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Markets to visit when you’re at Walled City or Purani Dilli

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Whenever someone decides on wedding shopping in Delhi, Chandani Chowk is the first place that pops into the head. But hey! Chandani Chowk is not all about sarees and lehengas. There are a hell lot of stuff that you can buy from here. This particular post deals with numbers of markets that you can visit when you come to Chandani Chowk. All the markets here have a history that goes back two hundred years or more and good to go for wholesale shopping. Hope you enjoy reading this. Happy Shopping in advance!

Dariba kalaan market

If you have thrust for artificial, semi-artificial, and silver jewelry, you’re at right place. The market has multiple shops to explore and showcase amazing jewelry designs which are perfect for almost every occasion. All the girls who are going to get hitched soon, you can check out this place for artificial or semi-precious matching jewelry set for your bridal outfit. You can also buy some authentic gifts to be given at weddings or anniversaries like silver showpieces, Swarovski paintings, etc. The market anyway deals with silver products mostly.

Lajpat Rai Market

This market is good to visit to buy toys and electronic stuff. Located right close to Red Fort, this market is conjusted and display lot of shops in narrow lanes. If you have kids or planning to decorate your house, you just can’t miss this place. From stuff toys to laser beam robots to Barbie dolls to any other fancy electronic gadgets, this place is good to go. The place also has plenty of wrist watches, wall clocks, earphones, speakers, and what not? The only point to keep in mind is the place deals with replicas of original products mostly. So don’t get fooled by the relatively cheap price of the products. Apart from replicas, the shopkeepers have their own local products as well.

Cloth Market

As the name suggests, the market is full of clothes! Clothes to furnish your house. If you’re planning to furnish or refurnish your house, you need to check this place out. All the curtains, cushions, bedsheets, carpets, etc., in one place. The market offers a price range that suits almost every class. So, no need to worry about the budget. Here you can find almost every style; from Rajasthani block prints to abstract prints to your favorite cartoon character bedsheet. What you need to keep in mind while visiting this market is that the collection here depends upon the season and occasion. For instance, if you want to purchase quilts or blankets, please visit during winters.

Khaari baoli

The kitchen is the powerhouse of every home. And powerhouse needs fuel to run. This market has all the kitchen essentials from spices to pulses, crockery to confectionery, pasta to pancakes batter, and storage to saucepans! Like cloth market, this market also sells seasonal goods like special dry fruit boxes, candles, etc during Diwali days. However, these special products are add-ons, and the normal products can be purchased all the year long. This market again has narrow lanes and it is a bit more crowded than any other market. So, avoid kids to bring with you. Before buying any product check out at least two or three shops to compare quality and price.

Kinaari bazaar

As the name suggests, the market is well known for its “gotaa-kinaari” stuff. Gota(Indian Ribbon) is often used to decorate sarees, dupattas, gifts, etc.,. You can find all kinds of gotaas here and in all colors and patterns. You can also get a grip on all the stuff you need to perform various Hindu rituals in a wedding or on another occasion. All the Shagun ka lifafa, puja thaali, sehra, maalas, etc., are available here. If you go deep into the market you can find shops that sell “poshaaks” or clothes for the small or big Deity in your temple. You can even get the Deity as well. The market is a beautiful site to see. All the gold & glitter shine here. This market also deals with occasional stuff like artificial flowers to decorate your house during Diwali days and Rakhis during the festival of Rakshabandhan.

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Top 7 Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

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Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is popular know as Jim Corbett National Park. It is the oldest national park in India. It was established in 1936 to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is situated in the foothills of the Himalayan range of in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.

Corbett has been a hangout for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. The present area of this reserve is 1,318.54 square kilometers. There are many documentaries which are featured to raise the awareness towards stunning Bengal Tigers.

Bandipur National Park

The Bandipur National Park is one of the most popular among all the national parks situated in South India. Bandipur National Park was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. It is situated in the south Indian state of Karnataka. The lush forest area of the Deccan Plateau and the Western Ghats makes this national park one of the magnificent parks.

At Bandipur National Park tourist finds a wide range of timber trees including (Teak, sandalwood, Indian- laurel, Indian Kino tree) as well as distinguished flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs including Kadam tree, Indian gooseberry, crape-myrtle, axle wood, black, myrobalan, Odina wonder and golden shower tree.

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambhore is the another largest National park in northern India. Popularly known for its Bengal Tigers as well as its large tiger population. Ranthambhore officially became a national park in 1980. The Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Rajasthan state and it is the only royal national parks in India. The marvelous Tigers are the pride of this national park.

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National park is located in the Assam state at Golaghat and Nagaon district. This sanctuary is the presenter of the two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. Kaziranga National Park is one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries to explore the wildlife of Northeast India. The park also testimony of a large number of migratory birds during the winters.

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park Largest National park of Madhya Pradesh state, which is known as “The heart of India”. Kanha National Park was established 1955. The park has an imperial population of Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, sloth bear, barasingha and Indian wild dog.

Bamni Dadar” is the wonderful sunset point of the Kanha National Park. It offers the most spectacular views of the animals in their natural habitat.

Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park is a Tiger Reserve and Biosphere Reserve. It was established in the year 1973 and is located in the deltaic region of India which shares its boundaries with Bangladesh. Sundarbans is the original abode of the sensational Royal Bengal Tigers. Sundarbans is excessively rich in avifauna, aquafauna, and reptiles.

Gir National Park

Gir National Park was established in the year 1965 which is situated in the Gujarat state. It is one of the magnificently preserved areas for the Asiatic Lions. October-June is the best time to visit the place and watch these fantastic beasts strolling in their territories Rivers.

It is the only national park which has seven major chronic rivers of the Gir region are Hiran, Datardi, Shingoda, Machhundri, Godavari, Raval and Shetrunji.

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6 Hill Station to visit in North India

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Srinagar
  • Srinagar

Srinagar is the beautiful capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the Jhelum river. Srinagar is famous for its natural beauty, canals, houseboats and Mughal garden. The mystical outlook of this place entices the visitors with its charm and beauty. Places to visit in this paradise and witness the mesmerizing beauty of Dal lake, Shikara rides, Shankaracharya hill, Betab valley, Nigeen lake and Sinthan top.

  • Shillong

Shillong

Shillong is the capital of the state of Meghalaya. Shillong is placed to visit in shilling elephant fall, lady hydria park, wards lake and shilling peak. Shillong was popularly known as the “Scotland of the East”, it is also considered as one of the most romantic hill stations in India. It has a very cool climate throughout the year.

  • Shimla

Shimla

Shimla is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is popularly known as Queen of the hills. Shimla leads the list of Indian cities with the highest ranked hotel. Shimla had always been famous for its quality of education and many important schools have been imparting quality education throughout the state. Places to visit in Shimla are Arki Fort, Gaiety Heritage cultural complex, Scandal point, Christ church and Jakhoo temple.

  • Mount Abu

Mount-Abu

Mount Abu is situated in Rajasthan state. Mount Abu town, the only hill station in Rajasthan. It is referred to as ‘An oasis in the desert‘ as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. A haven in the desert Kingdom of Rajasthan. Best time to visit this hill station is September and April as the peak tourist season starts from October to November and again from May to Mid-June.

  • Lonavala

Lonavala

Lonavala is situated near Mumbai and Pune district in the Indian state Maharashtra. Also popular known as “A walk above the clouds”. It is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of modern-day Pune city and 96 kilometres (60 mi) from the city of Mumbai. It is known for its production of the hard candy chikk. There are ample things to enjoy during a visit to Lonavala  Lohagad fort, Nagphani, Lonavala Lake, Karla Cave, Rajmachi point and Tiger’s Leap.

  • Gangtok

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Gangtok is the capital of the Sikkim. Gangtok is a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges. The captivating hill station famous for its charming valleys and majestic monasteries. There are ample things to enjoy during your trip to Gangtok that will catch your fancy instantaneously. Cable ride over Gangtok city, yak Safari, trekking, mountain biking, river rafting, paragliding, spellbinding sense.

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5 Unbelievable lost cities across the world

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Mesa Verde

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Mesa Verde is the World Heritage site located in Montezuma. The country which is situated in Colorado. Mesa Verde is one of the best known for a large number of well-preserved cliff dwellings, houses built in alcoves, or rock overhangs along the canyon walls. This remarkable settlement of the ancient Pueblo peoples is seemingly craved right out of the side Cliffside.

In addition to the cliff dwellings, Mesa Verde boasts a number of mesa-top ruins. Mesa Verde consists of balcony house, cliff palace, longhouse, mug, oak tree, spruce tree and square tower houses.

Mohenjo Daro

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Mohenjo-Daro which is one of the most famous places and is located in the west of the Indus River in Larkana District Sindh which is situated in Pakistan as of now which is under central position between the Indus river and the Ghaggar- Hakra River. Mohenjo-Daro, the modern name for the site, has been variously interpreted as “Mound of the Dead Men” in Sindhi and as “Mound of Mohan” (where Mohan is Krishna). Mohenjo Daro is an ancient Indus valley civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE.

Pompeii

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Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. Today as per UNESCO it is world’s heritage site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples.

The volcano buried in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under the thick carpet of volcanic ash. Historians believe that Pompeii was buried under 14 to 17 feet of ash and pumice.

Ajanta Caves

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Ajanta caves are one of most visited place in India and are located in Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra. It is still a mystery that how they actually manage to construct with the ancient tools available to them at that time. The paintings in the Ajanta caves predominantly narrate the Jataka tales.

The caves include paintings and rock cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art. These caves are some of the most mesmerizing ones in the country. The Ajanta caves are one of the Historic places and best for culture enthusiasts who are surely going to enjoy.

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco region, Peru. Machu Picchu was built around 1450-1460. The lost city of Machu Picchu is a mysterious wonder which was abandoned in the sixteenth century and invaded by the Andean forest. It is also known as the Lost City of the Incas.

Machu Picchu has wet and dry seasons, with the majority of annual rain falling from October through to April. Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Many of the stones that were used to build the city weighed more than 50 tons.

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