Author: Jitesh Ghag

India, Lucknow

10 Best Places to Visit Near Lucknow

Reading Time: 13 minutes Did you know, Lucknow is an anglicised spelling of the local pronunciation ‘Lakhnau’, which is considered to have been named either after ‘Lakshmana’ from Ramayana or after ‘Goddess Lakshmi’?! This capital city, along with Agra and Varanasi forms the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc. The city rose to prominence as the […]

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India, Uttar Pradesh

12 Tourist Places to Visit in Uttar Pradesh

Reading Time: 15 minutes Uttar Pradesh was back in limelight just a few days ago, owing to the grand Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Once constructed, this temple is certainly going to be one of the biggest draws for pilgrims and travellers alike and will add a feather in the […]

Church, Goa

15 Famous Churches in Goa for Christian Worship

Reading Time: 16 minutes It was almost 500 years ago, in 1510, when Portuguese invaded Goa, defeating the Bijapur Sultanate. Since then, the Portuguese rule lasted in Goa for about 450 years, until 1961. Do you know, even before detailed cartography or mapmaking saw the light of day, the then King of Portugal thought […]

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Coffee, India

5 Coffee Plantation Places in India Every Coffee Lover Must Visit

Reading Time: 8 minutes Just as Americans, South Indians are head over heels in love with their coffee. Coffee was introduced to India, particularly to the hills of Chikmagalur in Karnataka, back in 1670, thanks to an Indian Sufi saint Baba Budan, who carried the coffee beans along with him from Yemen. Since then […]

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Tea

Tea types and their origin: Every chai lover needs to know this

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s certainly impossible for a country as vast and diverse as India to have a national dish. But when it comes to a particular beverage that’s simply loved by almost all of the country, it unarguably acquires the position of being its national drink. No marks for guessing it right…Tea, […]