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One of the most peaceful place I have ever visited. #ngtindia #storiesofindia
Picture Credits to my child @ap00rva 💛 Anyone planning to head to Pondy, especially next month must read: On day 2, I followed @uchilshubzoid & @atangentialuniverse into @pamplonacafe . They have the cutest little curios lining up one side of the tiny space & seating along a wall full of quirky hand-in-cheek posters. I remember we liked everything that we ordered too. Wins! Walk inside & you have a small store selling women's clothing & a full-fledged set up to instruct & train for scuba diving. I instantly struck a smug bond with the owners when we realised we were all Air Force brats (no, there are no non-brats, na-uh) & uncle, a retired Army officer himself. Now here's the cool stuff: Apparently, Pondicherry is one of the hottest spots for for DEEP sea scuba-diving, unlike elsewhere where we dive neither far from the shore nor deep. I thought this has to be because of the heavy military presence around all other spots & lack of in Pondy & uncle confirmed. Here, they take you 12 kilometers (approximately 6.5 nautical miles (I just wanted to use the word nautical. Nautical. Nautical!)) into the sea and dives can be as deep as 80 meters! I hope I remember the details right. Don't you absolutely dig this?! Cooler news: They have shipwrecks off Pondy waters! ⚓ (Cue: dramatic gurgling music) Coolest news: A decommissioned naval ship will be sunk & submerged off the coast of Pondicherry some time next month & developed as a dive site. Imagine how unique watching this ship both above and under the surface would be. It blows my mind! I didn't account for diving expenses this time but I'm definitely going back, hopefully to get my PADI certification as well. In the meanwhile, you guys go crazy in the deep seas! #bestbeachdestinations #desiframes #shutterhubingia #_rph #outlooktraveller #othallofframe #wanderontravelcommunity #trell #cntgiveitashot #rop_ #_woi #traveler #travelphotography #NeverStopExploring #ngtindia #experience_see_wonder #iamatraveller #_travelersofindia #_soi #_coi #coloursofindia #RTWC #indiatravelgram #photographersofindia #indiaphotosociety #oph #createexploretakeover #lenscaptureofficial #vagrantdiaries #passionpassport
Following on from my fascination with doorways.... a glimpse down a narrow laneway is just as enticing 📸
Money won’t make you happy. But it will give you the freedom to figure out what does - Jeremy Adams # Location - Chapora Fort, Chapora, Goa, India # If reposting the picture, mention me in the credits.
আমি গাই, ঘরে ফেরার গান, উতলা কেন এ প্রাণ, শুধু যে ডাকে, ফিরে আমাকে, বিদেশ বিভুঁয়ে পড়ে আছি, তবু ছাড়ে না কেন ছাড়ে না পিছুটান।।। আমি তাই, এখনো ক্লান্তিহীন, চলেছি রাত্রি দিন, শুনি চমকে, যাই থমকে, কোথা হতে যেন ভেসে আসে, সুর চেনা খুব চেনা মন মাঝে অমলীন।।। ফিরবো বললে ফেরা যায় নাকি, পেরিয়েছো দেশ কাল জানো নাকি এ সময়, এখনো সামনে পথ হাঁটা বাকি, চাইলেও দিতে পারবে না ফাঁকি নিশ্চয়।।। . আমি চাই, ফিরে যেতে সেই গাঁয়, বাঁধানো বটের ছায়, সেই নদীতীর, হাওয়া ঝিরঝির, মনের গভীরে পড়ে থাকা যত, স্মৃতি বিস্মৃতি কখনো কি ভোলা যায়।।। আমি প্রায়, এখনো খুঁজি সে দেশ, জানি নেই অবশেষ, মরিচীকা হায়, স্বপ্ন দেখায়, শৈশবে আর ফেরা যাবে নাকো, নেই পথ নেই হারিয়ে গেছে সে দেশ।।। ফিরবো বললে ফেরা যায় নাকি, পেরিয়েছো দেশ কাল জানো নাকি এ সময়, এখনো সামনে পথ হাঁটা বাকি, চাইলেও দিতে পারবে না ফাঁকি নিশ্চয়।।। . . . #nature #naturephoto #naturephotography #sunset #silhouette #sky #skyporn #clouds #cloudporn #landscape #landscapephoto #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #landscape_captures #tones #hues #nakedplanet #earthofficial #earthfocus #natureza #ourplanetdaily #earthpix #discoverearth #bbc #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #wanderlust #travel #travelphotography
The Restless One!!! . Operated by Eastern Railway(ER), the first & the fastest Duronto Express of India, launched as per the Railway Budget 2008-09, 12260 Dn New Delhi(NDLS) - Sealdah(SDAH) AC Duronto Express thundering past Madhusudanpur(MDSE) on Burdwan(BWN) - Howrah(HWH) chord section, at flat 130 kmph MPS(Maximum Permissible Speed), powered by a Howrah(HWH) WAP 4 numbered 22530... . . . #train #trains #railway #railways_of_our_world #indianrailways #locomotive #railfan #trains_worldwide #trainphotography #trainporn #railroad #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #photographers_of_india #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #travel #travelphotography
