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Places Everyone Must Visit Once In Their Lifetime

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The world is full of beautiful lands and breathtaking views that everyone must enjoy in their life. However, there are certain places that not a lot of people have heard of, and here are some of those gorgeous places that you can visit if you are a traveler. 

Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, France

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What is wondrous about this the medieval architecture and the gothic mysterious air, the sublime environment, and the ancient history that charms all its visitors? Along with being a mesmerizing Gothic Abbey and a holy place, it is surrounded by a village that shows the hierarchy of feudal society. 

The Great Blue Hole, Belize

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If you are someone who enjoys diving, this might be the place for you. The Great Blue Hole is the Belize Barrier Reef’s largest natural form and is the best place to observe the rich natural habitat. One can observe the underwater stalactites and stalagmites along with underwater passages, which makes it unique. The interesting fact is that the stalactites were formed in the cavern above sea level thousands of years ago. 

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Aurora Borealis, Iceland

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A natural phenomenon that everyone must see at least once in their life. The best place to observe this beautiful phenomenon is Iceland in Scandinavia between September and March when the nights are long. Along with this, Iceland has other tourist attractions that one can pay a visit to as well. 

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

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Cape Agulhas is the place where the warm waters of the Indian Ocean meet the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and one can see the line dividing the two great waters. What is interesting and makes the place worth seeing is the beauty of seeing the two oceans come together yet stand separately and how the sealife is influenced by the changes in the temperatures along the coast. 

Lavender Fields of Provence, France

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There are different tourist attracted related to the flowering season of Lavenders in summers. Provence is famous worldwide for its vast stretching lavender fields. If one wants to observe this beautiful sight of lilac and scentful bloom, one can participate in the lavender festivals which take one into the local culture and help one enjoy the local folk music. The traditional lavender festival is one that must be visited. 

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Raja Ampat, Indonesia

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Raja Ampat is an archipelago of nearly 1500 remote islands located in Indonesia’s West Papua province. The place is known for its beautiful beaches, mesmerizing coral reefs, and calming turquoise waters. The place is a part of the ‘Coral Triangle’ and is the home to the world’s richest marine biodiversity, which would make it the ideal place for you if you love diving. 

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

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If you are an admirer of the beauty and calm of nature and don’t want anything more than the bliss of seeing natural blues and greens, this is the place for you. Plitvice Lakes in Croatia is a natural beauty that is truly underappreciated and is a feast for your eyes.

The Alhambra, Spain

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The Alhambra Palace which is in Granada, Spain is a Moorish palace from the 14th century and enjoys tourist attention owing to its architectural beauty. The palace is the dream of all math buffs since the architectural symmetry is truly breathtaking. 

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Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

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Uyuni Salt Flats tour in Bolivia takes you into the world of beauty and natural aesthetics that you miss out on in daily city life. If one goes on this tour, one can see everything from Pink Flamingos to Blue Lagoons – all the shades and beauty that nature has to offer and the beautiful sunset stretching over the plain and spreading hues of yellow and orange in the sky. 

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12 Less Uncommon Happening Places In Mumbai

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In The city of dreams, Mumbai presents a unique experience that is unmatched and irreplaceable to any other destination. It is the city of aspirants, power-packed nightlife along with stretches of shimmering beaches, caves, magnificent architecture, religious temples, and delicious cuisine.

With all these exciting and amazing recreational opportunities, Mumbai offers a wholesome experience. There are some uncommon happening places in Mumbai and we are here to name a few.

David Sassoon library and reading room

David Sassoon library and reading room

Built-in 1847, the library is one of the best and most famous libraries in Mumbai. It was also listed among the 47 classical libraries of the world in 2006.

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It is one of those libraries in Mumbai which has works of literature in almost all the regional languages like Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati. The oldest book in the library dates back to the ancient 16th century.

Worli Sea Face

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Famous for experiencing giant waves during the monsoon season, this tourist place attracts locals and tourists all year long. The Worli sea face also has several magnificent features like the Worli Fort, Haji Ali Dargah, and Bandra Worli sea link which is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi sea link.

Maharashtra Nature Park Society

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It was established to provide education and generate awareness on nature conservation. This Nature Park with its wonderful settings in absolutely rich biodiversity makes it an ideal place for this purpose. 

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Cathedral of the Holy Name

Cathedral of the Holy Name

Cathedral of the Holy Name is a Roman Catholic Church in Colaba that has been functioning as the archbishop’s seat and mother Church of the archdiocese of Bombay. This church had gained the status of a cathedral in March 1964 and in 1988 the church was declared as a heritage building. 

Sewri Jetty

This place is an underrated gem because it sees about 40,000 flamingos nest and feeds during November when they arrive from Kutch in Gujarat and leave by June. This activity makes Mumbai one of the three major cities in the world to host flamingos.

Gilbert Hill

Gilbert Hill

Gilbert Hill is another underrated tourist spot in Mumbai and it offers a panoramic view of the suburban city. Efforts are also being made to convert Gilbert hill into a tourist attraction and include it as a stop on a tour of Mumbai Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation.

