
  • People believe that evil spirits reside there, and this is the reason it is listed in haunted places of India.
  • Due to its historical importance, Govt. Of India has protected it under the ASI act, 1958.
  • This baoli is considered as Central Delhi’s oldest monument, and still remains one the best preserved Baolis of the Capital. 
  • Visitor can also spot a small mosque which is located On the west corner of Agrasen Ki Baoli.

Why it is known as a Haunted place?

There are lot of stories which justifies that Agrasen ki Baoli is haunted. According to a story, the black water of this Baoli attracts people to jump over it to commit suicide and the water level goes up whenever the person commit suicide here.  It is a tough task to proof such stories but these strong rumors makes some sense.  The last suicide attempt was made in 2007, when the water level of this Baoli is just 4-5 feet, Strange, Right?

Also See - The oldest Baoli in India - Anangtal Baoli in Mahrauli, Delhi

Agrasen ki Baoli nearest Metro Station- Barakhamba, Janpath
Agrasen ki Baoli Location - Hailey Road Near Connaught Place, Delhi

The mystical architecture of Agrasen ki Baoli surely needs your Tour. Come and get familiar with the sensation of being alone in the Baoli.

Friday, October 7, 2016

ISKCON Temple | Vedic Museum in Delhi - Timings and Location

ISKON  Temple is a popular "Vaishnav Temple" located in Sant nagar at East of Kailash area of Delhi.  Although this temple is dedicated to lord Krishna but it is also known as Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Temple.  It has many rooms  and many halls which are used by priests, employers. The halls are used for seminars or other gathering purpose.

Facts about ISKON Temple Delhi

  • ISKON is an abbreviation of International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • The main Moto of making this temple is to propagate the message of Bhagwat Gita.
  • It is a  Vedic learning Center which was built in 1988.
  • It was designed and built by Achyut Kanvinde.
  • There are 40 Temples which comes under ISKON family, ISKON Temple Delhi is one of them.
  • Visitors can reach here in 45 minutes from IGI airport and around 30 minutes from Nizammuddin Railway station.
  • It is a exhilarating experience to be  a part of Janmastmi Festival, which is celebrated here at the birth Ceremony of Lord Krishna.

A 90 meter high Dom, and a beautiful interior work done by Russian artists and number of beautiful status of Lord Krishna makes ISKON as one of the most lavish and marvelous temple of Delhi.

Why To visit ISKON Temple Delhi ?

There are number of reasons to visit this temple, but if you want to feel peace and calm than you have to surely visit this place. Once you enter the premises of ISKON you can feel the serenity of this temple. The enchant of "Hare KRISHNA  Hare RAMA"  will surely put goose bumps in your body. There are many other reasons, which I described below-

1. Bhagavad-Gita Animatronics Robot Show

The message of Bhagwat Gita is described by robots which used to narrate the teachings of this Hindu Epic

2. Vedic Culture Museum

The museum complex inside the temple is used to recite the holy message of Srimadbhagwat Gita by modern technical equipments.

3. Ramayana Art Gallery

A demonstartion of Ramayana, presented by sound and light show is mesmeriezing to watch.

4. The Vedic Centre for Performing Arts

In this place, many performers from all over the world come here to show their skills and illustrate the scenes form Hinduisms.

Other Tourist Places to Visit Near ISKON Temple-

Kalka Ji Temple, Lotus Temple, Khiki Masjid, Nizamussin Shrine are some places which you can explore near ISKON Temple.

Timings: Open - All Days

Prayer Time 

A very high standard of prayer is maintained in all ISKON's Temple. A highly trained 24 priests do the Pooja and arti.  3 Arties in morning and 3 in evening is performed every day.

Morning - 04:30 AM | 07:15 AM | 07:45 AM
Evening - 12:30 PM | 07:00 PM | 07:45 PM

Other Information-

Website -
Phone No - +91-11-26235133
Nearest Metro Station -  Nehru Place
Photography - Not Allowed

Monday, September 5, 2016

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi | Timing & History

Delhi is blessed with an array of historical tourist places and temples, Akshardham Temple is one of them. Whether you are travelling with your family or friends this place will never disappoint you.   

Facts & Information about Swaminarayan Akshardham -

  • Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is the world's largest Hindu Temple.
  • This temple was built in 2005 and inaugurated by Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • It was constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)
  • The height of this temple is 42 meter.
  • The temple is made up of granites and marbles.
  • The temple consists 9 domes, 20, 000 sculptures of Sadhus.
  • the temple is spread over an area of 12 acres.

The wonderful architecture of Akshardham Temple attracts more than 60% travelers who visit Delhi. visitor can see museum, parks and many cultural activity inside the temple area. This beautiful temple is located near the bank of Yamuna neighboring to the 2010 Commonwealth Games village.

Akshardham Temple Water show Timings -  7:30 pm (Tuesday - Sunday)

As the sun sets, visitors have to take their seat to enjoy the water show inside the Akshardham Temple, this 24 minutes presentation  conveys the story from Kena Upanishad. The story narrated by the video projections, colored lasers and underwater flames.

Swaminarayan Akshardham - Temple Timings

Mandir Darshan: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Aarti-  10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Exhibitions Timings
Ticket Window - 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Akshardham temple reflects the spirituality, ancient art of India, culture and the beauty of Indian architecture.

How to reach Here-
Nearest Airport - IGI (20.5 Km)
Nearest Metro Station - Akshardham (Blue Line)
Nearest Railway Stations-  Hazrat Nizamuddin (6 Km)

Address- NH 24, Akshardham Setu,
               New Delhi 110092

Also See - Facts and Information about Humayun's Tomb Delhi

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Humayun's Tomb (Humayun ka Maqbara) Delhi - Facts, Location & Timing

Humayun's Tomb

Being a Delhiites, we have an opportunity to visit  a large array of historical monuments in delhi. These places not only delight you also reflect the history associated with it. Humayun's Tomb is one of them, It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in between 1569- 70.

Facts and Information about Humayun's Tomb
  • First Garden Tomb in India
  • It is listed in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
  • The height of top floor has 42 meters
  • The architect who designed this Tomb was chosen by Bega Begum (Wife of Humayun).

The Persian style of Islamic architecture was introduced in India with the rise of Turkish and Mughal rule. Qutb Minar (1192 AD), Red Fort,  Mehrauli (1311 AD) and Humayun's Tomb are few of them.  The tomb is in the center of the Charbagh Garden. There are 2 double story gateways in south and west side. The architecture of this Tomb is somehow similar to the Tajmahal of Agra  
The tomb is made up of red sandstone and white marble. It has arch on each side & the center part of arch is the highest among other arch's.

FAQ's About Humayun ka Maqbara

Here are some information and some frequently asked question about this site-

1. Who Built Humayun's Tomb?
Humayun's tomb was built by his Son Akbar.

2. Where it is located?
Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India

3. What is the Timing of Humayun Tomb?
The Tomb is open from Sunrise to sunset

4.Who is the architect of Humayun Tomb?
It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect  specially invited by the widow of Humayun.

5. Which is the nearest metro station from Humayun tomb?
JLN Stadium, Jorbagh, Racecourse are the nearest metro station to reach Humayun ka Maqbara.

Whether its unique architecture, Charbagh Garden or its interior, there are lot of reason to visit this tourist place of Delhi. Find your reason to explore Humayun Tomb.