Shaan-E-NFR!!! . Operated by Northeast Frontier Railway(NFR), the fastest diesel hauled train of India & also the fastest train on the Howrah(HWH) - New Jalpaiguri(NJP) stretch of Eastern Railway(Eastern Railway) & NFR(Northeast Frontier Railway), 12041 Up Howrah(HWH) - New Jalpaiguri(NJP) Shatabdi Express blasting through Balarambati(BLAE) on Howrah(HWH) - Burdwan(BWN) chord section, at flat 130 kmph MPS(Maximum Permissible Speed), powered by a Siliguri(SGUJ) WDP 4 numbered 20052 in SHF(Short Hood Forward) mode... . . . #train #trains #railway #railways_of_our_world #indianrailways #locomotive #railfan #trains_worldwide #trainphotography #trainporn #railroad #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #photographers_of_india #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #travel #travelphotography
"তোমাদের আর এ কি বলবে??? আশীর্বাদ করি তোমাদের সবার চৈতন্য হউক গা, তোমাদের সবার চৈতন্য হউক!!!" ১৮৮৬ সালের ১লা জানুয়ারি, কাশীপুর উদ্যানবাটী, বেলা তখন ৩টে; ভক্তের ভগবান নিজেই এসে ধরা দিলেন গৃহীদের কাছে, সব বাধা, সব নিয়ম দূরে সরিয়ে দিয়ে।।। যেন বললেন, "ওরে!!! তোদের কোথাও যেতে হবেনা, সংসার ছাড়তে হবেনা, তোরা থাক তোদের নিজের জায়গায়; আমি তোদের জন্য আমার সমস্ত অমৃত উজাড় করে দেব; তোদের ঘর - আমার ঠাঁই, যা আছে ভুবনে - তাই তোর ভবনে, যা হোথায় - তাই হেথায়, আমি তোদের জন্য ষোলো আনা করে গেলাম, তোরা এক পয়সা করিস - তাতেই হবে!!!" . যত মত, তত পথ-এর দিশারী হে মহাবৃক্ষ, তুমি আমাদের প্রণাম নাও।।। . "ॐ স্থাপকায় চ ধর্মস্য সর্বধর্মস্বরূপিণে, অবতারবরিষ্ঠায় রামকৃষ্ণায় তে নমঃ।।।" "নমো নমো প্রভু বাক্যমনাতীত মনোবচনৈকাধার, জ্যোতির জ্যোতি উজল হৃদিকন্দর, তুমি তম ভঞ্জন হার।।।" . শুভ কল্পতরু দিবস।।। 😇🙏 . . . #wallart #streetphotography #streetphotographyindia #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #india_gram #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #_soi #storiesofindia #photographers_of_india #indianshutterbugs #desi_diaries #people_infinity #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #streetphotographykolkata #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #culture #travel #travelphotography
So, here we are, standing at the fag end of 2018... Let's hope that the holy waters of the Ganges wash away all our sins/sorrows from this year, sanctify & bless us with a fresh start to 2019... . Ganga Aarti on December 29, 2018, the day on which Kolkata witnessed the coldest spell in this season so far... A tinge of Varanasi(Dashashwamedh Ghat) & Haridwar(Har Ki Pauri Ghat) in Kolkata... . . . #streetphotography #streetphotographyindia #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #india_gram #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #_soi #_coi #storiesofindia #photographers_of_india #indianshutterbugs #desi_diaries #people_infinity #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #streetphotographykolkata #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #culture #travel #travelphotography
St. John's Church, originally a Cathedral, was among the first public buildings erected by the East India Company after Kolkata(then Calcutta) became the effective capital of British India... Modelled on St Martin-in-the-Fields, it was constructed in 1784, the foundation stone being laid by Lord Warren Hastings(the then Governor General of India) & served as the Anglican Cathedral of Calcutta till 1847... The seat was transferred to St. Paul's Cathedral thereafter... Built by architect James Agg, St. John's Church is built with a combination of brick & stone & was commonly known as the "Pathure Girja"(Stone Church)... It is in the Neoclassical architectural style & is the third oldest church in the city, next to the Armenian Church & the Old Mission Church... St. John's Church has a mausoleum erected in 1695 over Job Charnock's(traditionally regarded as the founder of Calcutta) grave... It can still be seen in the graveyard of the Church & is now regarded as a national monument, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI)... . Feliz Navidad to everyone!!! . . . #christmas #church #architecture #design #pattern #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #_soi #photographers_of_india #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #thekolkatabuzz #kolkata_calcutta_city #ourcitykolkata #festival #travel #travelphotography
St. Paul's Cathedral is a CNI(Church of North India) Cathedral of Anglican background in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, noted for its Gothic Revival style of architecture... It is the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta... Under the architects Major William Nairn Forbes & C. K. Robinson, the cornerstone was laid in 1839 & the building was completed in 1847... It is said to be the largest Cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia... It was also the first Cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire... . Feliz Navidad to everyone!!! . . . #christmas #church #architecture #design #pattern #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #_soi #photographers_of_india #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #thekolkatabuzz #kolkata_calcutta_city #ourcitykolkata #festival #travel #travelphotography