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Chhota Kashmir

Chhota Kashmir

Chota Kashmir is a colorful garden that is developed in the Aarey local area just near the Aarey dairy.  This garden is full of a variety of colorful flowers which blossom in all seasons around the year. The evergreen lawns of the garden punctuated with coastal coconut trees also remind the visitors of the natural beauty of Kashmir which is why this garden is known as Chhota Kashmir. 

Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple

Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple

This tank is a feature of the Walkeshwar Shiva temple complex which was made in 1127 by the Silhara dynasty. It is one of the most underrated pilgrim spots in Mumbai for devotees all around the world. 

Mahakali Caves

Mahakali Caves:

The Mahakali caves contain a lot of 19th-century rock-cut monuments built between the first and the sixth centuries. The main cave also contains Buddha figures and stupas with several Buddha idols carved on the rocks too. 

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PhugGalli

This market runs alongside the overcrowded station of Dadar in Mumbai and is one of the oldest flower markets in the city.  It’s a total color assault on the eyes with the most amazing floral aroma and a riot of colors filling this little pocket of Mumbai.

Dahanu Beach

Dahanu Beach

This beach is located in the Dahanu Taluka of Palghar district. It is famous for its extensive and tidy beach and its humongous Chiku fruit orchids. Though it is quite warm during summer, the gentle breeze cools down the entire bridge. 

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Pandavkada falls

This waterfall is said to have derived its name from the Pandavas who had once visited the place and taken baths below the falls when they were exiled in the forest as per the Hindu traditional myths. There is a huge tunnel from where the Pandavas come and that is why it is known as Pandav Kada. Though the trek to this waterfall is something like a trek to heaven where the city meets the soul, it is quite dangerous to trek here.   

The places that are mentioned above have somehow lost their stature under the fancy shopping hubs and entertainment parks. However, these are some of the best places you could visit in this city to have a cherishing holiday experience.

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5 Underrated Museums In Delhi To Visit In 2022

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When we hear the words “Delhi” and “museum” in one sentence, we effortlessly think of National Science Centre, National Rail Museum, Red Fort Archaeological Museum, or even Shankar’s International Dolls Museum, right? That’s quite natural considering these museums are pretty famous and boasts of a humongous number of visitors— not just from India, but from abroad as well.

However, did you know that there are quite a few other museums in Delhi, which are equally mesmerizing yet highly underrated? Now if you are a museumgoer, I’d like to believe you may have already visited the below-mentioned museums, however, if you haven’t, then this post is for you as well for all those who are looking forward to exploring the not-so-popular corners of Delhi, specifically New Delhi.

So here are 5 underrated museums in New Delhi, you may want to fall in love with this year:

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National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy

National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy

Located In: Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan metro station

Major Attractions: The museum boasts a wide variety of collections exhibited in five of its galleries, which are— Bhuta Sculpture Gallery, Folk & Tribal Craft Gallery, Cultic Craft Gallery, Court Craft Gallery, and Textile Gallery. The museum also has a village complex that comprises 15 structures, offering you a state of tranquillity away from the chaos. Photography is permitted inside the museum.

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Opening Hours:

Galleries 09:30 am to 6:00 pm (Monday closed)

Administration and Library 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday closed)

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Entry Fee:

Indian Visitor: Rs.20/-

Foreign Visitor: RS.200

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Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets

Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets

Located In: Sulabh Bhawan, RZ-83, Palam – Dabri Marg, Mahavir Enclave, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Palam metro station

Major Attractions: Despite being the only bizarre one on the list, this museum established in 1992 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is dedicated to the global history of sanitation and toilets as well as to throwing some light on the problems of the sanitation sector in the country. The museum has exhibits from 50 countries, showcasing the evolution of toilets from 3000 BC to the 20th century, i.e. Ancient, Medieval and Modern. Photography is allowed inside the museum.

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Opening Hours:

10 am – 6 pm (Monday to Saturday)

10 am – 5 pm (Sundays and Holidays)

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Entry Fee: Free

Sanskriti Kendra

Sanskriti Kendra

Located In: Anandagram, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd, Aya Nagar, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Ghitorni metro station

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Major attractions: Established in 1978, Sanskriti Kendra focuses on the preservation and revitalization of Indian traditional arts and culture in contemporary times. Sanskriti Kendra has a set of three museums namely, The Museum of Everyday Art, Museum of Indian Terracotta, and Textile Museum which showcases the aboriginal heritage, craftsmanship, aesthetics, cultural practices, and traditions of India.

Opening Hours:

10 am – 5 pm (Monday to Sunday)

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Entry Fee: Free

Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions

Located In: Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk metro station

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Major Attractions: Everything about this place is mind-twisting. Let it be the vortex tunnel, the color room, the anti-gravity room, the Ames room, the clone table, the photo illusions, and the optical illusions among many other kinds of mind-bending illusions, this place does justice to its name by giving it all to you. Don’t forget to carry your camera with you.

