The barren salt flats of Kutch come alive during the glamorous Rann Utsav during Jan-Feb. If this famous festival has been on your bucket list, then make sure you’re here this time! It’s a display of Gujarati culture at its best – from traditional dances, music, food and handicrafts to activities such as dirt biking and camel cart rides.
You will be awe struck by the pristine beauty of Tsomoriri lake situated in Changthang region at Korzok village at an altitude of 4522 m. The dotted landscape with crystal clear blue water is nicely surrounded by barren hills amidst the backdrop of beautiful snow-covered peaks.
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It is a great experience to be inside a tent hanging down a cliff at Sandhan Valley in Maharashtra. It might look tough from here to get inside the tent. I must admit that the first step taken down the ladder was the toughest. I had to figure out my grip and where to place the foot. Two steps down, you get into the rhythm and step down into the tent with ease. From the tent, you get an amazing view of the valley straight down to about 350 to 500 feet.' - @shibanigharat #lonelyplanetindia#sandhanvalley#maharashtra#travel
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Built in 1855, the IndoSaracenic-style Napier museum has an eclectic display of bronzes, Buddhist sculptures, temple carts and ivory carvings. The over 150-year-old structure is considered a masterpiece with its brilliant ornamental roof. In fact, the architecture of the museum takes precedence over some of the artefacts inside.
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'Tis the season to make merry and indulge in sweets. Century-old Jalebiwala does Delhi’s – if not India’s – finest jalebis (deep-fried, syrupy fried dough), so pig out and worry about the calories tomorrow.