Friday, April 26, 2019
It is said that Samba was principally established somewhere in 1400 A.D. As per folklore, Malh Dev, the younger son of Rai Saidu of Lakhanpur was the founder of Samba, who married into the family of Ghotar a local tribesman. After his marriage he stayed at Samba and made...
Ramban is a town in the Ramban District in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies on the banks of the Chenab river, on the National Highway-1A (now NH44) at about 150 km from Jammu and about 150 km from Srinagar, making it almost the central point on...
According to the records of rights (Misli Haqaqit) maintained by the State Revenue Department, the district Doda, like other districts has derived its name from its district headquarters situated at Doda. The records reveal that one of the ancient Rajas of Kishtwar whose dominion extended beyond Doda persuaded one...
In the 6th Century A.D. Chinese traveller Huien Tsang passed through Poonch. He wrote that Poonch was famous for graphics, fine tea (Musloom) and good horses. Around 850 A.D., Poonch became a sovereign state when Mr. Nar, a horse trader declared himself Raja of Poonch . In 1596 A.D....
Rajouri area remained the region of great importance in ancient times. In Mahabharta there was a kingdom known as Panchal Desa. The king of this State was Panchal Nareshwhose daughter Dropdi was married to Pandvas. The Historians Identify Panchalya Desha as the region in Panchal range of mountains. Rajouri...
Limitless plains, with a carpet of flowers being fed by a glacial stream, this is Miyar Valley for you. Located in the north-west of Lahaul-Spiti district, extending more than 100km, you see the best of both Himachal and Ladakh here. Also known as Valley of Flowers amongst the locals,...
During my recent visit to Jhansi, I took some time off to visit historical sites at Orchha and Jhansi. Orchha was founded in 1531 by the Bundela Rajput chief, Rudra Pratap Singh,who became the first King of Orchha, and also built the Orchha Fort. The Chaturbhuj Temple was built during the...
Whether it's for the cultural diversity, lip-smacking street food or the placid ghats, Varanasi woos pilgrims, tourists and backpackers en masse, year after year. Often praised for bringing tranquillity in chaos, a trip to Varanasi is an experience like no other. But this article is not about Varanasi or...
Krimchi is a tiny village in the Udhampur district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This district is famous for its mineral deposits. Krimchi is the site of one of the oldest temple complexes of Jammu. Believed to have been constructed in the 11th - 12th century AD, this...
The last Indian Village! Isn’t that sentence a fascination in itself? It is and you =actually fly with happiness when you see this board just 3 km ahead of Badrinath Dham. And man! those blue views at the entrance of the charismatic Mana village, what a charm ! Mana is a...