Opening Hours:

11 am – 8 pm (Monday to Friday)

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11 am – 9 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Entry Fee: Monday – Friday (Adults: ₹650, Children (3+): ₹520)

Saturday – Sunday (Adults: ₹690, Children (3+): ₹550)

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Ghalib Academy

Ghalib Academy

Located In: Nizamuddin West Slum, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium metro station

Major Attractions: Established in 1969, this museum is dedicated to the 18th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib. The Ghalib museum proudly exhibits a wide range of collections, from the handwritten poems and letters of Mirza Ghalib to his calligraphy and other artworks. Photography is not allowed inside the museum.

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Opening Hours:

11 am – 6 pm (Monday to Saturday)

Entry Fee: Free

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The opening timings, as well as the ticket price, may vary slightly due to the ongoing pandemic, however, we can assure you that your experience with these museums would be a memorable one.

(Image source: from the Photogallery of the respective museums)

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15 Less Common Happening Places In Delhi

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You can travel to any part of the country but nothing can beat the charm of the lesser-known places as hoarded by tourists as Delhi. The capital city with its some distinguished places must be visited to understand the true culture of Delhi. there are some hidden places in Delhi that also must be visited by tourists to enjoy the essence of the place.

15 Less Uncommon Happening
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Sunder Nursery

Sunder Nursery

This nursery is spread over 90 acres of land adjoining Humayun’s tomb. It is one of the 6 World Heritage sites with 300 trees and plant species and is often known as the paradise garden, complete with marble fountains, 80 resident bird species among other attractions.

Champa Gali

Champa Gali

This is a culturally aesthetic, sophisticated place in Delhi that has become a perfect go-to place in recent times if you want to get away from the chaos of the city. It has faint little coffee shops, classic handmade art, and craft shops to creatively curated design shops.

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Santushti shopping complex

For tourists, this is an amazing place to visit because it has many outlets selling very good quality, authentic items including designer clothes and some of the rarest handloom Indian sarees and also silk.

Rail museum

Rail Museum

The rail museum was inaugurated in 1977 and it has the largest collection of trains in the country. The exterior of this museum captures one’s attention immediately with the famous trains from Bollywood films painted on the walls.

Bhardwaj Lake

Situated in Asola, the entire region of this lake comprises semi-arid forests punctuated with some of the most adventurous and scenic beauty trails in the country. It also comprises some narrow and forested roads which eventually go up to Blue Lake. the lake was formed as a result of the uncontrolled mining of sandstorms, Badarpur sand, and lime.

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Satpula bridge

Satpula bridge

This bridge is famous for its remarkable water harvesting dam dating back to 1343 AD. It was once known to harvest water with healing powers and the untouched relics of this ancient dam have made a perfect getaway escaping the chaos of the city.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

It is the only area in Delhi that has been known for 1000 years of continuous occupation and it also includes the ruins of Lal Kot built by Tomar Rajputs in 1060 CE which makes it one of the oldest extant Fort of Delhi.

Majnu ka Tila

Majnu ka Tila is also known as “Delhi’s Little Tibet”. It is a delight for the wanderlusts. The place is also known for its colorful and narrow streets and offers a variety of cafes to cater to your needs with varied cuisines including the Ama Café and Rigo.

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Delhi War Cemetery

Delhi War Cemetery

Delhi war symmetry, located in the Delhi cantonment area, is the site of the graves of 1154 service personnel who had served the British during the two world wars. If you visit this place, at the entrance of the cemetery you will see the 1939- 45 War Memorial paying tribute to the efforts of the Indian forces during both the world wars.

Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli

Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli

This place is a token of remembrance of one of the most popular influential poets and writers of the Urdu language. It is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Jan, Balli Maran, old Delhi, and reflects the period when the Mughal era was on the decline in India.

Jahaz mahal

Jahaz Mahal

Jahaz Mahal was built under the reign of Mandu Sultan Ghiyas-Ud-din Khal ji, Who was believed to have as many as 15,000 women as his consorts. this mahal was built to accommodate the women belonging to the royal family.

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Bijay Mandal

Bijay Mandal

This is another one of the architectural masterpieces survey built in the area in the 14th century. The place is famous for its rustic feel and distinguished architecture.

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal

Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal

This place was originally built to service a hunting lodge for Firoz Shah Tughlaq but now it remains desolate and neglected in the central ridge forests and has been calling to quite a few tourists and photographs from all around the world.

Hijron ka Khanqah

Hijron ka Khanqah

Built-in honor of the eunuchs of the Lodi era, this place with its calm ambiance situated in Mehrauli bazaar, is not so popular but it’s definitely worth the visit.

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Jamali Kamali mosque and tomb

Jamali Kamali mosque and tomb

Being the house of the graves of the great Sufi saint, Shaikh Jamali Kamboh, it is one of the most significant places to visit in Delhi.

Lodhi Art District

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Lodhi Art District, located in Lodhi Colony between Khanna Market and Meharchand Market, is India’s first-ever open-air art district, where 25 street artists from India and around the world collaborated to paint the walls and create a masterpiece.

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