Crowds have lined the narrow street, To see this man from Galilee, Just a carpenter some say, leading fools astray, Yet many kneel to give Him praise... And in His eyes, they glimpse the power, That sees the heart of all men, And He knows His Father's mind, He speaks His Father's words, For He comes in the name of the Lord... There is strength in the name of the Lord, There is power in the name of the Lord, There is hope in the name of the Lord, Blessed is He, who comes in the name of the Lord... When my plans have fallen through, And when my strength is nearly gone, When there's nothing left to do but just depend on You, And the power of Your name... And as we call upon Your name, Your strength through weakness to show, We can know the masters plan extend the masters hand, When we come in the name of the Lord... There is strength in the name of the Lord, There is power in the name of the Lord, There is hope in the name of the Lord, Blessed is He, who comes in the name of the Lord... His name will be worshiped forever, Creator, Redeemer & King... There is strength in the name of the Lord, There is power in the name of the Lord, And there is hope in the name of the Lord, Blessed is He, who comes, Blessed is He, who comes, Blessed is He, who comes in the name of the Lord, In the name of the Lord, in the name of the Lord... . Midnight Mass... Feliz Navidad to everyone!!! . . . #christmas #church #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #_soi #_coi #photographers_of_india #indianshutterbugs #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #thekolkatabuzz #kolkata_calcutta_city #ourcitykolkata #culture #festival #travel #travelphotography
Interiors of St. John's Church decked up on Christmas Eve... . St. John's Church, originally a Cathedral, was among the first public buildings erected by the East India Company after Kolkata(then Calcutta) became the effective capital of British India... Modelled on St Martin-in-the-Fields, it was constructed in 1784, the foundation stone being laid by Lord Warren Hastings(the then Governor General of India) & served as the Anglican Cathedral of Calcutta till 1847... The seat was transferred to St. Paul's Cathedral thereafter... Built by architect James Agg, St. John's Church is built with a combination of brick & stone & was commonly known as the "Pathure Girja"(Stone Church)... It is in the Neoclassical architectural style & is the third oldest church in the city, next to the Armenian Church & the Old Mission Church... . . . #christmas #church #architecture #design #pattern #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #_soi #photographers_of_india #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #thekolkatabuzz #kolkata_calcutta_city #ourcitykolkata #festival #travel #travelphotography
Interiors of St. Paul's Cathedral being decorated ahead of Christmas... . St. Paul's Cathedral is a CNI(Church of North India) Cathedral of Anglican background in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, noted for its Gothic Revival style of architecture... It is the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta... Under the architects Major William Nairn Forbes & C. K. Robinson, the cornerstone was laid in 1839 & the building was completed in 1847... It is said to be the largest Cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia... It was also the first Cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire... . . . #christmas #church #architecture #design #pattern #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #_soi #photographers_of_india #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #thekolkatabuzz #kolkata_calcutta_city #ourcitykolkata #festival #travel #travelphotography
Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math & Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa... It is located on the west bank of Hugli river in Belur, West Bengal, India & is one of the significant institutions in Kolkata... This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement... The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian & Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions... . . . #temple #temples #architecture #design #pattern #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #_soi #photographers_of_india #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #thekolkatabuzz #kolkata_calcutta_city #ourcitykolkata #culture #travel #travelphotography
