Category Archives: Local gems

Gurudongmar lake

Once upon a time, hundreds of years ago, in the year 717 A.D in the mystical land of Uddiyana, a child was born. Some say he was came from his mother’s womb. Some say he emerged as an eight year old from a blue lotus and was then adopted by a king.Who would have known, that this miraculous child would one day become the reason why a country, as powerful as Tibet in the 8th century, who overran the capital of China and had installed a puppet emperor there would stop its aggressive military campaigns and turn into the most peaceful country in world history. This child was none other than the second ancient guru in Buddhism, named Guru Rinpoche, also known as Guru Padmasambhava, who tamed and converted Tibet to Buddhism and thereby changed the course of Asian history. Some say when Guru Padmasambhava visited India he came across a…

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So we have a date… see you then! 😉 There’s no human who doesn’t get at-least one butterfly in their stomach when they hear these lines 🙂But living in a metro city comes with the inconvenience of having one too many option to choose from, in hangout-places, in movie theatres and in restaurants! Both a boon and a curse.So with valentine’s day around the corner, to save your precious time I am compiling a list of most beautiful and quaint cafés in the town which will definitely give you and your loved one an unforgettable experience. 1. Cafe D’hide, Koramangla Starting off with the one place that looks like a scene from a dream you once had while you dozed off on a happy summer day. This place is truly a hidden gem in the heart of Koramangla. Once you enter this small and cozy café, your eyes will be…

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Nandi Hills! We have all heard of it. We have all been there at least once. I’m talking about the residents or the even the non-residents who have visited Bangalore. Since I have moved to this city, I have been to many places surrounding it. But for some reason or another, I always seemed to miss out on the very famous Nandi Hills. My friends who have been here since longer used to tell me there’s nothing much to it. Just a view point on the top of little hill! And I always believed them. When a friend of mine from Hyderabad came over for a weekend and demanded to see the deal with her own eyes we decided to tick off the view-Nandi-Hills-sunrise from the “Top 5 things to do in Bangalore” once and for all. 😛 Nandi Hills is a hill fortress in the state of Karnataka situated…

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