A temple that resides in the heart of every single Bengali & is highly revered for being the sanctum sanctorum of Maa Bhavatarini(She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence), an aspect of Goddess Kali, along with being associated with one of the greatest mystics of all times, Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa & his consort as well as spiritual companion, Maa Sarada Devi... The Dakshineswar Temple with the untiring efforts of Rani Rashmoni was the result of a dream that she had seen before embarking on a pilgrimage to Benaras(now Varanasi)... The large temple complex has a series of 12 identical smaller temples built in the typical "aat chaala" Bengal architecture, dedicated to Lord Shiva, a Radha Krishna temple, a bathing ghat, Rani Rashmoni's shrine, "nahavat khana", a chamber on the north-western part of the complex where Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa resided, along with the main temple... With the traditional "nava ratna" styled Bengali architecture, the three-storeyed temple stands on a high platform with a fleet of stairs... Overlooking the Hugli river, the internationally renowned Dakshineswar Temple stands tall with its historical association with some of the greatest names to have resided in the "City Of Joy"... . . . #temple #temples #architecture #design #pattern #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #_soi #photographers_of_india #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #thekolkatabuzz #kolkata_calcutta_city #ourcitykolkata #culture #travel #travelphotography
Dakshineswar Rani Rashmoni Skywalk... . On November 5, 2018, bridging the traffic rotary & the entrance gates of the temple compound, Kolkata saw the unveiling of a futuristic construction named Dakshineswar Rani Rashmoni Skywalk, an elevated 340m long & 10.5m wide pathway made of glass and steel... Completed at an estimated cost of Rs 60 crores, the architectural masterpiece, consisting of 12 escalators, 4 elevators & 8 staircases, has been constructed with the stated aim of easing the journey of tourists & devotees to the historic Dakshineswar Kali Temple, which attracts 1.4 crores people annually... The skywalk consists of 137 permanent stalls, relocating the hawkers who can set up their shops here... Delhi based Design Forum International(DFI), the architectural firm which was also responsible for the famous ITO Skywalk in the national capital, was given the task of designing this skywalk... The execution of this project is courtesy of the West Bengal government, which delegated the task to the Kolkata Municipal Development Authority(KMDA)... Construction began in the latter half of 2016... The skywalk integrates the walking concourse, escalators & elevators with the railway footbridge, with separate lanes for motorised and non-motorised traffic... The project will ease pedestrian travel in this part of the city... There are critical provisions for emergency evacuation, besides the availability of basic fire safety tools like alarms and water sprinklers... . . . #bridge #architecture #bridgesofinstagram #design #pattern #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #storiesofindia #_soi #photographers_of_india #indianshutterbugs #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #thekolkatabuzz #kolkata_calcutta_city #ourcitykolkata #travel #travelphotography
ॐ সর্ব্বমঙ্গলমঙ্গল্যে শিবে সর্ব্বার্থসাধিকে, শরণ্যে ত্র্যম্বকে গৌরি নারায়ণি নমোহস্তুতে, সৃষ্টি স্থিতি বিনাশানাং শক্তিভূতে সনাতনি, গুণাশ্রয়ে গুণময়ে নারায়ণি নমোহস্তুতে, শরণাগত দীনার্ত্ত পরিত্রাণ পরায়ণে, সর্ব্বস্যার্ত্তিহরে দেবী নারায়ণি নমোহস্তুতে।।। . কুমারী পূজা ২০১৮।।। Kumari Puja is the tradition of worshipping young pre-pubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy in Hindu religious traditions... The Great Master, Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa started the tradition in 1872 by worshipping His consort, Maa Sarada as a maiden... His chief disciple Swami Vivekananda, following His footsteps, started Kumari Puja in 1901 at Belur Math... 117 years on, it's continuing towards eternity... . শুভ মহাষ্টমী to all!!! . . . #girl #child #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #india_gram #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #_soi #storiesofindia #storiesofdurgapuja18 #photographers_of_india #desi_diaries #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #ig_calcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #theuncommonbox #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #ashlopujo #culture #tradition #festival #travel #travelphotography
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